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viernes, 15 de junio de 2012

Venezuela building drones and assault rifles


Venezuela building drones and assault rifles

Over a dozen of the hemisphere's militaries already have drones, and small arms remain the much larger threat to the region's security, writes a guest blogger.

Poverty, racial divide among Florida children is soaring, study finds


Poverty, racial divide among Florida children is soaring, study finds

The number of Florida's children living in poverty swelled 35 percent from 2006 to 2010 — an increase that especially hurt black and Hispanic youth — a new ...

Migrant boat sinks in Bahamas; at least 11 dead

Migrant boat sinks in Bahamas; at least 11 dead: "The vessel was en route to Florida. They developed engine problems which resulted in the vessel taking on water," Skippings said during a phone interview. The US Coast Guard dispatched a plane based in Miami and a helicopter based on Andros Island, ...


Senate committee examines rising poverty rates

Senate committee examines rising poverty rates:
If it did, the percentage of Americans living under the poverty line would raise to 30 percent. Wise Geek The number of Florida's children living in poverty swelled 35 percent from 2006 to 2010 - an increase that especially hurt black and Hispanic ...


Press TV

Comparing prices for tourist itinerary in 5 cities


Comparing prices for tourist itinerary in 5 cities

Buenos Aires: $33.40, one hour 15 minutes. ... York, pain au chocolat in Paris, medialunas (crescent rolls) in Buenos Aires, donut in Dubai and muffin in Tokyo.

Cuba lashes out at Gross health charges


Cuba lashes out at Gross health charges

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba lashed back Friday at what it called a campaign of distortions over the health of an imprisoned American contractor, and hinted at ...

Venezuela's Chavez delivers 3-hour address to military

Venezuela's Chavez delivers 3-hour address to military: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez addressed the military for almost three hours, announcing the delivery of homes and additional funds for the armed forces ...


Benicio Del Toro Playing Native American Soldier In Jimmy Picard

Benicio Del Toro Playing Native American Soldier In Jimmy Picard:
Benicio Del Toro, who'll next be seen in Oliver Stone's drug-smuggling thriller Savages, has just signed on to a passion project from director Arnaud Desplechin.


Cinema Blend

Sean Penn And Petra Nemcova Reunite In Haiti

Sean Penn And Petra Nemcova Reunite In Haiti: Penn, who was appointed an ambassador-at-large for Haiti earlier this year, was a special guest at the ceremony held at the National Palace in Port-au-Prince.

Colorado private prisons eliminate jobs

Colorado private prisons eliminate jobs: Corrections Corporation of America is cutting jobs at two private prisons it runs in Colorado, The Pueblo Chieftain reports. The layoffs come amid a decline in the ...

ACLU Study Says Its Much More Costly Incarcerating Older Prisoners

ACLU Study Says Its Much More Costly Incarcerating Older Prisoners:
You may be shocked to learn how much money states are dumping into housing aging prisoners who pose little safety risk. Today the American Civil Liberties ...


OpEdNews

Honoring the flag: Military history commended at Frisco event

Honoring the flag: Military history commended at Frisco event: "Mike [Christian, a fellow prisoner of war] collected bits of twine and colored paper, used a strip of bamboo as a needle to stitch an American flag and sewed it in ...


Rajat Gupta nailed by circumstantial evidence, faces jail for years

Rajat Gupta nailed by circumstantial evidence, faces jail for years:
New York: Rajat Gupta, 63, who lived the American dream as the retired head ... Gupta faces up to 20 years in prison on each of the fraud charges and up to five ...


Firstpost

Poverty of aspiration in Britain cannot be cured with more welfare ...


Poverty of aspiration in Britain cannot be cured with more welfare ...

Officially, the government defines 'child poverty' as being when a child is brought up in a household whose total family income (from all sources) is less than ...

Morbid Individualism Invades Cuba

Morbid Individualism Invades Cuba: As part of their strategy of social dominance, the post-revolutionary elite charged itself with instilling in Cubans the dreadful idea that collectives only ...

Haiti - Economy : Economic growth for 2012 between 4.5 and 5.5 ...

Haiti - Economy : Economic growth for 2012 between 4.5 and 5.5 ...:
The economy continues to grow, albeit below the levels projected in the ECF-supported program, which remains broadly on track...


Haitilibre.com

Haitian workers jeopardized by new work permit requirements

Haitian workers jeopardized by new work permit requirements: New regulations in the Dominican Republic will make it more difficult to hire Haitian labour.

54 Inter-city bus passengers robbed in Venezuela

54 Inter-city bus passengers robbed in Venezuela: Armed assailants intercepted a bus traveling between the Venezuelan cities of Maracaibo and Caracas, robbing 54 people, a police spokesperson said.

Police suspect captain organized tragic Haitian migrant trip


Police suspect captain organized tragic Haitian migrant trip

MIAMI — Bahamian police said Thursday that the father of five children who perished at sea in Sunday's Haitian boat tragedy was the organizer of the ill-fated ...

Haiti - Social : Sophia Martelly calls for solidarity towards the elderly

Haiti - Social : Sophia Martelly calls for solidarity towards the elderly:
This Friday, the entire Haitian community, from Haiti and the Diaspora, is invited to the mobilization, in order to allow senior citizens, to decide freely of their right ...


Haitilibre.com

More Cubans have local intranet, mobile phones

More Cubans have local intranet, mobile phones: HAVANA (Reuters) - The number of Cubans linked to the country's state-controlled intranet jumped more than 40 percent in 2011 compared to the previous year ...

At 50, the Cuban Missile Crisis as Guide

At 50, the Cuban Missile Crisis as Guide: J.F.K.'s response to Soviet missiles in Cuba carries lessons for how to handle Iran.

Falklands – a bone of contention between Buenos Aires and London

Falklands – a bone of contention between Buenos Aires and London:
Thirty years after the war between Argentina and UK over the Falkland Islands, tensions have heightened again between the two capitals as British.


News Pakistan

Gay rights uniting old enemies in Latin America

Gay rights uniting old enemies in Latin America:
We speak to campaigners in Chile and Peru, two countries with historical cultural tensions who are coming together to fight for equal LGBT rights.


Gay Star News

Tackling poverty and inequality must be at the heart of Rio+20

Tackling poverty and inequality must be at the heart of Rio+20:
Tackling poverty and inequality must be at the heart of Rio+20 ... For lessons on how to do this, we need look no further than Brazil where millions no longer go ...


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