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jueves, 21 de abril de 2011

Drug gangs muscle into new territory: Central America

Drug gangs muscle into new territory: Central America: "
Washington has spent billions of dollars to help push drug cartels out of Colombia, and to confront them in Mexico. Now they've muscled their way into Central America, opening a new chapter in the drug war that almost certainly will exact further cost ...


McClatchy Washington Bureau
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China offers support to Cuba on developing socialism

China offers support to Cuba on developing socialism: "In the message, dated April 19 and released on Thursday by official Cuban media, Hu hailed the figure of Fidel Castro as the "founder and promoter of the revolution and construction of Cuba" and praised him for his fearless leadership in the face of ...


Cuban Artists Continue Contributing to Social Programs in Venezuela

Cuban Artists Continue Contributing to Social Programs in Venezuela: "HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 21 (acn) More than 100 Cuban artists, in representation of the 1300 that make up the Cultural Mission 'Corazon Adentro' in Venezuela, are taking part in the Second National Scientific Festival of this group. ...

UN addresses Argentina housing crisis

UN addresses Argentina housing crisis: "
The UN special rapporteur Rachel Rolnik who has paid a visit to Buenos Aires calls for the construction of more residential units in Argentina as well as regulating the housing market. In a press conference at the UN headquarters, Rolnik stressed on ...


Press TV
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Cocaine accused Kiwi's foreign jail 'hell'

Cocaine accused Kiwi's foreign jail 'hell': "
Speaking to The Dominion Post from the medium-security Buenos Aires detention centre where she is being held, Sharon Armstrong said she was trying to stay focused on getting out of prison. "The first few days were like hell but you know I just have to ...


Stuff.co.nz
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Argentinian band convicted over nightclub fire

Argentinian band convicted over nightclub fire: "
Relatives of victims of the Republica Cromagnon disco fire, in which 194 people died, react after the original verdict in the case in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 19 August 2009. Photograph: GUSTAVO AMARELLE / POOL/EPA Seven members of an Argentine rock ...


The Guardian
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Cuba's theatre of the absurd

Cuba's theatre of the absurd: "
Then came the pièce de résistance: 300 proposals to shake up Catrolandia's centrally planned economy, including one that would allow Cubans to buy and sell their homes. The congress will be very busy for a while "voting" on these proposals. ...


The Guardian
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Cuba's economic reforms lack transparency, critics say

Cuba's economic reforms lack transparency, critics say

And even though it has been touted as the solution to their country's economic woes, most Cubans caught only a passing glimpse of it on their evening newscast, which supplied a brief summary of what their country's leaders had decided about their ...

Accused drug cartel leader has ties to Yakima area

Accused drug cartel leader has ties to Yakima area: "The man accused of ordering mass killings in Mexico's drug war was once a resident of the City of Tieton. Martin Omar Estrada Luna, 34, and several other members of the Los Zetas Drug Cartel were arrested over the weekend in Mexico. ...


Chile Opens Charging Station for Electric Cars

Chile Opens Charging Station for Electric Cars: "An employee charges an electric car in Santiago, Chile, during the inauguration of the first electric car charging station in Latin America. With the inauguration of the charging station, Chile joins the ranks of other nations such as Japan, ...


Children increasingly targeted in Mexico drug wars

Children increasingly targeted in Mexico drug wars: "In Mexico's brutal drug war, children are increasingly victims, innocents caught in the crossfire, shot dead alongside their parents - and intentionally ...


Gender Inequality Persists Behind Closed Doors

Gender Inequality Persists Behind Closed Doors: "HAVANA, Apr 20, 2011 (IPS) - While gender roles have changed since Cuba's 1959 revolution, inequalities persist among men and women in private life, and young people are both accepting that and breaking with it. "The more private a relationship is, ...


Paraguay's president wants Brazilian millions for land reform, but politics

Paraguay's president wants Brazilian millions for land reform, but politics

Paraguay's economy is dominated by large soy plantations, and 80 percent of the productive land is owned by just 2 percent of the population, leaving 42 percent of rural residents — 3 million people — in extreme poverty, said Belarmino Balbuena, ...

Saudi charged as mastermind of 2000 bombing on USS Cole

Saudi charged as mastermind of 2000 bombing on USS Cole: "
US military prosecutors Wednesday charged one of the most prominent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and said they would seek the death penalty because of his suspected planning of the October 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. ...


The Seattle Times
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Argentine official statistics show poverty is down 9.9% in second half of 2010

Argentine official statistics show poverty is down 9.9% in second half of 2010: "
Argentina's National Statistics Agency, Indec, announced Wednesday that poverty levels lowered in the second half of 2010, with 527000 households below the poverty line (6.8%), which include a total of 2475000 people (9,9%). ...


MercoPress
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Police: 3 break into house of Puerto Rican boxer | The Associated ...

Police: 3 break into house of Puerto Rican boxer | The Associated ...: "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 that the suspects broke into the house in ...


Friends Of Cuba Boost Cultural Exchanges

Friends Of Cuba Boost Cultural Exchanges: "MELAKA, April 21 (Bernama) -- The Friends of Cuba Association Malaysia (FOCAM) is set to boost cultural exchanges between the two countries, which have had diplomatic relations for the past 35 years. The Cuban ambassador to Malaysia, Carlos A. Amores, ...


Cubans allowed to sell their homes after 50 years

Cubans allowed to sell their homes after 50 years: "Cuba says it will allow people to buy and sell their homes for the first time since the communist revolution in 1959. For the past 50 years, Cubans have only been allowed to pass on their homes to their children, or to swap them through a complicated ...


Peruvians in Buenos Aires pay homage to Lord of Miracles

Peruvians in Buenos Aires pay homage to Lord of Miracles: "Nearly 5000 Peruvian and Argentinean faithful will pay homage to Lord of Miracles in Good Friday when the religious procession hits the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, the Brotherhood of the Lord of Miracles in this city reported. ...


60 Freeway Signs Honor Slain Educator

60 Freeway Signs Honor Slain Educator: "30, 2009, in Gomez Palacio in the Mexican state of Durango. Authorities said the 33-year-old educator was an innocent victim of Mexico's drug war and that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Assemblyman Mike Eng, D-Monterey Park, introduced a ...


"Rock against Poverty" to Hold New York City Earth Day Concert

"Rock against Poverty" to Hold New York City Earth Day Concert: "Rock against Poverty will host an Earth Day concert at New York City's Tompkins ... Bolivia has advocated for respecting the rights of "Mother Earth" and ...
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US honors Cuban women dissidents

US honors Cuban women dissidents

Cuba's government regularly denounces the Damas. It considers them common criminals who take money from Washington to destabilize the island and bring down its social revolution. But Burns said the women are a poignant reminder of the "day-to-day ...

Chile Central Bank Pres: Inflation Biggest Challenge

Chile Central Bank Pres: Inflation Biggest Challenge: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Inflation is the biggest challenge the Chilean economy is currently facing, central bank president Jose De Gregorio said Wednesday. Inflation will likely end this year at 4.3%, above the monetary authority's target of 3%, ...


Peru Labor Minister travels to New York for IV Ministerial Development Forum

Peru Labor Minister travels to New York for IV Ministerial Development Forum: "This event will gather more than 30 ministers in charge of social policies in the region, in order to discuss sustainable solutions to face challenges such as poverty. A supreme resolution of Presidency of the Council of Ministers (PCM) published ...


Recovering hope from the rubble

Recovering hope from the rubble: "
... in Peru, there are persistent inequalities in the distribution of wealth and an asymmetry in who is actually benefitting from social programs, with a disproportionate amount of women, particularly widows, condemned to live in extreme poverty. ...


McGill Reporter
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