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lunes, 13 de junio de 2011

A General in the Drug War

A General in the Drug War: "
That was in Mexico, where Europe's 20th-century upheavals had tossed both her parents: Her mother fled Franco's Spain, while her father, the son of Leon Trotsky's elder daughter, joined his grandfather in exile as an orphaned teenager. ...


New York Times
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Ezeiza airport to resume activities tonight, Aeroparque to do so only partially

Ezeiza airport to resume activities tonight, Aeroparque to do so only partially

As the volcanic ash cloud invading Buenos Aires seems to be fading away, authorities from the Ezeiza international airport announced that airlines would resume their services at 9 pm tonight. Aeroparque airport officials announced that they would ...

Brazil Datafolha Poll: Approval For President Rousseff Up To 49%

Brazil Datafolha Poll: Approval For President Rousseff Up To 49%

In Brazil, it is legal for a member of congress to have a side business. On the economic side, the IPCA consumer price index is above the upper limit of the government's target range, at 6.55%, and the central bank recently indicated that it may ...

Vietnam Dung Quat refinery to reach 200800 bpd 2017

Vietnam Dung Quat refinery to reach 200800 bpd 2017: "It was unclear if the refinery would import oil from Venezuela because shipping costs would be high, given the weight of crude from the South American country and the long distance, Giang said. Venezuelan state oil firm PDVSA said in April it hopes to ...


Iquitos, Peru: 70% Children in School Live in Poverty, Work

Iquitos, Peru: 70% Children in School Live in Poverty, Work: "ElComercio.pe reports that about 70% of school children are beginning to work from five years of age. According to the NGOs Human Capital and Social A.


Puerto Rico Prepares For Whirlwind Presidential Visit

Puerto Rico Prepares For Whirlwind Presidential Visit: "
Puerto Rico is preparing for its first presidential visit in a half-century, when President Barack Obama arrives tomorrow for less than five hours. NY1's Josh Robin filed the following report from San Juan, PR Along with palm fronds, there's something ...


NY1
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Platform Equinix Expands Capacity in Brazil

Platform Equinix Expands Capacity in Brazil: "ALOG is one of the leading carrier-neutral data center providers in Brazil and serves approximately 1000 local and international customers. Equinix and Riverwood Capital completed the acquisition of ALOG in April 2011, extending Platform Equinix™ to ...


Artificial Selection Promotes a Better Life

Artificial Selection Promotes a Better Life: "
This move is in marked contrast to the rest of South America; in 2010, for the second consecutive year, Brazil had the largest increase of genetically modified crop plantings, adding 4 million hectares, and is currently in talks to expedite approvals ...


Laboratory Equipment
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Venezuela to Restrict Electricity Use for Second Straight Year

Venezuela to Restrict Electricity Use for Second Straight Year: "Jaua said that President Hugo Chavez, who is currently recovering from an unplanned surgery in Cuba for a pelvic abscess, has been in contact with his cabinet to design policies to resolve the electricity problem. Jaua didn't provide details on what ...


Anti-Poverty Programs and Presidential Election Outcomes: Familias ...

Anti-Poverty Programs and Presidential Election Outcomes: Familias ...

Using a comprehensive data set for Colombian municipalities between 2002 and 2010, in this paper we study the effects of large anti-poverty programs on presidential election outcomes. In particular, we test for two of the main ...

Puerto Rican Pride On Display At Fifth Avenue

Puerto Rican Pride On Display At Fifth Avenue: "
A million people celebrated Puerto Rican heritage today at the 54th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan. NY1 Noticias' Carleth Keys and Stephanie Vies on the Time Warner Cable float. Click to enlarge. Onlookers waving Puerto Rican flags and ...


NY1
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Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery in Cuba

Hugo Chavez recovering after surgery in Cuba: "CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday he is quickly recovering after undergoing surgery in Cuba last week for a pelvic abscess and noted that medical tests have shown no signs of any "malignant" illness. ...


Che diary of Cuban revolution published in Havana

Che diary of Cuban revolution published in Havana

HAVANA — Cuba has published the diary that revolutionary icon Ernesto "Che" Guevara kept during the guerrilla campaign that brought Fidel Castro to power in 1959, its editors announced Monday. "Diary of a Combatant" recounts Che's experience from the ...

A Demographic Portrait of Hispanics in Puerto Rico, 2009

A Demographic Portrait of Hispanics in Puerto Rico, 2009: "The 2010 US Census counted 3.7 million Hispanics 1 living in Puerto Rico, a territory of the United States. 2 This was down from 3.8 million in 2000. By contrast, in the 50 US states and the District of Columbia (DC), the Hispanic population of Puerto ...


Sometimes a Puerto Rican driving a $400000 Lamborghini is a drug kingpin

Sometimes a Puerto Rican driving a $400000 Lamborghini is a drug kingpin: "To give the NYPD a little credit, it turns out that Puerto Rico's biggest drug trafficker, Angel Ayala-Vazquez, was driving around in a silver Lamborghini Murciélago purchased for him by National's pitcher Livan Hernandez. Since that car was seized by ...


Venezuela rated the worst performer in accountability

Venezuela rated the worst performer in accountability: "Venezuela is viewed as the worst government in the world in accountability and effective checks by its citizens, according to the Rule of Law Index -an annual survey on rule of law around the world released on Monday by the World Justice Project, ...


Cuba Speaks of its Results in the Fight against HIV-AIDS at the UN

Cuba Speaks of its Results in the Fight against HIV-AIDS at the UN

Havana, Cuba, Jun 13.- Cuban deputy Health Minister Luis Estruch extolled the results his country has achieved in the fight against HIV-AIDS at a UN top-level meeting on this disease. Estruch noted that it is possible to say that Cuba eliminated AIDS ...

Child Labour Elimination - An International Obligation

Child Labour Elimination - An International Obligation: "Asia Pacific accounts for 41% of the child labour, followed by Africa with 33% and Latin America with 8%. Besides the developing world, child labour still exists in the USA and many parts of Europe particularly Central and Eastern. ...


Rescuing children from a trash dump

Rescuing children from a trash dump: ""When you work in situations where the context is one of such great poverty, it's very difficult to talk to parents about the long term because usually they live in the immediate term," Durón Miranda said. "We tell them that a child that has more years ...


Brazil: President Reiterates Decision to Eradicate Extreme Poverty

Brazil: President Reiterates Decision to Eradicate Extreme Poverty

President Dilma Rousseff reiterated her decision to eradicate extreme poverty in Brazil and provide a decent living to over 16 million people living in those conditions. The Brazil without Misery program will provide professional training, ...

Sway of the wealthy remains strong in Brazil's cities

Sway of the wealthy remains strong in Brazil's cities: "“And if we view it as the government does, as the elimination of extreme poverty, there is no question it is happening. “There is still a big income gap, but the dream of social mobility is very much alive in Brazil. The new middle class is rising. ...


School Bullying a Growing Problem in Argentina

School Bullying a Growing Problem in Argentina: "
By Teresa Sofía Buscaglia BUENOS AIRES – Physical and psychological intimidation among students – “bullying”– is a growing problem in Argentina's schools according to a joint study by UNICEF-Argentina and FLASCO (the Latin-American School of Social ...


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High school education has evolved

High school education has evolved: "Another growing population in schools — homeless children — comes from the relentless fiscal crisis that has pushed families into hard times and prevented others from climbing out of poverty. The National Center on Family Homelessness reports that ...


Gov. Chris Christie Says: Earn $6000 A Year? No Medicaid For You!

Gov. Chris Christie Says: Earn $6000 A Year? No Medicaid For You!: "
Never mind that $118 a week is but a fraction of the poverty line as defined by the United States of America. Pay no attention to the fact that New Jersey battles California for the mantle of having the highest cost of living of any state in the nation ...


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