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jueves, 8 de noviembre de 2012

New Era Augurs More of the Same for Impoverished Maya People

New Era Augurs More of the Same for Impoverished Maya People: GUATEMALA CITY, Nov 8 2012 (IPS) - The Maya Indians of Central America and Mexico will have little to celebrate when the current era comes to an end on Dec. 21. The extreme poverty and marginalisation they face contrast sharply with the plans for ...

Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics ...

Poll: Obama got big share of Cuban American vote, won among other Hispanics ...: Obama actually won Cuban-Americans who voted on Election Day itself, taking 53 percent of their vote compared to 47 percent for Republican Mitt Romney, who built up a lead among those who cast absentee and early in-person ballots, according to the ...




Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez talks US election


Cuban dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez talks US election

The government here says that the revolution allowed Cuba sovereignty. I don't think Cuba's ever been as dependent on the US as now. If the White House says yes, Havana says no. If the White House says red, Havana says green. If the White House says ...

Was 2012 the year of the gay candidate?

Was 2012 the year of the gay candidate?: In New York, Sean Patrick Maloney was elected in the 18th Congressional District. In California's 41st Congressional District, Mark Takano became the first openly gay person of color to win election to the U.S. House. We profiled Takano as part of our ...

Gay marriage groups hope to turn focus from the ballot box

Gay marriage groups hope to turn focus from the ballot box: Adam Umhoefer, the executive director of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, told the New York Times that the ballot measures wins were, as the Times put it, “the right outcomes in the wrong forums.” “Fundamental constitutional rights like ...




Venezuela holds former beauty queen in drug case

Venezuela holds former beauty queen in drug case: Model Gabriela Alexandra Fernandez Ocando, a Miss Venezuela hopeful in 2008, is under arrest along with four other people on charges of colluding with Colombian drug lord Daniel "El Loco" Barrera, authorities here said. In a communique, the Venezuelan ...

Chile Oct trade surplus first since June, copper boosts


Chile Oct trade surplus first since June, copper boosts

SANTIAGO: Chile posted its first trade surplus in October since June, the central bank said on Wednesday, on the strongest export figures in more than a year though record-high imports eased the surplus in the world No. 1 copper producer. Exports were ...

Brazil to confront killings of police officers

Brazil to confront killings of police officers: SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Officials said on Nov. 6 they will create a new police agency, boost surveillance operations and mull transferring inmates to more secure prisons to curtail a surge of killings of police and escalated violence blamed on a prison ...




Police battle prison drug-gang in Sao Paulo

Police battle prison drug-gang in Sao Paulo:
Police battle prison drug-gang in Sao Paulo. At least eight killed in assaults and clashes with police, bringing to 55 those killed in past week in Brazilian city. Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 19:06. Email Article. Email Email. Print Article. Print Print ...


Aljazeera.com

Prison deal might help locals in foreign jails

Prison deal might help locals in foreign jails: The Correctional Services Department said South Africa is ranked fifth in terms of the number of foreigners jailed in Brazil. Half of South African drug mules and drug traffickers in foreign prisons are in South America. “Following a request from ...




Messi's young son already member of Argentine club

Messi's young son already member of Argentine club:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The infant son of Barcelona star Lionel Messi has already been signed up as a member of Argentine club Newell's Old Boys, where Messi played at youth level before leaving for Barcelona. Newell's said Thursday that the ...


San Francisco Chronicle

'It's only in the worst moments when you see what a true leader is made of ...


'It's only in the worst moments when you see what a true leader is made of ...

President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner met today with Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and Ezeiza's Mayor Alejandro Granados to inaugurate a cultural centre named “My friend Néstor [Kirchner]” in that South Western BA district. On the verge of ...

Colombian arrested in Argentina denies being drug boss

Colombian arrested in Argentina denies being drug boss: Colombian Henry de Jesus Lopez Londoño has denied in statements to Argentine authorities any drug-trafficking ties and said he had been living a "normal life" in a residential area outside Buenos Aires, where he was arrested this week. "My son goes to ...




Argentines prepare for huge anti-government march

Argentines prepare for huge anti-government march:
A poster with a photo of Argentina's late President Nestor Kirchner, top, is partially covered by posters promoting an anti-government march in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012. People are using social networks instead of political ...


Bradenton Herald

Florida's poverty rate ranks No. 34 in nation

Florida's poverty rate ranks No. 34 in nation: Florida's poverty rate ranked No. 34 in the nation, tied with California, according to the U.S. Census Bureau's American Community Survey, On Numbers reports. There are various ways to measure poverty, but two common indicators yield precisely the same ...

An America Yet to Be Born

An America Yet to Be Born: Legalization of pot (in Colorado and Washington state), a big hurray for gay marriage (in Maine, Maryland, Washington), lots of progressive women in the Senate and resounding defeat for the champions of "legitimate rape" (Akin, Mourdock) -- oh my ...

Gay marriage victories may signal larger shift

Gay marriage victories may signal larger shift:
Four years ago, opponents of gay marriage celebrated a winning streak, having persuaded California voters to end marriage rights for gays. If courts or legislatures bowed to the pro-marriage forces, the opposition figured it could just go to the ballot ...


Los Angeles Times

California's Mark Takano is first openly gay person of color to be elected to ...


California's Mark Takano is first openly gay person of color to be elected to ...

California's Mark Takano who not only won a seat in the US House of Representatives this week, he also made history. Takano, a Democrat, is the first openly gay person of color to be elected to the congress. He beat Republican candidate John Tavaglione ...

California Voters Decide to Keep Death Penalty That's Rarely Used

California Voters Decide to Keep Death Penalty That's Rarely Used: In a 2012 Gallup poll, 58 percent of Americans were in favor of this ultimate punishment. This is down from a 1994 poll, which found that 80 percent of Americans were pro-death penalty. Opponents make the point that the arbitrariness of the death ...

Children's programs need more backing

Children's programs need more backing: For the first time, Americans believe that the current generation of children will be worse off than their parents — and with good reason. A quarter of America's 74 million children live in poverty — the highest level in 20 years. The United States ...

Slight Up Tick in October Unemployment Rate to 7.9%, Latino ...


Slight Up Tick in October Unemployment Rate to 7.9%, Latino ...

Slight Up Tick in October Unemployment Rate to 7.9%, Latino Unemployment Creeps to 10. The October jobless rate according to the Bureau for Labor Statistics ...

Spanish NGO uses blogging to link donors with Latin American ...

Spanish NGO uses blogging to link donors with Latin American ...: Poverty Matters blog ... Ayuda en Accion which works mainly in Latin America has seen its sponsors plummet to 130,000 from 180,000 in the past five years ...




Safety nets and poverty reduction: A hand-up not a hand-out | End ...

Safety nets and poverty reduction: A hand-up not a hand-out | End ...: Over the last decade, many countries have successfully implemented programs that have helped to lift the poor from poverty. In Africa, Asia and Latin America, ...

Latin Americans weigh risks: Unsafe abortions vs. exceptions to law

Latin Americans weigh risks: Unsafe abortions vs. exceptions to law: He said anti-abortion movements in Uruguay promise a long and hard battle in the country's highest court and even an appeal to the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. He said Brazilians would fight just as hard if a similar measure is proposed ...

Public TV station rejects Colombian councilman's request for a ...


Public TV station rejects Colombian councilman's request for a ...

... Colombia, refused to hand over a list of lesbian, gay, bisexual, ... perhaps the first LBGT production in Latin America, according to Morris.