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domingo, 25 de marzo de 2012

Pope Brings a Message Of Peace, Hope to Mexico

Pope Brings a Message Of Peace, Hope to Mexico: Pope Benedict, making his first trip to the world's second-most-populous Catholic nation after Brazil, alluded only briefly to the violence in Mexico that has claimed more than 50000 lives in the past five years. But he told the faithful that they ...

Guarded praise for Obama's World Bank nominee

Guarded praise for Obama's World Bank nominee: ... fact that yet another American citizen will lead the global poverty-reducing ... put forward Mr Ocampo's nomination on behalf of the Dominican Republic.

Brazil's leap forward unearths a painful history

Brazil's leap forward unearths a painful history:
Today, nearly half the population of 192 million defines itself to census-takers as black or part-black, and despite anti-poverty programs that have raised their income by 56 percent on average, they still earn only 57 percent as much as whites.


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Pope's spiritual journey to Cuba a delicate balancing act

Pope's spiritual journey to Cuba a delicate balancing act: By MIMI WHITEFIELD SANTIAGO, Cuba -- Pope Benedict XVI arrives Monday in this eastern Cuban city, where spring flowers have just started to bloom, on a mission of charity and reconciliation. But the church's efforts to focus the trip on ushering in a ...

Baseballs, beer, masks: Cuba's patron saint ready for pope

Baseballs, beer, masks: Cuba's patron saint ready for pope: By Simon Gardner | EL COBRE, Cuba (Reuters) - Dressed in a billowing pink ball gown for her 15th birthday celebrations, Lisette Catanares smiles at the myriad offerings on a shrine to Cuba's patron saint, a doll-sized figurine that Pope Benedict will ...

Drug courier may be freed next year

Drug courier may be freed next year:
Sharon Armstrong has been found guilty of cocaine trafficking in a Buenos Aires court and sentenced to a four-year, 10-month jail term. Her family have vowed to appeal. Armstrong, 54, will continue to serve her sentence at the medium-security Federal ...


Stuff.co.nz

Hugo Chavez Cancer: Venezuelan President Returns To Cuba For Radiation Therapy

Hugo Chavez Cancer: Venezuelan President Returns To Cuba For Radiation Therapy: By ANNE-MARIE GARCIA 03/25/12 11:29 AM ET In this photo released by state-run newspaper Juventud Rebelde, Cuba's President Raul Castro, left, welcomes Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez upon his arrival to Havana, Cuba, late Saturday March 24, 2012.

Worshippers wear hoodies in Trayvon tribute

Worshippers wear hoodies in Trayvon tribute: Worshippers in cities nationwide were wearing hoodies to church services Sunday to honor Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot to death last month by a neighborhood watch volunteer. Martin, 17, was wearing a hoodie when he was killed February 26 as ...

Indian Country Writer Wins Human Rights Award

Indian Country Writer Wins Human Rights Award:
The award was presented to Schilling at a March 15 event by Virginia Beach Mayor William D. Sessoms Jr., who thanked him for his efforts: “Seriously Vincent, thank you very much for what you do for Native American people and your community.


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Brazil's leap forward unearths a painful history

Brazil's leap forward unearths a painful history:
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- In a rundown part of Rio de Janeiro's harbor district, archaeologists are digging up fragments of a history many Brazilians would rather ignore. Up to a million men and women forced into bondage in Africa emerged from the bellies ...

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Chile, A Melting Pot of Flavours from South America

Chile, A Melting Pot of Flavours from South America:
After flying to LAX, we board LAN Airlines, one of the signature airlines of South America to fly straight to Chile's capital, Santiago. As it's my first experience with this international carrier, I'm impressed with the comfort and quality service of ...


Vancouver Sun (blog)

Afghans: US paid $50K per shooting spree death

Afghans: US paid $50K per shooting spree death:
US Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales was charged on Friday, March 23, 2012 with 17 counts of premeditated murder, a capital offense that could lead to the death penalty in the massacre of Afghan civilians, the US military said. (AP Photo/Allauddin Khan, ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene

Iraqi woman beaten in Calif. dies; threat note left at scene: ... file For alleged Afghan shooter, death penalty unlikely Shaima Alawadi's 17-year-old daughter found her unconscious in a pool of blood Wednesday morning in the dining room of the house in El Cajon, police Lt. Steve Shakowski said.

Native Americans join bear hunt fight

Native Americans join bear hunt fight: By MARTIN GRIFFITH AP RENO — A group of Native Americans is joining the fight against Nevada's black bear hunt and criticizing what they call a wildlife official's racist remark about it. The group complained about a comment made last week at a Washoe ...

Mining tax spreads wealth to 1% but Bolivia shows different path

Mining tax spreads wealth to 1% but Bolivia shows different path: The Bolivian people know all too well what it means to lose out from the ... and wealth be used to lift the country out of poverty and underdevelopment.

Center: Four hate groups in New Mexico

Center: Four hate groups in New Mexico: The state with the most hate groups is California with 84, followed by Georgia with 65, Florida with 55 and Texas with 45. The Southern Poverty Law Center, a Montgomery, Ala.-based civil-rights nonprofit founded in 1971, has listed the Westboro Baptist ...

Venezuela's Chavez returns to Cuba for more treatment

Venezuela's Chavez returns to Cuba for more treatment: By the CNN Wire Staff Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez blows a kiss to supporters from the presidential palace in Caracas on March 17, 2012. (CNN) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to begin radiation treatment Sunday in Cuba, ...

Former Venezuelan governor wounded in shooting

Former Venezuelan governor wounded in shooting: CARACAS, Venezuela—A former state governor in Venezuela has been wounded in a shooting at a restaurant. Prosecutors say former Apure state Gov. Jesus Aguilarte was attacked by a man who walked into the restaurant and opened fire.

Criolo: from favelas to the world with love

Criolo: from favelas to the world with love: Soon he'll be jetting off to carry out his European tour, but beforehand will make a stopover in Buenos Aires taking to the porteño stage for the first time. “It is so weird. Up to a year ago, I didn't know if I was going to play in the next ...

Church's good works, Cuban cardinal's bad calls

Church's good works, Cuban cardinal's bad calls: So says the pope about changing Cuba's 53-year-old Marxist dictatorship. No problem, responds Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez from Havana. Cuba, he maintains, “is a democratic social project . . . which is constantly perfecting itself.

Obama Visits US Troops at DMZ

Obama Visits US Troops at DMZ: Mr. Obama told about 50 American soldiers that South Korean President Lee Myung-bak had once confided that he was able to rise from poverty as a child, to a successful career thanks in large part to America's military aid and support.

Pope should urge greater freedom in Cuba

Pope should urge greater freedom in Cuba: Pope Benedict XVI should use his trip to Cuba to try to persuade President Raul Castro to show more respect for human rights. Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Mexico Friday. He will also visit Cuba. (Hector Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images / March 23, ...

Women celebrated in Santa Ana

Women celebrated in Santa Ana: The festival was organized by Comite Prodemocracia En Mexico – a non-profit group that advocates for human rights in Mexico, Latin America and across the globe – in recognition of International Women's Day, March 8. (It was initially slated for March ...

Miami churches to air pope's Mass in Cuba

Miami churches to air pope's Mass in Cuba: BY DANIEL SHOER ROTH The visit of Pope Benedict XVI to Cuban starting Monday will generate multiple religious activities in South Florida that will allow Catholics here to connect with the celebration on the island. “Through these activities, we will ...

Archbishop, Papal Pilgrims Prepare For Cuba Trip « CBS Miami

Archbishop, Papal Pilgrims Prepare For Cuba Trip « CBS Miami: Just hours away from his departure to Cuba as leader of religious pilgrims bound to see Pope Benedict the 16th, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski helped the faithful prepare Saturday with a Mass. "Lord be the companion of our journey," ...