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jueves, 8 de septiembre de 2011

Brazil National Day: Bilateral ties reach new heights

Brazil National Day: Bilateral ties reach new heights:
In addition to that, the cooperation mechanism created by the Summit of South America and Arab Countries, a Brazilian diplomatic initiative, has produced concrete results and has brought the two regions closer in areas such as international policy ...


Arab News

LGBT rights group protests at Mall San Pedro

LGBT rights group protests at Mall San Pedro

“It started three months ago when two of my gay friends were kicked out for holding ... and organized demonstrations in other Latin American countries. ...

La Supreme Court upholds death for killing fire captain who interrupted ...

La Supreme Court upholds death for killing fire captain who interrupted ...: JANET McCONNAUGHEY AP NEW ORLEANS — The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a Shreveport man who killed and then set ablaze a fire captain who interrupted a holdup in 2006. It rejected claims that prosecutors showed racial bias in ...


US Puts Venezuelan Officials on Blacklist

US Puts Venezuelan Officials on Blacklist:
By JOSé DE CóRDOBA The US added a Venezuelan general, two legislators and a top Venezuelan intelligence official to a kingpins list for their alleged involvement in drug dealing and arms trafficking with Colombian guerrillas, the US Treasury said ...


Wall Street Journal

Fidel Castro breaks long silence with interview

Fidel Castro breaks long silence with interview

In Venezuela, Silva showed a collection of photos from the interview on his program "La Hojilla," or "The Razor," on Wednesday night, and said he expected the full interview to be broadcast in a day or two. The images showed he and Castro sharing a ...

Man guilty in Puerto Rico blaze that killed ex-Santa Rosa woman, 5 others

Man guilty in Puerto Rico blaze that killed ex-Santa Rosa woman, 5 others: Jesus Sanchez and his fiance, 25-year-old Kate Donahue were killed when a man used a family gathering in Puerto Rico to attack family members with fire in 2010. By MARY CALLAHAN A Puerto Rico judge issued a guilty verdict Thursday convicting a man who ...


Former general holds lead going into Guatemalan election

Former general holds lead going into Guatemalan election: To fight poverty, we need to address health care, education, and infrastructure." Poverty is endemic in Guatemala and the country has one of the worst crime rates in Latin America. Forty-three percent of children under five are chronically malnourished ...


US experts share experience on oil spills with Cuba

US experts share experience on oil spills with Cuba: Reilly also helped prepare a report that recommended the US government work with Mexico and Cuba to adopt and share oil-drilling standards with those countries to prevent future spills. Also part of the delegation are specialists Daniel Whittle, ...


Cocaine-bag burst kills smuggler

Cocaine-bag burst kills smuggler: Sorlinda Arirtizabel Vega, 37, arrived in Auckland from Buenos Aires in Argentina on Tuesday morning. She cleared Customs without any problems and travelled into the city with her partner and children. But by early Wednesday morning, Mrs Vega was dead. ...


Racial inequality in education hurts America's global competitiveness

Racial inequality in education hurts America's global competitiveness: African-American and Latino students, in particular, are falling way behind. America's 2011 high school graduating class gets a bad report card, and it reflects poorly on everyone. Only 32 percent were proficient in math and 31 percent in reading. ...


Activist rips Mexico's new victims protection office

Activist rips Mexico's new victims protection office: Other estimates put the drug-war death toll since December 2006 at around 40000. Human rights activist Miguel Concha - a priest and associate of Sicilia's in the effort to end the militarization of the drug war and combat impunity - said the movement ...


Mexican casino massacre connected to drug cartels

Mexican casino massacre connected to drug cartels: The massacre of 52 people at the Casino Royale in Monterrey, Mexico, was yet another attack linked to this ever-waging drug war. The Washington Post reported that on Aug. 25, a security camera recorded images of four vehicles pulling up to the front of ...


Cuba Announces Release of the World's First Lung Cancer Vaccine

Cuba Announces Release of the World's First Lung Cancer Vaccine:
By Clay Dillow - Cuba is known for exporting cigars, but it might soon be known for exporting a lung cancer vaccine researchers say can turn advanced lung cancer into a manageable chronic illness. ...


Popular Science

UN Troops Accused of Sex Crimes Worldwide

UN Troops Accused of Sex Crimes Worldwide: The crime sparked even more anti-UN protests in the poverty-stricken ... The President of Uruguay, Jose Mujica, sent a letter to Martelly earlier this week ...

Plight of Women in Mexican Prisons

Plight of Women in Mexican Prisons:
If the women's prison is not available in the jurisdiction in which they were indicted, women are sent to the female area of one of the 14 State prisons. What is highlighted in a statement released by the Mexican Comunicación and Información de la ...


Hispanically Speaking News

No More Deaths tackles injustice along US-Mexico border

No More Deaths tackles injustice along US-Mexico border: The NMD Nogales project works on the Mexican side of the border; volunteers offer free phone calls to family, provide first aid, document human rights abuses and help recover property taken by the Border Patrol or the prison system for those who have ...


BritishAmerican: America has the death penalty for criminals and ...

BritishAmerican: America has the death penalty for criminals and ...: “America has the death penalty for criminals and have even executed innocent people. Troy Davis who is supposedly innocent is about to be executed. Ordinary ...


The Struggle against Neoliberalism in Chile and Latin America: The ...

The Struggle against Neoliberalism in Chile and Latin America: The ...: In conclusion, it is worth noting the parallels between the Chilean students and the indignados explosion against poverty and unemployment that has struck ...

Murder of Catholic Priest in Colombia Greeted With Collective Silence

Murder of Catholic Priest in Colombia Greeted With Collective Silence: ... like Colombia, where the top three percent of the landed elite own over 70% of arable land while 57% of the poorest farmers subsist on under 3% -- a country where 40% of the population live in "absolute poverty," unable to satisfy basic subsistence ...


Colombia wages war on corruption

Colombia wages war on corruption: Recently, the president of Colombia's Supreme Court, Camilo Tarquino, ... to focus more on land reform and reducing poverty along with combating corruption. ...

Labor Day festival rallied for better jobs

Labor Day festival rallied for better jobs: In light of increased poverty numbers in Gainesville, a local activist spoke out in favor of the middle class Sunday afternoon at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza during a festival she helped create. Trisha Ingle, sporting a Rosie the Riveter themed ...


Florida ranks 44th for long-term care

Florida ranks 44th for long-term care

But Florida's poverty and disability rates for people over 65 are fairly close to the national average, and this state seems to be a special case: Here, the pressing needs of so many elders — Florida tops the nation, with 17.2 percent of its ...

Peru president signs indigenous consultation law

Peru president signs indigenous consultation law

Only in 2001 did Peru have its first democratically elected indigenous president, Alejandro Toledo, also a US-educated economist. People of European and mixed European-indigenous descent dominated politics and power for centuries following Spanish ...

Idle Youth in Latin America: A Persistent Problem in a Decade of Prosperity

Idle Youth in Latin America: A Persistent Problem in a Decade of Prosperity: The widely mentioned and studied demographic “window of opportunity” seems to be reaping some of its benefits during the first years of the 21st century in Latin America. As predicted, since the 1990s and in some countries a decade earlier a historic ...


Bolivia and Ecuador feel political heat

Bolivia and Ecuador feel political heat: But colonial attitudes persisted and, in one of South America's poorest and most unequal countries, per capita income remained less than $1000 a year. Under Mr Morales, income has more than doubled, and poverty fallen by a fifth. ...