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jueves, 15 de diciembre de 2011

Chilean doctors separate conjoined twins

Chilean doctors separate conjoined twins:
By EVA VERGARA AP SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls in a marathon 20-hour surgery, saying Wednesday that the operation went extremely well despite challenges. In this image taken from a video released by ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Chile announces new contingency plan to face European debt crisis

Chile announces new contingency plan to face European debt crisis: SANTIAGO, Dec. 14 (Xinhua) -- Chile is adopting a second contingency plan to counter the impact of the economic crisis in the European Union on the country, Chilean Finance Minister Felipe Larrain said on Wednesday. The plan includes measures to boost ...

Behind the social walls of El Salvador

Behind the social walls of El Salvador: By Rick Steves, Tribune Media Services SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador — Europe is my passion and the focus of my work, but Latin America has long held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the region (to Nicaragua and El Salvador) in 1988, ...

Papal encouragement for Latin American faithful

Papal encouragement for Latin American faithful: ... the Holy Father asked the people of Latin America to promote “ever more adequate initiatives and concrete programs aimed at reconciliation and fraternity, increasing solidarity and protecting the environment, increasing efforts to overcome poverty, ...

Pope says he will visit Cuba, Mexico before Easter


Pope says he will visit Cuba, Mexico before Easter

At the mass in the Vatican Pope Benedict also called for renewed efforts "to overcome poverty, illiteracy and corruption and to eradicate injustice, violence, criminality, drug trafficking and extortion" in Latin America. The visit will be the pope's ...

Unemployment is world's fastest-rising fear - survey

Unemployment is world's fastest-rising fear - survey:
In Latin America, however, crime and violence emerged as commonly discussed themes. Indeed in Brazil, famous for social tensions in its urban slums, along with Ecuador and Mexico, noted for drugs-related killings, crime and violence were the most ...

BBC News

Women of Putumayo department recieve human rights award

Women of Putumayo department recieve human rights award: The organization 'Weaver of Life' which brings together nearly 300 leaders from this department received the Antonio Nariño prize Monday, from the German and French ambassadors to Colombia. Weavers of Life also received a bronze statue by Nadin Ospina ...



Cuba restrictions slow agreement on government funding bill


Cuba restrictions slow agreement on government funding bill

By NBC's Frank Thorp Restrictions on family travel and remittances to Cuba have emerged as one of the final sticking points in reaching a deal on end-of-year government funding legislation stalled before Congress. Rep. ...

Cuban claims English interest

Cuban claims English interest:
The Cuba international defected to America in 2008 and has since established himself as a real force in the MLS with Seattle. Now Alonso has confirmed that there is interest in England, having already spent time training with Everton in 2010. ...

SkySports

Year 2011 Marked by Strong Solidarity with Cuba


Year 2011 Marked by Strong Solidarity with Cuba

Havana, Cuba, Dec 15.- The President of the Cuban Friendship Institute Kenia Serrano said the activity of movements of solidarity with Cuba during this year 2011 was extraordinary and is on the rise. “This has been a year in which the Cuban people has ...

'Unlawful detention' of Pakistani should end

'Unlawful detention' of Pakistani should end: Human rights lawyers hailed a "historic" legal victory after English judges came to the aid of a 29-year-old Pakistani held by allied forces for more than seven years without trial in Afghanistan. Yunus Rahmatullah was captured by British troops in ...

Hezbollah, terrorist financing, and Venezuela: Don't panic


Hezbollah, terrorist financing, and Venezuela: Don't panic

Venezuela! And all of that appears to be true. At the same time, in spite of all the red flag key words, the details within these articles and the indictment show how the US government can deal with the issue of Hezbollah in the hemisphere without ...

Poverty falls in Colombia, LatAm: UN

Poverty falls in Colombia, LatAm: UN: Colombia's poverty rate has fallen by 10% in eight years, following a Latin American trend, said a United Nations report released Wednesday. The Social Panorama of Latin America, by the Economic Commission on Latin America and the Caribbean, ECLAC, ...

Peru housing boom defies bubble worries

Peru housing boom defies bubble worries: The Andean country's poverty rate has fallen sharply over the last decade to around 30 percent from above 50 percent. Enrique Espinoza, the director of the construction chamber CAPECO, said the foundations of the housing boom are solid. ...

Rubio vote on ambassador perturbs Puerto Ricans

Rubio vote on ambassador perturbs Puerto Ricans: Marco Rubio voted against confirming Mari Carmen Aponte, said to be the first Puerto Rican woman ever appointed a US ambassador. By WILLIAM MARCH | The Tampa Tribune Florida Sen. Marco Rubio's opposition to confirming a US ambassador to El Salvador ...

Seek alternatives to donor funding in poverty fight


Seek alternatives to donor funding in poverty fight

These include: failures of previous economic management approaches such as the Washington Consensus; emergence of new global economic players (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa, Venezuela and South Korea) from among recent developing countries ...

'Food Deserts' Causing Obesity In Low-Income Communities


'Food Deserts' Causing Obesity In Low-Income Communities

... it is easy to forget that in low-income neighborhoods in the nation's capital many ... particularly in African-American and Latino neighborhoods, ...

Texas Woman Headed To Prison For Heroin Trafficking

Texas Woman Headed To Prison For Heroin Trafficking: CHARLES, Ill. (December 15, 2011)—Claudia Chagoya, 42, of El Paso has pleaded guilty in Illinois to trafficking $2.1 million in heroin from a Mexican cartel. Kane County, Ill., prosecutors say Chagoya agreed to a 20-year prison sentence and pleaded ...


México: poverty increases in the country, especially in urban areas ...


México: poverty increases in the country, especially in urban areas ...

According to Cepal, in contrast, in the majority of Latin America and the Caribbean, poverty rates have diminished. It details that in 2009, 34.8% of the Mexican ...

Multiagency 1.0M Euro fund aims to improve government spending


Multiagency 1.0M Euro fund aims to improve government spending

These specific actions are part of a clear policy by the European Union in the Dominican Republic for improving public financial management, through its general budget support programs to combat poverty and improve the education sector and ...

Are US Senators Really Pro- Homophobia Overseas?

Are US Senators Really Pro- Homophobia Overseas?: Echoing the sentiments of a coalition of conservative El Salvadorans and Latin Americans who had objected to the essay, DeMint said this week that, “We should not risk…an ambassador who shows such a blatant disregard for [El Salvador's] culture… ...

Venezuela's economic policies make companies less competitive

Venezuela's economic policies make companies less competitive: The economic policies implemented in the past few years by the Venezuelan government have turned Venezuela into one of the most expensive countries to do business. "Statism has always led to economic failure," said Carlos Henrique Blohm, the president ...

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn ...

Native American Youth to Diane Sawyer: We're Not Poverty Porn ...: Native American youth respond to ABC's documentary and tell Diane Sawyer their stories are a lot more complex.


UN rights chief tells countries to abolish death penalty for consensual sex ...


UN rights chief tells countries to abolish death penalty for consensual sex ...

GENEVA — The UN's top human rights official urged countries Thursday to abolish legal discrimination against gays, including the death penalty for consensual sex, days after the US government said it would use foreign aid and diplomacy to promote gay ...

Death sentences plunge in US; Texas again No. 1 in executions

Death sentences plunge in US; Texas again No. 1 in executions: New death sentences plummeted this year and the number of executions carried out continued a decade-long decline, a sign of the "growing discomfort" that many Americans have with the death penalty, according to a new report. The country's courts have ...