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martes, 31 de mayo de 2011

Major Microlaboratory Against Poverty

Major Microlaboratory Against Poverty: "The BNB's CrediAmigo Plan represents nearly 70 percent of the national market for microcredit in Brazil, and is one of the largest programmes of its kind in Latin America. A winner of the Inter-American Development Bank's (IDB) Award for Excellence in ...


US Legislative Immigration Update May 31, 2011

US Legislative Immigration Update May 31, 2011

hese included the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU); the American Immigration Council (AIC); the Anti-Defamation League (ADL); the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC); ...

The Katrina Effect: Renaissance On The Mississippi

The Katrina Effect: Renaissance On The Mississippi: "
Once predominately African-American, New Orleans is returning to its more multi-racial past while re-establishing its strong cultural and social ties to Latin America. Yet despite all positive signs, it may be too early to proclaim, as some boosters do ...


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Do minimum wages reduce poverty? Evidence from Central America ...

Do minimum wages reduce poverty? Evidence from Central America ...: "Evidence suggests that minimum wages are not an efficient way to reduce poverty in Central American countries. Rather than creating and implementing complex ...


Petrobras says it can complete refinery project alone

Petrobras says it can complete refinery project alone: "Petroleos de Venezuela, or PDVSA, has until August to decide whether it wants to continue the partnership because the funding provided by Petrobras ends this month, Costa said. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to discuss energy cooperation, ...


Charges being refiled against alleged 9/11 conspirators

Charges being refiled against alleged 9/11 conspirators: "... Tuesday that capital charges have been refiled against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other alleged co-conspirators in the September 11, 2001, conspiracy to allow prosecution before a military commission at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, naval base. ...


Latin America, Caribbean can reduce poverty to 10% by 2025: IDB

Latin America, Caribbean can reduce poverty to 10% by 2025: IDB: "BUENOS AIRES, May 27 (Xinhua) -- It is possible for Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty to less than 10 percent by 2025, President of the ...


30000 Mexicans Killed In Drug War, Violence, Made in the USA!

30000 Mexicans Killed In Drug War, Violence, Made in the USA!

American guns and the easy access to guns in America facilitates and accelerates-exacerbates drug violence or wars in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Panama etc. America has spent or squandered billions of dollars in a ...

Thomas Pogge on Global Poverty

Thomas Pogge on Global Poverty: "In this Truthout interview, Pogge probes the causes of world poverty and ..... you get a haircut in rural India or hire a driver or babysitter in Bolivia. ...
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Chile environment authority nixes $1.1B power plan

Chile environment authority nixes $1.1B power plan: "By Renzo Dasso SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Chilean regional environmental authorities rejected the construction of a $1.1 billion hydroelectric project linked to local private-equity fund Southern Cross, local newspaper El Mercurio reported Tuesday. ...


Chile jobless rate drop defies season, forecasts

Chile jobless rate drop defies season, forecasts: "SANTIAGO, May 31 (Reuters) - Chile's jobless rate fell unexpectedly in the February-to-April period CLUNR=ECI, defying seasonal trends and boosting views the central bank was not done raising interest rates. The government statistics agency INE said ...


Lula arrives in Cuba for work meeting with Raúl Castro

Lula arrives in Cuba for work meeting with Raúl Castro: "The former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is to arrive today in Cuba to meet the island's mandate Raul Castro in a tour that will also include a visit to Chavez' Venezuela. According to the Cuban official newspaper Granma, Lula will hold ...


Save the water for a rainy Colombian day

Save the water for a rainy Colombian day: "The fact that 45.5% (2009) of Colombians live below the poverty line and the that distribution of family income is getting worse – Gini index: 53.8 (1996), 58.5 (2009); Colombia now the 8th worst in the world for income inequality – we can anticipate ...


Guatemala is a prime example of how the global food system is failing

Guatemala is a prime example of how the global food system is failing

Although the government disputes it, Oxfam believes that Cafta, the free trade agreement between the US and central American states approved in 2005, has undermined local farmers further, as subsidised US grains have poured in. ...

Alice Cooper Cancels First Show in 30 Years

Alice Cooper Cancels First Show in 30 Years: "
We got him on some medication and put him to bed, which is where he stayed until this morning” It seems he recovered in time to play a triumphant show in Buenos Aires, Argentina, posting, “Alice was in rare form in Buenos Aires Saturday night, ...


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Brazil stocks up; traders weigh data, Greek debt

Brazil stocks up; traders weigh data, Greek debt: "By Myra P. Saefong, MarketWatch SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Brazilian stocks edged higher Tuesday, but was poised to end the month lower, as traders weighed a decline in Brazil's April industrial output against optimism that Greece's sovereign-debt ...


Food Prices, Global Hunger to Skyrocket by 2030, Oxfam Warns

Food Prices, Global Hunger to Skyrocket by 2030, Oxfam Warns: "
The new report points to examples of the changes that must be undertaken to curb global poverty and hunger. In Brazil, social activism has led to agricultural policies that decreased hunger by one-third between 2000 and 2007. ...


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Bellingham police arrest man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico

Bellingham police arrest man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico

By Alison McCall/Daily News staff Police arrested a man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico yesterday who had been staying at the Countryside Motel on Mechanic Street. Luis Sotomayor-Agosto, 22, of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, is wanted by the Puerto Rican ...

Cuba in Geneva: Need for Peaceful Solutions

Cuba in Geneva: Need for Peaceful Solutions: "by PL — last modified May 31, 2011 10:30 AM Cuba reiterated in Geneva the need for peaceful solutions and respect for self-determination of the peoples, regarding the situation in certain North African and Middle East countries. ...


CFK arrives in Rome for official two-day visit

CFK arrives in Rome for official two-day visit: "... she is to inaugurate the Argentine Art exhibition “Memory and Liberty in Argentine Art throughout the 20th Century,” in the Ca Giustinian Gallery. Fernández de Kirchner will return to Buenos Aires on Friday; however a time has not yet been confirmed.


Can France's Christine Lagarde get Brazil's support for her IMF bid?

Can France's Christine Lagarde get Brazil's support for her IMF bid?

France's Finance Minister Christine Lagarde shakes hands with Brazil's Economy Minister Guido Mantega before a press conference in Brasilia, Brazil, on Monday, May 30. Lagarde has kicked off a global tour to promote her candidacy to head the ...

Brazil Promises More Protection To Activists In The Amazon After ...

Brazil Promises More Protection To Activists In The Amazon After ...

Led by Brazilian Vice President Michel Temer, the meeting brought together Brazil's ministers of environment, justice, rural development and human rights to help foster cooperation between the federal and state governments in an effort ...

Venezuela Bans Indoor Smoking In Public and At Work

Venezuela Bans Indoor Smoking In Public and At Work: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--An antismoking law took effect in Venezuela Tuesday that bans the use of tobacco products in public, indoor spaces like nightclubs and restaurants as well as offices and other work areas. "We are talking about airports, ...


Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Wind Energy

Cuba Hosts International Workshop on Wind Energy: "Wind energy in Cuba is considered by specialists the renewable source of greatest growth in recent years since its establishment in 2007. "Channeling the Wind" is the central theme of the meeting, which will address among other issues the Cuban ...


Texas Shale Oil Could Add "Another Venezuela Or Kuwait" Worth Of Oil By 2020

Texas Shale Oil Could Add "Another Venezuela Or Kuwait" Worth Of Oil By 2020: "
Oil companies are moving quickly to tap shale oilfields in Texas that could increase domestic oil production by 25 percent over the next decade. According to a report in the New York Times, more than a dozen companies will drill up to 3000 wells in the ...


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