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martes, 24 de enero de 2012

Venezuela touts anti-drug effort, deports suspects


Venezuela touts anti-drug effort, deports suspects

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela has deported three suspected drug traffickers wanted in Colombia, Canada and the United States. Those deported include Luc Letourneau, a Canadian citizen wanted in his homeland on drug trafficking charges, ...

Auto Pact Brings CU Financing to Native Americans

Auto Pact Brings CU Financing to Native Americans: By Michelle A. Samaad A partnership between ASEDA Fleet Inc. and AutoNation will offer Native Americans and Alaska native tribes access to a new online vehicle shopping program. Tribal members can go to the ASEDA Fleet website to search for new and ...

Census Bureau Releases Findings on American Indian and Alaska Native ...


Census Bureau Releases Findings on American Indian and Alaska Native ...

24, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The following is being released by the US Census Bureau: What:The US Census Bureau will release a 2010 Census brief on the American Indian and Alaska Native population at a forum held with the National Museum of the ...

Florida street peddlers go on hunger strike

Florida street peddlers go on hunger strike: ... ten salesmen were seen wearing chains on their feet on Florida street, where they laid on the floor while holding wooden black crosses that read “Macri is corrupt,” “Macri don't send your bullies our way, we're workers,” and “PRO=Poverty,” among ...

Newt Gingrich, Food Stamps and the Real Debate We Need

Newt Gingrich, Food Stamps and the Real Debate We Need: Still, the combination of cynicism and deflection Gingrich used in his celebrated (or notorious) debate appearances does us all a disservice, and needs to be examined more closely. We all know Gingrich was a firebrand during the South Carolina debates.

Antarctic expedition season comes to close after record summer honoring South ...


Antarctic expedition season comes to close after record summer honoring South ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — This has been the busiest summer in history for Antarctic expeditions, with dozens of skiers reaching the end of the Earth to mark the centennial of man's first journey to the South Pole. About 20 teams set off from the South ...

Salvadoran President Funes criticised for police choice

Salvadoran President Funes criticised for police choice:
Human rights groups were also critical of the new head of police. Director of the Human Rights Institute at the Central American University Benjamin Cuellar said "betting on the Armed Forces as a solution to our problems" would land El Salvador in a ...

BBC News

Peru: Thirsty asparagus lowers water table

Peru: Thirsty asparagus lowers water table: Peru has recently become the world's number one producer of asparagus and exports much of its produce to the US and Europe. Ica has benefited enormously from this. The success it has generated for the local economy has cut poverty in half, ...

Arsenic cancer risk still high decades later in Chile region

Arsenic cancer risk still high decades later in Chile region: But the results underscore the importance of continuing to screen high-risk people for bladder cancer, according to lead researcher Dr. Fernando Coz, a professor of urology at the Universidad de Los Andes in Santiago de Chile.

Lopez bows out of Venezuela presidential race

Lopez bows out of Venezuela presidential race:
The Supreme Court also dismissed as "unfeasible" a decision by the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights that had sided with Lopez and said his political rights had been violated. "Lopez was running far behind in the polls, ...

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Convicted Italian terrorist Battisti publishes new novel


Convicted Italian terrorist Battisti publishes new novel

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva refused extradition on his last day in office, on December 31, 2010, and the Supreme Court has since upheld his decision. Battisti was released from prison on June 8. The case raised diplomatic ...

Players missing from Cuba's women's soccer team reportedly may have defected ...


Players missing from Cuba's women's soccer team reportedly may have defected ...

Two players missing from Cuba's women's soccer team for its final game at an Olympic qualifying tournament in British Columbia reportedly may have defected from the Caribbean nation. The Vancouver Sun, citing unconfirmed reports, says star forward ...

Arab Spring and US reforms make Cuba a tourist hotspot

Arab Spring and US reforms make Cuba a tourist hotspot: By Jeff Franks | HAVANA (Reuters) - The Arab Spring, changes in US policy and economic reforms at home are driving a tourist rush that is giving communist-run Cuba one of its best seasons ever and stretching its ability to accommodate demand.


Cuba Extols Importance of Multilateralism and Disarmament

Cuba Extols Importance of Multilateralism and Disarmament: 24 de enero de 2012, 15:12Geneva, Jan 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba reiterated in Geneva on Tuesday the importance of promoting multilateralism as the basic principle of negotiations on disarmament. "Decisions taken multilaterally, in accordance with the UN ...

Brazil must address needs of thousands left homeless following eviction

Brazil must address needs of thousands left homeless following eviction: ... Brazil is prohibited from carrying out forced evictions, and must protect people from forced evictions. This work forms part of Amnesty International's Demand Dignity campaign, which focuses on human rights violations that drive and deepen poverty.

Former Puerto Rico bank officials face $176M suit

Former Puerto Rico bank officials face $176M suit: (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — US regulators are seeking $176 million in damages from officials at what used to be Puerto Rico's second-largest bank. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. accused six former Westernbank officials and directors of gross ...

Wesselhoft Authors Native American Liaison Bill

Wesselhoft Authors Native American Liaison Bill: Paul Wesselhoft has authored a bill eliminating the blood-degree requirement as a qualification to be appointed as the Native American Liaison to the office of Governor of Oklahoma. Current law states, “Any person appointed to the position of Oklahoma ...

Mexican national gets nine years in prison for molesting girl, will be ...

Mexican national gets nine years in prison for molesting girl, will be ...: By George Diepenbrock A Douglas County judge ordered a 39-year-old Mexican national to serve nine years in prison for his conviction on two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child. Javier Luna Lopez had pleaded guilty in November to ...

Chile's fine art moves to the marketplace

Chile's fine art moves to the marketplace: A recurring theme from all of these artists was that visitors and critics should look beyond the central plazas and artistic institutions of Santiago. “Chile is not just about food, wine and mountains,” Momberg said. “We want people to look beyond the ...

Illness hits Canadians at Cuban resorts

Illness hits Canadians at Cuban resorts: A Montreal woman who became ill while attending her cousin's wedding in Cuba believes she and other members of her family picked up a virus during their vacation - not on an airplane. Sabrina Sollecito said about 25 of the 29 people who travelled with ...

Amnesty: Cuba releases 3 prisoners of conscience

Amnesty: Cuba releases 3 prisoners of conscience: January 23, 2012|Peter Orsi, AP Amnesty International said Monday that three Cubans held without charge for 52 days following their arrest at a protest were released last week, hours after the human rights group named them as prisoners of conscience.

Drought-hit Argentine crops refreshed by downpours

Drought-hit Argentine crops refreshed by downpours: * Monday's storms reach key grains provinces, more seen * Farmers calculate crop losses from "the perfect drought" * Argentina supplies nearly half the world's soyoil By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Argentine corn and soy benefited ...

In tiny Ecuador, a populist president restrains press


In tiny Ecuador, a populist president restrains press

Reporters are frequently assassinated in Mexico, and a populist government in Venezuela has driven some journalists into exile. But press freedom advocates say that no other country in Latin America is moving so fast and on so many fronts to restrain ...

Man gets 25 years in prison for child exploitation

Man gets 25 years in prison for child exploitation: Investigators say group had 35 members in the United States, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. New members were required to post child porn to join the organization.

Gingrich's Death Penalty for Pot

Gingrich's Death Penalty for Pot: About HR 4170 (Drug Import Death Penalty Act of 1996), Johnson notes: "Anyone coming home to the US and caught carrying enough marijuana (two ounces) to distribute would be sentenced to life imprisonment with no parole - or if caught twice, ...