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domingo, 8 de julio de 2012

Indigenous Peoples: The Issue of Poverty and the Importance of ...

Indigenous Peoples: The Issue of Poverty and the Importance of ...: The experience of Indigenous Peoples in Latin America shows that despite progress on many fronts – political, social, educational, services and so on – poverty is not reduced. The poverty gap was the same at the beginning of the first decade ...

UN A third of youth in Latin America Caribbean live in poverty ...

UN A third of youth in Latin America Caribbean live in poverty ...: QUITO, Ecuador — Nearly one-third of young people in Latin America and the Caribbean live in poverty, according to a United Nations report released yesterday. The report, entitled 'Investing in Latin America and the Caribbean Youth: A Right and Inclusion Imperative', was presented by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Quito.

22 Latino organizations back pro-LGBT campaign

22 Latino organizations back pro-LGBT campaign: The U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Cuban American National Council, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, the League of United Latin American Citizens and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund are among ...

Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War

Numbers Tell of Failure in Drug War: More than 55000 Mexicans and tens of thousands of Central Americans have been killed by drug-fueled violence since Mexico's departing president, Felipe Calderón, declared war six years ago against the traffickers ferrying drugs across the border ...

Haiti's Battle to Shake Off a Poor Reputation


Haiti's Battle to Shake Off a Poor Reputation

For decades Haiti has fought a reputational battle against those in the international community and the media that portray Haiti as an eternally poor, ravaged nation unable to stand on its own feet, forever dominated by outside interests and without ...

Haiti - Education : Vocational training in Green Energy in Léogâne

Haiti - Education : Vocational training in Green Energy in Léogâne:
Five University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) engineering students recently returned from Haiti, where they introduced a green energy vocational training program...


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Former dictators found guilty in Argentine baby-stealing trial

Former dictators found guilty in Argentine baby-stealing trial: Buenos Aires (CNN) -- An Argentinian court Thursday found two former dictators guilty of stealing dozens of babies during the country's dirty war. Jorge Rafael Videla, who ruled as a dictator between 1976 to 1981, was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Gen.

Surprise pockets of colour

Surprise pockets of colour:
Markets pop up in parks and plazas in Buenos Aires with a bewildering array of stalls, writes KAREN PHELPS, who lists her top venues. One of the unexpected pleasures of wandering around the streets of Buenos Aires is stumbling on a market (feria).


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Cuban president begins official activities in Vietnam

Cuban president begins official activities in Vietnam: Cuban President Raul Castro on Sunday began his official activities on a four-day visit to Vietnam aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two communist regimes.

Brazilian workplace initiative helps women out of poverty trap ...

Brazilian workplace initiative helps women out of poverty trap ...: Mão na Massa (Get your hands dirty) aims to transform the lives of impoverished women by training them for roles in the construction industry in Brazil.



Puerto Rican pride on the march in Bridgeport

Puerto Rican pride on the march in Bridgeport: The youngest members of the family, 10-year-old Eliana and 7-year-old twins Ariela and Isaac, said they have been increasingly interested in their Puerto Rican heritage since spending six weeks there in 2010. A festival with food, live music and ...

Smoke in cockpit forces emergency landing in Fla.

Smoke in cockpit forces emergency landing in Fla.: Authorities say a flight from Puerto Rico to Atlanta has made an emergency landing in South Florida after smoke was discovered in the cockpit.

Dartmouth hosts Native American history seminar


Dartmouth hosts Native American history seminar

Educators from around the country are spending the week in New Hampshire learning how to enhance their teaching of Native American history.

Festival a chance for Native American artists to show, sell their work

Festival a chance for Native American artists to show, sell their work: A birthday card inspired one of jeweler Tonya June Rafael's most popular creations, a purse made of sterling silver.

Justice to heal Argentina's soul

Justice to heal Argentina's soul: The long trial that ended Thursday with the sentencing of dictator Jorge Rafael Videla to 50 years imprisonment revealed the dirtiest secret of the “Dirty War:”...

California Assemblyman Lara Calls for LGBT Workplace Rights Now ...

California Assemblyman Lara Calls for LGBT Workplace Rights Now ...: Assemblyman Lara, who is running in November's election to become the first openly gay person of color on the California State Senate, stated: “”This resolution ...

NL medical team in Haiti goes from stitching to sewing

NL medical team in Haiti goes from stitching to sewing: A medical team from Newfoundland and Labrador has gone from stitching up victims of the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010 to showing their patients how to sew clothing to make a living.

Haiti Hospitality Workers Train in Emergency Preparedness


Haiti Hospitality Workers Train in Emergency Preparedness

MONTROUIS, Haiti (defend.ht) - In late June, a team of emergency preparedness and response experts, led by Haitian-American firefighter and founder of the International Firefighters Assistance, Nathaniel Lasseur, conducted workshops in emergency ...

Young Haitian-American Invests in Luxury Housing in Haiti

Young Haitian-American Invests in Luxury Housing in Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - As young Haitian-American student at Columbia University, Jimmy Toussaint, is demonstrating first hand the opportunities available in Haiti by investing in luxury lodging in one of Haiti's more affluent neighborhoods.



Portsmouth congregation holds yard sale for Haiti

Portsmouth congregation holds yard sale for Haiti: PORTSMOUTH—International borders were blurred on Saturday as children from the Middle Street Baptist Church organized a yard sale on the front lawn of the congregation, donating all of the proceeds from the event to missionaries in Haiti. The sale was ...

Haitian Gov't Prepares to Revoke More than 100 Mayors

Haitian Gov't Prepares to Revoke More than 100 Mayors: LES CAYES, Haiti (defend.ht) - The Haitian federal government is preparing to revoke more than 100 elected mayors who, although had their terms end in February 2012, were not replaced or reelected due to the fed's inability to hold elections; back on ...

Gay US footie star Megan Rapinoe talks about sexuality


Gay US footie star Megan Rapinoe talks about sexuality

Washington, July 8 (ANI): Team USA's Olympic Women's soccer star Megan Rapinoe has revealed that she's "gay". The 27-year-old midfielder from Redding, California, explained that she had not been hiding her sexuality, but was never directly asked by ...

Cubans happy people, stuck in the 1950s

Cubans happy people, stuck in the 1950s: A group of Illinois Farm Bureau members returned from a visit to Cuba last week. Not only did they get a chance to talk with leaders of Cuban agriculture, they also got an eye-opening look at a land that time seemingly has forgotten.



Guyana and Venezuela recommit to Good Offices process ...

Guyana and Venezuela recommit to Good Offices process ...: Officials of both Guyana and Venezuela on Thursday evening recommitted to the Good Offices process of the United Nations Secretary General to address their.

Cholera outbreak in Cuba sends hundreds to hospitals, reportedly ...

Cholera outbreak in Cuba sends hundreds to hospitals, reportedly ...: MIAMI — The first cholera outbreak in Cuba in a century has left at least 15 dead and sent hundreds to hospitals all but sealed off by security agents bent on keeping a lid on the news, according to reports Friday.