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martes, 23 de octubre de 2012

Mexican freed after 5 yrs in jail on trumped-up charges

Mexican freed after 5 yrs in jail on trumped-up charges: A Mazahua Indian man was released from a prison in central Mexico after spending five years behind bars for crimes he never committed. Hugo Sanchez Ramirez was freed after the Mexican Supreme Court ruled his due process rights had been violated.

Russell Means, Native American Actor and Famed Activist, Dies at 72

Russell Means, Native American Actor and Famed Activist, Dies at 72:
Means rose to national prominence as the first national director of the American Indian Movement, staging a number of high-profile protests in the '60s and early '70s that called attention to the plight of Native Americans. Among their actions, the ...


E! Online

Peru to create fund to finance projects for poorest areas

Peru to create fund to finance projects for poorest areas: "We will guarantee a fund for the expedition and processing of technical files oriented to the poorest communities, in the Valley of the Apurimac, Ene and Mantaro rivers, as well as in poverty and border areas which is where the country begins," he said.

Russia condemns America's human rights record

Russia condemns America's human rights record: MOSCOW - Russia yesterday accused the United States of double standards on human rights, criticising its failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison and its use of the death penalty. The US and Russia attempted to "reset" their relations when President ...

Venezuela: Developing socialist production, meeting community needs

Venezuela: Developing socialist production, meeting community needs:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was re-elected in October 7, winning more than 55% of the vote. He stood on a detailed 39-page program to deepen the popular revolution his government is leading, which has already lowered extreme poverty by more ...


Green Left Weekly

Latinos and US Army: Sergeant Major Jose Velazquez Reflects on Hispanic ...


Latinos and US Army: Sergeant Major Jose Velazquez Reflects on Hispanic ...

José Velázquez is proud of his Puerto Rican roots. Born and raised in a bilingual household in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he enjoys talking about how his parents moved to a small neighborhood from their native Puerto Rico to work in factories. He also ...

Study shows that the young and men of color are more likely to identify as gay

Study shows that the young and men of color are more likely to identify as gay:
Last Thursday, “the largest single study of the distribution of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) population in the U.S. on record” was published by the Williams Institute at the law school of the University of California, Los ...


The Grio

Gay Therapy Ban is Great Progress for California

Gay Therapy Ban is Great Progress for California: It's about time. The fact that parents were allowed to send their kids off to be psychologically abused, condemned, and ostracized for their sexual orientation in the first place is outright wrong. On September 30, California Governor Jerry Brown made ...




Police shoot naked drug-addled man after he and gay lover 'set their house on ...


Police shoot naked drug-addled man after he and gay lover 'set their house on ...

A California man was shot and killed by police in what investigators described Monday as a naked rampage involving two men who broke car windows and set their rented house on fire. Jeremiah Moore, 29, was killed early Sunday after putting a loaded ...

Yankees try to pick up the pieces

Yankees try to pick up the pieces: Back in 1981, after the Yankees took a 2-0 Series lead against the Los Angeles Dodgers and lost four in a row, George Steinbrenner issued one of his most famous statements, saying: "I want to sincerely apologize to the people of New York and to the ...

What's Right with Reverse Mortgages

What's Right with Reverse Mortgages:
A recent New York Times article profiled senior citizens who had lost their homes as a result of reverse mortgages, which allow people 62 and older to borrow money against the value of their homes and doesn't require the loans to be paid back until ...


Knowledge@Wharton

How Romney-Ryan Plans Would Hurt New York Seniors

How Romney-Ryan Plans Would Hurt New York Seniors: In New York, nearly 40 percent of the entire state budget is spent on health care—and it's rising every year. It's clear that our economy won't be competitive unless we figure out how to improve the quality of health care while also lowering costs ...

Chile: thousands march for indigenous rights on Columbus holiday

Chile: thousands march for indigenous rights on Columbus holiday: Thousands marched in Santiago on Oct. 15 to demand respect for the rights of Chile's indigenous peoples—the Mapuches in the south, Aymara speakers in the north, and the Pascuenses (Rapa Nui) of Easter Island. The march, sponsored by the Meli Wixan ...

Chile to host solar energy trade mission

Chile to host solar energy trade mission:
Santiago, Chile's capital city, will be the host for the International PV Trade Mission: Chile, which will take place from November 12 to 16 this year. The initiative is being promoted by Solarplaza, a Dutch company devoted to solar energy trade ...


Hydrogen Fuel News

Chile Honored for its Sustainable Construction

Chile Honored for its Sustainable Construction: SANTIAGOChile boasts a total of 154 buildings that have been given a certificate by LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). It is attributed to buildings for high performance in terms of design, construction, and operation according ...




Chile ranks 10th for sustainable buildings

Chile ranks 10th for sustainable buildings: Chile boasts 111 LEED-certified projects including Latin America's tallest building, the Costanera Center skyscraper, currently under construction in Santiago. Environment Minister María Ignacia Benítez stressed businesses have a financial incentive to ...

Chile's student leaders call on government to reconsider educati...


Chile's student leaders call on government to reconsider educati...

Spokesperson for the student union association of secondary school students of Chile (CONES), Gabriel Gonzalez, told The Santiago Times he considered the minister's absence a mark of disrespect. “We hope to have some influence on the political debate ...

Los Zetas hitman gets life plus 40 years in prison

Los Zetas hitman gets life plus 40 years in prison:
On Friday, he was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison to run consecutively to his previous 20-year sentence. Los Zetas is considered the most powerful of all the Mexican drug cartels, with members who allegedly served in the military and Mexican ...


Examiner.com

Four die in Mexico prison brawl

Four die in Mexico prison brawl: By IANS/EFE,. Mexico City: Four inmates died and 16 were injured in a massive brawl at a prison in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said Friday. Most of the 490 inmates took part in Thursday's disturbances at Cieneguillas prison ...

Poverty forum: Poor parents care, too


Poverty forum: Poor parents care, too

Dr. Pat Cooper, Lafayette School Board Superintendent, speaks to guests during an education policy forum, "High Performing High Poverty Schools," sponsored by Louisiana Progress and The Daily Advertiser Monday at the Advertiser building in Lafayette.

Poverty, hunger hitting Latinos

Poverty, hunger hitting Latinos: Unemployment has also been a contributing factor to tough economic times faced by the Latino community. Although the jobless rate dipped to below double digits to 9.9 percent in September, according to the latest unemployment figures, families are ...

A Latino congressional district with no Hispanic candidate

A Latino congressional district with no Hispanic candidate: Mark Takano, a 51-year-old gay Japanese-American, is counting on a Latino congressional district to make him the first Democratic congressman from Southern California's Riverside County in two decades. ... 1 focus is on unemployment,” says Takano.




Lower Unemployment Rate Equals Fewer State Benefits

Lower Unemployment Rate Equals Fewer State Benefits:
Penalizing the unemployed "seems really extreme," said Emily Eisenhauer of Florida International University's Research Institute on Social & Economic Policy. Especially when groups such as older workers, black workers and Latino workers have much ...


HispanicBusiness.com

We Need Latin American Style Affirmative Action


We Need Latin American Style Affirmative Action

Notably, part of the growing Latin American discussion about income inequality has been the observation that the social exclusion of persons of African and indigenous ancestry has inextricably linked race and class in ways that impede economic growth ...

A neverending recession hits Puerto Rico

A neverending recession hits Puerto Rico: “If you look at recent reports from the Economic Commission for Latin America (CEPAL), for example, CEPAL's last report indicates that there has been an improvement in poverty conditions,” Lara said. “Of course, if one compares the absolute levels of ...