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domingo, 18 de diciembre de 2011

Cubans in Brasilia Reaffirm Commitments

Cubans in Brasilia Reaffirm Commitments: Brasilia, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) Cuban residents in Brasilia said they will continue demanding in 2012 the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly held in US prisons, and the lifting of Washington''s ...

Exploring Gay Bogata, Colombia

Exploring Gay Bogata, Colombia: On any list of gay-friendly Latin American cities, Bogota would have to be near the top. After all, it's the capital of one of South America's most progressive nations in terms of gay rights. Add to that an array of impressive cultural and historic ...

28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer


28 Year-Old Former Miss Venezuela, Eva Ekvall, Loses Her Battle With Breast Cancer

Former Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall died in Houston after fighting breast cancer since last year, her representatives said. She was 28. “Sadly, cancer had the last word,” writer Leonardo Padron told Globovision. Ekvall, an actress and news anchor, ...

Venezuelan hero Bolivar remembered in Port-of-Spain

Venezuelan hero Bolivar remembered in Port-of-Spain: Venezuelan ambassador Maria Marcano Casado delivers the feature address on Simon Bolivar while local historian Michael Anthony, left, looks on at the Venezuelan Centre, Victoria Avenue, Port-of-Spain. Photo: Brian Ng Fatt The annals of European history ...

Eden: Immigration raids on the upswing in U.S.

Eden: Immigration raids on the upswing in U.S.: Oct. 4, Buffalo, NY: A Mexican national was sentenced for harboring illegal and undocumented aliens . Javier Banda-Mireles, 38, was convicted of harboring illegal aliens for commercial advantage and sentenced to 12 months in prison. ...

Venezuela honors Simón Bolívar with new coffin « Repeating Islands

Venezuela honors Simón Bolívar with new coffin « Repeating Islands: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez paid tribute to 19th century independence leader Simón Bolívar on Saturday by unveiling a new coffin containing Bolivar's remains and adorned with gold, pearls and diamonds, the Associated Press ...

Zambrano reviving career in Venezuela

Zambrano reviving career in Venezuela: By Javier Maymí, ESPNDeportes.com Carlos Zambrano, who was hit in the head by a line drive earlier in the winter season, returned to action with the Caribes de Anzoátegui in the Venezuelan League. After three shaky starts, the embattled Chicago Cubs ...

US Maintained Historic Policy of Agression against Cuba in 2011

US Maintained Historic Policy of Agression against Cuba in 2011: Havana (Prensa Latina) The legislative and institutional aggressions of the United States against Cuba actually increased in the course of 2011, despite the relative flexibilities of the blockade decreed by US President Barack Obama at the beginning of ...

Cuba: Poetry Behind Bars

Cuba: Poetry Behind Bars:
Moreover, according to this rookie cop, non-Cubans were breaking the law by consuming in a facility not designed for tourists. Mario Castillo during the first “Leer Poesia” (read poetry) meeting presented by the Critical Observatory. ...

Havana Times

Cuba: A Great Experience in the Fight Against Cancer


Cuba: A Great Experience in the Fight Against Cancer

Cancer is a health problem worldwide and Cuba is no an exception. Therefore, health authorities have intensified the fight against this disease that causes more than 7 million deaths per year worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. ...

Flower power gives Bangladeshi women a way out of poverty

Flower power gives Bangladeshi women a way out of poverty:
Ask a farmer in Bangladesh's deep south about the water hyacinth and he will say it is a curse. The floating plants form broad green blankets that strangle waterways and create a prime breeding ground for mosquitoes. But for Minati Mondol, ...

The Guardian

The opposite of opposition

The opposite of opposition: ... Justicialist Party with a growing sense of alienation (perhaps in style even more than substance) from the often youthful cadres (“posh kids” in Moyano-speak) now replacing the trade unionists and Greater Buenos Aires ward politicians of yore.

Gay rights at center of Zimbabwe's constitutional debate

Gay rights at center of Zimbabwe's constitutional debate: Gay rights were given specific recognition in South Africa's new constitution. NGO corruption suggests: How about a story on NGO corruption in the Third World, tied to American agribusiness. And is it true industry uses non. ...

CELAC: New Community of 33 Latin American and Caribbean Nations

CELAC: New Community of 33 Latin American and Caribbean Nations: ... were approved by the meeting, addressing issues such as the Malvinas Islands, food and nutritional security, financial speculation and food prices, the human rights of immigrants, solidarity with Haiti and a security strategy for Central America. ...

Tastings, films and tango flavor of Argentine week

Tastings, films and tango flavor of Argentine week: The cultural bounty of Buenos Aires is being shared this week thanks to a host of events in Korea. A photo exhibition of modern images snapped in the Argentine capital by renowned photographer Miguel Molinari kicked off the Latin American country's ...

Murder victim's family among those testify against death penalty

Murder victim's family among those testify against death penalty: "Thirty-five years ago, the US Supreme Court brought back the death penalty, reasoning that judges and juries could be provided with enough guidance to identify the offenders most deserving of capital punishment," said Dale Johnston, who was wrongly ...

The Jews of Cuba: Like a Cigar That Wouldn't Go Out « Repeating ...

The Jews of Cuba: Like a Cigar That Wouldn't Go Out « Repeating ...: When traveling to Cuba with UJA-Federation of New York, our group was astounded to find a vibrant Jewish community flourishing in a country that had outlawed religion for 30 years. Under the first decades of Fidel Castro's Communist ...

Polk tours Cuba's substance abuse programs

Polk tours Cuba's substance abuse programs: By Jeanne Millsap — Herald Correspondent Morris substance abuse counselor Kristie Polk took advantage of what she called an opportunity of a lifetime last month to tour Cuba's drug and alcohol facilities. The trip also afforded her the opportunity to ...

Everyone deserves human rights

Everyone deserves human rights: Across Latin America, US corporate, economic, trade and military policies have made migration the only option for millions of people struggling for their families' survival. Free trade agreements like NAFTA and CAFTA have caused an economic exodus from ...

La Plata murders' main witness receives death threats

La Plata murders' main witness receives death threats: Osvaldo Martínez, boyfriend of one of the murder victims, Bárbara Santos arrives to court in La Plata, Buenos Aires Province on December 07, 2011. One of the most important witnesses in the La Plata quadruple murder case, where three women and a young ...


Faith Advocates for Jobs work to support the unemployed and their families


Faith Advocates for Jobs work to support the unemployed and their families

Rev. Janamanchi noted that unemployment in the African American community is at 15.5 percent. In the Hispanic/Latino community, unemployment is at 11.4 percent. Youth unemployment is at 23.7 percent. "As poor communities, communities of color, ...

Today in History

Today in History: In 1969, Britain's House of Lords joined the House of Commons in making permanent a 1965 ban on the death penalty for murder. In 1971, the Rev. Jesse Jackson announced in Chicago the founding of Operation PUSH (People United to Save Humanity). ...


Russian TV to Highlight Cuban Care for the Disabled

Russian TV to Highlight Cuban Care for the Disabled: 18 de diciembre de 2011, 00:07Moscow, Dec 18 (Prensa Latina) As of January, Russian TV Center channel will devote a series of programs to Cuban achievements in the treatment of disabled people and their rehabilitation, according to diplomatic sources. ...

US defends $3.4M grant to Cuba program

US defends $3.4M grant to Cuba program: A grant to a Miami nonprofit that supports democracy in Cuba ignited critics who argue the money was given to reward Obama's cronies. By Juan O. Tamayo The US Agency for International Development is strongly rejecting complaints of political favoritism ...


Syrian Students in Cuba Condemn Media Provocation against Syria

Syrian Students in Cuba Condemn Media Provocation against Syria: HAVANA, (SANA) – Syrian students studying in Cuba condemned the media provocation and misleading campaign targeting Syria, stressing their support to the reform program led by President Bashar al-Assad. In a statement released by the National Union of ...