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miércoles, 28 de marzo de 2012

Semana Latina: Hispanics Invested In Everything American

Semana Latina: Hispanics Invested In Everything American: When unemployment and foreclosure numbers rise, Latinos suffer; when the economy's numbers improve they rejoice. And when civil rights cases jump to the front pages, they listen with rapt attention as the issue is always close to home.


10 dead in shootout among gunmen in north Mexico

10 dead in shootout among gunmen in north Mexico: CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) -- Mexican authorities say 10 people have been killed during a shootout among gunmen in the country's north. Prosecutors in the border state of Chihuahua say the gunbattle happened early Monday in the town of Temosachi.

State Board of Education takes up digital learning

State Board of Education takes up digital learning: By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education Writer MIAMI -- As college presidents and school superintendents enthusiastically told state Board of Education members Tuesday about how technology is revolutionizing their classrooms, the superintendent of one of ...

Need for health reform not going away

Need for health reform not going away: Millions of Americans will be eligible for exemptions. These include members of certain religions groups, Native American tribes, undocumented immigrants, and the very poor.

Half of the Church of England's dioceses reject unity covenant

Half of the Church of England's dioceses reject unity covenant:
The arguments centred on the appointment of bishops in non-celibate gay relationships, and the blessing of same-sex unions, in Anglican churches in the US and Canada. Some provinces in Africa, Latin America and Asia vehemently condemned these ...


BBC News

West focuses on inspiring youth during FAU visit

West focuses on inspiring youth during FAU visit:
Instead, Cornel West kept it real, telling an audience of mostly black South Florida teens to keep their eyes on the prize and a larger world view. "We want you to be highly successful, but have your focus on something beside yourself," he told a rapt ...


Sun-Sentinel

Dozier channels Holiday for tribute to iconic singer

Dozier channels Holiday for tribute to iconic singer: Holiday may have had a poverty stricken childhood in Baltimore, but she's known today as Lady Day, the premier jazz singer of her time with Big Bands and major recording contracts. "I was born in North Florida and I had a normal childhood," said Dozier ...

Author attributes Native Americans as important players in North American fur ...


Author attributes Native Americans as important players in North American fur ...

Native American women were important in the ancient continental Indian trading systems. The authors highlighted how they sewed moccasins, constructed buffalo hide and wooden lodges and cleaned pelts and hides into condition for sale.

Argentina courts trouble over unpaid debts

Argentina courts trouble over unpaid debts: BUENOS AIRES, March 28 (UPI) -- Argentina is courting trouble again in its dealings with the United States over unpaid debts dating to its infamous sovereign default a decade ago. US President Barack Obama suspended Argentina from the Generalized ...


Apple Valley doctor, nurse bring medical aid to Peru

Apple Valley doctor, nurse bring medical aid to Peru:
Seline, a nurse, and Dr. Katie Klingberg, both of the Apple Valley Medical Clinic, recently spent a week providing medical care to the poverty-stricken residents of Chimbote, Peru. The mission trip through Los Amigos Medical Aid, a group of medical ...


ThisweekLive

Texas Students Bring Relief to Haiti, Honduras, and Peru

Texas Students Bring Relief to Haiti, Honduras, and Peru: This year funds will be sent to three needy areas of the world: Haiti, Honduras, and Peru. As in years past, everything the students and faculty raise will be given to charities working to improve living conditions and bring relief to the problems ...

Puerto Rican company builds island's 3rd rum distillery


Puerto Rican company builds island's 3rd rum distillery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Construction of Puerto Rico's third rum distillery has begun in the island's mountainous region. The Club Caribe LLC distillery in Cidra is expected to open later this year at the site of a former pharmaceutical plant.

Income Tax Filings and Civil Disobedience

Income Tax Filings and Civil Disobedience: Thoreau would know: in 1846 he spent one lonely night in jail for refusing to pay his taxes, in protest of the Mexican-American War. This one act revolutionized the very act of revolution, inspiring independence in India and the civil rights movement ...


Changing partners in commerce

Changing partners in commerce:
The calls to boycott American goods and services in the wake of the recent resolution at the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) have highlighted the fact that Sri Lanka's export trade is heavily dependent on a narrow slew of countries.


Ceylon Daily News

Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba


Pope meets Fidel Castro in Cuba

By NICOLE WINFIELD, AP – 1 minute ago HAVANA (AP) — A Vatican spokesman says Pope Benedict XVI has begun his meeting with Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. The encounter follows the pontiff's unusually political speech before throngs at the ...

Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski gets standing ovation for sermon at Havana ...


Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski gets standing ovation for sermon at Havana ...

HAVANA — In a sermon at the Cathedral in Havana, Miami Archbishop Thomas Wenski called for Cuba to move away from the “spent ideology” of Marxism without embracing the materialism of the West. Wenski spoke Tuesday to a packed audience of more than 300 ...

Ex-Brazil leader Silva's tumor is gone

Ex-Brazil leader Silva's tumor is gone: SAO PAULO (AP) -- A Brazilian hospital says former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's cancerous tumor has been successfully treated and has disappeared. Doctors found the tumor in Silva's throat late last year. He has since undergone chemotherapy ...

Puerto Rico gang members face drug, murder charges

Puerto Rico gang members face drug, murder charges: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- US agents in Puerto Rico are serving 32 arrest warrants against members of two drug-trafficking gangs accused of several killings including that of a police helicopter co-pilot. US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez said that at ...

Senate panel hears testimony on ABA's death penalty task force proposal

Senate panel hears testimony on ABA's death penalty task force proposal: The Senate Judiciary Committee is hearing testimony on a proposal by a Lexington lawmaker to create a task force to consider implementing recommendations of an American Bar Association study on the death penalty. Democratic Rep.


Texas accuses anti-death penalty charity Reprieve of fomenting violence

Texas accuses anti-death penalty charity Reprieve of fomenting violence:
Texas, America's most prolific practitioner of the death penalty, has launched an extraordinary attack on the international anti-death penalty charity Reprieve, accusing it of intimidating and harassing drug companies and likening the group to violent ...


The Guardian

'72-year old, other 456 Nigerians languishing in Brazilian prisons'

'72-year old, other 456 Nigerians languishing in Brazilian prisons': Abuja - Rep Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora, says 457 Nigerians, including a 72-year-old woman, Fausat Abosede are languishing in various prisons in Brazil. Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja on ...

Mexican officials criticized for 'raping' ancient mass burial site


Mexican officials criticized for 'raping' ancient mass burial site

More than 100 skeletal remains were recently found in a cave in Southern Mexico. (Photo courtesy of the Chiapas state attorney general's office.) In Mexico this month, a cave was found with the remains of more than 160 people. As Mexico's drug war ...

Inmates at Brazilian prison throw party with beer, barbecue and music... and ...


Inmates at Brazilian prison throw party with beer, barbecue and music... and ...

By Emma Reynolds But it has proved more like a lock-in at a bar for these inmates at a Brazilian jail, who were pictured on Facebook partying with kegs of beer, music and a barbecue. Warders at the high-security facility were laid open to censure when ...

Peru's Humala Struggles to Balance Mining-Based Growth, Social Development


Peru's Humala Struggles to Balance Mining-Based Growth, Social Development

Humala, elected on a platform of social change, has made no secret of his desire to use mining as a tool to reduce poverty and inequality in Peru. And yet mining is also at the root of more than 100 social conflicts across the country.

Department of Labor Announces $60M in Grants Available for Native Employment ...


Department of Labor Announces $60M in Grants Available for Native Employment ...

The monies will be available to American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian communities to develop academic, occupational, and literacy skills of individuals for the purpose of making them more competitive in the workforce.