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martes, 21 de febrero de 2012

Native Americans Fight to Save Endangered Languages

Native Americans Fight to Save Endangered Languages: One example is the Native American language Siletz Dee-ni, which was once spoken widely by native people in Oregon, but which now may be spoken fluently by only one man: Alfred "Bud" Lane. "We're a small tribe on the central Oregon coast," Lane said ...

The first Native American saint

The first Native American saint: She will be the first Native American saint. Ronald Boyer, deacon of the St. Francis-Xavier Church, told Canadian Press the community had been working toward this moment for a long time. "I'm happy ... maybe I can rest now," he said on Saturday.

Death Penalty for Bankers?

Death Penalty for Bankers?: Would you support the death penalty for bankers or corporate executives who cheat clients, customers or the government out of millions, or even billions, of dollars? That's the question that is raging through China these days as 30 year old ...

Oklahoma death row inmate moves step closer to execution more than 36 years ...


Oklahoma death row inmate moves step closer to execution more than 36 years ...

The US Supreme Court declined to hear appeal from Michael B. Selsor, an Oklahoma man twice given the death penalty for killing a Tulsa convenience store clerk in 1975.

Activists set to meet at MU to protest death penalty for Reggie Clemons

Activists set to meet at MU to protest death penalty for Reggie Clemons:
Curiously, all four men were separately convicted as accomplices to the crimes, said Jeff Stack of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, who is co-presenting the Clemons event at MU with the Law School's American Civil Liberties Union ...

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Honduran Prison Fire Could Occur Throughout Central America, Experts Say


Honduran Prison Fire Could Occur Throughout Central America, Experts Say

(AP Photo/Esteban Felix)AP2012 Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – As the death toll in Honduras' deadly prison rose to 358, experts warned that a similar disaster could happen again in Central America, where a decade of ...

Argentina Struggles to Rein in Police Corruption

Argentina Struggles to Rein in Police Corruption: On February 10, a Buenos Aires judge ordered the arrest of four policemen for allegedly staging the January 2011 murder of Andres Lezcano, who had been working as a paid informant for police on the outskirts of the capital city.

For Cuban-Americans, generational shift parallels changes on island

For Cuban-Americans, generational shift parallels changes on island: (CNS) -- As Armando Gil departed Havana in 1965, his father's last words to him, whispered in his ear, were: "Under no circumstances are you to return as long as there is communism in Cuba." Bound for Mexico, then the United States, Gil was not in the ...

Danny Rivera: Cuba's Book Fair Is Magic


Danny Rivera: Cuba's Book Fair Is Magic

Havana, Cuba, Feb 21.- Puerto Rican singer Danny Rivera described Cuba's International Book Fair as “magic” during a visit to the headquarters of the Pablo de la Torriente Brau publishing house, of the Association of Cuban Writers and Artists (UNEAC), ...

Venezuela's Chavez reveals new 'lesion'

Venezuela's Chavez reveals new 'lesion': Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced Tuesday that he is to undergo surgery in the coming days to remove a "lesion" in the same area where a cancerous tumor was extracted in mid-2011. Chavez, who faces a serious challenge from a unified opposition ...

Factbox: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez

Factbox: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez: (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will undergo new surgery after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in the same area of his pelvis where they removed a large cancerous tumor last year. The 57-year-old socialist leader has ruled for 13 years and ...

Venezuela president faces new surgery

Venezuela president faces new surgery:
By FABIOLA SANCHEZ AP CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez said Tuesday that doctors in Cuba have found a new lesion in the same place where he had cancer surgery last year, and he will require surgery. "It is a small lesion of about 2 ...

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Venezuela's Chavez to have another operation


Venezuela's Chavez to have another operation

By Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has to undergo another operation after doctors in Cuba found a lesion in his pelvis where surgeons removed a large cancerous tumour last year, he said on Tuesday.

Law passes to protect confidentiality of Chileans with debt

Law passes to protect confidentiality of Chileans with debt: The Chilean government passed on Monday the so-called “Dicom Law,” a major reform to Chile's Directory of Credit Information (Dicom), a debt disclosure system that has been in place since 1976. The new law will greatly expand confidentiality by ...

Honduran resistance group forms political party

Honduran resistance group forms political party: The name, Liberation and Re-foundation Party (Libre), is timely: Honduras is mired in catastrophe. Its murder rate is the world's highest. Political violence, crime, militarization, poverty, malnutrition, drug trafficking, and police corruption are ...

Inmate Massacre Highlights Mexico Jail Corruption

Inmate Massacre Highlights Mexico Jail Corruption: by AP MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) — Nine guards have confessed to helping Zetas drug gangsters escape from prison before other Zetas slaughtered 44 rival inmates, a state official said late Monday, underlining the enormous corruption inside Mexico's ...

AJC representative discusses human rights


AJC representative discusses human rights

By Sergio Carmona, Staff Writer The director for the American Jewish Committee's Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights recently visited South Florida to discuss human rights issues with the community. Felice D. Gaer, who is also ...

Brazil's Construction Boom Eases Integration of Haitians

Brazil's Construction Boom Eases Integration of Haitians: Fleeing the dire poverty in their country, the poorest in the western hemisphere, they enter Brazil through the Amazon jungle cities of Brasileia and Tabatinga, on the borders with Bolivia and Colombia, respectively, taking advantage of a porous border ...



Venezuela denies new rumors about Chavez's health

Venezuela denies new rumors about Chavez's health: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government scoffed on Tuesday at a report that Hugo Chavez is in Cuba for more urgent cancer treatment, denouncing it as part of a "dirty war" by the opposition ahead of a presidential election in October.

Alan Gross revelations could hamper campaign for his release


Alan Gross revelations could hamper campaign for his release

By Ron Kampeas · February 21, 2012 The high-tech equipment that US contractor Alan Gross brought with him to Cuba in 2009 to help connect local Jews to the Internet reportedly included a SIM card that makes it almost impossible to track satellite ...

Susan Boyle cooks up pancake storm at Edinburgh school to raise awareness of ...


Susan Boyle cooks up pancake storm at Edinburgh school to raise awareness of ...

The money is then used to help tackle poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Other Scottish celebrities such as actor Robert Carlyle, entrepreneur Michelle Mone and Old Firm managers Neil Lennon and Ally McCoist are also taking part in the campaign ...

Lab Partners with Native American Carbon Researchers to Help Support ...


Lab Partners with Native American Carbon Researchers to Help Support ...

Researchers from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and a team of American Indian scientists and engineers have partnered to study the possible use of Black Earth technology, or Cpryo, to help mitigate the uptake of radiocesium in locally grown ...

Parliaments of Cuba and Peru Strengthen Relations


Parliaments of Cuba and Peru Strengthen Relations

Havana, Cuba, Feb 21.- Cuban Parliament President Ricardo Alarcon met on Monday in this capital with his Peruvian counterpart, Daniel Abugattas Majluf, now on an official visit to the Caribbean island. During the welcoming dinner offered to the ...

Cuban Vice President Begins Working Visit to China

Cuban Vice President Begins Working Visit to China: Issues related to bilateral exchanges and the respective processes of construction of socialism were debated at the meeting, which marked the beginning of a five-day program by the Cuban official in China, sources close to the talks told Prensa Latina ...



'Ex-Gay' Movement on the Rise in Latin America :: EDGE Boston

'Ex-Gay' Movement on the Rise in Latin America :: EDGE Boston: Dramatic testimony by an Ecuadorean lesbian who said she was abused & raped in a remote clinic to 'convert' her from her sexuality has highlighted the ...