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martes, 8 de mayo de 2012

Who Wants to Buy Honduras?

Who Wants to Buy Honduras?:
How could Honduras, the original banana republic, reform a political and economic system that kept nearly two-thirds of its people in grim poverty? One young aide, Octavio Rubén Sánchez Barrientos, had no idea how to undo the entrenched power networks.


New York Times

RNC: We've only just begun to fight for Latino voters


RNC: We've only just begun to fight for Latino voters

A big reason they are disappointed is how things are going: when Hispanic unemployment is so high, when so many kids living in poverty are Hispanics, the numbers speak for themselves. That's what's going to get people riled up.

Should US Troops Fight the War on Drugs?

Should US Troops Fight the War on Drugs?: Illegal drugs remain a huge threat to the stability of Latin America. Sending our best is the right way to fight them. Perhaps the biggest role the US military can play is in stressing the importance of human rights and civilian control.

Colombia: The Empire Strikes Back

Colombia: The Empire Strikes Back: As PBI explains, Colombia is indeed a resource-rich country, with a rich supply of gold, emeralds, silver, platinum, nickel and copper; the "largest coal reserves in all of Latin America"; and oil production comparable to that of neighboring Venezuela ...


Tear gas at Venezuela prison after gunfire erupts

Tear gas at Venezuela prison after gunfire erupts: CARACAS, Venezuela – Gunfire erupted at a Venezuelan prison on Tuesday, prompting National Guard troops to use tear gas as they sought to bring the situation under control. Top prisons official Iris Varela said a small group of inmates at La Planta ...

Chávez Says He Is Ready For Campaign

Chávez Says He Is Ready For Campaign:
By KEJAL VYAS And EZEQUIEL MINAYA CARACAS—Venezuela's cancer-stricken president, Hugo Chávez, resurfaced Monday night after a week's silence, telling a state television show via telephone that he will be back in Venezuela in coming days and is in the ...


Wall Street Journal

Louisiana Most Violent State in the U.S.

Louisiana Most Violent State in the U.S.: You might want to re-route your road trip and steer clear of Louisiana. According to a recent report from the Institute for Economics and Peace, Louisiana was ranked America's most violent state for the 20th year in a row, based on homicide, ...


Jackson prison becomes tourist destination

Jackson prison becomes tourist destination:
... campus with four other active prisons, echoes with drama. It's where Dr. Jack Kevorkian stayed when he first arrived -- cell 82, level three -- and where hundreds of men, women and children were held on a single night during the 1967 Detroit riot.


WZZM

Ban on masks at riots not needed, MPs hear

Ban on masks at riots not needed, MPs hear:
It's up to city officials to decide what constitutes a riot, Richards said. Bill would mean up to 5 years in prison The new provisions would allow for penalties of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $5000 for rioters who wear a mask or ...


CBC.ca

Chauvin's Haitian Orphanage Progressing

Chauvin's Haitian Orphanage Progressing: Despite torrential early spring rains that flooded the construction site and halted work for days at a time, the new orphanage Frank Chauvin is building for Haitian girls on the outskirts of earthquake ravaged Port-au-Prince is on schedule and about ...

Turning poor Guatemalan kids into photographers -- 21 years later

Turning poor Guatemalan kids into photographers -- 21 years later: GUATEMALA CITY -- It began at a toxic garbage dump, Central America's largest and most dangerous. Nancy McGirr, a Guatemala-based American photojournalist and veteran of Reuters news agency, one day surveyed the burning plastic, cardboard houses, ...

Cuban casas particulares turn home into a business


Cuban casas particulares turn home into a business

SANTIAGO, Cuba — Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Cespedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion with its statue of a trumpeting archangel.

Helping Latino and low-income students take it step-by-step towards ...

Helping Latino and low-income students take it step-by-step towards ...:
The College Board recognized the problems Latino families and low-income students were ...

Border Patrol chief unveils new plan to address illegal immigration

Border Patrol chief unveils new plan to address illegal immigration:
Bob • New Orleans, Louisiana - Under the Mexican law, illegal immigration is a felony, punishable by up to two years in prison. Immigrants who are deported and attempt to re-enter can be imprisoned for 10 years.


Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)

Puerto Rico aims to become fully bilingual by 2022

Puerto Rico aims to become fully bilingual by 2022: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – The governor of Puerto Rico is trying to do what more than a century of American citizenship has failed to accomplish: teach Puerto Ricans to speak English as well as they do Spanish. Gov. Luis Fortuno, who has been mentioned as ...


Students learn about Native American life

Students learn about Native American life: By Maghan Hunt Teaching Tradition – Fancy dancer Tawy Bruner helped demonstrate different Native American dances while other tapped out the beat on the drum. This was the 14th year Native American Student Services Association has held Native American ...


The Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future

The Importance of the Americas to Our Shared Future:
Today, our engagement with Canada, Latin America, and the Caribbean requires an extra measure of strategic focus, precisely because this region is so important to our shared future. Our partnerships in the Western Hemisphere are vital to our economic ...


US Department of State (press release)

American Coalition Takes on World's Richest Man

American Coalition Takes on World's Richest Man: The growing coalition - Two Countries One Voice - point to the fact that Mr. Slim's wealth has come at a huge cost to the people of Mexico and that his business practices have crippled economic development in Mexico and throughout Latin America.

Brazil: Land fights up, but fewer activists dead

Brazil: Land fights up, but fewer activists dead:
By JULIANA BARBASSA AP RIO DE JANEIRO — Conflicts over land issues in Brazil increased last year, although the number of rural activists killed nationally went down slightly, according to a report released by a watchdog group that tallies land-related ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Jury to get ex-deputy's torture case

Jury to get ex-deputy's torture case: ... of persuading his then wife to take him to meet her boyfriend. McClain, 38, of Irvine, faces multiple felony counts, including torture, aggravated mayhem, kidnap and sexual assault. If convicted, he could be sentenced to multiple life terms in prison.


Chancellor commits $210000 to Native American outreach efforts

Chancellor commits $210000 to Native American outreach efforts: A commitment of $210000 was promised by Chancellor White to support an outreach educational program aimed at inspiring Native American youth to take advantage of a post-secondary education. On April 17, Chancellor White hosted the Native American ...

More than 300 come out for annual Native American walk


More than 300 come out for annual Native American walk

By Michael Maresh Journal Staff Writer More than 300 people on Friday donned their walking shoes for the 11th annual Four Corners Walking Together For Healthier Nations in which Native American tribes converged onto the Four Corners area as a way to ...

Being best for business needs balance

Being best for business needs balance: Recently, we noted that the Southern states have a higher number of children in poverty than almost the entire rest of the nation (“Child poverty in the South getting worse,” May 3), and talked about the added difficulties this poses for schools.


Child poverty shame

Child poverty shame: A STAGGERING 41 per cent of children living in Drumchapel are surviving in grinding poverty, a shameful survey reveals. The shocking statistics released by Save the Children show thousands of youngsters are struggling to survive below the breadline.

Haiti to vaccinate 95 percent of children under 10

Haiti to vaccinate 95 percent of children under 10: By Jesse Hyde PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — Measles, mumps and polio are diseases that have largely been eradicated in the US In the developing world, however, most parents often can't afford to get shots for their children. As with any nation, the future ...