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martes, 14 de junio de 2011

President Obama Arrives In Puerto Rico For Brief, Historic Visit ...

President Obama Arrives In Puerto Rico For Brief, Historic Visit ...: "President Obama Arrives In Puerto Rico For Brief, Historic Visit | NY1 News is Time Warner Cable's 24-hour newschannel in New York City, delivering breaking news and features about the five boroughs.


Warm Welcome for Obama in Puerto Rico - NYTimes.com

Warm Welcome for Obama in Puerto Rico - NYTimes.com: "Political implications, not groundbreaking policies, highlight President Obama's visit to Puerto Rico.


Mexico Drug War: 70 Percent Of Guns Seized Originate In U.S.

Mexico Drug War: 70 Percent Of Guns Seized Originate In U.S.: "MEXICO CITY -- About 70 percent of the guns seized in Mexico and submitted to a U.S. gun-tracing program came from the United States, according to a report released by three U.S. senators Monday. Of the 29284 firearms recovered by ...


Mexican journalist writes about the drug war

Mexican journalist writes about the drug war: "By RON GONZALES Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, author of "Los Morros Del Narco," says that violence in México has reached such levels that everyone, whether or not they are directly involved in the drug war, is being affected by it. ...


Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary

Elected Officials, VIPs and Grassroots Slam Drug War on 40th Anniversary: "Students for Sensible Drug Policy is coordinating candlelight vigils in more than 20 cities in North America, including one in Mexico City. The vigils will be held in remembrance of the victims of the war on drugs, and will highlight the message that ...


France appeals to Brazil to support resolution on Syria | Ya ...

France appeals to Brazil to support resolution on Syria | Ya ...: "France's U.N. envoy appealed to skeptical Brazil on Monday to support a European draft resolution that would condemn Syria for its bloody crackdown on anti-government demonstrators. Brazil, like India and South Africa, has expressed ...


Equinix Expands in Brazil

Equinix Expands in Brazil: "Global data center service provider Equinix Inc. (EQIX) recently announced its intention of expanding operations in Brazil. The company also secured a couple of new contracts, which will likely improve its business volume in the coming quarters. ...


Chilean navy frigate deal under scrutiny

Chilean navy frigate deal under scrutiny

SANTIAGO, Chile, June 14 (UPI) -- A Chilean navy deal that led to the purchase of four used frigates from the Netherlands has fallen foul of the law in the Latin American country over suspicions that all wasn't well with the transaction. ...

More flights halted by ash from Chilean volcano

More flights halted by ash from Chilean volcano: "The river, which has been swollen with rainwater in recent days, has deposited large amounts of volcanic rock in Ranco Lake. Associated Press writers Debora Rey in Buenos Aires, Federico Quilodran in Santiago, Chile, Sarah DiLorenzo in Sydney, ...


Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say

Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say: "In Latin America, community policing was adopted in 2009 by the government of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, when Pacification Police Units (UPPs) were set up in some of the favelas or crowded shantytowns surrounding the city. ...


Rule of Law Strongest in Rich Nations, Weakest in Poor

Rule of Law Strongest in Rich Nations, Weakest in Poor: "But it also found strong performance on specific variables by low- income and middle-income countries, such as Ghana, which earned high scores on ensuring limits to government power and access to civil justice, and several Latin American countries, ...


New Bill to Create Affordable Health Insurance for Some California Residents ...

New Bill to Create Affordable Health Insurance for Some California Residents ...

A new bill passed in the California State Senate is creating a new health insurance opportunity for workers that live near the federal poverty level. If signed into law by the Governor, these plans will help to insure over 700000 people that live ...

Oakland airport to offer direct charter flights to Cuba

Oakland airport to offer direct charter flights to Cuba: "
Cuba Travel Services will be offering direct charter flights to Cuba from the Oakland airport by the end of the summer. Just six months ago, because of travel sanctions against Cuba, a US citizen could have faced up to a $55000 fine and possibly served ...


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Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say

Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say: "In Latin America, community policing was adopted in 2009 by the government of the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, when Pacification Police Units (UPPs) were set up in some of the favelas or crowded shantytowns surrounding the city. ...


Rule of Law Strongest in Rich Nations, Weakest in Poor

Rule of Law Strongest in Rich Nations, Weakest in Poor: "But it also found strong performance on specific variables by low- income and middle-income countries, such as Ghana, which earned high scores on ensuring limits to government power and access to civil justice, and several Latin American countries, ...


Secretary-General Hails Colombia's Growing International Importance at Signing ...

Secretary-General Hails Colombia's Growing International Importance at Signing ...

Otherwise, we will find it hard to reduce poverty or achieve food and nutrition security — for the poor of the world, including Colombia. Colombia is a country rich in resources and potential, but its rates of poverty and inequality are high. ...

Brazilian Rent Prices Booming, Analysts Fear Bust

Brazilian Rent Prices Booming, Analysts Fear Bust: "Prices are up more than 24% from last April, with the average price for a new property in Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro's most expensive district, rising to US$8212. Major contributing factors are increasing wealth in the nation, a more stable economy, ...


Critics do not boost but rather delay progress By Pete Albea (Florida)

Critics do not boost but rather delay progress By Pete Albea (Florida): "
It seems ironic, however, that I have never heard or seen any of those smart and brilliant legislators propose or file vital bills, such as: a) viable and sustainable solutions to liberate our people from poverty or improve their chances of getting a ...


Mindanao Examiner
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After 50 years, Cuba publishes Che's diary

After 50 years, Cuba publishes Che's diary: "By Shasta Darlington, CNN Havana (CNN) -- More than 50 years after the fact, Cuba has published the diary that Ernesto "Che" Guevara kept during the armed struggle that he waged alongside Fidel Castro from the Sierra Maestra mountains. ...


Venezuela moves to cut energy use

Venezuela moves to cut energy use: "
Big electricity users in Venezuela have been told to cut consumption or face increased charges. Consumers who save energy will be in line for discounts, officials said. The move comes after a series of recent power failures, the most recent last Friday ...


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Chile Peso Closes At Two-Week High As China Data Boosts Copper

Chile Peso Closes At Two-Week High As China Data Boosts Copper: "By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's peso ended at a two-week high versus the dollar Tuesday, as strong Chinese industrial production data boosted international copper prices. The peso closed at CLP465.90 to the dollar, compared with ...


Brazil's Consumer Agency Asks For Intervention In Eletropaulo

Brazil's Consumer Agency Asks For Intervention In Eletropaulo

SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazil's consumer protection agency, Procon, said late Monday it asked electricity regulators to assume administrative control of AES Corp. (AES) subsidiary Eletropaulo (ELPL4.BR) after frequent power shortages. ...

Chile seeks truth about deaths of Allende and Neruda

Chile seeks truth about deaths of Allende and Neruda: "... towards the common good, development and poverty alleviation rather than to enrich corporations. Nixon and Kissinger were particularly active in attempting to manipulate Chile's internal affairs immediately after the election of Salvador Allende. ...


Argentina's lessons learned after 'dirty war' can be applied to Syria today ...

Argentina's lessons learned after 'dirty war' can be applied to Syria today ...: "
Speaking late yesterday after viewing the memorial in Buenos Aires to thousands of Argentines tortured and killed during that country's “dirty war” between 1976 and 1983, Mr. Ban said: “This is the darkest era of Argentina. At the same time, ...


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Colombia helps alleviate Venezuelan energy crisis

Colombia helps alleviate Venezuelan energy crisis: "Colombia has begun transferring power to Venezuela to help alleviate its neighbor's energy supply problems amidst blackouts and shortages, El Espectador reported Tuesday. Venezuela has recently been enduring energy problems similar to those in 2010, ...