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martes, 7 de junio de 2011

Fourteen National Hispanic Organizations Highlight Potential Opportunities of ..

Fourteen National Hispanic Organizations Highlight Potential Opportunities of ..

Latinos in the United States and Puerto Rico are among the leading adopters of wireless Internet services yet are far less likely to have broadband internet access at home. The commitments that AT&T is making as part of this proposed merger will ...

Two Puerto Rican Prospects In Action On Eve of Puerto Rican Day Parade On ...

Two Puerto Rican Prospects In Action On Eve of Puerto Rican Day Parade On ...

NEW YORK (June 7, 2011) – On a second consecutive night of fights on ShoBox: The New Generation on SHOWTIME®, two Puerto Rican fighters will climb in the ring against their toughest opponents to date on the eve of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in New ...

Ronaldo: From Retired Athlete To Sports Marketing Strategist

Ronaldo: From Retired Athlete To Sports Marketing Strategist: "
By ANDERSON ANTUNES Brazilian soccer superstar Ronaldo Luis Nazario de Lima will play his farewell match with Brazil's national team today, but that will only mark the end of his career on the playing field, as he transitions to marketing his brand. ...


Forbes (blog)
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Brazil Finance Ministry Official: No Floor, Ceiling For Real

Brazil Finance Ministry Official: No Floor, Ceiling For Real: "BRASILIA (Dow Jones)--Brazil's government continues to let the country's real float freely against the dollar and doesn't set a floor or ceiling for the currency within its foreign-exchange policies, Brazilian Finance Ministry Economic Policy Secretary ...


Ash from Chilean volcano grounds flights to and from Argentina

Ash from Chilean volcano grounds flights to and from Argentina: "
AP in Buenos Aires A plane covered in volcanic ash at San Carlos de Bariloche airport in southern Argentina. Photograph: Alfredo Leiva/AP Stiff winds blew ash from a Chilean volcano on Tuesday in a widening arc, grounding most air travel to and from ...


The Guardian
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Activist's body exhumed to 'emigrate'

Activist's body exhumed to 'emigrate': "Havana - The body of political prisoner Orlando Zapata Tamayo, whose death by hunger strike last year provoked international criticism of Cuba, was exhumed for cremation on Tuesday, his family said, enabling them to take his remains when they emigrate ...


Chilean Volcano affects Buenos Aires

Chilean Volcano affects Buenos Aires: "Late Jun 6th the wind direction over the volcano changed from east to north driving the ash cloud to the north and further to the east now affecting the Buenos Aires region by Tuesday (Jun 7th). As a result flights into the Buenos Aires region have ...


Peru miners split over future after Humala

Peru miners split over future after Humala: "Some firms bristle at his proposal to introduce a tax on windfall profits to fund anti-poverty programs. But global miner Xstrata (XTA.L) reaffirmed it will go ahead with its $4.2 billion Las Bambas copper project and its $1.47 billion Antapaccay ...


With Humala's win, Peru turns to the left

With Humala's win, Peru turns to the left: "
Over thirty per cent of Peru's thirty million people live in poverty and eight per cent in extreme poverty. In rural areas, particularly in indigenous communities, more than half of all families are poor, many desperately so. ...


Aljazeera.net
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How many have died in Mexico's drug war?

How many have died in Mexico's drug war?: "The last figure released by the Mexican government on the number of dead during its 4 1/2-year, military-led crackdown on organized crime came in January, at just over 34000. It covered the period from the start of the drug war in December 2006 until ...


Brazil vows to cut poverty

Brazil vows to cut poverty: "Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday that her administration would tackle extreme poverty with determination.


Brazil, World Bank Step Up Fight Against Extreme Poverty

Brazil, World Bank Step Up Fight Against Extreme Poverty: "BRASILIA, June 3, 2011 - A renewed Brazil-WorldBank partnership hopes to overcome Brazil's extreme poverty, an issue that has disadvantaged more than 16 ...


Shrink the Prisons

Shrink the Prisons: "Disregarding years of evidence that doling out welfare checks without any time limit or work requirements perpetuated the very cycle of poverty that they were trying to cure, liberals made one gloomy prediction after another, even warning that the law ...


Transgender Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico

Transgender Woman Murdered in Puerto Rico: "Primera Hora reported that Puerto Rico Police Cmdr. Orlando Melendez identified the victim as Carlos Alfredo Gomez Pena. Melendez told the newspaper that the victim was "dressed as a woman." Pedro Julio Serrano of the National Gay and Lesbian Task ...


Sleep rough for Brazilian street kids

Sleep rough for Brazilian street kids: "
While three days of very hard partying gets under way, with the biggest Brazilian carnival in the UK planned, the ABC Trust wants to remind revellers that Brazil is as much about abject poverty and misery as samba, sun and soccer. ...


Liverpool Confidential
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Organized crime has won the war on drugs

Organized crime has won the war on drugs: "One need look no farther than Mexico, where Mexican drug trafficking organizations derive 60% of their revenue from cannabis exports to the United States, according to a US government estimate in 2006. Mexico is also where a bloody drug war has claimed ...


Chile mine strikers threaten to further hit output

Chile mine strikers threaten to further hit output: "SANTIAGO, June 7 (Reuters) - Striking contract workers at Chile's El Teniente on Tuesday threatened to further hit output at the world's No. 5 copper mine with road blockades, escalating a wage conflict with no end in sight. Output at the Codelco-owned ...


Brazil's Inflation Eases in May as Prices Rose at Slowest Pace in 8 Months

Brazil's Inflation Eases in May as Prices Rose at Slowest Pace in 8 Months

Brazil's government is trying to prevent Latin America's biggest economy from overheating by reducing spending, increasing borrowing costs and implementing tighter liquidity requirements for banks to curb consumer lending growth. ...

Brazil Healthcare IPOs May Raise 2.4 Billion Reais This Month

Brazil Healthcare IPOs May Raise 2.4 Billion Reais This Month

Brazil Pharma SA, the pharmacy unit of Banco BTG Pactual SA, plans to raise as much as 519.8 million reais, according to prospectuses published today in Sao Paulo-based newspaper Valor Economico. That would be the largest monthly volume of IPOs in ...

SURVEY: Chile May Consumer Prices Seen Gaining 0.3% On Month

SURVEY: Chile May Consumer Prices Seen Gaining 0.3% On Month: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's consumer prices probably rose at a moderate pace in May, led by an increase in the price of bread, a key staple in Chileans' diet. The consumer price index likely rose 0.3% in May from March, according to the median ...


Peru's Moment of Opportunity

Peru's Moment of Opportunity: "
Ollanta Humala, the retired military officer who defeated Keiko Fujimori in presidential elections June 6, has raised fears that he will emulate the extreme leftist politics of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, whose policies he championed when he ran for ...


Council on Foreign Relations
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With Humala's win, Peru turns to the left

With Humala's win, Peru turns to the left: "
With a former army officer winning the presidency, Peru joins Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela in tilting to the left. Add Peru to the list of Latin American countries that have turned left. On Sunday, Peruvians voted in a second-round run-off ballot and ...


Aljazeera.net
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Chinese VP meets Fidel Castro on Cuba trip

Chinese VP meets Fidel Castro on Cuba trip

HAVANA — Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping met with Cuba's iconic former president Fidel Castro during a three-day visit to the communist island state, a Chinese embassy official told AFP Tuesday. A photograph from the meeting, held Monday, ...

Cuba dissident's remains exhumed, family to leave

Cuba dissident's remains exhumed, family to leave: "Cuba said at the time that its doctors did everything they could to keep Zapata alive. The government considers the island's small community of dissidents to be US-backed mercenaries paid to destabilize the country. Reina Luisa Tamayo was briefly ...


Teen Murder Suspect Released in Puerto Rico; LAPD Outraged

Teen Murder Suspect Released in Puerto Rico; LAPD Outraged: "A murder suspect has been released by a judge in Puerto Rico on a $50000 bond, and has since fled and disappeared into hiding. Zareh Manjikian was the suspect in the 2009 shooting death of 19-year-old Mike Yepremyan outside of a North Hollywood ...