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viernes, 22 de marzo de 2013

Brazil prison violence kills seven

Brazil prison violence kills seven: Seven inmates of a prison in Brazil's northeast have been killed and 13 others are injured after a rival gang set fire to their cell before dawn. The fire was apparently an act of retaliation after one of the prisoners wounded another in front of his ...

Police fire tear gas as rivals clash

Police fire tear gas as rivals clash: CARACAS — Police fired tear gas in downtown Caracas yesterday, as supporters of late President Hugo Chávez clashed with anti-government student protesters in an increasingly volatile atmosphere ahead of next month's election. At least 10 students were ...

Latin America Poverty Analysis from Mobile Surveys - hackpad.com

Latin America Poverty Analysis from Mobile Surveys - hackpad.com: The poverty team is looking for new ways to best understand welfare in Latin American countries. A survey of household wellbeing called L2L (Listening to Latin ...

Brazil's music collecting societies convicted of forming an illegal cartel

Brazil's music collecting societies convicted of forming an illegal cartel:
The Competition Authority in Brazil (CADE) convicted om March 20th the country's six major collecting societies and their central office (ECAD) - responsible for the collection of music royalties for public performance in Brazil - of formation of ...


Boing Boing

Hugo Chavez, Brazil and the History of Social Exclusion

Hugo Chavez, Brazil and the History of Social Exclusion:
Last month, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff raised the monthly stipend of 2.5 million people in the country currently living below the poverty line and, according to Reuters, she did it “to make good on her promise to eradicate extreme poverty in ...


Beyond Chron

Brazil shows the way to end extreme poverty sustainably - Business ...

Brazil shows the way to end extreme poverty sustainably - Business ...: Perhaps the biggest lesson to be learned from Brazil is that real progress on reducing poverty levels can be achieved in a very cost-effective manner – if the ...





What Brazil can teach America about fighting poverty

What Brazil can teach America about fighting poverty:
Between 2003 and 2009, the income of the country's poor grew seven times as much as the income of Brazil's rich. The World Bank also reports that during this period the Brazilian poverty rate fell from 42.7 percent of the total population to 28.8 percent.


Deseret News

FBI arrests Puerto Rico police sergeant, 2 officers in 2008 death


FBI arrests Puerto Rico police sergeant, 2 officers in 2008 death

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - FBI agents have arrested a Puerto Rico police sergeant and two officers in connection with the death of a man near a public housing complex in 2008. Spokesman Moises Quinones says agents arrested the two officers at a police ...

Lawyers alarmed as Guantanamo hunger strike grows

Lawyers alarmed as Guantanamo hunger strike grows: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Lawyers for prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay say they are growing increasingly alarmed about the men's health as a hunger strike expands at the U.S. prison in Cuba. Attorney Carlos Warner met with a prisoner from Kuwait this ...

Haiti - Economy : Haiti risk international economic sanctions...

Haiti - Economy : Haiti risk international economic sanctions...:
From March 20 to 22, 36 representatives from 19 countries are participating in Port-au-Prince at an international seminar on fiscal fraud, organized by the Directorate General of Taxes (DGI), in partnership with the "Centre de Rencontres et d'Études ...


Haitilibre.com

Central America's first regional power grid

Central America's first regional power grid:
Quick Take: Central American countries from Guatemala to Panama are about to be connected on the same power grid for the first time. Each member country will be able to buy and sell power from each other through a 1,800-km system, according to a story ...


Smart Grid News

Latin American Nations Object to Sotheby's Antiquities Auction ...

Latin American Nations Object to Sotheby's Antiquities Auction ...: Four Latin American Nations have complained that an auction of pre-Columbian antiquities in Paris, scheduled for this weekend, includes items with suspect provenance that might have been illegally exported.

China provides $2b for Latin America

China provides $2b for Latin America: BRIDGETOWN—The China Co-financing Fund for Latin America and the Caribbean is the first of its kind established by China and a multilateral development bank. The fund is the result of a partnership between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) ...

Software export to Latin America set to double

Software export to Latin America set to double: Kolkata, March 21 (IANS) India's software and services export to Latin American countries is likely to double to $1.13 billion in the next two years, Electronics and Computer Software Export Promotion Council (ESC) said here Thursday. "We have a lot of ...

Staking a Claim in South America


Staking a Claim in South America

THE BUZZ IS LOUD these days about South Americans buying Miami and New York condos at a furious pace, helping to stoke high-end residential boomlets in those cities. But back home, their own real estate markets have started to lure investment from ...

South America again attracting migrants looking for jobs and ...

South America again attracting migrants looking for jobs and ...: South American countries, as in other times are again attracting migrants looking for work and a place to live, according to a report from the International ...





2014 World Cup South American qualifier

2014 World Cup South American qualifier: PARIS: Perennial rivals Uruguay and Paraguay will clash in Montevideo on Saturday in a 2014 World Cup qualifier neither side can afford to lose. Copa America champions Uruguay sit outside the automatic promotion places on goal difference but would ...

Budget does nothing for 600,000 more children in poverty ...

Budget does nothing for 600,000 more children in poverty ...: Child Poverty Action Group says raising personal tax allowance does little for million lowest-paid workers, due to loss of benefits.

Iran laundering billions through Venezuela | Washington Free Beacon

Iran laundering billions through Venezuela | Washington Free Beacon: Iran has illegally laundered billions of dollars through the Venezuelan financial sector and is currently stashing “hundreds of millions” of dollars in “virtually every Venezuelan bank today,” according to a former senior State Department official.

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid strengthened by city's proposed ...

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid strengthened by city's proposed ...: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 22nd March 2013: Buenos Aires, the Argentinean capital city bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games [YOG], has strengthened its position as a major international sporting destination as the Fédération Internationale de ...

New Not-Gay Show On Logo!

New Not-Gay Show On Logo!:
He's Australian Karl Schmid, and he told me all about Operation: Vacation--a 15-episode show that starts tomorrow night on Logo as part of their new strain of programming. ... I'm a gay male and don't really appreciate someone trying to go beyond me!


Village Voice (blog)

Conspicuous consumption comes to post-reform Cuba

Conspicuous consumption comes to post-reform Cuba:
A pastry vendor passes by a privately-owned Mercedes Benz in Havana on March 18, 2013. Nowadays, it is no longer unusual to see BMWs or Mercedes cars cruising along Havana's gritty streets, including many high-end vehicles bearing the tell-tale yellow ...


FRANCE 24

African American women paving the way | Democrats.org

African American women paving the way | Democrats.org: Despite incredible obstacles, African American women have been quietly changing history for hundreds of years. By simply refusing to get up, Rosa Parks ...

Chávez Supporters Attack Student Protesters in Venezuela

Chávez Supporters Attack Student Protesters in Venezuela: Hundreds of Venezuelan student protesters rallying on Thursday clashed with supporters of late President Hugo Chávez, who began hurling rocks and bottles, leaving seven injured and raising tensions in a country already sharply divided ahead of next ...

Survey: Many Gay NY Students Still Harassed

Survey: Many Gay NY Students Still Harassed:
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A large majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender middle and high schools students in New York say they are called names. A survey by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network released Thursday found 90 percent of ...


CBS Local