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domingo, 18 de noviembre de 2012

A role reversal as former colonies meet former colonists at Ibero-American summit


A role reversal as former colonies meet former colonists at Ibero-American summit

Latin America, with a population of 550 million, has made impressive strides to reduce poverty this century, down from 50 percent to around 30 percent, while middle classes have increased around 50 percent and continue to swell, according to the World ...

Women key to Latin America economic progress


Women key to Latin America economic progress

Over the last decade, poverty, and inequality have fallen throughout Latin America. Behind these positive trends are external factors, such as high global commodity prices and substantial foreign direct investment flows. And there are also internal ...

Iraq, Venezuela emerging top crude oil suppliers for India


Iraq, Venezuela emerging top crude oil suppliers for India

While Iraq, Venezuela and Kuwait are gaining ground in India's crude oil energy basket, Iran is consistently losing its position. During the April-September period of the current fiscal, Indian refiners imported 85.959 million tonnes of crude oil ...

National, popular and bourgeois


National, popular and bourgeois

Whereas Brazil has pulled tens of millions out of poverty into the middle class, Argentine social mobility seems to take the form of trade union clout giving many workers middle-class income levels while the destitute or quasi-poor stubbornly remain ...

Spain asks for Latam help at Iberoamerican summit


Spain asks for Latam help at Iberoamerican summit

CADIZ, Spain (AP) — Spain's prime minister has joined its king in asking former Latin American colonies to help the EU nation overcome a deep financial crisis by channeling investments its way. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain had invested ...

Long spell in Brazilian prison worse than death, official says


Long spell in Brazilian prison worse than death, official says

Brazil's justice minister said Tuesday that he would prefer death to serving a long sentence in one of his country's prisons. "I if had to spend many years in one of our prisons, I would rather die," Jose Eduardo Cardozo said at a gathering of business ...

Argentina still seeking an out from debt showdown


Argentina still seeking an out from debt showdown

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina refused late Friday to give up its long fight against bond holdouts seeking $1.45 billion for their piece of defaulted debt on which most other bondholders accepted steep discounts years ago as the country climbed ...

'Teachers strike is inopportune,' Scioli


'Teachers strike is inopportune,' Scioli

Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli deemed today the upcoming teachers' strike as “inopportune.” “Even though strike is a constutional right, under these circumstances I consider it inopportune.” Scioli recalled the fact that Buenos Aires ...

Risk of women falling below the poverty level will increase if access to ...


Risk of women falling below the poverty level will increase if access to ...

The University of California at San Francisco has begun a study to research the potential impact on the social and economic states of women who are denied legal access to abortion. Gawker reports that 'The Global Turnaway Study' has documented ...

Children in Need doesn't lose sight of the real poverty in Britain


Children in Need doesn't lose sight of the real poverty in Britain

In this day and age in Britain, you may think such Dickensian poverty impossible in a welfare state, but it's true. I've no idea how many more hungry children there are like that little boy, but I know that there are 1,000 heartbreaking stories like ...

Men called to step up for kids


Men called to step up for kids

The respected policy expert charged with finding solutions to child poverty has challenged men to take responsibility for children's well-being - it's not enough to leave it to the womenfolk. Geraldine Johns reports. Professor Jonathan Boston has ...

How will the FARC-Colombia peace talks impact Latin America?


How will the FARC-Colombia peace talks impact Latin America?

Successful talks, the second round of which are set to kick off tomorrow in Havana, Cuba, would have huge implications for Colombia, which has suffered nearly a half-century of civil strife, and be a clear boon to the administration of Colombian ...

Cuban transsexual elected to public office


Cuban transsexual elected to public office

For years after the 1959 Cuban revolution, authorities hounded people of differing sexual orientation and others considered threatening, such as priests, long-haired youths and rock 'n' roll enthusiasts. But there have been notable changes in attitudes ...

Dialog on Cuba's Energy Future : Strategic Approaches To Cooperation


Dialog on Cuba's Energy Future : Strategic Approaches To Cooperation

MR. PICCONE: Good morning, everyone. Thanks for coming out on Friday morning. I think we'll be getting more people coming in, but we're going to get started on time. So -- because we've got a lot of interesting material to cover. I'm Ted Piccone.

Prop. 34 could have saved innocent lives


Prop. 34 could have saved innocent lives

Proposition 34, if passed, would have replaced the death penalty with life in prison without parole and saved California $130 million a year by eliminating appeals, while keeping killers behind bars. It also would have ensured that an innocent person ...

PepsiCo And Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Miami Children ...


PepsiCo And Feed The Children To Bring Help And Hope To Miami Children ...

In Miami, 45 percent of children live below the poverty line, and across Florida, 923,963 children are considered below the poverty line. Feed The Children partner agency Overtown Youth Center has pre-identified families who will receive the boxes of ...

Civil rights, marching forward


Civil rights, marching forward

The march toward equality for gays and lesbians -- like the civil rights movement for black Americans which is similar in some aspects -- is not a methodical progression. It's a maddening, frustrating, affirming, confusing advance. This month marks an ...

America's first class-warfare election


America's first class-warfare election

Could Hispanic children be free to pursue the American dream? Could gay people gain the economic benefits of marriage? At the same time, the president's campaign made a risky but remarkably successful decision. Their opinion research showed that ...

Just Two Of America's 300 Million People Are Funding Almost All Of NOM's Hate


Just Two Of America's 300 Million People Are Funding Almost All Of NOM's Hate

Post image for Just Two Of America's 300 Million People Are Funding Almost All Of NOM's. The top anti-gay marriage group in America, the National Organization For Marriage (NOM), has been hiding some very bad news. In addition to their 100% loss at the ...

State Politicians Support Gay Scout Andresen


State Politicians Support Gay Scout Andresen

To hold him to a different standard, to say he is unworthy of this honor because of his sexual orientation is as offensive and un-American as it would be to do so because of the color of his skin,” writes Senator Yee and the 32 legislators who support ...

Latinos Support Legalizing Gay Marriage, Exit Polls Show


Latinos Support Legalizing Gay Marriage, Exit Polls Show

While opposition to gay marriage remains dominant among Latino evangelicals, the mainstream opinion among Hispanics appears to be evolving toward acceptance of same-sex couples. In Latin America, gay marriage has also gained wider acceptance in ...

Drug wars hit Central Coast waters with no signs of letting up


Drug wars hit Central Coast waters with no signs of letting up

Panga boats are the newest tool for drug smugglers and they are almost impossible to stop. They are low, open fishing boats that are popular in mexico. Drug smugglers are putting high-speed motors on them and moving drugs up the coast of California.

Some Latin American countries rethink marijuana policy


Some Latin American countries rethink marijuana policy

But after decades of battling drug lords and seizing and burning illicit drugs, the presidents of Guatemala, Colombia and Mexico -- crucial allies in America's war on drugs -- are wondering if they are fighting a losing battle. "Look at Mexico the past ...

Peru's Humala approval rating ticks up on social spending


Peru's Humala approval rating ticks up on social spending

Humala promises greater equality, setting a goal of cutting the poverty rate to 15 percent during his term. He has started to roll out a minimum pension for all Peruvians over age 65, plans to raise the minimum wage a second time and is expanding a ...

Increasing Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes — United States and Puerto Rico ...


Increasing Prevalence of Diagnosed Diabetes — United States and Puerto Rico ...

The analysis showed that the age-adjusted prevalence of diagnosed diabetes increased during the interval in every state, the District of Columbia (DC), and Puerto Rico. In 1995, age-adjusted prevalence was ≥6% in only three states, DC, and Puerto Rico ...