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jueves, 30 de junio de 2011

Argentines Confidence in Government Fell 2% in June

Argentines Confidence in Government Fell 2% in June: "By Eliana Raszewski - Thu Jun 30 19:02:35 GMT 2011 Argentines confidence in their government fell by 2 percent in June from the previous month, according to a poll released by Buenos Aires-based Torcuato Di Tella university. Confidence rose 43 percent ...


Nearly 100000 Chilean students demonstrate in Santiago

Nearly 100000 Chilean students demonstrate in Santiago

Santiago - Close to 100000 Chilean students and teachers demonstrated Thursday in front of the presidential palace in Santiago demanding reform in the country's public education system. The conservative government of President Sebastian Pinera has ...

You Can't Fight Poverty If the Kids Can't Read

You Can't Fight Poverty If the Kids Can't Read: "For a lower middle-class black community such as the one in which I grew up, South Ozone Park in New York City (part of the zip code 11436), those additional higher ed credentials equals a decline in poverty. If just a third of the 3110 residents ...


Chile police use tear gas on education protests

Chile police use tear gas on education protests

SANTIAGO — Police clashed violently with demonstrators Thursday in the Chilean capital, using tear gas and water cannon in a bid to disperse tens of thousands of students and professors demanding educational reforms. Rioting broke out at the end of a ...

Chile construction jobs to peak in 2012-study

Chile construction jobs to peak in 2012-study: "By Alexis Krell SANTIAGO, June 30 (Reuters)- Private construction employment in Chile is likely to peak in 2012 on the back of mining projects, an economic studies think tank said on Thursday, suggesting the labor market will remain tight in the next ...


Officials announce plans to crack down on drug cartels in Harris County

Officials announce plans to crack down on drug cartels in Harris County

Even though Mexico's drug war is primarily being fought across the border, McCaul says it's also prominent in Harris County. "I think a lot of people when they look at this war raging in Mexico they think it's pretty isolated and think, 'that's not in ...

US closes deportation proceedings against gay Venezuelan man married to ...

US closes deportation proceedings against gay Venezuelan man married to ...

In that request, Soloway urged the government to exercise prosecutorial discretion in Mr. Velandia's case citing on his marriage to an American citizen; the impossibility and danger, as a gay binational couple, of relocating to Venezuela; the changing ...

Crime and politics in Mexico: A turning tide

Crime and politics in Mexico: A turning tide: "
FOR most of Felipe Calderón's four-and-a-half years as Mexico's president, voters have worried more about jobs than crime. Since 2001 average income growth per person has been below 1% a year, one of the lowest rates in the world. Whereas the drug war ...


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Mercosur pushes for early EU trade pact

Mercosur pushes for early EU trade pact: "ASUNCION, Paraguay, June 30 (UPI) -- Latin America's Mercosur trade bloc is impatient for progress on free-trade talks with the European Union to lead to an early agreement, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said. Brazil has been in the forefront of ...


Child Poverty | Business Journal

Child Poverty | Business Journal: "The study 'Child poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean', which develops rights-based measurement and diagnosis of child poverty in the region and seeks ...


latin america characteristics of poor households by national ...

latin america characteristics of poor households by national ...: "We found 554 results matching latin america characteristics of poor ... The position of the American poverty threshold and of poor relief benefits in the ...


Orissa: Brutalities Cannot Be Forgotten

Orissa: Brutalities Cannot Be Forgotten: "Eduardo Galeano from 'Open veins of Latin America ' Should we forget the inhuman behaviour of a government? Will we forget, as we tend to do time and again, a history of torture and brutality? The State and its allies want us to forget. ...


Indigenous Women Weave New Community Ties

Indigenous Women Weave New Community Ties: "Together with other craftswomen, she has started a small weaving business which is helping to rebuild their lives in this remote, poverty-stricken Andean community torn by Peru's history of armed conflict. It is Saturday afternoon and there is hardly ...


Evo Morales Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Argentina

Evo Morales Awarded Honorary Doctorate in Argentina: "Bolivia. The honorary doctorate recognizes Morales as a key element of Latin ... of creating consensus and integration agreements for wiping out poverty, ...
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Snow falls in several parts of Buenos Aires province

Snow falls in several parts of Buenos Aires province: "The predictions made by the National Weather Service were met today in some provincial areas of Buenos Aires, as snow began to fall along a part of Route 3, between the areas of Stroeder and Carmen de Patagones. Officials have advised drivers to take ...


Victims of Israeli embassy bombing to get compensation

Victims of Israeli embassy bombing to get compensation: "BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Relatives of victims of the 1992 attack on the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires will receive compensation from Argentina. According to the law, families of victims will receive $225000 in the case of death, $158, 000 for dramatic ...


CEPAL: The rise in global demand for ethanol and poverty in Brazil ...

CEPAL: The rise in global demand for ethanol and poverty in Brazil ...: "Brazil has traditionally been one of the most important sugarcane and ethanol producers in the world producing fuel ethanol on a large scale starting since ...


Infelicitous 40: The Anniversary Of The US's War On Drugs – Analysis

Infelicitous 40: The Anniversary Of The US's War On Drugs – Analysis

Statistics on firearm and narcotics trafficking between the US and Mexico are themselves highly politicized, and therefore unreliable. However, incontestably, the US does provide many of the weapons that fuel Mexico's drug wars, and US drug consumption ...

Faithful to her art: Renowned Venezuelan artist completes project at St. Mary's

Faithful to her art: Renowned Venezuelan artist completes project at St. Mary's: "Manteiga, a native of Spain who spent most of her life in Venezuela, moved to the United States two and a half years ago and settled in the Chandler area with her daughter, Marcia Carrera, and family. She plans to take English language lessons, ...


Chile's 2010 Homicide Rate Show Slight Decrease

Chile's 2010 Homicide Rate Show Slight Decrease

The most deadly areas of Santiago are Puente Alto, downtown Santiago, La Florida, La Pintana and San Bernardo, according to the latest homicide statistics from Chile's Investigative Police (PDI). From 2007 to 2010, there were 116 murders in Puente Alto ...

Paris Hilton's home intruder gets two-year jail sentence

Paris Hilton's home intruder gets two-year jail sentence

Last summer she was arrested in South Africa after the Brazil-Netherlands World Cup game on suspicion of marijuana possession, but the case was dropped. In 2007 Hilton spent 23 days of a 45-day sentence in a Los Angeles county jail for a DUI (driving ...

1 in 10 children lives with a grandparent, report finds

1 in 10 children lives with a grandparent, report finds: "But children living with grandparents more often lived in families in poverty (22.5 percent) than did children with no grandparents in their household (19.6 percent). The association between living with a grandparent and being in poverty is unclear, ...


50 years after death, Hemingway lives on in Cuba

50 years after death, Hemingway lives on in Cuba: "
A daiquiri at the Floridita, a mojito at the Bodeguita del Medio and an afternoon at Finca Vigia is the obligatory ritual for enthusiasts arriving in Cuba to honour the 50th anniversary of American writer Ernest Hemingway's death. In Cuba, devotees can ...


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Vietnam, Cuba tighten traditional fraternity

Vietnam, Cuba tighten traditional fraternity: "Vietnam and Cuba have vowed to strengthen their cooperation in general and between their overseas representative offices in particular. At an exchange between the staff of the Vietnamese and Cuban Embassies in Mexico on June 28, Vietnamese Ambassador ...


Sacramento food stamps: lost supper

Sacramento food stamps: lost supper: "Nearly one in five children in Sacramento County lives in poverty. In Yolo and El Dorado counties, the number of students participating in the National School Lunch Program is even lower, hovering around 25 percent. At the same time, the need for help ...


Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires | Real Science

Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires | Real Science: "Polar temperatures hit Buenos Aires. Posted on June 30, 2011 by stevengoddard. A polar wave of low temperatures hit Argentina today as the thermometers considerably descended in what is expected to be one of the coldest winters of the ...