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miércoles, 20 de abril de 2011

Poverty in Latin America database

Poverty in Latin America database: "This database maintained by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) allows monitoring the three targets of the first Millennium ...


Buenos Aires Book Fair: Is Google Books en Espanol Imminent ...

Buenos Aires Book Fair: Is Google Books en Espanol Imminent ...: "Digital is a hot topic at this year's Buenos Aires Book Fair. The event's professional program opened with a presentation by Bob Stein, of the Center for the Future of the Book, discussing digital innovation and a new pavilion featuring ...


Improvements in Basic City Infrastructure Key to Fighting Urban ...

Improvements in Basic City Infrastructure Key to Fighting Urban ...

"Urban violence is a serious impediment to development and poverty reduction. ... or São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, demonstrate. ...

Argentine oil workers balk at deal to end strike

Argentine oil workers balk at deal to end strike: "By Taos Turner BUENOS AIRES (MarketWatch) -- Oil workers in Argentina's Santa Cruz Province have balked at a deal reached Monday to end a 19-day strike that has halted crude output in the area. The conflict, which seemed resolved, worsened Tuesday as ...


Thoughts of reform in Cuba

Thoughts of reform in Cuba: "Cuba's Raul Castro this week took over as head of the ruling Communist Party. And with his accession in a four-day congress, Cuba approved hundreds of political and economic reform measures that even a few years ago would have been unthinkable. ...


3 charged with breaking into Puerto Rico vacation home of boxer Miguel Cotto

3 charged with breaking into Puerto Rico vacation home of boxer Miguel Cotto

By AP, Wednesday, April 20, 3:31 PM SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Three people in Puerto Rico face burglary and attempted larceny charges after police said they broke into the coastal vacation home of boxer Miguel Cotto. Police said in a statement Wednesday ...

Argentina March Indus Production +8.8% On Year, Unchanged On Month

Argentina March Indus Production +8.8% On Year, Unchanged On Month: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's industrial production rose rapidly in March from the same period a year ago as the country's consumer boom continued to fuel demand for everything from cars to home appliances. Industrial output jumped 8.8% in ...


Titusville YMCA garners $10000 grant

Titusville YMCA garners $10000 grant: "She said that last year, the Titusville YMCA provided more than $250000 in financial assistance to area families living below the poverty level. Titusville YMCA Family Center scholarship chairman and board chairman Herman Cole led this year's ...


Chile: Evidence on Priest Seized

Chile: Evidence on Priest Seized: "By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO The police in Santiago have raided the home and offices of a lawyer representing a Roman Catholic priest found guilty by the Vatican of sexually molesting boys. The authorities seized documents related to the church case for a ...


Congress and Obama ignore the anguish of 99ers and the long-term unemployed

Congress and Obama ignore the anguish of 99ers and the long-term unemployed

A Center on Budget and Policy Priorities analysis concluded that unemployment insurance temporarily kept 3.3 million people out of poverty. Food stamp assistance kept another 2.3 million people out of poverty. On top of that, an additional 2.3 million ...

Brazilian President Assesses Her China Trip

Brazilian President Assesses Her China Trip: "The president said that Brazil's experience with programs designed to fight poverty, called for controlling inflation, without jeopardizing economic growth. She said that her government is committed to solving infrastructure problems that hamper ...


Latin America rapidly becoming a middle-class continent, according to ECLAC

Latin America rapidly becoming a middle-class continent, according to ECLAC: "
The greatest expansion of the middle class, --described as people earning at least four times the poverty line--, took place in Brazil where 38 million climbed to that condition in the last ten years, totalling 61 million middle class Brazilians. ...


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Ex public servant in Argentina drug bust

Ex public servant in Argentina drug bust: "Former top ranking public servant, Sharon Armstrong, will be in court in Buenos Aires on Friday after being detained on suspicion of cocaine smuggling. Armstrong, the former deputy chief executive of the Maori Language Commission, was arrested on April ...


Energy payment assistance available

Energy payment assistance available: "Eligibility is based on household income, which is capped at 150 percent of Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. For a family of four living in Northeast Florida, that's $33075 in annual gross income. "With the county's unemployment rate hovering near 10 ...


Fugitive who fled Puerto Rico bagged in Trenton

Fugitive who fled Puerto Rico bagged in Trenton: "The drug-trafficker, convicted June 21, 2007, in Puerto Rico and sentenced to 40 years in prison, fled the country and came to the US to hide out. Not the other way around. And nobody knew where he was. Finally, after Puerto Rican authorities asked for ...


Hawaiians descend on Puerto Rico for autism

Hawaiians descend on Puerto Rico for autism: "Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 19 April, 2011 : - - Izzy Paskowitz of Surfers Healing, a foundation for autism, summoned the hawaiians to cater to the autistic children of Puerto Rico and their parents. It was not an easy task taking 300 children ...


Former 1st daughter Jenna Bush Hager to speak at the Michigan International ...

Former 1st daughter Jenna Bush Hager to speak at the Michigan International ...

My job for UNICEF was to travel around Latin America and document -- write the stories -- of kids who were living in exclusion, meaning they were living in poverty or had HIV-AIDS, faced abuse, or didn't have access to food or clothing or ...

Argentina March Economic Activity Expanded 6.6% On Year - OJF Think Tank

Argentina March Economic Activity Expanded 6.6% On Year - OJF Think Tank

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Argentina's economic activity expanded 6.6% in March from the same month a year earlier, a local think tank said Tuesday. Growth was up 0.8% from the previous month while activity was up 7.2% in the first quarter from a year ...

Cuba: Young People Ratify Loyalty to the Revolution

Cuba: Young People Ratify Loyalty to the Revolution

Camagüey, Cuba, April 19.- Defending the Revolution as Cubans did it on the shores of Playa Giron (the Bay of Pigs) 50 years ago, is actually an immediate challenge facing the young people in the eastern province of Camagüey. ...

Participatory Budgeting Is Music To Medellin's Poor

Participatory Budgeting Is Music To Medellin's Poor: "Colombia's image is still tainted by its long and violent drug war, ... to into a social service force against the crushing poverty of his neighborhood. ...
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Breakfast boosts neighborhoods in Palm Bay and Melbourne

Breakfast boosts neighborhoods in Palm Bay and Melbourne: "... agency was FLORIDA TODAY's 2009 Organization of the Year. A community development organization, the coalition channels the efforts of resident leaders, government, business and churches to restore neighborhoods struggling with poverty and crime. ...


California's Democratic governor targets public pensions

California's Democratic governor targets public pensions: "The fact that some retirees can receive over $100000 a year only serves to underscore the poverty-level retirement that the average public employee gets. The second point on which the politicians, unions, and businesses are trying to deceive workers is ...


Peru suffers an 'environmental tragedy'

Peru suffers an 'environmental tragedy': "
Buenos Aires - The rising price of gold has multiplied by six the pace of deforestation in the Amazon rainforest in the Peruvian region of Madre de Dios in recent years, a study published on Tuesday said. Illegal gold searches using primitive ...


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Peru's Election, Possible New Taxes Raise Risks For Miners

Peru's Election, Possible New Taxes Raise Risks For Miners

... too, hinted at increased taxes, saying mining companies could do more to help social well-being and reduce poverty. Asked about the current outlook for the mine it runs in Peru, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc (FCX) spokesman Eric Kinneberg said ...

Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal ...

Venezuela unwilling to dialogue with Church, says cardinal ...: "Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino of Caracas, Venezuela recently noted that the country's government refuses to enter into dialogue with the Church.