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martes, 15 de mayo de 2012

Chile Court Fines Laureate Over 'Abusive' Contract

Chile Court Fines Laureate Over 'Abusive' Contract: Santiago's appeals court has fined Andres Bello University, which is affiliated with Baltimore- based Laureate Education Inc., for alleged violations of Chile's consumer protection law, the judiciary said in a statement posted on its website today.



Poll Suggests Calderon's Drug War Hurt by Lack of Coherent Strategy


Poll Suggests Calderon's Drug War Hurt by Lack of Coherent Strategy

Both reported growing support among Mexicans for an increased US role in fighting Mexico's criminal groups. The surveys also found an overwhelming majority supported the use of the military to fight drug traffickers. Considering that the Calderon ...

Cuban universities cut student intake by 26 pct

Cuban universities cut student intake by 26 pct: Havana – Cuba's universities reduced admissions by 26 percent in the 2011-2012 academic year, the National Statistics Office, or ONE, said Tuesday. Its report says that for 2011-2012, Cuban universities have enrolled a total of 351116 students, ...

Cuba drags feet on foreign investment

Cuba drags feet on foreign investment: HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba's reform plans to attract more overseas investment are off to a slow start as the government focuses more on regulating existing foreign joint ventures than encouraging new ones, businessmen and diplomats say.

In Haiti: Rebuilding a Healthier Future With Vaccines

In Haiti: Rebuilding a Healthier Future With Vaccines: In post-earthquake Haiti -- where signs of the devastation still linger two years on -- the women weren't lined up waiting for food or to seek more permanent shelter than the camps where hundreds of thousands of people still live.



Repsol moves toward arbitration in dispute with Argentina

Repsol moves toward arbitration in dispute with Argentina: Madrid – Spanish oil major Repsol sent a letter to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez formally proclaiming a dispute over Buenos Aires' nationalization of the company's YPF unit, the first step toward invoking international arbitration.

Brazil and Mexico Combat Poverty and Inequality

Brazil and Mexico Combat Poverty and Inequality: Brazil's Bolsa Familia and Mexico's Oportunidades conditional cash transfer ( CCT) programs have slashed poverty and inequality and been widely emulated in ...

Brazil: Social programs unveiled for low-income families


Brazil: Social programs unveiled for low-income families

Rousseff said daycare centers not only brought "health, education, food, diversion and hygiene" to children, but also allowed mothers to work, also "attacking the problem [of poverty] at its root." The Brazilian president also plans to specifically ...

Venezuela demands US extradition of judge

Venezuela demands US extradition of judge: By Benedict Mander in Caracas Venezuela has demanded that the US extradite a former supreme court judge who has accused Caracas of links to drug-traffickers, claiming that his testimony to US authorities was part of a smear campaign against President ...

Third World poverty rates falling rapidly


Third World poverty rates falling rapidly

Poverty is on a world-wide decrease – in Asia, the Arab world and in Latin America at a fast clip. In Africa less fast. The World Bank calculates its figures on a three-year basis, but only measures up to 2010. However, preliminary evidence suggests ...

Hospital Mortality Rates for Cardiovascular Revascularization Patients Varies ...

Hospital Mortality Rates for Cardiovascular Revascularization Patients Varies ...: "When states report hospital mortality rates for cardiovascular procedures, very few hospitals are typically said to perform better or worse than the average US hospital," stated April Simon, RN, MSN, one of the researchers and president of Cardiac ...



Earth Summit Strives for Energy for All

Earth Summit Strives for Energy for All:
More than 130 world leaders are expected to gather in Rio de Janeiro next month for the summit, which is also referred to as "Rio+20," a nod to the 20th anniversary of the original Rio Summit. The goal of the meeting is to secure political commitment ...


Voice of America

Hard-hitting arts fest puts human rights centre stage

Hard-hitting arts fest puts human rights centre stage:
... theatre festival that will shine a light on human rights issues kicks off tonight at Theatre Passe Muraille. For two weeks, Panamerican Routes will explore such topics as immigration, displacement, Canadian mining in Latin America and revolution, ...


Post City

What Mexico Hopes to Learn from US Prisons

What Mexico Hopes to Learn from US Prisons: Faced with a fraught penal system impeding efforts to punish criminals, Mexican authorities are looking to a New Mexico prison as a model for how to improve ...

Why do conservatives hate freedom?

Why do conservatives hate freedom?:
If American conservatives really believed their talk about the threat of government tyranny and government incompetence, they would unanimously oppose the death penalty. Nothing could illustrate arbitrary, despotic government power more than the ...


Salon

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness

Pittsburgh: A Model for Addressing Child Homelessness: I recently returned from Pittsburgh, where on Friday, May 4, I keynoted the Homeless Children's Education Fund's "Summit III: Impact of Poverty on Learning & Brain Development for Children & Youth Experiencing Homelessness.

Killer on death row: 'It's a very surreal experience'

Killer on death row: 'It's a very surreal experience':
The state has since ended the death penalty, but the change does not apply to cases tried in the past. By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN SOMERS, Conn. — The Connecticut killer who once called himself one of the most hated men in America said in a death row ...


msnbc.com

Calif. man gets federal prison in Vegas break-in

Calif. man gets federal prison in Vegas break-in:  MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) -- Forty-nine bodies, at least some of them mutilated, have been found on a highway connecting the northern Mexican metropolis of Monterrey to the US border. A law enforcementMore >> WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sofia is the new ...

Rethinking the Drug War in the Americas

Rethinking the Drug War in the Americas:
Over the past few years, a movement in favor of decriminalization, legal regulation and various alternatives to the war on drugs has been gaining steam from Mexico all the way down to Argentina, but it has really caught fire in the last couple of weeks ...


World Press Review

Surprising candidate wins mayoral primary in Chilean capital

Surprising candidate wins mayoral primary in Chilean capital: Photo courtesy of santiago chile/flickr Errázuriz, affectionately referred to by her supporters as “Pepa Errázuriz,” is a sociologist at Universidad de Chile and the president of the Neighborhood Council of Providencia. She won 39.7 percent of the ...

Cheaper Money Boosting Investment in Ecuador's Growing Property Market


Cheaper Money Boosting Investment in Ecuador's Growing Property Market

Ecuador, a comparatively small, 110000-square-mile western South America republic with miles and miles of glittering empty sandy beaches, is enjoying an economic boom that is triggering new real estate development throughout the nation.

Member states back targeted development aid

Member states back targeted development aid: ... Africa and on LDCs (least developed countries) elsewhere, the ministers concurred on the necessity to continue to cooperate with other countries and regions, such as in Latin America and Asia, “where poverty and inequalities remain widespread”.

Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected ...


Countries of the Americas promote integrated action to eliminate neglected ...

In 2008, the Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and PAHO reached an agreement to develop a regional initiative for the control and elimination of diseases associated with poverty in Latin America ...

America Executed This Man For A Crime He Did Not Commit

America Executed This Man For A Crime He Did Not Commit:
As he sought to destroy Justice Souter's argument about the doubts reasonable people have about the accuracy and reliability of America's death penalty regime, Justice Scalia described a criminal justice system unfamiliar to anyone who has ever covered ...


Business Insider

Gay Americans cross the pond for marriage

Gay Americans cross the pond for marriage:
Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Uruguay recognize same-sex civil unions and Argentina became the first Latin American country in 2010 to allow gay marriages. Gay marriage is one thing, but the attendant immigration rights and couple benefits are proving ...


Gay Star News

Survey for health, poverty benefits threatened in Congress

Survey for health, poverty benefits threatened in Congress: Daniel Webster, R-Florida, told Congress last week. But the American Community Survey is vital to state legislators, mayors, city councils and city planners, said Robert Moffitt, professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.