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Daily Archives: December 10, 2014

Malala and Satyarthi call for education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize

Malala and Satyarthi call for education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Dec 10 (EFE).- Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai, aged 17, and the president of the Global March Against Child Labor, Kailash Satyarthi of India, defended the right of all children to have access to education while accepting the Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday in the Norwegian capital.“Why is ...

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Homicides are 3rd leading cause of death for males aged 15-44

Geneva, Dec 10 (EFE).- The World Health Organization, WHO, released a report Wednesday stating that 475,000 people were murdered in the entire world in 2012, and identifying homicide as the third leading cause of death for males aged 15-44.The report, with the title “Global status report on violence prevention 2014,” was issued on Wednesday jointly by the WHO and the ...

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El Salvador president to Cuba for checkup after falling ill in Mexico

San Salvador, Dec 10 (EFE).- Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren traveled to Cuba for “his periodic medical checkup” after suffering health problems on Monday in Mexico, the Salvadoran government said Wednesday.“Sanchez Ceren, after suffering a slight decompensation in his health, which we will report in good time, on the recommendation of his medical team traveled to Havana, Cuba, with the ...

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Brazilian police accused of racketeering

Rio de Janeiro, Dec 10 (EFE).- Brazilian police on Wednesday busted a violent gang comprising at least five police officers that controlled three Rio de Janeiro shantytowns.Authorities said 15 suspected gang members were arrested in the first few hours of the operation, among them Rio de Janeiro state police Pvt. Carlos Roberto Bernardo.The gang, according to authorities, employed torture, homicide, ...

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Latin America on the path to defeat hunger, U.N. agency says

Santiago, Dec 10 (EFE).- Latin America is on course to reduce hunger by half ahead of the target date established in the Millennium Development Goals, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said Wednesday.The FAO’s 2014 report on food and nutritional security in Latin America and the Caribbean, released in Santiago, says the region has reduced the proportion of the population ...

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Taiwan losing ground to Beijing in the Caribbean

By Natalia BonillaSan Juan, Dec 10 (EFE).- Taiwan is losing ground in the Caribbean, one of its traditional strongholds, as global economic powerhouse China expands its presence in the region, experts told Efe on Wednesday.“Globalization has changed the rules because the financial capabilities of each country are like night and day,” University of Puerto Rico economist Paul Latortue said in ...

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Caribbean News Desk radio program: Cuba to continue renewing passports in U.S. despite banking issue

Washington, Dec 10 (EFE).- The Cuban Interests Section in Washington announced Wednesday a three-month extension of passport-renewal services in the United States, which have been hampered by the mission’s lack of a local bank.Cuba’s diplomatic mission said that while it “continues searching for a solution” to the banking issue, through March 31, 2015, the interest section will renew passports for ...

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