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domingo, 1 de abril de 2012

Chilean youths, police clash on 'combatant day'

Chilean youths, police clash on 'combatant day': AP SANTIAGO, Chile -- Bands of hooded youths clashed with police in Chile's capital Thursday during another round of riots on what has come to be known as the "day of the combatant." Young people have been staging the violence every March 29 in memory ...


Nicaragua Sets New Record in FDI Attraction

Nicaragua Sets New Record in FDI Attraction: The reduction of poverty and the shift in the energy matrix, are key factors that have led to social peace in Nicaragua", commented General Alvaro Baltodano ...

The killing of Trayvon Martin and the social crisis in the US

The killing of Trayvon Martin and the social crisis in the US: A 17-year-old African American youth was shot in cold blood while walking through a neighborhood in Sanford, Florida, unarmed. More than a month later, his killer, George Zimmerman, has not been arrested or charged of any crime.


Latinas are Lowest-Paid in the US, Report Says

Latinas are Lowest-Paid in the US, Report Says: Specifically, women of Hispanic origin in 2010 earned an average of $508 per week, compared with $592 for black women and $684 for white-non-Hispanic females. Another Strong Month for Economy, but Latino Unemployment Up "Sixty-five percent of the ...


US fugitives can be prosecuted in Mexico

US fugitives can be prosecuted in Mexico: Having them roaming free in Mexico is unacceptable," said Baca, who inspected the Mexican prison where Juan Manuel Casillas was serving a 60-year sentence for a double homicide in Los Angeles. Maps 1100 S Hamilton Ave, Chicago, IL 60612, ...

Argentina: Small Army, Big Claims on Falklands

Argentina: Small Army, Big Claims on Falklands: By MATT MOFFETT BUENOS AIRES—President Cristina Kirchner has vociferously pressed to reclaim the Falkland Islands, after Argentina failed to do so in a war for the isolated archipelago that began 30 years ago Monday. But there is little risk the ...


Second lawsuit adds to Chevron's Brazil woes

Second lawsuit adds to Chevron's Brazil woes: A federal prosecutor in Rio is already suing the companies for $11bn in damages and last week demanded prison sentences for 17 of their employees, including 31 years in jail for the head of Chevron's Brazilian operations, George Buck.

Venezuelan leader returns to Cuba for treatment

Venezuelan leader returns to Cuba for treatment:
By JORGE RUEDA AP CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez traveled to Cuba on Saturday for another round of cancer treatment, saying he will be in Havana for several days and then return home. In this photo released by Miraflores Press ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mexican president: De la Madrid dead at age 77


Mexican president: De la Madrid dead at age 77

US officials accused several high-ranking Mexican officials of collaborating with traffickers who killed Camarena, though a Mexican judge sentenced drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero to 40 years in prison for his role in the Camarena slaying.

In California's 'last frontier,' an unsure future


In California's 'last frontier,' an unsure future


"It's time," Ignacio Erape says before heading to the kitchen of their home just across the border in Mexicali, Mexico. He finishes preparing a lunch of spicy chorizo sausage rolled into tortillas for his wife and four children.

IGLTA Announces Student Tourism Awards

IGLTA Announces Student Tourism Awards: The International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association is providing six students from North and South America with scholarships to attend its 29th Annual Global Convention in Florianopolis, Brazil, 12-14 April. The awards allow the selected students to ...

Indie Trailer Sunday: Freaky Argentinian Slow Burn Horror 'Penumbra'

Indie Trailer Sunday: Freaky Argentinian Slow Burn Horror 'Penumbra': This second one is for an Argentinian horror thriller called Penumbra, written and directed by the Bogliano Brothers, about a woman who rents out an apartment in Buenos Aires and everything isn't what it seems. There's a solar eclipse, many men tying ...


In Puerto Rico, Romney repeats Sotomayor criticism

In Puerto Rico, Romney repeats Sotomayor criticism:
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Campaigning in Puerto Rico, Mitt Romney is refusing to back off criticism of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. By Evan Vucci, AP Mitt Romney speaks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, March 16. By Evan Vucci, AP Mitt Romney ...


USA TODAY

In Cuba, a shout for freedom brings beating instead

In Cuba, a shout for freedom brings beating instead:
A memorable sidelight from the papal festivities in Cuba — a man calls for 'Libertad!' then gets pummeled and hauled away. By Juan Carlos Chavez He is the man who stood up amid the crowd before a papal Mass in Cuba and shouted “Freedom!


MiamiHerald.com

What the Pope Should Have Said in Cuba

What the Pope Should Have Said in Cuba: This past the week Pope Benedict XVI visited Cuba. Most of us never know what goes on behind closed doors, but by all public accounts, his visit was a profound disappointment to the Jewish community. Before the Pope's visit, the Jewish community ...

Voting Rights Are Under Attack & We Must Organize To Get Them Back

Voting Rights Are Under Attack & We Must Organize To Get Them Back: Those without photo ID are disproportionately low-income, disabled, minority, young, and older voters. http://www.democrats.org/the-real-cost-of-photo-id-laws Americans with disabilities face voting impediments too. A 2011 op-ed by Wade Henderson, ...


Secular-religious tension mars Buenos Aires Jewish community vote


Secular-religious tension mars Buenos Aires Jewish community vote

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- AMIA, the Jewish community center of Buenos Aires, failed to form a new government due to tension between the religious and secular sectors. For the first time in its 117-year history, the AMIA, Argentina's main Jewish community ...

Cardinal O'Malley calls Cuba trip a 'success'


Cardinal O'Malley calls Cuba trip a 'success'

By Dan Adams Cardinal Sean P. O'Malley was expected return to Boston Saturday night from Cuba, where he accompanied Pope Benedict XVI on a rare visit to the communist nation. In a blog post, O'Malley called the trip a “resounding success.

Pope begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday Mass and good news for church in Cuba


Pope begins Holy Week with Palm Sunday Mass and good news for church in Cuba

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI has kicked off the Catholic Church's Holy Week celebrations with Palm Sunday Mass and good news from Cuba. After his visit last week, Cuba agreed to his request to make Good Friday a holiday.

Cuba sets Good Friday as holiday after pope's request

Cuba sets Good Friday as holiday after pope's request: By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Cuban President Raul Castro has granted Pope Benedict XVI's request to make Good Friday a holiday -- at least this year -- Cuban state media reported Saturday. During his visit to Cuba this week, ...

Echo Hawk Leaves Interior for Mormon Church

Echo Hawk Leaves Interior for Mormon Church:
By Rob Capriccioso - WASHINGTON – Larry Echo Hawk, the leading Native American voice in the Obama administration, is stepping down to fulfill a calling to join the leadership of the Church of Latter-day Saints.


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Mass. students thank soldiers for sacrifices

Mass. students thank soldiers for sacrifices: I was born in Puerto Rico. My family moved here to America to live a free life, but that wouldn't have been possible if you hadn't fought in the wars. My friends and I give thanks." This letter was part of a project that Stoklosa Middle School staff ...


For Danny Glover, artistry and activism work together

For Danny Glover, artistry and activism work together: Off-screen the 65-year-old actor is an outspoken human-rights activist, having focused in recent years on issues of poverty and disease in developing nations in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America. That Glover has ended up being a movie star is a ...

Medicaid Also Part of Court Fight


Medicaid Also Part of Court Fight

Florida CHAIN, a health care advocacy group, calls the expansion of Medicaid coverage to all Floridians who earn less than 133 percent of the federal poverty level — about $29000 a year for a family of four — a "win-win" for the state.

Harry Crews, novelist of hard lives and dark corners of the South, dies at 76


Harry Crews, novelist of hard lives and dark corners of the South, dies at 76

He was a popular professor at the University of Florida, but he was also seen as something of an outsider with a tough-guy persona that exuded danger. He had a face that could stop a fight — or start one — and led a life that was as thorny and rugged ...