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Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
The regional program director for the Andean region of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), Moni Pizani, considers that one of Latin America’s fundamental problems has been that “women have always been at a distance from money.”
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Tehran, 23 June (EFE).- Today Tehran is trying to catch its breath after eleven days of riots and protests in opposition to the results of the June 12 elections, denounced as fraudulent by the opposition.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Buenos Aires, 23 June (EFE).- A search ship confirmed that the cargo of 9.5 tons of gold and silver carried by the Chilean fishing boat Polar Mist remained in its hold, five months after it sank in the Atlantic, off the southern coast of Argentina, the Buenos Aires press reported today.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
Belgrade, 23 June (EFE).- Were there dinosaurs in what is now Serbia during the Mesozoic? The answer to this question is still a mystery and a challenge for paleontologists, but right now Belgrade is a promised land for those animals that lived more than 200 million years ago in Patagonia.
Jun 24, 2009, 1:00 AM
The government of Brazil is prepared to facilitate the liberation of hostages held by the Colombian FARC guerillas so long as the purpose is humanitarian and not political, the Brazilian chancellor, Celso Amorim, indicated in an interview published in Bogotá on Tuesday.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Washington, 22 June (EFE).- Reza Cyrus Pahlavi, the son of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, deposed by the Iranian Revolution in 1979, today expressed his confidence that “it is time for Iran" to overthrow the Islamic regime, after years of failed attempts.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Tehran, 22 June (EFE).- Today the reformist cleric Mehdi Karrubi, one of the defeated candidates in the June 12 elections, called on the Iranian people to keep on protesting and to honor the dead with new protests in Tehran.
Jun 23, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 20 June (EFE).- The eleven Colombian police and military personnel rescued almost a year ago in Operation Jaque spoke today about their "rebirth" and about how they struggle daily to rebuild their lives after having been kidnapped by the FARC, in some cases for more than a decade.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 18 June (EFE). - Today Colombian anti-narcotics police arrested thirteen alleged members of a money-laundering network led by Fabio Ochoa Vasco, a cocaine trafficker who surrendered to U.S. law-enforcement authorities in January.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
La Paz, 19 June (EFE). - The administration of Evo Morales confirmed today that a Bolivian delegation will travel to the United States on June 29 in order to make progress on the new framework agreement intended to repair the two countries’ bilateral relations.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, 19 June (EFE). - The opposition and civil-society organizations expressed regret today that President Álvaro Uribe resorted to “fiscal terrorism” in order to defeat a bill to compensate to thousands of victims of violence in Colombia, and announced that they will present a new initiative to Congress.
Jun 22, 2009, 1:00 AM
US President Barack Obama has accepted a FIFA invitation to attend the opening ceremony of the 2010 World Cup, the football governing body's president Sepp Blatter said.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Berlin, June 18 (EFE).- Today the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Equador, Fander Falconí, received the support from members of committees on Foreign Affairs, Environment and Cooperation, and Development of the German Parliament, to whom he presented the ITT environmental initiative of his government.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 17 (EFE).- An official source informed today that the Colombian and Peruvian Air Forces will perform a joint exercise from June 30 to July 4 on the border of both countries on how to secure the area from drug trafficking flights.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 18 (EFE).- The most important former paramilitary chiefs of Colombia extradited to the United States asserted to congresswoman Piedad Córdoba the need for their families to leave the Andean country, spokesperson of the parliamentary opposition said today in Bogotá.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Guatemala, June 18 (EFE). - Official sources informed today that the security forces of Guatemala seized a pseudoephedrine shipment valued at 17.2 million quetzals (approximately 2.2 million dollars), the second this week.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 18 (EFE).- Today the only survivor of of the slaughter of the deputies committed by FARC two years ago, Sigifredo López, said that peace is “closer than ever” in Colombia, because the guerrillas need to find “a dignified exit” after 45 years of armed conflict.
Jun 19, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 17 (EFE).- To mark the first anniversary of the “Operation Jaque” in which fifteen FARC hostages including former Colombian presidential candidate were liberated, Discovery Channel will release a documentary on the key role that the United States played in that operation.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Bogotá, June 16 (EFE). - Today the Colombian House of Representatives passed the “Victims Act” (Ley de Víctimas), which seeks to economically compensate the thousands of people affected by violence in that country.
Jun 18, 2009, 1:00 AM
Rio de Janeiro, June 15 (EFE).- In one of the major drug busts of the year in the country, the Brazilian police seized on Sunday 12.2 tons of marihuana, hidden in a truck coming from Paraguay and heading to Sao Paulo, the main city of the country, official sources informed today.