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jueves, 10 de enero de 2013

Ten New Year's Resolutions for US Policy Towards Latin America

Ten New Year's Resolutions for US Policy Towards Latin America: Speak up for human rights. While the United States isn't perfect, as our Latin American friends readily tell us, our government should speak up for human rights in this hemisphere. But do it fairly. When a left-wing government restricts freedom of the ...

Boy's death highlights Brazil's raids on "cracklands"

Boy's death highlights Brazil's raids on "cracklands": Such clusters are known in Brazil as cracolandias or "cracklands," and dozens have proliferated in big cities such as Rio and Sao Paulo in recent years. Brazil borders the world's top three cocaine-producing countries and has become a huge market for ...




It's time for the demise of capital punishment in the US

It's time for the demise of capital punishment in the US:
More than three quarters of death penalty convictions are for crimes involving white victims, even though half of all murder victims in the US are black. And a black defendant accused of murdering a white victim is three times more likely to get the ...


The Guardian (blog)

Cuba's sports stars won't score freedom to travel

Cuba's sports stars won't score freedom to travel:
Most Cubans next week will have the right to travel without government permission for the first time in decades, but sports stars will still require permission to leave, an official said Tuesday. "Professionals who are deemed essential, technicians ...


Yahoo! Singapore News

BA City teachers attend wage talks at Education Ministry

BA City teachers attend wage talks at Education Ministry: The Education Workers Union (UTE-CTERA) attended today the first meeting for talks on collective bargaining at the Buenos Aires City education ministry. No percenages were discussed, but both parties agreed on the "wage structure." The meeting began at ...

Thousands hold symbolic inauguration for Chavez

Thousands hold symbolic inauguration for Chavez: CARACAS, Venezuela -- Tens of thousands of chanting supporters of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez rallied outside his presidential palace Thursday in an exuberant symbolic inauguration for a leader too ill to return home for the real thing. Backers ...




The Prison System is the fastest growing industry in America - Topix

The Prison System is the fastest growing industry in America - Topix: America has the worlds largest prison population and AA's make up 13% of American citizens but, we make up 55% of the prison population. 42 million AA's but, ...

Childcare costs to exacerbate child poverty, warns report

Childcare costs to exacerbate child poverty, warns report: Primary school teachers will have rising numbers of pupils who have already been affected by poverty in their classes unless planned welfare reforms are amended, according to a children's charity. Universal credit, which is to be rolled out over the ...




What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability

What Buenos Aires Can Teach Us About Walkability:
Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, has a metro area population of 12 million people, making it the second largest metropolis in South America. The city is situated at the lazy, braided mouth of an estuary (the Rio de la Plata) formed by the ...


The Atlantic Cities

Macri snubs Libertad celebrations

Macri snubs Libertad celebrations: The Mayor of Buenos Aires City, Mauricio Macri snubbed the celebrations held yesterday for the return of the Libertad frigate, which were hosted by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner in Mar del Plata. “We are happy that the ship has returned ...

World shares hit eight-month high; euro rises

World shares hit eight-month high; euro rises: World stock prices rose to an eight-month high and oil prices climbed as news of stronger-than-expected Chinese exports raised hopes of a more robust recovery for the global economy this year. The euro rose after the European Central Bank left interest ...

Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Inflation Accelerates

Brazil Swap Rates Rise as Inflation Accelerates: Brazil's swap rates fell as signs of faltering industrial output spurred speculation that the central bank will keep borrowing costs at a record low to support the economy even as inflation accelerated. Swap rates due in January 2015 fell four basis ...




Ranking Brazil's 10 Best Goalkeepers of All-Time

Ranking Brazil's 10 Best Goalkeepers of All-Time:
The history of Brazilian football is a virtual who's who of footballing greats. Right across the pitch, the country has produced some of the finest talents ever to play the game—including goalkeepers. Unfortunately for Brazilian 'keepers, they often ...


Bleacher Report

Brazil inflation near target ceiling in 2012 and rising

Brazil inflation near target ceiling in 2012 and rising: We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the ...




Gay Cuban-American poet to recite at Obama's inauguration

Gay Cuban-American poet to recite at Obama's inauguration:
The award-winning Cuban-American gay poet Richard Blanco is set to become the first ever Hispanic or homosexual person to recite a poem at the US president's swearing-in ceremony. Blanco, 44, will also become the youngest ever inaugural poet when he ...


The Guardian

New York newly weds to toast equality with 'gay' wine

New York newly weds to toast equality with 'gay' wine:
Drinkers in the US will now be able to toast the progress made in equality with a 'gay' wine. The sparkling French wine called Égalité was launched yesterday (9 January) by New York's Biagio Cru & Estate Wines as a 'celebration of equality'. To mark ...


Gay Star News

Sen. Warren not listed among Native Americans

Sen. Warren not listed among Native Americans: BuzzFeed posted video of Warren saying during the campaign that she would be the first Massachusetts senator that she knew of with Native American heritage. Warren had listed herself in professional directories as a minority for about a decade ...




Museum offers new collections

Museum offers new collections: The museum is featuring acquisitions of a focused group of 12th to 20th-century objects by African and African-American artists, among other works, underscoring the museum's ongoing commitment to building, interpreting, and programming a diverse ...

Creator of Puerto Rico's La Comay resigns after social media campaign, show ...


Creator of Puerto Rico's La Comay resigns after social media campaign, show ...

La Comay had always been a show which had a love-hate relationship with Puerto Ricans, but the boycott began after many felt the over the top personality crossed the line in comments about José Enrique Gómez Saladín, a publicist who was the victim of a ...

Brazil Sugar Awaiting Loading at Ports Drops 25% in Week

Brazil Sugar Awaiting Loading at Ports Drops 25% in Week: “Center south Brazil's 34 million tons-plus production for 2012-13 exceeded all expectations, and with good progress on Northern Hemisphere beet and importantly cane crops, it's hard not to be bearish,” Tom McNeill, a director at Brisbane, Australia ...




African American Viewership Increases at MSNBC

African American Viewership Increases at MSNBC: For far too many years now, African Americans have been overlooked by the mainstream media when it comes to being major players at how the American public looks at the concerns of the Black audience. Well earlier this week, the African-American ...

Mexico to track drug war victims, compensate families

Mexico to track drug war victims, compensate families: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's new government on Wednesday introduced a long-delayed law to trace victims of a brutal drug war that has killed an estimated 70,000 people in six years, and compensate the families of those deemed innocent. The bill ...

Argentina losing LNG supplies to Brazil, Japan, South Korea

Argentina losing LNG supplies to Brazil, Japan, South Korea: Argentina's two LNG import terminals are Bahía Blanca, 400 miles south of Buenos Aires, and Escobar on the Parana River. Of the 47, 130 cubic metre capacity cargoes initially put out for bidding at Bahía Blanca, only around 15 have been secured. Italy ...




Boys Scouts of America deny gay teen's application for Eagle Scout

Boys Scouts of America deny gay teen's application for Eagle Scout:
Ryan Andresen, a gay teen from the San Francisco area, is not going to be an Eagle Scout. An effort by a California chapter of the Boy Scouts Scouts of America to challenge its national organization's ban on gays by recommending that the 18 year old be ...


Gay Star News

Cuba cracks down on lewd lyrics

Cuba cracks down on lewd lyrics:
Cuban authorities announced restrictions reportedly declaring state-run recording studios and broadcasts off-limits to songs with questionable lyrics. They also prohibit such music in performance spaces subject to government control. The rules would ...


Independent Online