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viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011

Gates of Vienna: Iranian Missiles in Venezuela

Gates of Vienna: Iranian Missiles in Venezuela: "In the video below from SUN TV, David Harris of INSIGNIS Strategic Research is interviewed about the recently-revealed joint venture of Hugo Chavez and the Iranians to build a launch site for medium-range missiles in Venezuela. ...


Newspaper columnist shot to death in Venezuela - Committee to ...

Newspaper columnist shot to death in Venezuela - Committee to ...: "New York, May 20, 2011--Wilfred Iván Ojeda, a Venezuelan newspaper columnist and politician, was shot to death on Tuesday in the city of La Victoria, Aragua state, according to press reports. The Committee to Protect Journalists urged ...


Peru must do more to combat scourge of slavery, UN rights expert says

Peru must do more to combat scourge of slavery, UN rights expert says: "
In the logging sector, she said, indigenous communities who live in remote and isolated communities find themselves entrapped by mounting debt for equipment, loans, and concession rentals and are locked in a cycle of poverty. “Peru, which is ...


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Prompting Cubans to Think and Talk

Prompting Cubans to Think and Talk: "In Cuba, there is too much formal, repetitive discourse and not enough directed at people, with their anxieties and joys," said Manuel Calviño, the host and writer of a television programme that tries not to add to that deficit. Calviño, a psychologist ...


The Washington Post - Brazil's lesson on fighting poverty

The Washington Post - Brazil's lesson on fighting poverty

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 ...

Tipping Point Raises $6.2 Million to Prevent Poverty in the Bay Area

Tipping Point Raises $6.2 Million to Prevent Poverty in the Bay Area

As California has now sunk to 43rd in the nation in per-student spending and consistently ranks in the bottom quartile of student achievement, Tipping Point Community's benefit this year focused its major fundraising efforts on supporting education and ...

New study says region must strengthen capacity to use ICT

New study says region must strengthen capacity to use ICT: "WASHINGTON, DC, United States (CMC) — A new study has found that despite acquiring and expanding access to information and communication technologies (ICT), countries in Latin America and the Caribbean must also evaluate and strengthen their capacity ...


Venezuelan Minister says FARC Files Evidence “Finally Coming to an End”

Venezuelan Minister says FARC Files Evidence “Finally Coming to an End”: "By Franklin Rosales - Venezuelanalysis.com On Thursday, Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro welcomed a decision by the Colombian Supreme Court to dismiss evidence said to be from the laptop computers of slain rebel leader Luis Edgar Devía Silva ...


Venezuela oil basket falls below $100 a barrel

Venezuela oil basket falls below $100 a barrel: "By Kejal Vyas CARACAS (MarketWatch) -- The average price for Venezuela's basket of crude oil and refined products fell 88 cents to $99.12 a barrel in the week ending Friday, the Energy Ministry said. The drop ends a streak of eight consecutive weeks of ...


Venezuela's fin min says growth is sustainable

Venezuela's fin min says growth is sustainable: "By Ezequiel Minaya CARACAS (MarketWatch) -- Venezuela's finance minister, Jorge Giordani, said on Friday he expects a rebound of the construction sector to help maintain the economy's expectation-surpassing growth this year. ...


Mexican drug war capital renames itself heroic | Reuters

Mexican drug war capital renames itself heroic | Reuters: "CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, where more than 9000 people have died in a horrifying drug war since 2008, ...


Family of dead Cuban hunger striker headed to U.S.

Family of dead Cuban hunger striker headed to U.S.: "We're traveling on the ninth," Reina Luisa Tamayo told CNN on Friday in a telephone interview from her home in Banes in eastern Cuba. She said the Cuban government had agreed to exhume her son's body so that she could take his ashes with her, ...


In a first, Venezuela suspends driver's license - Yahoo! News

In a first, Venezuela suspends driver's license - Yahoo! News: "Car-friendly Venezuela, where gasoline is almost free and troublesome highway rules rarely imposed, has suspended a bus driver from the roads for a year in ...


NYPD busts major Puerto Rican drug ring

NYPD busts major Puerto Rican drug ring: "By JAMIE SCHRAM, Police Bureau Chief A major Puerto Rican drug ring was crushed in New York City after authorities busted 10 members and seized $1.3 million worth of cocaine from the cartel's lieutenant at the ritzy Paramount Hotel, ...


Mexican drug war capital renames itself "heroic"

Mexican drug war capital renames itself "heroic": "
By Julian Cardona CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico's most violent city, Ciudad Juarez, where more than 9000 people have died in a horrifying drug war since 2008, is renaming itself Heroica Ciudad Juarez, or Heroic City of Juarez. ...


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Peru mining unions plan to strike before election

Peru mining unions plan to strike before election: "The candidates in Peru's tight election, left-wing former army officer Ollanta Humala and right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori, defeated three seasoned moderate politicians in the first-round vote mainly by promising to lower poverty with a better ...


The Globalization of South Los Angeles (Black Poverty has been ...

The Globalization of South Los Angeles (Black Poverty has been ...: "The Globalization of South Los Angeles (Black Poverty has been replaced by ... Both African-American gangs are still strong, but they've lost a lot of their ...


Poverty rate in Peru falls 17 percent from 2006 to 2010

Poverty rate in Peru falls 17 percent from 2006 to 2010: "LIMA, May 19 (Xinhua) -- Poverty rates in Peru have fallen 17 percent in the last five years to 31.3 percent in 2010 from 48 percent in 2006, ...


22 dead in plane crash in Argentine Patagonia

22 dead in plane crash in Argentine Patagonia: "(AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A turboprop plane carrying 22 people crashed and exploded in Argentina's southern Patagonia region, killing all on board. Sol Lineas Aereas said Wednesday's Flight 5248, carrying three crew members and 19 passengers ...


Latin America boomer's paradise

Latin America boomer's paradise: "President Barack Obama summed it up best during his March visit when he said: "Latin America is not the old stereotype of a region in perpetual conflict or trapped in endless cycles of poverty. The world must now recognise Latin America for the dynamic ...


USF's hopes renewed by court's interest in Cuba ban

USF's hopes renewed by court's interest in Cuba ban: "By LINDSAY PETERSON | The Tampa Tribune University research projects in a dozen disciplines came to a halt in Florida five years ago when the state Legislature passed what amounted to a ban on academic trips to Cuba. The state ban held even when the ...


Venezuela May Weaken Currency Rate to Discourage Import Surge

Venezuela May Weaken Currency Rate to Discourage Import Surge: "By Corina Rodriguez Pons and Charlie Devereux May 20 (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 ...


Poverty, illiteracy rising in Argentina

Poverty, illiteracy rising in Argentina: "The study by the Mediterranean Foundation (IERAL) indicates that the unemployment rate of young people between the ages of 18 and 24 was at 19 percent in ...


Latin America's shining path

Latin America's shining path: "(Peru also has the unique status of being the world's leading exporter of both cocaine and asparagus.) The figures show poverty falling fast in Peru — but the smart restaurants and gleaming offices of central Lima are still surrounded by crime-ridden ...


Poverty rate in Peru falls 17% from 2006 to 2010

Poverty rate in Peru falls 17% from 2006 to 2010: "Poverty rates in Peru have fallen 17 percent in the last five years to 31.3 percent in 2010 from 48 percent in 2006, Peruvian President Alan Garcia said Thursday. During the period under review, the urban poverty rate fell 2 percent to 19.1 percent ...