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lunes, 28 de enero de 2013

Mexico City faces drug war at its doorstep

Mexico City faces drug war at its doorstep: MEXICO CITY, Mexico — For all the murderous mayhem that has haunted Mexico in recent years, its capital city has remained essentially untouched. Large cities like Monterrey and Ciudad Juarez have become synonymous with brutal drug war killings, while ...




Chile's president launches new base in Antarctica

Chile's president launches new base in Antarctica: SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is in Antarctica, where he planted his country's flag and unveiled a plaque at the site of another research station. Once constructed, the base will be run by Chile's air force. The Chilean army and ...

Nicaragua to Expand Zero Hunger Program Against Poverty

Nicaragua to Expand Zero Hunger Program Against Poverty: ... Nicaraguan families will receive in 2013 inputs to produce food through the government''s Zero Hunger program, aimed at reducing malnutrition, poverty ...

Economists cut Brazil 2013 GDP growth view to 3.1%

Economists cut Brazil 2013 GDP growth view to 3.1%: Economists trimmed their forecasts for Brazil's economic expansion this year for the fourth straight week to 3.10 percent, a weekly central bank survey showed today. The median forecasts in the central bank poll of nearly 100 economists also showed a ...




End sanctions on a more open Cuba

End sanctions on a more open Cuba:
I was part of a group from the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth that traveled to Cuba this month as part of a "people to people" exchange allowed by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. In 2011, the U.S. made it legal again for Americans to ...


Fort Worth Star Telegram

Govt wants death penalty for Headley, to press for extradition

Govt wants death penalty for Headley, to press for extradition: New Delhi: India today said it will continue to press for extradition of David Headley from the US after the Pakistani-American LeT terrorist escaped death penalty for helping plot the 2008 Mumbai terror attack and sentenced to 35 years in jail by an ...




Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress

Openly Gay, and Openly Welcomed in Congress:
WASHINGTON — When Mark Takano ran unsuccessfully for Congress twice in the early 1990s, his opponents tried to smear him as a “homosexual liberal” and a “nutzoid.” One of them even had pink fliers printed that asked, “A Congressman for Riverside .


New York Times

Sponsorship programme for Kiwi kids

Sponsorship programme for Kiwi kids: A sponsorship programme used to feed starving children in Third World countries is now being used to help poor Kiwi kids. Children's charity Variety has launched a scheme that allows people to sponsor an individual Kiwi child living below the poverty ...

Cuban travel reform a home run for baseball star who defected

Cuban travel reform a home run for baseball star who defected: Havana, Cuba (CNN) -- The baseball field looks like any other where people flock to play pickup games in Cuba on the weekends. A few blocks from the blindingly turquoise ocean, players hustle to close out innings in between slugs of Cristal beer. But ...




The Trip to Bountiful, With Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson ...


The Trip to Bountiful, With Cuba Gooding Jr., Vanessa Williams, Cicely Tyson ...

The cast will feature Emmy winner Cicely Tyson, Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding Jr. ("Jerry Maguire," "Red Tails"), Emmy Award nominee Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty," "Desperate Housewives") and Tony Award nominee Condola Rashad (Lifetime's ...

Puerto Rico's Brain Drain Problem

Puerto Rico's Brain Drain Problem: Puerto Rico has a massive drainage problem. Close to 176,000 Boricuas left the Island from 2005 to 2010. In 2011 alone, Puerto Rico lost 76,000 citizens, of which 21,611 landed in Florida. An Island that boasted close to four million inhabitants in ...




Fitch: Good 2013 Performance for Banks in Chile and Uruguay; Argentine Banks ...

Fitch: Good 2013 Performance for Banks in Chile and Uruguay; Argentine Banks ...: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina & SANTIAGO, Chile — The outlook for Southern Cone Banks is mixed in 2013, with a stable outlook for Chile and Uruguay, while Argentina faces a negative outlook and the potential for downgrades, according to a new Fitch ...

Child poverty on the up in Havering as gulf between rich and poor widens - new ...


Child poverty on the up in Havering as gulf between rich and poor widens - new ...

The stat came to light in a Greater London Authority (GLA) report on levels of child poverty in the capital, based on data from HMRC. It contains data on the number of children living in families classed as “in poverty” in each of 4,765 sub-districts ...

Brazil cancels world cup countdown, mourns, asks angry questions


Brazil cancels world cup countdown, mourns, asks angry questions

SAO PAULO: Brazil had planned a big bash on Monday to begin the 500-day countdown to Fifa World Cup 2014. Instead the country was mourning the 233 young men and women who perished in the inferno at Kiss nightclub in Santa Maria on Sunday.

Venezuela's fourth prison riot in two years raises questions


Venezuela's fourth prison riot in two years raises questions

Uribana opened in 1999 as a model prison but has succumbed to the same conditions of overcrowding and prisoner's control common in the rest of Venezuela´s penitentiary system. Indeed Uribana has been for years a show case of problems typical of ...

Chavez Health Improves Enough to Dictate Venezuela Economic Plan

Chavez Health Improves Enough to Dictate Venezuela Economic Plan: Venezuela's government said President Hugo Chavez has recovered sufficiently from a cancer operation in Cuba to make economic policy decisions and that his plans to boost exports will be outlined soon. A respiratory infection Chavez contracted after ...

Venezuela's poverty decline regarded as fragile

Venezuela's poverty decline regarded as fragile: Over the past 14 years, Venezuela's National Statistics Institute (INE) has reported a reduction in poverty based on income and unmet basic needs. Such a decline is associated with governmental policies aimed at distributing oil revenues among citizens.




Beaver Library collection offers 600 African-American autobiographies

Beaver Library collection offers 600 African-American autobiographies: The African-American Autobiography Collection, located at Penn State Beaver Library and honoring Russell C. Brignano, professor emeritus of English, contains more than 600 African-American autobiographies. The book titles in the collection represent a ...

Agents nab extraditable wanted in Puerto Rico

Agents nab extraditable wanted in Puerto Rico: The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) arrested a Dominican in Higuey wanted in the U.S. to stand trial in Puerto Rico District Court on several drug charges. Juan Rafael Mota Cedeno, 34, was arrested in a downtown street corner of the La Altagracia ...

Kerry's first task is a firm stand on Venezuela

Kerry's first task is a firm stand on Venezuela: “Depending on what happens in Venezuela, there may really be an opportunity for a transition there,” incoming U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate hearing Thursday, alluding to the expectation that Hugo Chavez may soon lose his bout with ...




Beyond Selma-to-Stonewall

Beyond Selma-to-Stonewall: By including gay rights in the arc of the struggle for civil rights — the road “through Seneca Falls and Selma and Stonewall” — President Obama linked his presidency to ending antigay discrimination and underscored the legal wrong of denying gay ...

Colorado Mountain College students studying abroad in Cuba

Colorado Mountain College students studying abroad in Cuba: Steamboat Springs — A group of Colorado Mountain College students is preparing to travel to Cuba on a trip that was forbidden just a couple years ago. President Barack Obama's administration in January 2011 eased travel restrictions that made it ...




American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House ...


American Pastor Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison in Iran for Planting House ...

An Iranian-born American pastor, who has dual citizenship in both the United States and Iran, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for planting house churches. As previously reported, 32-year-old Saeed Abedini of Idaho was taken into custody ...

Inmates Moved After Bloody Venezuela...

Inmates Moved After Bloody Venezuela...: Venezuelan authorities finished evacuating more than 2,000 inmates on Sunday from a prison where the government said 58 people were killed in one of the deadliest prison clashes in the nation's history. More than two days after the bloodshed ...




View of organ donation shifting in Native culture

View of organ donation shifting in Native culture: It's also difficult for Clown and many other Native Americans suffering from kidney disease to ask for help because in Native American circles, donating an organ is often viewed as not only a physical sacrifice, but a spiritual one as well. EMPHASIZING ...