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miércoles, 27 de abril de 2011

Wage hike expected to boost Venezuela's inflation | The Associated ...

Wage hike expected to boost Venezuela's inflation | The Associated ...: "President Hugo Chavez's decision to increase the minimum wage 25 percent is expected to elevate Venezuela's already high inflation, economists and opposition lawmakers said Wednesday.


Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan History, Lawmaker's US Tour

Celebrating Afro-Venezuelan History, Lawmaker's US Tour: "Venezuela celebrates Africa Month in May. The national day of Afro-Venezuelaniety, was created by the National Assembly in 2005, and is honored on May 10. In recognition of these important celebrations, the embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of ...


Gaddafi may seek asylum in Venezuela

Gaddafi may seek asylum in Venezuela: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed on Wednesday that a Libyan delegation was visiting Caracas to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict and accused NATO of trying to kill his "friend" Muammar Gaddafi. "Who gave them the right to do this, ...


Detainees' Lawyers Can't Click on Leaked Documents

Detainees' Lawyers Can't Click on Leaked Documents: "By SCOTT SHANE WASHINGTON — Anyone surfing the Internet this week is free to read leaked documents about the prisoners held by the American military at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to print them out or e-mail them to friends. Attorney General Eric H. Holder ...


Senior official at US Embassy in Caracas to lead US mission in Cuba

Senior official at US Embassy in Caracas to lead US mission in Cuba: "By JUAN O. TAMAYO MIAMI -- John Caulfield, the veteran diplomat running the US Embassy in Venezuela amid Washington's testy relations with President Hugo Chavez, has been picked to head the American diplomatic mission in Cuba, according to US officials ...


Cuba and Italy Celebrate 50 Years of Support and Solidarity

Cuba and Italy Celebrate 50 Years of Support and Solidarity: "by Cubans and Italians in this capital. During the commemorative ceremony, Elio Gamez, vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), said that the work of the Association has been constant and outstanding all these years ...


Chile warns of whooping cough outbreak

Chile warns of whooping cough outbreak: "SANTIAGO, April 26 (Xinhua) -- Chile has registered a significant increase of new whooping cough cases in Metropolitan Region, its Health Ministry said Tuesday. According to the ministry, 359 cases are recorded in the region, and 60 percent of the ...


One in four U.S. children raised by single parent

One in four U.S. children raised by single parent: "Single parents in the US were more likely to be employed — 35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average — but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found. “The in-work poverty is higher in the US than other OECD countries, because at ...


10 caught at Auckland Airport carrying drugs in their shoes ... More soon

10 caught at Auckland Airport carrying drugs in their shoes ... More soon: "
Armstrong, 54, was arrested by police in a Buenos Aires airport about two weeks ago after 5 kilograms of cocaine was discovered in the false bottom of her suitcase. Entitled ''The story of a New Zealander detained in Buenos Aires'', the two-page story ...


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Is social protection the next big idea to combat poverty?

Is social protection the next big idea to combat poverty?: "
... such as those in Brazil and Mexico, but in many other places a variety of pilot programmes are experimenting with different permutations of beneficiaries and conditionality. Researchers at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University ...


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Top Puerto Rico drug dealer, brother convicted

Top Puerto Rico drug dealer, brother convicted: "AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Prosecutors in Puerto Rico say a man once considered the top drug dealer on the US territory has been convicted of drug charges. US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez Velez says a jury convicted Angel Ayala Vazquez of conspiracy ...


1 in 4 children in US raised by a single parent

1 in 4 children in US raised by a single parent: "Single parents in the US were more likely to be employed—35.8 percent compared to a 21.3 percent average—but they also had higher rates of poverty, the report found. end of the labor market, earnings are very low," said Willem Adema, a senior ...

Fighting Drug War Creates Drug War

Fighting Drug War Creates Drug War: "
US military interests in the Mexican drug war aren't nearly so obvious, if they exist at all, but in Europe as well as America, the political obstacles to ending drug prohibition are far more immediate and shallow. Most people just instinctively don't ...


Miller-McCune.com
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Losing the Mexico Drug War | The Foundry

Losing the Mexico Drug War | The Foundry: "The tragedy is the typical negligence of the Mexican government and the typical obtuseness of the U.S. government. The Drug War failed long ago. ...


Chavez: Libyan Delegation In Venezuela Seeking Peace Options

Chavez: Libyan Delegation In Venezuela Seeking Peace Options: "(RTTNews) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday that a delegation of Libyan officials sent by Col. Moammar Qadhafi had arrived in his country to try and find a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in the North African country. ...


Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries

Poverty in households with children is rising in nearly all OECD countries: "
In all OECD countries, except Canada, Chile, Mexico and Ireland, over half of households do not include children. In Asian, Nordic, and southern European countries, men and women work predominantly full-time. By contrast, in the Netherlands and ...


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Guantanamo's legacy

Guantanamo's legacy: "by The Anniston Star Editorial Board The US prison hastily constructed and scandalously operated after 9/11 in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, left a permanent stain on the Bush administration. New details emerging this week from more than 700 pages of formerly ...


Venezuela: Drug suspect may be extradited soon - World Wire ...

Venezuela: Drug suspect may be extradited soon - World Wire ...: "Venezuela says it is evaluating Colombia's request that it provide human rights guarantees for a suspected top drug trafficker when he's extradited to Caracas.


Vatican announces new bishop

Vatican announces new bishop: "According to the announcement, Estevez, 65, was born in Cuba and came to the United States as a teenager on a Pedro Pan flight. He was ordained in 1970 and has done extensive studies in spiritual theology, earning a doctorate from Gregorian University ...


Dominican President Visits Guatemala

Dominican President Visits Guatemala: "The two statesmen will discuss issues such as fighting poverty and strengthening Central American and Caribbean integration, trade and the struggle against organized crime. The Dominican statesman also expects to hold meetings with a group of local ...


Brazil at Risk of Agrarian Counter-Reform

Brazil at Risk of Agrarian Counter-Reform: "By Fabíola Ortiz RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 27, 2011 (IPS) - A process of "agrarian counter-reform" is taking place in Brazil, according to activist João Pedro Stédile, a leader of the Landless Rural Workers Movement (MST). Stédile said Brazil's land reform ...


Venezuelan Nurses End Hunger Strike After Wage Increase

Venezuelan Nurses End Hunger Strike After Wage Increase: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Hunger-striking nurses in Venezuela ended their protest Wednesday after the government raised wages for public employees. The end of the pay dispute was not the result of the more than month-long fast but the product of good timing ...


Wage hike expected to boost Venezuela's inflation

Wage hike expected to boost Venezuela's inflation: "By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER , 04.27.11, 05:21 PM EDT CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez's decision to increase the minimum wage 25 percent is expected to elevate Venezuela's already high inflation, economists and opposition lawmakers said ...


Colombiafar behind poverty reduction target Colombia news ...

Colombiafar behind poverty reduction target Colombia news ...: "Colombia is far from attaining the Millennium Development Goal target of halving the number of people who live on less than $1.25 a day by 2015.