Venezuela to use fingerprint gadget against travel scam

Venezuela’s government is planning to use fingerprint checks at its borders to prevent a popular travel scam.

Venezuelans travelling abroad are entitled to a foreign currency allowance at a cheaper rate.

But amidst the economic crisis, some are only buying travel tickets to sell dollars on the black market and making a profit of nearly 700%.

Credit cards will be activated abroad only after checking that the person has left the country, authorities say.

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La I Feria del Ebook de Argentina presume del auge del nuevo soporte

La I Feria del Libro Electrónico de Argentina presume hoy del auge de este nuevo soporte frente al tradicional papel, suficiente como para dedicarse por primera vez exclusivamente a los libros en formato digital.

Celebrado en la Casa Brandonm de la capital argentina, el evento inaugurado hoy anima a los asistentes a acudir con una memoria USB, un móvil o cualquier tipo de ordenador portátil para llevarse los libros, con lo que busca acercar el “ebook” a más lectores y que las pequeñas editoriales se den a conocer.

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Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez to take month off work for brain hematoma

Argentinian President Cristina Fernandez was told to take a month off work after doctors diagnosed her with subdural hematoma.

The diagnosis and the doctor’s recommendation means Fernandez will be out of commission during the critical campaign season for congressional elections on October 27.

Spokesman Alfredo Scoccimarro said Saturday the president will suspend all her activities.

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California Allows Undocumented to Obtain Driver’s Licenses

Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law here Thursday a measure that will allow undocumented immigrants to acquire a driver’s license in California, the 11th state to adopt such a law.

The signing ceremony was held on the steps of the Los Angeles city hall amid an almost festive atmosphere before dozens of people who chanted in Spanish “Si se pudo” (Yes, we could) and numerous politicians and representatives of social organizations, unions, law enforcement and the Catholic Church

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LAN pilots in Colombia refuse overtime to press labor dispute

Unionized pilots at the Colombian subsidiary of Chilean airline LAN LAN.SN said on Friday they would refuse to work overtime amid a labor dispute, after a similar protest by pilots at Colombian airline Avianca ended this week with a pay increase.

The Colombian Association of Civil Aviators (Acdac) said LAN’s 34 unionized pilots in Colombia would refuse overtime complaining that anti-union policies at the company meant fewer than 20 percent of around 200 pilots were union members

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Venezuela’s Maduro stuck in shadow of ‘El Comandante’ Chavez

Hovering over a sun-baked mountain one day in his presidential helicopter, Hugo Chavez had a dream: to build a utopian city that would showcase socialism in Venezuela.

Slowly and chaotically over the years that followed, the late president’s pet project – conceived a decade into his rule and named “Ciudad Caribia” for the country’s indigenous Carib people – began to take shape on the mountain 10 km (6 miles) northwest of the capital, Caracas.

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Thousands Rally Nationwide in Support of an Immigration Overhaul

Thousands of supporters of an immigration overhaul held rallies on Saturday at more than 150 sites in 40 states, trying to pressure Congress, despite the partisan turmoil in Washington, to focus on passing a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally.

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