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lunes, 26 de diciembre de 2011

Argentina marks 10th anniversary of worst economic crisis

Argentina marks 10th anniversary of worst economic crisis:
... of president Fernando De La Rua had carried out to mitigate the effects of Argentina´s four-year recession. Ten years ago official unemployment skyrocketed to more than 20%, poverty rates to 54% and workers´ salaries were reduced by 13%. ...

Press TV

Another face of the US recession: homeless children

Another face of the US recession: homeless children: Based on new or experimental methodology aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, the data showed that about 48 percent of Americans are living in poverty or on low incomes. Under the bureau's so-called Supplemental Poverty Measure for 2010, ...

Prudential named a best place to work by the Human Rights Campaign ...

Prudential named a best place to work by the Human Rights Campaign ...: The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. ...

The Wages of Mass Immigration Is LGBT Mandates in School

The Wages of Mass Immigration Is LGBT Mandates in School: By Mark Krikorian We keep hearing about how immigrants — those from Latin America, in particular — bring with them family values to help our side in the culture war. While Hispanic immigrants, like black Americans, are conservative on certain social ...


Native American proclaimed Catholic saint | The Indianapolis Star ...

Native American proclaimed Catholic saint | The Indianapolis Star ...: The Vatican has announced a 17th-century Mohawk-Algonquin woman will be canonized as a Catholic saint.

On patrol with The Shadow Wolves, the best hunters of humans in the world


On patrol with The Shadow Wolves, the best hunters of humans in the world

On the trail with the US Department of Homeland Security's Shadow Wolves, the department's only Native American tracking unit, along the Arizona-Mexico border. By Nick Allen, Tohono O'odham, Arizona In the seemingly endless desert wasteland of the ...

Mexican Army Says It Has Arrested Head of Security for Drug Cartel Chief 'El ...


Mexican Army Says It Has Arrested Head of Security for Drug Cartel Chief 'El ...

Authorities say Guzman is Mexico's top drug lord, while Forbes magazine has included him on its list of the world's richest men, reportedly worth more than $1 billion. He has eluded authorities since his 2001 escape from prison in a laundry truck, ...

Hispanic Panic

Hispanic Panic: A recent Latino Decisions survey found that just 43 percent of respondents said they are certain to vote for Obama in 2012, compared with the 68 percent who voted for him in 2008. Hit by unemployment and the housing crisis, frustrated by the ...

Cuba to rent state-owned workshops to boost private sector growth

Cuba to rent state-owned workshops to boost private sector growth: By ISAAC RISCO HAVANA, Cuba -- Cuban authorities will rent out state-owned workshops to the country's growing private sector, the Cuban Communist Party daily Granma reported Monday. Carpenters, photographers, jewelers, and locksmiths among those who ...

Argentine media site attracts viewers and lawsuits

Argentine media site attracts viewers and lawsuits: BY KYLE YOUNKER BUENOS AIRES -- When Tomas Escobar created an online video player in his tiny college apartment, the 22-year-old Argentine never thought he'd have to go up against media giants like Turner and HBO. But Escobar's creation, Cuevana.tv, ...

Hugo Chávez pardons 141 prisoners for Christmas

Hugo Chávez pardons 141 prisoners for Christmas: Hugo Chávez has announced Christmas pardons for 141 prisoners, but ignored fresh calls to free a jailed Venezuelan judge whose 2009 imprisonment has fuelled a fierce debate over political interference in Venezuela's judicial system, and become a cause ...


Equipment seizures show Mexican drug cartels operate sophisticated ...


Equipment seizures show Mexican drug cartels operate sophisticated ...

Certainly, cartel radio equipment is a near-ubiquitous presence for Mexicans living along the front lines of the drug war. In the state of Tamaulipas, across the border from eastern Texas, many antennas are concealed in the foliage of the rockrose, ...

Peru's firefighters need financial rescue

Peru's firefighters need financial rescue: Peru's firefighters are so cash-strapped and ill-equipped that vital ... About a third of Peruvians live in poverty, down from 48 percent in 2006, ...

Latin American women fret over scandal-hit implants

Latin American women fret over scandal-hit implants: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Fear and anger are growing among women with breast implants in Latin America, a key market for the bankrupt French firm that used industrial silicone to make cheap prostheses linked to health risks. The implants at the center ...


Macri: 'We are building a national choice for 2015 elections'

Macri: 'We are building a national choice for 2015 elections': Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri said today he feels responsible “for building a choice for 2015” referring to his aspirations for that year's presidential elections. “A new era starts and I feel responsible for building an alternative for 2013 ...


State of the world: UN poverty-reduction goals on track

State of the world: UN poverty-reduction goals on track:
23 photo, a family walks past a residential complex under construction in Ceilandia, in Brasilia state, Brazil. Millions of Brazilians have moved out of poverty and joined the ranks of the middle class, helping to create a strong domestic market ...

Christian Science Monitor

Police task force focuses on Mexican Mafia gang

Police task force focuses on Mexican Mafia gang: The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — Four men are awaiting trial on murder charges and more than a dozen others have been sent to prison with federal drug convictions in what court documents show is a result of a crackdown by federal, state and local ...


“Cuba holds no political prisoners,” affirms Amnesty International as ...


“Cuba holds no political prisoners,” affirms Amnesty International as ...

Rights group Amnesty International no longer includes any Cuban prisoners among its list of prisoners of conscience around the world. Paul Haven,

Fuentes Pessimistic about Mexican Politics, No Hope for Drug War ...

Fuentes Pessimistic about Mexican Politics, No Hope for Drug War ...: Fuentes Pessimistic about Mexican Politics, No Hope for Drug War Solution without U.S.. Marina Mendez Ransanz. In a recent BBC Mundo interview, noted Mexican writer and intellectual Carlos Fuentes discussed the current tumultuous ...


At least 10 die in road crashes

At least 10 die in road crashes: Another accident was reported this morning in Buenos Aires province in which five people died and ten were injured. A frontal collision between a car and a bus was registered on route 11, in General Lavalle locality, according to authorities. ...


Man tried to take 247 animals on plane


Man tried to take 247 animals on plane

BUENOS AIRES — A Czech national was nabbed in Argentina for trying to board a transatlantic flight with 247 live animals including poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles packed in a bulging suitcase, reports said Monday. The man identified as Karel ...

Venezuela: Marked Reduction in Unemployment Rate

Venezuela: Marked Reduction in Unemployment Rate: By Prensa Latina Venezuela has had the largest reduction in unemployment in the continent, which currently sits at 6.2 percent, revealed Elias Eljuri, president of the Venezuelan National Institute of Statistics (INE). During an interview on the ...


13 found dead in truck in Mexico drug war

13 found dead in truck in Mexico drug war: Troops made a grisly Christmas discovery in northeastern Mexico when they found 13 bodies in a truck, in the latest violence between warring drug cartels. Soldiers found two messages at the scene in Tamaulipas state "alluding to the rivalry between ...

Two killed, one injured in Fire at Dock Sud

Two killed, one injured in Fire at Dock Sud: A woman and her daughter died this morning in fire at a house located at Dock Sud, Avellaneda, Buenos Aires City, informed officials. A man was injured. Flames burned most of the property located at 1640, Irala Street. The man injured had burns on 90% ...


100 Injured by Christmas Fireworks in Buenos Aires

100 Injured by Christmas Fireworks in Buenos Aires:
As per reports, the Buenos Aires Burn Hospital treated almost 27 patients suffering from burns sustained by them due to firecrackers and fireworks used by them during celebrations of the Christmas carnival in the largest city of Argentina, ...

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