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lunes, 6 de febrero de 2012

Boston Pride's Human Rights Road Tour parks in Northampton

Boston Pride's Human Rights Road Tour parks in Northampton: William Urich, chair of Human Rights for InterPride (the International Association of LGBTI Pride Organizers), said Pride events in the US differ from many in Europe and South America. In those places, he explained, “you don't have a pride event ...





Hondurans organize amid growing repression

Hondurans organize amid growing repression:
Conditions in Honduras, the second-poorest Central American nation, have only deteriorated since the coup. Sixty-seven percent of the population — more than 5.5 million people — live below the poverty level. The unemployment rate is almost 30 percent.

Workers World

Native youth paving the way for unprecedented ministry

Native youth paving the way for unprecedented ministry:
North America (MNN) ― It's been over 500 years since the first missionary attempts to reach Native America with the Gospel. Yet only 5 percent of the current Native population in North America knows Christ. "The very first people that we tried to ...

Mission Network NEws (press release)

Latinos, hit hard by job losses, are making strong comeback

Latinos, hit hard by job losses, are making strong comeback:
While they make up only 15% of the country's workforce, Latinos have racked up half the employment gains posted since the economy began adding jobs in early 2010, Labor Department data showed. The improving labor market for Latinos, a key voting bloc, ...

Los Angeles Times

System over Cuba could spin a cyclone at the Florida Keys

System over Cuba could spin a cyclone at the Florida Keys:
Update: The National Weather Service said this morning that a low-pressure system extending from western Cuba to the Florida straits is producing a large area of showers and thunderstorms. There are no signs of organized surface circulation, however, ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Pakistan leads in Islamic microfinance

Pakistan leads in Islamic microfinance: ... failed and its examples can be clearly seen in India and Latin America. “People do not use financial and banking system due to interest as it is strictly prohibited in Islam, hence forced to live in poverty whereas through Islamic microfinance, ...

17 Dominican migrants die trying to get to Puerto Rico


17 Dominican migrants die trying to get to Puerto Rico

Arismendy Manzueta, 28, a farmer from the northern town of La Jagua who survived the journey, said the hopes of better economic prospects in the US territory of Puerto Rico made him risk his life aboard the overloaded boat. Puerto Rico is a common ...

Requesting 10 Billion Dollar Energy Loan to Buy CITGO from Venezuelan People

Requesting 10 Billion Dollar Energy Loan to Buy CITGO from Venezuelan People:
By Harvey Carroll, Jr. I am requesting a 10 Billion Dollar Energy Loan to buy CITGO from the Venezuelan People and reinvest it into getting their citizens out of slums and squalor. I need a 10 Billion Dollar Energy Loan to do a Joint-Venture to buy the ...

Student Operated Press

Belarus, Venezuela celebrate 15 years of diplomatic relations

Belarus, Venezuela celebrate 15 years of diplomatic relations: MINSK, 6 February (BelTA) – Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko congratulated President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela Hugo Chavez and Venezuelan people on the 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two ...

Key death penalty hearing for Nathan Dunlap set for March 20

Key death penalty hearing for Nathan Dunlap set for March 20: The court, one step below the US Supreme Court, is one of the final legal steps in Dunlap's case before the death chamber. Dunlap was sentenced to die in 1996 for killing four people at an Aurora Chuck E. Cheese restaurant. The state supreme court and ...

At least 18 dead in shipwreck off Dominican Republic

At least 18 dead in shipwreck off Dominican Republic: * At least 19 passengers rescued * US Coast Guard involved in search for survivors * Authorities say smuggler vessel headed for Puerto Rico (Updates death toll, adds new details) By Manuel Jimenez SANTO DOMINGO, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Dominican officials ...

Cartel soldier heads home, faces uncertainty

Cartel soldier heads home, faces uncertainty:
When Gulf Cartel henchman and former Mexican police officer Juan de la Cruz Reyna gets out of a US federal prison in a few weeks, he'll probably be deported to his native Mexico. He and other members of the Gulf Cartel gained infamy for surrounding and ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

DEA agents hired in Puerto Rico say agency discriminates against them on pay ...


DEA agents hired in Puerto Rico say agency discriminates against them on pay ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Ten Puerto Rican agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration have filed suit against their employer, claiming they receive less pay and more dangerous assignments than agents hired in the US and sent to the island.

More Economic Freedom Translates into Less Poverty


More Economic Freedom Translates into Less Poverty

The US dropped out of the coveted “Free” category two years ago; now we are only “Mostly Free.” As a whole, Latin American countries reveal a study of contrasts. On the one hand you've got a country like Chile. It did exceedingly well in this year's ...

4 men wounded by gunshots during weekend marred by fan violence across Brazil


4 men wounded by gunshots during weekend marred by fan violence across Brazil

SAO PAULO — Four Botafogo fans were wounded by gunshots after the team's game against Flamengo in Rio de Janeiro during a weekend marked by violence between rival supporters and police across Brazil. Authorities in Rio said the four fans were ...

Students hear view from Cuba

Students hear view from Cuba: Carlos Alzugaray, who spent 40 years representing the Cuban government around the world, wishes NBC newsman Brian Williams had asked a different question during the recent Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla.

Venezuela: Lessons in Socialism and Participatory Democracy

Venezuela: Lessons in Socialism and Participatory Democracy: With the Chavez administration, Venezuela has made a great leap forward in many areas. The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) confirmed that the country is the least unequal in Latin America.

LGBT travelers: Check out gay-friendly Rosario, Argentina

LGBT travelers: Check out gay-friendly Rosario, Argentina:
The city is nestled in a gentle twist of the mighty Paraná River about 300 kilometers northwest of Buenos Aires. Due to this close proximity to the nation's capital, Rosario is often overlooked as a potential gay vacation destination by first-time LGBT ...

San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Autopsy reveals De Grazia died from asphyxia due to immersion

Autopsy reveals De Grazia died from asphyxia due to immersion: Relatives and friends arrived to the wake of model Jazmín de Grazia in Southern Greater Buenos Aires town of Temperley where the late model was originally from. The burial has been scheduled for today at 4.15pm at the Burzaco Cemetery.

Prosecutor in Racial Justice Act challenge says race wasn't factor in ...

Prosecutor in Racial Justice Act challenge says race wasn't factor in ...: FAYETTEVILLE Race didn't play a significant role in the exclusion of black jurors from the case of a death row prisoner who is challenging his sentence under North Carolina's Racial Justice Act, a former prosecutor testified today.

50% of Net New Jobs Since 2010 Went to Hispanics

50% of Net New Jobs Since 2010 Went to Hispanics:
By Derek Thompson Although Latinos make up only a seventh of the population, they have "racked up half the employment gains posted since the economy began adding jobs in early 2010", the Los Angeles Times reported this morning.

The Atlantic

Texas agricultural exports to Cuba continue growth

Texas agricultural exports to Cuba continue growth:
COLLEGE STATION – Though tightly controlled, there are opportunities for Texas agricultural producers and businesses to capitalize on potential exports of food products to Cuba, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist.

AgriLife Today

Vatican may put Cuba's Felix Varela on the road to sainthood

Vatican may put Cuba's Felix Varela on the road to sainthood: Felix Varela, who struggled for Cuba's independence from Spain, has been put on the road to sainthood when he visits the island next month, according to a Catholic news service. The Vatican's Congregation for the Causes of the Saints will meet March 6 ...



Venezuela: Lessons in Socialism and Participatory Democracy

Venezuela: Lessons in Socialism and Participatory Democracy: The United Nations (UN) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (CEPAL) confirmed that the country is the least unequal in Latin America. Poverty has been reduced by 26.8 points, extreme poverty by 19.7 points in the past 12 ...



Venezuela's National Dignity Day Marked in Cuba


Venezuela's National Dignity Day Marked in Cuba

Two floral wreaths were placed at the statue of Liberator Simon Bolivar in the centrally located Avenida de los Presidentes avenue in Havana, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Venezuelan military uprising of February 4, 1992 and commemorating ...