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domingo, 10 de febrero de 2013

Rotten Food Sparks Riots in Mexican Prison - The Argentina ...

Rotten Food Sparks Riots in Mexican Prison - The Argentina ...: Prison staff have clashed with inmates of a Mexican prison amid protests regarding a lack of edible food. Rioting broke out around 2pm local time on Thursday at ...




Cuba's authorities become more friendly to Church

Cuba's authorities become more friendly to Church:
In late January, Cuba's authorities made a decision to return the building of a college and a chapel in the province of Granma, which were confiscated from the Roman Catholic Church after the Communist revolution in 1961, to the Church. Voice of Russia ...


The Voice of Russia

Telesur news channel gives Cubans glimpse of world

Telesur news channel gives Cubans glimpse of world: On another day Cubans learned a quarter-billion of their fellow Latin Americans have access to the Internet – something less than 10 percent of islanders can say themselves. Cubans even watched a live broadcast of U.S. President Barack Obama's ...




Spiders Blanket The Sky In Brazil (VIDEO)

Spiders Blanket The Sky In Brazil (VIDEO): As many of us in the northeast scramble because of heavy snow and delayed flights, at least we can rest assured knowing we don't have it as bad as these people in Brazil. The terrifying video above shows a strange phenomenon: thousands of spiders ...

Carnivals Celebrated in Brazil, Colombia

Carnivals Celebrated in Brazil, Colombia: This year, the party's organizers honored the late Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer along with nine Samba composers. Claudio Pinheiro is a parade organizer. "The jongo is extremely important to Brazilian popular music because it is the source of ...




Women struggle for power in pop

Women struggle for power in pop: From beyoncé's electrifying super bowl gig to carly rae jepsen's shot at a grammy for call me maybe, women make their own rules in pop music... a fact that makes conservative societies like kashmir and japan fight back. Increase font size Decrease font ...

Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill

Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill: Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands on Sunday, police said. Cables snapped on a lifeboat and it plunged 20 metres (65 feet) to the ocean and fell upside down, killing the five and injuring three others ...

Photos: Carnival in Brazil: The party gets started

Photos: Carnival in Brazil: The party gets started: Revellers of Academicos do Tatuape samba school greet each other as they wait for the first night of carnival parade at the Sambadrome in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on February 8, 2013. Carnival. Revellers of Academicos do Tatuape samba school greet each other ...

Human rights violator arrested in Brazil

Human rights violator arrested in Brazil: Former torturer Gonzalo Sánchez, one of the most wanted criminals who participated in the mass tortures and killings in the last military dictatorship was arrested in Brazil yesterday, where he had been hiding after being charged with kidnapping and ...




Argentina hasn't dropped off India's world


Argentina hasn't dropped off India's world

Salman Khurshid (left, during interview), grandson of fromer Indian president Zakir Hussain and from a long line of distinguished public servants, has been foreign minister since October. A lifelong government career has also found room for being a ...

Haiti - Carnival 2013 : Hundreds of hats painted by artists of Milot

Haiti - Carnival 2013 : Hundreds of hats painted by artists of Milot:
At the initiative of Rose Anne Auguste, the Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister, in charge of human rights and the fight against extreme poverty and of Fund of Economic and Social Assistance (FAES), a dozen artists and artisans gathered within the ...


Haitilibre.com

Adults with Mental Illness Smoke One-Third of Cigarettes in US

Adults with Mental Illness Smoke One-Third of Cigarettes in US:
In fact, adults with mental illness smoke about one-third of all the cigarettes in the United States, and they smoke more cigarettes per month and are far less likely to quit than those without mental illness, according to the report. Nearly 46 million ...


PsychCentral.com

Colombia's government to address rural poverty

Colombia's government to address rural poverty: HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Leftist rebels holding peace talks with Colombia's government called on it Saturday to hand over a huge amount of land to farmers so as to to address the key issue of rural poverty. The FARC guerrilla group emerged in the 1960s ...

Read-in puts African-American works in hands of Petersburg students

Read-in puts African-American works in hands of Petersburg students:
The Tri-Cities Virginia Chapter of the Continental Societies, an international non-profit organization of women dedicated to fostering and developing the welfare of underprivileged children, sponsored the African-American read-in in honor of Black ...


Progress Index

New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American ...


New UI residence hall will bear name of university's first African-American ...

URBANA — Tired of the underage drinking and truancy associated with a liquor store across the street from her high school, the new principal took matters into her own hands. Maudelle Tanner Brown Bousfield, who'd broken ground the year before as the ...

The Supremes Collection at African American Museum

The Supremes Collection at African American Museum:
Just in time for Black History Month, the African American History Museum is showcasing the group's style. The exhibit is called "Come See About Me: The Mary Wilson Supremes Collection" and it's all of the sequined and sparkling gowns the legendary ...


6abc.com

Opposition slams Venezuela devaluation, shoppers fret

Opposition slams Venezuela devaluation, shoppers fret: The devaluation, which takes effect on Wednesday, was announced before a four-day weekend for Venezuela's Carnival holiday to minimize political or market repercussions. It had been widely forecast by economists as a way of redressing distortions ...

OLA Fest features documentary on Orlando homeless, films worldwide


OLA Fest features documentary on Orlando homeless, films worldwide

A documentary on homelessness in Central Florida by a Colombian-born Full Sail student will be shown as part of the ninth annual Orlando Latin American Film & Heritage Festival, known as OLA Fest, which kicked off Friday, Feb. 8, with a ...

Coldplay cancel South American tour

Coldplay cancel South American tour: A statement on the band's website read: "Dear friends in Latin America, We're sad to say that, due to circumstances beyond our control, we're unable to reschedule the postponed 'Mylo Xyloto' tour dates in 2013. For this we're very sorry. It may seem ...

Integrative Nutrition Holds First Latin American Conference in Mexico City

Integrative Nutrition Holds First Latin American Conference in Mexico City: The Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN), the world's largest nutrition school, held its first Latin American conference at Club De Industriales in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday, January 26, 2013 to bring together the school's diverse ...

Latin America's corruption starts at top

Latin America's corruption starts at top: A new study on corruption in Latin America contains some alarming figures — an average of about 20 percent of the region's people say they have been asked to pay a bribe by a policeman or another public official in the past year, compared with 5 ...

Peru, Chile and Bolivia hit by floods after heavy rain

Peru, Chile and Bolivia hit by floods after heavy rain:
Torrential rain has been causing havoc along the Pacific coast side of South America, with flooding causing the deaths of at least six people in Peru. In the southern city of Arequipa, thousands of people were left without electricity and drinking ...


BBC News

Renewable Energy and Conservation Get a Push in Latin America

Renewable Energy and Conservation Get a Push in Latin America: Wind power has incredible growth potential in Latin America, claims the CEO of the Danish firm Vestas. Central America and the Caribbean, in particular, have heightened appetite for renewable energy as the regions' power generation relies heavily on ...

War on Drugs in Latin America Is to Advance US Economic Interests, Not ...


War on Drugs in Latin America Is to Advance US Economic Interests, Not ...

The Latin America-watch website "UpsideDownWorld" offers analysis of a recent report with this headline, "US Spends $20 Billion Over 10 Years on Increasingly Bloody Drug 'War' in Latin America; Rejects Drug Policy Reform." "UpsideDownWorld" describes ...

The End of the Latin American Left

The End of the Latin American Left: But Maduro is no Chávez, lacking both the charisma and the power base of Venezuela's mercurial leader. And it's not just a problem for the chattering classes in Caracas: The question haunting the Latin American hard left, which Chávez has dominated in ...