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miércoles, 18 de enero de 2012

Al Qaeda-linked magazine delivered to Guantanamo

Al Qaeda-linked magazine delivered to Guantanamo: By Jane Sutton | GUANTANAMO BAY US NAVAL BASE, Cuba (Reuters) - A copy of an al Qaeda-linked magazine was delivered to the Guantanamo detention camp for suspected terrorists, a military prosecutor revealed on Wednesday during a court discussion of mail ...

Residential building collapses in central Havana, Cuban capital; 3 dead, 6 hurt


Residential building collapses in central Havana, Cuban capital; 3 dead, 6 hurt

HAVANA — Cuban officials say a decaying residential building has collapsed in a densely packed neighborhood of Havana, killing three people and injuring six. A message read on the midday state newscast Wednesday says the Central Havana building that ...

Falkland Islands stir fresh tensions as war's 30th anniversary looms

Falkland Islands stir fresh tensions as war's 30th anniversary looms:
Britain intensified its rhetoric against Argentina on Wednesday, as David Cameron accused Buenos Aires of adopting a colonial attitude towards the Falkland Islands. Amid growing tensions ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Argentinian invasion in ...

The Guardian

Fight brews over Puerto Rico waste-to-energy plan

Fight brews over Puerto Rico waste-to-energy plan: (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Activists in Puerto Rico have filed suit to block a waste-to-energy project that they say is being fast-tracked in a town on the island's northern coast. Representatives of several groups including the Sierra Club say an ...

Venezuela sends Miami consulate personnel home - msnbc.com

Venezuela sends Miami consulate personnel home - msnbc.com: An excerpt from the article, “Venezuela sends Miami consulate personnel home ” can be found below. Please read the entire article at this link: Venezuela sends Miami consulate personnel home . CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela is withdrawing personnel ...

Intercepted prison phone call warns Paraguayan journalist of assassination plot

Intercepted prison phone call warns Paraguayan journalist of assassination plot: According to ABC Color, the threat came from the drug trafficker "Baron" Escurra, who was talking to an inmate in the Campo Grande prison in Brazil about his plans to kill Figueredo when he had the money. A report the journalist wrote accusing Escurra ...

British foreign secretary visits Brazil

British foreign secretary visits Brazil: Hague's two-day visit to Latin America's biggest country also includes a stop in Rio de Janeiro. In an opinion article published by Rio de Janeiro's O Globo newspaper, Hague wrote that his visit was "a clear sign we in Britain do not consider Brazil to ...

CN citizen named Native business network manager

CN citizen named Native business network manager: The Oregon Native American Business Enterprise Network announced the addition of Cherokee Nation citizen Veronica Hix to its business development team. Hix is a former CN entrepreneur development manager and will work as ONABEN's entrepreneurial ...

Chile moves to number 12 in FIFA rankings

Chile moves to number 12 in FIFA rankings:
SANTIAGO — With only eleven matches played in the last month, there was little change expected in the FIFA rankings. After their 3-2 win against Paraguay in La Serena, Chile have moved up a place to 12th in the standings. Chile were the only team ...

I Love Chile News

Cuba and its patron saint await Pope Benedict

Cuba and its patron saint await Pope Benedict: By Reuters Staff The Virgin of Charity of El Cobre is a gold-clothed, doll-like figurine which, according to Cuban legend, three fishermen found floating in a bay as Spain colonized the region with the sword and the cross. She is Cuba's patron saint ...


Hope for Colombia's displaced as major land reform starts

Hope for Colombia's displaced as major land reform starts: I think it's the most significant step, if not the most significant step ever, to address discrimination, poverty and extreme poverty in Colombia,” Bruno Moro, head of the UN's development programme (UNDP) in Colombia, told AlertNet. ...

ACLU, others take aim at expanding teen curfew citywide

ACLU, others take aim at expanding teen curfew citywide: The measure proposed by Councilperson Kristin Gisleson Palmer drew a blistering chorus of disapproval from advocacy groups like the ACLU, Louisiana Justice Institute and the Southern Poverty Law Center. Attorney Tracie Washington from the Louisiana ...

DC forum discusses rising poverty, unemployment

DC forum discusses rising poverty, unemployment: Carter, known for “greening the ghetto” in the South Bronx, New York, suggested green jobs would address the twin problems of environmental degradation and poverty, while Escarra, president of Feeding America, explained that alleviating the hunger ...

British foreign secretary visits Brazil

British foreign secretary visits Brazil: Hague's two-day visit to Latin America's biggest country also includes a stop in Rio de Janeiro. In an opinion article published by Rio de Janeiro's O Globo newspaper, Hague wrote that his visit was "a clear sign we in Britain do not consider Brazil to ...

Nicaragua Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Alberto Jose Guevera Obregon ...

Nicaragua Minister of Finance and Public Credit, Alberto Jose Guevera Obregon ...: The program goals are to reduce poverty and improve food security. The Hambre Cero program builds human capacity to achieve sustainable agricultural communities. “One of the key values of FISC is shared development innovation lessons from developing ...

Past Acts At Issue In Vt. Death Penalty Case

Past Acts At Issue In Vt. Death Penalty Case: Vermont doesn't have a death penalty, but former Randolph resident Michael Jacques has been charged under federal law with drugging, raping and killing his 12-year-old niece, Brooke Bennett. Judge William Sessions III of the US District Court in ...

Placido Domingo to Conduct School Orchestra in New York City


Placido Domingo to Conduct School Orchestra in New York City

Some 250000 mostly low-income children receive intensive, free music instruction in Venezuela. El Sistema's graduates include Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. LA Dodgers Announcer Jaime Jarrín is Señor Baseball ...

Argentina Earthquake Today, Terremoto, Strikes San Juan

Argentina Earthquake Today, Terremoto, Strikes San Juan: The quake was north east of Santiago Chile, and directly east of Salamanca, Chile and Canela. The quake was centered just outside the edges of the San Juan, Argentina region. Local news put the quake north of the 141 highway. ...

Suspect in 3 robberies in Puerto Rico

Suspect in 3 robberies in Puerto Rico: A third alleged robber is expected to be extradited back to York County from a Puerto Rican prison, police said. Investigators initially thought Nelson Luis Ruiz-Martinez was on the run from the law, according to York City Police Detective George ...

Over 200 Cuban physicians may join Angolan health system


Over 200 Cuban physicians may join Angolan health system

Luanda – At least two hundred and sixty-five Cuban doctors may come to Angola later this year to reinforce the national health system of the country. The Cuban ambassador to Angola, Pedro Ross Leal, announced this Wednesday at the end of an audience ...

Cuba may legalise same-sex civil unions this year

Cuba may legalise same-sex civil unions this year:
by Dan Littauer for PinkNews.co.uk Cuba's first daughter, Mariela Castro, said the country's lawmakers will consider legalising same-sex civil unions this year. Mariela Castor, daughter of President, Raul Castro and the director of the National Sex ...

PinkNews.co.uk

Is America shutting the door on expats?

Is America shutting the door on expats?:
On any given day, some 30000 “illegal aliens” are in custody, at least half of whom are held in privately run prisons that have been popping up along the Mexican border. For the biggest private prison company, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Minnesota Students Fight For Native American Class

Minnesota Students Fight For Native American Class:
By ICTMN Staff January 18, 2012 Metro State University students protested the removal of Native American classes from the spring 2012 course offerings back in December. When Metropolitan State University in Minneapolis, Minnesota decided not to offer a ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

499 Cuban health professionals coming

499 Cuban health professionals coming: JAMAICA yesterday signed an agreement with Cuba for the provision of 499 Cuban health professionals to work in Jamaica's public health sector over a two-year period. The Technical Cooperation Agreement was signed between Minister of Health Dr Fenton ...


How Colombia is busting drug cartels

How Colombia is busting drug cartels: To that end, Mexican anti-narcotics units have been beefed up and security at its federal prisons improved. But that's not enough. "There's no prison anywhere in Mexico or Colombia that puts these guys out of business like US prisons," says one ...