August 2006: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) New York Times Source Nov 26, 2011
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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Nov 26, 2011 In Argentina, Violence Is Part of the Soccer Culture
QUOTE: The unrest in part reflects an increasingly violent Argentine society, where street crime has been on the rise. But much of the violence can be traced to hostilities between rival factions of barra bravas, the Argentine version of hooligan fan groups that use fists, firearms and knives, and operate like mini-mafias. They engage in legal and illegal businesses, including selling drugs, often with the cover and complicity of the police, politicians and club officials...
New York Times Dec 26, 2010 Conflict Over Squatters Divides Argentina
QUOTE: a series of land invasions by thousands of people in the last few weeks that have pushed the capital to the brink of crisis. The ostensible cause, analysts said, is a shortage of low-income housing that has been exacerbated by high inflation and a boom in immigration. But scratch the surface and there are mind-twisting layers of maneuvering and intrigue that one resident called “Alice in Wonderland” politics, in which the president and the mayor of Buenos Aires are blaming each other.
New York Times Aug 10, 2010 Argentina Faulted for Reproductive Policies
QUOTE: The government of Argentina’s president, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, has reversed steps toward protecting women’s health and reproductive rights, and backtracked on its intention to guarantee access to legal abortions, according to a Human Rights Watch report released Tuesday.
New York Times Aug 01, 2010 Brazil’s President Offers Asylum to Woman Facing Stoning in Iran
QUOTE: President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has called on Iran’s president to send an Iranian woman facing execution by stoning to Brazil, where she would be granted asylum.
New York Times Jul 15, 2010 Argentina Approves Gay Marriage, in a First for Region
QUOTE: Argentina’s Senate narrowly approved a law early on Thursday authorizing same-sex marriages, making Argentina the first country in Latin America to allow gay couples to wed.
New York Times Oct 10, 2009 Argentina Enacts Law on Broadcasters
QUOTE: While many media experts have said the old[media] law [in Argentina] was outdated and in need of reform, analysts say the move by the Kirchner government seemed intended to give the executive branch significant discretion in the regulation of broadcasters.
New York Times Jul 17, 2008 Argentina Blocks Farm Export Tax
QUOTE: In a crushing defeat for Argentina’s beleaguered president, the Senate rejected increases in the agricultural export tax that have caused a farmer rebellion, with the vice president siding with farmers and casting the deciding vote. After nearly 18 hours of debate, the Senate voted, 37 to 36, on Thursday against the system of floating-rate taxes, which the government of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner imposed in March without consulting the Congress. The lower House narrowly approved the system, 129 to 122, after 19 hours of debate.
New York Times Jul 05, 2008 Argentina Export Tax Sets Off Political Furor
QUOTE: Argentina’s lower house of Congress was preparing to vote late Friday night on whether to approve a government tax program for agricultural exports in the latest chapter of a bitter battle between farmers and the government of President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner. Farm leaders said they were prepared to renew blockades of major highways and cut off exports of grains if the measure was approved. Hugo Biolcatti, the vice president of the Rural Society, said in a radio interview early in the day that if the tax passed, “there’s a high possibility that the strikes will return.”
New York Times Jul 02, 2008 Once a Government Supporter, Rural Argentina Now an Opponent
QUOTE: Today Dr. Fischer is one of dozens of politicians who have transformed rural provinces that were once Peronist bastions critical to getting Mrs. Kirchner elected in October into centers of fervent political opposition. Their revolt shows how deeply the president’s decision has divided even the Peronists, leaving politicians from the interior torn between their party loyalties and their furious constituents. It also reveals the source of much of their anger: the fact that the growing economic clout of Argentina’s rural provinces has not translated into greater political say, not least over how their taxes are spent.
New York Times Oct 22, 2007 Chávez’s Plan for Development Bank Moves Ahead
QUOTE: The bank’s formation comes at a time when South America is awash in development money, both public and private, and when most of the continent’s economies have increased their credit ratings to levels that make the cost of borrowing cheaper than during the past two decades.
New York Times Oct 14, 2007 A Violent Police Unit, on Film and in Rio’s Streets
QUOTE: The movie, which opened nationwide on Friday but last week in Rio and São Paulo, has offered a rare look into the battalion, which is depicted as killing and torturing, seemingly at will. It is causing many Brazilians to reflect on what level of violence is acceptable from the police, especially in Rio, a city with a homicide rate more than six times higher than New York City’s.
New York Times Apr 30, 2007 Filler in Animal Feed Is Open Secret in China
QUOTE: For years, producers of animal feed all over China have secretly supplemented their feed with the substance, called melamine, a cheap additive that looks like protein in tests, even though it does not provide any nutritional benefits.
New York Times Feb 16, 2007 Rising Price of Electricity Sets Off New Debate on Regulation
QUOTE: The higher rates are touching off a fresh round of national debate over unleashing competitive forces on traditionally regulated electricity markets. Opening up the markets was supposed to lead to savings for consumers. But that did not turn out as regulators predicted. The anticipated competition among energy suppliers never fully emerged as natural gas prices more than doubled in the last decade.
New York Times Nov 02, 2006 As Investors Covet Ethanol Plant, Farmers Resist
QUOTE: "Farmers do not see fast money very often. But with big profits gushing forth from ethanol plants, dozens of Wall Street bankers, in loafers and suits, have been descending on the cornfields of the Midwest promising to make thousands of farmers rich overnight."
New York Times Aug 31, 2006 Dual-Fuel Vehicles Open Mileage Loophole for Carmakers
QUOTE: As car companies promote E-85 as an alternative to gasoline, they are benefiting at the same time from a loophole that allows them to receive credits toward environmental standards when they sell flexible-fuel vehicles that run on the ethanol-based fuel.
New York Times Aug 15, 2006 U.S. Wants Ex-Enron Chief to Pay Lay's Share, Too
QUOTE: Federal prosecutors say Jeffrey K. Skilling, the former Enron chief executive, is liable not only for his own ill-gotten gains but also for those of the late Kenneth L. Lay...But some lawyers called the government’s request for a money judgment against Mr. Skilling controversial because it was based on racketeering statutes.
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