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lunes, 12 de septiembre de 2011

Venezuela tightens oil supplies to Jamaica

Venezuela tightens oil supplies to Jamaica: Well-placed Government sources said Venezuela is now tightening its exports to Jamaica under the Petro Caribe agreement. As a result, Petrojam is reportedly being forced to buy oil at a on the spot market to fill the shortfall putting pressure on its ...


Walton Siblings Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges

Walton Siblings Sentenced On Federal Drug Charges: Maria Borja-Renteria was convicted of aiding and abetting the possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute it, and she was sentenced to 20 months in prison. All three siblings are Mexican nationals and face possible deportation after serving at ...


Condoms: Not Just For Sex In Cuba

Condoms: Not Just For Sex In Cuba: HAVANA, Cuba -- On this island of constant shortages and scarcities, the latex condom has uses that stretch far beyond the bedroom.


Candela's case: Seventh suspect detained

Candela's case: Seventh suspect detained: A 35-year-old man with has a criminal record was detained as the seventh suspect of the crime of Candela Rodríguez after the police held another raid in Greater Buenos Aires, official sources reported. The police also held a raid at the “pink house,” ...


More Mexico youths die from violence than car wrecks, report says

More Mexico youths die from violence than car wrecks, report says: As Mexico's drug war grinds on, violent homicide has overtaken car accidents as the leading cause of death of young people in the country, reports the Mexico City daily El Universal (link in Spanish). Government statistics reviewed by the newspaper ...


'Indignados' Protest in Mexico City

'Indignados' Protest in Mexico City:
... more than 50000 people gathered in the Zocalo, Mexico City's main square, to decry policies that have destroyed unions, privatized essential public industries, enriched a small elite and killed more than 50000 people in the nation's drug war. ...


Truthdig

Venezuelans 'obsessed' with beauty

Venezuelans 'obsessed' with beauty:
Osmel Sousa, president of the Miss Venezuela contest, is widely believed to be behind the country's success at beauty pageants. Photograph: Juan Barreto/AFP/Getty Images In the last three decades Venezuela has won more beauty titles than any other ...


The Guardian

Argentine Soybean Area May Increase 2.7% This Year, Acsoja Head Calvo Says

Argentine Soybean Area May Increase 2.7% This Year, Acsoja Head Calvo Says

Soybean planting will grow by about 500000 hectares (1.23 million acres), Acsoja President Miguel Calvo said in a telephone interview from Buenos Aires today. The increased planting will primarily occur outside the country's main growing areas, ...

Top college athletes worth 6 figures

Top college athletes worth 6 figures

Instead of getting what they're worth, the players receive athletic scholarships that don't cover the full cost of attending school, leaving many of them living below the poverty line, says the report, "The Price of Poverty in Big Time College Sport. ...

Court ruling could allow banned politicians to run (Miami Herald ...

Court ruling could allow banned politicians to run (Miami Herald ...: An eagerly anticipated ruling from the Inter American Court of Human Rights could allow banned politicians throughout Latin American to run for elective.


Brazil, Chile seen cutting rates on global woes

Brazil, Chile seen cutting rates on global woes: By Alexandra Ulmer and Vanessa Stelzer SANTIAGO/SAO PAULO - Brazil and Chile are seen cutting rates in the next months in a reversal of monetary policies in place for much of the last year and a half, polls of analysts showed on ...


Republican hopefuls dismiss Hispanic voters

Republican hopefuls dismiss Hispanic voters: The ad, by a group called Californians for Population Stabilization — uggh, it sounded to me awfully close to "Californians for Population Sterilization" — said that "we need to slow legal immigration" to reduce unemployment, ignoring the fact that ...


Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico

Justice Department cites abuses by police in Puerto Rico:
A hard-hitting new report by the US Department of Justice sharply criticizes the Puerto Rican Police Department (PRPD) for brutality, racism, corruption and violations of constitutional rights of the people of this US-controlled island nation of 3.7 ...


People's World

In Venezuela crime spree, even hospitals are hit | The Associated ...

In Venezuela crime spree, even hospitals are hit | The Associated ...: 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. Doctors working late take to sleeping in ...


LATA Foundation Supports Nicaragua Water Project

LATA Foundation Supports Nicaragua Water Project: Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, where almost half of the population currently live below the poverty line on less than US$1 per day. 79% live on less than $2 a day. Fundraising for the pump is already off to a solid start ...


3 Mexican prison guards killed in ambush

3 Mexican prison guards killed in ambush

JUAREZ, Mexico, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Three prison guards riding in a car in Juarez, Mexico, were killed in an ambush, authorities said. The El Paso Times reported police officials said the Cereso prison guards were attacked Saturday at Feldespato Street ...

Cuba Begins Campaign to Free the Cuban Five

Cuba Begins Campaign to Free the Cuban Five: South African Trade Unionists: Free the Cuban Five Demonstrations will be held through Oct. 6 all over Cuba and elsewhere in the world to demand the release of Gerardo Hernandez, Ramon Labañino, Antonio Guerrero, Fernando Gonzalez, and Rene Gonzalez, ...


Guatemala set for run-off vote amid concerns over crime

Guatemala set for run-off vote amid concerns over crime:
He says he will fight crime with firmness, including calling a referendum on reinstating the death penalty for crimes like kidnapping. Like Mr Perez Molina, he wants to expand the role of the army in combating drug gangs. But as well as talking tough, ...


BBC News

The Finnish Meteorological Institute studies air quality in Santiago de Chile

The Finnish Meteorological Institute studies air quality in Santiago de Chile: The findings will be used for planning measures to improve air quality in Santiago de Chile, as the aim of the measurements is to determine the impacts of various emission sources on fine particle concentrations. Locally, fine particles have adverse ...


Indigenous communities kick out Canadian mining company

Indigenous communities kick out Canadian mining company: Jennifer Moore, the Latin America Program Coordinator of MiningWatch Canada, told The Dominion that García's decision to annul the concession “is an important indicator of the strength of local organizing that we have been seeing for awhile in Peru. ...


Argentina & China Reaffirm Strategic Partnership

Argentina & China Reaffirm Strategic Partnership: BUENOS AIRES, Sept 12 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) - Argentina and China have agreed to further enhance mutual trust and their strategic partnership as the two emerging economies are playing an increasingly important role in the world arena. ...


Conservatives care about people legitimately poor

Conservatives care about people legitimately poor: Many of us have had our brushes with poverty. People my age can remember times when there was no food in the house or your baby needed diapers and the only money available was collecting soft drink bottles for the deposit. I can remember times in my ...


Importing Inmates -- Federal prisons now full of Mexican gangs?

Importing Inmates -- Federal prisons now full of Mexican gangs?: Prison gangs pose a serious domestic threat, particularly national-level prison gangs that affiliate with Mexican DTOs and maintain substantial influence over ...


Social Security far from a 'Ponzi scheme'

Social Security far from a 'Ponzi scheme':
It is the main reason that the percentage of seniors in poverty has dropped to roughly 10% from what many experts believe was more than 50% during the Great Depression. About 90% of voters of both parties say it has been very good or good for the ...


USA Today

Agency seeks to reduce length of stay for youths in detention

Agency seeks to reduce length of stay for youths in detention

The committee's study was in response to a report by the non-profit watchdog organization Florida TaxWatch and the Southern Poverty Law Center. It said Florida has the third-highest incarceration rate for children, behind Texas and California, ...