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miércoles, 30 de mayo de 2012

A Cuban March Against Homophobia

A Cuban March Against Homophobia: The MEDICC medical consultant, Maricela Torres Esperón, added “There is a tradition of machismo not just in Cuba but in all of Latin America. People should not be defined by their sexual orientation. I am glad that the government was in favor of the ...


Gay rights are changing Latin America

Gay rights are changing Latin America:
Gay, bi and trans communities in Latin America have always existed, albeit quietly. With gay rights issues gaining prominence around the world, LGBT communities in Latin America are making themselves known to their neighbors, politicians and the world.


Gay Star News

Brazil Indigenous Still Waiting for Compensation

Brazil Indigenous Still Waiting for Compensation: Raposa Serra do Sul is one of scores of cases involving indigenous people that have been heard by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in recent years. And although Latin American governments sometimes drag their feet on implementing rulings, ...

U.S. condemns corruption

U.S. condemns corruption: The United States has condemned abuses of power resulting in human rights violations by Honduran police. The United States on Thursday condemned abuses of power across Latin America, highlighting serious human rights violations committed by Honduran ...

Canada fails to release human rights report on Colombia following FTA

Canada fails to release human rights report on Colombia following FTA: Opposition party member Scott Brison, who used his close ties to Colombian officials to propose the joint report, assured Canadians that the South American nation was committed to improving its shoddy human rights record, which has seen 17 trade ...

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war'

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war': In total, 254 convictions for crimes against humanity have been handed down by Argentine courts, including 23 civilians, according to Argentina's Center for Legal and Social Studies, an organization at the center of the push for human rights trials.


Where the jobs are: Brazil

Where the jobs are: Brazil: This year, Brazil overtook the United Kingdom as the world's sixth largest economy, fueled in part by big growth in domestic consumption as millions of people climbed out of poverty into the middle class. Faced with record high unemployment at home, ...


Obama campaign launches third Spanish-language ad campaign

Obama campaign launches third Spanish-language ad campaign: Latinos across the country know that the President does not have an economic record to run on. This ad will not cover up the fact that Latinos are facing an unemployment rate two points above the national average, struggling to ...

Iran to Sign $2 Billion Venezuela Oil Deal, Tehran Times Says

Iran to Sign $2 Billion Venezuela Oil Deal, Tehran Times Says: National Iranian Oil Co. and Petroleos de Venezuela SA plan to sign a $2 billion contract to develop the Dobokubi oil field in the Latin American nation, Tehran Times reported without citing anyone.

In Alabama, strict immigration law sows discord

In Alabama, strict immigration law sows discord: The crew he awaits is picking the Florida harvest. "I had to cut back my planting not knowing if the labor is going to be available," said Copeland, 47, who planted just two-thirds of his 30 acres on the far side of Straight Mountain in northeastern ...

Cuba Seeks to Diversify Exports to Boost Economy

Cuba Seeks to Diversify Exports to Boost Economy:
Cuba is mulling plans to promote exports of technology products as well as health and tourism services under an export diversification program aimed at boosting the economy, local media reported Saturday. The Cuban government has in the past two years ...


HispanicBusiness.com

British ship in Cuba to mark battle anniversary

British ship in Cuba to mark battle anniversary: HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- A British fleet-support ship has docked in Havana's harbor as Cuba and the UK prepare to mark the 250th anniversary of the Battle of Havana. The gray RFA Fort Rosalie arrived Wednesday morning with more than 100 crewmembers aboard.

Escaping poverty on the back of a chicken


Escaping poverty on the back of a chicken

Poverty and traditional values dictate the lives of many young girls who will be forced to become child brides. 40 per cent of girls in Nigeria are married by the age of 15, and marriage puts an end to education. Once wedded, she will be subject to a ...

'We must all focus on child poverty'

'We must all focus on child poverty':
By Craig Lewis A new report drawn up by the Milton Keynes Child Poverty Commission suggests a series of measures aimed at 'reducing poverty now, with a strong focus on employment' and making sure 'today's poor children do not become tomorrow's poor ...


Milton Keynes Citizen

USF Students in Peru

USF Students in Peru: ... seven students from the University of South Florida will be traveling to Peru to help build a medical clinic. The students are members of a USF chapter of an organization called Nourish International, a group that seeks to help end global poverty.

Trade pact with Peru and Colombia: Trade MEPs want stronger labour protection

Trade pact with Peru and Colombia: Trade MEPs want stronger labour protection: The trade committee praises the Colombian and Peruvian governments' "vast efforts" and fundamental improvements in law enforcement but says substantial work is still needed to "solve old problems", such as poverty, corruption, violence and particularly ...


Haiti - Diplomacy : Canada is ready to support the actions of Haiti

Haiti - Diplomacy : Canada is ready to support the actions of Haiti:
Tuesday, the Canadian Ambassador Henri-Paul Normandin, stated that the new government inspired confidence, that Canada was ready to support Haiti, but that it was now time to take action. " [...] We're still here, working with our Haitian friends, ...


Haitilibre.com

Americans face jail for helping Haiti soldiers

Americans face jail for helping Haiti soldiers: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  – Two Americans being held for allegedly assisting a band of rogue soldiers during a demonstration in Haiti's capital face up to three years in jail if convicted on conspiracy charges.

Lower ABAG numbers hurt low-income families


Lower ABAG numbers hurt low-income families

Through 2011, less than 10 units of housing affordable to low-income families have been built in the city and not a single one has been built in the county. The 1250 lower income families who are still waiting for an affordable place to live include ...

Growing out of Poverty

Growing out of Poverty: As she faces the ceiling of the Guatemalan children's clinic, her cheeks bulge with oedema fluid normally seen amongst the elderly or pregnant. In the cot three feet away from her, lies little Gricelda. Her small, frail frame and severe difficulties ...

Children bring joy to prison powwows

Children bring joy to prison powwows: Under a new state policy, Native-American prison inmates can now request that children be allowed to participate in yearly religious and cultural gatherings behind bars. By Sara Jean Green Powwow visitors — including children for the first time in ...

FBI, US Attorney take over prison riot probe

FBI, US Attorney take over prison riot probe: The statement, released by Adams County Sheriff Chuck Mayfield on the department's website, said recent meetings with the Corrections Corporations of America officials and FBI agents, the decision was made that the FBI should lead the investigation ...


Should Elderly Prisoners be Released Early?

Should Elderly Prisoners be Released Early?:
With America's prison population getting grayer by the year, the question arises: Should the US continue to incarcerate inmates in their sixties, seventies and older? Over the past two decades, the percentage of older prisoners has increased ...


AllGov

Studies show land rights reform key to saving forests, fighting climate change


Studies show land rights reform key to saving forests, fighting climate change

The report by the Washington-based NGO Rights and Resources Initiative is aimed at encouraging next month's UN summit in Rio de Janeiro to tackle the politically contentious issue of land reforms. RRI says studies in China, India and Brazil show local ...

New study reports rise in community land rights in tropical forests; most laws ...

New study reports rise in community land rights in tropical forests; most laws ...: The research also finds, however, that more than one-third of the rules governing land rights in most of the forests of Africa, Asia and Latin America significantly limit a community's ability to exercise those rights. The new report provides the most ...

Violence-Wracked Honduras

Violence-Wracked Honduras: Political and human rights activists, unionists and independent journalists are especially at risk. Conditions are exacerbated by Washington's complicity. On May 11, a US helicopter attack killed four Hondurans, including two pregnant women.