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miércoles, 27 de febrero de 2013

Latin America hits the road

Latin America hits the road: Sao Paolo's problem is extreme, but traffic-choked highways are a familiar sight in cities across Latin America. As strong economic growth over the past decade has improved the fortunes for many in the region, demand for cars, trucks and buses -“ and ...

Cuba goes for its new president

Cuba goes for its new president: The National Assembly of Cuba re-elected Raul Castro as president (head of the State Council and the government). Miguel Diaz-Canel was elected first vice-president of the State Council, which means that in five years he could be Raul's successor.




Cuba inches in right direction

Cuba inches in right direction: Raul Castro was rubber-stamped Sunday into another term as Cuba's president. He says this term will be his last and that he will retire in 2018. In 54 years, Cubans have had only two presidents — not that they had much choice in the matter — Raul, 81 ...

Canada focuses on Latin America

Canada focuses on Latin America: Last week the Canadian Foreign Minister, John Baird, made a diplomatic foray into Latin America, in a follow-up to, or probably reassessment of, Canada-Latin American relations since Prime Minister Stephen Harper visited the area in 2007. As part of ...

Puerto Rico Governor's Pension Proposal Increases Retirement Age

Puerto Rico Governor's Pension Proposal Increases Retirement Age: Puerto Rico officials today unveiled a plan to raise the island's retirement age and employee contributions to strengthen a pension with a funding level lower than any U.S. state. The commonwealth's Government Employees Retirement System had 6.8 ...

Gay Couples Face a Mixed Geography of Marriage - The New York ...

Gay Couples Face a Mixed Geography of Marriage - The New York ...: Now that nine states and the District of Columbia permit same-sex marriage, the borders and sharp disparities among states are a more complex issue for gay ...

Why Killing Kingpins Won't Stop Mexico's Drug Cartels


Why Killing Kingpins Won't Stop Mexico's Drug Cartels

Interior Minister Mauricio Lopez said one of the corpses was "physically very similar" to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzmán, top boss of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. Other outlets, including the unfiltered drug war diary Blog del Narco, spread the word on Twitter ...

At 74, Haiti activist presses for 'Baby Doc' trial

At 74, Haiti activist presses for 'Baby Doc' trial: In a Port-au-Prince courtroom, Nicole Magloire, leaning on a cane, says she is determined to testify against former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier to ensure he faces justice. "I am fighting for the rule of law and a democratic society ...

Children living in poverty

Children living in poverty: A REPORT has shown that nearly a quarter of children in a part of Chard are living in poverty. Statistics revealed by the Campaign to End Child Poverty show that 23 per cent of children in the Chard Holyrood district council ward were deemed to be ...

Terminus blends gritty violence, dark humour and lurid fantasy


Terminus blends gritty violence, dark humour and lurid fantasy

Actor Pippa Mackie hops down from a raised platform after running through a 10-minute monologue, a verbal exercise that had her pacing and clenching her fists amid an unbroken torrent of vivid language. “There's so much muscle required in this piece,” ...

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence

Photographer as Witness: A Portrait of Domestic Violence:
Domestic violence is often shielded from public view. Usually, we only hear it muffled through walls or see it manifested in the faded yellow and purple bruises of a woman who “walked into a wall” or “fell down the stairs.” Despite a movement to ...


TIME

What's Wrong with the Violence Against Women Act?

What's Wrong with the Violence Against Women Act?:
When Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994, it was a landmark in federally recognizing the scourge of domestic violence. It also brought about a very practical change, meant to address the problem of cops treating such cases as ...


TIME

Teen's hockey injury re-opens debate about violence in youth ...

Teen's hockey injury re-opens debate about violence in youth ...: Randy Kells says he was fired like a torpedo head-first into the hockey rink boards, shattering his spine and severing his spinal cord.

Children of poorly educated 'at risk of poverty'

Children of poorly educated 'at risk of poverty': Eurostat, the European statistical agency, found the risk of poverty dropped dramatically in households where parents achieved a high level of education. The figures mapped out the risk of poverty and social exclusion in the EU for 2011. At least 21 ...

Report: African American Students Perform at High Levels in PVPUSD

Report: African American Students Perform at High Levels in PVPUSD: Only one of every 20 African American kindergartners will graduate from a four-year California university if current trends continue, according to the report, which compiled data on academic achievement, suspensions and the emotional conditions of ...




Coalition of African-American Pastors joins March for Marriage

Coalition of African-American Pastors joins March for Marriage:
Owens is the founder of the Coalition of African-American Pastors, a group that describes itself as “a grass-roots movement of Christians who believe in traditional family values such as supporting the role of religion in American public life ...


Catholic News Agency

State Senator Breakfast Honors African American Community Leaders

State Senator Breakfast Honors African American Community Leaders: State Senator Jeff Klein was joined by former New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson and a group of other local elected officials, African-American community leaders and nearly 300 constituents in celebrating Black History Month at the Bronx gathering.

Venezuela's opposition to pick nominee against Chavez

Venezuela's opposition to pick nominee against Chavez:
Venezuela's coalition of opposition parties, the Democratic Unity Roundtable, is holding a series of closed-door meetings this week to decide how they will pick their new presidential nominee in case new elections are called if President Hugo Chavez ...


Press TV

Facebook may give senior citizens a cognitive boost NY Daily News


Facebook may give senior citizens a cognitive boost NY Daily News

For sharper cognitive skills, a new study suggests that grandma and grandpa join the digital world of social networking and open Facebook accounts.

Dominicans, Puerto Ricans Face The Highest Levels Of Poverty Among ...

Dominicans, Puerto Ricans Face The Highest Levels Of Poverty Among ...: Puerto Rico is one of the Latin American countries with some of the most beautiful women in the world. After the <em>Boricua</em> Zuleyka Rivera won the Miss Universe en 2006, Puerto Rico became the only Spanish-speaking country with five crowned ...




Brazil Makes Its Pitch for Growth

Brazil Makes Its Pitch for Growth:
In a packed hotel conference room near New York's Grand Central Terminal, Brazilian Finance Minister Guido Mantega spent 45 minutes trying to persuade some 250 fund managers and executives to invest in the country's first high-speed rail line, a bigger ...


Wall Street Journal

Brazil: Scientists meet to find solution to poverty

Brazil: Scientists meet to find solution to poverty: RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil – Scientists from 55 countries opened a two-day meeting on Feb. 25 to mull how to use science to fight poverty and promote sustainable development. Taking part were members of the InterAcademy Panel (IAP), a global network of ...

Brazil prisoners order 'street attacks' demanding better facilities for inmates


Brazil prisoners order 'street attacks' demanding better facilities for inmates

Prisoners complaining of violence behind bars ordered a wave of attacks out on the streets in southern Brazil over the past two weeks, officials have said as police reinforcements began arriving. The state of Santa Catarina has seen buses torched and ...

Koch Death Penalty Arguments Still Persuasive

Koch Death Penalty Arguments Still Persuasive: Though it outraged liberals and "progressives" among the nation's esteemed "intelligentsia," Koch's essay reflected the convictions of most Americans, then as now, as opinion polls have consistently shown a substantial majority in favor of the death ...

Death penalty is properly used for most heinous crimes

Death penalty is properly used for most heinous crimes: We do not impose the death penalty in an “inequitable and disproportionate manner” on people of color, as Quick stereotypically claims. Currently, there are 77 Caucasians, 24 Mexican-Americans, 15 African-Americans, three Native Americans, two Asians ...