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martes, 5 de abril de 2011

PRico toddler dies after being left in hot car

PRico toddler dies after being left in hot car: " SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Police in Puerto Rico say a toddler has died after being found unresponsive in a sweltering car parked outside his gynecologist mother's workplace. Police say the 21-month-old boy was left for hours ...


Ciudad Juarez's top police official accused of rights abuses

Ciudad Juarez's top police official accused of rights abuses: "
Human rights activists demand an outside investigation into the disappearance of four civilian men on March 26 in the city, which has the highest drug-war death toll in Mexico. In March, Lieutenant Colonel Julian Leyzaola Perez took the oath as new ...


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Cuba accuses Reuters journalist of collaborating with US intelligence

Cuba accuses Reuters journalist of collaborating with US intelligence: "The program, dedicated to uncovering supposed plots against Cuba, featured a professor and little-known dissident named Raul Capote, who described himself as "Agent Daniel," the Cuban intelligence agent who purportedly took part in the meeting. ...


Air France plane crash victims found after two-year search

Air France plane crash victims found after two-year search: "
Photograph: AP The images from the ocean bed were a cause for celebration for the team of investigators on board the Alucia, off the northern coast of Brazil. For nearly two years, searchers have been scouring the Atlantic on and off in the hope of ...


The Guardian
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Belden Acquires Poliron in Brazil

Belden Acquires Poliron in Brazil: "In addition, Belden intends to leverage Poliron's manufacturing footprint to improve our cost and lead-times for our existing products purchased in Brazil and other countries in the region. "This acquisition allows us to be a legitimate player in one ...


President of Guatemala praises Cuba relations

President of Guatemala praises Cuba relations

The president of Guatemala, Alvaro Colom, labelled as "excellent" his country's relations with Cuba and thanked the support provided by the island to Guatemala's candidacy for a non-permanent seat on UN Security Council. In exclusive statements to ...

India to join US meet on reducing offshore drilling risks

India to join US meet on reducing offshore drilling risks: "US Interior Ken Salazar announced in Rio de Janeiro Monday that he is convening ministers and senior government officials of these countries "as part of a commitment to reduce the risks associated with offshore drilling around the world. ...


Witness in ex-CIA agent's case defends ex-NY Times reporter's work, but has ...

Witness in ex-CIA agent's case defends ex-NY Times reporter's work, but has ...

The 83-year-old Posada is accused of lying during US citizenship hearings and failing to acknowledge his role in 1997 bombings in Cuba. Journalist Ann Louise Bardach interviewed Posada in 1998. Her articles said Posada took responsibility for the ...

Peru's politicians talk agriculture in election build-up

Peru's politicians talk agriculture in election build-up: "Peru's five leading presidential candidates have highlighted the importance of agriculture for the country's poverty reduction, employment and productivity strategies, website Agraria.pe reported. Candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski stressed the importance ...


US bolsters consulate security in northern Mexico

US bolsters consulate security in northern Mexico

MONTERREY, Mexico — The United States boosted security at its consulate in Mexico's drug war-rocked northern city of Monterrey, where it built a second protective ring wall. The new cement wall is 1.6 meters (5.25 ft) high, and was built with 30 ...

Brazil: Science and Sugar Cane Produce Versatile Harvest — Global ...

Brazil: Science and Sugar Cane Produce Versatile Harvest — Global ...: "For nearly five hundred years, sugar cane was used almost exclusively for making sugar, with a handful of by-products like rum, alcohol and molasses. Now, in Brazil, it has become a source of multiple derivatives, and the focus of much ...


Speaker sheds light on women's issues in Cuba

Speaker sheds light on women's issues in Cuba: "Barrueta is the Chair of the Women's Studies program at The University of Havana, Cuba. West Virginia University has not had a Cuban lecturer visit campus in more than 15 years. Norma Vasallo Barrueta, Cuban native and chair of the Women's Studies ...


Brazil imports record amount of ethanol in 1st quarter; almost all ...

Brazil imports record amount of ethanol in 1st quarter; almost all ...: "Brazil, the world's ethanol superpower, has had to import unprecedented volumes of the biofuel from December of 2010 through March of 2011. Due to a culmination of factors – an insufficient 2010 harvest, weak expectations for the 2011 ...


Chile's Central Bank projects up to 6.5% economy growth in 2011

Chile's Central Bank projects up to 6.5% economy growth in 2011: "SANTIAGO, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Chile's economy is expected to grow between 5.5 percent and 6.5 percent in 2011, Central Bank President Jose de Gregorio said on Monday. Presenting a monetary policy report to members of the finance committee in Chile's ...


Best bets

Best bets: "Brazilian-American visual artist Vik Muniz travels from his Brooklyn home to the world's largest dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, befriending the impoverished workers and creating portraits of them out of items they retrieve from the trash. ...


IRS punts on secret $6 billion bailout for Puerto Rico

IRS punts on secret $6 billion bailout for Puerto Rico: "As reported by The Daily Caller in January, critics have charged the highly unusual arrangement would comprise an indirect bailout that lets Puerto Rico bolster its sagging fiscal state by levying taxes on international firms those firms don't actually ...


Rio de Janeiro officials to hire more workers to expedite renovation at ...

Rio de Janeiro officials to hire more workers to expedite renovation at ...: "SAO PAULO — Rio officials say they will hire about 3500 extra workers to make sure that renovations at Maracana stadium are completed in time for the 2013 Confederations Cup. The extra workers will be needed because recently it was detected that a ...


Microfinance, development banks and the future of aid

Microfinance, development banks and the future of aid: "Economist Jayati Ghosh argues that development banks have an important role to play, something that is often ignored in discussions on development, and points to BNDES in Brazil as an example of success. We also debate the future of development in a ...


The Cuban Five Send Message to Pioneer Children's Congress

The Cuban Five Send Message to Pioneer Children's Congress

Havana, Cuba, Apr 5.- The five Cuban antiterrorists unfairly incarcerated in the United States sent a huge embrace –carrying all their love, pride and confidence in the future children represent- to all delegates to the 5th Pioneer Children's Congress, ...

Reuters strongly rejects Cuban claim its journalist was collaborating with US ...

Reuters strongly rejects Cuban claim its journalist was collaborating with US ...: "The allegations against former Reuters bureau chief Anthony Boadle were made on a Monday evening program called "Cuba's Reasons," which featured a previously little-known dissident named Raul Capote who said he was in fact "Agent Daniel," working for ...


Insight: For safety reasons, avoid going to Mexico for senior trips

Insight: For safety reasons, avoid going to Mexico for senior trips

According to theglobeandmail.com, more than 25000 people have been killed as a result of the Mexican drug war. Many were decapitated, kidnapped or involved in brutal public shootouts. Currently, there are about 50 deaths per day; more than 50 percent ...

Two U.S. citizens killed at Mexico border crossing

Two U.S. citizens killed at Mexico border crossing

It is also used by traffickers ferrying drugs and undocumented immigrants north while illegal weapons head south to arm bandits in Mexico's bloody drug war. In September 2009, US agents fired at three vans packed with about 70 illegal immigrants that ...

Group of unequals likely to face many challenges ahead

Group of unequals likely to face many challenges ahead: "
The BRIC nations -- Brazil, Russia, India and China -- together account for 40 percent of the world's population, 16 percent of global economic output and 50 percent of global growth, underlining their clout. Next week South Africa will formally join ...


Independent Online
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Luna Walking: Latinos Win Top Honors at NASA Contest

Luna Walking: Latinos Win Top Honors at NASA Contest

For the second consecutive year, students from the University of Puerto Rico in Humacao won the top honors at the annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race. The competition, which challenges international students to build and race lightweight, human-powered ...

Partisan Politics, Neo-Liberalism, and Struggle for Democracy and Public

Partisan Politics, Neo-Liberalism, and Struggle for Democracy and Public

by Victor M. Rodriguez Domínguez / April 4th, 2011 The epicenter of the struggle for the public university in Latin America is Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has historically been a laboratory for social, economic, political and scientific experiments. ...