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viernes, 4 de noviembre de 2011

Most creditors OK capital hike for Chile's La Polar

Most creditors OK capital hike for Chile's La Polar: By Felipe Iturrieta SANTIAGO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Chilean retailer La Polar said on Friday it was confident it would avoid bankruptcy, after the majority of its creditors supported a capital increase. La Polar is embroiled in one of Chile's biggest ...

Chile CAP Q3 net surges on prices, shipments

Chile CAP Q3 net surges on prices, shipments: SANTIAGO Nov 4 (Reuters) - Chilean steel and iron ore producer CAP said third-quarter net profit surged 75 percent on higher prices and shipments, but the record earnings fell short of market forecasts. Net profit rose to $143 million from $82 million ...

Poor Nicaraguans see incumbent as best hope

Poor Nicaraguans see incumbent as best hope: Nicaragua is still Central America's poorest country, but its people have seen progress under Daniel Ortega's leadership. The leftist former rebel has overseen slow but steady growth since the days of civil war and crippling inflation. ...

Native American veterans to celebrate culture, service

Native American veterans to celebrate culture, service: Wearing a hat that read “Native Veteran, Vietnam War,” on Thursday and a vest and necklaces that represented his Native American heritage, Saunders has no regrets on the timing or the reason for his call to active duty. “There are days where I'd want ...


Critics: Venezuelan TV network not fair

Critics: Venezuelan TV network not fair:
Venezuela's parliamentary channel, which is supposed to show fairly what happens in the chamber, practically ignores the opposition, critics charge. Journalists follow ANTV coverage of Venezuela's National Assembly from outside the chamber. ...


MiamiHerald.com

"We Want Girls to Be Visible"

"We Want Girls to Be Visible": The aim of the programme, launched in 2004, is to "break the poverty cycle and enable Guatemalan girls to reach their full potential," the Population Council web site says. In this Central American country of 14 million people, where half of the ...

Christensen lives a week on food stamps

Christensen lives a week on food stamps: THOMAS - To put herself in the shoes of those who live in poverty, VI Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen spent a week living only on the national average weekly food stamp allotment - $31.50. The National Food Stamp Challenge, organized by Fighting ...

Cuban Actions to Reduce Disasters Highlighted

Cuban Actions to Reduce Disasters Highlighted: 04 de noviembre de 2011, 15:26Havana, Nov 4 (Prensa Latina) Cuba is fostering actions and development investments for the reduction of disasters and the adaptation to climatic change, said a Cuban specialist here Friday. Carlos Manuel Rodriguez ...

Cuba's Youth are Agents of Change

Cuba's Youth are Agents of Change:
4 (IPS) — At 19, Liz Sandra Falcón had never imagined that every decision she made could have an impact beyond her own life: not only on people close to her, but on Cuban society itself, and even – although it might seem like an exaggeration – on ...


Havana Times

Argentina: An affordable adventure

Argentina: An affordable adventure: By Anonymous Tiny bursts of yellow light from street lamps and the low-slung red and blue awnings of fruit and vegetable markets were a blur as our taxi barreled down Avenida 25 de Mayo, Buenos Aires, Argentina. The white-paint lane markings were just ...

Puerto Rico companies coming for business opportunities

Puerto Rico companies coming for business opportunities: A delegation of 15 Puerto Rican companies will visit Dominican Republic from November 13 to 18 to analyze business opportunities between the two Caribbean countries, Efe reports. The companies in the chemicals, manufacturing, construction, ...

Ex-con sentenced for attempting to reenter U.S.

Ex-con sentenced for attempting to reenter U.S.: TUCSON - A Mexican man was sentenced to prison late last month after being apprehended in January for attempting to re-enter the US illegally - the man was previously convicted in 2004 for lawd acts on a child under 14. Bricio Contreras-Vasquez, 40, ...

Chile Prepared For Possibilities Such As Greek Default -Finance Minister

Chile Prepared For Possibilities Such As Greek Default -Finance Minister: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean economy is prepared to face events such as a Greek default or a recession in the eurozone, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said Friday. Larrain has recently said the government is preparing a contingency plan to deal ...

Confederate Flag to be Removed from Outside Louisiana Courthouse

Confederate Flag to be Removed from Outside Louisiana Courthouse: A Confederate flag flying outside a Louisiana courthouse will be removed today, six months after the American Civil Liberties Union argued to the state's highest court that its presence prevents the death penalty from being fairly administered. ...

Inside the Cuban Interests Section, an ode to Hemingway

Inside the Cuban Interests Section, an ode to Hemingway: (WTOP/Alicia Lozano) WASHINGTON - Diplomacy can often be messy, but at opening night of Hemingway's Bar inside the Cuban Interests Section in Northwest DC, it was nothing but good will and mojitos. The invite-only watering hole boasts a small yet ...

Pleasure and pain in Puerto Rico

Pleasure and pain in Puerto Rico: The plot, which generally takes a back seat to some entrancing visuals, follows a young American journalist (Depp) who travels to Puerto Rico, circa 1960, to take up a job at a run-down newspaper. Not much reporting gets done since the raffish rookie ...

Spain dubs Benicio del Toro, Ricky Martin citizens

Spain dubs Benicio del Toro, Ricky Martin citizens: Both Martin and del Toro are from Puerto Rico and have US citizenship. Spain normally obliges people to renounce any other nationality they have before granting them a Spanish passport, but it makes exceptions for citizens from Latin American countries ...

Indian youth center debuts public service spot

Indian youth center debuts public service spot: The Center for Native American Youth has debuted its first public service announcement, which features Boston Red Sox centerfielder Jacoby Ellsbury. Former US Sen. Byron Dorgan of North Dakota founded the Washington, DC-based center. ...

Dental Needs Unmet in Native Americans

Dental Needs Unmet in Native Americans: By Nancy Walsh, Staff Writer, MedPage Today Explain that among the myriad health problems faced by many Native Americans is poor oral health, based on a study showing that 90% of residents of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota had at ...

Argentine soy-crushing workers say bonus deal reached

Argentine soy-crushing workers say bonus deal reached: * Workers briefly walked off job over labor dispute * Gov't ordered end to strike in key export industry By Nicolas Misculin BUENOS AIRES, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Argentine soy-crushing workers reached a deal with management on Friday, a day after the ...

14 Mexican troops convicted of homicide

14 Mexican troops convicted of homicide: By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Two Mexican army officers and 12 soldiers have been convicted in the killing of five civilians and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 16 to 40 years, Mexico's defense ministry said. The sentences were handed down ...

Brazil gets US$8 billion in funding to eradicate poverty

Brazil gets US$8 billion in funding to eradicate poverty: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Brazil will receive US$8 billion in funding from the World Bank, as a part of a joint strategy to help eradicate extreme poverty i.

Latino Unemployment Rises Slightly In Oct., Report Says

Latino Unemployment Rises Slightly In Oct., Report Says: (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) While the US economy added 80000 jobs in October and job growth over the past two months was much stronger than first believed, Latino unemployment rose slightly in October. The total unemployment rate dropped last month to 9 ...

US Poverty Data: 1 in 15 Live in Extreme Poverty - A Record

US Poverty Data: 1 in 15 Live in Extreme Poverty - A Record:
A single individual making less than $11139 per year is considered to be living in poverty. Even though a record-number of people are now poor, it has not affected all Americans equally. Households in the Midwest, South and West experienced declines in ...


International Business Times

Lawmakers fret about Cuban offshore drilling

Lawmakers fret about Cuban offshore drilling: By JENNIFER A. DLOUHY — A bipartisan coalition of lawmakers Wednesday blasted the Obama administration for not doing more to block oil and gas drilling in Cuban waters. Instead of working to prevent the drilling, ...

Cultured: 21c presents Cuban poets Marta Miranda and Jeremy Dae Paden for a ...

Cultured: 21c presents Cuban poets Marta Miranda and Jeremy Dae Paden for a ...

In the case of 21c's current art exhibition, Cuba Now, the idea of cultural identity takes center stage. While the exhibit explores the parameters of Cuba's living generation of artists, delving into deep concepts of censorship, race, ...