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miércoles, 21 de marzo de 2012

Nicaragua to Cover 50 Percent of Energy Demand with Renewable Energy

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

Yes, Impunity Reigns in Honduras

Yes, Impunity Reigns in Honduras:
It is also a good thing to insist that Honduras do more to eliminate poverty. George Bernard Shaw said, "The greatest of evils and the worst of crimes is poverty." He was right. "Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn't commit," wrote Eli ...


Honduras Weekly

Native Americans Walk for a Cause

Native Americans Walk for a Cause: Walk for Human Rights is drawing attention to the imprisonment of activist Leonard Peltier, a Native American who is serving two consecutive life terms for the deaths of two FBI agents in a conflict at Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in 1975.

Northern Michigan Native American tribe considering same-sex marriages on ...

Northern Michigan Native American tribe considering same-sex marriages on ...: I talked to a Native American historian who looks back 400 years and says gay and lesbians were once celebrated in the culture, considered “two-spirited” individuals. Annette VanDeCar, one who proposed this statute, had this to say: "'Two-spirit' ...


Unemployed Is Bad Enough; 'Unbanked' Can Be Worse

Unemployed Is Bad Enough; 'Unbanked' Can Be Worse:
To pay his bills, Mr. Macias, a 45-year-old San Francisco resident, waits for his unemployment check to arrive in the mail and then cashes it at a Market Street branch of Money Mart, the international money-lending and check-cashing chain.


New York Times

Colorado's Latino voters could be key in run to the White House

Colorado's Latino voters could be key in run to the White House: By Scot Kersgaard In Colorado and a handful of other swing states, the Hispanic vote is expected to be a key factor in this year's presidential election. As Republican campaign rhetoric around immigration has continued to turn off many Latino voters, ...

NBC Latino — Employers are more optimistic about hiring ...

NBC Latino — Employers are more optimistic about hiring ...: The unemployment rate is at 8.3 percent, and for Latinos it is higher, at 10.7 percent. While the recovery is slow, the study acknowledges, there is a positive trend ...


Ten Facts About Puerto Rico and its Citizens

Ten Facts About Puerto Rico and its Citizens: The unemployment rate in Puerto Rico is 15.1 percent (US Department of Labor, 2012). • More than half - 51.6 percent - of Puerto Ricans have private insurance coverage (US Census Bureau, 2010). • More than 20 percent of Puerto Ricans have a bachelor's ...

Aide To Venezuelan Presidential Hopeful Dismisses Murder Plot Talk

Aide To Venezuelan Presidential Hopeful Dismisses Murder Plot Talk: "We are in a battle every day against whatever phenomenon or threat that affects or could affect the tranquility (of Venezuela)," Chavez said. "But it's a shame that...the opposition's laboratories of dirty war are launching campaigns like this, ...

The Air Force's 'March Madness'

The Air Force's 'March Madness': A week later, the US military began its air war over Libya by enforcing a no-fly zone, consuming a large amount of resources and effort by America's Air Force. Also last March, President Obama visited South America—a trip that required significant ...

'Abundance of proof' found against mother of murdered child, prosecutor


'Abundance of proof' found against mother of murdered child, prosecutor

The prosecutor investigating the death of a 6-year-old boy found murdered in a gated community in the Buenos Aires province, said that he was “almost certain” that the mother was the perpertrator of the crime. He also confirmed that in February the ...

Striking Argentine grains truckers to meet gov't

Striking Argentine grains truckers to meet gov't: * Truck owners started strike on Monday over tariffs * Most of Argentina's grains crops taken to port by truck * Protest disrupts transport as soy, corn harvests pick up BUENOS AIRES, March 21 (Reuters) - Argentine grains truckers will meet government ...

Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba

Bringing the Light of Freedom to Cuba: But in terms of GDP per capita and other markers it led Latin America. This was definitely the case with media. Again, the numbers tell the story. Pre-Castro Cuba had 58 daily newspapers and was eighth in the world in number of radio stations, ...


Venezuela police may have killed consul's daughter - World news ...

Venezuela police may have killed consul's daughter - World news ...: Venezuelan authorities said 11 members of an investigative police unit were suspected in the fatal shooting of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter.

Lanka faces uphill task amidst last minute diplomatic drama


Lanka faces uphill task amidst last minute diplomatic drama

... resolution at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Sri Lanka faces an Alpine task amidst reports that the goal now appears to be not a victory but how small should the margin of defeat be. Many Asian, African and Latin American diplomats at the ...

Iran Moving In on Latin American Television Market

Iran Moving In on Latin American Television Market:
In Latin America, however, Iran has made friends with other hard-line regimes that will support its propaganda machine, friendly ears from leaders found in Venezuela, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Ecuador and Cuba. "I would not be at all surprised at the ...


Fox News

Pope Benedict XVI comes to Mexico, Cuba at time of change


Pope Benedict XVI comes to Mexico, Cuba at time of change

But nobody in Latin America really believes this. In Mexico, the pope is expected to bolster a close ally, Mexico's president, the devout Catholic Felipe Calderon, and his beleaguered ruling party, running behind in the polls for upcoming elections.

Stubborn drought expected to tax Mexico for years

Stubborn drought expected to tax Mexico for years: ... 21 (Reuters) - A severe drought in Mexico that has cost farmers more than a billion dollars in crop losses alone and set back the national cattle herd for years, is just a foretaste of the drier future facing Latin America's second largest economy.


Regional Enterprise Development Portfolio Coordinator

Regional Enterprise Development Portfolio Coordinator: ... tools they need to help themselves out of poverty. Investing in small, sustainable businesses, our Enterprise Development Programme (EDP) has a huge social and economic impact. Lead its growth in Latin America & the Caribbean (LAC) and so will you.

Muslim activists say Democratic party is taking their vote for granted

Muslim activists say Democratic party is taking their vote for granted: Florida is also home to United West, a group that has been designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center. United West is known for targeting Muslims in public life and was started with help from Adam Hasner, a Florida Republican who ran ...


The Supreme Court's other monumental health-care hearing


The Supreme Court's other monumental health-care hearing

Working parents of dependent children in Florida are ineligible for Medicaid if their incomes exceed 58 percent of the federal poverty level, or $11072 in annual income for a family of three; in Texas, the cutoff is 26 percent of poverty, or $4964.

Rediscovered Native American remedy kills poxvirus

Rediscovered Native American remedy kills poxvirus:
An old herbal remedy for treating smallpox that is thought to have been used by native Americans in the late 1800s has been rediscovered and found to kill the poxvirus. Smallpox has been eradicated, but the finding offers a possible treatment for ...


Chemistry World

Peru to Seek Private Investors for $10.4 Billion Projects

Peru to Seek Private Investors for $10.4 Billion Projects: By John Quigley on March 21, 2012 Peru will auction concessions for $10.4 billion in infrastructure projects by the end of next year as it seeks to benefit from an upturn in investor confidence, Finance Minister Miguel Castilla said.

Regional court condemns Chile in case of lesbian judge denied custody of daughter


Regional court condemns Chile in case of lesbian judge denied custody of daughter

SANTIAGO, Chile — The Interamerican Court of Human Rights has condemned the Chilean government for denying a judge custody of her three daughters because she is a lesbian. The Feb. 24 decision was made public Wednesday by local media that cited the ...

Miami judge allows Castro spy to visit dying brother in Cuba


Miami judge allows Castro spy to visit dying brother in Cuba

By Jay Weaver / McClatchy Newspapers MIAMI — A Miami federal judge's decision to allow a convicted Cuban spy to visit his dying brother in Cuba for two weeks has raised hopes that an American man jailed on the island might be released temporarily to ...