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lunes, 25 de julio de 2011

No work details this summer for Cuban students

No work details this summer for Cuban students: "Havana – Agricultural and production jobs that for decades were performed by students in Cuba during their summer vacations will not be carried out that way this year to reduce costs in line with the "updating" of the island's socialist economic model. ...


Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: "Supplies of illegal Latin American drugs are making their way across West Africa. In the tri-border area of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina, individuals with connections to violent extremist groups have been active in drug trafficking, ...


Commitment with Cuba Grows, Say Pastors for Peace

Commitment with Cuba Grows, Say Pastors for Peace: "Pinar del Rio, Cuba, Jul 25 (Prensa Latina) Pastors for Peace Caravan Coordinator Manolo de los Santos said the friendship project this movement leads will continue to make common cause with Cuba in its fight against the US economic and financial ...


On the presiding bishop's visit to Venezuela

On the presiding bishop's visit to Venezuela: "By Adrián Cárdenas, July 25, 2011 [Episcopal News Service] The Diocese of Venezuela jubilantly welcomed in recent days -- July 15-17, 2011 -- the presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, the Most Rev. Katharine Jefferts Schori, and Province IX ...


Celebrations in Buenos Aires after Copa America victory

Celebrations in Buenos Aires after Copa America victory: "
Thousands of Uruguayan fans flooded into the streets of Buenos Aires on Sunday to celebrate their team's triumph. Despite La Celeste confirming its status as South America's best side, national team coach Oscar Washington Tabarez remains cautious. ...


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Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: "We are developing innovative partnerships with governments, like the Central Asia Counter-narcotics Initiative, the West Africa Citizen Security Initiative, and the Central America Regional Security Initiative to coordinate investigations, ...


Is Mexican Drug War Putting Auto Industry at Risk ...

Is Mexican Drug War Putting Auto Industry at Risk ...: "Nearly a fifth of the vehicles rolling out of North American plants are coming from Mexico. But that country's increasingly violent drug war is threatening to disrupt the Mexican auto industry - which could have a significant impact on ...


Mexico Cartels Equipping Themselves with Crudely-Armored Vehicles

Mexico Cartels Equipping Themselves with Crudely-Armored Vehicles

As the drug war rages in Mexico, the cartels are increasing their number of crudely-armored assault vehicles. “Narco-tanks” known as narotanques, “rhino trucks” and “monster trucks” known as monstruos are evidence that the narcos are extending their ...

Venezuela's Chávez Plans For 2012 Re-election Bid

Venezuela's Chávez Plans For 2012 Re-election Bid: "Top Story — In a newspaper interview published on Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that he will seek another six year term as president of the Andean nation despite his recent battle with cancer. Chávez returned Saturday ...


Officials say Memphis's Civil Rights unit is a model for punishing sex ...

Officials say Memphis's Civil Rights unit is a model for punishing sex ...: "He received a 50-year federal prison sentence, and his case served as the launch of the sex trafficking enforcement campaign by the US Attorney's Office in Memphis. Mendez used his girlfriend to recruit girls as young as 12 from poor Mexican villages, ...


Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime

Strategy to Combat Transnational Organized Crime: "Supplies of illegal Latin American drugs are making their way across West Africa. In the tri-border area of Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina, individuals with connections to violent extremist groups have been active in drug trafficking, ...


Venezuela's Chavez Says Cancer-Free After Cuba Chemotherapy

Venezuela's Chavez Says Cancer-Free After Cuba Chemotherapy: "By Jose Orozco - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that medical tests while undergoing chemotherapy treatment in Cuba last week showed no signs of cancer in his body. “This is all like a rebirth for me,” Chavez said on ...


Hurricane Season: Tropical activity goes quiet for now

Hurricane Season: Tropical activity goes quiet for now: "Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 25 July, 2011 : - - In the Atlantic, a tropical wave in the central Caribbean is bringing locally heavy rainfall to Hispaniola (the countries of Haiti and the Dominican Republic), eastern Cuba, and the southeastern ...


Census data: Poverty, work and more

Census data: Poverty, work and more

Also, portions of northern and western Peru saw increased subdivision growth. Over the same time period Bureau and Putnam counties each had comparably modest gains: 296 in Bureau County and 237 in Putnam County. Developer John Grieves, who developed ...

More grandparents seeking custody rights

More grandparents seeking custody rights

According to the study by Pew, most grandparent caregivers have limited financial resources and 18 percent live below the poverty level. Nunnally said he thinks the taboo of heaping child-rearing responsibilities atop grandparents is slowly wearing ...

African leaders do not take us for granted, insists Japanese aid chief

African leaders do not take us for granted, insists Japanese aid chief: "
She proceeded to rattle off Japanese projects and programmes in Africa: a joint programme with Brazil to transform the savannah into arable farmland and help Mozambique attain food security, one-stop border posts to speed up regional integration, ...


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Argentina's Socialist Party Wins Santa Fe Governor Election

Argentina's Socialist Party Wins Santa Fe Governor Election

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Argentina'sSocialist Party looked set to retain the governorship of Santa Fe Province in elections Sunday, handing another defeat to President Cristina Kirchner's ruling coalition. Santa Fe Province is a significant producer ...

Mexico series set for wider audience

Mexico series set for wider audience: "That's why the revolution remains pertinent, as violence — this time caused by a drug war — continues to spur migration. “It's really happening all over again,†he said. “Mexico is probably experiencing its most unsafe stage in 100 years. ...


Former whipping boys Venezuela hit big time

Former whipping boys Venezuela hit big time

CARACAS: Venezuelan sports shops have Brazil and Argentina shirts hanging in their windows unsold but have run out of jerseys of the "Vinotinto" (red wine) national team. Until only recently, during a Copa America or World Cup it was the reverse with ...

Venezuela barrels ahead

Venezuela barrels ahead: "
Venezuela has leapfrogged Saudi Arabia as the country with the biggest proven crude oil reserves according to OPEC's latest figures. But analysts have said it's an increase largely on paper and unlikely to lead to changes within the organisation or ...


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Chilean Students Continue Hunger Strike

Chilean Students Continue Hunger Strike: "The hunger strikers are all from Santiago, Chile's capitol, but the voices of protest against the rapidly-declining quality of public educaton are heard from every quarter of the country. Massive student demonstrations, backed by wide and deep support ...


Brazil signs plan to end poverty in northeast

Brazil signs plan to end poverty in northeast: "AP Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has launched a program to eradicate extreme poverty in the country's northeast. The plan announced Monday is part of the "Brazil Without Misery" program that aims to help the more than 16 million people who earn $44 ...


More than 2000 workers on strike at world's largest private copper mine in Chile

More than 2000 workers on strike at world's largest private copper mine in Chile

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — More than 2000 workers at the world's largest private copper mine have gone on strike in Chile to protest reductions in their production bonuses. Union leader Jose Vidal says 2300 employees at La Escondida mine decided to ...

Amnesty urges Iraq to halt Saddam-era executions

Amnesty urges Iraq to halt Saddam-era executions

In addition to criticising the use of the death penalty in a statement published on Monday, the London-based rights watchdog voiced concern over the fairness of trials under the presiding court, the Supreme Iraqi Criminal Tribunal, arguing it "has been ...

Mandatory Drug Testing for the Poor

Mandatory Drug Testing for the Poor

People want to attribute their poverty to poor choices and not to our economy even though we're coming out of one of the worst economic recessions," said Elizabeth Lower-Basch, CLASP Senior Policy Analyst. The bill requires all applicants for TANF to ...