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jueves, 28 de abril de 2011

'India's poor a matter of concern'

'India's poor a matter of concern': "
So in that sense the first link is with poverty. One of the recent estimates is that since June of last year, probably about 44 million additional people have gone into poverty. This is in addition to the increase in poverty that was estimated, ...


The Hindu
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Prisoners take 22 hostages at Venezuela prison | The Associated ...

Prisoners take 22 hostages at Venezuela prison | The Associated ...: "Inmates took 22 employees hostage at a Venezuelan prison to demand human rights guarantees and improved living conditions, authorities said Thursday. The uprising inside El Rodeo prison began Wednesday, when inmates complained of a ...


Rebels with a cause: education

Rebels with a cause: education: "
Maybe statements like this one: "The failure to support an accessible, fully funded public education system will condemn many Californians to perpetual poverty and second-class status." Or this one: "As Californians we expect … fair and equitable ...


Los Angeles Times
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'India's poor a matter of concern'

'India's poor a matter of concern': "
Even in a country like [South] Korea, which is the highest in terms of achievements on education, when you ask them about the biggest constraints they have, they put education at number one. It is not like middle-income countries or high-income ...


The Hindu
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America's Third War: Is the US Arming Mexican Cartels?

America's Third War: Is the US Arming Mexican Cartels?: "
If you ever watch video or look at pictures of the drug war in Mexico, you'll notice some pretty heavy weapons. This is a war being waged with rockets and plastic explosives, not pea shooters and Saturday Night Specials. Consider these incidents: You ...


Fox News
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Peace Activists to Meet in Cuba for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases

Peace Activists to Meet in Cuba for the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases: "In an exclusive interview with ACN, Elio Gamez, vice-president of the Cuban Institute for Friendship with the Peoples (ICAP), one of the sponsors of the event, said that the purpose of the meeting is to condemn, once again, the Great Powers' ...


8 men key to 255 cases

8 men key to 255 cases: "By Christopher Hope, The Daily Telegraph April 26, 2011 A member of the US military mans the guard post before sunrise at the American dentention centre in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Photograph by: Paul J. Richards, AFP/Getty Images Evidence from eight ...


Chilean Central Bank Sees Inflation Slowing Down -Minutes

Chilean Central Bank Sees Inflation Slowing Down -Minutes: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Inflation in Chile, including core inflation which factors out volatile fuel and food prices, will likely slow down, according to the minutes of the central bank's April monetary policy meeting released Thursday. ...


Chile March Industrial Output Surges 30.9% On The Year

Chile March Industrial Output Surges 30.9% On The Year: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's industrial output surged a record 30.9% in March from the same month a year earlier, the government statistics agency said Thursday. The increase bested analysts' expectations of a 20% to 25% gain. ...


Buenos Aires: 2011 World Book Capital | Publishing Perspectives

Buenos Aires: 2011 World Book Capital | Publishing Perspectives: "BUENOS AIRES: We're currently in the midst of the Buenos Aires International Book Fair — better known to Spanish-speakers as the Feria del Libro. The event, which lasts for three weeks and draws in more than one million visitors, ...


Venezuela deports Colombian journalist for alleged FARC ties ...

Venezuela deports Colombian journalist for alleged FARC ties ...: "Journalist Joaquín Pérez Becerra arrived in Bogotá April 25 after being extradited by Venezuela for being “the head of the international front of the FARC in Europe,” referring to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) ...


Colombian officials faith to send back terror suspect from Venezuela

Colombian officials faith to send back terror suspect from Venezuela: "Venezuelan powers that be possibly will dispense greater than an alleged leader of a leftist guerrilla sort Monday, Colombias president whispered.Joaquin Perez Becerra was held by a Venezuelan airport taking into consideration incoming ...


Venezuela's Minimum Wage to Increase 26.5% in 2011 | World News ...

Venezuela's Minimum Wage to Increase 26.5% in 2011 | World News ...: "Mérida, April 26th 2011 – As is Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's custom in the lead up to May Day (May 1st), yesterday he announced a national decree that increases the minimum wage by 26.5%. He also announced that food ticket ...


Peru, Mexico agree to deepen bilateral relations

Peru, Mexico agree to deepen bilateral relations: "The presidents signed a joint declaration after holding bilateral talks at the Government Palace in Peru's capital, Lima. The document includes issues relating to democracy, integration, trade, investment, poverty and other matters of mutual interest. ...


Easter presents for animals at Buenos Aires Zoo | Image galleries ...

Easter presents for animals at Buenos Aires Zoo | Image galleries ...: "This Easter, animals at Argentina's Buenos Aires Zoo received giant Easter eggs and toy rabbits filled with all sorts of treats.


Cuba: Bloggers Reflect on Reforms at Communist Party Congress

Cuba: Bloggers Reflect on Reforms at Communist Party Congress: "The sixth congress of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), which was held in Havana from April 16 - 19, may have marked a major turning point for the Cuban economic system, and for Cuban society at large. As detailed by the BBC, party members approved ...


Moody's notes risk of US dollar shortage in Venezuela

Moody's notes risk of US dollar shortage in Venezuela: "In a report on Venezuela, dated April 27, risk rating agency Moody's said that the country's external credit has deteriorated, and questioned the possibility of adjustments ahead of elections. Patrick Esteruelas, a sovereign risk analyst for Latin ...


Peru Ex-PM: Humala's 2006 Campaign Funded By Venezuela

Peru Ex-PM: Humala's 2006 Campaign Funded By Venezuela

LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Former presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is alleging that left-leaning nationalist Ollanta Humala received funding from sources in Venezuela in his 2006 run for president. Kuczynski, who was prime minister from August 2005 ...

Chile: Customers Protest Water Privatization

Chile: Customers Protest Water Privatization: "Santiago, Chile - Citizen organizations in Chile announced a program of measures to avoid the total privatization of water by the enterprises in charge of water production and distribution in the nation. Edgardo Conteza, from the Movement for ...


No Men Allowed: Bus Company in Argentina Only Hires Women

No Men Allowed: Bus Company in Argentina Only Hires Women: "Vicente Lopez, located near Buenos Aires, is switching up traditional gender roles. The town of 240000 is telling only women to apply for positions as bus drivers. And men? Well, don't bother. Apparently, the town's new bus line feels that men are more ...


Brazil's Growing Middle Class Fuels Economy

Brazil's Growing Middle Class Fuels Economy: "
The country's many advantages are not lost on Brazil's business community, though there is caution when discussing Brazil's success and future. Poverty remains a huge problem, with roughly 15 percent of the population estimated as living in absolute ...


CNBC.com
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Cuban inventor turns trash into farm tools

Cuban inventor turns trash into farm tools: "By Jeff Franks GUIRA DE MELENA, Cuba, April 28 (Reuters) - A solitary man trudges through a palm-lined corn field in the Cuban countryside, pulling behind him a rickety contraption that President Raul Castro would love. The man, Yolando Perez Baez, ...


Paraglider Buzzes Buenos Aires to Show Red Bull Gives Wings

Paraglider Buzzes Buenos Aires to Show Red Bull Gives Wings: "In a bizarre stunt for Red Bull energy drink, a man in a paraglider buzzed around busy Buenos Aires streets during rush hour yesterday. Hernan Pitocco, 31, circled the city's main avenue, 9 de Julio, and other hot spots such as the Colon Theater before ...


Venezuela industry not keen on Mercosur membership, sees risks

Venezuela industry not keen on Mercosur membership, sees risks

CARACAS, Venezuela, April 28 (UPI) -- Venezuela's beleaguered business and private industry sector is up in arms over efforts by President Hugo Chavez to fast track the country's economic integration with Mercosur as soon as he wins ratification of a ...