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lunes, 12 de marzo de 2012

Women in the World Summit: Fearless Women Taking On the World

Women in the World Summit: Fearless Women Taking On the World:
Above all, the summit produced a weekend of unforgettable discussions and deep connections between women of different generations and backgrounds, all bound by the conviction that “women's rights are human rights” and that women have a moral obligation ...


Daily Beast

Diary of a high-level mission: the Secretary General visits Spain

Diary of a high-level mission: the Secretary General visits Spain:
They have a role in the implementation of human rights agendas in the Middle East and North Africa. Spain also has historic ties which mean it can seek to influence on human rights issues in parts of Latin America, in Equatorial Guinea and in Western ...


Amnesty International Livewire (blog)

Poverty eradication plans

Poverty eradication plans: Colombia, which has one of Latin America's highest poverty rates at 37 per cent, will propose that international and domestic companies get more involved in fighting indigence as they pour billions of dollars into the resource-rich nation to explore ...

SF sheriff pleads guilty to false imprisonment


SF sheriff pleads guilty to false imprisonment

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco's sheriff pleaded guilty Monday to false imprisonment, avoiding a domestic violence trial that could have cost him his job and ending the public airing of a personal drama worthy of the Venezuela telenovela that his ...

Chavez: 2 Venezuelan soldiers killed near border

Chavez: 2 Venezuelan soldiers killed near border: - CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says two soldiers have been killed near his country's border with Colombia. Chavez says he discussed the killings with his defense minister. Chavez didn't give details about ...

Native American Lessons for Community Building - New Report ...


Native American Lessons for Community Building - New Report ...

In the first of three reports, Digital Vision winner Allison Saur explores the power and role of Naming in building digital community. Using the template of native tribes, the report outlines best practices for when and how to use naming to ...

Women's Path to Leadership Discussed

Women's Path to Leadership Discussed: ... Business Association Whether in Nigeria, Nicaragua or the United States, ... the United Nations' 2012 theme for the day was "End Hunger and Poverty.

Cubs sign Cuban Concepcion to 5-year deal


Cubs sign Cuban Concepcion to 5-year deal

The Cuban defector will receive a $3 million signing bonus, and the rest of the $3 million will be spread out over the five years of the deal. General manager Jed Hoyer said the team's focus was to add more pitching depth, and Concepcion fits into the ...

Soldier accused in Afghan massacre could get death penalty

Soldier accused in Afghan massacre could get death penalty: By Jeff Black, msnbc.com The American soldier who is accused in a massacre of 16 villagers near Kandahar could face the death penalty, a military defense attorney said Monday, in one of the worst cases of alleged mass murder by a US service member ...

Guilty pleas in slaying of Everett couple last September

Guilty pleas in slaying of Everett couple last September: When the pleas were taken, Roe had not revealed whether he planned to seek the death penalty against either defendant. But after today's hearing, Roe said that he had not planned to seek a death sentence in Pedersen's case because a police ...

Latinos Shouldn't Be So Keen on Obamanomics

Latinos Shouldn't Be So Keen on Obamanomics: ... Latinos have been hurt the most by a poor economy. One such “improvement” has been in the labor market. However, there are two problems with the rate that the Administration presents as evidence of downward unemployment trends.

Poverty eradication plans

Poverty eradication plans: By Helen Murphy and Luis Jaime Acosta - Colombia will ask private companies to help battle poverty as it seeks to eliminate one of the primary factors that has stoked a half century of guerrilla and paramilitary violence in the Andean nation, ...


Heavy rain causes flood in north Chile; army fears more landmines may have ...


Heavy rain causes flood in north Chile; army fears more landmines may have ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Two days of torrential rain in northern Chile have swollen rivers out of their banks, flooding homes, knocking down bridges and blocking the rail line to neighboring Peru. The Chilean army also fears flood waters may have displaced ...

Arts education needs to be protected

Arts education needs to be protected: Arts have the biggest impact on students of color and low income students. Yet nationally, African-Americans and Latinos are 50% less likely to have had ...

Birthing Justice: End Shackling Now

Birthing Justice: End Shackling Now: The average person in a women's prison is of reproductive age, is a mother to minor children, and is incarcerated for crimes of poverty and addiction. Many are survivors of abuse. Most are already in high-risk pregnancies. What incarcerated people need ...

London designer and a Buenos Aires jeweler make Eva Peron shimmer on Broadway ...


London designer and a Buenos Aires jeweler make Eva Peron shimmer on Broadway ...

Thanks to crystal-encrusted dresses by British designer Christopher Oram and eye-blinding bling by Buenos Aires jeweler Marcelo Toledo, Argentinian actress Elena Roger will have competition in the dazzle department. The Act II balcony scene in the ...

Argentina's Grupo Clarin Forecasts 18% Sales Growth In 2012

Argentina's Grupo Clarin Forecasts 18% Sales Growth In 2012: By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Argentina's largest multi-media company Grupo Clarin SA (GCLA.BA) said Monday that it expects its sales to increase about 18% this year, well below last year's growth rate. Speaking on a conference call with ...

Brazil, Canada should cooperate on FX - Macklem

Brazil, Canada should cooperate on FX - Macklem: * Macklem says Brazil, Canada should promote FX flexibility * Central bank role is price, financial stability * Speech comes as Brazil extends tax to stem capital flows * No mention of Canadian monetary policy in speech By Brad Haynes SAO PAULO, ...


Venezuela: yields bed down on Chavez treatment

Venezuela: yields bed down on Chavez treatment:
And Venezuelan bond yields have dived so much of late on the news about the deteriorating health of the country's incumbent president Hugo Chavez that it seems perversity comes in many forms. Chavez, not known as the most market-friendly of presidents, ...


Reuters Blogs (blog)

Chavez to Return to Venezuela From Cuba This Week

Chavez to Return to Venezuela From Cuba This Week:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Sunday that he plans to return home this week from Cuba and has been recovering smoothly after undergoing cancer surgery. Chavez spoke on television from Havana, accompanied by many of his Cabinet ministers in a ...


ABC News

There's something queer going on in Latin American politics ...

There's something queer going on in Latin American politics ...: The concept of equality exists in many forms though the practice of treating others equally and without bias can be made more complicated because we live in ...

Colombian students flee to Ecuadorian schools


Colombian students flee to Ecuadorian schools

Tens of thousands of Colombians have fled to Ecuador during the armed conflict, though their situation is often only marginally improved. They often face severe prejudice and poverty in Ecuador, where 98% of the refugee population is Colombian.

The Ave Herald Reports: Donahue Academy students find out ...

The Ave Herald Reports: Donahue Academy students find out ...: Upon reaching Nicaragua, she wrote, the students based themselves at Ave Maria ... The close ups, though, often revealed a life so poverty stricken as to be ...

Bolivia pushes for acceptance of coca-leaf chewing

Bolivia pushes for acceptance of coca-leaf chewing: By GEORGE JAHN AP VIENNA (AP) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales is urging a ... America's woes as he spoke out against poverty during a visit to Guatemala; ...

Native women get $150K for journalism project

Native women get $150K for journalism project: Native Daughters, a journalism project at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln featuring prominent Native American women, recently received a donation of $150000 from a reader. “It's the first publication I've ever picked up in my life that I could ...