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viernes, 27 de mayo de 2011

Daniel Chavez Moran Announces New Website for Vidanta Foundation

Daniel Chavez Moran Announces New Website for Vidanta Foundation

Awarded annually, in collaboration with the Organization of American States Secretary General, the Vidanta Foundation Prize recognizes and supports outstanding work carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality, ...

Second Phase of Fair Market Valuation Completed

Second Phase of Fair Market Valuation Completed: "Clients of DAI have included the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. In addition the company has a 1300 MW wind and solar energy. Management of Western Wind includes individuals performance or achievements expressed or implied by such statements. ...


Venezuela's Investment Crisis

Venezuela's Investment Crisis: "To understand why his threats hold no weight, we must first understand how desperate Venezuela's oil industry has become. Venezuela holds approximately 99 billion barrels in conventional reserves. The real oil wealth, however, is in the nation's heavy ...


Temporary burial sought for ex-Venezuelan prez

Temporary burial sought for ex-Venezuelan prez: "AP MIAMI—A judge has appointed a curator to find a neutral, temporary above-ground burial site for former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez. The judge's order Friday gives Enrique Zamora 30 days to find an appropriate mausoleum. ...


Statistics on Education and Why Educating Our People is Paramount to ...

Statistics on Education and Why Educating Our People is Paramount to ...: "Now let´s look at some revealing statistics about poverty and education in Memphis and elsewhere. According to the latest Tennessee Department of Education, 2010 Report Card some 96.4% of our teachers across Memphis are considered highly qualified, ...


Latin America's Growing Middle Class

Latin America's Growing Middle Class: "The second study from Brookings places Latin America in a global comparison and looks toward the future. Here, they define the middle class on global terms, as those that earn enough to be above the poverty line in the two advanced European countries ...


Peru lifts over 4 million people out of poverty in 2005-2010

Peru lifts over 4 million people out of poverty in 2005-2010: "Poverty rates in Peru has decreased from 48.7 to 31.3 percent in 2005-2010, which means that over four million people have been lifted out of poverty, reported Friday the Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF). According to MEF's 2012-2014 Multiannual ...


Nelson seeking pressure to stop drilling off Cuba

Nelson seeking pressure to stop drilling off Cuba: "Oil drilling is coming at the behest of Cuba's communist regime, eager to benefit from any offshore oil resources. And by partnering with Cuba, Repsol is acting contrary to US interests in the hemisphere.” The goal of the letter is to delay drilling ...


Afrocubism, a Mali-Cuba connection

Afrocubism, a Mali-Cuba connection

Any list of the best world music albums ever would have to include the 1996 Buena Vista Social Club recording that introduced international audiences to some of Cuba's living musical treasures -- and the Cuban son, the earthy genre that reflects the ...

The counter-revolution club

The counter-revolution club: "They abhor democracy like they abhor poverty. Some would be glad to topple their own people - as indeed they do. And they view Shi'ite Iran as worse than the anti-Christ. Welcome to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), formed in 1981 by top dog Saudi ...


Obscenity of feasting as others famish

Obscenity of feasting as others famish: "Despite the increasing modernisation of Brazil, Columbia, Peru, Argentina and Chile, the poorest people in Latin America are the rural indigenous, whose poverty is chiefly due to the unfair distribution of wealth. Poverty has a direct effect on ...


The Drug War At Home: Gangs Acting As Foot Soldiers For Drug Cartels

The Drug War At Home: Gangs Acting As Foot Soldiers For Drug Cartels

To transport their drugs inside the United States, Mexican drug cartels want a distributor who operates within the black market and is familiar with life on America's streets. That's where American gangs step in. The two make a convenient alliance. ...

Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee

Australia returns passport to ex-Gitmo detainee: "Mamdouh Habib was arrested in Pakistan in late 2001 and held as a suspected terrorist without charge before being returned from the US prison on Cuba to Australia in 2005. The Australian Security Intelligence Organization says in a statement Friday ...


Chile cbank rate hike pace should slow - minutes

Chile cbank rate hike pace should slow - minutes: "SANTIAGO May 27 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank should slow the pace of interest rate hikes, possibly with pauses, after three aggressive rate increases to contain demand and supply shocks brought the rate near neutral levels, bank minutes said on ...


Venezuela & China Sign Agreement On Satellite Orbit

Venezuela & China Sign Agreement On Satellite Orbit: "CARACAS, May 27 (BERNAMA-NNN-PRENSA LATINA) -- Venezuela and China have signed an agreement to send a Venezuelan-made satellite into orbit next year. The new satellite will help with climatological and soil quality studies in taking preventive measures ...


Salvadorans now fourth largest Latino group in US

Salvadorans now fourth largest Latino group in US: ""One big advantage that Cubanos have is a lot of them came from the elite powers in Cuba, they knew how to run systems, how to run private enterprise and government institutions. In the case of Salvadorans, that was not the case. ...


Rights group says extrajudicial killings by Venezuela's police officers escalating

Rights group says extrajudicial killings by Venezuela's police officers escalating

By AP, CARACAS, Venezuela — Unjustified killings by police officers are escalating and occurring across Venezuela, a human rights group charged Thursday. Relatives of victims began reporting so-called extrajudicial killings in several of Venezuela's ...

Cuba announces tax break for private businesses | The Associated ...

Cuba announces tax break for private businesses | The Associated ...: "Cuba announced new measures Friday to spur the island's push into private enterprise, instituting a moratorium on payroll taxes for small business owners and loosening limits on the size of private restaurants. Under the new guidelines, ...


Mexico and Chile signal easing inflation concerns

Mexico and Chile signal easing inflation concerns: "By Jason Lange and Brad Haynes MEXICO CITY/SANTIAGO, May 27 (Reuters) - Mexico said it was less worried about inflation and Chile signaled it would slow the pace of interest rates hikes in the latest signs that Latin America is getting a handle on ...


Road blocks across Colombia to protest new oil royalty law

Road blocks across Colombia to protest new oil royalty law

Olga Cecilia Hurtado, president of the Meta Civic Association, said the legislation would lead to poverty and a social emergency throughout the country. Casanare Congressmen Jose Rodolfo Perez and Camilo Andres April joined the protest stating that the ...

Global Organizations Announce $8.4 Mil Grant to Give South American Recyclers ...

Global Organizations Announce $8.4 Mil Grant to Give South American Recyclers ...

The commodities boom and economic liberalization have lifted millions of South Americans out of poverty, but many citizens barely eek out a living in the informal recycling economy. Now a US$8.4 million multi-organizational initiative will strive to ...

Drug-accused's family visit her in Buenos Aires prison

Drug-accused's family visit her in Buenos Aires prison

The daughter and sister of a former top public servant arrested for alleged cocaine smuggling have visited her in a Buenos Aires prison. Wellington woman Sharon Armstrong, 54, faces up to 16 years in jail after Argentinian airport security staff found ...

Venezuela's opposition asks for assurances against blackmail

Venezuela's opposition asks for assurances against blackmail: "... a meeting between leaders of Venezuela's political parties and members of the National Electoral Council (CNE) to talk about the implementation of the Comprehensive Authentication System (SAI), which means a change in the voting system, ...


Non-Aligned Movement Demands End of US Blockade against Cuba

Non-Aligned Movement Demands End of US Blockade against Cuba: "HAVANA, Cuba, May 27 (acn) The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) again urged the US government to put an end to its almost 50-year-old economic blockade imposed against Cuba, which it described as a unilateral policy that violates the Charter of the United ...


World Youth Organization Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuela

World Youth Organization Condemns US Sanctions against Venezuela

The World South-South Youth Organization will stage anti-imperialist mobilizations in over 30 countries to reject US sanctions against state-run Petroleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), Acting Secretary Carlos Sierra has announced. We originally planned marches ...