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miércoles, 1 de agosto de 2012

Dick Cheney Admits Politics Prevented Him From Supporting Gay Marriage

Dick Cheney Admits Politics Prevented Him From Supporting Gay Marriage:
Former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney gestures as he speaks about national security at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington May 21, 2009. Cheney on ...


Christian Post

Children living in poverty rises dramatically in Florida ...

Children living in poverty rises dramatically in Florida ...: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Growing numbers of children are slipping into poverty in Florida and child advocates say that should concern all Floridians. The annual ...

Report says recession hurts more Florida children

Report says recession hurts more Florida children: The number of Florida children living in poverty is up 28 percent from 2005 to 2010, the last year for which data were included in the study. That measurement considers such factors as whether the parents have secure employment or the ability to cover ...



UN Women's Board Chairman on a visit to Haiti | UN Women

UN Women's Board Chairman on a visit to Haiti | UN Women: During a visit to Haiti 19–22 July 2012, the chairman of UN Women's Executive Board, H.E. Kim Sook, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, called for an end to gender-based violence and the promotion of ...

New video testimonial series: “I'm A Proud Native American, And ...


New video testimonial series: “I'm A Proud Native American, And ...

The group Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren is now being joined by non-Cherokee Native Americans in a series of video testimonials with the theme “I'm A Proud Native American, And Elizabeth Warren Does Not Represent Me ...

Native American History: The Mission Period, Treaties, and ...

Native American History: The Mission Period, Treaties, and ...: Before the treaties and Federal Indian Policy, there was a period when only missionaries were attempting to educate Native Americans. “Beginning with the Jesuit mission school for Florida Indians in 1568, formal education of Indians was ...

Inter-American Court Deals Landmark Victory for Indigenous Rights

Inter-American Court Deals Landmark Victory for Indigenous Rights:
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has sided with Ecuador's Sarayaku indigenous community in a long-running dispute with the Ecuadorean government and a foreign oil firm. In its ruling, the court found Ecuador ignored the Sarayakus' rights by ...


Democracy Now

Local casino cuts deal to sell to Native American casino company

Local casino cuts deal to sell to Native American casino company: Legends Gaming, LLC ("Legends"), the operator of the DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City, Louisiana and the DiamondJacks Casino in Vicksburg, Mississippi, announced today that it has entered into an asset sale agreement with Global Gaming Solutions, ...

The Changing Face of Poverty

The Changing Face of Poverty: We've also seen an increase in childhood poverty. “In 2000, the official child poverty rate, which is a conservative measure of economic hardship, was 17 percent,” said Casey Foundation President and CEO Patrick McCarthy in a recent report. “From 2000 ...

Rulan Tangen artistic director & choreographer of “Dancing Earth”

Rulan Tangen artistic director & choreographer of “Dancing Earth”: Rulan has held several dance workshops for Native American kids. She believes, “Movement is absolutely essential to youth for building strength of body, mind, spirit, emotions in keeping with our (Tribal) cardinal beliefs. Our ancestors until recently ...

Tourism Stays Strong, Despite Violence in Mexico

Tourism Stays Strong, Despite Violence in Mexico: The gruesome violence associated with the drug war has done grave damage to Mexico's global image, and potential tourists searching for a sunny, safe vacation cannot overlook the 50000 drug-related homicides that have been committed ...



Argentina automakers, economy hurt by drop in exports to Brazil

Argentina automakers, economy hurt by drop in exports to Brazil: BUENOS AIRES - Argentina's automobile exports this year will drop the most in a decade on a percentage basis, deepening the country's economic slowdown despite an expected rebound in Brazilian demand in the coming months.

Top Mexican General to be Indicted for Racketeering

Top Mexican General to be Indicted for Racketeering: Dauahare, a former deputy defense secretary, and the other officers were taken before dawn Wednesday to a maximum-security prison in the central state of Mexico. A judge in the same state issued warrants for Dauahare, retired Maj. Gen. Ricardo Escorcia ...



Late Cuban Dissident's Family Doubts Crash Report

Late Cuban Dissident's Family Doubts Crash Report:
The family of late Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya cast doubt on the official explanation of the car crash that killed him and another government opponent, asking the international community Wednesday for help getting an independent investigation ...


ABC News

Should private corporations take sides in America's gay marriage debate?


Should private corporations take sides in America's gay marriage debate?

Chick-fil-A's owner says the company operates on 'biblical principles', and gay rights groups say the company has donated money to Christian groups opposing homosexuality. Should private corporations take public positions in America's gay marriage ...

Haiti - Tourism : Launching of work of the historical center of Jacmel

Haiti - Tourism : Launching of work of the historical center of Jacmel:
The Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, returned home this Monday, July 30 after a successful tour in the U.S. and the UK, went the same day in Jacmel, accompanied by Stéphanie Balmir Villdrouin, the Minister of Tourism and the Ministers of Planning and ...


Haitilibre.com

Colombia: weightlifting classes?

Colombia: weightlifting classes?: This week, as Colombian weightlifter Oscar Albeiro Figueroa stepped up for a silver medal, comes fresh confirmation that more and more Colombians are being lifted from poverty into the middle class. According to a study conducted at the University of ...

Obama's gay marriage support fails to sway Americans


Obama's gay marriage support fails to sway Americans

Gay marriage, despite steadily gaining in popularity over the years, remains a very divisive issue with many Americans firmly in either camp and not inclined to move based on what the President (or any president) decides. It's also difficult for a ...

Mexico file drug charges against 3 generals

Mexico file drug charges against 3 generals: MEXICO CITY (AP) - Mexican prosecutors formally filed drug charges Tuesday against four high-ranking army officers, including three generals and a lieutenant colonel. They are the highest-ranking Mexican army officials arrested in at least 15 years ...

Lynden International launches enhanced ocean service to Puerto Rico

Lynden International launches enhanced ocean service to Puerto Rico: SEATTLE-  Lynden International, a full-service freight forwarding and logistics company, is offering an enhanced ocean product to support customers in Puerto Rico and in other retail markets. Lynden has served ...

Gay marriage ban backers in California seek US Supreme Court review


Gay marriage ban backers in California seek US Supreme Court review

Backers of California's ban on same-sex marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional, a move that ...

South African Olympian Comes Out As Lesbian

South African Olympian Comes Out As Lesbian: Karen Hultzer is on the South African Olympic team as an archer, and she has confirmed for the first time that she is, in fact, a lesbian. The forty-six year old's statement makes twenty-two Olympians who have come out. While this is the first time ...

Poverty rate falls 10 points; officials use better gauge

Poverty rate falls 10 points; officials use better gauge: The incidence of poverty in Dominican Republic fell from 49.4% in 2004 to 39.9% during 2010-2011, compared with the around 34% under the previous method of IDB-World Bank and 41.4% with the system of the Economic Commission for Latin America and ...

Oakland prosecutor says death penalty is appropriate for quadruple killer

Oakland prosecutor says death penalty is appropriate for quadruple killer: The death penalty is the appropriate punishment for an Oakland man who has been convicted of killing four people, a prosecutor told jurors Monday. In his closing argument in the penalty phase of the trial of 38-year-old David Mills, prosecutor Jim ...

Chavez Spending Boom Seen Spurring 31% Devaluation Post-Election


Chavez Spending Boom Seen Spurring 31% Devaluation Post-Election

After leaving the official rate unchanged for five years, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez devalued the currency in January 2010 and threatened businesses with expropriation if they raised their prices.