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domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

Crackdown on “Illegal” Student Protests in Chile

Crackdown on “Illegal” Student Protests in Chile: "Despite warnings issued by the Chilean government that labeled protests as “illegal”, hundreds and hundreds of students along with their teachers attempted to march to the capital of Santiago and rally in the center of the city (Plaza Italia) and other ...


In Cuba, free market proves easier said than done - Business ...

In Cuba, free market proves easier said than done - Business ...: "Daily for the past five months, Yusdany Simpson has been at her street-side cafeteria under its gleaming white parasol, doing her part in Cuba's economic makeover by churning out mayonnaise sandwiches at 12 cents a pop.


Mexican authorities arrest Cereso prison director - El Paso Times

Mexican authorities arrest Cereso prison director - El Paso Times: "Mexican authorities confirmed Tuesday that the director of the Cereso prison in Juárez was taken into custody in connection with the July 25 incidents at ...


Venezuela prison orchestra gives hope to inmates

Venezuela prison orchestra gives hope to inmates: "
By Sarah Grainger BBC News, Coro, Venezuela The strains of classical music drift on the breeze across the vast concrete yard at Coro prison in western Venezuela. Surrounded on four sides by high walls or fences, looked over by a watch tower and ...


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Silence is still deadly

Silence is still deadly: "
With the discovery of expensive medications—a privilege not afforded to those in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean—we grew complacent and the burning fervor of ACT-UP was replaced in the gay community with a desire to wed and to serve ...


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

Director, four guards arrested at Mexican prison where 17 inmates died: "By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- 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, Mexican officials said Tuesday. The five were arrested, ...


Santos celebrates 1st anniversary as President of Colombia

Santos celebrates 1st anniversary as President of Colombia

The un- and underemployment that are causing relatively high levels of poverty are alo worrying Colombians, despite lowering unemployment rates and hopeful prognostics regarding the country's economy that say that Colombia's GDP is expected to rise ...

Venezuela to ban imprisonment for minor crimes

Venezuela to ban imprisonment for minor crimes: "The country`s newly appointed Minister for Prisons Iris Varela said that those who posed no danger to society could serve their sentences outside the prison walls. Earlier this week Venezuela announced that it could release up to 2000 inmates, ...


Former students acknowledge Cuba's commitment

Former students acknowledge Cuba's commitment

Luanda - Former students at "Carlos Manuel dos Céspedes" Higher Pedagogical Institute (ISP), based in Youth Island, Cuba, have recognised the commitment, determination and dedication showed by the Cuban State during their training. ...

US boosting role in Mexico's fight against cartels

US boosting role in Mexico's fight against cartels

Dan Restrepo, Obama's senior Latin American adviser, refused to talk about operational changes in the security relationship, but said, “I think we are in a fundamentally different place than we were three years ago.'' When violence spiked last year ...

Five Youths Killed in Northern Mexico

Five Youths Killed in Northern Mexico: "Monterrey, a metropolis of 4 million people, is home to many of Mexico's industrial giants and long seemed to be immune to the drug war that has claimed more than 40000 lives nationwide since December 2006, when newly inaugurated President Felipe ...


Baruj Benacerraf dies at 90; Nobelist made key discoveries about immune system

Baruj Benacerraf dies at 90; Nobelist made key discoveries about immune system: "Baruj Benacerraf (pronounced bar-OOK ben-ah-seh-RAHF) was born Oct. 29, 1920, in Caracas, Venezuela. His father was a Moroccan Sephardic Jew and his mother was Algerian. The family moved to Paris when Baruj was 5 so his father could purchase textiles ...


Chavez vows to improve Venezuela's prison system

Chavez vows to improve Venezuela's prison system: "By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER AP President Hugo Chavez promised Saturday to fix Venezuela's notoriously corrupt and violent penitentiary system, swearing in a top official responsible for improving some of Latin America's deadliest prisons. ...


Chilean Students, Families March for Education

Chilean Students, Families March for Education

Santiago de Chile, Aug 7.- Chilean students, families and teachers planned to march peacefully on Sunday to demand reforms for improving education and making it more inclusive. Activists had permission from the city to hold the so-called "Family March ...

Aborting the Monroe Doctrine

Aborting the Monroe Doctrine: "The United States thereby assumed a role as protector of the sovereignty of our Latin American sister republics. Today, that sovereignty is being threatened by European nations through the UN. The Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (C-FAM) is ...


Brazil's first female president vows to end poverty

Brazil's first female president vows to end poverty: "Former Marxist guerilla Dilma Rousseff became Brazil's first female president Saturday, vowing to use expanding oil wealth to end poverty in Latin America's ...


Brazil shares good agricultural practices

Brazil shares good agricultural practices: "Brazil is dedicated to ensuring the eradication of poverty in Botswana and Africa by sharing its good practices, concerns, researches and development programmes in the agricultural sector said Joao Inacio Padilha, Brazil's Ambassador to Botswana. ...


Global south key to African economies

Global south key to African economies: "Countries such as China and Vietnam have had astounding success in lifting millions of people out of poverty in just a few years. Brazil transformed its agriculture in a couple of decades, and is bringing hunger, poverty and inequality down. ...


The week in Latin America: Don't cross this union boss

The week in Latin America: Don't cross this union boss: "... more than 11 million live in extreme poverty, the independent findings said. "This government like no other has sought to give opportunity to the poor," President Felipe Calderon responded. Argentina's economy, meanwhile, is booming and expected to ...


Capital punishment must be abolished

Capital punishment must be abolished

Most of the nations of the world have abolished the death penalty and for good reasons. Countless scientific studies have proven that the death penalty does not deter crime; this same week that Jackson's desperate appeals were making lots of news, ...

Haitians in Boston send aid back home

Haitians in Boston send aid back home: "The earthquake and decades of wrenching poverty left the country ill-equipped to deal with other natural disasters. “This is a country of disaster,'' Renaud said. “Any little rain, and the country is devastated.'' But Fanon feared the storm's effect on ...


Poor use tax credit more, bring $590 million to Tampa

Poor use tax credit more, bring $590 million to Tampa: "In a recent report, the Internal Revenue Service says the number of households qualifying for the poverty-preventing tax credit jumped by more than 53000 in a single year, to just shy of 1.8 million. In the Tampa Bay area, more than 284000 households ...


Florida medical leaders at odds with some religious groups over new women's ...

Florida medical leaders at odds with some religious groups over new women's ...: "... of women and children living in poverty. "Making a full gift of oneself, including a willingness to bear a child with one's partner should a child be conceived, has the effect of strengthening marriage and family life," the Florida bishops wrote. ...


In South Florida, fear of US default

In South Florida, fear of US default

In Miami-Dade County, 14 percent of the federal aid in 2009 went to poverty programs, such as food stamps and disability checks. The national average for 2009 was 11 percent, the newspaper said.