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miércoles, 28 de diciembre de 2011

Iranian Firms to Build Houses for Venezuelans

Iranian Firms to Build Houses for Venezuelans:
In September, Venezuelan housing officials announced that they had signed a $2.5 billion contract with Iran for the construction of 17000 housing units in the Latin American country. Managing-Director of Iran's Keyson Company Mohammad Reza Ansari said ...

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Sisters to use talents to aid destitute Nicaraguans

Sisters to use talents to aid destitute Nicaraguans: Instead, she'll be volunteering her time to examine hundreds and hundreds of children who live in abject poverty in two small cities in Nicaragua: Masachapa and Tipitapa, where the poorest of the poor dwell in bathroom-sized shanties loosely ...

Christ is reaching Brazilian Prisoners Through MBC

Christ is reaching Brazilian Prisoners Through MBC: Christ is reaching Brazilian Prisoners Through MBC. The Mini Bible College materials have been used by over 5000 prisioners in 81 prisons throughout Brazil. ...

Idaho contracting company plans to hire workers

Idaho contracting company plans to hire workers: IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho-based government contracting company owned by an Alaska Native American group plans to hire 100 workers in 2012 as demand rises for its demolition, construction and hazardous-waste cleanup services. ...


Okla. tribe defends casino plan, says it has no other viable economic ...

Okla. tribe defends casino plan, says it has no other viable economic ...: The leader of a Native American tribe says he's disappointed an Oklahoma congressman has decided to express concern about a proposal to build a casino in Broken Arrow. Kialegee Tribal Town town king Tiger Hobia said in a statement the tribe has kept ...

Report: Navajo Nation fails to provide disability access

Report: Navajo Nation fails to provide disability access: Statistics like these are at the root of a report released this fall by the Native American Disability Law Center that found none of the Navajo Nation's government buildings are fully accessible to individuals with disabilities, though some facilities ...

Cuban Jewish leaders celebrate Hanukkah with jailed American Alan Gross


Cuban Jewish leaders celebrate Hanukkah with jailed American Alan Gross

HAVANA — An American government contractor jailed in Cuba is in good spirits and fine health, but anxious to get home to his family and disappointed he was not included in a massive prisoner amnesty announced by President Raul Castro last week, ...

2991 inmates benefit from Cuba's pardons


2991 inmates benefit from Cuba's pardons

Among the pardons were those of seven political prisoners, according to monitoring lists of the Cuban Committee for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, led by Elizardo Sanchez. Castro announced the pending pardons in an address to the National ...

Guantanamo leader signs order opposed by lawyers


Guantanamo leader signs order opposed by lawyers

Rear Adm. David Woods considered the arguments of defense lawyers and made some modifications, said Navy Cmdr. Tamsen Reese, a spokeswoman for the detention center on the US base in Cuba. Critics said the changes were minor and did not address the ...

Cuba well into process of freeing 2900 pardoned prisoners


Cuba well into process of freeing 2900 pardoned prisoners

HAVANA — Cuba appeared to be making quick progress in meeting a pledge to free 2900 pardoned prisoners, most of them convicted of minor crimes, even as a top human rights official on the island criticized the year-end amnesty as a “media show. ...

Argentine leader's cancer forces her to delegate


Argentine leader's cancer forces her to delegate

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's president cracked jokes and sounded optimistic Wednesday after her thyroid cancer diagnosis was announced, but she's clearly struggling with the need to delegate power while she recovers from next week's ...

Venezuelan Economy among the Strongest, Says Chavez

Venezuelan Economy among the Strongest, Says Chavez: 28 de diciembre de 2011, 16:09Caracas, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) President Hugo Chavez described Venezuela''s economy as one of the strongest worldwide, despite the opposition''s criticism that denies real achievements over the past 13 years. ...


Ex-soldier sentenced to 35 years for double murder

Ex-soldier sentenced to 35 years for double murder: Newman had the option of sending Parvin to prison between 30 years to life. In July 2010, Parvin shot and killed Edgar Lopez, a Guatemalan immigrant, and Pablo Gutierrez-Guzman, a Mexican immigrant, in the yard of Lopez's home. ...

The Death Penalty in America; A Costly, Flawed, and Prejudiced ...

The Death Penalty in America; A Costly, Flawed, and Prejudiced ...: With 35 states plus the U.S. Government and U.S. Military having the death penalty, one can only imagine the money that is wasted carrying out a punishment ...

Latin American Airline Launches Gay Site

Latin American Airline Launches Gay Site: LAN's new LGBT microsite features a host of information and resources for the prospective traveler to South America. It includes detailed descriptions of key South American destinations with information of interest to gay and lesbian travelers. ...

A strong breeze of change in Shakopee

A strong breeze of change in Shakopee: Not long after he was elected mayor of Shakopee, Brad Tabke decided it was time to begin to heal the city's relationship with the wealthy Native American tribe that has been exasperating his predecessors for years. "I simply called and said, ...

An honor song at halftime highlights Native American Awarness Day


An honor song at halftime highlights Native American Awarness Day

A rough guess placed the Native American attendance at 80% or higher. Shoni and Jude are from the Umatilla Reservation in Oregon, about a three hour drive from Pullman and WSU, and many friends and relatives made the drive to see the game. ...

Argentine who dedicated 50 years to Indian dances

Argentine who dedicated 50 years to Indian dances:
The Argentine woman has learnt Sanskrit, is a vegetarian, avoids alcohol, and leads a 'disciplined Indian life' in Buenos Aires. Buenos Aires: An Argentine woman who started as a ballet dancer and later learnt Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi from ...

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Year-end review: Counting the growth of international projects

Year-end review: Counting the growth of international projects: This huge fund for MSM/gay HIV/Aids projects that will help isolated communities, mainly in Africa. In a development which will have long term implications, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which covers Latin America and the ...

More than 1 million children ages 10 to 14 still forced by poverty to work in ...


More than 1 million children ages 10 to 14 still forced by poverty to work in ...

SAO PAULO — A newspaper says that despite the economic advances achieved by Brazil over the past few years, children from low-income families are still forced to work in Latin America's biggest country. The Folha de S.Paulo newspaper says Wednesday ...

Brazil overtakes Britain as world's sixth largest economy

Brazil overtakes Britain as world's sixth largest economy: Brazil's economy has grown steadily in the past eight years. The Brazilian government's anti-poverty measures further helped in lifting more than 40 million people into a new middle class. Initial numbers indicate sales for holiday shopping among ...


Cuba, Cooperation and Transformations

Cuba, Cooperation and Transformations: The answer has special relevance for Cuba, and also for the world's urgently needed advance to post-capitalism. The development of agriculture and animal husbandry around eight thousand years ago made it possible for laboring individuals to produce ...

Leniency is sought for jailed father of 2 Cleburne kids who survived Mexico attack

Leniency is sought for jailed father of 2 Cleburne kids who survived Mexico attack:
Because he's in prison, [his wife] wants some family time ... [and] goes to Mexico and gets killed." Enlow has been working to contact the Johnson County district attorney and state criminal justice officials, seeking probation or early parole that ...

Fort Worth Star Telegram

Poverty comes to suburbia

Poverty comes to suburbia: The movement of peoples is the underlying story of America. To the frontier, going west, from south to north, to the suburbs, and to the sunbelt, the reoccurring narrative of America has been people on the move to make a better life for themselves and ...


Shorewood man performs mission work in Navajo Nation

Shorewood man performs mission work in Navajo Nation:
Persistent poverty, lack of education, jobs and infrastructure within ... Bolivia, the Philippines, Kenya and selected US communities in the

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