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domingo, 25 de diciembre de 2011

Dominican Republic working to eradicate child labor


Dominican Republic working to eradicate child labor

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – The number of children working in dangerous or ... who had dropped out of school and focusing more on reducing poverty. ...

Bolivia extradites Argentine 'Dirty War' suspect


Bolivia extradites Argentine 'Dirty War' suspect

LA PAZ: Bolivia on Sunday extradited an ex-military officer wanted for human rights violations to his native Argentina, officials said one day after announcing his arrest. Luis Enrique Baraldini, linked to crimes committed during his country's "Dirty ...

Professor Grayson On Mexico's Drug War – Interview


Professor Grayson On Mexico's Drug War – Interview

In view of the beginning of the “spill over” effect of the Mexican drug war into the US, do grounds exist for a review of NAFTA, including its clauses banning unfettered ground transportation? That's been decided—the trucks are now moving. ...

Paraguay, stuck in siesta mode, awaits Lugo's exit


Paraguay, stuck in siesta mode, awaits Lugo's exit

It's modeled on the welfare policies that keep kids in school and vaccinated across much of Latin America. But the payments reach just 93000 of the nation's 6.8 million people. Lawmakers said expanding the program would be a waste of money. ...

Venezuela Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Syria


Venezuela Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Syria

by the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Comandante Hugo Chávez, in the name of the Venezuelan people and its government, energetically condemns the terrorist attacks perpetrated today in Damascus in ...

Opposition politician with prostate cancer granted parole after 4 years in ...


Opposition politician with prostate cancer granted parole after 4 years in ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan opposition politician who has prostate cancer has been freed after four years in prison. A court granted parole to Jose Sanchez Montiel for humanitarian reasons because of his advanced prostate cancer, defense lawyer ...

Cuban amnesty does not include Alan Gross


Cuban amnesty does not include Alan Gross

(JTA) -- Cuba said it will release nearly 3000 prisoners on humanitarian grounds, but did not include Jewish-American Alan Gross on the list. Gross, a US subcontractor jailed in Cuba for the last two years for "crimes against the state," is in ill ...

Paraguay, stuck in siesta mode, awaits Lugo's exit


Paraguay, stuck in siesta mode, awaits Lugo's exit

"We won't defeat extreme poverty if we don't change the economic matrix," Lugo said. "In Paraguay the tax burden is only 13 percent, and it's the only country without a personal income tax. We need more resources to bring forward plans to eliminate ...

Buenos Aires - a luxurious city with the best luxury corporate housing


Buenos Aires - a luxurious city with the best luxury corporate housing

Luxury corporate housing in Buenos Aires is a popular option with very many people. Although home to some of the most dazzling and luxurious hotels in the ...

Cubans celebrate Christmas ahead of pope's visit


Cubans celebrate Christmas ahead of pope's visit

PAUL HAVEN, AP Antonio Alarcon opens the door to a shrine for the Virgin of Charity outside his home decorated in Christmas lights on Christmas Eve in Havana, Cuba, late Saturday Dec. 24, 2011. Cuban faithful celebrating Christmas say they have plenty ...

Holiday Giving: Indian and Native Elders Need Your Help!


Holiday Giving: Indian and Native Elders Need Your Help!

The Alaska Native Corporations and other Native American Contractors Association members should also be contributing to our elders. NICOA is the premier national advocacy group for the needs of Indian country elders (55 years and older). ...

Drug cash seizures grow in Puerto Rico


Drug cash seizures grow in Puerto Rico

Law enforcement agencies have seized sharply increased amounts of suspicious cash in Puerto Rico over the past year, an apparent sign that more drug ...

Former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet presents report on Social ...


Former President of Chile Michelle Bachelet presents report on Social ...

... of social floors - the program Brazil without Poverty constitutes an example of such a policy. Mrs. Bachelet, the former President of Chile also heads the Advisory Group on Social Protection Floor, which prepared the report, published by the ILO. ...

38 Haitians found dead in shipwreck off Cuban coast


38 Haitians found dead in shipwreck off Cuban coast

HAVANA — The Cuban military searched for survivors after at least 38 Haitian migrants died as a boat in which they fled their country started taking in water and got stranded at sea. The gruesome discovery was made Saturday when the Cuban Coast Guard ...

Cuba to pardon nearly 3000 prisoners | The Raw Story


Cuba to pardon nearly 3000 prisoners | The Raw Story

Cuban President Raul Castro has unveiled plans to pardon some 3000 prisoners for “humanitarian reasons,” a group amnesty of unprecedented size, and “gradually” reform onerous laws restricting foreign travel. The pardons include 86 ...

Battle for Jim Thorpe's remains continues in court


Battle for Jim Thorpe's remains continues in court

Thorpe, the star of the 1912 Olympics in Sweden, was born in 1887 of both Native American and white ancestry. He was raised on the Sac and Fox reservation in what was then Oklahoma Territory. He had no connection to Pennsylvania before he came to the ...

Cuba wraps up dramatic year of economic change


Cuba wraps up dramatic year of economic change

(AP) HAVANA — A year at the vanguard of Cuba's economic revival has not brought Julio Cesar Hidalgo riches. The fledgling pizzeria owner has had his good months, but the restaurant he opened with his girlfriend often runs at a loss. ...

Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba's coast


Haiti migrants found dead off Cuba's coast

At least 38 migrants from Haiti have been found dead after their boat sank just off the eastern tip of Cuba, officials in Havana say. Another 87 people from the boat were rescued, Cuban TV reported quoting civil defence officials. ...