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domingo, 16 de octubre de 2011

Argentina's presidential election and the spirits from politics past

Argentina's presidential election and the spirits from politics past

The flag-waving audience in a suburb of Buenos Aires roared its appreciation at his name, to the gratitude of his widow, who is almost certain to be re-elected in the poll a week on Sunday. But it will be a bittersweet moment. Mr Kirchner, who had been ...

Unauthorized workers and unemployment: State immigration laws can open jobs to ...

Unauthorized workers and unemployment: State immigration laws can open jobs to ...: But this is not, as the editorial contends without a shred of evidence, because the state "fears Latino people are ruining the party." The reason for the law's disproportionate impact on Hispanics is simple: Some 80 percent of illegal immigrants come ...

Congress stalled on immigration reform

Congress stalled on immigration reform: Chandler said black lawmakers, civil rights activists and Latino groups have been key to defeating proposed immigration bills in the past. In this file photo, Sen. Joey Fillingane, R-Sumrall, answers questions regarding the semantics of a bill he ...

America should be outraged by Mexican drug situation

America should be outraged by Mexican drug situation: Without the market for drugs here there wouldn't be a drug war of the magnitude that there is today, a war that by best estimates has killed more than 40000 since 2006. Without the guns -- more than 90 percent of the guns captured in the on-going war ...

Some minority kids may be less likely to wear a seat belt

Some minority kids may be less likely to wear a seat belt:
The lowest use of seat belts was found among black, Hispanic and Native American children. Researchers found that 12.6% of children who were injured required emergency surgery, and that the use of seat belts was linked with less severe injuries and a ...


Los Angeles Times

A year later, Chilean miners struggle with psychological effects ...

A year later, Chilean miners struggle with psychological effects ...: A year later, Chilean miners struggle with psychological effects, poverty ... These men continue to grapple with poverty and the psychological effects of the ...


Cuba's Ladies in White stage march, vow to continue

Cuba's Ladies in White stage march, vow to continue:
As happens most of the time, passing Cubans took little notice of the march. It was believed to be the first time in decades men had taken part in a public protest in Cuba, without the intervention of police and state security agents, none of whom were ...


Reuters

Florida a dream state in teaching students about civil rights, report shows

Florida a dream state in teaching students about civil rights, report shows: (AP Photo, File) Released by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the report paints a bleak picture of the state of civil rights education, calling it “dismal” and stating that there is “tremendous” room for improvement in most states. Florida got one of ...

Low-pressure system hovers over Mexico's Yucatan

Low-pressure system hovers over Mexico's Yucatan: The system, located near the eastern Yucatan coast, is slowly moving to the northwest and bringing heavy rainfall to the region and western Cuba, the NHC said. The Miami-based hurricane center said the low pressure system was producing winds of ...


Chile after the students' protests

Chile after the students' protests

... gay rights, consumer rights and other post-materalist demands (those not ... to follow a populist trend typical of the left elsewhere in Latin America. ...

Canada needs to act against "sex tourists"

Canada needs to act against "sex tourists": According to INTERPOL and the FBI, Paraguay, for example, owes a large part of its economy to ... both of which still struggle with widespread poverty. ...

100 Years Ago Santa Cruz was Talking About the Last Native American Not to ...

100 Years Ago Santa Cruz was Talking About the Last Native American Not to ...

A Native American wandered out of the wilderness and was kept in San Francisco to be studied. By Brad Kava Could this article in the Oct. 16, 1911 issue of the San Francisco Call be any more demeaning? It talks about the discovery of Ishi, ...

Twenty die in Mexican prison fight near US border

Twenty die in Mexican prison fight near US border:
Mexican prisons: relatives and friends outside La Mesa state penitentiary as rioting inmates stand on the prison's roof in Tijuana in 2008. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AP A fight in a prison in the Mexican border city of Matamoros has left 20 inmates ...


The Guardian

On World Food Day, a Colombian farmer provides for the next generation

On World Food Day, a Colombian farmer provides for the next generation

In a country where about 54 percent of rural people live in poverty, “it has a big impact.” Urban consumers also benefit from the markets, where food sells for 15 to 25 percent less than it does on supermarket shelves. Velandia noted that the farmers' ...

Five holidaymakers injured as boat capsizes after fire off Gran Canaria

Five holidaymakers injured as boat capsizes after fire off Gran Canaria

Five of the 26 holidaymakers were hurt jumping into a life raft as the vessel capsized off Puerto Rico in Gran Canaria, Spain. Several others had to be treated for hypothermia, shock and smoke inhalation after being picked up by nearby boats. ...

Buenos Aires airport halts flights due to volcanic ash

Buenos Aires airport halts flights due to volcanic ash

BUENOS AIRES — The Jorge Newbery airport in Buenos Aires suspended all flights Sunday because of the presence of ash from neighboring Chile's Puyehue volcano, which disrupted global travel when it erupted earlier this year. ...

Cuba's Ladies in White face new challenges as they mourn loss of founder and ...

Cuba's Ladies in White face new challenges as they mourn loss of founder and ...

By AP, HAVANA — Cuba's Ladies in White have vowed to keep protesting against the island's communist-run government despite the death of their late founder and spiritual leader, but the loss presents new challenges for a dissident group already ...

Cuba Expects Overwhelming UN Vote against US Economic Blockade

Cuba Expects Overwhelming UN Vote against US Economic Blockade

Cuba expects that the international community once again overwhelmingly rejects the over-50-year US economic, commercial and financial blockade, said Cuban ambassador to Caracas Rogelio Polanco. The diplomat told Prensa Latina news agency that on ...

Government aid key to prosperity for all, laureate says

Government aid key to prosperity for all, laureate says

The joint prize was intended to spotlight leaders who have made significant headway against entrenched problems of hunger and poverty. Brazil reduced its hunger rate by half and by 2009 had cut the poverty rate from 12 percent to 4.8 percent. ...

Iran, Cuba Keen to Develop Agricultural Cooperation

Iran, Cuba Keen to Develop Agricultural Cooperation:
He added that Iranian companies are ready to launch cooperation with Cuba in different areas of agriculture and irrigation. Last month, Iranian and Cuban officials signed an array of economic and trade agreements to further consolidate their ties and ...


Fars News Agency

Twenty die in Mexican prison fight near US border | World news ...

Twenty die in Mexican prison fight near US border | World news ...: A fight between prisoners at a jail in Matamoros in northern Mexico has left 20 inmates dead.

Cuba Communist Party mulls call for term limits

Cuba Communist Party mulls call for term limits: Cuba's Communist Party is taking up President Raul Castro's call for term limits for all government officials, including himself.

From Argentina to Wall Street

From Argentina to Wall Street

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 ...

Brazil vows to avert crisis via poverty relief

Brazil vows to avert crisis via poverty relief: Aimed at lifting 16 million out of poverty, the Brazil without Poverty plan is not only a social program but also a major initiative to stimulate consumption, said ...


The high-wire walked by Cuba's cardinal

The high-wire walked by Cuba's cardinal: A look at Cuba's Jaime Ortega as he celebrates his 75th birthday and offers a resignation that ... the church now runs a variety of social welfare programs. ...