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martes, 5 de junio de 2012

Argentine farmers call one-week national strike

Argentine farmers call one-week national strike: | BUENOS AIRES, June 5 (Reuters) - Argentina's main farm groups on Tuesday announced a one-week national freeze on grains sales starting on Wednesday in protest of a tax hike in the key agricultural province of Buenos Aires.


Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents

Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents: A former mortgage broker was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for being the middleman in a $37 million insider trading scheme that federal authorities said was one of the longest-running ever uncovered. A former mortgage broker was sentenced ...


Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents

Lawyer: Officials meet slain Mexican boy's parents: A former mortgage broker was sentenced Tuesday to 2 1/2 years in prison for being the middleman in a $37 million insider trading scheme that federal authorities said was one of the longest-running ever uncovered. A former mortgage broker was sentenced ...


Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits Latinos Hard

Jobs Report: Unemployment Hits Latinos Hard:
By Sugey Palomares | The Bureau of Labor and Statistics has released a new jobs report, which showcases that Latino unemployment rates increased from 10.3% to 11% in April. The economic recession has also affect the African ...


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Alcatraz interpreter prompts discussion on prisons

Alcatraz interpreter prompts discussion on prisons: I was horrified by what I read about the boom in prison construction in the 1980s. Then I came across an article in the New Yorker about solitary confinement. That piece radicalized me about prisons, and I became convinced that America's prisons are ...

UNASUR Defense Council Studies Haiti Situation

UNASUR Defense Council Studies Haiti Situation: 05 de junio de 2012, 15:35Asuncion, Jun 5 (Prensa Latina) The South American Defense Council of UNASUR (Union of South American Nations) addressed today in Asuncion, Paraguay, the situation of cooperation with Haiti and the Fiscal Defense Expenses.

In Pawtucket, more children living in poverty, being abused

In Pawtucket, more children living in poverty, being abused: While Pawtucket's median family income has decreased, poverty has increased among the city's children. In 2011, the poverty level was $18123 for a family of three with two children and $22811 for a family of four with two children.


Child poverty accord unlikely - Labour

Child poverty accord unlikely - Labour: The Labour Party says the Greens stand little chance of getting the Government to agree to a cross-party accord on lifting children out of poverty. The Green Party says unless there is cross-party consensus children will remain trapped in poverty.

Reforms in Cuba: Cubans now can have a phone line at their beach ...

Reforms in Cuba: Cubans now can have a phone line at their beach ...: In another example of the reforms instituted by the Cuban dictatorship that will surely usher in freedom and respect for human rights, the Castro regime has.


Mexican marines free 13 people being held by Gulf cartel

Mexican marines free 13 people being held by Gulf cartel: Marines rescued 13 people apparently being held hostage and arrested 10 suspected members of the Gulf drug cartel in Nuevo Laredo, a border city in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas, the Navy Secretariat said. The operation took place on ...

Poll Shows Independents Care About Warren's Native Fiasco


Poll Shows Independents Care About Warren's Native Fiasco

“For people who understand that there's been no evidence presented that she's a Native American and that she has misrepresented that, they are overwhelmingly in favor of Scott Brown,” Barnett added. The Brown campaign in recent days has called on ...

Political prisoners of Brazil's dictatorship get apologies | National ...


Political prisoners of Brazil's dictatorship get apologies | National ...

Some 120 Brazilians who were political prisoners during the country's military dictatorship received official apologies from the state of Rio de Janeiro Monday.

Index shows Argentina heading into recession

Index shows Argentina heading into recession: By MarketWatch BUENOS AIRES --Argentina is on track to slip into recession later this year, according to the closely followed monthly leading indicator published by Torcuato Di Tella University, or UTDT. "It's very probable that the Argentine economy ...

Castro's Birthday Marks Urgent Need | Stuff.co.nz

Castro's Birthday Marks Urgent Need | Stuff.co.nz: Cuban President Raul Castro turns 81 today, another year on in his race against time to reform Cuba's economy and try to assure the survival of communism ...

Central America and EU Sign Trade Agreement

Central America and EU Sign Trade Agreement: Half of Central America's 43 million people live in poverty, which is concentrated in rural areas. Because of this, the region should also aim at other markets, such as South Africa, Russia, China or India. By Danilo Valladares The poverty-stricken ...

Turning Latinos against Obama

Turning Latinos against Obama: Using that measure, unemployment climbed steadily during Obama's first year, to 10.0 percent in December 2009. Then started dropping -- and has steadily ever since! Until this latest month, when it ticked up a notch from 8.1 to 8.2. As for the Hispanic ...

Poverty in Brazil - A Democracy in the Making

Poverty in Brazil - A Democracy in the Making: If extreme poverty in Brazil remains widespread, the social policies introduced recently are having a great impact. Even if they do not solve everything…

Ala. law could reduce prison overcrowding

Ala. law could reduce prison overcrowding: This came after authorities received a complaint aboutMore >> If you've found yourself recently joining the now stabilizing unemployed of America, merging social media with traditional job hunt tactics could be your ticket to employment.

"Virtual" Chavez campaigns for re-election in Venezuela

"Virtual" Chavez campaigns for re-election in Venezuela: By Andrew Cawthorne | CARACAS (Reuters) - Hugo Chavez's voice booms out from loudspeakers singing the Venezuelan national anthem. A life-sized puppet of the socialist president dances on stage. His face looms from hundreds of shirts and hats on ...

Mapuche: Children Educated Through Music

Mapuche: Children Educated Through Music:
Amidst widespread poverty, the Papageno Music Foundation is working to support children's development through music, a step that has brought real change to many Mapuche families. A decade ago, retired Austrian opera singer Christian Boesc decided to ...


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Schiavi undergoes questioning over Once Tragedy

Schiavi undergoes questioning over Once Tragedy: Transport Secretary Juan Pablo Schiavi is in Comodoro Py and is expected to be questioned soon by Federal judge Claudio Bonadio over the government's responsibility on Once's train tragedy that has caused 51 deaths in February in Buenos Aires City.


Argentina sues British firms for oil exploration off Falklands

Argentina sues British firms for oil exploration off Falklands: Buenos Aires, Argentina (4E) – Argentina on Monday declared the oil exploration by British companies off the contested Falklands as “illegal” and sued five companies for carrying out activities around them. President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner said ...

Poor and fat: The real class war

Poor and fat: The real class war: The rise of Type 2 diabetes in children coincides with the rise of child obesity and childhood poverty. I'm sure to some that is just another coincidence. But to me that is as strong of an example as any of class warfare and what ails our economy.


Janet Jackson Will Produce Transgender Documentary

Janet Jackson Will Produce Transgender Documentary:
... which will feature stories throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Jackson, who has won five Grammys and starred in several films, recently came out in support of President Barack Obama's endorsement of gay marriage.


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FULL-LENGTH EDITION: Castro & Krugman

FULL-LENGTH EDITION: Castro & Krugman: Amanpour pointed to a Human Rights Watch description of Cuba as "the only country in Latin America that represses virtually all forms of political dissent." But Castro said the rights group "does not represent the opinion of the Cuban people.