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Objeción de conciencia y anarquismo en América Latina

Durante la década de los 80´s, muchos países de América Latina estaban gobernados por dictaduras militares o sufrían las consecuencias de la guerra civil en sus territorios. Eran tiempos de la Guerra Fría, por lo que Estados Unidos consideraba a la región como zona de su influencia, un “patio trasero”.

Especulador del Mes: Citigroup

CitigroupCitigroupCitigroup, que opera como Citi, es una compañía de servicios financieros con sede en la ciudad de Nueva York, EE.UU. Formada en 1998 por fusión de Citicorp y Travelers Group, la compañía emplea a 332.000 personas en todo el mundo y tiene más de 200 millones de cuentas de clientes en más de 100 países.

Adolfo Pérez, premio Nobel de la Paz, denuncia entrenamiento militar de niños en Argentina

Se pedirá protección a la UNICEF, dice el Nobel de la Paz Adolfo Pérez Esquivel dado que niños pobres reciben ayuda a cambio de instrucción militar, denuncian en Argentina. Padres de los menores dicen que les enseñan a espiar costumbres de familiares y vecinos.

Argentina

14 de abril de 1998

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Women in Argentina's Military

Women, formerly banned from Argentine's military, are now being accepted as volunteers. The move came last year after mandatory conscription for men was abolished. Conscription ended because of public outrage over the death of a conscript after being beaten by his superiors. Over 5,000 women have applied to join the military, only ten percent of whom have been accepted into the Army, for communications, administrative and medical work. Three hundred women are now serving their first one-year term. Competition for the few jobs open to women is fierce.

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Brazil

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Under the military government (1964-1985), Brazil also accumulated the largest foreign debt in the world—US $121 billion. A constitutional process began in 1986, culminating in a new Constitution in 1988. Fernando Collor de Mello was elected President in 1990, the first directly-elected president since 1960.

Country Profiles

Brazil

Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world. Under the military government (1964-1985), Brazil also accumulated the largest foreign debt in the world--US $121 billion. A constitutional process began in 1986, culminating in a new Constitution in 1988. Fernando Collor de Mello was elected President in 1990, the first directly-elected president since 1960.

Economy: Gross National Product per capita is $2,540 (to compare, GNP per capita in the US is $20,910). High inflation, with almost half the population living below the poverty line.

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