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domingo, 23 de diciembre de 2012

Chile reporters hit with break-ins after probes

Chile reporters hit with break-ins after probes: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Three Chilean reporters investigating human rights violations during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet have had break-ins at their homes over just a few days, press groups say. The home of Mauricio Weibel, the Chile ...




Latinos Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits Than Non ...


Latinos Less Likely To Receive Unemployment Benefits Than Non ...

Even as rightwing pundits like Ann Coulter and Bill O'Reilly paint the Latino community as over-reliant on government, a new study highlights that Hispanics ...

Argentina import controls put brake on bike sales

Argentina import controls put brake on bike sales: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Summer has arrived in the Southern Hemisphere, and bicyclists all over the Argentine capital have hit the streets to enjoy the warm weather. That means this should be peak season for bicycle manufacturers and shops all over ...

Ecuador's Correa hikes minimum wage in run-up to vote

Ecuador's Correa hikes minimum wage in run-up to vote: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced a 9 percent increase in the minimum wage for private-sector workers for 2013, a move that may help consolidate his February re-election bid that polls broadly show him favored to win. The leftist Correa, who ...

Apocalypse? Poverty a bigger concern for modern Mayans


Apocalypse? Poverty a bigger concern for modern Mayans

Indigenous activists protested outside Guatemala's ancient ruins of Tikal on Thursday as members of the country's poverty-stricken Mayan communities sought to draw international attention to their plight ahead of festivities to mark the end of the ...

Hagel Apologizes About Remarks Against Gay Diplomat

Hagel Apologizes About Remarks Against Gay Diplomat:
Chuck Hagel, a candidate for secretary of defense whose record on gay-rights issues has come under fire in recent days, apologized on Friday for remarks he made as a senator that an openly gay man nominated for a diplomatic post should not represent ...


New York Times (blog)

Cuba rips US for fines on foreign banks | Antigua Observer Newspaper

Cuba rips US for fines on foreign banks | Antigua Observer Newspaper: HAVANA,Cuba, Dec. 23, CMC – The Cuban government has criticised what it describes as the “unjust and illegal” multi-million dollar fines that the United States has imposed on two foreign banks for violating sanctions against the island.

No new vote in Venezuela if Chavez sworn in late – official | Firstpost

No new vote in Venezuela if Chavez sworn in late – official | Firstpost: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will not call fresh elections if Hugo Chavez's cancer prevents him from taking office by January 10, the head of Congress said on Saturday, despite a constitutional mandate that the swearing-in take place on ...

Bolivian president in Cuba to visit Chavez

Bolivian president in Cuba to visit Chavez: 23 (Xinhua) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived here Sunday to visit Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from a cancer surgery in Cuba, the Cuban official daily reported. Morales will visit and give moral support to Chavez, if Chavez ...

Family hope dad stranded in Cuba will be home for Christmas

Family hope dad stranded in Cuba will be home for Christmas:
A father from Nottinghamshire, who's been stranded in Cuba for four weeks after trouble with his passport, has been allowed home tomorrow, just in time for Christmas. Cuban authorities refused to allow Yogi Depass to leave the country after he ...


ITV News

Cuba blasts US for 'unjust and illegal' fines against foreign banks

Cuba blasts US for 'unjust and illegal' fines against foreign banks: An official Cuban foreign ministry statement said the US actions illustrate that the “ferocious persecution of financial and commercial transactions by Cuba and those with legitimate relations has [not] only changed but has hardened”. Last week, the ...

Former U.S. Marine released from Mexican prison, State Dept. confirms

Former U.S. Marine released from Mexican prison, State Dept. confirms: A former Marine held for months in a Mexican prison has been released and reunited with his family just in time for Christmas, the State Department confirmed on Saturday. Jon Hammar was released thanks to intervention from members of Congress after ...

Local Native American activists to show solidarity at Pioneer Place ...

Local Native American activists to show solidarity at Pioneer Place ...: Native American activists will gather in downtown Portland's Pioneer Place mall on Sunday to show support for native people in Canada, where a legislative bill that is seen as trampling treaty rights has sparked a wave of protests in recent ...

Mexico catches up as Brazil boom falters


Mexico catches up as Brazil boom falters

Brazil, which overtook Britain last year to become the world's sixth largest economy, has been hit by weakening Chinese demand for commodities, while rival Mexico, the new darling of foreign investors, is posting increasingly strong growth. The figures ...

Do they know it's Xmas?


Do they know it's Xmas?

The looting spread to Greater Buenos Aires on Friday. But now it's time to wrap up the political year in volatile Argentina and get down to celebrating, right? Looting, of course, infamously broke out here during the hyperinflation crisis of 1989 and ...

Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor in Venezuela is a "yes man"

Hugo Chavez's handpicked successor in Venezuela is a "yes man": CARACAS, venezuela — Nic-olas Maduro, the handpicked successor of Venezuela's ailing president, Hugo Chavez, stood on a stage this month and gave a barnburner of a speech in classic Chavez style. He shouted until his voice gave out, swore an oath of ...




Clinton/Bush relief fund gives grants for Haiti projects

Clinton/Bush relief fund gives grants for Haiti projects: The Clinton/Bush Haiti Fund is to provide final grants to organizations that seek to promote economic opportunity in the earthquake-ravaged country. The Fund has announced that the Multilateral Investment Fund will manage programmes that have not yet ...

Haiti - Economy : High-end fashion manufacturing

Haiti - Economy : High-end fashion manufacturing:
Industrial Revolution II LP (IRII), a new company in Haiti, will launch the manufacturing of high-end clothing in the country, with support from the Inter American Development Bank (IDB). The new company Industrial Revolution II LP (IRII) will receive ...


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Two cats left alone in Florida home following elderly owner's death ...

Two cats left alone in Florida home following elderly owner's death ...: A few months ago, Henry and Princess lost their elderly owner, a physician in the Miami, Fla. area. Since that time, the two cats have continued to reside in th.

Turks and Caicos Premier: “Grave Concern” Over Sloops from Haiti

Turks and Caicos Premier: “Grave Concern” Over Sloops from Haiti: The arrival of “illegal” Haitian sloops in Turks and Caicos and their subsequent cost to the government is of “grave concern” to Turks and Caicos Premier Dr Rufus Ewing, he said this week. Ewing was speaking after it was announced that 71 Haitian ...

'Miss Universe 2012' Pageant: Miss Venezuela Gives Nonsensical Answer ...

'Miss Universe 2012' Pageant: Miss Venezuela Gives Nonsensical Answer ...: That honor may well go to the bizarre answer Miss Venezuela, Irene Sofia Esser Quintero, gave to the question asking what new law she would want to create. Her answer: "We should have a straight way to go in our similar or in our lives or as is this ...

Senior Sleuths battle fraud against the elderly - Sun-Sentinel

Senior Sleuths battle fraud against the elderly - Sun-Sentinel: Last week, volunteer Linda Parkinson, 67, a retired attorney for the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, answered calls for help at the Seniors vs.




Looting: Nearly 500 people arrested in Greater BA

Looting: Nearly 500 people arrested in Greater BA: Close to 500 people were arrested in connection to the looting attacks carried out on various supermarkets in Greater Buenos Aires, particularly in the area that was hardest-hit on Friday; San Fernando. A total of 471 people were arrested for different ...

In Brazil's cracolandias, roving hordes of lost souls

In Brazil's cracolandias, roving hordes of lost souls: SAO PAULO, Brazil — Between the high-rises in the dark center of this megacity, a swarm of people covers an entire block. They are in constant, aimless motion, glazed eyes and dirty faces illuminated repeatedly by small flashes of fire. This is ...

New database lists thousands missing in Mexico's drug war | wfaa ...

New database lists thousands missing in Mexico's drug war | wfaa ...: A new report by a civic participation group has put a number for the first time on the human toll: 20851 people disappeared over the past six years.