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lunes, 9 de abril de 2012

Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people


Study: Majority of US Latinos accepting of gay people

Opposition to same-sex marriage among 7 reasons Catholics leave church


Opposition to same-sex marriage among 7 reasons Catholics leave church

If it weren't for the infusion of Catholic immigrants, especially from Latin American, the American Catholic Church would be shrinking pretty fast. A recent study by two college professor tries to get at a simple question: Why are they leaving?

Drug boss's 1500 murders: Mexican cartel enforcer 'El Diego' sentenced to life ...


Drug boss's 1500 murders: Mexican cartel enforcer 'El Diego' sentenced to life ...

By David Baker A Mexican drug boss has been sentenced to life in prison after he admitted ordering more than 1500 killings. Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez pleaded guilty in El Paso, Texas, to 11 charges, including conspiracy, racketeering and murder.

KIDS distributes 4000 Gerber Childrenswear items to Miami's needy children at ...


KIDS distributes 4000 Gerber Childrenswear items to Miami's needy children at ...

Miami — Kids in Distressed Situations, Inc. (KIDS), a global charity that provides new products to needy children, has begun to implement its 2012 national "Clothes 4 KIDS" campaign in Florida, a state in which it has invested significantly over the ...


Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced


Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO AP Education Writer MIAMI -- Elementary schools without drama classes. High schools with large numbers of poor students that do not offer music. Those are two of the bleaker pictures that emerged Monday from a report by the US ...

Poll: Should California Voters Abolish the Death Penalty to Save Money?


Poll: Should California Voters Abolish the Death Penalty to Save Money?

In 1978, a state ballot initiative written by Donald Heller, a former prosecutor, gave California one of the strongest death penalty laws in America. Now he and others are working to ban capital punishment via a November vote.

10-year-old girl gives birth to baby daughter in Colombia


10-year-old girl gives birth to baby daughter in Colombia

10-year-old mother pregnant (Credit: Primer Impacto) (CBS News) A 10-year-old girl from Colombia gave birth to a baby girl via cesarean section, Univision's Primer Impacto, reported. The girl hails from an indigenous tribe in the town of Manaure, ...

Pemex May Seek Crude Project Offshore Cuba, La Jornada Says


Pemex May Seek Crude Project Offshore Cuba, La Jornada Says

Petroleos Mexicanos, the state-owned company known as Pemex, is seeking to explore and produce oil in Cuban waters in the Gulf of Mexico, La Jornada reported. Mexico is in talks with Cuba to sign an accord between Cuba Petroleos and Pemex, ...

'Spring' delayed as Cuba follows China's model


'Spring' delayed as Cuba follows China's model

Pope Benedict XVI's call for 'authentic freedom' during his recent visit to Cuba is unlikely to spur democracy. But other factors suggest economic changes are under way, patterned after the Chinese example, namely creating a market economy under an ...

The United States and Brazil: Trilateral Cooperation


The United States and Brazil: Trilateral Cooperation

Current initiatives improve health and food security in Africa, combat and prevent child labor in Haiti, partner with Bolivia on counternarcotics cooperation, and promote biofuels in Central America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

Puerto Rico Opens New Rehabilitation Centre to Combat Drug Addiction


Puerto Rico Opens New Rehabilitation Centre to Combat Drug Addiction

By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has inaugurated the island's new Pitirre Rehabilitation Centre, part of an initiative aimed at combating drug addiction in the territory. The $2 million plan, which is a partnership ...

Miami Cuban exile group calls for protest and boycott of Marlins


Miami Cuban exile group calls for protest and boycott of Marlins

By Melissa Sanchez The Cuban exile group Vigilia Mambisa has called for a protest at noon Tuesday against the Marlins stadium in Little Havana, in response to recent statements by the team manager, Venezuela-born Oswaldo "Ozzie" Guillen, ...

Bolivia 1952 - a glimpse of workers' power


Bolivia 1952 - a glimpse of workers' power

This month, we celebrate the 60th anniversary of Bolivia's revolution of 1952. Despite brutal repression, poverty and a low level of development, ...

Brazil: Contemporary Slavery and Proposals to Fight the Practice


Brazil: Contemporary Slavery and Proposals to Fight the Practice

In our first few years at school, we learn that slavery in Brazil was abolished with the signing of the Golden Law by the princess Isabel on 13th May 1888. In theory, it became illegal on that day to exercise ownership over another human being in ...

Embracing a Brazilian mission


Embracing a Brazilian mission

By DAVID MOORE - The Arab Tribune A first-time international youth mission trip from Gilliam Baptist Church sent 13 teen-aged members to Brazil during spring break. From a world of poverty to lizards in the showers and unusual hotdog toppings, ...

Private equity chances in Brazil's mid-market


Private equity chances in Brazil's mid-market

By Alvaro Goncalves Overtaking the UK as the world's sixth-largest economy in 2011, Brazil has a surface area more than twice as big as Europe and a population over three times that of the UK. Since 1990, poverty levels have halved, with 40m people ...

Brazil's Amazon boom pits economic growth versus forest


Brazil's Amazon boom pits economic growth versus forest

By Sarah Grainger BBC News, Manaus Marcelo Gordo is standing in the back garden of a small house in a suburb of Manaus, the capital of Brazil's Amazonas state, hoping to catch sight of a pied tamarin. These small primates, with white upper bodies and ...

Brazilian teenagers handcuffed to jail cells while sleeping


Brazilian teenagers handcuffed to jail cells while sleeping

Pictures have been released of teenagers waiting to be processed in Brazilian juvenile court handcuffed to cells while 86 sleep in a space meant for 30.

'Sextortion' case may be biggest in the U.S.


'Sextortion' case may be biggest in the U.S.

Rickard Finkbiner, 39, from Brazil Ind., was arrested Friday for sexual exploitation of children. / Photo provided by United States Attorney-Indianapo A media advisory issued this morning says US Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett will have a press conference ...

In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good


In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good

How many of the hundreds of thousands of mobile phone applications seek to do truly great things, such as lift people out of poverty or improve health care for the poor? The App Economy, to date, has largely touched the lives of those living in the ...

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 ...

Colombia's child soldiers lack government help – report


Colombia's child soldiers lack government help – report

Sofia's is one of several testimonies from former child soldiers in Colombia published in a recent report by Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict, a network of international non-government organisations, following its two field visits to Colombia ...

Time To Kill Capital Punishment In America


Time To Kill Capital Punishment In America

Additionally, the use of the death penalty reflects the racial biases which continue to plague the American justice system. Repeated studies have found that the race of the victim is a primary predictor of whether the death penalty will be applied.

3 Reasons Not to Kill Khalid Shaikh Mohammed


3 Reasons Not to Kill Khalid Shaikh Mohammed

By Richard Miniter The Obama administration a recently announced that Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, the mastermind of the September 11 attacks that killed nearly 3000 people, would face the death penalty in a military tribunal to be held in Guantanamo Bay, ...

Cubans arrested in North Sound, boat seized - Cayman Islands News


Cubans arrested in North Sound, boat seized - Cayman Islands News

(CNS): Four Cuban men were arrested by police at the weekend and their boat seized as officials believe it may have been stolen in the United States.