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martes, 29 de marzo de 2011

Chilean Peso Weakens as Copper Declines on China Demand Concern

Chilean Peso Weakens as Copper Declines on China Demand Concern: "“We started off with copper falling and some euro weakness against the dollar,” said Alejandro Araya, a trader at Banco Santander Chile in Santiago. “Copper has recovered somewhat and the euro stabilized. The peso is still in the 478 to 484 per dollar ...


Mexico's forgotten victims of the drug war

Mexico's forgotten victims of the drug war: "Mexico's battle with its powerful drug cartels has seen almost 35 000 deaths since 2006, but it has also seen the disappearances of an unknown number of others, often without trace. A United Nations (UN) commission will on Tuesday receive information ...


Traffic stop leads to man wanted in Puerto Rico

Traffic stop leads to man wanted in Puerto Rico: "POLAND—A Connecticut man initially arrested last week in a traffic stop and suspected in a conspiracy involving heroin trafficking also was found to be wanted for homicide in Puerto Rico, the Southern Tier Regional Drug Task Force reported Monday. ...


Enabling Law to Grant Chavez Dictatorial Power

Enabling Law to Grant Chavez Dictatorial Power: "
... the power to control the most fundamental aspects of the lives of the Venezuelan people. One section of the law, for instance, gives Chavez the power to address “the vital and urgent human needs resulting from the social conditions of poverty...


The Moral Liberal
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Development banks still have a role to play, as Brazil's success shows

Development banks still have a role to play, as Brazil's success shows: "
Under former president Lula da Silva, Brazil's development bank grew dramatically in strength. Photograph: Evaristo Sa/AFP/Getty Images The critical role played by development banks is increasingly ignored and therefore forgotten in discussions on ...


The Guardian
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Chile prison guards face charges in deadly fire

Chile prison guards face charges in deadly fire

SANTIAGO — A Chilean court ordered three prison guards held on negligent homicide charges for the deaths of 66 of the 81 inmates who died in cellblock fire in December, officials said. The three guards from the San Miguel prison were charged with "the ...

Mexico Defends Drug War Before OAS Panel

Mexico Defends Drug War Before OAS Panel: "WASHINGTON – A Mexican government delegation on Monday defended “the necessity and the efficacy” of the war on drug trafficking during a hearing of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, a body of the Organization of American States. ...


Chapel Ceiling collapses at University Palace - Rio de Janeiro

Chapel Ceiling collapses at University Palace - Rio de Janeiro: "The ceiling of the chapel at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro collapsed today after a fire broke out at a building on the campus at Red Beach, south of Rio, on Monday afternoon. No casualties were reported. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...


Brand New Buenos Aires Community Center

Brand New Buenos Aires Community Center: "The Fernando A. Salinas trust was thanked by commissioners today for the $200000 gift, which will be used to build a brand new Buenos Aires Community Center. The center is currently run out of the health department, but county officials say it will be ...


Ricky Martin Kicks Off Tour In Puerto Rico, Boycotted By Church ...

Ricky Martin Kicks Off Tour In Puerto Rico, Boycotted By Church ...: "Not everyone is happy that Ricky Martin has come out of the closet. A leather- clad, and sometimes shirtless, Ricky Martin kicked off his Music, Soul and.


President Rousseff: Brazil to take bigger leap forward

President Rousseff: Brazil to take bigger leap forward: "... poverty in the country. Earlier in the day, Rousseff launched a nationwide program to improve the prenatal care for Brazilian mothers-to-be. The Stork Network program aims at intensifying and extending the coverage of pre-natal care in Brazil, ...


Brazil Imposes 6% Tax on International Bond Sales to Curb Real's Advance

Brazil Imposes 6% Tax on International Bond Sales to Curb Real's Advance

“It's a prudential measure that will inhibit operations in the short and medium term, not in the long term,” Nathan Blanche, a partner at Tendencias Consultoria Integrada in Sao Paulo, said. A spokesman for the Finance Ministry wasn't immediately ...

Brazil seeks to oust Vale chairman Flores-report

Brazil seeks to oust Vale chairman Flores-report: "SAO PAULO, March 29 (Reuters) - Brazil's government is negotiating the departure of mining giant Vale's chairman and his substitution with a top finance ministry official, in a further step aimed at aligning the company's goals with national interests, ...


Brazil's Lula to Portugal: Don't take bailout | The Associated ...

Brazil's Lula to Portugal: Don't take bailout | The Associated ...: "Brazil's enormously popular ex-president says Portugal should never accept a bailout to solve its severe debt problems because outside help could cause more problems than it would solve.


Another voice: Latin America scores high on 'happiness' index

Another voice: Latin America scores high on 'happiness' index

... are facing societies that still require many years of good economic performance and sound social policies to make significant, lasting dents on poverty and inequality. President Obama has just returned from visits to Brazil, Chile and El Salvador. ...

How to Create a Permanent Summer in Retirement

How to Create a Permanent Summer in Retirement: "After traveling to 93 countries and living in seven, Hanson has settled in Santiago, Chile. “If I had to identify one primary reason for choosing Santiago it would be the weather,” says Hanson. “I never, ever, ever want to see snow again—and the only ...


India to expand IT cooperation with Cuba

India to expand IT cooperation with Cuba: "Cuban IT consulting firm Avante signed a memorandum of understanding with India's Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) at the Indiasoft 2011 fair in Maharashtra state, Cuba's foreign ministry announced in a press release. ...


Poll: Mexicans think cartels are winning drug war

Poll: Mexicans think cartels are winning drug war: "Asked who's gaining the upper hand in the war against narcotics cartels, 59 percent also said drug traffickers were winning, the Mexico City polling group said. In another question, respondents were asked whether Calderon had a firm grip on the reins ...


Puerto Rico's jobless rate rises to 16 pct

Puerto Rico's jobless rate rises to 16 pct: "San Juan – Unemployment in Puerto Rico rose 0.2 percent last month to 16 percent, the Department of Labor and Human Resources said Tuesday. The absolute number of unemployed in February stood at 203000, the department said. ...


Cyrela sees Brazil wages pressuring costs for 4 yrs

Cyrela sees Brazil wages pressuring costs for 4 yrs: "By Guillermo Parra-Bernal SAO PAULO, March 29 (Reuters) - Cyrela (CYRE3.SA), Brazil's No. 2 homebuilder, will scale down its joint building projects with smaller rivals to control costs more effectively, Chief Financial Officer Luis Largman said on ...


Rating cut deepens Portugal's financial woes

Rating cut deepens Portugal's financial woes: "... investment strategies designed to reduce poverty. Silva didn't elaborate on his IMF comments in Lisbon, but in the past he has criticized the institution for espousing "orthodox and recessive concepts." Brazil's current president, Dilma Roussef, ...


Carter, Raul Castro to meet on US-Cuba relations

Carter, Raul Castro to meet on US-Cuba relations: "
Former US President Jimmy Carter waves to reporters after a visit to the headquarters of Cuba's Jewish community in Havana March 28, 2011. By Jeff Franks HAVANA (Reuters) - Former President Jimmy Carter said on Tuesday he has spoken with Cuban ...


Reuters
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Mexico: 230000 are displaced by the "drug war"

Mexico: 230000 are displaced by the "drug war": "Many of the weapons presumably ended up being used by Mexican drug traffickers [see Update #1070]. In a March 22 interview with the Spanish-language Univision television network, US president Barack Obama told correspondent Jorge Ramos: "Well, ...


Solidarity with The Five in Denmark and Nicaragua

Solidarity with The Five in Denmark and Nicaragua

Havana, Cuba, Mar 29.-Irma Gonzalez, daughter of Rene Gonzalez, one of The Five, had a fraternal meeting with representatives of the solidarity-with-Cuba movement in Copenhagen, during her visit to Denmark. Attending the meeting, held at the Cuban ...

Puerto Rico Lost Population in Last Decade

Puerto Rico Lost Population in Last Decade: "“Puerto Rico, along with Michigan, were the two places in the US that actually lost population, so let's see what kind of implications that has for the political situation of Latinos in New York,” he said. Because of the economic crisis in Puerto Rico, ...