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lunes, 3 de septiembre de 2012

Miguel Zenon And Laurent Coq Play 'Hopscotch'

Miguel Zenon And Laurent Coq Play 'Hopscotch':


It's named for Julio Cortázar's novel, the fragmented tale of a wandering bohemian and his social circles in Parisian exile, as well as back home in Buenos Aires. Those settings make it a good fit for a collaboration between composers from France and ...


NPR

US bishops stress jobs, poverty in Labor Day statement

US bishops stress jobs, poverty in Labor Day statement: In a statement for the Labor Day holiday, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has expressed dismay that poverty has not been a major issue in 2012 political campaigns. The statement, issued by the USCCB justice-and-peace committee, and ...

Fears that Assange would face death penalty in the US are unfounded, says ...


Fears that Assange would face death penalty in the US are unfounded, says ...

In written a statement to British Parliament, the United Kingdom's Foreign Secretary William Hague has dismissed Julian Assange's fears that, if extradited to Sweden he might be sent on to the United States to face the death penalty. "The suggestion ...

Chile accused of distorting poverty data

Chile accused of distorting poverty data: “The government, in a country known for the strength of its institutions, is moving in the direction of exerting undue influence on official statistics,” said Eduardo Engel, a professor at Yale and the University of Chile, who led a group of 30 ...

Colombian rebels welcome peace talks "without hatred"

Colombian rebels welcome peace talks "without hatred": The prospect of talks, likely to take place in Norway and Cuba, has raised Colombians' hopes of an end to five decades of bloodshed - though past governments' failures to end Latin America's longest-running insurgency show the path is not easy. In a ...

Rally hopes to educate US on Mexican drug violence

Rally hopes to educate US on Mexican drug violence:


(CHICAGO) (WLS) -- A Mexican poet whose son died in Mexico's drug wars is in Chicago Sunday night with his Caravan of Peace, a travelling road show determined to bring to Americans a perspective on how drug consumption here, and ...


ABC7Chicago.com

Gay Travel: First Pride Azores a Huge Success

Gay Travel: First Pride Azores a Huge Success:


Attendees included NYC Pride executive Chris Frederick, Portugal´s oldest activist António Serzedelo, and Azores activist on equality Judite Fernandes. Highlights of the festival were short film screenings, gay poetry readings, and a party showcasing ...


Passport Magazine (blog)

Santiago to Host Architecture Film Festival in October

Santiago to Host Architecture Film Festival in October: Arquitectura Film Festival Santiago Chile 2012 (ARQFILMFEST), is an event that will be part of many similar initiatives and they take place every year on cities of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa. This very first version of ARQFILMFEST will ...

Cuban Women Face Challenges of Self-Employment

Cuban Women Face Challenges of Self-Employment: HAVANA, Sep 3 2012 (IPS) - Beatriz Lemes took her time deciding, and finally agreed “apprehensively” to take the job of heading a state-run company that is making the transition to financial autonomy, a system that is spreading throughout Cuba and is ...

Undeclared media war against Cuba in full swing

Undeclared media war against Cuba in full swing: Later, there was a single piece of news that the information about the fleeing from Cuba has not been confirmed by neither her relatives in Cuba nor the United States, but no one cared, because the goal was achieved - discredited member of the ...




Venezuela says 'no evidence' of Amazon massacre

Venezuela says 'no evidence' of Amazon massacre:
The Venezuelan government said it found no evidence of the alleged massacre of over 70 Yanomani tribespeople, committed on the country's Amazon border region. It slammed the claims as a media tactic to “generate uncertainty in the population.” ...


RT

Detroit plays big role in 1812 bicentennial

Detroit plays big role in 1812 bicentennial: To Canadians, it's a flag waving moment based on stinging defeats dealt to overconfident American invaders. And to Native Americans, it was a disaster. In actuality, the War of 1812 decided the control of the Great Lakes, the Northwest Territory and ...




Veterans Affairs Looking for a Few Good Native Men (and Women) for Mortgages


Veterans Affairs Looking for a Few Good Native Men (and Women) for Mortgages

Veterans Affairs Looking for a Few Good Native Men (and Women) for. Native veterans: Purchase or construct a home on trust lands through the Native American Direct Loan Program. (Photo courtesy DVA Phoenix ...

5 Fighters Who Could Be the Next Puerto Rican Boxing Icon

5 Fighters Who Could Be the Next Puerto Rican Boxing Icon:
Although he's never lived in Puerto Rico, Philadelphia native Danny Garcia is a Boricua fighter through and though. Danny is currently WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine junior welterweight champion of the world. He holds wins over Amir Khan, Eric Morales and ...


Bleacher Report

Gay Marriage Is An American Value

Gay Marriage Is An American Value:
These countries continue to grow & prosper without any repercussions. In this country we have Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Iowa, Vermont, New York, Washington DC, & Coquille, Suquamish all passing marriage equality & nothing negative ...


OUTTAKE VOICES (blog)

Nearly half of Colombia's indigenous population in extreme poverty: UN

Nearly half of Colombia's indigenous population in extreme poverty: UN:
BOGOTA: About half of Colombia's 1.4 million indigenous people are living under extreme poverty, while 63 percent of them suffer "structural poverty," Xinhua news agency reported a UN official as saying Sunday. "About 47.6 per cent are below the ...


New Straits Times

New Dominican Republic president pushes anti-poverty fight

New Dominican Republic president pushes anti-poverty fight: Economist Danilo Medina was sworn in as the Dominican Republic's new president Thursday and pushed for a pact against poverty as he assumed the post. The 60-year-old economist, who represents the Dominican Liberation Party (PLD) of outgoing ...

Author: Zetas split points to more violence, new alliances

Author: Zetas split points to more violence, new alliances: A criminal organization born out of betrayal has been weakened greatly by a game of alliances and double-dealing as Mexico's drug war continues to play out like a TV drama. So says George W. Grayson, author of the book The Executioner's Men, which ...

Calderon defends war on Mexican drug cartels


Calderon defends war on Mexican drug cartels

Calderon defends war on Mexican drug cartels. Mexican President Felipe Calderon said his controversial war on drugs had cost criminal gangs $14.5 billion (£9.7 billion) as he submitted his administration's last report to congress. Mexican President ...

Buenos Aires unveils new contemporary art museum

Buenos Aires unveils new contemporary art museum: The Museum of Contemporary Art of Buenos Aires, a concrete-and-glass structure of seven floors and 1,500 square meters (140 square feet) of gallery space, houses a collection of works remarkable for their geometric abstraction and striking colours.

Chilean students plan more protests

Chilean students plan more protests: On that day, some 130,000 people, according to the students - and 50,000, according to the authorities - demonstrated in Santiago for improvements in the educational system. Since last year, Chilean students have been mobilizing on the high school ...

New York LGBT plan fundraiser to help Maryland's gay community battle ...

New York LGBT plan fundraiser to help Maryland's gay community battle ...: It seems that the LGBT and supporters of marriage equality in New York are coming out in full force to help the gay community in Maryland fight the Question 6 veto in November. Just in case you are not aware, Maryland just passed a same-sex marriage ...




Democrats poised to embrace gay marriage

Democrats poised to embrace gay marriage:
Eight years after California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the push for legalizing same-sex marriage was "too much, too fast, too soon," the Democratic Party will make history Tuesday when it is expected to be the first major party to endorse same-sex ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Cuba slaps its own business partner

Cuba slaps its own business partner: Cuba, with Hugo Chávez fighting terminal cancer and facing a contested election in October, desperately needs to find alternatives to the subsidized oil it currently receives from Venezuela. Recently, however, Cuba illogically acted to increase Repsol ...

Venezuela Finds No Sign of Massacre

Venezuela Finds No Sign of Massacre: Venezuela's minister for indigenous peoples, Nicia Maldonado, said Saturday that the team of officials traveled by helicopter to a remote jungle area where a Yanomami Indian group reported last week that it had received word of a massacre committed by ...