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viernes, 3 de junio de 2011

Brazil Announces Plan to Eradicate Poverty

Brazil Announces Plan to Eradicate Poverty: "
The Brazilian government launched a welfare program to eliminate extreme poverty in the South American country by 2014 this week. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's plan follows the lead of her mentor and predecessor Luiz Inacio Lulu da Silva who ...


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Brazil Grants Building Licence for Amazon Dam

Brazil Grants Building Licence for Amazon Dam: "Brazil's environmental protection agency has granted a licence for construction of a massive hydroelectric dam in the heart of the Amazon jungle.


Top newspaper asks Grondona to resign

Top newspaper asks Grondona to resign: "BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — One of Argentina's leading newspapers said Friday that Julio Grondona should resign as the president of the Argentine Football Association. The newpaper La Nacion, in its main editorial, questioned the leadership of ...


Venezuela: the Brazil connection

Venezuela: the Brazil connection: "
Although Chavez said that they spoke about “imperial aggression against oil countries” – not just the sanctions that the US recently slapped on Venezuela, but also Libya – the presence of another man at the encounter suggested there were other motives ...


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The Giving Spirit - Assist Southern California Homeless

The Giving Spirit - Assist Southern California Homeless: "This is an ideal event for families and children of all ages who can make a difference together while learning the truth about poverty and homelessness in LA. After assembling the kits participants will have the opportunity (not a requirement of ...


Local suspect linked to homicide case in Puerto Rico

Local suspect linked to homicide case in Puerto Rico

A man who was arrested in connection with car break-ins in Penfield wound up being a suspect in a homicide in Puerto Rico. Felix O. David-Marrero, 18, of Puerto Rico, was charged with third-degree criminal mischief and petit larceny in connection with ...

Brazil to extend its welfare programme

Brazil to extend its welfare programme: "By Joe Leahy in São Paulo Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has launched an expansion of the government's politically popular welfare system, which is credited with lifting millions out of poverty and contributing to her election victory last year. ...


US says it will inspect Repsol Cuba offshore rig

US says it will inspect Repsol Cuba offshore rig: "By Tom Doggett WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Spain's Repsol has reassured the United States it will follow American environmental requirements when it drills offshore Cuba this year and will allow US officials to inspect the drilling rig, ...


Raul Castro turns 80 with little fanfare

Raul Castro turns 80 with little fanfare

Cuba is in the process of implementing economic reforms allowing more private sector activity, but some here were disappointed when an April party summit to consider the changes named a leadership consisting mostly of the same graying, ...

IMF candidate Carstens arrives to Argentina for talks with Boudou

IMF candidate Carstens arrives to Argentina for talks with Boudou: "Mexico's central bank chief, Agustin Carstens, arrives to Buenos Aires today for talks with Economic Minister Amado Boudou, aiming to win crucial support in Argentina for his bid to the lead the International Monetary Fund. On Wednesday the Mexican ...


SURVEY: Chilean Economy Seen Growing 6.5% On Year In April

SURVEY: Chilean Economy Seen Growing 6.5% On Year In April: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's economy likely continued to grow at a robust pace in April as strong domestic demand complemented a big jump in industrial output. The central bank's monthly economic-activity index, Imacec, probably rose 6.5% from a year ...


U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela :: Hudson New York

U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela :: Hudson New York: "In May, the U.S. State Department imposed sanctions on Venezuela's state oil company Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) for trading with Iran. The press release states that between December 2010 and March 2011 the PDVSA delivered to Iran at ...


Cuba: A Test of Leadership for US Senator, Marco Rubio

Cuba: A Test of Leadership for US Senator, Marco Rubio: "The South Florida power group that has been central to Rubio's rise has one huge white elephant sitting in their front room: 11 MILLION fellow Cubans pinned down on an island at a level of basic subsistence, where freedom, justice and the ability to ...


Dying to cover the drug war

Dying to cover the drug war: ""A lot of the information about the drug war is coming out in books and blogs, and not necessarily where you would typically find it," Bustamante says. More than 36000 people across Mexico have been killed in drug violence since 2006. ...


DRUG WAR: Mexico seizes 154 rifles from buried cartel cache

DRUG WAR: Mexico seizes 154 rifles from buried cartel cache: "Authorities believe the weapons belonged to the Zetas drug cartel. (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini) (Alexandre Meneghini) MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Defense Department says soldiers found a large buried cache of weapons apparently stockpiled by a drug cartel ...


UN urges leaders to harness extraordinary benefits of forests

UN urges leaders to harness extraordinary benefits of forests: "
In a message marking World Environment Day, which falls on 5 June each year, the Secretary-General noted that in the past two decades “hundreds of millions of people in Asia, Latin America – and, increasingly, in Africa – have risen from poverty. ...


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Chávez Defends Colombia Policy, Insists on “Respect” for Venezuelan Sovereignty

Chávez Defends Colombia Policy, Insists on “Respect” for Venezuelan Sovereignty: "By Franklin Rosales - Venezuelanalysis.com Mérida, June 3rd, 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Yesterday Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez reiterated his assertions that all outlawed organizations based in neighboring Colombia “must respect” Venezuela's ...


Venezuela-Iran ties go beyond the oil issue

Venezuela-Iran ties go beyond the oil issue: "Following the sanctions imposed by the US Department of State on state-run oil holding Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), Venezuelan government authorities, such as Foreign Minister Nicolás Maduro, Minister of Energy and Petroleum Rafael Ramírez and ...


Creole Choir of Cuba Brings Island's Music to Brooklyn

Creole Choir of Cuba Brings Island's Music to Brooklyn: "By FELICIA R. LEE For those who associate modern Cuban music with a Latin jazz sound, here comes the Creole Choir of Cuba to blow away those expectations with their first concert in this country. The choir, founded in 1994, and which has had extensive, ...


Climate change in tropics poses food threat to poor

Climate change in tropics poses food threat to poor: "Many other places in Latin America are likely to experience temperatures that are too hot for bean production, a staple in the region, says the report. The impact could be felt most in India and south-east Asia. More than 300 million people in south ...


Keeping citizens safe: An anti-corruption agenda for the Americas

Keeping citizens safe: An anti-corruption agenda for the Americas: "Ordinary citizens also lose out financially when crime damages a state's ability to fight poverty and inequality. The Inter-American Development Bank estimates the cost of violence generated by organised crime in Latin America at US$168 billion ...


Venezuela Confirms Solidarity March for Cuban Five

Venezuela Confirms Solidarity March for Cuban Five: "Caracas - The Cuba-Venezuela Movement of Mutual Solidarity confirmed a march to be staged on Saturday, June 12, to support the five anti-terrorist Cuban fighters unfairly held in US prisons since 1998. Coordinator of the group Laila Tajeldine told ...


Venezuela's housing crisis

Venezuela's housing crisis: "Despite being in power for 12 years and bringing plenty of new schools and clinics to poor areas, Chavez has failed to fix Venezuela's housing shortfall -- currently at 2 million units. That, say critics, demonstrates the failure of socialism in ...


Keeping citizens safe: An anti-corruption agenda for the Americas

Keeping citizens safe: An anti-corruption agenda for the Americas: "Ordinary citizens also lose out financially when crime damages a state's ability to fight poverty and inequality. The Inter-American Development Bank estimates the cost of violence generated by organised crime in Latin America at US$168 billion ...


Brazil: Amazon Murders Reveal Dark Pattern of Land Conflicts

Brazil: Amazon Murders Reveal Dark Pattern of Land Conflicts: "Following a string of murders in a logging village in Brazil's Amazon, the government is working to increase state presence in lawless regions of the country where conflicts over natural resources have caused extreme levels of violence. ...