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“La suerte es …

“La suerte es el pretexto de los fracasados” – P.Neruda – (Parral, 12 luglio 1904 – Santiago del Cile, 23 settembre 1973)

Hoy recordaremos al gran poeta chileno, Pablo Neruda, quién un 10 de Dic. de 1971 recibió el Premio Novel de Literatura. 

En esta frase muy célebre de Neruda podemos reflexionar la importancia de hacernos responsables de nuestras acciones, de nuestro propio destino, porque es con trabajo constante y consistente como lograremos alcanzar el éxito, en cualquier aspecto de nuestra vida (laboral, relacional, sentimental, etc.).

Así que si en algo no has tenido éxito:

¡Nunca es tarde para intentarlo una vez más!

Crisis-hit Spaniards seek work in France

French workers complain that foreign labourers accepting lower salaries are stealing their jobs.

 

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A buzz is developing around the strength of Mexico’s growing middle class and what it could mean for U.S. businesspeople and politicians in the border region; Mexico is vital to the U.S. economy.

1. Trade with Mexico sustains around 6 million jobs in the U.S.

The Mexican economy is growing around 4 % this year, more than twice as fast as the U.S. economy. This is why Mexicans are consuming U.S. goods at an increasing rate as they move into the middle class.

2. Mexico is a world leader in the production of computers, mobile telephones and flat screen TVs.

NAFTA and other trade agreements have forced Mexican industry to become competitive. Mexico excels in the production of bulkier goods, like cars and refrigerators. One reason is that it is much cheaper to transport to markets in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

3. U.S. export sales to Mexico, at $200 billion in 2011, are > than all U.S. exports to the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India and China) combined.

People love to talk about Brazil & China, but we have a fast-growing emerging market right on our doorstep. 

4. Mexico is the no.1 or no.2 export market for 22 U.S. states.

It’s not just the border states that benefit from Mexican demand. The state of Michigan is the third-highest exporter to Mexico behind Texas and California. Detroit exports more to Mexico than any city in the U.S., mainly thanks to auto parts exported for assembly.

5. For every dollar that Mexico makes on exports to the U.S., it uses 50 cents to spend on U.S. products or services. Our two economies are interlinked. The Mexico Institute at the Woodrow Wilson Center says that 40 % of Mexican imports to the states are made with U.S. content, compared to just 4 % from China.

Economists Chris Wilson and Erik Lee point out that:

“the United States and Mexico do not just sell goods to one another, they actually work together to manufacture them.”

Working together not only supports U.S. jobs, but also creates well-paying jobs in Mexico.

More jobs in Mexico = More middle-class Mexicans (they can buy Ford trucks and shop at Costco, it may also mean that less feel the need to cross the border.)

Sexiest Woman Alive?

And the Sexiest Woman Alive is……

¿Insultar es sinónimo de inteligencia?

El Arte de insultar desde la antigüedad hasta los tiempos modernos.

El voto de los venezolanos en el extranjero

¿Qué opinan los venezolanos en el extranjero después de la victoria de H. Chavez?

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Despite the ongoing financial woes across the globe, though, many think that college is still worth the investment. 

Not surprisingly, the percentage of adults with degrees soared highest in developed nations, reaching 30% in 2010.But which of these nations can boast the status of most educated?

Based on a study conducted by the “Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development” (OECD), 24/7 Wall Stcompiled a list of the 10 countries with the highest proportion of college-educated adult residents.

The majority of countries that spend the most on education have the most educated populations. As in previous years, the best educated countries tend to spend the most on tertiary education as a percentage of gross domestic product. The United States and Canada, among the most educated countries, spend the first and third most respectively.

Canada is the only nation in the world where more than half its residents can proudly hang college degrees up on their walls. In 2010, 51% of the population had completed a tertiary education, which takes into account both undergraduate and graduate degrees. A decade ago, only 40% of the nation’s population had a college degree.

The top 10 most-educated countries are:

1. Canada 

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 51%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 2.4% (5th lowest)
> GDP per capita: $39,050 (11th highest)

2. Israel 

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 46%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): N/A
> GDP per capita: $26,531 (13th lowest)

3. Japan

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 45%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 2.9%  (10th lowest)
> GDP per capita: $33,785 (18th highest)

4. United States

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 42%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.3% (2nd lowest)
> GDP per capita: $46,548 (4th highest)

5. New Zealand 

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 41%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 3.5% (13th highest)
> GDP per capita: $29,711 (17th lowest)

6. South Korea 

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 40%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 5.2% (6th highest)
> GDP per capita: $28,797 (16th lowest)

7. United Kingdom

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 38%
> Average annual growth rate: 4.0% (10th highest)
> GDP per capita: $35,756 (15th highest)

8. Finland

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 38%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 1.8% (4th lowest)
> GDP per capita: $36,307 (14th highest)

9. Australia

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 38%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 3.2% (12th lowest)
> GDP per capita: $40,790 (6th highest)

10. Ireland

> Pct. population with tertiary education: 37%
> Average annual growth rate (2000-2010): 7.3% (the highest)
> GDP per capita: $40,478 (7th highest)