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viernes, 6 de mayo de 2011

Argentina Fines Economic Consultant Ecolatina for Publishing Inflation Stats

Argentina Fines Economic Consultant Ecolatina for Publishing Inflation Stats: "In addition to issuing a personal appeal to the President, Ecolatina ended their statement by stressing that “inflation is the most ruthless mechanism in generating more poverty,” and that “ignoring this fact, blatantly lying and going after those who ...


Venezuela Rejects Use of Terror to Fight Terrorism

Venezuela Rejects Use of Terror to Fight Terrorism: "The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, assuming Bin Laden's announced death is true, demands an immediate stop to the occupation and violence provoked by the US in Central Asia with the alleged intention of neutralizing Bin Laden. ...


Top US diplomat for Latin America resigning

Top US diplomat for Latin America resigning

But Valenzuela's tenure was criticized by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who said he didn't do enough to counter rising anti-Americanism in the region led by Presidents President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua, Rafael Correa of ...

Boosting Small Enterprise to Fight Poverty

Boosting Small Enterprise to Fight Poverty: "By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, May 6, 2011 (IPS) - Small and medium-sized companies in Central America are the targets of foreign development aid programmes aimed at fighting the region's high poverty levels. One of the initiatives is the Access ...


UN official outlines measures needed to overcome glaring inequalities in Latin ...

UN official outlines measures needed to overcome glaring inequalities in Latin ...: "Latin America and the Caribbean remains the most socially unequal region in the world, the head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) said today, highlighting the measures required to tackle the problem in a region which has made ...


Chile CMPC 1Q Net Profit Jumps 78% On Year To $141.3 Million

Chile CMPC 1Q Net Profit Jumps 78% On Year To $141.3 Million: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chilean pulp and wood products company Empresas CMPC SA's (CMPC.SN) net profit jumped 78% on the year in the first quarter to $141.3 million, according to the company's Thursday filing with the SVS local ...


Venezuela says OPEC members should maintan quotas

Venezuela says OPEC members should maintan quotas: "By Kejal Vyas CARACAS -(MarketWatch)- The recent drop in oil prices is characteristic of the typical fluctuations in the market, Venezuelan Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez said Friday, adding that fellow members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting ...


Buenos Aires will have 30000 books' Babel Tower in city center

Buenos Aires will have 30000 books' Babel Tower in city center

Well known argentine artist, Marta Minujín, will create a 25-metre high "Tower of Babel" in Plaza San Martín, a famous square in the city centre of Buenos Aires. The structure will be made of a pile of 30000 books in different languages, 16 thousand of ...

Argentina's Banco Macro Lifts 2011 Loan Growth Forecast To 35%

Argentina's Banco Macro Lifts 2011 Loan Growth Forecast To 35%: "By Ken Parks Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Banco Macro SA (BMA, BMA.BA), one of Argentina's biggest private-sector banks, raised its outlook on Friday for loan growth this year to 35% from 30% owing to what it described as broad ...


Venezuelan Accountant Head Pleads Guilty in PDVSA $500 Million Ponzi in USA

Venezuelan Accountant Head Pleads Guilty in PDVSA $500 Million Ponzi in USA: "
The latest was Juan Carlos Guillen Zerpa, the Managing Partner of international accounting giant BDO's Venezuelan affiliate, who the FBI says was paid $1 million to fake $275 million in missing funds. CARACAS -- Juan Carlos Guillen Zerpa, 44, ...


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Latam inflation slows, easing rate hike pressure

Latam inflation slows, easing rate hike pressure: "By Luciana Lopez and Antonio de la Jara SAO PAULO/SANTIAGO, May 6 (Reuters) - Inflation slowed in Brazil and Chile in April as price-fighting efforts by policy-makers gained traction, prompting some economists and investors to scale back expectations ...


Cubans begin to enjoy making money

Cubans begin to enjoy making money: "
Wealth sticks out like a sore thumb in Cuba, especially with a person like Orlando – who has amassed a small fortune for over 20 years – and lives in Cuba's generally humble countryside. Orlando's three-story stone white house with its hand carved ...


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Whale death off Puerto Rico blamed on plastic bags

Whale death off Puerto Rico blamed on plastic bags

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A rare whale has washed up dead in Puerto Rico, and a biologist is blaming plastic bags for its demise. Nilda Jimenez says that she conducted a necropsy of the Gervais beaked whale and found more than 10 pounds (4.5 kilos) ...

UNDP Chief We must tackle inequality in Latin America

UNDP Chief We must tackle inequality in Latin America: "A central message of the Latin America and Caribbean Human Development Report was ... byproduct of successful poverty reduction programmes inequality itself ...


The Right to Be Apolitical in Cuba

The Right to Be Apolitical in Cuba: "
Since I was a little girl, the only people who wrote me were my father, who had emigrated to the United States, and my cousins, whose parents got them out of Cuba to “escape socialism.” Therefore, such a farewell would be completely incomprehensible to ...


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Corruption in Cuba - Greed or just survival?

Corruption in Cuba - Greed or just survival?: "Unfortunately it's a way of life in Cuba due to the failure of Communism and a centrally controlled economy. A visit to the Black Market is an every day event for most Cubans so they can “resolve” the challenges of living in Cuba. ...


Chile inflation slows, rate hike views moderate

Chile inflation slows, rate hike views moderate: "By Antonio de la Jara SANTIAGO, May 6 (Reuters) - Inflation in Chile slowed to 0.3 percent in April, shifting market expectations in favor of a more moderate 25-basis-point interest rate increase at the central bank's meeting next week. ...