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martes, 26 de abril de 2011

Venezuela Expects $16 Billion From New Oil Tax

Venezuela Expects $16 Billion From New Oil Tax: "By KEJAL VYAS CARACAS—The Venezuelan government expects to receive as much as $16 billion annually from a newly increased windfall tax on oil income if the price of the commodity stays around current levels, Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said Tuesday. ...


Venezuela to increase minimum wage by 26.5 percent

Venezuela to increase minimum wage by 26.5 percent: "CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday announced an increase in the minimum wage by 26.5 percent, the state-run AVN news agency reported. The rise will benefit public and private sector workers, retired people and ...


Survey: 75% of US consumers interested in Cuba visit

Survey: 75% of US consumers interested in Cuba visit: "
Would you consider a trip to Cuba if restrictions on US travel to the island were lifted? A US consumer survey released Tuesday found that 75 respondents would visit or at least consider a trip to Cuba, if Americans were allowed to travel freely there. ...


Sun-Sentinel (blog)
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Argentine energy workers to end Santa Cruz strike

Argentine energy workers to end Santa Cruz strike: "BUENOS AIRES, April 26 (Reuters) - Argentine energy workers voted on Tuesday to end a 25-day-old pay strike that hit oil output in Santa Cruz province, which produces nearly 20 percent of the country's crude, a union leader told Reuters. ...


Ambassador of Peru visits Kingston businesses

Ambassador of Peru visits Kingston businesses: "After a decade of consistent growth, Peru's economy reached an average GDP growth 9.1 per cent in 2010, and poverty reduction from 48 per cent to 34 per cent in the last four years. Peru is now considered one of the leading emerging economies in Latin ...


Controversy in Venezuela over Arrest of Alternative Journalist ...

Controversy in Venezuela over Arrest of Alternative Journalist ...: "Mérida, April 25th 2011 – At the request of the Colombian government, the Venezuelan government has arrested and says it will soon deport a supposed ex- FARC leader and alternative journalist, Joaquin Perez Becerra, despite opposition to ...


Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement to hold Policy Briefing at the ...

Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement to hold Policy Briefing at the ...: "New York, NY – The Center for Puerto Rico Equality & Advancement (CPREA), an independent and non-partisan policy and education organization that advocates on behalf of civil rights and equality for Puerto Rico, will present its Spring 20ll Status and ...


Sheraton Invests More Than $100 Million to Upgrade Club Lounges

Sheraton Invests More Than $100 Million to Upgrade Club Lounges

... invested more than $100 million into upgrading 120 Club Lounges around the world, including flagship properties such as Sheraton Waikiki, Sheraton Denver, Sheraton Centre Toronto, Sheraton Hong Kong, Sheraton Buenos Aires and Sheraton Edinburgh. ...

Death rate from childbirth rises in California

Death rate from childbirth rises in California: "
Older mothers, obesity, poverty and C-sections were blamed on the spike in maternal deaths. The rate of women dying from pregnancy-related complications has increased at a "statistically significant" pace, according to a long-awaited report on maternal ...


California Watch
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California Public Pensions: Voters Want State Employees To Give Up Some Benefits

California Public Pensions: Voters Want State Employees To Give Up Some Benefits: "To make it last a more reasonable 16 yrs (and still may not be enough to last your lifetime) you'd have to live at the poverty line... Would that make you happy? And this doesn't even consider the rate of inflation!!! As for Firemen? ...


China to buy more sugar, but not from Cuba

China to buy more sugar, but not from Cuba: "Although China is its largest sugar buyer, Cuba probably won't be able to sell more than contracted amounts to China. While the Cuban sugar industry's productivity is slowly rising, the total yield of the current harvest will continue to hover around ...


Argentine oil union reaches new deal to end strike

Argentine oil union reaches new deal to end strike: "BUENOS AIRES, April 25 (Reuters) - Argentine union leaders reached a deal to end a 24-day-old strike that has halted oil output in the Santa Cruz province on Monday, but workers must still approve the accord, a unionist said. ...


Youth Crime on the Rise in Puerto Rico

Youth Crime on the Rise in Puerto Rico: "SAN JUAN – Puerto Rico is seeing an alarming rise in the number of minors mixed up in crime, police superintendent Jose Figueroa Sancha said Monday, citing the arrest of a 14-year-old suspect for a killing last week in San Juan's upscale Condado ...


Jurors to mull death penalty in 2009 Pa. murder

Jurors to mull death penalty in 2009 Pa. murder: "A defense psychiatrist testified Monday that Rivera-Rodriguez became immune to violence growing up in the projects of Puerto Rico, and substance abuse worsened things. The (Lancaster) Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era says Rivera-Rodriguez wiped ...


Venezuela deports 'FARC ambassador' to Colombia

Venezuela deports 'FARC ambassador' to Colombia: "Venezuela deported the FARC's alleged ambassador to Europe, Joaquin Perez Becerra, to Colombia on Monday, two days after his arrest. According to Colombia's Interior and Justice Minister, German Vargas Lleras, Venezuela chose to deport instead of ...


Santiago Retail Sales Growth Slows in March on Food Prices

Santiago Retail Sales Growth Slows in March on Food Prices: "By Randall Woods - Tue Apr 26 15:32:53 GMT 2011 Retail sales in Santiago, Chile grew at a slower pace in March than in the previous two months as food prices climbed, the country's chamber of commerce reported. Retail sales in Santiago climbed 12 ...


Chile: Mapuche prisoners start new hunger strike

Chile: Mapuche prisoners start new hunger strike: "A group of activists for the rights of indigenous Mapuche Chileans interrupted the Easter mass at Santiago's Metropolitan Cathedral on April 24 to call for the release of four Mapuche prisoners who have been on hunger strike since March 15. ...


Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas died today at the age of 93

Chilean poet Gonzalo Rojas died today at the age of 93: "
Rojas was born on December 20, 1917 in Lebu, a fishing town of the Bio-Bio Region of Chile, 660 kilometres south of Santiago. He was the seventh son of a coal miner. Young Gonzalo studied in Santiago and received teaching and law degrees at the ...


DigitalJournal.com
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Brazil's Rising Inflation Hampers Growth

Brazil's Rising Inflation Hampers Growth: "
The amount of Brazilians living in absolute poverty has fallen to 15.3 percent from 28.1 percent in 2003. “It's hard not to be bullish on Brazil,” said Marcelo Carvalho, chief Latin American economist at BNP Paribas in Sao Paulo. ...


CNBC.com
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Alleged key FARC representative in Europe deported to Colombia by Venezuela

Alleged key FARC representative in Europe deported to Colombia by Venezuela: "
BOGOTA — Venezuela deported to Colombia on Monday a man authorities said was a top FARC guerrilla representative in Europe who ran a Swedish-based website that serves as the leftist rebels' news agency. The deportation of Joaquin Perez, ...


The Canadian Press
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Guantánamo files: all 779 detainees

Guantánamo files: all 779 detainees: "... leaked to the Guardian give details of the capture and transfer to Guantánamo of 779 people, some of them 9/11 masterminds, many of them Afghan farmers. Find out who's who, how they were captured, and why, according to the files, they ended up in Cuba.


Govt hopes to pass National Development Plan this week

Govt hopes to pass National Development Plan this week: "Santos hopes furthermore to bring 2.5 million Colombians out of poverty, reduce unemployment to 9% and continue with social welfare programs. Of note, the bill being discussed this week negates any mention of raising the retirement age in Colombia, ...


Cuban Internationalists in Venezuela Recognized for Their Humanitarian Work

Cuban Internationalists in Venezuela Recognized for Their Humanitarian Work

Cuban internationalists currently making their contribution in Venezuela were recognized on Monday in five states of this South American nation for their humanitarian work there during the floods that affected these regions late in 2010. ...