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martes, 19 de julio de 2011

Labrador campaigns in Puerto Rican homeland

Labrador campaigns in Puerto Rican homeland: "John Miller AP BOISE — Marking his close ties to Puerto Rico, US Rep. Raul Labrador held campaign events in April on the tropical island where he was born. According to his July Federal Election Commission report, the Idaho Republican spent about ...


Puerto Rican duo Dyland

Puerto Rican duo Dyland: "El Hogar del Niño, which shelters abandoned girls who have been victims of violence, abuse and neglect in Puerto Rico, is the charity that Lenny has selected to receive the prize if he wins the contest. The public will have the chance to choose the ...


Desperately Fleeing Cuba's Free and Fabulous Healthcare

Desperately Fleeing Cuba's Free and Fabulous Healthcare: "
He joins an estimate of 50-70000 Cubans dying (literally) to leave Fidel Castro and Che Guevara's handiwork. Almost two million Cubans have made it out alive. On Christmas Eve, 2000, a British airliner opened its landing gear near Heathrow airport ...


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Slain kids cast larger shadow on Mexican drug war

Slain kids cast larger shadow on Mexican drug war: "MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Once largely spectators to the deaths of hitmen, police and innocent bystanders, children are increasingly in the firing line of Mexico's drug war. Minors initially made up a small proportion of the casualties in the conflict ...


From thrashed teen to stardom - Venezuela's Vega

From thrashed teen to stardom - Venezuela's Vega

BUENOS AIRES — For most people, football is a game of two halves, but where Venezuelan goalkeeper Renny Vega is concerned his Copa America experience is a tall-but-true tale spanning three decades. Vega, who plays for Caracas FC, is 32 years old and ...

Autopsy confirms Chile's Allende killed himself

Autopsy confirms Chile's Allende killed himself: "Santiago – Examinations of the remains of Chilean President Salvador Allende confirm the head of state took his own life during the September 1973 coup that toppled his socialist government and ushered in 17 years of brutal military rule. ...


Asexual ants are actually having sex: study

Asexual ants are actually having sex: study: "
M. smithii is a fungus-harvesting ant and in 2005 and 2009, three studies discovered that the ant colonies in Puerto Rico seemed to have no males and were made up entirely of female workers and one or more queens. The queens were reproductively mature ...


PhysOrg.com
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Colombian Government's Plan to Reduce Poverty in Rural Areas ...

Colombian Government's Plan to Reduce Poverty in Rural Areas ...

The Colombian Government is to ratify an initiative to reduce the poverty rate in rural areas by 30%. •As revealed by El Espectador, 62% of the.

A Groundbreaking Decision for Women's Human Rights

A Groundbreaking Decision for Women's Human Rights: "
This would make Argentina the first Spanish-speaking Latin American country after Cuba and Puerto Rico to decriminalize abortion. It would be a strong symbol of the prevalence of women´s rights in a country currently led by a female President.


RH Reality Check (blog)
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Peruvian President-Elect Visits Cuba

Peruvian President-Elect Visits Cuba: "Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala is in Cuba, his last stop on a multi-nation tour. The visit comes a little more than a week before Mr. Humala takes office on July 28. The Cuban Communist Party newspaper Granma quoted Mr. Humala as saying he had ...


Superheroes fight for Chilean education reform

Superheroes fight for Chilean education reform: "SANTIAGO, Chile - Wonder Woman, Batman and Superman demonstrated for education reform in Chile Monday night. Hundreds of students dressed as superheroes gathered in Santiago to sing, dance and maintain their demand for the government to improve the ...


Ritz-Carlton Reserve chooses Puerto Rico for second destination

Ritz-Carlton Reserve chooses Puerto Rico for second destination

Luxury hotel chain Ritz-Carlton is to open its second "reserve" property in Puerto Rico, the company announced July 18. The 114-room resort will be situated on Dorado Beach, a name many Caribbean-lovers will be familiar with as the site of Laurance S ...

Life Fitness Opens Branded Store in Puerto Rico

Life Fitness Opens Branded Store in Puerto Rico: "SCHILLER PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Life Fitness, recognized as the global leader in the fitness industry, announces the opening of a company-branded store in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the first Life Fitness branded store in US territory. ...


Global aid for trade efforts vital for boosting development, Ban ...

Global aid for trade efforts vital for boosting development, Ban ...: "... to be held in Rio de Janeiro in June, will provide an opportunity to do ... is tasked with finding ways to lift people out of poverty while tackling ...
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Colombia: War and Poverty

Colombia: War and Poverty: "This is a very general overview about current issues in Colombia. The sources are in depth if anyone is interested in learning more.


Women as Spoils of War in Drug Battle | SAY NO to Violence Against ...

Women as Spoils of War in Drug Battle | SAY NO to Violence Against ...: "The north of Mexico has seen a remarkable increase in this type of violence in the past few years. The current drug war in Mexico has brought a dramatic increase in violence against women. In Chihuahua, the number of women who have been ...


Mexico's Failed Drug War

Mexico's Failed Drug War

Here is another great documentary, this one about the incredible violence currently taking place along our border with Mexico as violent drug cartels battle over the enormous profits caused by drug prohibition. ...

Man who killed middle school teacher in 2000 says his civil rights were ...

Man who killed middle school teacher in 2000 says his civil rights were ...: "The lawsuit is assigned to a federal judge in Fort Myers. Brazil claims the transfers were unconstitutional and seeks monetary damages against prison officials. The docket indicates lawyers for prison officials have not yet responded.


Closing Guantanamo: President Obama's Failed Promise

Closing Guantanamo: President Obama's Failed Promise: "
But, apart from being a chapter of the US colonialism over Latin America, Guantánamo carries a 50 years old sinful past of human rights abuses. Since 1991, when the naval base started being used as a prison, the United Nations and numerous human rights ...


OpEdNews
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Mexican Prison Break Is One Event the Media Can't Ignore

Mexican Prison Break Is One Event the Media Can't Ignore: "
Any prison break involving nearly 60 inmates is enough to make the news, even in a Mexican border town where drug cartels dictate what gets reported. In Nuevo Laredo, where drug smugglers regularly threaten reporters, editors and publishers to keep ...


AllGov
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PepsiCo creates new national beverage JV in Mexico

PepsiCo creates new national beverage JV in Mexico: "Empresas Polar, a bottler of Pepsi-Cola products in Venezuela, will have an equity stake in the JV. The new JV will consolidate the PepsiCo-owned beverage manufacturing and distribution operations in Mexico with those of GEUSA, the other Pepsi bottler ...


Colombian taxi driver faces death penalty in China

Colombian taxi driver faces death penalty in China: "To do so, international criminal networks with headquarters either in drug producer or consumer countries, employ persons of low economical resources under the promise to get enough money to overcome their poverty. By its part, China has been ...


Victim wants white supremacist attacker spared from death penalty

Victim wants white supremacist attacker spared from death penalty: "Journalist Liliana Segura rounds up other cases in which victims or their family members have argued against the death penalty. The father of Army veteran Tim Adams pleaded for him to be spared the death penalty for killing his young child while ...


Fourth defendant pleads guilty in Columbus

Fourth defendant pleads guilty in Columbus: "LAS CRUCES - A fourth defendant has pleaded guilty in a case charging the Columbus police chief, mayor, a village trustee, and nine others with trafficking firearms to Mexican cartels. Ricardo Gutierrez, 25, of Columbus entered the plea Monday morning ...


Mexican citizen sentenced for trying to rob teenager at Whittier

Mexican citizen sentenced for trying to rob teenager at Whittier

An undocumented immigrant who attempted to rob a 17-year-old at an Amarillo elementary school was sentenced Monday to serve more than five years in federal prison. Randel Santoyo-Carrillo, a Mexican citizen, and four other unnamed men confronted the ...