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viernes, 2 de marzo de 2012

In Bolivia, protesters with disabilities clash with police

In Bolivia, protesters with disabilities clash with police: Dozens of people with disabilities — many in wheelchairs or on crutches — fought with riot police Thursday in the Bolivian capital of La Paz at the end of a 100-day march for increased government aid money.

Cuba and Nicaragüa With Most Female MPs


Cuba and Nicaragüa With Most Female MPs

Nicaragua and Cuba are the sole countries in Latin America listed among the top ten hosting the largest percentage of female member of Parliamant, says the InterParliamentary Union (IU). In conference at the IU headquarter, its President Abdelwahad ...

Cruises in crisis around the tip of South America, as political disputes ...

Cruises in crisis around the tip of South America, as political disputes ...: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — One of the world's most exotic and expensive cruise ship circuits is being threatened by political strife, as Argentina's dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands and social protests in Chile prevent thousands of ...

N for Native, A for American, D-minus for drama


N for Native, A for American, D-minus for drama

n older books, you might see Desire Under the Elms described as one of the first attempts at writing a “native American tragedy.” In the original – itself loosely based on the Greek myth of Phaedra and her stepson Hippolytus – oppressive patriarch ...

Can Gary, Ind., be saved? A new mayor's bid to revive Rust Belt city

Can Gary, Ind., be saved? A new mayor's bid to revive Rust Belt city:
The city that steel built is today hollowed out by poverty, lack of opportunity, and despair. Gary, Ind., sits on the south shore of Lake Michigan, dominated by US Steel's sprawling Gary Works. It's swamped by problems familiar to many old industrial ...

Christian Science Monitor

Lawyer releases letter Cuban agent sent to brother

Lawyer releases letter Cuban agent sent to brother: By PAUL HAVEN - AP HAVANA -- A Cuban agent on probation in the US after serving a 13-year prison term has told his gravely ill brother in a letter that he hopes they can see each other again, according to a letter the man's lawyer released Thursday.

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he's recovering quickly from tumor surgery in Cuba

Venezuela's Hugo Chavez says he's recovering quickly from tumor surgery in Cuba: Article by: AP CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says he is recovering quickly from tumor surgery in Cuba. Chavez says doctors have put him on a special diet, and that he's taking daily walks and spending time with close relatives.

Cuba, Venezuela to add generators in Haiti

Cuba, Venezuela to add generators in Haiti: Venezuela and Cuba will double electricity generation capacity at two power plants they have already installed in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake, Haitian Foreign Minister Laurent Lamothe announced after meeting with the Cuban and Venezuelan ambassador ...

Local authors take on some of the Argentine legends that survive across the ages

Local authors take on some of the Argentine legends that survive across the ages: Buenos Aires is in the throes of an outbreak of yellow fever, an epidemic with a sky-high death toll. The governor and the archbishop have fled to other cities, and the only people in the city's cathedral are a woman gateskeeper and a painter who is ...


Thirteen dead in Mexico shootout

Thirteen dead in Mexico shootout: The army is carrying out Operation Northeast in Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and San Luis Potosi states in an effort to weaken the drug cartels that operate in the region. The Gulf drug cartel has been waging a war in northeastern Mexico against ...

Monterrey is now Mexico's drug death capital

Monterrey is now Mexico's drug death capital:
(AFP PHOTO/Julio Cesar Aguilar) Are Mexico's narco-war graveyards half empty or half full? Grupo Reforma, (subscription required) which publishes Monterrey's El Norte and Mexico City's Reforma newspapers, reports that Nuevo Leon state, which basically ...

Houston Chronicle (blog)

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm

Why the World Bank Needs Jeff Sachs at the Helm: Too many political leaders pontificating from here to the EU have pledged and promised to help reduce poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America. And yet, these pledges remain unfulfilled. In fact, when these leaders gather, they often simply reshuffle ...

BD to work with US in activating new index

BD to work with US in activating new index: Besides Bangladesh, the new index was launched recently in two other countries in Africa and Latin America following extensive field works in past years. "As the index is expected to be an effective tool to fight poverty across the world, ...

Venezuela's Chavez tells state TV he's doing well


Venezuela's Chavez tells state TV he's doing well

Chavez said in a several-minute phone conversation broadcast on state television that he is doing well and recovering from the operation in Cuba. “Since the day before yesterday I am walking, roaming the hallways. I am on a good diet,'' he said from ...

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Ohio's Demographic Changes and ...

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Ohio's Demographic Changes and ...:
Even though Ohio's white population has decreased since 2000, its Hispanic and African American populations have increased. By Vanessa Cárdenas, Angela Maria Kelley | March 2, 2012 Ohio experienced slow population growth over the past decade, ...

Center For American Progress

6 cities bid to host 2018 Youth Olympic Games

6 cities bid to host 2018 Youth Olympic Games: The International Olympic Committee says it received applications from Buenos Aires, Argentina; Glasgow, Scotland; Guadalajara, Mexico; Medellin, Colombia; Poznan, Poland; and Rotterdam, Netherlands. IOC President Jacques Rogge says "we are delighted ...

Extreme Poverty Declined

Extreme Poverty Declined: The proportion of the population living in extreme poverty is now the lowest since 1981. Latin America and the Caribbean: From a peak of 14 percent living below $1.25 a day in 1984, the poverty rate reached its lowest value so far of 6.5 percent in ...

Don and Bobbi Hopkins Honored for Humanitarian Work in Honduras

Don and Bobbi Hopkins Honored for Humanitarian Work in Honduras:
Despite the poverty and hardships they witnessed, they fell in love with the Honduran people and the country. Their passion was infectious. Volunteers have followed the Hopkins on their annual missions, providing medical treatment for villagers.

Honduras Weekly

Legalization gains support in Central America

Legalization gains support in Central America: By Mike McDonald - GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan President Otto Perez has invigorated the drug legalization debate in Central America, where leaders are under pressure to contain staggering crime rates and battle violent ...

Health in Colombia: The chronic disease burden

Health in Colombia: The chronic disease burden:
In a country oft-defined by poverty and war, where it's been estimated that at least 10% of the population are undernourished, obesity among the affluent might seem to be a marginal problem. But as many developing countries are discovering, ...

CMAJ

Legalization gains support in Central America

Legalization gains support in Central America: In recent comments Perez said he would propose decriminalizing drugs during April's Summit of the Americas in Colombia as a strategy to combat powerful traffickers that use Central America as a warehouse and transit point for South American cocaine ...


State gets tougher on private prisons

State gets tougher on private prisons: New Mexico's corrections agency has slapped Florida-based GEO Group Inc. with nearly $300000 in penalties on top of $1.1 million in fines assessed last year for the company's continued failure to adequately staff a prison in Hobbs.


Global poverty on the decline

Global poverty on the decline: Individually, all regions except Africa and Latin America have halved their poverty rates. The deadline to reach the goal is 2015. "The developing world has made remarkable progress in fighting extreme poverty, and it has proved resilient to recent ...

Catholic diocese sorry after punishing girl for speaking native ...

Catholic diocese sorry after punishing girl for speaking native ...: The Catholic Diocese of Green Bay has apologized after punishing a 12-year-old girl for speaking her Native American language at Sacred Heart Catholic School in Shawano, Wisconsin. Miranda Washinawatok explained to WGBA that she ...

Shrinking Community Grants Put Cities In A Crunch

Shrinking Community Grants Put Cities In A Crunch: "We feed over 1000 people a day," says Angela Vazquez, who is with Southwest Social Services in Miami, which gets community development block grant funds. "These are our grandparents, the people who built the community." She told city commissioners ...