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domingo, 5 de junio de 2011

Raul Castro turns 80 with little fanfare

Raul Castro turns 80 with little fanfare: "
A vendor, who prepares food for the day's customers, displays a picture of Cuba's President Raul Castro on the wall of his small business in Havana, Cuba, Friday June 3, 2011. Castro celebrates his 80th birthday Friday. There has been no word of any ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution
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Volcano erupts in Chile

Volcano erupts in Chile: "A volcano in the Calle Cordon of southern Chile erupted Saturday, sending out stones and a plume of ash an estimated six miles high and three miles wide. Volcanic lightning is seen over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile on ...


E-cigs: No smoke, but some areas are banning them

E-cigs: No smoke, but some areas are banning them: "They're not even smelling anything," said Phillips, a 61-year-old retiree and former cigarette smoker from Cuba, Ill. Electronic cigarettes don't burn and don't give off smoke. But they're at the center of a social and legal debate over whether it's OK ...


Heavy rain lashes Guyana's border with Brazil

Heavy rain lashes Guyana's border with Brazil: "AP GEORGETOWN, Guyana—Officials in Guyana say heavy rains have inundated farm fields, a power station and other areas of low-lying river towns on this South America country's border with Brazil. Regional authorities said Sunday that southwestern ...


Better food means better health

Better food means better health: "One in three Florida children is overweight, a rate that rises to nearly half among children in families with incomes at or below the poverty level. In these times of economic uncertainty, the right foods may be financially out of reach, making federal ...


Brazil launches anti-poverty plan

Brazil launches anti-poverty plan: "... dump in the shantytown of Cidade de Deus close to Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. ... "Brazil Without Poverty" plans to budget $12.5 billion dollars a year, ...


Family and Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America

Family and Cash Transfer Programs in Latin America: "The family: a central element in Latin America ..... America in Poverty in focus N°15 International Poverty Center, Brasilia. Economic Commission for Latin ...


3500 evacuate as volcano erupts in southern Chile - seattlepi.com

3500 evacuate as volcano erupts in southern Chile - seattlepi.com: "SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A volcano in the Caulle Cordon of southern Chile has erupted violently, billowing smoke and ash high into the sky and prompting more than 3500 people living nearby to evacuate and forcing cancellation of flights.


Fujimori daughter, ex-soldier in tight Peru runoff

Fujimori daughter, ex-soldier in tight Peru runoff: "
Both Fujimori and Humala drew support with populist promises to help around one third of the population of some 29 million still living in poverty despite a decade of record growth on the back of mineral exports. Humala promised a fairer distribution ...


MSN Philippines News
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Volcano billows giant plume for second day in southern Chile, blankets ...

Volcano billows giant plume for second day in southern Chile, blankets ...

( Francisco Negroni, AgenciaUno / Associated Press ) - Volcanic lightning is seen over the Puyehue volcano, over 500 miles south of Santiago, Chile, Sunday June 5, 2011. Authorities have evacuated about 600 people in the nearby area. ...

Venezuela: Relations with US are 'frozen'

Venezuela: Relations with US are 'frozen': "AP Venezuela's top diplomat says relations with the United States are "frozen" and President Hugo Chavez's government does not perceive any possibility of improving them after Washington imposed sanctions on the South American nation's state oil ...


Combating Rural Poverty and Hunger Through Agroforestry in Bolivia

Combating Rural Poverty and Hunger Through Agroforestry in Bolivia

In contrast to intensive agricultural practices that require widespread forest clearing, agroforestry systems combine tree growing with the production of ...

Chilean Design Students Win 2011 World Industrial Design Day Poster Competition

Chilean Design Students Win 2011 World Industrial Design Day Poster Competition: "
Paula Beatríz Cabrera Osorio and Vania Farías, students from the Instituto Profesional DuocUC de la Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile in Santiago, Chile, submitted the winning entry for this year's competition and will have their poster ...


Dexigner
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Brazil, Venezuela to Strengthen Strategic Alliance

Brazil, Venezuela to Strengthen Strategic Alliance: "Brasilia - A meeting scheduled for Monday between presidents Dilma Rousseff and Hugo Chavez is expected to help strengthen the strategic alliance forged by Brazil and Venezuela in 2005. Brazilian Foreign Ministry sources said the meeting would be a ...


Colombia acknowledges progress in security with Venezuela

Colombia acknowledges progress in security with Venezuela: "
During the Inter-American Dialogue, Colombian Minister of Foreign Affairs attested to the progress made in the area of security with Venezuela and stressed that Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos keep in ...


El Universal
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Hundreds remember slain poet

Hundreds remember slain poet: "
... of urban poverty, issues Bell was familiar with after facing a lifetime of hardships he worked to overcome, including drug addiction, incarceration and growing up in the Edison Court Projects, at Northwest Third Avenue and 62nd Street in Miami. ...


MiamiHerald.com
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Macroeconomic Policy, Growth and Income Distribution in the Brazilian Economy ...

Macroeconomic Policy, Growth and Income Distribution in the Brazilian Economy ...: "This growth was accompanied by a significant reduction in poverty and extreme poverty, especially after 2005, as well as reduced inequality. This paper looks at the combination of external changes and changes in macroeconomic policy that contributed to ...


Peru: Fujimori vs ex-soldier

Peru: Fujimori vs ex-soldier: "She would be Peru's first female leader. Her rival, cashiered army Lt. Col. Ollanta Humala, is championed mainly by the one in three Peruvians who live in poverty, without running water, having benefited little from a mining boom that fueled economic ...


Peru to KOICA: 'muchas gracias'

Peru to KOICA: 'muchas gracias': "The Peruvian government last week bestowed the Distinguished Merit Award to Park Dae-won, Korea International Cooperation Agency president, for his service in improving the quality of life in the Latin American country. “It's very important because ...


VENEZUELA: Medical specialties suffer bloodletting

VENEZUELA: Medical specialties suffer bloodletting: "According to the National Council of Medical Postgraduate Courses, the country's leading university, Universidad Central de Venezuela, has experienced the biggest loss of medical specialties applications, with more than 40% of its places vacant. ...


Heritage for poverty alleviation

Heritage for poverty alleviation: "
... that the area provided fresh drinking water for pirates and buccaneers; Hillock vantage point overlooking the Bluefields Harbour to launch skirmishes from ships moored in readiness to attack Spanish galleons en route from Central and South America. ...


Jamaica Gleaner
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Crime-fighting grandmother reclaims her Melbourne neighborhood

Crime-fighting grandmother reclaims her Melbourne neighborhood

Pelham's formal education landed her a job as a social worker in Orange County, where she witnessed first-hand children living below the poverty level in homes that were falling apart, and who were ravaged by abuse, neglect and hunger. ...

Chinese vice president arrives in Havana for visit

Chinese vice president arrives in Havana for visit: "HAVANA, June 4 (Xinhua) -- Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping arrived in Havana Saturday evening, kicking off his official visit to Cuba. Xi is paying the visit as a guest of Cuba's First Vice President of Council of State and Council of Ministers Jose ...


Ricky Martin to Expand Children's Aid Centers Across All Latin America

Ricky Martin to Expand Children's Aid Centers Across All Latin America: "RIO GRANDE, Puerto RicoPuerto Rican pop star Ricky Martin announced that he will expand construction of institutions like his foundation's Child Development and Prevention Center, expected to be completed in Loiza, Puerto Rico, in 2012, ...