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viernes, 30 de septiembre de 2011

Chavez says he helped U.S. prisoners in Iran at actor's request

Chavez says he helped U.S. prisoners in Iran at actor's request: 21 release of Shane Bauer and Josh Fattal, who were detained in Iran for more than two years, and that he had invited the two young men to visit Venezuela because "it seems they like excursions." "Sean Penn came here. He talked to me about these young ...

Could London-style Riots Happen in New York City?

Could London-style Riots Happen in New York City?: For example, a recent report by the Heritage Foundation—“Air Conditioning, Cable TV, and an Xbox: What is Poverty in the United States Today?”—argues that the prevalence of poverty in America is greatly exaggerated because “the overwhelming majority ...

Florida Musicians Play Cuba in Cultural Exchange

Florida Musicians Play Cuba in Cultural Exchange: The orchestra said it was the first time musicians from a professional US orchestra performed in Cuba since 1999, when the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra made a celebrated tour of the island. The New York Philharmonic has tried to visit on two separate ...

Cuba Promotes More Nature Tourism at Intl Congress

Cuba Promotes More Nature Tourism at Intl Congress

Sancti Spiritus, Cuba - The Cuban vice minister of tourism, Xiomara Martinez Iglesias, spoke of the importance of promoting the main values and natural attractions of Cuba so as to increase the number of tourists visiting the island for doing ...

Road to the White House runs through Colorado

Road to the White House runs through Colorado: He built a coalition of Latino voters, Democrats like himself who are college-educated transplants to Colorado, and independents in Denver and Boulder. “No candidate can win this state without winning independent voters,” said Mr. Bennet, ...

Report finds only 19% of latinos complete college

Report finds only 19% of latinos complete college: Padron said that many Hispanic families "believe college is for a small elite," and failed to realize the economic importance of further education. "Most jobs require at least two years of post-secondary education," he said, adding that unemployment is ...

Cuba Denounces US Refusal to Give Evidence

Cuba Denounces US Refusal to Give Evidence

Havana, Cuba - Cuba denounced the US government's refusal to give the satellite images of February 24, 1996, which are a key element in the case of Cuban anti-terrorist Gerardo Hernandez. Gerardo Hernandez, Rene Gonzalez, Ramon Labanino, ...

Mexican Drug Cartels | US Influence | Justice Department Report ...

Mexican Drug Cartels | US Influence | Justice Department Report ...: Drug war: Mexican cartels' US reach expands over 300 percent in two years | Comparison of Justice Dept. reports shows exponential increase in US influence.




Argentine water in demand amid gold, oil, gas rush

Argentine water in demand amid gold, oil, gas rush

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is promoting a new era of mining and energy production, welcoming billions of dollars in foreign investment to unlock huge new reserves of natural gas, oil, gold, lithium and other metals once thought to be ...

United States: Increase in Poverty Rate among Hispanics

United States: Increase in Poverty Rate among Hispanics: To put the severity of this issue in perspective, poverty in the United States also exceeds that of other countries in Latin America like Argentina (8.1 percent), Chile (9.8 percent), Uruguay (6.3 percent), and is getting closer to that of Brazil (19.3 ...

Chile Peso Weakens 2% As Copper Prices Continue To Plummet

Chile Peso Weakens 2% As Copper Prices Continue To Plummet: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean peso was trading 2.0% weaker versus the dollar midday Friday, as international copper prices dropped on disappointing US income data and doubts that a beefed-up rescue fund will suffice to halt the euro zone's debt ...

Brazilian judge orders construction of Amazon damto stop

Brazilian judge orders construction of Amazon damto stop:
"But what we have so far seen are painful frustrations such as increased poverty, insecurity and social chaos." On Wednesday the judge issued his ruling to suspend building work. While there has long been widespread opposition to the dam from ...


The Guardian

Child rights in prison under spotlight

Child rights in prison under spotlight: Alongside two prisoners' children, specialists from Brazil, Pakistan and South Africa will also speak to the DGD. "The DGD therefore gives us a unique opportunity to share ideas with people from around the globe who have worked with children of ...


Child rights in prison under spotlight

Child rights in prison under spotlight: Alongside two prisoners' children, specialists from Brazil, Pakistan and South Africa will also speak to the DGD. "The DGD therefore gives us a unique opportunity to share ideas with people from around the globe who have worked with children of ...


US businessman gets out of Bolivian jail

US businessman gets out of Bolivian jail

The trafficker is now imprisoned in Brazil for murder and other crimes. Judge Zenon Rodriguez ordered Ostreicher to pay $14500 bond Friday, but prohibited him from leaving Bolivia until the investigation ends, said his lawyer, Abel Montano. ...

"Drug Addicts Are Sick, Not Criminals"

"Drug Addicts Are Sick, Not Criminals": He also said the anti-drug policy adopted by the government of Portugal that decriminalised personal possession and consumption of drugs and focused on treatment instead of jail could serve as a model, adapted to conditions in Brazil. ...


Prison boss fired over rape claim

Prison boss fired over rape claim: The head of Brazil's prison system in the state of Para was fired Tuesday after a 14-year-old girl's claims that she was raped for four days in a penitentiary. Police commander Francisco Mota Bernardes was fired because "unfortunately he took too long ...


Judge Warns of New Buenos Aires-Doha Drug Route

Judge Warns of New Buenos Aires-Doha Drug Route: An Argentine judge has warned of the possible emergence a new drug trafficking route from Buenos Aires to Doha, the capital of the Middle Eastern state of Qatar. Judge Alejandro Catania is currently investigating six cases where suspects attempted to ...


A Dizzying Ernesto Neto Bridge Inaugurates Buenos Aires's ...

A Dizzying Ernesto Neto Bridge Inaugurates Buenos Aires's ...

The $14 million space has now joined a sprawling arts and luxury complex that includes one of Latin America's swankiest hotels.

Hispanics fuel 'white' population growth by ticking census box but percentage ...

Hispanics fuel 'white' population growth by ticking census box but percentage ...

The Census news comes as it was revealed that for the first time in American history, the largest portion of children in poverty are not white. According to a new figures, Hispanic children now make up the majority of those under 18 who live in poverty ...

23.4% of CA's children live in poverty; over 1 mil in "deep" poverty ...

23.4% of CA's children live in poverty; over 1 mil in "deep" poverty ...

With 2.2 million children or 23.4% of all children in California living in poverty, that means over million are living in deep poverty. This fact stands in stark contrast ...

Poverty is relative, wealth is absolute

Poverty is relative, wealth is absolute: To illustrate the point in a concrete way, I turn to examples from the world of the Mayans in pre-Columbian Central America. At one site, archaeologists compared the basal area (length times width) of four types of excavation sites. ...


Fighting against war and poverty

Fighting against war and poverty: They are people like Richard Flamer (1989-1994) who today runs a worker house for migrant workers in Central America. It's not always easy, living in community, he said. There are factions who think they should attain nonprofit status to get government ...


The Right to Life Denied: Death Penalty Violates the Constitution and ...

The Right to Life Denied: Death Penalty Violates the Constitution and ...: The American death penalty stands as a tragic rarity in the OSCE area. The United States cannot be considered a global leader on human rights, unless it changes its policy and joins the OSCE countries (and the majority of the world) in the abolition of ...