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lunes, 9 de enero de 2012

World News - US expels Venezuela diplomat after cyber-attack ...

World News - US expels Venezuela diplomat after cyber-attack ...: Venezuela's consul general in Miami was ordered Sunday to leave the United States after allegations surfaced that she discussed possible cyber-attacks on U.S..

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 ...

Study of Peru's most productive region yields big surprise

Study of Peru's most productive region yields big surprise: ... that figure hints at the Peruvian capital's economic dynamism. ... upper reaches of the Amazon basin, which have traditionally been plagued by poverty. ...

Bolivia Did Away with Extreme Poverty, says Evo Morales


Bolivia Did Away with Extreme Poverty, says Evo Morales

Bolivia's Evo Morales said on Sunday that extreme poverty has been wiped out of his country thanks to the recovery of natural resources, which allowed the ...

Colombia 7th most hopeful country in the world: study

Colombia 7th most hopeful country in the world: study: In a country mired by high levels of violence, unemployment and social inequality, where 4 out of ten people are living in poverty and 15%, or 6 million people, suffer from hunger, Colombians' hope for a better future is among the brightest in the ...

Why We Need to Save the World's Last Remaining LGBT Bookstores

Why We Need to Save the World's Last Remaining LGBT Bookstores: The shop is currently the oldest operating gay bookstore in America, and in October the Pennsylvania Historical Commission commemorated the bookstore as a state historical marker. (Help save Giovanni's Room by shopping online.) Gay's the Word (London): ...

Final defendant sentenced in Colombia DEA operation

Final defendant sentenced in Colombia DEA operation: Jimenez told the DEA agent he would pay $2.4 million to move six tons of cocaine to Mexico. In the months that followed, Jimenez regaled the DEA agent with news of violence and transportation problems within the Mexican cartels distributing South ...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran President, Starts Latin America Tour In Venezuela ...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran President, Starts Latin America Tour In Venezuela ...: Our war is against poverty, hunger and underdevelopment." The Venezuelan leader said in his nationally broadcast speech that Iranians assistance has helped the South American country build 14000 homes as well as factories that produce food, ...

Mexican police find 13 bodies after latest drug war shooting

Mexican police find 13 bodies after latest drug war shooting:
The bodies, which were found along with threatening messages, had been shot in what appeared to be a flare-up in an ongoing turf war between drug cartels in Michoacan state. All 13 victims were male and found at the store off a highway on the outskirts ...

National Post (blog)

The Real Quileute Tribe Featured in Twilight Are Happy to Be in the Spotlight ...

The Real Quileute Tribe Featured in Twilight Are Happy to Be in the Spotlight ...: by Jamie Frevele | One thing that Twilight did that wasn't all that bad was put the spotlight on a Native American tribe from the Pacific Northwest, the Quileute tribe. For those of us who are not Twi-hards, that is the tribe from ...

Swarm opens season with new Forward and Native American Heritage Night

Swarm opens season with new Forward and Native American Heritage Night: That evening, the Swarm will celebrate its annual Native American Heritage Night, which is sponsored by Treasure Island Resort & Casino. The night recognizes local tribal leaders and features a traditional lacrosse match at halftime. ...

Metro State students protest lack of Native classes offered in 2012

Metro State students protest lack of Native classes offered in 2012: This last December students of Metro State University held a protest rally to decry the lack of Native American Studies classes on their campus. Specifically, the students came together to protest the fact that two classes; 'American Indian ...

Chilean Peso Weakens as Europe Crisis Dims Copper Export Outlook

Chilean Peso Weakens as Europe Crisis Dims Copper Export Outlook: The peso depreciated 0.5 percent to 513.47 per US dollar at the close in Santiago from 510.93 on Jan. 6 after rallying 1.7 percent last week. Copper, which accounts for half of Chile's exports, fell as much as 1.7 percent in New York as a ...

UFC Veteran Hermes Franca Sentenced to 3 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor


UFC Veteran Hermes Franca Sentenced to 3 Years for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Former UFC fighter and owner of Team Hermes Franca Brazilian Jiu-Jutsu Academy Hermes Franca Barros (37 years old), also known as Hermes Franca, was recently sentenced to 42 months in prison after being found guilty of sexually abusing an underage ...

Venezuela Will Not Bow Down To Imperialist "Tentacles": Chavez

Venezuela Will Not Bow Down To Imperialist "Tentacles": Chavez:
By Pierre Bertrand: Subscribe to Pierre's RSS feed Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced on Sunday that his country will only pay ExxonMobil a fraction of the price ruled last week by the International Chamber of Commerce -- an multilateral ...

International Business Times

White House: Iranian-American Facing Death Penalty Was Not Sent by CIA

White House: Iranian-American Facing Death Penalty Was Not Sent by CIA: AP WASHINGTON – The Obama administration denied on Monday that an American man sentenced to death in Iran was a CIA spy, and sharply criticized the Islamic republic in Tehran for what it called a pattern of arresting innocent people for political ...

Cuba to Host International Meeting of Student Leaders


Cuba to Host International Meeting of Student Leaders

Havana, Cuba, Jan 9.- The Latin American and Caribbean Continental Students Organization (OCLAE) will bring its main leaders together in this capital from February 13th through the 17th. Part of the 8th International Congress on Higher Education, ...

Uncertainty Over Transfer of Cuban Antiterrorist Imprisoned in US


Uncertainty Over Transfer of Cuban Antiterrorist Imprisoned in US

Havana, Cuba, Jan 9.- 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. We do not how long he will stay there and what will be ...

Knoxville among top ten "Gayest Cities in America"

Knoxville among top ten "Gayest Cities in America": (WVLT) -- Knoxville ranks among the top ten "Gayest Cities in America," according to the popular gay news source The Advocate. The city's eighth-place ranking was also tops in the South, outside of Florida. Rather than compile the usual list consisting ...

Agreements signed with Venezuela strengthen trade, relations with the region

Agreements signed with Venezuela strengthen trade, relations with the region: The agreements signed with Venezuela strengthen trade and are part of a strategy to deepen Peruvian relations with Latin America in times of international crisis, on Monday said Minister of Foreign Affairs Rafael Roncagliolo. ...

Double-Edged Prices:Millions in Developing Countries Depend on ...

Double-Edged Prices:Millions in Developing Countries Depend on ...: To help farmers get out of poverty while protecting poor consumers, ... while in Brazil the proportion is 11 per cent and in Peru 13 per cent. ...

America's Longest Ongoing War: The 'Race' War on Drugs

America's Longest Ongoing War: The 'Race' War on Drugs: I have experienced the loss of friends and comrades who fought this war alongside me, and every year tens of thousands of other people are murdered by gangs battling over drug turf in American cities, Canada and Mexico. It is time to reduce violence by ...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran President, Starts Latin America Tour In Venezuela ...

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran President, Starts Latin America Tour In Venezuela ...: The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish human rights organization based in Los Angeles, urged Ahmadinejad's hosts to tell Iran that they support Argentina's demands for the extradition of those implicated in the attack. The organization also condemned ...

Economics, voting rights, death penalty among top Black stories of 2011

Economics, voting rights, death penalty among top Black stories of 2011: Death of Osama Bin Ladin: President Obama was widely lauded for the success of a US Military operation, May 2, that killed al-Qaida leader Osama Bin Laden, the master mind of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The President made the announcement ...

Iran urged to halt execution of US national in 'spying' case

Iran urged to halt execution of US national in 'spying' case: The death sentence for Hekmati comes at a time of heightened tensions between Iran and the US, amid announcements that Iran has begun uranium enrichment and strengthened US sanctions against Iran. The Iranian authorities have executed political ...