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jueves, 5 de mayo de 2011

Latin American food prices push inflation: IDB report

Latin American food prices push inflation: IDB report

Most exposed are the poor citizens of Latin American countries that haven't seen their currencies rise, as in Brazil and Chile. The bank cited problems in 13 countries directly affected by recent increases in international food prices. ...

Gary Johnson is asked about the drug war

Gary Johnson is asked about the drug war: "So here we have the border violence with Mexico. 28000 deaths south of the border over the last four years. I believe that if we legalize marijuana 75% of that border violence goes away, because that's the estimate of the drug cartel's activities that ...


Cubans to Be Able to Buy and Sell Real Estate

Cubans to Be Able to Buy and Sell Real Estate: "For decades in Cuba a market in housing was prohibited and it was only possible to exchange properties through a concept popularly known as a "swap." Dozens of decrees, restrictions and limitations also arose, to regulate and control this activity, ...


UO Students Protest Drug War Violence

UO Students Protest Drug War Violence: "
The group that organized the protest says it supports drug legalization and an end to the drug violence. Students staged a flash-mob style protest outside the EMU on Thursday by wearing shirts that read "I represent 1000 victims of the Mexican drug war ...


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Inflation slowing, claims govt

Inflation slowing, claims govt: "By KR Sudhaman May 05 2011 Brazil, Argentina and Vietnam inflation was still on the upswing, a top finance ministry official said on Thursday. Coining a new terminology, chief economic adviser Kaushik Basu told reporters that “inflation of inflation” ...


LatAm Social Entrepreneurs Awarded

LatAm Social Entrepreneurs Awarded: "Social entrepreneurs from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela honored at the World Economic Forum. BY RICHARD BURNS RIO DE JANEIRO – A group of social entrepreneurs with varied backgrounds and goals were honored during the World Economic ...


American Professor Prohibited From Returning to Cuba

American Professor Prohibited From Returning to Cuba: "An American professor studying blogging and micro-businesses in Cuba says he was told by Cuban government officials that he cannot return to the island nation where his research is based. Ted Henken, chair of the Department of Black and Hispanic ...


Volunteers help the homeless

Volunteers help the homeless: "The Miami Rescue Mission/Broward Outreach Centers, an organization serving the homeless, reported in a separate statement that it served more than 2200 ...
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Chilean economy strong: up 15 percent from 2010

Chilean economy strong: up 15 percent from 2010: "SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - The economy is booming in Chile, growing an unprecedented 15 percent in March compared to the same month last year, when the country was just starting to recover from a devastating earthquake and tsunami. ...


Chile Economic Growth May Surpass 6%, Finance Minister Says

Chile Economic Growth May Surpass 6%, Finance Minister Says: "Chileans are feeling the benefits of growth of almost 10 percent in the first quarter, with real salaries rising “significantly,” Larrain told reporters today in Santiago. Chile's economy grew a record 15.2 percent in March from a year earlier, ...


Car and light-truck sales in Chile up 27% in April

Car and light-truck sales in Chile up 27% in April: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO -(MarketWatch)- Sales of new automobiles and light trucks in Chile rose 27% in April from a year earlier to 28153 units, mostly due to a low basis of comparison following the February 2010 8.8-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, ...


Biofuels fuel Colombia's conflict

Biofuels fuel Colombia's conflict: "As things are now, oil palm cultivation in Colombia is not going to win the war on drugs, nor is it going to save poor farmers from poverty and violence. So far, it has actually made these problems worse.


San Diego will no longer get away with requiring that our students pay to learn

San Diego will no longer get away with requiring that our students pay to learn

... Education and Access (IDEA) released its annual California Educational Opportunity Report in March of this year; in that report, IDEA reported that many low-poverty (wealthier) schools now solicit donations or charge families fees to pay for ...

Almost 10% of Brazilians Live in Extreme Poverty with Less than US$ 2 a Day

Almost 10% of Brazilians Live in Extreme Poverty with Less than US$ 2 a Day

Eliminating extreme poverty in Brazil has become Dilma Rousseff administration's top priority. This week the government kicked off its effort by - literally - drawing a line in the sand: the extreme poverty line. Based on surveys and 2010 census data ...

Education Teaching in Williamstown Brazil Fight Poverty in Brazil ...

Education Teaching in Williamstown Brazil Fight Poverty in Brazil ...: "Alan presently is involved in Global Ministry, teaching in seminaries and like . .. to Central America and selected countries in South America, where he . ...


Violence, Conflict Fueling Poverty: World Bank

Violence, Conflict Fueling Poverty: World Bank: "The report also shows that 42 million people, roughly the equivalent to the entire population of Colombia, are displaced as the result of conflict, violence or human rights abuses. Some 15 million of them are forced out of their countries, ...


Puerto Rican population up 138% from 2000 census

Puerto Rican population up 138% from 2000 census: "
By DONNA HARRIS - dharris@sunherald.com PASCAGOULA -- Gustavo and Susan Santo left Puerto Rico five years ago to live their American dream in Mississippi. They're part of the growing number of Puerto Ricans who have settled in the three Coast counties ...


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Tutoring changes student goals in Durham Faces of poverty: Durham

Tutoring changes student goals in Durham Faces of poverty: Durham: "Numerous college banners boasting names like Harvard and Florida State University line the walls of the classrooms, and the state-of-the-art gym reflects Coach K's passion for basketball. “It's a program that can meet the needs of a lot of kids from ...


FAO Expresses its Concern in Cuba on World's Rising Food Prices

FAO Expresses its Concern in Cuba on World's Rising Food Prices: "HAVANA, Cuba, May 4 (acn) As said by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Cuba, food prices have climbed up 37% from December 2010, until March 2011. A FAO representative to Cuba, Marcio Porto, affirmed on Wednesday in the International ...


Grant will help Hispanic children succeed, break cycle of poverty

Grant will help Hispanic children succeed, break cycle of poverty: "The program is established in several cities in Texas, New Mexico and California, but the Kellogg grant will expand the program throughout the United States. Some 51 nonprofits applied, from 21 states and Puerto Rico, and only four – including El Buen ...


Argentina's economic performance 'below' South America's average

Argentina's economic performance 'below' South America's average: "
Foreign exchange reserves jumped 398%, below the average for South America, 437%, and unemployment, 7.8%, is just above the average for the region, 7.4% and so is poverty 23.6% against 21.8%. This good economic performance can be explained because ...


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Venezuela Attorney General Says Makled May Be Extradited Friday

Venezuela Attorney General Says Makled May Be Extradited Friday

CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Venezuelan Attorney General Luisa Ortega Diaz said alleged drug kingpin Walid Makled could be extradited to Venezuela Friday, though the final decision remains in the hands of officials in Colombia, where he remains in custody. ...

Inmates release six in Venezuela hostage standoff

Inmates release six in Venezuela hostage standoff: "CARACAS, May 5, 2011 (AFP) - Venezuela prison inmates have released six of 21 people taken hostage last week while pressing their demands that authorities provide treatment for an alleged tuberculosis outbreak at the facility. The state news agency AVN ...


Mexico: Zapatistas join Drug War protest

Mexico: Zapatistas join Drug War protest: "As momentum builds for the May 8 protest against violence and impunity in Mexico, the Zapatista National Liberation Army (EZLN) announced its support for the movement started by poet Javier Sicilia. In a communiqué dated April 28, the EZLN leadership ...


Skin-Deep Gains for Amazon Tribe

Skin-Deep Gains for Amazon Tribe: "The tribe, which only came into regular contact with Brazilian society two generations ago, had been decimated by disease, was mired in poverty and was losing its customs. Mr. Rechelbacher and Biraci Brasil found common cause in annatto, ...