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domingo, 31 de julio de 2011

Peru's Difficult Balancing Act

Peru's Difficult Balancing Act

With jobs in mining and construction on the rise and better social spending, the number of Peruvians living in poverty has dropped from nearly half to 31 percent, in a decade. And another $42 billion in foreign investments are reckoned to be in the ...

Landslide re-election win for Buenos Aires mayor

Landslide re-election win for Buenos Aires mayor

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Buenos Aires's conservative Mayor Mauricio Macri won re-election Sunday by a wide margin over the candidate backed by Argentina's left-of-center president. With 84 percent of the ballots counted, Macri had 63 percent of ...

Climate of fear as Mexican drug cartels rule roost

Climate of fear as Mexican drug cartels rule roost: "
THE CASUALTY rate in Mexico's drug war is higher than that of the US war in Afghanistan, leaving 40000 dead in the past five years, mostly civilians. By comparison, an armed uprising in southeast Mexico in January 1994 resulted in 150 deaths yet ...


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Venezuela Plans to Release 20000 Prisoners

Venezuela Plans to Release 20000 Prisoners: "
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. Chávez appointee Iris Varela said Sunday she planned to reduce the prison population by 20000, a drop of 40 percent. A Venezuelan government minister said Sunday that the country plans to reduce its prison population ...


Latin America News Dispatch
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Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities

Wealth gap widens between whites, minorities: "The NAACP and other black groups urged Obama to resist deep cuts to housing assistance or safety net programs, saying it would disproportionately hurt urban areas with high poverty and unemployment. The US poverty rate currently stands at 14.3 percent, ...


Chavez advises US to worry about its debt not Iran-Venezuela ties

Chavez advises US to worry about its debt not Iran-Venezuela ties: "TEHRAN - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has advised the United States to worry about its financial crisis rather than being concerned over relations between Iran and Venezuela, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday. According to the FNA, ...


15:17 UN: Peru's 2021 poverty reduction target possible

UN: Peru's 2021 poverty reduction target possible: "United Nations Assistant Secretary-General Heraldo Muñoz said Sunday it is possible that Peru's poverty rate could fall to 10% by 2021, when the country celebrates its bicentennial of independence. Muñoz said that Peru, just like other nations in Latin ...


Argentinian authorities: 2 French tourists 'viciously' killed

Argentinian authorities: 2 French tourists 'viciously' killed: "Buenos Aires (CNN) -- Police in Argentina are investigating the slaying of two French tourists who were found dead near a hiking trail, authorities said. Other tourists found the bodies of the female victims, who were both around 30 years old, ...


Decoding Mexico's murder mayhem

Decoding Mexico's murder mayhem: "
MEXICO CITY, Mexico — For all its mass graves, mutilations and massacres, Mexico has long claimed that it is much safer than Brazil and other Latin American counties. But new homicide numbers suggest that might not be the case this year. ...


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The Daily Herald -Cuba approves flights from 9 more US cities

The Daily Herald -Cuba approves flights from 9 more US cities: "HAVANA--Air travel between the United States and Cuba will become easier with the opening of charter flights to the forbidden island from an additional nine ...


Only 10 of 129 Saudis 'still in Guantanamo': report

Only 10 of 129 Saudis 'still in Guantanamo': report

RIYADH — Just 10 out of a previous total of 129 Saudi detainees now remain at the US prison camp at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, a local daily reported on Sunday. "There are only 10 out of 129 detainees" still being held in the prison, Al-Medina daily ...

Tropical system will impact Puerto Rico later on Wednesday into Thursday

Tropical system will impact Puerto Rico later on Wednesday into Thursday: "
(TheWeatherSpace.com) -- In what could be Tropical Storm or Hurricane Emily will impact Puerto Rico on Wednesday into Thursday. The system is just south-southeast of the island as a tropical wave, growing into a tropical storm over the next 24 hours or ...


The Weather Space
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California could make Mexican drug cartels bolder

California could make Mexican drug cartels bolder: "This was obviously written by the propaganda wing of the Mexican Drug Cartel - they're desperate to keep pot illegal in California. It would take someone with their head so far up their rear end that they see daylight ahead to not understand that the ...


Venezuela: Lowest Percentage of Social Inequality in Latin America

Venezuela: Lowest Percentage of Social Inequality in Latin America: "Social policies of the Chavez government have been largely responsible for the decrease in poverty and increase in overall social well being in the South American nation. Using oil profits, the Venezuelan state has invested heavily in healthcare, ...


Chilean March Against Gay Marriage Draws One Thousand

Chilean March Against Gay Marriage Draws One Thousand: "
... would allow gay and straight couples who have lived together for more than one year to enter a legal contract called the Non-Marital Cohabitation Agreement. The topic of legal recognition for gay couples has reverberated throughout Latin American ...


On Top Magazine
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Convicted killer Crosley Green in search of redemption

Convicted killer Crosley Green in search of redemption: "Harrison, who works in Washington, DC, got involved in the Green case through the American Bar Association. For 25 years, the Bar has had a program called Death Penalty Representation Project to connect defendants with competent lawyers in death ...


The door opens for people-to-people exchanges with Cuba

The door opens for people-to-people exchanges with Cuba: "By MIMI WHITEFIELD - McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI Travel providers and other groups are scrambling to secure licenses and organize people-to-people exchanges in Cuba after the US government relaxed restrictions and decided to allow a wider variety of ...


After 3 years, alleged killer of Yolo deputy to face trial

After 3 years, alleged killer of Yolo deputy to face trial: "Topete faces the death penalty or life in prison for allegedly shooting and killing Diaz on June 15, 2008. The shooting came after a high-speed pursuit through Dunnigan when Davis police alerted the Sheriff's Department that Topete was reportedly ...


Alleviating extreme poverty in Chile: the short term effects of ...

Alleviating extreme poverty in Chile: the short term effects of ...: "This paper evaluates the effect of an anti-poverty program, Chile Solidario, during its first two years of operation. We find that the program tends to ...


Cuba readies new phase in retail sector reform - Stabroek News ...

Cuba readies new phase in retail sector reform - Stabroek News ...: "HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will broaden private retail service beyond beauty parlours and barbers in October to include everything from coffee shops to locksmiths,


Many Killed in Mexico Prison Violence

Many Killed in Mexico Prison Violence: "News - Ciudad Juarez, is the Mexico's most violent city. It borders US state Texas. If somebody says that it is the hub of the drug trade then he wo,'t.


Mullany killers face the hangman's noose in Antigua

Mullany killers face the hangman's noose in Antigua

by Robin Turner, Wales On Sunday ANTIGUA'S Attorney General has refused to rule out the death penalty for the killers of Welsh honeymooners Ben and Catherine Mullany. Kaniel “Sample Dan” Martin, 23, and accomplice Avie Howell, 20, could face the ...

Latin America - protest songs as poetry

Latin America - protest songs as poetry: "Jara became an international symbol and the embodiment of the struggle for human rights and justice throughout Latin America. The cruel and oppressive Latin American dictatorships forced many protest singers into exile, including Argentina's Mercedes ...


Chile Collahuasi miners will not extend strike-union

Chile Collahuasi miners will not extend strike-union: "SANTIAGO, July 30 (Reuters) - Workers at Chile's giant Collahuasi mine will not extend a 24-hour strike at the world's No. 3 copper deposit, a union leader said on Saturday. "It's 100 percent sure that the strike will end when those 24 hours are due," ...


Homicides in Mexico jump by 23% in 2010

Homicides in Mexico jump by 23% in 2010: "In an announcement that may come as no surprise to many, Mexico's homicide rate has increased by nearly a quarter in 2010 when compared to the previous year, as Mexico's drug war continues to plague border towns. ...