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miércoles, 16 de noviembre de 2011

Cuba liberalises barber shops

Cuba liberalises barber shops:
A law in Cuba allowing small barber shops to be effectively privatised will come into effect on 1 December. The decision follows an experimental period of 20 months that enabled barbers to lease their premises - with no more than three seats - from the ...

BBC News

Incoming Government Has Its Job Cut Out

Incoming Government Has Its Job Cut Out: By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY - One of the highest poverty levels in Latin America, one of the highest murder rates in the world, and much-needed political and tax reforms are some of the pressing challenges that will face ...

The obvious solution Europe won't embrace

The obvious solution Europe won't embrace: While not immune, Latin America appears well positioned. Fitch Ratings said recently that in most Latin American countries, subsidiaries of European banks hold less than 20 percent of assets. Interactions with parent banks “show none of the ...

Cuba to Increase Number of Medals in Parapan American Games

Cuba to Increase Number of Medals in Parapan American Games: Guadalajara, Mexico, Nov 16 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban delegation on Wednesday will seek to increase the number of medals at the 4th Parapan American Games. The Cubans totaled nine golds, three silvers and six bronzes, ...

Argentina: More Statism in Economy

Argentina: More Statism in Economy: Since the debt default in 2002, Argentina has averaged 8.2 percent pa GDP growth, with declining unemployment and a significant reduction in poverty. Default reduced the debt burden from 160 percent of GDP to 49 percent currently, greatly easing fiscal ...

Krochet Kids: Ending the Cycle of Poverty

Krochet Kids: Ending the Cycle of Poverty:
... they could take a single idea and use it to break the cycle of poverty. ... my time with Haitian refugees who were living in the Dominican Republic. ...

HyperVocal

An increasing number of Colombians positive about their country


An increasing number of Colombians positive about their country

According to the poll, 46% of Colombians are optimistic about their country, an increase of 8% on the previous poll. Of those interviewed for the poll, the issues which most concerned Colombians were insecurity, the fight against poverty and the cost ...

A Crime Against Mexico

A Crime Against Mexico: When the suspects were finally brought to the Chihuahua state prison, the warden reported that the men were covered with bruises and burn marks, probably from electrical shocks, including one on the penis of one of them. We actually saw the photos. ...

Canton library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month

Canton library to celebrate Native American Heritage Month: Haywood County native Charlie Rhodarmer, director and manager of the Sequoyah Birthplace Museum, will give a presentation on 18th century Cherokee history and culture at 5:30 pm on Thursday, Nov. 17, at Canton Branch Library. ...


After 6 months of protests, no Chilean reforms

After 6 months of protests, no Chilean reforms:
SANTIAGO, Chile — More than six months after they launched nationwide protests to reform education in Chile, student activists have won widespread public support, inspired similar actions in other parts of South America and politically damaged ...

Deseret News

To Increase Jobs, Increase Economic Freedom

To Increase Jobs, Increase Economic Freedom: If current long-term trend lines of economic growth continue, we will see abject poverty almost completely eradicated in the 21st century. Business is not a zero-sum game struggling over a fixed pie. Instead it grows and makes the total pie larger, ...

Honduras: Call for Human Rights Observers | Inter-Faith Committee ...

Honduras: Call for Human Rights Observers | Inter-Faith Committee ...: We call upon human rights organizations, the national social movements in Latin America and the world, leading personalities in the defense of human rights ...

Canada to open next round of World Cup qualifying vs. Cuba

Canada to open next round of World Cup qualifying vs. Cuba:
TORONTO - Canada can now start planning for the next round of its World Cup qualifying journey: six matches in just over four months starting with a potentially steamy date in Cuba next June. The Canadian men have fallen at this stage in four of the ...

TSN

Matriarch of family that fought in Cuban Revolution

Matriarch of family that fought in Cuban Revolution:
By Michael Sallah Maria Fariñas Rodriguez, matriarch of a Cuban family whose members fought in the Escambray Mountains during the revolution and were later thrown in prison for delivering guns to guerrillas opposed to Fidel Castro's government, ...

MiamiHerald.com

Buenos Aires stocks move down

Buenos Aires stocks move down: Buenos Aires stocks edged slightly lower, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 0.6 percent, to 2622.77 points. So far this year it has experienced 24% in losses. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk fell by 0.7% to 861 basis points in ...

Search for missing 9-year old continues in BA province

Search for missing 9-year old continues in BA province: The Buenos Aires province Justice and Security Minister Ricardo Casal issued a “general alert” so “all police officers in the area,” no matter what department, are deployed in the Lincoln surroundings to look for 9-year old Tomás Santillán, ...

How do corrupt government impact the people of Latin America and ..


How do corrupt government impact the people of Latin America and ..

It is a cultural region that spans Mexico most of Central America the Caribbean ... the people of Latin America and contribute to the poverty of the region ...

Killer of 7-year-old San Antonio girl set to die

Killer of 7-year-old San Antonio girl set to die:
Authorities said Esparza was in constant trouble while in prison, refusing work details and attacking other inmates. They said he became an active member of the Mexican Mafia, a prison gang. Esparza's execution is likely the last in 2011 in the ...

Austin American-Statesman

Elementary School Students Learn About Native American Culture

Elementary School Students Learn About Native American Culture: By Nick Malfitano Students at Whiting Elementary School had the opportunity earlier today to receive a glimpse into the lives and cultures of Native Americans, as part of their “Native American Day” celebration, held in the school's all-purpose room. ...

Venezuela imports 850000 tons of corn from the US

Venezuela imports 850000 tons of corn from the US: Venezuela buys corn from different countries, and the United States has become one of the main providers of the product. In fact, Venezuela is the eighth buyer of corn produced in the US. According to data provided by the National Agriculture ...

Chubb Offers Medical Benefits to Transgendered Employees

Chubb Offers Medical Benefits to Transgendered Employees: Chubb's global network includes branches and affiliates in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia and Australia. Chubb is a worldwide leader in insuring fine homes, automobiles, yachts, antiques, classic cars and other collectibles, and personal ...


Transgender people murdered as world resists change

Transgender people murdered as world resists change:
Most of the murders of transgender people TMM recorded this year occurred in Latin America - 29 in Brazil, 22 in Mexico, 11 in Venezuela and 10 in Columbia, as well as murders in 10 other Latin American countries. TMM also noted murders in Turkey, ...

Reuters

The ecology and the poverty

The ecology and the poverty:
We will take part in a significant conference on the ecological problems and climate change in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro and Ukraine will have to report. However, it is not the most essential thing. The main thing is to realize at the highest level ...

The Day Weekly Digest

Puerto Rico poised to surpass homicide record


Puerto Rico poised to surpass homicide record

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico is having its deadliest year on record as authorities struggle to control a rampant drug war on the US Caribbean territory. Police said Wednesday that three people died overnight in separate incidents, ...

Argentina, Chile put happy end to traumatic week

Argentina, Chile put happy end to traumatic week:
BUENOS AIRES — Lionel Messi and Alexis Sanchez, club mates at Barcelona, sparkled as Argentina and Chile put behind them a weekend to forget with victories in the South American 2014 World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday. Messi led the fightback for a 2-1 ...

Oman Daily Observer