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viernes, 17 de junio de 2011

Elton John AIDS Foundation launches petition to urge support for Drug ...

Elton John AIDS Foundation launches petition to urge support for Drug ...

To reduce the program's length waiting list in Florida, the state Department of Health has proposed reducing income eligibility from 400 percent of the federal poverty level to 200 percent. If the bureau's proposal is adopted, a patient would have to ...

Report warns of hate groups in Central Florida

Report warns of hate groups in Central Florida: "Lt. Brett Meade, manager of the Orange County sheriff's criminal-intelligence unit, said deputies use the report, similar information from the Southern Poverty Law Center and tips from the public and businesses to help identify hate groups. ...


Briefing on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resolution at UN ...

Briefing on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Resolution at UN ...: "As you know, this morning, at least our time, but earlier today, the UN Human Rights Council adopted the first ever UN resolution on the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons. And here to talk to us today about this historic ...


Faces on Film Add Humanity to the News

Faces on Film Add Humanity to the News: "
It is one thing to read about the conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Latin America and quite another to see the faces and hear the voices of people, who, to reiterate a cliché, are really just like us. As always in this festival, the horrors of ...


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Activists question value of EU-China rights talks

Activists question value of EU-China rights talks: "Human Rights Watch says the period has seen hardliners, such as Zhou Yongkang, the chief of the secret police, the SSB, expand their influence and adopt methods used by Latin American dictators in the 1970s and 1980s, who also disappeared people who ...


Organization of American States rejects controversial convention

Organization of American States rejects controversial convention: "Delegates had expected the meeting to focus on drug trafficking, the lack of security resulting from gang activity, and the high level of violence occurring throughout Latin America, and not on the issue of “sexual and reproductive rights,” Rivas said. ...


Argentina economic growth blistering in 1st quarter

Argentina economic growth blistering in 1st quarter: "BUENOS AIRES, June 17 (Reuters) - Argentina's economy continued growing at a searing pace in the first quarter while the quarterly current account balance of payments went deeper into deficit, the government said on Friday. The South American country's ...


B.C. has highest child poverty rate in Canada

B.C. has highest child poverty rate in Canada

B.C. has the unenviable distinction of having the highest child poverty rates of any province in Canada,

Brazil to be biggest US debt buyer

Brazil to be biggest US debt buyer: "New York : Brazil is turning into the world's biggest buyer of US debt even after Finance Minister Guido Mantega criticised the Federal Reserve's steps to stimulate economic growth by buying Treasuries. Brazil bought $13.4 billion (Dh49.2 billion) of ...


Chile: Students, Professors Go on Strike

Chile: Students, Professors Go on Strike: "Santiago de Chile - The Chilean Student Federation and the Teachers Association organized on Thursday a nationwide strike demanding far-reaching structural changes to the educational system, which is profit-ridden and exclusive. ...


Ban praises Brazil's global leadership and commitment to UN ideals

Ban praises Brazil's global leadership and commitment to UN ideals: "
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Brazil for its leadership and commitment to world peace and security, regional integration, development and the promotion of the values and goals of the United Nations, including human rights. ...


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Making Male on Male Violence in Cuba Visible

Making Male on Male Violence in Cuba Visible: "If we note that the greatest percentage of violent incidents occurring in Cuba happens between men, then we'll realize that it is a hidden representative component of violence occurring across the country. In Latin America nearly 90 percent of people ...


Cuba Denies Version on Reelection of Ban Ki-moon

Cuba Denies Version on Reelection of Ban Ki-moon: "Cuba denied reports blaming it for preventing the Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC) from supporting the re-election of Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary general. The refutation of those rumors, spread by the news agency Reuters, was issued in ...


Venezuela, China Boost Trade

Venezuela, China Boost Trade: "Caracas - The governments of Venezuela and China opened on Thursday the Third Binational Industrial and Commercial Exhibit aimed at increasing trade between the two countries, which exceeded $10 million USD in 2010. Running through Sunday, June 19, ...


Food prices mean trouble for poor and politicians

Food prices mean trouble for poor and politicians: "In Latin America, the World Bank says in a recent report that it does not expect "the latest acceleration of food prices to lead to a dramatic increase in poverty levels ... However, certain vulnerable groups and countries are expected to experience ...


Brazil activist appeals 'politically motivated' prison sentence ...

Brazil activist appeals 'politically motivated' prison sentence ...

A prominent human rights lawyer appeals a jail sentence for his role in a demonstration for land reform in Brazil.

Plaza Publica: Popular Guatemala Mayor's Ties to 'Narco Family'

Plaza Publica: Popular Guatemala Mayor's Ties to 'Narco Family': "... who slashed poverty and protected the environment while allegedly working hand-in-hand with the drug trafficking Mendoza family. In the eighties, Julian Tesucun could have died installing electricity on the farms of Colombian drug traffickers, ...


UN body calls for protection of gay rights

UN body calls for protection of gay rights

... was backed by the United States, the European Union, Brazil and other Latin American countries. But African and Islamic countries, led by Nigeria and Pakistan, slammed the resolution saying it had "nothing to do with fundamental human rights."

Venezuela's businesses wary of energy rationing

Venezuela's businesses wary of energy rationing: "Business leaders on Thursday warned that the government's plans to ration electricity because of recurring power outages could curb production and thereby slow Venezuela's economic recovery. Venezuela's largest business chamber, Fedecamaras, ...


Latest Venezuela jail violence kills 22, govt says

Latest Venezuela jail violence kills 22, govt says: "By Stabroek staff | View Comments CARACAS, (Reuters) - The death toll has reached 22 in the latest riot by armed prisoners in Venezuela's violent and overcrowded jails, the government said yesterday. President Hugo Chavez's government announced this ...


Sixty Chinese Companies Participate In Venezuelan Trade Expo

Sixty Chinese Companies Participate In Venezuelan Trade Expo: "CARACAS, June 17 (BERNAMA-NNN- PRENSA LATINA) -- Sixty Chinese companies are participating in the Third Binational Industrial and Commercial Exhibition here aimed at increasing trade between Venezuela and China which exceeded US$10 million last year. ...


Portuguese and Peruvian picks

Portuguese and Peruvian picks: "South America is not Europe. And, Peru isn't Portugal. South America is a continent poised for brighter economic prospects with leftists at the helm. However, the millions of South America living in abject poverty expect a greater calorie intake, ...


AFP joins fight in Mexican drug war

AFP joins fight in Mexican drug war: "Australian Federal Police Commissioner Tony Negus says an officer has been sent to Los Angeles to work with authorities there on trying to combat Mexican drug syndicates. Mr Negus says Mexican cartels see Australia as a ripe target for cocaine because ...


Chileans rally in capital to demand better education policies

Chileans rally in capital to demand better education policies: "Police said at least 70000 people took to the streets in Santiago, CNN Chile reported. Some protesters hurled stones at authorities as riot police sprayed tear gas and water cannons at demonstrators. The march drew the attention of Chilean Education ...


Basque suspect with FARC link arrested in France

Basque suspect with FARC link arrested in France: "The 36-year-old Atxalandabaso is believed to have lived in Venezuela for years and security forces are investigating why he was in France. "One has to analyze exactly what he was carrying and check the information we hold, but it's evident he was up to ...