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domingo, 4 de marzo de 2012

Shakira nominée pour récompense mondiale droits de l'homme


Shakira nominée pour récompense mondiale droits de l'homme

Chanteuse colombienne Shakira a été nominé pour un prince des Asturies Concord prix pour sa charité et son travail humanitaire, a rapporté les médias colombiens vendredi. La nomination est venu en reconnaissance de son implication avec la Fondation Barefoot, ...

APNewsBreak: Top gay rights group taps new leader


APNewsBreak: Top gay rights group taps new leader

In the closing weeks of the 2008 fight over California's gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, he was brought in to help spearhead the foundering effort to prevent the measure's passage. After Proposition 8 was approved with 52 percent of the vote, ...

Gay Marketing Event Planned for Cancun in September

Gay Marketing Event Planned for Cancun in September: The leading marketing event in Latin America specifically focused on the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) market is to take place from September 6 - 9, 2012 in Cancun, Mexico. Mr. Ruben Sandoval, President of the International Expo ...


The Growth of Latino Small Businesses in … 4:53 pm

The Growth of Latino Small Businesses in...: By June 2011, the city's unemployment rate was over 15 percent, above the national average and the highest in New England.[1] But a positive trend recorded before the financial crisis—when the city's Latino-owned businesses grew in number from 731 in ...

Tons of new Assassin's Creed III details leaked

Tons of new Assassin's Creed III details leaked:
New hero called Connor/Ratohnhake:ton (pronounced Ra-doon-ha-gay-doo). He has an English father and Native American mother. You will experience Conner's childhood on the American frontier as he is raised by the Mohawk. The Mohawk eventually clash with ...

VentureBeat

Colombian minorities lack congressional representation: Study


Colombian minorities lack congressional representation: Study

Colombian indigenous and afrodescendent minorities are underrepresented in the ... agenda in key issues such as education, poverty reduction, or health.

Venezuela's Chavez Confirms Lesion Was Recurrence Of Cancer

Venezuela's Chavez Confirms Lesion Was Recurrence Of Cancer: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez confirmed Sunday that the lesion he had removed during surgery in Cuba last week was malignant and a recurrence of the cancer he was diagnosed with last year. The 57-year-old leftist leader said he ...


How to rebuild Cuba's decaying infrastructure after 50 years of neglect

How to rebuild Cuba's decaying infrastructure after 50 years of neglect: BY ANDY GOMEZ AND HELENA SOLO-GABRIELE When Pope Benedict arrives in Cuba later this month he will not only find a country in need of spiritual healing but one also in need of physical repair. As Nicolas Quintana, the late renown architect and former ...

Dissidents urge pope to 'reconsider' visit to Cuba

Dissidents urge pope to 'reconsider' visit to Cuba: HAVANA, Cuba – Almost 750 Cuban dissidents have signed a letter to Pope Benedict XVI warning that his forthcoming visit here would “send a message to the oppressors that they can continue” to abuse Catholic opponents.

Mirkarimi trial is a real-life soap opera in San Francisco

Mirkarimi trial is a real-life soap opera in San Francisco:
The alleged victim is his wife, a Venezuelan telenovela star. He says it's a 'private matter'; she says she doesn't 'have any complaint against my husband.' Stay tuned. San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi addresses reporters while leaving Superior ...

Los Angeles Times

Joe Biden To Visit Latin America Amid Drug Decriminalization Debate

Joe Biden To Visit Latin America Amid Drug Decriminalization Debate: By MARTHA MENDOZA - Vice President Joe Biden heads to Latin America Sunday amid unprecedented pressure from political and business leaders to talk about something US officials have no interest in debating: decriminalizing drugs.

Alabama Immigration Laws Become New Focus of Selma Civil Rights March


Alabama Immigration Laws Become New Focus of Selma Civil Rights March

Hispanic groups joining the march plan to tie Alabama's immigration law to the theme of voter suppression, as they call for its repeal. "It has deported a lot of potential voters, and we're pushing back against that," said Isabel Rubio, ...

CTERA confirms teachers' national strike for Tuesday

CTERA confirms teachers' national strike for Tuesday: Teachers' unions in Buenos Aires province have confirmed a national strike for next Tuesday after wage negotiations with the province's Government failed during last week. The beginning of the school year remains on hold for thousands of children.


Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes Joins Athletics

Cuban Defector Yoenis Cespedes Joins Athletics: Cuban defector Yoenis Cespedes (Yo-EHN-ees SES-peh-des) worked out with the Oakland Athletics for the first time Sunday, taking batting practice with Manny Ramirez. Cespedes' signed a $36 million, four-year contract, the highest for a Cuban defector.

Jamaica to miss UN maternal mortality target

Jamaica to miss UN maternal mortality target: BY PETULIA CLARKE - WASHINGTON, DC, USA — Neither Jamaica nor the rest of the countries in the Caribbean and Latin America will meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for maternal mortality, ...

Women refused legal abortions in rape cases

Women refused legal abortions in rape cases: The 2006 case involved a 20-year-old woman identified in the records as LMR, in Guernica in the province of Buenos Aires, who has a mental age of between eight and 10 as certified by her physicians. The young woman was raped by her uncle, ...


Cuba: The Concealed Sphere vs. the Public Sphere

Cuba: The Concealed Sphere vs. the Public Sphere:
HAVANA TIMES, March 4 — The “concealed sphere” irremissibly determines the public sphere in Cuba. This was corroborated by the recent barring of several individuals from the presentation of the latest edition of “Criterios” magazine at its ...

Havana Times

Beauty and design in Native American utilitarian art

Beauty and design in Native American utilitarian art: Humboldt State University's Native American Arts Gallery highlights the beauty and art of utilitarian objects in its most recent exhibit “I Am These People: Native Design Over Time.” The exhibit features work by local Native American artists selected ...

Chile's Earthquake Reconstruction Hindered by Delays and Profiteering

Chile's Earthquake Reconstruction Hindered by Delays and Profiteering:
Nuñéz lives in Iloca, a small tourist town on the Pacific Ocean coast, 300 km south of Santiago. For many years she ran a little restaurant in a house that was washed away by the sea. Thanks to her insomnia, Nuñez was awake when the earthquake began ...

Inter Press Service

Venezuela emerges as new source of 'conflict' minerals

Venezuela emerges as new source of 'conflict' minerals: In Venezuela and most of Colombia coltan mining is illegal, yet small-scale miners and buyers are plentiful. Venezuelan coltan is even hawked worldwide via the Internet. Colombian authorities and human rights activists say illicit coltan mining is ...


From prison to pastor: a minister's story against addiction

From prison to pastor: a minister's story against addiction: The building towers across the street from Hope Mexican restaurant and belongs to LAM Ministries, Loved-ones Against Meth. The ministry has dubbed the former apartment building, leased last December, a “sober living center,” a place marked for fresh ...

Museums work to return Native American remains, artifacts to their original places


Museums work to return Native American remains, artifacts to their original places

Beth Yahne, collections manager at Kingman Museum in Battle Creek, talks about the institution's Native American artifacts. She has worked to return them to where they originated. / JOHN GRAP/Battle Creek Enquirer By Andy Fitzpatrick BATTLE CREEK -- In ...

Requiring unanimity for death penalty isn't being soft on crime

Requiring unanimity for death penalty isn't being soft on crime: By RAOUL CANTERO, MARK SCHLAKMAN | Special to The Tampa Tribune When Florida's death penalty process is at issue, even the most dedicated advocates for improvements in the administration of justice tend to retreat from the challenge, claiming the ...

Recent Developments in Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America

Recent Developments in Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America: Join this discussion about justice and the state of human rights prosecutions in Latin America. Panelists: Dr. Terry Karl Professor, Stanford University ...

Amnesty AGM - A Proposed Resolution on the Rights of Street ...


Amnesty AGM - A Proposed Resolution on the Rights of Street ...

Members of the Children's Human Rights Network will be proposing a ... human rights violations against street children in Central and South America, and ...