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lunes, 30 de julio de 2012

Delegates vote for medical marijuana

Delegates vote for medical marijuana: THE youth branch of the country's biggest political party is seeking the legalisation of marijuana for medical purposes. A motion on the issue was emphatically carried at the Garret FitzGerald Summer School, organised by Young Fine Gael, in Killarney ...

Haiti, Puerto Rico move on in CONCACAF U-20s

Haiti, Puerto Rico move on in CONCACAF U-20s:
MAYAGUEZ, Puerto Rico - Haiti and Puerto Rico both advanced to the final round of Caribbean qualifying for the CONCACAF Under-20 Championship, settling for a 0-0 draw against each other Sunday in their first round Group 3 finale. Both teams finished ...


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Domestic demand fuels Chile's economic growth

Domestic demand fuels Chile's economic growth: SANTIAGO, Chile--Resilient domestic demand continues to fuel economic growth in Chile, according to data released Monday. June industrial production grew 2.9% year-on-year and copper production gained 5.6% while retail sales increased 8.9% and ...

Remembering a Cuban Dissident

Remembering a Cuban Dissident: As Cuba's leading political dissident, Oswaldo Payá knew what it meant to live dangerously. He had spent time in Castro's jails, where so many charged with “counterrevolutionary activities” had perished. Death threats were not unusual. There was the ...

Chick-fil-A Protesters Show Up at Palm Beach County Location


Chick-fil-A Protesters Show Up at Palm Beach County Location

Ever since Chick-fil-A company head Dan Cathy said he was “guilty as charged” for supporting anti-gay groups the controversy has reached national levels, with Chick-fil-A supporters defending the company, and the other side calling for boycotts and ...

US border agents find rare artifacts

US border agents find rare artifacts:
At a conservation center here, archaeologists are studying several ancient Native American pots discovered earlier this year deep in the remote desert mountains of southern Arizona. A man extracts artifacts found in mountainous alcoves of southern Arizona.


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Judge awards almost $3M for lawyer fees in New Mexico's court fight over ...

Judge awards almost $3M for lawyer fees in New Mexico's court fight over ...: SANTA FE, N.M. — Taxpayers must pick up the tab for nearly $3 million in fees for attorneys who represented Democratic, Republican, Native American and Hispanic voter interests in redistricting trials, a New Mexico judge decided Monday. District Judge ...

After Two Years in Power Brazil President Gets an A in Economy, Politics and ...


After Two Years in Power Brazil President Gets an A in Economy, Politics and ...

You will be deformed", the 22-year-old prisoner was told in January 1970 by a jailer - maybe "Dr. Medeiros", maybe "Joaquim" - working for Brazil's then military regime. The young woman's name was Dilma Rousseff. Thirty-one years later, in 2001, she ...

Analysis: Venezuela joins trade bloc big on politics, protectionism

Analysis: Venezuela joins trade bloc big on politics, protectionism: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The South American trade group Mercosur welcomes Venezuela as its newest member this week but growing protectionism in the bloc's leading economies and political posturing have reduced it to a shadow of its former self.

Latina Stanford Student Creates National Mentoring Program

Latina Stanford Student Creates National Mentoring Program: Four out of five low-income students fail to attain a bachelor's degree by their mid-20s. As astounding and scary as the numbers are, they motivated one woman to take action. Stephanie Bravo, a Mexican American from San Jose,California, is the founder ...

French Academic Points Out Cuba's Commitment to Social Welfare


French Academic Points Out Cuba's Commitment to Social Welfare

The Cuban Revolution has made the development of medicine and social welfare into a national priority, said French journalist, writer and professor Salim ...

Chile Central Bank Only Considered Holding Steady In July -Minutes

Chile Central Bank Only Considered Holding Steady In July -Minutes: SANTIAGO, Chile--At its July 12 monthly monetary policy meeting, the only option the Central Bank of Chile considered was standing pat on the overnight lending rate at 5%, according to the minutes of that meeting released Monday. This is the same view ...

Prisoners Fear Being Released

Prisoners Fear Being Released: Prisoners preparing to rejoin the public after completing their custodial sentences at the Embu Prison are expressing fear over their lives. The prisoners said some of their prison mates who have been released in the past have been lynched by the ...

Latrines with Walls: Preventing Cholera in Haiti

Latrines with Walls: Preventing Cholera in Haiti: Every weekday morning, the staff at Hopital Albert Schweitzer (HAS) convenes in the hospital's bibliyotek to discuss deaths and complex cases from the prior day. On Oct. 18, 2010, a Monday, the doctors and nurses sat in the stuffy room under dim lights ...



Gay marriage ban supporter named SF archbishop

Gay marriage ban supporter named SF archbishop: Gay marriage ban supporter named SF archbishop. A vigorous supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban was named Friday as the next Roman Catholic archbishop of San Francisco. The Associated Press ...

Cholera epidemic still raging in Cuba | Babalú Blog

Cholera epidemic still raging in Cuba | Babalú Blog: In spite of the propaganda statements by the Castro dictatorship that all is under control, the cholera epidemic that struck Cuba a few weeks ago continues to.

Brazilian couple wins world salsa championship in Puerto Rico


Brazilian couple wins world salsa championship in Puerto Rico

The Brazilian couple Carine Morais and Rafael Barros won the World Salsa Open 2012 this weekend during the Puerto Rico Salsa Congress at a hotel in San Juan, organizers said. After winning the contest, Barros proposed matrimony to his dance partner, ...

Monkeys treated for depression in Argentina

Monkeys treated for depression in Argentina: Two alpha females died 1 1/2 years ago from natural causes at the Rio Cuarto Urban Ecological Park some 650 kilometers (400 miles) west of Buenos Aires, and from that moment "their male companions began suffering depression and four let themselves ...

Argentina's Siderar Profit Falls 83% in Quarter as Costs Rise

Argentina's Siderar Profit Falls 83% in Quarter as Costs Rise: Sales slid 1.1 percent to 3 billion pesos, the company said in a filing with the Buenos Aires stock exchange. The cost of sales rose 10 percent to 2.4 billion pesos. The company said costs increased as a result of rising prices for raw materials, labor ...

Microfinance in Latin America – The myths and the reality


Microfinance in Latin America – The myths and the reality

Your daily news on Latin America. ... more informal microenterprises would actually be the key to reducing poverty and social exclusion in Latin America ...

Thai police get death penalty in drug war killing

Thai police get death penalty in drug war killing: A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and Hebrew texts into modern American English and then adds a twist: It's written like a screenplay. A new Bible translation tackles the challenge of turning ancient Greek and ...

Formal Charges To Be Filed In Aurora Shootings

Formal Charges To Be Filed In Aurora Shootings: ... 24-year-old James Holmes, the lone suspect in the attack. Prosecutors may also seek the death penalty. ... Jul 30, 2012 — American Dana Vollmer blew away the field, winning gold and setting a record in the 100-meter butterfly. Her teammates in the ...

'I was bitten': Greek competitor alleges biting in judo loss to Cuban opponent


'I was bitten': Greek competitor alleges biting in judo loss to Cuban opponent

On Monday, Greece's Ioulietta Boukouvala lost her opening-round 57-kg match to Cuba's Yurileidys Cobas, and Boukouvala charges that in the heat of battle, Cobas bit her on the hand. Greek sports websites quoted Boukouvala, 28, as saying that officials ...

Louisiana Moves Up in National Rankings for Overall Child Well-Being


Louisiana Moves Up in National Rankings for Overall Child Well-Being

Our ongoing collaboration with Louisiana's child-serving agencies and community partners is essential in order to maintain our improved education, health and child poverty outcomes and to keep them moving in the right direction.” In terms of economic ...

Report: Child poverty on rise in PR - Caribbean Business

Report: Child poverty on rise in PR - Caribbean Business: More than 80 per cent of children in Puerto Rico live in high-poverty areas, according to a study released Wednesday that also found the percentage of local ...

Prisoners "Boiling to Death" In Their Cells


Prisoners "Boiling to Death" In Their Cells

A New York Times article on the Texas prison system entitled, "In Texas, Arguing That Heat Can Be A Death Sentence for Prisoners," exposes a shameful problem that exists in jails and prisons throughout America--prisoners dying from hyperthermia or ...