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domingo, 26 de junio de 2011

World's oldest person dies in Brazil at 114 - CNN

World's oldest person dies in Brazil at 114 - CNN

A Brazilian woman ranked by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday at the age of 114.Maria Gomes Valentim was born in 1896 in ...

Hundreds of thousands back gay pride in Brazil

Hundreds of thousands back gay pride in Brazil

Gays, lesbians and their supporters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, are participating in the city's 15th annual gay pride parade on skyscraper-lined Avenida Paulista. Many are dancing to the beat of loud music blasting from several sound trucks. ...

A murder in Brazil, and the planetary peril it foretells

A murder in Brazil, and the planetary peril it foretells: "For them, the trees are like prison bars, standing between them and a shiny new car or a big flashy ranch. In reality, the Amazon forest is anything but a prison. Equivalent to half the size of the United States, it is one of the planet's most ...


Argentina to collect $8 billion in soybean taxes

Argentina to collect $8 billion in soybean taxes

BUENOS AIRES — Argentina will rake in around $8 billion this year in soybean export duties, up from $6.3 billion last year, according to estimates released by the agriculture ministry. "The export duty revenue from the 2010-2011 harvest will be around ...

Washington plans further actions against Venezuela

Washington plans further actions against Venezuela

By Eva Golinger - June 24, 2011 Translation by Aletho News During a hearing today on the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives of the United States on "sanctioned activities in Venezuela," Congressional Democrats and Republicans ...

UN Food Agency Names Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil as Director General

UN Food Agency Names Jose Graziano da Silva of Brazil as Director General

By Rudy Ruitenberg - The United Nations' food agency picked Brazil's Jose Graziano da Silva as its director general, the first new leader in almost two decades as the world faces near-record food prices that are driving ...

Awareness campaign of AMIA attack wins awards

Awareness campaign of AMIA attack wins awards: "BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- A campaign to create awareness in Argentina about the 1994 attack against the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires won two awards at the prestigious Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. ...


Learning from the Brazilian Experience

Learning from the Brazilian Experience: "This pushed many Brazilians deeper into poverty. Unemployment, hunger and crime rates were at a historical high. Between 1997 and 1998, the government practically depleted its monetary reserves as it struggled to service its debts and defend its ...


Mexican national spends life in NM jail

Mexican national spends life in NM jail: "
ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - A Mexican national will spend the rest of his life in prison, in New Mexico, for killing a man in Carlsbad in 2009. Jurors found Fernando Lopez, 38, guilty of first degree murder on Friday. Lopez admitted he shot Rodolfo Murillo in ...


KRQE
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Brazil's marijuana march for freedom

Brazil's marijuana march for freedom: "
Police violence is a reality that many face in Brazil, especially in areas where crime and poverty are high. Yet the escalating force used to quell peaceful protests has surprised many. The catalytic event came on 21 May this year at Sao Paulo's ...


The Guardian
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Sunday News Briefs June 26, 2011

Sunday News Briefs June 26, 2011: "
CARLSBAD, NM (AP) — A Mexican citizen has been sentenced to life in prison in connection with the 2009 killing of a Carlsbad man. Jurors on Friday found 38-year-old Fernando Lopez guilty of murder in the first degree. He was consequently sentenced to ...


KASA
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Blame game grows over Venezuelan prison siege

Blame game grows over Venezuelan prison siege: "
... during shooting at Uribana prison, in Lara state. According to one local NGO, the Observatorio Venezolano de Prisiones, 466 Venezuelan inmates were killed last year compared with a total of around 100 in Brazil, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.


The Guardian
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Man convicted of assault sentenced to four years

Man convicted of assault sentenced to four years: "A 21-year-old Yakima man convicted of threatening his girlfriend's mother with a pistol was sentenced Friday to nearly four years in prison. Luis Angel Valencia-Lemus was convicted of second-degree assault and will be deported as to Mexico after he is ...


Awaiting freedom: La Fe teacher finds new pupils in Juárez prison

Awaiting freedom: La Fe teacher finds new pupils in Juárez prison: "Shohn Huckabee, a 24-year-old El Pasoan, has been in Cereso since late 2009 after Mexican army officers detained him with a similar amount of marijuana in his truck. Martínez has spent less time in prison than Huckabee, but like him, she may walk out ...


Mexican National Pleads Guilty In Naco Drug Tunnel Case

Mexican National Pleads Guilty In Naco Drug Tunnel Case: "He used the machine gun to guard the cocaine after it had passed through the tunnel that extended 210 feet from Mexico to Naco, Arizona. Both defendants were sentenced to 25 years in prison. Flores faces sentencing before United States District Court ...


Mexican Mafia arrested at local mall

Mexican Mafia arrested at local mall: "
ICE agents told police the three men were members of the Mexican Mafia. The group is known as the most notorious prison gang formed in the US that has members on the outside controlling the drug trade and dabbling in other forms of crime.


KRQE
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Meth dealer gets more than 17 years in prison

Meth dealer gets more than 17 years in prison: "A 35-year-old Mexican national who had been living in Pasco was sentenced in federal court Thursday to more than 17 years in prison for trying to sell methamphetamine. Gerardo Sanchez-Ramirez was sentenced in US District Court in Yakima to 210 months, ...


Marta plans to take Brazil one step beyond

Marta plans to take Brazil one step beyond: "Her rise to fame has been matched by a climb to fortune, the girl who grew up in poverty after her father, a barber, left the family when she was a baby, having become the world's highest paid female footballer. Her first full-time employment as a ...


Can Zuma dance to the samba?

Can Zuma dance to the samba?: "
The trade union federation, which is in alliance with the ruling ANC and played a significant role in making Zuma president, is bitterly unhappy with government's failure to tackle high levels of unemployment and reduce poverty. ...


Times LIVE
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3 Retirement Secrets: Swiss Pensions, Brazilian Banks, Solo 401k

3 Retirement Secrets: Swiss Pensions, Brazilian Banks, Solo 401k: "Make Money in Brazilian Banks. “More than 30 million Brazilians have left poverty and entered the middle class since former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva took office in 2003,” says Chris Hunter in the current issue of the magazine. ...


Peru's challenge to tackle cocaine trade

Peru's challenge to tackle cocaine trade: "
More than half the population live in poverty, yet the Andean-Amazonian valley, better known by its Spanish acronym as the VRAE, is a virtual drugs factory supplying Argentina, Brazil and Europe with high quality cocaine. Coca farmers here no longer ...


BBC News
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Willing and compassionate

Willing and compassionate

The 2009 data on poverty in Oakland, Calif., shows that individuals living below the poverty line, $22050 annually, was at 17.2% while individuals living below 50% of poverty level were at 8.3%. The current unemployment rate in the San Francisco ...

Mixing San Joaquin Valley, coast in state districts a grave mistake

Mixing San Joaquin Valley, coast in state districts a grave mistake: "In fact, in 2000, the San Joaquin valley had "substantially higher poverty rates than the rest of the country and California." We were even more impoverished than Appalachia. The San Joaquin Valley is also one of the fastest growing, most diverse, ...


New Study Shines Light On Chilean Youth In Poverty

New Study Shines Light On Chilean Youth In Poverty: "A UNICEF and Un Techo para Chile study surveys youth in Chilean shantytowns and finds strong community bonds but large educational disparities.