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viernes, 22 de febrero de 2013

Haiti earthquake baby: Saved from debris, she's now a happy Miami toddler


Haiti earthquake baby: Saved from debris, she's now a happy Miami toddler

I have a hard time reconciling that this is the same, emaciated, maggot-infested infant I first met three years earlier when I drove by just as her uncle pulled her nearly lifeless body from a pile of rubble she'd been under for five days following ...

Report: Republicans With Influence On Immigration Debate Are Top Recipients ...


Report: Republicans With Influence On Immigration Debate Are Top Recipients ...

As the immigration reform debate heats up, private prison executives have made it clear that they are monitoring how it will affect their rates of incarceration. During a call with investors last week, Corrections Corporation of America CEO assured ...

Russia writes-off part of Cuba debt

Russia writes-off part of Cuba debt:
During a trip to Havana on Thursday, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev oversaw the deal between the two former Cold War allies. Money owed to Moscow is worth almost 23 billion euros (30 billion US dollars). The preliminary agreement means Cuba ...


euronews

Will there be a black, Asian or Latin American pope? The odds against an ...

Will there be a black, Asian or Latin American pope? The odds against an ...:
Will the conclave electing a new pope next month have an "Obama moment" and pick someone from Africa or Latin America or Asia for the first time in modern history? The public seems enamored of the idea of a non-European pope, and even many cardinals ...


Plain Dealer

US, Euros flock to Latin America film festivals

US, Euros flock to Latin America film festivals: Just a decade ago, the region's producers went cap in hand to U.S. and European financiers seeking core or completion finance. Now, savvier shingles and institutions from L.A. to Paris to London to Berlin are looking to Latin America for its markets ...




Guatemala seeks proof of Mexican drug lord's death

Guatemala seeks proof of Mexican drug lord's death: In a recent interview, Mr Perez said Mexican cartels had extended their operations into Guatemala, notably the Sinaloa cartel and its main rival, the paramilitary-like Zetas cartel. The drug war has left more than 70,000 people dead in Mexico since ...

UN rejects damage claim for Haiti cholera victims

UN rejects damage claim for Haiti cholera victims: It cited studies suggesting that the disease was inadvertently brought to Haiti by a UN battalion from Nepal, where cholera is endemic. A local contractor failed to properly sanitise the waste of a UN base, and the bacteria leaked into a tributary of ...




Venezuela's Chavez still suffering breathing problems

Venezuela's Chavez still suffering breathing problems:
Venezuela's cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez is still suffering from respiratory problems, and the evolution of that condition "has not been favorable," the information minister said. A vendor sells pictures of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez in ...


Bangkok Post

Beckenham has joint lowest child poverty in London

Beckenham has joint lowest child poverty in London:
Along with Wimbledon, only six per cent of the borough's children are living below the poverty line (1,196 young people). This research, undertaken for the charity End Child Poverty, puts Beckenham in the country's top ten parliamentary constituencies ...


News Shopper

Brazil dock workers end strike, expose fragile ports

Brazil dock workers end strike, expose fragile ports: SANTOS, Brazil (Reuters) - Dock workers returned to work at ports across Brazil on Friday after they disrupted the movement of global commodities with a six-hour strike in protest of the government's plan to overhaul regulations and privatize hundreds ...

Cuba's Raul Castro jokingly hints at possible retirement

Cuba's Raul Castro jokingly hints at possible retirement: HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro, who is expected to begin a second five-year term on Sunday, jokingly told reporters on Friday that he was planning his retirement but left open just when he would step down. "I'm going to retire," said a ...

Gay Man Confronts Homophobic Preacher on NYC Subway

Gay Man Confronts Homophobic Preacher on NYC Subway: For any of you who have ridden on the New York City Subway you know you're bound to come across someone ranting. Recently, a self-proclaimed preacher launched into a tirade against gays. The preacher yelled about society's poor influence on children, ...




No plans to remove Cuba from terror list, according to US officials

No plans to remove Cuba from terror list, according to US officials:
A newspaper report that top State Department officials believe Cuba should be removed from the U.S. list of countries that support terrorism drew denials Thursday from the department and the White House. The Boston Globe had reported that “high-level U ...


MiamiHerald.com

Gays challenging California's same-sex union ban ask Supreme Court for ...

Gays challenging California's same-sex union ban ask Supreme Court for ...: Gay marriage opponents are calling on the court to uphold the California provision by arguing that the justices should allow public and political debate over same-sex marriage to continue rather than impose a judicial solution. They also contend that ...

Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start

Brazil's 2014 election campaign gets off to early start: Rousseff has vowed to continue the PT's social plans aimed at improving the quality of life of Brazil's poor, though her government has turned to private business to help rebuild the country's dilapidated infrastructure. Some of her policy moves, such ...




Actions Taken in N.J. Assembly to Improve Mental Health Treatment

Actions Taken in N.J. Assembly to Improve Mental Health Treatment: The full New Jersey Assembly on Thursday approved a measure sponsored by Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner to help boost access to mental health treatment by increasing insurance coverage. This measure was ...

In Buenos Aires, foldable housing for disaster relief

In Buenos Aires, foldable housing for disaster relief: BUENOS AIRES — Like many big ideas, Matías Alter and Matías Carrizo's involved a late-night dinner and a napkin doodle. Four years ago, the two architects, friends since their time at the University of Buenos Aires and partners in the 2M Arquitectos ...

Supreme Court is urged to allow gay marriage nationwide

Supreme Court is urged to allow gay marriage nationwide: WASHINGTON — The lawyers challenging California's Proposition 8 urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to rule that gays and lesbians across the nation deserve an equal right to marry, ratcheting up the pressure on the Obama administration and the ...



Puerto Rico bans gay adoptions

Puerto Rico bans gay adoptions: Puerto Rico's Supreme Court on Wednesday voted 5-4 to ban gay couples from adopting children, with judges claiming that a child's dignity, stability and well-being can only be ensured if raised in a “traditional” family. The vote comes two days after ...

Bond Investors Wade Back Into Puerto Rico

Bond Investors Wade Back Into Puerto Rico:
The lure: relatively high yields and a new administration that is promising to fix the fiscal problems that have dogged Puerto Rico for years. The 2.45% gain in the S&P Municipal Bond Puerto Rico Index is the best year-to-date return of all major muni ...


Wall Street Journal

Panelists discuss hopes for Haiti's development

Panelists discuss hopes for Haiti's development:
A Haitian proverb says that the goat's business is not the sheep's business. Put simply, one should mind one's own business. But in light of continued poverty and political strife in Haiti, University of Texas Health Science Center professor Ruth ...


The Dartmouth

Canada re-engages with Latin America

Canada re-engages with Latin America:
Yet many observers continue to look at Latin America through a Cold War lens. Since 2000, the middle class has increased by 50 per cent, and poverty has fallen to 28.8 per cent. Leaving underdevelopment behind seems within the grasp of several countries.


Toronto Star

County Commission to honor African American employees

County Commission to honor African American employees: Wilson County Commission will recognize 14 African American employees, each with more than two decades of service, in appreciation of Black History Month at the meeting on Monday night. These employees include: Esther Hockett, 49 ½ years of service; ...

IFC Invests $100 Million in Energy for Caribbean, Latin America

IFC Invests $100 Million in Energy for Caribbean, Latin America: International Finance Corp. invested $100 million to develop cleaner energy in Latin America and the Caribbean with another World Bank Group fund as the regions seek to diversify their power supplies away from generation from oil. The IFC and the $1 ...

Interpol Cracks Down in Illegal Logging in Latin America

Interpol Cracks Down in Illegal Logging in Latin America: The Interpol-led maneuver, entitled Operation Lead, was undertaken in 12 countries in Central and South America under the auspices of the intergovernmental police organization's Environmental Crime Programme. It seized around $8 million worth of ...