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jueves, 19 de enero de 2012

Money up for grabs

Money up for grabs: By Robert Brown It's no secret that east Orange County, as well as all of Central Florida, is facing a heartbreaking and growing crisis of poverty and homelessness among local children and families. Many of us have been deeply moved by televised ...

Cuba set to explore offshore as oil rig arrives


Cuba set to explore offshore as oil rig arrives

HAVANA (AP) — A huge drilling rig arrived Thursday in the warm Gulf waters north of Havana, where it will sink an exploratory well deep into the seabed, launching Cuba's dreams of striking it rich with offshore oil. The Scarabeo-9 platform was visible ...

Anniversary of Cuban revolution celebrated

Anniversary of Cuban revolution celebrated: Speaking on the occasion of the anniversary of the Cuban revolution, the Ambassador of Cuba and Mrs Zenen Buergo Concepcion said it saw the awakening of a nation that, after many years of struggle and 50 years of great sacrifices decided to embark on ...

Abortion more common where it's illegal: Where are rates highest?


Abortion more common where it's illegal: Where are rates highest?

19 issue of The Lancet - is from the US-based Guttmacher Institute and the World Health Organization. Researchers found a link between higher abortion rates and regions with more restrictive legislation, such as in Latin America and Africa. ...

Students Return From Model United Nations

Students Return From Model United Nations: The convention took place in Buenos Aires from January 12-15 and included teams from colleges in Brazil, Colombia, Paraguay, Canada and France along with several from the United States. The UCSB delegation earned an award for best small delegation and ...

Uruguay says moving forward in tax accord with Argentina

Uruguay says moving forward in tax accord with Argentina: Regarding information arriving from Buenos Aires on the compliance of the demands of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Ferreri recalled that “the signing of those kinds of accords is usually delayed and isn't reached in ...

Decision 2012, A Rehash Of Dole vs Clinton?

Decision 2012, A Rehash Of Dole vs Clinton?:
They do that all the time in Europe and Latin America. Even Indonesia. But a black man? Only in America (and continental Africa, but that's beside the point). There's no fire in the belly in the Romney camp. They like him because he's electable and not ...

Forbes

Poverty Is Going From Bad to Worse, Says Report

Poverty Is Going From Bad to Worse, Says Report:
12, Smiley hosted a panel discussion on C-SPAN to discuss poverty in America in context to this report. “It's pretty clear from this report that the new poor are the former middle class,” said Smiley, referring to the latest US census numbers showing ...

The Epoch Times

The US Base in Cuba and Guantanamo

The US Base in Cuba and Guantanamo:
I guess her mood must have changed reading The New York Times (NYT) article that recently proposed that President Barack Obama return to Cuba the area of land that the base has occupied for more than 100 years. In the article, Harvard professor ...

Havana Times

Scotsman once on US death row faces new charges of retaliation in Ohio over ...


Scotsman once on US death row faces new charges of retaliation in Ohio over ...

His attempt to overturn his conviction generated limited interest in Ohio, but his name was a familiar one in Britain, where there is no death penalty. Before his release, he had drawn support from members of the British Parliament and Pope John Paul ...

2 Puerto Rican men face drug charges after Boston airport search dog finds ...


2 Puerto Rican men face drug charges after Boston airport search dog finds ...

BOSTON — Police say two Puerto Rican men have been arrested at Boston's Logan Airport after a drug dog sniffed cocaine in their luggage. Officers seized more than 8 pounds of cocaine after questioning the men shortly after their arrival from Puerto ...

Hague tackles Latin America tension


Hague tackles Latin America tension

"We will always uphold UK sovereignty and the rights of the Islanders to self-determination, while valuing the ability to discuss these issues with Brazil in a framework that respects international law and human rights." As the 30th anniversary of the ...

Carlos Perez: Cuban-Americans Will Vote Republican to Beat Obama

Carlos Perez: Cuban-Americans Will Vote Republican to Beat Obama: By Andra Varin and Kathleen Walter Cuban-Americans will turn out in droves in November to vote Republican — no matter who the nominee is — and prevent President Barack Obama from winning a second term, prominent Miami broadcaster and community ...

Pdvsa's refining capacity in the US plunges 23%

Pdvsa's refining capacity in the US plunges 23%: Oil processing capacity of the refineries owned by state-run oil company Petróleos de Venezuela (Pdvsa) in the international market continues sinking, following the announcement made by Hovensa LLC, a joint venture of US-based Hess Corp. and ...

Colombia asks Venezuela again to extradite top FARC guerrilla


Colombia asks Venezuela again to extradite top FARC guerrilla

Colombian General Prosecutor office repeats its extradition request for former leading FARC member "Julian Conrado," to the Venezuelan government. Guillermo Enrique Torres, alias "Julian Conrado," was a senior rebel in charge of the political direction ...

Venezuela and international arbitration

Venezuela and international arbitration: The Venezuelan president, who sees globalisation as an imperialist plot against developing countries, is determined to break free from all forms of international arbitration. His latest bid to de-couple his country from the rest of the world involves ...

YPF Denies Fuel Price Manipulation Allegations In Argentina

YPF Denies Fuel Price Manipulation Allegations In Argentina: By Taos Turner BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--The oil and gas company YPF SA (YPF, YPFD.BA) late Wednesday denied allegations that is has colluded with four other firms to overcharge for fuel sold to Argentine transportation companies. ...

Miss Bala: Beauty and the Beasts in a Mexican Drug War

Miss Bala: Beauty and the Beasts in a Mexican Drug War:
Miss Bala (bala being Spanish for bullet) is an urgent dispatch from the sidelines of the drug war that consumes our southern neighbor. Based on real events involving Laura Zúñiga, Miss Mexico International of 2009, and the Juárez Cartel of drug ...

TIME

Supervisors support study

Supervisors support study: By Jeremy Foster, Staff Writer In his 1964 annual message to Congress on the State of the Union, President Lyndon Johnson formally declared an unconditional war on poverty in America. “Our aim is not only to relieve the symptom of poverty, ...

Stay gets 18 months for drug cartel involvement

Stay gets 18 months for drug cartel involvement: A Princeton woman is serving 18 months in federal prison for her role with a Mexican drug cartel that distributed methamphetamine and cocaine throughout Minnesota. Maria L. Stay, 31, was among 26 codefendants indicted in April 2009. ...

Mexican Murder Training Camps Are Very Real and Very Scary

Mexican Murder Training Camps Are Very Real and Very Scary:
Defense attorneys say that Tovar's descriptive stories are just his attempt to get leniency--he could face up to life in prison after pleading guilty to a killing earlier this month. The testimony and trial is expected to continue today, ...

The Atlantic Wire

Brazilian politico gets 103 years for killing running mate to take her place ...


Brazilian politico gets 103 years for killing running mate to take her place ...

BRASILIA, Brazil — A federal court in northeastern Brazil has sentenced a politician to 103 years in prison for killing his running mate so he could take her place in Congress. The court in the state of Alagoas says Thursday that a jury found Talvane ...

2 Puerto Rican men face drug charges after Boston airport search dog finds ...

2 Puerto Rican men face drug charges after Boston airport search dog finds ...: Officers seized more than eight pounds of cocaine after questioning the men shortly after their arrival from Puerto Rico Wednesday night. State police say the drugs have a street value between $130000 and $150000. Authorities say they got permission to ...

10 charged in Puerto Rico health care fraud cases

10 charged in Puerto Rico health care fraud cases: (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Ten people with ties to Puerto Rican health care companies have been accused in two Medicare fraud schemes totaling more than $2 million, federal officials said Thursday. In the first case, three companies allegedly filed ...

Education for All Can Conquer Poverty

Education for All Can Conquer Poverty: Breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty is central to ensuring disadvantaged students' success—which in turn will help revitalize our underserved neighborhoods, and shore up our nation's global economic standing. In 1968, in his last Sunday ...