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jueves, 14 de abril de 2011

Cuba suffering from severe drought

Cuba suffering from severe drought: "HAVANA, April 14 (UPI) -- Cuba's worst drought in 50 years is forcing the government to deliver water to about 100000 people in Havana with trucks, officials said. A water pipe network in poor condition compounds the problem in Havana and the drought ...


Obama's Increasing Federal Debt at Rate of $1148 Per Month Per Household ...

Obama's Increasing Federal Debt at Rate of $1148 Per Month Per Household ...: "By Terence P. Jeffrey US President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama toast at the official dinner offered by Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile, on Monday March 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Roberto Candia) (CNSNews.com) - Under ...


World Bank on Latin America and the Caribbean: Inflation pressures, volatile ...

World Bank on Latin America and the Caribbean: Inflation pressures, volatile ...

What's more, during the recession, overall poverty did not skyrocket and the downward trend in inequality remained. To maintain these social gains and foster more vigorous long-term growth, governments in Latin America and the Caribbean need to address ...

Cubans enjoy right to recall: Ambassador

Cubans enjoy right to recall: Ambassador: "IMPHAL, April 13 – Miguel Angel Ramirez Ramos, Ambassador of Cuba in India who was on a three-day visit to Manipur on Tuesday said that he will be the Ambassador of Shumang Leela, a courtyard play in the State, around the world. ...


To South America with Cueva Bistro

To South America with Cueva Bistro: "In both countries, the poverty version has sautéed ground beef rather than stewed. At Cueva, the filling is mainly just chopped beef and potatoes, maybe a little egg; pleasant but not that exciting, and the beef isn't as juicy as it should be. ...


Quake in the Center of Chile

Quake in the Center of Chile

Santiago, Chile, Apr 13.- A quake of 5.6 degrees (Richter scale) shook four regions of the center of Chile Wednesday noon including the capital. The telluric movement was registered at 12:15 local time with its epicentre in the sea, in front of the ...

Sale of reverse convertibles comes back to bite another BD

Sale of reverse convertibles comes back to bite another BD: "Banco Santander SA, Spain's largest bank, will pay $2 million to resolve US regulatory claims that its Puerto Rico-based brokerage improperly sold risky structured financial products to retail customers including the elderly. ...


Argentina Takes Greater Control Over Private Companies

Argentina Takes Greater Control Over Private Companies: "By TAOS TURNER BUENOS AIRES --Argentina's government increased its sway over dozens of companies through a presidential decree on Wednesday, a move that will grant the administration a larger influence in some of the key sectors of the economy ahead of ...


CNN en Español to offer special coverage from Havana, Cuba

CNN en Español to offer special coverage from Havana, Cuba: "Starting this week CNN en Español is offering special coverage from Havana, Cuba. Cuba en la Encrucijada (Cuba at the Crossroads), hosted by Juan Carlos López, is scheduled to air April 14 to April 20. As part of the coverage López plans to keep the ...


Obama administration defends transferring Gitmo detainees

Obama administration defends transferring Gitmo detainees: "By Charley Keyes, CNN Senior National Security Producer Washington (CNN) -- The Obama administration repeated its determination Wednesday to close the terrorist detention facility at the US Naval Station at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and defended its policy ...


Hu Jintao Holds Talks with Brazilian President Rousseff

Hu Jintao Holds Talks with Brazilian President Rousseff: "
... social security and poverty alleviation and increase friendly contacts between the press, academic and sports circles as well as the youth of the two countries to make China-Brazil friendship more deeply rooted in the hearts of both peoples. ...


MFA China (press release)
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50 years later, struggle to liberate Cuba goes on

50 years later, struggle to liberate Cuba goes on: "By EF MANO DEAYALA Fifty years ago Sunday, more than 1400 CIA-trained Cuban exiles landed on a beach in southern Cuba at a place called Bahia de Cochinos, ...


Augusto Marin, a Puerto Rican painter and muralist, dies at 89

Augusto Marin, a Puerto Rican painter and muralist, dies at 89: "SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Augusto Marin, one of Puerto Rico's best-known painters and muralists, has died. He was 89. Marin, whose work is found throughout Puerto Rico, from museums to the wall of a suburban shopping centre, died Thursday at a hospital ...


Cuba Needs Dialogue not Violence

Cuba Needs Dialogue not Violence: "HAVANA TIMES, April 14 — Cuba is living through complex moments. The exhaustion of “state socialism” is leaving a trail of difficulties for a large part of the Cuban population, creating expectations and swelling the ranks of the discontent. ...


Regional response needed for Haitian refugee crisis

Regional response needed for Haitian refugee crisis: "The Jesuit Refugee Service has issued an appeal urging states in the region to protect Haitian victims of smuggling and trafficking networks in Latin America. In 2009, there were approximately 75000 Haitians living in South America in 2009; ...


Food price hikes could push millions to poverty

Food price hikes could push millions to poverty: "Canada, Australia and Argentina were also hit with weather events that damaged crops in the second half of last year. More recently, food prices have been pushed higher by rising energy costs, as oil prices spiked above $100 a barrel. ...


Latin America's time has come

Latin America's time has come

Lula da Silva, Brazil's most popular president ever who strived for social justice and economic growth lifting millions out of poverty, said that while he was president, economics was turned on its head. Instead of waiting for the economic pot to grow ...

Concern grows over Brazilian airports ahead of 2014 World Cup

Concern grows over Brazilian airports ahead of 2014 World Cup

... of collapse in Brazil's airport system, partly due to a lack in investment over the past 20 years, but also due to an increase in demand based on the growth of the Brazilian economy and on social programmes that brought millions out of poverty. ...

Central America: The tormented isthmus

Central America: The tormented isthmus: "
They add to the steady grind of poverty and malnutrition. Costa Rica and Panama are much better off and better governed than their neighbours. Costa Rica is one of the world's oldest democracies; life expectancy there is on a par with the United States ...


The Economist
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Young Cubans Unsure Where to Turn for Decent Jobs

Young Cubans Unsure Where to Turn for Decent Jobs: "By Ivet González HAVANA, Apr 14, 2011 (IPS) - In the throes of Cuba's economic "reorganisation," young people are walking a tightrope towards an uncertain employment future. They are finding it increasingly difficult to find jobs that meet both their ...


Coronel: The Real Tragedy of Venezuela

Coronel: The Real Tragedy of Venezuela: "
... sowing social resentment into the souls of millions of poorer Venezuelans who now believe that anyone who has an education, a home and a stable job is responsible for their poverty and chronic state of hopelessness," says long-time Venezuela expert ...


Latin American Herald Tribune
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Socialist Cuba experiments with capitalism

Socialist Cuba experiments with capitalism: "By Grant Fuller Marketplace Morning Report, Thursday, April 14, 2011 As Cuba prepares to hold its first Communist Party Congress in 14 years, the socialist country works through the kinks of a budding free enterprise system. Steve Chiotakis: In Cuba ...


Argentina Takes Greater Control Over Private Companies

Argentina Takes Greater Control Over Private Companies: "By TAOS TURNER BUENOS AIRES --Argentina's government increased its sway over dozens of companies through a presidential decree on Wednesday, ...


Mexicans fed up with violence

Mexicans fed up with violence: "By Shannon Young The expansion of Mexico's drug war has many Mexicans worried about their country, and their personal safety. And increasingly, they're speaking out against the violence. A demonstration took place recently in Oaxaca City. ...


Possible talks Friday in Argentine energy strike

Possible talks Friday in Argentine energy strike: "BUENOS AIRES, April 14 (Reuters) - Striking energy workers who have blocked oil production in southern Argentina for the last two weeks could meet with company officials on Friday, union and industry sources said on Thursday. ...