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martes, 27 de noviembre de 2012

$3.4B Native American lawsuit ends

$3.4B Native American lawsuit ends: HELENA, Mont. (AP) – After nearly 17 years of courtroom arguments, congressional negotiations and Indian Country bickering, hundreds of thousands of Native Americans could see the first payments of a $3.4 billion U.S. government settlement by the end ...

Cuban currency force medics to change careers

Cuban currency force medics to change careers: Cuba's two-currency system, the Cuban peso and the CUC which is also known as the "convertible currency" has economic benefits. But it is forcing some medical professionals to change careers. Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports from Havana, Cuba.

80 Pct of Cuban AIDS patients diagnosed since 1986 still alive

80 Pct of Cuban AIDS patients diagnosed since 1986 still alive: The number of people diagnosed with AIDS in Cuba from 1986 to Oct. 23, 2012 totals some 17,224, of whom 80 percent are still alive, official media said Monday. In a statement to the official weekly Trabajadores, the head of AIDS prevention and control ...





Largest 'Dirty War' trial set to open in Argentina


Largest 'Dirty War' trial set to open in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — A trial involving 800 cases of human rights abuses during Argentina's 1976-1983 military junta is set to open Wednesday, chronicling the use of torture and murder during the dictatorship. The trial in Buenos Aires, "was, is and will be ...

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims NY abuse

Fla. man sues ex-Elmo puppeteer, claims NY abuse: NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man has sued the ex-Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid a sex scandal, saying the voice actor met him in New York after trolling gay telephone chat lines seeking underage boys for sex.

Lawsuit Filed Against Jersey City Organization Promising Gay Conversions

Lawsuit Filed Against Jersey City Organization Promising Gay Conversions:
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – A group in New Jersey that claims its can turn gay people straight is facing a lawsuit from some young men who say they paid for nothing but abuse. The group Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing, or JONAH, promises on ...


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TAM launches new service between Rio de Janeiro and Santiago

TAM launches new service between Rio de Janeiro and Santiago:
São Paulo, Brazil - TAM Airlines has started operating a new daily nonstop flight between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Galeão Airport) and Santiago, Chile. On 2 January 2013, São Paulo will also receive another frequency to the Chilean capital, giving a ...


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Devaluation increases Venezuela's debt burden on the economy

Devaluation increases Venezuela's debt burden on the economy: Pressured by the growing gap between expenditure and income, it is very likely that the Venezuelan Government devaluates the local currency (bolivar) in 2013. Such an action may increase the amount of bolivars it will receive per the so-called ...

State, inmates far apart on ceremonial tobacco

State, inmates far apart on ceremonial tobacco: SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota corrections officials and an organization of Native American inmates are far apart on their suggested revisions to a prison policy regulating the use of tobacco in religious ceremonies. Chief Judge Karen Schreier ...

Venezuela seizes contraband ammo in shipment from US

Venezuela seizes contraband ammo in shipment from US: Venezuela's militarized police on Tuesday seized 18,000 rounds of ammunition hidden in a container unloaded from a vessel that arrived from the United States, the Interior Ministry reported. The ammunition found in the northwestern port of Maracaibo ...

Venezuelan judge says she was raped in jail

Venezuelan judge says she was raped in jail: An arrested judge at the centre of one of Venezuela's most prominent human rights cases was raped in prison and then had an abortion behind bars after becoming pregnant, according to the judge's lawyer and a book published last week in Caracas that has ...





NY Gay Football League's 8th Annual Bachelor Auction To Benefit Ali Forney ...

NY Gay Football League's 8th Annual Bachelor Auction To Benefit Ali Forney ...: On Thursday, November 29, the New York Gay Football League will host its Eighth Annual Bachelor Auction at Splash Bar on 50 W. 17th St (between 6th and 7th Aves) at 8pm. Proceeds from this year's auction will benefit the Ali Forney Center, recently ...

CDC: HIV spread high in young gay males

CDC: HIV spread high in young gay males: NEW YORK — Health officials say 1 in 5 new HIV infections occur in a tiny segment of the population - young men who are gay or bisexual. The government on Tuesday released new numbers that spotlight how the spread of the AIDS virus is heavily ...





Bolivia's child workers unite to end exploitation

Bolivia's child workers unite to end exploitation: Rodrigo Medrano Calle is a Bolivian labour leader who meets and lobbies top ... In a country where poverty is widespread and the minimum wage is $150 a ...

Hugo Chavez Heading to Cuba for More Treatment

Hugo Chavez Heading to Cuba for More Treatment: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez announced plans to travel to Cuba as early as Tuesday for more medical treatment after spending much of the past 18 months fighting cancer. In a written request to the legislature, which was read on television by ...

Colombian rebels say peace talks going well, negotiators 'on same wavelength'


Colombian rebels say peace talks going well, negotiators 'on same wavelength'

Ten-strong rebel and government negotiating teams sit on opposite sides of a long table at the convention center, with Norwegian and Cuban guarantors also present. The teams break for snacks and coffee every hour or so, and can chat informally among ...

The Mockery of Cuba Sanctions Exceptions

The Mockery of Cuba Sanctions Exceptions: Early in his administration, President Barack Obama lifted a number of long-standing sanctions on Cuba. According to the Washington Post report from the time: White House officials said the decision to lift travel and spending restrictions on Americans ...

Chile Peso Snaps Two-Day Drop as Greek Debt Deal Supports Risk

Chile Peso Snaps Two-Day Drop as Greek Debt Deal Supports Risk: The peso was little changed at 481.54 per U.S. dollar at 10:48 a.m. in Santiago after dropping 1 percent over the past two trading days. International investors in the Chilean peso forwards market cut their bets against the currency to a six- month low ...

UN: Latin American poverty lowest in 3 decades


UN: Latin American poverty lowest in 3 decades

SANTIAGO, Chile — The number of people living in poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean has dropped to its lowest level in three decades, the UN's regional economic body said on Tuesday. Despite lower poverty levels overall, 167 million people in ...

This British Reporter Lived Life On A Female Chain Gang In The Blazing Arizona ...

This British Reporter Lived Life On A Female Chain Gang In The Blazing Arizona ...:
Up at 5am and dressed in prison stripes, they march to order and labour in temperatures of 40°C. Nigel Farndale meets members of the world's only female chain gang – the pride of 'America's toughest lawman'. Until I watch the prisoners line up ...


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U. student joins suit challenging 'conversion therapy' for gay people

U. student joins suit challenging 'conversion therapy' for gay people: The four gay men, Michael Ferguson, who lives in Salt Lake City, Benjamin Unger, Chaim Levin and Sheldon Bruck, all of New York City, underwent conversion therapy at a New Jersey center called JOHAH, Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing.

Venezuela's private construction down 10.7%

Venezuela's private construction down 10.7%: Central Bank's data shows that the construction sector grew 12.6% from July-September amid reported growth in the public sector. For its part, the construction private sector has fallen for 11 straight quarters ...





Public hospitals to strike tomorrow

Public hospitals to strike tomorrow: Buenos Aires provincial public hospital workers union CICOP said yesterday that a strike will be held across the entire province tomorrow demanding improved security at health centres, after it was reported that the police presence had increased at the ...

Chile builds up forces in Mapuche region


Chile builds up forces in Mapuche region

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Chile has embarked on a procurement program to better equip its national police force and gendarmes for a crackdown on Mapuche rebels in the south-central regions of the country. Senior officials said acquisition of ...

Troubled youngsters learn from man's US jail lesson

Troubled youngsters learn from man's US jail lesson: That is what the former stockbroker turned drug dealer had to do after spending six years in one of America's toughest jails. He learnt his lesson in the notorious Maricopa County prison in Arizona, overseen by infamous sheriff Joe Arpaio, after his ...