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viernes, 6 de abril de 2012

World poverty in retreat

World poverty in retreat: Latin America has made sharp inroads against poverty. “For the first time since 1981,” says the World Bank, “we have seen less than half the population of sub-Saharan Africa living below $1.25 a day.” The start of most global trends is hard to pinpoint ...


Best American historical towns you never heard of

Best American historical towns you never heard of: The Cherokee County Historical Museum in Murphy is filled with Native-American artifacts, including photos and a 1800's log Cherokee dwelling.Cherokee County Historical Museum Grain building in Castolon, Tex.Texas Traveler Next Slide Previous Slide The ...

Seattle flautist keeping Native American music alive

Seattle flautist keeping Native American music alive: I was co-producing behind the scenes for Montana-based Native American educator and producer/director, Julie Cajune, by bringing my Indian friends to the screen. As for the audio sound production, I was the producer in New Mexico at Santa Fe Studios, ...

Native American Casinos Considering Online Gambling

Native American Casinos Considering Online Gambling:
Yet, this presents a great threat to many land-based casinos run by Native American tribes throughout the nation. The worry is that many valuable poker and blackjack players may be able to play online blackjack rather than doing it at Indian ...


Blackjack Champ

Job web sites targets Native Americans

Job web sites targets Native Americans: The Southern California Tribal Chairmen's Association has created a new web site called Nativehire.org, which aims to link Native American job seekers with prospective employers in the San Diego region. The web site was unveiled this week at a meeting ...

Death penalty trial due for 5 accused of planning 9/11


Death penalty trial due for 5 accused of planning 9/11

By Carol Rosenberg MIAMI — The Pentagon on Wednesday cleared the way for a death penalty trial for five Guantanamo Bay captives charged with engineering the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Retired Vice Adm. Bruce E. MacDonald, who is in charge of ...

Conn. repeal vote adds anti-death penalty momentum

Conn. repeal vote adds anti-death penalty momentum: Connecticut would be the 17th state without a death penalty. Although executions are rare in Connecticut, state Rep. Gary Holder-Winfield said the legislation deserves support in part because it bring the US closer to having a majority of states oppose ...


Tupperware Built A Beauty Empire In Venezuela, Where The Most Vain Women In ...

Tupperware Built A Beauty Empire In Venezuela, Where The Most Vain Women In ...:
Using a "vanity index," which surveyed consumers around the world, Tupperware determined that women in Venezuela are the most obsessed with appearance. So it decided to capitalize on this by creating a new beauty division to its business, ...


Business Insider

Howe speaks on culture, spirituality of Lakota tribe

Howe speaks on culture, spirituality of Lakota tribe: Howe, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe at the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, discussed the importance that sacred land holds for the Lakota people in a lecture titled “Sacred Places, Public Policy and American Indians” Thursday in the ...


Gay and lesbian foreigners may soon be allowed to marry in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Gay and lesbian foreigners may soon be allowed to marry in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
This comes as welcome news to the LGBT travel industry in this very gay-friendly metropolis of Buenos Aires. Roy Heale, a freelance writer who lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina, is SDGLN's South America contributor. He writes about LGBT issues from the ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Full Access to Justice Elusive for Women in Latin America

Full Access to Justice Elusive for Women in Latin America: By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES - Only a small proportion of women in the region whose rights are undermined achieve full access to justice, says a collective of women's organisations from eight countries of Latin America.

Bogota tourism sector aims to convert boom to local prosperity

Bogota tourism sector aims to convert boom to local prosperity: Now it has some of the highest levels of income inequality, poverty and unemployment in Colombia. Candelaria's many restaurants, hostels, hotels, artisanal stores, jewelers, and other businesses work together in a group called the Tourism Cluster of ...


Colombian Competes for World Bank Presidency

Colombian Competes for World Bank Presidency: The bank works to ease global poverty by spurring economic development and has always been headed by an American. The candidates have job interviews beginning April 10 in Washington. International experience Jose Antonio Ocampo won praise as the head ...


Falklands bravado won't ensure Britain's security

Falklands bravado won't ensure Britain's security:
Intelligence indicates that Buenos Aires has neither the means nor the real will to launch another war. The president's main aim is to deflect voters' attention from economic embarrassments. Rather than fight, she is more likely to sustain a ...


Financial Times

Dog helps send man to prison


Dog helps send man to prison

A 40-year-old Mexican man who was caught by a Nogales Police Department K-9 officer and his dog with more than 22 pounds of methamphetamine hidden on his pickup has been sentenced to four years in prison. Court records show that Judge James A. Soto of ...

Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescues 23 Cuban migrants found at sea


Royal Caribbean cruise ship rescues 23 Cuban migrants found at sea

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A cruise ship departing from Jamaica has rescued 23 Cuban migrants after someone aboard spotted their small boat. A spokeswoman for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. says officials on the Oasis of the Seas brought the Cubans aboard ...

102-year-old Paula Perez on growing up in Puerto Rico

102-year-old Paula Perez on growing up in Puerto Rico: When Paula Perez talks about her favorite television show, her face brightens and she smiles. "I love to watch those people; they are so nice and have beautiful voices," Perez said. Perez, who turned 102 on Tuesday, said her hearing is slightly ...

The Angels' Cuban import is back from injury and ready to hammer away

The Angels' Cuban import is back from injury and ready to hammer away: Morales was born in Cuba and was one of the country's best players when still just a teenager, hitting home runs at the plate and occasionally striking out batters on the mound. He was the first teenager to make the national team in the previous 20 ...


Dilma fights accusations of selling out, risks losing party support


Dilma fights accusations of selling out, risks losing party support

From the assassinations of land rights activists, to an LGBT rights public relations fiasco, it was just one mess after another for the Workers' Party leader. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff delivers a speech during the launching of PRONACAMPO -- a ...

Growing Cracks in the BRICS

Growing Cracks in the BRICS: For example, while China and Russia have used their Security Council veto with frequency, aspiring permanent Security Council members Brazil, India, and South Africa are still finding their footing on the global stage, and appear hesitant to blatantly ...

Catholic fund heightens scrutiny of recipients' ties

Catholic fund heightens scrutiny of recipients' ties: But in February, the group was informed by a representative from the Diocese of Pueblo that its financing from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an arm of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops devoted to ending poverty, was in danger.


Latin American Nations Rallying Behind Cuba's Bid to Join Organization of ...


Latin American Nations Rallying Behind Cuba's Bid to Join Organization of ...

As the Obama administration holds fast to this exclusion, other Latin American nations are rallying—or in the case of Ecuador, boycotting—on Cuba's behalf, possibly forcing Havana's tense relationship with Washington to the forefront of next week's ...

Baguettes, cappuccino in Guatemala City: unlikely project revitalizes violence ...


Baguettes, cappuccino in Guatemala City: unlikely project revitalizes violence ...

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's capital is a bleak and violent place, a city of dark, claustrophobic streets choked with abandoned cars. The wealthy hide behind barbed wire and concrete walls, hiring rifle-toting guards to fend off armed robbers.

Picatinny engineer strives to reverse shortage of women in science

Picatinny engineer strives to reverse shortage of women in science: Picatinny Arsenal engineer Lauren Armstrong atop Sugar Loaf Mountain in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on the fifth day of a science exchange aimed at increasing the participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.


Chile Abortion Laws: Senate Blocks Bills Lifting Ban On Abortions


Chile Abortion Laws: Senate Blocks Bills Lifting Ban On Abortions

Chilean President Sebastian Pinera delivers a speech before students at the University of Tokyo on March 28, 2012. (YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images) SANTIAGO, Chile -- The Chilean Senate has rejected three bills that would have eased the country's ...