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lunes, 2 de enero de 2012

Venezuelans Enjoy the Successes of Social Programs

Venezuelans Enjoy the Successes of Social Programs: The En Amor Mayor Mission was created to help elderly people living in poverty, and it has registered 76729 citizens to be benefited from governmental assistance. The Hijos de Venezuela Project included 235448 families that needed help from the ...

Church's namesake Tekakwitha to be canonized for sainthood

Church's namesake Tekakwitha to be canonized for sainthood: BY JULIE FARREN Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha — the namesake of three churches in the Pass — will become the first Native American Saint in 2012. On Dec. 19, Pope Benedict XVI approved the miracle needed for the canonization ceremony. ...

Texas gangs have evolving relationship with cartels

Texas gangs have evolving relationship with cartels: Laredo police spokesman Joe Baeza said that two criminal cases involving the Zetas and US prison gangs in the past few years, cartel members who knew gang members organized the targeted killings. Mexican drug cartels are increasingly relying on prison ...

Venezuela's PdVSA To Pay Exxon $255 Mln In Arbitration Verdict

Venezuela's PdVSA To Pay Exxon $255 Mln In Arbitration Verdict: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan state oil giant Petroleos de Venezuela said Monday it will pay Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM) $255 million over the next 60 days after an international arbitration court ruled against it in the US oil major's suit over ...

Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids


Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids

The new study provides "one more piece of evidence that ADHD has multiple causes," said Dr. Jon A. Shaw, director of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Miami School of Medicine. "It is important to recognize early risk factors for ...

Pilot Project in Argentina Assists Victims in Reporting Rape


Pilot Project in Argentina Assists Victims in Reporting Rape

The protocol for reporting rape is unique in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, thanks to a program that aims to provide assistance and emotional support to victims. A specially trained team of women psychologists and social workers travels around the ...

CUBA: Pope to Visit a Country in Flux


CUBA: Pope to Visit a Country in Flux

... changes to economic and social life for which the Cuban people are waiting. ... the "right" of the Church to look after the welfare of the people. ...

Pope's itinerary in Cuba and Mexico

Pope's itinerary in Cuba and Mexico: by Martin Barillas Pope Benedict XVI will travel to Cuba and Mexico in March of this year on an apostolic visit to the two traditionally Catholic nations. The trip will occur before Easter this year. The Pope's journey was confirmed following ...


Indian firms in talks to refine Venezuelan crude at home

Indian firms in talks to refine Venezuelan crude at home: New Delhi: In what will help improve the country's energy security, Indian firms that won two oil blocks in Venezuela as part of a global consortium are in talks with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) and Essar Oil Ltd to refine some of the crude in India. ...

Codelco exercises right to buy Anglo assets

Codelco exercises right to buy Anglo assets: ... by formally exercising its rights to buy 49 per cent of Anglo's best assets in Chile at a discount to market prices. On Monday Codelco told the Santiago stock market that it “has exercised its right to buy shares in Anglo American Sur”, ...

Mexican police tortured 5 suspects, human rights commission says

Mexican police tortured 5 suspects, human rights commission says: Mexican government officials did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Ciudad Juarez, which shares a border with El Paso, Texas, has been a hotspot in Mexico's drug war as rival cartels battle over turf.


Chile battles huge forest fires

Chile battles huge forest fires: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Firefighters in Chile are battling three huge wildfires that have burned about 90 square miles of forest, destroyed more than 100 homes and have driven out thousands of tourists. The fires also have claimed their first victim: a ...


Chilean Peso Reaches Two-Week High on Buying by Pension Funds

Chilean Peso Reaches Two-Week High on Buying by Pension Funds: Chile's peso gained to a two-week high, outpacing the region's other currencies, on buying by local pension funds. The currency gained 0.2 percent to 518.65 per US dollar at the close in Santiago, the strongest since Dec. 16. Chile's pension funds had ...


Former Norwich policeman returns from Brazilian charity mission

Former Norwich policeman returns from Brazilian charity mission: The former bricklayer, who once worked for Carter and helped build Wayland Prison, was born and grew up in Essex but came to Norfolk in 1982, having spent time laying bricks in Germany. As a police officer he was a “career detective” spending time with ...

Many Cubans unhappy with pace of change

Many Cubans unhappy with pace of change: After a year of economic reforms, Cuba marks the 53rd anniversary of its communist revolution. The latest reforms saw carpenters, locksmiths and photographers able to operate independently of the state, but many Cubans feel that this is insufficient. ...

Activists say Washington holds key to ending drug war in Mexico

Activists say Washington holds key to ending drug war in Mexico: As Mexico's drug war enters its sixth year, activists say its time for the United States to stop the flow of dollars and guns to the drug cartels. Legalizing drugs, they argue, could save thousands of lives. As the presidency of Mexico's Felipe ...

Poverty Matters, Schools Matter | StateImpact Florida

Poverty Matters, Schools Matter | StateImpact Florida: What's the correlation between poverty and student achievement? More than 80000 children living in Florida are homeless. There are varying opinions about ...

Washington to be first state to top $9 minimum wage

Washington to be first state to top $9 minimum wage: ... in a country where nearly one-in-six live below the poverty line, according to US Census Bureau statistics. Based on a typical 2000-hour work year, the wage increases that take effect on New Year's Day in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, ...

Growth of international projects helps evolve gay rights, visibility in 2011

Growth of international projects helps evolve gay rights, visibility in 2011:
The 'It Gets Better' project tackling bullying of LGBT teens and suicide drew large (although almost completely partisan) participation in the US but extended beyond to Finland, Canada, the United Kingdom, the European Union, Malaysia, South Africa and ...

LGBTQ Nation

Activist criticizes campaign's anti-gay rhetoric | Latin American ...

Activist criticizes campaign's anti-gay rhetoric | Latin American ...: The leader of Jamaica's sole gay rights group said Tuesday that some ruling- party candidates have aggressively played to anti-gay constituents by resorting to ...

Poverty and Unemployment, Challenges for Honduras in 2012


Poverty and Unemployment, Challenges for Honduras in 2012

Poverty and unemployment will be Honduras' core challenges for 2012, warned Ramon Espinoza, head of the National Institute of Statistics (INE).

Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights

Free and Equal in Dignity and Rights:
South Africa took the lead in sponsoring the first-ever UN resolution on the rights of LGBT persons in 2011; that measure passed with support from dozens of countries, including many in Latin America. The Organization of American States has also ...

Caribarena Antigua

Both lesbian moms have parental rights, Daytona court rules in custody dispute

Both lesbian moms have parental rights, Daytona court rules in custody dispute: Still, it's an important decision with a wider implication, said Nancy Polikoff, a law professor at American University Washington College of Law and expert on gay-and-lesbian family law. "Any ruling that supports the right of a same-sex couple … is ...

New prison guard charged in watch theft

New prison guard charged in watch theft: Armijo bonded out of jail that evening coming up with $50 cash to get out. Armijo had just finished the academy to become a corrections officer. He is now on paid leave and likely to lose his job. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported Armijo had been on ...


Mexican civil servant gets 48 years for time theft

Mexican civil servant gets 48 years for time theft: Mexico City, Jan 1, 2012 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A civil servant has been sentenced to 48 years in prison for presenting fake documents to get paid for time away from the office, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. The AG's office did not identify ...