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viernes, 1 de febrero de 2013

Elderly Warned: Beware of Scams on Chinese New Year

Elderly Warned: Beware of Scams on Chinese New Year: 31 about extortion and fraud scams targeting the elderly. For a lot of people in California, Chinese New Year is like Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve all rolled into one. San Francisco's Chinatown will celebrate the Year of the Snake on ...

In Venezuela, families anxiously await word of missing inmates after bloody ...


In Venezuela, families anxiously await word of missing inmates after bloody ...

CARACAS, Venezuela – One week after gunfire tore through Uribana prison in one of Venezuela's deadliest-ever prison clashes, the families of some inmates say they haven't been able to find their relatives. They say they've looked at the morgue, in the ...

Brazil hotline, soap opera help bust prostitution ring in Spain

Brazil hotline, soap opera help bust prostitution ring in Spain: BRASILIA (Reuters) - A call home from an anguished daughter in Spain and images from a soap opera about human trafficking for sexual exploitation led a Brazilian mother to realize her daughter was in trouble. So she called a sexual abuse hotline set up ...




Power consumption hits new record

Power consumption hits new record: The heat wave that currently affects Buenos Aires City, province and other provinces, led to a new record of daily power consumption after reaching the 455.7 gigawatts (Gwh) registered on Wednesday, the Federal Planning Ministry reported today.

Backup cornerback Chris Culliver makes anti-gay comments, issues half-hearted ...

Backup cornerback Chris Culliver makes anti-gay comments, issues half-hearted ...:
NEW ORLEANS — If Chris Culliver, a little-known but productive backup cornerback for the 49ers, was looking to use the tremendous exposure of Super Bowl week to make a name for himself, he certainly did that — in a negative way. It earned him a public scolding from his team.




New York Daily News

Native American artist dies

Native American artist dies: Ledger painting is a Native American art form dating to the mid-1800s, when artists started drawing pictures of heroic deeds and sacred visions on pages torn from U.S. Army ledger books. Flett based his mixed-media paintings on Spokane Indian legends, ...

Native American Bank in Denver Hires CEO

Native American Bank in Denver Hires CEO: The $62 million-asset bank, which is owned by 28 Native American tribes, Alaska native corporations and tribal organizations, said Friday that it had hired Tom Ogaard as its president and chief executive, succeeding David Gilman. Ogaard had been the ...

La. high court's 1st African-American chief justice sworn in


La. high court's 1st African-American chief justice sworn in

Bernette Johnson has been sworn in as the first African-American chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, less than four months after her colleagues resolved a dispute over whether she was entitled to the position.

International Boxing Executive Satisfied with Visit to Cuba


International Boxing Executive Satisfied with Visit to Cuba

Cuba is one of the most important countries for our sports, said the executive as he described as very fruitful his meetings about the characteristics of the World Boxing Series and the AIBA Professional Boxing (PBA). “We have been able to provide ...

A glimpse of the true Cuba

A glimpse of the true Cuba: A popular destination for Canadian tourists is Varadero, Cuba's most well-known resort town. But Cuba is also sweaty nightclubs full of salsa aficionados, tiny art galleries lining large boulevards, domino-thumping locals sitting at wooden tables on ...

Puerto Rico's pension system in peril; thousands of workers fear loss of benefits

Puerto Rico's pension system in peril; thousands of workers fear loss of benefits: Some experts are calling for cutting benefits to help Puerto Rico confront what economists and financial analysts say is a ticking fiscal time bomb: A public pension system with a $37.3 billion unfunded liability that must be addressed soon, at a time ...

African American History Month: Celebrating Two Landmark Anniversaries in ...


African American History Month: Celebrating Two Landmark Anniversaries in ...

Every February, we celebrate and reflect on the great contributions African-Americans have made to our country. This year, African American History Month celebrates two landmark anniversaries in American history, with the theme, “At the Crossroads of ...

Gov't assures power cuts are to be 'reduced drastically'

Gov't assures power cuts are to be 'reduced drastically': Power cuts have been affecting the entire city due to the intense heatwave that hit the capital and surrounding areas in the last week. Following various protests carried out yesterday because of widespread power cuts, Planning Minister Julio De Vido ...




Brazil posts biggest trade deficit ever in January

Brazil posts biggest trade deficit ever in January: SAO PAULO Feb 1 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a trade deficit of $4.035 billion in January, the widest monthly gap ever recorded, the Trade Ministry said on Friday. The result came far below expectations of a $3.4 billion deficit, according to the median ...

Venezuela without Chávez: Caracas will not only continue to strengthen its ...


Venezuela without Chávez: Caracas will not only continue to strengthen its ...

As President Chávez's health quickly deteriorates, the global elites are busy predicting the potential political and economic stance of post-Chávez Venezuela. While many see the country going astray after the President's death, Alberto Torres, a ...

Bright spots in Haiti's health care 3 years after quake

Bright spots in Haiti's health care 3 years after quake: Three out of the four medical schools in Haiti were damaged in the January 2010 quake, which killed the entire second-year class at the nation's largest nursing school. In all, more than 200,000 people perished in the magnitude-7.0 earthquake. Despite ...

In Haiti, no urgency for the poor | rabble.ca

In Haiti, no urgency for the poor | rabble.ca: How long should we let hundreds of thousands of Haitians live in horrid tents and shacks after the earthquake of 2010? They have been living in squalid conditions for three years now. And how long should we let a two year old little boy ...




Puerto Rico's no-cost options appeal to the thrifty among us

Puerto Rico's no-cost options appeal to the thrifty among us:
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO — There may have been a time when Puerto Rico was a cheap getaway, but those days are long gone. Puerto Rico is heavily dependent on imported goods and fuel and that's reflected in prices from a taxi ride from the airport to ...


Washington Times

European shares gain as outlook brightens

European shares gain as outlook brightens: European stocks gained on Friday after economic data raised hopes that the region's downturn has eased, but moves were limited as investors await a US jobs report. Euro zone factories had their best month in nearly a year during January although the ...

Puerto Rico adds deluxe digs to lure high-end travelers

Puerto Rico adds deluxe digs to lure high-end travelers: A number of new upscale and luxury hotels have recently opened or are under construction in Puerto Rico. They include a $220-million makeover of the Condado Vanderbilt Hotel. The island's first luxury hotel, built in 1919, closed 16 years ago. Its ...

Agricultural Sustainability in Cuba | Pulitzer Center

Agricultural Sustainability in Cuba | Pulitzer Center: Farm workers at Organoponico Vivero Alamar, an organic, sustainable farm in Cuba can earn more than government employees. This project explores what other countries can learn from Cuba's model. Tweet. submit to reddit · Bookmark ...

Watchdog group: 591 inmates killed during 2012 in worsening violence in ...


Watchdog group: 591 inmates killed during 2012 in worsening violence in ...

CARACAS, Venezuela – A Venezuelan watchdog group says the country's latest bloody prison clash came after a year in which 591 inmates were killed in the country's troubled prisons. The Venezuelan Prisons Observatory released last year's death toll on ...

Corporate security, Mexican drug war, and more

Corporate security, Mexican drug war, and more: Burton will also discuss the security challenges facing U.S. companies with overseas business operations, and give us an update on the drug war in Mexico and drug-related violence along the US-Mexico border. Tags: workforce, Fred Burton, Stratfor ...

'Gay' bulldog sparks interest across America

'Gay' bulldog sparks interest across America: An American bulldog received a lot of attention after its owner decided to get rid of it because he saw its close contact with another male dog and he assumed it was gay. The website Gawker first posted the story about the dog after it was dropped off ...

African American Leaders Announce Jobs, Community Safety and Voting Rights ...


African American Leaders Announce Jobs, Community Safety and Voting Rights ...

Last Friday, at the end of the first week of President Obama's second term, I joined a coalition of civil rights leaders in Washington, DC to call for immediate action on the urban jobs crisis and a host of other issues adversely affecting communities ...