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martes, 19 de marzo de 2013

The Independent View: The determinants of child poverty

The Independent View: The determinants of child poverty:
What do the public think are the key determinants of child poverty? New DWP polling released last week aimed to answer this question, but in fact proved anything but conclusive. Asked to choose four out of a possible eleven factors that should be ...


Liberal Democrat Voice

5 things you need to know about venture capital in Brazil

5 things you need to know about venture capital in Brazil:
Brazil has been generating a significant amount of buzz in the venture capital and startup community recently, fueled in part by media coverage of several high profile firms “planting their flags” in the country with dedicated funds or investments. A ...


VentureBeat

Venezuela to Create New Foreign-Exchange Mechanism

Venezuela to Create New Foreign-Exchange Mechanism: CARACAS—Venezuela will create a foreign exchange mechanism giving local people an additional channel to buy U.S. dollars, interim leader Nicolás Maduro said. The new mechanism will run alongside the existing foreign exchange board, the Cadivi, ...

Puerto Rico reclaiming lost glory with WBC run


Puerto Rico reclaiming lost glory with WBC run

SAN FRANCISCO — Roberto Clemente was baseball royalty long before dying on a relief mission at the height of his Hall of Fame career. Ernie Banks knew the kid had something as soon as he saw the young Puerto Rican play right field for the Pirates.

Cuba is Venezuela's drugs main supplier

Cuba is Venezuela's drugs main supplier: Venezuela's US dollar sale to the health sector dropped 13.5% in 2012, according to information compiled by the Foreign Administration Commission (Cadivi). However, such fall did not prevent Venezuela from importing pharmaceutical products from Cuba.

Argentina cheers hometown pope on inauguration

Argentina cheers hometown pope on inauguration:
BUENOS AIRES -- In an act of patriotism and piety, thousands gathered in downtown Buenos Aires in the predawn hours Tuesday to watch the inauguration of hometown hero Pope Francis. Crowds camped out in the central square overnight, wrapping ...


MiamiHerald.com

BA province teachers conflict reachs deadlock in negotiations

BA province teachers conflict reachs deadlock in negotiations: Second day of teachers' 48-hour walkout affecting almost 5 million children in the province of Buenos Aires continues as tensions between the government of Daniel Scioli and education unions escalate. For the sixth time in less than a month, BA ...




Iran: AMIA accused should be off Interpol list

Iran: AMIA accused should be off Interpol list: Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said last Sunday that Tehran and Buenos Aires are working together to settle accusations made about the AMIA explosion of 1994, but at the same time contradicted his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman. He ...

'Government's policies will push 600000 children into absolute poverty by 2012'


'Government's policies will push 600000 children into absolute poverty by 2012'

The government's policies are likely to push 600,000 children into absolute poverty by 2015, according to new research. The analysis by Landman Economics for Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) was based on the Tory-led Coalition's tax and benefit ...

New York: UNDP chief calls for new development goals linkages

New York: UNDP chief calls for new development goals linkages: “At UNDP we believe it is critical to link the poverty eradication, ... Costa Rica, on a new agenda once the anti-poverty Millennium Development Goals ...

Supporting High-Quality Maternity Care in Northern Haiti

Supporting High-Quality Maternity Care in Northern Haiti: Through Direct Relief's support of Haiti Hospital Appeal, the lives of thousands of mothers and babies have been saved.

The Boy Scouts of America's exclusions: the gay and the godless

The Boy Scouts of America's exclusions: the gay and the godless:
Sometimes, a moment serves as a marker of both how far we've come as a society and how far we have yet to go. The questionnaire concerning its anti-gay policy that the Boy Scouts of America sent out to its 1.1m members days ago is one such moment.


The Guardian

Death toll rises after torrential rains cause mudslides in Brazil mountain ...


Death toll rises after torrential rains cause mudslides in Brazil mountain ...

A month's worth of rain - about 14in - fell in 24 hours in Petropolis, a Brazilian town of around 300,000 nestled in mountains about 40 miles north of Rio, where floods killed more than 900 people two years ago. Meteorologists are forecasting more rain ...

Lawmakers Lobby For Gay Couples To Be Protected Under Immigration Laws

Lawmakers Lobby For Gay Couples To Be Protected Under Immigration Laws:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Local elected officials, gay rights and immigration officials joined forces Monday to urge Congress to include gay couples under any federal immigration reform laws. As the fight over immigration reform pushes ahead, one issue ...


CBS Local

Panama “Most” Catholic Of Central America

Panama “Most” Catholic Of Central America: Panama is the Central American country with the most number of Roman Catholics, this according to the latest results of the report on global Catholicism by the Pew Research Centre, a nonpartisan source of data and analysis. The study, produced in 2010, ...

New Study On LNG Industry Outlook in South and Central America 2013


New Study On LNG Industry Outlook in South and Central America 2013

GlobalDatas energy offering, LNG Industry Outlook in South and Central America, 2013 - Capacity Analysis, Forecasts and Details of All Operating and Planned Liquefaction and Regasification Terminals to 2017 is the essential source for industry data and ...

Salamanders are evidence of older land connection between Central and South ...

Salamanders are evidence of older land connection between Central and South ...: The relative dearth of species of salamander in South America – around 30 – compared to Central America, where there are more than 300 species, is usually attributed to the relatively short time the tiny amphibians have had to make their way south down ...




Iran's influence 'waning' in Latin America: US general

Iran's influence 'waning' in Latin America: US general: Iran is "struggling" to cultivate ties with Latin American countries that are wary of the United States, and Tehran's influence in the region is on the decline, a top US general said Tuesday. "The reality on the ground is that Iran is struggling to ...

Why Latin America is perfect for renewable energy


Why Latin America is perfect for renewable energy

My fiancée and I are planning our honeymoon at the moment. After weeks of looking at brochures we're no closer to booking anything, but I have become pretty familiar with how Latin American countries sell themselves to tourists. The pitch generally ...

Bogota to Host Latin American Congress of Ports (Colombia)

Bogota to Host Latin American Congress of Ports (Colombia):
The Organizing Committee of the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) tunes up all the arrangements for a new edition of the Latin American Congress of Ports that will take place in Bogotá, Colombia, from June 25th to 28th, 2013, under the ...


Dredging Today

Food and nutrition education organization develops Latin American Diet Pyramid


Food and nutrition education organization develops Latin American Diet Pyramid

Oldways, a nonprofit food and nutrition education organization has developed a Latin American Diet Pyramid. Oldways has created the pyramid as a way to re-introduce some of the traditional and healthy Latino foods which sustained their ancestors.

Can Latin America ride out the global economic storm?


Can Latin America ride out the global economic storm?

The IADB's top economists forecast annual growth for Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years to be 3.9 percent, almost a full percentage point lower than the 4.8 percent growth seen in the five years before the 2007 global recession.

Central Americans Accounted for Largest Growth Among Latin American ...


Central Americans Accounted for Largest Growth Among Latin American ...

The Central American immigrant population in the United States grew faster than any other from Latin America between 2000 and 2010. In that 10-year period, the Central American immigrant population grew to 3 million, from 2 million in 2000, according ...

'Drinking Buddies' Picked Up By Magnolia For North America

'Drinking Buddies' Picked Up By Magnolia For North America: Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to Joe Swanberg's “Drinking Buddies” on the heels of its premiere at South by Southwest. The relationship comedy stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick and Ron Livingston.

South America's rising star: President Rafael Correa of Ecuador

South America's rising star: President Rafael Correa of Ecuador: "For Correa or Chavez or Eva Morales in Latin America, dealing with China is acceptable because you're doing business with another country," political scientist Patricio Navia told MSN News. "It's not foreign capital and world capitalism. "The way you ...