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viernes, 15 de abril de 2011

Argentina says March inflation 0.8 pct

Argentina says March inflation 0.8 pct: "BUENOS AIRES, April 15 (Reuters) - Argentina's official inflation ARCPI=ECI sped up slightly to 0.8 percent in March, the government said on Friday, but private analysts said the real rate was about twice that. The government figure matched market ...


39 Killed in Ciudad Juarez in four days Including 3 Police Officers

39 Killed in Ciudad Juarez in four days Including 3 Police Officers

By catspirit The drug war rages on at the border cities of Mexico and the US. In Mexico's most dangerous city, Ciudad Juarez, in the Chihuahua state; thirty-nine have been killed in the last four days. Three of the casualties in the war between the ...

The Death of Alberto Granado

The Death of Alberto Granado: "
It's often been said that this trip was the event that introduced Che Guevara to the numbing poverty of so many people in these countries and the extraordinarily cruel treatment meted out to them by the various governments. His having observed all this ...


San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
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Patti, Bignone sentenced to life in prison for human rights violations

Patti, Bignone sentenced to life in prison for human rights violations

San Martín's Federal Court announced the sentence over the crimes committed during the last dictatorship in the districts of Escobar and Garín, Buenos Aires province. The ruling was announced at the Hugo del Carril auditorium in José León Suárez ...

6th International Rehabilitation Congress Takes Place in Cuba

6th International Rehabilitation Congress Takes Place in Cuba

Havana, Cuba, April 14.- More than 250 doctors and specialists from 10 nations are participating in the 6th International Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of the Cuban Society Congress, in Cienfuegos. The Congress includes scientific forums and ...

At least 14 dead in Chile bus accident

At least 14 dead in Chile bus accident: "Santiago – At least 14 people died and about 20 were injured Thursday when a tourist microbus flipped over on the outskirts of the city of Chillan, in central Chile, officials said. The official announcement of the accident was delivered by the ...


Woman turns homeless to win support for job fair

Woman turns homeless to win support for job fair: "She announced that Luther Campbell, former front man for 2 Live Crew and a candidate for Miami-Dade County mayor, will endorse her project at a session slated for 9 pm this Thursday at the Legends Café on Harrison Street in Hollywood. ...


Argentina's last dictator gets life in prison

Argentina's last dictator gets life in prison

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's last dictator, Reynaldo Bignone, was sentenced to life in prison for crimes against humanity stemming from human rights abuses under the country's 1976-83 military regime. Bignone, 85, had already been sentenced to 25 years ...

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

Priority is "less poverty and more equity," Colombian leader says: "The Colombian leader also said that Asia and Latin America are turning ... adding that Colombia is "in the middle" and is the "only South American country ...


Regional response needed for Haitian refugee crisis

Regional response needed for Haitian refugee crisis: "By Sergi Camara "As the flow of Haitians towards South America increases, so do the activities of trafficking and smuggling networks. These criminal activities lure Haitians to Ecuador and Chile, on false promises of being able to study, work, ...


Central America's woes: The drug war hits Central America

Central America's woes: The drug war hits Central America: "
When the cold war ended, peace and democracy prevailed and Central America slipped back into oblivion. But its underlying problems—which include poverty, torpid economies, weak states, youth gangs, corruption and natural disasters—never went away. ...


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

Priority is "less poverty and more equity," Colombian leader says: "On that subject, he said that in Latin America there are two important poles of growth, Mexico and Brazil, adding that Colombia is "in the middle" and is the "only South American country that has coastline on the Pacific and the Caribbean. ...


Man in Chile custody not 'real' Abdul Rauf?

Man in Chile custody not 'real' Abdul Rauf?: "
According to reports, a team of investigators from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) are in Chile capital Santiago and have quizzed Rauf for his suspected role in the plane hijacking. Rauf was quizzed by the investigators for about two hours, ...


Zee News
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Child prostitution not more common in Cartagena, but more recognized: UNICEF

Child prostitution not more common in Cartagena, but more recognized: UNICEF

"What has been seen is a more consolidated effort in this city, which has permitted awareness of the problem to be raised, and more active reporting of it," UNICEF representative Rocio Mojica, told Colombia Reports. "It is very important to understand ...

Chilean authorities may have wrong suspect

Chilean authorities may have wrong suspect: "SANTIAGO, Chile, April 15 (UPI) -- Chilean authorities said they may have the wrong suspect in custody for alleged involvement in the 1999 hijacking of an Indian Airlines plane. The Central Bureau of Investigation interrogated Abdul Rauf for two hours ...


Cubans Await Communist Party Reforms

Cubans Await Communist Party Reforms: "Cuba is set to hold a Communist Party Congress starting this weekend — its first since 1997. Its main purpose will be to ratify Raul Castro's reform plans for the island's failing economic model. But it's not clear how far the changes will go. ...


$1.35M found stashed in car at Puerto Rican port

$1.35M found stashed in car at Puerto Rican port: "AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Federal authorities have seized $1.35 million in cash hidden inside a car aboard a cargo ship that arrived from Philadelphia. A statement issued Friday by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents discovered the money ...


More bodies found in Mexico pits

More bodies found in Mexico pits: "
More than 5000 people have been reported missing in Mexico, and many are presumed to be victims of the drug war, according to Mexico's National Human Rights Commission. According to Mexican Attorney General Arturo Chavez, the country's criminal gangs ...


Press TV
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Critical Communist Party Congress begins Saturday in Cuba

Critical Communist Party Congress begins Saturday in Cuba: "By Juan O. Tamayo Cuba's most ambitious economic reforms in decades and perhaps a hint on Raúl Castro's successor will be on the table Saturday when the Communist Party opens its first Congress — traditionally a time for heavyweight decisions — in 14 ...


Brazil: Yes We Also Can - OpEd

Brazil: Yes We Also Can - OpEd: "
The progress was evident: from 1978 to 2008 the national rate of extreme poverty fell from 42.9% to 9.4%; rural poverty declined from 72.5% to 22.9%; urban poverty fell from 18.4% to 5.5% in big cities and from 38.1% to 7.8% in smaller towns. ...


Eurasia Review
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Man in NY charged with Puerto Rico police killing

Man in NY charged with Puerto Rico police killing: "A 23-year-old man has been arrested at a homeless shelter in New York and charged with killing a police officer in Puerto Rico nearly two years ago. The Associated Press A 23-year-old man has been arrested at a homeless shelter in New York and charged ...


Puerto Rican found guilty in journalist stabbing

Puerto Rican found guilty in journalist stabbing: "2011 AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A teenager accused of stabbing a well-known radio journalist last year has been found guilty of aggravated assault and use and possession of a weapon. Luis Miguel Perez Quiles will be sentenced on June 20, ...


NSR is headed to the 33rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair

NSR is headed to the 33rd Buenos Aires International Book Fair: "On Sunday I'm headed to Buenos Aires to attend the Buenos Aires International Book Fair, and in particular, the Argentine Library Association Annual Conference. I'm very excited to have this opportunity to learn more about libraries, ...


Drivers Risk Extortion, Murder by Gangs

Drivers Risk Extortion, Murder by Gangs: "According to official statistics, the poverty rate in this country of 5.7 million people is 37 percent. The UNDP's Report on Human Development in Central America 2009-2010 says the region has the highest rates of non-political crime in the world, ...


Johnsonville garden club gets a guest at latest meeting

Johnsonville garden club gets a guest at latest meeting: "Mario, 48, was born in Guatemala, Central America to a poor illiterate farming family, one of seven children. His mother was 14 and his father was 41 when they found each other and married, he said. Additionally, his mother took in laundry to ...