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lunes, 20 de junio de 2011

Chile to Expel 14 Bolivian Military Officials

Chile to Expel 14 Bolivian Military Officials: "The government decided not to accuse them as it would "not be favorable" to the already difficult relations between Santiago and La Paz, sources in the Chilean government said. "This type of situation should be solved with a lot of prudence because it ...


Chile court blocks Patagonia dam project

Chile court blocks Patagonia dam project

SANTIAGO — A Chilean court on Monday ordered the suspension of a project to build a complex of giant hydroelectric dams in the Patagonian wilderness, bowing to appeals by lawmakers and environmental groups. The appeals court in the southern port of ...

Violence erupts again in notorious Venezuelan prison

Violence erupts again in notorious Venezuelan prison: "
Photograph: Reuters Gunfights between government troops and inmates erupted again on Monday inside one of Venezuela's most notorious prisons, a week after at least 22 people were killed during fierce rioting. As members of Venezuela's national guard ...


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Long-sought arts center to start construction

Long-sought arts center to start construction: "Jacobs is due to attend an economic summit in Puerto Rico. Arts boosters also plan to hold open house events in an air-conditioned tent on Magnolia Avenue on Friday and Saturday that will include performances at the building site from local artists. ...


Chileans should heed global downturn risk -cenbank

Chileans should heed global downturn risk -cenbank: "SANTIAGO, June 20 (Reuters) - Chilean borrowers should consider the possibility of a global market downturn, but the country's financial system is prepared for any deterioration, the central bank said in an economic report on Monday. ...


Child Soldiers in the Mexican Drug War

Child Soldiers in the Mexican Drug War: "But what if the children themselves get caught up in the very business of the drug war? What if they are recruited? This is certainly happening, argues the Network for the Right of the Child in Mexico – and it's happening on a massive scale. ...


Colombian refugees struggle to rebuild lives in Ecuador

Colombian refugees struggle to rebuild lives in Ecuador: "A third of Ecuador's 13.7 million people lives in poverty, which makes finding work difficult for both populations and leads to resentment and discrimination against refugees. In January, HIAS temporarily suspended its operations to restructure its ...


Argentina and human rights groups rocked by corruption scandal

Argentina and human rights groups rocked by corruption scandal: "by Eduardo Szklarz and Martin Barillas Known as the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the 'Mothers' and their foundation comprise a group of women who have protested nearly daily for decades in the central square of Buenos Aires. Acclaimed by human rights ...


Fortress Europe: More and more African refugees see Latin America as only way out

Fortress Europe: More and more African refugees see Latin America as only way out: "He's in charge of refugee issues with Argentina's Defensoría General de la Nación, a public institute which makes sure that human rights are observed. Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Marcos Filardi (l. ...


UN body votes for protection of gay rights

UN body votes for protection of gay rights

Backers included the United States, the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries. "If you look at the history of human rights and the ever expanding circle of who counts as human, every time that circle has expanded there have been ...

Call Off the Global Drug War

Call Off the Global Drug War: "One result has been a terrible escalation in drug-related violence, corruption and gross violations of human rights in a growing number of Latin American countries. The commission's facts and arguments are persuasive. It recommends that governments be ...


RIGHTS-COLOMBIA: Murdered Activist's Children Go into Exile

RIGHTS-COLOMBIA: Murdered Activist's Children Go into Exile

The murder committed in Medellín, Colombia's industrial capital, was another last straw in the longest dirty war in Latin America. Human rights defenders, social activists, indigenous and black leaders called off their dialogue with the government ...

After surgery, Chavez faces troubles in Venezuela...

After surgery, Chavez faces troubles in Venezuela...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- While President Hugo Chavez has been recovering from pelvic surgery in Cuba, his troubles at home in Venezuela have been ...

Chile Cencosud Shares Up 6.9% On La Polar Takeover Speculation

Chile Cencosud Shares Up 6.9% On La Polar Takeover Speculation: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Shares of Chilean retail holding giant Cencosud SA (CENCOSUD.SN) were gaining 6.9% Monday morning on speculation that it or another local retailer could acquire financially troubled department store Empresas La Polar SA (LAPOLAR. ...


Central Bank Won't Subscribe To Banco De Chile Capital Increase

Central Bank Won't Subscribe To Banco De Chile Capital Increase

SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- The Central Bank of Chile won't participate in local bank Banco de Chile's (BCH, CHILE.SN) $500 million capital increase and will sell its share options on the Santiago Stock Exchange, the monetary authority said. ...

Nearly 70 journalists exiled in past year

Nearly 70 journalists exiled in past year: "
By Leah Hyslop The report, which was released by American organisation The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) to coincide with World Refugee Day, said that over half of those driven into exile were from Cuba and Iran. Both countries, which each ...


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Cuba loses son to war

Cuba loses son to war: "Mark Bradley was a 2003 Cuba-Rushford Central School graduate. Bradley's uncle, Jim Bradley of Cuba, said Mark wanted to be in the military since he was little. Mark Bradley graduated from sniper training in December and was deployed to Afghanistan in ...


Argentina and human rights groups rocked by corruption scandal

Argentina and human rights groups rocked by corruption scandal: "by Eduardo Szklarz and Martin Barillas Known as the Madres de la Plaza de Mayo, the 'Mothers' and their foundation comprise a group of women who have protested nearly daily for decades in the central square of Buenos Aires. Acclaimed by human rights ...


Venezuela: Afro-Descendents Forum Underway

Venezuela: Afro-Descendents Forum Underway: "The forum opening took place at the Alba Caracas Hotel, and was attended by the president and vice president of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Fernando Soto and Aristobulo Isturiz, respectively, among others. Venezuela´s contributions to the debate ...


Newsvine - Brazil launches drive to lift 16 mln from poverty

Newsvine - Brazil launches drive to lift 16 mln from poverty: "President Dilma Rousseff launched an ambitious plan on Thursday to eliminate dire poverty in Brazil within four years by lifting more than 16 million people ...


Acton cyclist pedals against poverty

Acton cyclist pedals against poverty

The cash is still being counted but the cyclists hoped to have made about £15000, enough to bring clean water to about 20 shanty towns in Latin America. Mr Buchanan, said: “I love getting out on my bike so Pedal Against Poverty is a great opportunity ...

Chile to expel 14 Bolivian military officials

Chile to expel 14 Bolivian military officials: "SANTIAGO - The Chilean government announced Sunday it will expel 14 armed Bolivian military officials detained Friday for illegally entering Chilean territory. The weapons they had carried have been confiscated and will not be returned, according to ...


Chilean students throng streets, gov't seen suffering

Chilean students throng streets, gov't seen suffering: "Analysts say many Chileans feel he has failed to deliver on pledges to reduce poverty and raise living standards. However Chile's center-left opposition is in disarray after losing last year's presidential election, and its own approval rating is far ...


The Pursuit for Truth in the Death and Life of Two Chileans

The Pursuit for Truth in the Death and Life of Two Chileans: "... social development and poverty alleviation rather then to enrich the already wealthy elites and foreign corporations. So it is understandable that Nixon and Kissinger were very active in attempting to manipulate Chile's internal affairs immediately ...


Turning life into death

Turning life into death: "He came home to their tinroofed cinder-block house in a slum in Managua, Nicaragua, and said he'd found a way to escape poverty and start a new life in the ...
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