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martes, 24 de mayo de 2011

New entrepreneurs on the rise in socialist Cuba

New entrepreneurs on the rise in socialist Cuba: "HAVANA (Reuters) - The salvation of socialism in Cuba is taking some odd turns, with words like "competition," "marketing" and "opportunity" being heard for the first time in decades on the communist-led island. Under reforms by President Raul Castro, ...


Allende's body taken from Chile tomb for autopsy

Allende's body taken from Chile tomb for autopsy: "(AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile has exhumed the remains of President Salvador Allende for an autopsy to determine whether he committed suicide or was assassinated during the 1973 military coup. The pathologists and the investigative judge removed ...


Obama to visit Puerto Rico

Obama to visit Puerto Rico: "By Mimi Hall, USA TODAY President Obama will visit Puerto Rico on June 14th - the first time a president has visited the island since John F. Kernnedy made a trip there in 1962, according to Gov. Luis Fortuno, who announced the visit this afternoon. ...


Telephone kidnapping scam now includes Orange County

Telephone kidnapping scam now includes Orange County: "First reported in Osceola County this month, at least 14 Orange County residents have had conversations with men calling from Puerto Rico area codes and demanding ransom for relatives kidnapped there," sheriff's spokeswoman Cpl. Susan Soto said Tuesday ...


Ex-President of Puerto Rican Union Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450k

Ex-President of Puerto Rican Union Pleads Guilty to Stealing $450k: "On February 10, Caraballo-Figueroa, former president of Sindicato Obreros Unidos del Sur, or SOUS, pleaded guilty in US District Court for the District of Puerto Rico to embezzling about $450000 in funds from the Salinas, PR-based union. ...


President of Suriname to Arrive in Cuba

President of Suriname to Arrive in Cuba: "by ACN — last modified May 24, 2011 02:56 PM The president of Suriname, Desire Delano Bouterse, will arrive on Tuesday in Cuba in response to an official invitation. Desire Delano Bouterse was elected president of Surinam on July 19, 2010. ...


The trouble with finding the poor

The trouble with finding the poor: "For the record, inclusion errors in Brazil are close to 49% (that is, half of the beneficiaries are non-poor) and in Mexico, 36%. The corresponding exclusion errors (percentage of non-beneficiary poor to total poor) are 59% in Brazil and 70% in Mexico. ...


The third-world Cuba the Castro revolution saved us from | Babalú Blog

The third-world Cuba the Castro revolution saved us from | Babalú Blog: "Here is the third-world country the Castro revolution saved Cubans from. Notice how primitive and uncivilized the capital of Havana was in the 1950s, while.


Buenos Aires: a graffiti artist's paradise

Buenos Aires: a graffiti artist's paradise

BUENOS AIRES — A portrait of a murdered activist stares from the graffiti on the wall, a slogan makes a passer-by smile, a colorful pastiche turns visitors' heads: welcome to the city where the walls talk. "Buenos Aires has become a haven for street ...

US must do more for global food security

US must do more for global food security: "
We are issuing a report card on US efforts to alleviate global hunger and poverty through agricultural development programs. Washington received an overall grade of just B-. The US has earned praise since 2009 for progress on USAID effectiveness, ...


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Victims of Quiet Terror Campaign Against Cuba Speak Out

Victims of Quiet Terror Campaign Against Cuba Speak Out: "Trained by the US Central Intelligence Agency, Luis Posada Carriles admitted his involvement in terrorist activities against Cuba during an interview with the New York Times in July 1998. Despite the evidence linking Carriles to the Cubana Airlines ...


Citizens Protest Mexican Drug War After Murder

Citizens Protest Mexican Drug War After Murder: "The toll of Mexico's drug war continues to grow — nearly 35000 dead, countless kidnappings and mass graves, and police and government officials rendered helpless in many cases by violent cartels. Sunday, more than 10000 people took to the streets of ...


Mexican drug gang built an armored tank

Mexican drug gang built an armored tank

JALISCO, Mexico - During Mexico's long war against drug cartels, police have seized countless weapons and narcotics. Now, they have even seized a tank. A massive homemade tank dubbed "Monster Zeta," because it belonged to the Zetas drug gang, ...

Latin America and the Caribbean must strengthen capacity to use information ...

Latin America and the Caribbean must strengthen capacity to use information ...: "... the Impact of New Information Technologies analyzes how ICT contributed to the success of 46 development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean in six different areas: finance, health, institutions, education, poverty and the environment. ...


Psychology of money and money matters

Psychology of money and money matters: "Money can be perceived as a driver to prosperity or to poverty. When viewed as a driver towards prosperity, we see money as a tool to creating a better future, which suggests an optimistic outlook. It reflects positively at our risk tolerance of a ...


Venezuela March oil output up at 2.8 mln bpd

Venezuela March oil output up at 2.8 mln bpd: "CARACAS May 24 (Reuters) - Venezuela produced 2.8 million barrels per day of oil in March, up from 2.7 million bpd in February, the oil ministry said Tuesday. South America's biggest crude producer said in late March it was no longer publishing oil ...


Patagonia Inc. Publicly Protests the Creation of Dams in Patagonia, Chile

Patagonia Inc. Publicly Protests the Creation of Dams in Patagonia, Chile

Recent polls show that over 74% of the Chilean population is opposed to the dams. An estimated 30000-40000 people first turned out in Santiago, Chile, last week against the damming of their rivers. This week, thousands more will converge in Chile to ...

Coronel: Epidemics of Despicable Global Leaders

Coronel: Epidemics of Despicable Global Leaders: "
He was Chief Operations Officer (COO) and acting CEO of the Corporacion Venezolana de Guayana (CVG), the $35 billion Venezuelan government conglomerate designed to exploit and run all of Venezuela's mineral, metal and mining operations, from 1994-1995. ...


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Cuba upholds Salvadoran's conviction in bombings

Cuba upholds Salvadoran's conviction in bombings: "AP HAVANA – Cuba's Supreme Court has upheld a Salvadoran man's 30-year prison sentence for a series of bombings that killed an Italian tourist in 1997. The government web portal Cubadebate said Monday that the court found no irregularities in the trial ...


President Garcia calls to reflect on Peru's future

President Garcia calls to reflect on Peru's future: "President Garcia stressed the importance to reflect on this moment so we do not sacrifice what we have advanced, but above all to avoid repeating past chapters which have led us to poverty. "Peru has had several opportunities as now, for example, ...


Leader of KCK charity prepares to end 8K-mile walk for poverty relief through ...

Leader of KCK charity prepares to end 8K-mile walk for poverty relief through ...: "based charity called the Christian Foundation for Children and Aging is nearing the end of a nearly 8000-mile walk through Latin America aimed at raising awareness of poverty. Seventy-five-year-old Robert Hentzen expects to end his trip through 12 ...


Argentina May Consumer Confidence Rebounds - University

Argentina May Consumer Confidence Rebounds - University: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's consumer confidence bounced back in May as residents' expectations for economic growth improved and they were more willing to spend on durable goods and housing. The May consumer confidence index compiled by ...


Soccer legend Diego Maradona says Argentinian team took drugs

Soccer legend Diego Maradona says Argentinian team took drugs: "By Matt Goisman Soccer legend Diego Maradona told The Associated Press Monday that Argentinian soccer players took a banned stimulant before their 1993 World Cup qualifier against Australia in Buenos Aires. Maradona said that because there were no drug ...


US high court rejects Guantanamo appeal

US high court rejects Guantanamo appeal: "As with the previous cases, this latest one sought to determine whether a judge can order a detainee to be freed from the US naval base in southern Cuba and transferred to a third country even after the government has ruled that the person may be ...


Ambassadors of sport

Ambassadors of sport: "
He was born in Paraguay and moved to the United States in 1985 after meeting ... 18.8 percent live below the poverty line, according to The World Factbook. ...

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