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domingo, 17 de febrero de 2013

Great Falls kids learn about Native American culture

Great Falls kids learn about Native American culture: He believes many of the values within Native American culture can help make the kids successful later in life. Running Crane said, "To be respectful of other people, it doesn't matter what race they are. Like I said, this face paint represents all the ...

Brazil environmental icon to form a new party

Brazil environmental icon to form a new party:
Former Brazilian Environment Minister Marina Silva makes a speech during the Women's Forum Brazil 2012 in Sao Paulo, Brazil on June 4, 2012. Environmental icon and former senator Marina Silva will set up a new party Saturday, one year before Brazil's ...


FRANCE 24

African American artist's 'calling: to paint black history from the heart.'


African American artist's 'calling: to paint black history from the heart.'

Some of Strickland's best paintings are on display through March 2 at the recently restored Warden's House on High Street in Mount Holly, which is featuring her work along with Haitian artist Frandy Jean as a celebration of African American History Month.

MPs and the 'stigma' of mental illness

MPs and the 'stigma' of mental illness:
I bet Sunday Telegraph readers are spluttering over their cornflakes at the news that MPs are to be awarded a special £25,000 fund to provide mental-health services in the House of Commons. I can hear Middle England's cry of “What are the b------s up ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Can mental health treatment help halt gun violence?

Can mental health treatment help halt gun violence?: Fewer than half of all Americans with diagnosable mental health problems receive treatment, says the White House plan to reduce gun violence, released Jan. 16. The vast majority of people with mental illness never are violent, but a tiny fraction have ...




Obama's Chicago Speech Can't Address Gun Violence Unless It Takes On Race


Obama's Chicago Speech Can't Address Gun Violence Unless It Takes On Race

But as the nation's gun-violence crisis continued this week, President Obama is pushing back on those critics. On Tuesday, he invoked slain Chicago teenager Hadiya Pendleton during the State of the Union Address. Though brief, the passage in the speech ...

Venezuela open to improving relations with US

Venezuela open to improving relations with US:
Venezuela's foreign minister, Elias Jaua, said Sunday that President Hugo Chávez has asked his diplomats to seek improved relations with the United States. Chávez has had a rocky relationship with Washington for years, though the United States remains ...


The Guardian

Event sponsored by Native American groups combines culture and wellness

Event sponsored by Native American groups combines culture and wellness: Community members received a taste of Native American culture Saturday, along with some free health screenings, during the Native American Health and Wellness Community Dance. Saturday was the first time for the event, sponsored by Indiana ...

Tribes campaign to save Native American languages

Tribes campaign to save Native American languages: The newspaper says Luiseño is just one of several Native American languages enjoying a comeback. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians has hired three professional linguists to help preserve and expand use of the Serrano language. A school run by ...




Latin America is home to almost half the world's Catholics, but will struggle ...

Latin America is home to almost half the world's Catholics, but will struggle ...:
For much of the past 50 years, swaths of Latin America have embraced a more socially active vision of the church's role in alleviating poverty and resisting dictatorships. "Liberation Theology" has proved highly controversial in the Vatican, where ...


The Guardian

South Americans face upheaval or death over water supply

South Americans face upheaval or death over water supply:
South America has more water than any other region on earth, with 29 percent of the world's reserves, according to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation. The rub is that the water isn't always where the best mineral or agricultural resources are ...


Independent Online

China lends its way into Latin America

China lends its way into Latin America: When Venezuela seized billions of dollars in assets from Exxon Mobil and other foreign companies, Chinese state banks and investors didn't blink. Over the past five years they have lent Venezuela more than $35 billion.

Spain's 10% CRE investment rise boosted by South America

Spain's 10% CRE investment rise boosted by South America: Investment in Spanish commercial property rose 10% in 2012 to €2.1bn, helped by a surge of interest from South America as well as three large individual transactions, says realtor Savills. It expects about the same volume this year, with private ...




Correa seen winning new term in Ecuador votes

Correa seen winning new term in Ecuador votes: Victory for Correa would cheer the leftist ALBA bloc of Latin American and Caribbean nations at a time when the group's indisputable leader, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is struggling to recover from cancer. Polls show Correa leading his closest ...

Cardinal and close aid of Pope Benedict says Latin American or African pope ...


Cardinal and close aid of Pope Benedict says Latin American or African pope ...

“The challenges of the Church in the world are very different on different continents: in Africa, in Asia, in Latin America. The question is 'where will the challenges be greater, on which continent, should it be a pope for, above all, Latin America ...

Smartphone shipments to Latin America grow above projections in 2012, says IDC


Smartphone shipments to Latin America grow above projections in 2012, says IDC

This news article is one of hundreds published daily by Business News Americas about the commodities, markets, movements, companies, projects, economics and politics integral to the development of Latin America. Including news and insight from South ...

Universal Healthcare on the rise in Latin America

Universal Healthcare on the rise in Latin America:
Indeed, in Latin America approaches varied from country to country, but the studies note that ensuring quality coverage reaches the region's poorest and excluded populations has been a shared focus. “Whatever path countries choose, universal health ...


World Bank Group

North America's automakers ran at 97% of their production capacity ...

North America's automakers ran at 97% of their production capacity ...: Wards Auto began tracking North American light-vehicle production capacity utilization in 2005, and last year produced the highest amount on record: 97.8.

Hummingbirds migrating earlier in spring: study

Hummingbirds migrating earlier in spring: study:
CHARLESTON — Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates that higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason. Researchers say the early arrival could mean less ...


CTV News

Can GM Win Back the North American Market?

Can GM Win Back the North American Market?: Since going public again in late 2010, GM has generated nearly all of its profit in the North American region. However, GM's North American market share has slipped during that time, raising doubts about the sustainability of this business. For Q4 ...

Latin American Women Under Attack—In Their Own Homes

Latin American Women Under Attack—In Their Own Homes: Maybe the way I grew up opened my eyes to a dark reality: Violence against women—in any culture—is anything but romantic. More often than not, Latin American and Caribbean women and girls are subjected to aggression from men in general, and way too ...

Ecuador votes for president, Correa seen winning new term

Ecuador votes for president, Correa seen winning new term: Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa casts his vote at a polling station in Quito on February 17, 2013. Ecuadoreans vote for president in a ballot expected to hand incumbent Rafael Correa a new term to advance his socialist agenda of heavy government ...




A Brazil Rate Hike, Sooner Rather Than Later

A Brazil Rate Hike, Sooner Rather Than Later:
Change is in the air at Brazil's Central Bank. Interest rates are on their way up, sooner rather than later. And that has ramifications for investors holding Brazilian bonds at low yields today. Sure, the income stream will remain in tact. But those ...


Forbes

Leading Cuban dissident departs for world tour

Leading Cuban dissident departs for world tour:
Reuters/Reuters - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, stands at the emigration control at Havana's Jose Marti International Airport February 17, 2013. Sanchez says she plans to make good use …more of "my victory" when she leaves on an ...


Yahoo! News (blog)

Tim Tebow Anti-Gay Church: New York Jets' Quarterback Schedule to Speak ...

Tim Tebow Anti-Gay Church: New York Jets' Quarterback Schedule to Speak ...:
Going through with this gig, Tebow would open himself up to much criticism and with his current dilemma of needing to leave the New York Jets, this would be a good excuse for other teams to use to not trade for him, or, upon his release from the Jets ...


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