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viernes, 9 de diciembre de 2011

For Haitians, help seems far away

For Haitians, help seems far away: So close to modernity, even in the neighboring Dominican Republic. ... a view of a poverty so deep and vast that this effort would hardly make a dent. ...

Dominican Republic First Lady to Be Vice Presidential Candidate in ...


Dominican Republic First Lady to Be Vice Presidential Candidate in ...

... because she represents what Dominican society needs due to her sensitivity, ... “putting the fight against poverty at the center of economic policy. ...

Venezuelan government seizes 1087 companies in seven years

Venezuelan government seizes 1087 companies in seven years: From 2004 to date, the Venezuelan government has seized 1087 private companies, according to data from the Venezuelan Confederation of Industries (Conindustria). Carlos Larrazábal, Conindustria's president, announced this figure at a press conference. ...

The real spirit of Celac is on the streets of Venezuela

The real spirit of Celac is on the streets of Venezuela:
Over the weekend, Venezuela played host to 33 presidents – indeed, the entire continent of the Americas, except the US and Canada, were invited to the first ever conference of Celac, the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States. ...

The Guardian

Man gets life in prison for killing wife on cruise ship


Man gets life in prison for killing wife on cruise ship

The Associated Press reported that Robert McGill apologized for his actions during his sentencing but gave no explanation for killing his wife, Shirley, while on a five-day Mexican cruise to Cabo San Lucas. McGill, a 57-year-old former teacher, ...

US Marshals capture alleged attempted murderer and rapist

US Marshals capture alleged attempted murderer and rapist: United States Marshal Martin J. Pane announced today that the US Marshals Service (USMS) arrested Juan Carlos Torres-Melendez, a 33 year old man with a prior address in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Torres-Melendez was sought on an arrest warrant dated May 19, ...


Cocaine, heroin and two stowaways found on Venezuela oil tanker in Port of ...

Cocaine, heroin and two stowaways found on Venezuela oil tanker in Port of ...: By Mike Baird CORPUS CHRISTI — Federal authorities found two Colombian stowaways and about 100 pounds of drugs just before 8 pm Thursday on an oil tanker from Venezuela as it docked at the Port of Corpus Christi, officials said. The crew of the tanker ...

Human rights in Cuba: A reality for all and every Cuban

Human rights in Cuba: A reality for all and every Cuban: In Cuba, 100% of the population enjoys social protection, guaranteed through the Social Security and Welfare Systems. All these achievements have been ...

City gov't ministers sworn in: no major changes to cabinet

City gov't ministers sworn in: no major changes to cabinet: The new Cabinet members of the Buenos Aires City Government were today sworn in, in the city neighbourhood of Barracas, with newly reinstated City Mayor Mauricio Macri present, alongside his deputy, María Eugenia Vidal. The city government members ...

Connecticut Man Sentenced to Death in Deadly Home Invasion

Connecticut Man Sentenced to Death in Deadly Home Invasion:
The attack in 2007 led to the defeat of a bill to outlaw the death penalty in Connecticut, sparked tougher state laws for repeat offenders and home invasions, and drew comparisons the crime described in "In Cold Blood," which documented the brutal ...

Fox News

Boy critical after Puerto Rico police shooting

Boy critical after Puerto Rico police shooting: AP Authorities in Puerto Rico say a 14-year-old boy is in critical condition after a police officer shot him in the head during a drug seizure. A police statement says the officer fired after the unidentified boy pointed a weapon at him. ...


Florida Puts Squeeze on Medicaid Outlays

Florida Puts Squeeze on Medicaid Outlays: She noted that states are allowed to impose some cost-sharing requirements on Medicaid patients, and some do, but Florida is taking it a step further by allowing private companies to charge premiums and co-pays to people below the poverty line. ...


Mexico's Drug War Cartels Profit From U.S. Guns And Money ...

Mexico's Drug War Cartels Profit From U.S. Guns And Money ...: Latin American leaders have long maintained that the United States' voracious appetite for illicit drugs weakens their efforts to stem the narcotics trade.

Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans DNA Shows


Massive Population Drop Found for Native Americans DNA Shows

Indigenous populations quickly dropped by roughly half following European contact about 500 years ago, a new DNA study says.

US denies Guantanamo discipline block violates human rights, releases first ...


US denies Guantanamo discipline block violates human rights, releases first ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Officials at Guantanamo Bay are defending conditions at a disciplinary block known as Five Echo, denying that they violate the Geneva Conventions. Officials say Five Echo is by its nature harsher than the communal section of ...

Chávez, Santos and Humala to skip CFK inauguration ceremony

Chávez, Santos and Humala to skip CFK inauguration ceremony: The presidents of Venezuela, Colombia and Peru, Hugo Chávez, Juan Manuel Santos and Ollanta Humala have decided to cancel their trips to Buenos Aires and won't attend President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's inauguration ceremony. ...


Native artists address past injustices in Spencer exhibit

Native artists address past injustices in Spencer exhibit:
“I learned a lot doing the exhibition about the details of the history of Native American removal,” she said. “We think of these horrible things as happening a long time ago; really it wasn't that long ago. We're still correcting the wrongs. ...

Kansas City Star

US Initiative on Gay Rights Raises Challenges for Diplomacy

US Initiative on Gay Rights Raises Challenges for Diplomacy: Gains in gay rights throughout Latin America, for instance, could create a domino effect in nations that for now find themselves behind the curve. “Compared to the rest of the Americas, the Caribbean states are really the outliers in LGBT rights, ...


Forging an Alliance to Fight for Climate Action

Forging an Alliance to Fight for Climate Action: Closing a one-day summit of Cuba and the 15-member Caribbean Community ... have on development efforts and social welfare of the people of the region. ...

US Initiative on Gay Rights Raises Challenges for Diplomacy

US Initiative on Gay Rights Raises Challenges for Diplomacy: Gains in gay rights throughout Latin America, for instance, could create a domino effect in nations that for now find themselves behind the curve. “Compared to the rest of the Americas, the Caribbean states are really the outliers in LGBT rights, ...


Clean up the Development Banks before New Bailout

Clean up the Development Banks before New Bailout: Nonetheless, in "fighting" poverty, the World Bank and its Latin American cousin, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) spent and lent over $920 billion in public money since they opened their cash windows in 1945 and 1959, respectively. ...


Crunching the "improved" economic news


Crunching the "improved" economic news

In a revealing footnote about the administration's priorities, the Hispanic unemployment rate is 11.4 percent, much stronger than the African American rate. This is consistent with the White House strategy that acquiring the Latino vote is ...

Cuba Oil Drilling Tests US on Protecting Florida or Embargo

Cuba Oil Drilling Tests US on Protecting Florida or Embargo: 8 (Bloomberg) -- Four US inspectors armed with safety glasses and notebooks will set out on a mission next month to protect Florida's beaches from a Cuban threat. They'll rendezvous in Trinidad and Tobago with the Scarabeo 9, a rig headed to deep ...


Native American Scholarships available for NSU tribal studies program

Native American Scholarships available for NSU tribal studies program: AND, $5000 scholarships for Native American and Alaska Native students pursuing careers related to health or tribal policy. To watch the video, find your Faculty Rep, view the eligibility guidelines and find application materials, go to the scholarship ...


US president declares “war” on poor countries

US president declares “war” on poor countries: A presidential memorandum from the office of United States (US) President Barack Obama Tuesday, signaled that the US is now in “combat” mode overseas against countries that the US deems to be guilty of violence—such as imposing the death penalty, ...