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miércoles, 17 de octubre de 2012

Despite Immigration Policy Change, No Easy Path From Cuba To US

Despite Immigration Policy Change, No Easy Path From Cuba To US: WASHINGTON — Cuba's surprise decision to make it easier for citizens to leave the country doesn't mean Cubans can book tickets on commercial planes and head for Miami. Would-be immigrants and tourists still need permission from the U.S. government ...

Keeping the 'Mentally Incompetent' From Voting

Keeping the 'Mentally Incompetent' From Voting:
Court-ordered voting restrictions, however, can apply to people judged mentally incompetent due to a range of mental disabilities, such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, Down syndrome, or autism. It could include someone sent to a mental hospital ...


The Atlantic

Voodoo and Christianity joined by growth of Islam in Haiti

Voodoo and Christianity joined by growth of Islam in Haiti: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti, Wednesday October 17, 2012 – A capital where the vast majority of the population claims Christian beliefs now has at least five mosques, a Muslim parliament member and a nightly local television program devoted to Islam.

Death penalty won't be sought for suspected Morton killer

Death penalty won't be sought for suspected Morton killer: AUSTIN -- The death penalty will not be sought for a man suspected of killing an Austin woman more than 25 years ago. According to our content partners at the Austin American-Statesman, the death penalty has been waived in the trial of Mark Norwood.

Uruguay joins Cuba in offering abortion in Latin America

Uruguay joins Cuba in offering abortion in Latin America: Most Latin American nations restrict abortion, while Chile and Nicaragua ban it outright, and few are likely to follow Uruguay's lead. The New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights last week asked the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights to ...




UK ambassador to Chile apologises for Falklands tweet

UK ambassador to Chile apologises for Falklands tweet:
Chilean fans usually mock Argentina's defeat in the Falklands War with a chant that says they lost the islands for being all gay and cowards. ... The two South American rivals were playing a qualifying match for the 2014 football World Cup. On the ...


BBC News

Highest priority should be rescuing children from poverty, lawmaker says


Highest priority should be rescuing children from poverty, lawmaker says

According to a report on intergenerational poverty by the Department of Workforce Services, the number of individuals under the age of 18 who live in poverty is 136,751, just under 16 percent of the state's child population. Shutterstock.com. Enlarge ...

Child Refugees Flee Central America for US in Dramatic Numbers

Child Refugees Flee Central America for US in Dramatic Numbers:
More than 10,000 children from Central America have sought refuge in the United States in recent months after fleeing violence in their home countries — almost twice as many as last year. The number of unaccompanied immigrant children has surged ...


ABC News

Abortion Legalized in Uruguay and Buenos Aires by One-Vote Margins

Abortion Legalized in Uruguay and Buenos Aires by One-Vote Margins: And just as religious and pro-life leaders are calling for Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri to keep his promise to veto the law, a recent ruling by Argentina's Supreme Court in a rape case has others calling for a federal abortion bill. In Uruguay ...




Canonization highlights Native spirituality

Canonization highlights Native spirituality:
Staff Writer Scores of Northwest Catholics will be in Rome Oct. 21 as Pope Benedict canonizes Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be recognized as a saint. Blessed Kateri, who lived 1656-1680, was the daughter of a Mohawk warrior ...


Catholic Sentinel

The church is failing our poorest citizens

The church is failing our poorest citizens: Hélder Câmara, an outspoken archbishop in Brazil who was shot in 1999, said: "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist." Translated into today's Britain, it might read: "When I run a ...




Is Brazil finally turning the tide against corruption?

Is Brazil finally turning the tide against corruption?: The trial is one example among many cases of widespread corruption in Brazil, whose economy loses at least $20bn to corruption each year. And some legal experts have said that expectations for lengthy prison terms for the highest-ranking politicians ...

Brazil upholds US pilots' convictions in 2006 air disaster


Brazil upholds US pilots' convictions in 2006 air disaster

Relatives of the crash victims protested and Brazilian prosecutors appealed the sentence reductions, seeking a prison sentence and suspension of the pilots' licenses to fly. The pilots have insisted the anti-collision system and transponder were never ...

Uruguay puts Buenos Aires embassy building up for sale

Uruguay puts Buenos Aires embassy building up for sale: Uruguay has put their embassy building in Buenos Aires up for sale, stating that its upkeep was overly “burdensome” and that it wasn't being used to its full potential. A presidential document was signed by President of Uruguay José Mujica, confirming ...




10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina

10 Cultural Experiences To Have In Buenos Aires, Argentina: While many associate street art with vandalism, the works adorning the streets in Buenos Aires are created by talented and thought-provoking artists, many who are trying to send messages about politics and government. Porteños, or the people of B.A ...

Social Security keeps 21 million Americans out of poverty: A state-by-state ...

Social Security keeps 21 million Americans out of poverty: A state-by-state ...: ... it is less than 10 percent in the large majority of states. Social Security lifts 1.2 million elderly people out of poverty in California and Florida, about 800,000 in New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania, and over half a million in Ohio, Illinois ...

Drug Legalization in Latin America: Could It Be the Answer?

Drug Legalization in Latin America: Could It Be the Answer?: In fact, several other Latin American countries, namely Costa Rica, Colombia, and Uruguay suggested legalization and decriminalization approaches should be undertaken in an effort to reduce drug violence. Even U.S. President Barack Obama acknowledged ...

Getting Latin America's young involved in politics

Getting Latin America's young involved in politics: The U.N. Development Program's Human Development Reports have shown that young people have enormous potential as agents of change. But despite Latin America's remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality, and its strides toward strong ...




Latin American specialist to speak on ground-breaking human rights ...

Latin American specialist to speak on ground-breaking human rights ...: The precedent-setting case of Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori, who was the first democratically elected president to be convicted of human rights crimes in ...

Employment among Latin American Women Increased by 15%

Employment among Latin American Women Increased by 15%:
The Sector Manager for Poverty Reduction in Latin America of the World Bank presented the World Bank report “The effect of the economic power of women in Latin America and the Caribbean”. According to the representative, the much larger workforce of ...


The Costa Rica News

Getting Latin America's young involved in politics

Getting Latin America's young involved in politics: But despite Latin America's remarkable progress in reducing poverty and inequality, and its strides toward strong democracies with free and transparent elections, ​​structural problems perpetuate unequal rights and opportunities among citizens ...

Democrat and Republican Latinos gearing up for tonight's debate

Democrat and Republican Latinos gearing up for tonight's debate:
”President Obama will talk candidly to the American public, and will remind people in this country of where we were four years ago, with unemployment at an all-time high,” says congresswoman Velazquez. “Now unemployment is lower than it has been in ...


NBC Latino

Teach for America sparks emotional debate at state school board

Teach for America sparks emotional debate at state school board:
The state's roughly $1 million contract with Teach for America, a group that channels promising college graduates into high-poverty classrooms around the country, ignited an emotional and at times strikingly personal debate at Louisiana's top governing ...


NOLA.com

Poverty Point polishing World Heritage application

Poverty Point polishing World Heritage application: Poverty Point State Historic Site is on Louisiana 577 just north of Epps in West Carroll Parish. It's open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $4 for adults, free for children and seniors. To learn more about the World Heritage list, go to ...

Louisiana May Refinance Superdome Debt, Pay $95 Million

Louisiana May Refinance Superdome Debt, Pay $95 Million: Louisiana, one of the poorest U.S. states, may move to pay a $95 million penalty to refinance debt taken on to renovate the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, home of the National Football League's New Orleans Saints. The State Bond Commission will weigh a ...