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viernes, 3 de febrero de 2012

Cross-border methamphetamine trade booms amid Mexico's


Cross-border methamphetamine trade booms amid Mexico's

The number of methamphetamine “super labs” seized by Mexican authorities has rocketed in the last five years but shipments of the drug across the border have also continued to grow, according to government statistics. The increase ...

Boycotting Chick-Fil-A While Conservative Christians Play "Victim" Card

Boycotting Chick-Fil-A While Conservative Christians Play "Victim" Card: We should not be allowing corporations to do business on our campus if they are using their profits to strip fundamental civil rights from gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans. Please join me in calling on our school's leadership to remove ...



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Christie's Tax Levy on the Gays

Christie's Tax Levy on the Gays: Undoubtedly, he felt his nomination the day before of an African-American Republican attorney, Bruce A. Harris, as the State Supreme Court's first openly gay justice gave him some political berth. “The fact of the matter is, I think people would have ...



The 21 Most Lesbianish Cities in America

The 21 Most Lesbianish Cities in America: There's no shortage of "best gay cities" lists, but it recently occurred to us that somebody really ought to make a list of America's Most Lesbionic Cities. So we gathered a bunch of data to put together this fantastic list which undoubtedly every soul ...

David Kato: A Hero of Hope

David Kato: A Hero of Hope: David did not become a hero because he died as an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people; he was a hero because he lived for equality, despite death threats and despite all apparent odds. David Kato was a hero because he ...




Behind the grand facades of Chile's capital

Behind the grand facades of Chile's capital: Santiago's city center may appear to be dominated by ubiquitous chain stores and Cafés con piernas, however, when contemplating the history behind these buildings they often tell a more compelling story. A new walking tour highlighting Santiago's ...

Study Focuses on teacher Quality in

Study Focuses on teacher Quality in: In the nation's fourth largest school district, where 70 percent of students live in poverty and only one-third of fourth graders are proficient in mathematics and reading, teacher quality deserves far more attention. While Miami performs better than ...

Racial Segregation Continues, Even Intensifies

Racial Segregation Continues, Even Intensifies: Harvard professor Edward Glaeser and Duke professor Jacob Vigdor showed that African American segregation levels have now declined to their lowest point since 1920, just after the beginning of the “Great Migration” of rural sharecroppers from the South ...

Cuba people-to-people tours: So nice to meet you, Havana


Cuba people-to-people tours: So nice to meet you, Havana

Ludwig Diaz Montenegro was a Cuban guide and government employee; I was an American tourist in the communist country. Cuba: How to travel there and tips for your journey To preempt your interrogation: No, I didn't sneak in through Canada or Cancun.

Rotarians ready to help Haitians

Rotarians ready to help Haitians: ... are collecting donations for Haitian refugees in the Dominican Republic. ... Haiti has been devastated by earthquakes, mudslides, cholera and poverty ...

Venezuela's Business Sector Awaits Word On New Price Caps

Venezuela's Business Sector Awaits Word On New Price Caps: CARACAS – The repeatedly delayed release of new limits on prices for many consumer items in Venezuela has stirred uncertainty in the country's business sector as producers, importers and shopkeepers wait to assess the impact of recently expanded ...



Human rights defenders face violence

Human rights defenders face violence: Three of every four female human rights defenders in Mexico have been violently attacked for their work, according to the book Human Rights Defenders in Mexico: A Diagnostic of 2011-11 on the Risks of Performing their Work, which was presented Jan. 19.

Puerto Rico to kill iguanas, export meat


Puerto Rico to kill iguanas, export meat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Iguanas of Puerto Rico: Your days are numbered. The island's government is announcing plans to kill as many as possible of the reptiles and export their meat in hopes of eradicating an imported species that has long vexed ...

Cuba prisoner of Hialeah freed after six years

Cuba prisoner of Hialeah freed after six years: By Juan O. Tamayo Cuba has freed a Cuban-American convicted of people smuggling after an incident in 2006 in which another smuggler was shot to death by Cuban security forces and a third was sentenced to 26 years in prison. Julio Rafael Mesa Farinas ...

Gov't expands areas under possible subsidy cuts

Gov't expands areas under possible subsidy cuts: The National Government decided to extend the Greater Buenos Aires areas that might be affected with subsidy cuts to public services like natural gas, electricity and water. The Planning and Economy ministries issued a communiqué today informing that ...

Brazilian minister travels to Argentina to discuss latest set of import obstacles


Brazilian minister travels to Argentina to discuss latest set of import obstacles

Brazilian Secretary of Foreign Trade Tatiana Prazeres will be travelling to Buenos Aires next Monday to address with Argentine counterparts the extent of the last set of measures implemented by the administration of President Cristina Fernandez to slow ...

Resurgent party clouds future of Mexico's drug war

Resurgent party clouds future of Mexico's drug war:
By Guy Taylor The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race represents a party known for allowing drug-trafficking cartels semiautonomous control of certain regions during its rule in the previous century. The prospect of a victory by Enrique Pena ...

Washington Times

US mustn't gut defense spending

US mustn't gut defense spending: There are ample social welfare, federal and foreign aid programs that could ... But the fleet is old, some frames dating to before the Cuban missile crisis.

The case for Native American legal rights

The case for Native American legal rights: Chief Standing Bear,in 1879, argued that Native Americans were entitled to human rights, which included the right to live where they chose. Standing Bear raised his right hand and told the federal judge, “That hand is not the color of yours…

Children armed with assault weapons spark controversy in Venezuela


Children armed with assault weapons spark controversy in Venezuela

Images of children armed with what look like assault weapons have sparked a heated debate in Venezuela over President Hugo Chavez's support for armed militias in the country. Colectivo La Piedrita is a pro-Chavez group based in western Caracas which ...

Canada's gay rights defence is all hot air

Canada's gay rights defence is all hot air:
In 2010, the US-based Funders of LGBTQ Issues reported that $35476361 US in total grants went to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex civil society organizations in the Global South and East. As a snap shot, $35 million is a mere drop in ...

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The Online Citizen » Conversations on mandatory death penalty ...

The Online Citizen » Conversations on mandatory death penalty ...: It's true that although 16 states and the District of Columbia have abolished death penalty in the United States of America, it is still practiced in the other states of ...

Fear grips Venezuela after kidnapping

Fear grips Venezuela after kidnapping: In a country marked by great oil wealth but also great poverty, diplomats and the well-to-do have long sought to insulate themselves by driving armoured cars and living in houses ringed by high walls topped with barbed wire – even if not always with ...

Saving Black and Latino Boys

Saving Black and Latino Boys: By Pedro A. Noguera, Phi Delta Kappan On all of the indicators of academic achievement, educational attainment, and school success, African-American and Latino males are noticeably distinguished from other segments of the American population by their ...



Romney Takes Wrong Track on Economy for Latinos: Candidate Plans to Cut into ...

Romney Takes Wrong Track on Economy for Latinos: Candidate Plans to Cut into ...: Romney's plan to raise the retirement age for eligibility for Social Security would have a negative impact on Latinos because it would amount to an additional 13 percent across-the-board benefit cut. This would be especially unfair to low-income ...