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jueves, 5 de enero de 2012

Key Chavez Ally Rises To Head Venezuela's National Congress

Key Chavez Ally Rises To Head Venezuela's National Congress: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan legislators Thursday voted Diosdado Cabello, a veteran lawmaker and influential ally of President Hugo Chavez, head of the country's national parliament, the second high-profile appointment for Cabello in as many months. ...


Venezuela's annual inflation at 27.6 percent

Venezuela's annual inflation at 27.6 percent:
AP CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's Central Bank says the country finished the year with 27.6 percent inflation, the highest in Latin America. The oil-producing nation has had the highest inflation in the Americas for six years running. ...

The State

Venezuela confirm friendly encounter with Spain


Venezuela confirm friendly encounter with Spain

By Daniel Edwards The Venezuelan Football Federation (FVF) has confirmed a friendly with Spain has been scheduled for February, complying with coach Cesar Farias' wish for the World Cup 2014 hopefuls to play the very best opposition in non-competitive ...

EPA: Toxic emissions drop in Puerto Rico, rise in US Virgin Islands


EPA: Toxic emissions drop in Puerto Rico, rise in US Virgin Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The US Environmental Protection Agency says toxic waste emissions have gone up in the US Virgin Islands but dropped across Puerto Rico. The agency says four facilities in the US Virgin Islands released nearly 763000 pounds ...

High oil prices could drive cost of gasoline to record highs in Chile

High oil prices could drive cost of gasoline to record highs in Chile:
SANTIAGOChile's drivers will be paying a higher price in January to run their vehicles, with world oil prices skyrocketing. Texas Crude Oil, the world indicator for oil prices, has been trading consistently at over US$100 per barrel. ...

I Love Chile News

Chile Bond Yields Plunge as Investors Seek Safety From Europe

Chile Bond Yields Plunge as Investors Seek Safety From Europe: “After the publication of issuance calendars which were primarily long-term we should see some further steepening of the curve,” said Nathan Pincheira, an economist at Banchile Inversiones in Santiago. Economic activity in Chile expanded 4 percent in ...


31 killed in Mexico prison unrest

31 killed in Mexico prison unrest:
Police and soldiers surrounded the Santa Amalia jail, in Altamira on the Gulf of Mexico, and eventually regained control, a federal police spokesman said. Prisoners used makeshift weapons in the clash, which broke out in the men's section of the jail ...

The West Australian

Head of Ga. drug cell sentenced to 16 years in prison despite claims he was ...

Head of Ga. drug cell sentenced to 16 years in prison despite claims he was ...: GREG BLUESTEIN AP ATLANTA — The head of a Mexican drug trafficking cell that distributed hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and millions of dollars across metro Atlanta was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison. US District Judge Richard Story also ...

New DuPage housing director talks past problems, future goals

New DuPage housing director talks past problems, future goals: ... Louisiana and Hawaii and has written several public housing manuals. ... According to census data, there's been an uptick in poverty in a number of ...

City legislators to appeal subway hike

City legislators to appeal subway hike: Buenos Aires City legislators from different political parties anticipated they will appeal the 127.2 percent Subway fare increase conducted by the City Mayor Mauricio Macri, and set a press conference tomorrow to express their rejection to the measure ...

Emirates' link to Argentina will enhance trade

Emirates' link to Argentina will enhance trade:
By Mohammed Almezel, Managing Editor UAE ambassador to Buenos Aires Mohammad Eisa Al Za'abi believes Emirates' new services to Argentina open up opportunities ranging from tourism to food security. Buenos Aires: The launch this week of Emirates' flight ...

gulfnews.com

Reputed gang member won't face death penalty in toddler's death

Reputed gang member won't face death penalty in toddler's death: By Jim O'Hara / The Post-Standard Syracuse, NY - A reputed street gang member accused of fatally shooting a Syracuse toddler in a gang-related retaliation shooting will not face a death-penalty federal prosecution in the case. Assistant US Attorney ...

Fort Lewis College grad to lead White House effort on Native American education


Fort Lewis College grad to lead White House effort on Native American education

FLC is among the top 50 colleges and universities in the country in terms of STEM degrees awarded to Native Americans. Fort Lewis also awards more bachelor's degrees to Native American students than any other four-year school in the nation. ...

New International Effort for the Release of the Cuban Five

New International Effort for the Release of the Cuban Five: Guantanamo's Venceremos Newspaper–- The International Committee for the Freedom of the Cuban Five urged activists in solidarity with the five Cuban antiterrorists unjustly imprisoned in the United States to send messages or call US President Barack ...


Argentina's poorest girls and youth need the most education

Argentina's poorest girls and youth need the most education:
According to INDEC teen girls and women suffering from poverty in Argentina leads them to drop out of their education early. It also causes them to be limited with any future possibilities for a quality job. According to the INDEC society must have an ...

Women News Network

Argentine President Undergoes Successful Cancer Surgery

Argentine President Undergoes Successful Cancer Surgery: She remains very popular in Argentina, mainly due to her role in leading the country to strong economic growth as well as her efforts to alleviate poverty during her first term as president. Fernandez is the latest among several Latin American leaders ...

ECLAC Praises Uruguay for Policies to Reduce Poverty

ECLAC Praises Uruguay for Policies to Reduce Poverty: Peru, Ecuador, Argentina and Colombia are the other nations identified by the Social Panorama of Latin America 2011 report, presented by the institution based in Santiago, Chile, the ECLAC website said. Honduras and Mexico were the only countries with ...


International reporting class focuses on Brazil

International reporting class focuses on Brazil: Amid all that, there are stunning contrasts of wealth and poverty, and huge disparities in living standards." Along with Barbieri and 16 students, the traveling party for the trip will include Curt Chandler and Judy Maltz-Schejter, both of whom are ...

Mormon views of wealth, welfare and the economy

Mormon views of wealth, welfare and the economy: By Peggy Fletcher Stack David Neeleman launched JetBlue in February 1999 with his Mormon missionary experience in Brazil still vivid in his mind. Having seen the extreme poverty and rigid class distinctions in that country, Neeleman built his business ...

Brazil's oil boom muddled by recent spill


Brazil's oil boom muddled by recent spill

That, combined with moderate social programs and a consumer spending boom, has lifted tens of millions of Brazilians out of poverty in recent years. Now the state-run oil company, Petrobras, is beginning to embark on one of the world's most difficult ...

134 Brazilian prisoners escape in two jailbreaks

134 Brazilian prisoners escape in two jailbreaks: Brazilian prisons are infamously over-crowded and poor conditions often lead to revolts and escape attempts, according to local non-governmental ...

Drug war doesn't deter mission work

Drug war doesn't deter mission work: JACKSONVILLE — With fear of the crime rising in Central America, fewer missionaries have made trips to deliver clothing items to low poverty families in need. “Because of the drug wars in Mexico, a lot of churches and groups have cancelled their trips ...

Challenges for the hemisphere in 2012

Challenges for the hemisphere in 2012: Despite a number of important successes, fully one third of Latin Americans remain poor and our region is the most unequal in the world. Poverty and inequality go hand-in-hand with racial and gender discrimination: The majority of African-American and ...

New York Struggles to Educate Indigenous Mexican Immigrants

New York Struggles to Educate Indigenous Mexican Immigrants: Today, it is Americans who are expressing similar frustration, even in areas far removed from New York, such as Denison, Iowa. After experiencing an influx of indigenous immigrants from Mexico and Central America, the town sponsored classes to teach ...


Cuba, the Embargo and the Digital Divide

Cuba, the Embargo and the Digital Divide: There is a lot of discussion about Cuba and Internet access and how many Cubans are not connected to it. Oddly enough, most of the critics assume that having access is merely dependent on political will. A recent report by Nick Miroff for NPR's “All ...

2011 International LGBT Roundup: Backlash and Repression

2011 International LGBT Roundup: Backlash and Repression: Honduras finally acted on the large number of unsolved murders of LGBT people in that country, after US prompting. The rate of murders of LGBT elsewhere in Latin America — particularly in Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela — drew little international ...