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domingo, 15 de abril de 2012

Portraits of identity at Latino film fest

Portraits of identity at Latino film fest: With four special event screenings at other venues Now in its 28th year, the Chicago Latino Film Festival offers works from Latin America, Spain and the United States. This long-standing fest, which begins Friday and runs through April 26, differs from ...

Peru backs the US in the war on drugs

Peru backs the US in the war on drugs: LIMA, Peru — This weekend, heads of state at the Summit of the Americas are expected to discuss the emerging Latin American consensus for an alternative to the “war on drugs.” Many leaders are fed up with the violence, and highlight how it has even ...

Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal involving "prostitutes" in Columbia


Secret Service agents caught in sex scandal involving "prostitutes" in Columbia

Colombia is a major source country for women and girls trafficked to Latin America, the Caribbean, Western Europe, Asia, and North America, including the United States, for purposes of commercial sexual exploitation and involuntary servitude.

Monterey County schools show progress with School Improvement Grants

Monterey County schools show progress with School Improvement Grants: Gains can be seen for Latinos, English learners and low-income students, usually the groups where the so-called achievement gap is harder to bridge. At Highland Elementary, where three out of four students are English learners, "they have all moved up ...

BlueCross exec says prepare to comply with Affordable Care Act

BlueCross exec says prepare to comply with Affordable Care Act: Individuals whose income is up to 138 percent of the federal poverty level will be eligible for Medicaid. The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals is already gearing up to enroll 600000 healthy adults into the new Medicaid plan starting in ...


Camillus celebrates 6 black women of note

Camillus celebrates 6 black women of note: MIAMI — Gepsie Metellus was a newly-minted college graduate when she moved to Miami in 1984. At the time, Miami's Haitian population continued to swell as hundreds of Haitian refugees, fleeing poverty and the repression of Jean-Claude Duvalier's ...

Cuba split leaves summit without declaration

Cuba split leaves summit without declaration: CARTAGENA, Colombia – A summit of nearly 30 Western Hemisphere leaders has ended without a joint declaration due to divisions over Cuba and Argentine claims to the Falkland Islands. "There is no declaration because there is no consensus," said ...


State program offers entrepreneurial loans

State program offers entrepreneurial loans: The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has awarded $4.5 million under its Emerging Entrepreneurs Fund to support micro-enterprises and small businesses in the state. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic ...

US-Colombia free trade pact effective May 15


US-Colombia free trade pact effective May 15

Implementation of the pact will reduce duties on US exports entering Colombia, as well as help create half a million jobs in five years in Colombia, increase the country's output by one percent and lift 1.2 million Colombians out of poverty, ...

Line 60 drivers lift strike, meet Labour Minister

Line 60 drivers lift strike, meet Labour Minister: Tension mounted on Saturday as 250 workers with their relatives took over the line's headquarters located in Northern Greater Buenos Aires district of Ingeniero Maschwitz and blocked the entrance. Hours after a court ordered to clear the bus station ...

Contemporary Venezuelan Films at Instituto Cervantes

Contemporary Venezuelan Films at Instituto Cervantes: MANILA, Philippines - Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with the Embassy of Venezuela in the Philippines, introduces some of Venezuela's contemporary cinematic creations to Manila by showcasing a special film cycle today until April 20, ...

Governor's Office of Economic Development Expands Global Reach at Expomin


Governor's Office of Economic Development Expands Global Reach at Expomin

Rovira and Utah attendee Redmond Inc. met with the Santiago Chamber of Commerce and a prominent local law firm before the whole delegation assembled at a reception with the trade show's organizer, Kallman International, and the US Ambassador to Chile, ...

Codelco buys in copper to meet deliveries


Codelco buys in copper to meet deliveries

Chilean production is likely to be hotly discussed at the annual Cesco week gathering of the copper industry, which begins in Santiago on Monday. The emergency purchases by Codelco to meet its contracts were small, at about 3000-5000 tonnes a month, ...

World Bank juggles politics and merit in race to name leader


World Bank juggles politics and merit in race to name leader

Public health expert Dr Jim Yong Kim is poised to become the next president of the World Bank in a move that maintains America's grip on the institution tasked with combating global poverty. Dr Kim's (above right with wife) background in public health ...

Obama reiterates equal ties with Latin America

Obama reiterates equal ties with Latin America:
He told the assembled leaders that the Americas must continue cooperation and collaboration in boosting trade and development, defending the security of its citizens and standing up for democracy and human rights. On the fight against drug trafficking, ...


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Americas leaders wrap up summit

Americas leaders wrap up summit: CARTAGENA, Colombia: Leaders from across the Americas were to wrap up a two-day gathering here Sunday with US President Barack Obama under intense Latin American pressure to let Cuba attend future hemispheric summits. On Saturday, Colombian President ...

Americas leaders wrap up summit, US isolated on Cuba


Americas leaders wrap up summit, US isolated on Cuba

The Colombian's leader's statement was echoed by remarks by his Bolivian counterpart, ... The text focuses on poverty eradication, regional integration, ...

The cost of the 'war on drugs'

The cost of the 'war on drugs': Central and South America have respectively the second and third-highest homicide rates in world, the Mexican government claims its war on drugs has claimed the lives of almost 50000 people. In this special edition of Counting the Cost we ask whether ...

Legalize drugs? It's a valid discussion for US, Mexico and others

Legalize drugs? It's a valid discussion for US, Mexico and others: Latin American leaders, weary of the drug war, are calling for an important discussion on drug legalization. The US should not turn away. President Obama is welcomed by Colombian vice Foreign minister Monica Lanzetta at the Rafael Nunez airport in ...


The United States Needs America More Than Ever

The United States Needs America More Than Ever: When you say "America" everywhere else in the world, the word makes unequivocal reference to the whole concept: including North, Central, South America, the Caribbean, and the adjacent islands. This weekend President Obama will be reminded of the big ...

Therapeutic abortion shot down again in Chilean Congress


Therapeutic abortion shot down again in Chilean Congress

“I am disappointed and saddened by the tragic situation in Chile that violates the rights of women in this country,” Espíndola told The Santiago Times. The decision comes after four days of debate in Congress. The discussion between politicians focused ...

Researchers 'hear' voices of native people

Researchers 'hear' voices of native people: It was a pleasure watching archaeologist Douglas J. Jackson and lithic analyst Amanda J. Butler map the location of Native American burial mounds on the Vermilion County farm. The researchers from the Illinois State Archaeological Survey (ISAS) are ...

Zetas cartel -Mara Salvatruchas alliance in Mexico unites brutal gangs

Zetas cartel -Mara Salvatruchas alliance in Mexico unites brutal gangs: The Maras, which began as a prison gang in Los Angeles, grew after members were deported to their home countries in Central and South America and in Mexico. The FBI said the Maras operate in at least 42 US states and the District of Colombia and engage ...


The Archaeologist: Poverty Point presses onward in UNESCO World Heritage ...

The Archaeologist: Poverty Point presses onward in UNESCO World Heritage ...: She's also an adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Atmospheric Science, Earth Science, and Physics at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, although she doesn't have an office on campus — she works full-time at Poverty Point, near Epps, ...

Albany unites to fight hunger

Albany unites to fight hunger: At Albany Area High School on Saturday, Wolford – with help from hundreds of others – had come full circle to lead the Albany Hunger Challenge, a food-packing event geared toward helping people who are living in poverty in the Dominican Republic.

U.S. authorities being more aggressive in war against heroin


U.S. authorities being more aggressive in war against heroin

They've organized anti-drug rallies and founded organizations to spread the word about heroin in affluent areas where it is usually considered a distant, unlikely threat. The more assertive approach is not entirely new to the drug war, but it's being ...