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miércoles, 4 de enero de 2012

Development Barred in Puerto Rico Coastal Strip

Development Barred in Puerto Rico Coastal Strip: An appeals court has blocked development along a lush part of Puerto Rico's north coast until a lawsuit filed by conservationists is resolved. Wednesday's ruling temporarily bars any Puerto Rican agency from issuing construction permits for the ...

For Louisiana, 2012 will be the year of managed health care ...


For Louisiana, 2012 will be the year of managed health care ...

Louisiana consistently ranks number 49 in the national comparisons of .... to people who earn 133 percent of the federal poverty level, Bozeman said. ...

Argentina fines drug company over vaccine trial

Argentina fines drug company over vaccine trial: Buenos Aires (CNN) -- A medical group in Argentina is asking for more drug-testing regulations in the South American country after a officials fined pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline for alleged irregularities in a pediatric pneumonia vaccine ...

Cuba to give citizens money to fix up, build homes


Cuba to give citizens money to fix up, build homes

HAVANA — Cuba is launching a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes, an effort the communist government hopes will lead to better use of limited funds and stimulate private enterprise. Under the program, citizens will be ...

Drug war doesn't deter mission work

Drug war doesn't deter mission work: JACKSONVILLE — With fear of the crime rising in Central America, fewer missionaries have made trips to deliver clothing items to low poverty families in need. “Because of the drug wars in Mexico, a lot of churches and groups have cancelled their trips ...

ECLAC Praises Uruguay for Policies to Reduce Poverty

ECLAC Praises Uruguay for Policies to Reduce Poverty: Montevideo - The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) highlighted Uruguay among five countries that experienced significant declines in poverty rates from 2009 to 2011, ...


U.S. and Latin America Should Support Prosecution of Haiti's ...

U.S. and Latin America Should Support Prosecution of Haiti's ...: While still in the seat of power, Duvalier was taken to task for his regime's abuses through visits, investigations and communications of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, U.S. government officials, and rights watch groups. ...

Native prairie seed harvested for San Jacinto Battleground


Native prairie seed harvested for San Jacinto Battleground

TPWD worked out an agreement that allows Junction's Native American Seed Company to harvest native grass and wildflower seed from their prairies to use to reseed 110 acres of the San Jacinto Battleground late this winter or early next spring. ...

Education key component of church's evangelization efforts, says priest

Education key component of church's evangelization efforts, says priest: By Julie Asher WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Education is key to the Catholic Church's evangelization efforts among Native Americans and St. Anthony Indian Mission School in Zuni, NM, is "a case in point," said Father Wayne Paysse. Last October, the priest, ...

Development Barred In Puerto Rico Coastal Strip

Development Barred In Puerto Rico Coastal Strip: by AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A lush region along Puerto Rico's north coast will be off-limits to developers until a lawsuit filed by conservationists is resolved, an appeals court ruled Wednesday. The ruling temporarily bars any Puerto Rican ...

Prison then Deportation for Killing a Mother and Daughter

Prison then Deportation for Killing a Mother and Daughter:
Felix Solano-Gallardo, a 19-year-old Mexican citizen, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon in Jackson County Court to two counts of involuntary manslaughter for causing a crash that killed a Belton, Mo. mother and daughter on the Fourth of July on I-435 ...

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Ambrose's new Cuban teammate for 2012


Ambrose's new Cuban teammate for 2012

Almirola's grandparents came to the United States from Cuba as part of a "freedom flight" in 1966, giving up virtually everything they owned – including, Almirola said, his grandmother's wedding ring – to move to Florida. "When I was younger, ...

Cuba to grant home repair subsidies

Cuba to grant home repair subsidies: Cuba is launching a plan to subsidize the construction and repair of private homes, an effort the communist government hopes will lead to better use of limited funds and stimulate private enterprise. ...

US 'very biased' in use of death penalty

US 'very biased' in use of death penalty: “In the United States there is a much greater chance of a person receiving a death sentence if he or she: No.1 is a member of a racial minority, and No.2 if the victim was white,” he said in an interview with Press TV's US Desk on Wednesday. ...

Brazil's experience to play key role in Peru's fight against poverty ...

Brazil's experience to play key role in Peru's fight against poverty ...: Brazil's successful experience in the social field will be important for Peru in its efforts to combat poverty and in the implementation of a plan adapted to the ...

About 200 Venezuelan women to sue French breast implant company


About 200 Venezuelan women to sue French breast implant company

About 200 Venezuelan women with breast implants made by the French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) will sue in Venezuelan courts the manufacturers and traders of the implants, said on Wednesday Gilberto Andrea, the lawyer who is handling the case. ...

Okla. man scheduled for 1st US execution of 2012

Okla. man scheduled for 1st US execution of 2012: Linking suicide attempts by death row inmates and an undetected mental illness they may have is difficult because the subject has mostly anecdotal evidence to draw from, said Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, ...

Chile changes terminology for military government


Chile changes terminology for military government

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile's National Education Council has decided to change the description of the country's former military government from "dictatorship" to "regime" in the nation's school textbooks. The council approved the change during a ...

Hard Times for Aging Gays

Hard Times for Aging Gays:
The dreams of comfort and calm in our golden years belong to all of us. For now, they are denied many LGBT residents in multiple LGBT retirement communities, which have failed, or are failing. South Florida is lucky to have an active SAGE group and the ...

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Bashing the CCT for all the wrong reasons

Bashing the CCT for all the wrong reasons: Poverty has fallen during that time from 22 percent of the population to 7 percent.” Indeed, the Brazil poverty reduction experience is a dramatic success story. Several factors had contributed to the Brazil poverty reduction success story, ...

Trial starts for Mexican Mafia fugitive

Trial starts for Mexican Mafia fugitive: 19, 1998, in Montebello and five women accused of helping the prison-based gang conduct business on the streets of Southern California, according to a news release from the US Attorney's Office. The charges against Ontiveros, like those against several ...


Miami Beach Cinematheque Presents GLOW, A Monthly Series of LGBT Films


Miami Beach Cinematheque Presents GLOW, A Monthly Series of LGBT Films

But Miami Beach Cinematheque (MBC) invites all audiences to consider GLOW, a monthly series of LGBT films presented by HBO Latin America and the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival. A full house was welcomed Wednesday, Dec. 14—a full and slightly tipsy ...

USF students propose businesses

USF students propose businesses: By Dale White Redevelopment of north Sarasota, especially Newtown, could offer jobs and a new beginning for an area known for its pockets of poverty. Fifteen students in an entrepreneurship class at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee ...


2012 Will Be a Decisive Year in Mexico's Deadly Drug War

2012 Will Be a Decisive Year in Mexico's Deadly Drug War:
2012 will be a decisive year in Mexico's deadly drug war as the country elects a new president and figures out how to combat the cartels. The Executionmeter began counting the deaths almost as soon as 2012 began. New Year's Day in Mexico saw six bodies ...

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A Winter Journey to Poverty in North Carolina

A Winter Journey to Poverty in North Carolina: 40 percent of African American children and 42 percent of Latino children suffer the constant pain of poverty. Since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, North Carolina's poverty and unemployment have surged out of control while income has fallen ...