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jueves, 9 de febrero de 2012

Fighting Fit, Venezuela's Chavez Roars Back | KOSU Radio

Fighting Fit, Venezuela's Chavez Roars Back | KOSU Radio: Fighting Fit, Venezuela's Chavez Roars Back. Filed by KOSU News in World News. February 9, 2012. Last year was a tough one for Venezuela's firebrand leftist president, Hugo Chavez, who has frequently taunted the United States during his ...

Native American tribe sues beer companies for $500million over drink problems

Native American tribe sues beer companies for $500million over drink problems: The lawsuit says one in four children born on the reservation suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome or fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The average life expectancy is estimated between 45 and 52 years, the shortest in North America except for Haiti, ...

Enjoy a Traditional Native American Winter Story

Enjoy a Traditional Native American Winter Story: PESHAWBESTOWN -- Our Facebook Story of the Day for Thursday was chosen- and you wanted to know more about the chance to hear traditional Native American stories. GTB elder Tom Peters will be at the Eyaawing (pronouced "A-Yah-Wing") Museum and Cultural ...

Conn. fraud lawsuit details bribery in Venezuela

Conn. fraud lawsuit details bribery in Venezuela: By MICHAEL MELIA A Connecticut hedge fund adviser carried out a $500 million fraud scheme with help from people in Venezuela, including a manager at the state-owned oil company, according to lawsuits seeking the return of tens of millions of dollars in ...



Brazil: Rio police holding strike vote


Brazil: Rio police holding strike vote

A measure approved by Rio's legislature gave state security officers, which include prison guards, firefighters, civil and police, a staggered, 39 percent raise divided between this year and the next, along with a promise of more in 2014.

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!: Meanwhile, the Sandinistas have done much to reduce poverty and improve living standards in Nicaragua since 2007. As the Nicaragua Network explains in a wonderful article entitled, "Sandinista government has made improvements in people's lives:" The ...

Argentine corn crop seen smaller due to drought

Argentine corn crop seen smaller due to drought: * La Nina-related dryness causes irreversible damage * Soy harvest forecast unchanged at 46.2 million tonnes (Adds quotes, data from report, global market context) By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Several weeks of drought in Argentina ...

Largest virtual telescope operational in Chile


Largest virtual telescope operational in Chile

SANTIAGO — Astronomers in Chile said this week they had created the world's largest virtual optical telescope by using a special technique to combine images from the four most powerful devices as if they were a single device. "This weekend we managed ...

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!: It was indeed in Nicaragua that I, a devout Roman Catholic at the time from a very conservative, pro-Reagan family, had my eyes opened to the realities of US policy in Latin American. What I learned there is that the US is not the force for good that I ...

IDB Capital Increased by $70 Billion for Latin America Lending

IDB Capital Increased by $70 Billion for Latin America Lending: The IDB, which was created in 1959, provides loans, grants, and technical assistance to partners in Latin America and the Caribbean on a range of projects from poverty reduction to climate change and regional integration. The IDB's largest shareholder ...

CEPAL and UNICEF Launch Multimedia for Assessing Poverty

CEPAL and UNICEF Launch Multimedia for Assessing Poverty: ... 16:12Santiago de Chile, Feb 9 (Prensa Latina) The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) and the UN Children''s Fund (UNICEF) launched on Thursday a multimedia guide to periodically estimate childhood poverty in the region.

Getting Married In Puerto Rico

Getting Married In Puerto Rico: The Huffington Post's guide to international marriages will tell you everything you need to know to get legally married in Puerto Rico. Read on to ensure all of your paperwork is in order before booking your ticket. --Joan Bahr Puerto Rico is a ...

PDVSA says secures March deadline on Brazil refinery

PDVSA says secures March deadline on Brazil refinery: * Latest twist in long-delayed Brazil project * Petrobras has said PDVSA failed to get BNDES loan By Eyanir Chinea CARACAS, Feb 9 (Reuters) - Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA said on Thursday it had managed to extend until the end of March a ...

Venezuela candidates mask differences in hope of ousting Hugo Chávez

Venezuela candidates mask differences in hope of ousting Hugo Chávez:
The unnatural niceness – the five are professional, ambitious politicians seeking the same prize – stems from the nature of the prize: the right to run against Hugo Chávez as president of Venezuela, Latin America's most polarised country.

The Guardian

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!: It was indeed in Nicaragua that I, a devout Roman Catholic at the time from a very conservative, pro-Reagan family, had my eyes opened to the realities of US policy in Latin American. What I learned there is that the US is not the force for good that I ...

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon: * 273 Haitians sleeping in church in Peru * Stuck in limbo after Brazil tightens border controls * Future uncertain as governments evaluate solutions By Caroline Stauffer INAPARI, Peru, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Nearly 300 Haitians fleeing the poverty of their ...

Tribe sues beer companies for alcohol problems


Tribe sues beer companies for alcohol problems

LINCOLN, Nebraska (AP) — An American Indian tribe sued some of the world's largest beer makers Thursday, claiming they knowingly contributed to devastating alcohol-related problems on South Dakota's Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!

Nicaragua: The Sandinista Revolution Continues!: Whereas Honduras's murder rate in 2010 was 82 per 100000 people, ... Meanwhile, the Sandinistas have done much to reduce poverty and improve living ...

Resolution to N. Dakota school nickname dispute still seems far off

Resolution to N. Dakota school nickname dispute still seems far off: By Kevin Conlon and Phil Gast, CNN U. of North Dakota is the last holdout over an NCAA policy on Native American nicknames (CNN) -- Sports seasons come and go, but a long-running debate about the use of a Native American nickname and logo by University ...

Striking police vacate Brazil's Bahia legislature

Striking police vacate Brazil's Bahia legislature:
Rio state legislature meanwhile approved a 39 percent increase in pay for police, firefighters and prison guards, hoping to head off a police strike there a week before the start of its Carnival celebrations. "We will have a peaceful Carnival.

Yahoo!7 News

Wave of prison deaths in South America sparks alarm from UN human rights office

Wave of prison deaths in South America sparks alarm from UN human rights office:
Three prisoners died in Uruguay, two in Argentina, two in Venezuela and one in Chile, the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) reported yesterday. A video has also emerged showing a handcuffed female prisoner in Brazil who had ...

UN News Centre

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon: * 273 Haitians sleeping in church in Peru * Stuck in limbo after Brazil tightens border controls * Future uncertain as governments evaluate solutions By Caroline Stauffer INAPARI, Peru, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Nearly 300 Haitians fleeing the poverty of their ...

Latinos First to Reach Pre-Recession Employment Levels

Latinos First to Reach Pre-Recession Employment Levels: As previously reported on La Plaza, the Latino community is still struggling with an unemployment rate of 10.5%, and the number of employed Latinos has only ...

Genocide Trial of Ríos Montt

Genocide Trial of Ríos Montt:
The ruling marks a dramatic turning point in Guatemalan efforts to redress the worst human rights violations in recent Latin American history perpetrated by the military against indigenous peoples during Ríos Montt's “scorched earth” counterinsurgency ...

The Indypendent

Spain's 'human rights' judge Garzón convicted

Spain's 'human rights' judge Garzón convicted:
Spain's best-known judge, who achieved international fame for his human rights investigations, has been found guilty of illegal practice. The punishment by the country's Supreme Court effectively ends Baltasar Garzón's career.

euronews