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viernes, 6 de enero de 2012

City job cuts hit black and Hispanic neighborhoods hardest


City job cuts hit black and Hispanic neighborhoods hardest

Over the last five years, the third-largest employer in the city of Chicago has cut more than 5800 jobs, most of them held by residents of black and Hispanic neighborhoods already struggling with unemployment, foreclosures, disinvestment, and dwindling ...

Challenges for the hemisphere in 2012

Challenges for the hemisphere in 2012: Despite a number of important successes, fully one third of Latin Americans remain poor and our region is the most unequal in the world. Poverty and inequality go hand-in-hand with racial and gender discrimination: The majority of African-American and ...

Cuba Commemorates 208th Anniversary of Haitian Independence

Cuba Commemorates 208th Anniversary of Haitian Independence: 06 de enero de 2012, 16:17Havana, Jan 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba commemorated the 208th anniversary of Haitian independence on Friday with wreath at the busts of heroes Alexandre Petion and Toussaint Louverture. In the ceremony, presided over by Haitian ...


Cumbrian man's Cuba cycle challenge in memory of his wife


Cumbrian man's Cuba cycle challenge in memory of his wife

By Pamela McGowan Carlisle man Barry Maxey has cycled 400km across Cuba in five days in memory of his late wife, Sheena. The 46-year-old, of Durdar, is now back in the UK after completing the challenge and raising nearly £6000 for four cancer charities ...

The Global Revolt and Latin America

The Global Revolt and Latin America:
Latin America also played a role in this global tumult: with the student upheaval in Chile, the Gandhian-like citizens' campaign against state and narco terrorism in Mexico, the indigenous led uprising in the mining regions of Peru, and the grassroots ...

NACLA

APNewsBreak: Ex-Mexico president claims immunity


APNewsBreak: Ex-Mexico president claims immunity

Thirty-five convicts remain in prison. Zedillo's lawyers say they have no knowledge of the US ever rejecting a former head of state's claim for immunity from a lawsuit involving official acts. State Department officials have been asked to issue an ...

31 die in Mexico jail violence

31 die in Mexico jail violence: It is understood by VoA that violence from the Mexican Drug War spreads into prisons frequently. According to BBC News Online, a substantial number of Mexican jails are over capacity for prisoners and often experience drug cartel-related violence. ...


Were Blacks, Latinos Dissed or Just Ignored?

Were Blacks, Latinos Dissed or Just Ignored?: You don¹t see ads on television talking in the way that you¹d expect about unemployment, about real job creation. So many of the ads are just repeating of hard-right, social conservative talking points, obviously aimed at a tiny portion of the ...

Iranian president to tour Latin America

Iranian president to tour Latin America:
Ahmadinejad, who is facing growing economic discontent at home and pressure from the west over Iran's disputed nuclear programme, will also visit Nicaragua, Cuba, Ecuador and possibly Guatemala in a search for new and improved economic partnerships to ...

The Guardian

Chile backs off removing 'dictatorship' from texts


Chile backs off removing 'dictatorship' from texts

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile is backing off a controversial plan to remove the word "dictatorship" from school textbooks in reference to the military government of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. President Sebastian Pinera's new Education Minister Harald Beyer ...

Chile blames wildfires that killed 7 firefighters on “terror” campaign by ...


Chile blames wildfires that killed 7 firefighters on “terror” campaign by ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's government said Friday that many of the wildfires burning out of control in Patagonia were set intentionally, and blamed a Mapuche Indian group that has long struggled to regain its ancestral lands for starting the blaze that ...

Argentine corruption scandal threatens legacy of grieving mothers

Argentine corruption scandal threatens legacy of grieving mothers: ... the Argentine media are asking why de Bonafini's group, originally set up to champion victims' of state terrorism, ended up mushrooming into a major political movement involved in campaigning on behalf of the Peronists and running anti-poverty ...

Latino Unemployment Drops in December

Latino Unemployment Drops in December: Following a national trend, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate among Latinos dropped in December, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The unemployment rate for Latinos dropped from 11.4 percent in November to 11 ...

'Hat Day' at Ridgeview Charter Raised Funds for Haiti and ...


'Hat Day' at Ridgeview Charter Raised Funds for Haiti and ...

After learning about world hunger and poverty, Ridgeview Charter School ... to help supply livestock to families in Haiti and the Dominican Republic. ...

Young Cuban Painter Finds Inspiration in Fidel Castro


Young Cuban Painter Finds Inspiration in Fidel Castro

Matanzas, Cuba, Jan 6.- Plastic artist Jorge J. Gutierrez Salomon has dedicated his upcoming exhibition titled “Continuidad de pensamiento” (Continuity of Thinking) to Commander in Chief Fidel Castro; the works will be shown in Holguin, the Cuban ...

Anti Castro-blogger launches campaign for help to leave Cuba


Anti Castro-blogger launches campaign for help to leave Cuba

A Cuban blogger who has won international recognition for her dispatches voicing dissent against the Castro regime has launched a public campaign for help to leave the island. By Fiona Govan in Madrid Accused of orchestrating a "cyberwar" against the ...

Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat


Fidel Castro warns of climate change, nuclear threat

HAVANA — Cuba's iconic revolutionary Fidel Castro warned that the world was on an "inexorable" march into the abyss this year because of climate change and the threat of nuclear war. In an article published Thursday -- Castro's first since November ...

Global CST and 'the Israelites of Latin America'

Global CST and 'the Israelites of Latin America':
As for the strings that are allegedly attached to USG assistance, Amnesty International has objected to the fact that "the State Department continues to certify military aid to Colombia, even after reviewing the country's human rights record" - which ...

Aljazeera.com

Police Detain 20 in Deadly Mexico Prison Riot

Police Detain 20 in Deadly Mexico Prison Riot:
By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON AP Mexican authorities have detained 20 inmates for alleged involvement in a prison riot that killed 31 in a state bordering Texas and are investigating whether prison staff were also responsible. No prison officials had been ...

ABC News

5 Best Things to Do in Buenos Aires

5 Best Things to Do in Buenos Aires: Most certainly can be seen, one of the more unique things to do in Buenos Aires is here now. Just look at the Caminito, a walker's heaven stuffed with dining ...


Buenos Aires for Design Addicts | Apartment Therapy San Francisco

Buenos Aires for Design Addicts | Apartment Therapy San Francisco: Last week I spent the holidays in summer, flying with a friend to Buenos Aires, Argentina. We stayed in a rented apartment in the Recoleta district, also known as "Little Paris," an affluent neighborhood with French-style architecture, gardens, ...


Venezuela: Facilitator or Obstacle to Drug Trade?

Venezuela: Facilitator or Obstacle to Drug Trade?: Venezuela is now the principal transit nation for Colombian cocaine and the bridge for a large percentage of drugs heading to Europe. Yet it has made some of the most important arrests of drug traffickers in the region. Is Venezuela really signed up to ...

Head of Georgia drug cell gets 16 years in prison

Head of Georgia drug cell gets 16 years in prison: ... of dollars across metro Atlanta was sentenced to more than 16 years in prison on Thursday. Oliver Maciel-Macedo received the stiff sentence despite his attorney's claims that the man was a mere foot soldier working for powerbrokers in Mexico. ...

Sacramento prosecutor says priest confessed to molesting girl

Sacramento prosecutor says priest confessed to molesting girl: As to whether Ojeda is a flight risk, Ortiz said it would be wrong to assign that label to him simply because of his Mexican heritage. Although he spent part of his childhood in Mexico, Ortiz said, he is an American citizen and "no longer has ties" to ...


Thousands of troops patrolling Tamaulipas

Thousands of troops patrolling Tamaulipas: No prison officials had been dismissed so far over the fight, said Morelos Canseco, interior secretary of Tamaulipas state. A US government official in Mexico, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Gulf Cartel is indeed battling its former ...