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miércoles, 15 de junio de 2011

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas: "In comparison, crime concerned only 5.2 per cent of the population of Latin America in 1995, after unemployment (23 per cent), low salaries (12.5 per cent) and poverty (9 per cent). According to this survey, more than 30 per cent of the citizens of ...


Cocaine Flows Through L.A. Despite Drug War, Border Beef Up

Cocaine Flows Through L.A. Despite Drug War, Border Beef Up: "And despite a build up of more than 40000 of agents along the US-Mexico border, bloody Latin American drug wars and the alleged rehab of Lindsay Lohan, the white stuff continues to flow. So says a new study from Santa Monica think-tank RAND. ...


Austerity measures in Puerto Rico have led to violent clashes

Austerity measures in Puerto Rico have led to violent clashes: "
The recent visit of US President Barack Obama to Puerto Rico marked the first official trip to the island by a sitting US president since 1961. President Obama's visit to Puerto Rico was a cause for celebration but beneath the surface the recession has ...


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Falklands hero's son becomes Argentine

Falklands hero's son becomes Argentine

By Robin Yapp, Sao Paulo James Peck, 43, an artist who has lived in Buenos Aires with his Argentine wife since 2006, was personally given the document by President Cristina Kirchner. His late father, Terry Peck, who was the chief police officer in the ...

Argentina says inflation cooled to 0.7 percent in May

Argentina says inflation cooled to 0.7 percent in May: "BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's official inflation rate was 0.7 percent in May, slowing slightly from April's pace and matching market expectations, the INDEC statistics agency said on Wednesday. Argentina's inflation data is widely discredited as ...


France to use DNA database in Air France probe

France to use DNA database in Air France probe: "JENNY BARCHFIELD, AP Nelson Marinho, president of Brazil's association of victims' families, answers reporters questions in Paris,Wednesday June 15, 2011. Relatives of the victims of a crashed Air France flight met with investigators Wednesday to work ...


Burger King to beef up Brazil network

Burger King to beef up Brazil network: "By Joe Leahy in São Paulo Burger King, the Miami-based private equity-controlled fast-food group, has announced a 10-fold expansion plan for its restaurant chain in Brazil. The move comes as private equity groups are expanding aggressively into Latin ...


Chile Government Sells 29.98% Aguas Andinas Stake For $984M

Chile Government Sells 29.98% Aguas Andinas Stake For $984M: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean government's Corfo development corporation sold a 29.98% stake in water utility Aguas Andinas SA (AGUAS-A.SN) for $984 million on the Santiago Stock Exchange Wednesday. The government still has a 5% stake in the ...


Chavez's Cuba convalescence whips up Venezuela

Chavez's Cuba convalescence whips up Venezuela: "By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, June 15 (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez's continued absence in Cuba after surgery has laid bare his one-man dominance of Venezuelan politics and infuriated opponents hoping to dethrone him at next year's vote. ...


Opposition critics say Argentina's government hides inflation

Opposition critics say Argentina's government hides inflation

The allegations come from four of the major opposition parties that took exception to a version of the Latin American country's economic performance put out by the Indec national statistical bureau. None of the Indec statistics on inflation can be ...

Japan to lend $1.5 bln to Venezuela's PDVSA

Japan to lend $1.5 bln to Venezuela's PDVSA: "CARACAS, June 15 (Reuters) - Japan will lend $1.5 billion to Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in return for supplies of 3 million barrels crude annually over a five-year period, a Japanese diplomat said on Wednesday. Takashi Kondo, economic attache ...


Venezuela raises electricity rates amid blackouts - World news ...

Venezuela raises electricity rates amid blackouts - World news ...: "Venezuelan officials announced measures aimed at saving electricity on Monday, saying power consumption must be reduced by 10 percent and warning that hefty ...


Oakland Becomes a Gateway to Cuba

Oakland Becomes a Gateway to Cuba: "Barbara Lee of Oakland, one Bay Area airport will begin offering direct flights to Cuba as early as the end of the year. "I have always believed that people-to-people diplomacy is the one of the most effective ways for strengthening ties between two ...


5 Countries With the Highest Poverty Rate (OECD)

5 Countries With the Highest Poverty Rate (OECD): "Using this poverty measure, the 5 OECD countries with the highest poverty level are, in order, (5) Turkey, (4) the United States, (3) Chile, (2) Israel and (1) Mexico. The US is very distinct from the other countries in this list for countless reasons ...


Tour Company Accused of Child Sex Traffic

Tour Company Accused of Child Sex Traffic: "(CN) - Four Brazilian women say a Georgia man and his fishing tour company recruited them as minors "to engage in 'sex tourism' in Brazil ... to engage in commercial sex acts with defendants' customers and with defendant [Richard] Schair himself, ...


Wary investors spy trouble in Brazil and India bonds

Wary investors spy trouble in Brazil and India bonds: "By Joe Leahy and Mary Watkins Few people would put the emerging market powerhouses of Brazil and India in the same economic bracket as the stricken peripheral eurozone nations. Yet a closely watched market indicator is signalling a worrying parallel. ...


Judge orders Edmundo's arrest because of car crash

Judge orders Edmundo's arrest because of car crash: "SAO PAULO (AP) — A judge has issued an arrest warrant for former Brazil striker Edmundo for causing a car crash that killed three people in 1995. Edmundo was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 1999. He lost an appeal, but legal procedures kept ...


Death in the Amazon: a war being fought for us all

Death in the Amazon: a war being fought for us all: "But remember, Brazil is battling to do what no western nation ever did: lift its citizens from poverty without destroying the future prosperity of others. That is why men like Obede Loyla Souza are so extraordinary. They toil to feed their families and ...


Branson police investigate stabbing

Branson police investigate stabbing

Police say the victim, Thomas Bonilla, 31, of Puerto Rico, was taken to Skaggs Regional Medical Center in Branson before being transported to a Springfield hospital for treatment. He is listed in stable condition, according to police. ...

81 million LatAm kids live in poverty [11182] | Mexico

81 million LatAm kids live in poverty [11182] | Mexico: "Stahl said that in Latin America, where the disparities between the rich and the poor are extremely serious, “addressing child poverty is an ethical, ...


Present and recently completed work on Children's issues

Present and recently completed work on Children's issues: "Child poverty: equity and efficiency. There is no clear relationship between increases in average family incomes and relative income poverty among children ...


Intense childhood when Mom mixes maternity with revolution

Intense childhood when Mom mixes maternity with revolution: "The country's current president is Sebastian Piñera, a conservative billionaire. “I don't like him, obviously,” said Aguirre, whose socialist convictions have survived intact. “There is so much poverty in Chile. I still believe in a democratic ...


Puerto Rico: Obama Visits a Commonwealth's Uncommon Problems

Puerto Rico: Obama Visits a Commonwealth's Uncommon Problems: "Puerto Rico's unemployment rate tops 16%; its poverty rate is 44% and its median annual income is $14400, according to the Pew Hispanic Center in Washington, DC, which is well below the US poverty line. Its violent crime has gotten so bad that last ...


South Florida has highest percentage of immigrants

South Florida has highest percentage of immigrants: "South Florida's population has the largest percent of immigrants out of the top 100 US metropolitan areas. According to new study from the Brookings Institution, 37.1 percent of South Florida's population is foreign born. San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; ...


Students rally for the homeless

Students rally for the homeless: "The anti-poverty group Food Not Bombs rallied outside of the Student Union on Thursday – but with no food in hand. The volunteers advertised their organization through signs and word of mouth in order to gain more followers. ...


Taking stock in students pays off

Taking stock in students pays off: "... break the cycle of poverty and make something good out of young lives. It has a 16-year history of working with more than 800 Florida public schools to provide mentors, scholarships, some help and a lot of hope to low-income and at-risk youths. ...


Legislature must act on Internet cafes

Legislature must act on Internet cafes

But others see a darker side to the Internet games: crime, gambling addiction and poverty. Officials with the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling say they've received dozens of calls to their help line from people seeking help for problems related ...