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domingo, 3 de abril de 2011

Rio de Janeiro Means Business | Latin Trade

Rio de Janeiro Means Business | Latin Trade: "RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's beachfront city of Rio de Janeiro has long been a lure for tourists who are drawn to miles of beaches and a relaxed outdoor ...


U.S. law would label Mexican drug cartels "terrorist organizations ...

U.S. law would label Mexican drug cartels "terrorist organizations ...: "The Mexican government claims to have captured 19 of the country's 37 main drug cartels leaders. In addition, the drug war violence has been limited to 85 of Mexico's 2440 municipalities, a government spokesman said. ...


Brazil and Private Property

Brazil and Private Property: "Crime and poverty are not necessarily bad things to power-focused politicians the world over -- including Barack Obama. They are considered tools for winning elections. Of course, they are necessities for dictators, as is corruption. ...


Buenos Aires, Argentina - Israel: Argentina Gives Commitment To ...

Buenos Aires, Argentina - Israel: Argentina Gives Commitment To ...: "Buenos Aires, Argentina - An Israeli official said Wednesday that Argentina's foreign minister offered assurance his government is committed to ...


Brazil's February Industrial Output Rises 1.9%, Fastest Pace in 11 Months

Brazil's February Industrial Output Rises 1.9%, Fastest Pace in 11 Months

The faster-than-expected expansion runs counter to the central bank's view that the economy is cooling, said Flavio Serrano, senior economist at Espirito Santo Investment Bank in Sao Paulo. “It's a sign that the Brazilian economy remains quite strong,” ...

The future of U.S.-Cuba relations | eLetters

The future of U.S.-Cuba relations | eLetters: "The future of U.S.-Cuba relations : eLetters features The Denver Post's letters to the editor on select articles. Colorado.


Cubans ask: Why should Cuba be different?

Cubans ask: Why should Cuba be different?: "Carter's second trip to Cuba (his first was in 2002) happened amidst political turmoil in the Middle East. As the winds of change blew through Egypt and continue to swirl in Libya and Yemen, Cuba's regime steadfastly remains rooted to a failed ...


Cuba to free prisoners

Cuba to free prisoners: "By Reuters The final two political prisoners from Cuba's 2003 crackdown on dissidents will be freed soon, completing a landmark deal between the Catholic Church and the government, the Church said last week. The Ladies in White, an opposition movement ...


Ricky Martin To Marry Boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez In Spain

Ricky Martin To Marry Boyfriend Carlos Gonzalez In Spain: "
Martin cannot marry in Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States, because it is not legal. While five states and the District of Columbia have legalized gay marriage, federal law does not recognize such unions. In accepting an award from the Gay ...


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Buenos Aires waste collection tender attracts three bidders

Buenos Aires waste collection tender attracts three bidders: "Argentina's Buenos Aires city government has received three technical bids for a tender to provide waste management services in the capital, local paper La Nación reported. Under the new contracts, waste collection will be carried out into three zones, ...


Brazil's ethanol exports to drop

Brazil's ethanol exports to drop: "Brazil's sugarcane industry expects a decline in ethanol exports of up to 18 percent this year due to lower production and higher domestic demand. Sugarcane is the prime feedstock for Brazil's ethanol industry, which is the main competitor to the US in ...


China Sees New Emerging Markets Bloc Consensus

China Sees New Emerging Markets Bloc Consensus: "The April 14 meeting in the southern Chinese resort of Sanya will include the heads of Brazil, Russia, India, China and — for the first time — South Africa. The five make up the grouping known as the BRIC countries, whose members account for 40 ...


Gunmen Kill 8 In Mexican Border Bar

Gunmen Kill 8 In Mexican Border Bar: "CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico -- Police say gunmen burst into a bar in the Mexican border city of Ciudad Juarez and opened fire, killing eight people. Chihuahua state prosecutors' spokesman Arturo Sandoval says assailants traveling in three ...


Sugar prices, Labor Income and Poverty in Brazil | VOXLACEA

Sugar prices, Labor Income and Poverty in Brazil | VOXLACEA: "In order to assess the impact that changes in world sugar prices would have on labor income and poverty in Brazil we proceed in three steps. ...


Brazil: Its Own Banks Funding Deforestation

Brazil: Its Own Banks Funding Deforestation

News - The largest banking institution in Brazil has been accused of lending more than $5 million to farm owners, who have systematically broken environmental and employment laws. The state-run.

Cuba, Paraguay Work to Eradicate Illiteracy

Cuba, Paraguay Work to Eradicate Illiteracy

Cuba and Paraguay on Friday signed an agreement for implementing the "Yo,si Puedo" (Yes, I Can) literacy method, to teach some 240000 people how to read and write. The agreement was signed by Paraguayan Education and Culture Minister Luis Alberto Riart ...

Argentine Judge Rules Turkey Committed Genocide

Argentine Judge Rules Turkey Committed Genocide: "
BUENOS AIRES—An Argentine judge ruled Friday that “the Turkish state committed the crime of genocide against the Armenian people” between 1915 and 1923. The 100-plus page ruling, which was read Friday, resulted from a case presented 10-year ago by the ...


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Fijian students to study in Cuba

Fijian students to study in Cuba: "The Cuban Government has offered four medical scholarships to the Fijian Government for local students to study Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine (MBBS) in Cuba beginning this September. Public Service Commission permanent secretary Parmesh Chand says ...


The Buena Fe Duet to Sing to Youngsters of Yesterday and Today

The Buena Fe Duet to Sing to Youngsters of Yesterday and Today

Havana, Cuba, Apr 2.- The Buena Fe duet will give a concert on Saturday evening to youngsters of yesterday and today, at the historic steps of the University of Havana. We'll dedicate each and every one of the pieces we'll sing to today's youth, ...

The last stand of the Amazon

The last stand of the Amazon: "
And let's not forget that President Lula actually reduced Brazil's poverty rate from 26.7% in 2002 to 15.35% when he left office in 2009 – that's 20 million people's lives changed. But the bottom line is certainly not a bank – it is communal human ...


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Colombia | Innovations for Poverty Action

Colombia | Innovations for Poverty Action: "Innovations for Poverty Action applies rigorous research techniques to develop and test solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing ...


Thousands missing in Mexico since 2006, study says

Thousands missing in Mexico since 2006, study says: "The report came after a preliminary UN study made public on Thursday stated that military forces fighting Mexico's drug war may have played a role in the disappearances of scores of people. The UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances ...


US Senator Opposed to Funds for Anti-Cuban Policy

US Senator Opposed to Funds for Anti-Cuban Policy

Havana, Cuba, Apr 2.- John Kerry, president of the influential US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, said on Friday that he will oppose the approval of a 20-million dollar budget presented by the government to promote actions against Cuba. ...

Five injured in Rio manhole explosion

Five injured in Rio manhole explosion: "A large manhole cover blew up in a pedestrian crossing in Rio de Janeiro's tourist haven Copacabana, injuring five people and leaving a steaming crater in the second such accident in 10 months, Brazilian media reported. The blast sent chunks of asphalt ...


Brazil - the boycott begins - Slipped disc

Brazil - the boycott begins - Slipped disc: "The international Brazilian pianist Cristina Ortiz has cancelled her concert this month with the strife-torn Brazil Symphony Orchestra, which has sacked half its musicians. So has her conductor Roberto Tibirica, who has a long ...


Puerto Rico deserves vote on statehood

Puerto Rico deserves vote on statehood: "They live in Puerto Rico. The United States has controlled Puerto Rico for 113 years since the end of the Spanish-American War. Puerto Ricans were granted US citizenship in 1917 when the country became an American territory. In short, the United States ...