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domingo, 12 de febrero de 2012

Contest showcases Native American art by local students

Contest showcases Native American art by local students: After an annual event was cancelled last year, a new venue aims to give Native American teens an outlet for their creativity. The Native American Art Show was canceled last year, now the Native Montana Gallery and Pepsi are partnering up for a high ...



Many Native Americans and blacks are still suffering

Many Native Americans and blacks are still suffering: Significant proportions of African-Americans and Native Americans remain largely on the periphery of the American dream. Both have a more complex relationship to the American dream than do other racial and ethnic groups. Both Native Americans and the ...

The new face of poverty: Hope amid despair for local Latinos

The new face of poverty: Hope amid despair for local Latinos: Though the poverty rate is higher among Reading's Latinos than for the city overall, local Latinos believe they aren't the cause of poverty increasing locally. After all, they say, Latino homeownership in Reading increased 93 percent in the city from ...

Republicans Target Tax Credits for Undocumented Immigrants

Republicans Target Tax Credits for Undocumented Immigrants: (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Some Latinos and Democratic lawmakers are upset at the Republican proposal to deny child tax credits to undocumented immigrants. The proposal, which would require people who claim ...

PH wanted JI member to stand trial in Indonesia

PH wanted JI member to stand trial in Indonesia: Umar Patek, 45, faces six counts including premeditated murder, bomb-making and illegal firearms possession, and prosecutors say they will push for the death sentence. "Umar Patek is a dangerous figure wanted not only in Indonesia but also in other ...

Forsyth County lawyers disagree on Racial Justice Act's effect

Forsyth County lawyers disagree on Racial Justice Act's effect: O'Neill says he's doing nothing different when he prosecutes a case, but now he tells the families of murder victims that the Racial Justice Act will add decades to the years they will wait to see a death sentence carried out.

Utah allows firing squad request to avoid execution delay

Utah allows firing squad request to avoid execution delay: Utah, the last state to carry out executions by rifle volley, officially did away with the practice in 2004 under pressure from death penalty opponents and human rights activists who vehemently opposed firing squads as barbaric.

Death row inmates sue to stop drug importation

Death row inmates sue to stop drug importation: The drug's US manufacturer announced last year that it would no longer produce it, forcing corrections officials to delay many executions. Many of the nation's 34 death penalty states switched to an alternative drug, pentobarbital.

Venezuelan Armed Force Guarantees Security in Primary Elections

Venezuelan Armed Force Guarantees Security in Primary Elections: On Sunday, Venezuela opened voting stations for the opposition primary elections, from which the candidate that will run against President Hugo Chavez in the October 7 presidential polls will be elected. Surveys show that most Venezuelan favor Chavez, ...

Ordonez to buy stake in Venezuelan Winter League team

Ordonez to buy stake in Venezuelan Winter League team: According to Robert Downs of the Detroit Free Press, Ordonez is “poised to purchase shares” in the Caribes de Anzoátegui, a top winter league organization in the 38-year-old's native Venezuela. But Ordonez must wait until he officially files retirement ...

Venezuela Seeks Chávez Rival

Venezuela Seeks Chávez Rival: By JOSÉ DE CÓRDOBA And EZEQUIEL MINAYA CARACAS—Venezuelans rich and poor stood in lines to vote for a presidential candidate that opponents of President Hugo Chávez hope will be able to defeat the ailing populist who has ruled the country for the last ...

My Grammy is NOT a Cherokee Princess

My Grammy is NOT a Cherokee Princess:
The first Native American Grammy award was presented in 2001. The winning production was a recording of the 1999 Gathering of Nations powwow. I sang with Tha Tribe that year, and the first recording on the winning production featured a song with words ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Enthusiasts track history of Quanah Parker


Enthusiasts track history of Quanah Parker

From the shadowy, undocumented time around the 1870s when he rode across the staked plains as a leader of Comanche tribesmen, Parker — half Anglo, half Native American — was a force to be reckoned with. Anglos sometimes paid with their lives when the ...

Venezuela says Guarapiche oil spill under control

Venezuela says Guarapiche oil spill under control: CARACAS Feb 12 (Reuters) - Venezuela will put 1500 people to work clearing up an oil spill at a river in the east of the country that has forced the authorities to close a water purification plant, the environment minister said on Sunday.

Another 'Lula' on the rise in Venezuela?

Another 'Lula' on the rise in Venezuela?:
A primary election in Venezuela today looks set to elevate Henrique Capriles Radonski, a politician who models himself after a former Brazilian president, as the main challenger to Hugo Chavez. By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer / February 12, ...

Christian Science Monitor

NY state senator, wife jumped after gala at Seneca casino


NY state senator, wife jumped after gala at Seneca casino

Mark Grisanti, from Buffalo, and his wife were jumped after he tried to break up an argument between two Native American businessmen at a Seneca casino on Friday. A New York state senator and his wife are recovering after they were brutally battered by ...

Dominicans: Deadly voyage seemed doomed from start


Dominicans: Deadly voyage seemed doomed from start

Cortorreal, who was going to meet his brother in Puerto Rico in hopes of starting a new life, recalls panicked shrieks of desperation. "Everyone was screaming but we were too far away," he said as he recovered back in his hometown of Limon in ...

Tehran says to abandon death by stoning


Tehran says to abandon death by stoning

By Najmeh Bozorgmehr in Tehran Iran has amended its penal code by removing all executions by stoning and ending the death penalty for juvenile offenders. Under the old penal code, stoning to death was one of the sentences applied for adultery.

Venezuelans vote in primary election to choose single challenger to face Hugo ...


Venezuelans vote in primary election to choose single challenger to face Hugo ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelans lined up to vote on Sunday in the country's first-ever opposition presidential primary, choosing a single challenger they hope will have what it takes to finally defeat President Hugo Chavez after 13 years in office.

Oil spill blackened and fouls river in eastern Venezuela

Oil spill blackened and fouls river in eastern Venezuela: Crude oil that spilled from a ruptured pipeline has blackened a river in eastern Venezuela. Notice:This Video is for educational purposes only.

Cuban trade union delegation visits Angola


Cuban trade union delegation visits Angola

Luanda – A Cuban trade union delegation, led by the secretary general of workers of Cuba, Salvador Valdez, is visiting the country on 12-15 February this year, at the invitation of their Angolan counterpart of UNTA. According to a press note released ...

Walmart Recalls Cruller Bakery Pastries

Walmart Recalls Cruller Bakery Pastries: The products were labeled and sold in Walmart store bakeries in Puerto Rico and all US states with the exception of Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Washington, DC - infoZine - Walmart recalled its eight-count packages of Cruller ...

Cash Smuggling From Mexico Presents Challenge And Opportunity In Fighting Drug ...

Cash Smuggling From Mexico Presents Challenge And Opportunity In Fighting Drug ...: It's similar to the tactic taken in fighting terrorism: crippling financing networks before the money ends up with leaders of drug cartels and trafficking rings. But the flow is hard to stop. Officials in both the US and Mexico are realizing that ...

Chile social network shatters shyness barrier

Chile social network shatters shyness barrier: Chile's social network Huntcha is out to blast through that great wall of shyness and hook people up. A young woman navigates the web in Santiago. A group of Chileans have created 'Huntcha' -- a social network aiming to help shy people to declare their ...



Fidel Castro meets intellectuals in 9-hour meeting

Fidel Castro meets intellectuals in 9-hour meeting: | HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro held his second lengthy public event in a week, this time a nine-hour session with writers and intellectuals, Cuban state media said on Saturday, in another showing he is doing well after serious ...