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Brazil’s middle class swells as 35 mn climb out of poverty


September 21st, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Sep 21 (IANS/EFE) Roughly 35 million Brazilians have climbed out of poverty over the last decade and 53 percent of the country's nearly 194 million people now ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazil’s economy growing again, says finance chief


September 20th, 2012 - 11:47 am ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 20 (IANS/EFE) The Brazilian economy is accelerating after a slow first half of 2012 and will remain on a growth trajectory, the country's finance minister said Wednesday in ... Read more...

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India’s ICT expertise helping many countries


September 17th, 2012 - 11:17 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) When Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas came to India earlier this week, the three MoUs inked between the two countries went by largely unnoticed. But the ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Indian NGO to push sanitation goals in developing nations


September 17th, 2012 - 11:03 pm ICT by IANS
Paris, Sep 15 (IANS) India's low-cost sanitation NGO Sulabh Sauchalaya is all set to go global by expanding its footprint in 50 developing countries to push the implementation of the ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Unite world’s religions through spirituality: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar


September 11th, 2012 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Sep 11 (IANS) Indian guru and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has exhorted religious leaders the world over to unite people through spirituality."Spirituality unites ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Infosys to acquire management consultancy firm Lodestone


September 10th, 2012 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 10 (IANS) IT major Infosys Monday announced it will acquire Zurich-based Lodestone Holding, a leading global management consultancy firm, in an all-cash deal to expand its presence in ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

L’Affaire Assange: Lessons from Latin America (Comment)


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
On August 19, news networks all over the world showed Julian Assange step on to a small balcony of the apartment occupied by the Embassy of Ecuador in London to ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Over six mn Latin American, Caribbean kids not in school


September 1st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Around 6.5 million of the 117 million children and adolescents in Latin America and the Caribbean do not attend school, the regional office of Unicef said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

`Colombia now South America’s No. 2 economy’


September 1st, 2012 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, Sep 1 (IANS/EFE) Colombia has moved ahead of Argentina to become South America's second-largest economy, the outgoing Colombian finance minister said Friday."Colombia surpassed Argentina in GDP, we are the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

`Brazil withstanding worst year of global crisis’


August 31st, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Brasilia, Aug 31 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's finance minister said Thursday that Latin America's largest economy is holding up well amid the "worst year" of the global economic crisis and that its ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Argentina criticises Britain’s ‘arrogance’ in Assange case


August 29th, 2012 - 1:14 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Aug 29 (IANS) Argentina's Ambassador to Britain Alicia Castro has criticized the British government's "arrogance" in dealing with the Julian Assange case.Castro told a radio station that the ... Read more...

Posted in World |

21 world leaders visited India this year, more on way


August 26th, 2012 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 26 (IANS) India continued to be a favourite overseas destination for world leaders with as many as 21 heads of state or government visiting the country ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Science journalism pioneer dies


August 17th, 2012 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Aug 17 (IANS/EFE) Spanish journalist Manuel Calvo Hernando, a pioneer of reporting on science both in his homeland and in Latin America, died Thursday in Madrid. He was 88.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Colombian oil firm to export 12 mn barrels to India


August 16th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Bogota, Aug 16 (IANS/EFE) Colombian oil firm Ecopetrol will supply 12 million barrels of crude to a private Indian refining company under a year-long contract worth approximately $1.2 billion, the ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Brazilian agribusiness faces shrinking global demand


August 8th, 2012 - 12:41 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, Aug 8 (IANS/EFE) Production in Brazil's agri-industrial sector fell 3.9 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period of 2011, a statistics ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Actress joins fight against people trafficking


August 2nd, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Aug 2 (IANS/EFE) Mexican actress Kate del Castillo is joining forces with Latin American organizations to fight people trafficking in the region via a documentary that will be ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Latin America beckons: India must seize the moment (Comment)


July 26th, 2012 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
'Vibrant Gujarat' was on full display at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel in Ahmedabad where the CII assembled over 200 representatives from a wide spectrum of Gujarati business to a seminar last ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

IT sector to log 11-14 percent growth


July 25th, 2012 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Chennai, July 25 (IANS) Information technology trade association Nasscom is expecting an 11-14 percent growth for the current year, its president Som Mittal said Wednesday."The growth is contributed by mid ... Read more...

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We are in midst of fourth world war: President Pranab


July 25th, 2012 - 2:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 25 (IANS) India's new President Pranab Mukherjee Wednesday described the war against terrorism as the fourth world war since "it can raise its evil head anywhere ... Read more...

Posted in Uncategorized |

Prison warden slain in Guatemala


July 20th, 2012 - 10:51 am ICT by IANS
Guatemala City, July 20 (IANS/EFE) The warden of a maximum-security prison that holds some of Guatemala's most dangerous criminals was gunned down on the streets of this capital, authorities said ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Carlos Slim launches new TV channel on Internet


July 18th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim debuted Tuesday as owner and producer of the new online television channel Ora.tv, with the participation of his pal Larry King.The ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

With China on mind, India steps up Latin America diplomacy


July 10th, 2012 - 6:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 10 (IANS) Amid China's increasing foray in this region, India will host its first dialogue with foreign ministers of Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) countries next ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Russia relaxes foreign player quota


July 5th, 2012 - 5:38 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 4 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian football Premier League clubs will be able to field seven foreign players at any one time from next season onward, a slight relaxation from ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Juanes to perform in Peru, visit Machu Picchu


June 29th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Lima, June 29 (IANS/EFE) Colombian singer-songwriter Juanes will give three concerts in Peru in September and also visit the famed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, organizers of the Movistar Musica ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Chile, Brazil form biggest Latin American airline


June 24th, 2012 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Santiago (Chile), June 24 (IANS) Lan Airlines, the flag carrier of Chile, and Brazil's Tam Airlines, have merged to create the LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline in Latin America.The ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Double-arm transplant performed in Mexico


June 9th, 2012 - 12:09 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, June 9 (IANS/EFE) A 52-year-old Mexican man who lost his arms in a 2011 electrical accident became the first patient in Latin America to receive a double-arm transplant.Surgeons ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

India to achieve $500 billion exports target


June 8th, 2012 - 4:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) India is on course to increase exports to $500 billion in 2013-14 from around $300 billion in the last fiscal, helped by market and product ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

Huffington Post launches Spanish-language edition


June 8th, 2012 - 11:26 am ICT by IANS
Madrid, June 8 (IANS/EFE) The Spanish-language edition of the US news web site Huffington Post made its debut Thursday in Spain and the firm is also considering launching local editions ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

It’s possible to increase trade with Pakistan: CII


June 5th, 2012 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, June 5 (IANS) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) president Adi Godrej Tuesday said it was possible to very considerably increase trade and investment with Pakistan.He told a news conference ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

Latin America’s largest garbage dump closes (Lead)


June 4th, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Brazil's gigantic trash dump on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, considered Latin America's largest, has finally closed.The last truck to bring a load ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Puerto Rican band honoured by Argentine varsity


June 4th, 2012 - 11:46 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, June 4 (IANS/EFE) Puerto Rican urban band Calle 13 has been honoured by Argentina's National University of La Plata for its contributions to popular communication and culture, the ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

‘Sulabh toilet model can be adopted worldwide’


June 3rd, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 3 (IANS) Sulabh International founder Bindeshwar Pathak Sunday said Microsoft founder Bill Gates could adopt his NGO's model to build low-cost toilets in Asia, Africa and Latin ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Russian bikers held in Iraq for spying


May 24th, 2012 - 8:12 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, May 24 (IANS) Four Russian bikers travelling through Iraq have been arrested on charges of spying in the country, and face up to 10 years in jail if found ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘India’s growth at the cost of environment’


May 20th, 2012 - 5:40 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 20 (IANS) The making of global India is at the cost of the environment, authors Ashish Kothari and Aseem Shrivastava say in their new work "Churning The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Fiat to expand presence in Indian market


May 9th, 2012 - 8:15 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, May 9 (IANS) Italian car maker Fiat plans to increase its presence in India with a network of dedicated dealers and is also looking at introducing more brands from ... Read more...

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