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viernes, 20 de julio de 2012

Latin American integration: 200 years of efforts

Latin American integration: 200 years of efforts:
Latin American integration efforts have been a continuous fixture throughout much of the last century, but in recent years there has been a flurry of new initiatives, with leaders re-emphasizing regional ties. The increasing number of ... The ...


VOXXI (blog)

Latin American Unity Takes Center Stage as US Influence Declines

Latin American Unity Takes Center Stage as US Influence Declines: ... the United States voted with the rest of Latin America in favor of Cuba's readmission into the OAS. However, it did so only out of fear of being isolated on the Cuban issue, and only if Cuba promised to respect the human rights of its citizens—a ...



With global instability, who wants to be a tourist?

With global instability, who wants to be a tourist?:
'Drug war violence in Mexico' affects only a tiny portion of the country. And for terrorist attacks, it's stone-cold to say it, but the safest time to go somewhere is after an attack, when the security is the most vigilant." The-CNN-Wire/Atlanta/+1-404 ...


ABC2 News

Water treatment system in Cuba worries authorities

Water treatment system in Cuba worries authorities: She also said that every year Cuba loses more than 1 billion cubic meters (35 billion cubic feet) of water through leaks in the aging mains and connections inside the home, and compared that volume with the capacity of Zaza Reservoir, the biggest on ...

Anti-Gay Activists Fail a Second Time to Overturn California's LGBT ...


Anti-Gay Activists Fail a Second Time to Overturn California's LGBT ...

The second attempt to overturn by ballot initiative the law that requires California schools to teach LGBT history and cover the contributions of LGBT people in ...

Argentina nabs half-ton of Africa-bound cocaine

Argentina nabs half-ton of Africa-bound cocaine:
In this picture released by Argentina's Customs, customs officers count packages containing 536 kilograms (1181 pounds) of cocaine they found hidden inside a machine to be exported to Nigeria Friday, July 20, 2012, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Argentina ...


Macon Telegraph (blog)

Argentines outraged over police interrogation

Argentines outraged over police interrogation: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentines are outraged over a police interrogation cellphone video circulating widely on the Internet. The clip shows officers abusing two half-naked suspects in provincial Salta. One man begs for mercy as an officer puts a ...


Man guilty in elderly man's fatal beating

Man guilty in elderly man's fatal beating: A central Florida man has been convicted in the fatal beating of an elderly man who authorities say was mistaken for a sex offender. An Orange County jury found 22-year-old Robert Pascale guilty Friday of first-degree murder. Authorities say Pascale ...



Two Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking the Identities of Puerto ...


Two Foreign Nationals Plead Guilty to Trafficking the Identities of Puerto ...

The guilty pleas were announced today by Assistant Attorney General Lanny A. Breuer of the Justice Department's Criminal Division; U.S. Attorney Rosa E. Rodríguez-Vélez for the District of Puerto Rico; Director John Morton of U.S. Immigration and ...

Chile Poverty falls in latest government survey | WSAV TV

Chile Poverty falls in latest government survey | WSAV TV: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) A new government survey shows less Chileans are living below the poverty line, with 14.4 percent of the population under the measure in ...



Chilean Poverty Rate Resumes Downward Path as Economy Expands

Chilean Poverty Rate Resumes Downward Path as Economy Expands: President Sebastian Pinera is committed to eliminating extreme poverty by the time his four-year term ends in 2014. He also campaigned on the promise to help Chile eliminate poverty by the end of this decade through a faster pace of job creation and ...

Boy Scouts: We're keeping policy banning gays

Boy Scouts: We're keeping policy banning gays: ... long-standing policy on banning gays and lesbians. By Miranda Leitsinger, NBC News. The Boy Scouts of America will keep their controversial policy banning gay scouts and leaders after a confidential two-year review, the organization said Tuesday.



Terrifying Study: In Some U.S. Cities, One in Two Black Gay Men Have HIV

Terrifying Study: In Some U.S. Cities, One in Two Black Gay Men Have HIV:
Black, gay America (which is to say, America), we need to talk. Let's all pull up a chair and check our outside voices at the door. You know what, scratch that. We're a global village, all brothers and sisters. And I'm not tripping off some Gwyneth ...


Unicorn Booty (blog)

Chilean Construction Investment Firm to Raise $470M in IPO

Chilean Construction Investment Firm to Raise $470M in IPO: SANTIAGO--Chile's construction investment firm Inversiones La Construccion SA (ILC.SN) will debut on the Santiago Stock Exchange Friday by selling up to 32.2 million shares at 7061 Chilean pesos ($14.48) each, the company said in a regulatory filing.

Leading Cuban journalist faces spy charge, reports say

Leading Cuban journalist faces spy charge, reports say: MIAMI — A top Cuban journalist faces a 15-year prison sentence for spying, just two years after Raul Castro issued an unusually public praise for his expose of a scandalously botched public works project, according to reports. Jose Antonio Torres was ...

Cuba decrees steep increase for import tax

Cuba decrees steep increase for import tax:
Starting in September, Cubans who come in and out of the country more than once a year will have to pay the equivalent of $10 a kilogram ($4.50 a pound) or more for imports, a fortune in a country where salaries average the equivalent of about $20 a month.


Boston.com

Catholic school sued for sex abuse in Haiti

Catholic school sued for sex abuse in Haiti: CONNECTICUT, USA, Friday July 20, 2012 – A former pupil of a school for disadvantaged youth in Cap-Haitien, Haiti has joined 22 other former students in filing a lawsuit against a Jesuit priest now living in Massachusetts, and others, alleging the ...



4-year-old teaches the meaning of generosity and wisdom in Guatemala

4-year-old teaches the meaning of generosity and wisdom in Guatemala: Global Aid Network (GAiN) has been working with a partner in Guatemala, where being poor is a way of life. Among the 10 poorest countries in Latin America, nearly a third of the population lives below the poverty line. Many people in this developing ...

Justice department is supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit


Justice department is supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit

The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting Native American inmates in their lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies. You might also ...

Ending child poverty: a child's right or a parent's responsibility ...


Ending child poverty: a child's right or a parent's responsibility ...

This year the European Union will publish its Recommendation on Child Poverty. This is expected to be based on three 'pillars' – access to adequate resources, ...

Obama woos elderly voters in Florida


Obama woos elderly voters in Florida

Obama woos elderly voters in Florida (AFP) / 20 July 2012. US President Barack Obama made a play for Florida's elderly voters Thursday, conscious that the state's multitude of retirees could hold the keys to the White House. Florida is the largest of ...

County has free health plan for poor

County has free health plan for poor: Rick Scott, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, swiftly announced that Florida will not participate. However, more than 10000 county residents living at or below the federal poverty line already participate in a 20-year-old free local health ...

6 years for thief who fleeced elderly - California State Wire ...

6 years for thief who fleeced elderly - California State Wire ...: A California woman has been sentenced to six years in jail for fleecing elderly people out of their life savings.

Diabetes among elderly is growing along with overall U.S. cases

Diabetes among elderly is growing along with overall U.S. cases: SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Just as America's diabetes epidemic began almost two decades ago, Georgia Richardson was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, the potentially life-threatening illness that affects the body's ability to process blood sugar. "To be honest ...

Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately

Elder abuse affects Latinos disproportionately: A sobering new study by researchers from the University of Southern California 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 ...