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  •  - Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at the Aysen region, south of Santiago

    Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at the Aysen region, south of Santiago

    Posted: 2/24/2012 5:14:24 PM EST
    Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at the Aysen region, some 1,682 km (1,045 miles) south of Santiago February 24, 2012. Members of social organizations from Aysen are demanding fuel subsidies and special regional minimum salaries, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer (CHILE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT)
  •  - Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at Aysen region

    Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at Aysen region

    Posted: 2/24/2012 5:05:58 PM EST
    Protesters clash with riot policemen during rallies at Aysen region, some 1,682 km (1,045 miles) south of Santiago February 24, 2012. Members of social organizations from Aysen are demanding fuel subsidies and special regional minimum salaries, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer (CHILE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS)
  •  - Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region

    Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region

    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:57:11 PM EST
    Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region, some 1682 km (1045 miles) south of Santiago February 22, 2012. Locals have been protesting against the government to demand an increase in their minimum salaries, subsidies for fuel, health, infrastructure, education, pensions and fishing rights, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer (CHILE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
  •  - Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region

    Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region

    Posted: 2/22/2012 12:54:32 PM EST
    Protesters burn tyres as they block a main road near Aysen region, some 1682 km (1045 miles) south of Santiago February 22, 2012. Locals have been protesting against the government to demand an increase in their minimum salaries, subsidies for fuel, health, infrastructure, education, pensions and fishing rights, according to local media. REUTERS/Stringer (CHILE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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    Posted: 2/21/2012 4:25:45 PM EST
    In this Feb. 14, 2012 photo, a shopper arrives at the Von Maur store at Sycamore Mall in Iowa City, Iowa. The company's decision to move the store five miles across town to Coralville, Iowa, which promised an incentives package worth more than $11 million, has infuriated Iowa City leaders and led to a debate over the use of subsidies for economic development. (AP Photo/ Ryan J. Foley)
  •  - People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    Posted: 2/2/2012 1:55:41 PM EST
    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in the Spanish town of Puertollano February 2, 2012. The signs read, "The regional government is not paying. 300 disabled people. Where?" REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    Posted: 2/2/2012 1:53:02 PM EST
    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in the Spanish town of Puertollano February 2, 2012. The banners read, "No subsidies. R.I.P. center for the disabled " (L) and "In favor of working. In favor of getting paid as well. We have to eat". REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in Puertollano

    Posted: 2/2/2012 1:51:40 PM EST
    People protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in the Spanish town of Puertollano February 2, 2012. The banner reads, "The regional government doesn't pay workers. 300 disabled people are forgotten". REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - Jose Gonzalez kisses his cousin Dolores Canales as they protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in

    Jose Gonzalez kisses his cousin Dolores Canales as they protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in

    Posted: 2/2/2012 1:50:45 PM EST
    Jose Gonzalez (L) kisses his cousin Dolores Canales as they protest the late payment of state subsidies which is threatening basic services at homes and day care centers for the mentally disabled in the Spanish town of Puertollano February 2, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST SOCIETY)
  •  - To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:21:32 PM EST
    A farmer uses his digging tool as he works in his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir in the drought-effected village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing, in this January 31, 2012 file picture. Cutting logistics costs -- 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, double that of Japan -- has been pledged for years in the government's annual agricultural plan to increase rural income and spread harmony through society. It's not easy given that raising income for producers implies rising prices for consumers and China's leaders have vowed to fight inflation. So while food prices soared 11.8 percent and China spent more on farm subsidies in 2011 than ever before, the 18 percent rise in average rural incomes still left farmers lagging badly behind their urban cousins. Picture taken January 31, 2012. To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE REUTERS/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: AGRICULTURE SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT
  •  - To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:19:59 PM EST
    Corn stalks lie scattered around a dried-up well in a field on the outskirts of the drought-effected village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing, in this January 31, 2012 file picture. Cutting logistics costs -- 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, double that of Japan -- has been pledged for years in the government's annual agricultural plan to increase rural income and spread harmony through society. It's not easy given that raising income for producers implies rising prices for consumers and China's leaders have vowed to fight inflation. So while food prices soared 11.8 percent and China spent more on farm subsidies in 2011 than ever before, the 18 percent rise in average rural incomes still left farmers lagging badly behind their urban cousins. Picture taken January 31, 2012. To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE REUTERS/David Gray/File (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS SOCIETY AGRICULTURE)
  •  - To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:14:36 PM EST
    A shepherd keeps watch over his sheep as they graze on corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir in the drought-effected village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing, in this January 31, 2012 file picture. Cutting logistics costs -- 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, double that of Japan -- has been pledged for years in the government's annual agricultural plan to increase rural income and spread harmony through society. It's not easy given that raising income for producers implies rising prices for consumers and China's leaders have vowed to fight inflation. So while food prices soared 11.8 percent and China spent more on farm subsidies in 2011 than ever before, the 18 percent rise in average rural incomes still left farmers lagging badly behind their urban cousins. Picture taken January 31, 2012. To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE REUTERS/FILE/David Gray (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT ANIMALS BUSINESS
  •  - To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:12:40 PM EST
    A farmer carries his digging tool as he walks through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir, in the drought-effected village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing, in this January 31, 2012 file picture. Cutting logistics costs -- 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, double that of Japan -- has been pledged for years in the government's annual agricultural plan to increase rural income and spread harmony through society. It's not easy given that raising income for producers implies rising prices for consumers and China's leaders have vowed to fight inflation. So while food prices soared 11.8 percent and China spent more on farm subsidies in 2011 than ever before, the 18 percent rise in average rural incomes still left farmers lagging badly behind their urban cousins. Picture taken January 31, 2012. To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT
  •  - To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE

    Posted: 2/1/2012 10:11:35 PM EST
    A farmer carries his digging tool as he walks through his field of corn stalks in the dried-up bed of the Miyun reservoir, in the drought-effected village of Zhuanghuyu, located 80 kilometres (50 miles) north of Beijing, in this January 31, 2012 file picture. Cutting logistics costs -- 10 percent of the nation's gross domestic product in 2010, double that of Japan -- has been pledged for years in the government's annual agricultural plan to increase rural income and spread harmony through society. It's not easy given that raising income for producers implies rising prices for consumers and China's leaders have vowed to fight inflation. So while food prices soared 11.8 percent and China spent more on farm subsidies in 2011 than ever before, the 18 percent rise in average rural incomes still left farmers lagging badly behind their urban cousins. Picture taken January 31, 2012. To match Analysis CHINA-ECONOMY/AGRICULTURE REUTERS/David Gray/Files (CHINA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT
  •  - Montoro, Saenz de Santamaria and Manuel Soria attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Montoro, Saenz de Santamaria and Manuel Soria attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Posted: 1/27/2012 10:22:47 AM EST
    Spain's Treasury and Public Administration Minister Cristobal Montoro, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria (L-R) attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS)
  •  - Spain's Treasury Minister Montoro, Deputy PM Santamaria and Industry Minister Soria attend a news conference in Madrid

    Spain's Treasury Minister Montoro, Deputy PM Santamaria and Industry Minister Soria attend a news conference in Madrid

    Posted: 1/27/2012 9:34:16 AM EST
    Spain's Treasury and Public Administration Minister Cristobal Montoro (L-R), Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Treasury Minister Montoro, Deputy PM Santamaria and Industry Minister Soria attend a news conference in Madrid

    Spain's Treasury Minister Montoro, Deputy PM Santamaria and Industry Minister Soria attend a news conference in Madrid

    Posted: 1/27/2012 9:28:25 AM EST
    Spain's Treasury and Public Administration Minister Cristobal Montoro (L-R), Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's DPM, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman de Santamaria listens Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria during news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's

    Spain's DPM, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman de Santamaria listens Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria during news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's

    Posted: 1/27/2012 9:13:50 AM EST
    Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria (L) listens to Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria during a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria talks during news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Soria talks during news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Posted: 1/27/2012 9:12:00 AM EST
    Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria talks during a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Industry Minister Jose Manuel Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY BUSINESS)
  •  - Spain's ministers attend a news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Spain's ministers attend a news conference after cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace

    Posted: 1/27/2012 8:57:41 AM EST
    (L to R) Spain's Treasury and Public Administration Minister Cristobal Montoro, Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidency and Government spokeswoman Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and Spain's Industry, Commerce and Tourism Minister Jose Manuel Soria attend a news conference after a cabinet meeting at Madrid's Moncloa Palace January 27, 2012. Spain has decreed an end to subsidies to new generating plants running on renewable energy sources to prevent debts held by utilities from escalating, Industry Minister Manuel Soria said on Friday. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ENVIRONMENT ENERGY)