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miércoles, 26 de diciembre de 2012

Brazil: Poverty is Related to the Lack of Opportunities

Brazil: Poverty is Related to the Lack of Opportunities: Brasilia - The lack of opportunities in society today generates poverty in Brazil, according to a survey by DataFolha, held in 160 municipalities.




Venezuela's Chavez delegates administrative responsibilities to his vice president


Venezuela's Chavez delegates administrative responsibilities to his vice president

CARACAS, Venezuela — Hugo Chavez has delegated some administrative responsibilities to Venezuela's vice president, allowing his close confidant to make decisions related to the budget, expropriations and government debt. Chavez passed on the duties ...

Turkey: Assad sought asylum in Venezuela

Turkey: Assad sought asylum in Venezuela:
Turkey has confirmed that Syria's beleaguered president Bashar Assad has asked Venezuela for asylum for his family as opposition forces continue to make military gains on the ground, Turkish daily Zaman reported Wednesday. According to the report, ...


Ynetnews

Local dentist brings smiles to Haiti

Local dentist brings smiles to Haiti: Dr. Chedly Schatzie Vincent, owner of the Aspen Dental practices in Fairfield and Norwalk, provides free dental care to Haitians in the town of Jacmel, a town devastated by the 2010 earthquake, during a recent humanitarian trip. Photo: Contributed ...

Treating mental illness the way to end gun violence

Treating mental illness the way to end gun violence:
Having more than 37 years of experience as a surgeon has taught me the importance of using common sense when it comes to health care. Any medical disorder is best treated by attacking the problem itself, not making policies that avoid the disorder ...


Washington Times

US Mental Healthcare System Failing Patients, Advocates Say

US Mental Healthcare System Failing Patients, Advocates Say: “Have you ever seen 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'? It's that, but worse.” A report by the Missouri Mental Health Department found that Fulton “is inordinately expensive to operate and is an extremely dangerous environment for both patients and ...

17 killed in escape try at Mexican prison

17 killed in escape try at Mexican prison: DURANGO, Mexico (AP) - A shootout during a prison break at a penitentiary in northern Mexico late Tuesday has left at least 11 inmates and six guards dead, authorities said. Durango state Public Safety ...

Cuba Has Much to Lose as Ally Chavez Fights Cancer

Cuba Has Much to Lose as Ally Chavez Fights Cancer:
Cubans who were tuned in to the nightly soap opera on a recent Saturday received a sudden burst of bad news, from the other side of the Caribbean. State TV cut to the presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, where President Hugo Chavez revealed that ...


ABC News

SBA Communications Buys 800 Towers in Brazil

SBA Communications Buys 800 Towers in Brazil: (SBAC) acquired 800 wireless towers in Brazil from Telefonica SA (TEF)'s Vivo SA division for 362.8 million reais ($178 million) and began operating in the country. The towers were purchased using cash on hand and the company's revolving credit line ...

Pirelli to supply Brazil stock car series

Pirelli to supply Brazil stock car series: SAO PAULO, Brazil (Dec. 26, 2012) — Pirelli Tyre S.p.A. has agreed to be the exclusive race tire supplier to the Brazilian Stock Car Championship, that country's primary motorsport series, for the 2013-2016 seasons. The move re-establishes a 29-year ...

Good year ahead for Mexico while investors feel frustrated with 'Brazil cost'

Good year ahead for Mexico while investors feel frustrated with 'Brazil cost': Brazil and Mexico, Latin America's two largest economies could be facing a 2013 of contrasting performance and prospects. Brazil has been hit by weakening Chinese demand for commodities, while rival Mexico, the new darling of foreign investors, is ...

Farm workers stage 24-hour strike

Farm workers stage 24-hour strike: Farm producers grouped in the four main rural entities stopped livestock trading today, to condemn the national government's decision to seize the Argentine Rural Society's (SRA) fairgrounds in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Palermo. The measure ...




City gov't could close A line for three months

City gov't could close A line for three months: Buenos Aires City government is planning to close the A line of the Subte underground train service for three months to conduct improvement works. The unprecedented measure has already received harsh criticism by union leaders Roberto Pianelli and ...

Haiti - Economy : Gold mining exploitation permit - Morne Bossa

Haiti - Economy : Gold mining exploitation permit - Morne Bossa:
VCS Mining and its wholly owned subsidiary, Delta Société Minière S.A. announces the awarding of a gold mining exploitation permit issued by the Haitian Government for its Morne Bossa project. This is the first permit of their kind issued in over 50 years.


Haitilibre.com

A journey of the heart leads to the real Haiti

A journey of the heart leads to the real Haiti:
When Diana Pierre-Louis entered a contest to rebrand her husband's native country of Haiti, she didn't know she would win, let alone be a guest of the president. Twice. Now this Fort Lauderdale native turned West Boca media guru is helping the tourism ...


Sun-Sentinel

Venezuela's Chavez recuperating after cancer surgery: reports

Venezuela's Chavez recuperating after cancer surgery: reports: News of the call from Chavez, which Maduro said was "a Christmas present," sparked a flurry of hopeful messages on social networking site Twitter by Venezuelans loyal to the ailing head of state. During the call, Chavez was "in a good mood," and both ...

Midnight Mass 2012 in Cuba

Midnight Mass 2012 in Cuba: HAVANA TIMES – In Cuba, a significant part of the population is Catholic. Some actively, systematically going to church and meet all the rites established by that religion, while others have varying levels of belief, but are not churchgoers. Christmas ...




Brazil's central bank holds 2nd currency swap auction

Brazil's central bank holds 2nd currency swap auction: SAO PAULO Dec 26 (Reuters) - Brazil's central bank announced a second currency swap auction on Wednesday, offering to sell an additional 40,000 contracts in an attempt to bolster the real. For the second time on Wednesday, the bank is offering ...

Bonacic believes Native American gaming off the table

Bonacic believes Native American gaming off the table: Native American casino proposals for off-reservation sites in Sullivan County have been on the table for years and while the federal government has eased restrictions on lands in trust, State Senator John Bonacic believes there is little likelihood of ...

Jennifer Lopez's twins make stage debut in Puerto Rico


Jennifer Lopez's twins make stage debut in Puerto Rico

Jennifer Lopez's twins Max and Emme have joined their mother, her backup dancers and toyboy Casper Smart on stage at the end of the singer's concert in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Lopez, 43, held four-year-old Emme up in one arm and waved to the adoring ...

Court temporarily blocks California law that bans 'gay conversion ...


Court temporarily blocks California law that bans 'gay conversion ...

A federal appeals court has put the brakes on a first-of-its-kind California law that bans therapy that.

Brazil firm sells own phones with iPhone brand legally

Brazil firm sells own phones with iPhone brand legally:
Gradiente said it had obtained the right from Brazil's National Industrial Property Institute, having anticipated a "technological revolution in the cellular world". "In Brazil, Gradiente has the exclusive right to the iPhone brand in telephones and ...


inSing.com News

2012 in the crazy world of Brazilian memes and Internet culture

2012 in the crazy world of Brazilian memes and Internet culture:
The video of a scary elevator prank involving a little ghost girl has recently boomed on the Internet, and reached 50 million views in a few weeks. While the media didn't insist on the fact that it was coming from Brazil, the nationality of 'Catarina ...


The Next Web (blog)

Tax transparency in Brazil legislation

Tax transparency in Brazil legislation:
As I've written about in my blog, in the Brazilian newspaper O Globo (reprint), in the Jornal do Comercio, and at the end of my last opinion piece for Al Jazeera, tax transparency ought to produce pressures for better government, greater support for ...


Aljazeera.com

Cuba reopens oldest hydro-power station

Cuba reopens oldest hydro-power station: 25 -- Cuba has reopened its oldest hydro-power station set up a century ago, Xinhua reported Tuesday. The power station built in 1912 in Pinar del Rio province was reopened after receiving Chinese equipment. It is one of the oldest hydro-power stations ...