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jueves, 3 de noviembre de 2011

Colombian model convicted of drug smuggling in Argentina

Colombian model convicted of drug smuggling in Argentina: Buenos Aires – Colombian model Angie Sanclemente Valencia was convicted here of attempting to smuggle cocaine to Spain in late 2009 and sentenced to six years and eight months in prison, judicial officials said. The Buenos Aires court also handed down ...

Judge sentences man in Ala. for having ammunition

Judge sentences man in Ala. for having ammunition

(AP) — Officials say a federal judge in Birmingham has sentenced a Mexican man to more than two years in prison for possessing ammunition while in the US illegally. US District Judge L. Scott Coogler sentenced 30-year-old Juan Diego Villa-Francisco to ...

The world economy adrift

The world economy adrift: Countless millions were lifted from poverty; new middle classes arose in Asia and Latin America. In Globalization 2.0, the economic interconnections among countries are breeding instability and nationalistic rivalries. Time was when the United States ...

19 percent of Georgians on food stamps; Mississippi at 21.5 percent

19 percent of Georgians on food stamps; Mississippi at 21.5 percent: Southeast states generally had the largest percentage of people on food stamps, with Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina all over 18 percent. I want more of this free government money—-where do I go to get more? ...


Cubans Can Buy and Sell Property, Government Says

Cubans Can Buy and Sell Property, Government Says: By DAMIEN CAVE MEXICO CITY — Cuba announced a new property law Thursday that promises to allow citizens and permanent residents to buy and sell real estate — the most significant market-oriented change yet approved by the government of Raúl Castro, ...

Argentina October Vehicle Production Cools As Brazil Sales Slip

Argentina October Vehicle Production Cools As Brazil Sales Slip: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's car makers, a key pillar of the industrial sector, saw production cool in October from the record levels seen in recent months as demand from neighboring Brazil dropped off. Vehicle production in October totaled ...


Deflation did not cause Argentina's economic boom

Deflation did not cause Argentina's economic boom:
By Stefan Karlsson, Guest blogger / November 3, 2011 In this file photo, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez, center, gives a speech during her closing campaign rally in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Karlsson argues that Argentina's economic boom has ...



Christian Science Monitor

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month: In honor of Native American Heritage Month, a doll-sized papoose (a child carrier) and a dance arm band are a few craft ideas. (Phil Masturzo/Akron Beacon Journal/MCT) In November, the county celebrates Native American Heritage Month. ...


Africa: The New Global Crossroads

Africa: The New Global Crossroads: Brazil's imports from Africa increased more than six-fold in eight years, to $18.5 billion in 2008. Trade between Brazil and Africa totaled $20.5 billion last year. Vale [Vahl'-ee], the world's second largest mining company – which the Boston ...

NC brothers sentenced for housing illegal workers

NC brothers sentenced for housing illegal workers: AP NEW BERN, NC Two North Carolina brothers who profited by having illegal immigrant workers from their native Mexico smuggled in to work in their construction company for below minimum wage will spend years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Thursday ...


Newmont halts $4.8 bln Peru mine work over protest

Newmont halts $4.8 bln Peru mine work over protest: * US-based miner halts work as a precaution * Conga would be biggest investment ever in Peruvian mine * Humala issues plea for calm after talks fail By Patricia Velez PAMPA VERDE, Peru, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining removed some workers and halted ...

Beyond the Border: Measuring Mexican Cartels' Influence in the US

Beyond the Border: Measuring Mexican Cartels' Influence in the US

Ultimately, the NDIC report should be taken as a reminder that Mexico'sdrug war” is not as insulated from the US as many suppose. If Mexican cartels have criminal connections in the country, then it is not hard to imagine that these organizations ...

At least 114 killed, 1093 arrested in Mexican drug war operation

At least 114 killed, 1093 arrested in Mexican drug war operation

Mexico City - At least 114 people died in a massive Mexican security operation over eight weeks from late August through October, Mexico's defence ministry announced Thursday. Two soldiers and 112 suspected criminals were killed in the states of ...

Mexican mayor slain ahead of elections

Mexican mayor slain ahead of elections: Twenty-five mayors have been killed in Mexico since December 2006, when the drug war began. La Piedad has been hit deeply by the violence, said municipal policeman Jose Castro. The local force beefed up security Thursday for Guzman's funeral, ...

Anonymous threatens violent Mexican drug ring

Anonymous threatens violent Mexican drug ring:
Hackers with the online collective Anonymous say that they will press on with a war against their latest target despite threats of certain death. Anonymous says they are about to battle it out with the notorious Mexican drug cartel the Zetas. ...


RT

Caribbean Authors to Share Their Literary Works at Miami Dade College's 28th ...

Caribbean Authors to Share Their Literary Works at Miami Dade College's 28th ...: The authors representing the Caribbean diaspora have covered the fiction and poetry, post-colonial themes, and non-fiction genres on topics such as family turmoil, personal memoirs, political and social warfare, poverty, and more. ...

Three Ohio cities rank in top 10 for poverty rate increase

Three Ohio cities rank in top 10 for poverty rate increase: The Youngstown area ranked third with a change of 14 percent and Dayton had a 10 percent increase in concentrated poverty, taking the ninth-place spot. Also on the list were the cities of El Paso, Texas; Jackson, Mississippi; Baton Rouge, Louisiana; ...


Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers

Retirement crisis closes in on baby boomers: ... By Tom Brown MIAMI (Reuters) - Like many middle-class American baby boomers, Linda Carmona-Sanchez is anxious about slipping into poverty and says whatever dreams she once had about retirement ...

Environmental risks threaten Latin American, Caribbean gains in cutting ...

Environmental risks threaten Latin American, Caribbean gains in cutting ...

Battered by decades of political instability and the 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200000 people and left three times that number homeless, Haiti suffers from a “multidimensional” poverty rate that is more than twice that of Guatemala and ...

In Search for Reconciliation, the New Libya Balances Competing Urges

In Search for Reconciliation, the New Libya Balances Competing Urges

Already, the provisional leaders are pondering options for exposing the long catalog of killings and torture, looking to models from South Africa, Europe and Latin America. They are motivated by a conviction, they say, that a new nation cannot be built ...

Venezuela FM station says troops seize equipment

Venezuela FM station says troops seize equipment

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The owner of a radio station in western Venezuela says dozens of National Guard soldiers have seized broadcasting equipment as part of an investigation launched by the country's state telecommunications commission. ...

Cuba Moves Up in Human Development Rankings

Cuba Moves Up in Human Development Rankings: HAVANA, Cuba, Nov 3 (acn) The 2011 Human Development Report, published by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), places Cuba in the 51st position, two steps up compared to the previous report. According to the document, Chile —in the 44th spot ...

Confidence in Cuban market confirmed

Confidence in Cuban market confirmed: WITH the maxim of promoting Cuba's economic relations with the rest of the world, the 29th Havana Trade Fair opened November 1 with the participation of 1500 companies and 3000 business executives from 60 countries, in its traditional Expocuba venue. ...

Cuba legalizes private real estate transactions

Cuba legalizes private real estate transactions:
Allowing Cubans to sell and purchase homes, a move announced Thursday in Cuba, is the biggest reform of its kind under Raul Castro. By Anya Landau French, Guest blogger / November 3, 2011 A man looks out from a building in Havana, Cuba, Thursday. ...


Christian Science Monitor

Chile's past haunts protests over rights

Chile's past haunts protests over rights: SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Chile's abysmal record of human rights violations under its past dictatorial regimes is coming to haunt the democratic administration of President Sebastian Pinera as criticism of his rule mounts. ...