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domingo, 19 de febrero de 2012

Indian Archbishop among 22 elevated by Pope to cardinal

Indian Archbishop among 22 elevated by Pope to cardinal:
Archbishop Dolan, an influential figure in the US Catholic Church, has spoken out against gay marriage. Brazilian Joao Braz de Aviz is the only new cardinal from Latin America, the region with the largest concentration of Catholics.

NDTV

Guatemalan leader in 'legalise drugs' u-turn


Guatemalan leader in 'legalise drugs' u-turn

Guatemala's leader says America's inability to cut illegal drug ... More than half of Guatemalans live in poverty in a nation of 14 million overrun by ...

Chimichanga politics plague US

Chimichanga politics plague US: But keep this in mind: Latino unemployment is stalled at about 11 percent and Latino education is dismal, yet Latinos are poised to carry the US economy on their shoulders and hold a big chunk of the vote in key swing states.

Native Americans Play an Important Card with Brown

Native Americans Play an Important Card with Brown: By Larry Gerston Last week Jerry Brown gave California's Native American tribes a Valentine's Day present--a place at the table in his administration. Brown appointed Cynthia Gomez, a prominent Native American leader, to the new post of tribal adviser.

At least 44 killed in Mexican prison riot


At least 44 killed in Mexican prison riot

Mexico's raging drug war, which long ago pushed violence deep into Central America, is helping to fill prisons in many cities at more than twice the capacity. In Sunday's incident, the prison at a town called Apodaca, about 20 miles from Monterrey, ...

Sooners In Third Place at Puerto Rico Classic

Sooners In Third Place at Puerto Rico Classic:
The 35th-ranked University of Oklahoma men's golf team is in third place after Sunday's first round of the loaded 15-team Puerto Rico Classic, hosted by Purdue in San Juan, PR The Sooners shot a 284 (-4) and are eight strokes out of first place at the ...

Soonersports.com

Arizona Sheriff Resigns from Romney Campaign Committee

Arizona Sheriff Resigns from Romney Campaign Committee: Latino Immigrants Begin Returning to Alabama The New Times posted a photo provided by the man of the two embracing. It also posted a cellphone self-portrait of a smiling Babeu in his underwear and another of what appears to be the shirtless sheriff in ...

Dozens of inmates killed in gang fight in Mexican jail

Dozens of inmates killed in gang fight in Mexican jail:
A fight broke out between the prisoners, in which the killings occurred. Deadly prison fights between rival gangs are not uncommon in Mexico: last month 31 inmates were killed in similar circumstances in Tamaulipas state.

Honolulu Civil Beat

Final farewell to Fortabat at Recoleta cemetery

Final farewell to Fortabat at Recoleta cemetery: Born on August 15, 1921, María Amalia Lacroze de los Reyes Oribe was the widow of Fortabat Pourtale, and granddaughter of transport empresario Federico Lacroze, who established the first tramway in Buenos Aires, and of Uruguayan politician Manuel Oribe ...

Healthy environment a 'right'

Healthy environment a 'right': Today, the right to a healthy environment is recognized in the constitutions of countries in Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, and Asia. It is Latin America, though, that is at the forefront of the environmental rights revolution.

High sales taxes burden Louisiana's, and the rest of the South's, poor: Jarvis ...

High sales taxes burden Louisiana's, and the rest of the South's, poor: Jarvis ...:
By Jarvis DeBerry We should have stuck with the Stelly Plan, that transformational constitutional amendment Louisiana voters passed in 2002 that made the state less dependent on sales taxes and promised to cause less panicking during every budgeting ...

NOLA.com

The Poverty Paradox : The Ted Simon Foundation

The Poverty Paradox : The Ted Simon Foundation: February 17, 2012 in All, Central America, Robert Wells ... wealth and happiness. In this article, Robert questions our conventional assumptions about poverty.

Mexico's presidential hopefuls avoiding drug war

Mexico's presidential hopefuls avoiding drug war: By Nick Miroff / The Washington Post MEXICO CITY — Mexico's drug war has cost 50000 lives since President Felipe Calderón took office in December 2006, and when voters go to the polls to elect a new leader July 1, that dreadful figure may cost his ...

Deadly Honduran fire could occur across region


Deadly Honduran fire could occur across region

Relatives prepare graves for their family members who died in a prison fire, in Comayagua, Honduras, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. As workers cleaned up the rubble of the century's deadliest prison fire whose death toll rose to 356 Friday, a collective rage ...

Sewing Thread Connects Volunteers With Girls In Poverty

Sewing Thread Connects Volunteers With Girls In Poverty:
The first box, of 50 hand-sewn dresses, was sent to Honduras in October 2009. Since then, Dress a Girl has sent 65000 dresses to little girls in 56 different countries. There are now 22 representatives for Dress a Girl in the United States and more ...

CBS Local

Bolivia: Challenges along path of 'governing by obeying the people'

Bolivia: Challenges along path of 'governing by obeying the people': Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, was first elected in 2005 on the .... such as how best to tackle poverty and develop Bolivia's economy while ...

Argentines burn tyres and Union Jack at anti-British protest

Argentines burn tyres and Union Jack at anti-British protest: Activists held an anti-British demonstration and burned tyres and a Union Jack flag outside the gates of British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline near Buenos Aires as tensions between Argentina and Britain rise over the disputed Falkland Islands.

Heat index hits 39 degrees in BA, storm alerts issued

Heat index hits 39 degrees in BA, storm alerts issued: Residents of the city of Buenos Aires lived through another extraordinarily hot day today as the heat index soared to highs of 39 degrees. The National Weather forecasting Service (SMN) issued a weather warning for heavy downpours in the metropolitan ...

Pro-drug legalization forces are gaining clout

Pro-drug legalization forces are gaining clout: By Andres Oppenheimer For the first time since the United States launched its “war on drugs” four decades ago, there are signs that the forces supporting legalization or de-criminalization of illegal drugs are gaining momentum across the hemisphere.

Nearly 700 Haitian convicts released during moratorium on deportations

Nearly 700 Haitian convicts released during moratorium on deportations: By DAVID OVALLE Kesler Dufrene, who last year slaughtered three people in North Miami after being let out of immigration custody, wasn't the only convict released to the streets because of a moratorium on deportations to Haiti.

Deadly Honduran fire mirrors vulnerabilities across Central America ...

Deadly Honduran fire mirrors vulnerabilities across Central America ...: Vilma Nunez, president of the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights, said the crisis in Central American jails is so serious that what happened at Comayagua could occur anywhere in the region. "The situation in penitentiaries in Central ...

Kateri Tekakwitha to become first Native American saint


Kateri Tekakwitha to become first Native American saint

Kateri will become the first Native American saint. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Kateri Tekakwitha – whose smallpox scars are said to have healed on her deathbed – is to become the first Native American saint on Oct. 21, Pope Benedict XVI said today.

As pope visit nears, spotlight on Cuba's cardinal (AP)


As pope visit nears, spotlight on Cuba's cardinal (AP)

As pope visit nears, spotlight on Cuba's cardinal (AP). published about 6 hours ago. AP - When a young parish priest named Jaime Ortega stepped out of a Cuban detention camp in the spring of 1967, at the height of the Communist ...

Deadly Honduran fire could occur at other jails

Deadly Honduran fire could occur at other jails: By MARK STEVENSON AND MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AP An inmate sleeps in the prison in Comayagua, Honduras, Friday Feb. 17, 2012. Hundreds of prisoners remained in cellblocks unaffected by the fire that tore the overcrowded jail on Feb.

Unemployment for Latinos & African Americans to Remain Very High through 2012


Unemployment for Latinos & African Americans to Remain Very High through 2012

Very high levels of unemployment are expected to remain high through the 4th quarter of 2012, a new EPI report finds. In “No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and Latinos”, EPI Director of the Race, Ethnicity, and the Economy ...