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domingo, 3 de julio de 2011

14 of 33 rescued Chilean miners want pensions

14 of 33 rescued Chilean miners want pensions: "AP , 07.03.11, 01:55 PM EDT SANTIAGO, Chile -- More than a dozen of the 33 Chilean miners rescued alive last year after more than two months trapped underground reportedly say they can no longer work and would like to take early pensions. ...


Plane with 5 on board missing off Puerto Rico

Plane with 5 on board missing off Puerto Rico: "SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The US Coast Guard says it is helping to search for a small plane that may have crashed off eastern Puerto Rico. The Coast Guard says there were 5 people on board the plane when it took off from the Puerto Rican island of Culebra ...


Mexican on Texas death row faces final appeals

Mexican on Texas death row faces final appeals: "... conditions in a Turkish prison after being given a life sentence for drug smuggling charges. He eventually escaped custody and now is speaking out in an international legal fight over a Mexican man on death row in Texas, scheduled to die Thursday. ...


Chavez's Health Causes Concern in Cuba and Venezuela

Chavez's Health Causes Concern in Cuba and Venezuela: "
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's announcement on Thursday that he is being treated for cancer has caused concern in both Venezuela and Cuba. Chavez, 56, who has been in Cuba for the past three weeks, said in a televised speech that he has undergone ...


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14 of 33 rescued Chilean miners want pensions

14 of 33 rescued Chilean miners want pensions: "AP SANTIAGO, Chile—More than a dozen of the 33 Chilean miners rescued alive last year after more than two months trapped underground reportedly say they can no longer work and would like to take early pensions. Luis Urzua was shift commander at the ...


Wine and weather exercise minds at freezing Copa

Wine and weather exercise minds at freezing Copa

BUENOS AIRES — Wine and the freezing weather were exercising minds Sunday at the Copa America with Chilean fans revelling in the wintry conditions while Brazil and Venezuela prepared to do battle longing for the warmer climes of home. ...

Aging population big problem for Latin America: UN official

Aging population big problem for Latin America: UN official: "Santiago de Chile - An inexorable population aging trend is posing challenges for public policies in Latin America and the Caribbean, a UN official said Friday. Alicia Barcena, executive secretary for Santiago regional headquarters of the United ...


Morales apologizes for Iranian official's visit to Bolivia

Morales apologizes for Iranian official's visit to Bolivia: "By JEREMY SHARON Ahmad Vahidi, wanted in connection to 1994 AMIA center in Buenos Aires bombing in, "should not have been invited," says Bolivian Jewish leader. Bolivian president Evo Morales apologized to the Argentinean Jewish community on Friday for ...


Days may be numbered for old American cars in Cuba

Days may be numbered for old American cars in Cuba: "Authorities in Cuba have proposed laws that could mean an end for many of the classic American cars that are still in use in the country. Under current Cuban law, cars registered after the 1959 revolution cannot be bought or sold. ...


Florida activists arrested for attempting to feed the homeless

Florida activists arrested for attempting to feed the homeless: "
Orlando - At least twenty-one 'Food Not Bombs' volunteers have been arrested in a Florida park for feeding the homeless and other needy people who are struggling to survive in an economy that doesn't show any signs of improvement. ...


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Venezuelan Diplomat Denies Uranium Sales to Iran

Venezuelan Diplomat Denies Uranium Sales to Iran: "Caraballo made the remarks in a press conference here in Tehran on Sunday on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Venezuela's independence. Asked if Tehran and Caracas have discussed supply of Venezuela's uranium ore to Iran in the two countries' ...


Puerto Rico police chief quits amid crime concerns | The ...

Puerto Rico police chief quits amid crime concerns | The ...: "Puerto Rico's police chief resigned Saturday amid sharp criticism over a rising homicide rate in the U.S. territory and allegations of police abuse. Jose Figueroa Sancha stepped down after less than three years overseeing a 19000-strong ...




Don't play with debt ceiling

Don't play with debt ceiling: "But a comprehensive solution has to include changes in the tax structure to close loopholes and increases for those who don't have to worry about sinking into poverty anytime soon. President Obama argues that a balanced approach must include reducing ...


Some states are still leaving low-income students “behind”

Some states are still leaving low-income students “behind”

Florida is a state of stark contrasts. Travel a few miles from the opulent mansions of Miami Beach and you reach desperately poor neighborhoods. There's the grinding poverty of sugar cane country and the growing middle class of Jacksonville. ...

Peru protesters shut airport after deadly clash

Peru protesters shut airport after deadly clash: "Often times they also demand direct economic benefits from mining and oil projects, which have helped turn the Andean nation's economy into one of the world's fastest-growing but left behind a third of its people in poverty. On Friday, hours before the ...


Peru's president-elect vows consultation in bid to end mining conflicts

Peru's president-elect vows consultation in bid to end mining conflicts

He campaigned on promises to end conflicts, in part by charging a windfall profits tax on mining companies to fund anti-poverty programs in rural towns. “The issue of mining concessions generates 70 per cent of the conflicts in the provinces and we ...

Anti-mining clashes claim five lives in Peru

Anti-mining clashes claim five lives in Peru: "
Protests have become common in Peru as an economic boom has failed to lift a third of Peruvians out of poverty. Many conflicts have been between locals and foreign mining and oil companies. Peru's human rights agency says more than ninety have died in ...


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Emerging countries: Projections and pitfalls

Emerging countries: Projections and pitfalls: "Like in any other industry (for example in marketing, poverty alleviation or human rights), the smooth professionalism of the management consultant had its habit of using the latest buzz words, and killer Powerpoint and pie-chart presentations, ...


The “Pink Tide” Reaches Peru

The “Pink Tide” Reaches Peru: "Regional groupings like the UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) and ALBA (the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas ), have helped regional integration. The US has not been invited to join either of the two groupings. ...


Honduras today: Renewed commitment to end militarization

Honduras today: Renewed commitment to end militarization: "Militarization was identified as a strategy for generating immense wealth for war-lords but more poverty and violence for the people; not only in Latin America, but also the United States. Furthermore, international solidarity was highlighted in the La ...


Latin America and Socialism of the 21st Century

Latin America and Socialism of the 21st Century: "By 1998, when Hugo Chávez was first elected President in Venezuela, US domination of the continent meant over 40% of the population of Latin America – more than 200 million people – were living in poverty and the continent was going backwards. ...


Bolivian college was born right here

Bolivian college was born right here: "... a missionary educator working in the poor South American nation of Bolivia. She asked Leahy to help fund a college in a region of Bolivia with no higher education option for indigenous people, no way to lift themselves out of dire poverty. ...


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 ...


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