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lunes, 1 de agosto de 2011

UN recognises global body for homosexuals

UN recognises global body for homosexuals: "... to ILGA - the International Gay and Lesbian Association - which has been ... A total of 29 countries - mainly European and Latin American but also ...
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Osvaldo Lopez Becomes Argentina's First Openly Gay, Married Senator

Osvaldo Lopez Becomes Argentina's First Openly Gay, Married Senator: "
While several Latin American countries – Brazil for example – recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples, Argentina remains the only country to offer full marriage to gay couples. The predominantly Roman Catholic nation approved the law last July. ...


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States may hit borrow button if federal aid cut

States may hit borrow button if federal aid cut: "The resulting cuts in all levels of government spending could further crimp consumers' lifestyles, make poverty worse and threaten public safety. Also at stake are job-creating government contracts for healthcare and defense companies, and possibly ...


Argentina eyes nuclear-powered sub project

Argentina eyes nuclear-powered sub project

BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Argentina says it is developing a nuclear-powered submarine for its navy but won't arm it with nuclear weapons, opting instead for a conventional arsenal. Despite frequent denials and mutual admonitions Latin America has ...

Chile: Snow, Rain Hit World's Driest Desert

Chile: Snow, Rain Hit World's Driest Desert: "EVA VERGARA, AP SANTIAGO, Chile -- This has been the wettest winter in decades for Chile's arid northern desert, where fractions of an inch of rain have done major damage in some areas and set the stage for spectacular floral displays in the weeks to ...


Austria honors Venezuelan composer Jose Abreu

Austria honors Venezuelan composer Jose Abreu: "Salzburg – The Austrian government and the Salzburg Music Festival paid homage to the creator of Venezuela's National System of Youth and Children's Orchestras, Jose Antonio Abreu, whose work has become "one of the world's cultural treasures. ...


Venezuela's Foreign Policy: Third World Strategy or Megalomania?”

Venezuela's Foreign Policy: Third World Strategy or Megalomania?”

Steve Ellner's academic interest centers on organized labor and political parties in Latin America and specifically Venezuela where he has lived and taught since 1975. He earned his Ph.D. in Latin American history at the University of New Mexico in ...

24 youth baseball and softball teams from the United States, Venezuela and ...

24 youth baseball and softball teams from the United States, Venezuela and ...

24 teams across the United States, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic have qualified for the RBI World Series, which is being held in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota for the first time. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins will be ...

Census Bureau Sets Timetable for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance ...

Census Bureau Sets Timetable for Income, Poverty and Health Insurance ...

The first topics examine health insurance coverage, employment ratios, household income and the foreign-born from Latin America. The additional briefs will be released in monthly waves through the end of the year. 2008-2010 American Community Survey ...

Home sales would be a sea change for Cuba

Home sales would be a sea change for Cuba: "Of course, at the moment real estate sales in Cuba are strictly illegal and have been for the past five decades. But that may change soon. As part of sweeping economic reforms unveiled at the Communist Party Congress in April, Cuba plans to allow the ...


Chavez, undergoing chemotherapy, shaves off hair

Chavez, undergoing chemotherapy, shaves off hair: "AP , 08.01.11, 02:38 PM EDT CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez appeared with his head shaved on Monday, saying his hair has begun to fall out as a result of his cancer treatment. Chavez said his chemotherapy has been going well, ...


Poverty in Mexico rises to engulf nearly half the population ...

Poverty in Mexico rises to engulf nearly half the population ...: "The government of Mexico President Felipe Calderon blamed the poverty numbers on the global financial crisis that sent Mexico into recession in 2009 and the ...


Air of Inevitability Leaks From Kirchner Re-Election Bid

Air of Inevitability Leaks From Kirchner Re-Election Bid: "By MATT MOFFETT BUENOS AIRES—The drubbing endured by leftist President Cristina Kirchner's handpicked candidate in the mayoral election here on Sunday highlights the growing probability that Mrs. Kirchner's bid for re-election in October won't quite ...


Ayrton Senna: The Man Who Could Drive On Water

Ayrton Senna: The Man Who Could Drive On Water: "Ayrton said 'We [the rich] cannot live on islands of wealth surrounded by a sea of poverty ...' He knew that even his immense material wealth would barely amount to a drop in this ocean of Brazilian poverty but what he could do was to unite his nation, ...


Suspect arrested in Argentina tourist murders: police

Suspect arrested in Argentina tourist murders: police

BUENOS AIRES — Authorities have arrested a man in connection with the murder of two French women who were found shot to death in a tourist area in northern Argentina, provincial police told AFP Monday. The women's bodies were found Friday by hikers on ...

Cuban parliament session to focus on economy

Cuban parliament session to focus on economy: "Havana – Cuba's parliament began the first of its two annual sessions Monday with President Raul Castro in attendance, official media said. The more than 600 deputies comprising the National Assembly will analyze the progress of Gen. ...


Colombian rebels still in Venezuela - military

Colombian rebels still in Venezuela - military: "BOGOTA, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Leftist Colombian rebels still have a presence in neighboring Venezuela, the head of Colombia's armed forces said on Monday in a statement that could cause renewed friction with the OPEC nation. Venezuelan President Hugo ...


Is change coming to Cuba? | Al Jazeera Blogs

Is change coming to Cuba? | Al Jazeera Blogs: "Many will be watching Cuba's National Assembly meeting on Monday closely to see if the one-party legislature gives final approval to a set of potentially transformative economic changes. This past April, in its first congress in 14 ...


Child marriage condemns millions of girls to poverty

Child marriage condemns millions of girls to poverty: "Those six goals are the eradication of extreme poverty and hunger; ... Eritrea, Uganda, India, Nicaragua, Zambia and Tanzania are all above 40 percent. ...
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Life on the Edge

Life on the Edge: "
It is a journey that shows poverty is a predictable barrier to a brighter future for kids but that there is another obstacle just as familiar to the Mayor from the now thankfully peaceful mountains of Peru. At his first stop in Peru - Iquitos, ...


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Peru to focus on poor, stability -finance minister

Peru to focus on poor, stability -finance minister: "By Terry Wade and Patricia Velez LIMA Aug 1 (Reuters) - Peru will redouble efforts to ensure social spending reaches people in extreme poverty and make state-run companies more efficient -- possibly by opening them to private capital, Finance Minister ...


Venezuela Plans to Release 20000 Prisoners

Venezuela Plans to Release 20000 Prisoners: "Today in Latin America Top Story In a move heralded by gay rights activists Colombia's Constitutional Court ruled that the issue of samesex marriage is a ...


Puerto Rico: “The Point Is” to Cross Borders and Facilitate Dialogue

Puerto Rico: “The Point Is” to Cross Borders and Facilitate Dialogue: "[es] was created by a group of Puerto Ricans who were fed up with having limited access to information, free from political manipulation, regarding what was happening in Puerto Rico. In their letter thanking collaborators [es], they explain that the ...


Governing poverty: risking rights

Governing poverty: risking rights: "... of those on welfare must apparently be documented to verify and justify their benefits – as if the right to privacy applied less to people living in poverty. In the USA, California, Texas, Arizona and New York City fingerprint welfare recipients. ...


California shaves funds for health, social services

California shaves funds for health, social services: "... increasing the number of exempt families by about 60000, according to the County Welfare Directors Assn. of California. "We have a lot of people we're telling to sit at home," said Michael Herald, a lobbyist for the Western Center on Law & Poverty. ...