Extractions: The business environment in most developed countries as undergone a drastic transformation with the appearance of interconnectivity systems that allow the execution of transactions via electronic means. Businesses and individual customers have increased their efficiency by arranging for the purchasing of goods and services in a more secure and cost-effective manner by means of e-commerce capabilities. Even the individual customer that sought goods down in Main Street (or at La Plaza), now is able to seek, compare and purchase products from throughout the world with a few mouse clicks. The global aspect of this e-commerce revolution has reached in varying degrees the countries in Latin America. The region previously was known for its authoritarian governments, closed economies, and very limited empowerment options for its population. However, it has undergone modernization in various aspects with the opening of its economies in the last two decades, with e-commerce being the latest one. The international media gives extensive coverage to the rosy prospects for e-commerce in a very promising region.
Extractions: Week of August 1, 2002 US Treasury withdraws law to report bank interest on Latin American deposits $150 million North Beach project to build 1950s hotel into residential towers French investor details plans for new 901 Brickell acquisition County may create sports commission to attract events, market sites ... Order Reprints The Florida Bankers Association in October released an economic impact report that showed state banks could lose $18 to $34 billion of a nearly $50 billion pool of non-resident alien deposits, known as NRA to bankers, if the law passed. Association President Alex Sanchez, a former Miami resident, said more than 85% of the state's non-resident alien deposits are in South Florida.
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Extractions: AP HEADLINES Updated Wednesday, Jun 09, 2004 Bridge Collapses in Northeastern China - 11:59 PM EDT Woman Claims to Have Longest Bridal Veil - 11:40 PM EDT Muslim Appeals Fla. Veil Ban in Photos - 11:39 PM EDT Engines From Iraq Missiles Seen in Jordan - 11:36 PM EDT Nichols' Life Now Rests in Hands of Jury - 11:33 PM EDT MORE SAN DIEGO For the first time since 1875, a Latino candidate has a legitimate shot at the governor's mansion. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, helped by an ever-growing Latino electorate, is trying to unite Latinos and traditional Democrats to beat Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, if voters recall Gov. Gray Davis. A Field Poll released over the weekend found that Bustamante has the support of 25 percent of likely voters, while Schwarzenegger has 22 percent. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points.
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Extractions: Openbook Linked Table of Contents Front Matter, pp. i-xiv Summary, pp. 1-13 1 The Immigration Debate, pp. 14-19 2 Background to Contemporary U.S. Immigration, pp. 20-75 3 The Face of the U.S. Population in 2050, pp. 76-134 4 Immigration's Effects on Jobs and Wages: First Principles, pp. 135-172 5 Immigration's Effects on Jobs and Wages: Empirical Evidenc..., pp. 173-253 6 Do Immigrants Impose a Net Fiscal Burden? Annual Estimates..., pp. 254-296 7 The Future Fiscal Impacts of Current Immigrants, pp. 297-362 8 The Social Dimensions of Immigration, pp. 363-406 Biographical Sketches, pp. 407-412 Index, pp. 413-434 GO TO PAGE:
Extractions: SAN DIEGO For the first time since 1875, a Latino candidate has a legitimate shot at the governor's mansion. Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, helped by an ever-growing Latino electorate, is trying to unite Latinos and traditional Democrats to beat Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger, if voters recall Gov. Gray Davis. A Field Poll released over the weekend found that Bustamante has the support of 25 percent of likely voters, while Schwarzenegger has 22 percent. The survey had a margin of error of plus or minus five percentage points. Bustamante is in a touchy position, having to oppose the recall to please Democratic Party leaders, while trying to build enthusiasm for his candidacy among voters, many of whom dislike Davis. His campaign has the unwieldy, if not ambiguous name, "No on Recall, Yes on Bustamante."
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Extractions: machines they led, threatened freedom and liberty values which define the heart of our Constitution. On the global battlefront, the United States entered the war to defend freedom and justice, yet at home, our government took action that denied those very rights to some groups of people. Two days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the FBI, in cooperation with the governments of several Latin American countries - most notably Peru, Panama, and Nicaragua - began a campaign of abduction and deportation of more than 3,000 residents of Latin America. The majority of those deported, 2,264, were Latin Americans of Japanese descent. Latin Americans of German and Italian descent were equally mistreated. These innocent victims were targeted for their ethnicity, betrayed by their governments, abducted from their homes, and deported to the United States far away from their family, friends, and culture. Arrested in their homes, at work, or at school, Japanese, German, and Italian Latin Americans were deported to the United States. Their assets were confiscated by their governments. Stripped naked and doused with insecticide, they were imprisoned in South Texas internment camps.
Extractions: WASHINGTON, D.C. After paying out more than $1.6 billion to more than 82,250 persons of Japanese ancestry who were interned during World War II, the Justice Department's Office of Redress Administration has officially closed its doors. The redress program, which was established by the Civil Liberties Act of 1988, acknowledges, apologizes, and makes restitution for the fundamental injustice of the evacuation, relocation, and internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. The Justice Department's Office of Redress Administration (ORA) was charged with administering the ten year program which, by operation of law, officially closed on February 5, 1999. Final figures were released today. "This was a tragic chapter in the history of our nation," said Attorney General Janet Reno. "The U.S. Government recognized the injustice of its actions during the war and provided a presidential apology and compensation. It was a time when we took away the liberty of an entire community of Americans." Since the program's inception, ORA has provided $20,000 in redress to 82,219 eligible claimants, totaling more than $1.6 billion.
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Extractions: Madam Chair, I am pleased to appear before this subcommittee to discuss our commercial relationship with Latin America and the opportunities it presents for U.S. firms. I would like to congratulate the subcommittee for its continued focus on the region, as evidenced by this, your second hearing in less than seven months involving the Administration's views on Latin America. Your timing is impeccable as we have recently witnessed two landmark events in South America's history. The first was one of historical importance: Brazil's celebration of its discovery on April 22, 1500, by Pedro Alvares Cabral. The second, which occurred less than a week ago, is one that we trust will also in time be viewed as a seminal event in the region's history: Congressional passage of the Conference Report to the Trade and Development Act of 2000, which includes Administration supported provisions enhancing the Caribbean Basin Initiative.
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Extractions: One Bill to Increase Class Sizes Dies for the Year, Another Scheduled for Committee Vote May 19 Lawmaker Holds Bill Hostage for Class Size Demands CTA Working to Gain Guarantees, Interest for STRS Payment Governor's May Revision Set for Release This Week ... Measure To Bolster Testing, Address ESEA Set One Bill to Increase Class Sizes Dies for the Year, Another Scheduled for Committee Vote May 19 CTA and a coalition of school supporters won another battle in the fight to protect the state's Class Size Reduction program. However, the groups are gearing up for another battle that could determine the fate of one of the remaining CTA-opposed bills that would increase class sizes by more than 10 percent. On May 7, CTA and Californians for Smaller Class Sizes helped defeat SB 837, a CTA-opposed measure by Sen. Richard Alarcon (D-Los Angeles). The proposal was defeated in the Senate Education Committee. SB 837 would have increased class sizes to a maximum of 25 students in kindergarten through third-grade classes in all schools but those in Deciles 1-3 on the state Academic Performance Index (API). With the bill's defeat, CTA and the coalition will now turn its full attention to the remaining class size reduction bill, SB 556 by Sen. Byron Sher (D-Palo Alto). That proposal is slated for consideration in the Senate Appropriations Committee on May 19.
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Extractions: CTA and a coalition of public school advocates this week won a key victory in the ongoing battle to protect the state's most important educational reform - class size reduction. The victory came in the form of a defeat of one and the derailing of three other CTA-opposed bills that would cram more students into California's already overcrowded classrooms. Only one CTA-opposed measure gained the approval of an important legislative committee, and CTA and its allies are hard at work to defeat it in the Senate Appropriations Committee. All of the "flexibility" bills CTA is battling are nearly the same. The biggest victory on April 30 occurred when the Assembly Education Committee voted down one CTA-opposed measure and blocked the movement of two others. The action came after a lengthy hearing in a chamber packed with CTA representatives, teachers, parents, and other opponents of the measures. The Assembly Education panel voted down SB 10x, a measure by Sen. Byron Sher (D-Palo Alto), which would have boosted class size by 10%. Two other bills - AB 42 by Assembly Member Lynne Daucher (R-Brea), and AB 1129 by Assembly Education Chair Jackie Goldberg (D-Los Angeles) - were withdrawn by their authors. That action means the measures can see no further action this legislative year.
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Extractions: 02:00 AM Jul. 27, 2002 PT BUENOS AIRES Afraid that Peru may adopt a bill decreeing the use of open-source software in all government systems, Microsoft apparently enlisted the American ambassador in Lima to help try to convince the Peruvians to kill the legislation. Wired News has obtained a copy of a letter sent by U.S. Ambassador John Hamilton to the president of the Peruvian Congress, expressing his dismay at the proposed legislation. Wireless Hot Spot Directory Search for Wi-Fi hot spots near you: Solemn Pageantry, Big Crowds Greet Reagan Body
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Extractions: 21 September 2001 The countries of Latin America (with the exception of Cuba) joined as one in condemning the attacks of September 11 when the Organization of American States became the first international organization to express outrage at the "attack on all the democratic and free states of the world" and to voice solidarity with the United States. Ten days later, the OAS Foreign Ministers called for a series of strong measures to combat terrorism, and those members that are party to the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Assistance took the unprecedented step of invoking the principle of mutual assistancean agreement by which an attack on any state party to the treaty is considered an attack on them all. Kidnapping remained one of the most pernicious problems in the region. Nineteen US citizens were kidnapped in Latin America in 2001, including five each in Colombia and Haiti, and four in Mexico. Elite counterterrorism units in Colombia arrested 50 persons in connection with the abduction in October 2000 of five US oil workers in Ecuador and the subsequent murder in January 2001 of US hostage Ron Sander.
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Extractions: Request Objectives Preclude the use of Bahamian territory for the movement of illicit drugs to the U.S.; Enhance Bahamian ability to conduct increasingly sophisticated law enforcement investigations, effective maritime interdiction operations, and financial investigations in order to stem the flow of illegal drugs, aliens and weapons through Bahamian territory, and to trace, seize and forfeit the proceeds of crime; Strengthen judicial institutions so that drug traffickers, money launderers and perpetrators of other types of international crime will be prosecuted expeditiously, and the proceeds of their crimes forfeited; Assist the Government of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas (GCOB) to develop means to control drug-related corruption of public officials; and Assist the GCOB to prevent drug abuse among its citizens.
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