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    Russia has a diverse mix of ethnicities and a rich cultural background. It is in the spotlight, both good and bad, as the host of the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi.  It is also the origin of Siberian ginseng, a plant known for its ability to improve endurance and mood as well as its effects on fighting the common cold and the flu.

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    Panama is the southern-most country in Central America,bordered by Costa Rica and Colombia.  It has one of the most diverse collections of wildlife in Central America, including the tree frog, shown here. Panama is also home to the Kuna Indians, who consume large amounts of raw chocolate, a dietary practice which has granted them low rates of high blood pressure and good cardiovascular health.




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