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martes, 11 de octubre de 2011

Argentina to Wall Street: Latin American Social Movements and the Occupation ...

Argentina to Wall Street: Latin American Social Movements and the Occupation ...

As unemployment and poverty in the US reaches record levels, the protest is catching on, with hundreds of parallel occupations sprouting up across the country. It was a similar disparity in economic and political power that led people to the streets in ...

Cuba protests US "double standards" on terrorism

Cuba protests US "double standards" on terrorism: (Credit:Jorge Luis Baños/IPS) HAVANA, Cuba, Tuesday October 11, 2011 (By Patricia Grogg) - Cuba marked the 35th anniversary of the bombing of a Cubana airlines jet, in which 73 people were killed, with demonstrations against terrorism and a demand for ...


Brazil president: Higher benefits won't spark baby boom

Brazil president: Higher benefits won't spark baby boom: The president proposes expanding that financial assistance until 2014 to another 17 million families living in conditions of extreme poverty. Critics of such programs say they will cause an exponential hike in the birthrate, which Rousseff, ...


US officials seek to protect tiny Puerto Rico frog

US officials seek to protect tiny Puerto Rico frog

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Puerto Rican frog about the size of a toenail could receive protection from US environmental officials, who announced Tuesday they would like to list it as an endangered species. The coqui llanero is the island's ...

Venezuela rejects certain human rights recommendations

Venezuela rejects certain human rights recommendations: By Mariano Castillo, CNN (CNN) -- Venezuela on Tuesday rejected a number of recommendations made by UN member countries as part of a human rights evaluation by the world body. Of 148 recommendations made in the Universal Periodic Review by the UN Human ...

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks

Civil Rights, Labor Advocates Demand End To Employment Credit Checks: The coalition of groups opposed to employment credit checks says credit scores for black and Latino workers are 5 to 35 percent lower than scores for white workers. They also say credit checks are an unfair criteria for the unemployed because people ...

Puerto Rico: governor promises to clean up the police

Puerto Rico: governor promises to clean up the police: Right-wing Puerto Rican governor Luis Fortuño is now trying to control damage from a Sept. 8 report by the US Justice Department condemning unconstitutional conduct by the island's police force. The report cited "continued civil rights violations," ...


Feds seek death penalty again for convicted killer

Feds seek death penalty again for convicted killer

NEW ORLEANS - The US Justice Department is trying again to secure a death sentence for a man convicted of killing an off-duty sheriff's deputy during a botched bank robbery in New Orleans. A jury had sentenced John Wayne Johnson to death for fatally ...

A celebration of Native American Day, culture

A celebration of Native American Day, culture

Art Red Horse, a Navajo Grass Dancer, dances during Native Americans' Day activities at the Crazy Horse Memorial on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011. Red Horse is also a painter, singer and flute player. (Ryan Soderlin/Journal staff) A crisp fall day and the ...

Biofuel fuels food price

Biofuel fuels food price: The poverty rate in the country during that period rose five percent. ... Bangladesh along with Angola, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger and Vietnam ...

Convicted Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez is freed, but debate rages on

Convicted Cuban spy Rene Gonzalez is freed, but debate rages on: REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Few topics illustrate the gulf in perception between official Cuba and official United States like the case of the "Cuban Five." The five Cuban agents were arrested in Florida in the 1990s and tried and convicted on ...


Indians protest health service, Columbus Day in Great Falls

Indians protest health service, Columbus Day in Great Falls

Almost 50 Native Americans — young and old — made their way down Central Avenue on Monday afternoon to protest, among other things, the lack of care they receive from federal Indian Health Services. Debbie McShane, president of the American Indian ...

Blackfeet artist earns first Native American Music Award

Blackfeet artist earns first Native American Music Award

Jack Gladstone, center left, celebrates with his daughter and friends after winning a Native American Music Award. COURTESY PHOTO NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Blackfeet balladeer Jack Gladstone won his first Native American Music Award this weekend for Best ...

Incentives needed for Latin lesson

Incentives needed for Latin lesson

For a long time, Latin America was recurrently portrayed through a variety of stereotypes, usually based on their governance problems (dictatorships and political violence) and economic malaises (inflation and economic inequality, among others). ...

Mexico's drug war comes to Belize

Mexico's drug war comes to Belize: (Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images) BELIZE CITY — When security analysts look at the “spillover” effect of Mexico's drug war into Central America, they typically focus on the troubled states of the so-called Northern Triangle — Guatemala, Honduras and El ...


What Russia stands to lose if Venezuela sees regime change

What Russia stands to lose if Venezuela sees regime change: Multi-billion dollar contracts between Russia and Venezuela, sponsored by Hugo Chavez, the incumbent president of this Latin American country, may be under threat. The 57-year-old Venezuelan leader, who has ruled his country for almost 13 years, ...


Peru Maintains Poverty Reduction Target Despite Global Uncertainty

Peru Maintains Poverty Reduction Target Despite Global Uncertainty: Peru's government said it is maintaining its poverty reduction target despite growing uncertainty about the health of the global economy and its ...

Chavez to Return to Cuba for Medical Tests

Chavez to Return to Cuba for Medical Tests: October 11, 2011 Chavez to Return to Cuba for Medical Tests VOA News Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he will return to Cuba next week for medical testing. In a brief telephone interview broadcast on Venezuelan state television, Chavez said the ...


Chile Detects New Virus In Local Farmed Salmon Industry-Report

Chile Detects New Virus In Local Farmed Salmon Industry-Report: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's national fishing authority Sernapesca has identified the presence of the heart and skeletal muscle inflammation virus, or HSMI, in the local salmon industry, paper Diario Financiero reported Tuesday. ...


Chávez condemns Wall Street protest 'crackdown'

Chávez condemns Wall Street protest 'crackdown':
Venezuela's President Hugo Chávez has attacked the 'US crackdown' on anti-Wall Street protests. Photograph: Ho/REUTERS Hugo Chávez has condemned the "horrible repression" of anti-Wall Street protesters and described a US Republican presidential ...


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Chile protests spiral into violence in Santiago

Chile protests spiral into violence in Santiago

Chilean protesters clashed with police as a peaceful demonstration by indigenous groups descended into violence in the capital Santiago. The anniversary of Colombus's first landfall on 12 October 1492 is a public holiday in Chile but for indigenous ...

Chile austerity measures raising serious questions about future

Chile austerity measures raising serious questions about future

For 37 weeks students and teachers have been on the streets of the capital Santiago and other cities protesting the cost of Chile's largely privatized education system and demanding free quality education for all. The response by the administration of ...

Paraguay weighs giving expats the vote

Paraguay weighs giving expats the vote

Paraguay consistently loses many citizens because decades of dictatorship and poverty have closed off opportunities at home. An estimated 1.5 million ...

Native American inventor proud of past and focused on bright future for children

Native American inventor proud of past and focused on bright future for children: Petite is a Native American, a member of the Chippewa tribe, where his father was a tribal chief in Wisconsin. His people were around long before we came to these shores and long before John Wayne was shambling around wearing a bad hairpiece and ...

Native American artists display work at SDSU

Native American artists display work at SDSU: BROOKINGS, SD (AP) - Eight Native American artists are displaying their South Dakota ties in a joint exhibition of drawing, painting and sculpture at the South Dakota Art Museum. The artwork uses a variety of mediums, such as ink on bed sheets, ...