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martes, 12 de julio de 2011

Ricky Martin Opening Youth Center in Puerto Rico

Ricky Martin Opening Youth Center in Puerto Rico: "Martin has announced plans to open a new center for at-risk children in Loiza, Puerto Rico. The Child Development and Prevention Center will open in 2012, and could expand beyond Loiza to other areas of Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, ...


Drug war bodies expose flaws in Mexican forensics | Reuters

Drug war bodies expose flaws in Mexican forensics | Reuters: "MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Alejandro Espinoza knew his brother and nephew were dead when he saw the photo in the newspaper, their bloodied bodies slumped in a ...


Argentina blocks Paraguay power sales

Argentina blocks Paraguay power sales

BUENOS AIRES, July 12 (UPI) -- Argentine demands for more lucrative terms are threatening to scuttle landlocked Paraguay's power sales to Uruguay, a significant source of revenue for the impoverished government in Asuncion. ...

Latin American deputies set up a parliamentary alliance

Latin American deputies set up a parliamentary alliance: "Legislators from Paraguay, Bolivia and Ecuador are visiting Venezuela to express their solidarity with political prisoners and create a Latin American front to fight for democracy and the defense of human rights. Latin American lawmakers Enrique Salym ...


As The Campaign Turns: Bachmann Proud of Her Husband's Anti-Gay Quackery

As The Campaign Turns: Bachmann Proud of Her Husband's Anti-Gay Quackery: "By now everyone knows that the Republicans are behind creating jobs in Latin America, India, the Middle East and Africa while abandoning the United States to rot from within. No, the real story here is that we have someone who has consistently run on ...


NY town clerk resigns rather than issue homosexual marriage licenses

NY town clerk resigns rather than issue homosexual marriage licenses

New York is the sixth and largest state in the US to allow same-sex couples to marry. Speroforum editor Martin Barillas is a former US diplomat, who also worked as a democracy advocate and election observer in Latin America. ...

Brazil's new plan to beat poverty

Brazil's new plan to beat poverty: "
In the past decade, Brazil has been touted for lifting 25 million people out of poverty, thanks to macroeconomic stability, high commodities prices and a much hailed social program called Bolsa Familia that gives families monthly cash for families that ...


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Teachers, volunteers to build school, supply children in Nicaragua

Teachers, volunteers to build school, supply children in Nicaragua

She says there is a need for aid in Latin American countries, because resources, especially in education, are much more limited than in the US She says poverty levels are much higher in Central America than in the US so most children there don't get ...

Brazilian fugitive in Miami turned over to authorities in Sao Paulo

Brazilian fugitive in Miami turned over to authorities in Sao Paulo: "In September 2010 Miranda was sentenced to 16 months in federal prison. In June, an immigration judge subsequently ordered Miranda to be removed from the United States. “Returning this fugitive to Brazil is a prime example of how ICE works closely with ...


Cancer and Politics in Venezuela

Cancer and Politics in Venezuela: "By Otto J. Reich and Jon Perdue Hugo Chavez is back in Venezuela after weeks of cancer treatment in Cuba. For nearly a month he let his countrymen speculate as to the state of his health while he received the kind of world-class therapy that only ...


Chile moves toward legalizing same-sex civil unions

Chile moves toward legalizing same-sex civil unions: "
Chile's largest gay rights group MOVILH said it was demonstrating against Pinera's unkept promise to back a civil unions bill. Last year Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage. Same-sex civil unions are legal in ...


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UN designates schools as safe havens

UN designates schools as safe havens: "Cases have been documented in at least 31 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. They include the storming of a high school by Maoist rebels in India, more than 700 attacks on schools over the past year by the Taliban in ...


Murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral puts focus on Central America's ...

Murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral puts focus on Central America's ...

The violence, human rights abuses, and maladministration that have brought about the singer's death were among the topics of a recent regional security conference. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told listeners that businesses and the wealthy in ...

Rabbi Wins Buenos Aires Parliamentary Election in Landslide

Rabbi Wins Buenos Aires Parliamentary Election in Landslide: "Rabbi Sergio Bergman, representing the center-right PRO Party Buenos Aires's municipal election, won 45% of the vote in a race featuring 10 candidates, according to the JTA. He garnered more than three times the votes of his runner up, who received 14% ...


Modern-day pirates pursued by Virginia prosecutors

Modern-day pirates pursued by Virginia prosecutors: "The trio of newly indicted Somalis are set to be arraigned on July 20 and could face the death penalty if convicted. They were among 14 men brought to the United States and charged by MacBride's office in March with piracy, conspiracy and other ...


Taking Brazil and Indonesia Over China

Taking Brazil and Indonesia Over China: "Unlike China, Brazil and Indonesia accomplished their rises as democracies. They have political stability without the use of force. Brazil combines policies friendly to foreign investment with the “Bolsa de Familia,” an anti-poverty program which ...


Alarcon Ratifies Cuba's Support for Puerto Rico's Independence

Alarcon Ratifies Cuba's Support for Puerto Rico's Independence

Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon ratified on Monday Cuba's support for the continuous struggle of Puerto Rican patriots in the name of its decolonization and total independence. At the Julio Antonio Mella International Camp of Artemisa ...

Miami political stop and Cuban restaurant Versailles turns 40; haunt of ...

Miami political stop and Cuban restaurant Versailles turns 40; haunt of ...

Supporters gathered there to fundraise last year for former CIA operative Luis Posada, an aging anti-communist militant from Cuba acquitted in April of federal perjury and immigration charges after a trial in Texas. The media camped out there in 2006 ...

Vaccines for Children: Why We Need to Create Incentives Now

Vaccines for Children: Why We Need to Create Incentives Now: "... children living in poverty are less likely to be vaccinated -- and more likely to ... In Nicaragua, a conditional cash transfer substantially increased ...
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Venezuela's President Chávez Approves $10.5 Billion in Public ...

Venezuela's President Chávez Approves $10.5 Billion in Public ...: "Coro, July 10th 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – On Saturday Venezuelan president Hugo Chávez officially approved the issue of 45 billion bolivars (US$ 10.5 billion) in government bonds as set out in the Law of Additional Debt - passed by ...


India approves bill to bring millions cheap grain - report

India approves bill to bring millions cheap grain - report: "Bolivia is the only other country in the world with a similar law. ... "Each individual from below the poverty line families will get a monthly quota of ...
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Knowledge gap boosts HIV rate South

Knowledge gap boosts HIV rate South: "... HIV also has become entrenched in America's heartland, especially the South. HIV is tightly entwined with poverty. Southern counties that have the greatest rates of HIV infection are among the poorest in the nation, USA TODAY's analysis shows. ...


Four Mexican men jailed for nearly 1000 years over birthday party attack

Four Mexican men jailed for nearly 1000 years over birthday party attack

MEXICAN judges have sentenced four men to 240 years in prison each for killing 15 people in a birthday party attack that provoked a national outcry. Three other men remain at large, and another man has appealed for legal protection claiming the army ...

Mexican drug cartels using social media

Mexican drug cartels using social media: "by KVUE News More high-tech tools for drug cartels. They're now using social networking to chronicle their crimes and spread fear. There's also concern they're using some sites to track victims. There's the drug war on the streets and then there's the ...


Mexican judges sentence 4 men to 240 years for Ciudad Juarez massacre

Mexican judges sentence 4 men to 240 years for Ciudad Juarez massacre

By AP, CIUDAD JUAREZ, MexicoMexican judges have sentenced four men to 240 years in prison each for killing 15 people in a birthday party attack that provoked a national outcry. Three other men remain at large, and another man has appealed for legal ...