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martes, 17 de enero de 2012

Ex-General Otto Perez Molina to expand drug war as Guatemala's new president

Ex-General Otto Perez Molina to expand drug war as Guatemala's new president: The Herald notes, “Perez wants military equipment to battle Mexican drug traffickers.” Although the US military has dramatically increased its presence in Guatemala over the last several years via the Mexican drug war, it has had to do so under the fig ...

Is Mexico City safe from drug cartel war -- or the next target?

Is Mexico City safe from drug cartel war -- or the next target?: "But they know that committing violence in Mexico City would cost them a lot. This is like a neutral territory." But in a drug war that has claimed more than 47000 lives, are there any sanctuaries? "There are some horrendous recent cases, ...

Dayan Viciedo trying to recruit Cuban outfielders Cespedes, Soler to Chicago ...


Dayan Viciedo trying to recruit Cuban outfielders Cespedes, Soler to Chicago ...

CHICAGO — Dayan Viciedo is looking to his native Cuba to find some help for the Chicago White Sox. The 22-year-old Viciedo said Tuesday he has talked to fellow Cuban outfielders Yoenis Cespedes and Jorge Soler to offer them advice as they try to get ...

Nicaraguans worry about Ortega's foreign friends

Nicaraguans worry about Ortega's foreign friends: By Dave Graham | MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's left-wing President Daniel Ortega has won over many critics at home with a successful drive to cut poverty and spur business-friendly policies in Central America's poorest country. ...

Canadian shot dead in Mexico originally from Iraq


Canadian shot dead in Mexico originally from Iraq

It is now argueably the most dangerous country in latin america. It has taken the place that Columbia previously occupied in the drug trade, which is why it has become increasingly unsafe. I have travelled to almost every country in latin america and I ...

Until We Have Faces: Stories of Violent Homophobia In Paradise

Until We Have Faces: Stories of Violent Homophobia In Paradise: In talking with online magazine, The Wild, Foster said, "[Jamaica has] the kind of mutilations you'd find in the old American South, where people are lynched, having their genitals cut off and stuffed in their mouths." To hear Foster describe the ...

Poverty, inequality and redistribution

Poverty, inequality and redistribution: According to a new report by the OECD, a club of mostly rich countries, Chile is the group's most unequal member. It also finished second from the bottom in relative poverty, measured by the share of the population earning less than half the median ...

Illegal immigrant sentenced to prison

Illegal immigrant sentenced to prison: A US District Judge sentenced a Mexican National to 57 months in federal prison Thursday after the man, who was working in Russell County, was found to have illegally re-entered the country. The crime is a felony under federal law. ...

Argentine Corn Farmers Prepare for Heatwave as Crops Shrivel

Argentine Corn Farmers Prepare for Heatwave as Crops Shrivel:
“The outlook isn't encouraging,” Maximiliano Zavala, a forecaster at the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange, said in a telephone interview yesterday. “A heatwave is expected over the next few days, with a peak on Saturday. Temperatures are forecast to reach ...

Bloomberg

Bariloche airport reopens as volcanic ash cloud clears

Bariloche airport reopens as volcanic ash cloud clears: Flight AR 1680 had departed at 8.34 am from Buenos Aires and finally landed in Bariloche at 10.20 am. Yesterday, flights to Bariloche were deviated to Esquel and Neuquén due to the presence of volcanic ash cloud. The visibility conditions improved ...

Placido Domingo to conduct NYC kids at fundraiser for program based on ...


Placido Domingo to conduct NYC kids at fundraiser for program based on ...

They're studying music five days a week under a program inspired by Venezuela's acclaimed youth orchestra system. Domingo will conduct the fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders at a fundraiser Wednesday for their after-school music program, called Harmony. ...

The End of the Christian Right


The End of the Christian Right

Catholicism has held its own only because the Church keeps gathering in newcomers from Latin America, Africa, and Asia, few of whom are likely to show up at a Santorum rally. To their surprise, Putnam and Campbell discovered that conservative preachers ...

Miami International Film Festival lineup boasts mariachis, slackers and zombies

Miami International Film Festival lineup boasts mariachis, slackers and zombies: Along with the return of the Ibero-American, short films and documentary competitions, the festival is introducing a new category, the Ibero-American Opera Prima, in which seven first-time filmmakers from Spain, Portugal and Latin America vie for a ...

400 Cuban health professionals coming

400 Cuban health professionals coming: MINISTER of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson, today signed a Technical Cooperation Agreement between the ministry and the Ministry of Public Health of the Republic of Cuba. Cuban Ambassador, His Excellency Yuri Gala Lopez, signed on behalf of Cuba. ...

History through the lens of today: Native Americans

History through the lens of today: Native Americans:
Photojournalist Andrew Lichtenstein is documenting sites important to America's past, with the idea that what he finds there reflects on what's important to people in the present. Introduction: About this project Above: The small town of Wounded Knee ...

msnbc.com (blog)

Guantanamo and the Death Penalty: Two Terrible Ideas Come Together

Guantanamo and the Death Penalty: Two Terrible Ideas Come Together:
The military commission hearing in the case of Abd al-Rahim Hussayn Muhammad al-Nashiri (pronounced al-NAH-shiri) beginning today will once again put on the world stage two of the worst US ideas: Guantánamo and the death penalty. ...


American Civil Liberties Union News and Information (blog)

Supreme Court Protest: 14 People Arrested At Death Penalty Demonstration

Supreme Court Protest: 14 People Arrested At Death Penalty Demonstration: ... looking out toward the US Capitol. The protests are timed to mark the year of the 35th anniversary of the execution of Gary Gilmore, who protesters said was the first person executed under the Supreme Court's upholding of the death penalty in 1976. ...

Gay-Marriage Detractors Are Losing Because They Debate Poorly


Gay-Marriage Detractors Are Losing Because They Debate Poorly

The aforementioned arguments help explain Gallup's May 20, 2011, finding that for the first time, a majority of Americans favors legalized same-sex unions. Among 18 to 34-year-olds, 70 percent think gay marriage should be legal! ...

A call for gay marriage rights in South Carolina: 'We love each other'

A call for gay marriage rights in South Carolina: 'We love each other':
The couples will attempt to get marriage licences as part of the Campaign for Southern Equality's bid for improved LGBT rights in America. "We want to get married for the same reasons as any other couple," Weaver, a nursing student, told the Guardian. ...

The Guardian

Nicaraguans worry about Ortega's foreign friends

Nicaraguans worry about Ortega's foreign friends: * Ortega's landslide in November built on battling poverty * Nicaraguans worry Ortega is makes allies in wrong places MANAGUA (Reuters) - Nicaragua's left-wing President Daniel Ortega has won over many critics at home with a successful drive to cut ...

OPEC: Venezuelan oil output up 2% in 2011

OPEC: Venezuelan oil output up 2% in 2011: Venezuela's oil output rose 2% in 2011, according to data published in the monthly report released by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). According to the data, which were supplied by secondary sources that monitor the oil ...

Venezuela's bishops urge end to country's political, social divides

Venezuela's bishops urge end to country's political, social divides: By Catholic News Service CARACAS, Venezuela – As the presidential election year begins, Venezuela's bishops urged people to come together for the common good, “based on mutual respect and appreciation,” to close the country's political and social ...

Want to get ahead? Move to Denmark

Want to get ahead? Move to Denmark:
American income inequality is becoming positively third world, with some of the richest US states having the largest populations of poor people. In California, 22% live in poverty. In Florida, it's 20%. The citizens are getting restless. ...

The Guardian (blog)

Venezuela's bishops urge end to country's political, social divides

Venezuela's bishops urge end to country's political, social divides: Calling crime “a multifaceted problem that is not resolved with partial measures or the militarization of society,” they wrote, “It is necessary to attack the causes of the problem, eliminating poverty not with handouts, but with jobs and high-quality ...

Rising Middle Class Fuels Global Energy Surge: Catherine Wolfram

Rising Middle Class Fuels Global Energy Surge: Catherine Wolfram: Consider the case of Brazil, where the government embarked on an aggressive and hugely successful anti-poverty program called “Bolsa Familia.” Among Brazilian households in the lowest 25 percent of the income distribution, only half owned refrigerators ...