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jueves, 22 de diciembre de 2011

Chilean copper production to increase in 2012

Chilean copper production to increase in 2012:
SANTIAGO — Alberto Salas, president of Chile's organization of private mining companies, SONAMI, has announced Chile is projected to produce 5.5 million tons of copper in 2012. This year Chilean mines produced 5.4 million tons, a similar amount to ...

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Electoral reform adds millions of young voters in Chile, could affect elections


Electoral reform adds millions of young voters in Chile, could affect elections

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's democracy is in for a major shake-up, with millions of citizens now added as registered voters. The nation's Senate passed a reform that increases Chile's voting rolls by more than half, from 8.1 million to 12.6 million ...

Argentine government wins control of newsprint


Argentine government wins control of newsprint

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The paper used to produce newspapers came under government control in Argentina on Thursday, in a long-sought victory for President Cristina Fernandez in her dispute with the country's opposition media. ...

Viviana Hurtado: US Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents


Viviana Hurtado: US Youths Made to Pay for Actions of Their Parents

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) filed a class-action suit in October on behalf of these applicants, arguing that Florida education officials violated their rights by treating them as illegal immigrants and non-residents because their parents are ...

Hazing investigation is sour note for Georgia marching bands

Hazing investigation is sour note for Georgia marching bands:
Such opportunities are cherished in DeKalb County, a suburb that is home to a burgeoning black professional class and others who hope to reach that level soon — including the 15% of families living below the poverty level. ...

Los Angeles Times

Florida Teen Talks About New Faces Of Poverty « CBS Miami

Florida Teen Talks About New Faces Of Poverty « CBS Miami: The new faces of poverty in America are turning up and some are in Florida. Homeless children spoke out Thursday in front of a congressional committee to talk about their life in poverty. One of them, Destiny Raynor, spoke about her ...

Cuba to use sugar cane in new electricity plant


Cuba to use sugar cane in new electricity plant

HAVANA — Cuba will open its first electricity plant using sugar cane as a biofuel hoping eventually to meet 30 percent of its energy needs from the fuel source, the official Granma daily said Thursday. The plant, being built in Ciego de Avila province ...

What to Do as the Drug Cartel War Moves into the US


What to Do as the Drug Cartel War Moves into the US

Meanwhile, even as the drug cartel war is spreading across the Mexican border into the US, our federal government is actually expanding the federal war on drugs, with very predictable consequences. For example, the manufacturer of a portable water ...

What to Do as the Drug Cartel War Moves into the US

What to Do as the Drug Cartel War Moves into the US: Meanwhile, even as the drug cartel war is spreading across the Mexican border into the US, our federal government is actually expanding the federal war on drugs, with very predictable consequences. For example, the manufacturer of a portable water ...


China and the US: World Leaders in Executions

China and the US: World Leaders in Executions: Meanwhile, as America touts its human rights record, it is hard to preach to others, especially China, as it continues to execute its citizens. The death penalty remains America's moral blind spot. It will take a movement, not to mention Europe cutting ...


The Criminal Justice Year in Review - 2011


The Criminal Justice Year in Review - 2011

This year, we continued to see a steep decline in death sentences and executions in the United States, a trend we've observed over the last few years. Public support for the death penalty is at an all-time low, as more people recognize safe sentencing ...

11 Killed In Attacks On Mexican Buses, Town

11 Killed In Attacks On Mexican Buses, Town: Coombs said the government needs “a reality check” for bringing such serious charges, which carry combined maximum penalties of more than 150 years in prison. “Thirty years is more than sufficient” as a maximum punishment, Coombs said, asking Almanza ...


Poverty in Forsyth County

Poverty in Forsyth County: Reality Bikes Earlier this month, the Associated Press reported that nearly 1 in 2 Americans have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low income. Studies show that 1 in 5 American children live in poverty. ...


Venezuela prosecutor opposes extradition of rebel


Venezuela prosecutor opposes extradition of rebel

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's top prosecutor said Thursday that she doesn't think Colombia has provided a proper request for the extradition of a Colombian rebel commander who was captured in Venezuela. Attorney General Luisa Ortega said she ...

Remembering Poverty Before the Safety Net

Remembering Poverty Before the Safety Net: That was poverty in America in the early 1960s: stark, vivid and desperate. What I wrote then is a reminder, in this time of retrenchment, of what America was like before presidents from both parties backed a vast expansion of the nation's economic ...


Mark Weisbrot: Independence of Latin nations pays off in more democracy

Mark Weisbrot: Independence of Latin nations pays off in more democracy: And it is no coincidence that Latin America's worst long-term growth failure in more than a century – from 1980-2000 – took place during the era of the “Washington Consensus,” when economic policy in the region was heavily influenced by ...


Students study Native Americans

Students study Native Americans: Students at Parkview Elementary School made these crafts as part of a unit on Native American culture. | Supplied Photo Fifth-grade students at Parkview Elementary School in Steger recently studied Native American culture. Students completed Native ...

More than 180000 Cubans could gain Spanish citizenship

More than 180000 Cubans could gain Spanish citizenship: Spain has issued a total of 66000 passports to Cubans who qualify under its so-called "grandchildren's law" and more than 180000 people on the island could eventually gain citizenship once all the applications have been processed, sources at the ...


Cuba's Literacy Campaign 50 Years Later, an Experience that Has Been Shared


Cuba's Literacy Campaign 50 Years Later, an Experience that Has Been Shared

When Cuba was officially proclaimed an illiteracy-free territory on December 22nd, 1961 at a throng Havana's Revolution Square, the nation was just setting the foundations for an educational system that has always been guided by Jose Marti's principle ...

Latin America goes its way

Latin America goes its way: ... and is predicted to grow by four per cent compared to three per cent for US and two per cent for the embattled European Union. In fact, the latest UN report reveals that in the last one decade, poverty in Latin America dropped by 17 per cent, ...




Women Share First Lesbian Kiss at US Navy Ship's Return

Women Share First Lesbian Kiss at US Navy Ship's Return:
The ship returned to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story following an 80-day deployment to Central America. The crew of more than 300 participated in exercises involving the militaries of Honduras, Guatemala Colombia and Panama as part of ...

Terra.com

More Louisiana families turning to food stamps


More Louisiana families turning to food stamps

The face of Louisianians on food stamps has changed and broadened with the worsened economy in a state mired in poverty and repeatedly hit by disasters. For hundreds of thousands in Louisiana this year, the cost of holiday meals will be at least partly ...

Young Europeans flock to Argentina for job opportunities

Young Europeans flock to Argentina for job opportunities:
Rajoy's claim was probably exaggerated, but the mass arrival of young Europeans is nonetheless clearly evident in the streets of Buenos Aires today. Most of them come from Spain and Italy but some are from Britain. "There've been evenings in Buenos ...

The Guardian

In the shadows of globalisation: drug violence in Mexico and Central America


In the shadows of globalisation: drug violence in Mexico and Central America

Mexico and the northern triangle of Central America (Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador) are currently experiencing a wave of violence that has taken on the dimensions of a humanitarian catastrophe. The number of deaths in Mexico's drug war may reach ...

Chile eases monetary conditions

Chile eases monetary conditions:
SANTIAGO: Chile's central bank on Thursday moved to ease monetary conditions as a global economic slowdown and Europe's financial crisis deters bank lending. The move meant an expected interest rate cut was now more likely, Finance Minister Felipe ...

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