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martes, 10 de abril de 2012

Paco de Lucía gears up for first US tour in five years


Paco de Lucía gears up for first US tour in five years

MIAMI _ For more than 40 years, the Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco de Lucia has been known for a rare combination of virtuosity, tradition and creativity. Now 64, Lucia grew up in a poor family in Algeciras, a port city in Andalucia in southern Spain, ...

Immigrants experiencing quicker job growth than native-born Americans

Immigrants experiencing quicker job growth than native-born Americans:
by Perla Trevizo Immigrants are experiencing a faster rate of job growth than native-born Americans in the economic recovery, data show. "It seems that the rate of unemployment for immigrants is slightly lower than for the native group," said Jeanne ...


Chattanooga Times Free Press

Native American Tribes Look To Extend Their Wager Game Offerings To Online ...

Native American Tribes Look To Extend Their Wager Game Offerings To Online ...: by Press Office The existence of these casinos provides employment, present revenue to advance tribal causes, and perhaps most importantly money to help raise the living standards of Native Americans through augmented income and college funding.

Louisiana editorial roundup

Louisiana editorial roundup: While most other states exempt working-poor families from the income tax, Louisiana is one of a few states that continue to levy an income tax on working families living in poverty. By reducing state income taxes for working-poor families, ...


Spokane adventurer and doctor dies on Cuba hike

Spokane adventurer and doctor dies on Cuba hike: Dr. Richard Byrd, a Spokane pulmonary specialist and ardent traveler, died after a fall while hiking in Cuba. By Rich Landers No comments have been posted to this article. Dr. Richard Byrd, a Spokane pulmonary specialist and globe-trotting adventurer, ...

Brazil stresses need for world consensus at Rio+20 meet


Brazil stresses need for world consensus at Rio+20 meet

By Yana Marull (AFP) Brazil — The upcoming Rio conference on sustainable development must yield a commitment to manage the world economy in a way that respects the environment and fights poverty, a Brazilian official says.

South Africa: Brazilians to share experiences on beating hunger

South Africa: Brazilians to share experiences on beating hunger: The bilateral meeting between the two countries was expected to focus on Brazil's experiences of the last 10 years in eradicating poverty and inequality and Zero Hunger, which will outline productive inclusion and approaches in the rural and urban ...

Feds: 2 met underage victims on same website

Feds: 2 met underage victims on same website: CHARLES WILSON, AP This photo provided by the US Attorney's Office in Indianapolis shows Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, of Brazil, Ind. Federal prosecutors say Finkbiner may have coerced teenage boys across the country into sexual activity that he ...

Leaders at the Summit of the Americas: Protect Your Human Rights Defenders

Leaders at the Summit of the Americas: Protect Your Human Rights Defenders: Latin America was the most dangerous region in the world to be a trade unionist in 2009 and 2010, according to the International Confederation of Trade Unionists. More than 80 percent of murders of trade unionists worldwide during those two years took ...


The pluses of learning to surrender

The pluses of learning to surrender: There were cowboy movies, where Native Americans (called “Indians” then) usually got slaughtered by the cowboys. The World War II movies seemed to have similar plots, except it was the Germans or Japanese who got slaughtered by Americans who stood ...

Calif. American Indian tribe gets casino approval

Calif. American Indian tribe gets casino approval: A Northern California Native American tribe says federal officials have approved its plans for a casino off Interstate 5 in Yreka. The Karuk Tribe says it learned of the National Indian Gaming Commission's decision on Monday. The tribe has been working ...

In Cuba, hitchhikers bemoan a host of economic problems

In Cuba, hitchhikers bemoan a host of economic problems: ON THE CARRETERA CENTRAL, Cuba — "Subanse," climb aboard, I said repeatedly, pulling the right wheels of my eight-seat van off the dangerous two-lane highway that snakes hundreds of miles across an island considered off limits to most Americans.

Gallup poll: Mexicans more afraid to walk alone at night

Gallup poll: Mexicans more afraid to walk alone at nightMEXICO CITY -- Mexicans' trust in their military and national police has steadily declined since 2007, the first full year of President Felipe Calderon's war against drug cartels, a new Gallup poll says. The poll released last week also ...

Local minister an apostle for social justice

Local minister an apostle for social justice: Institutionalized segregation still reigned in Florida as in the rest of the South. Times change, but the 21st-century challenges are frustratingly similar: unemployment, crime and poverty. Tabernacle, located in the city's northwest neighborhood on ...


Chile energy woes could hit investment rate - BHP

Chile energy woes could hit investment rate - BHP: SANTIAGO - Chile's costly energy and its fragile electric grid could hurt investment in the world's top copper producer, BHP Billiton base metals president Peter Beaven told reporters on Tuesday, but said it will not affect the global miner's current ...

Puerto Rico's Government Continues Initiative to Collect Illegal Weapons

Puerto Rico's Government Continues Initiative to Collect Illegal Weapons: By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico's illegal weapons collection programme has brought in 1056 weapons and 55044 rounds of ammunition in less than 60 days, according to Governor Luis Fortuño. Anyone bearing an illegal gun in Puerto Rico has a ...


Connecticut becomes fifth state to axe death penalty


Connecticut becomes fifth state to axe death penalty

AMERICA'S enthusiasm for executing its own citizens is waning, with Connecticut abolishing the death penalty and the authors of the toughest death penalty laws in the nation now campaigning against them. The bill is expected to become law later this ...

Ecocide would be a crime against humanity

Ecocide would be a crime against humanity: ... the legal equal of humans, a concept already the law in Ecuador and Bolivia. ... in our posterity being born into a world of increased poverty and want.

Slavery is not over

Slavery is not over:
Among the organisations chosen by Google were International Justice Mission, a human rights agency working in 13 countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America; Polaris Project, one of the largest anti-slavery organisations in the United States and Japan; ...


The Independent (blog)

University Recognizes Native Students With Awareness Week and Powwow


University Recognizes Native Students With Awareness Week and Powwow

Dancers at the 2011 American Indian Awareness Week powwow at Black Hills State University in Rapid City, South Dakota. Black Hills State University has the highest percentage of Native American students of all universities ...

Ex-Puerto Rico senator to be moved to US prison

Ex-Puerto Rico senator to be moved to US prison: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico senator who is serving five years in prison in the US Caribbean territory after pleading guilty to corruption charges is being transferred to a prison in the US mainland. The US Attorney's Office ...

Group: Mich. teacher fired for Trayvon fundraiser


Group: Mich. teacher fired for Trayvon fundraiser

AP DETROIT (AP) — A civil rights group says a Michigan teacher has been fired for encouraging her students to organize a fundraiser for the family of Trayvon Martin, a Florida teenager shot to death by a neighborhood watch volunteer.

Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George ...

Trayvon Martin, 17, was fatally shot by neighborhood watch leader George ...:
Six shots were fired into an empty police cruiser early today in the Florida neighborhood where black teenager Trayvon Martin was shot and killed as the mayor warned that the town has become a "kindling box." No one was injured in the 4:30 am shooting ...


ABC News

Reducing Income Inequality Is the Key to Economic Growth -- Time to Pass the ...

Reducing Income Inequality Is the Key to Economic Growth -- Time to Pass the ...: Over the last 20 years, Brazil's policy of reducing economic inequality has brought 40 million people out of poverty and into the consumer economy. The Gini coefficient of inequality fell from .63 in 1989 to .53 in 2011. As a result, Brazilian Gross ...

Brazil to work with South Africa against hunger

Brazil to work with South Africa against hunger: Brazil has agreed to assist South Africa on social development issues, particularly in fighting against poverty and hunger. "It is important that we strengthen relations by sharing experiences with the view to find solutions to the similar challenges ...