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martes, 31 de julio de 2012

Catholic Church Continues Anti-Gay Inquisition In San Francisco

Catholic Church Continues Anti-Gay Inquisition In San Francisco: Benedict has been pursuing a personal Inquisition against LGBT Americans for some time now, and that includes elevating virulent anti-LGBT clergy to high offices and attacking the religion's religious orders. The Rainbow Sash Movement notes that “In ...



Boy Scouts' gay ban seems outdated

Boy Scouts' gay ban seems outdated: If the U.S. military, the Girl Scouts and the Boys' and Girls' Clubs don't have a problem with gays in their ranks, why does the Boy Scouts of America still insist on banning "open and avowed homosexuals"? Earlier this month, the Boy Scouts upheld its ...

Recycler operates within prison

Recycler operates within prison: ... A chance meeting five years ago between grinding entrepreneur Octavio Victal Jr and a senior prison social rehabilitation official has blossomed into an annual $1 million-plus plastic bottle recycling business that appears to be unique in Latin ...

US keeps Cuba on its terror black list


US keeps Cuba on its terror black list

WASHINGTON — The United States kept Cuba on a black list of alleged state sponsors of terrorism for the 30th year running, the State Department said Tuesday in an annual report. The Americas' only one-party communist regime is one of four countries ...

Former political prisoner detained in Cuba

Former political prisoner detained in Cuba: The Cuban Commission for Human Rights and National Reconciliation on Tuesday denounced another "arbitrary arrest" of dissident Jose Daniel Ferrer, a former political prisoner. A communique from the commission's spokesman, Elizardo Sanchez, said that ...

Masked artist protests violence in Honduras

Masked artist protests violence in Honduras: His canvas is the streets of the Central American city of 1.2 million, which he describes as "captive, fearful and closed by a mixture of violence, poverty and an absence of public services." About 1149 people were murdered in the Honduran capital last ...

Highers brothers to remain in jail until hearing

Highers brothers to remain in jail until hearing: With poll: Lake Charlevoix 'America's best lake' runner-up. In a recent USA ... They waited nearly 25 years to get a hearing, then almost five months for a judge to throw out the murder convictions that earned them life sentences in prison. On Monday ...

Helping Haiti's Youth, Through Football

Helping Haiti's Youth, Through Football: GOALS focuses on helping youth in Haiti's Leogane organize to clean up trash and litter in public areas, plant trees and recycle old materials, along with encouraging gardening and providing a daily meal and drinking water for Haitian families, all ...

Heinrich Homeownership Bill Becomes Law

Heinrich Homeownership Bill Becomes Law: (Source: U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich) — Legislation sponsored by U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich (NM-1) to remove barriers between Native American families and homeownership was signed into law today by President Obama during an Oval ...

Child poverty a reminder of tough times


Child poverty a reminder of tough times

In Indiana during 2010, the most recent period reported, 22 percent of children younger than 18 live in poverty. The state ranked 31st in overall child well-being. That's bad. It gets worse for the five-county East Central Indiana region: One in four ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrest Warrant: Actor Wanted For Misdemeanor ...

Cuba Gooding Jr. Arrest Warrant: Actor Wanted For Misdemeanor ...: Cuba Gooding Jr. may be known for playing roles in family-friendly pop soda like "Snow Dogs" and "Jerry Maguire," but he apparently doesn't like to be reminded of it. TMZ reports that New Orleans police officers have issued an arrest warrant ...

Jennifer Garner: 'Kids are hungry to learn'

Jennifer Garner: 'Kids are hungry to learn': The successful actress, producer and Charleston native gave insight into her personal experiences with childhood poverty and what she thinks can be done to help. In the background is Mark Kennedy Shriver who leads Save the Children's programs.



Rebuilding Venezuelan Democracy

Rebuilding Venezuelan Democracy: SANTIAGO – Excitement, anxious young faces, the sense of a nation's best and brightest coming together for a noble cause: the scene was an office building in Caracas, Venezuela, in July 2012. But, to a Chilean like me, it could have been Santiago in ...

Venezuela Officially Joins Mercosur Trade...

Venezuela Officially Joins Mercosur Trade...:
Venezuela was officially welcomed into the Mercosur trade bloc Tuesday, giving that nation's leader Hugo Chavez a long-awaited political prize and strengthening links among the region's agricultural and energy powerhouses. The inclusion of Venezuela ...


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Argentine war cemetery in Falklands vandalized

Argentine war cemetery in Falklands vandalized: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Someone has vandalized Argentina's war cemetery in the Falkland Islands, repeatedly smashing and shattering the glass that protects the country's sacred Virgin. Police are seeking suspects, and the islands' government ...

Gay marriage ban backers seek Supreme Court review

Gay marriage ban backers seek Supreme Court review: SAN FRANCISCO -- Backers of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional. Lawyers for the coalition of religious ...



Promoting Tsimshian Culture with Adoption into a Clan

Promoting Tsimshian Culture with Adoption into a Clan:
This month Metlakatla Alaska celebrates its 125th anniversary and emerging cultural traditions are on the rise in this Alaska Native community founded in 1887. The Tsimshians of ... Terrance H. Booth, Sr., Native American Culture Examiner. Metlakatla ...


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Protests follow zoo shooting of rare tiger

Protests follow zoo shooting of rare tiger: SANTIAGO, Chile, July 31 (UPI) -- Chilean activists protesting the shooting death of a rare male white tiger that attacked a zoo worker demanded the resignation of those responsible. Officials at the zoo in Santiago said Pampa was shot Sunday morning ...

Poverty and Politics

Poverty and Politics: As the election nears — it is now less than 100 days away — the issue of poverty in America will hopefully play a somewhat more central role. It's perfectly appropriate for candidates of both parties, and at all levels, to focus on the plight of the ...


Mexican economy grew 4 percent in 2Q

Mexican economy grew 4 percent in 2Q: MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexico's Finance Department says the country's economy grew by 4 percent in the second quarter of the year as compared to the same period of 2011. It says growth "moderated slightly, but remained positive and high." The department ...

Puerto Rico Tries Tougher Sentences in Crime Fight

Puerto Rico Tries Tougher Sentences in Crime Fight: An updated penal code signed into law Monday by the Puerto Rican governor increases prison sentences for homicide, assault and other offenses as the U.S. island territory struggles to contain crime and the widespread perception that violence is out of ...

Can Technology Help Bolster Security in Mexico's Drug War?


Can Technology Help Bolster Security in Mexico's Drug War?

Being a subject matter expert on the drug war in Mexico -- and sometimes so focused on it that I forget about all the other nefarious things going on elsewhere in the world -- it was an eye-opening experience to learn about other illicit networks that ...

Youth programme fights extreme poverty in Guatemala


Youth programme fights extreme poverty in Guatemala

Guatemala has the highest rate of chronic childhood malnutrition in Latin America. It affects one of every two children under the age of five in the country, according to the UN Children's Fund Unicef. Young sentries against malnutrition was created in ...

Comment: UK Black Pride – a moment of discovery

Comment: UK Black Pride – a moment of discovery:
Saturday 18 August is a significant day for two reasons – not only is it my birthday, but far more importantly, it is UK Black Pride; a day to celebrate the African, Asian, Caribbean and Latin American strands of the LGBT community. This year's ...


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How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs

How Latin America is reinventing the war on drugs: We lost the right to be people." Bolivia's more go-it-alone approach symbolizes a fundamental shift in the drug war in Latin America – one that is creating a tense new relationship between the US and its southern neighbors and could help determine how ...