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miércoles, 8 de febrero de 2012

In a first, Haiti attends Latin American ALBA meeting

In a first, Haiti attends Latin American ALBA meeting: ALBA's goal is to create enough regional integration to realize the dream of South American liberator Simon Bolivar that Latin America could thrive without dependence on, or interference from, the United States or Europe. It emphasizes trade agreements ...

Nicaragua Extends Support for Families

Nicaragua Extends Support for Families: Nicaraguan families living in extreme poverty received food packages, mattresses, and new housing and building materials, the coordinator of Communication and Citizenship Council, Rosario Murillo, confirmed on Tuesday. Members of the Solidarity Group ...

What the Latest Data on City Segregation Doesn't Tell Us

What the Latest Data on City Segregation Doesn't Tell Us:
... residential segregation, neighborhood affluence (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white), public school quality (for the average black, Latino, and non-Hispanic white student), employment (among working-age adults) and homeownership.

The Atlantic Cities

Fortune favours the favelas

Fortune favours the favelas:
By Joseph Leahy Rogerio Guedes, a security guard who lives in Pavãozinho Cantagalo, recalls how the residents of his favela, or slum, on the hills overlooking Ipanema and Copacabana beaches in Rio de Janeiro used to obtain access to the internet and ...

Financial Times

Colombia-Venezuela relations continue to improve


Colombia-Venezuela relations continue to improve

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez hold a cordial phone conference, the latest sign of improving relations between the neighboring countries. The Colombian leader went on to celebrate the improved ...

Venezuelan hopeful invites pre-candidates to sign commitment for democracy


Venezuelan hopeful invites pre-candidates to sign commitment for democracy

Pérez said that the Cuban regime has become the main beneficiary of Venezuela's wealth, "which is appropriating our foreign currency and oil profits. Those funds are required by Venezuela to prevent the existence of homeless people affected by natural ...

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon


Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon

Brazil has Latin America's largest economy and, owing to an economic surge in the past five years and a more assertive foreign policy, it now faces a very First World problem as a place that draws immigrants looking for work. It is increasingly viewed ...

Ex-"Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman extradited to Mexico for wife's ...


Ex-"Survivor" producer Bruce Beresford-Redman extradited to Mexico for wife's ...

Monica Beresford-Redman owned a popular Brazilian-themed restaurant in Los Angelesm reports CBS Los Angeles. If convicted in Mexico, the Emmy-nominated producer and co-creator of "Pimp My Ride" could be sentenced to between 12 and 30 years in prison.

Venezuela faces tough political fight

Venezuela faces tough political fight: By Benedict Mander and John Paul Rathbone in Caracas If Hugo Chávez's 10-hour state of the nation address to Congress last month didn't reassure the Venezuelan president's supporters he was recovered from cancer, his contemptuous put-down may have done ...

South America Doing Well in Face of Crisis

South America Doing Well in Face of Crisis: ... and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), said that South America ended 2011 with a growth of 4.3 percent, which is inferior to the 5.9 registered in 2010, but with a noticeable reduction of poverty and inequality.

Supreme Court lets stand Ohio stay of execution

Supreme Court lets stand Ohio stay of execution: In a one-sentence order, the high court rejected a request by Ohio officials to set aside the stay of execution that a federal judge entered last month in the case about the state's death penalty protocol involving lethal injection. US District Court ...



Catholics, contraception and the heretic faithful

Catholics, contraception and the heretic faithful: In my book, he'd only be a conservative Catholic if he opposed the death penalty (he supports it), opposed abortion (he believes women should have the right to chose) and engaged in natural family planning (he appreciates the fact that all women he's ...

Falklands' future fuels UK-Argentine tensions

Falklands' future fuels UK-Argentine tensions: Tensions between Argentina and the UK over the Falklands have reached new heights in recent days as Buenos Aires has declared it will make a formal complaint to the UN about Britain's alleged “militarisation” of the islands.

Native Americans Selling Baskets Outside Frederick & Nelson ...


Native Americans Selling Baskets Outside Frederick & Nelson ...

A number of Native American families earned money by selling baskets to Seattle's tourists and residents. In this postcard, several women and a boy sit by their baskets on Second Avenue, outside the Frederick & Nelson department store.

A new Native American village based on tradition helps a Tribe ...

A new Native American village based on tradition helps a Tribe ...: The Ohkay Owingeh Tribe and Pueblo in New Mexico has returned to its roots with an award-winning, mixed-income housing project based on traditional Native forms. It's an exciting and inspiring project. Built by the Ohkay Owingeh Housing ...

Mexican Drug Violence: Zetas Gang Suspect Leads Navy To Mass ...

Mexican Drug Violence: Zetas Gang Suspect Leads Navy To Mass ...: VERACRUZ, Mexico -- A suspected member of the Zetas drug gang has led Mexican authorities to a mass grave site at two ranches in the Gulf coast state of Veracruz, the navy said Wednesday. The navy says its personal detained suspect Francisco Alvarado Martagon Tuesday as he attempted to ... Mexico drugs: How one DEA killing began a brutal war · Mexico's Drug War Bloodies Areas Thought Safe · Mexico's drug war has brought terrifying violence to the streets and taken a .

El Salvador, Brazil Strengthen Cooperation

El Salvador, Brazil Strengthen Cooperation: The Brazilian official said his country is committed to eradicating poverty in El Salvador, and that collaboration efforts focus on areas such as health, agriculture, public security, social development and institutional strengthening.

Democratic Candidate Patrick Murphy Hopes to Usher in New Generation of ...


Democratic Candidate Patrick Murphy Hopes to Usher in New Generation of ...

After the 2000 election debacle South Floridians know that each vote counts and how important it is as citizens to know who you're voting for and why. The 2008 election ushered in what was supposed to be a new lasting era of progressiveness and ...

Lawyers for Cuban agents vow last-ditch appeal, urge political solution


Lawyers for Cuban agents vow last-ditch appeal, urge political solution

HAVANA — A lawyer for five Cuban agents convicted of espionage and sentenced to long jail terms in the US says there could be a political solution linking his clients' fate with that of an American contractor imprisoned in Cuba.

Cuba looks to kids to recover faded boxing glory


Cuba looks to kids to recover faded boxing glory

Boxing-mad Cuba is putting its athletes in the ring earlier than ever. The idea is that those who start young will have a critical edge in the sport's motions and techniques when they start competing more seriously down the road.

John F Kennedy bought 1200 Cuban cigars hours before he ordered US trade embargo


John F Kennedy bought 1200 Cuban cigars hours before he ordered US trade embargo

By Lee Moran President John F Kennedy ordered an aide to buy him as many Cuban cigars as he could just hours before he authorised the US trade embargo - which subsequently made them illegal. Kennedy asked his head of press and fellow cigar smoker ...

Some Mexico Gadhafi plot charges dropped

Some Mexico Gadhafi plot charges dropped:
Copeland said in his email that the update came from Vanier's family, who have been monitoring the prison hearings in southern Mexico. The family added a charge of conspiracy of human trafficking is still possible against the men in what Mexican ...

CBC.ca

Police Strike Threatens Brazil Carnival

Police Strike Threatens Brazil Carnival: Soldiers maintain their blockade of the Bahian state legislature building, where up to 300 striking police officers and their families are holed up, in Salvador, Brazil, Tuesday Feb. 7, 2012.(AP Photo/Felipe Dana) Soldiers maintain their blockade of ...

US Supreme Court won't permit Ohio execution

US Supreme Court won't permit Ohio execution: ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS | COLUMBUS, Ohio — The US Supreme Court has rejected Ohio's request to put a condemned killer to death by refusing to overrule lower court rulings that put the execution on hold.

Egypt's ruling generals play risky game with US

Egypt's ruling generals play risky game with US: (AP) CAIRO — Egypt's ruling generals are playing a risky game of brinksmanship by cracking down on American nonprofit groups that promote democracy, threatening a relationship with Washington that has brought the military billions of dollars in aid ...