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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 07, 2008 In Argentine Drug Courts, A Shocker at Sentencing
QUOTE: Some high-level government officials say the current laws only penalize the victims of drug abuse -- the addicts who need treatment -- and take the focus off the true criminals, namely the traffickers. While a legislative panel works to propose a rewrite of the drug laws with that idea in mind, the judges have chosen not to wait for a new law to be passed.
Washington Post Apr 17, 2008 D'oh! 'Simpsons' Again Angers South Americans
QUOTE: The television show "The Simpsons" is nothing short of a cultural phenomenon in many parts of the continent, but it also has become very good at exposing the region's rawest nerves, and then clawing them sore...the author of a biography of Juan Perón, said that he believes it is unfair to label Perón a dictator, much less the architect of the disappearances. Still, he said, the response to the show seems like an overreaction.
Washington Post Nov 27, 2007 Four Killed In Protests Over Bolivian Constitution
QUOTE: Morales on Monday led a rally in La Paz of people who agree that a new political blueprint is needed to give the country's indigenous majority more political power. At the same time, opponents seeking more autonomy from his government launched counterdemonstrations in the cities of Santa Cruz and Tarija.
Washington Post Nov 13, 2007 A Remedy for Transit Troubles Backfires in Chile, Leading Commuters to Sue
QUOTE: But months after this city's transportation redesign was unveiled, many people here cannot even mention its name -- Transantiago -- without rolling their eyes and mumbling in disgust. It has become the focus of the country's largest class-action lawsuit. A congressional inquiry is trying to figure out exactly how things went so wrong.
Washington Post Sep 14, 2007 In Rural Argentina, the Legacy of Migration: Exodus to the Cities Increasingly Exposes Those Left Behind to Hunger, Poor Health Care, Isolation
QUOTE: The isolation of small towns has attracted attention in Argentina not merely as a demographic trend but as a human rights issue. Thousands of demonstrators from the provinces gathered in Buenos Aires this year holding signs proclaiming "Hunger Is a Crime." Here in the northern province of Chaco, during a five-week period that ended last month, 11 people died of what local activists labeled starvation.
Washington Post Jul 14, 2007 In Brazil, a Wave of Corruption Cases: President, Seen as Architect of Cleanup, Retains Public Support Even as His Allies Fall
QUOTE: The bags have been piling up in recent months, byproducts of the sensationally brazen corruption scandals that have been multiplying, one after the other. The parade of disgraced public figures under investigation seems endless -- from government ministers to top lawmakers to members of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's family.
Washington Post Jul 08, 2007 Dislocation of Indians Compared to Genocide
QUOTE: logging interests have squeezed several indigenous groups in [Colider, Brazil] so much that their traditional ways of life are vanishing.
Washington Post Jul 06, 2007 Awaiting Internet Access, Remote Brazilian Tribes Debate Its Promise, Peril
QUOTE: The federal government this year announced a new program to provide satellite Internet access to 150 remote communities, in hopes that they will be better equipped to protect themselves against illegal logging and other threats to their culture.
Washington Post May 20, 2007 Brazil, Argentina Faulted on Air Safety: Pilots, Controllers Say Equipment, Staffing Issues Could Be Putting Passengers at Risk
QUOTE: Increased air traffic at major airports in [Argentina and Brazil] has not resulted in corresponding upgrades of infrastructure or additional staffing
Washington Post Jan 30, 2007 In Bolivia, Speaking Up For Native Languages: Government Push Is Plagued by Controversy
QUOTE: After announcing last year that all government employees would have to undergo indigenous language training, Morales's administration sought to require it of public school children as well, no matter where they lived. The proposal riled many in the parts of Bolivia that have little connection to indigenous communities, areas such as the eastern lowlands, where words spoken in Quechua and Aymara are often heard as threats to a way of life.
Washington Post Jan 22, 2007 Bolivia's Political Fissures Force Morales to Shift Course
QUOTE: Morales, and the slight majority of assembly members aligned with him, initially had hoped that the assembly, created last year, would enable them to grant indigenous communities more institutional power and a bigger share of government revenue. But long-simmering regional conflicts have interfered, with opposition assembly members insisting on more autonomy for local governments in regions that produce the bulk of the country's export income.
Washington Post Jan 08, 2007 Falkland Islands An Unsettled Issue 25 Years After War: Contending Claims by Argentina, Britain Burden Relations as Anniversary Nears
QUOTE: [Falkland Islands--Ed.] known in Argentina as the Malvinas. That sentiment is not lost on the nation's political strategists. Many historians say Argentina's military dictatorship started the war 25 years ago in a desperate effort to save itself; the government was buckling under heavy public opposition, and it clutched at the most convenient unifying national cause it could find. On April 2, 1982, the military launched attacks from the port city of Rio Gallegos to begin the doomed invasion.
Washington Post Dec 26, 2006 In Chile, Precious Lands Often Go for a Pittance
QUOTE: "...a mining company will negotiate with a local landowner, and the landowner will later say he didn't get a fair deal. The company will say it paid a fair market price, but in those remote Andean mountain areas, there's no real land market and it's difficult to say exactly what a fair price would be."
Washington Post Oct 01, 2006 Support From Brazil's Poor Gives Lula Edge in Election
QUOTE: At a buffet lunch in a middle-class neighborhood, almost all of the cooks who ride buses for hours every day to toil in a steamy kitchen said they will vote to reelect President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. On the other side of the doors, almost all of the diners said they planned to vote against him. Lula is expected to coast to victory for this reason: In Latin America's largest democracy, a lot more people live like the cooks than live like the customers.
Washington Post May 10, 2006 Crime Brings Venezuelans Into Streets: Large Protests Over Soaring Homicide Rate Create Political Challenge for Chavez
QUOTE: ...gives Venezuela a solid claim to the dubious title of the world's capital of violent crime....Many of the protesters have suggested that Chavez has divided Venezuelan society with his frequent criticism of the country's upper class, rhetoric they say has incited lower classes to violence against the wealthy.
Washington Post May 02, 2006 Bolivia Nationalizes Natural Gas: Troops Deployed In Move to Block Foreign Influence
QUOTE: Bolivian President Evo Morales seized control of the country's natural gas industry Monday, sending soldiers to occupy fields that he contends private companies have plundered for years.
Washington Post Mar 12, 2006 Bachelet Sworn In As Chile's President: Economic Development And Equality Top Goals
QUOTE: Vowing to capitalize on the surging spirit of equal opportunity that helped vault her into Chile's presidency, Michelle Bachelet on Saturday took control of a country eager to shed its dictatorial past and bolster its economic development. Bachelet, 54, inherits a comfortable budget surplus and extensive international trade relations, but also persistent inequalities that she attributes to discrimination on the basis of class, sex and geography.
Washington Post Jan 11, 2006 Peru's Election Board Rejects Candidacy of Jailed Ex-Leader
QUOTE: In rejecting Fujimori's application, [Peru's--Ed.] electoral board cited a congressional order imposed in 2001 that banned him from holding office for at least 10 years. Fujimori, 67, has argued that the ban is unconstitutional.
Washington Post Jan 04, 2006 Peru Asks Chile to Extradite Fujimori
QUOTE: Peru's government on Tuesday formally asked Chile to extradite former president Alberto Fujimori and handed over 12 boxes of evidence that it said links him to human rights violations and corruption.
Washington Post Dec 18, 2005 Two Farmers, Two Worlds, Two Outlooks on Tariffs and Global Trade
QUOTE: France's romanticized view of its farmers has helped make the nation one of the most protected agricultural economies in the world. However, at a World Trade Organization meeting now underway in Hong Kong, France and other European nations are facing pressure to slash farm subsidies and open their markets to foreign competitors.
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