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martes, 9 de agosto de 2011

Violence breaks out amid massive street protests in Chile; Students demand ...

Violence breaks out amid massive street protests in Chile; Students demand ...

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — Violence has broken out in Chile's capital as tens of thousands of students stage another protest demanding changes in public education. Masked demonstrators are burning cars and barricades, looting storefronts and throwing ...

Why South American economies are booming

Why South American economies are booming: "One country that seems to be doing it right is Brazil. Using its wealth from oil and other commodities to cut poverty without driving up inflation, it's lifted 20 million people out of poverty. Daza says that kind of formula will make growth ...


Paraguay's president thwarted in attempt to raise taxes to expand anti-poverty ...

Paraguay's president thwarted in attempt to raise taxes to expand anti-poverty ...

Lugo still hopes to expand the kind of direct subsidies that have managed to pull millions out of poverty in other countries in Latin America. The vast majority of Paraguayans are poor or indigent. But his opponents in congress have been reluctant to ...

Uruguay Prepared To Handle Renewed Global Turmoil -VP Astori

Uruguay Prepared To Handle Renewed Global Turmoil -VP Astori: "By Taos Turner OF DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Uruguay is well situated to deal with a new round of global economic and financial turmoil, the country's vice president said Tuesday in a radio interview. "Uruguay has enough financing ...


Due to budget losses, Healthy Start cuts jobs, serves fewer clients

Due to budget losses, Healthy Start cuts jobs, serves fewer clients: "“Some would say the people that would benefit the most are not the most dire generational-poverty populations,” she says. “We would probably be most beneficial to first-time parents, for example.” # However, she says because of resources and the ...


Students Protest In Chile

Students Protest In Chile: "HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A student throws a traffic sign to riot police during a protest against the Government of President Sebastian Pinera and a new education law in Santiago, Chile on August 9, 2011. HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images A student ...


Farmers reject Paraguayan president's proposed tax

Farmers reject Paraguayan president's proposed tax: "AP Sports News Video By PEDRO SERVIN AP ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Frustrated in attempts to have congress finance an anti-poverty program, ...
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South Fla. US Rep David Rivera, some Cuban exile groups protest Pablo Milanes ...

South Fla. US Rep David Rivera, some Cuban exile groups protest Pablo Milanes ...

Milanes is one of Cuba's most famous musicians, one of the founders of the folk music known as Nueva Trova. The US could deny his visa but has given no indication it will. Concert Promoter Hugo Cancio says the show will go on. ...

Inside the Bolivarian Revolution - H. E. Mr Nelson Davila ...

Inside the Bolivarian Revolution - H. E. Mr Nelson Davila ...: "No nation in Latin America has been more interesting or more perplexing to outsiders these past few years than Venezuela under its larger-than-life President Hugo Chavez. His so-named Bolivarian revolution, fuelled by oil, has sought to ...


Farmers reject Paraguayan president's proposed tax

Farmers reject Paraguayan president's proposed tax: "By PEDRO SERVIN AP ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) - Frustrated in attempts to have congress finance an anti-poverty program, President Fernando Lugo asked soy bean ...
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Venezuela Rejects U.S. Extradition Request

Venezuela Rejects U.S. Extradition Request: "
AP AP Venezuela's Supreme Court announced Monday that it has rejected a United States request for the extradition of a Venezuelan citizen who has been accused of sexually abusing several minors in the United States. Former swim team coach Simón Daniel ...


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UN-backed scheme enables Colombian indigenous groups to sell crafts

UN-backed scheme enables Colombian indigenous groups to sell crafts: "
Sixty indigenous families in Colombia are selling handicrafts in the capital, Bogotá, to cater to an influx of fans attending the ongoing youth soccer World Cup tournament as part of a United Nations-backed initiative to alleviate poverty. ...


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Once Banned in Cuba, the Beatles Have Finally Arrived

Once Banned in Cuba, the Beatles Have Finally Arrived: "
Fifty years after they made a huge splash on the Ed Sullivan show and became an international sensation, the Beatles have finally arrived in Cuba. The “Strawberry Fields” band is the theme behind a new bar in Cuba called Yellow Submarine, according to ...


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Mexican prison director, 4 officers face corruption charges

Mexican prison director, 4 officers face corruption charges

By Alejandro Mart nez-Cabrera El Paso Times CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico The Cereso municipal prison director in Ju rez and four guards were formally charged with.

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez resumes cancer treatment in Cuba

Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez resumes cancer treatment in Cuba: "Chavez previously had surgery in Cuba to remove a cancerous tumor on June 20 and he returned there for a first round of chemotherapy last month. The nature of the cancer has not been disclosed. On Friday, Chavez wrote a letter to the head of the ...


Venezuela plans long-term boost in oil output

Venezuela plans long-term boost in oil output: "
PDVSA workers supervise the harbor at El Palito refinery about 74 miles from Caracas, Venezuela. (AP file photo/Fernando Llano) CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's top energy official said the government is making progress on long-term plans to ...


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California Poverty Without Los Angeles

California Poverty Without Los Angeles: "This study examines and projects demographic poverty within the state of California without the overpowering statistical dominance of the Los Angeles ...


COLOMBIA: Ghosts Of The Past Return To Kill

COLOMBIA: Ghosts Of The Past Return To Kill: "The government is also having success is getting Venezuela to extradite Colombian drug gangs leaders known to be operating there. But there is still a lot of corruption in Venezuela, and cooperation with drug gangs and Colombian leftist rebel groups. ...


The Drug-War Femicides

The Drug-War Femicides: "The “war on drugs” must end, and that requires worldwide changes in drug-control policies that, unfortunately, no anti-femicide initiative mentions. Ending that war won't eradicate femicides in Central America and Mexico, but it could at least reduce ...


Guatemala ends Torres poll hopes

Guatemala ends Torres poll hopes: "
... supervising the government's poverty relief programmes. But opinion polls consistently put her well behind former general Mr Perez Molina, who promises a tough stance against rising crime. Guatemala, one of the poorest nations in Latin America, ...


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Study Shows Growing Number of Ethnic Elders in Financial Crisis

Study Shows Growing Number of Ethnic Elders in Financial Crisis: "In the Golden States alone, according to the report, “by roughly 2025, the majority of California's seniors will be people of color.” Because the federal poverty line, which is based on a half-century old formula, doesn't account for significant living ...


Growth and Poverty Reduction Latin American Experience with

Growth and Poverty Reduction Latin American Experience with: "Why look at Latin America? Lesson for other developing countries.. Economic reforms in Latin America beginning in the 1980s were deep and wide.


International Day of the World's Indigenous People

International Day of the World's Indigenous People: "Many are those still faced with discrimination, marginalisation, extreme poverty and conflict around the world, especially in Latin America, where indigenous peoples suffer the worst violations of their rights, despite it being the continent where ILO ...


Living in Peru » News » New Zealand helps financing Peruvian ...

Living in Peru » News » New Zealand helps financing Peruvian ...: "New Zealand helps financing Peruvian programs against poverty. The government of New Zealand will finance programs against poverty in Peru with a payment of ...


Chile president offers to legalize gay unions

Chile president offers to legalize gay unions

The law would permit gay couples who join into a civil union to have access to inheritance and other social benefits. Its adoption would mark an important chapter for gay rights in Latin America, a mostly Catholic region where only a handful of ...