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viernes, 28 de octubre de 2011

Brazil has thousands working in forced labor: ILO

Brazil has thousands working in forced labor: ILO

... in similarly difficult working conditions, the report noted. Employers were said to be mainly white men from the affluent southeast of Brazil, Latin America's largest economy. The workers were found to be mostly black males who grew up in poverty (AFP.

Millions suffer from hunger and malnutrition

Millions suffer from hunger and malnutrition: Despite being one of the largest food producers in the world, the Latin American and Caribbean region has 209 million people living in poverty—35 percent of its 595 million inhabitants—, of which 81 million suffer from hunger and undernourishment. ...

Praise and dollars from the World Bank to Peruvian president Humala

Praise and dollars from the World Bank to Peruvian president Humala:
... for Latin America Pamela Cox who was accompanied by Hasan Tuluy who is to replace her next January 2012. Humala was elected in June promising to better distribute the fruits of a decade-long economic boom to the 1 in 3 Peruvians living in poverty. ...


MercoPress

'Green peacemaking' needed on Latin America's environmental disputes

'Green peacemaking' needed on Latin America's environmental disputes

At the heart of most environmental tensions is access to natural resources by economies with high levels of poverty, which tend to be heavily dependent on commodity exports. This reflects the trade-off Latin American governments make between ...

Floods threaten Mexico and Central America with famine

Floods threaten Mexico and Central America with famine: The Central American damages are a direct consequence of the poverty and extreme levels of social inequality that are endemic to the region. As in Tabasco and Chiapas, resources that should have been used to buttress infrastructure, for rational urban ...


Brazil latest country to get angry about graft

Brazil latest country to get angry about graft: From his 19th-floor newsroom Eurípedes Alcântara enjoys a spectacular view over the “new Brazil”; helicopters flit through the afternoon sky, shiny new cars honk their way across town, tower blocks and luxury shopping centres sprout like turnips from ...

Give in-state tuition to US-born kids of illegal immigrant parents?

Give in-state tuition to US-born kids of illegal immigrant parents?

The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing Florida on behalf of five students who are being forced to pay out-of-state tuition rates even though they were born in the US and grew up in Florida. One of those students is 18-year-old Kassandra Romero. ...

Cuba eases curbs to boost food output

Cuba eases curbs to boost food output

HAVANA, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Cuba is easing communist rules and nudging its agriculture toward a market economy model as part of a stepped-up government effort to boost food production. Imports of raw foodstuffs and processed food claimed a further 25 ...

Mexico detains Los Zetas cartel financial operator

Mexico detains Los Zetas cartel financial operator: Mexican President Felipe Calderon gave the military the lead role in battling the nation's heavily armed cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006. Since then, drug-war violence has claimed nearly 50000 lives across Mexico. ...

Venezuela's Chávez condemns assassination of Qaddafi as 'disregard for life'

Venezuela's Chávez condemns assassination of Qaddafi as 'disregard for life'

by Ewan Robertson, Venezuelanalysis.com Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez condemned the killing of Libyan head of state Muammar Qaddafi as an “assassination” and “a disregard of life.” The Libyan leader was confirmed dead Oct. 20 by the rebel National ...

Brazil and Uruguay Move Against Crimes During Dirty War

Brazil and Uruguay Move Against Crimes During Dirty War: ... life in prison for kidnapping, torture and murders of detainees at the notorious Navy Mechanics School, where 5000 people were held and only half survived. The past has been haunting Argentina, and Chile and Brazil and Uruguay for many years now, ...


OECD, UN Urge Latin American Nations To Pursue Reforms

OECD, UN Urge Latin American Nations To Pursue Reforms: But "with one in three Latin Americans -- 180 million people -- living below the poverty line and 10 of the countries in the region ranking in the 15 most unequal in the world, a more diversified and productive economy is critical to sustaining and ...


Cuban small businesses hampered by limitations, uncertainty

Cuban small businesses hampered by limitations, uncertainty: Small businesses began to spring up in Cuba one year after the government of Raul Castro relaunched his plan of economic adjustments, but their future is hampered by many constraints, insecurity and uncertainty. "Many people enter this world of ...


Youth group finds spiritual calling, serves Pine Ridge Reservation family

Youth group finds spiritual calling, serves Pine Ridge Reservation family: By Adam Louis Some time after ABC camera crews packed and left a South Dakota American Indian reservation, a small group of Goshen County residents took a trip of their own to one of the poorest places in the nation. Long before “20/20” aired its ...


Fugitive wanted in February robbery caught in Puerto Rico

Fugitive wanted in February robbery caught in Puerto Rico: ALBANY -- 40-year-old Charlie Robles-Delgado was arrested in Puerto Rico and indicted for the robbery and burglary of a 90-year-old woman last February. Robles-Delgado allegedly broke into the victim's house early on February 25, placed a knife to the ...


Brazil and Colombia: An Unexpected Alliance

Brazil and Colombia: An Unexpected Alliance: ... they also become consumers of what businesses produce,” Lula concluded, while highlighting the importance of policies that reduce poverty.[1] The Colombia-Brazil forum demonstrates that a new partnership is forming between two nations who, ...

Chile's Industrial Output Rises Faster-Than-Forecast 5.2%

Chile's Industrial Output Rises Faster-Than-Forecast 5.2%: Chile's one-year interest rate swap, which reflects traders' views of average borrowing costs, remained unchanged from yesterday's 4.73 percent at 10:16 am Santiago time. The central bank, which has held its benchmark rate at 5.25 percent for four ...


Venezuela to pay off USD 122 billion debt until 2038

Venezuela to pay off USD 122 billion debt until 2038: If the Venezuelan government continues to implement its present fiscal and monetary policies -based on bond issuances-, both the country and its top source of revenue, state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa), will face a major debt burden ...


Child pornographer sentenced to five years in prison

Child pornographer sentenced to five years in prison: Cantin was arrested in November 2010 following a tip from someone in Brazil. When police raided his Anjou apartment they found tens of thousands of pictures of children as young as five being sexually abused. Cantin also filmed himself abusing a ...


Ex-Guantanamo guard tells of violence against detainees

Ex-Guantanamo guard tells of violence against detainees: By Jenifer Fenton for CNN Editor's note: Nearly three years after President Obama declared the Guantanamo prison for terrorist suspects would be closed, the camp in Cuba remains open. Of the more than 750 inmates that were once held there, ...


The state of poverty and opportunity in Louisiana

The state of poverty and opportunity in Louisiana: number of residents in Louisiana in 2010, 18.7 percent lived below the official poverty line, 7.5 percent were unemployed. To reduce poverty in Louisiana, we ...

Political will a must to end child malnutrition

Political will a must to end child malnutrition:
While it is rarely thought of as a Latin American problem, malnutrition is prominent in much of Central America, most notably El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua. There, chronic child malnutrition is as prevalent as it is in Africa or South ...


NL-Aid

Buenos Aires Celebrates Armenia festival attracts over 15000

Buenos Aires Celebrates Armenia festival attracts over 15000:
Lori Antounian, Davit Gevorgyan (center background) and Ará Gevorgyan take their bows during the daylong Armenian festival in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires, Argentina - Over 15000 people strolled along Avenida de Mayo in Buenos Aires, Argentina on October ...


Armenian Reporter

Students commemorate Native American heritage at Peace Tree ceremony

Students commemorate Native American heritage at Peace Tree ceremony: The ceremony celebrates the planting of the West Virginia University Peace Tree, which commemorates WVU's commitment to the rediscovery of Native American heritages. Representatives of WVU's Native American Studies program spoke of the tree's rich ...

Spain's former colonies now 'part of the solution'

Spain's former colonies now 'part of the solution'

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — It was a strange new world for Spain and ... one in three Latin Americans lives in poverty — a total of 180 million people — and ...