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Electoral National Council

The Inter-American Court of human rights (CorteIDH) condemned the Venezuelan Government for violating the right of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be elected. Leaves in suspense the disqualification sanctions Lopez. More info: Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. You can aspire to the Venezuelan Presidency in elections in October 2012. The Inter-American Court of human rights (CorteIDH) gave the Venezuelan State for violating the right of opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez to be chosen and ordered the Electoral National Council (CNE) enable their right to participate in electoral processes. In the present case, although Mr Lopez Mendoza has been able to exercise other political rights, is fully tested that it has deprived him of passive suffrage, i.e.

of the right to be elected, said the Court in the judgment published on its website, moments after notice to the parties. The judges decided that the State, through the competent bodies, particularly the National Electoral Council (CNE), must ensure that the disqualification sanctions do not constitute impediment to the postulation of Lopez Mendoza in the event that you want to register as a candidate in electoral processes. The decision to disqualify Lopez was taken by the Venezuelan Comptroller in August 2008 for two cases of alleged misuse of resources during his tenure as Mayor: one in 1996 in the State oil company PDVSA and another in the Mayor of Chacao in 2004. On 28 may, Lopez made clear his intentions to aspire to the Venezuelan Presidency in the elections of October 7, 2012 and unveiled its programme of Government, which he called the best Venezuela, despite being politically disabled. The CorteIDH also ordered Venezuela to leave without cto resolutions () issued by the General Comptroller of the Republic, through which the disqualification from the exercise of public functions of Mr Lopez Mendoza pleaded for a period of 3-6 years. Source of the news: the Inter-American Court rehabilitates Leopoldo Lopez, a tough electoral rival to Hugo Chavez

Portugal Raises Taxes

Gravel 153.300 EUR incomes with a temporary rise of 2.5%. Freeze the salaries of workers in the public sector between 2012 and 2014. The goal is to meet a deficit of 5.9% this year. The Portuguese Government presented Wednesday a battery of measures to meet the deficit target of 5.9% this year and 3% in 2013 including a temporary rise of 2.5% of taxes exceeding 153.300 euros annual rents, as well as the taxation of enterprises with profits exceeding 1.5 million euros, and the freezing of the salaries of officials between 2012 and 2014. Within the scope of the measures of fiscal adjustment by the increase in the tax base shelled at press conference by the Portuguese Minister of economy, Vitor Gaspar, Portugal will introduce a temporary worsening of the taxation of those taxable persons with higher yields, that Minister encrypted in an additional 2.5%, compared with 46.5% currently levied higher rents to 153.300 euros. Likewise, the adjustment plan considers a rise of 3% of the contribution of enterprises to the IRS (similar to Spanish income tax) with profits exceeding 1.5 million euros. For even more details, read what Dr. Paul Craig Roberts says on the issue. On the other hand, the Portuguese Government foresees a reduction of tax exemptions, as well as a streamlining of its structure.

Public salaries frozen with respect to public administration, Passos Coelho’s Government acknowledges that not it will meet this year its reduction target of 3.6% of civil servants, so it aims to offset the planned reduction of employment increasing between 2012 and 2014, which increases the need for trimming of public employment to 2% a year during this period. Also, the austerity programme aims to combine a greater degree of mobility in the administration. In regards to Dnsa, the Government expects to cut in at least 10% the number of military personnel until 2014. In a complementary manner to the reduction of the number of civil servants, to ensure expenditure weight ctiva decrease of staff in the GDP, is recommended to freeze of wages in the public sector. It will not grow until 2013 beyond its goal of reducing the deficit to 3 per cent in 2013, the Portuguese Government aims to go further in the next two years and relies on trimming the fiscal imbalance to 1.8% in 2014 and to 0.5% in 2015. On the other hand, expected that lusa public debt will grow from 100.8% of GDP this year to 106,8 percent in 2013, when expected to reduce up to 105% in 2014 and 101,8% in 2015. Also, the luso Executive predicts two more years of recession of the Portuguese economy (- 2.2% this year and – 1.8% next) to return to positive territory in 2013, when it calculates that the GDP will increase by 1.2%. Source of the news: Portugal raises taxes to the rich and freeze the salary of officials

World Tourism Organization

Until June traveled 440 million tourists, one increase of 4.5%. Especially remarkable is the growth of 15 per cent of South America and the decline of 12% of Middle East and North Africa. According to the World Tourism Organization, the growth of the rest of the year could moderate by the increase of the economic uncertainty. We like to travel, and we travel. We like to see world and enjoy.

And the truth is that, despite the crisis, global tourism grew 4.5 per cent in the first half of 2011 compared to the same period of the previous year. According to data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in the first six months of this year a new record of 440 million tourists, was reached which confirms that tourism continues to consolidate the recovery began in 2010. Between January and June this year, the total number of arrivals exceeded 19 million volume registered during the same period in 2010. Tourism by regions Europe achieving better results than expected, an increase of 6%, among other reasons for redistribution the norteafricano and Middle East trips to destinations in the Mediterranean and southern Europe which advanced 7% temporary. Also helped the recovery of the northern European region (7%) and the Central European and Eastern (9%). Middle East and Africa the trend reflects decreases of 11% and 13% in Middle East and North Africa, respectively, due to the political instability in some countries of the region, as well as the slight slowdown in the growth of some Asian destinations after a very positive 2010.

However, in destinations such as Egypt, Tunisia and Japan, the decline in demand is being invested, so it calls for the continued support for these countries. The WTO believes that these countries are now fully prepared to welcome travelers from around the world. America the Americas recorded growth slightly higher than the world average of 6 per cent, being particularly notable results from South America, with a growth of 15%. Asia Comparatively, the region of Asia and the Pacific grew at a slower, 5% rate, but more than enough to consolidate the extraordinary increase of 13% that had been registered in 2010. Growth could moderate in sum, with a growth of 4.3%, advanced economies have maintained its momentum this year and are approaching the 4.8% emerging, which led the growth in international tourism in recent years. This increase in international tourist arrivals largely conforms to the initial forecast released by the WTO at the beginning of 2011, forecast that for the whole year is expected to be slightly higher than the 4%. According to the UNWTO, after a semester as encouraging, the growth of the rest of the year could moderate, since the uncertainty has been rising in recent months, reducing the development of enterprises and the confidence of consumers. In terms of international tourism revenue, given that more were affected by the crisis of 2008-2009 and that its recovery in 2010 was somewhat slower than that of arrivals, is expected to observe even an improvement this year. Source of the news: World Tourism broke record with 440 million tourists the first half despite the crisis

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

The Internet giant aims to increase the value of its mobile platform. Motorola Mobility will operate as a company separate from Android. Shares of Google fell 2.8 per cent after the news. Google has announced the purchase of the mobile division of Motorola for 12.5 billion dollars, about 8.743 million euros. With this acquisition, the Internet giant aims to give even more potential to its already successful operating system for Android smartphones. The company has reported that Motorola Mobility will operate as a license for Android and it will remain a separate its mobile platform business.

The movement aims to reinforce the ecosystem of Android in the face of growing competition in the market of intelligent mobile telephony. Among other advantages, Google gets with this agreement a number of valuable patents. The total commitment of Motorola Mobility with Android technology has created a natural arrangement for our two companies, according to the statement from the Chief Executive of Google, Larry Page. The combination of both According to Page, companies will create amazing experiences for the users who uploaded all the Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners, and technical. The offer of $40 per share assumes an award of 63% compared to the closing price of Motorola Mobility on Friday on the New York Stock Exchange. Shares of Google fell 2.8 per cent after the news operations prior to the opening of the market, while those of Motorola Mobility climbed 59%. He is expected that the transaction is complete in late 2011 or early 2012 at the latest. Source of the news: Google acquires Motorola Mobility by over 8,700 million EUR