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jueves, 7 de julio de 2011

Campaign deadline: City mayoral candidates take last shots

Campaign deadline: City mayoral candidates take last shots: "Buenos Aires City mayoral candidates will be closing their campaigns today ahead of next Sunday's elections. Most of the candidates will be walking through the City in a last effort to seduce voters. Thus, Victory Front's candidate, Daniel Filmus, ...


Winter storm continues to hit Chile copper heartland

Winter storm continues to hit Chile copper heartland: "By Alonso Soto SANTIAGO, July 7 (Reuters) - The world's top copper mine, Escondida, halted extraction operations early Thursday due to heavy rains, its workers union said, as a rare winter storm curbed output across Chile's mining heartland. ...


Cuba to hear jailed American Gross' appeal July 22

Cuba to hear jailed American Gross' appeal July 22

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba's Supreme Court has set a July 22 date to consider an appeal by US contractor Alan Gross, who was sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges of illegally importing communications equipment, state television announced Thursday. ...

Analysis: Protests punish Pinera, but Chile economy seen safe

Analysis: Protests punish Pinera, but Chile economy seen safe: "By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexis Krell SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A growing wave of protests against Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's policies risks hampering his legislative agenda though investment in Latin America's model economy is seen safe for now. ...


7 Tons of Spain-bound cocaine seized in Venezuela

7 Tons of Spain-bound cocaine seized in Venezuela: "Madrid – Spanish police intercepted in Venezuela more than 7 tons of cocaine hidden in a consignment of machinery bound for Spain, authorities said Thursday. Thirteen people were arrested, five of them in Spain and eight in Venezuela, ...


Alphonse Unlimited and Haiti Children of Hope Foundation team up to fight poverty

Alphonse Unlimited and Haiti Children of Hope Foundation team up to fight poverty: "LUCIE — Alphonse Unltd. Florida-based lifestyle brand has teamed up with Haiti Children of Hope Foundation to combine their efforts to raise money for children living in extreme poverty in Haiti. The brand have designed a Haiti relief t-shirt, ...


Analysis: Protests punish Pinera, but Chile economy seen safe

Analysis: Protests punish Pinera, but Chile economy seen safe: "Led by students demanding cheaper and better state education, hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of the capital Santiago and Chile's main cities in recent weeks in some of the biggest demonstrations since the dying stages of Gen. ...


Chile Codelco copper workers confirm Monday strike

Chile Codelco copper workers confirm Monday strike: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- The Federation of Copper Workers umbrella union at Chilean state copper giant Corporacion Nacional del Cobre on Thursday confirmed it will strike for a 24-hour period Monday. Workers at the world's largest ...


32 Inches Of Snow Falls In Driest Place On Earth

32 Inches Of Snow Falls In Driest Place On Earth: "
The temperature in the Chilean capital, Santiago, dropped below minus 8c on Wednesday. Neighbouring Argentina and Uruguay are also experiencing subzero temperatures. Located in the north of Chile, the Atacama Desert records less than 50mm of rain on ...


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Texas plans controversial execution of Mexican

Texas plans controversial execution of Mexican

With hours left before his execution, Leal has just two chances: a commutation of his sentence to life in prison or a postponement granted by Republican Governor Rick Perry or the US Supreme Court. Mexico maintains Leal was not given proper consular ...

Beyond Growth: The Importance of Inclusion

Beyond Growth: The Importance of Inclusion: "But while growth is a necessary condition for poverty reduction and employment creation, is it also sufficient? When growth first takes off, it is typically associated with steady progress in several dimensions of poverty reduction: incomes rise and ...


Brazil's new plan to beat poverty

Brazil's new plan to beat poverty: "
But now goals have been set beyond poverty reduction. In the world's most unequal region, presidents from Sebastian Piñera in Chile to Felipe Calderon in Mexico are pledging to eradicate extreme poverty altogether. “There is a sense that with Latin ...


Christian Science Monitor
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Fallacies Of Economic Equality That Promote Poverty

Fallacies Of Economic Equality That Promote Poverty: "In California, the top 1% pay 48% of all state income taxes. In New York, the top 1% of income earners pay 41% of all state income taxes. In New Jersey, until recently the top 1% of income earners paid 46% of state income taxes, and Castroite ...


Puerto Rico coast still ruled by 1886 law

Puerto Rico coast still ruled by 1886 law

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Spanish law crafted in 1886 still governs development along Puerto Rico's sprawling coastline, worrying activists and legislators who say the ancient mandate has allowed construction along ecologically sensitive beaches. ...

Puerto Rico's Police Chief Resigns as Island's Violence Rises

Puerto Rico's Police Chief Resigns as Island's Violence Rises

Following a record number of homicides in Puerto Rico, the island's police chief, Jose Figueroa Sancha, resigned Saturday. Gov. Luis Fortuño's administration said Col. Jose Luis Rivera will be serving as interim police chief. Local press has speculated ...

Global poverty rate falling, says UN

Global poverty rate falling, says UN: "However, only three regions – the Caucasus and central Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and south-east Asia – have achieved gender parity in primary education. Exceptionally, in eastern Asia, girls slightly outnumber boys in primary school. ...


Chavez cancer scare causes jitters in Cuba, beneficiary from billions in ...

Chavez cancer scare causes jitters in Cuba, beneficiary from billions in ...

By AP, HAVANA — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's battle with cancer has high stakes not only for his country but for Cuba, which relies on its South American ally for billions of dollars in preferential trade. If Chavez had to leave power, ...

Nigeria: Venezuela 'Deepens' Relations With Country

Nigeria: Venezuela 'Deepens' Relations With Country: "Venezuela has deepened relations with Nigeria in the past few years in a more humanist dimension propelled by the driving force of the Bolivarian government after a continuous fruitful and diplomatic relations since 1965, the country's ambassador to ...


Summer with the blind in Bolivia

Summer with the blind in Bolivia: "Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America, Clesen notes, adding that two-thirds of the population lives in poverty. ...
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The death penalty: The political calculus on capital punishment ...

The death penalty: The political calculus on capital punishment ...: "THERE'S really no such thing as a death-penalty case that isn't ... In Texas, officials are waiting for the US Supreme Court to decide whether to stay the ...


A follow-up on barbarism

A follow-up on barbarism: "In 2010, for example, Texas had eight death sentences, the lowest number since the Supreme Court reinstated America's death penalty in 1976. There is an element of arbitrariness in death sentencing; one of the drivers of the death penalty in Texas was ...


Time to be smart on drug war

Time to be smart on drug war: "That report critical of the drug war came from the Global Commission on Drug Policy, a body whose members include former presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia, former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and George Schultz and Paul Volker. ...


Straight advice on gay manners

Straight advice on gay manners: "... bisexual and transgender communities have become increasingly visible and integrated into mainstream American culture. Phoenix Suns President and CEO Rick Welts, Latin superstar Ricky Martin and country singer Chely Wright acknowledged being gay; ...


Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival

Female Stars Rise Up at Latin Alternative Music Festival: "
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer Now in its twelfth year, the Latin Alternative Music Conference (LAMC) kicks off on Wednesday in New York. The conference brings trend-setting rock, hip-hop, and electronic artists from around Latin America to ...


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World Food Prices Increased 1% Last Month on Cost of Sugar, Dairy Products

World Food Prices Increased 1% Last Month on Cost of Sugar, Dairy Products

World food prices that rose 37 percent in a year, driving 44 million more people into poverty, are a "plague" that need action from world leaders now, French President Nicolas Sarkozy said. Group of 20 farm ministers are in Paris for the second day of ...