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martes, 8 de enero de 2013

7 people injured in shooting in Chile

7 people injured in shooting in Chile: SANTIAGO, Chile -- A teenager shot at a crowd with a pellet gun on Monday in the Chilean port city of Valparaiso and injured six people, state television said. State TV says the unidentified 15-year-old gunman fired in downtown Valparaiso several times ...





HBO's Liberace movie 'too gay' for theaters: Soderbergh

HBO's Liberace movie 'too gay' for theaters: Soderbergh:
HBO's new Liberace biopic was “too gay” for every studio in Hollywood, director Steven Soderbergh says. “Behind The Candelabra,” which the Oscar winner says will be his last film, stars Michael Douglas as the flamboyant showman and Matt Damon as his ...


New York Post

Salvador Allende, Cuba and internationalism, 1970–73

Salvador Allende, Cuba and internationalism, 1970–73: Let us first consider Cuba's policy towards the Allende government, and then examine how the Socialist Workers Party responded, both before and after the coup. Unidad Popular government under attack. As presidential candidate of the Unidad Popular ...





Sen. Warren not listed among Native Americans

Sen. Warren not listed among Native Americans: Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage sparked a major dust-up in the Massachusetts Senate campaign last year. Now, the newly sworn-in Democrat is not being listed as a minority on the Senate's official website. On the Web page detailing ethnic ...

Brazil goes after corporate taxpayers as revenue dwindles

Brazil goes after corporate taxpayers as revenue dwindles: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's tax agency has in recent weeks slapped more than $3 billion in fines on leading companies which it says owe back taxes, in what some experts describe as an aggressive play for cash as the government struggles to meet its ...

Childhood Poverty Threatens California's Economic Prosperity


Childhood Poverty Threatens California's Economic Prosperity

The increasing number of Latino youths in California who are growing up in poverty threatens the long-term economic prosperity of the state with perhaps the nation's largest economy, a new report indicates. Based on recent census data, the report shows ...

Venezuela plans pro-Chávez rally for president's swearing-in

Venezuela plans pro-Chávez rally for president's swearing-in:
The Venezuelan government called on its citizens to ignore the "psychological warfare coming from abroad" on Tuesday in a public declaration stating that the president, Hugo Chávez, remains in a "stationary condition" and is still suffering from a lung ...


The Guardian

A losing battle for Venezuela's opposition?

A losing battle for Venezuela's opposition?:
A Venezuelan embassy worker holds up a framed image of Venezuela's ailing President Hugo Chávez during the monthly Catholic service devoted to the sick at the Church of Our Lady of Regla, in Regla, across the bay from Havana, Cuba, Tuesday.


Christian Science Monitor

Cuba lifts travel restrictions on doctors with new migration reform

Cuba lifts travel restrictions on doctors with new migration reform: In this July 18, 2012 file photo, just graduated doctors have their picture taken holding their diplomas after a graduation ceremony at the Karl Marx theater in Havana, Cuba. A Cuban doctor says the Caribbean nation is eliminating longstanding ...





UN Report Calls on Cuba to Release American

UN Report Calls on Cuba to Release American: A United Nations group is calling on the Cuban government to release an American who has been held in the country for more than three years, saying his imprisonment is unfair. A 12-page report by the U.N. Working Group on Arbitrary Detention was ...

Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history

Gerda Lerner, pioneering scholar of women's, African-American history: Widely acknowledged as a leader in women's history, she also pioneered the study of the role of African-American women in U.S. history. As well, she served as the first woman president in 50 years of the Organization of American Historians, in 1981-82.





LGBT Group Questions Hagel's Record On "a Broad Array Of Civil ...

LGBT Group Questions Hagel's Record On "a Broad Array Of Civil ...: WASHINGTON — A far-left LGBT rights group Tuesday criticized former Sen. ... 12% with the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), ...

African American college of Martin Luther King launches LGBT course

African American college of Martin Luther King launches LGBT course:
An all-male African American college, whose graduates include the famous civil rights leader, Dr Martin Luther King, will offer its first LGBT course this spring. The newest class at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, is called “A Genealogy of ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Brazil effort touts diversity in run up to World Cup Olympics

Brazil effort touts diversity in run up to World Cup Olympics:
The world's fifth-largest country is spending $40 million on a global advertising campaign tied to the 2014 World Cup soccer tournament and the 2016 Summer Olympics, both taking place in Brazil. The events are expected to bring more than 600,000 and ...


Travel Weekly

Brazil Prostitutes to Learn English

Brazil Prostitutes to Learn English: Prostitutes in one of Brazil's biggest cities are beginning to sign up for free English classes ahead of this year's Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup. The president of the Association of Prostitutes of the city of Belo Horizonte says by ...





CA Child Poverty Rises

CA Child Poverty Rises: ... between 2000 and 2010 and is likely to fall by another 100,000 in this decade. Meanwhile, researchers at the Center for The Next Generation estimate that Latinos now comprise more than 50% of California's children -- nearly a third of which live in ...

Mariotto to push law to make BA province officials' wealth transparent


Mariotto to push law to make BA province officials' wealth transparent

Deputy governor for the province of Buenos Aires Gabriel Mariotto said today that he would push for a Public Ethics Law to be passed in the province, so that details on government officials' wealth be made transparent. The move was decided following ...

Venezuela military joins search for Vittorio Missoni's aircraft

Venezuela military joins search for Vittorio Missoni's aircraft:
Venezuelan military aircraft, ships and scuba divers have joined the search for a plane carrying Italian fashion executive Vittorio Missoni, his wife and four other people that went missing on a flight back from a Carribean holiday island on Friday ...


The Guardian

Digital Technology Is Making Its Mark in Cuba - NYTimes.com

Digital Technology Is Making Its Mark in Cuba - NYTimes.com: Using inexpensive digital technology, movie directors in Cuba are laying the foundations for an industry independent of the state apparatus of the Castro years.





Mental health and predicting violence in wake of shooting

Mental health and predicting violence in wake of shooting: Zagurski couldn't confirm the shooting as a “violent outburst” but said it's a much more serious incident and very rare among those with Asperger's Syndrome, as well as those with other mental disorders. “People with mental health problems are only ...

Hundreds of Thousands Homeless in Haiti Three Years after ...

Hundreds of Thousands Homeless in Haiti Three Years after ...: Despite billions in aid which were supposed to go to the Haitian people, hundreds of thousands are still homeless, living in shanty tent camps as the effects.

Children's poverty rate soars, study finds - Ramona Giwargis ...

Children's poverty rate soars, study finds - Ramona Giwargis ...: A poverty study released this week paints a grim picture for Merced County, highlighting one of poverty's growing victims -- children.

Why an alternative currency for Brazil's City of God is a good sign

Why an alternative currency for Brazil's City of God is a good sign: In Cidade de Deus, a slum in Rio de Janeiro and the basis of the 2002 film “City of God,” residents can shop using a local currency called the “CDD,” a nickname for the Brazilian favela. It is one of dozens of alternative currencies that are catching ...





Deteriorating public spaces in Buenos Aires crisis of values


Deteriorating public spaces in Buenos Aires crisis of values

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (GPI)--Susana Gómez takes her 4-year-old to nursery school every weekday morning in San Telmo, one of the the oldest neighborhoods in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital. But she says the walk is never easy because of the ...