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jueves, 29 de diciembre de 2011

Homicides soar as drug trade wracks Honduras

Homicides soar as drug trade wracks Honduras: The United States has been drawn deep into Honduras' counter-drug fight, spending at least $50 million on security assistance since 2008, according to US officials. "This is a poor country where 65 percent of the people live in poverty and the ...

More than 1 million children ages 10 to 14 still forced by poverty to work in ...


More than 1 million children ages 10 to 14 still forced by poverty to work in ...

SAO PAULO — A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are still forced to work in Latin America's biggest country. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper says Wednesday ...

Former soldier gets 35 years

Former soldier gets 35 years:
Parvin was convicted last week in the shooting deaths of Lopez and Gutierrez-Guzman, a Mexican immigrant, in Lopez's back yard in Woodfield Park. Witnesses told a jury that Parvin had paid Lopez $200 to have sex and then shot the men after Lopez backed ...

The State

Boy who survived recalls fatal Mexico bus attack

Boy who survived recalls fatal Mexico bus attack:
She said she hopes there's a way he can be released early from prison to help raise his surviving children. "Little Mike loves his dad so much," Schneider said. "He's the only parent he has left." Mexico Family.

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Scholars want help identifying slaves' origins

Scholars want help identifying slaves' origins: Researchers using audio recordings of names found in Courts of Mixed Commission records for Havana, Cuba, and Freetown, Sierra Leone, to identify their likely ethno-linguistic origins, at Emory University in Atlanta. The recordings helped connect the ...

Cuba to consider term limits at conference

Cuba to consider term limits at conference: Cuba's Communist Party is expected to consider a strategic overhaul at its first National Conference in 50 years next month, including a radical presidential proposal to impose term limits on top leaders. President Raul Castro has said the gathering, ...

Why Brazil is the 6th largest economy in the world

Why Brazil is the 6th largest economy in the world: With a heated domestic market, the increased real purchasing power of Brazilians, improvement programs, income support and families with high economic vulnerability, taking millions of Brazilians out of poverty and the enjoying contribution of more ...

Chile judge closes Salvador Allende death probe after confirming suicide; 725 ...


Chile judge closes Salvador Allende death probe after confirming suicide; 725 ...

ANTIAGO, Chile — A judge in Chile has closed the case on the death of President Salvador Allende after an authoritative autopsy confirmed it was suicide. An international panel of experts convened by Judge Mario Carroza determined that Allende he ...

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Rosman Garcia dies in car accident in Venezuela


Former Texas Rangers pitcher Rosman Garcia dies in car accident in Venezuela

By: AP CARACAS, Venezuela - Former Texas Rangers pitcher Rosman Garcia died after a car accident early Thursday in his native Venezuela. He was 32. Garcia played for the Rangers in 2003. He had been playing recently for a Venezuelan team, ...

Solar power use expands in South America


Solar power use expands in South America

Poverty-stricken Honduras is the latest home to solar energy projects in Central and South America that are driven by US service providers but fitted out with Chinese-made equipment. Colorado's Onyx Service and Solutions Inc. said it will install its ...

Argentina Nov Construction Activity Up 2.8% On Yr;Down 1.3% On Month

Argentina Nov Construction Activity Up 2.8% On Yr;Down 1.3% On Month: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's construction in November ticked up on the year but continued a slowdown from the blistering growth seen over the last year. November's construction index was up 2.8% on the year, but slipped 1.3% on the month, ...

Mentally disability should exclude Winston-Salem man from death penalty, his ...

Mentally disability should exclude Winston-Salem man from death penalty, his ...: A bill introduced in 2007 to prohibit the death penalty in such cases was not approved. The US Supreme Court has banned the execution of juveniles and people with mental retardation. Rabil and Fischer argue in the motion that federal case law ...

Chilean Student Protests Claim Second Ministerial Victim as Bulnes Resigns


Chilean Student Protests Claim Second Ministerial Victim as Bulnes Resigns

Protest leaders have suspended demonstrations as Chile enters its summer vacation period. Students last week abandoned a seven-month occupation of the University of Chile's central campus in downtown Santiago, vowing to resume protests in 2012 for ...

Chile unemployment rate falls to 7.1%

Chile unemployment rate falls to 7.1%: By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Unemployment in Chile fell to 7.1% in the September through November period, from 7.2% in August through October, the government statistics agency reported Thursday. When compared with the same three-month ...

Argentine dictator convicted of 1976 torture in hospital

Argentine dictator convicted of 1976 torture in hospital:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Argentina's last dictator was convicted Thursday of more crimes against humanity, this time getting 15 years in prison for setting up a secret torture center inside a hospital during the 1976 military coup. ...

USA TODAY

District 196 program helps Native American students

District 196 program helps Native American students: At its most basic level, the Independent School District 196 Native American Parent Advisory Committee exists to give parents of the district's American Indian students an opportunity to have some on the needs of their children. ...

Mexican Drug Cartels Recruit Young Latinos In Southern California

Mexican Drug Cartels Recruit Young Latinos In Southern California: He was convicted of homicide in July and sentenced to three years in prison in Mexico, according to MSNBC. The San Diego native was captured in December 2010 as he was boarding a plane to Tijuana. He was believed to work for the Beltran Leyva brothers' ...

Chavez muses on US causing leaders' cancers

Chavez muses on US causing leaders' cancers:
Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was diagnosed with lymphoma last year. ... the left of the political spectrum, with policies aimed at reducing poverty. ...

CBC.ca

Venezuela offers surgery to remove breast implants

Venezuela offers surgery to remove breast implants: Venezuela's top health official says free operations will be provided to women to remove faulty French-made breast implants. Health Minister Eugenia Sader says women with implants made by the now-defunct French company Poly Implant Prothese may go to ...

First pictures of jailed American in Cuba

First pictures of jailed American in Cuba: An American jailed in Cuba is in good spirits and fine health, but disappointed he was not included in a massive prisoner amnesty announced last week, a Jewish leader who saw him said. (Dec. 28) (/The Associated Press) Correction: Clarification: ...

Ahmadinejad to visit Latin American nations

Ahmadinejad to visit Latin American nations: Ahmadinejad will be visiting Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador during the second week of January, Iranian officials told state news agency IRNA on Wednesday. According to the officials, he will meet personally with Venezuela's president, ...

Poverty declining in Latin America - AllVoices

Poverty declining in Latin America - AllVoices: Poverty is falling in Latin America, and so is inequality a rare cause for celebration in a world otherwise plagued by financial woes and yet another sign that the ...

08:47 Peru-Cuba bilateral relations to keep strengthening in 2012

Peru-Cuba bilateral relations to keep strengthening in 2012: Peru and Cuba expect to keep strengthening their bilateral relations in 2012 with the carrying out of several projects related to health, education and cultural exchange, according to Cuban Ambassador in Lima, Juana Martinez. ...

Can Bolivia become a green energy superpower?

Can Bolivia become a green energy superpower?:
But just next door, Latin America's regional superpower, Brazil, is already using ethanol-powered cars. As biofuels compete with food production, Brazil may have to seek new sources of energy to fuel rising car ownership among its burgeoning middle ...

The Guardian

Green economy, sustainable develoment and poverty eradication


Green economy, sustainable develoment and poverty eradication

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) will convene in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in June 2012. As mandated by UN General Assembly Resolution 64/236, the principal objective of the Conference is to secure renewed political ...