Santa Cruz del Sur reaffirms power saving

1 During the Local Energy Meeting in Santa Cruz del Sur, the leaders of the Electric Basic Organization (OBE) informed that energy saving continues to be a priority here and there was no overdraft.In that sense, Juan Machado López, Manager of the OBE explained that the consumption in this territory is at a 79 per cent compared to the plan

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Ecuador to Launch Phased Measles Vaccination Drive

0 Quito, Oct 14. -Ecuadorian Health Minister David Chiriboga informed in a press conference on Thursday that six million USD will be allocated to check a measles outbreak countrywide through a paced vaccination campaign.The first stage will begin with the arrival of 1.20 million doses for children from six months to five years of age. In November, countrywide vaccination will

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Changes in Mexican Cabinet

2 Mexico, Sep 10. -Mexican President Felipe Calderon informed on several changes in his governmental cabinet this weekend.President Calderon revealed Friday he accepted the resignation of Finance Minister Eduardo Cordero, who will aspire to the candidacy for the National Action Party (PAN) in the presidential elections next year. In his place, Jose Antonio Meade was appointed as Finance Minister. Meade

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Venezuela to Hold Public Consultation on Anti-Corruption Law

1 Caracas, Jun 7. -Public consultation on the reform of the Law Against Corruption will begin in Venezuela next week, a project aimed at strengthening administrative ethics, informed the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Finance Control, Hector Navarro. According to Navarro, the initiative is to promote a national debate to enrich standards, including stiffer penalties in cases of misconduct

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Uruguay To Create 30,000 new jobs in 2011

1 Montevideo, Jun 2. -Uruguay hopes to create 30,000 jobs, informed Eduardo Brenta, Work and Social Security Minister. Brenta announced this during the presentation of agreements achieved on the subject, "Jobs and Training of Young People" as part of a National Dialogue in this sector. The minister, quoted Wednesday in the presidential web site, pointed to the importance of assuring

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2013 Baseball Classic with 28 Teams

1 Washington, Jun 2. -The World Baseball Classic 2013 (WBC) will involve 28 teams in all its phases, informed the Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. According to the head of the organizing committee, there will be a new preliminary round of 16 teams, with the entry of Brazil, Colombia, Nicaragua, Spain, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Britain, Israel, New Zealand,

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High Demand for 2012 London Olympics Tickets

2 London, Apr 28. -Members of the organizing committee for the 2012 Olympics informed this Wednesday that they have received more than 20 million demands for tickets for the 6.6 million available. After the dateline for the sale of the tickets early this morning, in more than half of the 650 events planned in 26 different sports, the demand is

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Cuba, USA Resume Direct Mail Service

13 Havana, Apr 5. -Cuba´s Post Office informed it will resume direct mail service between the United States and Cuba starting Wednesday. The decision responds to the easing of security measures announced by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration for member countries of the Universal Postal Union, Granma newspaper reported. The letters received at the offices of Cuba´s Post Office and

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Venezuela to Host ALBA Games in July

1 Caracas, Apr 1. -Venezuela will organize the Games of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), scheduled to be held in nine states in July 18-29, Sports Minister Hector Rodríguez informed. In a press conference, Rodríguez said athletes will compete in 41 disciplines in the states of Aragua (5), Carabobo (2), Cojedes (2), Capital District (8),

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