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lunes, 23 de mayo de 2011

Puerto Rico seeks bigger share of wedding tourism market

Puerto Rico seeks bigger share of wedding tourism market: "San Juan – Puerto Rico hopes to become the top destination for wedding tourism in the Caribbean, a market that takes in $16 billion a year worldwide. The director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company, a government agency known by the Spanish initials ...


Leading Authorities Discuss Puerto Rico Income Tax Overhaul and Impact on ...

Leading Authorities Discuss Puerto Rico Income Tax Overhaul and Impact on ...

ARLINGTON, Va., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new Puerto Rico income tax code went into effect, January 1, 2011. The new code made widespread changes, including expanding the income taxation of retirement benefits, imposing new limits on ...

Kidnapping scam grows in Osceola County

Kidnapping scam grows in Osceola County: "The number of phone calls in Spanish demanding ransoms for relatives kidnapped in Puerto Rico reached 16 in less than two weeks, according to the Osceola County Sheriff's Office. In every case, the supposedly kidnapped relatives turned out to be free ...


8.5 percent of Brazilian population live in extreme poverty ...

8.5 percent of Brazilian population live in extreme poverty ...: "Brazil has 16.27 million people living in extreme poverty, which accounts for 8.5 percent of its total population, Minister of Social Development and Fight.


Argentine trade surplus shrinks in April

Argentine trade surplus shrinks in April: "BUENOS AIRES May 23 (Reuters) - Argentina's trade surplus ARTBAL=ECI narrowed 38 percent in April from the same month last year, falling short of market expectations as imports rose far more swiftly than exports, official data showed on Monday. ...


Austerity in the West may be a gift to farmers in the developing world

Austerity in the West may be a gift to farmers in the developing world

A man drives a tractor in Paraguay. A reduction in farming subsidies in the US could ... were "crippling Africa's chance to export its way out of poverty". ...

High court turns down Gitmo detainees' appeal

High court turns down Gitmo detainees' appeal: "AP WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court has turned down an appeal from Guantanamo detainees who fear they may be tortured or jailed if they are released from the US naval base in Cuba. The justices on Monday rejected a plea from dozens of detainees who say ...


Chile Government Analyzes Public Energy Transmission Line

Chile Government Analyzes Public Energy Transmission Line: "By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chile's government is mulling building a public energy transmission "highway", which would allow any power generator to pump electricity into the nation's power grid, Energy Minister Laurence Golborne said ...


Why Students in Cuba Need Internet

Why Students in Cuba Need Internet: "Therefore, I'm going to try to defend an opening of the internet in Cuba as a necessity for students. Even with all of its faults, an open and universally accessible internet in Cuba is preferable to the status quo. There are probably more additions ...


Raul Castro turns 80

Raul Castro turns 80: "The regime is known to be planning to encourage most of these to try their hand at private enterprise, setting up a blueprint viewed as more sustainable for Cuba once the Castros has passed. Born on Jun 3, 1931, near Birán, Cuba, Raul has spent much of ...


Venezuela Plans to Ration Power for Second Year, Minister Says

Venezuela Plans to Ration Power for Second Year, Minister Says: "By Corina Rodriguez Pons and Jose Orozco - Mon May 23 15:09:57 GMT 2011 Venezuela will ration power again this year, planning steps similar to those taken in 2010 amid an energy crisis, Electricity Minister Ali Rodriguez said. ...


20 New Scholarships for Antiguana from Venezuela

20 New Scholarships for Antiguana from Venezuela: "According to Prime Minister Spencer, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has agreed to grant twenty full degree scholarships to students to pursue undergraduate studies in Community and Integral Medicine, Sports Management Technology ...


Cuba: Growing number of private stores selling building materials as part of ...

Cuba: Growing number of private stores selling building materials as part of ...

By AP, HAVANA — Cuba says more than 1000 independent shops have opened around the country to sell unsubsidized building materials. Communist Party newspaper Granma said Monday that the new shops give Cubans access to building supplies without having ...

Remains of former Chilean President Allende exhumed for investigation

Remains of former Chilean President Allende exhumed for investigation: "By BNO News SANTIAGO, CHILE (BNO NEWS) -- Chilean authorities on Monday exhumed the remains of former President Salvador Allende as part of an investigation to determine his cause of death, La Nacion newspaper reported. Until now, it is believed that ...


Cardinal Ouellet: Christianity the solution to poverty in Latin ...

Cardinal Ouellet: Christianity the solution to poverty in Latin ...: "The president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Cardinal Marc ... “profound Christianity” can resolve the problem of poverty in Latin America.


Clinton asked to seek temporary delay of drilling off Cuba

Clinton asked to seek temporary delay of drilling off Cuba

asked US Sec. of State Hillary R. Clinton to use diplomatic channels to temporarily keep an international consortium led by Repsol SA from drilling for oil off Cuba. Drilling possibly as early as this summer could threaten Florida tourism and is not in ...

Chile Peso Opens 1.2% Weaker, Tracking Euro's Tumble Vs Dollar

Chile Peso Opens 1.2% Weaker, Tracking Euro's Tumble Vs Dollar: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean peso began trading 1.2% weaker against the dollar Monday, tracking the tumble the euro has taken against the dollar. As Chile's economy is highly dependent on its exports, and roughly a third of these products are ...


Can the planet handle more middle-class humans?

Can the planet handle more middle-class humans?: "
In Brazil, Julia Michaels examines the social network that helped one woman rise from poverty. In China, Peter Ford looks at the massive upward mobility engineered by Beijing's capitalist/command economy. Historically, the growth of the middle class ...


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Venezuela's Central Bank Chief: 1Q Economic Growth Is 'Real'

Venezuela's Central Bank Chief: 1Q Economic Growth Is 'Real': "By Ezequiel Minaya Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES CARACAS (Dow Jones)--The head of Venezuela's central bank Monday defended the economic growth posted by the country during the first quarter of 2011 as "a product of the real economy" and said the positive ...


Rally Argentina: Sébastien Loeb plays to crowd in Buenos Aires

Rally Argentina: Sébastien Loeb plays to crowd in Buenos Aires

by Tim Sturtridge on May 23, 2011 Seven times WRC world champion Sébastien Loeb took to the streets of Buenos Aires for a show run ahead of the Argentina Rally. To the delight of his fans, the Frenchman took on his Citroen team-mate Sébastien Ogier in ...

Mexico poet an emblem of nation's drug war carnage

Mexico poet an emblem of nation's drug war carnage: "The protest followed several smaller gatherings and marked the largest grass-roots repudiation of the Calderon administration's military-led drug war. In remarks that day, Sicilia called for the resignation of the country's public safety secretary, ...


'Bravest woman in Mexico' seeks asylum in United States

'Bravest woman in Mexico' seeks asylum in United States: "It was a lucrative offer in a town full of women widowed by the drug war, where many families were scrambling to survive. Valles Garcia hoped the same circumstances that made so many young people fall prey to drug cartels' offers of making easy money ...


Mexican drug cartels: This is our war too

Mexican drug cartels: This is our war too: "The US is a star player in the drug war. However, when it comes time to play an active role in ending the game, the US suddenly calls timeout. Time to sit on the sidelines. Newspaper headlines and public rhetoric call it "Mexico's Drug War. ...


Honduran foes sign deal to help nation re-enter OAS

Honduran foes sign deal to help nation re-enter OAS: "By Stabroek staff | View Comments BOGOTA, (Reuters) - Colombia and Venezuela brokered an agreement between Honduras's incumbent president and its deposed former leader to try to help the Central American nation be readmitted to the Organization of ...