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lunes, 9 de julio de 2012

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Games host Olympic Day celebration


Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Games host Olympic Day celebration

The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid has hosted an open air event to celebrate 2012 Olympic Day.

U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride

U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride: ElSalvador Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her commitment to LGBT rights around the world. "Gay rights are human rights," she has said on a number of occasions. Apparently her State Department colleagues in Latin America agree.

Convictions only the start of human rights battle

Convictions only the start of human rights battle: Leftist idealists across Latin America debated in the 1970s about how best to change their countries - through armed revolution or elections. With the 1973 Chilean coup by Gen. Augusto Pinochet, some activists figured guerrilla war was their only ...



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 ...

World Bank Support to Growth and Poverty Reduction by $53 Billion in 2012

World Bank Support to Growth and Poverty Reduction by $53 Billion in 2012:
Europe and Central Asia and Latin America and the Caribbean received the largest shares of IBRD lending, each receiving $6.2 billion in new commitments. New Bank Group commitments to agriculture and related sectors in FY12 are expected to reach $9.1 ...


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The thorny issues of sexual assault and race in Prison Architect

The thorny issues of sexual assault and race in Prison Architect: "You can also see the race issue comes up a lot in internet discussions about Prison Architect," he adds. "It's less of an issue in Britain. But America in particular has a lot of serious concerns about race, and it's associated with prison. So for ...



Florida Supercon 2012 Finds LGBT Audience


Florida Supercon 2012 Finds LGBT Audience

If you went to Florida Supercon 2012, June 29 – July 2, then you walked into a world where you could run into Spike from Buffy or Green Lantern or Spider-Girl. It didn't matter if you got lost in.

The Profit of Prison

The Profit of Prison: The Corrections Corp of America has some very interesting merits and strengths including their position as market leader within the privatized prison space, steady operating margin expansion in their most profitable segment, and the potential ...



Latino Support For Gay Marriage Outpaces General Population

Latino Support For Gay Marriage Outpaces General Population: By June, members of the NAACP's executive board had approved a resolution making support for gay marriage a part of the organization's platform. NCLR, the League of Latin American Citizens and other Latino civil rights, labor and trade organizations ...

Haiti judge orders release of 2 jailed Americans

Haiti judge orders release of 2 jailed Americans: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) - A judge in Haiti has released two Americans who were locked up in prison for almost two months for their alleged role in a pro-army demonstration.

BAPA chief: Agricultural partnership with Haiti would help economy

BAPA chief: Agricultural partnership with Haiti would help economy: Forming an agricultural partnership with Haiti would be beneficial to the local agricultural sector, according to the president of the Bahamas Agricultural Producers Association (BAPA) Keith Campbell, who noted that such a partnership would contribute ...



Outgoing president leaves legacy of “characteristic” poverty

Outgoing president leaves legacy of “characteristic” poverty: Economy minister Temistocles Montas in May said one of Medina Administration's priorities will be to reduce Dominican Republic' “characteristic” poverty and social inequality. Although the official hailed a 10 point drop in poverty during Fernandez's ...

Guatemalan Human Rights Commission: State Inefficiency Hinders Water ...


Guatemalan Human Rights Commission: State Inefficiency Hinders Water ...

GUATEMALA, GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's congressional human rights commission blames governmental inefficiency and corruption for failure to uphold the right to water and sanitation in the country ...

Gay Couples Flock to Domestic Partnership Registry in Central Florida


Gay Couples Flock to Domestic Partnership Registry in Central Florida

It still feels like Florida is a long way from passing statewide laws on marriage equality, but things are slowly getting better. Last week, Volusia County in Central Florida opened up its domestic pa.

Bradley Arant law firm honored for death penalty representation

Bradley Arant law firm honored for death penalty representation: Lawyers with the Birmingham firm Bradley Arant Boult Cummings will be honored at next month's American Bar Association meeting for the firm's volunteer work representing Death Row inmates in Alabama and other states.



Public-Private Partnerships in Puerto Rico

Public-Private Partnerships in Puerto Rico: "At the end of the day, we are benefiting from savings," explains David Alvarez, executive director of the Puerto Rico Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Authority. "The government is not dedicating more resources to (infrastructure) and the taxpayers ...



Quarter of city children 'grow up in poverty'

Quarter of city children 'grow up in poverty': MORE than a quarter of children in Bristol are growing up in poverty.Almost 22000 (26.7 per cent) youngsters in the city live in "relative poverty", where household income is below...

Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino ...

Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino ...: At the start of this summer, Mitt Romney was cutting into President Barack Obama's lead in the key swing state of Colorado, even as the president's advantage with Latino voters here was expanding. With the unemployment rate stuck above eight percent ...

Cuba scrambles to fight rare cholera outbreak


Cuba scrambles to fight rare cholera outbreak

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities in the eastern province of Granma are in full prevention mode to contain a rare cholera outbreak amid fears that it may have spread to the capital.

Raul Castro says Cuba, Vietnam in tune with each other

Raul Castro says Cuba, Vietnam in tune with each other: Cuban President Raul Castro said Monday that his country and Vietnam are two nations in tune with each other, on the second day of his state visit to the Southeast Asian country.



Mexico says US agents shot Mexican on border

Mexico says US agents shot Mexican on border: The Mexican government says one of its citizens was shot by U.S. Border Patrol agents on the border with Texas. Mexico says it condemns what it calls disproportionate use of force.

A New Framework for the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A New Framework for the Haitian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "The decision to recruit young people in academia is a way to make up the administrative mess and provide the chancery an effective tool for development and use of political action." - Laurent Lamothe, Prime Minister.



Venezuela, Japan: 'Estudiantina Komaba', Music as a Bridge Between 'Distant .


Venezuela, Japan: 'Estudiantina Komaba', Music as a Bridge Between 'Distant .

A video of the Estudiantina playing the very traditional Venezuelan song “Alma Llanera” became the center of conversation in blogs and tweets. Francisco Toro, in his blog “Caracas Chronicles”, got curious enough to contact the group and interview them ...

Prison consultant deal heads to exec council

Prison consultant deal heads to exec council: George Vose, who served as the Massachusetts Correction commissioner from July 1989 to January 1991, will be the state project manager for. MGT of America Inc. Brad Sassatelli, who worked in the Illinois prison system, will be the state contract manager.



U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride

U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made no secret of her commitment to LGBT rights around the world.