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martes, 19 de abril de 2011

Cuba Lays Foundation for a Leader Whose Last Name Is Not Castro

Cuba Lays Foundation for a Leader Whose Last Name Is Not Castro: "By RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD HAVANA — Cuba made the most significant change to its leadership since the 1959 revolution on Tuesday, possibly setting the stage for a post-Castro era by naming someone other than Fidel or Raúl for the first time to the ...


Playa Giron: Beyond its Historical Moment in Cuba

Playa Giron: Beyond its Historical Moment in Cuba

A few days earlier, on Apr. 15, 1961, while the mercenary group was sailing towards Cuba escorted by US Navy ships, eight B-26 fighter jets painted with Cuban Air Force emblems bombed two military air bases and a civilian airport on the island. ...

Elias: U.S. Chamber's misguided attack on California

Elias: U.S. Chamber's misguided attack on California: "Where more than 25 percent of Mississippians live below the federal poverty line of $22000 per year income for a family of four, that figure is barely 15 percent for California, despite its having by far the nation's highest number of illegal ...


60 bus line to meet with company's authorities, strike is still in effect

60 bus line to meet with company's authorities, strike is still in effect

More than 250 thousand people travel in the 60 bus lines every day, from Constitución neighbourhood to Greater Buenos Aires area of Escobar. “The 72 hours they had to comply with our requests expired last Thursday. We gave them Friday and Saturday to ...

Victims break chains of slavery

Victims break chains of slavery: "By Brian Byrnes, CNN Buenos Aires - Maria Velasquez was in need of work. She had no prospects in her hometown of La Paz, Bolivia, so when she was offered a bus ticket to Argentina and assured of steady work and a home there, she jumped at the chance. ...


Venezuelan President Will Reactivate Peace Proposal for Libya

Venezuelan President Will Reactivate Peace Proposal for Libya: "by TeleSur Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez announced this Sunday that he will reactivate the peace proposal for Libya at the urging of his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The Venezuelan leader called upon the nations of the world to form a ...


Mexican drug war denies reality

Mexican drug war denies reality: "But the stubborn truth revealed by the US diplomat emerges every day, despite drug kingpins bring arrested, the number of weapons discovered or the amount of cocaine seized. Mexico is not winning the "war" against drug trafficking and organised crime: ...


Venezuelan trade unions deplore status of nationalized businesses

Venezuelan trade unions deplore status of nationalized businesses

Far from gaining benefits after the Venezuelan State took over these plants, workers complain nowadays about demeaning labor conditions. Mr Leandro González, a spokesman of the trade union of Refractarios Orinoco, formerly Cerámicas Carabobo, ...

Violence doesn't become us

Violence doesn't become us: "Dawn in Sarasota was as beautiful as ever Saturday — belying the ugliness of a tragedy that happened several hours before sunrise in a poverty-plagued neighborhood. Two British tourists were found shot to death there and a juvenile from the ...


Where Drug Cartels Really Get Their Arms

Where Drug Cartels Really Get Their Arms: "The Mexican government and the media have consistently blamed the US for the vicious drug war in Mexico that has resulted in over 35000 deaths since late 2006. A diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks will disappoint them, as it shows that 90 percent ...


Cuba meets sugar production target for first time in 20 years

Cuba meets sugar production target for first time in 20 years: ""Cuba met the sugar production plan with moderate growth, while 18 mills are still grinding sugarcane," the NNTV television quoted an official with the Sugar Ministry Osiris Quintero as saying. The 18 mills are "adding an additional amount of sugar" to ...


China praises Cuba's planned economic reforms | The Associated ...

China praises Cuba's planned economic reforms | The Associated ...: "China has praised Cuba's ruling Communist Party for approving sweeping economic and social reforms. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said Tuesday the decisions made during Cuba's Sixth Party Congress were sure to have a ...


Young Cubans unsure where to turn for decent jobs

Young Cubans unsure where to turn for decent jobs: "
Some young people in Cuba have created their own employment niches, but many are finding it increasingly difficult to find jobs that meet their professional aspirations and salary expectations. Photograph: Str/AFP/Getty Images In the throes of Cuba's ...


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Cuba to allow sale of private homes for first time since the revolution

Cuba to allow sale of private homes for first time since the revolution

Cubans currently can could only pass on their homes to their children, or work out complicated, and often corrupt, swaps, the BBC reports. While loosening the power on sale of property, Castro warns that the concentration of property would not be ...

Humala wants stability in Peru: advisor

Humala wants stability in Peru: advisor: "Humala, who says wealth from a decade-long boom has failed to benefit a third of Peruvians living in poverty, moved to the center after narrowly losing the 2006 race and tries to emulate Brazil's moderate former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. ...


China to Aid Venezuelan Socio-Productive Plans

China to Aid Venezuelan Socio-Productive Plans: "Caracas - Chinese experts will assist Venezuela in the implementation of socio-productive projects, mainly oriented to make the best use of raw materials, official sources announced on Monday. The initiative was revealed by Adriana Tovar, ...


Help people who are difficult | Help save Rio de janeiro poverty ...

Help people who are difficult | Help save Rio de janeiro poverty ...: "Results from the Pages directory for Help people who are difficult - Help save Rio de janeiro poverty. Search Facebook for more Pages with names like Help ...


Bad eating habits to blame for obesity in Puerto Rico

Bad eating habits to blame for obesity in Puerto Rico: "San Juan – Bad eating habits in Puerto Rico are to blame for 67 percent of the obesity cases in the US commonwealth. Dietician Vilma Calderon told Efe on Tuesday that obesity - a contributing factor in many serious health conditions - on the Caribbean ...


Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal

Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal: "Caracas, Venezuela, Apr 19, 2011 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela recently noted that the country's government refuses to enter into dialogue with the Church. “We are always willing to listen, to talk, ...


Lawyer unraveling Ponzi scheme seeks extension

Lawyer unraveling Ponzi scheme seeks extension

The pension fund for employees of Venezuela's state-owned oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela, accounted for roughly 90 percent of the investment in the unregistered hedge funds. The oil company has promised to guarantee any losses. ...

Venezuelan comptroller: Private media are a danger to people

Venezuelan comptroller: Private media are a danger to people: "According to Venezuelan Comptroller General Clodosbaldo Russián, Venezuelan people should make great efforts not to be misled by the media. "We need to preserve our sovereignty, to defend it constantly, especially now, in an era when media play an ...


Venezuelan government records 1594 events of AH1N1

Venezuelan government records 1594 events of AH1N1: "
... has been recorded nationwide, Health Minister Eugenia Sader reported in a press conference at the Latin American Children's Heart Hospital, located in Montalbán, west Caracas, when an aortic valve surgery, the first one in Venezuela, was conducted. ...


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Argentina's April Inflation Expectations Steady At 25% -UTDT

Argentina's April Inflation Expectations Steady At 25% -UTDT: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentines' expectations for future inflation were unchanged in April from the previous month, according to a closely watched survey of consumers. Torcuato Di Tella University, or UTDT, said Tuesday that the median projection ...


Central America – another victim of the US drug war

Central America – another victim of the US drug war: "The Economist had a hard-hitting piece about how the drug war in Mexico has spilled into the smaller countries of Central America like Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador. Whatever the weaknesses of the Mexican state, it is a Leviathan compared with ...