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domingo, 10 de abril de 2011

Brazil Seeks More Balanced Commercial Relationship With China

Brazil Seeks More Balanced Commercial Relationship With China: "But in addition to the praise, Ms. Rousseff is also expected to vent the growing frustration that Brazil, like other developing nations, feels about the nature of its commercial relationship with China. While countries like Brazil sell loads of raw ...


Workers end strike at Argentine oil refinery-union

Workers end strike at Argentine oil refinery-union: "BUENOS AIRES, April 10 (Reuters) - Workers in northern Argentina lifted a strike that halted an oil refinery and hit imports of Bolivian natural gas after the government stepped in to resolve the dispute, a union leader said on Sunday. ...


Brazil Mourns the 12 Killed by Gunman

Brazil Mourns the 12 Killed by Gunman: "By JOHN LYONS SÃO PAULO, Brazil—A police helicopter sprinkled white flower petals on a cemetery in western Rio de Janeiro on Friday, as mourners began ...


Mexico can only win war on drugs by legalizing them

Mexico can only win war on drugs by legalizing them: "In the Zocalo, in the heart of Mexico City, they chanted "no more blood," and many called for the resignation of President Felipe Calderon, who launched the current war by deploying the army against the drug cartels in late 2006. ...


Brazil buries schoolchildren, debates gun laws

Brazil buries schoolchildren, debates gun laws: "Reacting to the attack, congressmen began calling for even greater control over the sale of guns and ammunition in Brazil. "There are mental health issues related to this tragedy, but it is also clear that if the access to weapons and ammunition were ...


Leftist Humala woos ethnic vote, widens lead in Peru

Leftist Humala woos ethnic vote, widens lead in Peru: "A third of Peru's 30 million people still live in poverty despite a decade-long economic boom that has brought stability after years plagued by hyperinflation and guerrilla wars. Humala has sought to recast himself as a moderate leftist leader like ...


2010 Human Rights Report: Cuba

2010 Human Rights Report: Cuba: "Cuba, with a population of approximately 11.4 million, is a totalitarian state led by Raul Castro, who held the positions of chief of state, president of ...


Peru's presidential contenders vow to reduce wealth gap

Peru's presidential contenders vow to reduce wealth gap: "
The country is 23rd out of 26 in a Latin American league table of access to sanitary facilities. A third of the population of 29 million live below the poverty line on an average of less than three euros a day. Millions of indigenous Peruvians continue ...


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From the Amazon to the edge of Lima, 'boom' remains a dream

From the Amazon to the edge of Lima, 'boom' remains a dream: "Peru's growth began in the 1990s, when it becomes one of Latin America's most open economies under Alberto Fujimori. It accelerated after 2000, helped by a boom in the world prices of mineral exports, including silver, copper and zinc, ...


Buenos Aires hospitals go on strike over police pullout

Buenos Aires hospitals go on strike over police pullout: "
Medics in all the 33 hospitals of Buenos Aires have gone on strike again, this time over the absence of much needed security in the workplace. The strike came after Secretary of Defense Nilda Garre gave the controversial order for police pullout. ...


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Amgen expands operations into Brazil

Amgen expands operations into Brazil: "The drugmaker Amgen Inc. said Friday it is expanding its operations in Brazil, acquiring a cancer drug company for $215 million and regaining the rights to market some of its own products in Brazil. Amgen said it Brazil is one of the 10 biggest ...


Bolivia: UN lends USD 8 Million for poverty alleviation - World ...

Bolivia: UN lends USD 8 Million for poverty alleviation - World ...: "Bolivia: UN lends USD 8 Million for poverty alleviation - New York, Apr 6 : The United Nations rural development arm has lent Bolivia about USD8 million to ...


From the Amazon to the edge of Lima, 'boom' remains a dream

From the Amazon to the edge of Lima, 'boom' remains a dream: "The four main candidates competing for the presidency Sunday aim to maintain Peru's record growth but face growing frustration from a third of the nation of some 29 million who still live in poverty. Some 2000 inhabitants of the Lima slum include ...


Cuba Condemns US Court Ruling against Pernod Ricard

Cuba Condemns US Court Ruling against Pernod Ricard: "
The US government's goal is to prevent Cuba from having a commercial presence within its territory, in which 17 percent of the world's production of Premium rums is consumed. Cuban rums are rated in the 22 place of the world's ranking thanks to the ...


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New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results

New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results: "As Cuba's new business class journeys cautiously forth, some are enjoying the first fruits of success. Others say the terrain has been rockier than anticipated. Some have already closed the door on their entrepreneurial dreams. ...


Man with 600 Snakes on a Bus Arrested

Man with 600 Snakes on a Bus Arrested: "Acting on a tip-off, police intercepted the bus in a northern province bound for Buenos Aires, asked to see passengers' documents, then began poking into their bags. "A passenger came onboard with 40 snakes, plus what he had in the boxes" in the bus ...


Mexico's Drug War Madness: 59 Corpses Found in Mass Grave

Mexico's Drug War Madness: 59 Corpses Found in Mass Grave: ""Forensic workers have begun identifying 59 corpses from mass graves in the north-eastern state of Tamaulipas in the latest atrocity to be uncovered in Mexico's drug wars. Security forces found the graves on Wednesday while investigating reports that ...


Official: Brazil, Greece discuss economy, tourism

Official: Brazil, Greece discuss economy, tourism: "By DEMETRIS NELLAS An official says the leaders of Brazil and Greece have discussed possible investments in the energy and tourism sectors. Prime Minister George Papandreou held talks with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, who is on a one-day visit ...


Venezuela's social transformation since Hugo Chavez cannot be ...

Venezuela's social transformation since Hugo Chavez cannot be ...: "As a result poverty topped 70% and extreme poverty reached 40% of households. Popular protests at the time were met by state massacres including one with up to 3000 victims. One cannot fail to be impressed by Venezuela's poverty ...


Brazil Debates Gun Laws After Deadly School Shooting - FoxNews.com

Brazil Debates Gun Laws After Deadly School Shooting - FoxNews.com: "Grief-stricken relatives threw themselves upon caskets and wept to exhaustion as Rio buried most of the 12 children killed in a school shooting.


Survival Courses for Journalists Covering the Drug War

Survival Courses for Journalists Covering the Drug War: "
Arellano is a Mexican television reporter trying to do his job in a country wracked by drug-related violence. More than 30 journalists have been killed or disappeared since President Felipe Calderon took office in 2006, according to the Committee to ...


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Peruvian ultranationalist presidential candidate goes against the tide

Peruvian ultranationalist presidential candidate goes against the tide

Poverty fell 15 percentage points, and signs of affluence can be seen even in the country's traditionally poverty-stricken southern highlands. And yet, the country of 30 million is on the verge of electing a man who once said that Peru's “economic ...

Venezuela's social transformation since Hugo Chavez cannot be ...

Venezuela's social transformation since Hugo Chavez cannot be ...: "As a result poverty topped 70% and extreme poverty reached 40% of households. Popular protests at the time were met by state massacres including one with up to 3000 victims. One cannot fail to be impressed by Venezuela's poverty reductions ... Dr Francisco Dominguez is head of the Centre for Brazilian and Latin American Studies. He will be addressing the social transformation in Latin America as part of the Venezuela – Defending the Majority, not Punishing the Poorest ...


Polls near closing time in dissident Peronist's regional pre-primaries

Polls near closing time in dissident Peronist's regional pre-primaries

The national elections began on April 3rd in Buenos Aires City, with Duhalde winning by a very narrow margin of 248 votes. After the NEA elections, voting will continue in the NOA region provinces of Salta, Catamarca, Jujuy, La Rioja, ...

Do women gain from EU-Latin America cooperation?

Do women gain from EU-Latin America cooperation?: "More rarely we hear about the situation of women in Latin America – but not because there are no issues of gender inequality in this region. It is true, some countries, like Argentina, Chile or Costa Rica, are doing better than others. ...