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miércoles, 27 de julio de 2011

Music of resistance in Colombia

Music of resistance in Colombia: ""We Afro Colombians live in a very difficult situation of exclusion and poverty," Estupinan says. "For example, in Bajamar, there is no basic sewage system. There is only clean water every eight hours and people often have to walk up to an hour to get ...


1 in 5 Colombian teens is a parent

1 in 5 Colombian teens is a parent: "... cycle of poverty far more difficult. “A young life should be thinking about studying and not pass it up working early to raise a child,” he said. Teen childbearing is six times higher among Colombian women who do not have access to higher education ...


Strike at Chile's Escondida mine will be indefinite, union says; both sides ...

Strike at Chile's Escondida mine will be indefinite, union says; both sides ...

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — Striking workers and management are digging in for a longer fight at the world's most productive copper mine, where thousands of workers on a six-day strike were joined Wednesday for 24 hours by an even larger group of ...

Kerry lifts hold on cash promoting Cuba democracy

Kerry lifts hold on cash promoting Cuba democracy: "AP WASHINGTON — A senior US senator says the Obama administration has agreed to review its democracy promotion programs in communist Cuba. Sen. John Kerry of Massachusetts had been blocking $20 million in funding for the programs. ...


Report: Mexican inmates partied before prison riot | The ...

Report: Mexican inmates partied before prison riot | The ...: "Officials say a woman and a 15-year-old girl were illegally inside a Mexican border prison when a fight broke out that killed 17 inmates. Chihuahua state prosecutors say a party was also apparently under way in the all-male prison ...


US Sponsored "Democracy" in Colombia: Political Assassinations, Poverty and ...

US Sponsored "Democracy" in Colombia: Political Assassinations, Poverty and ...: "
What we are dealing with is the expression of present-day fascism in Latin America. In a country overwhelmed with unemployment and poverty - nearly 70% - and 8 million people living on less than U$2 a day who daily look for their subsistence in garbage ...


Center for Research on Globalization
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Flight delays from Chilean volcano cost LAN Airlines $18 million; 2Q net ...

Flight delays from Chilean volcano cost LAN Airlines $18 million; 2Q net ...

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — The ash plume from a Chilean volcano disrupted so many flights in June that second-quarter net profit of Chile's LAN Airlines SA fell 74 percent from a year earlier, the company said Wednesday. LAN had net earnings of $15.9 ...

Argentina's Shopping Center Sales Rise 32.4% On Year In June

Argentina's Shopping Center Sales Rise 32.4% On Year In June: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's shopping center sales rose 32.4% on the year to 1.34 billion pesos ($324.5 million) in June thanks to a cold snap. Sales rose 10.7% from May, the national statistics agency, Indec, said in a statement. ...


Missionary efforts in Bolivia a source of pride for St. Louisans

Missionary efforts in Bolivia a source of pride for St. Louisans: "... patients each year who otherwise would not receive care because of their poverty. ... Bishop Casey came to Bolivia from St. Louis to serve in the Latin ...
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Tropical Storm May Develop in Gulf of Mexico, Head for Texas

Tropical Storm May Develop in Gulf of Mexico, Head for Texas: "By Brian K. Sullivan - An area of thunderstorms and heavy rain in the Caribbean between Cuba and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula may become Tropical Storm Don by the end of the week and take a track toward the Texas coast. ...


Peru's president to face rebalancing act for rural poor

Peru's president to face rebalancing act for rural poor: "Mr Humala has no need for radical action in the short-term to deliver important promises, such as broadening Juntos, a conditional cash-transfer scheme for families living in extreme poverty, or to form a new pension scheme for the over-65s. ...


Families Downsizing

Families Downsizing: "The countries of Central America have slammed on the demographic brakes by promoting sex education and access to family planning methods, in order to improve living conditions, which are marked by poverty and social inequality. ...


Buenos Aires Storm Kills Two People

Buenos Aires Storm Kills Two People: "A storm ripped through Buenos Aires Monday evening producing powerful winds, hail, and heavy rain. In the capital city's Palermo neighborhood, this hotel which was under construction collapsed, it brought down with it part of the wall of an adjacent ...


Volcanic ash halts Argentina flights

Volcanic ash halts Argentina flights: "In Buenos Aires, flights in and out of the mainly domestic service airport Aeroparque were cancelled, though service at the international airport Ezeiza had resumed, said a spokesman with Aeropuertos 2000. "Flights in and out of Aeroparque are ...


Venezuela Doctors Strike Because of Health Care System in Shambles

Venezuela Doctors Strike Because of Health Care System in Shambles: "
By Jennifer Barreto-Leyva AP Jul 11: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez exercises as part of his health recovery process at the Alejandro Petion military academy in Fuerte Tiuna, Caracas, Venezuela. When Venezuela President Hugo Chávez left his country ...


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Nearly 30 Groups Have Been Authorized To Bring Tourists To Cuba

Nearly 30 Groups Have Been Authorized To Bring Tourists To Cuba: "1 Harvard trip, which promises to “unravel the richness of Cuban culture” and includes a stop at the U.S. Interests Section in Havana to discuss U.S.-Cuba relations, is waiting list only. A&K, which will be working with the Foundation ...


Teen, 14, sentenced to three-year jail term for murder in Mexico

Teen, 14, sentenced to three-year jail term for murder in Mexico: "
AP in Miacatlan A Mexican judge on Tuesday sentenced a teenage US citizen to three years in prison for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession. Authorities say the 14-year-old confessed to killing four people whose beheaded bodies were ...


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Anguish at Cereso prison: Killings grip families; 2 US inmates among dead

Anguish at Cereso prison: Killings grip families; 2 US inmates among dead: "Federal police officers entered Cereso to regain control, but the municipal police and the Mexican army also responded, closing off the streets outside the prison. According to a federal police news release, a woman who was not authorized to be inside ...


NAACP calls for end to "war on drugs"

NAACP calls for end to "war on drugs": "The 19-member commission -- which included former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, former US Secretary of State George P. Schultz, and former presidents of Mexico, Brazil and Colombia -- called the global war on drugs a failure. ...


Investors keep a close eye on Peru's new president

Investors keep a close eye on Peru's new president

... of his nationalist party without sacrificing Peru's enviable fiscal position. Public expenditures are only about 30 per cent of output, a proportion set to rise as Mr. Humala tries to fulfil promises to tackle corruption, poverty, and insecurity. ...

Bolivian President Fears Cocaine Entrapment

Bolivian President Fears Cocaine Entrapment: "By July of 2009, Morales was accusing Obama of lying when he said he wanted to build better relations with Latin America. He also publicly castigated Obama for “expelling” so many Latin American immigrants from the United States. ...


American Poverty: Companies With an Exposure to Low Income Families

American Poverty: Companies With an Exposure to Low Income Families

As of April 2, 2011, the Company operated 285 retail stores with 211 in California, 35 in Texas, 27 in Arizona, and 12 in Nevada. It also sells merchandise through its Bargain Wholesale division at prices generally below normal wholesale levels to ...

Teenage Boy Sentenced to Jail in Mexico After Four Headless Body Were Discovered

Teenage Boy Sentenced to Jail in Mexico After Four Headless Body Were Discovered

By Anissa Haddadi | A Mexican judge on Tuesday sentenced a 14-year-old US citizen to three years in prison for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession. Authorities said the teenage boy confessed to killing four ...

Catholic Church seeks prisoner pardons in Chile; some guilty of crimes against ...

Catholic Church seeks prisoner pardons in Chile; some guilty of crimes against ...: "SANTIAGO, Chile — The Roman Catholic Church is petitioning Chile's government for prisoner pardons that would include people responsible for crimes against humanity. The church is asking for the pardons as part of the commemoration of the 200th ...


Latin American Herald Tribune - Gay Rights Activist Murdered in ...

Latin American Herald Tribune - Gay Rights Activist Murdered in ...: "HERALD TRIBUNE | MEXICO CITY A gay rights activist was murdered over the weekend at his Mexico City home, ...