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jueves, 2 de febrero de 2012

Group to focus on Native American business issues

Group to focus on Native American business issues: BISMARCK, ND (AP) - The North Dakota Department of Commerce and the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission is creating a new organization to address economic development among Native Americans. The Indian Business Alliance of North Dakota has been ...

Lawyers in Guantanamo Sept. 11 case seek deadline extension that would likely ...


Lawyers in Guantanamo Sept. 11 case seek deadline extension that would likely ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The trial of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of planning the Sept. 11 attacks is facing another potential delay. Defense lawyers are asking the Pentagon to extend a deadline for pretrial legal motions.

Argentina's Leading Index Raises Recession Odds To 70%

Argentina's Leading Index Raises Recession Odds To 70%: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's rapidly growing economy could hit a big speed bump soon, according to a new survey of leading economic indicators published Thursday. The index, which reflects data from December, fell 2.7% from the previous month ...

Argentine VP says president needs more time

Argentine VP says president needs more time: 28, 2011 file photo, Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez talks to Argentine governors at government house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Fernandez would need a third term in office to complete her transformation of Argentina, her vice president said ...

Bruce Greenwood's up The River without a paddle

Bruce Greenwood's up The River without a paddle: Bruce Greenwood must have thought to himself, as he slogged through jungle vines and brackish, knee-deep water of backcountry Puerto Rico. Greenwood was raised in Vancouver (not generally known for its tropical heat and humidity), ...

Mexican Drug Cartels: A Transnational Killing Machine

Mexican Drug Cartels: A Transnational Killing Machine: By Jerry Brewer The fact is that in recent times we have heard the terms "drug war, war on crime" and "war against terror" ad nauseam. A vernacular that often seems to move us into complacency and formulates naive opinions that this is simply political ...

The US drug war is a huge failure

The US drug war is a huge failure: The current US drug policy has failed miserably. It was a modest experiment to better society, but human nature could not be changed by government coercion. Instead of a drug-free society, we have extremely violent cartels, increasing gang activity, ...

Colombia to tackle high rate of teens leaving school because of pregnancy - paper

Colombia to tackle high rate of teens leaving school because of pregnancy - paper: Teenage mothers in Colombia, like in other Latin American countries, are more likely to earn less as an adult, making it difficult to break the cycle of poverty that grips many young mothers. They are also much more likely to become parents of children ...

Top 10 Facts About the Hispanics in Nevada

Top 10 Facts About the Hispanics in Nevada: Nevada has the highest unemployment rate nationwide at 12.6%; among Hispanics the unemployment rate is even worse at 19% (NBC Latino, 2012). In the 2008 Nevada GOP Caucus, Hispanic voters favored Mitt Romney (41%) over John McCain (25%); Romney won the ...

Mexican Drug Cartels: A Transnational Killing Machine

Mexican Drug Cartels: A Transnational Killing Machine: Many of these transnational criminal organizations (TCO) appear to own the police, the judiciary and the prison system. They have viciously murdered and tortured government officials, police officers, journalists and citizens.

Latinas Come Forward in LA Cockroach Teachers Abuse Case

Latinas Come Forward in LA Cockroach Teachers Abuse Case: The acts allegedly occurred at Miramonte Elementary School, a low income school in Los Angeles where 98 percent of the students are Latinos, according to the school's website. Berndt taught at the school for 30 years. The two students who came forward ...

Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy

Brazil eases Cuba into free market economy:
The President of Brazil Dilma Vana Rousseff met with the Castro brothers and invoked her own revolutionary credentials as a former left-wing guerrilla fighter and chided the United States for continuing to operate its Guantanamo Bay prison.

UPI.com

North Carolinians Struck From Capital Juries Because of Race Speak Out in ...

North Carolinians Struck From Capital Juries Because of Race Speak Out in ...: ... Robinson is asking that his death sentence be commuted to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Potential African American jurors in Robinson's case were struck from his jury at a rate 3.5 times higher than other potential jurors.

Spain's Repsol begins drilling offshore Cuba: sources

Spain's Repsol begins drilling offshore Cuba: sources: By Jeff Franks | Havana (Reuters) - Spanish oil company Repsol YPF has begun drilling the first well in Cuba's long-awaited exploration of offshore oilfields that the communist country says hold both billions of barrels of oil and the key to greater ...

Grant aids project to catalog Native American artifacts, map sites

Grant aids project to catalog Native American artifacts, map sites:
It is part of $1.5 million in grants the agency awarded in 2011 for documenting and repatriating Native American artifacts and remains around the country. Through the grant, two students a semester work as paid employees, researching and cataloging ...

SUNY Oswego

The Bachelor's Courtney Flashes Her Boobs in Panama

The Bachelor's Courtney Flashes Her Boobs in Panama: First The Bachelor's Courtney Robertson stripped down to skinny dip with Ben Flajnik in Puerto Rico, and now TV's most hated bachelorette is taking her skin-flashing to Panama. When Robertson, Flajnik and the remaining bachelorettes trek to Panama to ...

Iran Warns That Major Currency Speculators Could Face Death Penalty


Iran Warns That Major Currency Speculators Could Face Death Penalty

by Eyder Peralta In a sign that the economic sanctions imposed by the US and those announced by the European Union are squeezing Iran, the chief of Iran's judiciary warned that major currency speculators could face the death penalty.

Stevenson is recovering favorably of vascular disease

Stevenson is recovering favorably of vascular disease: The Cuban boxing star Teofilo Stevenson has performed well in their recovery from vascular disease that made him spend several days in intensive care. The three-time Olympic champion and is now back at home. "I'm fine without any major problems," he ...

Actor Tony Conte to be sentenced Thursday in cocaine case


Actor Tony Conte to be sentenced Thursday in cocaine case

Four other men accused with Conte pleaded guilty early in the case and were sentenced to prison terms ranging from seven months – for Guillermo Tobon Gonzalez, a Mexican citizen who played a small role in the conspiracy – to 58 months for Sandoval.

Colombia implements free primary and secondary education

Colombia implements free primary and secondary education: "We are a country that is too unequal, with too much injustice, with too much poverty. Because of this we are determined to correct, to reduce these gaps. And we are doing this with programs like this, giving totally free [education] to the children, ...

A 15-year-old joyrider crashes mother's car, kills two

A 15-year-old joyrider crashes mother's car, kills two: A 15-year-old boy who took her mother's car without permission unleashed a true nightmare in Southern Greater Buenos Aires town of Lomas de Zamora after hitting a bus, running over a 19-year-old pedestrian, and ending smashing the vehicle against a ...

Small Kenyan town continues to produce top Olympians

Small Kenyan town continues to produce top Olympians: If altitude is the key, why are there no world-class distance runners in Bolivia? If poverty is the driving force, why no representation from countries such ...

Cuba: A Critical Assessment Book Review

Cuba: A Critical Assessment Book Review: Therefore, to me — as to millions — Cuba represented the dream of a better, ... then harness their fruits to offer the people the gifts of social welfare.

At the World Social Forum, Brazil's President calls neoliberalism a ...


At the World Social Forum, Brazil's President calls neoliberalism a ...

As a result of the Bolsa Familia and other policies directed at helping working people, Brazil's poverty rate declined from 42 percent in 2003 to 28 percent in ...

Poverty and the Social Safety Net

Poverty and the Social Safety Net: Flush with victory after his win in the Florida primary, Mitt Romney appeared on CNN yesterday morning and said this: "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.