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domingo, 26 de agosto de 2012

Venezuela: refinery to restart in two days after fire

Venezuela: refinery to restart in two days after fire: PARAGUANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's biggest refinery is on track to restart within two days, the energy minister said on Sunday, a day after an explosion and fire there killed 39 people in one of the global oil industry's deadliest accidents.

Subte system reopens after strike

Subte system reopens after strike: BUENOS AIRES – After the longest subte strike in Argentinian history, local leaders reached an agreement earlier this month that would allow for the much anticipated reopening of the subway system the following morning. The scheduled strike, which ...

School board workers carry aid to Haiti

School board workers carry aid to Haiti: Offering aid. About 35 Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board teachers, administrators and a superintendent were joined by students in the medical field, a doctor and a dentist on a trip to Haiti this summer to offer aid at local orphanages and ...

Florida is a must-win for both Obama, Romney

Florida is a must-win for both Obama, Romney: "So I would say Florida is pretty important for Republicans in November." Two of the state's biggest demographics, hispanics and seniors, could hold the key to the White House. Florida's seniors represent about 17 percent of the state's 18.8 million ...





Homage to Di Benedetto challenges all journalists

Homage to Di Benedetto challenges all journalists: I came into the story because I was the editor of the Buenos Aires Herald at the start of the Kafkaesque Proceso de Reorganización Nacional, which I now believe was an attempt at a Nazi re-run. We helped launch a local and international campaign to ...

Bolivia: 'capitalism is an old man'

Bolivia: 'capitalism is an old man': According to Arce, his plan has lifted about 4m Bolivians out of extreme poverty. “Middle class is growing. And if our country is growing so fast it is because of private consumption. Many of our income redistribution policies have made people to have ...

Bolivian leader loses indigenous support

Bolivian leader loses indigenous support: The administration has lifted about 4m Bolivians out of extreme poverty, Mr Arce says. However, when it comes to attracting foreign investors, Mr Morales' socialist rhetoric is increasingly falling flat. Recently, his government revoked a tin and zinc ...

Brazil ex-senator to repay $224m in funds


Brazil ex-senator to repay $224m in funds

Luiz Estevao, one of the richest men in Brazil who served eight years in prison, is required to pay 468 million Brazilian real ($A224.92 million) to the country's Treasury. The businessman has been accused of misappropriating funds meant to be used for ...

Armed Gangs Battle for Control of Venezuela Prison

Armed Gangs Battle for Control of Venezuela Prison: The Venezuelan government created the Ministry of Penitentiary Services (MPPSP) in July 2011 to address the crisis in the country's prison system. Venezuelan prisons are far worse than their Latin American counterparts in Mexico, Brazil and Argentina ...

Special Report: Alleviating poverty in Stanislaus County is hard job worth doing

Special Report: Alleviating poverty in Stanislaus County is hard job worth doing:
As California's economy continues to sputter, public and private efforts to alleviate poverty continue. And new, creative ideas are taking shape. Harold Peterson, who served on a committee established to look at poverty in Stanislaus County 20 years ...


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Oscar Arias Sanchez reflects on 25 years since Central American peace accords


Oscar Arias Sanchez reflects on 25 years since Central American peace accords

Oscar Arias Sanchez was 46 years old when, as the improbably self-assured president of Costa Rica, he became an international phenomenon by brokering an impossible accord, knitting the presidents of five Central American nations into agreement on a ...

Repression breeds resistance in the Central American country of Honduras

Repression breeds resistance in the Central American country of Honduras: A historical and wonderful thing is happening in the small country of Honduras in Central America. Despite terror imposed by the U.S. and Honduran ruling classes; despite beatings and assassinations; despite centuries-old poverty and misery, the masses ...

Cuba releases award-winning dissident | The Raw Story

Cuba releases award-winning dissident | The Raw Story: Guillermo Farinas via AFP. Topics: cuba ♢ guillermo farinas. Leading Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas told AFP Saturday he had been released after being detained 40 hours earlier, following an argument with agents guarding his home.





Should prosecutors seek death penalty for Aurora theater shooting suspect ...

Should prosecutors seek death penalty for Aurora theater shooting suspect ...: Death penalty opponents such as The Denver Post and Colorado's Public Defenders understand their challenge and opportunity. They will ... Why does this Caucasian perpetrator of one of America's worst mass shootings escape execution but others do not?

Ecuador considers extraditing Belarussian blogger Alexander Barankov despite ...


Ecuador considers extraditing Belarussian blogger Alexander Barankov despite ...

... find a way to get the Wikileaks founder out of their London Embassy and back to South America, Mr Barankov could be sent the other way: he has been moved to a Quito prison and is facing extradition back to Belarus, where he could face the death ...

Hugo Bedau, 85; Tufts professor was ardent death penalty opponent ...


Hugo Bedau, 85; Tufts professor was ardent death penalty opponent ...

Dr. Bedau's 1964 book, “The Death Penalty in America,” has gone through several printings and brought him international fame. His death penalty publications ...

Only Marine on military's death row has sentence overturned


Only Marine on military's death row has sentence overturned

In 1995, Parker was sentenced to death after being convicted of two counts of premeditated murder, and one count of armed robbery and kidnapping. The appeals court threw out one of the two murder counts on Wednesday, and instead of the death penalty, ...

Los Angeles-area priest stole from elderly widow, lawsuit alleges


Los Angeles-area priest stole from elderly widow, lawsuit alleges

The lawsuit accuses Valdez and the archdiocese of elder abuse and fraud and seeks unspecified compensatory and punitive damages. ALSO: Scrutiny of money market funds continues · 2 women electrocuted trying to help at crash scene · California ...

Program may help elderly with memory issues

Program may help elderly with memory issues:
Researchers at UCLA Medical Center studied 59 elderly residents at similar retirement communities. A California company developed the program and funded the study. One test challenges seniors to identify the correct shapes, another pushes memory ...


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Seniors Should Take Special Precautions During Hurricane Season According ...

Seniors Should Take Special Precautions During Hurricane Season According ...: Seniors throughout Florida and the gulf coast region should take special precautions as Hurricane Isaac appears to be heading toward the region over the next several days. "If you live in a high risk area, be prepared not ...

Markowitz: Senior citizens should retire in Downtown

Markowitz: Senior citizens should retire in Downtown:
“We have to find ways to keep seniors living here, rather than having them move to New Jersey, or North Carolina, or Florida.” BRIC - BCME. To keep seniors dining at Junior's, Markowitz wants the city to offer developers tax breaks for building housing ...


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Jefferson Parish Public Schools accused of discriminating against Latinos


Jefferson Parish Public Schools accused of discriminating against Latinos

The Honduras native asked us not to reveal her identity. "I can't communicate with them," said the mother, in Spanish. "It's very hard for me because, I say, 'I want to see my son's grades, ... That's why the Southern Poverty Law Center filed a ...

Obama hopes to Latino voters give him a chance in NC


Obama hopes to Latino voters give him a chance in NC

North Carolina, which will host the Democratic National Conventional next month, was his slimmest win four years ago, the state has the fourth-highest unemployment rate in the nation, and Democrats have struggled here in recent years. Yet recent polls ...

SEP launches bid for ballot access in Louisiana

SEP launches bid for ballot access in Louisiana: Poverty and the decay of infrastructure are an ever-increasing reality of life in Louisiana. The state has a poverty rate of 19.2 per cent, the second highest in the country. While the unemployment rate of 7.2 per cent is below the national average, an ...





Nicaragua's poverty gap is growing ever wider

Nicaragua's poverty gap is growing ever wider: If per capita income continues to grow at 2.8 percent in Nicaragua it will take 70 years to reach that of Costa Rica right now.

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers

Pregnant Nicaraguan Girls Forced to Become Mothers: Altamirano said the phenomenon of teenage pregnancy in Nicaragua forms part of the cycle of poverty in which most of the young mothers have lived. “Pregnant girls reproduce the cycle of poverty, because they become mothers before they are biologically ...