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viernes, 29 de marzo de 2013

Maids' win poses risks to Brazil economy

Maids' win poses risks to Brazil economy: The constitutional amendment, which follows other recent efforts in Brazil to improve the rights of manual workers, such as those of truck drivers, comes as the rise of a new lower middle-class in Brazil is leading to greater pressure for equal rights ...




Is Brazil Ready For The World Cup 2014?

Is Brazil Ready For The World Cup 2014?:
Brazil's state development bank BNDES which is issuing the loan, is prohibited under Brazilian law from doing so directly and must go through another state bank, Banco do Brasil. Meanwhile, stadiums in Rio de Janeiro, which is slated to host the World ...


International Business Times

The Kids Left Behind by the Boom

The Kids Left Behind by the Boom: This tale of two nations is all the more vexing if you happen to be Henrry's age: 78 percent of Peru's indigenous children live in poverty. A third of all rural children suffer chronic malnutrition. More than 70 percent in the Puno region have anemia ...

Living Conditions for Low-Income Latinos May Lead to Sexual ...

Living Conditions for Low-Income Latinos May Lead to Sexual ...: Living conditions for low-income Latinos in Fairfield County's urban areas may be contributing to sexual assaults. That's the theory of Ingrid Pasten, the bilingual ...

Firefighters hope to create a buzz in Haiti

Firefighters hope to create a buzz in Haiti: Richmond beekeeper Dave MacDonald (second from left), a member of Richmond Fire-Rescue, was in Haiti last month, and is hoping to educate the population—still reeling from the devastating 2010 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people—that ...

New York Catholic high school president welcomes gay couple to prom

New York Catholic high school president welcomes gay couple to prom:
The administrator of a Catholic high school in New York wrote to his students' parents this week to explain why a gay couple at the all-boys school is being allowed to attend the junior prom together. Father Edward Salmon, president of McQuaid Jesuit ...


Raw Story

Justices Say Time May Be Wrong for Gay Marriage Case

Justices Say Time May Be Wrong for Gay Marriage Case:
WASHINGTON — As the Supreme Court on Tuesday weighed the momentous question of whether gay and lesbian couples have a constitutional right to marry, six justices questioned whether the case, arising from a California ban on same-sex marriages, ...


New York Times

Drug War Itself Had Minimal Impact On Americans Visiting Mexico

Drug War Itself Had Minimal Impact On Americans Visiting Mexico: Did the wave cartel violence during 2007-2011 impact the number of Americans visiting Mexico? Of course, but not as much as you would think. In three years, drug war related deaths in Mexico increased 440 percent — from 2,826 deaths in 2007 to 15,273 ...

Scioli dismisses government's criticism, calls for 'unity'

Scioli dismisses government's criticism, calls for 'unity': ... Argentina already have enough” to deal with, the ex vice president during Nestor Kirchner's administration affirmed and added that he only faces “what he must faces” such as the escalating conflict with unionized teachers of Buenos Aires province ...




Brazil lets other central banks open real-denominated accounts

Brazil lets other central banks open real-denominated accounts: SAO PAULO, March 28 (Reuters) - The Brazilian central bank allowed on Thursday central banks from other nations to open and hold real-denominated accounts, a move aimed at boosting trade and financial transactions with currencies other than the U.S. ...

Randolph students explore Puerto Rico

Randolph students explore Puerto Rico: Randolph High School Spanish students recently returned from a class trip to Puerto Rico. Twenty students in grades 10-12 participated in the trip staying in the capital city of San Juan and touring other cities and areas of the island throughout the week.

Central America expected to shed 1 mln coffee jobs due to blight ...

Central America expected to shed 1 mln coffee jobs due to blight ...: SAN JOSE, March 25 (Reuters) - Nearly a million CentralAmerican coffee industry workers will lose their jobs as theregion's prized coffee business shrinks due ...




Wyndham to enter Nicaragua, Central America in 2014

Wyndham to enter Nicaragua, Central America in 2014: Wyndham Hotel Group, part of Wyndham Worldwide Corporation recently announced the planned expansion of its upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand in Latin America with the addition of the 212-key Wyndham Milagro del Mar Resort on ...

Clashes as Chile students march for education reform

Clashes as Chile students march for education reform:
Students say Chile's education system, traditionally viewed as the best in Latin America, is profoundly unfair. They say middle class students have access to some of the best schooling in Latin America, while the poor have to be content with under ...


BBC News

The Daily Startup: Emergence Capital Bets on Latin American Startups


The Daily Startup: Emergence Capital Bets on Latin American Startups

Latin America is a growing market for technology and technology companies, and Emergence Capital Partners is the latest U.S. investor to participate. The San Mateo, Calif.-based venture capital firm led a $5.4 million investment in Quasar Ventures to ...

In Catholic Latin America, Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights Lead the Way

In Catholic Latin America, Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights Lead the Way:
The American debate over same sex marriage resonates loudly in many countries around the globe. We have reported on views on this issue from France, Russia and South Africa. We now turn our focus to Latin America. Same sex marriage is legal in ...


PRI's The World

Agriculture Boom Sparks South American Phosphate Development

Agriculture Boom Sparks South American Phosphate Development:
Agriculture Boom Sparks South American Phosphate Development News of growing delays in the transport of corn and soybeans during Brazil's mid-season harvest paint a portrait of a South American agricultural powerhouse struggling to keep up with its ...


Potash Investing News

High court politics, arcane rules may be at work in California gay marriage case


High court politics, arcane rules may be at work in California gay marriage case

WASHINGTON — Late in the oral argument over same-sex marriage in California, Justice Anthony Kennedy made a startling comment, given the months of buildup and mountain of legal briefs that have descended on the justices. “You might address why you ...

Former US Envoy To Venezuela Slams Maduro For Accusing Him Of Murder Plot


Former US Envoy To Venezuela Slams Maduro For Accusing Him Of Murder Plot

Speaking on state TV station Telesur, Maduro even accused former US Ambassador to Venezuela Otto Reich and former Bush Administration official Roger Noriega of the supposed plot, in order to “fill Venezuelans with hate” ahead of the April 14 election.

Court inaction could return gay marriage to California

Court inaction could return gay marriage to California: SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Supreme Court seems reluctant to use the legal battle over California's same-sex marriage ban to rule that all gay Americans have a constitutional right to wed, but that doesn't mean gay marriage will not be returning to the ...

Native American lawyer, author says Maine's indigenous people at crossroads


Native American lawyer, author says Maine's indigenous people at crossroads

ORONO, Maine — Indigenous people in Maine, the United States and the rest of the world are standing between two legal frameworks, a renowned Native American legal scholar, activist and author said Thursday night during a keynote address at the ...

Seven dead bodies sit slumped in white plastic chairs left in a public view in ...

Seven dead bodies sit slumped in white plastic chairs left in a public view in ...: Ghost towns of Mexico's drug war. The seven corpses found in Uruapan last weekend were among at least 30 killed nationwide -- a high death toll that once again drew attention toward drug-related violence in Mexico, where more than 60,000 people were ...




Argentina may defy NY courts with payment offer

Argentina may defy NY courts with payment offer:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- With just hours to go before Argentina has to show its last cards in a billion-dollar debt showdown in the U.S. courts, President Cristina Fernandez seems to be keeping up her "we're going for more" motto. Her government is ...


MiamiHerald.com

BA province teachers once again urge Scioli to return to negotiations


BA province teachers once again urge Scioli to return to negotiations

Buenos Aires province teachers, who met on Wednesday with governor Daniel Scioli, once again urged the provincial government to return to collective bargaining negotiations, as they still do not agree with the 22.6 percent hike decreed by the province.

Will gun laws hurt the mentally ill?

Will gun laws hurt the mentally ill?:
Mental health professionals and advocates fear that as a result of the new law, those who need treatment will stay away from the very people who ought to be able to help them. "It has set back stigma a trillion years," says Sharon McCarthy, programme ...


BBC News