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lunes, 6 de mayo de 2013

Latin American Growth to Edge Higher in 2013

Latin American Growth to Edge Higher in 2013: Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean is set to pick up from 3 percent in 2012 to 3½ percent in 2013, supported by stronger external demand, favorable financing conditions, and the effects of earlier policy easing in some countries, the IMF said.

Canadian Mining Industry Continues to Face Opposition in Central America

Canadian Mining Industry Continues to Face Opposition in Central America:
In 2008 a Latin American independent report, Investing in Conflict—Public Money, Private Gain: Goldcorp in the Americas condemns the business practices of Canada mining companies, focusing on the largest, Goldcorp Inc., and discusses the Canadian ...


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Businessmen to explore Latin America over summer

Businessmen to explore Latin America over summer: During the stay in Brazil, the delegates will attend the ABF Franchising Expo 2013 – one of the largest franchising fairs in Latin America featuring food products and cars, according to press statements released by the Trade and Investment Promotion ...

Teens in prison

Teens in prison: America leads the world in incarceration, by miles. Our criminal justice policies are a thicket of human tragedies and unintended consequences. Crime is going down in the U.S., but I'm convinced that's despite our prison system, not because of it.

Taxpayers Pay Nearly a Million Dollars a Year to Incarcerate a Guantanamo ...


Taxpayers Pay Nearly a Million Dollars a Year to Incarcerate a Guantanamo ...

If morality, basic human decency and international standards of justice won't move the US government to close Guantanamo, then maybe in this age of "austerity" Americans should take a look at the cost of keeping a prisoner in an isolated US military ...

Uruguayan Daily Denounces Prisoner Abuse at Guantanamo Base - Solvisión


Uruguayan Daily Denounces Prisoner Abuse at Guantanamo Base - Solvisión

The United States is concealing the legal, humanitarian and moral scandal of its prison at its base in Guantanamo, where prisoners are being force fed through stomach tubes, La Republica reports. In an editorial titled "Guantanamo, Latin America´s Open ...

Obama's right: US illegal drug use is responsible for Mexico's cartels.


Obama's right: US illegal drug use is responsible for Mexico's cartels.

But one needs to be a genius (or a president) to recognize that our American drug culture is so much to blame for drug cartels that are battling it out for dominance in Mexico. It's the law of supply and demand; without the American demand for illegal ...

Low-Risk Skin Cancers Often Treated Too Aggressively in Elderly, Study Finds


Low-Risk Skin Cancers Often Treated Too Aggressively in Elderly, Study Finds

The patient who made Dr. Eleni Linos wonder about the way we treat small, nonthreatening skin cancers in the elderly was 95 years old. “He was truly suffering,” recalled Dr. Linos, a dermatologist at the University of California, San Francisco. He had ...

Niall Ferguson dismisses John Maynard Keynes' theories because he was 'gay ...


Niall Ferguson dismisses John Maynard Keynes' theories because he was 'gay ...

Ferguson was speaking at the Altegris conference in California when he responded to Keynes' economic theory that states, “In the long run we are all dead.” According to Lance Roberts for StreetTalk Live, Ferguson said, “Keynes was a homosexual and had ...

Nicaragua : Justice through conflict mediation

Nicaragua : Justice through conflict mediation: Of the 3000 facilitators in Nicaragua, 2000 work in rural areas and 1000 in urban areas. ... Aguilar said the service also is an “anti-poverty” strategy, ...

Shepaug Valley students display Native American inspired art

Shepaug Valley students display Native American inspired art: An exhibit of Native American Inspired Art by Shepaug Valley Middle and High School students will be on view from Saturday, through June 9 at the Institute for American Indian Studies, 38 Curtis Road, Washington, Conn. Multimedia performance educator ...

Brazil wants shareholders to pay for rescue of troubled banks

Brazil wants shareholders to pay for rescue of troubled banks: BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government, concerned about systemic risk in the rapid growth of banking assets, will propose legislation to make shareholders, bondholders and depositors pay for rescuing troubled banks and shield taxpayers from the ...

Brazil bets on stronger recovery in second half

Brazil bets on stronger recovery in second half: BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government is betting the economy will shift into higher gear in the second half of the year as business confidence improves and stimulus measures take hold, a senior member of the administration told Reuters.

Clarence Thomas: 'The elites' had to approve a black president

Clarence Thomas: 'The elites' had to approve a black president: Asked if he ever expected to see an African American president in his lifetime, the conservative justice said he always knew "it would have to be a black president who was approved by the elites and the media, because anybody that they didn't agree ...

The Cuisine Of Puerto Rico: An Island Full of Flavor

The Cuisine Of Puerto Rico: An Island Full of Flavor: Puerto Rico, one of my favorite islands in the Caribbean, is home to beautiful beaches, a lush rainforest and fun-loving people. It's easy to fall in love with everything about this place but perhaps one of the main reasons I love visiting here is to ...




Gonzalez wants to bring 'positive energy' to mayor's race

Gonzalez wants to bring 'positive energy' to mayor's race: LAWRENCE — When Juan “Manny” Gonzalez moved from Puerto Rico to Lawrence with his family in 1982, even though he couldn't speak much English, he enrolled in high school, joined the basketball team and soon found a $3-per-hour job in a city factory ...

Agreement with Cuba brings 2000 more digital copies of Hemingway's letters to ...


Agreement with Cuba brings 2000 more digital copies of Hemingway's letters to ...

WASHINGTON — A new partnership will allow U.S. scholars and the public to get a fuller view of the trove of books and records Ernest Hemingway left at his home in Cuba where he wrote some of his most famous works. Cuba and a private U.S. foundation ...

Castro's daughter at Cuba Libre - Philly.com

Castro's daughter at Cuba Libre - Philly.com:
In town to accept an award from the Equality Forum for her gay-rights advocacy, Mariela Castro, daughter of Cuban President Raul Castro and niece of former President Fidel Castro, stopped for Sunday brunch at Cuba Libre in Old City with her husband.


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Cuba Makes First WTO Dispute Targeting Australia Tobacco Rules

Cuba Makes First WTO Dispute Targeting Australia Tobacco Rules: Cuba joins the Dominican Republic, Honduras and Ukraine in complaining that plain packaging violates WTO rules on the protection of trademarks and is more restrictive than necessary to achieve Australia's stated objective of reducing the appeal of ...

Scammers, schemers target the elderly

Scammers, schemers target the elderly: Those 65 and older are the country's fastest growing demographic, and Florida tops all states in the percentage of seniors 60 and over, with 4.5 million residents or almost a quarter of the population. That figure is expected to more than double to 9.7 ...

Haiti: 90% of investment budget is from Petrocaribe - Defend Haiti

Haiti: 90% of investment budget is from Petrocaribe - Defend Haiti: CARACAS, Venezuela (defend.ht) - Petrocaribe accounts for 90% of Haiti's budget for investment and has had a "stunning impact" on infrastructure development, the nation's economy and is currently being used to finance social projects such as Ede Pep.

Council's pledge to help struggling families

Council's pledge to help struggling families: The Tackling Poverty in West Sussex 2011-2014 report was commended by children's charity, Charity4Children. It provides a plan for tackling child poverty and highlights the need to intervene early to ensure children get off to the best possible start ...




Native American communities draw thousands to Pow Wow

Native American communities draw thousands to Pow Wow: Native American communities draw thousands to Pow Wow Ariana Diaz adiaz@southeastsun.com The Southeast Sun | 0 comments. Several Native American tribes gathered in Enterprise May 3-5 for a Pow Wow. The three-day event, hosted by the Ma-Chis ...

Editorial: Collins' revelation is a big deal

Editorial: Collins' revelation is a big deal: In a self-authored Sports Illustrated article released online Monday, NBA player Jason Collins became the first openly gay active player in the history of major American team sports. Collins, a 7-foot-tall, hard-nosed pro basketball journeyman known ...

'Breaking the wall of impunity' in Uruguay

'Breaking the wall of impunity' in Uruguay:
Francesca Lessa. Dr Francesca Lessa is a postdoctoral researcher at the Latin American Centre and St Anne's College, University of Oxford, specialising on issues of justice and human rights in Uruguay. 


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