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martes, 5 de febrero de 2013

University celebrates African-American pride throughout February

University celebrates African-American pride throughout February: “It is important to spur discussion about Black History Month because it will spur discussions about history,” said Ronald Bailey, head of the department of African American Studies, in an email. Bailey served as a consultant to the filmmaker of one of ...




Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives

Singer Gloria Estefan, husband, plan Broadway show of their lives: Cuban-American singer Gloria Estefan and her music entrepreneur husband, Emilio, are developing a new Broadway show based on their lives, the show's producer said. The couple is working with the Nederlander Organization on the show that will trace ...

Pension Crisis Has Puerto Ricans Singing the Caribbean Blues | Via ...

Pension Crisis Has Puerto Ricans Singing the Caribbean Blues | Via ...: 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 ...

Cristina Kirchner is the bully of Buenos Aires. She is dreaming if she thinks ...


Cristina Kirchner is the bully of Buenos Aires. She is dreaming if she thinks ...

The bully of Buenos Aires may dream of her country's flag flying again over Port Stanley, but it will never be a reality. She should understand that the spirit of freedom is always stronger than the heavy hand of a demagogue, a lesson some of her ...

Parents record day-care teachers abusing children

Parents record day-care teachers abusing children: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentine authorities are probing a day-care scandal after parents put an iPod in their daughter's backpack to record what happened at the center. What they found was shocking. The recording caught teachers shouting, ...

Canada's greatest child abuse problem: Poverty

Canada's greatest child abuse problem: Poverty:
According to The Conference Board of Canada, the child poverty that all Canadian political parties, in 1989, pledged to eliminate by the year 2000 has not only not been eliminated, it has actually increased since the 1990s by 15.1%. At almost the same ...


rabble.ca (blog)

Caracas, Venezuela Is Most Expensive City In The Americas, Says Economist ...

Caracas, Venezuela Is Most Expensive City In The Americas, Says Economist ...: Some observers may be surprised to see Caracas feature among the ten most expensive cities. Price volatility in the Venezuelan capital has certainly been strong—so strong, in fact, that official inflation reached almost 20%, while aggregate price ...

Will America see Gay Scouts?

Will America see Gay Scouts?:
While Boy Scouts of America (BSA) are deciding whether to allow gays into the organization, the proponents of the move have received quite an expected support from the very top. On Sunday, in an interview with CBS, answering a direct question if he ...


The Voice of Russia

Venezuela celebrates rise of Chavez 21 years ago

Venezuela celebrates rise of Chavez 21 years ago:
Twin rallies have been held in Caracas and Havana to mark the anniversary of the failed 1992 coup by Hugo Chavez in Venezuela. Although it ended in disaster it cemented Chavez's revolutionary image, and was the first step towards him being elected in ...


euronews

In Brazil, One Dollar A Month To Lift Families Out Of Poverty


In Brazil, One Dollar A Month To Lift Families Out Of Poverty

But according to the Brazilian government, Sousa and her four sons were no longer living in extreme poverty by the end of 2012, when they started to receive two reais per month from the “Brasil Carinhoso” welfare program (“Caring Brazil”). Under this ...

Native American confronts 'anti-illegal immigration' protesters (VIDEO)

Native American confronts 'anti-illegal immigration' protesters (VIDEO): A Native American man criticized protesters at an Arizona rally against illegal immigration, calling them the real “illegals” for invading his country and killing Native Americans when Europeans first settled on US soil. “You're all fucking illegal ...




French 'Spider-Man' scales Cuba hotel for Castro

French 'Spider-Man' scales Cuba hotel for Castro: HAVANA: French "Spider-Man" Alain Robert on Monday scaled the facade of the iconic Hotel Habana Libre in the Cuban capital, in what he said was a show of support for revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. "Climbing is a way to discover a country, a culture ...

Venezuela's state telecom accused of blocking access to site reporting on ...


Venezuela's state telecom accused of blocking access to site reporting on ...

Pro-democracy organization Freedom House recently accused Venezuela's chief national telecommunications company, CANTV, of denying access to the online newspaper Diario de Cuba after the publication ran a number of stories on the health of ...

Gangster's paradise: prisoners make mockery of Venezuela's jails

Gangster's paradise: prisoners make mockery of Venezuela's jails:
Last month, the army was sent to one of Venezuela's biggest jails, Uribana, to search for drugs and weapons. The prisoners fought back in a two-day battle that left 58 dead and more than 100 injured. Human rights groups say more than 500 prisoners were ...


The Guardian

'Bridget Jones' author Fielding to publish new novel

'Bridget Jones' author Fielding to publish new novel: Helen Fielding, the British author of the bestselling "Bridget Jones's Diary" books that were made into successful films has written a new novel that will be released in November, her US publisher said. In the still untitled book Fielding will continue ...

Brookfield Faces Bribery Charges in Brazil

Brookfield Faces Bribery Charges in Brazil: The allegations alone could be harmful to the company's ability to raise money for new funds for Brazil. U.S. and other public pension funds often steer clear of investing with any asset manager that is under the cloud of an investigation. Brookfield ...

Brazil nightclub fire claims new victim, death toll at 238

Brazil nightclub fire claims new victim, death toll at 238: The U.S. government shipped cyanide-treatment kits to Brazil over the weekend, though a health official warned the hydroxocobalamin medicine they contained would not address other toxins the victims likely inhaled. Police last week detained two owners ...

'Malvinas islanders referendum has no legal value,' Timerman

'Malvinas islanders referendum has no legal value,' Timerman: Foreign Minister Héctor Timerman indicated this morning that the referendum Malvinas islanders will submit regarding their views of the archipelago political status is “mere advertising without any legal value.” Before meeting with his British ...




New report: Fewer African-American deaths from cancer

New report: Fewer African-American deaths from cancer:
However, despite these gains, African-American men are still being diagnosed with cancer 15 percent more than white men and dying more. African-American women are less likely to develop most cancers, but they too are dying more than white women.


The Grio

Bucks woman makes dream come true for Haiti


Bucks woman makes dream come true for Haiti

After the 2010 earthquake that devastated much of Haiti, Dubuisson co-founded the nonprofit organization Haiti in Transition with four other Haitian and Haitian-American professionals. Each member has ties to the Caribbean nation, including Dubuisson ...

Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil: source

Apple to lose iPhone trademark in Brazil: source: RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil's copyright regulator will strip Apple Inc of the right to use its iPhone trademark in Latin America's biggest market and granted the trademark to a local company that registered it first, a source familiar with the ...

"Erasing The Stigma": One Dallas Man's Success Story Living With Mental Illness

"Erasing The Stigma": One Dallas Man's Success Story Living With Mental Illness:
Juan Martinez, advocate for mental health, enjoys a steady job, playing music with his friends, and doing things that weren't possible several years ago because of his battle with bipolar disorder. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings calls mental illness a ...


KERA News

British Ministers Seek Support for Gay Marriage Law

British Ministers Seek Support for Gay Marriage Law: LONDON — As the British Parliament prepared to vote Tuesday on a law permitting same-sex marriage that has divided church and state, senior cabinet ministers launched a last-minute attempt to deflect an embarrassing rebellion by Conservative ...




British Ministers Seek Support for Gay Marriage Law

British Ministers Seek Support for Gay Marriage Law: LONDON — As the British Parliament prepared to vote Tuesday on a law permitting same-sex marriage that has divided church and state, senior cabinet ministers launched a last-minute attempt to deflect an embarrassing rebellion by Conservative ...




With new hotels, Haiti seeks high-end tourists

With new hotels, Haiti seeks high-end tourists: Three years after the earthquake that ravaged Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince and beyond, the country's prime minister announced the island is angling for affluent tourists as a way to become more self-sufficient. A luxury lodging opened in December ...