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domingo, 16 de diciembre de 2012

Both sides brace for Supreme Court battle on gay marriage


Both sides brace for Supreme Court battle on gay marriage

The state Supreme Court cleared the way for gay marriages in California four years ago, and about 18,000 couples quickly took advantage. The voter initiative that passed several months later, however, has blocked more nuptials pending the completion of ...

California gay couples hoped Supreme Court would avoid same-sex marriage ...


California gay couples hoped Supreme Court would avoid same-sex marriage ...

The US Supreme Court's decision on Friday to review California's same-sex marriage ban disappointed some Golden State gay couples who would have been able to wed if the court refused to hear the case. If the court had not taken the case, a federal ...

Cities in Colombia Could Be an Engine of Growth, Reduce Poverty

Cities in Colombia Could Be an Engine of Growth, Reduce Poverty: 75% of Colombians live in cities, and urban activities have contributed to more than 50% of the GDP growth rate in the last 40 years.




Matt Damon opens up about 'gay rumors' surrounding his friendship with buddy ...

Matt Damon opens up about 'gay rumors' surrounding his friendship with buddy ...:
Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's meteoric rise to fame with “Good Will Hunting” left behind a trail of tabloid speculation about their possible “bro-mance.” Damon, an avowedly straight man, did not address those rumors – until now. “I never denied those ...


New York Daily News

Minn. gay couple in '71 marriage case still united - New York News | NYC ...


Minn. gay couple in '71 marriage case still united - New York News | NYC ...

New York City's Stonewall riots, seen now as the symbolic start to the modern gay rights movement, were less than a year in the past. Sodomy laws made gay sex illegal in nearly every state; most gay men and lesbians were concerned with much more basic ...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...:
Friday, the President Martelly received a French delegation, who handed him the famous painting "Le Serment des ancêtres" (The Oath of the ancestors), restored in France by specialists, having been buried under the rubble and found by French ...


Haitilibre.com

Pink Shawls Help Fight Cancer

Pink Shawls Help Fight Cancer: The American Indian Cancer Foundation (AICAF) has recently launched the Pink Shawl Project to raise awareness about breast cancer in Indian country. The project provides Native women with educational resources, a community forum for discussing health ...




Puerto Rico family mourns after US school shooting

Puerto Rico family mourns after US school shooting: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican relatives of one of the 20 children killed at an elementary school in Connecticut said the family of a 6-year-old girl who was shot had moved to the U.S. just two months before the tragedy. The parents of Ana ...

Member of Napoleon's Imperial Guard Lived in Cuba

Member of Napoleon's Imperial Guard Lived in Cuba: 16 de diciembre de 2012, 00:40Matanzas, Cuba, Dec 16 (Prensa Latina) A member of Napoleón Bonaparte's Imperial Guard, Second Lieutenant Arnaldo Pellet Gallibert, lived and died in Matanzas, western Cuba. Investigator Adrián Álvarez narrates that the ...

Cash-strapped Cuba presses drive to strike black gold

Cash-strapped Cuba presses drive to strike black gold: HAVANA: Cuba is moving fast to try to tap subsea oil wealth, and will start work in "days" with Russia's Zarubezhneft, drilling this country's deepest offshore well yet, state oil firm Cubapet said. "Cubapetroleo reports that (Norwegian-owned ...




Why ignore Cuba's welcome mat? : Kaieteur News

Why ignore Cuba's welcome mat? : Kaieteur News: Cuba has long been an economic, trade and investment opportunity that has been neglected by the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries. This neglect could become a matter of grave regret as Cuba continues to open up its ...

Brazil's best foot forward

Brazil's best foot forward:
João Martins recently told a seminar in Rio de Janeiro that Andrade Gutierrez had $20 billion worth of projects underway around the world, with $13 billion of that money being spent in Brazil. A proud spokesperson for the potential of the country, Mr ...


Construction Digital

Gun madness in the US

Gun madness in the US: But I didn't make any connection with my experience as an editor of the Buenos Aires Herald during the military dictatorship until now. The horrendous massacre at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown of 20 young children, as well as six school ...




Venezuela readies for regional elections

Venezuela readies for regional elections: Preparations are underway for Venezuela's regional elections. Sunday's vote is being seen as a vital test for both Hugo Chavez and the opposition party. It comes as Chavez recovers in Cuba after his fourth cancer operation. Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher ...

Puerto Rico tackling fearful murder rate

Puerto Rico tackling fearful murder rate: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Francisco Laviera was shot to death in broad daylight when he tried to help a neighbor who was being beaten with a pipe. On an island with a per-capita murder rate six times higher than the rest of the United States, Laviera's ...




Venezuelans to go the polls in regional election

Venezuelans to go the polls in regional election:
This is the first election campaign in 14 years without the presence of President Hugo Chavez. Mr Chavez, who won another six-year term, is recovering in Cuba from his latest cancer operation. In the most anticipated race, opposition leader Henrique ...


BBC News

A Deeper Look At Brazil's Commodity Industry - Seeking Alpha

A Deeper Look At Brazil's Commodity Industry - Seeking Alpha: Due to better governance practices and a commodity boom, Brazil's economy has enjoyed incredible growth over the past 20 years. Brazil is now the largest economy in Latin America and the sixth or seventh largest economy depending upon ...

Members of Brazil's Roofless Movement find shelter in vacant ...


Members of Brazil's Roofless Movement find shelter in vacant ...

According to Sao Paulo, Brazil's, City Hall, there are some 400000 people in need of stable housing, including the 4000 families of the Movimento dos Sem-Teto (Roofless Movement) who are squatting in abandoned or vacant buildings that ...

Brasilia Airport will be "central" to Latin America, says minister ...

Brasilia Airport will be "central" to Latin America, says minister ...: The federal government wants to make Brasilia International Airport a central hub for air traffic in Latin America. The strategy will take a step forward if the ...

Chavez illness overshadows Venezuela polls

Chavez illness overshadows Venezuela polls: Two months after re-electing President Hugo Chavez, Venezuelans return to the polls on Sunday in crucial state elections, which have been overshadowed by news of the ailing leader's cancer surgery in Cuba. The vote for 23 state governorships, 16 of ...




Gay marriage: A turning point in America

Gay marriage: A turning point in America: The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear two gay marriage cases may seem like a stage-setter for reignition of the culture wars, but this isn't the same America as before. Attitudes about gay marriage aren't what they were even a decade ago.

Gustavo Archilla, an Inspiration for Gay Marriage, Dies at 96


Gustavo Archilla, an Inspiration for Gay Marriage, Dies at 96

They marched in gay rights parades, including the annual Wedding March in New York. “Canada made it possible for us,” Mr. Archilla told a Wedding March crowd in 2007. “I hope everywhere else it will soon be possible. Maybe while we are still alive ...

Cuba's fatal conceit on economic reforms

Cuba's fatal conceit on economic reforms:
In late 2010, the Cuban government first detailed its plan to revitalize the moribund Cuban economy. Two key components of this plan were the massive firing of over one million state employees (in a workforce of five million) and to allow some private ...


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Marine in Mexican Prison for registered shotgun barrel being 18 mm ...

Marine in Mexican Prison for registered shotgun barrel being 18 mm ...: For four years, former U.S. Marine Jon Hammar fought in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now, he's chained to a bed in a Mexican prison on what his family says are ...




Mexico's New Government may be weak on Drug War | ALRA

Mexico's New Government may be weak on Drug War | ALRA:
Jose Cardenas of Vision Americas looks at the first days of the new Mexican government ...