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martes, 28 de febrero de 2012

Peru to invest 100 million soles for agriculture projects in country's poorest ...


Peru to invest 100 million soles for agriculture projects in country's poorest ...

By Manuel Vigo On Tuesday the Peruvian government announced it would spend 100 million soles in the construction of small water reservoirs throughout the poorest areas in the country. "Hopefully, from small infrastructure projects or water reservoirs, ...

In Cuba, life goes on, almost unchanged

In Cuba, life goes on, almost unchanged:
By Frank Barnako Little appears to have changed in Cuba's capital since Fidel Castro took power in January, 1959. The city's gorgeous Spanish-influenced colonial architecture casts shade on the streets of Old Havana. General Motors dinosaurs of the ...

MarketWatch

Puerto Rican Politico Says Authorities Cooked Up His Arrest

Puerto Rican Politico Says Authorities Cooked Up His Arrest: EFE San Juan – Lawmaker Hector Ferrer, deputy leader of Puerto Rico's main opposition PPD and candidate for mayor of San Juan, said his arrest last week during a verbal altercation with a former girlfriend was an example of police misconduct.

Seniors to aid Honduras during break

Seniors to aid Honduras during break: Honduras is their most established location, where extreme poverty means there are typically no doctors available within a 20 mile radius, 80 percent of people do not have access to a dentist, and 70 percent have no access to public sanitary services.

Correa pardons newspaper in libel case

Correa pardons newspaper in libel case: The legal attack on El Universo had prompted allegations by international press freedom and human rights groups that the leftist president is using a judiciary of dubious independence to silence critics. Correa said in a brief televised address that he ...

The original Native Americans: stone age Europeans discovered the New World

The original Native Americans: stone age Europeans discovered the New World:
The Siberian migrants came to America for longer and in greater numbers, and were either wiped out or absorbed by the European tribes. But it does explain the long-standing mystery of the genetic code and language of some Native American tribes that ...

RT

Central America's women at war

Central America's women at war:
1 in the world for murders by the United Nations, and temporarily deserted by the Peace Corps, that two dozen prominent Canadian and American lawyers, analysts, businesswomen, activists, artists and journalists—led by a Nobel Peace Prize ...

Macleans.ca

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor

The Lingering Global Crisis and the New Poor: The lingering global crisis, especially its European victims, is forcing us to rethink the objectives and the tools of social policy. Past meltdowns in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin-America provide us with some good hints on what to expect and how to ...

Why is the US lead the world in school shootings?


Why is the US lead the world in school shootings?

it occurs to me that you are the one looking down your nose at Americans, not the other way around. I am really curoius about how the NRA will respond. Why is America No. 1 in school shootings, NRA? Because there aren't enough guns in schools?

Death sentence critic to lecture at Brockport

Death sentence critic to lecture at Brockport: Noted anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean will visit the College at Brockport Wednesday, Feb. 29. The Roman Catholic nun will speak to students and staff about her experiences as an advocate against the death penalty, and as a religious ...



Cuban police arrest 100 to stop protests

Cuban police arrest 100 to stop protests: 28 (UPI) -- Protests in Cuba, meant to commemorate the deaths of five anti-Castro advocates, were curtailed with more than 100 arrests, activists said The arrests of anti-government dissidents was seen as a crackdown to reduce public demonstrations of ...

Cuba sets a global example for the achievements of socialism

Cuba sets a global example for the achievements of socialism: Castro's main message was clear. Cuban socialism is an international example of a humanitarian economy in the world. "We have over 80000 doctors," he said. "We are currently training 830 Pakistani medical students and many others from around the world.

Corpbanca Plans Capital Increases In Colombia, Chile -Report

Corpbanca Plans Capital Increases In Colombia, Chile -Report: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chilean bank Corpbanca SA (BCA, CORPBANCA.SN) is planning capital increases both in Chile and Colombia this year, Valor Futuro newswire reported Tuesday citing general manager Fernando Massu. The bank sees a $450 million capital ...

Smokin': Cubans say cigar sales on the rise

Smokin': Cubans say cigar sales on the rise: HAVANA — Cuban cigar sales jumped 9 percent to $401 million in 2011 as spending on luxury items increased in countries with stronger economies, Cuban cigar executives said. Only on msnbc.com TODAY Meet the team behind 'The Artist' Joe Klamar / AFP ...

Cuba's national orchestra plans Tampa Bay concerts for fall

Cuba's national orchestra plans Tampa Bay concerts for fall: BY JOHN FLEMING Cuba's symphony orchestra will begin its stay in the area with a chamber music concert, including members of the Florida Orchestra, on Nov. 5 at the Cuban Club in Tampa's Ybor City, the old cigar factory district that has deep historic ...

Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected 'Anonymous' hackers

Interpol swoop nets 25 suspected 'Anonymous' hackers: Interpol has arrested 25 suspected members of the 'Anonymous' hackers group in a swoop on over a dozen cities in Europe and Latin America, the global police body said Tuesday. "Operation Unmask was launched in mid-February following a series of ...

Israel Apartheid Week: Native America and Palestine: Indigeneity and Settler ...

Israel Apartheid Week: Native America and Palestine: Indigeneity and Settler ...: As part of Boston University's 3rd Israel Apartheid Week, we will be having an event on the relationship of colonial settler occupation in Native America, Hawaii and Palestine. Professor Kauanui will talk on the nature and effects of colonization on ...

Pinera Seeks to Develop Renewable Energy in Chile, DF Reports

Pinera Seeks to Develop Renewable Energy in Chile, DF Reports: Chile's government will also seek ways to reduce power consumption in a plan unveiled by the president at Pacific Hydro Pty's Chacayes plant in central Chile, the Santiago-based newspaper reported on its website. To contact the reporter on this story: ...

Central America's women at war

Central America's women at war:
1 in the world for murders by the United Nations, and temporarily deserted by the Peace Corps, that two dozen prominent Canadian and American lawyers, analysts, businesswomen, activists, artists and journalists—led by a Nobel Peace Prize ...

Macleans.ca

Should Central America Legalize Drugs?

Should Central America Legalize Drugs?:
The drug war has been a disaster for the Latin American countries fighting it, especially Mexico, and Central Americans' suspicion that legalization could be less painful and costly is reasonable. Whether or not legalization would in fact be a good ...

The Atlantic

Arizona's Demographic Changes

Arizona's Demographic Changes:
That same year 15.3 percent of African Americans and 27.4 percent of Hispanics in the state lacked health insurance, compared to only 10.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites. 6. Unemployment hits communities of color harder than non-Hispanic whites.

Center For American Progress

Chile jobless steady at low of 6.6 pct, rate hold eyed

Chile jobless steady at low of 6.6 pct, rate hold eyed: * Agricultural sector boosts job growth * Rate on par with 5-yr record-low 6.6 pct in Oct-Dec * Cbank seen holding rate again at 5 pct in March (Adds Finance Minister comment) By Antonio De la Jara SANTIAGO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Chile's jobless rate in ...

Families of Buenos Aires Bombing Victims to Mark 20th Anniversary

Families of Buenos Aires Bombing Victims to Mark 20th Anniversary: Twenty one trees and seven branches stand in memory of the victims of the 1992 Israel embassy bombing in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Relatives of victims of the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires will fly to Argentina in two weeks to mark ...

US Catholics make plans to see the pope in Cuba

US Catholics make plans to see the pope in Cuba: MIAMI _ The Archdiocese of Miami flights that will carry some 300 pilgrims to Cuba for Pope Benedict XVI's visit next month are a study in logistics. Organized for the archdiocese by Airline Brokers, a Coral Gables company that is a veteran in the Cuba ...

In Peru, one of the world's worst polluters is set to reopen

In Peru, one of the world's worst polluters is set to reopen: But that has not stopped Doe Run Peru from pleading poverty and failing to pay a series of multi-million dollar debts, including to the Peruvian taxman. Recently, the company even asked the Peruvian government to subsidize the costs of its clean-up.