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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 ...

Chávez Returns, Saying Cancerous Cells Not Found

Chávez Returns, Saying Cancerous Cells Not Found: "By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SÃO PAULO, Brazil —President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela returned home from Cuba late Saturday after completing a second phase of cancer treatment and said that his doctors in Cuba had not detected any malignant cells in his body. ...


Puerto Rico has big day as Alomar is honored at Hall

Puerto Rico has big day as Alomar is honored at Hall: "Roberto Alomar fan Julio Concepcion, of Puerto Rico, waves the flag of Puerto Rico as he waits for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony to begin Sunday at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. By JOHN PITARRESI Spanish was heard nearly as ...


Car accidents kill 11 in Argentina

Car accidents kill 11 in Argentina: "At least 11 people were killed and 24 others injured on Sunday in a multiple collision among seven cars that circulated in national route 3 in Las Flores about 150 kilometers northeast of capital Buenos Aires, local police said. ...


In Movie of Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots

In Movie of Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots: "Mr. Medavoy was a boy in Chile in 1957, second from right in the back row. Fifty-four years later, Mr. Medavoy, who grew up in Santiago, is going back with a film project that will test his skills as a moviemaker and will close a personal loop in his ...


Two Chicago doctors celebrate 10th anniversary of their clinic in ...

Two Chicago doctors celebrate 10th anniversary of their clinic in ...: "And poverty in the area is so intractable that many people make less than $3 a ... traveled to Bolivia and joined about 150 people from nearby villages who ...
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In Movie of a Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots

In Movie of a Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots: "The legend reads: “Chile, 1957.” Fifty-four years later, Mr. Medavoy, who grew up in Santiago, is going back with a film project that will test his skills as a moviemaker and will close a personal loop in his life. It's a drama about the Copiapó mining ...


Hundreds celebrate Colombian Independence Day in Madison

Hundreds celebrate Colombian Independence Day in Madison

She is patriotic and proud to be a Colombian, but there was no denying the poverty and lack of opportunity back home. Fernando worked in the coffee plantations and started laboring when he was 6 years old. Her responsibilities began at age 13. ...

Caracas fights for facelift to woo tourists, residents

Caracas fights for facelift to woo tourists, residents

About 14000 people were murdered in Venezuela in 2010, which has a homicide rate of 48 in every 100000 -- a near-record in Latin America. According to non-governmental organizations the rate in Caracas is as high as 100 murders for every 100000 ...

Hugo Chavez Has Chemotherapy In Cuba And Returns To Venezuela

Hugo Chavez Has Chemotherapy In Cuba And Returns To Venezuela: "President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, 56, underwent his first week of chemotherapy with minor discomfort in Cuba, he is now back in Venezuela. He added that he still has several additional episodes of treatment to go through. ...


The death penalty and the costs of an obsession

The death penalty and the costs of an obsession: "The unseemly love affair some American politicians have 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 preaches the rule of law to ...


Mexican Inmate Busted Raffling Luxurious Prison Cell

Mexican Inmate Busted Raffling Luxurious Prison Cell: "Juan Manuel Marquez, an inmate in the Cereso 1 jail of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, was caught raffling off 3 jail cells. One, which he referred to as the "luxurious suite," housed furniture, wooden cabinets, a fridge, TV, a DVD player and even air ...


Mexican man gets more than 6 years for guarding, maintaining large marijuana ...

Mexican man gets more than 6 years for guarding, maintaining large marijuana ...: "
By Brendan Kirby, Press-Register MOBILE, Alabama -- A federal judge in Mobile last week sentenced a Mexican man who guarded and maintained a marijuana grow house to more than 6 years in prison — a substantial break from the 10 years he faced. ...


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Colombia-Venezuela ties fully restored

Colombia-Venezuela ties fully restored: "Bogota - Both diplomatic and commercial relations between Colombia and Venezuela have been fully restored, Venezuela's Ambassador to Colombia Ivan Rincon said Friday. Colombia-Venezuela relations reached a low in 2009 when Colombia accused Venezuela of ...


American Jewish contractor appeals conviction to Cuban cour

American Jewish contractor appeals conviction to Cuban cour: "NEW YORK – Jailed Jewish-American aid contractor Alan Gross told Cuba's Supreme Court on Friday he had no intentions of hurting the Cuban government or people. Gross, who was found guilty in February of undermining the state and sentenced to 15 years ...


Criminal justice system hampered by today's media environment

Criminal justice system hampered by today's media environment: "
Then, Florida prosecutors who planned to seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony were stunned, as was most of America, when the jury acquitted her of every violent felony. Television lawyer commentators were describing Florida's death penalty even ...


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Richard Nixon's 'war on drugs' began 40 years ago, and the battle ...

Richard Nixon's 'war on drugs' began 40 years ago, and the battle ...: "Four decades on, in a world (and an America) accursed by poverty and drugs, ... again threatens Afghanistan, Central America, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela. ...
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Charity offers a way out for street children in Brazil

Charity offers a way out for street children in Brazil: "Children living and sleeping on the street is not uncommon in Brazil. It's seen rapid urbanisation (87% of people now live in urban areas), with rural poverty forcing people towards the cities being a major factor. That disruption leaves man children ...


Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: "The expansion of Bolsa Família, together with changes in social security and increases in public education spending and enrollment— all initiatives implemented by the PT—have played an important role in reducing inequality and poverty in Brazil. ...


Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches

Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches: "The dispute could set back plans to quickly develop deep-water oil fields known as the pre-salt, while also delaying for years the revenue that Brazil has said could lift millions out of poverty. Under current laws, only nine of Brazil's 27 states get ...


KRISTOF: Chipping away at our best anti-poverty program

KRISTOF: Chipping away at our best anti-poverty program

California's superb public university system is being undermined by the biggest budget cuts in the state's history. Tuition is set to rise about 20 percent this year, on top of a 26 percent increase last year, which means that college will become ...

Poverty a Recruitment Tool for Mexico's Criminal Gangs

Poverty a Recruitment Tool for Mexico's Criminal Gangs: "Poverty and lack of opportunity are supplying Mexico's drug trafficking organizations with waves of fresh recruits. However, the government has shown little interest in addressing social issues in its assault on crime. In the midst of waves of media ...


Hairstylists Hope to Offer a Path Out of Poverty

Hairstylists Hope to Offer a Path Out of Poverty: "After 10 years of improving women's appearances, Elk Grove hairstylist Amber Aase Kloss will join a mission to change women's lives as well by participating in a Northern California-wide "Cut for a Cause" campaign this Sunday. ...