Children and Youngsters Victims of Child Labor in Cape Verde

sábado, 29 de junio de 2013

29 de junio de 2013, 00:05Praia, Jun 29 (Prensa Latina) Seven percent of the population aged between five and 17 years in Cape Verde is a victim of child labor, according to survey results published today in the capital.

The survey, conducted by the National Statistics Institute (INE) reveals that more than 85 percent of the cases were recorded in rural areas, with 70 percent directly linked to agriculture.

Regarding the territorial distribution, the research shows that the most critical situations are recorded on the islands of Fogo and Santiago with 9.2 and 10.3 percent of cases, respectively.

At the time of data collection, between the months of October and December 2012, based on the 2010 census, about 66 percent of working children also attended the school.

The INE recent study is part of a larger investigation that seeks to determine the extent to which child labor affects child health and endangers their physical, mental and intellectual development.


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Brazilian President Looks for Support of Her Proposals for Changes

martes, 25 de junio de 2013

25 de junio de 2013, 13:04Brasilia, Jun 25 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian President, Dilma Rousseff, summons today the highest representatives of the Senate, the Order of Attorneys of Brazil (OAB) and Supreme Federal Court (STF) to look for support of her proposals for changes.

In the meeting with Marcus Vinicius Furtado Coelho, OAB’s president, Joaquim Barbosa, from STF, and Renan Calheiros from the upper house, Rousseff is expected to set out her project of calling a plebiscite for a Constituent Assembly to boost the politic reform.

The Constituent Assembly is included in the initiative of political transformation, one of the five measures announced by the president that gives a reply to the demands of millions of people that over two weeks have marched on the main Brazilian cities.

The meetings will be held after that governors backed Rousseff’s proposals of advancing on five main subjects: Fiscal Responsibility and Control of Inflation; Politic Reform; Health; Public Transportation; and Education, addressed at the overcoming of the present crisis.

On that regard, the minister of Education, Aloizio Mercadante, confirmed the creation of 4 work groups formed by highest authorities of the 26 states, plus the Federal District and the governors of the city states, to determine the priorities and take measures to improve public transport, education and health.


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European Bank Distrust Grows

Escrito por Raquel Maria Garcia Alvarez   
viernes, 21 de junio de 2013

Imagen activa21 de junio de 2013, 16:48Brussels, June 21 (Prensa Latina) Bank distrust is growing in the eurozone, showing refusals in loans to other financial institutions of the single-currency bloc.

Confidence is falling mainly due to Cyprusâ�Ö bailout this year, according to European economy analysts and pollsters.

This may unleash new fears about the euro as a single currency, above all among lenders, as the European Central Bank revealed that the interbank credit facilities fell by one third, reaching only 22.5 percent last April compared to 34.5 percent registered in early 2008.

After 15 years with the single-currency, the banks are only lending to others within the eurozone at the official rate. It is all about a silent recoil in every country, in an economy hit by the debt crisis since 2008, mainly in southern Europe, a trend even witnessed in Germany.

Fitch credit rating agencyâ�Ös analyst, Tony Stringer, said they are even seeing banks going back to lending money in domestic markets rather than extending credits abroad.


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Ethiopia and Egypt in the Eyes of EU Official

Imagen activa17 de junio de 2013, 17:30Cairo, Jun 17 (Prensa Latina) The conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia for the construction of a dam in the Blue Nile heads the agenda of the visit of the Commissioner of Foreign Policy of the European Union, Catherine Ashton, who will visit Egypt starting Tuesday.

The arrival was announced by European Union Ambassador James Moran, who said AShton will meet President Mohamed Morsi and Foreign Minister Mohamed kamel Amr, to clam the tensions and reopen the communication channels between Egypt and Ethiopia.

Kamel Amr was in Addis Abeba last Sunday to express the position of Egypt on the differend, but a joint press round made by him and his Ethiopian counterpart, Berhane Gebrekristos, was postponed without any explanation, a possible trace saying that the mutual meeting was not too much effective.

The war of statements between Cairo and Addis Abeba has increased with the days.

Cairo considers the project on the Blue Nile will affect its supply of 55 billion cubic meters of water a year from the Nile, which is vital for the human and economic consumption in Egypt.

Ethiopia assures it will fill the dam slowly, trying not to affect the other countries, but did not regard the suspension of the project and left it clear the Egyptian water quote was assigned by agreements signed during the colonial times, so Ethiopia considers there agreements invalid.

The dam is part of a hydroelectric bog project with which Ethiopia wants to produce enough electric power for consumption and export.

Last week, the government of Egypt refused to join the Agreement of Entebbe, signed by Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and Ethiopia. This agreement redefines the assigment of the waters of the Nile River.

According to the European Ambassador, Ashton also plans to meet members of the Egyptian opposition, to « discuss the democratic transition » and talk about the Syrian crisis.


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Greece Multiplies Initiatives Against Closing Public Television

viernes, 14 de junio de 2013

14 de junio de 2013, 16:06Athens, Jun 14 (Prensa Latina) Efforts to end the suspension of the public radio and television broadcaster of Greece (ERT) multiplied during the last hours in the capital, although the executive insists that the closure is definitive.

The breakthrough decision ignored not only the opinion of ERTâ�Ös two partners, but also the President, Karolos Papoulias, who considered that ERT can be « restructured while it is still operating » and this should be done as soon as possible.

At the same time, the president of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Jean-Paul Phillips, came to Athens to deliver the government a letter signed by 51 leaders of European public media which demanded the return of workers and ERT emissions.

Phillips described the measure as undemocratic and unprofessional and said the executive underestimates the existence of public service broadcasting in Greece and its independence from the government.

After the meeting between the EBU President and the Greek Finance Minister, Yanis Sturnaras, the decision taken by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was clear. Samaras intends to reopen the chain as soon as possible, but this can not be done immediately, Sturnarás explained.

The President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, also expressed his concern about the injunction against the ERT and described this as a threat to the right of Europeans to media freedom and pluralism.


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Offensive révolutionnaire

Le gouvernement cubain est engagé dans une nouvelle offensive. Il ne la mène pas à bien contre les résidents de l’île ; il ne prétend intervenir rien ni nationaliser aucune affaire ; rien doit voir avec des pirouettes idéologiques précédentes, comme la construction parallèle socialisme et comunismo ; il n’est pas non plus intéressé, dans ce cas, en poursuivre la bourse noire et la contrebande

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Repsol voit « raisonnable » laisser des activités au Cuba après avoir manqué la perforation

Le président de Repsol, Antonio Brufau, a assuré mardi que “ ce qui est raisonnable ” est de ne pas avoir davantage d’activités au Cuba après l’échec de la première perforation effectuée dans des eaux profondes, où le puits pratiqué dans la zone était “ la sécheresse ”.

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Des pluies intenses font deux morts et des milliers de maisons endommagées à Cuba

Deux morts, entre eux un français, quelque 1.156 maisons endommagées et plus de 3.300 hectares de cultures inondés est le solde préliminaire des pluies intenses qui ont frappé les derniers jours au centre du Cuba, ont informé ce dimanche moyens locaux.

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