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miércoles, 11 de abril de 2012

Drug Crime, Development Top Agenda for Summit of Americas

Drug Crime, Development Top Agenda for Summit of Americas: On the agenda in Cartagena: poverty reduction and inequality, economic integration, technology and cooperation to cope with natural disasters, and citizen security, a reference to drug and criminal violence. Some Latin American leaders want a ...

The changing face of the Americas

The changing face of the Americas: In a report last year on women's political participation in the Americas, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights noted some gains but said that "women's progress in this area has been very slow, uneven, and varied in the region, ...

Colombia's Santos raises profile on world stage

Colombia's Santos raises profile on world stage: But the Harvard-educated Santos, who came to power in 2010, has improved relations with Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez and put Colombia on course to become a diplomatic conduit between the United States and Latin America's leftist governments.


Guatemala Update: Pérez Molina's First 90 Days

Guatemala Update: Pérez Molina's First 90 Days:
During his first three months in office, Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina made his mark by pushing for Latin American drug decriminalization while pushing for economic reforms and supporting institutions to combat impunity at home.


AS/COA Online

Mexico mission trip a wonderful experience for all

Mexico mission trip a wonderful experience for all: Most of the children of Tapachula, Mexico have parents who have been, or still are, in prison. Many of the children have lived in prison themselves, not for something they have done, but because in this part of Mexico, the kids live in the prison with ...

Mexican state charges motorcyclists with terrorism

Mexican state charges motorcyclists with terrorism: MEXICO CITY – Prosecutors in northern Mexico have brought terrorism charges against two motorcyclists because their loud exhaust pipes backfired and caused a sound like gunshots that sent a crowd into a panicked stampede, officials said Wednesday.

Argentine 'miracle' morgue baby improving

Argentine 'miracle' morgue baby improving: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – A mother in Argentina says she fell to her knees in shock after finding her baby alive in a coffin in the morgue nearly 12 hours after the girl had been declared dead. Analia Bouguet named her newborn Luz Milagros, ...

Rummage sale to benefit church mission trip to Honduras


Rummage sale to benefit church mission trip to Honduras

Based in Little Rock, Ark., Heifer International works to end poverty and hunger in a sustainable fashion. The organization provides gifts of livestock, seeds, trees and training to those in need, with much of its work occurring in Central America and ...

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America

Countering Criminal Violence in Central America: Among them are the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Though combined their populations total less than thirty million people, these small nations arguably have an outsized effect on the United States, ...


No powwow held during Native American Week

No powwow held during Native American Week: There will be no traditional powwow during Native American Awareness Week, which is being celebrated this week in Detroit Lakes. There will be no traditional powwow during Native American Awareness Week, which is being celebrated this week in Detroit ...

Nashville District wants to return Native American remains

Nashville District wants to return Native American remains: (April 10, 2012) – The US Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District wants to return the remains of one Native American to their tribe after being found in Cheatham County last year. The Corps is seeking comments on a plan to transfer custody of the ...


Mexico to honor troops killed in drug war

Mexico to honor troops killed in drug war: AP MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican army says it will build a monument to honor soldiers killed in the fight against drug traffickers in a bid to raise morale and prevent desertion. The Defense Department says the monument will be erected at Mexico ...

Mass murderer Manson denied parole again in California

Mass murderer Manson denied parole again in California: LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mass murderer Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious convicts, was denied parole on Wednesday in his 12th and possibly final bid for release from a California prison, state corrections officials said.

34 Heads of State and Government hold Sixth Summit in Colombia

34 Heads of State and Government hold Sixth Summit in Colombia: These include poverty and inequalities, citizen security, disasters and access to technologies. This forum that occurs every three years, offers the opportunity for countries to jointly define a hemispheric agenda at the highest level to address urgent ...

The Rockies and Venezuela: The Critical Support of Family


The Rockies and Venezuela: The Critical Support of Family

It is a packed house at Luis Aparicio Stadium in Maracaibo, the biggest city in the Venezuelan West. As usual, the heat is unbearable. But that's never been an excuse for the faithful, loud and demanding Aguilas del Zulia fans. Before the game starts, ...

The Pivot: Romney Calls On Women, Latinos To Join Him


The Pivot: Romney Calls On Women, Latinos To Join Him

Once again, Romney said it's Obama who has the real problem with Latinos (an idea not borne out by polling data). “This president's polices have failed them,” Romney said of Latinos. “Look at unemployment rates among Hispanics and other ethnic groups.

BRICs Are Building a Wall Around the Poor Despite Rapid Growth

BRICs Are Building a Wall Around the Poor Despite Rapid Growth: China is, of course, the "c" in BRIC, the other letters standing for Brazil, Russia and India in an acronym coined by the Goldman Sachs banker Jim O'Neill. These countries represent an economic miracle, we are told, a phenomenal growth story against ...

Chile's Cap Sees Risk of Project Delays From Energy Shortage

Chile's Cap Sees Risk of Project Delays From Energy Shortage: Cap SA (CAP), Chile's biggest steel and iron-ore producer, said plans to expand its mines in the country may be delayed by electricity shortages. Energy supply in Chile is a problem, Cap Chairman Roberto De Andraca told shareholders in Santiago today.

Cue the Cuban zombies


Cue the Cuban zombies

Just as the Cuban Revolution turns 50, a new rebel uprising is about to take over the streets of Havana, but this time it's headed by hundreds of zombies. Panic reigns in the city, and the Communist government blames dissidents financed by the United ...

Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons - Topix

Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons - Topix: General conditions in all Brazilian prisons remain the focus of much debate. In a country where 1 in every 262 adults is in prison, solutions to assure a reduction ...

Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons · Global Voices

Brazil: Human Rights Violation in Several Prisons · Global Voices:
General conditions in all Brazilian prisons remain the focus of much debate. In a country where ...

Green Economy or Clean Energy With Equity for Latin America

Green Economy or Clean Energy With Equity for Latin America: "One out of three Latin Americans is living in poverty and nearly 90 million ... Mexico, Colombia, Paraguay and Argentina," Juan Carlos Sánchez of the ...

Best vacation splurges for your tax refund

Best vacation splurges for your tax refund: iStock Buenos Aires is filled with history, fine food and romance.Buenos Aires Convention & Visitors Bureau Puerto Marques is a great place to relax in Acapulco, and aplace that gives you a rustic, authentic experience.Acapulco Tourism Next Slide ...

Chicago Latino Film Festival: LGBT overview

Chicago Latino Film Festival: LGBT overview:
More than 140 features and short films from Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will be showcased during the fest. Aside from special events, screenings will be held at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema, 2828 N. Clark St., ...


Windy City Times

For Mexican president, a long-delayed Cuba visit

For Mexican president, a long-delayed Cuba visit: Like his older brother, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, Raul Castro has ties to Mexico stretching back decades. The young revolutionaries took refuge in Mexico after their release from a Cuban prison in 1955. They spent 18 months in the country, ...