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jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2011

Case Study: Impacts of trade liberalization on poverty and inequality ...

Case Study: Impacts of trade liberalization on poverty and inequality ...: This paper studies the economic, poverty, and income inequality impacts of both world and domestic trade reform in Argentina, with a special focus on export ...

Venezuela: Photography Contest Shows Positive Side of Caracas ...

Venezuela: Photography Contest Shows Positive Side of Caracas ...: Centro Cultural Chacao and the blog Caracas Ciudad de la Furia [es] invited residents of Caracas to submit photos showing the positive side of the Venezuelan capital. You can see the participating photos in the contest's official Flickr gallery ...

US lawmakers ask Cuba to release jailed contractor


US lawmakers ask Cuba to release jailed contractor

WASHINGTON — A group of 19 US senators on Thursday called on Cuba to agree to the unconditional release of US contractor Alan Gross, who has been jailed for the past two years on state security charges. "After two years in a Cuban prison, Mr. Gross ...

Cuban Drug Heberprot-P Evaluated in Ecuador

Cuban Drug Heberprot-P Evaluated in Ecuador: Quito, Dec 1 (Prensa Latina) Experts from Ecuador and Cuba are evaluating patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers as part of free clinical trials of the Cuban drug Heberprot-P, which heals the ulcers and prevents ...

Hingham helped provide cleats for Nicaraguan children

Hingham helped provide cleats for Nicaraguan children: In rural Nicaragua where I'm serving as a Peace Corps volunteer the phrase has proven true. In a village suffering extreme poverty, it's the only recreational activity and kids play every day, many without shoes, on a dirt field with broken glass, ...


As Feared, No Traditional American Indian Acts Receive Grammy Nominations


As Feared, No Traditional American Indian Acts Receive Grammy Nominations

By ICTMN Staff December 1, 2011 AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast When the Recording Academy announced it was restructuring its Grammy Award categories earlier this year, it was hard to envision Native American artists getting anything but the shaft. ...

Would-be lovers in a crowded city in 'Sidewalls'

Would-be lovers in a crowded city in 'Sidewalls': They might be a perfect couple, but the city they live in - Buenos Aires - conspires to keep them apart. Martin and Mariana, attractive and young, live just yards apart in Buenos Aires. Each owns a shoebox apartment, loves to swim and sings along to ...

Woman, daughter sentenced to prison for smuggling operation

Woman, daughter sentenced to prison for smuggling operation: ... who ran a human smuggling organization out of a Tijuana hotel, bringing undocumented immigrants across the Mexican border into the United States over a period of decades, was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in federal prison, as was her daughter. ...

Tax incentives: Cultural legacy has created cautious attitude to charity

Tax incentives: Cultural legacy has created cautious attitude to charity:
By Alexander Kliment in São Paulo Despite tax systems that generally offer little incentive to give, private philanthropy in Latin America has grown in the past decade. “The rules channel resources in a way that is not necessarily the most efficient,” ...

Financial Times

Opinion: The importance of covering global LGBT news

Opinion: The importance of covering global LGBT news:
Fernandez spoke of gay Americans moving to Argentina to get married, frustrated at their own country. More importantly though, she felt the biggest impact would be on Latin America. Mexico, Brazil and Colombia are increasingly gay-friendly, ...

GlobalPost

Russia Rising, America Falling Into Despair

Russia Rising, America Falling Into Despair:
So bne has introduced a new index, the "despair index," which adds poverty to inflation and unemployment. What should shock is not only are most of the states in Central and Eastern Europe doing much better on this metric than the West. ...

The Moscow Times (blog)

Foundations: Increasing wealth helps boost business engagement

Foundations: Increasing wealth helps boost business engagement: The Digicel Foundation was established by Denis O'Brien, the Irish founder of a mobile phone company that operates in Central America, the Caribbean and the South Pacific. “This region is still prone to crises, and when they come, there's no question ...

Proposed natural gas pipeline in Puerto Rico poised to clear federal hurdle


Proposed natural gas pipeline in Puerto Rico poised to clear federal hurdle

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A proposal to build a controversial 90-mile (150-kilometer) natural gas pipeline in Puerto Rico has received a preliminary favorable nod from the federal agency that has final say over the project. The US Army Corps of ...

Miami's Cuban Exiles: The Widening Chasm Between The Leadership and Newer Arrivals

Miami's Cuban Exiles: The Widening Chasm Between The Leadership and Newer Arrivals: Mitt Romney appeared amid crates of tropical guava paste and coconut water at Conchita Foods, a Florida family-run business founded by Cuban exiles -- a rite of passage for aspiring GOP presidential candidates. Established near Hialeah, a city just ...

Poverty levels in Latin America at lowest in 20 years-UN - AlertNet

Poverty levels in Latin America at lowest in 20 years-UN - AlertNet: Higher wages, increased government spending help drive the changes.

Poverty drops in Latin America despite global recession - Univision ...

Poverty drops in Latin America despite global recession - Univision ...: Poverty drops in Latin America despite global recession Economic growth and rising wages in Peru has helped reduce the country's poverty rate sharply over ...

Latin America poverty at new low

Latin America poverty at new low: Latin America poverty level lowest in 20 years, says UN Peru is among the countries registering the biggest drop in poverty but life is still hard for many Poverty ...

Child Hunger Finding Its Place in the National Conversation?

Child Hunger Finding Its Place in the National Conversation?: My Twitter feed was on fire Sunday night as a result of Scott Pelley's powerful 60 Minutes segment on child poverty, hunger and homelessness in central Florida. Harkening back to an Edward R. Morrow-like era when reporters served less as pundits and ...


Extreme poverty increases in Latin America


Extreme poverty increases in Latin America

By Eliane Portillo Although the poverty rate will fall in 2011 in Latin America, extreme poverty will rise by almost 13 percent, according to CEPAL's annual report ...

Brazil Update: A Growing Tide against Corruption

Brazil Update: A Growing Tide against Corruption:
Asked about solutions, he suggested offending government officials should be punished immediately, but not jailed. “Otherwise,” he says, “Brazil would become an enormous prison.” Brazilians use brooms as a symbol to rally against corruption , as in ...

AS/COA Online

Mexican Mafia member gets 50 years for Harlingen woman's murder

Mexican Mafia member gets 50 years for Harlingen woman's murder: by Action 4 News Staff A Mexican Mafia member is going to spend the next 50 years in prison for the murder of a Harlingen woman. A jury in the 197th State District Court spent the last four days in deliberations and reached its verdict for the ...


In Argentina, gender identity law makes progress

In Argentina, gender identity law makes progress: The campaign's visibility increased on the Saturday after the 2010 Gay Pride parade when thousands celebrated Argentina's status as the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. The proposed law had been stuck in Argentina's Senate ...

Teachers harden measures against PRO's bill

Teachers harden measures against PRO's bill: The bill that aims to eliminate the current teachers' Classification and Disciplinary Boards will be debated today in the Buenos Aires City Legislature and teachers have hardened protests ahead of the session. The UTE Union of Education Workers set up ...

Brazil unveils measures to counter global crisis

Brazil unveils measures to counter global crisis: The government of President Dilma Rousseff is seeking to prevent the global crisis from derailing Brazil's boom, which has lifted more than 25 million people out of poverty over the last decade and made the country an emerging powerhouse. ...

Venezuela: Private sector crowded out

Venezuela: Private sector crowded out:
Huge sums of money have been ploughed into social programmes that, by government estimates, have reached more than 20m people, and Mr Chávez has overseen a reduction in poverty by more than half. But beyond simply crowding out private sector efforts to ...

Financial Times