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viernes, 8 de febrero de 2013

Complaint: End Native American mascots in schools

Complaint: End Native American mascots in schools: LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Civil Rights is taking federal action to prohibit the use of Native American mascots and imagery in Michigan schools. The department filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of ...




Mental health experts get access to detainee's CIA file

Mental health experts get access to detainee's CIA file: GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba -- An Army judge is giving a military mental-health board access to an alleged al Qaida deputy's secret CIA file, covering the time when agents waterboarded the man and subjected him to a mock execution with a ...

Cuban perks under scrutiny in US immigration reform

Cuban perks under scrutiny in US immigration reform: The issue has gained urgency after a relaxing of travel restrictions by both Cuba and the United States that has led to a dramatic increase in the number of Cubans traveling between the two countries. Soto herself has returned to Cuba a dozen times, on ...

Child Poverty Rates Are Especially High in Small Cities


Child Poverty Rates Are Especially High in Small Cities

If you were to spend a day in McAllen, Texas, every other child you saw would be living in poverty. The McAllen metropolitan area's child poverty rate is an astounding 47 percent—and unfortunately, it is not alone in having a troublingly high rate of ...

Native American confronts "anti-illegal immigration" protest

Native American confronts "anti-illegal immigration" protest: Last week, the group of bipartisan senators known as the "Gang of Eight" unveiled their proposed solution to immigration reform. Many Americans are against the proposition and have taken to the streets in protest of illegal immigration, but one Native ...

Berkeley to help sister city in Cuba with clean water plan ...

Berkeley to help sister city in Cuba with clean water plan ...: Following Mayor Tom Bates and State Senator Loni Hancock's December visit to Palma Soriano, Berkeley's sister city in Eastern Cuba, plans are afoot for a community-built clean water solution for the entire city of 80,000 people. For the past ...

Global currency war could get nastier, warns Brazil's Mantega

Global currency war could get nastier, warns Brazil's Mantega: Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega told Reuters European countries should focus on reviving their economies with more investments, rather than trying to weaken the euro to protects jobs as France has suggested ahead of next week's meeting of G20 ...

Cuba dissident Gisela Delgado 'denied travel permission'

Cuba dissident Gisela Delgado 'denied travel permission':
Ms Delgado, who wanted to visit family in the US, told the AFP news agency that she was turned down because of her "counter-revolutionary activities". However, some government critics have been allowed to obtain passports and travel, including blogger ...


BBC News

How Brazil Turned Ethanol Into A Unique Success

How Brazil Turned Ethanol Into A Unique Success:
Brazil is unique,” said Terry McInturff, director of the Energy Commerce Program at Texas Tech University. “Ethanol is very much a niche there because of the geography and climate. It's a huge country with ideal growing conditions for sugarcane,” the ...


International Business Times

Brazil are missing a beat, just like Paul McCartney

Brazil are missing a beat, just like Paul McCartney:
It is in fact more than 30 years, after all, since Brazil were truly Brazil, which is not to suggest that the victors at two World Cups since were not fine teams, or that the likes of Ronaldo, Romario, Rivaldo and the young Ronaldinho, whose youthful ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Whitney Houston's hit voted best love song in US poll

Whitney Houston's hit voted best love song in US poll: With Valentine's Day just a week away, singer Whitney Houston's classic ballad "I Will Always Love You" has been voted the most popular love song in a US poll. The signature song of the Grammy-award winning singer, who died suddenly a year ago, scored ...

Pentagon backed plan for US to arm Syrian rebels

Pentagon backed plan for US to arm Syrian rebels: WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders told Congress yesterday that they had supported a recommendation to arm Syrian rebels promoted by the State Department and CIA but which President Barack Obama ultimately decided against. Obama's government ...

US commander heads to Haiti

US commander heads to Haiti:
A HIGH-LEVEL American who has responsibility for military matters in the Western Hemisphere is headed for Haiti to get a glimpse of the earthquake-rocked country. General John Kelly, commander of the US Southern Command with responsibility for the 45 ...


Jamaica Gleaner

Mexico's commerce crawls back from drug war's chaos

Mexico's commerce crawls back from drug war's chaos: White House "drug czar" Gil Kerlikowske said the calming of Mexico's border drug wars "can be long lasting." "I think there is a lot of reason for hope," he said recently. While proposals from Obama and a bipartisan group of senators would provide a ...

US government report says America's Cuba democracy programs have improved

US government report says America's Cuba democracy programs have improved: An exhaustive review of Washington's controversial Cuba democracy programs gave the U.S. Agency for International Development a passing grade but noted that the State Department must improve its links to the groups that implement the programs.

TV host, scholar gives lecture on African-American ancestry

TV host, scholar gives lecture on African-American ancestry: Henry Louis Gates, Jr., host of the Public Broadcasting Service series, “Finding Your Roots,” talks about his studies in his own lineage and his studies in other iconic figures ancestry during the African-American History Month Lecture Series on ...

After nightclub fire that killed 238, worries raise about safety during Brazil ...


After nightclub fire that killed 238, worries raise about safety during Brazil ...

SAO PAULO - Just over a week since a nightclub fire killed nearly 240 revelers in southern Brazil, Carnival festivities hit full stride Friday, raising questions about the safety of those who will pack party spaces across the nation. In the days ...

People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers, Study Finds

People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Smokers, Study Finds: People with mental illness are 70 percent more likely to smoke cigarettes than people without mental illness, two federal health agencies reported Tuesday. New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Substance Abuse and Mental ...




Most Americans say Boy Scouts should drop gay ban: poll

Most Americans say Boy Scouts should drop gay ban: poll: "Now that the Armed Forces ban on openly gay service members has been lifted, and polls show increasing acceptance of same-sex marriage, most American voters think it's time to open up the Boy Scouts too," Peter Brown, assistant director of the ...

AJC program connects Native American youth with their roots

AJC program connects Native American youth with their roots: AJC program connects Native American youth with their roots. The Juvenile Discipline American Indian which aims to connect youth offenders with their culture as one way to reduce incarceration rates is finding success in the Arrowhead Juvenile Center.

The Other Side Of Mental Illness

The Other Side Of Mental Illness:
One in four American families are affected by a loved one with a mental health disorder. That's according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. A courageous Virginia family is stepping forward to show another side of mental illness-one that is ...


W*USA 9

Brazil Is Attempting To Count Every Tree In The Amazon

Brazil Is Attempting To Count Every Tree In The Amazon: Home to about 60 percent of the Amazon's rainforest, Brazil plans to gain "a broad panorama of the quality and the conditions in the forest cover" through its new National Forest Inventory, said Brazilian Forestry Minister Antonio Carlos Hummel ...

Brazil Carnival dancers, iconic samba parade stars at night, humble citizens ...


Brazil Carnival dancers, iconic samba parade stars at night, humble citizens ...

In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, samba dancer Diana Prado performs during a carnival parade at central station in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Prado spends her daylight hours working as a supervisor at a call center. At night, she is a samba ...

Cancer Statistics about African Americans Released


Cancer Statistics about African Americans Released

In conjunction with Black History Month, the American Cancer Society has released Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans, statistics published every 2 ...

Ecuador's Correa has large lead in presidential race polls

Ecuador's Correa has large lead in presidential race polls: Leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the Feb. 17 elections, recent polls show. Correa's popularity has remained above 50 percent throughout his six years in office ...