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sábado, 11 de junio de 2011

Brazil president appoints second woman to key post

Brazil president appoints second woman to key post

BRASILIA — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff continued her cabinet reshuffle, appointing the second woman this week to a key post in her administration. Rousseff named fisheries minister Ideli Salvatti, 59, as her new Head of Institutional Relations. ...

Life skills to tame child sex tourism

Life skills to tame child sex tourism: "... Uruguay to ban or restrict addictives used to make cigarettes more ... Poverty is the major driver of the exploitation of children along the lake shore ...
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Latin America poverty Latin America program Families in Action ...

Latin America poverty Latin America program Families in Action ...: "An innovative social program taking hold in Latin America may have left Luz Dary Lopez a single mother, but it has helped her and hundreds of other poor ...


Chavez Undergoes Unscheduled Surgery for Pelvic Abscess During Cuba Visit

Chavez Undergoes Unscheduled Surgery for Pelvic Abscess During Cuba Visit

By Daniel Cancel - Sat Jun 11 04:00:00 GMT 2011 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underwent unscheduled surgery for a pelvic abscess in Cuba and will remain on the Caribbean island for “several days” to recover, Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro said. ...

The invasion of Mexico's drug cartels

The invasion of Mexico's drug cartels: "
Not long after taking office in 2008, President Alvaro Colom began to warn that Mexican cartels, namely the Zetas, were moving south as Mexico's drug war intensified. After the massacre, he told Spain's El Pais newspaper, "The fact is, ...


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

Latin America poverty: Latin America program Families in Action ...: "An innovative social program taking hold in Latin America may have left Luz Dary Lopez a single mother, but it has helped her and hundreds of other poor ...


Idle land of failed banks to go towards public housing in Venezuela

Idle land of failed banks to go towards public housing in Venezuela: "As part of the solution to the country's serious housing shortage, the Venezuelan government will take over 210000 square meters of land as a first step to utilizing idle land that belonged to collapsed banks of the 1970s and 1990s.


Venezuela's Chavez has surgery in Cuba

Venezuela's Chavez has surgery in Cuba: "By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez had a successful operation on Friday in Cuba for an abscess in the pelvis discovered on the last stage of this week's tour around Latin America, his government said. ...


Argentina: fighting fires on inflation

Argentina: fighting fires on inflation: "When its headquarters literally followed suit on Friday (fire engulfed five floors of the building in central Buenos Aires, apparently caused by a short-circuit), few believe much damage could possibly have been done to the price statistics the agency ...


Training starts early for a 10-year-old taking on the world

Training starts early for a 10-year-old taking on the world

Kayla, of Hoxton Park, will leave this month for Argentina to train at the Vilas Academy in Buenos Aires for at least a year. Her father, who is also her coach, is going with her, as is her 16-year-old sister, Fabiana, but her mother is not. ...

War on Poverty advocate, Head Start pioneer Robert Wright dies

War on Poverty advocate, Head Start pioneer Robert Wright dies

Born in Mansfield, Ga., Wright graduated from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 1947. He married the former Loretta Osgood in 1949. About that time, Bethune-Cookman College hired him to teach tailoring. In addition to teaching, ...

Venezuela and Others Resist Pressures to Increase Production at OPEC

Venezuela and Others Resist Pressures to Increase Production at OPEC: "By Juan Reardon - Venezuelanalysis.com Venezuela and five other oil-exporting nations made history this week after they broke consensus and their insistence on maintaining oil production at current levels prevented the twelve-nation Organization of ...


Latin American and African Perspectives

Latin American and African Perspectives: "She is currently heading research project on “Women and Law in Latin America” and “Poverty Reduction and Gender Justice in Contexts of Complex Legal ...


Immigration, Poverty and Low Wage Earners : Indybay

Immigration, Poverty and Low Wage Earners : Indybay: "The solution for poverty and landlessness in Mexico and elswhere in South/ Central America can be most effectively solved by REPEALING NAFTA. ...


Orlando Zapata Tamayo's Mother Brings His Ashes, And His Fight For a Free Cuba ...

Orlando Zapata Tamayo's Mother Brings His Ashes, And His Fight For a Free Cuba ...

The mother of Orlando Zapata Tamayo, the Cuban dissident who died while in the midst of a hunger strike last year, has spent her first 24 hours in exile vowing to carry on her son's fight for liberty for the people in Cuba. “From this country of ...

Apathy keeps Miami-Dade's forgotten from the polls

Apathy keeps Miami-Dade's forgotten from the polls: "Consider the juxtaposition of Heat fans heading to the arena with rolled up windows and closed consciences, passing abject poverty that afflicts some of the downtown arena's nearby neighborhoods. Until we understand that the plight of Overtown and ...


A Real Debate About Drug Policy

A Real Debate About Drug Policy: "The number of drug-related casualties in Mexico is on the same order as the number of US lives lost in the Vietnam and Korean wars. Throughout our hemisphere, governance and economic development have suffered because of drugs. ...


Activists Want Answers on LGBT Murders in Puerto Rico

Activists Want Answers on LGBT Murders in Puerto Rico: "
"It seems they have declared open hunting season against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and transsexual people," Pedro Julio Serrano, founder of the gay rights group Puerto Rico for Everyone said to the Associated Press. ...


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Peru's Humala Aims to Reassure Investors

Peru's Humala Aims to Reassure Investors: "He went on to praise Latin America's top economy for reducing poverty, developing a vibrant domestic market and maintaining growth—a sharp contrast from the ever more isolated Venezuela. That was a big relief for the local and international business ...


Humala in Brazil calls on greater border cooperation to improve ...

Humala in Brazil calls on greater border cooperation to improve ...: "President-elect Ollanta Humala called on greater cooperation with Brazil to improve security along Peru's eastern-jungle border region, daily El Comercio.