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viernes, 23 de marzo de 2012

Native media enterpreneur given human rights award

Native media enterpreneur given human rights award:  Last week, Native American Journalist, Author, Radio Host and Business Owner Vincent Schilling was presented with a Human Rights Award from the City of Virginia Beach Human Rights Commission for the development, advocacy and ...

Native American Students Singled Out For Testing

Native American Students Singled Out For Testing:
Native American Students Singled Out For Testing: Washington state school districts are singling out Native American students for language proficiency tests. KUOW's Ann Dornfeld reports. Flying The Leaded Skies — Part II: Nearly 40 years after US ...


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Mexican police kill lieutenant for Zetas drug cartel


Mexican police kill lieutenant for Zetas drug cartel

MEXICO CITY — Mexican police say they have killed a leader of the hyper-violent Zetas drug cartel in the border state of Tamaulipas during a gun battle in the neighboring state of Veracruz. Federal police say suspect Enrique Delgado Fraire and one of ...

2 convicted in Memphis drug trafficking case

2 convicted in Memphis drug trafficking case: The two showed no reaction when the verdict was read. Each faces up to life in prison. Several former gang members testified that the Lewises were enforcers for a Memphis-based ring that imported drugs from Mexico and sold them in five states.


Why the pope wants stronger ties with Mexico and Cuba

Why the pope wants stronger ties with Mexico and Cuba: Though Latin American populations are largely associated with Catholicism (Mexico has the second-largest Catholic population in the world, after Brazil, and the region is home to almost 40 percent of the world's Catholics), there is a history of ...

Chile: Lesbian judge whose sexuality 'put daughters at risk' wins legal battle

Chile: Lesbian judge whose sexuality 'put daughters at risk' wins legal battle:
by Stephen Gray for PinkNews.co.uk A gay judge has won a custody case against the Chilean courts which had taken away her three daughters in 2004 believing her sexuality to put their development 'at risk'. As the Inter-American Court of Human Rights is ...


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LEUSD's Poor, Latino, And African-American Students Outperform, Reports Find


LEUSD's Poor, Latino, And African-American Students Outperform, Reports Find

(File Photo) Out of 147 of California's largest unified school districts, the Lake Elsinore Unified School District is outperforming all others when it comes to how well it serves its low-income, Latino and African-American students, according to new ...

Sustainable development efforts of 25 grassroots groups win UN-backed prize

Sustainable development efforts of 25 grassroots groups win UN-backed prize: Twenty-five local community projects – ranging from a wildlife sanctuary in Bangladesh to a medicinal plants farm in Brazil, a land and water conservation group in Morocco to a reforestation and farming initiative in Ethiopia – are the winners of a ...

New fall/winter styles on the runway at Buenos Aires fashion week


New fall/winter styles on the runway at Buenos Aires fashion week

Green was the theme at Masanori Morikawa's Japan fashion week runway show who drew inspiration from nuclear disasters and environmental concerns. Alberta dentist Dr. Michael Zuk says he was offered more money after dropping $10000 for a dental crown ...

Red Cross, Salvation Army not affiliated with organization led my embattled man

Red Cross, Salvation Army not affiliated with organization led my embattled man: Flint led a non-profit that he claimed dispatched volunteers all over the country and parts of the world to help victims of natural disasters and poverty. The website's address is listed in Brazil, Indiana. In YouTube videos, Flint appears to be ...

Dartmouth President Is Obama's Pick for World Bank

Dartmouth President Is Obama's Pick for World Bank:
“I can think of no one more able to help families, communities and entire nations break out of poverty.” During his short tenure at Dartmouth, Dr. Kim won a reputation as a level-headed technocrat who frequently encouraged students to think globally.


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States should uphold the right to water and sanitation for all


States should uphold the right to water and sanitation for all

.. on Sustainable Development (Rio-20) taking place in Rio de Janeiro in June, at which world leaders as well as members from the private sector and civil society will come together to discuss ways to encourage green economies and eradicate poverty.

Pope warns of Mexico drug war, wants change in Cuba


Pope warns of Mexico drug war, wants change in Cuba

"I share Mexicans' joy and hope but also their anguish and grief," he said. The war on drug trafficking in Mexico has killed 50000 people in five years, and the pope warned that young people in particular are prey to the cartels, some of whom claim to ...

Pope visits Mexico town where ending pregnancy means prison ...

Pope visits Mexico town where ending pregnancy means prison ...: Pope Benedict XVI visits Mexico town where ending pregnancy means prison. In Leon, Guanajuato, dozens of women are under investigation for questionable ...

Businessmen consider recruiting Native Americans to build casino near ...

Businessmen consider recruiting Native Americans to build casino near ...: Several Steamboat Springs businessmen are considering recruiting a Native American tribe to help them build a casino, hotel and entertainment center near the Yampa Valley airport. Steamboat Springs Olympian Johnny Spillane says meetings have been held ...

Harvest of Souls: Cuba's Church Stages Comeback

Harvest of Souls: Cuba's Church Stages Comeback: By Chuck Holton HAVANA -- When Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, communism gained a foothold in the western hemisphere. The United States responded with an embargo, effectively cutting off the island nation from American goods and services.


Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo

Doing Business with Cuba, Despite Embargo:
That country is, of course, Cuba and the beans being sent there are grown in North Dakota, according to WestStar Food President Pat Wallesen. He not only can, he has. For the past nine years, Wallesen has been filling entire container ships with 10000 ...


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Is Latin America losing its faith Inside Story Americas Al Jazeera ...

Is Latin America losing its faith Inside Story Americas Al Jazeera ...: The Catholic church in Latin America is what I call an old lazy monopoly like ... both abortion and gay marriage is now legal in some parts of Latin America ...

It Gets Better launches in Latin America

It Gets Better launches in Latin America: ... has launched a Spanish-language version in Latin America called Todo Mejora. Chile is taking the lead on the project and regional coordinator Julio Cezar Dantas says it appeals to Chile's concern for others. He said: 'It looks to show LGBT teens ...

Bringing perspective to South America

Bringing perspective to South America: While going from the winter cold of Alberta to the tropics was a bit of a shock, the real culture shock came when she saw the poverty many in Guyana live with. “I have never been anywhere in South America so the poverty was kind of surprising.

Louisiana House of Representatives Passes Expansive School Voucher Program

Louisiana House of Representatives Passes Expansive School Voucher Program: Under the legislation, children from families making less than 250 percent of the federal poverty guideline will qualify to receive a voucher to attend the participating private school of their parents' choice. The legislation also creates a "parent ...


Amnesty: Repression on the rise in Cuba

Amnesty: Repression on the rise in Cuba: Amnesty International, in a report, says there were close to 3000 cases of human rights abuses documented in Cuba from January-September 2011, up dramatically from the 700 reported in 2010. "Short-term detentions of political and human rights activists ...

Guatemalan president leads drug legalization debate

Guatemalan president leads drug legalization debate: Such aid has been cut off for decades due to human rights abuses committed during the Central American nation's civil war. Guatemalan Defense Minister Ulises Noe Anzueto told CNN en Español Thursday that he was meeting with officials in Washington to ...

Pope warns of Mexico drug war wants change in Cuba | Bangkok Post news

Pope warns of Mexico drug war wants change in Cuba | Bangkok Post news: Pope Benedict XVI urged Mexican youths Friday to reject lies told by drug traffickers to entice them to join cartels as he set off on his first trip to ...

Pope to skip Mexico City on Latin America trip

Pope to skip Mexico City on Latin America trip: Others say the real reasons are laws that make abortion and gay marriage legal in Mexico City. Among the festivities, the Pope is expected to reiterate his devotion to Mexico, the world's second-largest Catholic country, behind Brazil.