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lunes, 9 de mayo de 2011

DVD Review: Chico and Rita

DVD Review: Chico and Rita: "
Chico and Rita is an animated film which tells the love story of two musicians from Cuba. Chico is a very talented pianist in search of a singer who can match his ability. While out one night he spots just the woman he is looking for, Rita, ...


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Alleged drug lord Walid Makled sent to Venezuela

Alleged drug lord Walid Makled sent to Venezuela: "Venezuela's alleged drug kingpin, Walid Makled, will provide evidence against politicians and the military to Venezuela's legislature, his lawyer says. BY JIM WYSS BOGOTA -- Walid Makled, the alleged drug kingpin who was extradited to Venezuela on ...


Venezuela says problem at oil refinery partially affecting output, but exports ...

Venezuela says problem at oil refinery partially affecting output, but exports ...

By AP, CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's state oil company says the failure of an air circulation system has affected production at the South American country's largest refinery, but the problem will not affect oil shipments. Petroleos de Venezuela SA ...

16 Slain in Puerto Rico

16 Slain in Puerto Rico: "San Juan – Police superintendent Jose Figueroa Sancha met Monday with his regional commanders after another weekend of violence left 16 dead in Puerto Rico. The conference followed an admission by the force's head of field operations, Col. ...


Inflation-Fighting in Brazil Could Be Bad News for Automakers

Inflation-Fighting in Brazil Could Be Bad News for Automakers: "
Brazil's commodity driven economy has perpetually struggled with boom and bust cycles that have created a society divided into extremes of poverty and wealth. Monetary mismanagement and political corruption has reliably led to runaway inflation in the ...


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Chile favors $7 billion hydroelectric dams on remote Patagonian ...

Chile favors $7 billion hydroelectric dams on remote Patagonian ...: ""Chile is still a poor country, with 2.5 million poor people, and to overcome poverty we need energy, and for that reason we need to develop our own ...
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Caring for poor, hospitals reach brink of closure

Caring for poor, hospitals reach brink of closure: "One-third of the city's families are below the poverty line. The hospital has lost $5 million a year since 2000. The state has cited the hospital for safety violations that would require nearly $6 million to correct. "The building is 85 years old, ...


Attorney General vows to close Guantanamo

Attorney General vows to close Guantanamo: "PARIS (Reuters) - US Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday the United States would close the Guantanamo Bay facility holding terrorism suspects in Cuba, despite missing a previous deadline to do so. On an official visit to Paris, Holder stressed ...


Chile April trade surplus surges with copper revs

Chile April trade surplus surges with copper revs: "SANTIAGO, May 9 (Reuters) - Chile's trade surplus CLTBAL=ECI surged 26 percent in April from a year earlier, when the country was battered by an earthquake, boosted by high prices for copper, central bank data showed on Monday. Chile, the world's top ...


Mining companies in Peru face higher taxes from next president

Mining companies in Peru face higher taxes from next president

There is apprehension that Peru's stellar economic performance of the last ... World Bank says one in three Peruvians still live below the poverty level. ...

Nicaraguan women challenge unemployment and poverty

Nicaraguan women challenge unemployment and poverty: "By Pha Lo on 05/08/2011 The women of El Carizal, Nicaragua, who decided to get organized and launch a coop producing a popular line of organic jam. [Photo: courtesy of Lauren Stocker EL CARIZAL, Nicaragua— In this farming community of 250 people, ...


Latin American Terrorist Ties with the Middle East

Latin American Terrorist Ties with the Middle East: "On May 10th, 2011, the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS) will publish one of its strategic dossiers based on a study of the computer disks entitled The FARC Files: Venezuela, Ecuador and the Secret Archives of 'Raúl Reyes' that ...


Iranian Delegation to Visit Chile

Iranian Delegation to Visit Chile: "Earlier on Saturday, President of Chile's Chamber of Deputies Patricio Melero voiced his country's willingness to expand ties with Iran, specially in parliamentary fields. Speaking to Tehran's Ambassador to Santiago Houshang Karimi Abhari, Melero hoped ...


Door to Cuba opens for students here

Door to Cuba opens for students here: "BY MATT WILHALME Staff Reporter May 8, 2011 10:11PM Christina Perez, a teacher at Dominican University, is taking a class to be one of the first to study abroad in Cuba under new travel regulations. They meet on Sunday, May 1, ...


Cuba's Hunt For Oil Raises Questions For US

Cuba's Hunt For Oil Raises Questions For US: "by Nick Miroff An oil rig operated by Cuba and China in eastern Havana. The Cuban government and its foreign partners plan to begin drilling in the Gulf of Mexico this fall. An oil rig operated by Cuba and China in eastern Havana. ...


Into each new life, a little rain falls

Into each new life, a little rain falls: "In addition to the graduating students, hundreds of family members and friends – some from as far away as Puerto Rico and North Carolina – filled the pavilion, waving and cheering from their seats. They also took pictures, hand-delivered flowers and ...


Cuba denies police beat dissident who later died

Cuba denies police beat dissident who later died

HAVANA (AP) — The Cuban government is denying opposition claims that police beat an ailing dissident who died two days after a protest. State-run website Cubadebate says witnesses to Thursday's incident in the city of Santa Clara reported that Juan ...

Challengers fall away in Argentina

Challengers fall away in Argentina: "By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires With five months to go before Argentina's presidential elections and candidates dropping like flies, Cristina Fernández, the incumbent, can feel increasingly confident. The latest rival to throw in the towel was Mauricio ...


Buenos Aires mayor drops out from October presidential race

Buenos Aires mayor drops out from October presidential race: "
Mauricio Macri the conservative mayor of Buenos Aires City and one of the leading contenders for next October's presidential election decided over the weekend not to challenge populist President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner and instead will seek ...


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Nutrition and Family Planning Intersect for a Healthier Guatemala

Nutrition and Family Planning Intersect for a Healthier Guatemala: "
FAO's monthly report for March says the cost of maize, a staple crop in Guatemala and other parts of Central America, rose 35 percent in the country over the previous three months. In Guatemala, around half of all children are stunted. ...


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Study: Race is a Factor in Charity, Social Programs

Study: Race is a Factor in Charity, Social Programs: "The study also said America has a smaller government than some and yet larger government tends to reduce inequalities. Even among US states there is a race-based disparity. Especially in the South, welfare benefits are smaller in areas with large, ...


Life Along the Border Amidst the Drug War

Life Along the Border Amidst the Drug War: "
A Mexican journalist talks about how threats on his life and his family prompted him to move to Vancouver after covering the drug wars in Ciudad Juarez for nearly two decades. [Fronteras] The violence in Mexico is placing high demand on the blood ...


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Thousands march in Mexico City to protest the drug war | Raw Replay

Thousands march in Mexico City to protest the drug war | Raw Replay: "As vicious criminal gangs battle the Mexican military and each other for the immense cash reserves produced by U.S. prohibition policies, the nation to America's south has become increasingly concerned that fighting has begun to consume ...


Colombia sends reputed drug kingpin to Venezuela

Colombia sends reputed drug kingpin to Venezuela: "By LIBARDO CARDONA , 05.09.11, 12:15 PM EDT BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia on Monday extradited to Venezuela a man the White House has called an important drug kingpin, sending him to face trial in the very country where he says close associates of ...


Local Habitat team heading to Bolivia in 2012

Local Habitat team heading to Bolivia in 2012: "Despite the high level of poverty, Celinda Melgarejo, director of Habitat Bolivia, believes Muncie residents should come to her nation not only to help ...
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