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martes, 10 de enero de 2012

The Terms on Which We Left: Why The Iraq War Ended

The Terms on Which We Left: Why The Iraq War Ended:
The report shows that all the news out of Iraq adds up to less than the attention given to the trial of Casey Anthony or the Mexican Drug War. It would be unsurprising, then, if most people had no idea whether this war was actually still going on or ...

Knickerbocker Ledger

US laundered millions for drug cartels

US laundered millions for drug cartels:
The Mexican Drug War has so far yielded around 50000 deaths and has become one of the biggest problems poised on North America during the last century. It might be a tremendous tally of lost lives, but just as impressive though is the amount of money ...

RT

Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican Songstress, Dies at 92

Ruth Fernandez, Puerto Rican Songstress, Dies at 92:
Ruth Fernandez, known as "El Alma de Puerto Rico hecha cancion" (The Soul of Puerto Rico made song), died Monday, the Latin Music Examiner reported. She was 92 and had been battling Alzheimer's disease and atherosclerosis for nearly a decade. ...

HispanicBusiness.com

Rains expected to hit Argentina, reviving corn, soy

Rains expected to hit Argentina, reviving corn, soy: By Hugh Bronstein | BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Rain is expected to hit Argentina's grain belt late on Tuesday and Wednesday, helping revive soy and corn crops left panting for water after a long dry spell which raised worries about global supply. ...

Chile's Mapuche denies role in deadly arson


Chile's Mapuche denies role in deadly arson

SANTIAGO — Leaders of an activist group of Chilean indigenous Mapuche people Tuesday denied government accusations they might have set a forest fire that killed seven firefighters last week. The fire started Thursday at a private estate in the Mininco ...

Slow road to recovery in quake-ravaged Haiti

Slow road to recovery in quake-ravaged Haiti:
... begin to shed its image as a basket case of crushing poverty and underdevelopment. ... a university donated by its neighbour, the Dominican Republic. ...

Reuters UK

Socorro restaurant cook is alleged member of Mexican kidnapping ring

Socorro restaurant cook is alleged member of Mexican kidnapping ring: ... the fast food restaurant in the 10000 block of Alameda where he worked. If convicted of the re-entry charge, Vega-Muñoz faces up to 20 years in federal prison. Once his prison sentence is over, he will be returned to ICE custody and deported to Mexico.

Meat consumption hits record high in Chile at end of 2011

Meat consumption hits record high in Chile at end of 2011:
SANTIAGO — The Department of Agricultural Studies and Policies, ODEPA, released figures of meat consumption in Chile for 2011, showing 84.2 kilos per capita of consumption, 2.6 percent higher than recorded in 2010, at 82.4 kilos. ...

I Love Chile News

South American and Mayan DNA discovered in Southern Appalachians


South American and Mayan DNA discovered in Southern Appalachians

However, United States Forest Service archaeologist Jack T. Wynn identified dozens of important Native American town and settlement sites in Towns County. At approximately the same time that the Track Rock terraces were probably built, ...

China, Cuba and the espionage alliance against the US

China, Cuba and the espionage alliance against the US: Central to its spy activities is the island of Cuba which is strategically located for the interception of US military and civilian satellite communications. China's spy services also cooperates closely with Havana's own world-class intelligence ...


Cuba takes baby steps toward capitalism

Cuba takes baby steps toward capitalism: A year at the vanguard of Cuba's economic revival has not brought Julio Cesar Hidalgo riches. The fledgling pizzeria owner has had his good months, but the restaurant he opened with his girlfriend often runs at a loss. At times, they can't afford to ...

Guantanamo still in use for US war on terror, 10 years after


Guantanamo still in use for US war on terror, 10 years after

By Ben Fox, Associated Press / January 10, 2012 US military personnel inspect each occupied cell on a two-minute cycle at Camp 5 maximum-security facility at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base in Cuba in this file photo. Open for 10 years on Wednesday, ...

Religious freedom is fundamental, Pope tells diplomats

Religious freedom is fundamental, Pope tells diplomats: The Pope's thoughts turned to "Latin America and the Caribbean which in 2011 celebrated the bicentenary of their independence" and was happy with South Sudan, which became a sovereign state in a peaceful manner, expressing his hopes that "all may unite ...

Professor of Native American Studies Bruce Duthu Honored as ...

Professor of Native American Studies Bruce Duthu Honored as ...: Samson Occom Professor of Native American Studies Bruce Duthu '80 has been recognized by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals for his work on “Sovereignty, Indigeneity, and the Law,” winner of the Council's 2011 Best Special Issue ...


Upsurge in Rural Student Poverty Rates, Diversity, Enrollment

Upsurge in Rural Student Poverty Rates, Diversity, Enrollment: Ten states are among the top 13 in both the number and the percentage of rural enrollment growth -- Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The top five states with rural ...

Access to BCS game a big disappointment

Access to BCS game a big disappointment: Two states which rank among the nation's highest for poverty. Louisiana in second place, and Alabama in ninth. Sure, there's plenty of middle- and ...

Ahmadinejad travels to Nicaragua after defending Iran's nuclear program in ...


Ahmadinejad travels to Nicaragua after defending Iran's nuclear program in ...

Traveling to Managua after defending his country's nuclear program during a stop in Venezuela, Ahmadinejad drew parallels between the people of Iran and Nicaragua, saying they are “on the road to fight for the establishment of security and justice. ...

Death penalty sought in 1996 murder

Death penalty sought in 1996 murder:
They believed Stemple was after $950000 in life insurance money. Pruitt has asked the court to set the execution date for early March since Stemple has exhausted all his appeals. Death penalty sought in 1996 murder.

kjrh.com

NewsDaily: Lawyer defends Native American adoption law in ...

NewsDaily: Lawyer defends Native American adoption law in ...: The birth father of an adopted 2-year-old Cherokee girl at the center of a custody battle loves the toddler and has been trying to get her back since shortly after her birth, his attorney said on Monday.

Drought: Harvest drops 10m tons

Drought: Harvest drops 10m tons: Also yesterday, the Argentine Rural Society (SRA ) released a survey which highlighted that the province of Buenos Aires is one of the most damaged by the lack of rain. Corn and soybean surpluses are low, so traders are anxious about any disruptions to ...

Mexico steps up hunt for drug lord Joaquin Guzman

Mexico steps up hunt for drug lord Joaquin Guzman:
The party looks likely to lose the election to the party which ran Mexico for more than 70 years, the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI). Joaquin Guzman in La Palma prison in Juarez , Mexico ( July 1993 )

BBC News

US seeks to dismiss lawsuit over unethical VD research in Guatemala

US seeks to dismiss lawsuit over unethical VD research in Guatemala: Most of the plaintiffs live in extreme poverty. ... The goals of the Guatemala research included the discovery of improved methods for diagnosing venereal ...

DEA helped Colombian drug trafficker launder cash, new report reveals


DEA helped Colombian drug trafficker launder cash, new report reveals

Poveda-Ortega, also known as the Rabbit, "was considered the principal cocaine supplier to the Mexican drug cartel leader Arturo Beltran Leyva." Leyva was killed in 2008 in a shootout with Mexican naval forces. Poveda-Ortega was arrested in Mexico City ...

Cubans accuses Twitter of being pro US

Cubans accuses Twitter of being pro US:
Cuban authorities are targetting Twitter, days after the latest viral message on that social network announced the alleged death of the island's historic leader Fidel Castro. Pro-government Cuban media are saying that Twitter is working on behalf of ...

MyBroadband

Students kick off national campus program on Cuba

Students kick off national campus program on Cuba: AP MIAMI -- South Florida students will gather this month to kick off a national college tour promoting innovative ways to connect with and empower youth in Cuba. The nonprofit Roots of Hope will begin its "Avenida Cuba" tour at Miami Dade College, ...