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lunes, 6 de junio de 2011

Peru's new leftist leader: Will he follow lead of Venezuela's Chavez or ...

Peru's new leftist leader: Will he follow lead of Venezuela's Chavez or ...: "This time, he called the Venezuelan leader's socialist-oriented economic model flawed, and sought moderate allies and courted Washington. Yet many Peruvians wonder if this 48-year-old political novice, who like Chavez rose to the rank of army ...


Ronaldo nervous ahead of farewell match with Brazil

Ronaldo nervous ahead of farewell match with Brazil: "AP SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Retired striker Ronaldo gets nervous just thinking about his upcoming farewell match with Brazil's national team. Ronaldo says he knows his emotions will get the best of him when he officially bids farewell to the Brazil squad ...


Trade Roots and ITA Partner to Bring Green Products to Brazil ...

Trade Roots and ITA Partner to Bring Green Products to Brazil ...: "In partnership with the Brazil-U.S. Business Council and Trade Roots, two entities within the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, ITA already provides technical assistance for activities under Export Green. Today, Assistant Secretary for ...


Scioli meets top Industrial Union representatives

Scioli meets top Industrial Union representatives: "Buenos Aires governor Daniel Scioli ewas holding a meeting with top representatives of the Argentine Industrial Union (UIA) to discuss a possible improvement for the sector's productivity. Along with his staff, Scioli received the head of UIA José ...


Argentina has talent but a lack of investment cash

Argentina has talent but a lack of investment cash: "By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires Rich in creative talent, with an educated, low-cost workforce, Argentina has much to offer entrepreneurs – except, perhaps, easy access to money. With a small stock market where institutional investors have been in short ...


Pablo Neruda's death is next to be investigated as Chile exhumes its past

Pablo Neruda's death is next to be investigated as Chile exhumes its past: "Neruda, in fact, died in the same Santiago clinic in which a former Chilean president, Eduardo Frei, was allegedly poisoned in 1981, also by Pinochet agents. Chile's current president, Sebastian Pinera, has supported inquiries into extrajudicial ...


Disturbance has 40 percent chance of developing

Disturbance has 40 percent chance of developing: "
A large area of low pressure in the Caribbean continues to produce showers and thunderstorms over Jamaica, eastern Cuba, and Haiti. The National Hurricane Center has left this disturbance at a 40% chance of development over the next 48 hours. ...


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Chile's El Teniente mine operating at 40% capacity

Chile's El Teniente mine operating at 40% capacity: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Chilean state miner Corporacion Nacional del Cobre de Chile's El Teniente Mine continues to operate at 40% of capacity Monday amid contract-worker protests. The second largest mine at Codelco, as the miner is ...


Chilean volcano's eruption forces thousands to flee

Chilean volcano's eruption forces thousands to flee: "A cloud of ash billowing from Puyehue volcano near Osorno in southern Chile, 870 km south of Santiago, on June 5, 2011. A volcano dormant for decades erupted in south-central Chile on Saturday, belching an ash cloud more than 6 miles (10 km) high that ...


A Master of Light and Shadows, Chilean Painter Claudio Bravo, Has Died at Age 74

A Master of Light and Shadows, Chilean Painter Claudio Bravo, Has Died at Age 74: "His work may be found in the collections of museums around the world including the Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland; Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museo Nacional de Bellas Arte, Santiago, Chile; ...


U.S. criticizes Cuba's small steps to democratize | The Tennessean ...

U.S. criticizes Cuba's small steps to democratize | The Tennessean ...: "The Obama administration can help increase the pace of change in Cuba by moving to end the embargo.


Ecuador's Increase In Social Spending Has Lifted Many Out Of Poverty

Ecuador's Increase In Social Spending Has Lifted Many Out Of Poverty: "
Similar pro-people programs are now instituted in Venezuela by President Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, Bolivia by President Evo Morales, Brazil's new President Dilma Rouseff, and, perhaps, by Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez and Uruguay's President ...


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Peru confirms Latin America's swing to the Left

Peru confirms Latin America's swing to the Left: "
By Daniel Hannan Politics Last updated: June 6th, 2011 First it was Venezuela, then Bolivia, then Ecuador, then Nicaragua. Now it's my native Peru. One by one, largely unremarked here, Latin America's nations are turning to the authoritarian Left. ...


Telegraph.co.uk (blog)
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Waste collectors go on strike

Waste collectors go on strike: "Garbage piles up in the streets of Buenos Aires City as CLIBA, AESA, and Covisur waste collectors decided to go on strike in a protest against the teamsters' union and its healthcare program which workers claim that it doesn't provide the service it ...


Why is the US Waging Perpetual War on Cuba's Health Care System?

Why is the US Waging Perpetual War on Cuba's Health Care System?: "By WILLIAM BLUM In January the government of the United States of America saw fit to seize $4.207 million in funds allocated to Cuba by the United Nations Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria for the first quarter of 2011, Cuba has ...


Argentina has talent but a lack of investment cash

Argentina has talent but a lack of investment cash: "The biggest crash came in 2001-02, when Argentina defaulted on nearly $100bn of its debts and slashed the value of its currency. More than half the population plummeted into poverty. Despite continued political turmoil, the country has bounced back ...


Venezuela Economy May Grow More Than 4% in 2011, Mundo Reports

Venezuela Economy May Grow More Than 4% in 2011, Mundo Reports: "By Jose Orozco - Mon Jun 06 13:39:24 GMT 2011 Venezuela's economy may expand more than 4 percent in 2011 as the construction industry begins to grow, public spending is maintained and more importers have access to foreign currency, central bank ...


Peru election: victory for left-wing nationalist adds to fears of 'anti-US cabal'

Peru election: victory for left-wing nationalist adds to fears of 'anti-US cabal'

But analysts in the US still believe the result is likely to heighten tensions between President Barack Obama's administration and Latin America. Frank Gaffney, founder and president of the Washington-based Centre for Security Policy think-tank, ...

Punish Parents for Failing Students?

Punish Parents for Failing Students?: "
Those who are most likely to be identified as bad parents based on their children's behavior and academic performance may, more often than not, be victims of poverty, lack of education and job skills, and poor English. It doesn't seem entirely ...


San Francisco Chronicle (blog)
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Venezuela prison quotation of the day — Marginal Revolution

Venezuela prison quotation of the day — Marginal Revolution: "The inmates' chief, Mr. Rodríguez, interviewed as bodyguards shucked oysters for him, attributed these distinctions to his rule. A mural at the prison depicts Mr . Rodríguez as conductor of a train, accompanied by gun-wielding ...


Peruvian market tumbles after Humala victory

Peruvian market tumbles after Humala victory

Peru's economy, largely dependent on the export of metals, has seen rapid growth in recent years. Poverty and unemployment statistics, although improved, remain an issue for the Latin American nation, and Humala has run on a platform of promises to ...

Chile key mine struggles for third day on protest

Chile key mine struggles for third day on protest: "SANTIAGO, June 6 (Reuters) - Codelco's El Teniente, Chile's fourth biggest mine, was working at less than half of capacity on Monday as most staff workers stayed off the job for a third day to avoid violence by striking contractors, the company said. ...


In Florida, property insurance now a rigged game

In Florida, property insurance now a rigged game: "The regulated entities then could plead poverty and ask for rate increases. Ms. St. John also found that the Florida companies' overhead was much higher than the industry average. If you listen to Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., he's the free market champion ...


Influences of the International Financial System in Rural Poverty ...

Influences of the International Financial System in Rural Poverty ...

In a second moment the situation of the rural Poverty Exposed existent today it is in the Countries of Latin America exemplifying this with figures. ...

Avoidable Maternal Deaths on the Rise

Avoidable Maternal Deaths on the Rise: "By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES, Jun 6, 2011 (IPS) - Argentina is moving backwards in terms of maternal mortality, with a rate three times higher than those of its neighbours Chile and Uruguay. Maternal deaths, which are actually increasing, ...