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miércoles, 30 de marzo de 2011

Carter meets Cuba dissidents, to visit jailed U.S. man

Carter meets Cuba dissidents, to visit jailed U.S. man

The meeting at the hotel in Old Havana where Carter and his wife Rosalynn have stayed during their three-day trip to Cuba included top critics of the Cuban government such as blogger Yoani Sanchez, Oswaldo Paya and Elizardo Sanchez. ...

Brazil May Buy Portuguese Debt

Brazil May Buy Portuguese Debt: "There are reports in Brazilian media, via Reuters, that Brazil is in talks to buy some Portuguese debt. How much and when remain unclear. Another possibility is Brazil buying back early some Brazilian bonds owned by the Portuguese ...


Energy a risk for miners: Antofagasta

Energy a risk for miners: Antofagasta: "By Alonso Soto and Fabian Cambero SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Energy shortages pose a latent risk to copper miners in Chile, the world's top producer, but producers are likely to be safe unless the squeeze drags on another year, Antofagasta CEO Marcelo Awad ...


Poll: Mexico's Cartels Are Winning The Drug War

Poll: Mexico's Cartels Are Winning The Drug War: "Sixty-seven percent said that Calderon had lost control of the situation in Mexico. "The drug war has not worked out well, according to the poll," Demotecnia director Maria de las Heras told McClatchy. . "He has put all his political ...


Colombia's Cocaine Submarines Take The Lead In Drug War

Colombia's Cocaine Submarines Take The Lead In Drug War: "Mexico Drug War: Mexico City An Unlikely Draw For Those Fleeing Violence. When the highway shootouts and roadblocks by gunmen in her hometown finally became too much, Karla Garza found sanctuary in the unlikeliest of places: the. ...


Peru presidential candidates vote for children

Peru presidential candidates vote for children: "Children and young people comprise more than one-third of Peru's population and around 60% of them live in poverty. The country has high levels of chronic malnutrition, low levels of learning achievement and a high incidence of abuse in children and ...


Interest in Mexico tourism surges, despite safety worries

Interest in Mexico tourism surges, despite safety worries

No surprise then, that country's beautiful beaches and rich cultural heritage are continuing to attract hotel chains, who are betting on an eventual end to the drug wars - at which point they believe the country is set to be a lucrative destination, ...

Carter: Not in Cuba to get jailed US contractor - Democratic ...

Carter: Not in Cuba to get jailed US contractor - Democratic ...: "Carter: Not in Cuba to get jailed US contractor. By ANDREA RODRIGUEZ The Associated Press March 29, 2011, 2:10PM HAVANA — Former President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he has met Cuban officials and discussed the case of a U.S. government ...


Wisconsin assault suspect arrested in Puerto Rico

Wisconsin assault suspect arrested in Puerto Rico: "AP A man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Wisconsin has been arrested outside a school in Puerto Rico. Police in the US island territory say the man was stopped by officers in the coastal town of Manati because the registration was expired on ...


Solidarity Actions with Cuban Five Worldwide

Solidarity Actions with Cuban Five Worldwide

Havana, Cuba, Mar 29.- The conviction that the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters will return to their country land because they are innocent was reiterated in Miami, US and Rio San Juan, Nicaragua and Europe. In a meeting held in Miami in a tribute to ...

World Bank: Next gov't needs to maintain macroeconomic, fiscal ...

World Bank: Next gov't needs to maintain macroeconomic, fiscal ...

The World Bank's former director for Peru and other Andean nations, Felipe Jaramillo, called on the country's next government to maintain macroeconomic and .

Chile February Industrial Output Gains 1.9% On Year

Chile February Industrial Output Gains 1.9% On Year: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's industrial output increased 1.9% in February from the same month a year earlier, the government statistics agency said Wednesday. The January increase was well below expectations as analysts anticipated an increase of ...


Brazil's Lula to Portugal: Don't take bailout

Brazil's Lula to Portugal: Don't take bailout: "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. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said Portuguese politicians have ...


German threw Brazil banana

German threw Brazil banana: "
A German tourist has admitted he threw the banana that sparked a racism row between Scotland and Brazil following Sunday's football friendly in London. The teenager, who was sitting among Brazilian fans at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium, confirmed he was ...


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In Chile, police arrest 97, though day for remembering dictatorship victims ...

In Chile, police arrest 97, though day for remembering dictatorship victims ...: "SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile says police arrested 97 people and a bus was set on fire during protests commemorating victims of dictatorship. Young Combatant Day marks the police killing of two brothers in 1985. Ever since the end of the 17-year ...


Teen Airlifted From Carnival Cruise Ship

Teen Airlifted From Carnival Cruise Ship: "SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO -- A US Coats Guard crew rescued a 14-year-old boy who was suffering from internal bleeding while on board a cruise ship late Monday night. The ship was about 30 nautical miles northwest of Puerto Rico when the captain reported ...


Three women arrested in BA City with 6 kg of cocaine

Three women arrested in BA City with 6 kg of cocaine: "Three women were arrested while trying to board a Buquebús ship at the Buenos Aires port with six kilograms of cocaine, police sources said. Two of the women were from Uruguay and one was from Paraguay. Officials from the baggage control areas noticed ...


In Chile, police arrest 97, though day for remembering dictatorship victims ...

In Chile, police arrest 97, though day for remembering dictatorship victims ...: "SANTIAGO, Chile — The daughters of Chile's assassinated former army chief, Gen. Carlos Prats, have sued the Chilean government for $15 million dollars, their lawyer said Wednesday. The lawsuit also targets Manuel Contreras, the jailed former spy chief ...


Jimmy Carter meets with jailed American in Cuba

Jimmy Carter meets with jailed American in Cuba: "
US government contractor Alan Gross, left, is surrounded by security forces as he arrives for his trial in Havana, Cuba March 5, 2011. (AP) HAVANA - Former President Jimmy Carter has met with a jailed American contractor but says Cuban authorities have ...


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NewsDaily: Carter and Castro discuss U.S.-Cuba relations

NewsDaily: Carter and Castro discuss U.S.-Cuba relations: "Former President Jimmy Carter and Cuban President Raul Castro discussed U.S.- Cuba relations in a meeting on Tuesday in which Castro repeated an offer to hold talks with the United States on any issue, Cuban state television said.


Brazilians honour former vice-president who died of cancer

Brazilians honour former vice-president who died of cancer: "
BRASILIA, Brazil — Hundreds of Brazilians filed through the presidential palace Wednesday to honour former Vice-President Jose Alencar, a man who earned respect by rising from poverty through hard work and by sharing with the public his struggle with ...


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Venezuela's Chavez receives press freedom award in Argentina

Venezuela's Chavez receives press freedom award in Argentina: "By Brian Byrnes, For CNN Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was given a prestigious journalism award in Argentina on Tuesday, despite his frequent and outspoken criticism of media outlets at home and abroad. ...


Brazil Sugar Producers May Face Increased Delays at Ports

Brazil Sugar Producers May Face Increased Delays at Ports: "By Katia Cortes - Wed Mar 30 15:06:47 GMT 2011 Sugar producers in Brazil, the world's biggest exporter of the sweetener, may face increased delays at ports this year as heavy rain stalls the harvest, concentrating shipments in peak months, ...


Cuba approves loans to help private entrepreneurs launch small businesses

Cuba approves loans to help private entrepreneurs launch small businesses: "State-run newspaper Granma announced Wednesday that the measure was approved March 25 during a meeting of the Council of Ministers, presided over by President Raul Castro. Castro has said the economic overhaul is intended to update Cuba's socialist ...


US admits that Mexican cartels get military weaponry from Central America

US admits that Mexican cartels get military weaponry from Central America

Inventory includes grenades and rocket launchers, necessary items for beating the Mexican army. The US still blames American gun owners, by asserting that American guns “fuel” Mexico's drug war. Even President Obama asserts: “More than 90 percent of ...