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lunes, 4 de junio de 2012

Cuban salaries rise to $19 a month

Cuban salaries rise to $19 a month: The average monthly salary in Cuba rose 17 per cent between 2006-2011 to the equivalent of $US19 ($A19.67), the state statistics office say. That meant the average monthly wage of workers in Cuba - where the Communist-ruled state controls more than 90 ...


Argentina's gender ID law takes effect

Argentina's gender ID law takes effect:
By MICHAEL WARREN AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Transsexuals have been lining up in Buenos Aires to be the first to take advantage of Argentina's groundbreaking gender-identity law. It allows people to change their names and sexes on official documents ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Latin America Weighs OAS Human Rights Reform

Latin America Weighs OAS Human Rights Reform:
A number of Latin American countries are pushing to restrict the power of one of the Western Hemisphere's oldest human rights bodies at a regional summit this week. The forty-second General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) opened ...


AS/COA Online

Green economy: Does it include us?

Green economy: Does it include us?: Today is World Environment Day (WED), and the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development will be held in Rio de Janeiro from June 20-22. A day for positive environmental action, the origin of WED can be traced to 1972 when members of the UN ...

Escape Europe And The US With This Low-Risk, High-Return Market

Escape Europe And The US With This Low-Risk, High-Return Market: Colombia and Chile have agreements in force with the European Free Trade Association as well. Meanwhile, domestic consumption is growing at an exceptional rate and poverty rates are declining, putting more disposable income toward retail spending.

Alleged Colombian gang leader seized in Venezuela

Alleged Colombian gang leader seized in Venezuela: CHRISTOPHER TOOTHAKER, AP, FRANK BAJAK, Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan soldiers captured an alleged Colombian drug trafficker Sunday who authorities say ruthlessly ran the neighboring country's biggest right-wing criminal gang ...


US Patriot Act hasdenied Americans their freedom

US Patriot Act hasdenied Americans their freedom: The Patriot Act unaware to Americans have made them prisoners inside their own country brainwashed by media into thinking the US Governments are protecting their interests against “terrorists”. The US Govt is certainly protecting ”their” interests but ...

Haiti More Prepared for Hurricane Season says Minister Mayard Paul


Haiti More Prepared for Hurricane Season says Minister Mayard Paul

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "Our national system of disaster and risk management for the 2012 hurricane season is more enhanced compared to previous years in five areas: communication, information, coordination, operation, training/awareness," ...

Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes

Elders in Peruvian Andes Help Interpret Climate Changes:
(IPS) - A unique response to the challenge of global warming is happening in rural areas of Peru, where a network of indigenous elders is working out how to adjust weather forecasts in the light of climate change, while taking measures to safeguard ...


Upside Down World

Dance to the Music: National Youth Orchestras of Chile

Dance to the Music: National Youth Orchestras of Chile:
by Toba Singer While in Chile in late May, I was able to observe rehearsals and a performance of Taming of the Shrew by Ballet de Santiago, under the direction of the world-famous dancer Marcia Haydée, and coached by Richard Cragun, who had from its ...


California Literary Review

13th Annual Cuban Day Parade celebrates Cuban heritage with a touch of controversy

13th Annual Cuban Day Parade celebrates Cuban heritage with a touch of controversy:
Albio Sires pose for a photo at the beginning of the Cuban Day Parade in North Hudson County on Sunday, June 3, 2012. Doug Bauman/The Jersey Journal Cuban Day Parade 2012 gallery (51 photos) Hudson County's 13th Annual Cuban Day Parade made its way ...


The Jersey Journal - NJ.com

Puerto Rico bail referendum sparks rights debate


Puerto Rico bail referendum sparks rights debate

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A day after his teenage son was killed in a drive-by shooting, Luis Arvelo found some comfort in the arrest of a body shop worker suspected in the slaying. But that quickly evaporated ...

President Castro's daughter wants Obama to win reelection

President Castro's daughter wants Obama to win reelection: Castro, the head of Cuba's National Center for Sex Education and a proponent of gay marriage in Cuba, visited the US to attend a panel of the Latin American Studies Association in San Francisco last week. Unlike Castro, regular Cubans are usually ...

Chile in the Streets

Chile in the Streets: Chile is one of South America's most advanced and, until now, most stable countries. But, over the past 20 years, its people have achieved a mature political sensibility; they demand new rights and refuse to accept the restrictions lingering from the ...


Former Smithsonian Native American bird artifact may fly to $600K

Former Smithsonian Native American bird artifact may fly to $600K:
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Dan Ripley presents the second auction of prehistoric North American artifacts from the collection of the late Earl Townsend Jr., on June 23, 2012, at Antique Helper Auctions in Indianapolis, Ind. The first auction from the ...


Antique Trader

Summer jobs for teens soar to highest level in six years

Summer jobs for teens soar to highest level in six years: In 2010, employers hired on just 6000 teens in May, kicking off the worst summer for youth employment since 1949. Minority teens have had an especially tough time finding summer employment, with just 34.6% of black youth and 42.9% of Latino youth ...

Peru court: Dutchman's extradition after sentence

Peru court: Dutchman's extradition after sentence: LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Joran van der Sloot's lawyer says Peru's Supreme Court has approved the confessed murderer's extradition to the United States, but only once he has served out his 28-year prison sentence in the South American nation.

Inmate dies in riot at youth prison in Guatemala

Inmate dies in riot at youth prison in Guatemala: ... they criticized for not being fashionable, prison officials said. The majority of the inmates at Las Gaviotas belong to the Mara Salvatrucha and Mara 18 gangs. Street gangs are blamed for much of the violence plaguing this Central American nation.


Unionizing Prison Guards in an Age of Mass Incarceration

Unionizing Prison Guards in an Age of Mass Incarceration: But these protesters – many of them mothers of incarcerated men at the prison – were directing the repurposed slogan in part against the very same union that represented those African-American strikers as they marched alongside Dr. Martin Luther King ...

Midwives Play Key Social Role in Guatemala

Midwives Play Key Social Role in Guatemala: The National Survey on Living Conditions carried out last year reported that 54 percent of Guatemala's 14 million people live in poverty and 13 percent in extreme poverty. The worst poverty and lack of public services, healthcare and education are ...


Haiti - Health : Deplorable situation in the area of mental health

Haiti - Health : Deplorable situation in the area of mental health:
Antonal Mortimé, the Executive Secretary of the Platform of Haitian Human Rights Organizations (POHOH) regrets that the problem of the mental health in Haiti is neglected, not to say ignored in our society. "Mental illness is a phenomenon that is not ...


Haitilibre.com

São Paulo and the world's biggest gay Pride

São Paulo and the world's biggest gay Pride:
Greater Sampa has nearly 30million inhabitants and is the economic and cultural heart and centre of South America. Best of all it is a really gay friendly city, having been voted the fourth most LGBT-friendly destination, coming on top of London and ...


Gay Star News

Pollution, Poverty, People of Color: The Factory on the Hill

Pollution, Poverty, People of Color: The Factory on the Hill: During World War II, African Americans like Clark's family moved to homes in the shadow of this refinery because they had nowhere else to go. Coming to California looking for opportunity, they quickly learned that white neighborhoods and subdivisions ...

Chile in the Streets

Chile in the Streets: Chile is one of South America's most advanced and, until now, most stable countries. But, over the past 20 years, its people have achieved a mature political sensibility; they demand new rights and refuse to accept the restrictions lingering from the ...

World Environment Day

World Environment Day: According to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) report titled “Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication,” Brazil, which among the world's fastest growing economies, is in the forefront of ...