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miércoles, 25 de mayo de 2011

Tampa cancer center opens first bone marrow transplant clinic in Puerto Rico

Tampa cancer center opens first bone marrow transplant clinic in Puerto Rico: "By Linda Shrieves, Orlando Sentinel Puerto Rican adults who need bone marrow transplants have long had to leave the island just to be evaluated on whether they they are good candidates. That will change this summer, however, when Moffitt Cancer Center ...


World poverty: This is remarkable progress

World poverty: This is remarkable progress

But in Brazil it has been seriously narrowed. And some African countries, such as Tanzania and Uganda, are seeing the gap closing. For the poor, however, what matters is their health and that their children should not die, not necessarily the pursuit ...

Honduras hopeful after deal with exiled ex-president Zelaya

Honduras hopeful after deal with exiled ex-president Zelaya: "... citizens have been pushed further into poverty. This week's fragile accord, brokered by Colombia and Venezuela and aiming to bring together Lobo and Zelaya for an amicable resolution, will be tested when a final signing takes place next week. ...


Mexico nabs drug boss tied to murder of poet's son

Mexico nabs drug boss tied to murder of poet's son: "MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police have captured a suspected drug enforcer blamed for ordering the murder of the son of a prominent poet, which helped prompt national protests against the government's drug war strategy, authorities said on ...


RCMP want extradition of Quebecer arrested in Venezuela

RCMP want extradition of Quebecer arrested in Venezuela: "The RCMP has confirmed that a Quebec man has been arrested in Venezuela for alleged ties to drug traffickers. 53-year-old Luc Letourneau was arrested May 16 in the tourist destination of Margarita Island. The arrest warrant was issued by RCMP ...


Soquimich Rises in Santiago Trading After 46% Profit Gain

Soquimich Rises in Santiago Trading After 46% Profit Gain: "Quimica y Minera de Chile SA, the country's biggest fertilizer producer, climbed for a fourth day in Santiago trading after reporting a 46 percent increase in first-quarter profit. Soquimich, as the company is known, rose 1.1 percent to 27949 pesos at ...


Cuba Is About To Get Four Luxury Golf Resorts

Cuba Is About To Get Four Luxury Golf Resorts: "Golf is coming to Cuba. The Communist country for decades had notoriously rebuffed the sport as an example of "bourgeoisie excess." But in a recent effort to reel in tourist dollars, Cuban leaders approved four major projects totaling ...


The Drug War At Home: Hunting Smugglers On the Highway

The Drug War At Home: Hunting Smugglers On the Highway: "
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) in the US-Mexico border states. Illustration courtesy Office of National Drug Control Policy. Lt. Lazaro Chavez oversees a team that intercepts drugs smuggled from Mexico and the money heading back to the ...


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Panamericano, a privileged view over the capital of tango

Panamericano, a privileged view over the capital of tango: "Set right in the downtown area of Buenos Aires, the Panamericano Hotel offers spectacular views out over the cosmopolitan Argentinian capital. There are certain places around the world that simply must be seen, and the fascinating city of Buenos Aires ...


BBC News Venezuela condemns US sanctions against state oil firm

BBC News Venezuela condemns US sanctions against state oil firm: "The Venezuelan government says US sanctions on its state oil firm PDVSA for doing business with Iran are "imperialist aggression".


Latin American middle class

Latin American middle class: "
For example, in comparison to the middle classes in the US, Canada and EU, the Latin American middle class has to make due with a poor educational system, weak benefits, and the likelihood of falling into poverty only to reemerge after a recessionary ...


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Cuba Ratifies Sanction Against Terrorist Chavez Abarca

Cuba Ratifies Sanction Against Terrorist Chavez Abarca: "It was also proved that Chavez Abarca recruited, trained, organized and financed Guatemalans and Salvadorans who traveled to Cuba in the 1990s to install explosive devices, as he previously did. Chavez Abarca was leader of an armed group in Central ...


Cuba Receives Some Much Needed Rain

Cuba Receives Some Much Needed Rain: "From only January to early April of this year, more than 400 forest fires were recorded in Cuba affecting more than 13000 acres of forests and 5800 of grassland marshes. Somewhere around I've read that the economic losses last year due to fires in ...


Poverty decreases in Peru but still affects one th... - Silobreaker

Poverty decreases in Peru but still affects one th... - Silobreaker: "Poverty decreases in Peru but still affects one third of population.


Venezuela Captured Canadian Drug-trafficker Circulated by Interpol

Venezuela Captured Canadian Drug-trafficker Circulated by Interpol: "Caracas - Venezuelan authorities in the island state of Nueva Esparta captured a Canadian wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking, reported the Drug Enforcement Chief of the Bolivarian National Guard, Miguel Vivas. According to the press note released ...


Brazil votes to ease Amazon rules

Brazil votes to ease Amazon rules: "
The changes were proposed by Aldo Rebelo form Brazil's Communist Party (PCdoB), who argued that the existing rules prevented small farmers from making best use of their land to lift themselves out of poverty. Farmers' groups backed the changes, ...


BBC News
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Venezuela condemns US sanctions

Venezuela condemns US sanctions: "
The Venezuelan government has condemned US sanctions against state oil company PDVSA for trading with Iran. The moves were "imperialist aggression", Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said. Washington imposed the sanctions on PDVSA and six ...


BBC News
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Music as Path out of Poverty

Music as Path out of Poverty: "Over 25 countries have adopted the El Sistema model, including Argentina, Australia, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, England, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Korea, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, ...


Honduras says ready to resume relationship with Venezuelan oil alliance

Honduras says ready to resume relationship with Venezuelan oil alliance: "Honduras was ready to restore ties with Venezuelan oil alliance Petrocaribe to buy preferential oil from the country, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Tuesday. Lobo told reporters that during a recent talk with Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas ...


Peru, China sign 3.07-mln-dollar cooperation agreement

Peru, China sign 3.07-mln-dollar cooperation agreement: "There are many potential areas for both sides to increase cooperation, including sectors such as anti-poverty fight and infrastructure construction," he said. Pando also hailed the deal, which came as the two countries are celebrating the 40th ...


Canada must tend to its own hemisphere

Canada must tend to its own hemisphere: "
In Central America, where homicide rates are currently the highest in the world, country leaders admit they are losing control. According to the 2010 Latinobarometro poll, crime is the single highest concern of every country in the region. ...


Globe and Mail
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Puerto Rico governor says Obama to visit island

Puerto Rico governor says Obama to visit island: "AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – President Barack Obama has accepted an invitation to visit Puerto Rico next month, a trip that would make him the first sitting president to come to the US territory in 50 years, the island's governor said Tuesday. ...


News of the Day From Across the Globe

News of the Day From Across the Globe: "1 Drug war arrest: Guatemalan police arrested five Mexican members of the Zetas drug cartel who are allegedly linked to the chief suspect in the May 15 massacre of 27 people in the Peten region, Interior Minister Carlos Menocal said Tuesday. ...


Grondona acknowledges absence of doping tests

Grondona acknowledges absence of doping tests: "By Stephen Wade, AP Sports Writer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Julio Grondona, the head of the Argentine Football Association, has confirmed that doping controls were done away with during the World Cup qualifying playoff against Australia in 1993, ...


First National Meeting of Socialist Workers ... - Venezuela Analysis

First National Meeting of Socialist Workers ... - Venezuela Analysis: "Mérida, May 24th 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Over the weekend, mora than 900 workers' council delegates from across Venezuela met at the SIDOR steel plant in Puerto Ordaz in order to advance the organisation of Socialist Workers' ...