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martes, 27 de diciembre de 2011

Roots of Homophobia in Cuba during the Revolution

Roots of Homophobia in Cuba during the Revolution: Revolutionary social hygiene is what this is called. 196 Starting in the early sixties, then, the most representative figures of the Cuban state proceeded ...

Puerto Rico Governor Signs 4 Laws To Fight Crime

Puerto Rico Governor Signs 4 Laws To Fight Crime: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor of Puerto Rico signed four laws on Tuesday that he says will help track suspects and provide aid to crime victims as the island struggles with a record number of killings. One law requires those accused of ...


The Graham Leader

The Graham Leader:
Brandi Hale may look nothing like the famous clown, but the Graham native spends her professional like working to make the Ronald McDonald House available for families in crisis in Puerto Rico. (Photo by Julianne Murrah) by Gay Storms Brandi Hale tells ...

Graham Leader

Rappers Dyland & Lenny march against violence in Puerto Rico

Rappers Dyland & Lenny march against violence in Puerto Rico: San Juan - Puerto Rican reggaeton duo Dyland & Lenny led a protest march Tuesday against domestic violence and also against shooting guns in the air, so typical of the Caribbean island's New Year's festivities. ...


Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city that's ...


Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city that's ...

Once largely spectators to the deaths of hitmen, police and innocent bystanders, children are increasingly in the firing line of Mexico's drug war. In his recent speech, President Calderon conceded the army has gone too far in some cases. ...

Airport X-ray suitcase surprise: Poisonous snakes


Airport X-ray suitcase surprise: Poisonous snakes

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Surprised airport workers in Argentina found hundreds of wriggling poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles inside the baggage of a Czech man who was about to board a flight to Spain. Karel Abelovsky, 51, was made to ...

Family seeks to free father of slain Cleburne wife and daughters from prison

Family seeks to free father of slain Cleburne wife and daughters from prison: Shortly after he went to prison, Hartsell's wife, Maria, decided to take their children to Mexico to visit her family during the holidays. "He knew they were going and he tried to persuade Maria not to go to Mexico, that it was too dangerous," said ...


New Mexico's first 100 years: Lots of history ... and more to come

New Mexico's first 100 years: Lots of history ... and more to come: July 11, 1988 - Three inmates escape from the Penitentiary of New Mexico in a helicopter. The girlfriend of one prisoner hired an unsuspecting pilot, then pulled a pistol and ordered him to fly into the prison yard. The prisoners were soon caught. ...

Guantanamo seeks to tighten rules for lawyers, sparking standoff with lawyers ...


Guantanamo seeks to tighten rules for lawyers, sparking standoff with lawyers ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The new commander of the Guantanamo Bay prison is seeking to impose significant changes to communications allowed between lawyers and prisoners facing war- crimes charges at the US base in Cuba, The Associated Press has learned ...

Cuba Releases Nearly 3000 Prisoners

Cuba Releases Nearly 3000 Prisoners: December 27, 2011 Cuba Releases Nearly 3000 Prisoners VOA News A human rights group in Cuba says Havana has included five political prisoners among more than 2500 prisoners who were released in a humanitarian gesture ahead of a visit by the pope. ...


COURSEY: Condemning the death penalty


COURSEY: Condemning the death penalty

... the rest of us can think about whether our state — you, me, our neighbors and our children — should be in the business of killing people. We might get that chance next year; death penalty opponents are trying to qualify an initiative ending the ...

Venezuela's 2011 Drug Seizures Drop 34% From Previous Year

Venezuela's 2011 Drug Seizures Drop 34% From Previous Year: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan authorities seized more than 42 metric tons of illegal drugs during 2011, representing a drop of nearly 34% from the previous year, Interior Minister Tareck El Aissami said Tuesday. In recent years, officials have looked ...


Bolivian Minister Highlights Economic Growth

Bolivian Minister Highlights Economic Growth: 27 de diciembre de 2011, 16:12La Paz, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) Bolivia''s economic ... the poverty rate decreased from 60 to 49 percent, while extreme poverty ...

More than 2500 freed in Cuba amnesty: rights group

More than 2500 freed in Cuba amnesty: rights group: HAVANA (Reuters) - More than 2500 Cuban prisoners have been released in recent days under a New Year's amnesty announced before a visit next spring by Pope Benedict XVI, a local human rights group said on Tuesday. Cuban President Raul Castro said last ...


Chile Peso Slides on Weaker Copper; Short-Term Rates Unchanged

Chile Peso Slides on Weaker Copper; Short-Term Rates Unchanged: Chile's peso weakened as the price of copper, the country's biggest export, declined on cooling company profits in China. The peso depreciated 0.3 percent to 521.75 per US dollar as of 12:02 pm in Santiago from 519.95 yesterday. ...

Finance minister forecasts Brazil's economy will overtake France's before 2015


Finance minister forecasts Brazil's economy will overtake France's before 2015

Investing in social programs and continuing to target the eradication of poverty must remain among the Brazilian government's top goals, Mantega said. To do that, the nation's economy must continue growing at a rapid clip, so that a wide array of those ...

Chile reiterates position on Falklands dispute in support of Argentina

Chile reiterates position on Falklands dispute in support of Argentina:
SANTIAGO — “Chile has always supported Argentina's claim on the island of Las Malvinas [Falklands to the British], and has never recognized independent sovereignty,” said Andrew Chadwick, government spokesman and Secretary of State. ...

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Chavez Says Chinese Banks to Extend $8 Billion in Financing

Chavez Says Chinese Banks to Extend $8 Billion in Financing: The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China will lend Venezuela $4 billion, while the China Development Bank Corp. will loan another $4 billion, renewing a bilateral investment fund, Chavez said today on state television. “I'm sending a delegation to ...


China and Cuba Agree Economic Agenda for 2012-2016

China and Cuba Agree Economic Agenda for 2012-2016: 27 de diciembre de 2011, 11:29Beijing, Dec 27 (Prensa Latina) China and Cuba agreed on Tuesday to work on the development of a bilateral economic agenda in the medium term, a decision that highlights the strategic nature of their relationship, ...


5 Police Face Torture Charges In Mexico City Case

5 Police Face Torture Charges In Mexico City Case: If he is convicted of aggravated homicide in Mexico, He faces 12 to 30 years in a Mexican prison. By Christopher Leonard, Associated Press The price of oil climbed above $101 a barrel in light holiday trading on growing consumer confidence and ...

Villagers going up in the world

Villagers going up in the world:
PEOPLE in a poverty stricken shanty town in a Colombian slum are really ... Salazar said officials from Rio de Janeiro plan to visit Medellin to see if such ...

The Sun

Venezuela to Secure $8 Billion in Chinese Loans, Chavez Says

Venezuela to Secure $8 Billion in Chinese Loans, Chavez Says: 27 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela will sign financing agreements for $8 billion with Chinese banks in January, President Hugo Chavez said today. The Industrial & Commercial Bank of China will lend Venezuela $4 billion, and Venezuela will renew its bilateral ...


Rousseff reiterates pledge to eliminate extreme poverty in Brazil ...

Rousseff reiterates pledge to eliminate extreme poverty in Brazil ...: President Dilma Rousseff, about to complete her first year in office, reiterated she remains committed to eliminate extreme poverty in Brazil by the end of ...


A New Force in Latin America

A New Force in Latin America: ... historic reductions in poverty, increased access to health care and education, and a reduction in income inequality. And it is no coincidence that Latin America's worst long-term growth failure in more than a century – from 1980-2000 – took place ...

Venezuela: UN human rights experts voice alarm at extended detention of judge

Venezuela: UN human rights experts voice alarm at extended detention of judge:
Three independent United Nations human rights experts today expressed their alarm at the decision of Venezuelan authorities to extend the house arrest of a judge for another two years, saying it was concerned about her physical and mental health. ...

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