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jueves, 10 de mayo de 2012

Argentine Senate approves

Argentine Senate approves: Now Argentine families won't have to struggle to find judges to order doctors to end life-support for people who are dying or in a permanent vegetative state. Getting such approval can be very difficult in many countries, particularly in Latin America, ...


11th suspect arrested in alleged attack plot by white supremacists

11th suspect arrested in alleged attack plot by white supremacists: Melbourne, Florida (FL Today) -- A dozen alleged white supremacists, including six current and former Brevard County residents, face hate crime and criminal conspiracy charges stemming from an alleged plot to attack a rival, anti-racism group at a ...

Members of white supremacist group arrested in Florida


Members of white supremacist group arrested in Florida

Railroad ties, cement pilings and other debris reportedly mark the entrance to Marcus and Partricia Faella's rural Florida compound, situated on the edge of a wildlife management area marketed by tourism officials as a good spot for hikers, ...

Brazil: Land Fights up, but Fewer Activists Dead

Brazil: Land Fights up, but Fewer Activists Dead:
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 threats and murders.


ABC News

Political corruption provides platform for the Gospel in Brazil

Political corruption provides platform for the Gospel in Brazil:
Most recently, several Brazilian politicians have been accused of engaging in illegal financial transactions with Carlos Augusto Ramos, a Brazilian businessman better known as Carlinhos Cachoeira, or "Charlie Waterfall." Cachoeira has been in prison ...


Mission Network NEws (press release)

Haitian who alleges abuse testifies in Uruguay


Haitian who alleges abuse testifies in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A 19-year-old Haitian man who has accused six Uruguayan peacekeepers for the UN of sexually abusing him in the poor Caribbean country was in court Thursday to testify to the judge investigating the case.

Carters return to Haiti to building projects

Carters return to Haiti to building projects: By Shelia M. Poole The 29th Annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project will return to Léogâne, Haiti for the second year in a row to help families left homeless by the 2010 earthquake. The 2012 build will take place Nov. 25 through Dec. 1.

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard

Argentina gender rights law: A new world standard: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Activists say Argentina now leads the world in transgender rights after it granted people the right to change their legal and physical gender identity simply because they want to, without having to undergo judicial, ...

Conservative government doubles maximum penalty to 10 years jail for masked ...


Conservative government doubles maximum penalty to 10 years jail for masked ...

A 10-year maximum jail term would apply in the case of a “riot,” but in the case of an “unlawful assembly” the maximum penalty would be five years in jail, said Robert Goguen, parliamentary secretary for Justice. Goguen said in an interview that with ...

Brazil police detain American tourist in Rio

Brazil police detain American tourist in Rio: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Police in Brazil say an American tourist was detained for several hours after trying to leave Rio de Janeiro without paying his hotel bill of more than $7000, including $3000 for "caipirinhas" -- Brazil's national cocktail of ...


Valle Nevado Set To Open First Gondola In Chile

Valle Nevado Set To Open First Gondola In Chile: By Ben Gavelda Santiago, Chile, May 2012 – Valle Nevado ski resort, a visionary leader in resort development in South America, will launch the country's first ski resort gondola on opening day of the 2012 season on June 29. The gondola will feature 70 ...

SFU bolsters partnerships with Chile

SFU bolsters partnerships with Chile: SFU education grad student Marco Espinoza was in Chile May 2-9 with VP External Relations Philip Steenkamp to help strengthen the university's ties with South America's southernmost country. Chilean president Sebastián Piñera has pledged that his ...

Census Bureau Reports Foreign-Born Households are Larger, Include More ...


Census Bureau Reports Foreign-Born Households are Larger, Include More ...

Among the regions of birth, family households with a householder born in Latin America and the Caribbean were the most likely to include children under 18 (70 percent), followed by Africa (67 percent), Oceania (60 percent) and Asia (56 percent).

6 charged in Puerto Rico drug trafficking ring

6 charged in Puerto Rico drug trafficking ring: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted six men on charges of running a multimillion-dollar drug trafficking ring to import cocaine into Puerto Rico. US Attorney Rosa Emilia Rodriguez says the suspects are charged with ...

Bronx ministry lures addicts from Puerto Rico aloft promise of salvation


Bronx ministry lures addicts from Puerto Rico aloft promise of salvation

Photo: Alexander Hotz Eduardo Rosa was homeless at 50, on the streets of Vega Alta, Puerto Rico, after his brother kicked him out of his house for smoking crack. But what Rosa did have was a name from 1500 miles away.

'New poor' flood Legal Aid as offices cut back

'New poor' flood Legal Aid as offices cut back: By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel A cross-section of South Florida's new poor gathers each weekday morning in the lobby of the Legal Aid Society of Broward County, bringing with them a wealth of woes and a little bit of hope. "We thought maybe a lawyer could ...


Transitions: Venezuela's Growing Drug Problem

Transitions: Venezuela's Growing Drug Problem: Another day, another deeply damaging whistle-blowing by a former Venezuelan Supreme Tribunal magistrate. Soon after Magistrate Eladio Aponte fled the country last month and aired a terrifying amount of dirty chavista laundry on TV, his one-time ...

Eighteen people beheaded in Mexico, drug gang suspected ...

Eighteen people beheaded in Mexico, drug gang suspected ...: The officer said a note by the bodies was signed by the Zetas cartel, a criminal militia led by former Mexican soldiers and blamed for some of the worst atrocities in Mexico's drug war. Guadalajara, known for its high-tech industry, mariachi ...


Gay marriage a distant dream around the world

Gay marriage a distant dream around the world: “They can practice this in America if they want, since it's their right, but we are still very concerned, because whatever America practices, it often wants other countries to follow suit,” he said. The Vatican, a strident opponent of gay marriage, ...

Countries where same-sex marriage is legal


Countries where same-sex marriage is legal

The Swedish parliament voted to legalize gay marriage in 2009, making Sweden the seventh country in the world to allow same-sex couples to get married. Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage, after President ...

Argentina's senate votes for "dignified death" law

Argentina's senate votes for "dignified death" law:
(CBS/AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina - Argentina's senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a "dignified death" law giving terminally ill patients and their families more power to make end-of-life decisions. 92-year-old retired school teacher faces ...


CBS News

Macri attacks on rubbish, defensive on hospitals

Macri attacks on rubbish, defensive on hospitals: Buenos Aires Mayor Maurico Macri continued yesterday with his row against President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, stating that the President sought to “generate divisions between Argentines” on different issues, including the rubbish disposal system ...


The Future of Mexico's Drug Strategy

The Future of Mexico's Drug Strategy: Latin American nations displayed unalloyed unity, indicating a deeply felt disdain for Washington's normal agenda in the region. Several Latin American countries have demonstrated a desire to approach drug policy in a sharply different manner from the ...

Military Trial of the "Gitmo Five" Underway at Guantanamo Bay

Military Trial of the "Gitmo Five" Underway at Guantanamo Bay: Mohammed, 46, was charged in 2008 by an American military commission with war crimes and murder and faces the death penalty if convicted. The other four detainees have also been in custody at the Guantanamo facility since 2006 after having been ...

Young females in Haiti receive World Bank training for the job market

Young females in Haiti receive World Bank training for the job market: In Haiti young women from poor homes have greater difficulties to find a first employment than boys. PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, May 10, 2012 - A World Bank programme aimed at fostering economic independence among young girls and young women will result in ...


Chavez rival struggles to close gap in Venezuela race


Chavez rival struggles to close gap in Venezuela race

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - On a heady night in mid-February, Henrique Capriles roared himself hoarse with optimism at his victory rally in Caracas after trouncing rivals to win the Venezuelan opposition's presidential ticket.