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martes, 13 de diciembre de 2011

Store owners march in Buenos Aires

Store owners march in Buenos Aires: Store owners in Buenos Aires blocked a major downtown street today, in what one of the Argentine newspapers called an "unusual" protest. The owners have been blocking traffic in recent weeks to demand the city remove street vendors in front of their ...


Politics and the Poverty of States

Politics and the Poverty of States: The components of the federation each had greater political clout than the central government that was meant to keep them united and in check. Each was dominated by visible ethnic nationalism to a level that dwarfed the citizens' attachment to the ...


EU stops development aid to 11 Latin American countries

EU stops development aid to 11 Latin American countries: The European Commission decided on Wednesday to end in 2014 development assistance to 19 emerging countries, including 11 Latin American nations, including Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia. Instead, such aid will be provided to the poorest ...

Hackensack kids fight poverty

Hackensack kids fight poverty: Fairmount parent Irene Orrego, a native of Colombia, noted that fundraising efforts like the one taking place at the school could easily shift its focus to anywhere in the world. "There are always people who need help, and there are always people who ...

Cuba Settles for Lesser Film Fest Awards

Cuba Settles for Lesser Film Fest Awards: HAVANA TIMES, Dec 13 — Cuba had to settle for minor awards at this year's Festival of New Latin American Cinema, where — to the disappointment of many — the movie Habanastation failed to fare very well. After several months of successful ...

Immigration, Not Economy, Top Issue for Latino Voters, New Poll Shows

Immigration, Not Economy, Top Issue for Latino Voters, New Poll Shows: 42 percent of Latino voters were concerned about immigration, with unemployment coming in second at a distant 23 percent. Fixing the economy came in third at 20 percent, while only one percent of the Latinos polled thought that there was a major need ...

Cuba urged to free political prisoners

Cuba urged to free political prisoners: The Pope announced on Monday that he will travel to Cuba and Mexico just before Easter next year, saying his visit would be part of a drive for evangelisation and hailing Latin America as a new global player. Benedict's predecessor John Paul II made a ...

Four Hall of Fame plaques to visit Puerto Rico

Four Hall of Fame plaques to visit Puerto Rico: Members of the museum staff -- including senior curator of exhibitions and collections, Erik Strohl -- are taking the famous plaques of Hall of Famers Roberto Alomar, Orlando Cepeda, Roberto Clemente and Tony Perez to their homeland of Puerto Rico this ...

5 Former soldiers get prison time for drugs in Mexico

5 Former soldiers get prison time for drugs in Mexico: Mexico City, Dec 13, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Five former soldiers have been handed 25-year prison sentences for their involvement in drug trafficking, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. Humberto Solis Galicia, Alberto Cortina Herrera, ...


Puerto Rico burial for 7-year-old slain in Georgia


Puerto Rico burial for 7-year-old slain in Georgia

PENUELAS, Puerto Rico (AP) — The mother of a slain 7-year-old girl says she is overwhelmed by the hundreds of people who have turned out for the burial of her daughter in the girl's hometown in southern Puerto Rico. Joselinne Rivera tells The ...

Cuba will receive pope with love and respect, ambassador says

Cuba will receive pope with love and respect, ambassador says: Vatican City – The Cuban government expressed its "satisfaction" over the upcoming visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island next spring and added that it will receive him "with all the respect and love that he deserves," Havana's envoy to the Holy See ...


Exclusive: Cuba targets military firm in corruption probe

Exclusive: Cuba targets military firm in corruption probe: By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has detained top executives of the powerful military-run Tecnotex company, broadening a corruption investigation that has already shuttered three foreign firms, foreign business sources told Reuters. ...


In Cuba, old clunkers and Soviet cars now for sale

In Cuba, old clunkers and Soviet cars now for sale: For the first time since the 1959 revolution Cubans have the right to buy and sell any car - something that was only done before with the government's 'okay' - or on the black market by illegally purchasing vehicles licensed to somebody else. ...


The Power of Social Networks to Break the Cycle of Poverty

The Power of Social Networks to Break the Cycle of Poverty: This viral nature of social networks can again play a central role in rebuilding a strong America. The power of social networks has been documented in many public health efforts. A 2008 study from Harvard Medical School and UC San Diego discovered that ...


Venezuela's Chavez extends state pension benefits

Venezuela's Chavez extends state pension benefits: By Ezequiel Minaya CARACAS, Venezuela (MarketWatch) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez launched Tuesday a new social program aimed at the elderly that extends state pension benefits to informal sector workers and others who failed to make required ...


Food shortages worry Venezuelans

Food shortages worry Venezuelans: Buying food has become a daily ordeal for many Venezuelans. (CNN) -- During a recent visit to Guaicaipuro, a traditional market in Caracas, the Venezuelan capital, a fresh meat refrigerator sat empty at a grocery. Many consumers looking for beef, ...


Life term for Connecticut killer after brother got death row

Life term for Connecticut killer after brother got death row: In June, a federal jury in New Haven voted to impose the federal death penalty against Azibo Aquart for his involvement in the murders -- the first such decision since the US federal death penalty was reinstituted in 1988, prosecutors say. ...


AFP: Socialism is exhausting in Cuba whereas Chávez expands it


AFP: Socialism is exhausting in Cuba whereas Chávez expands it

Earlier, former Cuban President Fidel Castro had suggested him to set up social welfare programs (missions) to help poor people. The political success of these programs has been unquestionable. Since then, Chávez created the United Socialist Party of ...

California's Native American first to dance in the Library of Congress


California's Native American first to dance in the Library of Congress

The Indian dancers were the first Native Americans to dance in the Library of Congress, according to the US Forest Service coordinator. The dancers performed for 15-minutes in front of 700 or more people at a reception following the lighting ceremony: ...

Tensions Between Bolivian Government and Indigenous Groups Deepen


Tensions Between Bolivian Government and Indigenous Groups Deepen

... rights while moving one of Latin America's poorest countries out of poverty. ... “But when it came to making that reality in Bolivia they couldn't. ...

Hamburg to host 2011 Match Against Poverty

Hamburg to host 2011 Match Against Poverty:
Tuesday , December 13th – Hamburg is the venue for the ninth UEFA-backed Match Against Poverty when a team led by Ronaldo and Zinédine Zinedine will take on an all-star side from Hamburger SV tonight. Some 30 international stars will join Brazilian and ...

90 Minutes Soccer Magazine

Developing world leads the way in global aid

Developing world leads the way in global aid:
Some, including Brazil and South Africa, have set up their own aid agencies, officially joining a group that now both give and receive aid. Two crises put these new dynamics in the spotlight. When Japan, one of the world's largest donors, was struck in ...

The Guardian

Iran rejects US request to return spy drone

Iran rejects US request to return spy drone: In Brazil, the last decade of economic growth has brought tens of millions of Brazilians out of poverty, powered by commodities exports, consumer credit growth and social spending. But the country still remains extremely unequal, across class and ...


Venezuela President Appears In Nativity Scene

Venezuela President Appears In Nativity Scene: A Nativity scene in Caracas features the traditional baby Jesus born in a manger. But those standing nearby include a figure of President Hugo Chavez. The scene also makes a case that Chavez should qualify as a wise man. It includes a miniature cable ...

Venezuela seems inclined to conciliation in Icsid

Venezuela seems inclined to conciliation in Icsid: The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela ranks second, behind Argentina, in the number of complaints filed against it by foreign companies before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (Icsid). The arbitration body of the World Bank ...