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viernes, 21 de octubre de 2011

Doctor who spoke of Chavez's cancer leaves Venezuela

Doctor who spoke of Chavez's cancer leaves Venezuela:
CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan doctor who forecast President Hugo Chavez would die of cancer within two years said on Friday he had left the country with his family after colleagues reported police visiting his consultancy. ...


Reuters

Argentina's slumdwellers explain the election

Argentina's slumdwellers explain the election: And while people are deeply respectful of how Fernandez has made promoting human rights a pillar of her government, they say her government has utterly failed to control the corruption and crime that seems to hit them harder than their neighbors living ...


Native American tribe gets $380 million to end lawsuit

Native American tribe gets $380 million to end lawsuit

WASHINGTON — The United States reached a final settlement of $380 million Friday with a Native American tribe to resolve allegations of mismanagement of trust assets in a long-standing lawsuit. The agreement with the Osage Tribe capped a 12-year ...

Argentina heading to polls

Argentina heading to polls: Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, right, greets a supporter during a campaign rally in Buenos Aires. A center-leftist who has given the state a leading role in the economy, Fernandez has rebounded from low approval ratings and angry ...


Michael Buble ready for fatherhood

Michael Buble ready for fatherhood:
The couple exchanged vows in Buenos Aires, Argentina in March and Buble is eager to welcome a child – when his model partner is ready. He tells “ET Canada,” “I've said to her (Lopilato) a million times I'd love to have kids. But I always say to her, ...


San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Mexico's drug war bypassing growers

Mexico's drug war bypassing growers: The acreage devoted to opium poppies has also soared, according to the US State Department, making Mexico the second-leading heroin producer in the world, after Afghanistan. Five years into the fight against Mexico's drug cartels, the country's sagging ...


Argentina's slumdwellers explain the election

Argentina's slumdwellers explain the election

Artemio Lopez, who directs the Consultora Equis firm, says his calculations suggests 21 percent of Argentina's 40 million people live in poverty, but he said the Kirchner era has seen the longest period of improvement since Argentina recovered its ...

Peru seeks social policy based on production, not compensations

Peru seeks social policy based on production, not compensations: A policy of second generation, in which the main approach is to take the population out of poverty and give them opportunities, not compensations.” After swearing in the head of Midis, Carolina Trivelli, Humala explained that having only one productive ...

The death penalty protects society

The death penalty protects society: Repealing the Death Penalty is not an urgent Pro-Life cause. Killng innocent unborn children —- 4000 a day in the US — is not on par with the justified death of guilty adult murderers. The death penalty protects society! Our courts have the means to ...

Brazil Doctors Found Guilty of Killing Patients

Brazil Doctors Found Guilty of Killing Patients: Sao Paulo state Judge Marco Montemor sentenced doctors Rui Sacramento, Pedro Torrecillas and Mariano Fiore Junior to 17 years and six months each in prison. Sacramento and Torrecillas were charged with murder after removing both kidneys from the ...

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says Muammar Gaddafi's death is an outrage

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says Muammar Gaddafi's death is an outrage

VENEZUELAN President Hugo Chavez expressed anger over the death of Muammar Gaddafi, calling it an "outrage" and saying the ousted Libyan strongman was a "martyr". "Sadly the death of Gaddafi has been confirmed," said Chavez, who had just returned to ...

Hugo Chávez Returns to Venezuela, Declares Himself Free of Cancer

Hugo Chávez Returns to Venezuela, Declares Himself Free of Cancer

President Hugo Chávez arrived back in Venezuela this week, declaring himself free of cancer, after four cycles of chemotherapy over the last four months. He arrived buoyant as ever in Táchira state, confidently claiming, “I am free of illness… ...

Johnny Depp searches for 'closure' with 'The Rum Diary'

Johnny Depp searches for 'closure' with 'The Rum Diary':
The movie, starring Depp and inspired by Thompson's early stint as a brilliant but boozy journalist in San Juan, Puerto Rico, opens Friday. Thompson "was already a hell-raiser" when he arrived in Puerto Rico in the early 1960s, Depp says. ...


Orlando Sentinel

10 States With The Highest Poverty Rates [PHOTOS]

10 States With The Highest Poverty Rates [PHOTOS]: The states with the lowest rates were Louisiana, Alabama and Wyoming. Although Alaska and Maryland had poverty rates of 9.9 percent in 2010, the margins of error for those states were greater than 0.3 percent.

Native Americans' New CU Off to Fast Start

Native Americans' New CU Off to Fast Start: By Marc Rapport Chippewa Eagle FCU in Mount Pleasant, Mich., has reached the $2 million mark in assets in its first seven months of operation, the credit union and its core processor said. The new CU also is expects to cross the 1000-member mark by the ...

Are Mexico's Drug Cartels Recruiting American Children?

Are Mexico's Drug Cartels Recruiting American Children?:
In the ongoing drug war in Mexico, cartels will do whatever they can to gain more power, even if that means recruiting teenage soldiers. Drug gangs have been known to employ children as young as 11 years old, some of whom come from Texas, ...


International Business Times

Protesting students seize Chile's Senate building

Protesting students seize Chile's Senate building: By EVA VERGARA, AP Oscar Navarro / AP Authorities, from left, front, Chile's Education Minister Felipe Bulnes, Santiago University Rector Juan Manuel Zolezzi, and Chile's Senator Ena Anglein von Baer, fourth from left, looks on as protesters carrying a ...

Bill aimed at ending Fla. tuition discrimination

Bill aimed at ending Fla. tuition discrimination: The Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state on Wednesday in US District Court in Miami. The lawsuit alleges the policy discriminates against US citizens and is unconstitutional. Fullwood, a Jacksonville Democrat, said he began studying the issue ...

Mexican man gets prison for illegal US re-entry

Mexican man gets prison for illegal US re-entry

(AP) — A Mexican man arrested earlier this year in southern Arizona for illegally trying to re-enter the United States has been sentenced to more than six years in federal prison. Prosecutors say 43-year-old Alejandro Rivas-Amador, of Sonora, ...

Openly Gay East Harlem Rapper Aims For Hip-Hop Success

Openly Gay East Harlem Rapper Aims For Hip-Hop Success:
He's appeared on the Tyra Banks Show, and PBS' "Out in America" and MTV's "Sex...With Mom and Dad" with Dr. Drew to discuss being a gay man. Those appearances made some of the people in his neighborhood who bullied him come and ask for his forgiveness. ...


DNAinfo

Citizens law academy's newest class graduates

Citizens law academy's newest class graduates

After traveling to Guatemala and seeing the poverty in his native country, Cardinal Mooney Catholic High School student Juan Pablo Gonzalez was inspired to take action. Juan Pablo, a junior, saw the need that students have for basic supplies while ...

Human rights approach to education policies needed in Chile – UN official

Human rights approach to education policies needed in Chile – UN official:
Ms. Kang said Chile remains a positive example for many Latin American countries and stressed that it had all the capabilities to overcome its current social turmoil. “Chile is no stranger to the current global human rights challenges. ...


UN News Centre

New optimism in Cuba about economic reforms, Freedom House study reveals

New optimism in Cuba about economic reforms, Freedom House study reveals

The Freedom House report on Cuba released today finds that Cubans see real economic change there, and more Cubans now would rather work for themselves than hold once-prized state jobs. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer / October 21, 2011 A worker ...

The Drug War in Guatemala: A Conversation with Giancarlo Ibarguen

The Drug War in Guatemala: A Conversation with Giancarlo Ibarguen: "I blame the war on drugs in the United States for what is happening here in Guatemala." --Giancarlo Ibarguen Most of the cocaine shipped north from Central and South America these days travels through Guatemala and into Mexico before eventually ...

Paraguay Lifts Beef-Export Ban

Paraguay Lifts Beef-Export Ban: By SHANE ROMIG BUENOS AIRES—Paraguay has lifted a one-month ban on beef exports and will begin negotiations with other countries to restart sales. An outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at a ranch in central Paraguay on Sept. 19 forced the government ...