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viernes, 25 de enero de 2013

The Mexican drug war: a photographer's story

The Mexican drug war: a photographer's story:
I didn't go to Mexico with an agenda or even an idea of the kind of pictures I wanted to take. But as soon as I got there in 2008, it became clear what a widespread impact the conflict was having. I wasn't interested in creating a story about violence ...


The Guardian (blog)

Brazil undertaking a 4-year-long study of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest


Brazil undertaking a 4-year-long study of biodiversity in the Amazon rainforest

BRASILIA, Brazil - The Brazilian government says it's undertaking a four-year, $33 million study of its vast Amazon rainforest to compile a detailed inventory of the plants, animals and people that live there. Environment Minister Isabella Teixeira on ...

Brazil tries to fight cocaine trafficking at huge, porous borders


Brazil tries to fight cocaine trafficking at huge, porous borders

GUAJARA-MIRIM, Brazil — The jungle frontier between Brazil and Bolivia is longer than the U.S.-Mexico border, but on a recent day the task of stemming the cocaine that counterdrug officials say is flooding the country fell to a handful of Brazilian ...

Law catches up with Batman of Buenos Aires - Signs of the Times

Law catches up with Batman of Buenos Aires - Signs of the Times: A self-styled Buenos Aires superhero who fought crime armed only with a costume, mask and pepper spray is now on weapons charges. Thanks to an alleged ...

Credit Expansion Seen Slower in Brazil Despite Recovery

Credit Expansion Seen Slower in Brazil Despite Recovery: BRASILIA--The growth of Brazil's credit supply will likely continue a slowing trend ahead despite an expected recovery of the economy this year, as consumers approach their limits for borrowing. Brazil's overall credit supply should grow only about 14 ...

"If Poor People Get Richer, They Won't Have Anything to Eat"

"If Poor People Get Richer, They Won't Have Anything to Eat": But there has been a notable trade-off: Fewer Bolivians can now afford it, ... health and ethics-led consumers here unwittingly driving poverty there.

New boardwalk planned for Puerto Rico's Old San Juan

New boardwalk planned for Puerto Rico's Old San Juan: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The government of Puerto Rico plans to build a 2-mile boardwalk using the popular El Morro fort in Old San Juan as its base. Resident Commissioner Pedro Pierluisi says officials are still identifying the boardwalk's exact route.




'US should realize that world has changed' – Venezuelan VP (RT ...

'US should realize that world has changed' – Venezuelan VP (RT ...: The US has lots of troubles dealing with other nations as they haven't come to grips with the new global reality, Venezuelan Vice-President Nicolas Maduro told RT in an exclusive interview. He also spoke about the health of President Chavez.

Brazil fights to release fishermen from poverty

Brazil fights to release fishermen from poverty:
Brazil's Federal Government launches a plan to improve the income of fish farmers and fishermen, including those who were harmed by the construction of the Luiz Eduardo Magalhães Hydroelectric Power Plant.


Infosurhoy

City murder suspect arrested in Puerto Rico

City murder suspect arrested in Puerto Rico: Criminal Investigator Eric Driesbach obtained an arrest warrant for Navedo on Jan. 14 after an exhaustive investigation, Sgt. John M. Solecki of the criminal investigations division said. Driesbach received information that Navedo had fled to Puerto ...

Personal Experiences of African American Pioneers to be Featured in HSU ...

Personal Experiences of African American Pioneers to be Featured in HSU ...: Wintz combines a rare combination of African-American history and culture, race and ethnicity, and Texas history in his presentation, "African Americans in West Texas: Personal Experiences of Pioneering Black Westerners." His recent research interests ...




Grover Norquist to push for statehood for Puerto Rico

Grover Norquist to push for statehood for Puerto Rico:
Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, is scheduled to appear at a press conference with Luis Fortuno, the former Republican governor of Puerto Rico, in Washington to push statehood for the territory next week. The group organizing the ...


Daily Caller

Census Figures Show Reduction in Poverty in Venezuela over Last Decade

Census Figures Show Reduction in Poverty in Venezuela over Last Decade: Representatives from Venezuela's National Institute of Statistics (INE) officially revealed some of the most important conclusions from the 14th National Census of Population and Housing to the Venezuelan public this week. The most potent conclusion ...




Haiti: Rebuilding education

Haiti: Rebuilding education:
According to the UN, the earthquake in Haiti killed around 230,000 people, made a million people homeless and leveled many schools. The response to one of history's worst humanitarian disasters was huge. But was it enough? We assess how education is ...


euronews

Group prepares for mission trip to Haiti

Group prepares for mission trip to Haiti: Through a partnership with the diocese's companion diocese in Haiti and the Family Health Ministries in North Carolina, Runge said the church has worked to help Haitians by running a medical clinic and constructing houses. “There are still a lot of ...

Tackling the scourge of child poverty

Tackling the scourge of child poverty: The extent of child poverty in Leicester is laid bare in a report published today. More than 26,000 children – over a third of those in the city – are growing up in poverty. And this figure is likely to rise in the coming years as a result of the ...

Growing Up Gay in 2013

Growing Up Gay in 2013:
In his new book Oddly Normal, New York Times writer John Schwartz shares the moving story of how he and his wife Jeanne have struggled against often-problematic systems to support their son Joe, who is gay. I asked Joe, now 17 years old, to expand on ...


The Atlantic

Cuba internet: Wired, but not connected

Cuba internet: Wired, but not connected: HAVANA, Cuba — With the long-anticipated activation of their ALBA-1 undersea internet cable this month, Cuban web users now have the technological equivalent of a horse-drawn Toyota Prius. Completed in 2011 and spanning the Caribbean from eastern ...




New group supports African American entrepreneurs

New group supports African American entrepreneurs:
Now the center is starting a professional group comprised of African-American business owners, to support African American business owners. Sandra Moss is a business development agent at the center and says the idea came to her when a client asked a ...


West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Martin R. Delany Biography: Pioneering American Black Nationalist ...

Martin R. Delany Biography: Pioneering American Black Nationalist ...: The name Martin R. Delany may not ring in the minds of many African Americans; however, the American Civil War veteran, abolitionist, writer, and explorer is often said to be America's first supporter of Black Nationalism. Delany lived a long ...

Government revokes non-automatic import licenses

Government revokes non-automatic import licenses: The government has decided to revoke non-automatic licensing requirements which had been placed on certain products before they could be imported into Argentina for consumption, according to a resolution published today on the Official Gazzette.




Ending child poverty community meeting held

Ending child poverty community meeting held: A community meeting to address issues associated with child poverty was held on Jan. 23. There were more than 40 attendees from Boone, Logan, McDowell, and Mingo Counties. The top ten issues were identified by diverse groups guided by agencies and ...

Report: Child poverty skyrockets in Detroit

Report: Child poverty skyrockets in Detroit: DETROIT (AP) — A new report finds the number of Detroit children living in poverty jumped about 65 percent in the past decade. The report released this week and produced by Data Driven Detroit finds that 57 percent of Detroit children were in poverty ...




Extreme poverty in Venezuela reduced from 11.36% to 6.97% in 10 years

Extreme poverty in Venezuela reduced from 11.36% to 6.97% in 10 years: Extreme poverty in Venezuela dropped from 11.36 per cent in 2001 to 6.97 per cent in 2011, according to census taken in those years, respectively, stressed Monday the president of the National Statistics Institute (INE), Elias Eljuri. Releasing results ...

Rainbow Coalition - By J. Lester Feder | Foreign Policy

Rainbow Coalition - By J. Lester Feder | Foreign Policy: Chile, one of South America's most conservative countries, passed a non-discrimination bill in 2012 and elected its first openly gay politician. And the government of Argentine President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner built on its passage of ...