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jueves, 28 de junio de 2012

Should Chilean banks force 'no hijab' on Muslim women customers?

Should Chilean banks force 'no hijab' on Muslim women customers?:
Santiago, CHILE: When 40-year-old Chilean citizen Ms. Fabiola Palominos Flores converted to Islam in 2007 she started wearing a hijab (headscarf) as part of her identity as a Muslim woman living in Chile. But at the time she didn't know she would ...


WNN - Women News Network

Chile: Thousands of students turn out for protest pressing for educational reforms


Chile: Thousands of students turn out for protest pressing for educational reforms

SANTIAGO, Chile — Tens of thousands of high school and college students took to the streets of the Chilean capital Thursday to call for the end of public financing of private universities and other reforms to the country's troubled educational system.

HAITI: Humanitarian Aid for Earthquake Victims Used to Build Five Star Hotels

HAITI: Humanitarian Aid for Earthquake Victims Used to Build Five Star Hotels:
As part of the country's "Reconstruction", The Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund recently invested $2 million in the Royal Oasis Hotel, a Deluxe structure to be built in a poverty-stricken metropolitan area which is "filled with displaced-persons camps housing ...


Center for Research on Globalization

Venezuela tribe seeks return of sacred stone called 'Grandmother' from Germany


Venezuela tribe seeks return of sacred stone called 'Grandmother' from Germany

BERLIN -- Wolfgang von Schwarzenfeld's sculptures in a Berlin park were meant to promote world peace, but the 79-year-old German now finds himself at war with a Venezuelan tribe which accuses him of stealing a sacred pink stone known to them as ...

Will California once again lead the nation as Medicaid is expanded?

Will California once again lead the nation as Medicaid is expanded?:
California Watch reported last year that to cover basic needs, a family of four in California needs and income of 63000 a year — "nearly triple the federal poverty level." So you can see why we would have embraced an expansion of Medi-Cal. The ...


89.3 KPCC (blog)

Escaped high-profile prisoner speaks out against Venezuela bid to join UN ...


Escaped high-profile prisoner speaks out against Venezuela bid to join UN ...

Escaped former Venezuela prisoner Eligio Cedeño addressed the United Nations Thursday to oppose Hugo Chávez's bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Argentina keeps 2012 growth forecast at 5.1 pct

Argentina keeps 2012 growth forecast at 5.1 pct: BUENOS AIRES, June 28 (Reuters) - Argentina's government is sticking to its 5.1 percent growth forecast for 2012 enshrined in the budget, Economy Minister Hernan Lorenzino said on Thursday, despite recent data that shows a sharp deceleration.

A book written in disappearing ink [video]

A book written in disappearing ink [video]: In Buenos Aires, small bookshop and publisher Eterna Cadencia has been wrestling with the question of the role of books in a digital age. These days, e-books seem more important, more interesting, than their print counterparts. How can print books take ...

17 Individuals Arrested for Carjacking in Puerto Rico

17 Individuals Arrested for Carjacking in Puerto Rico: 17 Individuals Arrested for Carjacking in Puerto Rico - up-to-the-minute news and headlines. 7thSpace is a online portal covering topics such as Family, Business, Entertainment, Headlines, Recipes and more. A place for the whole family featuring many ...

Western donors could learn from Brazil's new brand of development aid

Western donors could learn from Brazil's new brand of development aid:
Jonathan Glennie: Rather than advising governments on what should work, as the west does, Brazil exports success – its south-south co-operation is based directly on what has already worked.


The Guardian

Weekly Unemployment – Latino Perspective

Weekly Unemployment – Latino Perspective:
In the week ending June 23, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 386000, a decrease of 6000 from the previous week\\\'s.


Hispanically Speaking News

Cancun first on the LGBT traveler radar

Cancun first on the LGBT traveler radar: In addition to topping the list of desired Mexican locales, the resort town placed well internationally, ranking behind only Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires and São Paulo as the most appealing Latin American LGBT destination. By contrast, Puerto Vallarta ...

How the Growth Machine Ate Florida

How the Growth Machine Ate Florida: DEEP POVERTY IN AMERICA TODAY — 20 million with incomes below half the poverty line; Six million living only on food stamps; 46 Million Sunk in Total Desperation; Can Anything Be Done in Today's Brutal Environment? Laura Flanders talks to Peter ...

International Relief Organization Seeks Donations to Continue Work Rebuilding ...

International Relief Organization Seeks Donations to Continue Work Rebuilding ...: The Alliance for Children Foundation's efforts to help orphans in Haiti were highlighted in a front-page cover story in the Boston Globe - "Newton woman brings hope to orphans in Haiti." Filis Casey, founder of the Foundation, traveled to Haiti to ...

Driving America's Energy Policy Through Greater Latino Education ...

Driving America's Energy Policy Through Greater Latino Education ...: At a time when Latino unemployment (10.4 percent) remains above the national average (8.2 percent), nuclear energy is a fast-growing sector that offers accessible long-term, high-paying careers in communities across the United States.


Gay groups weigh in on court's healthcare ruling

Gay groups weigh in on court's healthcare ruling:
Openly gay Gaston County Democratic Party Chair Robert Kellogg praised today's court decision. “This is a victory for America,” Kellogg said in a written release. “Those who are not a part of Mitt Romney's 1 percent now have basic healthcare rights to ...


QNotes

Chuck Norris Supports Boy Scouts of America Anti-Gay Policy

Chuck Norris Supports Boy Scouts of America Anti-Gay Policy: Chuck Norris has voiced his support for the anti-gay policies operated by the Boy Scouts of America. Norris, 72, wrote an Op-Ed piece for the.

Gay rights groups call for thorough investigation in shooting of Texas teen ...

Gay rights groups call for thorough investigation in shooting of Texas teen ...: McALLEN, Texas — Investigators on Wednesday were still trying to determine a motive for the killing of a teenage woman and the wounding of her girlfriend in a shooting at a South Texas park that has caught the attention of gay rights groups. The ...

Escaped high-profile prisoner speaks out against Venezuela bid to join UN ...


Escaped high-profile prisoner speaks out against Venezuela bid to join UN ...

Escaped former Venezuela prisoner Eligio Cedeño addressed the United Nations Thursday to oppose Hugo Chávez's bid for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council.

Venezuela drug seizure much smaller than initially reported

Venezuela drug seizure much smaller than initially reported: The amount of cocaine seized earlier this week aboard a ship in the northwestern Venezuelan state of Zulia was actually 4.8 tons, not the 20 tons initially reported, Interior Minister Tareck el Aissami said.


Violence tops debate ahead of Venezuela vote

Violence tops debate ahead of Venezuela vote: CARACAS, Venezuela—Natalia Guzman stepped hesitantly into the morgue looking for her only son. She was led to rows of refrigeration units, where after peering at more than a dozen corpses she finally found 17-year-old Jaime.

Under-fire UN meet to issue environment, poverty plan

Under-fire UN meet to issue environment, poverty plan: RIO DE JANEIRO: A global summit to root out poverty and fix Earth's worsening environment was set to wrap up here Friday, issuing a roster of promises that many critics have already branded as p ...

Ecuador quits former School of the Americas

Ecuador quits former School of the Americas: ... for training at the U.S. Defense Department-run school formerly known as School of the Americas. Opponents of the school, currently located at Fort Benning, Georgia, blame it for human rights abuses in Latin America by foreign military officers ...

Human rights activists speak to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security ...

Human rights activists speak to Western Hemisphere Institute for Security ...: While operating as the School of the Americas, some graduates were accused of being involved in atrocities throughout Latin America. Under a new curriculum, the school offers courses that emphasize respect for human rights, rule of law, due process, ...

Guatemala sends dozens of drug traffickers to prison

Guatemala sends dozens of drug traffickers to prison: Guatemala has been struggling to contain drug cartels that have spread their operations into Central America to smuggle South American cocaine to the United States. The government has declared two 'states of siege' in Coban and Peten since 2010, giving ...