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jueves, 19 de mayo de 2011

Chile, Sweden ink mining, forestry agreements

Chile, Sweden ink mining, forestry agreements

SANTIAGOChilean President Sebastian Pinera and Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt signed cooperation agreements on mining, forestry and "green technologies." Reinfeldt, concluding a four-day official trip to Brazil and Chile, spoke earlier ...

Senate Democrats: OK for Cuba to drill in Gulf but not U.S.

Senate Democrats: OK for Cuba to drill in Gulf but not U.S.: "The Spanish energy company, Repsol, which drilled an exploratory well in 2004 off the coast near Havana, has contracted to drill the first of several exploratory wells with a semi-submersible rig that is expected to arrive in Cuba at the end of the ...


Pirates make it 10 straight over Owls with 11-1 victory

Pirates make it 10 straight over Owls with 11-1 victory: "The Pirates, 21-4 overall, will play the winner of Ava-Cuba in the sectional round of the state playoffs on Tuesday, May 24 at Twillman Field in Harley park. By Chris Bowie Neither the threat of rain or the Marshall Owls could keep the Boonville ...


House fire in Guernica kills eight: possibly intentional

House fire in Guernica kills eight: possibly intentional: "A man and his seven children were killed, while his wife was wounded, due to an explosion and fire at a house in the area of Guernica in the Buenos Aires province, informed officials. Local police detained a male family friend of the victims, ...


Escalating Drug Violence in Northern Mexico Overwhelms Authorities

Escalating Drug Violence in Northern Mexico Overwhelms Authorities: "By Lisa M. Ruth Northern Mexico's drug war continues to claim victims, with more than 360 bodies discovered in mass graves just last week. In a separate incident, 13 people were killed in a shootout between Mexican marines and members of the Las Zetas ...


Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner who died was mentally ill

Lawyer: Gitmo prisoner who died was mentally ill: "By BEN FOX AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A Guantanamo Bay prisoner who died in an apparent suicide had twice before tried to kill himself at the US base in Cuba and had a long-term mental illness that predated his time in custody, his lawyer said ...


22 dead in plane crash in Argentine Patagonia

22 dead in plane crash in Argentine Patagonia: "By MICHAEL WARREN AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded Wednesday in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on board. Sol Lineas Aereas said its Flight 5248 carrying three crew members and ...


The Globalization of South Los Angeles

The Globalization of South Los Angeles: "The African-American gangs went bust as they lost control of the drug trade. The Salvadorians took their place, hitting the streets with a much cheaper brand of meth shipped straight from the Central American source. “The thing is,” says Big, ...


Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro

Favela Tourism in Rio de Janeiro: "
The original wave of Brazilian favelas arose in the early 20th century when desperately poor rural families began migrating to Rio in search of employment opportunities after the abolition of slavery in 1888. As housing was not readily available, ...


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How do we improve the wellbeing of the poor?

How do we improve the wellbeing of the poor?: "An elderly woman plays a video game at the Commune - one of the shanty towns in Medellin, Antioquia department, Colombia. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images As recent blogposts by Duncan Green and Madeleine Bunting have pointed out, ...


Iran set to build mid-range rocket bases in Venezuela: report

Iran set to build mid-range rocket bases in Venezuela: report

There are fears there will soon be a second world missile crisis after it was reported that Iran, who are fierce enemies of Israel, are due to build a mid-range rocket base in Venezuela. According to German paper Die Welt Iran have bought launch pads ...

Peru's Humala struggles to shake Chavez shadow

Peru's Humala struggles to shake Chavez shadow: "
At the same time, fewer than 10 percent of voters believe Humala would govern like the conciliatory leader he now champions as a model: Brazil's popular former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who lifted millions out of poverty and won the trust of ...


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Venezuelan GDP Grows 4.5% in First Quarter of 2011

Venezuelan GDP Grows 4.5% in First Quarter of 2011: "By Rachael Boothroyd - Venezuelanalysis.com Coro, May 18 th 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan economy has continued to recover from recession, with GDP growing by 4.5% in the first quarter of 2011, according to statistics released by the ...


Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply

Brazil: Amazon rainforest deforestation rises sharply: "But this prediction is based on the hypothetical and highly unlikely end of poverty in the less developed world. We´ve seen with global warming that politically-motivated predictions are no more than wishful thinking. So we would be well-advised not to ...


Afghan dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

Afghan dies in apparent suicide at Guantanamo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An Afghan detainee at the Guantanamo Bay prison died Wednesday in an apparent suicide, the US military said. The prisoner, known only by the name Inayatullah, was not conscious or breathing when guards checked on him in ...

Argentina April primary surplus rises 4.8 pct

Argentina April primary surplus rises 4.8 pct: "BUENOS AIRES, May 19 (Reuters) - Argentina posted a primary budget surplus ARPBS=ECI of 1.97 billion pesos ($455 million) in April, up 4.8 percent from the 1.88 billion peso surplus a year earlier, the government said on Thursday. ...


California still leads US, including in inequality

California still leads US, including in inequality: "
By Peter Henderson SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Perennial trend-setter California still represents potential aspects of the future of the United States, ranging from wealth and opportunity in Silicon Valley to abject poverty in the agricultural Central ...


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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 ...


Latin American Chilhood Poverty under the Lens

Latin American Chilhood Poverty under the Lens: "
Fewer than one in four youths live in poverty in Chile, Costa, and Uruguay while rates run higher than two-thirds in Bolivia, El Salvador, Guatemala, ...

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Poverty decreases in Peru but still affects one third of population

Poverty decreases in Peru but still affects one third of population: "REUTERS –– Poverty in Peru decreased last year, helped by the expansion of the economy, but it still affects one third of the population in one of the fastest growing countries in the world, according to figures released Thursday by the government . ...


Venezuela May Weaken Currency Rate in Medium Term, Leon Says

Venezuela May Weaken Currency Rate in Medium Term, Leon Says

May 19 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela will probably weaken the exchange rate in the central bank-administered currency market in the "medium term," as the government seeks to avoid a boom in imports at the expense of national production, bank director ...

Lawmakers urge democratic reforms in Cuba, Venezuela

Lawmakers urge democratic reforms in Cuba, Venezuela

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, May 19 (UPI) -- The need for democratic reform in Latin America is felt nowhere as acutely as in Cuba and Venezuela, European and South American lawmakers meeting in Uruguay's capital concluded after two days of talks. ...

What is the major cause of poverty and unrest in South America ...

What is the major cause of poverty and unrest in South America ...: "What is the major cause of poverty and unrest in South America? ChaCha Answer: Oil and politics. Economic problems and social inequal...


Agents seize 56.1 kilos of cocaine from Dominicans at Puerto Rico's coast

Agents seize 56.1 kilos of cocaine from Dominicans at Puerto Rico's coast

Puerto Rico.– US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) air and marine units intercepted last night, a vessel with 47 bricks of cocaine near the Cabo Rojo lighthouse. Near midnight the crew of the CBP Caribbean Air & Marine Branch (CAMB) DHC-8 aircraft ...