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viernes, 31 de agosto de 2012

Safety and older drivers

Safety and older drivers: But once again, a highly publicized accident involving an elderly driver on local streets raises the issue of how closely aging drivers' skills should be monitored. Currently, California requires no further road testing of drivers after they acquire ...

The Latino vote: is it too late for the GOP, Mitt Romney?

The Latino vote: is it too late for the GOP, Mitt Romney?: During the 2012 cycle, Team Romney's appeal to Latinos has been based on Romney's economic program, emphasizing that the bloc ranks the economy as its top voting issue and that 10 percent of Latinos are unemployment, two percentage points above ...

The big lie: gay indoctrination


The big lie: gay indoctrination

Over 30 years ago, a very liberal, pro-gay politician wrote in an op-ed that "homosexuality is not a contagious disease like the measles." That politician was Ronald W. Reagan, and he helped to defeat a 1978 California measure with a similar message.

Report: Cuba to offer tall-ship cruises in 2014

Report: Cuba to offer tall-ship cruises in 2014:
Star Clippers said U.S. citizens cannot reserve or purchase the new Cuba cruises because of the U.S. embargo against the communist-led island. The embargo aims to keep U.S. citizens from spending in Cuba, although the U.S. Treasury Department allows ...


Sun-Sentinel (blog)

Cuba growing less food than 5 ys ago despite agriculture reforms

Cuba growing less food than 5 ys ago despite agriculture reforms: Most crops remain below 2007 levels. * Government says working to broaden reforms. By Marc Frank. HAVANA, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Cuba is producing less food than it did five years ago despite efforts to increase agriculture production, the government ...




Chile jobless rate falls, interest rate seen neutral

Chile jobless rate falls, interest rate seen neutral: SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's jobless rate surprisingly inched down to near-historic lows, the government said on Friday, helped by a growth in civil servant and military jobs, and tourism-related employment. The data provided more evidence that, with a ...

Venezuelan pollsters weigh in on Chávez vs. Capriles battle for president


Venezuelan pollsters weigh in on Chávez vs. Capriles battle for president

There is a little more than a month left to go before the next presidential election in Venezuela and the polls are just as murky as they were in July. The last month has seen a new batch of polling results that range from a 20-point lead for President ...

What an American-US Airways merger means for you

What an American-US Airways merger means for you: ... District Attorney Patrick Dougherty (DAWK'-er-tee) says he'll pursue the death penalty against a man awaiting trial on charges that he killed his two young daughters and his estranged wife. Lewis ...

America Is in Great Company With Our Enthusiasm for Executions

America Is in Great Company With Our Enthusiasm for Executions: America Is in Great Company With Our Enthusiasm for Executions The U.S. of A, the greatest country on earth, has legally executed 27 people this year, and more than 1,300 since we resurrected the death penalty back in 1976. Mr. Presidential Candidates ...

Police say Bolivian crowd lynches 2 Brazilians in 'lawless' border town

Police say Bolivian crowd lynches 2 Brazilians in 'lawless' border town: LA PAZ, Bolivia - A mob in a town bordering Brazil plagued by drug traffickers and car thieves dragged two Brazilians from jail after their arrest as murder suspects, then beat them and burned them alive, authorities said Wednesday. "It's barbarous ...




Haiti - Agriculture : $242 million damage...

Haiti - Agriculture : $242 million damage...:
Representatives of Foreign Missions from countries across the Western Hemisphere today met at the headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS) in Washington, DC to assess the damage to Haiti following the passage of Isaac. The meeting ...


Haitilibre.com

Rapidly rising lake levels threaten trade on Dominican-Haiti border


Rapidly rising lake levels threaten trade on Dominican-Haiti border

Getting around on market day along the muddy border between the Dominican Republic and Haiti is almost impossible for those unfamiliar with the art of dodging the trucks, motorcycles and bicycles swerving amid the messy piles of products scattered all ...

STV Appeal: Are our kids born to lose?

STV Appeal: Are our kids born to lose?: Hollywood star Paul Brannigan explores issues of child poverty and looks at his own experience of being brought up by herion addicts in a documentary called Born To Lose? As part of the week of special programmes for the STV Appeal, Paul wonders what ...

Medicare's political importance goes beyond seniors

Medicare's political importance goes beyond seniors: The Quinnipiac University/CBS/New York Times survey showed elderly voters favoring Romney in Florida, where he led Obama by 13 percentage points, and in Ohio, where he led by eight. Romney also had a slight lead in Wisconsin. "Seniors are split ...

Single Mothers in Poverty: A Symptom of Failed Economic Policies

Single Mothers in Poverty: A Symptom of Failed Economic Policies: She is right. Indeed, the fact is that what's bad for society is not single motherhood. Nor is single motherhood the cause of so much grief for children and our nation's huge poverty rates, including the disproportionate poverty rate of U.S. single ...

President Underscores Iran, Cuba's Influence on Int'l Relations

President Underscores Iran, Cuba's Influence on Int'l Relations:
"The Islamic Republic of Iran and Cuba are brothers and can take effective steps in bilateral and international relations through mutual cooperation," Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with Cuban vice-president on the sidelines of the NAM summit here in ...


Fars News Agency

Chile, the country Pinochet terrorised, is no longer afraid

Chile, the country Pinochet terrorised, is no longer afraid:
Up to 200,000 people marched through Santiago yesterday. Students and teachers protesting over education were supported by the Chilean Trade Union Congress, which called on members to join the march. It ended with police turning water cannon and ...


The Guardian (blog)

Gay groups and "Homocon" welcomed to GOP convention despite platform

Gay groups and "Homocon" welcomed to GOP convention despite platform: Its title stands out, especially here, where the Republican National Convention has officially accepted a platform that a New York Times editorial called "more aggressive in its opposition to women's reproductive rights and to gay rights than any in ...

Argentine tax agents to track all credit card buys

Argentine tax agents to track all credit card buys: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina is tightening its grip on credit card purchases in an effort to stem capital flight and tax evasion. One measure published Friday makes adds a 15 percent tax every time people make a purchase outside Argentina using ...

State school teachers on strike in Buenos Aires City

State school teachers on strike in Buenos Aires City: Teachers pertaining to the UTE teachers' union were on strike and are to march today in Buenos Aires City, in protest against sanctions made earlier in the week. Three hundred and fifty students will be affected by the strike. The group will be ...




US soldiers face death penalty for murder charges related to militia group

US soldiers face death penalty for murder charges related to militia group:
Three serving soldiers who allegedly set up a militia group within the US army, which plotted to overthrow the government and assassinate President Obama, face the death penalty after they were arraigned on murder charges. Prosecutors in Georgia ...


The Guardian

Fire points to Venezuela oil industry woes


Fire points to Venezuela oil industry woes

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's biggest oil refinery remained closed Friday after firefighters put out a fire that raged for more three days following an explosion that killed at least 48 people, left dozens wounded and hundreds homeless.

Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law

Federal court rejects new Texas voter photo ID law: AUSTIN, Texas -- A tough Texas law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls discriminates against low-income blacks and Latinos, a federal court ruled Thursday, wiping out for the November election a measure championed by ...

Commission proposes new rules for grading countries

Commission proposes new rules for grading countries: THE Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has proposed an alternative but complementary approach to the criterion of per capita income for the allocation of financing for development. ... Prado said the structural gaps that ...

Breaking Bad doesn't show you the real drug war drama

Breaking Bad doesn't show you the real drug war drama:
Led by famed poet and journalist Javier Sicilia, the caravan is a fleet of buses, cars and campervans travelling 8,000km across the US to show how the war on drugs is tearing Mexico apart. The goal of this journey, which includes stops in 25 American ...


The Guardian