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domingo, 15 de enero de 2012

Pérez Molina Takes the Helm in Guatemala

Pérez Molina Takes the Helm in Guatemala:
His inaugural speech urged Mexico, Central America, Colombia, and particularly the United States to step up cooperation in the fight against organized crime. Guatemala's high poverty rate and economic concerns will be crucial issues for the ...

AS/COA Online

20-year old murdered in confusing shootout

20-year old murdered in confusing shootout: A 20-year old was killed after being shot in the head during a fight in the Alejandro Korn area, in the Greater Buenos Aires province. Three policemen have been arrested in connection to the murder, sources confirmed. Police sources indicated that the ...

Ruth Fernandez: Puerto Rico Pioneer Female Singer Dies At 92

Ruth Fernandez: Puerto Rico Pioneer Female Singer Dies At 92: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Ruth Fernandez, a pioneer Puerto Rican singer who broke racial and gender barriers and was later elected a senator for the U.S. territory, has died. She was 92.

Chile hopes to grow above 4pc this year

Chile hopes to grow above 4pc this year:
SANTIAGO: Chile hopes to grow above 4 percent this year, as euro zone debt woes hurt prices for top export copper, industrial demand and liquidity and credit in the financial system, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain told a local paper's Sunday edition. ...

Business Recorder

There's no way to make the death penalty fair

There's no way to make the death penalty fair: A 2003 study found that a defendant is six times more likely to receive the death penalty when the victim is white. Since the victim in this case, Officer David McGuinn, was African-American, it seems statistically unlikely this case will result in the ...


Russia: US violates international law by holding detainees without trial at ...


Russia: US violates international law by holding detainees without trial at ...

In a statement posted on its website Sunday, the ministry said the prison at the US Navy base in eastern Cuba represents a “flagrant violation of international law.” The Foreign Ministry also criticized the National Defense Authorization Act, ...

Salvadorians Grateful for Cuban Contribution

Salvadorians Grateful for Cuban Contribution: San Salvador - (Prensa Latina) Vice President Salvador Sanchez Ceren thanked Cuba for its contribution to the signing of the peace agreements that ended the war in El Salvador in 1992. Sanchez Ceren's statements came at ...

Venezuela: Consulate Officials in US Threatened

Venezuela: Consulate Officials in US Threatened: By CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER AP Venezuelan exiles with links to terrorism have threatened officials at the South American country's consulate in Miami, the foreign minister said Sunday. Nicolas Maduro did not offer evidence of his claims, ...

Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics


Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics

... emphasizing the unemployment rate among Hispanics is at 11 percent, almost two points higher than the national average. "We need to address it," Inclan said. "We need to talk about it. But poll after poll shows the No. 1 issue for Latinos in this ...

Cuban Vice President Meets with Collaborators in Guatemala

Cuban Vice President Meets with Collaborators in Guatemala: 15 de enero de 2012, 10:26Guatemala, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Council of State Vice President Gladys Bejerano on Sunday reaffirmed her country''s decision to improve the system chosen by the people and to change everything that needs to be changed, ...

Exhibit will transform perceptions of Native Americans and their art


Exhibit will transform perceptions of Native Americans and their art

But the Masked Man, his fans and most anyone who learned about Indians watching television and movies might discover something profoundly new about Native American life, culture and art. Juxtaposing rare artifacts of remarkable craftsmanship with ...

The Many forms of Racism

The Many forms of Racism: In the view of the US Human rights Network, discrimination permeates all aspects of life in the United States, and extends to all communities of color. “Discrimination against African Americans, Latin Americans, and Muslims is widely acknowledged. ...


Africa: Addressing Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue

Africa: Addressing Climate Change as a Human Rights Issue:
Twenty years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the promise of sustainable development will be revisited again at the 2012 Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development next June. Joining heads of state and other ...

AllAfrica.com

The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions

The Mexico drug war: Bodies for billions: The teenager, called "El Ponchis" - the Cloak - was found guilty of torturing and beheading and sentenced to three years in a Mexican prison. For more than a decade, the United States' focus has been terrorism, an exhausting battle reliant on covert ...

Framingham photographer captures faces of rural Peru


Framingham photographer captures faces of rural Peru

Married in 2000 to Nelly Tupy, a Peru native he met on a trip, ... Despite their poverty and ragged clothes, Tupy never treats his subjects as curiosities ...

School voucher program gets fresh look in Louisiana

School voucher program gets fresh look in Louisiana:
In Louisiana, Black Alliance for Educational Options leaders said they would support an expansion of New Orleans' current model statewide, since vouchers are available only to families' whose income does not exceed 250 percent of the federal poverty ...

NOLA.com

Former general sworn in as Guatemala's president

Former general sworn in as Guatemala's president: Concerns stem from the fact that the Guatemalan military committed multiple atrocities during the civil war, although Perez Molina has never been directly implicated in any of them. Poverty is endemic in Guatemala, and the country has one of the worst ...


Argentine dictator guilty of torture in hospital


Argentine dictator guilty of torture in hospital

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last dictator was convicted Thursday of more crimes against humanity, this time getting 15 years in prison for setting up a secret torture center inside a hospital during the 1976 military coup. ...

Tucson schools bans books by Chicano and Native American authors


Tucson schools bans books by Chicano and Native American authors

By Brenda Norrell TUCSON -- Outrage was the response on Saturday to the news that Tucson schools banned books by the nation's award winning Chicano, Latino and Native American authors. The books banned by Tucson schools this week include "Rethinking ...

Salisbury man among 50 arrested for Puerto Rico-based identity trafficking

Salisbury man among 50 arrested for Puerto Rico-based identity trafficking: By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun A Salisbury man was arrested Wednesday as part of a nationwide, coordinated seizure of 50 individuals prosecutors say are involved in a Puerto Rico-based identity trafficking ring, according to the federal immigration ...


Biting back against child poverty begins in school cafeterias

Biting back against child poverty begins in school cafeterias: School cafeterias could hold the winning ingredients in the struggle to break down the cycle of inter-generationally transmitted poverty, a research report ...

On education, money counts

On education, money counts: Even taking into account extra federal funds that go toward helping states teach students in living in high-poverty regions, the disabled or those learning a second language, Florida just scored a “D+” in revenue spent per student, ranking 39 out of 50 ...

Traffic intense as people return home from holidays

Traffic intense as people return home from holidays: Sources said that 1600 cars travel per hour on route Two, causing ten minute delays in the Buenos Aires-La Plata highway. Most cars traveling that highway are en route to Mar del Plata and other touristic spots along the Atlantic Coast. ...


New Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina takes office

New Guatemala President Otto Perez Molina takes office:
He has also promised to reduce poverty and child malnutrition. Mr Perez Molina, 61, is the first military figure to lead Guatemala since the return to democracy in 1986. He took over from the Social Democrat Alvaro Colom, who was prohibited by the ...

BBC News

Catholic pilgrims from Miami archdiocese to join Pope in Cuba

Catholic pilgrims from Miami archdiocese to join Pope in Cuba:
12, 2012 press conference on the upcoming visit to Cuba. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Miami Miami, Fla., Jan 14, 2012 / 06:42 pm (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Miami is organizing a pilgrimage to Cuba for the visit of Pope Benedict XVI, Archbishop Thomas ...

Catholic News Agency