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viernes, 5 de agosto de 2011

Cuba cuts prices of farm implements to boost food output

Cuba cuts prices of farm implements to boost food output: "The new low prices chiefly seek to encourage Cubans who have received parcels of land since the Raul Castro government in 2008 approved the awarding of idle terrain to individuals and cooperatives. According to official figures, more than 146000 Cubans ...


Latin America pressured to liberalize abortion laws under UN human ...

Latin America pressured to liberalize abortion laws under UN human ...: "NEW YORK, August 5 (C-FAM) Western governments are pressuring Latin American countries to liberalize their abortion laws, by using a new UN human rights ...


Disillusionment greets Argentina's Apertura

Disillusionment greets Argentina's Apertura: ""You can't come down here, señor," says the police officer, standing by a large blockade fencing off the street Viamonte in downtown Buenos Aires. At the other end of the block, another officer is explaining the same to those trying to pass. ...


The Drug War as an International Manifestation: Effects | Oil ...

The Drug War as an International Manifestation: Effects | Oil ...: "The drug war in Mexico has proven to be a disaster, with homicides reaching nearly 40000 and tourism way down the government is facing.


Chile miners accept Escondida offer, end strike

Chile miners accept Escondida offer, end strike: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Workers at the world's largest copper mine voted Friday to end their two-week strike, accepting much less money than they had bargained for but setting a precedent that could pose problems down the road ...


Prime minister has high hopes for trade deals on Latin America swing

Prime minister has high hopes for trade deals on Latin America swing: "The two countries inked the agreement in November 2008 amid opposition from the New Democrats over Colombia's dubious human-rights record. It has been alleged the Colombian government is linked to violent paramilitary squads, and there have been a ...


Inside Mexico's drug war

Inside Mexico's drug war: "Carlos Jasso / AP Neighbors walk next to officers from Mexico's Federal Investigation Agency, AFI. Mexico's drug war has claimed an unprecedented 28000 lives nationwide since President Felipe Calderon intensified the crackdown on the cartels, ...


Mexican peace activist says dialogue with pols is dead

Mexican peace activist says dialogue with pols is dead: "Shortly after taking office in December 2006, President Felipe Calderon deployed thousands of army soldiers and federal police to drug-war hotspots, saying it was necessary because local and state police had been thoroughly corrupted by the well-funded ...


Argentina Minister Criticizes US, European Austerity Measures

Argentina Minister Criticizes US, European Austerity Measures: "By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's Deputy Economy Minister Roberto Feletti on Friday criticized the fiscal austerity measures being implemented in Europe and the US, saying those policies will only hurt the global economy. ...


Paulina Rubio Charged With Resisting Arrest in US

Paulina Rubio Charged With Resisting Arrest in US: "
Miami – A judge has ordered Mexican singer Paulina Rubio to face trial in Miami in September on charges related to a traffic accident here on June 25. Rubio was charged by US authorities with obstruction of justice, disorderly conduct and refusal to ...


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Border Patrol agents apprehend dangerous felon

Border Patrol agents apprehend dangerous felon: "Agents arrested Vanessa Francisca Rico-Verdugo, a Mexican national, for illegally entering the United States east of the Douglas Port of Entry. During processing at the Douglas Station, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) ...


Chile: 874 Students Arrested at Education Protests

Chile: 874 Students Arrested at Education Protests: "
| AP A police officer runs from hooded protestors throwing stones during student demonstrations in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Aug. 4, 2011. SANTIAGO, Chile-- Chilean police have arrested nearly 900 people in a crackdown on students protesting for better ...


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Chile student protests explode into violence

Chile student protests explode into violence: "
Chile student protests in Santiago – 874 people were arrested after a department store was set ablaze during street clashes. Photograph: Claudio Santana/AFP/Getty Images It began as a series of peaceful protests calling for reform of the Chilean ...


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Trial delayed over ex-Venezuelan president burial

Trial delayed over ex-Venezuelan president burial: "AP MIAMI -- Trial has been delayed while negotiations continue in Miami in a bitter family feud over the final burial site for former Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez. Attorneys for weeks have been trying to reach an agreement on whether Perez ...


Santos' popularity strong after 12 months in office: Poll

Santos' popularity strong after 12 months in office: Poll: "Contrastingly, 76% believe that Colombia's largest guerrilla group FARC are weaker now than they were twelve months ago. According to 58% of the respondents, poverty in Colombia has increased over the last year. In an interview with CM&, ...


Venezuela: No renewed tension with Colombia

Venezuela: No renewed tension with Colombia: "AP Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says the United States is trying to reignite tensions between his country and Colombia. In a telephone interview with state television Friday, Chavez said that some are determined to see "that once again relations ...


Vampire movie studio says Argentine admitted theft

Vampire movie studio says Argentine admitted theft: "BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Producers of the unfinished film "Breaking Dawn" deny they're bullying an Argentine fan who posted scenes from the vampire movie on the Internet. Summit Entertainment is suing Daiana Santa in a US federal court and ...


Director, four guards arrested at Mexican prison where 17 inmates ...

Director, four guards arrested at Mexican prison where 17 inmates ...: "A prison director and four guards at a facility where 17 inmates died last month in what one official called "an execution" are facing misconduct charges, ...


Belize gets help fighting high incidence of HIVAIDS

Belize gets help fighting high incidence of HIVAIDS: "Belize has the unenviable distinction of having the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS in Central America. BELMOPAN, Belize, Friday August 5, 2011 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is implementing an HIV/AIDS grant agreement with Belize to ...


Cuba set to open door to home comforts

Cuba set to open door to home comforts: "
But when Cuba legalises buying and selling by the end of the year, Jose and many others expect a cascade of changes: higher prices, mass relocation, property taxes and a flood of money from Cubans in the US and around the world. ...


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Cinnaminson Senior to Teach English in Nicaragua

Cinnaminson Senior to Teach English in Nicaragua: "... she will spend 10 days in Managua, Nicaragua working with a missionary. ... “What gave me a heart to serve and see poverty firsthand is charity called ...
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Iran to help build 10000 homes in Venezuela

Iran to help build 10000 homes in Venezuela: "Iran has signed an agreement with Venezuela to help build about 10000 homes in the South American country. The Foreign Ministry says in a statement that the new apartments should house about 45000 people. President Hugo Chavez has developed close ties ...


Blue crabs threatened by oil spills in Venezuela

Blue crabs threatened by oil spills in Venezuela: "By Girish Gupta and Isaac Urrutia MARACAIBO, Venezuela, Aug 5 (Reuters Life!) - Venezuelan fishermen inspect their catch of blue crabs on the edge of Lake Maracaibo, concerned about the greasy oil stains covering their shells. ...


Kansas will get just over $700000 in settlement

Kansas will get just over $700000 in settlement: "Attorney General Derek Schmidt said Thursday that the state of Kansas will receive just over $700000 from a multi-state settlement of a lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies GlaxoSmithKline and SB Pharmco Puerto Rico. Schmidt said that Kansas will ...


UTLaw Magazine | An award-winning look at indigenous advocacy

UTLaw Magazine | An award-winning look at indigenous advocacy: "She then considers how some of these same dynamics have played out in relation to Afro-descendant territorial rights claims in Latin America, specifically Colombia. The American Political Science Association Section on Human Rights ...