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lunes, 20 de febrero de 2012

Chilean student revolt shakes up nation

Chilean student revolt shakes up nation:
Then in May, more than 30000 people protested in Santiago against the HidroAysen project to build five mega-dams in Patagonia (a project supported by the government and the opposition) without consulting the public. Never before had an environmental ...

Green Left Weekly

Community Radio Stations Divided Over Law in Chile

Community Radio Stations Divided Over Law in Chile: By Marianela Jarroud Z. * SANTIAGO - Community radio stations in Chile continue to call for a legal framework that would allow them to operate without restrictions, because although a specific law was passed nearly two years ago, ...

Santiago ranked 3rd best city in Latin America for students

Santiago ranked 3rd best city in Latin America for students: A new study determining the world's best student cities revealed that Chile's capital of Santiago ranks third in Latin America and 41st overall. The study, conducted by QS World University, ended with 98 of the best cities in the world and based the ...

Chile Environment Ministry biodiversity program for young students

Chile Environment Ministry biodiversity program for young students:
SANTIAGO – With the purpose of taking students from different regional establishments in educative activities, the Environment Ministry along with Sendero de Chile foundation, built up a program called “Biodiversity, Education and Public Participation” ...

I Love Chile News

BA City teachers wage talks suspended

BA City teachers wage talks suspended: Buenos Aires City government and members of the 17 teachers' union failed to reach an agreement over the wage talks only eight days before the beginning of the classes. Most of the unions claim for a 29 percent hike of the teachers' minimum wage, ...

Indian Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on 'Worst' US Presidents List


Indian Killer Andrew Jackson Deserves Top Spot on 'Worst' US Presidents List

Here are our nods to the presidents who did more harm than good for Native Americans while in office. Andrew Jackson: A man nicknamed “Indian killer” and “Sharp Knife” surely deserves the top spot on a list of worst US Presidents.

Nicaragua: Budget to Fight Poverty

Nicaragua: Budget to Fight Poverty: Managua, Feb 20 (Prensa Latina) The general budget reflects the political will of the government, which in Nicaragua translates into more resources for the fight against poverty, said on Monday the Minister of Finance, ...

Colombia to decide Cuba's Summit of the Americas fate: OAS

Colombia to decide Cuba's Summit of the Americas fate: OAS: Colombia, the host country for this April's Summit of the Americas, will decide whether Cuba is admitted to the conference, according to the Organization of American States [OAS] Secretary of Legal Affairs. Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos has ...

Cuba and China to Boost Scientific and Agricultural Cooperation


Cuba and China to Boost Scientific and Agricultural Cooperation

Havana, Cuba, Feb 20.- The vice president of the Cuban Council of Ministers, Marino Murillo, met on Monday in Beijing with Hui Liangyu, First Deputy Prime Minister of China, to discuss the development of bilateral relations and other topics of common ...

Chile to build up Antarctic military presence


Chile to build up Antarctic military presence

SANTIAGO, Chile, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Chile is going ahead with a multibillion-dollar plan that includes building up its Antarctic defense capability, opening tourist corridors to the frozen continent and consolidating its presence in an integrated single ...

One Month into the Startup Chile Program

One Month into the Startup Chile Program: This blog post is Part III of a series written by Canadian Jennifer Turliuk about her experience at Start-Up Chile. Read Part I here and Part II here. It's officially been one month since my business partner Jeremy and I arrived in Santiago, Chile for ...

44 killed in Mexican prison riot

44 killed in Mexican prison riot: MEXICO CITY, Feb. 19 (Xinhua) -- At least 44 inmates were killed and several others wounded in a riot that occurred on Sunday morning inside prison Apodaca in the northern state of Nuevo Leon, an official source said. "There are 44 confirmed deaths, ...

Hempel Opens First Factory S. America

Hempel Opens First Factory S. America: The new plant, located north of the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires, will manufacture paint for the Marine and Protective Coatings segments and will supply the entire South American market. The 3000 sq. m. facility is part of the 'One Hempel – One ...

Cuba: Biotechnology Conference Havana 2012


Cuba: Biotechnology Conference Havana 2012

Havana, Cuba, Feb 20.- A new edition of Biotechnology-Havana 2012 will session from March 5 to 9 in the Convention Palace of the capital, a conference dedicated this time to medical applications of this science. Reports released in the digital site of ...

Cuban University Host Workshops on Research-Development


Cuban University Host Workshops on Research-Development

Havana, Cuba, Feb 20.- Almost 1000 professors and students on Monday will begin three-day workshops on training and research-development-research (RDR) in the sector of information and communications technologies (ICT). The University of Computer ...

Pilgrims to Cuba hope Pope's visit will signal change

Pilgrims to Cuba hope Pope's visit will signal change: The people who have applied to go to Cuba for the Pope's March visit are diverse, but all believe in the power of prayer and reconciliation. By Ana Veciana-Suarez For the businessman who has changed his politics, the Miami priest who tends to an exile ...

Cuba names econ chief a VP on ministers' council

Cuba names econ chief a VP on ministers' council: AP HAVANA—Cuba has named its economy minister a vice president on the Council of Ministers, making him one of the highest-ranking people in government. The Communist Party newspaper Granma announced the promotion of Adel Yzquierdo on Monday.

Proposed Cuba fire district subject of open houses

Proposed Cuba fire district subject of open houses: CUBACuba residents will get two chances to learn about a proposed fire district as their fire department opens its doors to the community this week. Cuba town and village officials voted Nov. 21 to create a fire district to cover the town of Cuba ...

The thrill of cuban dance

The thrill of cuban dance:
Batswana were on Friday treated to Cuban dance at the University of Botswana by Cuban nationals residing in the country, as part of an ongoing exhibition at the institution. The exhibition themed Knowing Cuba and Its People, is part of the country's ...

Mmegi Online

Actress Lydia Lamaison dies at 97

Actress Lydia Lamaison dies at 97: Legenday actress Lydia Lamaison died this morning at the age of 97 of natural circumstances at her residence in Buenos Aires Capital city. The lost for the artistic universe was confirmed by City Cultural Minister Hernán Lombardi.

Brazilian rapper Criolo sings the street story of São Paulo

Brazilian rapper Criolo sings the street story of São Paulo:
One of five brothers and sisters born to migrants from north-east Brazil, the budding composers knew more than most about issues plaguing megacities – entrenched poverty, police violence, social discrimination. Few, however, could have predicted how ...

The Guardian

Chilean Students Support Protests in Patagonia

Chilean Students Support Protests in Patagonia: The message of Chilean students said that the problems of that area, located about 900 miles south from Santiago, have as their genesis an "indolent and uncompromising model that the 1980 Constitution defends ferociously." CONFECH also denounced in the ...

Teachers' union and Bullrich ready for another round of talks

Teachers' union and Bullrich ready for another round of talks: Likewise, López remarked that the union has asked Bullrich “not to discriminate the public education as we all want the same treatment that the Buenos Aires City government gives to the private education system.”



Argentina Becoming Gay Tourist Destination

Argentina Becoming Gay Tourist Destination:
By On Top Magazine Staff Argentina, the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage, is becoming a popular tourist destination for gay travelers. More than 3500 gay nuptials have taken place in Argentina over the past 18 months.

On Top Magazine

Cuba Calls for Integral Effort vs. Illegality and Corruption


Cuba Calls for Integral Effort vs. Illegality and Corruption

Havana, Cuba, Feb 20.- Cuban General Comptroller, Gladys Bejerano made a call to the entire society to participate in the fight against illegalities, indiscipline and corruption. When we talk about the organization of the combat to integrally fight ...