Numbers: Apr. 2, 2007

IRAQ

2,600 Estimated number of U.S. soldiers requested for Iraq for a new aviation unit, increasing the surge of additional U.S. forces to nearly 30,000 troops, 8,500 more than President George W. Bush initially ordered in January

51% Percentage of Iraqis who approve of attacks on coalition troops

REMITTANCES

$23 billion Amount of money sent home by Mexican migrant workers in 2006, mostly from the U.S.

$10 Median hourly wage in 2006 of Mexican-born workers in the U.S. At that wage, it would have taken migrants 2.3 billion work hours to earn those remittances.

EUROPE

50 Age of the European Union,...

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