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martes, 20 de diciembre de 2011

Prudential named a best place to work by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC)

Prudential named a best place to work by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC): The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBT ...

European Court Blames Russia In 2002 Theater Siege

European Court Blames Russia In 2002 Theater Siege: PARIS (AP) — The European Court of Human Rights has ordered Russia to pay more than €1 million ($1.3 million) to dozens of plaintiffs over the country's bungled efforts to end a Moscow theater siege in 2002. Chechen militants held some 800 people ...

Lori Berenson returns to US from Peru for holiday visit

Lori Berenson returns to US from Peru for holiday visit: To some, Berenson was the face of a social activist in Latin America while others saw her as the face of modern terrorism years before the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. She was a college student when she became involved in social justice issues in Latin ...


New poll indicates GOP will have trouble garnering Latino vote ...

New poll indicates GOP will have trouble garnering Latino vote ...: “With the Latino unemployment rate at 11.4 percent, almost three points higher than the national average, Latinos have seen how President Obama's economic ...

In A Drug War, Mexican Forces Accused Of Abuses

In A Drug War, Mexican Forces Accused Of Abuses: In Mexico, the last five years of President Felipe Calderon's drug war have been marked by brutal violence, unsolved kidnappings and tens of thousands of deaths. Most of violence has come from the drug gangs, but some of these atrocities have been ...

Brazilian Tourists Flock to US, Snap Up Real Bargains

Brazilian Tourists Flock to US, Snap Up Real Bargains: A decade of currency stability and soaring commodity prices helped lift millions from poverty in the resource-rich nation. For many in Brazil's newly minted middle class, a US shopping spree is an important rite of passage. ...

Code Red for Brazil's Forests

Code Red for Brazil's Forests: An estimated 14.5 million acres of forests were saved, paving the way for Brazil to approve ambitious carbon pollution reduction targets. All of this was achieved while increasing agricultural production and reducing poverty, demonstrating that Brazil ...

The economist with a meteoric political career

The economist with a meteoric political career: Heyn had a degree in economics from the UBA Buenos Aires University and a Master in Development and Industrial Policies from the General Sarmiento National University. Heyn was also the first president of the FUBA University Fderation of Buenos Aires ...

Fitch: Latin America Sovereign Creditworthiness Trends Stable in 2012

Fitch: Latin America Sovereign Creditworthiness Trends Stable in 2012: ... policy-making due to still high poverty rates and income inequality as well as institutional weaknesses. The special report '2012 Outlook: Latin America Sovereign Review - Creditworthiness Trends Stable' is available at ' www.fitchratings.com '. ...

Venezuela's Chávez Attends Mercosur Summit

Venezuela's Chávez Attends Mercosur Summit: By SHANE ROMIG MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay—Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez made a surprise visit to the Uruguayan capital on Tuesday to push for full membership in the Mercosur South American trade bloc, a goal that has been blocked since 2006 by Paraguay's ...

A pageant winner's effort to change Venezuela's focus on beauty


A pageant winner's effort to change Venezuela's focus on beauty

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall, who died over the weekend, spent the last years of her life trying to educate beauty-obsessed Venezuelans about priorities. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer / December 20, 2011 Throughout her life, ...

Raul Meets with Venezuelan Delegation to Intergovernmental Meeting


Raul Meets with Venezuelan Delegation to Intergovernmental Meeting

Cuban President Raul Castro met with the Venezuelan delegation that participated in the meeting of the 12th Cuba-Venezuela Intergovernmental Commission. During the talks, Venezuelan Vice-president Rafael Ramirez and the Vice-president of the Cuban ...

Leading media group's office raided in Argentina

Leading media group's office raided in Argentina: By Helen Popper | BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Police raided the offices of a cable television company owned by Argentina's Clarin (CLA.BA) group on Tuesday, adding fresh fuel to a long-standing feud between the government and the country's biggest media ...

Scioli assures he will not give up the fight against crime

Scioli assures he will not give up the fight against crime: Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli assured that in spite of the “adversities,” he “won't give up” and affirmed that he will apply measures to fight crime. “We will continue with this commitment and I give my word to the people of Buenos Aires ...

Batistuta takes technical job at Argentina's Colon

Batistuta takes technical job at Argentina's Colon:
BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's record international goalscorer Gabriel Batistuta has joined first division Colon as technical secretary in his first soccer role since retiring as a player. The popular 42-year-old known as 'Batigol', who netted 56 ...

Moneycontrol.com

The Jews Of Cuba: Like A Cigar That Wouldn't Go Out

The Jews Of Cuba: Like A Cigar That Wouldn't Go Out: But my recent trip to Cuba proved how remarkably resilient some things can be. The Jewish community there was able to withstand 30 years of silence, only to grow stronger. When traveling to Cuba with UJA-Federation of New York, our group was astounded ...

Ten match ban imposed for Chile's soccer bad boys

Ten match ban imposed for Chile's soccer bad boys:
SANTIAGOChile's squad was thrown into disarray in the leadup to their World Cup Qualifier against Uruguay, with five players from the starting lineup being dumped from the team due to poor discipline. Those players – Jorge Valdivia, Arturo Vidal, ...

I Love Chile News

Cuban banks begin offering loans

Cuban banks begin offering loans:
Banks in Cuba have begun offering loans to individual citizens, in the latest free-market reform in the communist-run island. The loans are aimed at the growing number of small businesses and the self-employed, as well as farmers and people building ...

BBC News

Coggin Honda, customers to help build homes for Guatemalan poor


Coggin Honda, customers to help build homes for Guatemalan poor

For every vehicle purchased at Coggin Honda in December, a portion of the dealership's sales profits will be donated to support building adequate housing for Guatemalan families living in extreme poverty, according to a news release. ...

Number of kids in poverty rises


Number of kids in poverty rises

Oregon has the regrettable distinction of being one of 10 states with an increase in childhood poverty, along with such traditional bastions of poverty as Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas, according to the US Census Bureau's new American Community ...

University of Colorado Students to Design and Build Native American Housing

University of Colorado Students to Design and Build Native American Housing:
On January, 16 undergraduate students from the University of Colorado's College of Architecture and Planning will travel to Pine Ridge to launch the Native American Sustainable Housing Initiative, an interdisciplinary service-learning project to ...

Architectural Record

Poverty and progress

Poverty and progress: I wonder if poverty in Latin America (South America I would say) is falling because of their politians or in spite of them... I agree with you. I went to venezuela not so long ago and everything I saw was poverty. The data here are a bit wrong as I ...

Europe moves to block trade in medical drugs used in US executions

Europe moves to block trade in medical drugs used in US executions:
Reprieve hopes the European move will be just the start of an ever-tightening grip on medical drugs reaching US penitentiaries. Though the new restricted list covers the only two drugs currently used in American death penalties, the fear is that ...

The Guardian

SURVEY: Argentina's Nov Trade Surplus Likely Fell To $651 Million


SURVEY: Argentina's Nov Trade Surplus Likely Fell To $651 Million

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Argentina's trade surplus probably shrank in November as a surprise increase a month earlier proved fleeting amid a torrent of imports going into the holiday season. The national statistics agency, Indec, is expected to ...

Bolivia: Suspects Arrested In Exorcism Killing

Bolivia: Suspects Arrested In Exorcism Killing: LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — An evangelical pastor and his sister have been arrested .... The Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups, has said that ...