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domingo, 8 de mayo de 2011

Thousands march against violence in Mexico City

Thousands march against violence in Mexico City: "We are marching for a free country with social conscience," said Zepeda, who is from the Mexico City suburb of Ecatepec. Gruesome violence has surged in the region southwest of Mexico City since drug kingpin Arturo Beltran Leyva died in a December 2009 ...


Central America: Boosting Small Enterprise to Fight Poverty ...

Central America: Boosting Small Enterprise to Fight Poverty ...: "Cyril Almeida at Dawn has written a powerful and anguished column about the bewilderment among many Pakistanis on discovering that Osama bin Laden had been ...


An ancient 'lost civilization' in Cuba?

An ancient 'lost civilization' in Cuba?: "During the 1950s Cuban divers and underwater archaeologists found extensive artifact evidence of a Native American civilization on the western end of Cuba that was different and more advanced that the Taino-Arawak peoples, who migrated to the island ...


Rafiño: A young artist driven by perseverance

Rafiño: A young artist driven by perseverance: "By Ana I. Herrera / GablesHomePage.com Staff Writer One day after school, when he was 7 years old in his native Havana, Cuba, greatly worried his mother after a meeting with his second-grade teacher. As part of his classwork that day, Rafiño had been ...


'Hell' Reigns Supreme at Mexico's Ariel Awards

'Hell' Reigns Supreme at Mexico's Ariel Awards: "
"It's a theme that has taken on a dimension that nobody had imagined three or four years ago," said Estrada in reference to Mexico's ongoing drug war. Hell grossed $7.1 million, making it last year's No. 2 box office earner. Damian Alcazar, who plays a ...


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Venezuelan police chief, son killed during apparent attempt by gunmen to steal ...

Venezuelan police chief, son killed during apparent attempt by gunmen to steal ...

By AP, CARACAS, Venezuela — Authorities in Venezuela say the director of a municipal police force and his son have been slain in the western part of the country. Police in Zulia state say the police chief for a municipality near the city of Maracaibo ...

Changes in Cuba Leave Root Problem Intact

Changes in Cuba Leave Root Problem Intact: "As I finish writing this article, the modifications that were made to the “Guidelines” document still haven't been published, something that has generated a high level of uncertainty among many Cubans. (They are set to be released on Monday May 9). ...


Buenos Aires nominated as World Book Capital 2011

Buenos Aires nominated as World Book Capital 2011: "Designer of the tower, Argentine artist Marta Minujin stands in front of the "Tower of Babel", a creation made with thousands of books in languages from all over the world, at San Martin square in Buenos Aires, Argentina, May 6, 2011. ...


Argentine energy chief faces bribery allegation

Argentine energy chief faces bribery allegation

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine Energy Minister Daniel Cameron could become the second high-ranking official in President Cristina Kirchner's administration to be prosecuted for corruption, according to a judicial source. Prosecutors petitioned Judge ...

Buenos Aires Mayor Macri Drops Argentine Presidential Bid

Buenos Aires Mayor Macri Drops Argentine Presidential Bid

By Taos Turner, Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri dropped out of Argentina's 2011 presidential race on Saturday and announced plans to seek re- election in the capital city. ...

Cuba seeks to jump-start economy

Cuba seeks to jump-start economy: "A woman holds up a homemade poster of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro during the May Day celebration in Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, Sunday May 1, 2011. The gathering of hundreds of thousands of Cubans is being touted as a massive show ...


Heat doesn't need to be great at end to win

Heat doesn't need to be great at end to win: "James and Wade have climbed over too much – poverty, upbringing, all the other athletes fighting for these dollars and wins – to not trust their basketball talent in any situation. It has rewarded them too often, in too many ways. ...


The 'Garden Town' celebrates its centenary

The 'Garden Town' celebrates its centenary: "... history located at the centre of the station's park, and with the presentation of allegorical medals given to De Vicenzo; Armella; Ranelagh's oldest neighbour, Juan Bach; and the director of the Police Music Band of Buenos Aires Province. ...


Brazil Keeps Close Watch over Poverty, Inflation

Brazil Keeps Close Watch over Poverty, Inflation

A permanent watch over inflation, a new program to fight poverty and the elimination of three soccer teams in the South American Libertadores Cup 2011 made headlines in Brazil this week. President Dilma Rousseff and other top officials expressed their ...

The Oldest Woman in Cuba Wishes All Mothers Peace

The Oldest Woman in Cuba Wishes All Mothers Peace: "On the occasion of Mother's Day on Sunday, the elderly woman spoke with ACN at the farm where she was born on February 2, 1885. With admirable clarity and energy for her age, Candulia, as close family and friends call her, asked for “all the good” and ...


Cuba: Third Tourist Destination in the Caribbean

Cuba: Third Tourist Destination in the Caribbean: "HAVANA, Cuba, May 7 (acn) Cuba is the third most important tourist destination in the Caribbean, said the Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, during a working session of the 31st International Tourism Fair FITCuba 2011 that concluded on Saturday ...


Some on Pinellas School Board question funding for teachers' master's degrees

Some on Pinellas School Board question funding for teachers' master's degrees: "
In the past four years, the University of Florida's Lastinger Center and the district have provided scholarships to teachers from high-poverty schools to get their master's degrees in education. In return, the teachers continue teaching in those ...


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A snapshot of the Venezuelan petroleum industry in May, 2011

A snapshot of the Venezuelan petroleum industry in May, 2011: "Venezuela has proven reserves of about 85 billion barrels of conventional oil and some 185 trillion cubic feet of gas. These volumes make Venezuela the leader of the HAVES in the hemisphere. Probable resources are even more important. ...


Venezuela calls for closer cooperation with Iran

Venezuela calls for closer cooperation with Iran: "TEHRAN – Venezuela's Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro has said that Caracas is keen to have closer cooperation with Iran in the international arena. Maduro made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Behrouz Kamalvandi who is ...


Cubans to learn specifics of economic changes

Cubans to learn specifics of economic changes

HAVANA (AP) — Cubans will soon get their first look at the details of highly anticipated economic changes that were approved at last month's Communist Party Congress, official news media said Saturday. An announcement in party newspaper Granma said ...

NGO 'Journalists for the Truth' says Freedom of Speech Thriving in Venezuela

NGO 'Journalists for the Truth' says Freedom of Speech Thriving in Venezuela: "By Correo del Orinoco International Refuting claims that Venezuela has been saddled by a clamp down on freedom of expression in recent years, Vice President for the NGO Journalists for the Truth, Jose Gregorio Nieves, challenged corporate media outlets ...


Chile | Innovations for Poverty Action

Chile | Innovations for Poverty Action: "Innovations for Poverty Action applies rigorous research techniques to develop and test solutions to real-world problems faced by the poor in developing ...


Criminalization of the Internet in Cuba

Criminalization of the Internet in Cuba: "In any case, the new government offensive against debate in cyberspace, that some of us Cubans have access to, is worrisome. It is an orthodox assault by the regime that is taking advantage of the difficult international situation to settle some of its ...