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lunes, 4 de febrero de 2013

Cuba: After the Revolution - Trailer for the 58 minute documentary

Cuba: After the Revolution - Trailer for the 58 minute documentary: For many Cubans dreams of a Socialist utopia have all but vanished. Even Raul Castro accepts that the economy must reform. Yet whilst critics lambaste Castro's regime as a Communist dictatorship, its society defined by "political prohibition", Cubans ...




Judge proposes another hardware fix at Guantánamo war court

Judge proposes another hardware fix at Guantánamo war court:
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- Faced with a continuing controversy over who's listening in on the war court, the judge Monday proposed ripping out microphones at the defense tables of alleged al-Qaida terrorists to assure attorney-client privacy.


MiamiHerald.com

French daredevil Alain Robert scales Cuba's Habana Libre hotel _ without a net


French daredevil Alain Robert scales Cuba's Habana Libre hotel _ without a net

HAVANA — A French daredevil who has scaled some of the world's tallest buildings conquered Cuba's famous Habana Libre hotel on Monday without ropes or a safety net — climbing to the top in about half an hour as hundreds of awed onlookers gasped ...

Students Petition to Save Latin American, African-American Lit Classes


Students Petition to Save Latin American, African-American Lit Classes

ShaDe' Phoenix, a 17-year old junior at Jones College Preparatory High School, started a petition to maintain African-American and Latin American literature courses as core English classes and not changed to electives. (DNAinfo/Wendell Hutson). “Making ...

Cuba - Investing In Biotechnology To Battle Cancer

Cuba - Investing In Biotechnology To Battle Cancer: The Cuban government has made a substantial investment in biotechnology in a drive to battle cancer, the country's second leading cause of death, after cardiovascular disease. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 31,000 new cancer ...




27 escape in Brazil prison break

27 escape in Brazil prison break:
Rio de Janeiro - Authorities say 27 inmates escaped from a Brazilian penitentiary crawling through the sewage system. An official at Rio de Janeiro state's Bangu prison complex told media that 31 prisoners attempted the break on Sunday. Within hours ...


Independent Online

African-American Children for Adoption Highlighted During Black History Month

African-American Children for Adoption Highlighted During Black History Month: TALLAHASSEE— February is Black History Month, a time we can all come together to remember and celebrate the many ways African-Americans have improved our state and our country. Across the state, Department of Children and Families employees, ...

Over a Thousand Eye Surgeries Performed Under Jamaica/Cuba Programme

Over a Thousand Eye Surgeries Performed Under Jamaica/Cuba Programme:
The programme, which seeks to help reduce preventable blindness in adults, evolved from the five-year Jamaica/Cuba Eye Care Project, which previously saw persons being screened for eye conditions in Jamaica and sent to Cuba for treatment. “The first ...


Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Wanted: A 'national conversation' on poverty

Wanted: A 'national conversation' on poverty: When a group of children's advocates sent a letter to President Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney last fall asking for their plans to address child poverty, they initially got no response. But Obama did deliver a substantive ...

Gov't denies Swine Flu outbreak, suggests flu shot before visiting US


Gov't denies Swine Flu outbreak, suggests flu shot before visiting US

After four people were diagnosed with Swine Flu in a Carmen de Areco hospital, the head of the BA province Health Ministry's Primary Care office, Luis Crovetto, suggested that people planning on visiting the US should get a flu shot before traveling ...

Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral

Argentina freezes prices to break inflation spiral: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina announced a two-month price freeze on supermarket products Monday in an effort to break spiraling inflation. The price freeze applies to every product in all of the nation's largest supermarkets - a group including ...

Venezuela's Unwanted

Venezuela's Unwanted:
Venezuela may have the worst prisons in Latin America. The country's 30 or so facilities were built for 12,000 inmates, but hold nearly four times that many. In many institutions, guards have surrendered control to armed gangs headed by prisoner ...


The Atlantic

Meagan Good on 'Deception', Marriage & More | Black America Web

Meagan Good on 'Deception', Marriage & More | Black America Web: The new NBC show “Deception” has been compared to the soapy ABC hit “Revenge” given its focus on the tragedies of a wealthy New York family. But in this case, two of the show's leads are African-American. Actress Meagan Good is now ...

Venezuela's Chavez improving after tough cancer fight: Fidel Castro

Venezuela's Chavez improving after tough cancer fight: Fidel Castro: HAVANA (Reuters) - Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro said Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is getting "much better" as he recovers from cancer surgery almost two months ago in Havana, Communist Party newspaper Granma reported on Monday.

NA Suicide Prevention Act Going to House


NA Suicide Prevention Act Going to House

This bill will amend section 520E of the Public Health Services Act to require that any state or state sponsored organization make a reasonable effort to consult with Native American Indian Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Urban Indian organizations ...

Workplace Mental Health: It Pays To Be Proactive

Workplace Mental Health: It Pays To Be Proactive:
Mental health issues, from depression to anxiety to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), affect almost 58 million adults in the U.S. That means that just over 26% of Americans ages 18 and older (the demographic that makes up the American ...


Forbes

Boy Scouts of America board set to consider ending ban on gays

Boy Scouts of America board set to consider ending ban on gays: DALLAS (Reuters) - Boy Scouts of America board members will meet this week to debate ending a controversial national ban on gay membership, prompting groups both for and against the move to converge on its Texas headquarters for demonstrations.

Puerto Rico's LGBT Community Receives Bipartisan Support

Puerto Rico's LGBT Community Receives Bipartisan Support: This stance sharply contrasts with that of the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, Pedro Pierluisi who breaks rank with the Democratic Party by refusing to support marriage equality. Pierluisi's reluctance to support marriage equality does not equate ...

Cuba's Fidel Castro Reappears in Public

Cuba's Fidel Castro Reappears in Public:
HAVANA TIMES — Former Cuban President Fidel Castro reappeared in public on Sunday to vote in the island's parliamentary elections, ten months after last being seen live on television, reported DPA news. Castro, 86, turned out to vote in person in ...


Havana Times

Fayette County works to fight child poverty - The Register-Herald

Fayette County works to fight child poverty - The Register-Herald: Fayette Countians gathered Wednesday to discuss child poverty and hash out a plan for a regional forum on the issue this spring. The WV Healthy Kids.

UH nurtures African American culture

UH nurtures African American culture: From movie screenings to entrepreneurial expos, the University's African American Studies program has filled its calendar in honor of Black History Month to provide awareness of African American contributions to society. “Everyone can benefit from our ...

African American History Month observed at Houston libraries


African American History Month observed at Houston libraries

The Houston Public Library system is celebrating African American History Month throughout February with a series of programs for adults, teens and children at the Central Library and at neighborhood libraries across the city. For a complete list of ...

Beyonce: Super Bowl Note for African-American Women

Beyonce: Super Bowl Note for African-American Women:
After the amazing performance, the 31-year-old songstress wrote a note celebrating African American women, highlighting the ladies that performed that evening. “What a proud day for AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN!!!!” Bey wrote in a note posted to ...


Just Jared

Timerman: 'Argentina is an incomplete country without Malvinas'


Timerman: 'Argentina is an incomplete country without Malvinas'

Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman arrived in London today to meet with an Argentine-United Kingdom multi-party parliamentary group and the 18 pro-dialogue groups from across the European Union tomorrow. Timerman is accompanied by Senator Daniel ...

Canada falling behind on poverty, inequality, says report

Canada falling behind on poverty, inequality, says report:
Canada's child poverty rate is 15.1 per cent, up from 12.8 per cent in the mid-1990s, earning a 'C' ranking – only the U.S. ranked lower. Working-age poverty was 11.1 per cent, up from 9.4 per cent in the late 1990s – the 'D' ranking Canada received ...


CBC.ca