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miércoles, 4 de abril de 2012

American Indian students perform during Oklahoma Native American Youth ...

American Indian students perform during Oklahoma Native American Youth ...: About 600 students representing more than 20 tribes shared their language and creative arts skills during the Oklahoma Native American Youth Language Fair in Norman. BY ASHLEY WEST | Published: April 4, 2012 Leave a comment NORMAN — Young American ...

Mexico's top drug cartel boss sentenced in San Diego

Mexico's top drug cartel boss sentenced in San Diego: A top Mexican drug cartel boss -- arguably Latin America's answer to Al Capone or John Gotti -- was sentenced Monday to 25-years in federal prison for racketeering and conspiracy to launder money, according to sources in the US Justice Department.

County to review policy on strip searches at jail

County to review policy on strip searches at jail: Currently, 10 states prohibit the use of strip searches, as they have other methods to protect jail populations, Donatelli said. He said he can't imagine New Mexico policymakers would opt for a blanket requirement for strip searches of all incoming ...


Cuba: Heated Controversy over Scholarly Forum Continues

Cuba: Heated Controversy over Scholarly Forum Continues:
Over the last few weeks, state media in Cuba have alleged that the independent scholarly forum, Estado de SATS (State of SATS), is supported by United States government agencies that wish to subvert the Cuban government. Since 2010, Cuban physicist and ...


Global Voices Online

Brazil president's popularity rises despite slowing economy

Brazil president's popularity rises despite slowing economy: Lula, a folksy former union leader, presided over an economic boom that lifted more than 20 million Brazilians out of poverty, with the economy expanding at a blistering 7.5 percent in his last year in office. Latin America's largest economy has cooled ...

We need to promote our great and unique assets


We need to promote our great and unique assets

Tanzania is second only to Brazil in terms of natural attractions and tourism potential in the world, according to the World Economic Forum travel and tourism competitiveness report for 2011. Yet it sits on the untapped resources necessary to speed up ...

Working to change Latin America's culture of violence against women

Working to change Latin America's culture of violence against women: Human rights groups called it something else: an example of the growing trend of violence against women. "Women are being killed and are subjected to abuse just because of their gender," said Virgilio Almanzar, director of the Dominican Human Rights ...


One year after Arab Spring, federal support for struggling democracies sees cuts


One year after Arab Spring, federal support for struggling democracies sees cuts

OTTAWA - Canada's commitment to strengthening struggling democracies will likely be a key message as the prime minister travels to Latin America next week — but the federal budget tells a different story. Some of the government's tools for helping ...

Central America Considers Pulling Out of US War on Drugs


Central America Considers Pulling Out of US War on Drugs

Latin America has suffered most and many leaders of the region have come to realize that the war on drugs is a slow, painful, self-destructive march. Fighting the United States' war has caused thousands upon thousands of casualties in this region.

Ho-Chunk CEO to Participate in White House Roundtable on Native American Food ...


Ho-Chunk CEO to Participate in White House Roundtable on Native American Food ...

Lance Morgan, president and chief executive officer of Ho-Chunk, Inc., the Winnebago Tribe of Nebraska's economic arm, will participate in the White House Rural Council Native American Food and Agriculture Roundtable ...

British drug mule describes escape from Argentina

British drug mule describes escape from Argentina:
... in prison for trying to smuggle more than 6kg of the drug on a flight from Buenos Aires in 2007. But after an initial court hearing she was bailed by Argentinean authorities before managing to escape across the border to Brazil and back to Britain.


Telegraph.co.uk

Brazil wants Rio+20 meet to impose sustainable development

Brazil wants Rio+20 meet to impose sustainable development:
Brazil wants the upcoming Rio summit on sustainable development to impose the concept as a development model for the world, one of the organizers said Tuesday. "We are at a time when crises are multiplying, political crisis, environmental crisis," ...


FRANCE 24

Series on Women Changing the World: Domitila Barrios, Bolivia

Series on Women Changing the World: Domitila Barrios, Bolivia: Inspired by a childhood characterized by abstract poverty, she passionately led ... giving voice to the struggle of Bolivian mineworkers and their families, ...

University of St. Francis students to take mission trip to Bolivia


University of St. Francis students to take mission trip to Bolivia

Last year, USF students worked with these Bolivian children. ... an eye-opening experience the trip was for her, witnessing the extreme poverty firsthand.

"We Need to Change the Economics of Development"

"We Need to Change the Economics of Development": This is very crucial, because if our region does not invest in the first ages from zero to five years, the future of this region is going to be in the hands of poverty. Furthermore, we have also analysed where in Latin America and the Caribbean are the ...


Local pair help found school in Central America

Local pair help found school in Central America: What he came up with was an idea to build a school in Central or South America. He researched poverty levels, exchange rates and history, and settled on Nicaragua, where many children's education ends at the sixth grade. But to build a school, ...

Medellín emerges as a Latin American trailblazer for local economic growth


Medellín emerges as a Latin American trailblazer for local economic growth

Latin America has until very recently been marked out by high levels of poverty, inequality, exclusion, informality, social injustice and, not surprisingly, violence. Unfortunately, the neoliberal policies adopted in the region from about 1970 to 2000 ...

The tussle for the presidency highlights the complexities facing global ...

The tussle for the presidency highlights the complexities facing global ...:
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and Colombia's José Antonio Ocampo are candidates much more in the old traditions of the US-dominated organisation than is Jim Yong Kim, America's nominee. Nancy Birdsall, director of the Center for Global Development ...


Financial Times

La Comisión opositora confirma 43 detenciones de disidentes en Santiago de Cuba

La Comisión opositora confirma 43 detenciones de disidentes en Santiago de Cuba: La opositora Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional (CCDHRN) elevó hoy de 25 a 43 las detenciones confirmadas como parte de lo que calificó como una "ola represiva" del Gobierno en la provincia de Santiago de Cuba (este).

US: Sept. 11 trial to resume at Guantanamo

US: Sept. 11 trial to resume at Guantanamo: A Pentagon legal official has signed off on trying them together at the US base in Cuba. That means the military has 30 days from Wednesday to arraign the prisoners on charges that include terrorism and murder. They could get the death penalty if ...


Mexico's President Calderon to make first official trip to Cuba

Mexico's President Calderon to make first official trip to Cuba: REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's conservative President Felipe Calderon will make his first official visit to Cuba next week, a long-delayed effort to improve relations between the two governments. The Mexican Foreign Ministry notified the Senate ...

In Cuba, there is no reconciliation without freedom | Babalú Blog

In Cuba, there is no reconciliation without freedom | Babalú Blog: A very timely and necessary message for the supporters of the Cuban dictatorship here in the U.S. who believe a slave can reconcile with his master and remain a.

The Pope Has Left Cuba, But the Repression Continues

The Pope Has Left Cuba, But the Repression Continues: A few days ago, we thought the punishment would be concentrated between Monday and Wednesday of last week, that it would last only as long as Benedict XVI was on Cuban soil. We lived those intense days between prayers and screams, with full plazas and ...


America on Edge

America on Edge:
Since 2010, 12 state justice departments have used pentobarbital, a drug veterinarians also administer to euthanize animals, to execute 47 inmates, usually as part of a three-drug cocktail, according to the Death Penalty Information Center, ...


The Cutting Edge

America Losing Faith In The Death Penalty | LBC

America Losing Faith In The Death Penalty | LBC: A battle of conscience is under way in America after recently released figures showed there had been a dramatic fall in the number of death sentences.