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lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012

Obama-backed restoration projects putting more than 20000 low-income youth to work


Obama-backed restoration projects putting more than 20000 low-income youth to work

Finally, Environment for the Americas will recruit eight Latino interns ages 18 to 25 to work with education and outreach and to engage in field research training and data collection at Forest Service and BLM sites in California, Colorado and Alaska ...

Four workers sue carwash owners over job conditions

Four workers sue carwash owners over job conditions: ... of carwash workers since 2008 in an attempt by unions and immigrant advocates to improve conditions in an industry where competition is fierce, profit margins are low, and workers are often undocumented immigrants from Mexico and Central America.

Panamerican Routes: Transplanting Latin political theatre in Toronto


Panamerican Routes: Transplanting Latin political theatre in Toronto

From Thursday to Saturday this week, Pizano is hosting an international conference in Toronto to explore theatre and human rights as part of the two-week Panamerican Routes festival that features innovative Canadian and Latin American voices through ...

Human Rights Activist Charged With Embezzlement in Argentina

Human Rights Activist Charged With Embezzlement in Argentina: By Vincent Menjivar , Christian Post Contributor Sergio Schoklender, the longtime operations chief of the human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (Madres de la Plaza de Mayo), has been formally charged and jailed for criminal conspiracy and the ...

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote: In recent years, the country has had one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America and has significantly reduced its poverty rate to 34 percent from 44 percent a decade ago. Medina, who studied to be a chemical engineer before becoming a career ...


Policeman's widow: Punishment for IRA killers weak

Policeman's widow: Punishment for IRA killers weak: DUBLIN (AP) -- The widow of a Northern Ireland policeman killed by Irish Republican Army die-hards condemned the length of prison sentences imposed Monday on his murderers, saying they were too short to deter more attacks by IRA factions.

Fatal Mississippi Prison Riot Quelled, Authorities Say


Fatal Mississippi Prison Riot Quelled, Authorities Say

(CNN) -- Authorities said early Monday they had put down a prison riot that claimed the life of a guard as it continued into the late evening Sunday. Catlin Carithers, a 24-year-old senior correctional officer, died of injuries sustained in the ...

Man sentenced in national forest pot grow

Man sentenced in national forest pot grow: A Mexican national has been sentenced to six years and eight months in prison in connection with a marijuana growing operation in Sequoia National Forest. A federal judge sentenced 28-year-old Jorge Aburto of Michoacan, Mexico on Monday.

In Argentina, Buenos Aires allows same-sex marriages for tourists

In Argentina, Buenos Aires allows same-sex marriages for tourists:
Now, LGBT tourists visiting Buenos Aires can tie the knot in the city, enjoy their honeymoon in the Paris of South America, and return home with a marriage certificate. Buenos Aires province and the City of Rosario already allow foreigners to hold ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote: Shortly after polls closed, the head of an observer mission from the Organization of American States, former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez, said the election had been a success and called it a "fiesta for democracy." ONE-THIRD IN POVERTY While the ...

Foreign Capital Investment is No Silver Bullet

Foreign Capital Investment is No Silver Bullet: Businessman Benjamín Bográn, who directs the Honduran Private Business Council (Cohep), today stated that Honduras needs capital investments totaling US$7 billion to eliminate poverty. “The country needs around US$5 billion to US$7 billion in direct or ...

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote

Ruling party candidate claims win in Dominican vote: SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Ruling party candidate Danilo Medina claimed victory on Monday in the Dominican Republic's presidential election, avenging his defeat 12 years ago by opposition candidate Hipolito Mejia. With the vote count in Sunday's poll 99 ...

In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable

In Cuba, mystery shrouds fate of Internet cable: Cuban officials last year welcomed the arrival of the undersea fiber-optic cable linking the country to Venezuela, which was supposed to boost web capacity 3000-fold. Even a retired Fidel Castro had hailed the dawn of a new cyber-age on the island.

Cuba drilling continues as US groups press spill response need


Cuba drilling continues as US groups press spill response need

By Nick Snow Repsol SA continues drilling Cuba's first offshore oil well as some US government agencies, oil and gas organizations, and environmental groups press to ease restrictions that would keep US companies from responding if the well blows out ...

US urged to give sacred land back to Native Americans

US urged to give sacred land back to Native Americans:
WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - A United Nations human rights official has urged the United States to return the control of lands considered sacred to Native Americans, ...


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Casinos and American-Indian Health

Casinos and American-Indian Health: But a new study finds that, whatever its other effects, gaming has improved the health (and health care) of Native Americans. Drawing on data from the period 1988 to 2003, including a sample of 24000 Native Americans, researchers found that casinos ...

Banning Native American school mascots

Banning Native American school mascots: The Oregon State Board of Education has banned public schools from using American Indian names and mascots for their athletic teams, out of a concern they disparage native American people. Researcher Stephanie Fryberg says the use of Native Americans ...


Prison under control after fatal riot

Prison under control after fatal riot: Emilee Beach, a spokeswoman for Corrections Corporation of America, who owns and operates the facility, said the disturbance at the Adams County facility ended late Sunday night, hours after it began at 2:40 pm Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield said ...

Exhibit highlights plight of Puerto Rican political prisoner

Exhibit highlights plight of Puerto Rican political prisoner:
That is the cry from supporters of the longest imprisoned freedom fighter for Puerto Rican independence. To make their point, friends and family of Mr. López Rivera along with community activists have sentenced themselves to “jail.


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Atlanta Ranks Among Top Five in Child Poverty Nationally ...

Atlanta Ranks Among Top Five in Child Poverty Nationally ...: At 49%, the City of Atlanta has been ranked #5 of 50 cities for “children living in areas of concentrated poverty.” Only Detroit, Cleveland, Miami and Milwaukee ...

Ex-Haiti official to be sentenced in telecom scam

Ex-Haiti official to be sentenced in telecom scam: NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ (AP) -- A judge is set to announce whether a former Rutgers student will go to prison for using a webcam to see his roommate kissing another man. Dharun Ravi could get up to 10 years for each of two second-degree bias intimidation ...


Haiti - Education : Directory of Memory and End Study Work to the UEH

Haiti - Education : Directory of Memory and End Study Work to the UEH:
The Rector of the State University of Haiti presents this Monday, to the academic community in particular and the general public, the "Directory of Memory and End Study Work to the UEH from 1960 to 2011" (Répertoire des Mémoires et travaux de sortie ...


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Prisoners' Rights Still Absent in Argentina under Democracy

Prisoners' Rights Still Absent in Argentina under Democracy: BUENOS AIRES - Nearly 29 years after the demise of the 1976-1983 dictatorship in Argentina, successive democratic governments have failed to find a humane way of running the prison system.

They're Puerto Ricans. They speak Spanish

They're Puerto Ricans. They speak Spanish: Language is not only cultural. Many times it's political. A form of cultural assassination is being pressed upon Puerto Ricans on the island.

America moves from record number of prisoners to record ... - Fark


America moves from record number of prisoners to record ... - Fark

America moves from record number of prisoners to record number of released prisoners to record number of released prisoners who can't get jobs with a ...