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miércoles, 16 de enero de 2013

In Ceará, Brazil, a water project lifts farmers out of poverty drop by drop

In Ceará, Brazil, a water project lifts farmers out of poverty drop by drop: Since 2001, a partnership between the World Bank and the government of Ceará provides rural families with access to water and sanitation.




DDR Corp. expands redevelopment program on Puerto Rico

DDR Corp. expands redevelopment program on Puerto Rico: (NYSE: DDR) said it has completed the redevelopment of four shopping centers in Puerto Rico, and will be expanding its activity on the island as a result of strong tenant demand at those properties. DDR said it has expanded its redevelopment program on ...

American Justice, Arts Theatre

American Justice, Arts Theatre:
As Daniels proposes to roll out a prison education programme across America, Lee takes offence at being the “experiment” to test whether the scheme will work. Vergette provides a well-timed twist or two. Daniels' motives in educating Lee reach deeper ...


The Arts Desk

'Black First' new book by Jessie Carney Smith

'Black First' new book by Jessie Carney Smith:
In your lifetime, you've seen a lot of big milestones: the first Olympic gold-winning African American gymnast; the first black head of National Security and, of course, Barack Obama as the first black U.S. President. But Mr. Obama wasn't the first ...


Milwaukee Community Journal

'American Idol' returns with feuds, fame, fortune

'American Idol' returns with feuds, fame, fortune: “American Idol” returns with the tantalizing promise of fame, fortune and feuds - and that's just among the celebrity panel hired to find the next pop music sensation. Singer Mariah Carey, rapper Nicki Minaj and country artist Keith Urban make their ...

A Map For Haiti's Success Stories

A Map For Haiti's Success Stories: “The stigma that's attached to this country, that it is needy and dependent, a lot of us knew that wasn't right,” says Sabina Carlson, a project manager with Future Generations Haiti. Last summer, the organization launched Wozo Ayiti, a mapping project ...

Rafa on road to recovery, and Brazil

Rafa on road to recovery, and Brazil:
"Here you see me on a clay court preparing for the tournament in Sao Paulo," he said in a message posted on You Tube. "I am very excited about returning to play in Brazil after so many years," the French Open champion said. "The last time was in 2005 ...


Aljazeera.com

Twitter heads to Brazil

Twitter heads to Brazil: Paulistas, as the residents of Sao Paulo, Brazil, call themselves, like to refer to their home town as "the city that works." Time to update that description to the city that also tweets. Twitter is opening up an office in the largest city in South ...

British women held in Brazil 'for cocaine smuggling'


British women held in Brazil 'for cocaine smuggling'

Police said the pair told officers the bags were bought in Rio Branco, the capital city of Acre, an Amazonian state in the north of Brazil that borders Peru and Bolivia. Both Latin American countries have been battling to control drug trafficking ...

Obama waives Helms-Burton sanctions against Cuba

Obama waives Helms-Burton sanctions against Cuba: President Obama on Wednesday waived a portion of the 1996 Helms-Burton embargo law that would allow lawsuits against Cuban businesses, following in the footsteps of Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. The law allows U.S. courts to take up ...

Brazil army authorizes police to buy heavy calibre weapons for personal use


Brazil army authorizes police to buy heavy calibre weapons for personal use

BRASILIA, Brazil - The Brazilian army has authorized law enforcement officers to carry heavy calibre weapons for personal use, a move critics say could lead to more gun-related violence. Army spokesman Col. Nador Brandao said Wednesday that state, ...

African-American Family History Research 101 offered

African-American Family History Research 101 offered: Researching African-American family histories may present special challenges for the genealogical researcher. Library staff from the Genealogy and Local History Department at Fort Bend County Libraries, will present an introductory program, ...

Cubans line up for passports after eased travel rules

Cubans line up for passports after eased travel rules:
HAVANA Cuba's immigration computer system was temporarily brought down Monday morning, apparently due to the large number of passport applications that flooded in after a new, eased migration policy went into effect. Pablo, a 47-year-old graphic ...


CBS News

The Inaugural Poet—a Gay Cuban-American Named After Nixon—Finds ...


The Inaugural Poet—a Gay Cuban-American Named After Nixon—Finds ...

Like President Obama, poet Richard Blanco has been tormented by questions of race and identity. “By the time I was about 2 or 3 months old, I had figuratively and literally been in three countries, and could probably have claimed citizenship in any one ...

American Indian culture spotlighted at Native Trails

American Indian culture spotlighted at Native Trails: Get a glimpse at the traditions and cultures of the Native American nations that span the Southwest during the 11th season of Native Trails. The free noontime festivals run most Thursdays and Saturdays, Jan. 17 through April 6, at the grassy outdoor ...

Venezuela struggles with sporadic food shortages

Venezuela struggles with sporadic food shortages: Like most Venezuelans, the single, 33-year-old officer worker has periodically struggled with such food shortages for years, and, like many in the country, thinks they're getting worse. She blames price and currency controls imposed by the government ...

It's Time For The U.S. To End Its Senseless Embargo Of Cuba

It's Time For The U.S. To End Its Senseless Embargo Of Cuba: For the first time in more than fifty years, Cuban citizens can travel abroad without permission from their government. The move, part of a broader reform package being phased in by Raul Castro, underscores the irrationality of America's continuation ...

Brazil's monetary jeitinho

Brazil's monetary jeitinho: The growing rate gap in Brazil, which was sparked by an increase in cash levels that central bank President Alexandre Tombini has left unchecked, is rendering useless traders' models designed to calculate the probability of policy moves in coming days ...

Global shares retreat as growth concerns rekindled

Global shares retreat as growth concerns rekindled: Europe's top shares opened lower today as investors continue to consolidate gains with indexes around mutli-month highs and near technically "overbought" territory, while sovereign risks remain a cloud on the horizon. The FTSEurofirst 300 was down 2.87 ...

Buenos Aires demonstrates an appetite for the arts as hundreds of thousands of ...

Buenos Aires demonstrates an appetite for the arts as hundreds of thousands of ...: Buenos Aires, Argentina, 16th January 2013: Buenos Aires, the Argentinean capital city bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games [YOG], has begun 2013 in a similar way to which it ended 2012 when hundreds of thousands of local citizens turned out to ...

Cuba Implements Long-Awaited Migration Reform · Global Voices

Cuba Implements Long-Awaited Migration Reform · Global Voices: According to the Havanna Times, Cuban citizens can now apply for passports to travel out of the country for up to 24 months, without seeking special permission from the government. The new regulations eliminate the previously required “exit ...

Puerto Rico to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill

Puerto Rico to Consider Anti-Discrimination Bill: Puerto Rico's legislature is expected to approve a long sought-after bill that would make it a crime to discriminate against people based on their gender or sexual orientation. The bill was submitted Tuesday by Senator Ramon Luis Nieves of the Popular ...

Mexico: Majority of Inmates Imprisoned on Drug Charges

Mexico: Majority of Inmates Imprisoned on Drug Charges: “Mexico is living through a prison boom not unlike that seen in the United States,” wrote Steven Dudley of the Latin American security website InSight Crime. “The reasons for this rise are many: the general public now reports more crimes; changes in ...

Hospital de Clinicas de Buenos Aires: Excellence despite struggles

Hospital de Clinicas de Buenos Aires: Excellence despite struggles: The Hospital de Clinicas “Jose de San Martin,” located in Buenos Aires, іs the most renowned teaching hospital in Argentina. It is part of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) and is the pride and joy of the medical community when it comes to research, ...




Interview: Political stability crucial to Haiti's recovery

Interview: Political stability crucial to Haiti's recovery: "Enduring political stability is the key factor for Haiti to strengthen governmental institutions, promote socioeconomic development, and attract foreign investment," Mariano Fernandez, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti, or Minustah, said ...