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jueves, 2 de junio de 2011

Brazil launches program to end extreme poverty | The Associated ...

Brazil launches program to end extreme poverty | The Associated ...: "President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday launched an ambitious program that aims to eradicate the entrenched poverty that afflicts millions of Brazilians even as the rest of the country has benefited from strong economic growth.


Almost half of Latin American Children live in Poverty

Almost half of Latin American Children live in Poverty

Latin American has the world's second youngest population behind Sub-Saharan Africa, and a high rate of poverty among the youth demonstrates how the next ...

Chile to probe death of poet Pablo Neruda

Chile to probe death of poet Pablo Neruda

SANTIAGOChile will launch an investigation into the death of Nobel Prize-winning writer Pablo Neruda, who died 12 days after the 1973 coup that overthrew the government, officials said Thursday. It had long been believed that Neruda, ...

Chile: Anarchist seriously injured by own bomb

Chile: Anarchist seriously injured by own bomb: "(AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A suspected anarchist in Chile has been seriously injured when a bomb he allegedly carried exploded outside a bank. Police say 22-year-old Luciano Pitronello Schuffeneger lost his eyesight and may lose both his arms. ...


Peru's next government should promote culture to combat poverty

Peru's next government should promote culture to combat poverty: "Montiel highlighted that to achieve something similar in this and other areas of the Peruvian culture, a public policy should be designed to promote and articulate the development of creative forces. "Culture is a tool to combat poverty. ...


Reducing poverty

Reducing poverty: "The major reason for the ongoing rises in commodities prices is the swelling demand in such emerging markets as China, India, Brazil, Indonesia, Vietnam, and the Philippines. Staple crops like sugar and corn involve another complication: They are being ...


Eye on Venezuela

Eye on Venezuela: "
in the WQ's Spring issue, journalist Joshua Kucera reported on Venezuela, where Hugo Chavez has been trying to create a global anti-American coalition. What drew you to report on Hugo Chavez? I'm interested in the geopolitical reshuffling that's been ...


The Wilson Quarterly (blog)
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AIDS and HIV Patients in Limbo as States Consider Funding Cuts

AIDS and HIV Patients in Limbo as States Consider Funding Cuts: "... Florida's pending cuts for eligibility for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), Barry said he may soon have to decide if his house or health is more important to him. Making close to $40000 a year, he currently earns 400% of the poverty level. ...


Internationalization of the Renminbi and its Implications for the Americas

Internationalization of the Renminbi and its Implications for the Americas: "One factor supporting this complementary relationship is that 2000 to 2010 was an extremely positive period for Latin America, characterized by high economic growth, diminishing poverty, and rising income. A financial journalist in Asia before moving ...


Brazil launches drive to lift 16 mln from poverty

Brazil launches drive to lift 16 mln from poverty: "By Raymond Colitt and Jeferson Ribeiro BRASILIA, June 2 (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff launched an ambitious plan on Thursday to eliminate dire poverty in Brazil within four years by lifting more than 16 million people from conditions of "misery. ...


UN calls for development based on green economy

UN calls for development based on green economy

The UN plans to hold a summit on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012. Dubbed 'Rio + 20,' it is tasked with finding ways to advance a blueprint on achieving a sustainable economy worldwide. The blueprint was adopted in Rio in 1992. ...

BBC News Brazil launches scheme to lift millions out of poverty

BBC News Brazil launches scheme to lift millions out of poverty: "The aim of the Brasil Sem MiseriaBrazil Without Poverty scheme is to expand the Bolsa Familia as well as health ... More Latin America & Caribbean stories ...


Higher prices luring more farmers in Cuba

Higher prices luring more farmers in Cuba: "Cuba consumes an average 700000 tonnes of sugar annually; however last year consumption was around 600000 tonnes due to a reduction in the domestic ration and other measures. Assuming similar local consumption this year, the industry would be offering ...


Experts Weigh in on Questions of Race in Cuba

Experts Weigh in on Questions of Race in Cuba: "By Center for International Policy WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for International Policy hosted an all-day conference that explored the notion and implications of racism and racial identity in Cuba as the ...


Mexican teens turn to kidnapping in drug war city Yahoo News

Mexican teens turn to kidnapping in drug war city Yahoo News: "School dropout Toby was just 15 when he and his friends started kidnapping businessmen, truck drivers and lawyers for ransom in Mexico's most violent city, ...


The global food crisis: ABCD of food – how the multinationals dominate trade

The global food crisis: ABCD of food – how the multinationals dominate trade: "
Oxfam is the latest in a long line of critics to highlight this corporate concentration as a root cause of hunger and poverty. The ABCD group have said they welcome informed debate but that, as far as they are concerned, their operations are the vital ...


The Guardian
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Venezuelan authorities initiate deportation process for FARC's 'singer'

Venezuelan authorities initiate deportation process for FARC's 'singer': "Venezuelan authorities have initiated the process of deporting former FARC leader Guillermo Enrique Torres Cueter, alias "Julian Conrado," to Colombia, following his Wednesday arrest. Once Torres is deported, Colombian authorities are considering his ...


Workers end strike at Chile's Molymet top plant

Workers end strike at Chile's Molymet top plant: "SANTIAGO, June 2 (Reuters) - A workers' union returned to work Thursday after ending a three-day strike that interrupted output at the main molybdenum processing plant for Chile's Molymet MOL.SN, the world's top molybdenum producer. ...


Panel: Global drug war has utterly failed

Panel: Global drug war has utterly failed: "
Spokesman Rafael Lemaitre also told the Wall Street Journal that "US drug policy wasn't a result of a 'drug war' mentality" -- which seems, on its face, to be inaccurate. While the administration doesn't use the term "drug war," it has pursued the same ...


Salon
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75 bodies from tragic Air France crash recovered

75 bodies from tragic Air France crash recovered: "The Air France airliner which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Brazil two years ago, killing everyone on board included three Irish women. A French search team have lifted 75 bodies to the surface recently. Earlier in the month, two bodies were ...


Brazil surprised by Russia's beef ban

Brazil surprised by Russia's beef ban: "By Paul Kiernan SAO PAULO (MarketWatch) -- Brazil's beef industry and its regulators were taken by surprise Thursday when Russia announced a temporary ban on imports of animal produce from three Brazilian states. Officials at Brazilian industry trade ...


Latin American countries struggle to curb inflation

Latin American countries struggle to curb inflation: "At food stalls in Caracas, Venezuela, gas pumps in Santiago, Chile, and newly minted subdivisions in Sao Paulo, Brazil, prices are rising. In one sense, it's a sign of good times. Global demand is strong for the region's oil, coffee, soybeans, ...


Maradona sues Chinese online games company

Maradona sues Chinese online games company: "BUENOS AIRES, June 1 (Xinhua) -- Argentine legend Diego Maradona has sued "The9 Limited", a Chinese online games company, for infringement of his portraiture rights. "I do not accept the apology from The9 Limited, and I will continue to protect my ...


Top FARC Commander Captured in Venezuela

Top FARC Commander Captured in Venezuela: "
Venezuela has for years been a refuge for Colombia's leftist insurgents and it was not clear whether the arrest of Guillermo Torres, better known by his alias "Julian Conrado," indicates that is changing. Torres is the most senior Revolutionary Armed ...


Fox News
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Experts Weigh in on Questions of Race in Cuba

Experts Weigh in on Questions of Race in Cuba: "WASHINGTON, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Center for International Policy hosted an all-day conference that explored the notion and implications of racism and racial identity in Cuba as the Afro-Cuban population struggles with ...