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martes, 17 de mayo de 2011

Venezuela resorts to rationing amid new blackouts

Venezuela resorts to rationing amid new blackouts

Naguanagua, Venezuela. Alidio Lugo, a storeowner, has lost his refrigerator due to blackouts that have roiled this part of town, in the industrial city of Valencia. Protests broke out over forced blackouts, as Venezuela faces an electricity shortage. ...

Venezuela 1Q GDP Up 4.5% Vs Previous Year

Venezuela 1Q GDP Up 4.5% Vs Previous Year: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--The Venezuelan economy expanded at a 4.5% rate in the first three months of 2011 from the same period last year, the central bank said Tuesday. The preliminary results add to recent statements from government officials that the ...


US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war

US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war: "By MICHAEL GRACZYK , 05.16.11, 03:18 AM EDT LAREDO, Texas -- The US Department of Agriculture has shifted some of its cattle inspection stations from Mexico into the United States after concerns about drug cartel violence. The change has occurred over ...


Brazil Uses Google to Downplay Poverty « The Maoist Rebel News

Brazil Uses Google to Downplay Poverty « The Maoist Rebel News: "Brazil Uses Google to Downplay Poverty. 14 May. In what is almost a comical display of class bias, the city officials in Rio de Janeiro have complained to ...


Number of kidnapping scam victims continues to rise

Number of kidnapping scam victims continues to rise: "Deputies said they know these scammers are calling out of Puerto Rico. Beyond that, they are working with Puerto Rican authorities. They said these scammers call the victim and scare them into giving them money. "We do know they are playing on the ...


8 Argentine officers convicted for dictatorship-era crimes

8 Argentine officers convicted for dictatorship-era crimes: "By the CNN Wire Staff Buenos Aires (CNN) -- An Argentine court convicted and sentenced eight former army officers to life in prison for human rights violations during the country's so-called Dirty War. One officer was acquitted. ...


Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth

Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth: "Fifty planned measures include reducing taxes on software, paving rural roads and cutting red tape such as payments to state suppliers, Pinera and his Economy Minister Juan Andres Fontaine said today at the presidential palace in Santiago. ...


Helping Where Needed: Resident Organizes Alabama Relief Effort

Helping Where Needed: Resident Organizes Alabama Relief Effort: ""In Brazil, there is no middle class," Ollestad said. "Most, unfortunately, live in poverty." There's such a sense of hopelessness of the people living there, that there is really only one avenue to look into, and that's [selling] drugs," she said. ...


Venezuela economy expands 4.5 percent in 1st quarter amid recovery

Venezuela economy expands 4.5 percent in 1st quarter amid recovery

By AP, CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's economy expanded 4.5 percent for the first quarter, confirming strong growth after nearly two years of recession, officials said Tuesday. Growth in both the public and private sectors contributed to the recovery ...

Cuba further eases limits on private businesses

Cuba further eases limits on private businesses: "By Shasta Darlington, CNN Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- The Cuban government has agreed to allow all private businesses to hire employees, something previously restricted to a limited number of occupations, state media said Tuesday. A meeting of the Council of ...


Brazil to assist Ghana to produce tractors

Brazil to assist Ghana to produce tractors: "... and socially and to produce enough for their families and the whole country. Mr Luis Fernando Serra, Brazilian Ambassador in Ghana , said the loan would help alleviate poverty in African countries and to help reduce imports and increase the exports.


Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth

Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth: "Finance Minister Felipe Larrain announced yesterday measures to help farmers cope with Latin America's best performing currency in the past year, including $400 million of loans with “favorable” interest rates. Chile's peso has strengthened 15 percent ...


Venezuelan Securities Regulator to Grant New Brokerage Permits This Year

Venezuelan Securities Regulator to Grant New Brokerage Permits This Year

By Corina Rodriguez Pons - Tue May 17 15:20:53 GMT 2011 Venezuela's securities regulator will grant new licenses for brokerages to operate in the government's public securities exchange to companies that can prove they have sufficient capital and ...

Mexican Drug War Gets More Fierce | UN Dispatch

Mexican Drug War Gets More Fierce | UN Dispatch: "Evidence of the deepening entrenchment of Mexico's drug war surfaced last week in the form of El Monstruo 2011, a homemade tank-like vehicle belonging to Los Zetas, the former enforcement arm of - and now competitor to - the powerful ...


Large cocaine haul points to Vieques smuggling

Large cocaine haul points to Vieques smuggling

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's police chief says officers have seized a large quantity of cocaine on board the ferry from the island of Vieques. Chief Jose Figueroa Sancha tells reporters that more than 560 kilograms (1235 pounds) was ...

Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth

Pinera Plans Productivity Measures to Boost Chilean Growth: "“Our government has set out the task to lay down the foundation so that, before this decade ends, Chile will be a developed country without poverty,” Pinera said. “This is a project for our generation.” Chile's gross domestic product probably expanded ...


Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning'

Obama offers Cuba 'new beginning': "President Barack Obama seized on an extraordinary overture from Cuba to propose talks aimed at breaking the half-century hostility born between Washington and Havana during the Cold War. He told a Summit of the Americas with Latin American leaders in ...


PM meets Brazil's candidate to the post of FAO director

PM meets Brazil's candidate to the post of FAO director

... pledging to work for realising the world's vision of eradicating poverty and hunger through comprehensive development and better use of resources. The Brazilian ambassador highlighted the prospect of enhancing cooperation between Jordan and Brazil, ...

Supreme Court may review Fla. law restricting travel to Cuba

Supreme Court may review Fla. law restricting travel to Cuba: "
A state law prohibits state colleges and universities from paying for travel to 'sponsors of terrorism,' a list that includes Cuba. A controversial state law that restricts state colleges and universities from traveling to Cuba may soon be heading to ...


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FBI: 56 Police Officers Slain in 2010

FBI: 56 Police Officers Slain in 2010: "Twenty-two officers were killed in the south, 18 in the west, 10 in the midwest, three in the northeast, and three in Puerto Rico. Of the 56 deaths, 15 officers were killed in ambushes, eight were investigating suspicious persons, seven were killed ...


Body of Slain Miami-Dade Officer Comes Home

Body of Slain Miami-Dade Officer Comes Home: "By Lisa Orkin Emmanuel The body of a Miami-Dade police officer murdered with his sister on the side of a rural road in Puerto Rico will be flown home Tuesday. Officer Juan L. Aviles, 34, and his sister, Jazmin Plaza Otero, 21, were found fatally shot ...


Colombia Arrests Hitmen Linked to Venezuelan Makled

Colombia Arrests Hitmen Linked to Venezuelan Makled

Makled was extradited from Colombia to his native Venezuela last week. Colombian Police Chief Oscar Naranjo made the announcement on Monday in Bogota. "In the past few hours we have captured in Colombia, particularly in Barranquilla, two hitmen who ...

Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela resigns over corruption scandal

Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela resigns over corruption scandal

Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela resigned Monday after emails were leaked linking the diplomat to the Nule Group, investigated for a major corruption scandal that previously led to the suspension of the mayor of Bogota. ...

Report: Iran building missile base in Venezuela

Report: Iran building missile base in Venezuela: "German newspaper Die Welt reports that Iran is constructing an intermediate range missile base on Venezuela's Paraguaná Peninsula, and that engineers from the Khatam al-Anbia consstruction firm, owned by the Revolutionary Guards, visited Paraguaná in ...