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miércoles, 31 de octubre de 2012

Haiti raises death toll from Hurricane Sandy to 54; regional deaths up to 71


Haiti raises death toll from Hurricane Sandy to 54; regional deaths up to 71

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The death toll in the Caribbean from Hurricane Sandy rose on Wednesday and estimates of damage and destruction it caused grew larger as more complete assessments emerged from throughout the region. Two new deaths ...

Brazil, Venezuela's foreign ministers hold meeting over Mercosur

Brazil, Venezuela's foreign ministers hold meeting over Mercosur: Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota will be visiting Caracas on Thursday to hold a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart and Vice-President Nicolás Maduro in order to discus the bilateral and regional agenda and more specifically that of the ...




Blackout hits northwest Venezuela

Blackout hits northwest Venezuela: A large power outage on Wednesday affected two northwestern Venezuelan states, Electrical Energy Minister Hector Navarro said. The blackout, the cause of which is not yet known, "is a significant failure" that reduced by 1 gigawatt the supply of ...

Venezuela to Pay for Sidetur Nationalization

Venezuela to Pay for Sidetur Nationalization: Venezuela will determine a “fair” price and pay for the 2010 nationalization of Venezuelan steelmaker Siderurgica del Turbio SA, said industry minister Ricardo Menendez. The Venezuelan government hasn't dismissed workers from the company known as ...

Entrepreneurs: The Best Hope for the World's Poorest People

Entrepreneurs: The Best Hope for the World's Poorest People: Research by Endeavor Insight found similar trends in additional countries with large populations in poverty, such as Brazil, Mexico and China. Similarly, a recent World Bank report shows that a 1 percent rise in mean income or consumption expenditures ...

$36M solar park being built in Puerto Rico

$36M solar park being built in Puerto Rico: Both companies have pledged to develop two bigger solar projects in the northern coastal town of Isabela and in the southeastern town of Yabucoa. Puerto Rico also will soon be the site of the Caribbean's largest wind farm and largest solar energy ...

Reversal of fortunes sends Spaniards to Latin America

Reversal of fortunes sends Spaniards to Latin America: But since the decade-long boom turned to bust roughly four years ago, many of those immigrants have returned, joined by a growing number of disillusioned Spaniards who hope that Latin America, with its developing economies and low cost of living, has ...




OTR Wellness offers mental health services to drivers and families

OTR Wellness offers mental health services to drivers and families: MARYS, Ont. -- A mental health professional with a family background in trucking has set up a mental wellness, coaching and support service specifically for professional drivers and their families. OTR Wellness was set up to “fill the gaps that exist ...

El paso de Sandy dejó pérdidas en Jamaica, Haití y Cuba

El paso de Sandy dejó pérdidas en Jamaica, Haití y Cuba: En Jamaica el paso de Sandy dejó pérdidas por 700 millones de dólares y un muerto; en Haití la cifra de fallecidos aumentó a 24, a partir de hoy hay emergencia en todo el territorio que durará un mes. En Cuba Sandy dejó 11 fallecidos. teleSUR ...

Native American tribes denied easy access to polls

Native American tribes denied easy access to polls:
Fifteen Native American plaintiffs insisted to the court that they were being discriminated against because they did not have fair and equal access to ballots, needing in some cases to travel 120 miles round-trip in order to vote at sanctioned polling ...


RT

Community comes together to honor Native Americans

Community comes together to honor Native Americans:
The department of anthropology, the Native American Studies program and the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs are hosting six events during the month of November to highlight different aspects of local Haudenosaunee culture.


Ithaca College The Ithacan

Chile seizes record cocaine haul

Chile seizes record cocaine haul: In the course of a special operation in the Chilean capital Santiago detectives seized a cargo of marijuana, hydrochloride and raw cocaine, which were being transported by 2 trucks in bags filled with onions. The police detained six people on suspicion ...

Judge: Georgia company must pay foreign workers $11.8 million

Judge: Georgia company must pay foreign workers $11.8 million: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A federal judge this week ordered a Georgia forestry contractor to pay $11.8 million to Guatemalan and Mexican guest workers who said they were cheated out of wages while they planted trees for the company. That ...

Courtesy, Respect, and Sexuality: Discrimination and The Boys Scouts of America


Courtesy, Respect, and Sexuality: Discrimination and The Boys Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America organization is supposed to teach courtesy, kindness, tolerance, and respect. However, the BSA has decided that keeping its policy banning gays from participating in the Scouts “is absolutely the best policy.” After two years ...

Dallas County Approves Domestic Partner Insurance Subsidy That Includes ...


Dallas County Approves Domestic Partner Insurance Subsidy That Includes ...

Scores of our employees were on the frontlines of protests in cities across America, handing out hundreds of Legalize Gay t-shirts to supporters, and putting them in our store windows in protest of violence against gays and discriminatory court decisions.

Venezuela sheds trade advantages at the EU in 2014

Venezuela sheds trade advantages at the EU in 2014: Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Venezuela and Uruguay are in the list of countries that will stop being the recipients in 2014 of trade incentives by the European Union (EU), reported on Wednesday the community executive board. All of them are included in the ...




'Latin America needs independence to prosper' – President of Nicaragua

'Latin America needs independence to prosper' – President of Nicaragua:
In other words, capitalism reached the highest stage, where it was expected to resolve all the economic and social problems overnight, resolve the problems of unemployment and poverty. But this model failed. It failed not only in Latin America; it is ...


RT

Yogesh Varhade on the grim reality of modern slavery


Yogesh Varhade on the grim reality of modern slavery

We hear a great deal about poverty in Latin America, religious persecution in the Middle East, and political suppression in certain parts of Eastern Asia. However, the Indian caste system rarely receives much media coverage. For centuries on end, India ...

President of Ecuador Suggests Common Latin America Currency

President of Ecuador Suggests Common Latin America Currency:
President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. Latin America – In Chile, the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, raised the ideas of creating a common currency in Latin America to remain competitive in the current context of economic globalization. Correa said ...


The Costa Rica News

Latin American Elections, the Correspondents' Perspectives

Latin American Elections, the Correspondents' Perspectives:
He recycled superficial criticisms from Human Rights Watch reports on under-researched events like Venezuela's “shutting down” of Radio Caracas Television (RCTV), a station involved in a U.S.-backed 2002 coup against Chávez. (In point of fact, the ...


NACLA (blog)

Seeking Justice On Dams and Human Rights in Mexico

Seeking Justice On Dams and Human Rights in Mexico:
Ethical tribunals like PPT and the Latin American Water Tribunal illuminate the gaps in the national and international judicial systems and the politicization of those systems. Furthermore, tribunals like these make prominent the legitimacy of the ...


International Rivers (blog)

International Hearing on Human Rights Violation in Paraguay

International Hearing on Human Rights Violation in Paraguay: The plaintiffs, including the Peace and Justice Service, the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women's Rights and Paraguayan Coordinator of Human Rights, will demand that the Paraguayan state restore their rights and offer the ...

9 indicted in prison gang extortion plot

9 indicted in prison gang extortion plot: Prosecutors contend that in 2010 and 2011, the nine men and women used threats and force to extort money for the Mexican Mafia prison gang from street thugs in the form of weekly or monthly taxes. "They are also accused of collecting taxes from gang ...




Mexican national pleads guilty in killing of Border Patrol agent


Mexican national pleads guilty in killing of Border Patrol agent

The first-degree murder plea on Tuesday by Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, of El Fuerte in the Mexican state of Sinaloa, marks the first conviction in the December 2010 death of Agent Brian Terry. Osorio-Arellanes faces up to life in prison. Two rifles bought ...

Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison - Hispanically ...


Mexico Moves Nearly 1,000 Inmates to New Prison - Hispanically ...

A total of 967 inmates sentenced to prison terms for federal crimes were moved to Penitentiary 12 in Ocampo, a city in the central Mexican state of Gu.