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jueves, 12 de enero de 2012

Fla. drops from 5th to 11th in national ed ranking

Fla. drops from 5th to 11th in national ed ranking: The nationwide average was a C. The biggest drops in Florida were seen in elementary and secondary education performance, where the state's score declined in all three areas measured - achievement levels, gains and the poverty gap. ...

State fights Medicaid mandate in health care reform

State fights Medicaid mandate in health care reform: Florida CHAIN released a statement today arguing that the state's claim that the “Affordable Care Act's expansion of Medicaid coverage to include most Americans with incomes up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level is an illegal 'commandeering' ...

Met Police clamps down on street peddlers

Met Police clamps down on street peddlers: The demonstration caused chaos in downtown Buenos Aires and the protesting street vendors threatened to remain camped out if the Metropolitan Police did not allow them to set up business on Florida again. The roadblock was lifted shortly before 5pm and ...

Museum show explores evolving nature of Native American art

Museum show explores evolving nature of Native American art: By Will Broaddus Staff Writer When Native American clothes, war clubs and masks are displayed in museums, they are usually grouped in categories drawn from anthropology and archaeology. While this makes items easy to group together — by period, ...

Theater festival brings Romeo and Juliet to northern Chile

Theater festival brings Romeo and Juliet to northern Chile: The staging of this event in Iquique, in the Tarapacá Region of northern Chile, is particularly significant for the growth and decentralization of Chilean culture. While the Santiago a Mil festival is currently enlivening the streets and theaters of ...

Ahmadinejad in Managua: WikiLeaks Reveals US Fears of Nicaraguan-Iranian ...

Ahmadinejad in Managua: WikiLeaks Reveals US Fears of Nicaraguan-Iranian ...: Defensively, the Nicaraguans countered that they would be willing to work with the IMF and World Bank, but the "overriding objective of the Ortega administration is to reduce poverty." In a testy follow up meeting with US diplomats, the new President ...

Pleading Poverty, NSF Delays Plans for Giant Telescope

Pleading Poverty, NSF Delays Plans for Giant Telescope: The architects of the Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), a 24.4-meter instrument that a consortium led by Carnegie wants to build in Las Campanas, Chile, and the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT), a rival project planned for a Hawaiian mountaintop, ...

50000 Drug War Deaths: Could Legal Pot Save Thousands of Lives?

50000 Drug War Deaths: Could Legal Pot Save Thousands of Lives?: For over forty years, ganja has been the steadiest and most reliable source of income for Mexican traffickers, and it's still the primary substance that lures most dealers. Sign up to stay up to date on the latest Drugs headlines via email. ...

New Guatemala pres wants to regain US military aid

New Guatemala pres wants to regain US military aid: 14, 2012 with a top priority of ending a long-standing US ban on military aid imposed over concerns about abuses during the Central American country's 36-year civil war, in hopes that the US will provide military equipment to battle Mexican drug ...

St. Thomas University Impacting State of Florida's Economy

St. Thomas University Impacting State of Florida's Economy: ... Sports Administration degrees with an international perspective (due to the sports arena interest in Latin America), The Ecumenical Institute, and a Human Trafficking Academy housed in the School of Law's intercultural human rights program. ...

Chile Unexpectedly Cuts Rate to 5% on Global Growth Slowdown

Chile Unexpectedly Cuts Rate to 5% on Global Growth Slowdown: The impact on the Chilean economy is “already taking place and opens space to cut rates,” Cristobal Doberti, chief economist at Santiago-based Bice Inversiones, said by phone today. “We expect three quarter-point cuts in the first quarter, ...

NSF director visits Chile to bolster scientific relations


NSF director visits Chile to bolster scientific relations

Dr. Subra Suresh, director of the US National Science Foundation, discussed the opportunity for collaboration with the Chilean government on Thursday in Santiago. He underlined the group's commitment to scientific eduction and called Chile a “strategic ...

Cuba moving some state-run cafes into private hands

Cuba moving some state-run cafes into private hands: By Marc Frank | HOLGUIN, Cuba (Reuters) - For the first time since they were nationalized in the 1960s, Cuba has opened the door to private management of some state-run cafes and food service outlets, often scorned for bad service and poor food. ...

Advanced BioNutrition and Centrovet Sign Global Agreement

Advanced BioNutrition and Centrovet Sign Global Agreement: (ABN), a leader in providing science-based solutions to improve health and nutrition, announced today that it has signed a global agreement with Centrovet Laboratories, Santiago, Chile, to expand the delivery of oral vaccines to aid in the prevention ...

Aussie home from Saudi Arabian jail

Aussie home from Saudi Arabian jail: Tripped up PHOTOS: Woman faceplants on Google Street View Rich hissy fit VIDEO: Wealthy Mexican businessman beats doorman. Star powerPop princesses and rock gods in 25 highest paid musicians. CCTV shows drug-fuelled gym rampageAuthorities have released ...

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.

Buenos Aires stocks move down

Buenos Aires stocks move down: Buenos Aires stocks showed loses, with the Merval benchmark stock index edging down by 0.2 percent, to 2819.99 points. Meanwhile, Argentina's country-risk edged up by 1.61 percent to 883 basis points in the JP Morgan EMBI index.

NAACP: Death Penalty a Cost Issue

NAACP: Death Penalty a Cost Issue: As the new legislative session commences, Rosenberg said there is “a constitutional majority in both houses who have indicated to us that they would support repeal of the death penalty.” But, Gladden, who is the primary sponsor of anti-death penalty ...

Olympic Heritage Week to conclude with Native American dance

Olympic Heritage Week to conclude with Native American dance: “The lack of rain and snow has been a concern in the Native community, as well,” said Lois Kane, language and culture coordinator of the Reno Sparks Indian Colony. The Eagle Wing Dance group performance will conclude with a round dance in which all are ...

Minnesota Elects First Out Lesbian Native American to State Legislature

Minnesota Elects First Out Lesbian Native American to State Legislature: Democrat Susan Allen, a Victory Fund-endorsed candidate in a special election for Minnesota's State House, won the seat with 55.96% of the vote, making her the first out lesbian Native American elected to a state legislature, according to Southwest ...

Florida schools fall in national rankings

Florida schools fall in national rankings: The report warns that the impact of the recession on classrooms is still being felt with states scaling back school programs and more students struggling because of child poverty and parental unemployment. It also reports that teachers are receiving ...

Prisoner escapes wearing just underwear

Prisoner escapes wearing just underwear: Rich hissy fit VIDEO: Wealthy Mexican businessman beats doorman. Star powerPop princesses and rock gods in 25 highest paid musicians. CCTV shows drug-fuelled gym rampageAuthorities have released footage of a construction worker trashing a New York gym ...

Youth orchestras in Venezuela

Youth orchestras in Venezuela: Some are familiar with Venezuela's oil, natural beauty, high crime rates and comic-opera rulers. But the country is also home to el sistema, a network of youth orchestras founded in 1975, which has lifted innumerable children from overcrowded barrios ...


'Worldwide' LGBT marches planned in April

'Worldwide' LGBT marches planned in April: IGLHRC has contacts with LGBT organizations and activists throughout the world, especially in Latin American countries. Task Force spokesperson Inga Sorenson said no one from the Worldwide March organization has registered to participate in the Task ...

Cholera in Haiti: From control to elimination

Cholera in Haiti: From control to elimination:
“The call of action is for a cholera-free Hispaniola [the island containing Haiti and the Dominican Republic], which means not just prevention and control, but elimination.” The cholera epidemic began in October 2010, ten months after the earthquake, ...

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