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domingo, 8 de enero de 2012

Native American roots trump in adoption battle over toddler

Native American roots trump in adoption battle over toddler: By Harriot McLeod | CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The parents of a 2-year-old Cherokee girl adopted at birth are fighting to get her back after a court ruling based on Native American heritage allowed the biological father she has never known ...

Another Green World: Cuba and worm composting

Another Green World: Cuba and worm composting: This is very interesting about Cuba and worm composting. They are really ahead of the game. Worms certainly eat lots of garbage and create great fertilizer. I do worm composting in the US. I started with 1000 redworms and now have 3 ...

Poor, but feeding the rich

Poor, but feeding the rich: The food co-op that the Bryants frequent provides groceries to those in poverty. According to the Census Bureau, Atlanta had the highest income disparity in the nation among large cities, ahead of New Orleans, Washington and Miami. ...


Is there a threat to the U.S. behind meetings of Latin American, Iranian leaders?

Is there a threat to the U.S. behind meetings of Latin American, Iranian leaders?: “Sooner or later,” he added, “Venezuela's people will have to decide what possible advantage there is in having relations with a country that violates fundamental human rights … is isolated from most of the world [and] has consistently supported ...

No cancer found in Argentine president

No cancer found in Argentine president:
BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 7 (Xinhua) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez never had cancer as tests showed no presence of any cancerous cells in the tissue of her thyroid gland, authorities said Saturday. The surgery to remove the gland went well, ...

Xinhua

US orders expulsion of Venezuelan consul


US orders expulsion of Venezuelan consul

... its nuclear program and Damascus on human rights abuses. Ahmadinejad's trip to Venezuela and three other leftist-ruled Latin American countries -- Nicaragua, Ecuador and Cuba -- comes amid spiking international tensions over Iran's nuclear program. ...

Venezuela Will Not Recognize World Bank Ruling in Exxon Case

Venezuela Will Not Recognize World Bank Ruling in Exxon Case: CARACAS -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday that his country would not recognize a ruling by a World Bank panel in a multibillion-dollar arbitration case with Exxon Mobil Corp. Exxon took Venezuela to the World Bank's International ...

Native American roots trump in adoption battle over toddler

Native American roots trump in adoption battle over toddler: By Harriet McLeod | CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) - The adoptive parents of a 2-year-old girl who was removed from their home on New Year's Eve after a court battle involving her Native American heritage will appeal to the South Carolina Supreme ...

Subway Fares in Buenos Aires to More Than Double — Tomorrow ...


Subway Fares in Buenos Aires to More Than Double — Tomorrow ...

Wooden interior of vintage La Brugeoise car on the A line in the Buenos Aires subte. Fares on the subway system in Buenos Aires — also known as the subte ...

Cuba will never abandon socialism - Cuban ambassador

Cuba will never abandon socialism - Cuban ambassador: 'Cuba will never abandon socialism, but will strengthen it. Cuba is grateful to Sri Lanka for its support and friendship for the past 53 years', said Cuban ambassador Nirsia Castro Guevara. The Cuban ambassador was participating as chief guest in the ...


Argentine tango company to set Manila on 'Fire'

Argentine tango company to set Manila on 'Fire': Tango Fire Company of Buenos Aires performs at Resorts World Manila on Jan. 17-18 to raise funds for scholars of Ballet Philippines Think of it as traveling without moving while being generous and having yet another reason why “it's more fun in the ...


Opposition Candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski: A Wealthy Lawyer ...

Opposition Candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski: A Wealthy Lawyer ...: A strong supporter of free market economics gift-wrapped in social programs ... welfare state ideology in the context of the Bolivarian Revolution's widely ...

The darker side of Columbia

The darker side of Columbia: However, Medellin (and Colombia as a whole) does have a dark side. The extreme poverty, obscene gap between rich and poor, and the history of violence has made the middle and wealthy classes seem, to me, to be among the most fearful people on earth. ...

Venezuela, Peru in pacts on oil investments, trade

Venezuela, Peru in pacts on oil investments, trade: Ariana Cubillos / AP Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez, left, holds up an example of Venezuela's oil and speaks to oil workers as Peru's President Ollanta Humala watches during their visit to an oil installation in the faja petrolifera del Orinoco, ...

Canada welcomes Cuban reforms on eve of tour by Harper's Latin America minister


Canada welcomes Cuban reforms on eve of tour by Harper's Latin America minister

Kent eventually travelled to Cuba in late 2009, and he reported a successful visit that included discussions on trade and human rights. Cuba is Canada's largest market in the Caribbean and Central American region, with two-way trade topping $1 billion ...

US Mentor Acknowledges Quality of Cuban Baseball


US Mentor Acknowledges Quality of Cuban Baseball

Havana, Cuba, Jan 8.- Steve Lyon, manager of the Lakers team of the Grand Valley University, in the United States, praised the quality of Cuban baseball and its worldwide fame. Lyon stressed his satisfaction for being able to try his players against ...

Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Change Agents


Thirty ideas from people under 30: The Change Agents

Romy Portuondo Remior, 22, Cuban-American youth activist. (Courtesy of Romy Portuondo Remior) More than 50 years after Fidel Castro's revolution, Cuba remains politically and socially isolated, its people largely blocked from external communications by ...

Peru's transformation to be gradual, following Road Map

Peru's transformation to be gradual, following Road Map: Peruvian Prime Minister Oscar Valdes said Saturday that Peru should aim for a "gradual ... with less poverty, less handouts, that is stable and reliable. ...

Brazil's economy marching to samba beat

Brazil's economy marching to samba beat:
With Brazil's continuing economic success being fuelled by the increased purchasing power of most of its population, the government estimates that 20 million people have come out of poverty in the past decade. Ricardo Ismael, sociology professor at the ...

BBC News

Missing teacher found dead in Tigre

Missing teacher found dead in Tigre: Teacher Silvia Prigent, who was missing since December 29, was found dead this morning in an open field by the luján River in Northern Greater Buenos Aires district of Tigre. First reports indicate that the victim was killed with one shot to the head. ...

Venezuelan inmates hold 700 jail visitors hostage

Venezuelan inmates hold 700 jail visitors hostage:
Mexico City: Inmates of Venezuela's jail held hostage over 680 people visiting their relatives in the Los Teques prison, the Globovision channel reported Sunday.The inmates said the hostages would not leave the building until their demands, ...

Zee News

Uncertainty Over Transfer of Cuban Antiterrorist Imprisoned in US

Uncertainty Over Transfer of Cuban Antiterrorist Imprisoned in US: 08 de enero de 2012, 09:39Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Mary Eugenia, the sister of Cuban antiterrorist Antonio Guerrero, was uncertain about his transfer to the prison at Florence Correctional Center in Oklahoma, United States. ...

Urban Agriculture in Cuba Exceeds Annual Goal

Urban Agriculture in Cuba Exceeds Annual Goal: 08 de enero de 2012, 10:35Havana, Jan 8 (Prensa Latina) Urban agriculture in Cuba produced 1052000 tons of vegetables in 2011, 105 percent of the plan, which represented about two thousand tons more, an official source told the press. ...

A more open Cuba, blessed by the Pope

A more open Cuba, blessed by the Pope: Members of the Cuban opposition group Ladies in White. Cuba released some political prisoners last year in a deal brokered by the Roman Catholic Church. (ADALBERTO ROQUE/AFP/Getty Images) HAVANA, Cuba — In January 1998, Pope John Paul II made his ...


Cuba expected to gain more attention as GOP convention nears

Cuba expected to gain more attention as GOP convention nears: The recent startup of flights to Cuba from Tampa highlights the importance of the relations between the island and the US to Florida. By TED JACKOVICS | The Tampa Tribune Nearly 50 years have passed since the Cuban Missile Crisis, but you wouldn't know ...