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domingo, 11 de septiembre de 2011

Why Brazilian expats are moving back home to work with startups

Why Brazilian expats are moving back home to work with startups:
While most countries have been plagued with the global crisis, Brazil has structural reasons to be growing. One of them is the emergence of a huge middle class which is getting out of poverty, fueling the country's growth and creating huge business ...


The Next Web (blog)

Argentina joins regional free trade pact with Israel

Argentina joins regional free trade pact with Israel: BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Argentina became the last of five South American countries to sign onto a regional free trade agreement with Israel. With the Sept. 9 agreement, Argentina joins MERCOSUR, the political and economic consortium that already had ...


Codelco clients ask to cancel orders on global turmoil

Codelco clients ask to cancel orders on global turmoil: SANTIAGO - Chile's Codelco, the world's top copper producer, said some of its European and US clients asked to cancel orders due to fears there will be less demand amid global financial turmoil, a newspaper reported on Sunday. ...


Serial killer Rivera still awaiting final judgment

Serial killer Rivera still awaiting final judgment: Richard Dieter, executive director for the Death Penalty Information Center, said the US Supreme Court does not accept many death penalty appeal cases. If Rivera chooses to take his appeal to federal courts, the process could take even more time moving ...


Botswana's San can finally drink from borehole

Botswana's San can finally drink from borehole

Governments sanction most of the activities that threaten indigenous peoples. South America governments are particularly notorious. No wonder the United Nations is pursuing protection for 32 tribes in Colombia. The activities that threaten indigenous ...

Human and Civil Rights in Latin America | LAST301

Human and Civil Rights in Latin America | LAST301: Consequently, I've had the opportunity to be immersed in many different cultures and witness different countries' stance on human and civil rights. Latin America ...


Loving the tapir: pioneering conservation for South America's biggest animal

Loving the tapir: pioneering conservation for South America's biggest animal:
Tapir is a popular game animal for indigenous tribes, but is also increasingly sold in rising commercial wildlife-meat markets and restaurants in South America. "Another serious threat to this species is road-kill. Morro do Diabo State Park in São ...


Mongabay.com

Jamaica-Venezuela relations on shaky ground - Lead Stories ...

Jamaica-Venezuela relations on shaky ground - Lead Stories ...: THERE ARE indications that the relationship between the governments of Jamaica and Venezuela is on rocky ground as a result of Jamaica's inability to ...


Guatemalans set to elect 'Iron Fist' as new president

Guatemalans set to elect 'Iron Fist' as new president

Perez will likely face a run-off vote against Eduardo Baldizon, 41, a wealthy businessman who wants the death penalty to be reinstated to end rampant crime. Third in the surveys ahead of the election is yet another right-winger, physicist and ...

In Venezuela crime spree, even hospitals are hit

In Venezuela crime spree, even hospitals are hit

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A young man dies of gunshot wounds, and enraged friends and relatives react by shooting up the hospital. A medical student leaving another hospital at the end of her shift is shot to death by a robber. ...

Housing bust hit blacks, Latinos hardest

Housing bust hit blacks, Latinos hardest:
And poor credit combined with the lagging economy have led to higher unemployment and steeper income declines among blacks and Latinos than among other groups. The region's whites are now 85 percent more likely to own homes than blacks, and 45 percent ...


Modesto Bee

Venezuela's Chavez turns to shamans to fight cancer - Interaksyon ...

Venezuela's Chavez turns to shamans to fight cancer - Interaksyon ...: Shamans from tribes in Venezuela's Amazon jungle held a ceremony at the Miraflores presidential palace Saturday to help Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez recover from his cancer treatment.


Venezuela to improve health sector

Venezuela to improve health sector:
Venezuela's Vice-President Elias Jaua, accompanied by some ministers, has visited several hospitals in Caracas to invigorate the paralyzed health sector in the country, Press TV reports. The aim of Jaua's Saturday visit is to find the gaps and move the ...


Press TV

Ohio's death penalty derailed

Ohio's death penalty derailed: Kasich's action “is an admission that Ohio's management of the death penalty is broken and further proof that the machinery of death cannot be operated responsibly anywhere.” Ohio is front and center in America's death penalty debate. ...

Lamphier: Oilsands enter spotlight as U.S. searches for secure energy

Lamphier: Oilsands enter spotlight as U.S. searches for secure energy

The result: hundreds of billions of dollars flowed into the oilsands, as energy producers jockeyed for a stake in what is now recognized as the planet's third-largest pool of crude oil, behind Saudi Arabia and Venezuela. A decade after 9/11, ...

Military Court Upholds Conviction of Al Qaeda Media Chief

Military Court Upholds Conviction of Al Qaeda Media Chief: | AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – A military court late Friday upheld the conviction and life sentence of a Guantanamo detainee from Yemen who served as Usama bin Laden's media specialist. Ali Hamza al-Bahlul was convicted in November 2008 of 35 counts of ...


UBA Medicine faculty evacuated after small fire

UBA Medicine faculty evacuated after small fire: UBA University of Buenos Aires's Medicine faculty was evacuated due to a fire breaking out in a seventh floor lab. The fire reportedly started due to a gas leak. The evacuation proceeded normally and only one person was taken to a nearby hospital with ...


Cuba As Seen By Tourists

Cuba As Seen By Tourists: For some, Cuba seems to have become a regular destination, they routinely reserve a part of their year to visit here. Others who come decide not to return. After almost fifteen years without seeing him, I met up with Declan again on 5th Avenue in ...


Guatemala ex-general's tough-on-crime stand resonates with voters

Guatemala ex-general's tough-on-crime stand resonates with voters:
Perez Molina's platform calls for "neutralizing" gangs and drug cartels with the help of the death penalty and proposes cleaning up the country's graft-ridden police and court system. "If we don't make the right decisions, we could head into a much ...


Los Angeles Times

Santiago de Chile third cheapest city in South America

Santiago de Chile third cheapest city in South America: A recent study on prices and salaries, nevertheless, positioned the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile as the third most convenient city in the region, falling ...


Anti-Chavez leader uses nonconfrontational style

Anti-Chavez leader uses nonconfrontational style: By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER- LA RAIZA, Venezuela -- The rival who could pose the greatest threat to President Hugo Chavez may be the only politician in Venezuela who almost never mentions the leader by name. ...


The Mandatory Death Penalty is not the same as the Death Penalty

The Mandatory Death Penalty is not the same as the Death Penalty:
Like many Singaporeans, I was in favour of the death penalty for drug trafficking. After all, if you do a cost-benefit analysis to decide if you want to traffic drugs, the only way to deter anyone from ever trafficking is to make them pay the ultimate ...


The Online Citizen (blog)

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega to Announce Electoral Plans

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega to Announce Electoral Plans: ... to continue making changes in Nicaragua." His plans include the social programs most needed by the population to counteract poverty, such as the Zero Usury an Food Production programs, and financing for production in the countryside and the city. ...


Cuban dissidents detained ahead of protest

Cuban dissidents detained ahead of protest: By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA AP HAVANA -- A leading human rights worker said Friday that authorities have detained two former political prisoners in eastern Cuba, the first arrests involving members of a group of 75 intellectuals and social commentators since ...


Fidel Castro's Five Decades in Power

Fidel Castro's Five Decades in Power: Fidel Castro, Cuba's revolutionary leader who ousted a military dictatorship to install the first communist regime in the Western Hemisphere, handed over power to his brother Raul in 2006 before formally stepping down in 2008. ...