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martes, 12 de abril de 2011

London Marathon runners can help Age UK

London Marathon runners can help Age UK: "Bracknell's runners preparing to take part in the London Marathon on Sunday are urged to help a charity for the elderly as they pound the streets of the capital. Age UK, the new charity combining Age Concern and Help the Aged, is urging runners who ...

UK Allows Libyan Ex-Minister to Leave

UK Allows Libyan Ex-Minister to Leave: "By ALISTAIR MACDONALD LONDON—Having defected to the UK, former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa was set to travel to Qatar for an international meeting on Libya on Wednesday, a person familiar with the matter said. The so-called Libya contact ...

UK physician regulatory group investigates cardiologist over "sexual ...

UK physician regulatory group investigates cardiologist over "sexual ...: "London, UK - The UK's General Medical Council (GMC) is investigating world-renowned pediatric cardiologist Dr Philipp Bonhoeffer over information provided to the council by the police concerning allegations of "indecency" with minors while working ...

Students reach 'eco' idea final

Students reach 'eco' idea final: "ECO-FRIENDLY Queen Elizabeth II High School students who came up with an idea on how to reduce dependency on fossil fuels and reduce fuel poverty reached the final of a UK-wide challenge. A total of 80 students from the Peel school were some of the ...

Heroin overdose antidote should be given to prisoners, ministers told

Heroin overdose antidote should be given to prisoners, ministers told: "
Professor Neil McKeganey, of Glasgow University's Centre for Drug Misuse Research, has said: "The real worry is that if you give addicts a drug that can reverse the effects of a heroin overdose, there is a real possibility that some addicts will be ...


The Guardian
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More UK buyers completing on property in London West End, agents suggest

More UK buyers completing on property in London West End, agents suggest: "
It has been widely reported that there has been an increase in foreign buyers in the London property market, but contrary to this, LDG has seen the proportion of its UK buyers rise to 70% in 2010/11, from 57% the previous year. ...


Property Wire
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Church-based debt counselling grows as households feel squeeze on income

Church-based debt counselling grows as households feel squeeze on income

Christians Against Poverty has announced the start of 16 new debt counselling centres to help some of the poorest people across the UK. by Brian HuttPosted: Tuesday, April 12, 2011, 15:26 (BST) The counselling centres are being set up in local churches ...

Death toll in Mexican mass graves rises to 116

Death toll in Mexican mass graves rises to 116: "Soldiers found the corpses last week in San Fernando in Tamaulipas state near Texas and initially unearthed 59 bodies, but the toll has since risen steadily in one of the most gruesome finds so far in Mexico's escalating drug war. ...


Peru faces polarising election as populists face off

Peru faces polarising election as populists face off: "
The cornerstone of his campaign - a fairer distribution of Peru's riches - has resonated with Peruvians across the country. In the first round vote, he won in 19 of Peru's 24 regions. Although poverty has dropped substantially in Peru in recent years, ...


BBC News
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Small loans for vulnerable groups in Ecuador

Small loans for vulnerable groups in Ecuador: "Over the last year, UNHCR has been working with several organizations to set up self-reliance programmes for needy Colombian refugees and their hosts in Ecuador, which is home to the largest number of refugees in Latin America. ...


Brazil Marfrig To Invest $309M To Form Two Joint Ventures In China

Brazil Marfrig To Invest $309M To Form Two Joint Ventures In China: "SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian meat packer Marfrig Alimentos SA (MRFG3.BR) announced Monday the creation of two joint ventures in order to explore opportunities to supply food products and meet the growing demand for distribution in the Chinese ...


Cuba to Share Experiences on Disaster Situations at Int'l Conference on

Cuba to Share Experiences on Disaster Situations at Int'l Conference on

Havana, Cuba, Apr 11.- Cuba will share experiences in the training of personnel to face disaster situations during the International Conference on Veterinary Sciences that begins on Monday at Havana's Convention Center. The president of the scientific ...

Poverty Conference | University of Miami

Poverty Conference | University of Miami

WHY: According to the 2007 Census Bureau's American Community Survey, the City of Miami has one of the highest poverty rates and one of the lowest median ...

Ally Of Argentine President Fernandez Wins Salta Governor Election

Ally Of Argentine President Fernandez Wins Salta Governor Election

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- An ally of Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez won a second term as governor of Salta Province on Sunday, handing a second provincial victory to her ruling coalition ahead of federal elections in October. ...

Alternative Peru travel for Semana Santa: Build a house with Un Techo

Alternative Peru travel for Semana Santa: Build a house with Un Techo: "
For those of you that are not familiar with UTPMP, it is an organization that mobilizes youth volunteers to eradicate extreme poverty in Latin America. Un Techo para mi País works in association with Latin America's most marginalized population ...


Living in Peru (blog)
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Brazil looks to China for industrial policy

Brazil looks to China for industrial policy: "By Joe Leahy in São Paulo When Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff begins her first visit to China today for a summit of leaders from the Brics club of fast-growing emerging markets, she will be interested in more than just diplomacy. ...


Police say 6 bullets strike home of Barcelona forward Lionel ...

Police say 6 bullets strike home of Barcelona forward Lionel ...: "BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — The home of Barcelona forward Lionel Messi's brother was hit by at least six bullets fired from a small calibre weapon, ...


UN-Backed Small Loans Help Refugees In Ecuador

UN-Backed Small Loans Help Refugees In Ecuador: "... especially women who have turned to sex work to support themselves and their families, break out of poverty. Ecuador is home to the largest number of refugees in Latin America, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ...


Thousands in Mexico Take to Street to Protest Drug War -- We Need ...

Thousands in Mexico Take to Street to Protest Drug War -- We Need ...

Thousands came out yesterday across Mexico to protest the drug war. The protests were led by journalist and poet Javier Sicilia, whose son was killed last week in drug prohibition-related violence. More than 37000 people have been ...

At Least One American Among Bus Passengers Kidnapped In Mexico

At Least One American Among Bus Passengers Kidnapped In Mexico: "mexico drug war. Image: AP. See Also: mexico drug war · Poll: Mexico's Cartels Are Winning The Drug War · mexico drug war protests · 59 Bodies Found In Mexico, 80 Miles From US Border · Mexican Oil1 · Pemex, Beset By Drug Violence, ...


Pentagon: Central America 'deadliest' non-war zone in the world

Pentagon: Central America 'deadliest' non-war zone in the world: "
Alexandre Meneghini / AP By Anna Mulrine, Staff writer / April 11, 2011 The drug war has grown to rival the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, as the scale of violence, spending, and weapons in Mexico and Central America have made it one of the most ...


Christian Science Monitor
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Political economy of PDP, Jonathan's transformation agenda

Political economy of PDP, Jonathan's transformation agenda: "India and Brazil are gradually replacing the economic importance of western economies. South Africa is taking her claim of dominance of the African economic sub-region. Investments in Nigeria continue to post one of the highest returns in the world. ...


US soldier from Puerto Rico killed in Afghanistan

US soldier from Puerto Rico killed in Afghanistan: "Sgt. Jose M. Caraballo Pietri, 32, of Yauco, Puerto Rico, died April 10 in Badghis province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Sgt. Pietri was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 84th Field Artillery ...


Cuba Reports 1 Million Tourist Arrivals in 1st Quarter

Cuba Reports 1 Million Tourist Arrivals in 1st Quarter: "HAVANA – Cuba received its first million tourists during the first quarter of the year out of the 2.7 million expected during all of 2011, a 10.4 percent growth over the same period last year, according to figures released Monday by the Tourism ...


Priority is "less poverty and more equity," Colombian leader says

Priority is "less poverty and more equity," Colombian leader says: "Sixteen percent of Colombians live in extreme poverty and the government's main objective is to reduce that figure to less than 9 percent, he said. The Colombian leader also said that Asia and Latin America are turning themselves into the new engines ...


A 21st century boondoogle: high tech testing

A 21st century boondoogle: high tech testing

If we consider the percentage of children eligible for free and reduced lunch, between 130 and 185% of the federal level, the figure is much higher, with 81% of children in Detroit and 68% in Miami living in poverty. According to the National Center ...

Developing Countries Denounce World Bank Restrictions on Coal Loans

Developing Countries Denounce World Bank Restrictions on Coal Loans: "Rogério Studart, the World Bank executive director for Brazil, seven other Latin American and Caribbean countries and the Philippines, called the agency's plan to prevent middle-income countries from accessing loans to build new coal plants, ...


Could Colombia go the way of Peru?

Could Colombia go the way of Peru?: "The national poverty rate fell a full 14% in just five years, from 49% in 2004 to 35% in 2009. Brazil's Lula, who has overseen similar but more modest statistical improvements in measures of economic wellbeing, is now heralded as a national hero. ...


Chilean learning reveals Spanish family culture

Chilean learning reveals Spanish family culture: "LAUREN BATEMAN TTN Rio Mapocho splits the city of Santiago, Chile, north and south. There is a variety of architecture in the city. My family and friends must have had the same preconceptions because my decision to study abroad in Santiago was ...


India sends team to probe hijack arrest

India sends team to probe hijack arrest: "India is sending a two-member team to Chile to probe claims that the authorities in Santiago have detained a person wanted for the hijacking of Indian Airlines aircraft in December 1999 to Kandahar, Afghanistan. Sources in the government said the team ...


Puerto Rico Could Lose $200 Million Due to Federal Budget Cuts

Puerto Rico Could Lose $200 Million Due to Federal Budget Cuts: "Puerto Rico will lose some 10 percent of federal funds that had been allocated to the island up to September as a result of the $38-billion reduction in ...


Ecuador: UN backed loans help refugees beak out of poverty

Ecuador: UN backed loans help refugees beak out of poverty: "... break out of poverty. Ecuador is home to the largest number of refugees in Latin America, according to the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). ...