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martes, 28 de agosto de 2012

Cholera outbreak over, Cuban government says

Cholera outbreak over, Cuban government says: Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- Cuba's government declared Tuesday that health workers had eradicated a cholera outbreak that infected 417 people and killed three, according to a statement from the country's Health Ministry. In early July, Cuba said the ...







Sicilian Mafia boss nabbed in Venezuela, Italian authorities report

Sicilian Mafia boss nabbed in Venezuela, Italian authorities report: ROME – Italian authorities say a fugitive Sicilian Mafia boss has been arrested in Venezuela, with family ties aiding investigators on his trail. Police and prosecutors in Palermo, the Sicilian capital, told reporters Tuesday that Salvatore Bonomolo ...

Venezuela stamps out refinery blaze, eyes restart

Venezuela stamps out refinery blaze, eyes restart: PARAGUANA, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan firefighters put out a blaze at the country's biggest oil refinery on Tuesday, paving the way for a restart of the facility and an investigation into the world's deadliest refinery accident in fifteen years.

Chile's top court rejects $4.5 billion coal-fired plant that would have ...


Chile's top court rejects $4.5 billion coal-fired plant that would have ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's Supreme Court has rejected plans to build a $4.5 billion coal-fired power plant and port to serve northern Chile's copper mines, ruling that the project's Brazilian and German investors failed to prove they can protect the ...

Argentine police to shoot gulls to save the whales

Argentine police to shoot gulls to save the whales: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Saving whales is something Argentines take very seriously - so much so that they're planning to shoot seagulls to stop them from pecking at the huge marine mammals. Gulls have become a real hazard for Southern right whales ...

Brazil Supreme Court orders release of rancher charged with masterminding ...


Brazil Supreme Court orders release of rancher charged with masterminding ...

In 2010, a jury found Regivaldo Galvao guilty of ordering Stang's death and sentenced him to 30 years in jail. But he was freed on appeal. He was imprisoned one year later after a Para state court ... According to the Catholic Land Pastoral, a watchdog ...

Pedal Power Helps Brazilian Prisoners Reduce Their Sentences

Pedal Power Helps Brazilian Prisoners Reduce Their Sentences: A brilliant idea being trialed in the Brazilian prison system helps inmates put that nervous energy to good use. Prisoners at a maximum security prison near Santa Rita do Sapucai in the mountains north of São Paolo have been given an option to reduce ...

Urban poverty: An appreciation

Urban poverty: An appreciation:
In Brazil, for example, where the word "poor" conjures images both of Rio's vertiginous favelas and of indigenous Amazonian tribes, only 5 percent of the urban population is classified as extremely poor, compared with 25 percent of those living in ...


Philadelphia Inquirer

Bill Clinton: Brazil No. 1 among rising economies

Bill Clinton: Brazil No. 1 among rising economies: Blair cited Brazil's progress in reducing poverty and inequality over the past two decades, saying they were an inspiration for African countries where he has been spending his time lately -- and also proof that liberal capitalism still works, despite ...





Gay marriage group reserves $5M in TV ad time

Gay marriage group reserves $5M in TV ad time: Same-sex marriage is currently legal in New York, Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Washington, D.C.. Maryland legalized gay marriage this year as well, but that state will also have a public vote this fall. In Maine, voters ...

Gay Republicans say they are optimistic despite rebuffs from party


Gay Republicans say they are optimistic despite rebuffs from party

Social conservatives steered the party's platform committee to adopt deeply conservative positions, not only keeping the door shut on same-sex marriage but refusing to consider support for civil unions for gay and lesbian couples. On the stump ...

Gay rights, immigration, abortion deepen GOP divide

Gay rights, immigration, abortion deepen GOP divide:
“National Republicans have made a calculated decision, for about 20 years now, that it's worth writing off states like California in exchange for a secure base of support in the South and in the near West (Great Plains and Rocky Mountain states).


Newsday

San Francisco archbishop-elect, who vigorously opposed gay marriage in ...


San Francisco archbishop-elect, who vigorously opposed gay marriage in ...

SAN DIEGO -- The Roman Catholic archbishop-elect of San Francisco was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence, San Diego police said Monday. The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, a vigorous supporter of California's same-sex marriage ban, ...

Gay students recount their torment - Second of two parts

Gay students recount their torment - Second of two parts: About 880 California high schools, more than 53 percent of the state total, have these clubs, according to the Gay-Straight Alliance Network, a San Francisco-based youth leadership group helping students organize the alliances. These clubs exist at ...

The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business

The Global Land Grab, The Next Human Rights Challenge For Business:
Since the first huge spike in global food prices back in 2007-2008, companies and foreign governments have acquired or signed long term leases for land in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Many of these transactions were negotiated quickly and ...


Triple Pundit

Speak out against bad Canadian mining in Latin America

Speak out against bad Canadian mining in Latin America: Canadian mining companies operating in Latin America have long evaded the enforcement of human rights obligations and environmental regulations. The Canadian government has aggressively pursued trade agreements throughout the region that have ...

90% of Latin Americans will live in cities by 2050

90% of Latin Americans will live in cities by 2050: It's already the most urban region in the world, but in the coming years more people in Latin America will continue to move to cities. By 2050, the U.N. ... “We're seeing a reduction in poverty, indigence in urban areas; unemployment is going down ...





US policies contributed to poverty in Latin America

US policies contributed to poverty in Latin America:
The United States has worked across Latin America to enrich private clients at the expense of the pauperized masses, Professor of Sociology Emeritus James Petras of Binghamton University, N.Y., charges. “Never in the 20th Century (1990-2001) were so ...


MWC News

U.S. Policies Contributed to Poverty in Latin America

U.S. Policies Contributed to Poverty in Latin America: U.S. Policies Contributed to Poverty in Latin America. The United States has worked across Latin America to enrich private clients at the expense of the ...

Latin America: Poor get Poorer while Rich get Richer - The ...

Latin America: Poor get Poorer while Rich get Richer - The ...: State of the Cities of Latin America found that the wealthiest 20% of the ... the poverty line despite the reduction of poverty and the economic opportunities offered ...

Drug Legalization: Pros And Cons As To Its Viability As A Means To End The ...

Drug Legalization: Pros And Cons As To Its Viability As A Means To End The ...: The former President of Mexico (2006 - 2012) declared a war against drug cartels that has been deemed unsuccessful by many who say it has prompted more violence. Calderón has often emphasized the need for the U.S. to take responsibility in the Drug ...

American Taliban's religious freedom argument could extend to prisons across ...


American Taliban's religious freedom argument could extend to prisons across ...

The legal battle between the federal government and “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh over religious freedoms could have broader implications for inmates in federal, state and local prisons across the country. The 31-year-old Lindh testified Monday ...

US Prison Top Chaplain: Clerics Advised Policy

US Prison Top Chaplain: Clerics Advised Policy:
A policy that American-born Taliban fighter John Walker Lindh claims violates his Muslim beliefs by barring inmates in the tightly controlled prison unit where he is held from praying together more than once a week was based on advice from Islamic ...


ABC News

Arizona prison contract will go to private firm

Arizona prison contract will go to private firm: Other outspoken opponents include the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group and watchdog organization. “For-profit prison corporations ...





Nominate senior citizens for honors

Nominate senior citizens for honors:
Contributions that Long Island's senior citizens have made will be recognized at the Third Annual Savvy Senior Day at the American Legion Post 1066 in Massapequa on Sept. 9. The deadline to nominate a senior is Friday. New this year is the crowning of ...


Newsday (blog)