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martes, 18 de octubre de 2011

Venezuela fines TV station for prison coverage

Venezuela fines TV station for prison coverage: (AP) CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan regulators fined a TV channel more than $2 million on Tuesday for its coverage of a deadly prison riot that became a political headache for President Hugo Chavez. The hefty fine against Globovision sharply raises ...

Native American activist Elouise Cobell dies

Native American activist Elouise Cobell dies: Elouise Cobell, enrolled member of Montana's Blackfeet Tribe and lead plaintiff in a 15 year class-action lawsuit regarding the US government's trust management and accounting of money owed to nearly 500000 Native Americans, died Sunday of ...

Native American Musicians promote film, 'Remembering the Songs'

Native American Musicians promote film, 'Remembering the Songs': by Nikki Junewicz HANNAHVILLE INDIAN SCHOOL -- These are the sounds of traditional Native American music, which Hannahville Indian School students heard Tuesday during a special visit from the musicians in the film, Remembering the Songs. ...

Future Development And Native American Past

Future Development And Native American Past:
By Alison St John Native American history buried on hillsides and valleys all over San Diego County has developers facing a challenge: to reconcile honoring the past while meeting the needs of the future. Above: interstate 15 cuts through the hills ...


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US lawmakers fret over Cuba oil-drilling

US lawmakers fret over Cuba oil-drilling: US will inspect Repsol rig before it gets to Cuba * Regulator Bromwich: "This is a lot better than nothing." * Says trade embargo wouldn't impede helping with a spill By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The US government is doing what it ...

Ecumenical accompaniment program launched in Colombia

Ecumenical accompaniment program launched in Colombia: ... protection and implementation of human rights. After volunteering in local communities, accompaniers return to their own communities to educate others about the crisis and advocate for an end to the violence. The Latin American Council of Churches ...

Sleeping in Barrios: The Venezuelan Opposition in a Class of Its Own

Sleeping in Barrios: The Venezuelan Opposition in a Class of Its Own: ... much poverty, zinc roofs, areas without basic services where children are exposed to rubbish and illness, on this ground which produces the best riches thanks to oil...that is a reality that we are going to change, that is not 'The Best Venezuela! ...

Mexican police nab Acapulco drug boss

Mexican police nab Acapulco drug boss: Mexico City - Mexican police Tuesday captured the leader of one of Acapulco's drug gangs, whose power struggle has transformed the resort city into a battleground in Mexico's drug war. Cristian Arturo Hernandez Tarin was arrested along with three other ...

Brazil Without Poverty program prioritizes productive inclusion in ...

Brazil Without Poverty program prioritizes productive inclusion in ...

On Friday, President Dilma Rousseff, ministers, governors, mayors and businesspeople announced a series of initiatives under the Brazil Without Poverty Plan ...

'Prison Boss' Behind Taking of 60 Hostages in Venezuela Jail

'Prison Boss' Behind Taking of 60 Hostages in Venezuela Jail: Inmates at a maximum security prison in Venezuela have held some 60 prison employees hostage since October 14, reportedly at the request of a powerful prison gang leader. The inmates are reportedly demanding a transfer out of La Minima, ...

Embargo limits US oversight of Cuba's offshore drilling

Embargo limits US oversight of Cuba's offshore drilling: By Andrew Restuccia - Obama administration officials are keeping a watchful eye on Cuba's offshore drilling projects for fear that an oil spill could threaten America's coast. But the US embargo against Cuba limits the extent to ...

UN agencies commit to put rural women at centre stage of development

UN agencies commit to put rural women at centre stage of development: The two agencies have already started a joint project developing a $3 million initiative to support rural businesses owned by women in Latin America. The 'Latin America Broadening Economic Opportunities for Rural Entrepreneurial Women Programme' will ...


Over 80 dead as rain batters Central America

Over 80 dead as rain batters Central America: ... crisis throughout the poverty-stricken region after heavy rains washed away crops in areas where thousands of families rely on small-scale farming for their nutrition needs. Flooding and landslides killed more than 300 people in Central America, ...

Fight in Matamoros prison leaves 20 inmates dead - Yahoo! News

Fight in Matamoros prison leaves 20 inmates dead - Yahoo! News: News. A bloody, hours-long fight in a prison in the Mexican border city of Matamoros on Saturday left 20 inmates dead and 12 injured, state officials said.

Chile Readies Contingency For Global Recession -Finance Minister

Chile Readies Contingency For Global Recession -Finance Minister: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean Finance Ministry is preparing a contingency plan to face a possible global recession, minister Felipe Larrain said Tuesday. The government sees gross domestic product growing around 5% next year, but in a scenario of ...

Study: Vitamin E Consumption and Prostate Cancer Prevention; Supplements May ...

Study: Vitamin E Consumption and Prostate Cancer Prevention; Supplements May ...

Six years into the study, which took place across centers in the US, Canada and Puerto Rico, findings showed no positive association between vitamin E consumption and prostate cancer prevention. Now, as researchers further examine study participants, ...

Sex and journalism in Puerto Rico

Sex and journalism in Puerto Rico: He's a burnt- out New York reporter who escapes to the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico to land a job at the San Juan Star in the early 1960s. When Kemp arrives, he meets a desperately defeated editor (Richard Jenkins) and a newsroom full of oddballs ...

Puerto Rico residents to vote again on island's political status

Puerto Rico residents to vote again on island's political status: By Jeannette Rivera-Lyles, Orlando Sentinel Puerto Rico residents will vote in a non-binding referendum next year on whether to pursue a change in the island's political status as a US territory. But none of the 4 million Puerto Ricans who live outside ...


More poor kids in more poor places, Carsey Institute finds

More poor kids in more poor places, Carsey Institute finds: Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. "Nearly 22 percent of America's children ...

Poverty 'a shock' for volunteer students

Poverty 'a shock' for volunteer students: The group later spent a few weeks exploring other countries including Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Peru, where they visited Machu Picchu, Ilha Grande and the Iguazu Falls. Next month the group will be holding a presentation evening to tell other ...

Florida's minimum wage to rise nearly 5 percent

Florida's minimum wage to rise nearly 5 percent: "Even at $7.67, a full-time worker in Florida is still going to make less than $16000 a year. It is still below the poverty level," Gebreselassie said. "Seven states don't have a tipped minimum wage," she said. "They just pay the regular mini wage. ...


Poverty 'a shock' for volunteer students

Poverty 'a shock' for volunteer students: The group later spent a few weeks exploring other countries including Brazil, Chile, Argentina and Peru, where they visited Machu Picchu, Ilha Grande and the Iguazu Falls. Next month the group will be holding a presentation evening to tell other ...

More Poor Kids in More Poor Places

More Poor Kids in More Poor Places: Newswise — DURHAM, NH – Persistent high poverty is most prevalent among children, with those living in rural America disproportionally impacted, according to researchers from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. ...

Debt Crises and Austerity Policies in Latin America: Lessons for Europe

Debt Crises and Austerity Policies in Latin America: Lessons for Europe: The Irish magazine “The Citizen” has recently published an article on debt crisis and austerity in Latin America, co-written by Patricia Miranda (Latindadd) and Nuria Molina (Eurodad). Widespread financial and sovereign debt crises seem to be a new ...

Native American Activist Elouise Cobell Dies

Native American Activist Elouise Cobell Dies: Elouise Cobell, the Native American activist whose demand that the US government account for money earned from Indian lands turned into one of the largest class action lawsuits ever settled, died on Sunday in Great Falls, Montana. She was 65. ...