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domingo, 10 de marzo de 2013

New York officials warn of 'absolutely terrifying' meningitis outbreak ...

New York officials warn of 'absolutely terrifying' meningitis outbreak ...: New York is facing a deadly meningitis outbreak that is targeting gay men, many of which are HIV-positive.

Gay-rights movement's new focus: immigration

Gay-rights movement's new focus: immigration: With important victories on same-sex marriage, the gay-rights movement here ... that most immigrants from Latin America and Asia are much more homophobic.

After Chávez: there are many flavours to the left in Latin America

After Chávez: there are many flavours to the left in Latin America:
By virtue of being the most diverse and hybrid area on the planet, Latin America is a kind of potpourri that is difficult to understand due to the number of ingredients it contains. Are we the poor suburbs of the west, as some see it, or are we by now ...


The Guardian

Miami real estate revival a boon for Latin American developers

Miami real estate revival a boon for Latin American developers: The condos were snapped up by cash-rich Latin Americans who have flocked to Miami real estate, helping to spur an unexpected rebound in a market that only three years ago stood as a poster child of America's housing bust. The buying highlights the role ...

Key wraps up South America trade tour

Key wraps up South America trade tour: Prime Minister John Key will arrive in Brazil today on the last leg of his whistle-stop tour of South America. Key has spent the past few days in Chile looking at opportunities the country offers to New Zealand's agricultural sector. He says increasing ...




On Venezuela, Latin America's democrats must come out of hiding

On Venezuela, Latin America's democrats must come out of hiding: Indeed, he captured the imagination of aggrieved persons throughout Latin America and the developing world by speaking half-truths to power: skewering his country's political establishment and economic elites and heaping scorn on the United States as ...

Operation Condor: Trial On Latin American Rendition And Assassination Program

Operation Condor: Trial On Latin American Rendition And Assassination Program: This report, based on CIA intelligence, was written by Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America, Harry Shlaudeman and presented to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger in August 1976. The document summarizes the coordination of Southern Cone ...

The other Americas are booming: Latin America has its best prospects for a century


The other Americas are booming: Latin America has its best prospects for a century

In the annals of geopolitical insults, few have been more sweeping than Richard Nixon's admonition to a young Donald Rumsfeld as he pondered his future career. "Latin America doesn't matter," he offered. "People don't give a damn about Latin America".

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline

Latin America's left: a 40-year timeline:
Allende won the presidency in 1970 and became Latin America's first democratically elected leftwing leader. The CIA, which played an active part in Chilean politics in the 70s, sought Allende's overthrow before he took office in 1970, but the US ...


The Guardian

Cancer: "epidemic" among anti-US Latin American leaders?: Voice ...

Cancer: "epidemic" among anti-US Latin American leaders?: Voice ...: Before his death during many public speeches Hugo Chavez called cases of cancer among presidents throughout Latin America an “epidemic” and a strange and alarming phenomenon. Not only was cancer spreading with non-coincidental ...



Harper isolated as Latin American leaders acknowledge Chavez's regional ...


Harper isolated as Latin American leaders acknowledge Chavez's regional ...

Politicians and dignitaries from around the world attended today's funeral for Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. This article surveys the response of Latin American leaders to the news of Chavez's death, constrasting that with the nearly identical statements ...

Latin American Anti-Drug Push Hurt by Budget Cuts

Latin American Anti-Drug Push Hurt by Budget Cuts:
Deep federal budget cuts are forcing the U.S. to send fewer surveillance planes and Navy ships to halt Latin American drug shipments, meaning the anti-drug effort will depend more on local governments hobbled by lack of equipment and official corruption.


ABC News

Latin America & Caribbean countries make strong pitch to strengthen trade ...

Latin America & Caribbean countries make strong pitch to strengthen trade ...: The emerging markets of Latin America and Caribbean countries which are on a growth curve are now looking at India for investments in pharmaceutical and medical devices trade. The region which has developed a vast Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) ...

Key wraps up South America trade tour

Key wraps up South America trade tour: Prime Minister John Key will arrive in Brazil today on the last leg of his whistle-stop tour of South America. Key has spent the past few days in Chile looking at opportunities the country offers to New Zealand's agricultural sector. He says increasing ...




15 Best South American Players Yet to Arrive in Europe

15 Best South American Players Yet to Arrive in Europe:
With traditional powerhouses Brazil and Argentina ever more supplemented by talents from the likes of Colombia, Chile and Uruguay, it is a production line that shows little sign of abating. With Europe's major four leagues regarded as currently being ...


Bleacher Report

Latin America's new political power couple takes the reins in Venezuela after ...


Latin America's new political power couple takes the reins in Venezuela after ...

And Nicolas Maduro and Cilia Flores, both 50, are now the most powerful political couple in Latin America after he was sworn in as acting president of Venezuela late on Friday evening - under the proud gaze of the new first lady, who also happens to be ...

The fate of the Falklands is in the islanders' hands


The fate of the Falklands is in the islanders' hands

The referendum is an embarrassment for the Americans, who are happy to sound the trumpet of self-determination when it suits them, but prefer not to let it impede relations with South America's second-most important country. The vote is pushed strongly ...

Barnoldswick student volunteers in South American crime capital


Barnoldswick student volunteers in South American crime capital

A BARNOLDSWICK student is heading to one of South America's crime capitals as part of charity work with poverty-stricken children. Vicki Hartley (20), of Gisburn Road, is flying to Quito in Ecuador in July to undertake six weeks of work with The Street ...

WASDE: Competition from South American Soybean Crop

WASDE: Competition from South American Soybean Crop:
Although soybean export commitments through February exceeded last year's pace, U.S. exports are expected to decline in the months ahead as increased competition from a record South American soybean crop limits additional U.S. sales during the second ...


AgWeb

Rolling Stones to tour North America this year, report says


Rolling Stones to tour North America this year, report says

In the wake of last year's well received 50th-anniversary shows in London, Brooklyn and New Jersey, the legendary English band is planning a North American tour, according to Rolling Stone magazine, which quoted a "concert business source." The trek ...

In Cuba, Jaywalking Pedestrians And Speeding Drivers Struggle To Co-Exist

In Cuba, Jaywalking Pedestrians And Speeding Drivers Struggle To Co-Exist: It's not just a problem in Cuba but also in a lot of other dense cities where cars weren't planned into the road systems from the get-go. It is a two-way street, though, between pedestrians and drivers to keep things running safely. That's the point ...

Cuba belts four homers, crushes Taiwan in mercy rule-shortened game


Cuba belts four homers, crushes Taiwan in mercy rule-shortened game

The Cubans heard the orders from their colorful leader loud and clear. Yasmani Tomas hit a three run homer, Frederich Cepeda and Jose Abreu had two-run blasts, and Alfredo Despaigne sent a solo shot into the seats for Cuba, which also triggered the ...

American Ship Mapped Brazil Waters in '68 for Oil, Globo Says

American Ship Mapped Brazil Waters in '68 for Oil, Globo Says: Declassified documents from the archives of the Brazilian congress say the country detained an American ship in 1968 suspected of mapping potential oil reserves in Brazilian waters, the daily O Globo reported. Brazil's naval authorities gave seized ...




Key to meet Brazilian president

Key to meet Brazilian president:
Prime Minister John Key had a bumpy landing into a tropical storm last night – ahead of talks with Brazil's formidable president which may also not run smoothly. While the relationship with Latin America's largest nation is “warm,” Key acknowledged ...


Stuff.co.nz

Venezuela election race starts, opposition at disadvantage

Venezuela election race starts, opposition at disadvantage: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's charged election race kicked off on Sunday with throngs attending mass at the coffin of deceased leader Hugo Chavez and vowing to back his preferred successor, Nicolas Maduro, over likely opposition contender Henrique ...