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lunes, 11 de julio de 2011

Slain singer Cabral to be cremated: manager

Slain singer Cabral to be cremated: manager

BUENOS AIRES — The remains of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral, killed in an ambush in the Guatemalan capital over the weekend, will be cremated in Buenos Aires on Tuesday, said his former manager Pablo Perez Iglesias. Iglesias said on Monday that ...

EJ Dionne Blurs Distinctions on Death Penalty

EJ Dionne Blurs Distinctions on Death Penalty: "Here's how Dionne begins: WASHINGTON—The unseemly love affair of some American politicians with the death penalty is bad for justice and bad for our country's standing in the world. It inflicts a wholly unnecessary moral stain on a nation that rightly ...


Copa America 2011: Peruvian Prisoners Hold Own Tournament

Copa America 2011: Peruvian Prisoners Hold Own Tournament

A women's prison in Peru held a similar tournament for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. Ironically, members of the real Mexican national team were kicked out of the Copa America for their illegal acts. Eight players were forced to sit out the ...

Brazil's President Vows To End Poverty For Millions

Brazil's President Vows To End Poverty For Millions: "That growing ethanol industry is tone reason for Brazil's rapid growth. A booming economy and innovative social programs have lifted tens of millions of people out of poverty in Brazil. But many have been left behind. Now, the country's new president ...


On Assignment: Study shows poverty-HIV link strongest in the South

On Assignment: Study shows poverty-HIV link strongest in the South: "In a study of 439 US counties, the average poverty rate in the South with high rates of infection was seven percent higher than the rest of the country. Those southern states included Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, ...


Chile's Codelco Mines Shut by 24-Hour Strike

Chile's Codelco Mines Shut by 24-Hour Strike: "By CAROLINA PICA SANTIAGOChilean state copper giant Corporacion Nacional del Cobre confirmed that all its operations were halted Monday by a 24-hour strike to protest restructuring and alleged privatization plans. Workers belonging to the Federation ...


Rabbi elected to Buenos Aires parliament

Rabbi elected to Buenos Aires parliament

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Argentine Rabbi Sergio Bergman handily won a seat on the Buenos Aires municipal legislature. Bergman led with 45 percent of the vote, more than tripling second-place finisher Juan Cabandie of the Victory Front Party, ...

Mexico's Drug Violence Is Back in the News

Mexico's Drug Violence Is Back in the News: "As on so many other occasions in Mexico's drug war, that proclamation of victory was decidedly premature. Third, the biggest contributor to the death toll of 41 was the massacre of some 20 (up from the original count of 17) people following a cartel ...


Poverty in America; a bird's eye view of the continent's issues

Poverty in America; a bird's eye view of the continent's issues: "If you want to read more on the origins of the huge poverty differences between North America and South America, follow this link to the causes of poverty ...


Caribbean gets mixed reviews on MDG progress

Caribbean gets mixed reviews on MDG progress: "By contrast, the Latin America and Caribbean region is not on track to reach the target of halving extreme poverty by 2015, mainly because, according to the latest available data, the proportion of people living on less than US$1.25 a day in the ...


Chile Peso Ends 1.0% Weaker On Euro-Zone Debt Contagion Fears

Chile Peso Ends 1.0% Weaker On Euro-Zone Debt Contagion Fears: "By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's peso ended 1.0% weaker against the dollar Monday, moving further away from a three-year high, on fears the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading to larger nations such as Italy and Spain. ...


We Need To Change The War On Drugs

We Need To Change The War On Drugs: "
Drug addicts and heavy, habitual users do not make good students, good workers, good citizens, good neighbors or good parents. This has nothing to do with illegality: cocaine could be as legal as parsley and it would still ruin lives. The Drug War ...


Business Insider
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Brazilian investment outlook is 'positive'

Brazilian investment outlook is 'positive': "In an interview with Propertysecrets.net, Ruban Selvanayagam, owner of the Brazil Investment Guide, claimed that in the medium to long term, poverty levels will drop and employment levels with rise in Rio Grande do Norte, creating an excellent local ...


Rio de Janeiro aims to become world capital of gay tourism

Rio de Janeiro aims to become world capital of gay tourism: "
Rio is now part of the gay calendar." In 2007 Buenos Aires stole a march on Rio, opening what it claimed was Latin America's first luxury gay hotel. But Rio is a "naturally" LGBT-friendly city, Tufvesson says, making "ghettoisation" unnecessary. ...


The Guardian
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Chile's state copper workers strike nationwide

Chile's state copper workers strike nationwide: "By EVA VERGARA , - SANTIAGO, Chile -- The world's largest copper producer was shut down Monday in a 24-hour strike that is driving up prices on global markets and costing millions in losses for Chile's state-owned mining company. ...


Nursing students gain international experience in Peru

Nursing students gain international experience in Peru: "
The conditions in Peru also forced the students to learn about themselves, Vander Loop said. “They were exposed to extreme poverty and very sad stories,” Vander Loop said. “The final conclusions focused on the value of community members that work and ...


UW Oshkosh Today
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The Japanese government maintains its commitment to Peru's development

The Japanese government maintains its commitment to Peru's development

As reported by news agency Andina, during the event Fukukawa declared “the government of Japan has decided to continue supporting Peru's efforts in developing as a country and reducing poverty.” Furthermore, he praised the local electricity and ...

Puerto Rico: A Bellwether for Public-Sector Unions? - Working In ...

Puerto Rico: A Bellwether for Public-Sector Unions? - Working In ...: "Conservative Puerto Rico governor Luis Fortuno, who announced last week that he will run for re-election, has been praised by Republican mainland ...


LGBT Activists Rally in Mexico City

LGBT Activists Rally in Mexico City: "In December 2009, the Asamblea Legislativa del Distrito Federal (Legislative Assembly of Mexico City) permitted gay marriage in Mexico City, making it the first city in Latin America to do so. The policy has been in effect since March 2010. ...


Chile to Consider Civil Unions for Gay Couples

Chile to Consider Civil Unions for Gay Couples: "Last month, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera said he was pushing for the law: "Mr. Pinera told Santiago-based El Mercurio newspaper he wanted to safeguard 'the dignity of those couples, whether of the opposite or even the same sex.'"


Chile strike halts world's largest copper miner

Chile strike halts world's largest copper miner: "SANTIAGO - UNIONISED workers at Chile's Codelco, the world's largest copper producer, announced a 24-hour strike on Monday over modernisation plans they say would amount to the start of privatisation. The strike - the company's first in 18 years - will ...


'Mexican Border Violence' is becoming Transnational

'Mexican Border Violence' is becoming Transnational: "In order to comprehend the dynamics of organized crime in Latin America, one must re-examine common assumptions by taking three factors into account. First, Latin American borders —as historically neglected peripheral regions— are the epicenter of ...


Mexico and the UN Working to Protect Human Rights

Mexico and the UN Working to Protect Human Rights: "The President particularly emphasized that this is a very important moment for human rights in Mexico and Latin America given the democratic consolidation many countries in the region are experiencing, and given the challenge presented by the fight ...


Brazil's new plan to beat poverty

Brazil's new plan to beat poverty: "
A case and point is the recent Peruvian elections, where left-leaning Ollanta Humala won the race with support from disenfranchised Peruvians who have been left behind, despite Peru's economy being the fastest-growing in Latin America. ...


The Telegram
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`Improve working conditions for professionals to tame brain drain`

`Improve working conditions for professionals to tame brain drain`: "
According to the Aljazeera English TV channel recently, in 2006, Asia as the biggest continent receives $115 billion through remittances; Africa and Latin America receive 40 and 70 billion dollars respectively in a year. It is also reported that the ...


IPPmedia
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