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lunes, 18 de julio de 2011

Brazil - Prison Management System

Brazil - Prison Management System: "An opportunity for UK prison manager providers to enter the Brazilian market. A local company building premoulded prison units is looking to partner with a ...


Metro murders, suicide stun Chileans

Metro murders, suicide stun Chileans

SANTIAGO — The first murders in more than four decades on the metro in Chile's capital have stunned locals who thought their capital was immune from such violent crime. Israel Huerta Cespedes, a former office cleaner at the Investigating Police, ...

As Chile's Economy Continues to Grow, New Investment Opportunities are Emerging

As Chile's Economy Continues to Grow, New Investment Opportunities are Emerging

The elaborate modern designs of these tall buildings are a reminder that in last few decades Santiago has emerged as one of Latin America's wealthiest and most highly developed cities. There is still, however, quite a big gap between the city's rich ...

Venezuela Officially Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia

Venezuela Officially Has More Oil Than Saudi Arabia: "Venezuela's reserves reached 296.5 billion barrels, up 40.4% year-on-year and higher than Saudi Arabia's 264.5 billion barrels. This number accepts controversial claims regarding the accessibility and quality of oil in the Orinoco Belt. ...


Venezuela to Sell at Least $3 Billion of Dollar-Denominated Debt This Year

Venezuela to Sell at Least $3 Billion of Dollar-Denominated Debt This Year

By Corina Rodriguez Pons and Daniel Cancel - Venezuela will sell at least $3 billion of dollar-denominated bonds in the local market this year to take advantage of declining borrowing costs, a government official said. ...

Trans Woman and Gay Man to Marry on Castro's Birthday

Trans Woman and Gay Man to Marry on Castro's Birthday

By Diane Anderson-Minshall A transgender woman and a self-described gay man plan to marry in Havana, Cuba, on the 85th birthday of former president Fidel Castro. According to the Latin American Herald Tribune, 37-year-old Wendy Iriepa and 31-year-old ...

Illegal immigrant sentenced to 70 month in prison

Illegal immigrant sentenced to 70 month in prison: "A Mexican man has been sentenced to 70 months in a US prison for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States. The US Attorney's Office says it prosecuted 33-year-old Guadencio Molina-Carbajal of Guerrero, Mexico, after he was captured July 9, ...


Swimming With the Sharks, for 103 Miles

Swimming With the Sharks, for 103 Miles: "
Diana Nyad, a marathon swimmer, hopes to be the first person to cross from Cuba to Key West without a shark cage. By LIZETTE ALVAREZ KEY WEST, Fla. — Any day now, Diana Nyad will set out to do something no athlete has ever done: swim all day and all ...


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The Bahamas junior girls finish fourth in Puerto Rico

The Bahamas junior girls finish fourth in Puerto Rico: "Hepburn's comments were made shortly after the junior girls team advanced to the bronze medal game at the Under-17 CentroBasket Championships, which were staged in Gurabo, Puerto Rico. The Bahamas played the Dominican Republic late yesterday evening, ...


Heritage Foundation study on poverty dwells on material bounty

Heritage Foundation study on poverty dwells on material bounty: "By Virginia Chamlee - The Florida Independent In recent months we've become well aware of how US House Republicans are trying to decimate services of vital importance to women. Don't take your eyes off your local statehouse, though More… ...

14 Slain over weekend in Puerto Rico

14 Slain over weekend in Puerto Rico: "San Juan – Fourteen people died violent deaths over the weekend in Puerto Rico, police said Monday, as homicides continue at a pace of more than three a day. Authorities say the murders stemmed both from domestic violence and from turf wars among gangs ...


Suspect in Ark. soldier death can't represent self

Suspect in Ark. soldier death can't represent self: "Muhammad has complained that his case was left in state court because state prosecutors have a better record of obtaining death sentences than federal ones. The US has put three people to death since the federal death penalty was reinstated in 1988, ...


Residents shocked after two killed in Chile train shooting

Residents shocked after two killed in Chile train shooting: "
At least two people died and six were wounded after a man pulled out a gun and started shooting on the last carriage of an underground train at Plaza Maipu station, in the south-west of Chile's capital, Santiago. The incident, which shocked Chile on ...


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18 months living as same sex marriage couple in Argentina

18 months living as same sex marriage couple in Argentina: "
One year on Alex and Jose Maria reflect on how much it has done for civil liberties in Argentinian society. Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello are both HIV positive and campaign for the rights of people with HIV.


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The Audacity Of Free Trade Agreements - Analysis

The Audacity Of Free Trade Agreements - Analysis: "No population deserves an international agreement that directly or indirectly promotes displacement, violence, targeted murder, and the continued violation of the rights of indigenous and Afro-American populations. Labor, human rights, and faith-based ...


The Rightward Drift of a Latin American Social Democrat

The Rightward Drift of a Latin American Social Democrat: "He adds that just as the European social democratic left censured the government of Jorg Haider in Austria due to its neo-Nazi leanings, Latin American leftists should condemn human rights violation in Cuba in order to assert their democratic ...


Commission's aid makes a difference to fight poverty, to promote democracy and ...

Commission's aid makes a difference to fight poverty, to promote democracy and ...

In 2011, the Commission will continue to drive ideas for an EU development policy that is fit for the future and promotes inclusive growth, sustainable development, and democracy and human rights. It will present its proposals in October. ...

Fundamental Rights Citizenship and Human Rights

Fundamental Rights Citizenship and Human Rights: "Tunnermann CARLOS1997 Human Rights historical and educational challenge Regional Unit for Social and Human Sciences for Latin America and the Caribbean ...


Sovereignty revisited as interventions grow

Sovereignty revisited as interventions grow: "
... or the assertions of US hegemony over Latin America beneath the banner of the Monroe Doctrine. 'The world has moved forward in pursuit of global justice. Or has it? Human rights have matured ... but are too often subordinated to the realities of ...


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Ex-army chief charged with genocide

Ex-army chief charged with genocide: "... “genocide in the Ixil Triangle”, and three weeks ago an arrest warrant was issued against López Fuentes. After more than a decade, victims of heinous human rights violations finally began to see light at the end of the tunnel. - Latinamerica Press.


UN warns of indigenous rights violations

UN warns of indigenous rights violations: "... importance,” said the report, “The Indigenous Peoples´ Right to a Consultation: The Importance of Its Implementation of Large-Scale Projects." “The development of projects often brings with it serious human rights violations." —Latinamerica Press.


Counterpoint: Don't Write Off the US

Counterpoint: Don't Write Off the US: "Asia is rising, Latin America may be rising; one hopes that Africa and the Middle East will rise. Ultimately, however, the successful and sustained rise of any and all of these regions requires that the United States continues to be open and global. ...


Paying the Price of Equity in Colombia

Paying the Price of Equity in Colombia: "Latin America is one of the most unequal regions in the world. Colombia, Brazil and Mexico rank as three of the world's four most unequal countries. And in Colombia, according to The Economist, the top-income quintile earns 25 times that of the lowest ...


Youthful accused assassinheads for trial in Mexico

Youthful accused assassinheads for trial in Mexico: "Jimenez has become the public face of the growing group of young teenagers filling the ranks of killers and victims in Mexico's gangster wars. If convicted, Jimenez faces only three years in prison because of his status as a minor. And as a US citizen, ...


7 dead, 59 escape in Mexico prison fight near US

7 dead, 59 escape in Mexico prison fight near US

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Fighting among inmates in a Mexican prison near the US border killed seven prisoners and allowed at least 59 others to escape, police said Friday. Tamaulipas state officials said five prison guards abandoned their posts ...