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martes, 26 de julio de 2011

Brazil and Latin America gear up for Earth Summit 2012

Brazil and Latin America gear up for Earth Summit 2012: "The Municipality of Rio de Janeiro announced that this year the city's famous ... access to electricity -- helping to bring them out of persistent poverty. ...
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Emerging giant: S.C. State students exposed to Brazil's emerging ...

Emerging giant: S.C. State students exposed to Brazil's emerging ...: "On their first day in the metropolitan city of Rio de Janeiro, ... in fact, poverty is much more extreme there than poverty in the United States. ...
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Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches

Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches: "The state of Rio de Janeiro alone received about two-thirds of the 2.9 billion ... States like São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro that get royalty money are ...
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This UN Program Should Have Taxpayers Seeing REDD

This UN Program Should Have Taxpayers Seeing REDD: "
It aims to prevent developing countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America from cutting down parts of their forests. Since forests store carbon, the thinking goes, stopping rapidly growing nations from felling trees will limit carbon emissions. ...


Forbes (blog)
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A Deeper Look at Poverty - Discoveries of a Wanderer

A Deeper Look at Poverty - Discoveries of a Wanderer: "You might not see a pain-stricken face of a child in Bolivia: instead the reality of poverty might be seen in different ways. For example, when a child ...


Chevron Puerto Rico to pay $600000 penalty

Chevron Puerto Rico to pay $600000 penalty: "Click here Chevron Puerto Rico to pay $600000 penalty - By The Associated Press (AP) -- Chevron Puerto Rico has agreed to improve safety standards at approximately 100 underground storage tank facilities that had been ...


17 dead in Mexican prison uprising | NTN24 NEWS

17 dead in Mexican prison uprising | NTN24 NEWS: "Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (NTN24 Wires) Seventeen people have been killed in a prison gunfight in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico's most violent city, authorities said on ...


Canada's Foreign Policy in Latin America Needs To Change

Canada's Foreign Policy in Latin America Needs To Change: "... more specifically, the Canadian government, care in cases like this, which are numerous in virtually every Latin American country? Guatemala is a place which should be a priority country to help develop out of its widespread poverty and violence. ...


Chile's elementary schools discriminate illegally ... - Santiago Times

Chile's elementary schools discriminate illegally ... - Santiago Times: "Chile's elementary schools discriminate illegally, study finds.Study alleges high-achieving state schools discriminate on academic or financial grounds.


17 dead in Mexico jail shooting

17 dead in Mexico jail shooting: "
Mexican officials say at least 17 people have been killed and another four injured in an armed clash in a prison in the city of Ciudad Juarez. A spokesman for the city's authorities told the BBC that one group of inmates attacked rivals from another ...


BBC News
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Mexico sentences teenage hitman to 3 years in prison

Mexico sentences teenage hitman to 3 years in prison: "MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A court in Mexico on Tuesday sentenced a 14-year-old US citizen and drug gang hitman to three years in a juvenile prison for murder, kidnapping and trafficking cocaine. Edgar Jimenez, known as "El Ponchis," worked for the South ...


8 Killed, 4 Injured In Cereso Prison Riot

8 Killed, 4 Injured In Cereso Prison Riot: "By Sandra Ramirez - Producer JUAREZ, Mexico - The death toll in the Cereso Prison riot has increased to 17 people including 1 woman. The Mexican newspaper, El Diario is also reporting that the count of people injured is now up to 20, and 4 of those ...


Marijuana Seizures Increase at Border Despite Mexican Drug War And ...

Marijuana Seizures Increase at Border Despite Mexican Drug War And ...: "As blood continues to flow from Mexico's drug-cartel wars, the country's marijuana crop is having a banner year,...


Irregular Migration from Nicaragua‏ - YouTube

Irregular Migration from Nicaragua‏ - YouTube: "
Nicaragua Extreme poverty and lack of jobs have pushed an estimated one million Nicaraguans to leave their country in search of work and a ...

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Venezuela says Iran serves as model for other countries

Venezuela says Iran serves as model for other countries: "TEHRAN – Venezuela's National Assembly Speaker, Fernando Soto Rojas, has said Iran's revolution and its resistance against global arrogance is a model for other countries. Rojas made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian MP Hossein Sobhaninia, ...


Strike expands at Chile's Escondida copper mine

Strike expands at Chile's Escondida copper mine: "By EVA VERGARA - SANTIAGO, Chile -- It's Day 5 of a strike at the world's biggest copper producer in Chile. Workers have broken off talks and threatened to keep the strike going indefinitely. Union leader Marcelo Tapia tells The ...


Challenges ahead for India reforms

Challenges ahead for India reforms: "
... sew clothes they cannot wear, polish cars they will never own and construct buildings where they will never live", as Eduardo Galeano had once said evocatively, writing on a Latin American city. A third of Indians still live below the poverty line, ...


BBC News
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Cuba Urges Patience on Free-Market Reforms

Cuba Urges Patience on Free-Market Reforms: "July 26, 2011 Cuba Urges Patience on Free-Market Reforms VOA News Cuba has marked the 58th anniversary of the failed attack on army barracks that sparked the beginning of the overthrow of the government of US-backed dictator Fulgencio Batista. ...


Cuba marks Revolution Day at economic crossroads

Cuba marks Revolution Day at economic crossroads: "Click here Cuba marks Revolution Day at economic crossroads - By The Associated Press (AP) -- Cuba is marking the 58th anniversary of Fidel Castro's failed attack on the Moncada army barracks, considered the beginning of ...


Los Desaparecidos and the Sidewalks of Buenos Aires

Los Desaparecidos and the Sidewalks of Buenos Aires: "Few people pay attention to city sidewalks, but in Buenos Aires, some pay tribute to the 30000 victims known as Los Desaparecidos.


Marijuana Seizures Increase at Border Despite Mexican Drug War And Medical ...

Marijuana Seizures Increase at Border Despite Mexican Drug War And Medical ...: "
26 2011 at 8:09 AM ​As blood continues to flow from Mexico's drug-cartel wars, the country's marijuana crop is having a banner year, beating last year's seizure rate along the Texas border from Del Rio to Brownsville by 10 percent so far this year, ...


LA Weekly (blog)
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Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Norway

Cuba Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Norway: "By Ed Newman - Cuba has condemned the twin attacks of July 22 nd against government offices in Oslo and against a youth camp on Utoya Island with a toll of 76 fatal victims. ...


Cuba draws on the past as it struggles with economic reform

Cuba draws on the past as it struggles with economic reform: "Cubans hear a defense of their painful and uncertain march toward limited capitalism at a rally marking the 58th anniversary of the Moncada barracks assault that launched the communist revolution in Cuba. President Raul Castro attends but leaves the ...


Jewish community needs a Jewish cultural policy

Jewish community needs a Jewish cultural policy: "They range as wide as Jewish education, outreach, combating anti-Semitism, Israel advocacy, poverty, Jewish peoplehood and much more. Just a century ago, communal leaders addressed such critical issues as the family, employment, health, ...


HIV fight in Florida to get millions more

HIV fight in Florida to get millions more: "... Florida and the South in general has not been getting its fair share,” Schmid said. He said the South has seen more new HIV cases than the rest of the country, relatively. According to Schmid, that is likely due to higher rates of poverty and less ...