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miércoles, 14 de marzo de 2012

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics:
By Nick Visser A growing number of LGBT public servants have scaled political ladders in Latin America to hold high-profile offices, according to a new report from the Associated Press. Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Argentina, and Mexico all have at least ...


Advocate.com

Wisconsin Legislators Must Weigh Wolf Hunt Against Native American Traditions


Wisconsin Legislators Must Weigh Wolf Hunt Against Native American Traditions

The bill, already approved by the State Senate and entering the Assembly today, now faces opposition from local Native American groups for religious reasons, The New York Times reported yesterday. The Great Lakes Indian Fish and Game Commission, ...

Mark Purdy: Yoenis Cespedes is beacon of hope for Oakland A's

Mark Purdy: Yoenis Cespedes is beacon of hope for Oakland A's: It would be such a welcome tonic for the struggling A's if Cespedes, signed out of Cuba last month for $36 million over four years, can tickle the Bay Area's sports/entertainment fancy for even just a few weeks. I am also ready for it because Cespedes ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of groping woman in bar

Cuba Gooding Jr. accused of groping woman in bar: By theGrio Cuba Gooding Jr. attends a celebration for the 40th anniversary of Sir Charlie Chaplin's honorary Academy Award at Chateau Marmont on February 21, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images) Just when it seemed ...

Young people increasingly being used by Mexico's drug gangs for smuggling and ...


Young people increasingly being used by Mexico's drug gangs for smuggling and ...

TIJUANA, Mexico — Luis Alberto is only 14 but has the wizened gaze of a grown-up hardened by life. He never met his father, worked as a child, was hired by a gang to sell drugs and then got addicted to them. In October he checked into Cirad, ...

Chronicle Review Essay: Mexico's Drug Cartels

Chronicle Review Essay: Mexico's Drug Cartels: The signs were bilingual, one supposes for the edification of any passing Americans, so that they would know Mexico was hard at work doing our government's bidding in the war on drugs. The soldiers would order everyone off the bus, then randomly ...


Rally To Protest NYS Educational Crisis

Rally To Protest NYS Educational Crisis: All of these cuts have disproportionately affected low-income Black and Latino students, and the Governor's budget will shortchange them once more.

Smoking Study and Native Americans

Smoking Study and Native Americans:
The latest report shows American Indian adolescents ages 12-17, and young adults ages 18-25, smoke more than any other race or ethnicity. The tribe is fighting back with anti-tobacco programs taken to schools and into the community.


WLOS

Rumours in Venezuela as Chávez returns

Rumours in Venezuela as Chávez returns: By Benedict Mander in Caracas When President Hugo Chávez returns to Venezuela this week after an operation in Cuba to remove a cancerous lesion, he will find a country swirling with rumours. With less than seven months to go before presidential ...

April 11: Sweatt Symposium Continues With The Native American ...

April 11: Sweatt Symposium Continues With The Native American ...: The 26th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium on Civil Rights continues on April 11 with the fourth and final event in the speaker series, “Awareness to Action: The Native American Male Experience.” Panelists include Dr. Lee Bitsoi, Dr. Amy ...

Pokagon Band Chairman to be Honored by Native American ...


Pokagon Band Chairman to be Honored by Native American ...

Matthew Wesaw, chairman of the Pokagon Band of Indians, was recently named Tribal Leader of the Year by the Native American Financial Officers Association and will accept his award March 21 at NAFOA's annual meeting in New Orleans.

Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles

Native American tribe given permit to kill bald eagles: (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has taken the unusual step of issuing a permit allowing a Native American tribe to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes. The agency's decision comes after the Northern ...

Reports: Death Penalty Possible in Afghan Killings Case

Reports: Death Penalty Possible in Afghan Killings Case: He says several people were also wounded in the attack on two villages near a US base in the southern province of Kandahar. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan) By Sara Sorcher Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the death penalty could be possible as the ...

Ugandan Gay Rights Group Sues American Evangelist

Ugandan Gay Rights Group Sues American Evangelist: The Ugandan legislature considered a bill in 2009, proposed by one of Mr. Lively's Ugandan contacts, that would have imposed the death sentence for homosexual behavior. That bill was at first withdrawn after an outcry from the United States and ...

Uruguayan airline evacuates passengers twice on same flight


Uruguayan airline evacuates passengers twice on same flight

The Pluna airline says in a statement that passengers had boarded a flight from Montevideo from Buenos Aires early Wednesday, but had to disembark when a technical problem involving the fuel system was found. Firefighters also were summoned.

Nicaragua to Cover 50 Percent of Energy Demand with Renewable Energy

Nicaragua to Cover 50 Percent of Energy Demand with Renewable Energy:  The Nicaraguan ... engine to foster production, economic development and the decrease of poverty.

Native American Women Denied Plan B After Rape

Native American Women Denied Plan B After Rape: But for one group of women, access to emergency contraception is an urgent and tragically unmet need: the hundreds of thousands of Native American women who live on reservation lands. Their struggle for a better standard of care is the subject of a ...

Leesburg teen runs nonprofit aid group for Guatemala from home


Leesburg teen runs nonprofit aid group for Guatemala from home

At 18, she is a founding member and current president of the nonprofit group, which provides scholarships to poverty-stricken families throughout San Pablo, in southwest Guatemala. With help from her parents and family friends, Abby manages the ...

Opponents call for alternatives to immigrant detention centers

Opponents call for alternatives to immigrant detention centers: The detention center, which will be managed by Florida-based private prison industry corporation The GEO Group, has raised concerns from immigrant advocates. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the new Karnes County Civil Detention Center “is ...

“Education for Liberation” – Venezuela's New Work Mission Begins ...

“Education for Liberation” – Venezuela's New Work Mission Begins ...: Mérida – Thousands of Venezuelans are to start work training this week, training which includes critical components and theoretical discussions, and hundreds will train in special education, as the ...


YPF Given 5 Days to Retract Argentine Oil Price Increases

YPF Given 5 Days to Retract Argentine Oil Price Increases: Production dropped to 35.3 million cubic meters in 2010 from 45.4 million in 2001, according to the most recent data published by the Buenos Aires-based Argentina Oil and Gas Institute. In the past three years, international crude prices have more than ...

Brazil to charge army officer over military rule abuses

Brazil to charge army officer over military rule abuses:
The moves makes Brazil the latest Latin American country to prosecute alleged human rights violations committed under military rule. In January, it was announced that former Guatemalan military leader Efrain Rios Montt would be tried for genocide and ...


BBC News

Mexican Drug Boss Indicted For Texas Murder

Mexican Drug Boss Indicted For Texas Murder: Jose Antonio Torres-Marrufo, who allegedly ran the cartel's operation in Juarez, Mexico, was also indicted on drug trafficking and money laundering counts. Torres-Marrufo was arrested in February in Leon, Guatnajuato, Mexico, and awaits extradition.

Missouri must get death penalty right

Missouri must get death penalty right:
While members of our team have varied opinions on capital punishment, we did not consider whether Missouri should retain the death penalty. Our 400-page report, sponsored by the American Bar Association and released earlier this month, makes a number ...


Kansas City Star

Pentecostal Pastor Injured in Violent Attack in Cuba « Persecution ...


Pentecostal Pastor Injured in Violent Attack in Cuba « Persecution ...

A Pentecostal pastor in Cuba was recovering of brain damage Tuesday, March 13, after he was assaulted while trying to challenge the confiscation of a church truck by Communist authorities, Christians said.