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jueves, 19 de julio de 2012

Buenos Aires struggles with its recycling system

Buenos Aires struggles with its recycling system:
Every evening, residents of Buenos Aires leave their garbage out on the curbs, and the city's trucks make their nightly rounds to collect the bags. Home to three million people, the city of Buenos Aires generates 6000 tons of trash every single day.


Deutsche Welle

Disgraced Canadian commander in Haiti sues over false affair allegations


Disgraced Canadian commander in Haiti sues over false affair allegations

OTTAWA—A disgraced army officer is suing the Canadian Forces after he was stripped of his command in Haiti for allegedly starting an inappropriate relationship with his civilian secretary. Col. Bernard Ouellette, a once up-and-coming officer from ...

Chefs form program to aid women, children in Haiti

Chefs form program to aid women, children in Haiti: But when the earthquake in Haiti happened in 2010, Taylor, now a chef at Panera Bread and living in Boulder, Colo., had the same feeling. This time, he didn't let it go. "I really can't describe it other than a tap on the shoulder. It was just a ...



Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law

Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law:
Zamudio, a gay man, was found beaten and mutilated in a city park, with swastikas carved into his body. Photo: Natacha Pisarenko / AP. FILE - In ... Chile remains among the most socially conservative countries in Latin America. It legalized divorce in ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Brazilian 'Red Command Gang Boss' Murdered in Paraguay

Brazilian 'Red Command Gang Boss' Murdered in Paraguay: Chavez, an alleged commander of the notorious Brazilian prison gang the Red Command (Comando Vermelho) who lived a few blocks away from the bar where he was killed, apparently paid large sums to local authorities to avoid being "bothered," ABC ...

Steep hike in customs fees leaves many Cubans fuming

Steep hike in customs fees leaves many Cubans fuming: Maria, who uses her Spanish passport to travel to the United States several times a year to buy goods for resale at her home in Santiago de Cuba, said the measure would make her family's life much more difficult. “"This always happens. Every time there ...

Strategist is central figure against gay marriage

Strategist is central figure against gay marriage: Campaigning in coveted Florida, President Barack Obama warned Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would be "squeezing more money out of seniors" by turning Medicare into a voucher program. Romney, firing away...More >> ...



With global instability, who wants to be a tourist?

With global instability, who wants to be a tourist?: Deadly drug wars in Mexico. Olympic security failures in England. Who wants to be a tourist these days? The deadly bombing of a bus carrying Israeli tourists Wednesday in Bulgaria is the latest bit of bad news in a summer plagued by global instability.

Cuba: Allowing the Spirit to speak

Cuba: Allowing the Spirit to speak: It was one of my favorite experiences in Cuba, because I know the Lord is pursuing her heart, her family and she got to hear the good news and is reading her Bible. I know the Enemy doesn't want to let go of her, but God has already won. After we left ...



Puerto Rico: Strong Support for Land and Agriculture

Puerto Rico: Strong Support for Land and Agriculture: Dozens of people gathered in front of La Fortaleza [the governor's mansion] in San Juan on July 11 to demonstrate in support of the lands of the Agricultural Research Station, which belongs to the College of Agricultural Science of the University of ...

Twenty Individuals Charged in Puerto Rico with Making False Statements in ...


Twenty Individuals Charged in Puerto Rico with Making False Statements in ...

... jury returned a 45-count indictment charging 20 individuals with making false statements in loan applications, aggravated identity theft, and money laundering, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez ...

Cuba Expects Better Performance at London Olympics

Cuba Expects Better Performance at London Olympics: Cuba is sending a delegation of 110 athletes, including 45 women, to compete in 14 of the 26 disciplines featured at the summer sporting event, including track and field, boxing, diving, wrestling, weightlifting, swimming, shooting and table tennis ...

After surviving Haiti's quake, Labissiere out to make most of his second chance


After surviving Haiti's quake, Labissiere out to make most of his second chance

It's been more than 31 months since a 7.0 earthquake devastated the Republic of Haiti and killed an estimated 300000 people while affecting more than three million, but Skal Labissiere can still remember everything about that day as if it happened ...

Haiti - Reconstruction : 3 days with the IDB to accelerate projects

Haiti - Reconstruction : 3 days with the IDB to accelerate projects:
From July 18 to 20 at the Hotel Montana, the Haitian Government and the InterAmerican Development Bank IDB meet to reflect on public policy, review the portfolio of projects financed by the IDB and discuss difficulties in order to speed up the ...


Haitilibre.com

Gay, bisexual black men at high risk for HIV

Gay, bisexual black men at high risk for HIV: According to the report, "Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Gay Black Men in America 2012" a black gay man has a one in eight chance of becoming infected by the time he's 20 years old. By the age of 40, the likelihood is 60%. It also says black ...



Can Obama sell health law to Florida seniors?

Can Obama sell health law to Florida seniors?:
(USA TODAY) -- Ahead of his trip to Florida today, President Obama's team is portraying their boss as a champion of the state's 3.4 million elderly voters, while casting Mitt Romney as a politician hostile to Medicare and other programs important to ...


WTSP 10 News

USC Study Examines Abuse of Low-Income Latino Elders

USC Study Examines Abuse of Low-Income Latino Elders: A sobering new study by researchers from the USC Davis School of Gerontology finds that elder abuse in low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. More than 40 percent of Latino elders told Spanish-speaking interviewers that they had been ...

RBC Spirit of Giving day helps fight child poverty

RBC Spirit of Giving day helps fight child poverty: EMC lifestyle - In their annual Spirit of Giving day, RBC employees from Renfrew County, including Arnprior, organized and participated in fundraising events to show support of local non-profit organizations such as the Renfrew County Child Poverty ...

Life expectancy by tube station: new interactive map shows inequality in the ...


Life expectancy by tube station: new interactive map shows inequality in the ...

Life expectancy by tube station: new interactive map shows inequality in the capital. A new interactive map plots life expectancy and child poverty by different London Underground stations, highlighting the wild differences in outlook between children ...

Chile Peso Reaches Two-Month High on Copper, Carry-Trade Demand

Chile Peso Reaches Two-Month High on Copper, Carry-Trade Demand: “The market is focused on fundamentals,” said Alejandro Araya, a trader at Banco Santander Chile in Santiago. “Chile offers an attractive yield compared with rates worldwide. With copper now rebounding, this could go to 480 per dollar.” The peso has ...

Argentina sees grains windfall from US drought

Argentina sees grains windfall from US drought: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Record soy prices due to the punishing drought in America's heartland has been a boon for Argentina, where the government expects to collect billions in new revenues. Corn and wheat prices also are soaring, with world ...



Cholera case against UN stalls in Haiti

Cholera case against UN stalls in Haiti: Cholera case against UN stalls in Haiti. Over 15000 Haitians have banded together in a legal case against the United Nations, alleging that troops brought the deadly disease to Haiti during a post-earthquake relief effort. Jason HayesJuly 19, 2012 06 ...

Buenos Aires City enters fifth day of waste collection crisis

Buenos Aires City enters fifth day of waste collection crisis: As Buenos Aires City enters the fifth day of a waste collection strike, over 10 thousand tons of waste started being lifted from the capital's streets in an effort that should last until Saturday, when the service is expected to normalize, the ...

Cuban rock: protest with limits

Cuban rock: protest with limits:
Rock music has always been a vehicle to expressing social and political rebellion, and that's also true in Cuba. Cuban rockers do have to tailor their rebellion to stay inside the limits of what the authorities will accept, but those limits are ...


Radio Netherlands

Targets reached in Haiti's pilot cholera vaccination program, NPR reports


Targets reached in Haiti's pilot cholera vaccination program, NPR reports

... the oral vaccine," adding, "The sponsors of the project -- the nonprofit medical groups GHESKIO in Port-au-Prince and Partners in Health in rural Haiti -- presented the results on Monday at a session with the country's health minister, Dr. Florence ...