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miércoles, 29 de junio de 2011

Study finds Peru one of the most homophobic countries in Latin America

Study finds Peru one of the most homophobic countries in Latin America: "
... the most homophobic countries in Latin America. The arguments for placing the country as an enemy of those who chose a different sexual preference is based on the country's failure to meet international human rights standards, La Républica reports. ...


Living in Peru
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Americas Quarterly Security in Central America A Glimmer of Hope

Americas Quarterly Security in Central America A Glimmer of Hope: "Security in Central America A Glimmer of Hope. June 29 2011 ... into particularly high poverty rates two of the four countries with Latin America's highest ...


Hugo Chavez' health problems forestall Latin American summit

Hugo Chavez' health problems forestall Latin American summit: "
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez during a meeting with Cuban leader Fidel Castro in Havana, Cuba. Chavez reportedly underwent emergency surgery in Cuba on 10 June. Photograph: Granma/EPA A meeting of Latin American leaders in Venezuela planned for next ...


The Guardian
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US agents, police raid notorious Puerto Rican slum

US agents, police raid notorious Puerto Rican slum

By AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The US attorney for Puerto Rico says authorities have broken up the island's largest heroin distribution ring with a raid on a notorious seaside slum. Rosa Emilia Rodriguez tells reporters the drug gang based in the slum ...

Chávez should get credit for economic miracle

Chávez should get credit for economic miracle: "The Chávez's government cites ECLAC figures showing it has reduced poverty from 45 percent of the population to 28 percent over the past 10 years. But, over the same period, Argentina has reduced its poverty rate from 45 percent to 11 percent of its ...


Chile May Industrial Output Surges 9.7% On The Year

Chile May Industrial Output Surges 9.7% On The Year: "SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chile's industrial output surged a higher-than-expected 9.7% in May from the same month a year earlier, the government statistics agency said Wednesday. The surge was due to the recovery in the country's industries and to a low ...


Noma: Poverty and Oral Health Linked to Orofacial Gangrene

Noma: Poverty and Oral Health Linked to Orofacial Gangrene: "
Now, noma is found in other parts of the world, including sub-Africa (particularly West Africa), the Indian subcontinent, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Several cases have been reported in Laos. Noma typically affects poor children who ...


Medscape
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La Polar says inks creditor deal to weather crisis

La Polar says inks creditor deal to weather crisis: "SANTIAGO, June 29 (Reuters) - Chilean retailer La Polar (LAP.SN) said it reached a deal with most of its creditors on Wednesday to overcome one of the country's worst financial scandals in years. La Polar Chairman Cesar Barros said bondholders agreed ...


Conditional cash transfers and health

Conditional cash transfers and health: "Argentina's universal child allowance programme and Brazil and Mexico's conditional cash transfer schemes are credited with reducing poverty and improving the health of populations. South Africa's Child Support Grants and Thailand's universal health ...


Feds join Puerto Rico police in major drug sweep

Feds join Puerto Rico police in major drug sweep: "San Juan – Puerto Rican police and several federal agencies on Wednesday launched a massive sweep against drug traffickers in the tough San Juan neighborhood of La Perla. Agents from the US Drug Enforcement Administration, Immigration and Customs ...


Conditional cash transfers and health

Conditional cash transfers and health: "Argentina's universal child allowance programme and Brazil and Mexico's conditional cash transfer schemes are credited with reducing poverty and improving the health of populations. South Africa's Child Support Grants and Thailand's universal health ...


A look at economist and commentator Ben Stein

A look at economist and commentator Ben Stein: "Economist at the US Department of Commerce; poverty lawyer in New Haven, Conn., and Washington, DC; trial lawyer for the Federal Trade Commission; speech writer for Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford; author or co-author of at least 30 books, ...


Peru: Planning Problems

Peru: Planning Problems: "Despite economic growth during the last decade, Peru is a country where 45 per cent of the population still live below the poverty line, and where, according to government statistics, unintended pregnancies are increasing despite better access to ...


Reporters use Knight Center online courses platform to learn and practice ...

Reporters use Knight Center online courses platform to learn and practice ...

Corruption, irregularities and complaints were common themes of investigative projects that Latin American reporters tackled during intense online courses and workshops organized by Reporteros de Colombia (Reporters of Colombia) and IPYS (Press and ...

Prosperity brings remarkable change to Lima

Prosperity brings remarkable change to Lima: "
The fastest-growing economy in Latin America brings a dynamism and an optimism to Peru's capital that did not exist in the 1980s and '90s. Still, poverty and the legacy of war linger. Peru's President-elect Ollanta Humala waves last week before ...


Los Angeles Times
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People's Tribunal against the Criminalization of Protest in Ecuador

People's Tribunal against the Criminalization of Protest in Ecuador

The delegation was composed of the Ombudsman, representatives of national indigenous organizations, the Inter-American Platform of Human Rights, Democracy and Development (PIDHDD), Real World Radio, and a team of FoodFirst Information and Action ...

Human Rights & Human Welfare

Human Rights & Human Welfare: "The security sector is one of the areas in more urgent need of reform, and where the human rights abuses affecting the daily lives of Central American ...


China's springboard to American markets

China's springboard to American markets: "
Costa Rica, a staunch US ally, shocked the world when it became Central America's first country to officially recognize China. When it became clear that Costa Rica would not use its new closeness to Beijing to press its leaders on human rights issues, ...


GlobalPost
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UN human rights chief promises bringing to justice of torturers

UN human rights chief promises bringing to justice of torturers: "
“Across many parts of Latin America and in some other parts of the world, we have been seeing encouraging developments in the implementation of the strict prohibition against torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment in international law, ...


Islamic Republic News Agency
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$1 billion slated for Central America's drug war

$1 billion slated for Central America's drug war

Santos suggested possibly training central security forces at facilities in Colombia, highlighting that his country has experience dealing with criminal organizations. “This is a dangerous enemy, no scruples, no respect for human rights, ...

Target employees tell gay youths, "It Gets Better"

Target employees tell gay youths, "It Gets Better": "
... of the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council narrowly voted in favor of the declaration put forward by South Africa, with 23 votes in favor and 19 against. Backers included the US, the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries. ...


Salon
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WJBC Forum - A Country of great Contrasts

WJBC Forum - A Country of great Contrasts: "Colombia is a country of great contrasts, with warm wonderful people, beautiful cities, a rich culture, and delicious food. But its high poverty rates, lackluster interest in improving the lot of minorities, and continued influence of guerilla and ...


US pledges 300 million more for war on drugs in Central America

US pledges 300 million more for war on drugs in Central America: "The crackdowns in Mexico and Colombia backed by the US have driven dealers and traffickers to Central American countries. The expansion has grown rapidly in a region beset by poverty corruption and poor policing. The US government collects revenues ...


Cuba Rejects Inclusion in US Report on Human Trafficking

Cuba Rejects Inclusion in US Report on Human Trafficking: "by ACN — last modified Jun 29, 2011 11:01 AM Cuba strongly rejected on Tuesday a report on human trafficking released by the US State Department in which the Caribbean country is included accused of not doing enough to combat this world scourge. ...


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

Pneumonia and poverty: a prospective population-based study among ...: "Pneumonia and poverty: a prospective population-based study among children in Brazil. Thorn LK, Minamisava R, Nouer SS, Ribeiro LH, Andrade AL. ...