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miércoles, 18 de mayo de 2011

Minister sees Peru remaining business-friendly

Minister sees Peru remaining business-friendly: "By Daniel Wallis LA JOLLA, Calif., May 18 (Reuters) - Peru will stick to pro-business policies whoever wins the June 5 presidential run-off, the South American country's energy and mining minister told an industry conference on Wednesday. ...


Senior Power: Profiling Older Americans

Senior Power: Profiling Older Americans

Social Security reduces poverty rates for 65+ minority women -- from 44 to 14 percent for older African-American women, from 43 to 14 percent for older Hispanic women, and from 32 to 11 percent for older Asian women. Eighty-four percent of California ...

Maradona blasts Batista for ignoring Tevez

Maradona blasts Batista for ignoring Tevez: "BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Diego Maradona has said on Argentine TV that his successor as national coach must be "drunk" for suggesting Manchester City forward Carlos Tevez is not needed for the Copa America. Sergio Batista said Tevez was not ...


Scam victim: 'It was the worst 30 minutes of my life'

Scam victim: 'It was the worst 30 minutes of my life': "Zuannette Escribano, 21, panicked when two people called claiming they had kidnapped her grandparents in Puerto Rico. By Arelis R. Hernández, Orlando Sentinel The 21-year-old St. Cloud woman panicked as she listened to two menacing voices at the other ...


Mexican ambassador predicts no quick end to drug war

Mexican ambassador predicts no quick end to drug war

The ambassador, Arturo Sarukhan, also hinted that US government hopes of stopping cross-border drug trafficking quickly might be unrealistic. Mexico's war against illegal drugs that started in December 2006, when troops were sent in to fight cartel ...

World's Richest Man Predicts Chile Wll Be the Next Developed Country in Latin ..

World's Richest Man Predicts Chile Wll Be the Next Developed Country in Latin ..

“In the case of Latin America, I believe Chile will be the first to break that barrier (of underdevelopment)” Slim said. “Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, and Mexico will probably be next.” He noted that Chile will need to improve its education and poverty ...

Chile's Poor – Not Just Earthquake Victims

Chile's Poor – Not Just Earthquake Victims: "“This issue is not lack of resources, since Chile has all the necessary resources to end extreme poverty; the only missing piece is political will.” ...


UN agency says 45 percent of Latin America's children live in poverty

UN agency says 45 percent of Latin America's children live in poverty: "The report, entitled "Child Poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean", is jointly written by the U.N. Economic Commission for Latin America and the ...


Argentina Labor Boss Says Not Against Opposition Parties

Argentina Labor Boss Says Not Against Opposition Parties: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's most powerful labor union leader said late Tuesday that he's not against opposition parties or presidential candidates per se, but instead opposes policies that undermine the union movement. ...


Latin America has 45% of under 18 equivalent to 81 million living ...

Latin America has 45% of under 18 equivalent to 81 million living ...: "The studyChild poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean is a diagnosis of the child poverty situation in the region and includes public policy ...


Cuba, Norway sign 4 cooperation agreements

Cuba, Norway sign 4 cooperation agreements: "Representatives from Cuba and Norway on Tuesday signed four agreements to boost cooperation in a variety of areas. The agreements were signed by visiting Norwegian Deputy Minister for Cooperation Ingrid Fiskaa and her Cuban counterpart Dagoberto ...


Mastodon skull discovered in Chile

Mastodon skull discovered in Chile

The remains were discovered on February 15 during work to expand a water treatment plant in Santiago by the French firm Suez and Aguas Chilean Andes. A mastodon shoulder blade and lower jaw were discovered in 2008 in southern Chile, but this is the ...

Brazil's reminder: Anti-poverty programs help

Brazil's reminder: Anti-poverty programs help: "I wonder whether members of Congress took a few minutes from their cries of “no new taxes” and slashing budgets for the programs that help the least among us to read the May 12 news story “Booming Brazil's poverty problem.” When he was Brazil's ...


Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro: "
If tourists are flocking to Rio's favelas for the purpose of sneaking a glance at the city's most destitute inhabitants, and not for the panoramic in-depth story, residents would have to continue living in poverty in order to attract new visitors. ...


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National and local government agree on eviction at lower Flores Community

National and local government agree on eviction at lower Flores Community

Around 200 inhabitants of the area will be censored in order to guarantee future lodging, health attention and food by the City services of Buenos Aires. The national and local government agreed today to instate the eviction notice at the lower Flores ...

Guatemala Targets Drug Gangs After Massacre

Guatemala Targets Drug Gangs After Massacre: "By NICHOLAS CASEY MEXICO CITY—Guatemalan soldiers searched Tuesday for the culprits of a massacre in a remote province after the country's president declared a state of siege there, a sign that Guatemala is escalating its own war against drug ...


Latin America has 45% of under 18, equivalent to 81 million living in poverty

Latin America has 45% of under 18, equivalent to 81 million living in poverty: "
Almost 81 million children under 18 suffer from poverty in Latin America which is equivalent to 45% of that age group according to a study by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Children's Fund ...


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Teen heading to Peru in quest to help kids

Teen heading to Peru in quest to help kids: "“This has been one of my biggest goals and I'm so excited to be able to achieve it before I'm an adult,” Silander enthused about going to work with children and families struggling with poverty. “I want to use what I'm good at to help other people,” ...


Venezuela Extends Emergency Efforts As Heavy Rains Return

Venezuela Extends Emergency Efforts As Heavy Rains Return: "By Ezequiel Minaya Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela President Hugo Chavez has extended for 90 days in seven states and parts of Caracas a state of emergency called in response to violent rainfalls in late 2010 that may return this ...


Research Links Student Health and Well-Being to Academic Achievement

Research Links Student Health and Well-Being to Academic Achievement

... caring relationships, high expectations and meaningful participation—decrease in proportion to the percentage of students at a school who are living in poverty, undermining the American dream for major segments of California youth. ...

Weekly Roundup from Across the Americas

Weekly Roundup from Across the Americas: "Grupo Santander head Emilio Botín predicts that Chile will become the first Latin American country to eradicate poverty. Botín visited Chile and met with the coutnry's President Sebastian Piñera over the weekend. AS/COA holds its Latin American Cities ...


Cuba relaxes hiring policy

Cuba relaxes hiring policy: "(UPI Photo/Anatoli Zhdanov) HAVANA, May 18 (UPI) -- The Council of Ministers in Cuba said self-employed workers could now hire non-family members, as the government seeks to expand private sector jobs. The government under Raul Castro intends to lay ...


Almost Half of Latin American and Caribbean Children in Poverty

Almost Half of Latin American and Caribbean Children in Poverty: "by AQ Online Nearly 81 million people under age 18 in Latin America and the Caribbean are affected by moderate to severe deprivation, a new study has found. Pobreza Infantil en América Latina y el Caribe (Child Poverty in Latin America and the ...


China's Interest in Latin American Commodities Continues

China's Interest in Latin American Commodities Continues: "And it just so happens that Latin America has rich resources of all those and more… Much of the interest in Latin American commodities comes from China, of course. The two have made numerous mutually beneficial deals in the last decade, ...


Chile GDP Grows By 9.8% On Year In 1Q - Central Bank

Chile GDP Grows By 9.8% On Year In 1Q - Central Bank: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean economy grew at a booming pace in the first quarter, for the most part due to a low basis of comparison for the same period a year earlier, the central bank reported Wednesday. The country's gross domestic product ...