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domingo, 29 de mayo de 2011

Child poverty affects almost 81 million children in Latin America ...

Child poverty affects almost 81 million children in Latin America ...: "Archie is just a stupid Canadian who probably doesn't speak a word of. Spanish, he talks big about Commie and socialist countries in South America and Cuba ...


Puerto Rican community seeks prisoner's release

Puerto Rican community seeks prisoner's release

By Margaret Ramirez Tribune reporter With prayer, song and calls for freedom, dozens of Puerto Rican community members and human rights activists gathered Sunday to mark the 30th year in prison for Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar Lopez Rivera and called ...

Zelaya: Honduras coup was international conspiracy

Zelaya: Honduras coup was international conspiracy: "Zelaya ended his long exile and returned to Honduras on Saturday under a deal brokered by Colombia and Venezuela, paving the way for the poor Central American country's return to the Organization of American States and reintegration into the world ...


US repeating failed experience: official

US repeating failed experience: official: "On May 24, the US imposed sanctions against Petróleos de Venezuela SA (PDVSA), one of the Venezuela's giant oil companies, as part of its campaign to tighten sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Press TV reported. Under the sanctions, PDVSA is ...


US out of line with Venezuelan sanctions

US out of line with Venezuelan sanctions: "Once again, the United States government has decided to use the power endowed by its citizens to play international politics, imposing unnecessary and unsubstantiated sanctions on Venezuela. Venezuela has not harmed the US In fact, Venezuela has ...


Mexico Detains Nearly 50 Members Of La Familia And Zetas Drug Cartels

Mexico Detains Nearly 50 Members Of La Familia And Zetas Drug Cartels: "Mexico Detains Nearly 50 Members Of La Familia And Zetas Drug Cartels. Mexico Drug War. By GUSTAVO RUIZ 05/28/11 08:04 PM ET AP. React. Important Fascinating Typical Scary Outrageous Amazing Infuriating Beautiful ...


Peruvian minister inaugurates Unasur defense strategic studies centre

Peruvian minister inaugurates Unasur defense strategic studies centre: "Peruvian Defense Minister Jaime Thorne on Friday inaugurated the Defense Strategic Studies Centre (CEED) of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thorne, as pro-tempore president of the South American Defense Council, ...


The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wages, Work and Poverty in Nicaragua

The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wages, Work and Poverty in Nicaragua: "The Impact of Minimum Wages on Wages, Work and Poverty in Nicaragua. IZA. This 49-page discussion paper studies the impact of changes in legal minimum wages ...


Moroccan activists slam music festival as corrupt

Moroccan activists slam music festival as corrupt: "
"Presenting Kanye West and Shakira for free is ridiculous in a country with so much poverty." According to Abbas Azzouzi, a member of the festival's organizing committee, the event cost around $7.8 million — a hefty price tag in a country lacking the ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution
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War on drug addiction

War on drug addiction: "And with massive human cost -- from Afghanistan, to Mexico, to the USA the illegal drug trade is destroying countries around the world, while addiction, overdose deaths, and HIV/AIDS infections continue to rise. Meanwhile, countries with less-harsh ...


50 years after Trujillo's death, Dominican Republic thrives as Cuba languishes

50 years after Trujillo's death, Dominican Republic thrives as Cuba languishes: "This milestone offers an opportunity to reflect on historical developments there compared to neighboring Cuba. The DR achieved independence earlier than Cuba, yet by the 1950s Cuba's standard of living was superior. Both countries emerged from ...


Iran says US sanctions against Venezuela "failed experience"

Iran says US sanctions against Venezuela "failed experience": "TEHRAN, May 29 (Xinhua) -- Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said that the US new move to impose sanctions against Venezuela is another failed experience, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday. ...


US forgot that an all-volunteer Puerto Rican unit, the Borinqueneers, served ...

US forgot that an all-volunteer Puerto Rican unit, the Borinqueneers, served ...: "
When they joined the 65th Infantry Regiment, known as the Borinqueneers, an all-volunteer Puerto Rican unit that fought bravely in WWII and Korea, Juan Hernández-Ramos and Norberto Cartagena were just boys. Both would survive the horrors of war and go ...



New York Daily News
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Venezuela: Next step to longer-range missiles

Venezuela: Next step to longer-range missiles: "China launched a communication satellite for Venezuela in 2008. The next phase in Hugo Chavez's drive for Bolivarian excellence will entail the Venezuelans launching their own satellite (with Chinese assistance) in 2012 – a feat with dual implications. ...


Pinera seeks regulation for gay couples

Pinera seeks regulation for gay couples: "SANTIAGO - CHILEAN President Sebastian Pinera said on Saturday he wants Congress to legalise de facto civil unions in a bid to 'regulate and protect' more than two million unmarried couples, including gays. But Mr Pinera was careful to stress the ...


Mexican Authorites Arrest 46 Suspected Drug Gang Members

Mexican Authorites Arrest 46 Suspected Drug Gang Members: "The Zetas, known for their brutality and blamed for some of the worst atrocities in Mexico's drug war, have been moving east towards the country's Caribbean resort cities such as Cancun, authorities say. Mexican President Felipe Calderon has staked his ...


california federal poverty income guidelines 2011

california federal poverty income guidelines 2011: "california federal poverty income guidelines 2011.


Latin America, Caribbean Can Reduce Poverty to 10 Pct by 2025: IDB

Latin America, Caribbean Can Reduce Poverty to 10 Pct by 2025: IDB: "It is possible for Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty to less than 10 percent by 2025, President of the Inter American Development Bank (IDB) Luis Alberto Moreno said Friday. During the launch of his book "The decade of Latin America and ...


Parking meters collect money for homeless in downtown Orlando

Parking meters collect money for homeless in downtown Orlando: "
"The meters are just one of the many initiatives to address homelessness," Glennon said. Baltimore, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Miami, Virginia Beach and ...

Orlando Sentinel
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Officials meet for rainforest summit

Officials meet for rainforest summit

The Congo Basin in Central Africa, South America's Amazon Basin and the Borneo-Mekong Basin in South-East Asia make up 80 per cent of the globe's rainforests and contain two-thirds of its biodiversity, experts say. About 500 decision-makers will take ...

Puerto Rico officer accused of arson, animal abuse

Puerto Rico officer accused of arson, animal abuse: "AP A police officer in Puerto Rico has been accused of trying to burn down his girlfriend's house in a blaze that killed one of two birds that lived with her. Norberto Batista Padilla has been charged with aggravated arson, animal abuse and violation ...


Emigration From Colombia: Nobody Wants A Empty Country - Research ...

Emigration From Colombia: Nobody Wants A Empty Country - Research ...: "Perhaps in the case of Colombia, migrants are motivated by the two of factors, ... because not having them poverty in Colombia would rise a few more points. ...


Venezuela Speeds Up Recovery from Rains

Venezuela Speeds Up Recovery from Rains: "At least eight Venezuelan states were severely affected by heavy rainfall in the past two months. The damages were added to those recorded in the rainy season of 2010, which forced the national government to extend another 90 days a state of emergency ...


US urged to help more in battle against cartels

US urged to help more in battle against cartels: "
As gunbattles raged across western Mexico this week, a new US Senate report warns the United States must do more to bolster the south-of-the-border war on drug-trafficking cartels. "Violence in Mexico continues unhindered without any signs of slowing," ...


Houston Chronicle
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