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martes, 23 de abril de 2013

Venezuela declares 90-day electricity “emergency”

Venezuela declares 90-day electricity “emergency”:
CARACAS (Reuters) – President Nicolas Maduro's government declared a 90-day “emergency” in Venezuela's electricity sector on Tuesday to speed up infrastructure work and equipment imports needed to prevent politically-contentious power cuts. Officials ...


euronews

Childhood poverty on the rise in Marion Co.

Childhood poverty on the rise in Marion Co.: More than half of all children living in Marion County in 2011 were from low-income families — and almost a third were living in poverty, according to a new report on Oregon children's health and safety. The numbers come from the 2012 County Data book ...

Time to tackle the high cost of poverty across BC

Time to tackle the high cost of poverty across BC: B.C. has the second highest rate of child poverty in Canada. So policies and investments that break that cycle should be a priority. Research spanning decades shows that quality child care leads to better outcomes for disadvantaged children. They are ...

Half of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike


Half of Guantanamo detainees on hunger strike

That dispute is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the controversy that is Guantanamo, however -- critics of the United States' high-security detention center in Cuba say America is holding prisoners there without adequate legal protection ...

Moral monstrosity: America's for-profit Gulag system

Moral monstrosity: America's for-profit Gulag system:
While there is undoubtedly no shortage of violent criminals in America's jails, millions are dolled out annually by privately owned prison lobbies directly to politicians in an effort to influence harsher 'zero tolerance' legislation and mandatory ...


RT

Conservatives Condemn California 'Gay Infertility' Insurance Bill

Conservatives Condemn California 'Gay Infertility' Insurance Bill:
Anti-gay conservatives are very concerned about a new bill proposed in California that would require insurance companies to cover fertility treatments for same-sex couples just like they do for opposite-sex couples. AB 460 stipulates that such coverage ...


ThinkProgress

Column: The conservative case for gay marriage

Column: The conservative case for gay marriage: Recently, the Supreme Court of the United States heard cases about California's Proposition 8, the law banning gay marriage in the state, as well as the Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that denies gay and lesbian couples federal recognition even ...

Eyeglasses for the needy

Eyeglasses for the needy: Granada, what a beautiful and clean city located in the heart of Central America on the shores of the largest body of fresh water in Central America — Lake Nicaragua. Our group of Lions was registered into two different hotels located about 10 blocks ...




Poll shows Central America regards U.S. highly - InfoSur Hoy

Poll shows Central America regards U.S. highly - InfoSur Hoy:
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – When U.S. President Barack Obama visits Central America next month, he will find a region that holds his country in high esteem. The United States is one of the most favorably viewed foreign countries among ...


Infosurhoy

The 19th Latin American Film Festival in Lleida showed 117 films from 14 ...


The 19th Latin American Film Festival in Lleida showed 117 films from 14 ...

Lleida (ACN) – The Argentine film Por un tiempo ('For a time') directed by Gustavo Garzón opened the 19th Lleida Latin American Film Festival, which ended last weekend. 'Porcelain horse' (Mejor no hablar de ciertas cosas), directed by Ecuador's Javier ...

Latin America can meet its current steel demand

Latin America can meet its current steel demand: During the biannual Board Meeting of the Latin American steel association, Alacero, held in Buenos Aires, presided over by Mr Benjamin Baptista, President of Alacero, the directors of the associated companies analysed these challenges and the ...




UN Lowers 2013 Latin America Growth Forecast

UN Lowers 2013 Latin America Growth Forecast: The United Nations says the economy of Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to grow a lower-than-expected 3.5 percent this year. The UN's economic body on Tuesday lowered an earlier 3.8 percent projection for the region because of uncertainty ...

Millionaire president-elect 'to put Paraguay first'

Millionaire president-elect 'to put Paraguay first':
Mr Cartes, one of Paraguay's richest men, told reporters there wouldn't be conflict of interest as he governed one of South America's poorest nations. He said it would be "silly" to stay out of the regional economic bloc Mercosur. Paraguay was ...


BBC News

Developing Latin America's equity markets | Forum:Blog | The World ...

Developing Latin America's equity markets | Forum:Blog | The World ...: Despite making considerable strides over the past two decades, Latin America's equity markets are still underdeveloped compared to other regions. Of the eight ...

The South American capital still waiting to be explored

The South American capital still waiting to be explored: Cuzco and Rio de Janeiro need not fear: Asunción, a city of about 500,000, is not poised to become the next tourism capital of South America. But it is a fascinating window into Paraguayan history and culture. The city (and country) make for an ...