viernes, 29 de julio de 2011

Obama: "Solución a la crisis está en nuestras manos"



Fuente: http://www.impre.com/laopinion/noticias/estados-unidos/2011/7/29

Washington (EFE).- El presidente estadounidense, Barack Obama, urgió hoy a los legisladores a que alcancen un “compromiso bipartidista” sobre la crisis de deuda de EE.UU. e indicó que “hay muchas crisis que no se pueden prever, pero la solución de ésta se encuentra en nuestras manos".

“Hay muchas maneras de salir de este embrollo, pero apenas nos queda tiempo (...) Es el momento del compromiso”, dijo Obama en un discurso televisado, después de que anoche quedase bloqueada la votación en el Congreso de un plan para elevar el techo de deuda y evitar la suspensión de pagos antes de la fecha límite del 2 de agosto.

Pese al llamado de Obama, no parece haber salida inmediata a la crisis de deuda ya que el presidente de la Cámara de Representantes, el republicano John Boehner, anunció su intención de retocar su plan, rechazado ayer ante la falta de respaldo del Tea Party, para someterlo nuevamente a votación hoy.

El mandatario estadounidense afirmó que el plan de Boehner “no es una solución” ya que es una propuesta que no pasará el Senado, de mayoría demócrata, y nos hará “revivir este debate en unos meses".

El plan republicano plantea un recorte del gasto de casi un billón de dólares en los próximos 10 años y permitiría elevar el techo de deuda, actualmente en 14.3 billones de dólares, hasta finales de este año, pero obligaría a una nueva votación a comienzos de 2012.

Los demócratas y Obama exigen un acuerdo más amplio, que incluye recortes de 2.2 billones de dólares en la próxima década, y a cambio permitiría aumentar el tope de deuda hasta 2013.

Obama subrayó hoy que la distancia entre “ambos planes no es tan grande” e instó a los miembros del Congreso a que “encuentren puntos en común".

“A pesar de toda la intriga y el drama que está teniendo lugar en el Capitolio ahora, estoy confiado en que el sentido común y las cabezas frías se impondrán”, remarcó.

El Departamento del Tesoro de EE.UU. ha reiterado que el 2 de agosto es la fecha en la que el Gobierno se quedaría sin fondos para hacer frente a sus obligaciones por lo que, de no aprobarse la subida del tope, debería decidir a quién paga y a quién no.

martes, 26 de julio de 2011

Peru and the American Cup 2011


By: Benjamin T-C.
Lyndhurst - New Jersey.
 As the American cup draws to an end with Uruguay taking the win against Paraguay on July 24, 2011, with an unbelievable three goals where as Paraguay ending with no goals against the hardworking opposing team. Paraguay however did give it their all in their fight for the cup but has some difficulty and some bad luck. Uruguay seemed to keep their composure where as Luis Suarez scored a marvelous goal against Paraguay and later on Diego Forlan finally stepping out of the shadows scored 2 goals bringing him back to the top and reminding everyone why he is a worthy forward and a strong scorer on the team. Paraguay after already losing and their momentum down still managed to bring one final amazing attack on Uruguay.
While pushing forward to the opposing team grounds Ortigoza was given a chance to chip to the ball to their forward, as the ball in the air neared him he let it pass over his shoulder and without touching the ground hit an amazing volley on the goalkeeper but by just a few feet the goalkeeper was able to change the direction of the ball with his mere fingertips as the ball hit the post hard canceling the incredible goal it was meant to be. As the referee blows his whistle Uruguay takes the cup as the champions they deserved to be.
This however was not the most viewed story in the American cup. Peru, a team that had been brutally demolished by a lot of others got back up and fought back hard on this year’s American cup. Upon defeating Colombia with a score of 2-0, Peru had opened the eyes of their fans who were expecting them to be eliminated early. After being called a low class team by a commenter when the match Peru vs. Mexico was starting Peru ultimately wins 1-0 proving them worthy once more. I remember hearing the commenter said “I wonder how Peru will fare against a more high class experienced team like Mexico.
At that moment I wanted to beat the living heck out of the guy that said that. I understand Peru hasn’t shown much in the past couple years but no need to announce it to the whole world and not to mention in the end Peru not only fared against a “high class team” like Mexico but won against them completely. I remember watching the match against Colombia and screaming out Goal! With the rest of my family I’ll never forget that moment of pride and how hard we had yelled out for our country it was breathtaking. Peru making it to the semifinals where they went one on one against Uruguay, at that game all I can honestly say is that we weren’t on Uruguay’s level that day as they hit us hard with 2 nicely done goals and that was the end of it. I found it that Peru made a mistake not starting with Chiroque and instead putting him in late during the 2nd half when we where already losing.
Although we lost against Uruguay I though that their team’s captain Lugano showed disrespect by a hard elbow to Guerrero when he was attempting to take the ball away, the referee didn’t budge. This dirty act however did not go unanswered as Juan Vargas later on landed a well deserved elbow to the Uruguayan Coates and because the referee was a few feet away from this act he sent off Vargas with a red card when it was Lugano who deserved it even more. Although eliminated from being able to compete in the final everyone still had their eyes on Peru and were anxious to know whether they would take 3rd place without Vargas or suffer a defeat at the hands of Venezuela.
Peru shocked its fans when the game ended with an unbelievable score of 4-1 against Venezuela taking third place for the American cup. Chiroque and Paolo Guerrero can be easily seen as the most important players of the game. Chiroque finally scoring a goal from Guerrero’s pass back to him and making one in for the team. 31 years old and still running Chiroque proves to be a very crucial player to Peru’s lineup. Paolo Guerrero making 3 goals in has become very famous in Peru and we can expect a lot more from him in future games. After the game ended I was stricken with joy and my faith for Peru’s soccer team which had never left me simply gave me more of to expect from them.
The president of Peru invited the team into the governor’s palace to see them and most likely congratulate them on a job well done. Soccer is one of the biggest things in Peru and I am happy to be part of the era where Peru got back up and hit hard with a major comeback and a place among the champions of this year’s American Cup.

lunes, 25 de julio de 2011

Prensa alemana elogia a Paolo Guerrero


Fuente: Peru21.pe

Los medios alemanes destacan la actuación del delantero del Hamburgo y su “hambre de gol” en la Copa América, en la que fue botín de oro.

La prensa alemana consideró que el delantero peruano Paolo Guerrero, que milita en el Hamburgo de Alemania, mereció llevarse el premio al mejor jugador de la Copa América en vez del uruguayo Luis Suárez, quien recibió dicha distinción, y destacaron tendría ofertas de Italia, Inglaterra y España.

“Aunque Uruguay es campeón de América del Sur, el mejor jugador de este año en la Copa América es el peruano Paolo Guerrero”, anotó el portal deportivo alemán 11Freunde.

El magazín señala que Guerrero demostró la mejor expresión de las cualidades que debe tener un futbolista para erigirse como el número uno de un campeonato internacional y destacó su “hambre de gol” al convertirse en el máximo artillero del torneo.

Del mismo modo, el portal germano T-Online tituló en su portada que “Guerrero ha entrado en los libros de historia”, resaltando el éxito obtenido por sus cinco goles en la Copa.

“Solo cuatro goles que anotó para el Hamburgo en la temporada pasada, solo unos pocos en la temporada anterior. Paolo Guerrero marcó para el Perú ahora en menos de tres semanas cinco veces e hizo prácticamente en solitario el tercer puesto del Perú en la Copa América y por lo tanto el éxito más grande en 28 años”, añaden.

De otro lado, la web oficial del Hamburgo remarcó la gran actuación del ‘Depredador’ por sus tres goles en el encuentro frente a Venezuela. “Guerrero brilló en la pequeña final de la Copa América”, reseñan.