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jueves, 9 de junio de 2011

Latin America poverty Latin America program Families in Action ...

Latin America poverty Latin America program Families in Action ...: "In the 'conditional cash transfer' Families in Action programs, mothers must meet conditions such as attending nutrition classes and taking their children ...


Latin American mayors gather in Miami

Latin American mayors gather in Miami: "Even among his Latin American colleagues who share daunting hurdles such as poverty and lack of tax revenue, Chimborazo stands out. He is the first indigenous mayor of Cañar, and the only one at the Miami conference wearing a bowler hat and serape. ...


Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way

Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way: "A poll last year by Latinobarómetro found only 18% of Peruvians held a positive view of Chávez and only 23% thought Venezuela played a positive role in Latin America. As a result, this time round, Mr Humala distanced himself from his old ally and ...


Chile salmon firm Australis IPO raises $71 million

Chile salmon firm Australis IPO raises $71 million: "SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Chilean farmed-salmon producer and exporter Australis Seafoods SA raised $71 million from its initial public offering Thursday on the Santiago Stock Exchange. The company issued 180 million shares at 185 pesos (40 cents) each ...


Chile La Polar Seen As Acquisition Target After Selloff

Chile La Polar Seen As Acquisition Target After Selloff: "SANTIAGO, Chile (Dow Jones)--With Chilean retailer Empresas La Polar SA (LAPOLAR.SN) losing more than a third of its market value Thursday following the disclosure of its financial woes, it is seen as a ripe takeover target, analysts said. ...


Energy Poverty: India's Best Kept Secret

Energy Poverty: India's Best Kept Secret: "
... equivalent from driving your car from Miami, Florida to Seattle, Washington); and in total, all kerosene lamps combined release 144 million tons of carbon emissions into atmosphere each year. Eighty percent of the energy poverty occurs in India. ...


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Family of late Cuban hunger striker to go to US

Family of late Cuban hunger striker to go to US: "The Cuban government said he was nothing more than a common criminal, but his death brought criticism of Cuba's human rights situation from the United States and Europe and contributed to Cuba's decision a few months later to release its political ...


Italy takes Brazil to Hague court over extradition

Italy takes Brazil to Hague court over extradition: "Berlusconi said Brazil's decision on the extradition request “denies justice to the Italian people and in particular to Battisti's victims”. Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said: “Italy plans to activate immediately every ...


Brazil Takes Another Step Towards Belo Monte While Activists Step ...

Brazil Takes Another Step Towards Belo Monte While Activists Step ...

In a joint press statement Global Justice Brazil, the Para Society of Defense of Human Rights (SDDH) and Conectas Human Rights said, “they are expressing their concern in relation to the attitude of the Brazilian government towards the ...

Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way

Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way: "The violently aggressive press that Venezuela receives within Latin America and total ignorance of its many merits like extreme poverty reduction, improvements in health care and education indeed has been successful in denting Venezuela's reputation in ...


Energy Poverty: India's Best Kept Secret

Energy Poverty: India's Best Kept Secret: "
... equivalent from driving your car from Miami, Florida to Seattle, Washington); and in total, all kerosene lamps combined release 144 million tons of carbon emissions into atmosphere each year. Eighty percent of the energy poverty occurs in India. ...


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Anti-LGBT violence in Puerto Rico 'must stop now,' says National Gay and ...

Anti-LGBT violence in Puerto Rico 'must stop now,' says National Gay and ...

WASHINGTON, June 9 — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force is calling upon authorities to act immediately to address the ongoing anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) violence in Puerto Rico. In the past week, three LGBT individuals ...

Six Days in Rio de Janeiro

Six Days in Rio de Janeiro: "
I recently spent six days and five nights in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, marking my first time in South America. What follows should be taken as one New Yorker's account of his experience, rather than any kind of expert insight. After an overnight flight ...



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Volcanic ash dusts Argentine capital, cuts flights

Volcanic ash dusts Argentine capital, cuts flights: "AP , 06.09.11, 12:14 PM EDT BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Ash from a Chilean volcano fell across a wide swath of Latin America on Thursday, forcing cancellation of dozens of flights and grounding the presidents of Argentina and Uruguay. ...


Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way

Peru: Revolution, the Brazilian way: "Lula cut poverty dramatically by promoting economic growth and responsible spending. ... You have Brasil, Uruguay and Chile on one side - respect for ...
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Agency helps homeless celebrate birthdays

Agency helps homeless celebrate birthdays: "Graduates gave testimonies of their personal struggles that ranged from drugs and alcohol abuse to poverty and despair. One graduate who is starting a journey toward another kind of graduation is Earnest Surry, who is enrolled in Miami-Dade College ...


Murder in Brazil: Always with us

Murder in Brazil: Always with us: "Even by the standards of Brazil's north-east, Alagoas is scarred by poverty and extreme inequality. With 107 murders per 100000 people, Maceió is also the most violent state capital in Brazil, just as, with 60 murders per 100000, Alagoas is the ...


Italy to appeal against Brazil's refusal to extradite convicted killer

Italy to appeal against Brazil's refusal to extradite convicted killer: "
AP in Rome Italy has vowed to appeal to the Hague to overturn Brazil's decision not to extradite Cesare Battisti, above. Photograph: Fernando Bizerra Jr/EPA Anger swept across the political spectrum as President Giorgio Napolitano said he "deplored" ...


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Strike weakens at Chile copper mine, output rises

Strike weakens at Chile copper mine, output rises: "SANTIAGO, June 9 (Reuters) - Nearly half of the contractors in a strike that halved output at the world's No. 5 copper mine, El Teniente in Chile, have ended the work stoppage, a representative of their employers said, a sign that the protest is ...


Mexico peace tour: heading into Zetas 'territory'

Mexico peace tour: heading into Zetas 'territory'

A man looks at the buses of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia on the road to Torreon on June 8, 2011. Hundreds of Mexicans began a week-long procession through Mexico on Saturday to protest the country's bloody drug war, ...

Venezuelan lawmakers OK Chavez proposal to increase government debt this year

Venezuelan lawmakers OK Chavez proposal to increase government debt this year

By AP, CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan lawmakers have approved a proposal by President Hugo Chavez to increase the amount of new debt the government can take on this year to more than $22 billion. Lawmakers in December had authorized the equivalent of ...

FIFA cancels meeting with Puerto Rico Football Federation amid corruption probe

FIFA cancels meeting with Puerto Rico Football Federation amid corruption probe: "SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — FIFA cancelled a meeting with Puerto Rico's top two football officials on Thursday in its investigation of the bribery scandal. Eric Labrador, the island's football federation president, told The Associated Press that a FIFA ...


New Peru leader looks to Brazil for ideas

New Peru leader looks to Brazil for ideas

"A country cannot consider itself rich if its population is living in poverty. This means we need social programs to help those living in extreme poverty," he said after meeting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. "Brazil is a successful model of ...

Argentina Airports Closed Until At Least Midnight Due To Ash

Argentina Airports Closed Until At Least Midnight Due To Ash: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--A cloud of volcanic ash hovering over Buenos Aires will keep air traffic into and out of Argentina's capital blocked until at least midnight, a spokeswoman for airport operator Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 said Thursday. ...


Analyzing A Crucial Battle In The Legal War Over Health Reform

Analyzing A Crucial Battle In The Legal War Over Health Reform: "In addition, the judges seemed to think that the enhanced federal match only applies to Medicaid recipients who earn more than 100 percent of poverty, even though in many states with low adult income eligibility limits many adults with incomes below ...