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jueves, 31 de marzo de 2011

Woman calls Miami police after arriving ashore from Cuba

Woman calls Miami police after arriving ashore from Cuba: "She and nine other Cubans had been abandoned there by smugglers who dropped them off a few hours earlier. Yanet Gispert Consuegra, 20, said she and the others - seven men and two women - left Cuba in a high-speed boat, about 30 feet long, ...


Brazil Region's Sugar Output to Rise to 34.6 Mln Tons This Year

Brazil Region's Sugar Output to Rise to 34.6 Mln Tons This Year: "By Lucia Kassai - Thu Mar 31 13:30:00 GMT 2011 Sugar output in Brazil's Center South, the world's largest producing region, will rise 3.3 percent this year, the Unica industry association said. Output of the sweetener will rise to 34.6 million metric ...


Police Scatter Protesters With Tear Gas On Protesters In Chile

Police Scatter Protesters With Tear Gas On Protesters In Chile

Santiago, Chile -- Chilean police used tear gas on Tuesday to scatter protesters taking part in demonstrations to recognize Young Combatants Day, a typical day of protest when scuffles often break out. Protesters built bonfires in the streets, ...

230000 displaced in Mexico by drug war

230000 displaced in Mexico by drug war: "All the more reason to reform the US's antiquated drug laws and help Mexico end this war where the bad guys are ENTIRELY financed by YOUR American dollars. You can't close a border even IF you build a 20′ high wall. Ask the Soviets, oops thats right, ...


Israel 'given Argentina pledge'

Israel 'given Argentina pledge': "Israel says that Argentina has pledged to continue investigations the bombings of two Jewish targets in Buenos Aires in the 1990s. Foreign Minister Hector Timerman expressed "deep commitment to the investigation", said Israeli official Natan Sharansky ...


The toy cat that escaped Cuba

The toy cat that escaped Cuba: "
I was born in Cuba in the midst of the fall of one dictator, Fulgencio Batista, and the rise of another, Fidel Castro. My father was a sergeant in the army of the former and an enemy of the state of the latter. Through a shuffling of paperwork that was ...


Salon
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Carter leaves Cuba without jailed US contractor

Carter leaves Cuba without jailed US contractor: "Former President Jimmy Carter left Cuba on Wednesday without gaining the release of a US government contractor jailed the past 16 months, a deflating end to what was otherwise a groundbreaking visit. But when the 86-year-old ex-president flew off in ...


A Trial in Brazil, With Testimony on Long Island

A Trial in Brazil, With Testimony on Long Island: "The pilots, along with several air-traffic controllers, were criminally charged in Brazil with negligence for causing the crash, but the two Americans have declined to return to that country. So the trial has come to them, and to Central Islip. ...


Artists put Cuba's painful history of suppression on display with new exhibit

Artists put Cuba's painful history of suppression on display with new exhibit

Last week, while the majority of campus was on break, the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art unveiled "Diaspora, Identity, and Race: Cuba Today." The exhibition features new works from contemporary Cuban artists who focus on issues of racism, ...

Thousands of Brazilians pay homage to late vice president

Thousands of Brazilians pay homage to late vice president: "Alencar, 79, died on Tuesday from multiple organ failure in a hospital in Sao Paulo. (Xinhua/Reuters Photo) More than 4000 Brazilians paid homage Wednesday to late Vice President Jose Alencar, whose funeral was held at the presidential palace, ...


There's more to development than ending absolute poverty

There's more to development than ending absolute poverty: "
An indigenous woman of Brazil's Landless Movement holding her child while state police expel them from privately owned land in the heart of the Amazon. The role of social movements is vital in the fight for justice. Photograph: Reuters There is plenty ...


The Guardian
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Dan Rather: Mexican Standoff

Dan Rather: Mexican Standoff: "Five years into Mexico's U.S.-backed war on drug trafficking, the sale of narcotics continues to be a one of Mexico's most profitable industries -- earning violent cartels an estimated $30 billion each year, or roughly three to four ...


US still making the same mistakes

US still making the same mistakes: "The US supported Fidel Castro's goal of overthrowing Cuba's dictator in the 1950s. Apparently, our leaders assumed that Castro would establish a government acceptable to our interest. Once Castro was in power, he ran up his communist flag. ...


Charity welcomes 'disposable' street children in Colombia

Charity welcomes 'disposable' street children in Colombia: "The centre aims to safeguard them from poverty and violence on the streets, giving them love, education and a future. A former Assistant Anglican administrator at the Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham, Fr Peter was inspired not only to help but become a ...


Argentina offers assurances on terror investigations

Argentina offers assurances on terror investigations: "Hector Timerman made the commitment Wednesday during a meeting in Buenos Aires with Natan Sharansky, the head of the Jewish Agency, according to reports. Timerman's promise to continue to seek justice in the attacks comes following a report last ...


Invest in 'the world's most violent city'

Invest in 'the world's most violent city': "
As a drug war rages in Juarez, Mexico, investment in the city's low-wage factories has actually increased. JUAREZ - Despite frequent beheadings, public shoot-outs between rival drug gangs and widespread police corruption, Jose Armendariz Bailon thinks ...


Aljazeera.net
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Brazil risks 'embarrassing itself' with infrastructure problems

Brazil risks 'embarrassing itself' with infrastructure problems: ""You'd think that a country like Brazil would have fixed this by now." Indeed, scenes like this are supposed to become a thing of the past here. Brazil plans more than $1 trillion in construction projects this decade to bring its woeful airports, ...


Mexico atty general resigns as drug war rages-media

Mexico atty general resigns as drug war rages-media: "MEXICO CITY, March 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's attorney general has resigned, Mexican media said on Thursday, as the government battles to contain growing nationwide drug violence and to keep cartel suspects behind bars. Dailies Reforma and Milenio said on ...


Mexico's drug lords fall, but war goes on

Mexico's drug lords fall, but war goes on: "What followed was the most aggressive assault seen in four years of Mexico's drug war. Over two full days, 800 federal agents in helicopters and armored vehicles battled cartel gunmen through lemon groves and along rural roads, as residents barricaded ...


A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizens' Security in the Americas

A Shared Responsibility: Counternarcotics and Citizens' Security in the Americas: "Human security includes not only physical safety from violence and crime, but also economic safety from critical poverty, social marginalization, and fundamental under-provision of elemental social and public goods such as infrastructure, education, ...


Banks make inroads into Brazilian shanty towns

Banks make inroads into Brazilian shanty towns

These measures have helped to free some 24 million Brazilians from absolute poverty and lift 31 million into the middle class. The definition of middle class is pitifully low by western standards but banks and retailers understand that for the first ...

Cuba gives Ghana 250 slots for training of doctors

Cuba gives Ghana 250 slots for training of doctors: "Accra, March 31, GNA - Vice President John Dramani Mahama on Thursday said the Cuban government had offered to train 250 students to become medical doctors for a five-year period. "The students will be selected from deprived communities of the country ...


StartUp Cuba?

StartUp Cuba?: "Now even communist-run Cuba is turning to entrepreneurs to help kick start its economy. This week, Cuban government officials approved several measures aimed at helping the many start-ups that were launched after reforms last year eased restrictions on ...


Peru's presidential election: The risk of throwing it all away

Peru's presidential election: The risk of throwing it all away: "
The share of Peruvians living in poverty fell from 49% in 2004 to 35% in 2009. Much of the Pacific coast, where farmers export asparagus, grapes and a plateful of other products, enjoys full employment. Though many parts of the Andean highlands remain ...
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The Economist
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La policía griega hace detonar un paquete bomba recibido en una cárcel

La policía griega hace detonar un paquete bomba recibido en una cárcel: "La policía griega explosionó hoy de forma controlada un paquete bomba enviado por desconocidos desde Italia al director de la mayor cárcel de Atenas. Según un comunicado de la policía de Atenas, los expertos antiterroristas hicieron detonar un paquete ...


Condenan a 20 años de cárcel al asesino de una prostituta en Murcia

Condenan a 20 años de cárcel al asesino de una prostituta en Murcia: "Murcia, 31 mar (EFE).- La Audiencia Provincial de Murcia ha condenado a 20 años de prisión a Jesús Enrique CM como autor del asesinato de una prostituta en una vivienda de la calle Vinader de la capital murciana, ha informado hoy el Tribunal Superior ...


Condenan a Succar Kuri a 13 años de cárcel por corrupción de menores

Condenan a Succar Kuri a 13 años de cárcel por corrupción de menores: "En un principio, Succar Kuri ingresó al penal de máxima seguridad de El Altiplano, el que abandonó dos años después, al ser transferido a la cárcel municipal de Cancún, donde permanece, y enfrenta otros procesos por los delitos de estupro, ...