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lunes, 30 de enero de 2012

Chile Posted Wider-Than-Forecast Budget Surplus Last Year

Chile Posted Wider-Than-Forecast Budget Surplus Last Year: Fiscal outlays grew 3.2 percent over the same period, the office said in a report handed out in Santiago today. The government last year forecast a surplus of 1.2 percent of GDP for 2011 and still estimates it will report a deficit in 2012. Chile's ...

30 Years After the Massacre at Sabra-Shatilla Lebanese Politicians Still Block ...

30 Years After the Massacre at Sabra-Shatilla Lebanese Politicians Still Block ...:
The lack of employment opportunities for Palestine refugee prolong and intensify their hardship and poverty. As politicians like Newt Gingrich stoke the fires of hate toward Palestine, these Israeli Jews work to bring freedom and human equality to the ...

Salem-News.Com

Commission for Social Development to Focus on Poverty Eradication, Full ...


Commission for Social Development to Focus on Poverty Eradication, Full ...

Poverty eradication, full and productive employment and socially inclusive policies will take centre stage at the fiftieth session of the Commission for Social Development when it meets at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 1 to 10 February.

Census: Native American Count Jumps by 27 Percent

Census: Native American Count Jumps by 27 Percent: America's Native population climbed by nearly a third between 2000 and 2010, surprising US Census Bureau data analysts and delighting managers of federally funded programs whose budgets depend on official head counts. "I think the numbers surprised us ...

Afro-descendants face rampant discrimination

Afro-descendants face rampant discrimination: The Afro-descendant population comprises 30 percent of Latin America, but its people continue to fall victim to exclusion, racism and discrimination, according to a new report by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The report, “The Situation ...

Organizations warn on human rights abuses

Organizations warn on human rights abuses: President Felipe Calderón´s militarized struggle against organized crime and drug trafficking has caused an increase in human rights violations, Human Rights Watch warned in its annual report, which was released Jan. 22. “Efforts by the administration ...

Fitch Affirms Chile's Foreign and Local Currency IDRs; Outlook Stable

Fitch Affirms Chile's Foreign and Local Currency IDRs; Outlook Stable: 'Chile is well- prepared to contain the negative effects stemming from the unfavorable and volatile international financial conditions due to its strong fiscal balance sheet and its credible macroeconomic policy framework' said Santiago Mosquera, ...

Chile's port workers strike, demand of financial restitution


Chile's port workers strike, demand of financial restitution

They claim that the movement is a result of a futile government proposal made in September 2010, which aimed to establish taxation procedures benefiting Chile's port workers. From their perspective, the policy has been poorly applied and remains ...

Brazil to breathe life into faded Cuban sugar sector

Brazil to breathe life into faded Cuban sugar sector: By Esteban Israel SAO PAULO, Jan 30 (Reuters) - Brazilian builder Odebrecht plans to produce sugar in Cuba, the company said on Monday, as looser restrictions on foreign investment in the communist island raise hopes of a recovery in the once-booming ...

Chile's maids facing legal discrimination

Chile's maids facing legal discrimination: Workers in rich Santiago communities banned from walking around area and forced to take special buses. Chile is a country that boasts of having an egalitarian society, however, it is a veneer that is being lifted after reports of discrimination from ...

Attorneys publish phone numbers, addresses of objectors to $3.4B Indian settlement


Attorneys publish phone numbers, addresses of objectors to $3.4B Indian settlement

Four people who are objecting to a $3.4 billion settlement over misspent Native American land royalties have received angry calls and letters after plaintiffs' attorneys published their phone numbers and addresses. The attorneys have spent nearly 16 ...

Will Mitt Romney's Embrace of Puerto Rican Statehood Play in Florida?

Will Mitt Romney's Embrace of Puerto Rican Statehood Play in Florida?: Elizabeth Cuevas-Neunder holds a Puerto Rican flag and asks Republican presidential candidate former House Speaker Newt Gingrich a question during the Hispanic Leadership Network conference at the Doral Golf Resort and Spa, Friday, Jan.


Gov't blasts teamsters' union protests blocking Correo Argentino depots


Gov't blasts teamsters' union protests blocking Correo Argentino depots

What we decided was that they are to join the protests which are being carried out in different parts of Buenos Aires and in the interior provinces of the country,” Aparicio stated. The union director did not rule out plans for a national strike with a ...

Venezuela's Sidor to Produce 3.7 Million Tons of Steel in 2012

Venezuela's Sidor to Produce 3.7 Million Tons of Steel in 2012: Venezuelan state-run steel producer Siderurgica del Orinoco expects to produce 3.7 million tons of steel in 2012, according to an e-mailed statement from the Information Ministry, citing Carlos D'Oliveira, president of the steelmaker.

Why the 2012 Hispanic Vote Doesn't Matter ... Yet

Why the 2012 Hispanic Vote Doesn't Matter ... Yet:
It's all fun to cover, all interesting, all catnip for political junkies but less likely to shape the rest of the race in the Republican primaries, and the fall campaign than the Hispanic unemployment rate in October.

PBS NewsHour

DRUG WAR: Police catch suspect in 75 gang killings

DRUG WAR: Police catch suspect in 75 gang killings: By AP Mexican army soldiers inspect a car at a check point on the outskirts of Culiacan, northern Mexico, Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012. Nationwide, some 47515 drug-related killings occurred from December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon deployed thousands ...

Confronting energy poverty on behalf of the world's poorest

Confronting energy poverty on behalf of the world's poorest: Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will officially launch the action agenda when the international community meet in Rio de Janeiro in June this year for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development; 20 years since the UN Conference on Environment and ...

Mexico Envoy to Venezuela Free After Kidnapping

Mexico Envoy to Venezuela Free After Kidnapping: By EZEQUIEL MINAYA CARACAS—Venezuela's struggles with rampant crime were underscored Monday following reports of the kidnapping and quick release of the Mexican ambassador to the South American country, the latest of a recent string of high-profile ...

Chile's maids facing legal discrimination

Chile's maids facing legal discrimination: Chile is a country that boasts of having an egalitarian society, however, it is a veneer that is being lifted after reports of discrimination from the country's domestic workers. In one affluent area of Santiago, community by-laws justify forcing maids ...

Growing world lacks enough food, fuel

Growing world lacks enough food, fuel:
The world is running out of time to make sure there is enough food, water and energy to meet the needs of a rapidly growing population and to avoid sending up to three billion people into poverty, a UN report warns. The world is running out of time to ...

Stuff.co.nz

UN panel urges world to kick off energy revolution at Rio summit this year


UN panel urges world to kick off energy revolution at Rio summit this year

GENEVA — A high-profile UN panel headed by the presidents of Finland and South Africa hopes to spark an “ever-green” energy revolution later this year in Brazil using a general roadmap it presented Monday on how world leaders could wean the world off ...

US reps want rules for drillers seeking Cuba oil

US reps want rules for drillers seeking Cuba oil: David Rivera wants to hold foreign companies that drill for oil off the coast of Cuba liable for any oil spills that reach US shores. Rivera told a US House transportation subcommittee Monday his bill would triple the liabilities cap for spills that ...


The Sprout of the Popular Potato

The Sprout of the Popular Potato:
By Dale Carson January 30, 2012 Spanning seven countries on the western coast of current-day South America, the Andes Mountains have given us much natural beauty and many tales of adventure. They have also given us the potato, cultivated there by the ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Bobby Jindal touts education proposals, knocks union leader

Bobby Jindal touts education proposals, knocks union leader:
He plugged his main talking points on vouchers, tenure reform and charter schools and chided one of the state's two biggest teachers unions for remarks that its executive director made last week about parents struggling with poverty.

NOLA.com

Louisiana's Plan to Empower Parents Through School Choice

Louisiana's Plan to Empower Parents Through School Choice: Last week, in an interview with the New Orleans Times-Picayune, he stated: “If I'ma parent in poverty, I have no clue because I'm trying to struggle and live day-to-day.” The union leader's comments are just the type of top-down, arrogant, ...