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viernes, 13 de abril de 2012

Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city

Buenos Aires may allow foreign gay couples to marry in the city: Argentina, which extended the definition of marriage in 2010 to include same-sex couples, and was the first country in Latin America to do so, may make it legal for gay foreigners to get married on their soil, and in Buenos Aires, in particular.


An End to the War on Drugs?

An End to the War on Drugs?:
Mexican authorities believe the dead were mostly migrants kidnapped from buses and killed by the Zetas drug cartel. As a normally pro-forma gathering of hemispheric leaders gets under way in Cartagena, Colombia, this weekend, Latin America could ...


The New York Review of Books (blog)

Obama is off to Colombia but has audience at home

Obama is off to Colombia but has audience at home: In Latin America alone, over the past decade, tens of millions of people have stepped out of poverty and into the middle class. So they're now in a position to start buying American products," Obama said. "That means they've got more money to spend, ...


End Game for Hugo Chavez, What Next for Venezuela?

End Game for Hugo Chavez, What Next for Venezuela?: The health of the leader of Latin America's self-proclaimed Bolivarian revolution has enormous global implications, even as the American press regards it as a minor diversion somewhere below March Madness. Well, for a start, according to the US Energy ...


Reds' Chapman steers clear of 'Cuba talk'


Reds' Chapman steers clear of 'Cuba talk'

I asked the Cuban-born reliever as he stood at his dressing stall in the Reds clubhouse at Great American Ball Park. The question was in reference to the Miami Marlins manager recently telling Time magazine — as he had the Chicago Tribune a couple of ...

Ex-Political Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike

Ex-Political Prisoners Launch Hunger Strike: Madrid – Ten Cuban former political prisoners protesting their "total abandonment" in Spain have launched a hunger strike to press their demands for government assistance, one of the participants in the fast told Efe Friday. "It's the only alternative ...


In Cuba, international businesses abound _ just not from the U.S.

In Cuba, international businesses abound _ just not from the U.S.: HAVANA — Leaving Jose Marti International Airport in this capital city, a billboard reminds vividly of the US trade embargo on Cuba. It shows a noose with the phrase, "Blockade: The Longest Genocide in History." The embargo, partially imposed in 1960 ...


Mexican Reforms an Important Step to Protect Journalists

Mexican Reforms an Important Step to Protect Journalists:
Viviana Giacaman is the director for Latin America programs at Freedom House. A native of Chile, she has over 10 years of experience in the fields of democratic governance, civil society and human rights in Latin America. At Freedom House, she designs ...


JURIST

Trade, security tops Harper's agenda at Summit of Americas

Trade, security tops Harper's agenda at Summit of Americas: CARTAGENA, Colombia — Prime Minister Stephen Harper planned to signal Canada's desire to increase trade and investment in Latin America as he arrived here Friday for a weekend summit of political leaders from the western hemisphere.

Canadian woman accused in Gadhafi plot claims she was set up


Canadian woman accused in Gadhafi plot claims she was set up

Cynthia Vanier is being held in a Mexican jail on suspicion of attempting to help members of the Gadhafi family out of Libya as the Libyan regime was crumbling. CBC's Dave Seglins talks with Vanier about her situation. By Becky Bratu, msnbc.com A ...

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012

The State of Gay and Transgender Communities of Color in 2012:
One study found that 26 percent of black transgender Americans, 18 percent of Latino transgender Americans, and 17 percent of multiracial transgender Americans are unemployed. This is compounded with the fact that transgender Americans in general are ...


Center For American Progress

US agents seize cocaine shipment near Puerto Rico

US agents seize cocaine shipment near Puerto Rico: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Federal authorities in Puerto Rico say they have seized 320 pounds (145 kilograms) of cocaine and arrested six people from the Dominican Republic on suspicion of trafficking drugs. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency ...

7 Native American Movies That Will Tomahawk Into Your Heart

7 Native American Movies That Will Tomahawk Into Your Heart: Let the quest for new age crystals or vegan fueled spirituality rest on other shoulders as you dive into these seven Native American movies that will tomahawk into your heart with joy, sorrow and action. Hopefully a future winner in the “White man ...


Where Is Brazil in the Global Drug Debate?

Where Is Brazil in the Global Drug Debate?: Particularly given the devastating implications of this failed war on Brazil's society and democratic institutions, the government's silence is deafening. Brazil experiences the highest absolute number of homicides on the planet. For example, in 2010, ...


UN rights chief disturbed by Suriname amendment on immunity for violations

UN rights chief disturbed by Suriname amendment on immunity for violations:
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, today said she was “disturbed” by the recent decision by Suriname to pass an amendment to an existing law that grants immunity for human rights violation committed during the 12-year ...


UN News Centre

Literacy fundraiser draws a good roster

Literacy fundraiser draws a good roster: Proceeds from this popular event help Horizons of Friendship combat poverty and inequality in Central America and Mexico. Horizons of Friendship is a Canadian agency committed to promoting social justice and people-centred development in Central ...

Trip provides lessons in global citizenship

Trip provides lessons in global citizenship: By Arline A. Fleming/Special to the Independent Six trips over one decade with 44 Boys Scouts and two South Kingstown leaders has somewhat compressed the 1500 miles that separate South County from the Dominican Republic, a country that borders Haiti.


Fact Sheet: The US Economic Relationship with the Western Hemisphere

Fact Sheet: The US Economic Relationship with the Western Hemisphere: As strengthened, market-based economic policies continue to lift millions of people in the region out of poverty and into the middle class, the Obama Administration is moving decisively to seize opportunities for US firms. The President reaffirms US ...

Michigan teacher fired for Martin fundraiser

Michigan teacher fired for Martin fundraiser: ... was fired from the charter school late last month for helping students organize a fundraiser for the family of 17-year-old Florida fatal shooting victim Trayvon Martin, according to a release by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

Connecticut Legislature Repeals Death Penalty

Connecticut Legislature Repeals Death Penalty:
Seven out of 10 death row inmates are African-American or Latino, and studies show race has played a factor in sentencing. By Danielle Wright Connecticut has become the 17th state to repeal the death penalty. Gov. Daniel Malloy has agreed to sign the ...


BET

Brazil's "gringo" problem: its borders

Brazil's "gringo" problem: its borders: Investor-friendly policies and poverty-reduction programs since then have made Brazil a star performer amid a broader shift in the global balance of power toward emerging markets. Brazil surpassed Britain last year as the world's sixth-biggest economy, ...

Sonoma's Jordan Sells Original Land to Native Americans

Sonoma's Jordan Sells Original Land to Native Americans: Jordan Vineyard and Winery has sold 269 acres of land, including 110 acres of vineyards, in Sonoma's Alexander Valley to Lytton Rancheria of California, a Native American tribe. This was the original vineyard that the Jordan family purchased when they ...


Welcome to America: Connecting Indigenous Autonomy and Immigration

Welcome to America: Connecting Indigenous Autonomy and Immigration: I recall the sorrow and discrimination provoked by Arizona's SB 1070 when numerous Native American elders were suspected of being “illegals” because they could not produce birth certificates to prove otherwise. Imagine that: natives seen as “illegals” ...

Catholic Church expresses concern over corruption and poverty in ...

Catholic Church expresses concern over corruption and poverty in ...: Catholic Church expresses concern over corruption and poverty in Argentina. The Argentine Catholic church expressed concern over theimportant level of ...

Education and The Colonial Frontier: The Right Place for a Native American Man?

Education and The Colonial Frontier: The Right Place for a Native American Man?: In recent discussions with colleagues, the topic of Native American men has come up a lot. While I hate to play to the stereotype, we have another one of those "vanishing Indian" things going on. I really hoped we had buried the whole Last of the ...