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lunes, 14 de noviembre de 2011

The Bright Side of the Global Economy: The Middle Class Is Growing


The Bright Side of the Global Economy: The Middle Class Is Growing

Based on an earlier study by Kharas, they use the poverty line in Portugal ... Uruguay (56%), and Argentina (53%), while Bolivia (13%), Honduras (16%) and ...

FBI still has a dozen open civil rights-era murder investigations


FBI still has a dozen open civil rights-era murder investigations

A dozen civil rights-era murders committed in Louisiana and southern Mississippi, mostly more than 40 years ago, remain open investigations with the FBI, according to a recent Justice Department report to Congress. In August, the US attorney general's ...

Chronic Malnutrition Crosses Borders


Chronic Malnutrition Crosses Borders

Speaking before Congress last February, Mark Feierstein, USAID assistant administrator for the Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, highlighted the connection: “We help each other not only because it is the right thing to do and is an expression ...

Technology necessary to feed growing population in world


Technology necessary to feed growing population in world

No one knows for certain where either of these monumental incidents occurred, but best guesses put one somewhere in Africa and the other most likely in South America. According to UN demographers, Oct. 31 marked the day that the 7 billionth person was ...

Clyburn at odds with fellow Democrats over Medicare cuts


Clyburn at odds with fellow Democrats over Medicare cuts

More than a quarter of the residents of Clyburn's 6th Congressional District, which includes parts of South Carolina's capital, Columbia, live below the poverty level. More than 85000 constituents receive Medicare benefits. ...

Educating fundamentalists


Educating fundamentalists

Furthermore, the religious divide in American politics also correlates with the geography of poverty and poor education. Fundamentalism is strongest in the South, which still lags several percentage points behind the Northeast, Midwest and West in its ...

12 obstacles to economic growth - Wilmot James


12 obstacles to economic growth - Wilmot James

There is still time to choose a different future if we follow the pragmatic, high-growth trajectory pursued by successful developing countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. But before we talk of solutions, we need to diagnose the problem. ...

History buffs learn about Native American culture


History buffs learn about Native American culture

by Ana Simovska Volunteers discussed Ojibwa history and culture, focusing on natural resources that are used by the Native Americans. MARQUETTE -- History buffs got a dose of Native American background Sunday at the Moosewood Nature Center in Presque ...

Wisdom found in Native American history


Wisdom found in Native American history

But, when we look back at our history, some of the words of our Native Americans should stand out as well. They should take their place of honor, even though at the time, they were maligned, ignored and seldom respected for the leadership of their own ...

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Contemporary art has roots in history


Contemporary art has roots in history

Native American artists who create contemporary works are always battling stereotypes: The idea that their paintings, sculptures and installations must somehow incorporate feathers, baskets or deer hides. "Contemporary indigenous art, which doesn't ...

A decade on, US terrorism tribunals are bogged down


A decade on, US terrorism tribunals are bogged down

A view from the Cuban side of the US Navy Base at Guantanamo Bay on the communist-run Caribbean island shows January 10, 2002. By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY US NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - The beige-carpeted room where an al Qaeda chief appeared last ...

Venezuelans used intelligence operation to find missing catcher


Venezuelans used intelligence operation to find missing catcher

A Colombian man, possibly linked with paramilitaries there, may be the mastermind behind the kidnapping in Venezuela of major league catcher Wilson Ramos, Venezuelan Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami said Saturday. Authorities have identified him and ...

Venezuelan lawmaker warns opposition to steer clear of Chavez strongholds


Venezuelan lawmaker warns opposition to steer clear of Chavez strongholds

By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN (CNN) -- As a Venezuelan opposition presidential candidate said she would demand an investigation over a weekend shooting at a campaign event, one ruling party lawmaker had a different take: The candidate should have seen ...

7 lbs of meth means 10-year term


7 lbs of meth means 10-year term

A Mexican national was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, a spokesman for the US Attorney's office said. Isaias Carrasco-Vega, 44, of Mexicali, Baja California, ...

A decade on, US terrorism tribunals are bogged down


A decade on, US terrorism tribunals are bogged down

Kammen, a civilian attorney from Indianapolis, was brought in on the Nashiri case because he has experience handling death penalty cases, something most military lawyers lack. Nashiri, a round-faced 46-year-old Saudi merchant and alleged al Qaeda ...

The Best Way to Fight Mexico's Drug Cartels


The Best Way to Fight Mexico's Drug Cartels

Today the Cato Institute, which tomorrow is holding a conference on "Ending the Global War on Drugs," released a paper analyzing Mexico's part in that war, which has been spectacularly bloody in recent years, killing more than 40000 people since ...

Church in Cuba grateful for possible visit by Pope Benedict


Church in Cuba grateful for possible visit by Pope Benedict

Havana, Cuba - Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana expressed gratitude to Pope Benedict XVI for considering a trip to the country in the spring of 2012. Cardinal Ortega told reporters on Nov. 11 that the Pope “has given ...

Argentina again struggling in qualifying


Argentina again struggling in qualifying

An Argentine soccer fan shouts against some of team's players during a World Cup 2014 qualifying soccer game against Bolivia in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Friday, Nov. 11, 2011. Bolivia frustrated Argentina for the second time in four months when they ...

Argentine teachers stage 24-hour strike


Argentine teachers stage 24-hour strike

Buenos Aires – More than 4 million students in Argentina's most populous province stayed home from school Monday because of a teachers' strike over wage claims. The 24-hour walkout is affecting both public and private elementary and secondary schools ...

Peru central bank governor to attend international meetings in Chile


Peru central bank governor to attend international meetings in Chile

The president of Peru's Central Bank, Julio Velarde, will travel to Santiago, Chile from November 17 to 19 to take part in two international meetings on the challenges facing the financial markets in the current economic climate. ...

Chile judge rules out trial for priest over abuses


Chile judge rules out trial for priest over abuses

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean judge on Monday dismissed a criminal case against a prominent priest accused of molesting children, but also determined that the abuse allegations were truthful. Judge Jessica Gonzalez said the statute of limitations ...

Suspicions run high after death of Mexican anti-drug crusader


Suspicions run high after death of Mexican anti-drug crusader

Blake Mora, who was killed along with seven others Friday while flying to Cuernavaca, just south of the capital, is not the first interior minister to die in a crash during Mexico's war on drugs. On Nov. 4, 2008 a small aircraft fell onto a main street ...

Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez returns to his roots


Cuban singer Silvio Rodriguez returns to his roots

Havana – Cuban singer-songwriter Silvio Rodriguez will appear on Dec. 10 at the National Fine Arts Museum in Havana where he gave his first concert 44 years ago, state media reported. Rodriguez's performance is on the program of activities organized by ...

The Arab Spring and the Folly of a One Size Fits All Approach to Democracy


The Arab Spring and the Folly of a One Size Fits All Approach to Democracy

Latin America's experience with democracy is instructive in deciphering whether democracy has a real chance at succeeding and meeting the expectations of the citizens of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Fifteen years after Latin America was ...

Chilean judge says statute of limitations rules out trial for priest accused ...


Chilean judge says statute of limitations rules out trial for priest accused ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean judge is ruling out criminal charges against a prominent priest accused of molesting children. Judge Jessica Gonzalez says the statute of limitations has expired on the crimes that Fernando Karadima is accused of committing ...