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viernes, 2 de septiembre de 2011

US Oil-Spill Experts to Visit Cuba

US Oil-Spill Experts to Visit Cuba: The trip, which will involve a delegation of US oil-drilling experts and environmentalists, coincides with Cuba's effort to develop its offshore-oil resources as a way to wean itself off imports from Venezuela. US officials believe Cuba's waters could ...


Cuban Literacy Teaching Program Applied in Paraguay

Cuban Literacy Teaching Program Applied in Paraguay

However, this figure increases to 10.5 percent among the Paraguayan population living in abject poverty, according to data from the 2009 Permanent Survey of ...

Chile police chief quits after protester death

Chile police chief quits after protester death

SANTIAGOChile's police chief resigned Friday after coming under pressure over the high-profile shooting death of a teenage protester that has fueled social unrest in the Andean nation. General Eduardo Gordon's position as general director of the ...

Hezbollah in Cuba for Attacks on Israeli Targets in the Americas

Hezbollah in Cuba for Attacks on Israeli Targets in the Americas

“The Italian daily Corriere della Sera is reporting that Hezbollah is setting up a base of operations in Cuba in order to extend its ability to reach Israeli targets in Latin America…According to the Tel Aviv daily Yedioth Ahronoth, three members of ...

11 Slain in Puerto Rico

11 Slain in Puerto Rico: San Juan – The burgeoning crime wave in Puerto Rico has taken the lives of 11 people in the last 24 hours, which brings the number of violent deaths on the Caribbean island to 771 so far this year, 110 more than in the same period of 2010. ...


Puerto Rico businessman accused of laundering $7M

Puerto Rico businessman accused of laundering $7M

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The president of a Puerto Rico trucking corporation has been arrested following accusations that he laundered more than $7 million in drug proceeds. The US Attorney's Office said Friday that Raymar Lucena Rivera has been ...

A new law changes the landscape for Peru's indigenous people ...

A new law changes the landscape for Peru's indigenous people ...: Oxfam and partners joined forces to support the consultation law, which gives communities greater decision-making power over their natural resources and ...


Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba Still Support Gaddafi

Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba Still Support Gaddafi: by Anna Mahjar-Barducci by Soeren Kern by Taylor Dinerman by Herbert I. London by Anna Mahjar-Barducci Venezuela, Nicaragua and Cuba continue to be the staunchest supporters of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and ...


Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time

Top 10 Richest Gangsters Of All Time:
In 1993, Escobar was killed by Colombian forces with US assistance, after he escaped from a Colombian prison. Amado Carrillo Fuentes was the head of the Mexican Juarez Cartel. He was known as “Lord Of The Skies” due to his private fleet of planes, ...


News One

Iraq Afghanistan Libya Zimbabwe Congo Latin American War ...

Iraq Afghanistan Libya Zimbabwe Congo Latin American War ...:
Farakhan NATO Libya Iraq Afganistan War islam muslim christian "native american" Oil Military Government america africom africa ...

Chile's Escondida mine lifts copper force majeure

Chile's Escondida mine lifts copper force majeure: By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Chilean copper mine Escondida, controlled and operated by global company BHP Billiton Ltd. (BHP, BHP.AU), on Friday lifted force majeure on its copper concentrate shipments, after invoking the clause on ...


Argentina plans to lower unemployment to 5% in the next to years

Argentina plans to lower unemployment to 5% in the next to years: Likewise in spite of eight years of sustained growth, unparalleled in Argentine history, poverty and indigence percentages are still significant. ...

Child Allowance Restores Families' Ties with Schools

Child Allowance Restores Families' Ties with Schools: Independent studies show that the AUH has led to a drastic – between 55 and 70 percent – reduction in extreme poverty, as well as a less significant drop in the levels of poverty and inequality. But the impact has not only been felt by the families who ...


Bolivia: 5 Officers Guilty of Genocide

Bolivia: 5 Officers Guilty of Genocide: By AP Bolivia's highest court on Tuesday convicted five former top military commanders of genocide for an army crackdown on riots over poverty and political marginalization in October 2003 that killed at least 64 civilians. ...


Brazilian catholic church loosing ground to evangelists, atheists and agnostics

Brazilian catholic church loosing ground to evangelists, atheists and agnostics:
Regarding geographical distribution the greatest concentration of Catholics is in the north east of Brazil with the state of Piauí having 87.9% Catholics compared to the national average of 68.4%. “Data shows that the long standing Brazilian poverty, ...


MercoPress

Brazil Reduces 2012 Budget Target as Pension Outlays Jump 14%

Brazil Reduces 2012 Budget Target as Pension Outlays Jump 14%

It will also triple, to 26 billion reais, spending on Rousseff's hallmark program to eliminate poverty. Spending on healthcare and education are slated to rise 15 percent and 33 percent respectively. Only 11 percent of Brazil's budget is reserved for ...

State Lotteries Are Booming in Tough Times

State Lotteries Are Booming in Tough Times:
"The hope of getting out of poverty encourages people to buy tickets, even though their chances of stumbling upon a life-changing windfall are nearly impossibly slim and buying lottery tickets exacerbates the very poverty that purchasers are hoping to ...


ABC News

Equality California Rips Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for Ties ...

Equality California Rips Tony Perkins and the Family Research Council for Ties ...: Last week the Family Research Council, a virulent anti-LGBT organization with ties to the Ku Klux Klan and recognized as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, joined the effort to overturn the FAIR Education Act in California and released a ...


HUMBOLDT CAN: Take action on hunger this month

HUMBOLDT CAN: Take action on hunger this month: Poverty, poor diet and chronic disease are all closely linked. According to US census data, 19 percent of Humboldt County residents live below the federal poverty level, and the child poverty rate is 24 percent. Some of the health problems typically ...


Why We Need a Deeper Dialogue on Black-and-Brown Relations

Why We Need a Deeper Dialogue on Black-and-Brown Relations: Today Mexico has the world's highest poverty rate (with 60 percent unemployment and underemployment), the city with the highest murder rate in the world (Ciudad Juarez, due to the recent anti-drug lord campaign of President Felipe Calderon, ...


More poor turning to food pantries

More poor turning to food pantries: Western cities and Florida suburbs were among the first to see the effects of the “Great Recession” translate into significant increases in poverty between 2007 and 2008, the Brookings study said. The number of suburban poor in the United States grew ...


High tide for Brazilian yacht market

High tide for Brazilian yacht market

The number of millionaire households in South America's biggest nation is forecast to more than triple by 2020. Their spending, along with that of a newly swollen middle class, has protected Brazil more than any other nation in the region from economic ...

Labor Secretary Solis says high jobless rate has not dampened Latinos support ...

Labor Secretary Solis says high jobless rate has not dampened Latinos support ...

Unemployment in Texas, whose population the 2010 US Census put at 38 percent Latino or Hispanic, edged up 0.2 percentage point to 8.4 percent in July. Nationwide, unemployment was at 9.1 percent in July, according to the Labor Department. ...

Study Reveals Racially Biased Death Sentencing in US Military

Study Reveals Racially Biased Death Sentencing in US Military: Having raked through data on the administration of the death penalty in the US armed forces between 1984 and 2005, the study presents evidence that the 16 cases of death sentences support Supreme Court Justice Byron White's hypothesis that "in death ...


Divorce rates highest in the South, including La.

Divorce rates highest in the South, including La.: Sociology professor Laurie Chancey said the high divorce rates in the South could be linked to high poverty rates. "Economic stress is one of the biggest reasons people get divorced," Chancey said. Without a stable job or income, she warned, ...