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martes, 11 de diciembre de 2012

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 ...

Argentina tries to enforce anti-media monopoly law

Argentina tries to enforce anti-media monopoly law:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — President Cristina Fernandez appealed to Argentina's Supreme Court on Friday seeking to enforce a government-imposed deadline for dismembering Grupo Clarin, a media company that has become her leading rival in ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Argentine mom rescues hundreds of sex slaves

Argentine mom rescues hundreds of sex slaves: President Cristina Fernandez, right, applauds as Susana Trimarco, left, lifts a human rights prize given by the president during a rally to mark the 29th anniversary of the return to democracy in Argentina, on the eve of the Human Rights Day, in Buenos ...

Motorola Mobility Sheds Manufacturing Bases In China, Brazil; Singapore ...

Motorola Mobility Sheds Manufacturing Bases In China, Brazil; Singapore ...:
Google-owned Motorola Mobility is shedding its manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and Jaguariuna, Brazil — with long-time manufacturing partner Flextronics agreeing to acquire the factories and take on management and operation. The pair said ...


TechCrunch

Brazil economy to speed up, inflation to slow next year-Tombini

Brazil economy to speed up, inflation to slow next year-Tombini: BRASILIA Dec 11 (Reuters) - Brazil's economy will gain steam in 2013 and inflation will converge to the center of a government target range, central bank president Alexandre Tombini said on Tuesday. While domestic demand remains the engine of the ...




Brazil's remedy for extinction: cloning


Brazil's remedy for extinction: cloning

The Brazilian government's agricultural research agency has launched a conservation project to clone these and other species, including jaguars, collared anteaters, a variety of bison and the black lion tamarin monkey. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images ...

Brazilians Take To Streets In Protest Against Corruption

Brazilians Take To Streets In Protest Against Corruption: BRASILIA, Dec 11 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) - Thousands of Brazilians took to the streets on Sunday to demand a tough stance against corruption and celebrate the recent sentencing of influential politicians involved in money scandals during the first ...

Brazil plans to invest 26bn dollars in four years to modernize ports

Brazil plans to invest 26bn dollars in four years to modernize ports:
Brazil's government has unveiled plans to invest 54.2 billion Reais (approx 26 billion dollars) over the next four years to modernize the country's ports, whose high costs and notorious delays are eroding the country's competitive edge. Comment. Santos ...


MercoPress

Children of unemployed parents in Louisiana up more than 45 percent since 2007

Children of unemployed parents in Louisiana up more than 45 percent since 2007:
"Child poverty has been a problem long before the recession," Carmen Weisner, executive director of the National Association of Social Workers, Louisiana Chapter, told NOLA.com. Julia B. Isaacs and Olivia Healy, authors of the "The Recession's Ongoing ...


NOLA.com

Warning on child poverty

Warning on child poverty: The Government has ruled out another of the main recommendations in a major child poverty report - but the Maori Party has sent a warning it will make the Government's life uncomfortable if it ignores the report. In a rare step, the Maori Party ...

Mexico's President Says He's Not Backing Down From Drug War

Mexico's President Says He's Not Backing Down From Drug War: Newly elected President Enrique Pena Nieto announced he will continue combating against illegal drug production and trafficking in Mexico, despite the legalization of marijuana in two U.S. states, as well as liberalized use for medical purpose in others.




Coast Guard joining war against Mexican drug cartels

Coast Guard joining war against Mexican drug cartels:
LOS ANGELES, CA (CBS) - When a Coast Guard helicopter spotted a Mexican fishing boat loaded with marijuana, the drug smugglers started tossing bales of pot into the ocean. The waters off the California coast are now one of the prime drug routes from ...


Today's THV

Palestinian delegation visits Venezuela

Palestinian delegation visits Venezuela: Following the UN vote which recognised Palestine as a non-member observer state last month, a delegation from Ramallah has visited Venezuela with the aim of consolidating existing agreements, as well as establishing new accords in other areas, such as ...

Venezuela's Doha Climate Delegate Talks: "Rich Countries Profit from Pollution ...

Venezuela's Doha Climate Delegate Talks: "Rich Countries Profit from Pollution ...: AMY GOODMAN: Claudia Salerno, you are the chief climate negotiator for Venezuela here. You are famous for, three years ago in Copenhagen, hitting your fists against the table to get attention, to be recognized, and bloodying your hand. Talk about what ...




UN launches appeal to fight Haiti cholera epidemic

UN launches appeal to fight Haiti cholera epidemic:
The United Nations is launching a $2bn (£1.3bn) appeal to fight a cholera epidemic in Haiti that has killed almost 8,000 people. It is currently the worst outbreak in the world and there is growing evidence the disease was introduced to the country by ...


BBC News

Venezuelans (and Investors) Ponder a Life Without Chávez

Venezuelans (and Investors) Ponder a Life Without Chávez: CARACAS—Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez traveled to Cuba on Monday to prepare for emergency surgery to treat a new malignant tumor, while financial markets and ordinary Venezuelans began to think about how the oil-rich country might change if ...




Local Archaeologists Uncover Native American Houses

Local Archaeologists Uncover Native American Houses:
Ohio University students and local archaeologists are excavating the site of a 2,400 year-old tribal village. The village was recently discovered west of Athens and the outlines of the four structures found are believed to be Native American houses ...


WOUB

Firefighters rescue would-be prison breaker stuck in wall


Firefighters rescue would-be prison breaker stuck in wall

CERES, Brazil — A convict in a Brazilian prison was left screaming for help after he became wedged halfway through a wall as he attempted to escape. Rafael Valadao, a stocky, tattooed inmate being held in a prison in Ceres, Brazil, had to be rescued ...

Gay marriage: a significant victory is at last in sight

Gay marriage: a significant victory is at last in sight:
More surprisingly, they also deigned to hear Hollingsworth v Perry (formerly Perry v Brown), the case concerning California's Proposition 8. Lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies, our favorite heterosexual odd couple, have argued that denying gays and ...


The Guardian

From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale

From cushy prison cells to human kidneys, some things just shouldn't be for sale:
In America's two-tiered justice system, the rich get access to high-priced attorneys and special privileges, even in the form of a more comfortable prison cell. In Santa Ana, Calif., they call it “pay-to-stay,” a system in which those arrested for ...


Salon

Facts of American life: Lawyers and prisoners

Facts of American life: Lawyers and prisoners: Was there a demand to create more laws and fund more enforcement that criminalizes more Americans only to support the growing lawyer, law enforcement, prison industry cabal? Which is the cause and which the effect? Are the people bad or is it the need ...

Death penalty opponents ask governor for support

Death penalty opponents ask governor for support: Kaye Gallagher, coordinator of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, delivered the postcards from across the state to Beshear's office late Monday. Each of the cards said three decades of experience shows the death penalty is "a risky ...

Two-Thirds of Americans: Anti-Gay Discrimination is a Problem ...

Two-Thirds of Americans: Anti-Gay Discrimination is a Problem ...: A new Gallup poll just released reveals that nearly two-thirds of Americans (63%) say that bias against the gay and lesbian community is either a "very serious" ...

EU approves deals to boost trade with Latin America

EU approves deals to boost trade with Latin America: Setting aside doubts about Colombia's human rights record, the European Parliament in Strasbourg voted to allow the deals to come into force next year, building on the eight countries' separate free trade agreements with the United States. "At a time ...

Cuba permits non-farm co-ops in move expected to lead to first midsize ...


Cuba permits non-farm co-ops in move expected to lead to first midsize ...

HAVANA — Cuba has formally authorized the creation of non-agricultural cooperatives, a measure that is expected to permit the growth of midsize businesses. Such entities have not previously existed in Cuba, where the government has controlled nearly ...

No deal for Cuban spies

No deal for Cuban spies: It was reassuring last week to hear from a ranking official of the State Department that there is no plan in the works, and none foreseen, to engage in a spy swap with Cuba that would involve trading U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross for five ...