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lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2011

US, Cuban church leaders seek 'normalized relations'


US, Cuban church leaders seek 'normalized relations'

WASHINGTON — Church leaders from ecumenical councils in the US and Cuba wrapped up a five-day meeting in Havana on Friday (Dec. 2) with a call for “normalized relations” between the two countries. “We declare the following shared conviction: that the ...

Cuban Refinery Stops Works for Maintenance


Cuban Refinery Stops Works for Maintenance

Cienfuegos, Cuba, Dec 5.- The Cuban Camilo Cienfuegos oil refinery, located in the southern city of Cienfuegos, stopped working to undergo its scheduled maintenance to be ready for 2012. Refinery executive Armando Diaz told ACN news agency that after ...

Venezuela to Pay Cemex $600 Million

Venezuela to Pay Cemex $600 Million: 5, 2011 US and other foreign investors continued to react favorably Monday to the announcement that Venezuela will pay Cemex $600 million to compensate for seizing Cemex's Venezuelan operations. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez decided in 2008 to ...

8 steps to the presidential election: What to watch for

8 steps to the presidential election: What to watch for: From August to November, reports on deficits and debt, income and poverty, economic growth and unemployment could influence the race far more than October's four debates. The last two presidents denied re-election —Jimmy Carter and George HW Bush ...

AIDS: Still a Gay Disease in America

AIDS: Still a Gay Disease in America: Outside the United States, sex between men accounts for as much as 25 percent of all HIV infections in parts of Latin America, with rates nearly as high in Asia, and not as high in Africa where HIV much more strongly affects heterosexuals. ...

Opinion: The importance of covering global LGBT news

Opinion: The importance of covering global LGBT news:
Fernandez spoke of gay Americans moving to Argentina to get married, frustrated at their own country. More importantly though, she felt the biggest impact would be on Latin America. Mexico, Brazil and Colombia are increasingly gay-friendly, ...

GlobalPost

King's visionary work is his greatest memorial


King's visionary work is his greatest memorial

... of racial and economic injustice to the global level, to include the poor of Africa, Asia, Australia and Latin America. King's message of peace, equality and democracy brought him world prominence as a champion of human rights and social justice. ...

Tampa area embraces new Cuba policy - Local - BradentonHerald ...

Tampa area embraces new Cuba policy - Local - BradentonHerald ...: TAMPA -- The first charter flight from Tampa International Airport to Cuba in nearly 50 years took off Sept. 8 -- the feast day of Our Lady of Charity of Cobre, Cuba's patron saint -- and since then, Tampa hasn't quite been the same.


ARTecho Raises $227000 During Art Basel

ARTecho Raises $227000 During Art Basel: Un Techo para mi País (TECHO), a nonprofit organization led by university students and young professionals that seeks to eradicate extreme poverty in Latin America, invited 19 renowned artists to join the fight against poverty during Art Basel. ...


British Travel Companies Support Charitable Projects in Latin America

British Travel Companies Support Charitable Projects in Latin America: Nicaragua is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, where almost half of the population currently live below the poverty line on less than US$1 per day. 79% live on less than $2 a day. The Foundation is now appealing for additional support to ...


'The Machete Murderer' who hacked 25 farmworkers to death in the 1970s up for ...

'The Machete Murderer' who hacked 25 farmworkers to death in the 1970s up for ...:
Juan Corona, 77, is making his seventh bid for parole from Corcoran State Prison in the southern Central Valley, California. The Mexican-born killer, known as The Machete Murderer, has been diagnosed with dementia and mental illness. ...

Daily Mail

Venezuela's plans with Colombia display stagnated gas sector

Venezuela's plans with Colombia display stagnated gas sector: The enlivened Venezuela-Colombia trade and political relationship refreshed the attempts at pooling the potentials of both countries in the sector of hydrocarbons by cashing in on a shared border and the Colombian access to ports on the Pacific Ocean. ...


Cuba's Catholic church calls for political reforms


Cuba's Catholic church calls for political reforms

Havana - Cuba's Catholic church has renewed calls for the country's socialist government to enact political reforms in addition to recent economic changes. It is the 'duty of the president' to speak about the current political situation, ...

Mexico's President Calderon to Keep Fighting Drug War

Mexico's President Calderon to Keep Fighting Drug War:
By Daniel Tovrov: Subscribe to Daniel's RSS feed Mexico's President Felipe Calderon defended his controversial and violent offensive against drug cartels, a war that has cost the country nearly 50000 lives since he was elected in 2006. ...

International Business Times

Party Wants To Exhume Neruda's Remains In Chile

Party Wants To Exhume Neruda's Remains In Chile: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's Communist Party is asking to exhume the remains of the late Nobel literature laureate Pablo Neruda due to allegations he may have been poisoned. Party member Juan Andres Lagos tells The Associated Press that the request ...

Chile's Economy Grew Slower-Than-Forecast 3.4% in October

Chile's Economy Grew Slower-Than-Forecast 3.4% in October: “The Chilean economy sooner or later will be affected by the external situation,” central bank President Jose De Gregorio said last week in Santiago. “No matter what scenario we face, Chile's economy -- and monetary policy in particular -- has the ...

LGBT to be removed from hate crime definition in Puerto Rico

LGBT to be removed from hate crime definition in Puerto Rico: (Washington Blade file photo by Michael Key) Puerto Rico's Conservative Senate President Thomas Rivera-Schatz is being accused of homophobia by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, after he worked with Gov. Luis Fortuño convened an extraordinary ...


Report: 'New analysis shows startling levels of discrimination against Latino ...


Report: 'New analysis shows startling levels of discrimination against Latino ...

Latino/a transgender people had a very high unemployment rate at 20 percent, higher than the overall transgender sample (14 percent) and nearly three times the rate of the general population at the time the survey was fielded (7 percent). ...

Pay gap growing faster in UK than any of the world's richest countries


Pay gap growing faster in UK than any of the world's richest countries

Only Chile, the US, Israel, Italy and Portugal have more unequal societies - but Britain has been closing the gap. Research by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) found the sharp increase in income inequality leaves ...

Commentary: World forum in Korea aims to improve aid

Commentary: World forum in Korea aims to improve aid: BUSAN, Korea — Three thousand leaders from 160 countries went to Busan, Korea, last week to hammer out a new way to improve the delivery of foreign aid to billions of people around the world trapped in poverty, hunger, disease, ignorance and the other ...


LatAm citizens seek greater social mobility, UN official says


LatAm citizens seek greater social mobility, UN official says

The fight against poverty highlights significant differences among Latin American countries, Barcena said. On the one hand there are the Caribbean nations and Central America that are lagging behind, and on the other is the rest of the region that is ...

Adventures in drug war logic

Adventures in drug war logic: By Alex Pareene Drug war do's and don'ts time. Drug war solider Gallant launders vast sums of money for the Mexican drug cartels. Drug war soldier Goofus expresses skepticism at the size and scope of this expensive and deadly boondoggle. ...


Cuba Carried Nearly 5000 Kidney Transplants

Cuba Carried Nearly 5000 Kidney Transplants: 05 de diciembre de 2011, 13:03Havana, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has carried out nearly 5000 kidney transplants since the beginning of this program in the 1970s up to the present, with a 70 percent survival at 12 months. This is a great achievement for ...


DOE provides technical assistance to Native Americans, Alaska Natives for ...


DOE provides technical assistance to Native Americans, Alaska Natives for ...

The United States Department of Energy will be providing technical assistance aimed at helping Native American and Alaska Native governments accelerate clean energy deployment. Through the Strategic Technical Assistance Response Team initiative, ...

Beauty pageant scandals

Beauty pageant scandals:
Above, Brazilian inmates at Butanta prison in San Paulo compete in a beauty pageant to choose the most beautiful inmate of Sao Paulo state in 2004. But Brazil wasn't the first country to do prison pageants. Organizers of the 'Miss Captivity' beauty ...

New York Daily News