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viernes, 1 de abril de 2011

Brazil's growth to mellow as economy matures

Brazil's growth to mellow as economy matures: "
By Brian Ellsworth SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's maturing economy will no longer grow at the breakneck clip of the last decade, settling in at a moderated pace of 4 to 5 percent a year that will still provide ample investment opportunities, ...


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Industry association projects drop in Brazil ethanol exports

Industry association projects drop in Brazil ethanol exports: "Sao Paulo – The group representing Brazilian sugarcane producers is projecting that ethanol output will remain virtually unchanged and that exports of that biofuel will drop sharply in the next harvest. Ethanol production is expected to come in at ...


Chavez to seek re-election, warns of the capitalist alternative

Chavez to seek re-election, warns of the capitalist alternative

Chavez has already lavished government funds on a series of poverty reduction programs. Critics call them appeasement measures aimed at winning votes. The press award he received in Argentina was in recognition of his regional distribution of ...

Defense witness tells how ex-CIA agent on trial for perjury helped Nicaragua ...

Defense witness tells how ex-CIA agent on trial for perjury helped Nicaragua ...

Lardizabal testified that Posada attended high-level security meetings with US intelligence officials in Honduras, after the Cuba-backed Sandinistas took power in Nicaragua in 1979. Lardizabal said Posada became a key leader of US efforts to support ...

Calderon replaces Mexico attorney general

Calderon replaces Mexico attorney general: "The Mexican Senate must ratify the appointment. Chavez's departure comes at a time of soaring violence in the drug war that has claimed more than 35000 lives since Calderon launched the offensive in December 2006. A poll this week showed that a slight ...


In-Law of Puerto Rico Senate Leader Busted for Selling Drugs

In-Law of Puerto Rico Senate Leader Busted for Selling Drugs: "SAN JUAN – The brother-in-law of Puerto Rico Senate president Thomas Rivera Schatz was arrested Thursday on drug charges, authorities said. Manuel Alfonso Urbina, brother of Rivera's wife, was caught selling drugs in the San Juan suburb of Caimito, ...


Cartels plot to kill US agents, congressman says

Cartels plot to kill US agents, congressman says: "More than 35000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against the drug gangs shortly after taking office in late 2006. Four US border agents have been killed in the past three years. ...


Homophobic Church Condemns Ricky Martin's Tour In Puerto Rico

Homophobic Church Condemns Ricky Martin's Tour In Puerto Rico: "
A self-proclaimed "apostol", Wanda Rolón, was busy spreading disgusting and hateful messages while Ricky Martin is made his first three tour stops in Puerto Rico this past weekend. At a press conference last Thursday, she stated he was condemning ...


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The Secret to Brazil's Energy Success

The Secret to Brazil's Energy Success: "Meanwhile, in a bizarre turn, Mr. Obama recently expressed enthusiasm for aggressive offshore drilling—in Brazil. At least the president is practicing the green virtue of recycling. His energy address featured all the greatest hits of past ...


Carter: Not in Cuba to get jailed US contractor | NevadaAppeal.com

Carter: Not in Cuba to get jailed US contractor | NevadaAppeal.com: "HAVANA (AP) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday he discussed the delicate case of an imprisoned American contractor with Cuban o (read more)


The ongoing duel between the law and the lawless

The ongoing duel between the law and the lawless: "Their tricks have ranged from the elaborate to the downright absurd, yet by keeping pressure on the cartels, the United States believes the drug war ravaging Mexico will eventually diminish. Ranks on both sides of the conflict are by no means small. ...


Guatemala arrests top drug baron

Guatemala arrests top drug baron: "By RFI Guatemalan and US agents have captured Guatemala's top drug trafficker in a joint effort to prevent the Latin American country from being absorbed into Mexico's drug wars. Considered Guatamela's most important drug smuggler, Juan Ortiz-Lopez was ...


Argentine general sentenced to life imprisonment for torture centre murders

Argentine general sentenced to life imprisonment for torture centre murders

The general ran the Automotores Orletti prison in Buenos Aires, where 200, mainly foreign born, left wing activists were taken to be tortured and killed during the military rule of the country. The prison gained its name because it was disguised as a ...

More Guatemalan Youngsters to Study Medicine in Cuba

More Guatemalan Youngsters to Study Medicine in Cuba

Havana, Cuba, Apr 1.- Guatemalan Deputy Minister for Public Health and Social Work, Pedro Rosales, praised on Thursday the new Cuban gesture of solidarity: receiving more youngsters from that Central American country to be trained in Cuba as physicians ...

Caribbean ship testing new anti-piracy system

Caribbean ship testing new anti-piracy system: "By BEN FOX AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—There are cameras that capture images clear enough to distinguish between a fishing vessel and a boatload of pirates 10 miles away. There are cascades of water and noxious compounds to repel invaders. ...


Argentine presidential contender calls for pact

Argentine presidential contender calls for pact: "
Argentina's presidential candidate and Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri speaks during the Reuters Latin American Investment Summit in Buenos Aires, March 31, 2011. By Helen Popper and Guido Nejamkis BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's splintered ...


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Argentine general gets life for torture

Argentine general gets life for torture: "BUENOS AIRES, April 1 (UPI) -- Argentina has sent a retired general to prison for life for running a torture center during the 1976-1983 military regime. Gen. Eduardo Cabanillas was sentenced in a Buenos Aires court Thursday, the BBC reported. ...


Brazil says it will check food imports from Japan for possibly high radiation ...

Brazil says it will check food imports from Japan for possibly high radiation ...: "BRASILIA, BrazilBrazil's agriculture ministry says it will begin checking food imports from Japan for elevated radiation levels. A statement posted on the ministry's website says that as of April 4, imports of Japanese food will only be allowed ...


Healthy people, healthy cities, healthy economies

Healthy people, healthy cities, healthy economies: "A second generic feature of emerging-market cities is that dense concentrations of poverty help create fragile environments that spawn civil disorders, resulting in death and injuries. But a recent symposium at Oxford University concluded that ...


Rio's drive to remove drug gangs from slums brings calm to hospital A&E

Rio's drive to remove drug gangs from slums brings calm to hospital A&E: "
Brazilian police in a favela in the Copacabana area of Rio de Janeiro. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty Images Pushing through the emergency department's rubber-coated swing doors, Dr Luiz Sérgio Verbicaro threw open his arms as if welcoming guests to ...


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Mexico's attorney general resigns as drug war escalates

Mexico's attorney general resigns as drug war escalates: "Mexico's Attorney General Arturo Chavez resigned Thursday, in the face of harsh criticism from women's groups that he did little to solve hundreds of rapes and murders plaguing the state of Chihuahua. President Felipe Calderon announced the resignation ...


Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general

Mexico, long lagging in gender equality, nominates first female attorney general

Ms. Morales, who has received recent accolades from US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama for her "unfailing drive," would bring a fresh face to a position tainted by failures to tackle impunity in a drug war that has killed more ...

Brazil's currency ends at strongest since August 2008

Brazil's currency ends at strongest since August 2008: "SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's currency rallied more than 1.0 percent on Friday, closing at its strongest level since August 21, 2008 as investors bet that the government will refrain from taking any new measures for now to curb the real's gains. ...


Lawmakers debate drug war intervention

Lawmakers debate drug war intervention: "WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- US lawmakers debated Thursday whether military involvement is necessary in fighting the Mexican drug war against cartels and for expanding border security. Lawmakers on the House Homeland Security subcommittee were ...