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miércoles, 13 de abril de 2011

War on drugs aims to normalize "horror," Mexican dissident says

War on drugs aims to normalize "horror," Mexican dissident says: "San Cristobal de Las Casas – The true purpose of the Mexican government's "senseless war" on drug cartels is to get people to accept "everyday horror" as something that "cannot be changed," the erstwhile guerrilla known as Subcomandante Marcos said ...


Cubans hope party congress may loosen home, car sales

Cubans hope party congress may loosen home, car sales: "By Rosa Tania Valdes HAVANA, April 12 (Reuters) - Cubans are watching this week's ruling Communist Party congress closely for new openings to private initiative, above all the right to freely buy and sell their homes and cars for the first time in ...


St. Lucia Welcomes Additional Service From Puerto Rico

St. Lucia Welcomes Additional Service From Puerto Rico: "
On April 4, American Eagle commenced a second daily service between San Juan Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) and St. Lucia's George FL Charles Airport (SLU). The service departs San Juan at 11:50 am and arrives in St. Lucia at 1:40 pm and ...


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Argentina Social Security Agency May Boost Role in Companies

Argentina Social Security Agency May Boost Role in Companies: "By Silvia Martinez and Eliana Raszewski - Wed Apr 13 01:20:34 GMT 2011 Argentina's social security agency, known as Anses, may start to exercise larger voting powers on company boards, Economy Minister Amado Boudou told reporters in Buenos Aires. ...


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

Priority is "less poverty and more equity," Colombian leader says: "Madrid – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said here Tuesday that his main priority is ensuring that social indicators advance, "less poverty and more ...


New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results - WTOC, Savannah ...

New entrepreneurs in Cuba get mixed results - WTOC, Savannah ...: "WTOC.com, the Southeast News Leader, news, weather and sports for Savannah, Georgia, the Coastal Empire and South Carolina Lowcountry.


Cuba just isn't the same anymore

Cuba just isn't the same anymore: "HAVANA - Cuba just isn't the same anymore -- not for those who opt to leave for Miami or Spain, not for those who stayed and put their hopes in the revolution led by Fidel Castro. Those who remain on the island and their children are now going through ...


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 ... The Colombian leader also said that Asia and Latin America are turning ...


Who Will Be Peru's Next President: Who Can Lead Out Of Poverty

Who Will Be Peru's Next President: Who Can Lead Out Of Poverty: "
His father is a communist who thinks all the imprisoned terrorists in Peru should be freed, his mother thinks homosexuals should be shot and his brother was convicted of kidnapping and murder. Presidential candidate Ollanta Humala waves to voters ...


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Ricky Martin brings loads of charisma to high-energy Miami show

Ricky Martin brings loads of charisma to high-energy Miami show

The crowd especially enjoyed his shout-out to Puerto Rico. With favorite songs like “Livin' La Vida Loca”, “Shake Your Bon Bon”, “Maria”, “She Bangs”, “La Bamba”, “Pegate” and “The Cup of Life”, Miami really wanted what Ricky Martin brought to the ...

Philanthropy growing among Asia's rich

Philanthropy growing among Asia's rich: ""This gap is widening in China, Latin America and the Middle East too," he added. Initiatives such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is backed by the Microsoft founder and Warren Buffet, are an effort by some of the richest people in the ...


Puerto Rico official charged with assaulting minor - Monday, April ...

Puerto Rico official charged with assaulting minor - Monday, April ...: "Monday, April 11, 2011 | 3:46 p.m. - Puerto Rico police commissioner charged with assaulting minor, producing child porn.


Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices

Global Poor Need Protection Against Rising Food Prices: "Extreme weather in productive areas, such as droughts in Russia and Argentina, floods in Australia, and extended periods of snow and freezing conditions across the US can negatively impact global supplies. Changing demographic and consumption patterns, ...


Cuba praised for veterinarian training by int'l organization

Cuba praised for veterinarian training by int'l organization: "The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) Tuesday praised Cuba for its efforts in training veterinarians from other countries. Many professionals currently playing important roles or holding positions in veterinary medicine in countries around the ...


Chile hikes rate past 2-yr high to preempt inflation

Chile hikes rate past 2-yr high to preempt inflation: "SANTIAGO, April 12 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank raised its benchmark interest rate aggressively on Tuesday to the highest level in more than two years, ...


Cuba takes protest to the United Nations

Cuba takes protest to the United Nations: "(Photo: uniradioinforma.com) HAVANA, Cuba, Wednesday April 13, 2011 – The Cuban government has circulated a document to the United Nations denouncing the recent acquittal of accused terrorist Luis Posada Carriles in the United States as a “judicial ...


Is a Dip in Cocaine Use a Drug War Victory?

Is a Dip in Cocaine Use a Drug War Victory?: "
Washington remains optimistic about the war on drugs based on dips in the importation of cocaine. But even the “good news” derived from comparisons with Europe is distressing. By Michael Scott Moore Cocaine is just one component of the Mexican drug ...


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Puerto Rico Stands to Lose $200 Million from Proposed Budget Cuts

Puerto Rico Stands to Lose $200 Million from Proposed Budget Cuts

The $38 billion in proposed budget cuts would cost the US territory of Puerto Rico $200 million that are currently allocated to it. The current budget proposal before US legislators would reduce by 10% all funds that Puerto Rico receives from the US to ...

Border patrol agent, fired over drug comments, suing for his job back

Border patrol agent, fired over drug comments, suing for his job back

Gonzalez told the officer, Shawn Montoya, that he thought legalizing drugs in the US would end the bloody drug gang violence wreaking havoc in Mexico. The two hotly disagreed, though neither took the conversation personally, Gonzalez said. ...

Ricky Martin Asked To Stop Promoting Being Gay

Ricky Martin Asked To Stop Promoting Being Gay: "
By On Top Magazine Staff Cardinal Luis Aponte Martinez of San Juan, Puerto Rico has asked singer Ricky Martin to set a good example for young people and stop promoting being gay. In an interview with Primera Hora published late last week, ...


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Argentina gov't aims for more control of companies

Argentina gov't aims for more control of companies: "BUENOS AIRES, April 13 (Reuters) - Argentina's government wants more control over corporate investment and dividend decisions, the head of the state-run pensions agency said on Wednesday, the day after officials announced they would increase state ...


Chile faces a domestic arms race with rise in gun ownership

Chile faces a domestic arms race with rise in gun ownership

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 13 (UPI) -- Chile is facing a domestic arms race with the rise in firearms acquisitions by the country's wealthy elite classes, national statical data showed. The upsurge in large-scale purchases of firearms by high net worth ...

Helping in Honduras

Helping in Honduras: "In May, Burris is heading to Copan Ruinas, Honduras—the second poorest country in Latin America where over half the population lives below the poverty line. There, she'll work for an organization called Urban Promise Honduras, which is part of the ...


Leonia Middle School student goes barefoot to raise awareness

Leonia Middle School student goes barefoot to raise awareness

Mycoskie was inspired by a trip to Argentina where he saw poverty and children walking barefoot through muddy and rocky terrain everyday. He started a program where every pair of shoes purchased generates a donated pair for children who do not own any. ...

The People of Venezuela and the U.S. Celebrate the Retaking of Democracy

The People of Venezuela and the U.S. Celebrate the Retaking of Democracy: "... could continue in Venezuela. President Chávez was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2006, and both support for and participation in the country's democratic system is higher than ever (66% in the last legislative election). Poverty and inequality have ...