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jueves, 28 de marzo de 2013

$1-billion sale a lifeline for Brazil's fallen billionaire


$1-billion sale a lifeline for Brazil's fallen billionaire

Eike Batista, who lost the title of Brazil's richest man as his fortune shrank by two-thirds in the past year, agreed to sell a stake in power company MPX Energia SA to Germany's E.ON SE for about 2.1-billion reais ($1-billion U.S.). Mr. Batista will ...

UN slams excessive use of incarceration in Brazil

UN slams excessive use of incarceration in Brazil: A UN panel criticized the excessive use of incarceration against the poor in Brazil on Thursday and voiced fears that the practice may increase ahead of the World Cup and Olympics. The United Nations working group said it was "seriously concerned with ...

Brazil murder doctor probed over more deaths

Brazil murder doctor probed over more deaths: A Brazilian doctor charged with murdering seven hospital patients is now being investigated in connection with hundreds more similar cases of suspicious deaths. A team led by health ministry investigator Mario Lobato is re-examining the 1,872 deaths ...




Obama to meet with Central American presidents

Obama to meet with Central American presidents:
“In Costa Rica, the President looks forward to the opportunity to meet with President Chinchilla as well as heads of state of the other Central American countries and the Dominican Republic, whom President Chinchilla has graciously offered to host ...


Nicaragua Dispatch

Latin America rallies around Argentina in Malvinas dispute

Latin America rallies around Argentina in Malvinas dispute:
Argentina and Britain continue to squabble in diplomatic circles over possession of the Malvinas Islands-- which lie just off the Argentine coast. The Argentinian foreign minister pressed his case at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday -- and ...


Press TV

3 Latin American entrepreneurs set out to build stronger startups

3 Latin American entrepreneurs set out to build stronger startups:
Quasar's mission is to establish groundbreaking and successful technology companies in Latin America. It is taking an approach dubbed “parallel entrepreneurship”- Quasar comes up with ideas and business models, and then finds entrepreneurs to execute ...


VentureBeat

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People

Cuba Faces Shortage of Repair People: alt HAVANA TIMES – Although I have no firm proof, Cuba might be one of the few countries where finding the good (or terrible) services of a trades person requires a great deal of patience, pleading, luck, and even that old supplication “do me the favor ...




Experimenting with comics

Experimenting with comics: Are you a comic book buff? Then check out the little magazine Un Faulduo that is published in Buenos Aires. Un Faulduo is also the name of a group of artists that experiment with comics.

Aide to Haiti prime minister slain in drive-by shooting

Aide to Haiti prime minister slain in drive-by shooting: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Thursday March 28, 2013 – The Haitian government has confirmed that an aide to Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe was shot and killed by two masked men during a drive-by shooting over the weekend. A statement from the office of ...

Venezuela's precampaign season off to a roaring start


Venezuela's precampaign season off to a roaring start

Venezuela's presidential campaigning doesn't officially begin until April, but both candidates have gotten a head start. Interim President Nicolás Maduro has a leg up with his access to state media. 

US Supreme Court debates California's gay marriage ban

US Supreme Court debates California's gay marriage ban:
Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage have gathered at the US Supreme Court in Washington as it considers a legal challenge brought by two gay couples from California. The issue has divided America with nine US states allowing same-sex ...


BBC News

An African-American running mate on tap for Barbara Buono


An African-American running mate on tap for Barbara Buono

In a remotely possible but highly unlikely attempt to unseat the unflappable Chris Christie for governor, Democratic hopeful Barbara Buono is planning to choose an African-American to be her running mate for lieutenant governor, according to various ...

Suarez banned for vital Venezuela game

Suarez banned for vital Venezuela game: Striker Luis Suarez will miss South American champions Uruguay's crucial World Cup qualifier in Venezuela, the upstarts threatening to deny them a place in next year's finals in Brazil. Suarez, who has scored eight goals in the qualifying campaign ...




Edith Windsor is 'thrilled and exalted' after presenting her gay marriage ...

Edith Windsor is 'thrilled and exalted' after presenting her gay marriage ...:
Edith Windsor, who loved one woman for nearly 50 years, is suddenly the object of everyone's affection. The 83-year-old Manhattan woman emerged from the Supreme Court to a hero's welcome after bringing her four-year fight for same-sex marriage equality ...


New York Daily News

Ford Forecasts $300 Million South America First-Quarter Loss

Ford Forecasts $300 Million South America First-Quarter Loss: Some automakers are entering the South American market for the first time, aggressively pricing their vehicles and establishing local production, which Ford said may lead to excess capacity. The automaker also cited a challenging economic environment ...

Relative of the 'penis snake' discovered in South America (photos)

Relative of the 'penis snake' discovered in South America (photos):
Relative of the 'penis snake' discovered in South America (photos). mongabay.com. March 27, 2013. A new species of caecilian - a worm-like amphibian - has been discovered in the rainforests of French Guiana. The new species is called Microcaecilia ...


Mongabay.com

For scouts, the South American youth tournament is hard slog, not high life

For scouts, the South American youth tournament is hard slog, not high life:
Luckily for football scouts, they've got their own package trip lined up next week – to sunny Argentina for the South American Under-17 championship, arguably the tournament that offers the most exciting arena for uncovering talents with all the in ...


The Guardian (blog)

Russia looks to expand anti-drug efforts in South America

Russia looks to expand anti-drug efforts in South America: Russia's drug control service head said Tuesday that Moscow will contribute to a new South American anti-drugs program, and proposed the launch of counter-narcotics training courses for agents in Colombia, Bolivia and Ecuador. “During a trip to Peru ...




Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats

Cuba Prohibits Its Citizens from Boarding Boats:
Of course there was no law that prevented Cubans from staying in tourist hotels; nevertheless they spent nearly two decades on the outside looking in as foreigners enjoyed the facilities that were closed to them. But now we had assumed everything had ...


Havana Times

Cartoonist García Ferré dies

Cartoonist García Ferré dies: Animation director and cartoonist Manuel García Ferré died today at the age of 83 during a heart surgery, in a Buenos Aires hospital. Born in Almería, Spain, he lived in Argentina since 1947. In 1964 he created Anteojito, a famous children's magazine.

Are Senior Citizens discriminated against by the NY State proposed ...

Are Senior Citizens discriminated against by the NY State proposed ...: It goes up from the current rate of $7.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour over three years . BUT the employers are given a tax credit, of $1400 to $2800 per year, ...




China pledges to boost ties with Brazil

China pledges to boost ties with Brazil:
"China-Brazil ties have exceeded the boundary of bilateral relations with increasing strategic significance and global influence," Xi said. "Both nations see each other's development as opportunities for its own development and take it as a firm ...


Xinhua

Brazil doctor suspected of murdering patients

Brazil doctor suspected of murdering patients:
The Brazilian health ministry has begun a review of the medical records of 300 patients treated by a doctor suspected of killing seven terminally ill patients. Prosecutors on Wednesday claimed Virginia Soares de Souza and her medical team administered ...


Aljazeera.com

U.S. needs a fresh approach to Cuba

U.S. needs a fresh approach to Cuba: As a senator, Kerry long supported freedom of U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba openly, without restrictions. The restoration of the constitutional right of Americans to travel would represent an excellent start. Removing Cuba from the list of states ...

The supreme court's problem: how to back America out of anti-gay bigotry

The supreme court's problem: how to back America out of anti-gay bigotry:
Sticking to the same two-layered script that all homophobes seem to be working from nowadays, Scalia was careful to distance himself from actually saying that GAYS WILL TURN THE KIDS GAY (or worse): "I take no position on whether it's harmful or not ...


The Guardian