Numbers: Jun. 11, 2007

CONTRACEPTION

$51 million

Price of a program introduced by Brazil's President, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, to subsidize birth-control pills. Under the plan, a month's supply of pills will cost about 20¢

150,000

Estimated number of people who attended Pope Benedict XVI's May 13 Mass in Aparecida, north of São Paulo, during which he condemned abortion and contraception. Brazil, the world's largest Catholic country, recorded some 125 million followers in 2000

PIRACY

$39.6 billion

Estimated loss from software piracy suffered by the tech industry worldwide in 2006

$262

Estimated value of pirated software loaded onto a typical computer in...

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