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miércoles, 14 de septiembre de 2011

Puerto Rico Pentecostal Association, FRAPE, Joins National Hispanic Christian ...

Puerto Rico Pentecostal Association, FRAPE, Joins National Hispanic Christian ...

FRAPE stands for Fraternidad de Pastores Pentecostales—the Fraternity of Pentecostal Pastors—and the name is a reflection of the intention to create a network of pastors and their local churches to be a voice in the Puerto Rican society for God and ...

Puerto Rico to install $6.6M worth of solar panels

Puerto Rico to install $6.6M worth of solar panels: AP Puerto Rico is investing $6.6 million in solar energy panels that it plans to install in homes, businesses, airports and schools across the US Caribbean territory. Commerce and Economic Development Secretary Jose Perez-Riera says the government will ...


Skip the Fall Foliage and Opt for Savings on an Idyllic, Warm-Weather Getaway ...

Skip the Fall Foliage and Opt for Savings on an Idyllic, Warm-Weather Getaway ...

MCLEAN, Va - (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts of Florida and Puerto Rico are giving couples a romantic fall getaway option that includes sand, surf and savings with its "Luxury Fall Escape" which features ...

Troy Davis, victim of judicial lynching

Troy Davis, victim of judicial lynching:
Support for the death penalty in the US, though high, and for the time being in the majority, is declining. High profile cases involving judicial errors have probably contributed to this. The Texas crowd that whooped and hollered for Perry are sick. ...


The Guardian (blog)

Mexican film star says border barrier is symbol of ignorance

Mexican film star says border barrier is symbol of ignorance: "The walls will fall one day, absolutely," he said on Tuesday evening upon accepting a Human Rights Award from the Washington Office on Latin America. Garcia Bernal received the WOLA prize in recognition of his commitment to migrants, particularly his ...


Latino Legislators Promise To Keep Their Promises

Latino Legislators Promise To Keep Their Promises: The annual events of CHCI mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, a celebration which is framed this year by two high rates affecting the Latin community: unemployment and deportation. The public political conference covers various issues of ...


Chile faces youth unrest, typhoid outbreak

Chile faces youth unrest, typhoid outbreak: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's problems dealing with youth unrest over slow education reforms are being compounded by concerns the capital may be in the grip of a typhoid fever outbreak. The government has battled to enforce restraint on ...


California's poverty rate highest in more than a decade | WOPULAR

California's poverty rate highest in more than a decade | WOPULAR: California's poor now outnumber the populations of 33 states and 90 nations – and counting. Kevin Ferrari of Sacramento, shown with his dog Pocky, lost his gas ...


Debate: Do you support the death penalty?

Debate: Do you support the death penalty?: More than two-thirds of the countries of the world have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice. While 58 countries retained the death penalty in 2009, most did not use it. Eighteen countries were known to have carried out executions, ...


Family of alleged hate-killing victim opposes death penalty in case

Family of alleged hate-killing victim opposes death penalty in case:
... Mississippi (CNN) -- The family of an African-American man who died after a group of white teens beat him and one allegedly ran him over with a truck is asking state and federal officials not to seek the death penalty in the case. ...


CNN International

A Metro Lens on the New National Poverty Data

A Metro Lens on the New National Poverty Data: The poverty rate in the South rose by about twice the amount as in other regions. A quick glance at yesterday's state numbers suggest particularly big jumps in Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. Poverty is up in the Interior West. ...


Florida suffers income decline, most poverty in 15 years

Florida suffers income decline, most poverty in 15 years: More Florida families saw cuts in their income and fell into poverty last year, according to new data from the US Census Bureau, the South Florida Business Journal reports. Florida lagged the nation in the key indicators: income, poverty and health ...


Venezuela opposes rebels in Libya's UN seat - KansasCity.com

Venezuela opposes rebels in Libya's UN seat - KansasCity.com: Venezuela and other countries in a left-leaning regional trade group are telling the new president of the General Assembly they oppose giving Libya's U.N. seat to the rebels who've effectively ousted Moammar Gadhafi's government.


Latino and black poverty rates driven by lack of good jobs and high ...

Latino and black poverty rates driven by lack of good jobs and high ...: The causes of Latino and African American poverty rates are a lack of good jobs, high unemployment rates and high incarceration rates, not declining marriage ...


Ties bolster regimes in Havana and Caracas

Ties bolster regimes in Havana and Caracas: For others, it was a political move designed to counter criticism that Mr Chávez was turning Venezuela into a satellite of communist Cuba. Few topics are more controversial in Caracas. In return for billions of dollars of aid, about 50000 Cubans ...


Violent images from a nearby war

Violent images from a nearby war:
They are covering the Mexico Drug War. Looking at pictures from war isn't easy, nor should it be. Arias and Hernandez are putting us just a few feet from people who have been killed for territory, drugs or maybe for no reason at all, in our neighboring ...


NewsOK.com (blog)

Congressman: Mexico faces insurgency

Congressman: Mexico faces insurgency:
The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee dropped more oil on the fiery debate over Mexico's drug war when he said that American aid should be reassessed to face the threat of an insurgency. Speaking in a Tuesday session, Rep. ...


GlobalPost (blog)

JFK awaited his murder after Cuba crisis

JFK awaited his murder after Cuba crisis:
An audio message reveals that former US President John F. Kennedy had said after the successful resolution of Cuban Missile Crisis that it was the best time if anyone wanted to kill him. Former first lady Jackie Kennedy made the disclosure on tapes she ...


Press TV

Poverty and inequality in Bolivia --... - Topix

Poverty and inequality in Bolivia --... - Topix: Poverty and inequality in Bolivia --... Full story: Green Left Weekly. In July, in response to a Bolivia Information Office polemical document issued by a number of ...


Peru Approves New Royalty Scheme for Miners

Peru Approves New Royalty Scheme for Miners: Peru has approved a new mining royalty scheme to fund anti-poverty initiatives and infrastructure projects, Economy Minister Luis Castilla said. It replaces the current royalty system and payments will be based on operating profits rather than sales. ...


Brazil govt proposes new oil royalties plan

Brazil govt proposes new oil royalties plan: Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called the reserves a "gift from God", and many Brazilians believe oil will be crucial to helping ease poverty and spur economic development. The issue is a top legislative priority for Rousseff following the ...


Beating Drought in Semiarid Northeast

Beating Drought in Semiarid Northeast: By Mario Osava OURICURÍ, Brazil, Sep 14, 2011 (IPS) - Violent clashes looked inevitable when some 1500 desperately hungry peasants poured into this small Brazilian town. Riot police were staked out to prevent looting. It was the year 1993, and millions ...


Brazilian court upholds conviction of rancher who murdered an American nun in ...

Brazilian court upholds conviction of rancher who murdered an American nun in ...:
... the appeals process for people sentenced to long prison terms. At the time of her death Stang was working with the Pastoral Land Commission, a Catholic Church group that lobbies for land reform in Brazil and fights for land rights for the poor. ...


Mongabay.com

Dalai Lama's visit in Argentina marked by Chinese conflict

Dalai Lama's visit in Argentina marked by Chinese conflict

Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso began his visit in Buenos Aires in the midst of the conflict with China which disabled him from being decorated by the City and national government. Both administrations desisted from decorating the exiled Tibetan spiritual ...

Colombian budget for 2012 approved

Colombian budget for 2012 approved: Colombia's congress approved the national budget for 2012 at $91.09 billion despite protests from a senator that there had not been sufficient debate. The Finance Ministry said the budget was to reduce poverty, create more employment and guarantee the ...