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viernes, 9 de septiembre de 2011

Foes driven by differing motives cross paths

Foes driven by differing motives cross paths: A lot of poverty does make for great motivation, but there are other situations with fighters who haven't had that poverty who are just as motivated -- if not more so. There are certain parts of their life that they want to prove they can do. ...


Suspect accused of killing Candela pleads innocent

Suspect accused of killing Candela pleads innocent: The suspect, Hugo Elvio Bermúdez Rodríguez, is a resident in the Greater Buenos Aires area of Morón and has a record of drug trafficking. He is allegedly an acquaintance of Candela's family and authorities suspect he was the one who committed the ...


Sculpture vandalism dismays Argentine art-lovers

Sculpture vandalism dismays Argentine art-lovers

BUENOS AIRES — Art-lovers in Argentina are up in arms after a cast of Auguste Rodin's inspiring "The Thinker" sculpture was defaced by vandals only to suffer more potential damage as it was cleaned. Crafted more than a century ago, the statue depicts ...

The Latino Factor

The Latino Factor: Yet the current Latino unemployment rate remains unacceptably high at 11.3 percent. ... And it extends unemployment benefits that will provide a lifeline to more than 1.1 million Latinos pounding the pavement every day looking for jobs. ...


Florida ranks 44th in the nation for long-term medical care

Florida ranks 44th in the nation for long-term medical care: According to the study, many of the “lagging states [that] scored in the bottom half of states on most dimensions … are in the South, and have among the lowest median incomes and highest rates of both poverty and disability in the nation. ...


Mining a Grave Concern in Guatemala's Election

Mining a Grave Concern in Guatemala's Election: Canadian mining corporation Goldcorp focuses on gold and silver extraction in the Americas and manages current operations at Marlin, a controversial mining project located in the hills of San Marcos , an area home to Mayan indigenous groups. ...


Ground Zero in the Drug War

Ground Zero in the Drug War: ALSO in this issue, Paul Imison on the future of Mexico's left. by TOM BARRY Arizona and the US-Mexico borderlands are the “ground zero in the war on drugs.” That's the assessment of the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC), the state office that ...


Seven killed by blast at illegal fireworks warehouse in Venezuela

Seven killed by blast at illegal fireworks warehouse in Venezuela

Caracas - Seven people died in a blast at an illegal fireworks warehouse in Punto Fijo, in the north-western Venezuelan state of Falcon, Venezuelan media reported Friday, citing local authorities. The explosion happened late Thursday and was felt ...

Cuba Says Fidel Castro in Good Health

Cuba Says Fidel Castro in Good Health: September 09, 2011 Cuba Says Fidel Castro in Good Health VOA News Cuba has posted new photographs of former President Fidel Castro on a government website following rumors of his failing health or death. The photos show a relaxed Castro sitting in a ...


Ex-gov: Cuba denies meeting with jailed American

Ex-gov: Cuba denies meeting with jailed American: Bill Richardson smiles as he sits at an area outside a bar in the National hotel in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011. Richardson arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to seek the freedom of a US government subcontractor Alan Gross sentenced to 15 years in ...


Barry Adkins Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana

Barry Adkins Found Guilty of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana: Based on evidence and testimony from other members of the conspiracy, 11000 pounds of marijuana from a Mexican source was sold throughout the area with $10 million going back to Mexico. Adkins faces 10 years to life in prison and a $2 million fine. ...


Applications for Unemployment Benefits Rise | Fox News Latino

Applications for Unemployment Benefits Rise | Fox News Latino: The number of people seeking unemployment benefits ticked up slightly last week, evidence that the job market isn't improving.


Chile govt bill seeks loan rate cut after scandal

Chile govt bill seeks loan rate cut after scandal: SANTIAGO, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Chile's government sent a bill to Congress on Friday that cuts maximum rates on bank loans in the wake of a retail credit scandal, a move bankers argue would hurt their business by deterring lending to riskier customers. ...


Iran, Cuba sign economic cooperation agreements

Iran, Cuba sign economic cooperation agreements: TERHAN— Iran and Cuba signed on Thursday five cooperation pacts and one memorandum of understanding (MoU) in different areas of industry, mining, energy, banking, commerce, health, agriculture and transport, IRIB reported. The economic and commercial ...


Toronto Film Festival Dispatch: Give Me U2 Or Give Me Death

Toronto Film Festival Dispatch: Give Me U2 Or Give Me Death: Before the film, everyone was describing it as the Herzog movie about the American death penalty. Coming on the heels of the applause that followed Rick Perry's answer about Texas executions during Wednesday night's debate, it seemed a good time to ...


For Grandparents Day, let's support the care they give

For Grandparents Day, let's support the care they give: Since the mid-1980s, these arrangements have become increasingly prevalent as families have been torn apart by the onslaught of widespread poverty, addiction and incarceration. At Community Coalition, the nonprofit based in South Central Los Angeles ...


Demonstrators gather at Capitol

Demonstrators gather at Capitol

8, the Santa Fe-based immigrant rights' group Somos un Pueblo Unido planned to lead another “action day” along with four other statewide organizations, including Engaging Latino Communities for Higher Education and the League of United Latin American ...

Peru is still struggling with its bloody past

Peru is still struggling with its bloody past:
Mora's comments have attracted a flood of opprobrium from human rights groups. The Washington Office on Latin America (Wola) said his remarks were tantamount to calling for a state policy of impunity. Ronald Gamarra, one of the prosecutors in the ...


The Guardian

Bolivia: Development before environment?

Bolivia: Development before environment?: But its local Indigenous peoples were forced into a life of extreme poverty and oppression. Despite sitting upon the second-largest gas reserves in South America, and at one time supplying almost 50% of the world's tin, Bolivia is generally considered ...


1.6 million Colombians illiterate: Minister

1.6 million Colombians illiterate: Minister: Maria Fernanda Campo told El Espectator that poverty was the leading cause of illiteracy. According to Campo nearly every family in the poorest parts of Colombia has one or two adults who cannot read or write. In the United Network Against Poverty, ...


Costa gets 7 years in prison

Costa gets 7 years in prison: The Brazil native was convicted in July of involuntary manslaughter, gross vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving for the April 2009 crash in which his big rig, having lost its brakes during the steep Crest descent, slammed into a car containing ...


Improving Programs to Tackle Extreme Poverty in Bolivia | World ...

Improving Programs to Tackle Extreme Poverty in Bolivia | World ...: Poverty and inequality are harsh realities in Bolivia. In spite of targeted social programs, 59 percent of the indigenous and 62 percent of rural populations still live ...


Why African Americans and Latinos Must Get Along

Why African Americans and Latinos Must Get Along: Both communities face high unemployment rates, high dropout rates, systemic poverty, gang violence, a disproportionate number of prison inmates and continual discrimination. Some issues that continue to create controversy between the two communities ...


SA fine dodgers could be jailed

SA fine dodgers could be jailed: Police rescue woman, children held captiveA Mexican taxi driver faces up to 30 years in jail for allegedly keeping his girlfriend's two daughters captive for five years, fathering five children with them and then killing one of the teens and one of her ...


One of World's Smallest Men, Stands 27-Inches Tall

One of World's Smallest Men, Stands 27-Inches Tall:
Born to a poor family in rural Colombia, Hernandez used his title to pull his struggling family out of poverty, but others looking to profit used the ...

ABC News