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miércoles, 11 de enero de 2012

Analysis: Cuba's property rights — what's in it for foreign investors?


Analysis: Cuba's property rights — what's in it for foreign investors?

By José Manuel Pallí, Esq. In a recent interview, the director for technical development at Cuba's National Housing Institute explained the reasons that led the Cuban government to modify the Housing Law last November through Decreto Ley 288/11. ...

Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity

Remaking America: From Poverty to Prosperity: And it also serves as the central question today. For all of our commemorations, holidays and revisionist history, it becomes easy to forget that King died in Memphis helping the poor. He saw addressing poverty as key to addressing America's social ...


Bend Congregations Plan 'Poverty Weekend'

Bend Congregations Plan 'Poverty Weekend': January is officially Poverty in America Awareness Month. A collection of faith organizations in Bend have taken up this banner to speak on poverty in unison the weekend of January 21-22. Throughout Poverty Weekend, faith organizations that participate ...

Death Penalty Possible for Iranian Blogger

Death Penalty Possible for Iranian Blogger: Tehran's agressive actions against American visitors, Iranian Christians and its citizens who voice concerns about their country may worsen in the days ahead. As expanded sanctions against the regime move beyond saber rattling and mere threats, ...


Harry Belafonte book details poverty, racism and fame

Harry Belafonte book details poverty, racism and fame: “There was a parallel relationship between the two. I was aware of the cruelties of race while I was being smothered by the conditions of poverty. You had to be blind not to see that in America back then the culture of racism was always there. ...

Venezuela mulls revival of neglected ports


Venezuela mulls revival of neglected ports

CARACAS, Venezuela, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Venezuela is pushing for an early regeneration of its maritime and defense port facilities, neglected over many years and found to be lacking in basic infrastructural capacity. Moves for the development and ...

Gay Pride in the Amazon

Gay Pride in the Amazon: Despite a reputation for machismo, Latin America has taken center-stage in the LGBT scene. Various countries have developed progressive legislation, from the legalization of sex change in identity documents in Ecuador to same-sex marriage in Argentina ...


One-third AP children stunted: Survey

One-third AP children stunted: Survey: The report “The Impact of Growth on Childhood Poverty in Andhra Pradesh,” ... India (Andhra Pradesh), Peru and Vietnam — over 15 years, the timeframe set by ...

RNC announces new Hispanic outreach director, Bettina Inclan


RNC announces new Hispanic outreach director, Bettina Inclan

Priebus noted that the unemployment rate among Hispanics is 11 percent, higher than the national average, under Obama. “It's the fastest growing demographic in the United States of America. It's crucial we include Latinos at every level,” he said. ...

Mexico's drug war death toll nears 50000

Mexico's drug war death toll nears 50000:
AFP Related Mexican police find 13 bodies after latest drug war shooting Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez, the Mexican city that's deadlier than Afghanistan Veracruz, Mexico's entire police force disbanded in anti-corruption efforts Mexico ...

National Post

Hispanic super PAC to target 15 congressional districts - K Street finding ...

Hispanic super PAC to target 15 congressional districts - K Street finding ...: Francisco Canseco (R-Texas) that questions his record on unemployment issues, taxes and pans his personal tax-paying history. Says Rocha: “The GOP's failure on all these fronts and their anti-middle class agenda will be a key focus of this campaign as ...

Survey Finds Rising Perception of Class Tension

Survey Finds Rising Perception of Class Tension: Conflict between rich and poor now eclipses racial strain and friction between immigrants and the native-born as the greatest source of tension in American society, according to a survey released Wednesday. About two-thirds of Americans now believe ...

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero ...

Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Maria Otero ...: ... society and youth to discuss human rights and transitional democracy. On Friday, January 13, Under Secretary Otero will deliver a speech on civilian security and democracy at the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL). ...

Black students in Jefferson Parish unfairly arrested, complaint says

Black students in Jefferson Parish unfairly arrested, complaint says: The Southern Poverty Law Center filed the 20-page complaint with the US ... said Katie Schwartzmann, managing attorney for the center's Louisiana office. ...

Iran's Ahmadinejad starts one-day Cuba visit

Iran's Ahmadinejad starts one-day Cuba visit: He was greeted by one of Cuba's vice presidents, Esteban Lazo, and was driven away in a black Mercedes ahead of a meeting with President Raul Castro. Cuba was his third stop on a Latin American tour meant to show support from four leftist-led nations ...

Protesters mark Guantanamo prison's 10th anniversary

Protesters mark Guantanamo prison's 10th anniversary: The United States set up the prison at its Cuban base after US-led forces invaded Afghanistan following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The first 20 prisoners arrived on January 11, 2002. "This is a day of great shame -- 10 years of indefinite ...


Haitian art since earthquake on display in Miami

Haitian art since earthquake on display in Miami: Their work in "Haiti Kingdom of This World" exemplifies the exhibit's theme of celebrating Haitian artists' creativity and resourcefulness while challenging viewers to look beyond Haiti's reputation for disorder, poverty and failure. ...

Making connections for 35 years

Making connections for 35 years: This migration and subsequent moves to new colonies and new countries, like Bolivia, have resulted in considerable hardship and poverty for many families. ...

UN urges Group of 77 nations to champion development agenda

UN urges Group of 77 nations to champion development agenda:
The international coOnce again, the role of the G-77 is an important part of the global effort to mobilize political will to achieve sustainable development.mmunity will gather at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in Rio de Janeiro ...

UN News Centre

Iran, Venezuela to expand cooperation in nano technology

Iran, Venezuela to expand cooperation in nano technology: Iran and Venezuela signed a memorandum of understanding in Caracas to boost cooperation in the field of nanotechnology, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday. The MOU was inked by Iranian Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Mehdi Ghazanfari and ...

Murderous ice cream vendor gives birth

Murderous ice cream vendor gives birth: "Mother and child are doing well," said Peter Prechtl, head of the Vienna prison where Goidsargi Estibaliz Carranza Zabala, 32, who has joint Spanish and Mexican citizenship, has been behind bars since mid-2011. The woman, accused of killing and ...

Famed astrologer Walter Mercado hospitalized in Puerto Rico

Famed astrologer Walter Mercado hospitalized in Puerto Rico: By SARAH MORENO Famed astrologer Walter Mercado, who has millions of followers in Latin America, has been hospitalized in San Juan Puerto Rico with pneumonia. According to relatives, a bad cold caused Mercado, who goes by the name Shanti Ananda, ...

Cuba: Political Arrests in 2011 · Global Voices

Cuba: Political Arrests in 2011 · Global Voices: Uncommon Sense and babalu refer to a report from the Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation, which states that there were “4123 politically-motivated arrests — including almost 800 in December alone — of ...

Poverty in America likely to get worse, report finds

Poverty in America likely to get worse, report finds:
Among the most severely affected states are Florida, Nevada and Arizona, which have been particularly badly hit by the housing foreclosure crisis, and Michigan and Ohio, which have seen the collapse of traditional manufacturing. ...

The Guardian

Capitalism, unemployment and mass incarceration

Capitalism, unemployment and mass incarceration:
Look at the 700000 people who were stopped and frisked by NYC police officers last year—85 percent of whom were Black or Latino. Look at the over 1 million people deported under the Obama administration. The individual cases of cops gone wild, ...

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