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martes, 24 de julio de 2012

Native Americans say canonization brings them full circle as Catholics

Native Americans say canonization brings them full circle as Catholics: More than 800 Native American Catholics converged in Albany July 18-22 for four days of workshops, liturgies and pilgrimages to two shrines in other locations in the Albany Diocese -- the birth and baptismal places of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the ...

In drug war, dead go nameless

In drug war, dead go nameless: The count of unidentified dead in Mexico is growing. Many say the country's police are simply overwhelmed by the number of drug war casualties as they struggle with poor forensic capabilities and the reluctance of some


witnesses and victims' relatives ...

Canadian boy drowns after Puerto Rico beachfront wedding


Canadian boy drowns after Puerto Rico beachfront wedding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Authorities in Puerto Rico have found the body of a 17-year-old Canadian who drowned after attending a wedding in the U.S. territory. The search-and-rescue director of the Emergency Management Agency says officials found the ...

Elderly man succumbs to West Nile virus; 1st Maricopa Cty. fatality of 2012

Elderly man succumbs to West Nile virus; 1st Maricopa Cty. fatality of 2012: In addition to the two Arizona cases, the virus is also being seen in California, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota , Mississippi, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota and Texas right now. Thirteen of those patients suffered the neuroinvasive form of the disease.

Cuba to expand non-state economy

Cuba to expand non-state economy: Cuba's parliament approved a plan to open up more than 200 additional economic activities to non-state cooperatives as well as a new tax law, but the session ended without action on the liberalization of travel and emigration regulations announced a ...

Argentine Province Offers Prostitutes Airfare to Go Home

Argentine Province Offers Prostitutes Airfare to Go Home: Buenos Aires – The central Argentine province of Cordoba is offering prostitutes airfare to return home, even to other countries, after passing a law to close brothels as part of a war on human trafficking. They are first offered the chance to go to a ...

Cuban dissidents mourn activist killed in car crash

Cuban dissidents mourn activist killed in car crash: HAVANA - Cuban dissidents vowed Monday to continue their fight for more political and civil rights after the death of prominent activist Oswaldo Paya in a car crash. Meanwhile, foreign governments from the United States to the European Union sent ...

Cuba Plans $100 Million Fund to Aid Worker-Run Businesses

Cuba Plans $100 Million Fund to Aid Worker-Run Businesses: Cuba's communist government will set aside $100 million to help establish private cooperatives as President Raul Castro takes further steps to boost economic growth on the island. Cooperatives with as many as five employees will be allowed to manage ...

Is The Poverty Rate Set To Reach A 40-Year High?

Is The Poverty Rate Set To Reach A 40-Year High?: Suburbs are seeing increases in poverty, including in such political battlegrounds as Colorado, Florida and Nevada, where voters are coping with a new norm of living hand to mouth. Considering the big picture inspires rethinking what's happened over ...



Just how well does Venezuela get on with Chevron? Very. | Setty's ...

Just how well does Venezuela get on with Chevron? Very. | Setty's ...: Chevron has no illusions about how Venezuela works. It first set up shop there in the 1920s, when strongmen showed heavier hands than Chavez. Scores of populist governments and two oil-industry nationalizations later Chevron is still ...

Gustavo Dudamel & Ruben Blades Perform At Venezuela's 'Viva La ...

Gustavo Dudamel & Ruben Blades Perform At Venezuela's 'Viva La ...: By Michael Lopez. If you think Maná was hot, imagine a concert that can pack in 200000 eager fans. That's exactly what happened in Caracas, Venezuela this past weekend for the "Viva La Musica" event. Local hero Gustavo Dudamel led the ...

Venezuelan flag flies to commemorate the birth of Liberator Simón Bolívar


Venezuelan flag flies to commemorate the birth of Liberator Simón Bolívar

Raising the Venezuelan flag in front of the equestrian statue of Liberator Simón Bolívar, located on Bolívar Square, downtown Caracas, the events started to commemorate the 229th anniversary of the birth of Venezuelan hero and the day of the Bolivarian ...

Minimum Wage Stuck As Poverty Climbs

Minimum Wage Stuck As Poverty Climbs: George Miller of California have proposed raising the minimum wage to $9.80 by 2014 in three annual steps and then adjusting it for inflation. An AP survey finds: "The ranks of America's poor are on track to climb to levels unseen in nearly half a ...

Cuba probes health care professionals - News - Latest News ...

Cuba probes health care professionals - News - Latest News ...: Several health care professionals are now under investigation for allegedly treating paying patients in public hospitals and running post-surgery recovery rooms ...



Battling child poverty

Battling child poverty:
Of course the reason for each child living in poverty is unique, but a recently published report produced by the council sought to identify the general themes behind the problem locally. In Milton Keynes, it is thought that parental worklessness, drug ...


Milton Keynes Citizen

Elderly man fends off would-be robbers in internet cafe shootout

Elderly man fends off would-be robbers in internet cafe shootout:
A customer at an Ocala, Florida Internet cafe stopped a stick-up by shooting one of the suspected robbers. Investigators said the customer sprang into action when two armed men burst into the Palms Internet Cafe on Friday night. One of the men had a ...


WXIA-TV

American Indian College Fund to Award 16 Scholarships to First-Generation ...


American Indian College Fund to Award 16 Scholarships to First-Generation ...

The goal of the Walmart Tribal College Scholarship Program is to increase American Indian students' access to college. According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2010), only 13% of Native Americans received a bachelor's degree as their highest degree, ...

Scouts' gay ban creates problem where none exists

Scouts' gay ban creates problem where none exists: The Boy Scouts of America's "emphatic reaffirmation" of its vow to exclude any and all homosexuals from its hallowed ranks is ill-considered and pathetic, especially in view of its having reviewed the matter for two years. And the review was ...

American Scene: Death penalty voided in killing of rocker's mom

American Scene: Death penalty voided in killing of rocker's mom:
SAN FRANCISCO — The California Supreme Court on Monday tossed out the death sentence of a man convicted of murdering rock guitarist Dave Navarro's mother and her friend nearly 30 years ago — a ruling that could affect the cases of Scott Peterson ...


Washington Times

Painful penalty: It's not death, but Penn State pays a stiff price


Painful penalty: It's not death, but Penn State pays a stiff price

To loyal Penn Staters, the bitter consequences that befell their university Sunday and Monday were more "death penalty" than anyone could have imagined a year ago. But the ugly revelations of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case and the damning ...

Texas Prisoners And The Deadly Heat

Texas Prisoners And The Deadly Heat:
With these conditions in mind, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) attempted a vigorous campaign, calling and meeting with legislators and prison officials about the problem. However, no ...


NextGen Journal

22 Dead After Venezuelan Prison Riot

22 Dead After Venezuelan Prison Riot: The Prisons Minister of Venezuela, Iris Varela, claimed that no one was injured after leaders of the revolt voluntary relented while security forces recaptured the prison, and that everyone's human rights were maintained and respected. She also stated ...

James Holmes: Will Colorado shooting suspect face death penalty? (+video)


James Holmes: Will Colorado shooting suspect face death penalty? (+video)

It has executed just one inmate since capital punishment was reinstated by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1976. The state legislature fell one vote short of abolishing the death penalty in 2009. At a news conference in San Diego, where Holmes' family lives ...

The Rough Path Toward Asylum for Mexicans

The Rough Path Toward Asylum for Mexicans: But for Mexicans it is even more difficult. Since President Felipe Calderon declared war on the drug cartels, Mexico has experienced an uncontrolled violence surge. But according to Katel, "massacres, gunfights and targeted killings don't seem to fit ...

Report: US Christian right presses anti-gay, anti-abortion laws using front ...


Report: US Christian right presses anti-gay, anti-abortion laws using front ...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa — A new report says conservative U.S. Christian groups are setting up fronts in Africa to fight for anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation. It accuses evangelical stars Pat Robertson .... Latin America's new authoritarians ...