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jueves, 11 de agosto de 2011

City woman visits El Salvador

City woman visits El Salvador: "At the time, the small Central American nation was in the midst of a violent civil crisis marked by government sanctioned murders and guerilla fighting. Recently, however, Butterfield, who operates Lifland Bookmakers on William Street, traveled to the ...


The View Is Different Down Here

The View Is Different Down Here: "Brazil has lifted more than 40 million people out of poverty and into the middle class over the last 7 years, a remarkable accomplishment capped last year by its ability to attract more than $48.5 billion in direct foreign investment, a previously ...


Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge

Brazil's Garbage Becomes an Olympic Challenge: "With more than 16 million Brazilians living in abject poverty, earning 50 reals per month or less, the Marcanu project alone can create 300 recycling jobs paying 500 reals per month, an average starting wage for unskilled workers in the formal economy. ...


Brazil: Canada's new preferred partner

Brazil: Canada's new preferred partner: "
In the past decade, the country has made strides in reducing poverty, racial discrimination and inequality, with 30 million people joining the middle class in the past five to six years. Brazil is a manufacturing giant, a BRIC country that will host ...


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Venezuela's Chavez To Complete Second Round Of Chemo Friday

Venezuela's Chavez To Complete Second Round Of Chemo Friday: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he will complete a second round of chemotherapy on Friday but did not say when he would be returning home from Cuba, where he has been receiving the treatment. ...


Pretty princesses grace stage at Miami Rescue Mission fashion show

Pretty princesses grace stage at Miami Rescue Mission fashion show: "The Miami Rescue Mission provides services to the homeless and needy in Dade and Broward Counties. “They look fabulous, it really touches me,” said Nora ...
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Venezuelans worry over high inflation

Venezuelans worry over high inflation: "Drought and electricity and water shortages have taken a toll on Venezuela's economic performance from 2009 onward, making it the only Latin American country to suffer two years in succession of recession. Revenue from Venezuela's oil exports hasn't ...


Los Angeles helps the wealthy but not the little guy

Los Angeles helps the wealthy but not the little guy: "It's our increasingly brazen contrasts between wealth and poverty. In LA, as in Caracas or Rio de Janeiro, the rich can enjoy views of the poor, ...
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Venezuela's Chavez To Complete Second Round Of Chemo Friday

Venezuela's Chavez To Complete Second Round Of Chemo Friday: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said that he will complete a second round of chemotherapy on Friday but did not say when he would be returning home from Cuba, where he has been receiving the treatment. ...


Arrests of drug-smuggling minors rise on Arizona-Mexico border

Arrests of drug-smuggling minors rise on Arizona-Mexico border: "In the case of the Mexicans, they will not only face a prison sentence but also deportation and losing the possibility of entering the United States again legally. In general, youths transport the packets taped to their waist, back, legs or arms. ...


Latin America tries teamwork to shield hard-won economic gains from US ...

Latin America tries teamwork to shield hard-won economic gains from US ...

(Victor R. Caivano/Associated Press) - Argentina's President and candidate for re-election Cristina Fernandez, right, and her Economy Minister and vice-presidential candidate Amado Boudou wave to the crowd during an election rally in Buenos Aires, ...

Harper lashes at critics of trade deal with strife-plagued Colombia

Harper lashes at critics of trade deal with strife-plagued Colombia

"This country, with a very troubled and tragic past has just made enormous strides through at least a couple of successive administrations to deal with human rights problems in very real and serious ways; to deal with broader development (and) poverty. ...

Woman ends record attempt to swim from Cuba to US

Woman ends record attempt to swim from Cuba to US: "Diana Nyad, right, gestures after being pulled from the water after her attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. KEY WEST, Fla. — The currents in the Florida Straits finally proved stronger than the determination that had pushed Diana Nyad across vast ...


Chile students clash with police in Santiago

Chile students clash with police in Santiago: "Clashes between Chilean students and police have continued in the capital city of Santiago, while government bureaucrats meet with student leaders to negotiate an end to the unrest which has rocked the capital for weeks. ...


Brazil prison uses geese as alarm system WTOPcom

Brazil prison uses geese as alarm system WTOPcom: "An overcrowded prison in northeastern Brazil has added a new layer of security against escapes: two geese.


Public Health Challenges in the Americas

Public Health Challenges in the Americas: "Latin American and Caribbean countries, however, still face problems associated with low average income, volatile growth, increasing wealth concentration and extreme poverty—all manifestations of social and economic disparities. ...


Brazilian Prison Inmates Participate in Miss Penitentiary Beauty Pageant to ...

Brazilian Prison Inmates Participate in Miss Penitentiary Beauty Pageant to ...: "
Each year, the Women's Prison of Brasilia holds their annual beauty contest, and Passion is one of 100 female prisoners who entered the contest, which is believed to give inmates goals, pride, and steps towards improving their self-esteem. ...


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South America Said to Consider Creating $20 Billion Regional Crisis Fund

South America Said to Consider Creating $20 Billion Regional Crisis Fund

The proposed fund, a regional alternative to the International Monetary Fund, will be discussed by central bank presidents and finance ministers from the 12-member Union of South America Nations at a meeting tomorrow in Buenos Aires, said the officials ...

Canada's Harper Urged to Talk Human Rights in Honduras

Canada's Harper Urged to Talk Human Rights in Honduras: "While many governments in Latin America did not recognize the elections, Canada quickly endorsed the new President and started trade negotiations. Since the coup, the people of Honduras have witnessed some of the highest levels of systematic repression ...


South America may expand anti-crisis fund -Mantega

South America may expand anti-crisis fund -Mantega: "BUENOS AIRES Aug 11 (Reuters) - South American finance ministers could agree on Friday on ways to strengthen the Latin American Reserve Fund, or FLAR as it is known in Spanish, to protect regional economies from global volatility, Brazilian Finance ...


Brazilian Prison Inmates Participate in Miss Penitentiary Beauty ...

Brazilian Prison Inmates Participate in Miss Penitentiary Beauty ...: "Check out Raira Passion, the winner of this year's Miss Penitentiary Pageant! Each year, the Women's Prison of Brasilia holds their annual beauty.


Venezuela to Increase Cell Phone Production

Venezuela to Increase Cell Phone Production: "Caracas - The Government of Venezuela plans to increase the people´s access to cell phones and increase the total of cell phones assembled by local firms to two million this year, according to the Minister of Science, Technology and Intermediate ...


Zimbabwe: Bees in War Against Poverty

Zimbabwe: Bees in War Against Poverty: ""Demand for honey worldwide stands in excess of 909 million kilogrammes per annum, with Brazil and China being the major producers," she said. She called on the Government and the private sector to support honey production, as a long-term poverty ...


New sex-education curriculum must teach kids how unwanted pregnancies ...

New sex-education curriculum must teach kids how unwanted pregnancies ...: "
According to a federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, students in California who took the course were less likely to initiate sexual intercourse, and those who did so were more likely to use a condom. So far so good. ...


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California's new budget already facing shortfall

California's new budget already facing shortfall: ""Budget struggles aren't going to be ending anytime soon as long as so many people are unemployed," said Michael Herald, legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty. "So the reality is there is no end in sight for the danger for ...