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domingo, 12 de junio de 2011

Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery in Cuba

Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery in Cuba: "AP CARACAS, Venezuela—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is quickly recovering after undergoing surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess. Chavez says the operation was a success and has not slowed him down. During a telephone interview broadcast ...


Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez

Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez: "Prominent among Humala's campaign advisers were people on secondment from the organization of Brazil's highly successful pragmatic leftist leader, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and his successor as president earlier this year, Dilma Rousseff. ...


Always Looking for the Next Move

Always Looking for the Next Move: "But, back at Fuerte Apache, the barrio where he grew up in poverty in Argentina, he sounded as if his head was in the clouds. His sport has made him a multimillionaire, a restless and footloose one. At 27, he has played for Boca Juniors in Argentina, ...


Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez

Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez: "About one third of Peru's 29 million people remain on the poverty line despite ... off in Brazil before going on to Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. ...
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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 ...


Huge crowd expected for NYC's Puerto Rican parade

Huge crowd expected for NYC's Puerto Rican parade: "AP NEW YORK — Island pride will turn Fifth Avenue into a sea of red, white and blue when the National Puerto Rican Day Parade steps off under gray skies. Entertainer John Leguizamo has been named global ambassador to the arts for Sunday's parade. ...


Puerto Rico Gets First Presidential Visit In 50 Years

Puerto Rico Gets First Presidential Visit In 50 Years: "by NPR Staff President Obama's itinerary this week includes a trip to Puerto Rico on Tuesday — a significant event for Puerto Ricans both on the island and the mainland. The island is buzzing at the prospect of the first official presidential visit ...


Scandal hits Argentina's mothers of the disappeared

Scandal hits Argentina's mothers of the disappeared: "
Kirchner's government has also helped the Mothers transform themselves from an advocacy group into a powerful anti-poverty organisation. Since Bonafini declared in 2006 that "there is no longer an enemy in the Casa Rosada [Argentina's seat of ...


The Guardian
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Peru victory further consolidates continent's left shift

Peru victory further consolidates continent's left shift

As the US-based Latin American commentator Mark Weisbrot has pointed out, “ Peru's growth did reduce poverty significantly”, “but the government didn't ...

US to blame for Mexico drug war: Activist

US to blame for Mexico drug war: Activist: "
Supporters of the peace caravan led by Mexican poet Javier Sicilia attend a rally in EL Paso, Texas, June 11, 2011. An anti-drug war Mexican activist has called on the United States to be held accountable for the drug-related violence in Mexico. ...


Press TV
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Korean investors wary of possible instability in Peru

Korean investors wary of possible instability in Peru: "“We understand that he is more sympathetic with a moderate left-wing approach like Brazil.” Brazil's moderate left-wing has successfully combined social programs for the poor with policies that attract foreign investors. SK Energy predicted that Peru ...


Ban moved by flood devastation in Colombia, voices UN readiness to help

Ban moved by flood devastation in Colombia, voices UN readiness to help: "Mr. Ban pointed out that South America is rich in experiences that are relevant to the global agenda of human rights, transitioning to democracy, combating poverty and tackling climate change. “I am convinced that the region can play an even bigger ...


Battisti Walks as Brazil Rejects Italy's Appeal - Corriere della Sera

Battisti Walks as Brazil Rejects Italy's Appeal - Corriere della Sera: "Supreme court turns down attempt to overturn Lula's decision not to extradite former terrorist.


Mexican midfield prospect eager to hone skill with Barca

Mexican midfield prospect eager to hone skill with Barca: "Mexico midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos looks to advance the ball past Venezuela midfielder Jose Luis Granados during the second half of a friendly on Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium. » Buy this photo Mexico striker Oribe Peralta Morones (18) tries to ...


Shakira gets German support for her charity

Shakira gets German support for her charity: "
“Education is the key to eradicating poverty and for peace and global stability,” she said. Part of the agreement sees Germany helping to finance the construction of a school for up to 1400 children from poor families in the Colombian city of Cartagena ...


The Local.de
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Chile volcano ash halts Buenos Aires flights - Yahoo! News

Chile volcano ash halts Buenos Aires flights - Yahoo! News: "Columns of ash from Chile's erupting Puyehue volcano forced all flights from Argentina's capital Buenos Aires and most flights from Uruguay's capital ...


BBC News Mexico drugs war Corruption grows on US border

BBC News Mexico drugs war Corruption grows on US border: "Mexican drug cartels are increasingly targeting US border guards and customs agents with bribes ... MEXICO'S DRUGS WAR. I want justice for my murdered son ...


Argentine leader's support dips, holds lead: Poll

Argentine leader's support dips, holds lead: Poll: "
BUENOS AIRES - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has a comfortable lead over opposition challengers ahead of an October presidential election, but her support has slipped, a poll showed on Saturday. Centre-leftist Fernandez looks almost certain to ...


AsiaOne
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Chavez recovering, in good shape after surgery

Chavez recovering, in good shape after surgery: "AP HAVANA -- A Venezuelan vice president says President Hugo Chavez is recovering well a day after undergoing surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess. Chavez is "very up to date on all issues relating to our country," Venezuelan Vice President Rafael ...


Ban commends Colombia for law on reparation for victims of rights abuse

Ban commends Colombia for law on reparation for victims of rights abuse: "“The context for our dialogue and cooperation is the United Nations Development Assistance Framework under which we are focusing on four areas – poverty reduction sustainable development governance and human rights and peace, security and ...


Congress mixed on Cuba's oil drilling in gulf

Congress mixed on Cuba's oil drilling in gulf: "The US relationship with Cuba has long been a touchy subject in Congress and now more than ever because of concerns about deep-water drilling set to begin just north of the island nation this fall. Some lawmakers are staunch supporters of the trade ...


Puerto Rico activists demand hate crime charges amid series of gay ...

Puerto Rico activists demand hate crime charges amid series of gay ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Activists are demanding that a series of killings of gays, lesbians and transgenders in Puerto Rico be treated as possible hate ...

World Day Against Child Labour 2011

World Day Against Child Labour 2011: "
Poverty and family disintegration of two of the most common causes for children working in mines, says UNICEF Child Protection Officer in Bolivia Sandra Arellano. The Bolivian government, with UNICEF support has recently announced new measures to ...


UNICEF (press release)
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