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domingo, 6 de noviembre de 2011

'Argentina is now at a turning point'

'Argentina is now at a turning point': One of the things that I criticize in Latin America is that liberalism is often just associated with economic policy: you find people saying that somebody like Pinochet or Martínez de Hoz were liberals, and they were not liberals at all! ...


Brazilian Protesters Join Global 'Occupy' Movement in Rio

Brazilian Protesters Join Global 'Occupy' Movement in Rio: In Rio de Janeiro, the protesters for the most part are targeting corruption, poverty, unemployment, and human rights violations. Meanwhile, some have joined the Occupy Rio protests to demonstrate against forced displacements in the city ahead of the ...


Peru to create second-generation social programs

Peru to create second-generation social programs: President Humala went on to say that the main purpose is to target every person benefited from social policies and make them take part of the programs for a short time and rescue them from poverty. Then, other people can also benefit from the programs. ...


Peru: Forced Sterilization Cases Reopened; 300000 Women Sterilized

Peru: Forced Sterilization Cases Reopened; 300000 Women Sterilized: The campaign was aimed at reducing poverty in the country's highlands. Human rights groups cheered the decision by Attorney General José Peláez Bardales to reopen the cases. We “urge state authorities to provide the economic, human and technical ...


Peru president to launch social program in Huancavelica

Peru president to launch social program in Huancavelica: Peruvian President Ollanta Humala travels Saturday to the Huancavelica region, in the Andean highlands, to launch Pension 65, a social program that aims to protect senior citizens in extreme poverty. The head of state will be accompanied by First Lady ...


ACLU to probe if SD breaks child-protection laws

ACLU to probe if SD breaks child-protection laws: 06 November 2011 AMBER HUNT, AP SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) – The American Civil Liberties Union is investigating whether the South Dakota Department of Social Services violated federal law by removing Native American children from their homes and placing ...


Chavez says foes would harm slums

Chavez says foes would harm slums: They will get rid of the Cubans and they will privatize health again," he added in a telephone call to state TV on Sunday. Thousands of doctors from Cuba, whose government is closely allied with the Venezuelan leader, have staffed Chavez's flagship ...


Chavez Critical of Polar's Mendoza for Price Control Complaints

Chavez Critical of Polar's Mendoza for Price Control Complaints: 6 (Bloomberg) -- President Hugo Chavez said Lorenzo Mendoza, the owner of Empresas Polar SA, Venezuela's largest privately held company, has “selfish” motives for criticizing his plan to tighten price controls. “Mendoza is worried about his company, ...

Chavez says foes would harm slums

Chavez says foes would harm slums: By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez accused political opponents eyeing a 2012 election battle on Sunday of wanting to reverse social policies in Venezuela's slums and rid the nation of Cubans who promote his self-styled ...

Ex-general favorite as Guatemalans vote in run-off

Ex-general favorite as Guatemalans vote in run-off

President Alvaro Colom, who is limited to a single term, managed to break a half century of domination by the hard right but then struggled to reform the Central American nation with limited means and a fragile majority. Around 98 percent of crimes go ...

Commercial flights to Cuba take off from some U.S. airports

Commercial flights to Cuba take off from some U.S. airports: By Helena DeMoura, CNN (CNN) -- Another chartered flight is scheduled to leave the United States for Cuba Sunday as a result of recent US government moves to ease restrictions on travel to the Communist nation. In a partnership with Delta Air Lines, ...

Nicaragua pres Ortega poised to win third term

Nicaragua pres Ortega poised to win third term: More than half of Guatemala's 14 million people live in poverty and it has one of the highest murder rates in the world, a product of gang and cartel violence, along with the legacy of its civil war. Perez would be the first former military leader ...


Time to Question Government 'Assistance'

Time to Question Government 'Assistance': ... compared with 5 million non-Hispanic white children, this according to data from the US Census Bureau. While the recent increases in poverty levels are primarily blamed on the boom in foreclosure and unemployment rates experienced by all Americans ...

The Importance of Good Statistical Data in Cuba

The Importance of Good Statistical Data in Cuba: One benefit of Cuba's very centralized bureaucracy is the prevalence of statistical data on just about anything at any level of government. This extends from the Federal level to the neighborhood Committee of the Defense of the Revolution. ...


Factbox: Guatemala's presidential candidates

Factbox: Guatemala's presidential candidates: (Reuters) - Guatemala elects a new president on Sunday with two candidates battling to govern the coffee-and-sugar-exporting nation as it struggles to tackle poverty, powerful drug cartels and rising crime. Retired Guatemalan General Otto Perez is the ...

Nicaragua pres Ortega, former Sandinista rebel, poised to defy constitution ...

Nicaragua pres Ortega, former Sandinista rebel, poised to defy constitution ...

More than half of Guatemala's 14 million people live in poverty and it has one of the highest murder rates in the world, a product of gang and cartel violence, along with the legacy of its civil war. Perez would be the first former military leader ...

Ex-general starts favourite for Guatemala presidency

Ex-general starts favourite for Guatemala presidency:
Mexican traffickers have expanded their operations into the Central American nation, which is an important transit point for drugs smuggled from South America to the United States. In a poll published this week in the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre, ...


BBC News

The US Violates its Own Laws in the Case of the Cuban Five

The US Violates its Own Laws in the Case of the Cuban Five

Bayamo, Cuba, Nov 6.- The judicial process against the five Cuban heroes condemned to harsh sentences in the US for fighting terrorism constitutes a flagrant violation of that no rthern country's legislative precepts. These were the words of Alexis ...

Free-market reforms take hold in Cuban countryside

Free-market reforms take hold in Cuban countryside: (AP) SANTA ISABEL DE LAS LAJAS, Cuba — On sleepy streets plied by rickety horse-drawn carts and rusting 1950s automobiles, the sounds of commerce are once again being heard in Cuba's countryside. A private sandwich shop has opened in a town previously ...

A Rio+20 Activist Manifesto and Action Plan

A Rio+20 Activist Manifesto and Action Plan: By Bhaskar Menon* UNITED NATIONS, Nov 6, 2011 (IPS) - Unless civil society activists launch their own programme of action at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro next summer (Jun. 4-6), the event will be little ...

Argentine gets life imprisonmen for torture, deaths of 11000 people

Argentine gets life imprisonmen for torture, deaths of 11000 people

All of them were posted at the Naval Mechanical School in Buenos Aires, the feared Esma, an Argentine Navy facility that was an illegal detention centre during the dictatorial rule. Ninety percent of about 5000 prisoners taken to Esma did not come out ...

Ex-general starts favourite for Guatemala presidency

Ex-general starts favourite for Guatemala presidency:
Mexican traffickers have expanded their operations into the Central American nation, which is an important transit point for drugs smuggled from South America to the United States. In a poll published this week in the Guatemalan newspaper Prensa Libre, ...


BBC News

Man commits suicide in Lanús after killing his two daughters, brothers

Man commits suicide in Lanús after killing his two daughters, brothers

A man committed suicide last night, after killing his two young daughters and his two brothers, in an apartment in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Lanús, police sources stated. According to official reports, the disturbing episode occurred at ...

FBI — Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

FBI — Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison: According to evidence presented at trial, Marquez is a documented member of the Mexican Mafia, a prison gang based out of Southern California. ...

Registrations open for 2012 Presidential elections brigade to Venezuela!

Registrations open for 2012 Presidential elections brigade to Venezuela!: Over the years, the United States-backed opposition has tried to halt, sabotage and stall this people's-power revolution that is putting control of Venezuela's politics and economy back into the hands of the poor majority. The October 2012 elections ...