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jueves, 24 de noviembre de 2011

Brazilian officials criticize Chevron over oil spill

Brazilian officials criticize Chevron over oil spill: Chevron Corp. has come under intense scrutiny in Brazil over an oil spill at an offshore field that the company operates. Brazilian federal investigators have threatened fines for the California-based petroleum giant and potential prison terms for its ...


OWS: Thanksgiving among the 99 percent

OWS: Thanksgiving among the 99 percent:
A new study of census data shows that fewer Americans are in abject poverty than we previously thought, but many more hover just above poverty. These nearly poor own homes, live in nice neighborhoods, and work regular jobs, but they're just a serious ...

Washington Times

Makers and shakers in climate talks

Makers and shakers in climate talks: Bolivia leads the ALBA (Bolivarian Alliance of Latin America) bloc of Latin American countries. Solón will speak on "The Rights of Nature and Climate Politics" at a public lecture on Friday 2 December, at Howard College, University of KwaZulu-Natal. ...

Mexican citizen sentenced to federal prison for fraud

Mexican citizen sentenced to federal prison for fraud: By Anonymous ROCKFORD — A citizen of Mexico living in Rockford was sentenced today in federal court for fraudulently obtaining unemployment benefits and illegally re-entering the United States after having been deported. Antonio Perez-Soto, 36, ...

16 Charred Bodies Found In Northwest Mexico

16 Charred Bodies Found In Northwest Mexico: Cartel leader Guzman is Mexico's most wanted drug lord and has been on the run since he escaped from a Mexican prison ten years ago. The United States had declared a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. The Mexican government says ...


Illegal immigrants face prison, deportation after marijuana bust

Illegal immigrants face prison, deportation after marijuana bust: By Logan Smith - COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Two Mexican natives were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday for entering the country illegally after authorities arrested them during a marijuana investigation, according to prosecutors. ...

Filipino Queer groups join global vigil for murdered transexuals

Filipino Queer groups join global vigil for murdered transexuals:
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission focused its TDOR efforts in Latin America to campaign for full citizenship of trans people with ...

Mindanao Examiner

First Argentine gay-themed TV channel nears launch

First Argentine gay-themed TV channel nears launch: Its owners are confident other Latin American TV markets will be ... Latin America knows that, which is why this new channel will be received with great ...

Indians occupy US company's gas plant in Argentina

Indians occupy US company's gas plant in Argentina: Buenos Aires – Members of a Mapuche Indian community in western Argentina are occupying a gas-processing plant owned by US energy firm Apache, the company said Thursday. The members of the Gelay Ko community began occupying Apache's plant outside the ...


Cuba's Health System Gives Priority to Pregnant Women


Cuba's Health System Gives Priority to Pregnant Women

Camagüey, Cuba, Nov 24.- Monitoring the pregnant women who are deemed as high-risk, or vulnerable to complications before childbirth, frequently the cause of birth of low body weight infants, is undoubtedly a matter of highest priority in Camagüey ...

Cuba: Jamaican Academia Highlighted the Anthology´s Integrating Chara

Cuba: Jamaican Academia Highlighted the Anthology´s Integrating Chara: Many works evidence a tendency to friendship, especially to the Cuban Revolution, said Ellis, who is the compiler of the volume that is expected to be presented in Cuba. Other works show the horror of the slavery and focus of the illiterate resulting ...

The birth of America's bastardized cuisine

The birth of America's bastardized cuisine: The tale is iconic because it illustrates how native plants and Native American traditions were instrumental in the forging of American identity. From Cape Cod to Cape Perpetua, native plants were instrumental not only in the survival and health of the ...

China Signs $6 Billion Loan to Venezuela

China Signs $6 Billion Loan to Venezuela: AP CARACAS, Venezuela – Chinese officials signed $6 billion in new loans to Venezuela on Thursday aiming to boost the South American country's oil industry. After the loans were signed, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez defended his country's growing ...


Buenos Aires to hold first gay pride festival

Buenos Aires to hold first gay pride festival: A gay pride flag is waved in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, on July 14, 2010. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) The Argentine capital will host its first gay pride festival this December. A number of international DJs will host a pool ...

Buenos Aires to host Festival of India from Dec 3

Buenos Aires to host Festival of India from Dec 3: New Delhi: The Indian embassy in Argentinian capital Buenos Aires, in collaboration with the Economic Commission for the Latin America and Caribbean (ECLAC) based in Santiago (Chile), is organising a seminar as part of the Fourth Festival of India, ...


Argentine farmers say costly credit may hurt output

Argentine farmers say costly credit may hurt output: By Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Argentine farmers face higher interest rates on bank loans during a key part of the planting season, which they say could affect world grains supply by reducing local investment in production. ...

Land grabbing a huge problem in Colombia: NGO

Land grabbing a huge problem in Colombia: NGO: Colombia's land is being stockpiled by multinational companies, which could lead to greater rural poverty, an NGO has claimed. A report by British non-governmental organization Oxfam describes the aggressive land acquisition taking place in the world's ...

Daughter, 9, testifies to save Komisarjevsky from death row

Daughter, 9, testifies to save Komisarjevsky from death row:
Hartford - Nine-year-old daughter of Joshua Komisarjevsky convicted of murder of the family of William Petit, testified on video tape in a bid to save her father from the death penalty. Komisarjevsky was convicted of murder of Jennifer, 48, Hayley, 17, ...

DigitalJournal.com

Berlin hosts summit with Latin America, the 'underestimated continent'

Berlin hosts summit with Latin America, the 'underestimated continent': Shouldn't an emerging world power like Brazil stand more clearly on the side of human rights? Bildunterschrift: Großansicht des Bildes mit der Bildunterschrift: Westerwelle said Latin America is of strategic importanceBrazil and Germany share not only ...


Cuban banks to offer loans for first time


Cuban banks to offer loans for first time

CUBA has authorised banks to loan money to small businesses, private farmers and people who want to repair or build homes - a revolutionary step for the island's communist government. The measure, which comes into effect December 20, ...

Factbox: Worst atrocities in Mexico's drug war

Factbox: Worst atrocities in Mexico's drug war: More than 45000 people have been killed in drug-related violence since then. * Sept 15, 2008 - Suspected members of the Zetas drug gang tossed grenades into a crowd celebrating Mexico's independence day in the western city of Morelia, killing eight ...


How to stop the violence

How to stop the violence: The alarming Health Poverty Action (HPA) statistics highlight the fact that 45 ... In Nicaragua, there were 51 femicides - the killing of women because they ...

Venezuela has signed 52 international anti-drug agreements

Venezuela has signed 52 international anti-drug agreements: The Venezuelan government signed new anti-drug cooperation agreements with Italy, Syria, the Dominican Republic, and Gambia. This totals 52 agreements between Venezuela and other 38 countries from all over the world, according to Minister of Interior ...


The inequality behind Chile's prosperity

The inequality behind Chile's prosperity:
By COHA guest scholar Silvia Viñas Foreigners on business trips usually travel from Chile's Santiago International Airport to the city's financial center in the El Golf neighborhood via the Costanera Norte or Vespucio Norte highways. ...

MercoPress

Attorneys for Carey have until end of month to argue against death penalty


Attorneys for Carey have until end of month to argue against death penalty

30 to submit reasons as to why the government should not seek the death penalty for Carey. The US Attorney's office has until Jan. 31, 2012 to file reasoning as to whether the death penalty should be sought. A decision will then be made by May 31, ...