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domingo, 3 de febrero de 2013

'Betty and Coretta' on Lifetime for African American History Month

'Betty and Coretta' on Lifetime for African American History Month:
Advertisement. Starting off the month of February, honoring African American History Month, was the premiere of “Betty and Coretta” on the Lifetime network Saturday night. Tampa Bay viewers subscribing to Bright House Networks watched in on channel 38.


Examiner.com

Order restored at Mexican prison


Order restored at Mexican prison

The prisoners' demands were still unclear Sunday. El Universal said the prison has been under the scrutiny of Mexico's National Human Rights Commission for the low quality of the food and medical treatment and over alleged beatings carried out by the ...

Congressman speculates Cuba may be behind Menendez scandal

Congressman speculates Cuba may be behind Menendez scandal:
“I won't even be surprised if somehow the Cuban government is involved in this to try to damage Bob Menendez because he's been so steadfast against the Castro government. He's been a critic all his political life,” Sires said in a phone interview. “I ...


Daily Caller

US urged to rethink relations with Cuba

US urged to rethink relations with Cuba: COHA said a thaw in US-Cuba relations would enhance existing security cooperation between the countries, amplify trade and commercial ties, and guarantee new opportunities for citizens of both nations to “build bridges of friendship and cooperation.” ...

Travel: Five free things in Puerto Rico

Travel: Five free things in 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 the mojito at your hotel. And ...

Venezuelan opposition cracks could help Chávez's allies


Venezuelan opposition cracks could help Chávez's allies

Venezuela's multiple opposition parties took a decade to unite against President Hugo Chávez, but old strains are emerging again just as he could be forced from power by cancer. The increasingly public tensions between moderates and radicals within the ...

Outside looking in

Outside looking in: The Buenos Aires provincial government pointed out that the 650 million pesos of the Greater Buenos Aires Reparation Fund (compensation for receiving only half the money paid into revenue-sharing or 19 percent and frozen since 1996) only pays one ...




Paraguay presidential hopeful dies in crash

Paraguay presidential hopeful dies in crash: Paraguayan presidential candidate Lino Oviedo, who helped the lead the 1989 coup that overthrew former dictator Alfredo Stroessner, died in a helicopter crash over the weekend. A retired general known as a dynamic public speaker, the 69-year-old Oviedo ...

The freight train that runs to the heart of Mexico's 'Drugs War': Riding 'La ...


The freight train that runs to the heart of Mexico's 'Drugs War': Riding 'La ...

The untold story of Mexico'sDrug War” – the bloody rivalry between narco-traffickers – is that the violence affects thousands of people completely unconnected with the drugs trade. Amnesty International recently estimated that as many as 70,000 ...

Top Venezuela diplomat in Beijing to boost 'strategic alliance'

Top Venezuela diplomat in Beijing to boost 'strategic alliance': Venezuela's foreign minister has made a visit to China seeking to boost ties with a leading creditor and a country that is a growing market for Venezuelan oil. Vice President Nicolas Maduro said on Saturday that Foreign Minister Elias Jaua met in China ...

Venezuela will still deify Chavez despite looming economic crash

Venezuela will still deify Chavez despite looming economic crash:
It is possible that the ruling government of Cuba (where the Venezuelan is in hospital) may try to preserve the authority of a moribund Chavez, like the famous Spanish Cid Campeador, whose body – strapped to his horse – led troops in a victorious battle.


Independent Online

'Closet case' Koch dead at 88

'Closet case' Koch dead at 88:
Former New York City Mayor Edward I. Koch, who has been credited with rescuing his city from near financial ruin while also being condemned by gay and AIDS activists for failing to adequately address the AIDS epidemic, died on Friday of congestive ...


Washington Blade

Mental health maze on gun control

Mental health maze on gun control: Andrew James Walker, 38, eventually was located in Indiana, where he had family, with the goal of getting him mental health treatment. The UNCG Police Department indicated last month that he no longer was considered an imminent threat to faculty and ...

Boy Scouts' change on gays would be all-American advance for equality, tolerance


Boy Scouts' change on gays would be all-American advance for equality, tolerance

At age 14, while backpacking up a New Mexico mountain at the Philmont national Boy Scout ranch, I remember having a lively argument with our adult leader over whether the Scouts should admit atheists. Opinionated and presumptuous even then, I said it ...

Ad shows health care benefits for Native Americans

Ad shows health care benefits for Native Americans: BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota officials are launching a video campaign on an exclusive Native American TV network to talk about health care benefits. The state Insurance Department and Indian Affairs Commission are combining on the video, which ...




The French Debate Gay Marriage, in Their Fashion

The French Debate Gay Marriage, in Their Fashion:
PARIS — The invitation-only soiree at the Rond-Point Theater on the Champs-Élysées last Sunday gathered 1,000 of this city's glitterati, among them government ministers, intellectuals, politicians, artists and even union leaders, to support the ...


New York Times

State making advances in mental-health care

State making advances in mental-health care: Even before the Newtown, Conn., tragedies focused the spotlight anew on mental health, advocates here were painfully aware of how serious the need for expanded services and treatment is. Thankfully for our state, which has some of the worst mental ...

100000 more children to be plunged into poverty

100000 more children to be plunged into poverty:
Official figures show that a total of 200,000 youngsters from all families will be pushed into child poverty as a result of George Osborne's 1 per cent cap on benefits from April, in effect a real-terms cut in welfare payments. But Steve Webb, the ...


The Independent

Singer Frank Ocean wants peace, says no charges against Chris Brown

Singer Frank Ocean wants peace, says no charges against Chris Brown: Rising R&B star Frank Ocean said he will not press charges against singer Chris Brown, who he said had "jumped" him last week in a parking lot fracas. The encounter between Ocean and Brown still could derail Brown's efforts to remain in compliance with ...




Writers are intrigued by Venezuela saga turn into telenovela

Writers are intrigued by Venezuela saga turn into telenovela: Supporters of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez carry a life-size cut out image of him during a symbolic inauguration ceremony for Chavez, who was in Cuba for cancer treatment at the time, in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos). A president ...

Mission trip to Haiti full of miracles

Mission trip to Haiti full of miracles:
CLAYTON - Witnessing miracles is a common occurrence in Haiti, say Al and Valerie Carpenter, who returned late last month from their most-recent trip to the island nation. As part of a 31-person team led by Butch Huffman, the couple volunteered at the ...


TheHerald

Cuba reveals the secrets of the saints

Cuba reveals the secrets of the saints:
Rain is beating down on steaming asphalt in central Havana, a hard-bitten patch of town. I am looking for a street-corner rumba and know my destination will call me by the 12/8 slap of a palm on the Cuban batá and cajones – wooden boxes – that ...


The Independent

New destination for medical tourism: Puerto Rico

New destination for medical tourism: Puerto Rico: A growing number of Americans are looking farther south than Mexico, and a bit further east, for their “medical tourism” needs. Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory in the Caribbean, has become a top destination of choice for those attempting to bypass ...




Cuba says Obama 'misinformed' on island affairs

Cuba says Obama 'misinformed' on island affairs: A senior Cuban official lashed out at President Barack Obama on Friday for linking improved human rights in the country to better diplomatic ties, and suggesting the communist island had outdated policies. Josefina Vidal, who heads the North American ...

Former Puerto Rico police commissioner pleads guilty in child porn case


Former Puerto Rico police commissioner pleads guilty in child porn case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A former police commissioner for Puerto Rico's capital has pleaded guilty to one count of child pornography in a plea agreement with U.S. authorities. Hilton Cordero Rosario is expected to serve 10 years in prison as a result ...