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lunes, 11 de febrero de 2013

Cuba, Dominican Republic continue to be favourite travelling spots for ...


Cuba, Dominican Republic continue to be favourite travelling spots for ...

in the Truro Mall, told the Truro Daily News that Cuba and the Dominican Republic continue to be favourite travelling spots for people looking to get away during the cold Canadian winter months. “People want to escape the cold weather and some people ...

A Latin American Pope? Some say it's about time

A Latin American Pope? Some say it's about time: According to the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 73 percent of Latin America is Catholic. The 432 million Catholics in Latin American account for more than 39 percent of the world's Catholic population. In the United States, Latinos ...

Speculation on pope's successor turns to Africa, Latin America

Speculation on pope's successor turns to Africa, Latin America: Speculation over who will be chosen to lead the Catholic Church has centered on cardinals from Africa and Latin America. In this 2003 file photo, Turkson is receiving his cardinal's hat from then-Pope John Paul II. (Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images) ...

Meanwhile, in Brazil, spiders have taken over an entire town


Meanwhile, in Brazil, spiders have taken over an entire town

Brazilian's news portal G1 consulted with a Brazilian biologist who identified the spiders as Anelosimus eximius. The Brazilian local spider is considered to be a “social spider” species known for its massive colonies. The spider species is also known ...

Lenovo reorganizes with focus on Latin America

Lenovo reorganizes with focus on Latin America: Lenovo Group Ltd (聯想), the world's second-biggest maker of personal computers, is planning to create a new Americas division to sharpen focus on Latin American markets. North America operations president Gerry Smith is to oversee the enlarged ...

Celebrities flock to Brazil for Carnival extravaganza


Celebrities flock to Brazil for Carnival extravaganza

World celebrities flocked to Brazil to see the scantily-clad beauty queens and elaborate floats of the country's top Samba schools compete Sunday in the fiery main event of the famed Rio Carnival. Over the next two nights, 12 schools will perform ...

Brazil wants to count every tree in the Amazon rainforest

Brazil wants to count every tree in the Amazon rainforest: Brazil is home to roughly 60 percent of the Amazon, about half of what remains of the world's tropical rainforests. And now, the country has plans to count every one of its trees. A vast undertaking, the new National Forest Inventory hopes to gain “a ...

Even the Carnival Can't Save Brazil From a Slump

Even the Carnival Can't Save Brazil From a Slump:
As raucous Latin American rhythms, colorful processions and street parties go, Brazil's Carnival is among the best, but Citigroup's strategy team is questioning whether the party for Brazil's economy could be over before it's really begun. (Getty ...


CNBC.com

Child Poverty target underestimates scale says Policy Exchange

Child Poverty target underestimates scale says Policy Exchange:
A new report by Policy Exchange Child Poverty In UK 'The Hidden Truth' says the Child Poverty target must be replaced with legislation that considers both household income and social poverty factors. Nearly 1 in 5 children (2.3 million) across the UK ...


The Information Daily

Child Poverty Rates Are Especially High in Small Cities


Child Poverty Rates Are Especially High in Small Cities

Poverty during childhood, which increased considerably in the Great Recession, has dangerous consequences later in life. My colleagues Signe-Mary McKernan and Caroline Ratcliffe find that children who are poor for half their childhoods are 90 percent ...

Companies to feel hit from Venezuela move

Companies to feel hit from Venezuela move: Colgate-Palmolive, the toothpaste and soap maker, will suffer a one-off $120m loss as a result of Venezuela's currency devaluation, which is also posing a threat to the earnings of other US and European multinationals. The Venezuelan government said it ...

UNCP's Museum of the Native American Resource Center opens new exhibit by ...

UNCP's Museum of the Native American Resource Center opens new exhibit by ...: The Museum of the Native American Resource Center at UNC Pembroke will open a new art exhibit, The Awakening: Out of the Darkness by Alyssa Hinton, on Feb. 21. Mixed-media series illustrates a theme of indigenous cultural reawakening and explores ...




Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for A Good Meal In Puerto Rico

Gastro-Nomics: Hunting for A Good Meal In Puerto Rico:
To be clear, the trip I took a couple of weeks ago to Puerto Rico with an NPR team was not about food. We headed down to the island to report on the economic and crime troubles that are driving people off the island and to Florida in record numbers.


NPR (blog)

Friedman: Puerto Rico tax laws present opportunities for DFW firms

Friedman: Puerto Rico tax laws present opportunities for DFW firms: "Puerto Rico presents itself as a tax haven for American companies," Friedman told me on Friday. "In conjunction with the federal government, it has expanded its opportunities for American companies to do business in Puerto Rico and literally be taxed ...

Sileoni: 'salary adjustments will not be higher than 25 percent'

Sileoni: 'salary adjustments will not be higher than 25 percent': Education Minister Alberto Sileoni will try to resolve teacher salary adjustment negotiations this week, although he announced limits to what the government was willing to give teacher labour unions, assuring that the increases would not supercede 25 ...




It's Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor

It's Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor: Suffering from an infected colon at the time, Castro stepped down from the presidency (or its grander title “President of the Council of State and the Commander in Chief”) of Cuba nearly 6 years ago, thus ended the almost half-century of Fidel dominance.

A Box of Cigars Cost a Year's Salary in Cuba

A Box of Cigars Cost a Year's Salary in Cuba: However, beyond commercial or even medical considerations, the truth is that the image of the old Cuban man with a puro between his lips is becoming a thing of promotional posters and commercial advertising. Neither a retiree nor an active professional ...

Buenos Aires Jewish Center Leader Blasts Iran-Backed Truth Panel ...

Buenos Aires Jewish Center Leader Blasts Iran-Backed Truth Panel ...: The president of the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center said the truth commission agreed to by Argentina and Iran “will allow a third bombing in Argentina.”

Haiti Musicians Say They're Barred From Carnival

Haiti Musicians Say They're Barred From Carnival: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- At least three Haitian bands said Saturday that they are being kept from performing at Carnival and that they suspect it's because President Michel Martelly's administration considers their songs critical of the ...




Buenos Aires underlines its commitment to culture and the arts with the return ...

Buenos Aires underlines its commitment to culture and the arts with the return ...: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 11th February 2013: Buenos Aires, the Argentinean capital city bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games [YOG], is again hosting an important cultural festival emphasising the capital city's ongoing commitment to promoting ...

Brazil January inflation spike triggers concern for the government and investors


Brazil January inflation spike triggers concern for the government and investors

Brazilian inflation in January climbed to 0.86%, the highest for the month in the last ten years, according to the country's stats office, IBGE. Inflation in December was 0.79%, ending the twelve months of last year at 5.82% which was in the target ...

It's Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor

It's Time to Start Treating Cuba as a Neighbor: The American government persists in shutting out communist Cuba while welcoming communist Vietnam and China. It's time to bring Cuba aboard.

Bill eyes creating a Native American county

Bill eyes creating a Native American county: Although Native Americans living and working on a reservation are exempt from many state taxes — including property taxes — the state does collect some money from businesses and residents on the reservations. Arizona gets about $16 million a year in ...

Amid Daily Struggles, Gay Rights Movement Embraces Watershed Moments

Amid Daily Struggles, Gay Rights Movement Embraces Watershed Moments: "For me, at my age to see the president of the United States ... compare gay rights to the civil rights movement — I never thought I'd see this day," says veteran journalist Hank Plante, one of the first gay reporters on TV. "A lot of people worked ...

Égalité Meets Gay Marriage

Égalité Meets Gay Marriage: In everything but name, France's Parliament system is in the throes of a filibuster. Since Feb. 2, when the Socialist majority in the National Assembly voted to redefine marriage as an agreement between two people of the same or opposite sex, the ...