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viernes, 9 de marzo de 2012

Drunken driver sentenced to 15 years for killing Belton mom, daughter

Drunken driver sentenced to 15 years for killing Belton mom, daughter: By MARK MORRIS A Jackson County judge sentenced a 19-year-old Mexican man Friday to 15 years in prison for driving drunk and killing a Belton woman and her 11-year-old daughter. Felix Solano-Gallardo admitted in January that he was driving the wrong ...

A step forward for women toward a life without violence

A step forward for women toward a life without violence: Florence Thomas, a psychologist and social activist for the rights of women, ensures Latinamerica Press that the application of the so-called Law against Gender Violence is a breakthrough because “the law is a much more comprehensive than those that ...



Argentina Wants Buenos Aires to Pay for Transit Subsidies

Argentina Wants Buenos Aires to Pay for Transit Subsidies: By TAOS TURNER BUENOS AIRES—Argentine President Cristina Kirchner, scrambling to reduce increasingly costly transportation subsidies, is trying to force the capital city of Buenos Aires to pay for the cost of subsidizing 33 bus lines.

Argentina says YPF must reinvest to raise oil output

Argentina says YPF must reinvest to raise oil output: ... province demanding investment plan) By Karina Grazina BUENOS AIRES, March 9 (Reuters) - Argentine oil company YPF must reinvest its profits in production and should stop paying dividends during a "long period" until it reverses its slide in output, ...



South American Central Bankers Say Economic Growth Will Moderate This Year


South American Central Bankers Say Economic Growth Will Moderate This Year

The officials issued the statement after meeting in Buenos Aires today. Expansive policies in advanced economies will continue to exert pressure on regional currencies to strengthen, the statement said. To contact the reporter on this story: Eliana ...

Native film series "Where Condor Meets Eagle" a collaborative project

Native film series "Where Condor Meets Eagle" a collaborative project: Every year, the Augsburg Native American Film Series (ANAFS) holds various film events that serve as a venue for Native American filmmakers and films. Past series have focused on topics such as urban homelessness, Native identity, and the lasting ...



TTU engineering students join effort to find missing pilot in Venezuela


TTU engineering students join effort to find missing pilot in Venezuela

Students in the TTU mechanical engineering capstone design course spent the semester working on a launch and recovery system to aid in a missing persons search in Venezuela. The search is led by TTU alumnus Bob Edwards, '89, far right.

Parents of imprisoned Canadian still trying to connect the dots

Parents of imprisoned Canadian still trying to connect the dots: Andrew Chung Quebec Bureau MONTREAL — As an inmate of the prison in Chetumal, on the Mexican border with Belize, Cynthia Vanier has to procure all of her basic needs by herself. So her spouse and her parents have brought in a hot plate and a pot, ...



Calif changes policies that spurred hunger strikes

Calif changes policies that spurred hunger strikes: The policy would generally define California's seven prison-based gangs as what would be called Level 1 security threat groups. They include the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia, the Aryan Brotherhood and other gangs that grew up behind bars.

PM Douglas commends Chile's President

PM Douglas commends Chile's President:
... has commended Chilean President, His Excellency Sebastian Pineria Echenique and his delegation for its hospitality extended to participants from the Community during the recently concluded CARICOM-Chile Joint Commission Meeting in Santiago, Chile.


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Puerto Rico: Online Campaign to Stop Unnecessary C-Sections ...

Puerto Rico: Online Campaign to Stop Unnecessary C-Sections ...: Unnecessary Caesarean is the name of the campaign launched on the first week of March in Puerto Rico, aiming to curb the very high percentage of caesarean births in the country: many of them programmed C-sections that don't respond to ...

Brazil's economy overtakes UK to become the sixth largest in the world

Brazil's economy overtakes UK to become the sixth largest in the world:
With substantial oil and gas reserves continuing to be discovered off Brazil's coast in recent years, the country is now the world's eighth largest oil producer, and it will soon enter the top five. Poverty has declined substantially in recent years, ...


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Cuban Amputee Cyclist Aims for Glory

Cuban Amputee Cyclist Aims for Glory: Havana – After his kite got caught in the electrical wires dangling over a street corner in Cuba, the life of then 13-year old Damian López was forever changed. When he tried to retrieve his kite, 13000 volts of electricity coursed through his body ...

Puerto Rico Yields an Investor Refuge


Puerto Rico Yields an Investor Refuge

By some measures, Puerto Rico's financial picture bears some resemblance to the smaller European nations whose large debts have kept finance ministers and investors awake at night. Yet when it comes to raising new bonds, the US territory remains a ...

Central America Looks to Sustainable Development

Central America Looks to Sustainable Development: Her association won the 2011 Sasakawa Prize awarded by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to initiatives that conserve biodiversity while fighting poverty. Central America and the rest of the countries bathed by the Caribbean Sea share a ...

Number of children living in high-poverty communities surges

Number of children living in high-poverty communities surges:
Overall, the data also revealed that children in the south and southwest, as well as those in urban and rural areas, and African-American, American Indian, and Latino children “are six to nine times more likely to live in high-poverty communities than ...


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Exposing the myth that government eliminates poverty

Exposing the myth that government eliminates poverty: by Chuck Bentley America has been embroiled in a losing war far longer than any engagement in Afghanistan or Iraq. In declaring a “War on Poverty” in 1964, then President Lyndon Johnson asserted the grandiose claim that government could be the ...

Three face federal prison for series of bank robberies in Texas and Missouri


Three face federal prison for series of bank robberies in Texas and Missouri

According to court records, from May 18, 2011, until September 5, 2011, the trio conspired to commit several bank robberies in Missouri and Texas before fleeing to Mexico to avoid capture. Court documents further reveal that Norris and Baker, ...

Florida shows charters put all schools at-risk

Florida shows charters put all schools at-risk: Experiences in other states show that once a law is passed, charter schools pop up everywhere, from the wealthy suburbs to poverty stricken inner-city locations, even in some rural counties. If an Alabama charter school law is passed, there is a good ...

Colombia seeks corporate assistance to battle poverty


Colombia seeks corporate assistance to battle poverty

Colombia, which has one of Latin America's highest poverty rates at 37 percent, will propose that international and domestic companies get more involved in ...

Native American Author Talks at Museum

Native American Author Talks at Museum: A gallery talk led by a local Indian author is scheduled for the Temecula Valley Museum. By Peter Surowski Gordon Johnson is the author of "Fast Cars and Frybread" and "Rez Dogs Eat Beans." Temecula Museum Gordon Johnson, a Cahuilla-Cupeno Indian from ...

The Environmental Impact of Urban Poverty

The Environmental Impact of Urban Poverty:
Urban poverty poses a great health and environmental risk for everyone, not just those forced to live in it. Because people are marginalized they are forced to live in areas where nobody else will live and they do not face the possibility of being ...


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Golfers in Santiago for Chile Classic

Golfers in Santiago for Chile Classic: SANTIAGO – Mark Tullo, Santiago Russi and Christian Espinoza all scored 69 strokes, three below the par for the course, obtaining 23rd place in the Nationwide Tour Chile Classic at the Principe de Gales (Prince of Wales) Country Club.

Chilean Peso Is Little Changed as Euro Counters Copper Gains

Chilean Peso Is Little Changed as Euro Counters Copper Gains: Copper accounts for more than half of Chile's exports. “The US jobs figures were good,” said Eugenio Cortes, head of currency forwards at EuroAmerica Corredores de Bolsa SA in Santiago. “Stock futures turned positive, the dollar appreciated versus the ...

Cubans deny Cambridge again

Cubans deny Cambridge again: By Matt Gardner MONROE - Last year, the Cambridge boys' basketball team was out-muscled in the second half in a season-ending 68-46 loss to Cuba City in a WIAA Division 4 Sectional semifinal matchup. Add on a year's worth of experience and maturity to ...