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viernes, 22 de julio de 2011

Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: "By MARK LOYKA Over the past decade, income inequality and poverty in Latin America have been on the decline. These two key socio-economic indicators have historically plagued the region, inhibiting it from prospering. Although most of the countries in ...


Violence over land rights in northern Honduras challenges diocese

Violence over land rights in northern Honduras challenges diocese: "The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean said that, in 2006, nearly 82 percent of the rural population in Honduras lived in poverty, and 65 percent of the same group lived in extreme poverty. The violence has mostly been among hired ...


Sergio Batista's job said in doubt

Sergio Batista's job said in doubt: "AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Sergio Batista seems to be on the way out as Argentina coach following the team's exit in the quarterfinals of the Copa America. German Lerche, a top-ranking official of the Argentine Football Association, ...


American held in Cuba appears before Supreme Court

American held in Cuba appears before Supreme Court: "HAVANA -American contractor Alan Gross appeared in person before Cuba's Supreme Court this morning to plea for a reversal of the 15-year sentence he is serving for crimes against the security of the Cuban State. A "definitive decision" is expected to ...


Activists want truth commission to probe drug violence in Mexico

Activists want truth commission to probe drug violence in Mexico

The poet and journalist has led peace marches to demand a change in Calderon's military-based drug-war strategy since the March 27 murder of his son Juan Francisco Sicilia and six other young men in the central state of Morelos. ...

Bolivia: A hidden treasure in the salt flats of Uyuni could ...

Bolivia: A hidden treasure in the salt flats of Uyuni could ...: "By Angie Washington UYUNI, BOLIVIA -- Who can resist the thrill of a treasure hunt? Be it on the big screen or in the bindings of a pirate adventure book, ...
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Hispanic Theatre Festival: Teatro Avante gives Camus a Caribbean slant

Hispanic Theatre Festival: Teatro Avante gives Camus a Caribbean slant: "
In his absence, Pedro's mother and his sister, Marta, have endured years of poverty, solitude, and hopelessness. The women run a hotel to survive. Pedro checks in, but he hides his identity secretly hoping to be discovered. The women don't recognize ...


MiamiHerald.com
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From the archive: U.S. government's war on drugs

From the archive: U.S. government's war on drugs: "
Colombia was a major producer of cocaine and large amounts of marijuana and heroin were coming across the Mexican border. Published in the Guardian, 22 April 1975. Click on the image to read the article. Gerald Ford's administration pushed the drug war ...


The Guardian (blog)
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Venezuela and Peru Strengthen Ties

Venezuela and Peru Strengthen Ties: "“It gives us great joy and happiness to welcome you, brother President-elect of Peru”, President Chavez said upon his guest's arrival in Venezuela last Friday morning. Humala, accompanied by his wife Nadine Heredia, had originally planned to visit the ...


Venezuela: Major Advances in Human Rights

Venezuela: Major Advances in Human Rights: "Under the Chavez administration, human rights have been substantially increased and expanded in order to guarantee the population not ...


Latin America swings to the left

Latin America swings to the left: "
While poverty drives migration from Central America to the United States, stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants from the United States swells the ranks of the unemployed in those countries, creating a vicious circle. Social pressures, poverty ...


National Catholic Reporter
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World Bank lends Colombia $654 million

World Bank lends Colombia $654 million: "The loan was provided as part of the World Bank's strategic partnership with Colombia. As part of the partnership, the World Bank also announced that two anti-poverty programs would be merged, providing 1.2 million children with access to early ...


Cuba takes measures to relieve housing crisis

Cuba takes measures to relieve housing crisis

Her odyssey, reported by the youth newspaper Juventud Rebelde, is not an exception in Cuba, where people trying to find a place to live or to legalize their living situation have faced similar obstacles for half a century. ...

Minn. school district sued over anti-gay bullying

Minn. school district sued over anti-gay bullying: "Shame on you - I hope you get what you deserve. by planetspinz July 22, 2011 12:45 AM EDT It's about time Southern Poverty Law Center got involved. I asked them this year if they would help a gay teen in Florida who had been beat up by thugs in his ...


Ottawa lists 30 suspected war criminals hiding in Canada

Ottawa lists 30 suspected war criminals hiding in Canada

The names, revealed on the CBSA website, come from regions such as the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. The age range of those on the list is from 40 to 60. The youngest on the roster is a 30-year-old Sudanese man and the oldest is a 75-year-old ...

Venezuela Lost, But Did Not Go Down Without A Brawl, In Last ...

Venezuela Lost, But Did Not Go Down Without A Brawl, In Last ...

When Paraguay outlasted Venezuela in the Copa America semifinals last night, it brought cell-phone holder Larissa Riquelme within 90 minutes of having to strip for the world. The PK victory after a 0-0 match also resulted in a brawl.

Fighting homophobia

Fighting homophobia: "Donny Reyes, coordinator of the Arcoiris Association — or “Rainbow Association” — an LGBT rights group, is more skeptical. “As of today, there is nothing concrete in place to fight the discrimination that we suffer,” he told Latinamerica Press. ...


Latin America swings to the left

Latin America swings to the left: "
While poverty drives migration from Central America to the United States, stepped-up deportation of undocumented migrants from the United States swells the ranks of the unemployed in those countries, creating a vicious circle. Social pressures, poverty ...


National Catholic Reporter
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BHP-controlled mine in Chile faces strike

BHP-controlled mine in Chile faces strike: "SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Unionized workers at Chile's Escondida copper mine, controlled by global diversified miner BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP, BHP.AU), went on a 24-hour strike Friday, the head of the mine's biggest union, Jose Vidal, said. ...


Puerto Rico company accused of male discrimination

Puerto Rico company accused of male discrimination: "A US enforcement agency is accusing a Puerto Rican jewelry and beauty products company of discriminating against men by hiring only women for its managerial positions. The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission alleges in a federal lawsuit that ...


You know it when you see it

You know it when you see it: "Take GDP per capita: as of a few years ago, Brazil has been richer than Mexico. But if you account for purchasing power (that is, the amount of stuff people can buy in their country with the money they earn), Mexico jumps ahead. ...


Conflict, poverty and marginalisation: The case of Curvaradó and ...

Conflict, poverty and marginalisation: The case of Curvaradó and ...

In Colombia there are many regions where poverty and the absence, or weak presence, of the state has facilitated the emergence of violence by armed groups . ...

Colombian conviction won't be part of Broward murder trial

Colombian conviction won't be part of Broward murder trial: "
The ruling by Broward Circuit Judge Andrew Siegel makes it less likely the state will seek the death penalty against Jorge Ayala-Villamizar, 38. He is charged with first-degree murder in the 2004 death of Bianca Sierra, 25. Assistant State Attorney Tom ...


Sun-Sentinel
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Texas man executed for killing store clerk

Texas man executed for killing store clerk: "Rick Perry saying he was not given the opportunity to tell the court that he is strongly against the death penalty and has received no response to his request for a dialogue with Stroman. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Alberto Martinez) MAGS OUT; ...


Lil Boosie Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Prison

Lil Boosie Accused Of Smuggling Drugs Into Prison: "
The rapper, who potentially faces the death penalty for his role in the murder, was charged with similar attempts to smuggle drugs back in May. This time, Boosie allegedly attempted to mix 1 ounce of codeine with a soft drink, but was reported by a ...


Contactmusic.com
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