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miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2011

Colombia's indigenous communities caught in the middle

Colombia's indigenous communities caught in the middle: "Local social workers also said that the number of children being taken to become FARC child soldiers is growing. "They need more soldiers, so they manipulate young native children to go and train with them. Then, the government thinks we support FARC, ...

Cycling to end use of child soldiers

Cycling to end use of child soldiers: "Mitch Torrens, Drew Steeves and Laurent Gazaille are biking from Vancouver to Halifax to raise awareness and funds for Zero Force, a campaign by the Child Soldiers Initiative (CSI) which aims to eradicate the use of child soldiers. ...

Canadian groups launch civilian protection training in eastern DRC

Canadian groups launch civilian protection training in eastern DRC: "These sessions will explore what a child soldier is; the roles of child soldiers; girls' experiences and roles within child soldiering; and the international norms prohibiting the recruitment and use of children as soldiers. ...

Child Sex Workers in Brazil—

Child Sex Workers in Brazil—: "These children end up on the street for various reasons—poverty, .... Davida, based in Rio de Janeiro, is an NGO that promotes the civil rights and health ...


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Child Sex Workers in Brazil—

Child Sex Workers in Brazil—: "These children end up on the street for various reasons—poverty, .... Davida, based in Rio de Janeiro, is an NGO that promotes the civil rights and health ...
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Argentina July Vehicle Production Rises Sharply On Year

Argentina July Vehicle Production Rises Sharply On Year: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's car production in July was up sharply again, although slipped on the month as car makers conducted maintenance and had some problems getting parts from Japan. Vehicle production in July totaled 70628, ...


In Cuba, capitalism thrives on Craigslist-like sites

In Cuba, capitalism thrives on Craigslist-like sites: "
All housing in Cuba is state-owned but swaps are allowed, as long as no money is exchanged. It has been an open secret for years in Havana, however, that often large sums have changed hands under the permuta system. By allowing home ownership, ...


Financial Times (blog)
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Cuba set to legalize buying and selling of homes

Cuba set to legalize buying and selling of homes: "As they reported: When Cuba legalizes buying and selling by the end of the year — as the government promised again this week — José and many others expect a cascade of changes: higher prices, mass relocation, property taxes and a flood of money from ...


U.S. Government says travel to Cuba is not "unrestricted" - This ...

U.S. Government says travel to Cuba is not "unrestricted" - This ...: "But after a flood of media coverage about the opening up of Cuba as a travel destination, the Treasury Department last week advised travelers to review its regulations regarding travel to Cuba "to determine whether his or her proposed ...


New Player in Mexico's Drug War: The NRA

New Player in Mexico's Drug War: The NRA: "
By this, of course, we mean Mexico's drug war. There's not just an out-of-control conflict on our border. There's also the very much-related battle between gun lobbyists against the Obama administration, which is grappling with a growing gun-running ...


Wired News
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Argentina Increases Pensions Ahead of Vote

Argentina Increases Pensions Ahead of Vote: "By KEN PARKS BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's President Cristina Kirchner on Wednesday announced an increase to state pensions less than two weeks before presidential primary elections that will test her popularity. Argentine President Cristina Kirchner during ...


Record UK Cocaine Seizure Packed in Venezuela

Record UK Cocaine Seizure Packed in Venezuela: "UK authorities found 1.2 tons of cocaine on a luxury yacht at the port of Southampton, in the country's largest ever seizure of a Class A drug. The yacht had been due to arrive in the Netherlands with its cargo. (See video below). ...


UN helps Belize fight highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in Central America

UN helps Belize fight highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in Central America: "
Belize has an HIV prevalence of 2.1 per cent among adults, the highest in Central America and third-highest in the wider Caribbean after the Bahamas and Haiti, according to a 2007 study. UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS, estimates some 3600 ...


UN News Centre
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Heat-detecting molecules steer vampires to blood

Heat-detecting molecules steer vampires to blood: "
By investigating wild vampire bats in South America, researchers at the University of California, San Francisco and Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas in Caracas, Venezuela have discovered their secret: a sensitive, heat-detecting ...


PhysOrg.com
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Argentina Raises Pensioner Payments by 16.8%, Fernandez Says

Argentina Raises Pensioner Payments by 16.8%, Fernandez Says: "By Eliana Raszewski - Argentine retirees will receive a 16.8 percent increase in the minimum pension, taking the increase this year to 37.1 percent, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said in a speech in Buenos Aires ...


More Journalists Killed in Mexicos Drug War than in Afghanistan

More Journalists Killed in Mexicos Drug War than in Afghanistan: "More than 40000 people across Latin America's second-biggest economy have died in the conflict. At least Mexican 42 journalists have been murdered over the past five years, according to the CPJ, making it more deadly than Afghanistan. Mexico's human ...


Youth employment is a challenge to the Government – Minister

Youth employment is a challenge to the Government – Minister

... cornerstone to reducing poverty. The last time Ghana hosted the programme was in 1996, and this year from September 5-9, to offer stakeholders opportunity to discuss development challenges facing developing countries in Africa and Latin America. ...

Chasing the Commodities Boom

Chasing the Commodities Boom: "But in commodity-driven economies like Indonesia, the rising prices are lifting millions of farmers and miners out of poverty—and creating opportunities for global companies. Workers harvest palm oil at a plantation in Indonesia's Riau province. ...


Manuel Noriega to be extradited to Panama from France

Manuel Noriega to be extradited to Panama from France

Born into poverty, Noriega muscled his way to the top of Panama's military and became de facto ruler of the Central American country before being ousted in 1989 by a US invasion. Noriega will have a month to launch an appeal to prevent his extradition. ...

Paraguay Police on Trail of Brazil Gang Fugitives

Paraguay Police on Trail of Brazil Gang Fugitives: "Paraguayan police have raided a ranch believed to have been used by a member of Brazilian drug gang the PCC, one of at least five who escaped from a prison close to the border in May. Police were searching for Emiliano Jimenez Rojas, one of at least ...


Cuba's Raul Castro Addresses Parliament

Cuba's Raul Castro Addresses Parliament: "
Knowing Cubans and given its importance, I repeat: all opinions must be discussed and when consensus is not reached, the discrepancies will be raised before higher bodies authorized to make decisions and, moreover, nobody is mandated to prevent that. ...


Havana Times
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Alleged Marilyn Monroe Sex Film Surfaces

Alleged Marilyn Monroe Sex Film Surfaces: "AP Buenos Aires - A Spanish collector plans to auction what he says is a newly discovered 8-millimeter version of a film purportedly showing Marilyn Monroe having sex when she was an underage actress known as Norma Jean. A Marilyn Monroe expert, ...


Reputed former Klansman convicted in 1964 kidnappings dies in prison

Reputed former Klansman convicted in 1964 kidnappings dies in prison: "In 1968, the high court eliminated the federal death penalty for that crime, and Congress changed the law to reflect that ruling four years later. But lawmakers in 1994 reinstated kidnapping as being death penalty eligible.


Mexican prison warden, 4 guards arrested

Mexican prison warden, 4 guards arrested: "Ciudad Juarez – The warden and four guards have been arrested by police in Mexico's Chihuahua state in connection with the massacre last month of 17 inmates at the jail in Ciudad Juarez, prosecutors said. Lucio Cuevas Sanchez was arrested on negligence ...


Chavez set to start new round of chemotherapy

Chavez set to start new round of chemotherapy

(AP /Miraflores Presidential Office) The Associated Press CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday that he will start another round of chemotherapy soon and that he expects to become bald within days due to his cancer ...