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lunes, 28 de marzo de 2011

Will Brazil be ready for kick off?

Will Brazil be ready for kick off?: "
The government wants a bullet train between Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo; a huge new hydroelectric dam in the Amazon; and a railroad criss-crossing Brazil's northeast, a region that is a bit like the American Deep South in that it has historically ...


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US Government to Spend $30 Million on Internet Campaign against Cuba

US Government to Spend $30 Million on Internet Campaign against Cuba: "HAVANA, Cuba, Mar 28 (acn) The US government is planning to spend some extra $30 million on projects aimed at using the internet to destabilize the Cuban government, Granma newspaper reported Monday. The Cuban daily revealed that with that purpose the ...


China, Argentina strengthen mining ties

China, Argentina strengthen mining ties: "BUENOS AIRES (miningweekly.com) – Argentina's Mining Secretary, Jorge Mayoral, met recently with several representatives from the Chinese Natural Resources Ministry, the secretariat said in a statement. Argentina is preparing to participate in the ...


The danger lurking in Brazil's shadow lenders

The danger lurking in Brazil's shadow lenders: "
It is an ugly term that covers all manner of measures – from increases in bank provisions to capital controls – that Brazil, especially, is using to help slow its booming economy, although not without controversy. Brazil says such policies are a ...


Financial Times (blog)
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Argentina's economy and risks

Argentina's economy and risks: "BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's economy expanded by a blistering 9.2 percent last year, driven by strong consumer spending, high global prices for its grains exports and growing demand for manufactured goods in neighboring Brazil. ...


Unionists set blockade at private courier company

Unionists set blockade at private courier company: "A group of unionists have set a blockade in the headquarters of courier company OCA, located in the Buenos Aires City neighbourhood of Barracas, thus preventing any mail truck from leaving or entering the company's building. ...


Brazil To Impose Tax On Overseas Corporate Bonds -Report

Brazil To Impose Tax On Overseas Corporate Bonds -Report: "SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--The Brazilian government is planning to impose a financial operations tax on overseas bond issues by Brazilian companies, local financial daily Valor Economico reported Monday. The tax is part of a government drive to reduce US ...


Latin America has potential to expand food production

Latin America has potential to expand food production: "Rising food prices have led to riots and social unrest across the world in recent months and while the World Bank said the price hikes have not necessarily plunged more Latin Americans into poverty, it is worried that they could. ...


Charity wins grant to feed Brazilian children

Charity wins grant to feed Brazilian children: "Graham Townsend, 52, started the Children in Hunger charity after visiting the slums of Brazil on holiday 15 years ago and being shocked at the poverty he witnessed. Graham vowed to do something to help after he saw the conditions children in the ...


Latin America scores high on 'happiness' index

Latin America scores high on 'happiness' index: "Thus, it isn't at all surprising that Brazil leads the Americas on the happiness index. After having been "the country of the future and always will be," Brazil is now the world's seventh largest economy, has markedly reduced poverty and expanded the ...


Former US President Jimmy Carter to Visit Cuba

Former US President Jimmy Carter to Visit Cuba: "by ACN — last modified Mar 28, 2011 09:32 AM According to Granma newspaper, Carter will meet with Cuban president Raul Castro and other Cuban officials. US ex President James Carter is expected to arrive in Havana Monday morning for a visit at the ...


Ex-US diplomat calls reporter biased in court

Ex-US diplomat calls reporter biased in court: "He was called as a Cuba expert by attorneys for Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuba-born, ex-CIA operative who faces 11 counts of perjury, obstruction and immigration fraud. Reich condemned the work of Ann Louise Bardach, who was a contract writer for the ...


Teen hospitalized after Mount Cuba Road crash

Teen hospitalized after Mount Cuba Road crash: "Police say the teen was driving southbound on Mount Cuba Road when her car ran over some loose dirt at the edge of the road. The girl lost control of the car, which hit some rocks on the shore of Red Clay Creek before flipping onto its roof. ...


Argentine newspapers blame government for blockades that stopped Sunday deliveries

Argentine newspapers blame government for blockades that stopped Sunday deliveries: "By AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Clarin newspaper has published an empty front page and it accuses the government of encouraging union members to shut it down. Employment Minister Carlos Tomada says it is just a union dispute that has ...


New search begins for AF447 wreckage in Brazil

New search begins for AF447 wreckage in Brazil: "The jet went down as it hit a high-altitude thunderstorm while en route to Paris from Rio de Janeiro. Investigators are searching for the jet's data-filled "black boxes" to determine what caused the crash. A Wednesday posting on the website of the ...


Liberation theologist Jose Comblin dies in Brazil

Liberation theologist Jose Comblin dies in Brazil: "AP RIO DE JANEIRO -- The renowned theologian Jose Comblin has died in Brazil of natural causes. The Catholic Church in Brazil announced that Comblin died Sunday at a hospital in the city of Salvador. He was 88. The priest was born in Brussels, Belgium, ...


Chile's economy and risks

Chile's economy and risks: "SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile, the world's No.1 copper producer, has rebounded from a devastating earthquake a year ago as domestic demand and record prices for the red metal drive sustained growth. * Chile's gross domestic product grew 5.2 percent in ...


Brazil 2011 inflation forecast at 6.0 percent

Brazil 2011 inflation forecast at 6.0 percent: "SAO PAULO, March 28 (Reuters) - Economists raised their forecast for Brazil's benchmark IPCA inflation index this year to 6.0 percent from 5.88 percent previously, according to a weekly central bank survey published on Monday. ...


Fruit could make cars stronger, more fuel-efficient, scientists say

Fruit could make cars stronger, more fuel-efficient, scientists say: "Scientists in Brazil say they've developed a way to use fibers from the fruits to make strong, lightweight plastics that could be used to form car parts. "The properties of these plastics are incredible," the leader of the project, Alcides Leão of Sao ...


Mexico City an unlikely draw for those fleeing drug war violence

Mexico City an unlikely draw for those fleeing drug war violence: "
The winds have been known to shift quickly in this drug war, and metropolitan Mexico City, with 20 million residents, is hardly free of cartel activity. But drug traffickers are aware of the risks of igniting major provocations in a city that is home ...


Los Angeles Times
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Rio de Janeiro reports over 10000 dengue fever cases in 2011

Rio de Janeiro reports over 10000 dengue fever cases in 2011

The number of dengue fever cases in Rio de Janeiro city this year has already surpassed 10000, local health authorities said on Friday. According to the city's Health Secretariat, in less than three months, the number of confirmed dengue fever cases in ...