Monday, September 10, 2012

BP vende activos para 'lavar' su imagen tras el vertido del Golfo de México


La petrolera británica BP ha acordado la venta de varios de sus activos en el Golfo de México a la compañía estadounidense Plains Exploration & Production Co. por unos 5.500 millones de dólares. La venta es parte de la estrategia de BP para cubrir los gastos del gran vertido de petróleo ocurrido en 2010. La explosión en la plataforma provocó un desastre natural y generó numerosas reclamaciones contra la compañía. El escritor y profesor Raúl Hinojosa cree que esta venta prentende 'lavar' la imagen manchada de la empresa, que le impide proseguir sus labores en la zona con éxito. "Va a ser muy difícil para ellos seguir desarrollando un proyecto de exploración cuando existe tanto descontento público sobre su imagen. Creo que ellos decidieron reestructurar su estrategia, salir de lo que puede causar graves problemas e irse a otros mercados. Es una decisión económica para concentrarse en otras áreas, otras oportunidades, y para que no haya tanta vigilancia sobre sus actividades", dijo el experto a RT. En particular, BP vendió sus intereses en tres de sus activos: Marlin, Horn Mountain y Holstein., así como los intereses en dos activos que no regenta directamente, Ram Powell y Diana Hoover.

La Casa Blanca suspende las deportaciones aéreas gratuitas a México


El gobierno de EE.UU. ha suspendido las deportaciones aéreas de mexicanos que son arrestados cuando tratan de ingresar ilegalmente en el territorio de su país. El alto coste del programa y disminución de inmigrantes que intentan cruzar la frontera son las razones oficiales, pero la proximidad de las elecciones también podría haber motivado la medida. Unos 125.000 mexicanos fueron enviados por avión de regreso a su país de forma gratuita en los últimos siete años, lo que se tradujo en un gasto de unos 100 millones de dólares. La Patrulla Fronteriza justificó dicho proyecto porque desalentaba a los migrantes a volver a intentar cruzar la frontera. De hecho, de acuerdo a estudios estadísticos, los arrestos de inmigrantes indocumentados en la frontera se encuentran en los niveles más bajos de los últimos 40 años, aunque no sólo debido al endurecimiento de la vigilancia en la frontera, sino también a la escasez de ofertas laborales debido a la crisis.

El mérito de 'Los aliados olvidados en Segunda Guerra Mundial'


El periodista ruso Sergey Brilev presentó en la feria del Libro de Moscú su obra 'Los Aliados Olvidados en la Segunda Guerra Mundial', una investigación histórica que pretende ofrecer un singular punto de vista sobre los acontecimientos de esta contienda.

Supervisores internacionales dejan la tutela de la región de Kosovo


El llamado Grupo Internacional de Supervisión de Kósovo termina su misión este lunes en la región que proclamó unilateralmente su independencia de Serbia hace cuatro años. El pasado viernes, el Parlamento kosovar adoptó las enmiendas necesarias para cerrar la oficina del organismo supervisor. No obstante, la comunidad internacional permanecerá en la región. La fuerza liderada por la OTAN mantiene a más de 5.000 soldados para garantizar la seguridad. Mientras tanto, la Unión Europea seguirá con su misión civil. Hasta ahora, 93 Estados han reconocido la independencia de Kosovo, que sin embargo no está apoyada por una amplia serie de países, entre ellos España y Rusia.

Full Show 9/10/12: Strike in the Windy City , The Big Picture Rumble - Is the GOP myth about tax cuts breaking down? , Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back , The Big Picture Rumble - Are we better off then 4 yrs ago? .......


Thom discusses the Chicago teacher strike with Labor Journalist Mike Elk and Human Rights Columnist Neil McCabe. Also discussed: whether this year's presidential election will be decided by our courts because of voter suppression laws and former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman joins Thom with less than 24 hours before he starts serving his 78-month prison sentence. In tonight's "Daily Take" Thom looks at how the medical marijuana issue may be the deciding issue come November. The Big Picture Rumble - Is the GOP myth about tax cuts breaking down? P1 Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily.com & Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation & Sam Sacks, Progressive Writer & Commentator all join Thom Hartmann. Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back P1 Alan Uke, author, Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity, joins Thom Hartmann. Could "buying American" create new jobs across the country and help improve the state of the economy? Is "Buying America Back" a political issue - is it Democrat versus Republican. Or is it simply about looking out for America? The Big Picture Rumble - Are we better off then 4 yrs ago? P2 Adam Bitely, NetRightDaily.com & Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation & Sam Sacks, Progressive Writer & Commentator all join Thom Hartmann. Conversations with Great Minds - Alan Uke - Buying America Back P2 Alan Uke, author, Buying America Back: A Real-Deal Blueprint for Restoring American Prosperity, joins Thom Hartmann. Could "buying American" create new jobs across the country and help improve the state of the economy? Is "Buying America Back" a political issue - is it Democrat versus Republican. Or is it simply about looking out for America? How & Why Other Countries have Ended the 2-Party System So the conventions are in the books, and we're two months away from the election. We're two months away from Americans having an ultimate choice - vote for the Democrat or vote for the Republican. Actually...that's not really much of a choice at all. In fact - other Democracies around the world would laugh at us if we claimed that a vote between one of two major parties here was ACTUALLY a legitimate choice. The truth is - a two-party system isn't really that Democratic at all. And most of the other Democracies on the planet know that - that's why they've reformed their elections to prevent a two-party duopoly from taking over their representative governments. Did you know there are six political parties represented in the German Congress - the Bundestag - and even more parties represented in state parliaments around Germany - including the Pirate Party? Australia, too, has six parties represented in their parliament. In the Italian Parliament as well - there's six major parties represented - and more than two dozen smaller parties that are represented in some way as well. Brazil has 15 parties represented in Congress. Heck - Israel's Parliament has like 18 parties in it.

To serve & set up: Undercover cops infiltrated Occupy Austin


Infiltration, entrapment and dramatic revelations - the kind of plot you'd get in a gangster movie is apparently happening for real in the American state of Texas. Seven Occupy activists there are facing years in jail for attempting to block a port entrance last year. But it's now emerged that undercover cops were not only involved - but actually set it up - dusting their tracks as they went.

Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers)


Has capitalism lost its compass? How should capitalism be defined? How flawed is the system and could it still be revived? And is there any real alternative to capitalism? Peter Lavelle is discussing these issues with his distinguished panelists at the APEC 2012 summit hold in Vladivostok. Jim Rogers and Artyom Volynets are there to defend capitalism in its modern form, while Chandran Nair and Frank-Jurgen Richter are arguing that capitalism has indeed lost its compass. Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers) pt.1 Has Capitalism Lost Its Compass? - Peter Lavelle APEC panel (ft. Jim Rogers) pt.2

Pain of Austerity: Debt-choked Greece braces for more cuts


Getting a new vital cash injection from the EU for debt-choked Greece is far from a done deal. Leaders of the coalition government have failed to agree on stinging cuts worth roughly 12 billion euros - that the Prime Minister insists are crucial to avoid bankruptcy. But his allies in the government objected to across-the-board cuts on wages and pensions and also criticised plans to trim disability benefits. At the same time, Greece's foreign lenders, who are currently in the country to assess its progress on meeting the bailout terms, also rejected parts of the austerity measures, with talks set to continue. But the fiercest opposition the cuts have evoked come from the Greeks themselves - as Peter Oliver reports.

Интервью президента Мексики Фелипе Кальдерона


Действующий президент Мексики рассказал о причинах нарковойн в своей стране, отношениях внутри Латинской Америки, а также преимуществах и недостатках близости к США. Ответы на эти и многие другие вопросы — в эксклюзивном интервью, данном телеканалу RT во время саммита АТЭС во Владивостоке.

Греция с протянутой рукой


Международные организации не спешат предоставлять Греции столь необходимую финансовую поддержку. Европейскому центробанку и МВФ мало обещаний правительства сократить госрасходы, они также требуют уменьшения числа госслужащих. Греки считают, что возможностей для жестких финансовых мер у них в стране уже не осталось, рассказывает корреспондент RT Питер Оливер.

68% французов опасаются за свое будущее


Новому президенту Франции удалось в рекордные сроки потерять доверие со стороны населения. Сначала финансовые меры, противоречащие его предвыборным обещаниям, а потом и агрессивная внешняя политика погрузили страну в атмосферу пессимизма. Репортаж корреспондента RT Тесы Арсильи.

Таец вырастил шесть тигров на чердаке


Мужчина был арестован после того, как на чердаке его дома были найдены четыре тигра и два тигренка. Он противозаконно вырастил их в пригороде Бангкока. По сообщению полиции, его квартира использовалась как перевалочный пункт для торговли тиграми, которых продают ради шкуры, клыков и органов.

Assange - free prisoner in UK?


World's most famous whistleblower Julian Assange has been granted an asylum in Equador after spending several months in the country's embassy in London. Even though the Wikileaks founder can't make a safe trip to the airport as the British law enforcement officials threaten to arrest him as soon as he steps out of the embassy.The Spanish jurist Baltasar Garson explains why he thinks Assange is worth defending in an exclusive interview to RT's Sara Firth.

Congressmen are back - no problems solved


The congressmen are back in the office after vacation. So after a long break, they should come back ready to deal with all the biggest problems facing the US - like unemployment, too much spending etc. But as Liz Wahl reports, this might not be the case.

FBI launches total surveillance over Americans


The FBI's facial recognition project is in full swing - the system uses mug shots and matches them with faces in crowds along with social networking sites to create a new database of profiles. And now since it was tested in Michigan and given the green light for pilot runs in Florida and North Carolina where the major political conventions were, it is official. According to FBI, the program will help find criminals and terrorists and will be nationwide by 2014. Kade Crockford of the American Civil Liberties Union joins RT's Kristine Frazao to talk more about the pros and cons of the project.

Obama pretending to solve financial crisis?


A full criminal investigation into the role the big banks of Wall Street played in the economic collapse has been a promise made by US President Barack Obama that has yet to be fulfilled. In his State of the Union address earlier this year, Obama announced the creation of a mortgage fraud task force - a group that would hold accountable those responsible for the crisis. William Black, associate economics professor for the University of Missouri - Kansas, school of law, explains how aggressive this investigation has actually been.

This Bleeding City writer talks finding values in world of money


Now, British writer Alex Preston is in Moscow promoting his debut novel "This Bleeding City." It's a fictional love story set in London during the credit crunch. The book has already proved a hit back home - and is now available in Russian. Prime Time's Elmira Kuznetsova caught up with Preston to talk about his years in the City and what they taught him...

Itunes set for Russian launch


Some good news for Apple users now... the company is reportedly opening its i-Tunes store in Russia! That's according to Vedomosti newspaper, which cites industry sources. Market-watchers say the legal-downloads provider has plenty of reasons to want to come to Russia.

A walk around estate of Russia's famous poet Lermontov


One of Russia's most famous poets, Mikhail Lermontov lived hard and died young. By the time he passed away at the age of just 26, he'd already ensured himself a place among the all time greats of Russian literature. Svetlana Kurakina takes a look round one of his former stomping grounds - an estate near Moscow, to learn more about the talented, but ultimately doomed, young writer.

Fly high presidential-style cocktail with whisky & red wine


It seems that President Putin's recent taking-to-the-skies has inspired our mixologist into a flight of fantasy of his own. Luckily for us though he's taken his creative whims and crammed them all into one glass. To explain all, here's Bek Narzy with this week's Prime Cocktail.

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