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miércoles, 1 de junio de 2011

In a reversal, Cuba plans luxury golf resorts

In a reversal, Cuba plans luxury golf resorts: "After years in the dark, golf is poised to take off in Cuba. MEXICO CITY—One of Fidel Castro's first acts upon taking power was to get rid of Cuba's golf courses, seeking to stamp out a sport he and other socialist revolutionaries saw as the epitome ...


Claims of police abuses are paid dearly in Venezuela

Claims of police abuses are paid dearly in Venezuela: "These crimes have been committed despite the Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR Court) instructed the Venezuelan State in 2004 to take the relevant steps to protect the Barrios family. For the Committee of Relatives of the Victims of the ...


HIV has hit Southeast hard, new online US map shows

HIV has hit Southeast hard, new online US map shows: "The interactive website illustrates HIV rates from a high-level geographic view, and also breaks the epidemic down by state, county, race, ethnicity, age, gender and poverty level. Most of Florida is shaded deep red, the color the site uses to ...


Biofuels Future That US Covets Takes Shape -- in Brazil

Biofuels Future That US Covets Takes Shape -- in Brazil: "It will be in Brazil. While the company's corporate heart remains in Emeryville, Calif., Amyris is betting its future, and its dearly raised cash, on Brazil. Next year, Amyris' first two commercial-sized plants will open deep in the heart of sugar cane ...


Plans For Dams In Patagonia Draw Ire From Chileans

Plans For Dams In Patagonia Draw Ire From Chileans: "Police officers detain a demonstrator during clashes after a protest in front of La Moneda government palace in Santiago, Chile, May 20. The protest was against a $7 billion project by the multinational consortium HidroAysen to dam two of the world's ...


6.4 earthquake shakes ocean off Chile

6.4 earthquake shakes ocean off Chile: "1, 2011 (UPI NewsTrack) — SANTIAGO, Chile, June 1 — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Chile Wednesday morning, causing no damage or injuries, officials said. The epicenter was 61 miles southwest of Concepcion at a depth of 9 ...


Schlenker arrested over second murder case while testifying

Schlenker arrested over second murder case while testifying: "The former leader of the River Plate hooligans, Alan Schlenker, was arrested while testifying in the trial investigating the Gonzalo Acro murder case, in connection to the murder of an alleged drug trafficker in 2001 in the Greater Buenos Aires area of ...


World Bank loaning Brazil $6B to support social programs ...

World Bank loaning Brazil $6B to support social programs ...: "Zoellick says the World Bank promise of loans up to $6 billion is double what the Bank has provided to Brazil on average in the past. snsbcltbrazilpoverty ...


Man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico charged in Penfield car break-ins

Man wanted for murder in Puerto Rico charged in Penfield car break-ins: "By Amanda Seef, staff writer A man wanted for a murder in Puerto Rico last week was apprehended in Penfield on Monday. Felix O. David-Marrero, 19, of Puerto Rico was charged with criminal mischief and petit larceny by the Monroe County Sheriff's Office ...


Mexican Police Chief and Officers Arrested for Aiding Drug Cartel

Mexican Police Chief and Officers Arrested for Aiding Drug Cartel

By catspirit Several high ranking officials in the central Mexico were arrested for aiding drug traffickers. Hidalgo Mexico officials state that several of the authorities arrested , admitted to helping the Zetas (drug cartel.) The ongoing drug war has ...

Brazil approves huge Amazon power plant

Brazil approves huge Amazon power plant

The massive $11 billion project is to be built in western Para state, along the Xingu river in Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Once completed, the Belo Monte plant will generate some 11200 megawatts of energy, equivalent to about 11 percent of the power ...

At Brazil summit, World Bank and international coalition pledge to reduce ...

At Brazil summit, World Bank and international coalition pledge to reduce ...

... as Michael Bloomberg, Mayor of New York City, second left, Sao Paulo's Mayor Gilberto Kassab, and World Bank's President Robert Zoelick, right, listen during the C40 Large Cities Climate Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, June 1, 2011. ...

Brazil Posts Second-Highest Trade Surplus in 23 Months

Brazil Posts Second-Highest Trade Surplus in 23 Months: "The United Nations says world food prices are near a record while the World Bank says 44 million people have been driven into poverty since June 2010 because of the surge in the cost of living.


Iran defence minister forced to leave Bolivia over 1994 Argentina bombing

Iran defence minister forced to leave Bolivia over 1994 Argentina bombing

Iran's defence minister was forced to leave Bolivia during a diplomatic trip after Argentina demanded his arrest in connection with the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires. By Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo Ahmad Vahidi was invited to Bolivia ...

Dick Meister: The minimum wage is a poverty wage

Dick Meister: The minimum wage is a poverty wage: "It may be hard to believe, but despite the great need of workers and despite the widespread violations of the minimum wage laws, five states - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi – have no agency assigned to enforce the minimum wage ...


Clouds in my Cuban coffee

Clouds in my Cuban coffee: "
“We got out of Cuba just in time.” First my mother, with my two siblings and me in 1960. Then my father, shortly before the revolutionaries appropriated the family business. My grandmother waited the longest, emigrating the following summer. ...


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Nationwide Celebrations in Cuba for International Children's Day

Nationwide Celebrations in Cuba for International Children's Day: "
Every country would select the date, and Cuba, after the triumph of the Revolution, chose June 1 just as other nations. joy, and faith in the construction of a better world, from the island, which is a fortress of earned hope and safe childhood, ...


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Global food crisis: China land deal causes unease in Argentina

Global food crisis: China land deal causes unease in Argentina: "The campaigners say that since soya cultivation is highly mechanised it will prompt unemployment in the area, as it has elsewhere in the country where many rural communities have seen an increase in deep poverty as jobs are lost. ...


Puerto Rico to issue $304M in bonds for roads

Puerto Rico to issue $304M in bonds for roads: "AP , 06.01.11, 12:28 PM EDT SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico says the US Caribbean territory will issue $304 million in bonds to repair roads and improve transportation facilities. Luis Fortuno says part of the money will be used to ...


Haiti: Homes and Land Are Sources of Life

Haiti: Homes and Land Are Sources of Life: "... strategies to force a solution to Haiti's greatest crisis: homelessness. ... from foreign countries like the United States (New Orleans and Miami), ...
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Chavez to Request $10.5 Billion in Debt Under New Venezuela Law

Chavez to Request $10.5 Billion in Debt Under New Venezuela Law: "By Corina Rodriguez Pons and Jose Orozco - Wed Jun 01 04:30:00 GMT 2011 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said he will send a request to the National Assembly today to issue up to 45 billion bolivars ($10.5 billion) in new bonds this year as part of a ...


Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam

Brazil approves Belo Monte hydroelectric dam: "Photograph: EVARISTO SA/AFP/Getty Images Brazil's environment agency gave its definitive approval on Wednesday for construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam, a controversial $17bn (£10bn) project in the Amazon that has drawn criticism from ...


Mexico's Carstens seeks Brazil's support in IMF bid

Mexico's Carstens seeks Brazil's support in IMF bid: "By Raymond Colitt BRASILIA, June 1 (Reuters) - Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, arrived in Brazil on Wednesday aiming to win crucial support in Latin America for his bid to the lead the International Monetary Fund. ...


Sullenberger on lessons of Air France crash

Sullenberger on lessons of Air France crash: "
Two years ago today, Air France flight 447, which was headed from Rio de Janeiro to Paris, crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil, killing all 228 people on board. Now, using new clues from the plane's black boxes, experts say pilot error may have ...


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Monterrey's drug war madness cripples model city

Monterrey's drug war madness cripples model city: "But sadly, like many people I interviewed for my special report, I don't see much progress right now. For more on covering Mexico's drug war, check out chief photographer Claudia Daut's photo slideshow and blog here.