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domingo, 22 de enero de 2012

Getting a job can be particularly challenging if you are an African American

Getting a job can be particularly challenging if you are an African American: “The jobs gap between black and white workers is a story that we've seen for more than 50 years, but this report shows that unemployment rates for black workers have not fallen as much as they have for their white and Latino counterparts,” said Steven ...

Ballroom Dancers Compete in Sacramento

Ballroom Dancers Compete in Sacramento:
Ballroom dance is divided into two major categories, called Standard and Latin in the International lexicon, and Smooth and Rhythm in the American version. The rules and criteria differ somewhat between the International and American versions. ...

The Sacramento Press

Sex, Preaching, and Abortion

Sex, Preaching, and Abortion: For example, the abortion rate is 29 per 1000 women of childbearing age in Africa and 32 per 1000 in Latin America—regions in which abortion is illegal under most circumstances in the majority of countries. The rate is 12 per 1000 in Western Europe, ...

The risks and rewards of helping Honduras

The risks and rewards of helping Honduras: ... in 2010 lived below the poverty line. Heifer goes to Honduras 12 to 15 times a year, bringing small groups of volunteers on each trip. In addition to doing community service projects, Heifer, whose largest Central American program is in Honduras, ...

Museum in Important Archaeological Site in Cuba « Repeating Islands

Museum in Important Archaeological Site in Cuba « Repeating Islands: “For the first time in Cuba, a great collection of original wooden objects and remains of houses contributing to the new knowledge of the Cuban native culture, is put to the disposition of investigators and the public in general,” specified ...

Change from 100: La Cabrera

Change from 100: La Cabrera: One of the finest steak houses in Buenos Aires, so many people will list it as their number-one, absolute favourite, beating Cabaña Las Lilas, La Brigada and Don Julio into oblivion. (And those are all fine meateries and trust me, I have chomped down ...

Breakfast in New York and Breakfast in Buenos Aires

Breakfast in New York and Breakfast in Buenos Aires: Breakfast in New York and Breakfast in Buenos Aires. From my last visit to NYC, an early breakfast ,. Then I sketched one, before buiyng some stuff at Union Sq. Fresh Market. Finally mi first BUE coffee at Palermo Viejo. Labels: Buenos Aires ...

Cuba's Ladies in White call dissident death "murder"

Cuba's Ladies in White call dissident death "murder": By Jeff Franks | HAVANA (Reuters) - The opposition group "Ladies in White" accused the Cuban government on Sunday of "murdering" by neglect a 31-year-old dissident who died last week following a hunger strike in prison. Ladies in White leader Berta ...

Veterans and Young Guns Pay Tribute to the Cuban Father of the Mambo

Veterans and Young Guns Pay Tribute to the Cuban Father of the Mambo: Carlos Henriquez stood front and center with his bass throughout “The Music of Cachao,” Jazz at Lincoln Center's tribute to the pioneering Cuban bassist and composer Israel Cachao López on Friday night at the Rose Theater. This was, as Mr. Henriquez ...

Before the Mall Was There—Where to Find History in the Tri-Cities

Before the Mall Was There—Where to Find History in the Tri-Cities: Long before the Europeans came—at least 9000 years—this area was home to a series of Native American tribes, from the Achiligonan to the Tionontati. At one time or another, Illinois was home to more than 40 tribes. In Kane County, the Potawatomi ...

Republican candidates dig in for lengthy primary battle

Republican candidates dig in for lengthy primary battle:
As the candidates headed to Florida for the next contest on 31 January, Gingrich's team sent out an email to grassroots supporters calling for donations to counter rival Mitt Romney's massive spending power and deliver a "knock-out punch". ...

The Guardian

The New York Times recommends Cuba among the top ten tourist destinations to ...

The New York Times recommends Cuba among the top ten tourist destinations to ...:
10 is Havana, Cuba. To make the list the prestigious publication valued in particular cultural offerings and tourist services. The Cuban capital is once more available to Americans. All that stands between the Americans and the sensual streets of ...

Technorati

Crowd-Sourcing American History

Crowd-Sourcing American History: Instead of looking at, say, Unionism in Tennessee, or Native American participation in the Confederate Army, we end up revisiting black Confederates again. I've tried to avoid this. But history is political and the deployment of comfortable narratives ...


Honoré discusses plans for state's bicentennial celebrations

Honoré discusses plans for state's bicentennial celebrations: The importance of the state to the country is our natural resources of gas and oil; our seafood; our shipping industry. The first gas used by New York came out of Louisiana. “We have poverty to deal with, but the answer to poverty is education. ...

Local church mission aids poor in Peru

Local church mission aids poor in Peru: "I've never seen poverty like that," said Susan Miller, a repeat visitor. "There's human waste, dirty diapers, dead animals and people's trash. The smell is awful." The group will be based at Los Amigos Foundation, a faith-based nonprofit foundation ...

Cuba receives 2.7 mln foreign visitors in 2011

Cuba receives 2.7 mln foreign visitors in 2011: 21 (Xinhua) -- Cuba received 2716317 foreign visitors in 2011, a rise of 7.3 percent from the previous year, the country's National Statistics Bureau (NBS) said Saturday. With an annual profit of 2 billion US dollars, tourism has become Cuba's second ...

Liberalizations stand Cuba at the crossroads: Karen Farkas

Liberalizations stand Cuba at the crossroads: Karen Farkas:
Cuba appears to be on the cusp of historic change. As relations thaw with the United States and more rights are granted to citizens by the Cuban government, many residents believe it's only a matter of time before the more than 50-year-old US embargo ...

Plain Dealer

US tops Venezuela on Clark's late goal


US tops Venezuela on Clark's late goal

GLENDALE, Arizona (AP) – Ricardo Clark headed home Jermaine Jones' corner in the 7th minute of stoppage time to help the United States to a 1-0 victory over 10-man Venezuela in a friendly on Saturday night. By Matt Kartozian, US Presswire US midfielder ...

'The Falkland Islands will always be Argentine territory'


'The Falkland Islands will always be Argentine territory'

So Mr Watts and his fellow Falklanders were delighted last week when David Cameron responded to months of increased posturing and bullying by Buenos Aires with an uncompromising denunciation of Argentina's motives. Even as the deepening war of words ...

10 cops charged in gang rape of 16-year-old boy

10 cops charged in gang rape of 16-year-old boy: Buenos Aires: Ten police officers were arrested on Friday in the southern Argentine province of Chubut on charges of raping a 16-year-old boy, authorities said. The arrests of the officers followed an extensive investigation spurred by a complaint from ...

Latin-Asian technological gap keeps growing

Latin-Asian technological gap keeps growing: “The difference is abysmal,” says Gustavo Crespi, a specialist on technology and innovation with the Inter-American Development Bank, referring to the numbers of patents registered by Asia and Latin America. “Latin America has been increasing its ...


Three flights in 24 hours arrive with sick passengers from Cuba


Three flights in 24 hours arrive with sick passengers from Cuba

For the third time in 24 hours, roughly a dozen airline passengers arrived in Canada ill from the same vacation spot in Cuba Friday. Passengers from all three Air Transat flights were screened by staff from the Public Health Agency of Canada after ...

Chilean students socialize in English summer camp

Chilean students socialize in English summer camp: Interactive English summer camps culminated in Santiago on Saturday with English-language skits and presentations by Chilean high school students taking advantage of the chance to socialize in their second language. High School students attending a ...

School district sets path of success for Indian students

School district sets path of success for Indian students: Children at Anishinabe Academy, a Minneapolis Magnet School focusing on high academic achievement through Native American culture and language. Here, Ogimaawaatigookwe "Ogi" Ruel practices Ojibwe language with pre-K students. Paul Bownik admits that, ...

Cuba rejects international criticism of dissident's death - InterAksyon ...

Cuba rejects international criticism of dissident's death - InterAksyon ...: Cuba rejected international criticism of the death of an imprisoned dissident after a hunger strike, saying its critics in Spain, the European Union and the United States did not have 'the least authority to judge Cuba.'