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2009-06-04 15:52:00

WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Every day, journalists cover war and conflict around the globe. But what happens when the conflict ends, and media coverage shifts to the latest "hot spot?" (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080919/NEWSEUMLOGO ) A new exhibit at the Newseum reveals the horror and the hope left behind in conflict's wake. "Our World at War: Photojournalism Beyond the Front Lines" features 40 stirring photographs taken in eight countries by five...

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2009-05-28 06:16:50

Wars, unstable economies and Mother Nature have mixed together in a recipe yielding the global turmoil that has led to International Red Cross's announcement of its record high annual expenditure as reported by AFP.  The humanitarian organization, based in Geneva, released its annual report stating that it spent a little over $1 billion last year.  The organization employs nearly 11,000 people worldwide. The majority of the funds went to Sudan with 71.8 million euros ($99.7 million...

2009-04-14 07:50:00

TORONTO, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Alumina Corporation (TSX: GLA.U) (the "Company" or "Global Alumina"), a corporation participating in a joint venture to develop an alumina refinery, mine and associated infrastructure in the bauxite-rich region of the Republic of Guinea (the "Project"), announced that its joint venture partners have agreed that the Title Transfer Date as defined in the Subscription Agreement is deemed to have occurred, releasing $11.3 million from the Company's escrow...

2008-07-21 12:00:58

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- U Mining Resources Inc. (Other OTC:UMNG.PK - News) today announces that it has been negotiating to acquire a percentage ownership of operational Guinean mining claims. This Guinean firm presently has offices and production mines and additional contracts in various fields in Guinea. Furthermore, these mines presently operate with up to 300 employees. Under the leadership and involvement of U Mining personnel, the production capability of these mines...

2006-06-22 07:35:00

By Nick Tattersall "BEVERLY HILLS," Senegal -- Young fishermen playing table football in the sand look up wistfully as another plane bound for Paris roars over their rubbish-strewn beach. Mothers dressed in bright cloth wraps lounge beside polystyrene cool boxes, brushing away flies in the fetid air as they wait for their sons to return with the day's catch. Senegal is meant to be an African success story: one of the continent's most stable democracies, religiously tolerant and a major...

2005-12-21 08:10:46

By Peter Murphy BOUAKE, Ivory Coast (Reuters) - Charles Gnahore was panicking: his dilapidated moped had run out of gasoline and he was due in the studio to present the evening news. After some frenetic bargaining to get fuel on credit from a nearby vendor, the 26-year-old made it to the small concrete building that serves as a studio in Ivory Coast's rebel-held town of Bouake. He was just in time. "The news has started late a couple of times before when I've had a puncture," he...

2005-12-15 05:30:39

GENEVA (Reuters) - The world's largest disaster relief agency on Thursday appealed for $335.4 million (430 million swiss francs) to help it mitigate the deadly effects of hunger, hurricanes and epidemics over the next two years. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said following a year marked by the Indian Ocean tsunami, famine in Niger, devastating hurricanes in the Caribbean and the Americas, and a massive earthquake in Pakistan, the time had come...

2005-12-09 16:53:40

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The Red Cross said on Friday it was pressing the United States to give it access to prisoners held in secret jails as part of the U.S. war on terror. "We have said that undisclosed detention is a major concern for us," Jakob Kellenberger, president of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), told a news conference. "We are already visiting very many detainees under U.S. authorities in Guantanamo, Iraq and Afghanistan ... We continue...

2005-12-09 12:34:11

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is in "intense dialogue" with U.S. authorities to gain access to all detainees held in its so-called war on terrorism, its president said on Friday. Jakob Kellenberger said that the issue of people held in secret locations remained a "major concern," but it could only determine their legal status under the Geneva Conventions once it had visited them. "We are already visiting very many...

2005-12-09 11:24:07

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is in "intense dialogue" with U.S. authorities to gain access to all detainees held in its so-called war on terrorism, its president said on Friday. Jakob Kellenberger said that the issue of people held in secret locations remained a "major concern," but it could only determine their legal status under the Geneva Conventions once it had visited them. "We are already visiting very many...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin