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miércoles, 21 de diciembre de 2011

Being the kind of Canadians who work to change the world

Being the kind of Canadians who work to change the world: As a 25-year-old Vancouverite with a commerce degree from McGill, I was thrilled to apply my business savvy to reducing rural poverty in Bolivia. ...

Michellet Bachelet says Brasil without Poverty could be considered an example ...

Michellet Bachelet says Brasil without Poverty could be considered an example ...: After a meeting with President Rousseff in the Presidential Palace, the Director of the UN Women Organization, Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, said the Brazil without Poverty program can be used as an example for other countries as a way ...


Peru is a peaceful country, wants to live in harmony with Chile, says PM

Peru is a peaceful country, wants to live in harmony with Chile, says PM: It is a neighboring country and we believe we must work together –as well as with Ecuador, Colombia and Brazil- to deal with common issues such as poverty,” said the minister. This way, Minister Valdes ruled out some news that pointed out that Peru ...


Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis

Europeans migrate south as continent drifts deeper into crisis: Since its conception, the European Union has been a haven for those seeking refuge from war, persecution and poverty in other parts of the world. But as the EU faces what Angela Merkel has called its toughest hour since the second world war, ...

Brazil is Rich in Resources but Beset with Poverty ... - PITHOCRATES

Brazil is Rich in Resources but Beset with Poverty ... - PITHOCRATES: 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 ...

Poverty reduction grants human rights, says minister — internacional

Poverty reduction grants human rights, says minister — internacional: The best human rights policy is that based on the reduction of poverty, inequality and discrimination among populations, regions and gender, said minister Maria ...

Brazil's national poverty alleviation plan exceeds six month ...


Brazil's national poverty alleviation plan exceeds six month ...

The federal government of Brazil has announced today that in its first six months, the comprehensive national poverty alleviation plan - "Brasil Sem Miséria" - has ...

Venezuelan beauty queen dies at 28 from breast cancer (Photos, Video)


Venezuelan beauty queen dies at 28 from breast cancer (Photos, Video)

VENEZUELA – She was only 17-years-old when crowned Miss Venezuela in 2000 and 18-years-old when being awarded as third runner-up in the Miss Universe pageant in Puerto Rico. After competing successfully in beauty pageants, Eva Ekvall went on to become ...

Death penalty decline in US may keep more black inmates alive

Death penalty decline in US may keep more black inmates alive: theGRIO REPORT - For the first time death sentences dropped to below a 100 in a single year, which is the lowest since capital punishment was reinstated in ...

What Greece Can Learn From South America

What Greece Can Learn From South America: Poverty rose to nearly 50 percent and millions were instantly unemployed. Argentina also became a pariah for investors. "In crises like this, there's a tendency to think that another loan will tide you over to the next year or the next two years, ...

UATRE farm hands union protests at the Congress


UATRE farm hands union protests at the Congress

UATRE farm hands unionists were protesting today, blocking some of the main access routes into Buenos Aires city. UATRE farm hands union protests in front of Congress, after the Senate approved the Farm Worker Statute. Earlier today demonstrators from ...

Uruguayan police probe mysterious death of senior Argentine govt economist at ...


Uruguayan police probe mysterious death of senior Argentine govt economist at ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Uruguayan investigators were examinining the cell phones and computer of a high-ranking Argentine government economist on Wednesday, seeking a motive for his death during an international summit meeting. ...

Glenview Native First Cuban-American in NHL as NY Islanders' Goalie

Glenview Native First Cuban-American in NHL as NY Islanders' Goalie: Courtesy of NY Islanders Al Montoya is proud to be a Cuban-American--the first to play in the National Hockey League--but his sports upbringing is definitely classic All-American. The Glenview native, now a goalie with the New York Islanders, ...


Two Cuban Authors Compete for the World Cookbook Award


Two Cuban Authors Compete for the World Cookbook Award

Havana, Cuba, Dec 21.- Two books by Cuban authors have been selected to compete for the 2012 Gourmand World Cookbook Award. Participating in the contest will be “Manual de conservacion de alimentos y condimentos por secado solar” (Manual for the ...

Cuban Duet to Circus Festival in Rome

Cuban Duet to Circus Festival in Rome: Havana, Dec 21 (Prensa Latina) The female duet Dailis and Daramis, of the National Circus of Cuba (NCC), will perform one of the most spectacular acrobatic shows in the history of circus at the 18th "Gold Circus" ...

Young Afro-descendants face a quadruple exclusion

Young Afro-descendants face a quadruple exclusion: The report “Afro-descendant Youth in Latin America: Diverse realities and (un)fulfilled rights,” presented during Afro XXI — Latin American Meeting of the International Year of African Descent — held in the Brazilian city of Salvador de Bahia from ...


Mercosur bloc presidents agree to raise tariffs

Mercosur bloc presidents agree to raise tariffs: During Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's first official trip abroad since undergoing cancer surgery in June, Mercosur countries also pushed for Venezuela's incorporation into the trade bloc. The 57-year-old socialist leader aims to quell concerns over ...

Alleged Mexican drug cartel member arraigned on murder charges from ...


Alleged Mexican drug cartel member arraigned on murder charges from ...

The Mexican attorney general's office said in a statement Wednesday that Zapata Espinonza had been kept in a prison in the Gulf of Mexico state of Veracruz for the past seven months and was turned over to FBI agents Tuesday at the city of Veracruz ...

Argentina recalls worst economic crisis

Argentina recalls worst economic crisis:
As the experts suggest in 2001, the rate of unemployment in Argentina was estimated to be more than 20%, poverty rate jumped to 54% and workers´ salaries were reduced by 13%. However, the government´s decision to freeze bank deposits finally outraged ...

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Man gets life in prison for cop-ordered killing


Man gets life in prison for cop-ordered killing

Associated Press NEW ORLEANS — A hit man who avoided the death penalty for killing a woman at the direction of a New Orleans police officer was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison for his role in one of the city's most notorious crimes. ...

US prisons target India for execution drugs

US prisons target India for execution drugs: The discussions follow an anti-death penalty campaign by human rights groups, including Amnesty International and Reprieve, which has helped to trigger bans across Europe. An EU-wide regulation was issued on Tuesday. The EU has expanded the list of ...

Sinaloa cartel OK's Mexico's newest drug ballads


Sinaloa cartel OK's Mexico's newest drug ballads

The Zetas gang, which had its beginning in the border state of Tamaulipas, across the border from Texas, is fighting the Sinaloa cartel for control of drug traffic routes. The battle has caused many of the roughly 40000 drug war deaths since Mexican ...

Exhibit spotlights Native American clothing


Exhibit spotlights Native American clothing

The Encounters exhibit offers a look into the lives of the Yaqui, Seri, Tohono O'odham and Yuma Native American tribes. A special exhibit titled "Encounters," created for the Tubac Presidio Museum by the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume in Tucson, ...

Cuba mourns death of North Korean leader - Stabroek News - Guyana

Cuba mourns death of North Korean leader - Stabroek News - Guyana: HAVANA (Reuters) Flags flew at half-staff yesterday as Cuba began three days of official mourning for late North Korean leader Kim Jong-il in a show of.


Local charity needs community's help

Local charity needs community's help: The Bridge of Northeast Florida has plenty of donated gifts to give their children, but they don't have enough to give the kids what they truly need, stability. Even in a poverty-stricken area of town, where times are tough, the holiday spirit still ...