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miércoles, 22 de junio de 2011

Latin America in focus: Colombia's credit hat-trick

Latin America in focus: Colombia's credit hat-trick: ""Colombia is the only Latin America country that has never defaulted on an external debt commitment," Bernal said. "The return to investment grade implies that good policies pay-off in time. Good policies, meaning policies that respect the premises of ...


Immigration law inviting foreign meddling

Immigration law inviting foreign meddling: "Rather than meddle in America's internal affairs, an immigration reform organization says Mexico and other Latin American countries should concentrate on making life better for their own citizens. Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union, ...


Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas: "... after unemployment (23 per cent), low salaries (12.5 per cent) and poverty (9 per cent). ... and Bolivia and Nicaragua had less than 10 per cent. ...
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Unasur forecasts greater role for Latam in new international order

Unasur forecasts greater role for Latam in new international order: "
She added that “undoubtedly a new international order is emerging and Latin America believes it has a crucial role to play”. However the Union of South American Nations Secretary general admitted that inequality and poverty are the main pending issue ...


MercoPress
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Colombian Trade Unionists: Free Trade Deal Would Harm Workers ...

Colombian Trade Unionists: Free Trade Deal Would Harm Workers ...: "The proposed U.S. Colombia Free Trade Agreement will only exacerbate already “critical” conditions of poverty and repression in Colombia. Further, the labor action plan that was negotiated between the United States and Colombia in April ...


Brazil convict remains jailed in nun's murder

Brazil convict remains jailed in nun's murder: "(AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A rancher convicted of masterminding the murder of a US nun who was also an environmental activist will have to stay in jail while his case is appealed, Brazil's top court ruled. The Supreme Court denied a request for ...


In Chile, an IPO Boomlet Percolates

In Chile, an IPO Boomlet Percolates: "By ANTHONY ESPOSITO SANTIAGO—As Chile quickly recovers from a 2009 recession and the deadly February 2010 earthquake, the list of local companies waiting to debut on the local market continues to grow as demand, if not always prices, surges. ...


American Visits To Cuba On Upswing

American Visits To Cuba On Upswing: "American citizens need US government permission to visit Cuba under a trade embargo put in place almost five years ago. Restrictions on US citizens traveling to Cuba were relaxed in January for those citing professional, religious and humanitarian ...


USAID Administrator: On Tackling Food Crisis

USAID Administrator: On Tackling Food Crisis: "And they're developing new strategies for making sure that poor women, mostly women who are small-scale farmers in Africa and Asia and parts of Latin America have access to better tools and technologies so they can improve their production, ...


Brazil's Unemployment Rate Casts Shadow Over Inflation Fight

Brazil's Unemployment Rate Casts Shadow Over Inflation Fight: "By Jeff Fick RIO DE JANEIRO (Dow Jones)--Brazil's unemployment rate remained at historic lows in May, keeping pressure on the Brazilian Central Bank to continue raising interest rates in the battle against inflation. The unemployment rate in six of ...


Restrictions on Venezuelan press are a "big challenge"

Restrictions on Venezuelan press are a "big challenge": "During a debate at the Inter-American Dialogue, a group of experts discussed the use of the judicial system in the Western Hemisphere, particularly in Ecuador and Venezuela, as one of the major challenges to freedom of expression in Latin America, ...


Mexico's most powerful drug cartels

Mexico's most powerful drug cartels: "
As many other trafficking organizations have fragmented in recent years, Sinaloa has gained influence, according to an April 2011 STRATFOR report on Mexico's drug war. Mr. Guzman gained influence himself as leaders of Sinaloa's allies and internal ...


Christian Science Monitor
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Three die in Peru as conflicts loom for Humala

Three die in Peru as conflicts loom for Humala: "... social conflicts in the past three and a half years, according to Peru's human rights agency. Such conflicts have become more numerous and violent because an economic boom has failed to lift a third of Peruvians out of poverty, sowing frustration. ...


Chile's Chuquicamata unions lift mine blockade

Chile's Chuquicamata unions lift mine blockade: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Unions at Chilean state mining company Corporacion Nacional del Cobre's massive Chuquicamata mine lifted their blockade, allowing the morning shift to get to their posts, a union leader said Wednesday. ...


Ex-Brazil, Ghana presidents honored for fighting hunger

Ex-Brazil, Ghana presidents honored for fighting hunger

Two former presidents have been awarded the World Food Prize for their efforts in reducing hunger and poverty in their nations. Ghana's John Agyekum Kufuor and Brazil's Luis Inacio Lula da Silva were honored in Washington Tuesday. ...

purchasing power to combat poverty

purchasing power to combat poverty: "This success shapes Anglo American's approach to enterprise development in Chile, Brazil and elsewhere, Mr Hinkly says. “Our focus is on leveraging our procurement spend, which was more than $10bn in 2010, to build resilient local supply chains that ...


Peru grows twice as much as Chile in past five years

Peru grows twice as much as Chile in past five years: "
Peru grew twice as much as Chile and reduced poverty more during the last five years, said president Alan García, noting that with effort and better education, Peru will become the leading country of the continent. After inaugurating improvements on ...


Living in Peru
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Uncontacted tribe found deep in Amazon rainforest

Uncontacted tribe found deep in Amazon rainforest: "
Fabricio Amorim, a regional co-ordinator for Brazil's indigenous foundation, Funai, said the indigenous community had been found after three small forest clearings were detected on satellite images. Flyovers were carried out in April, confirming the ...


The Guardian
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Human rights are completely emptied of meaning when they are used ...

Human rights are completely emptied of meaning when they are used ...

... media corporation for their selective approach to defending human rights and spoke about the role of the media in attacks on human rights in Latin America.

Extradited from Brazil, sent to prison for fraud - Spooner Advocate

Extradited from Brazil, sent to prison for fraud - Spooner Advocate: "Leonard Kolschowsky, 68, extradited from Brazil, has been sentenced to five years in prison for making false statements on a loan application, ...


Behind the Venezuelan Prison Riots: the State of Venezuela's Prisons and ...

Behind the Venezuelan Prison Riots: the State of Venezuela's Prisons and ...: "Countries in the region with higher prison population rates (based on the same per 100000 figure) include the United States (743), Chile (305), Guyana (284), Brazil (253), Mexico (200), and Colombia (181). While Venezuela's per capital prison rate is ...


Pneumonia and poverty: a prospective population-based study among children in ...

Pneumonia and poverty: a prospective population-based study among children in ...

However, few studies have evaluated associations between poverty and pneumonia. Methods: A prospective population-based study on pneumonia was carried out as part of the Latin America Epidemiological Assessment of Pneumococcus (LEAP study). ...

Italy denounces release of extremist Battisti from Brazil jail

Italy denounces release of extremist Battisti from Brazil jail: "Brazil's decision to free Italian ex-militant Cesare Battisti from prison will seriously affect the relations between the two countries, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano said on Thursday. Brazil's Supreme Court denied Italy's extradition request ...


Stone Cold Baseball: Selig & Loria continue mocking "Best Interests of Baseball"

Stone Cold Baseball: Selig & Loria continue mocking "Best Interests of Baseball"

Despite the fact almost 30% of the Miami population base lives below the poverty line, Selig and Loria knew they had the perfect corrupt city government to fleece a gullible electorate. Carlos Alvarez is Mayor of Dade County, home to the City of Miami ...

Housing group putting spotlight on Brownsville

Housing group putting spotlight on Brownsville: "Nearly 31 percent of families live below the poverty line and several homes are abandoned. Neighborhood Housing Services of South Florida (NHSSF), saying it wants to revitalize the historic community, is seeking to purchase and refurbish 10 homes. ...