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lunes, 15 de agosto de 2011

Primary win boosts chances of Argentina's Fernandez

Primary win boosts chances of Argentina's Fernandez: "By Simon Gardner and Alejandro Lifschitz BUENOS AIRES, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Center-left Argentine President Cristina Fernandez looks set to win a second term in October and deepen her interventionist policies after thrashing rivals in a primary election, ...


Why El Paso is in Texas, not New Mexico A divided nation, political compromise ...

Why El Paso is in Texas, not New Mexico A divided nation, political compromise ...: "
On the other, political leaders refused to cut spending for social programs. Strong interest groups supported each political camp. There are few moderates willing to consider compromise in either camp. While there are obvious distinctions, the recently ...


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Social Security and Medicare Unconstitutional, says Rick Perry

Social Security and Medicare Unconstitutional, says Rick Perry: "
In an interview with the Daily Beast's Andrew Romano Texas Gov. and Republican presidential candidate, Rick Perry, suggested that Social Security and Medicare are unconstitutional. The constitution states that Congress has the power to impose taxes on ...


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Romney claims unique background vs. Perry

Romney claims unique background vs. Perry

Reacting to Rick Perry's weekend entry into the GOP race, Romney said he liked the Texas governor personally but believed his own 25-year career as a venture capitalist left him better suited to create jobs. Yet he also differentiated himself from the ...

Economic Creationism is the New Science

Economic Creationism is the New Science: "
Iowa has joined the ranks of crazy, putting first in a straw poll someone out to destroy social security and medicare. This agenda would lead to the biggest increase in abject poverty the United States has ever seen. Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick ...


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Can Rick Perry maintain his good ties with Muslims as a GOP candidate?

Can Rick Perry maintain his good ties with Muslims as a GOP candidate?

An evangelical Christian and self-described social conservative who recently led a Christian prayer rally in Texas, Perry has had a surprisingly warm relationship with Muslims as governor, says Mohamed Elbiary, founder of the Freedom and Justice ...

Perry looms large in narrowing US Republican race

Perry looms large in narrowing US Republican race: "
The Texas governor, who succeeded George W. Bush in 2000, has touted his "Texas miracle," in which the state has created jobs while the nationwide unemployment rate has hovered above nine percent. Perry also has strong credentials as a social ...


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Is Capitalism Doomed?

Is Capitalism Doomed?: "Even fast-growing emerging markets (China, emerging Asia, and Latin America), and export-oriented economies that rely on these markets (Germany and resource-rich Australia), are experiencing sharp slowdowns. Until last year, policymakers could always ...


Menthol Cigarettes Harder to Quit

Menthol Cigarettes Harder to Quit: "
Hispanics from Puerto Rico who smoked menthol cigarettes were 43% less likely to quit than non-menthol smokers. African-Americans were 19% less likely to successfully quit smoking if they smoked menthol cigarettes, although 71% of black smokers ...


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Colombian rebel leader seeking asylum in Venezuela | The ...

Colombian rebel leader seeking asylum in Venezuela | The ...: "A leader of the Venezuelan Communist Party says an asylum request by a recently captured Colombian rebel has put on hold the man's handover to Colombia by Venezuelan authorities. Guillermo Torres Cueter was captured in Venezuela in May.


Argentina's June Industrial Output +9.3% On Year - Group

Argentina's June Industrial Output +9.3% On Year - Group: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's industrial activity in June rose 9.3% on the year led by automobile production, according to manufacturers association UIA. "The expansion continues to show disparate rates of growth and relative concentration. ...


Captured rebel commander's return to Colombia on hold due to asylum request in ..

Captured rebel commander's return to Colombia on hold due to asylum request in ..

By AP, CARACAS, Venezuela — A leader of the Venezuelan Communist Party says an asylum request by a recently captured Colombian rebel has put on hold the man's handover to Colombia by Venezuelan authorities. Guillermo Torres Cueter was captured in ...

1000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

1000th Gay Marriage Performed in Mexico City

Mexico City officials have announced they have performed the 1000 gay marriage in the city since same-sex marriages were approved back on March, 2010. Mexico City was the first Latin American city to allow same-sex marriage and as a result 6% of those ...

'After 18 years, I no longer have power,' Carrio says

'After 18 years, I no longer have power,' Carrio says: "The head of the Civic Coalition thanked her Vice-President candidate, Adrián Pérez, for talking to the press on Sunday and explained that she did not give a press conference because “we wanted to wait until the final result in Buenos Aires province to ...


Declassified CIA documents: Friendly fire hit Cuban exiles' planes during Bay ...

Declassified CIA documents: Friendly fire hit Cuban exiles' planes during Bay ...

By AP, MIAMI — Newly declassified documents show a CIA operative accidentally fired on friendly pilots during the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba. The B-26 bombers flown by the Cuban exiles were disguised to look like Cuban military planes, ...

Cuba Holds First Gay Wedding, Sort Of

Cuba Holds First Gay Wedding, Sort Of: "
By IBTimes Staff Reporter | August 15, 2011 4:03 PM EDT A gay man and a man-to-woman transgender were wed in Havana, Cuba on Saturday. Tying the knot on former President Fidel Casto's birthday, Ignacio Estrada and Wendy Iriepa became the first gay ...


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Millions to Join Medi-Cal Rolls

Millions to Join Medi-Cal Rolls: "The program will also be open to people making as much as 138 percent of federally-determined poverty level wages (up from 100 percent of the federal number due to California's high cost of living), currently around $31000 annually for a family of four ...


Documentary highlights medical mission

Documentary highlights medical mission

“In Nicaragua, I saw the absolute poverty and need for medical care,” Brody said. Next, was figuring how to execute a medical mission. ...

Power struggle hits Mexican prison gang

Power struggle hits Mexican prison gang: "By Salvador Hernandez and Denisse Salazar Orange County Register ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. Founded in the state's prison system, La Eme Spanish for the letter M ...


Advancing Food Sovereignty and Agricultural Production in Venezuela

Advancing Food Sovereignty and Agricultural Production in Venezuela: "By Correo del Orinoco International This week Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez underscored the importance of the Venezuelan Academy of Agricultural Sciences (ACAV), the first national education, research, and extension center dedicated to improving ...


4 Mexican navy personnel kidnapped by drug gangs

4 Mexican navy personnel kidnapped by drug gangs

possibly indicating that they are being held as prisoners — a highly unusual practice even for Mexico's bloody drug war. Drug cartels in northern Mexico sometimes hide bodies in clandestine graves, but that practice is less common in Veracruz. ...

The Death Penalty Is a Miscarriage of Justice: It Should Be Abolished

The Death Penalty Is a Miscarriage of Justice: It Should Be Abolished: "As it now stands, America's Western allies have abolished the death penalty, leaving America as one of only three industrialized democracies still carrying out capital punishment. Internationally, the US ranks fifth in terms of the number of prisoners ...


The Gay Marriage Debate Hits Latin America

The Gay Marriage Debate Hits Latin America: "
(Photo by Quim Llenas/Cover/Getty Images) A year after Argentina became the first Latin American country to pass legislation to legalize homosexual civil unions, the gay marriage debate has heated up, as several countries consider similar bills. ...


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Critics say environmentalist rhetoric of Bolivian President Evo Morales rings ...

Critics say environmentalist rhetoric of Bolivian President Evo Morales rings ...

His rhetoric is empty,” said Rafael Quispe, leader of the main indigenous organization in Bolivia's highlands, Conamaq. The president insists the projects are needed to lift Bolivians from poverty and provide energy and food security. ...

UNASUR Bloc Creates Three Task Groups To Tackle Global Financial Crisis

UNASUR Bloc Creates Three Task Groups To Tackle Global Financial Crisis: "This was agreed by its Economy ministers and Central bankers from the 12-nation organisation at an emergency meeting in Buenos Aires over the weekend. Proposals include expanding a special Latin American reserve fund - FLAR - investing reserves in ...