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viernes, 25 de noviembre de 2011

Peru Targets $20.5 Billion in Infrastructure Investment


Peru Targets $20.5 Billion in Infrastructure Investment

The government is seeking investors for the projects, which are designed to support economic growth and ease poverty in the Andean nation, Paredes said today in en e-mailed statement. About $11 billion will be spent on roads in Peru's jungle and ...

Socioeconomic and environmental impact of biofuels in the Peruvian Amazon


Socioeconomic and environmental impact of biofuels in the Peruvian Amazon

The study is the result of a joint effort by SNV Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV Lationamérica), a social enterprise dedicated to fighting poverty and lack of equality in emerging markets around the world, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). ...

Drug violence at America's other southern border


Drug violence at America's other southern border

Last Friday night, a married couple entering their home in the town of Hatillo, Puerto Rico, was startled by two armed burglars. The husband was fatally shot, becoming the 1000th murder victim of 2011. This was Puerto Rico's highest annual homicide ...

Colombian president says end of war with Farc rebels is near


Colombian president says end of war with Farc rebels is near

The major advances Colombia has made on the security front, however, mask deep-seated, unresolved issues from unequal land distribution and rural poverty, to flourishing criminal gangs and politicians corrupted by drug money. Colombia's largest rebel ...

In climate talks West would redefine rich and poor


In climate talks West would redefine rich and poor

It's an old debate that has been intensifying with the rapid growth of economies like those of China, India and some in Latin America and the wealth as well as high carbon emissions they generate. The division of the globe into two unequal parts was ...

Violence tests US prohibition


Violence tests US prohibition

The Mexican people are increasingly disenchanted with the drug war, and influential political figures are urging a different approach. Some say the government should negotiate a truce with the cartels. Others, most notably Calderón's predecessor, ...

Europeans seek new opportunities in Brazil


Europeans seek new opportunities in Brazil

Brazil, Latin America's economic powerhouse, is among those places increasingly viewed as a land of opportunity. After working for an agribusiness firm in suburban Paris for 10 years, 33-year-old FrenchwomanAfeida Ghaleb decided to move to Brazil last ...

600 Ludewa villagers get power from society


600 Ludewa villagers get power from society

By Friday Simbaya More than 600 villagers in Ludewa District in Iringa Region have been connected in a 150 KW electricity project installed by the Association of Rural Cooperation in Africa and Latin America (ACRA) at Lumama villages. ...

Europeans seek new opportunities in Brazil


Europeans seek new opportunities in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO — With anemic job markets at home, a growing number of Europeans are seeking employment outside the region. Brazil, Latin America's economic powerhouse, is among those places increasingly viewed as a land of opportunity. ...

Venezuela to Open Criminology Center


Venezuela to Open Criminology Center

25 de noviembre de 2011- (Prensa Latina) The Venezuelan Public Ministry is planning to create an anti-extortion and kidnapping unit, according to information published in this capital Thursday by Attorney General Luisa Ortega. ...

Occupy Boston protesters travel to Plymouth to mark National Day of Mourning ...


Occupy Boston protesters travel to Plymouth to mark National Day of Mourning ...

By Brian R. Ballou PLYMOUTH - About 30 Occupy Boston protesters traveled from their encampment in Boston's Financial District to join the National Day of Mourning here yesterday, lending their support to a Native American demonstration held each ...

Brazil: the new land of opportunity for Europeans


Brazil: the new land of opportunity for Europeans

"The rise is due not only to the crisis, but also to huge consumer demand in Brazil." "There are 40 million new consumers who emerged from poverty, and the Brazilian market cannot meet their demand," she explained. "There also is a shortage of skilled ...

Mexico faces war crimes investigation over 'war on drugs'


Mexico faces war crimes investigation over 'war on drugs'

“We will present documentation, with a wide variety of evidence, that demonstrates that in Mexico, war crimes and crimes against humanity are happening,” said Netzai Sandoval, a human rights lawyer heading the case. “The ICC can and should investigate ...

Mapuche Indians Clash with Chilean Police


Mapuche Indians Clash with Chilean Police

SANTIAGO, Chile -- Protesters have clashed with Chilean police during a demonstration against plans to build an airport on land claimed by the Mapuche indigenous group. The Mapuche protesters hurled rocks and one fired a gun during the protest. ...

Peru police break up protest at Newmont mine


Peru police break up protest at Newmont mine

To calm disputes over natural resources nationwide, Humala has started to roll out social programs and raised taxes on mining companies to spread the wealth from a decade-long economic boom to the one third of Peruvians mired in poverty. ...

The Slow-Pitch Ambassadors to Cuba


The Slow-Pitch Ambassadors to Cuba

Gary Buxton of the United States with his pregame cigar before playing a Cuban softball team in Havana this month. By BRUCE WEBER HAVANA — Wearing orange jerseys — T-shirts, really — the Cuban players lined up along the first-base line at Mella ...

Cuba repatriates three shipwrecked US sailors


Cuba repatriates three shipwrecked US sailors

HAVANA — Cuba has repatriated three Americans picked up recently in Cuban territorial waters after their sailboat ran aground, diplomatic sources said Friday. "We can confirm the handover and return of three people," a spokeswoman for the US Interests ...

2012 Native American Dollar Design Selection Announced


2012 Native American Dollar Design Selection Announced

The United States Mint has announced the reverse design which will be used for the 2012 Native American Dollar. The series of circulating dollar coins has featured a different reverse design each year since 2009, representing the contributions and ...

Argentine dirty warrior dies


Argentine dirty warrior dies

Buenos Aires – Retired Gen. Antonio Bussi, sentenced to life in prison for his role in Argentina's murderous 1976-1983 military regime, died in a hospital in the northern city of Tucuman. He was 85. He was admitted to the hospital earlier this month ...

Native American Heritage Day Celebration


Native American Heritage Day Celebration

By ICTMN Staff November 25, 2011 This video shows a Native American Heritage Day celebration held at Cornelius Hedges Elementary School in Kalispell, Montana on September 30, 2011. National Native American Heritage Day is held November 25, ...

Unemployment in Venezuela continues to fall, official says


Unemployment in Venezuela continues to fall, official says

Elías Eljuri, the President of the National Statistics Institute (INE), said that unemployment has recorded a downward trend in Venezuela. On Thursday, INE's labor monthly report showed that Venezuela's unemployment rate stood at 8.2%, a 0.8% decrease ...

Cuba eases grip on banking sector by allowing small loans


Cuba eases grip on banking sector by allowing small loans

Cuba is undertaking a cautious overhaul of its Soviet-style economy. Photo: AP HAVANA: Cuba will allow banks to lend money to small businesses, private farmers and those who want to repair or build homes - a revolutionary step for the communist ...

Cuba unveils credits for businesses, homes


Cuba unveils credits for businesses, homes

HAVANA -- Cuba announced a new credit system Thursday that will offer loans to small-business owners, independent farmers and other citizens beginning next month, advancing promised reforms to the country's state-planned economy. ...

National Music Plan unveiled with an ensemble of cuts


National Music Plan unveiled with an ensemble of cuts

... a music-education scheme in Norwich, Liverpool and Lambeth inspired by the Venezuelan El Sistema, a radical social-inclusion project in which children from the poorest backgrounds are given intensive music education to help them escape the poverty ...

Colombia never far from Montoya's thoughts


Colombia never far from Montoya's thoughts

... but still visits Colombia about five times a year, and it's clear his homeland is never far from his mind. Despite a wealth of natural resources, the South American nation has struggled with high rates of poverty, unemployment, crime, and in recent ...