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martes, 22 de enero de 2013

Spain's Telefonica says 'no involvement' with Cuba cable, as data speeds pick ...


Spain's Telefonica says 'no involvement' with Cuba cable, as data speeds pick ...

HAVANA — Spanish telecom Telefonica denied Tuesday that it has anything to do with an undersea fiber-optic cable between Cuba and Venezuela, even as an analyst who monitors global data traffic noted an additional uptick in data speed to and from the ...

MAMS African American Student Union Creates Art to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.


MAMS African American Student Union Creates Art to Honor Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Matawan Aberdeen Middle School African American Student Union unveiled a colorful portrait of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Jan. 21. The AASU, an organization that teaches students about current and historical events about race and culture ...

Puerto Rico not likely to be 51st state

Puerto Rico not likely to be 51st state: Being a native Puerto Rican myself, the moment when the voting was reported on by newspapers and magazines in the United States, my friends went crazy and bombarded me with questions. Did you hear? What do you think? Will it happen? Is it true?




Agusta-Westland plan helicopter plant in Brazil to service oil industry boom

Agusta-Westland plan helicopter plant in Brazil to service oil industry boom:
Italy's AgustaWestland looks set to cash in on an oil-driven Brazilian helicopter sales bonanza through a joint venture with Embraer that could lead to production of its rotorcraft in the country. Comment. Bruno Spagnolini, AgustaWestland CEO: the need ...


MercoPress

Report: Cuba using undersea fiber-optic cable

Report: Cuba using undersea fiber-optic cable: Madory wrote that the sudden improvement in latency measurements between Cuba and four cities in the U.S., Mexico and Brazil indicates the cable is in use. But speeds have not reached levels suggesting that the cable is handling all traffic, leading ...




Online Exclusive: Swimmers compete in Puerto Rico

Online Exclusive: Swimmers compete in Puerto Rico: The Wildcats took a vacation made up of training and competing southbound as they travelled to Puerto Rico, competing on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the San Juan Invitational. NMU became the first Division II team to win the meet, scoring 42.5 team points.

Report: Prohibition fails in Mexico's drug war

Report: Prohibition fails in Mexico's drug war: Public policy expert William Martin recommends that the Mexican government work to shift from a mindset of war to one of crime fighting and to reduce the role of the military while strengthening that of the police to stem drug-fueled violence. (Credit ...




Brazil and China: Different Paths to Riches in Africa

Brazil and China: Different Paths to Riches in Africa: Several years ago, during a visit to Tanzania, I was struck by what I thought was a truly bizarre sight. Our bus was hurtling along a dirt path, choking on its own cocktail of dust and diesel fumes as we bounced around like pinballs trying not to ...

Power distribution works in Brazil's 2014 World Cup host cities are behind ...


Power distribution works in Brazil's 2014 World Cup host cities are behind ...

BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazil's electricity regulator says that power distribution works in most of the cities that will host next year's World Cup are behind schedule, but he rules out the danger of outages during the tournament. The regulator known as ...

About 2 million without running water in Chile

About 2 million without running water in Chile: Chilean water utility company Aguas Andinas says the mud, rocks and trees on Sunday forced temporary closure of three purification plants. He says about half the neighborhoods in Chile's capital of Santiago are suffering water shortages on Tuesday.

African-American High Expectations For President Obama's Second ...


African-American High Expectations For President Obama's Second ...

On Monday, President Obama placed his hand on Dr. King's personal Bible to take a second, ceremonial oath of office, he will be symbolically linking himself to the civil rights hero. But Mr. Brown, along with other African-Americans ...

L.A.'s Mayoral Candidates Vie For African American Votes | Neon ...

L.A.'s Mayoral Candidates Vie For African American Votes | Neon ...: Lacey, the first woman and first African American to serve as D.A., was the keynote speaker at this morning's event and as San Fernando Valley African American Leadership Organization president Robert Winn introduced her, he described ...

Venezuela's Chávez has no return date yet-minister

Venezuela's Chávez has no return date yet-minister: Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez does not have a date for his return from Cuba despite "encouraging" news on his recovery from cancer surgery, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said. "Commander Chávez is in Havana in the process of full ...

Haitian amputee makes comeback on dance floor

Haitian amputee makes comeback on dance floor: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Georges Exantus thought he'd never dance again. He was lucky just to be alive. The earthquake three years ago in Haiti's capital flattened the apartment where he was living and he spent three days trapped under jagged rubble.




Chavez is making decisions for Venezuela, minister says

Chavez is making decisions for Venezuela, minister says: Hugo Chavez was awake, joking and, most importantly, still making decisions for the country, Venezuela's foreign minister said of a visit with the ailing president. Elias Jaua said he met with Chavez on Monday in Cuba, where the leader has been ...

Bolivian President Says Venezuela's Chávez Is Working Toward Return


Bolivian President Says Venezuela's Chávez Is Working Toward Return

Bolivian President Evo Morales gave a positive status update on his ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez. According to Bloomberg News, Morales said he was in communication with the ailing leader. "I have good news that our brother comandante ...

Brazil Swap Rates Climb on Industrial Confidence; Real Declines

Brazil Swap Rates Climb on Industrial Confidence; Real Declines: Brazil's swap rates rose as a boost in industrial confidence fueled speculation that the central bank will increase borrowing costs this year. Swap rates due in July 2014 climbed two basis points, or 0.02 percentage point, to 7.40 percent at 10:13 a.m ...




Policing African-American Motherhood From Every Angle

Policing African-American Motherhood From Every Angle:
As mentioned, a disproportionate majority in the study's cases were African-American women. African-American women in the study were more likely to be reported to the police by health care providers, arrested, and subject to felony charges. The study's ...


RH Reality Check (blog)

Gay African-American Youth Face Unique Challenges Coming Out to Families

Gay African-American Youth Face Unique Challenges Coming Out to Families:
The study, “African American Gay Youth and Their Families: Redefining Masculinity, Coping with Racism and Homophobia,” was published in the Journal of GLBT Family Studies and co-authored with Damien T. Frierson from Howard University. The research ...


News from Rutgers

Global shares hit 20-month high as Japan promises easing

Global shares hit 20-month high as Japan promises easing: World shares hit a new 20-month high after Japan launched it boldest attempt yet to lift its stagnant economy, though the gains were cropped by a flare-up of concerns about Germany's banks. US stocks opened little changed as investors held back from ...

Lauder urges Venezuela to combat anti-Semitism and to re-establish ties with ...


Lauder urges Venezuela to combat anti-Semitism and to re-establish ties with ...

Combating anti-Semitism, working towards the re-establishment of relations between Israel and Venezuela and message of Jewish unity were the main themes of the Plenary Assembly of the Latin American Jewish Congress in Caracas, which was attended ...

Conflict in Mali, Haiti rebuilds, and the next round of MDG talks

Conflict in Mali, Haiti rebuilds, and the next round of MDG talks:
Three years after the earthquake in Haiti, Father Kawas Francois, a Haitian Jesuit priest, argues that the government's inability to acquire land from powerful elites is one of the reasons why reconstruction has been slow and why thousands of people ...


The Guardian

Skyrocketing rape statistics reported in Brazil

Skyrocketing rape statistics reported in Brazil:
Rio De Janeiro - Brazil witnessed rise in rape cases by 157 percent between 2009 and 2012 with the state of Rio de Janeiro recording 16 sexual assaults each day last year, official data released Sunday shows. According to Brazil's health ministry, the ...


DigitalJournal.com

Cuba's undersea fiber cable potentially sees consumer internet use for first time

Cuba's undersea fiber cable potentially sees consumer internet use for first time: An underwater fiber cable linking Cuba and Venezuela has given the island a hard connection to the internet since 2011, but reports have said that only government bodies from both countries have used the line. According to internet and network analysis ...

Endemic violence

Endemic violence: If the estimated 900,000 from the 15-24 age-group who neither work nor study are almost 15 percent of Argentine youth as a whole, this category seems to be the majority in various parts of Greater Buenos Aires and the devil surely has work for so many ...




Small businesses can go further by exporting to Brazil

Small businesses can go further by exporting to Brazil:
One international market hat should be considered more by small businesses looking to expand is Brazil. In the past decade, Brazil has become one of the fastest growing emerging markets. It has the largest economy in Latin America and the seventh ...


The Guardian (blog)