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martes, 6 de diciembre de 2011

In Argentina, gender identity law makes progress

In Argentina, gender identity law makes progress: The campaign's visibility increased on the Saturday after the 2010 Gay Pride parade when thousands celebrated Argentina's status as the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage. The proposed law had been stuck in Argentina's Senate ...


City Legislature swears in 30 new lawmakers

City Legislature swears in 30 new lawmakers: The City lawmaker from the PRO party, Cristian Ritondo was chosen today to be the first vicepresident of the City Legislature in Buenos Aires, actively replacing Oscar Moscariello. The swearing in ceremony of new lawmakers was taking place this morning ...


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New Strategic Partnership Will Benefit 3 Million Bolivians in Rural and Peri ...

New Strategic Partnership Will Benefit 3 Million Bolivians in Rural and Peri ...: ... for the last five years, thus supporting the development process on the basis of achieving concrete results in the fight to eradicate poverty in the country," said Susan Goldmark , World Bank Director for Bolivia , Chile , Peru and Venezuela . ...


DCentric Examines Washington DC's Unemployment Disparity

DCentric Examines Washington DC's Unemployment Disparity:
Another issue explored in Izadi's reporting is a perception among some African-Americans that they are competing for jobs against local day laborers, many of whom are Latino. The series also looks at initiatives to close the unemployment gap by, ...

PBS NewsHour

US drawn to play Canada, Cuba and El Salvador

US drawn to play Canada, Cuba and El Salvador: AP NEW YORK -- The United States will play Canada, Cuba and El Salvador next spring at Nashville, Tenn., in Group A of regional men's soccer qualifying for the 2012 Olympics. Mexico was drawn Tuesday with Honduras, Panama, and Trinidad and Tobago in ...


Chilean Communists call for Neruda's exhumation

Chilean Communists call for Neruda's exhumation: By the CNN Wire Staff Santiago, Chile (CNN) -- Chile's Communist Party said it wants authorities to exhume poet Pablo Neruda's body as part of an investigation into his 1973 death. "There is no other way to resolve this terrible doubt," lawyer Eduardo ...


Coking Unit At Venezuela's Cardon Refinery Paralyzed - Union

Coking Unit At Venezuela's Cardon Refinery Paralyzed - Union: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Another petroleum coke producing facility at Venezuela's large Paraguana oil refining complex was shut down Tuesday after a failure in a pump unit, union officials said. Officials at the United Federation of Venezuelan Petroleum ...

Time Now To Repeal Death Penalty

Time Now To Repeal Death Penalty:
Some say the answer is to streamline the death penalty, to make it work faster. But there is a serious question of whether the system can be made to move more quickly, to any meaningful degree. When the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in ...

Hartford Courant

US Supreme Court ruling on life sentences for juveniles could overturn ...


US Supreme Court ruling on life sentences for juveniles could overturn ...

The US Supreme Court has inched toward greater leniency in juvenile sentencing over the last 23 years. In 1988, the Court prohibited death penalty sentences for juveniles who commit crimes before the age of 16. 1 Seventeen years later, in 2005, ...

Part of trial on Ariz. executions closed to public

Part of trial on Ariz. executions closed to public: US District Judge Neil Wake closed his courtroom because state law requires confidentiality for execution personnel amid controversy surrounding the death penalty and the possibility that participants may be harassed. Media-access attorneys say closing ...



Oaklawn's Sims travels to Cuba with Nurse Executive Program

Oaklawn's Sims travels to Cuba with Nurse Executive Program: Dan Stulberg Oaklawn Hospital's Chief Nursing Officer, Kristin Sims, recently returned from a 6-day trip to Cuba. Sims had been invited by the president of the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) to join 10 other nurse executives who came ...


US Says Mexico Tortured American Suspect

US Says Mexico Tortured American Suspect:
Some 46000 people have died in Mexico in drug-related violence since President Felipe Calderón took power in December 2006. Last week, Human Rights Watch, a New York-based advocacy group, issued a report on Mexico's conduct of the drug war saying it ...

Wall Street Journal

Argentine Leader Signals Continuity in Cabinet

Argentine Leader Signals Continuity in Cabinet: By MATT MOFFETT And SHANE ROMIG BUENOS AIRES—President Cristina Kirchner appointed the current finance secretary, Hernan Lorenzino, as economy minister and said most other cabinet members would remain in their posts, a signal of continuity heading ...


Mocked by Chavez, Venezuela candidate ploughs on

Mocked by Chavez, Venezuela candidate ploughs on: Yet Venezuela's only female aspirant for the 2012 presidential election, Maria Corina Machado, 43, is not only undeterred but is also spicing up the opposition's primary election with her bold style and strong views. By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS ...


Second coke unit out at Venezuela refinery-union

Second coke unit out at Venezuela refinery-union: CARACAS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The delayed coking unit at Venezuela's 310000 barrel per day (bpd) Cardon refinery stopped on Tuesday due to a pump fault, workers said. That followed Monday's maintenance stoppage of the delayed coking unit at the nearby ...


Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows

Native Americans lost half of population in European conquest, new research shows: By Charla Bear A new study used the DNA from Native American women in North and South America to show the indigenous population decreased by about half in the centuries following European contact. A new study is shedding some light on a long-debated ...


Belgian crown prince meets Chilean president

Belgian crown prince meets Chilean president: SANTIAGO, Chile—Belgium's Crown Prince Philippe Felipe has met Chile's president during a business-boosting trip to the South American nation. Nearly 100 Belgian businessmen have accompanied the prince on his trip. The two countries had about $1.5 ...

For Blacks and Latinos, Cain Never Really Stood a Chance

For Blacks and Latinos, Cain Never Really Stood a Chance: The GOP should realize that cheap tricks and shortcuts to winning the support of Black and Latino communities will not work. Coming up with real solutions and policy strategies to ease high unemployment, create quality jobs and fix the broken ...


Religious Leaders Convened by OAS Analyzed Dialogue with States of Latin ...


Religious Leaders Convened by OAS Analyzed Dialogue with States of Latin ...

The sessions were moderated by Nerea Aparicio, specialist in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and Evelyn Zentner de Falck, coordinator of the Latin American and Caribbean Network of Women of Faith. ...

HR activists gather in Buenos Aires

HR activists gather in Buenos Aires:
Human rights activists have gathered in Buenos Aires, Argentina to take part in Human Rights Defenders of Latin America seminar, Press TV reports. The current political condition of Honduras, the situation of indigenous and peasants communities in ...

Press TV

Shakopee Mdewakanton Announce $260000 in Grants

Shakopee Mdewakanton Announce $260000 in Grants: A $25000 grant to Native American Rights Fund of Boulder, Colorado, will fund continued support for their legal efforts to protect the rights of tribes and American Indians. For 38 years the Native American Rights Fund has worked with religious, ...


Native American art, culture on display


Native American art, culture on display

The plaza will be host to an open-air demonstration of Native American culture as well as a collection of artisans and crafts people. The free event takes place from 8 am to 5 pm each day at the plaza on the southeastern corner of Ray and Rural roads. ...

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Young Latinos in the Workforce

Monthly Latino Employment Report: Young Latinos in the Workforce: This Monthly Latino Employment Report offers an overview of current Latino employment trends and recommends policies that Congress should consider ...


UN International Year of Volunteers Ignites Colombia's Youth to Volunteer

UN International Year of Volunteers Ignites Colombia's Youth to Volunteer: And the youth services generation is among some of the most effective in civil society in working to help their country tackle poverty. Colombia is certainly not the only country where youth have taken the lead through service to combat poverty. ...