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jueves, 28 de febrero de 2013

Teachers' union fail to agree BA province's proposal

Teachers' union fail to agree BA province's proposal: Buenos Aires province teachers rejected a new proposal presented by provincial authorities during today's meeting over wage talks. Mirta Petroccini, from the FEB union, assured that the "proposal doesn't reach an 18 percent hike." Tomorrow they will ...




Che An icon of Latin America

Che An icon of Latin America: He had a dream of uniting South America that would have caused United States the greatest problem this world had ever seen and modern-day circumstances would have made him even more zealous to unite Latin Americans against their common foe.

Fire devastates one of the largest markets in Latin America

Fire devastates one of the largest markets in Latin America: On Wednesday morning A large fire destroyed a large area of La Merced market in Mexico City, considered one of the largest in Latin America. According to the authorities of the city the fire started on the territory of the market, where there are ...

Latin American football nets record billion dollars in TV rights


Latin American football nets record billion dollars in TV rights

Research carried out by Dataxis, Soccer broadcast rights and sports TV channels in Latin America 2013, revealed a total of 116 different dedicated TV channels broadcasting sports programming in Latin America's seven main TV markets at the end of 2012.

Telefonica Earnings Exceed Estimates on Latin America

Telefonica Earnings Exceed Estimates on Latin America: Telefonica SA (TEF), Spain's biggest phone company, reported fourth-quarter earnings that beat analysts' estimates as sales growth in Latin America helped to offset revenue declines in its domestic market. Operating income before depreciation and ...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Book North American Tour

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Book North American Tour:
By Alex HudsonThese days, Tom Petty is a sonic touchstone for everyone from the Gaslight Anthem (who covered "Refugee") to the War on Drugs, and this year, he and the Heartbreakers will be hitting the road in North America. The trip runs from mid-May ...


Exclaim! (blog)

Man guilty of Haitian child sex abuse

Man guilty of Haitian child sex abuse: MIAMI -- A federal jury in Miami has found a Michigan man guilty on five counts of traveling from Florida to Haiti to engage in sexual activity with minors. The jury also found Matthew Andrew Carter guilty of one count of attempting child sex tourism ...

Buenos Aires Police Seize 17000 Doses of Paco


Buenos Aires Police Seize 17000 Doses of Paco

Police in the province of Buenos Aires seized and burned 17,000 doses of the paco drug yesterday, and arrested six people who are allegedly part of the drug trafficking gang. The drugs were seized in the south of the province in Quilmes, and Security ...

Major boost in North American tourist numbers as 'The Gathering' begins


Major boost in North American tourist numbers as 'The Gathering' begins

The newest figures from the Central Statistics Office reveals an increase of 4.4% in passengers from North America to Ireland between November 2012 and January 2013. In comparison to the same time period last year, this is an additional 52,900 trips ...

Largest Methanol Plant in North America Planned for Louisiana

Largest Methanol Plant in North America Planned for Louisiana: South Louisiana Methanol said Thursday it plans to spend more than $1 billion to build what it says is the largest methanol production plant in North America in St. James Parish, La. The $1.3 billion facility will convert 163,000 million British ...

In Central America, Community-Minded Libraries Become Community Funded


In Central America, Community-Minded Libraries Become Community Funded

Andersson went on to become a multimillionaire, and along with Riecken decided to commit more than $10 million of their fortune to build and manage community libraries in Central America. In 2000, Andersson founded the Frances and Henry Riecken ...

Costa Rica approves Free Trade Agreement with Central America and Mexico

Costa Rica approves Free Trade Agreement with Central America and Mexico:
The agreement is actually a renegotiated version of the free trade agreement that Costa Rica has had with Mexico since January 1st, 1995, modified to include other Central American countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua.


Inside Costa Rica (blog)

OAS's secretary general: the judiciary is a problem, even in Venezuela


OAS's secretary general: the judiciary is a problem, even in Venezuela

"Chávez has been by all means a leader in Venezuela for 14 years. You cannot expect that his supporters take aside or choose another (successor) all of a sudden," the OAS's secretary-general said, by adding that the Venezuelan Government has made a ...

Private Prisons: No Cause for Celebration

Private Prisons: No Cause for Celebration: This month, the nation's largest for-profit prison operator, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), has been celebrating Black History Month with blogposts remembering Rosa Parks and Facebook trivia contests about the contributions of African ...

More Black Men in College than in Prison

More Black Men in College than in Prison: When he was just a presidential candidate, then-Senator Barack Obama told the NAACP that "We have more work to do when more young black men languish in prison than attend colleges and universities across America." It's a great soundbite. But it isn't ...




Obama nears deadline on gay marriage decision

Obama nears deadline on gay marriage decision: Gay rights supporters are pressing the administration to file a friend-of-the-court brief urging the justices to overturn California's gay marriage ban. Obama is not required to file a brief, though he raised expectations in his second inaugural ...

'Project 2026' to Fight the Gay-Muslim-Atheist Alliance Destroying America

'Project 2026' to Fight the Gay-Muslim-Atheist Alliance Destroying America: American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer spoke yesterday with fellow AFA radio host Alex McFarland about Project 2026, which McFarland explained is a long-term initiative to save America from annihilation at the hands of “the four groups ...

Navajo Nation cities rank high in Native American poverty rate


Navajo Nation cities rank high in Native American poverty rate

FARMINGTON, N.M. — A new report ranks Shiprock third in the nation in the percentage of Native Americans living below the poverty line.

Socialist Cuba shows the way

Socialist Cuba shows the way: Spearheading this latent movement has been Cuba, which has shown incredible resilience against American tirade and in many spheres is much better placed than most capitalist countries across the globe. Even the US trade embargo against Cuba ...




The Castros unveil their successor

The Castros unveil their successor:
EVER since Raúl Castro replaced his ailing brother, Fidel, as Cuba's president in 2008, he has made clear that his overriding aim is to organise an orderly political and economic transition to ensure that the ruling Communist Party remains in power ...


The Economist

Brazil Stocks Reverse Losses Following US GDP Report

Brazil Stocks Reverse Losses Following US GDP Report: SAO PAULO--Brazilian stocks reversed losses Thursday morning following news the U.S. economy grew slightly in the last quarter of 2012--after an initial report of contraction. Stocks were previously lower Thursday after mining company Vale reported a ...

Future of African American Influence in Austin At Crossroads

Future of African American Influence in Austin At Crossroads: As Black History month comes to a close and the Texas Legislative Black Caucus celebrates its 40th anniversary during their bi-annual legislative summit this week I thought it apropos to look at the state of African American influence in the host city ...




Haiti's Duvalier appears at court hearing

Haiti's Duvalier appears at court hearing:
Former Haitian president Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier arrives in court in Port-au-Prince on Febuary 28, 2013. Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude "Baby Doc" Duvalier appeared in court Thursday for a hearing to determine if he can be charged with ...


FRANCE 24

Clint Eastwood to Supreme Court: Drop California's ban on same-sex marriage


Clint Eastwood to Supreme Court: Drop California's ban on same-sex marriage

Clint Eastwood has joined more than 100 Republicans in arguing that gays and lesbians should be allowed to legally wed, the advocacy group waging the legal battle against California's ban on same-sex marriage said Thursday. Manny Rivera, a spokesman ...

Brazilian leader touts headway in cutting poverty

Brazilian leader touts headway in cutting poverty: The program has surpassed expectations in both goals and deadlines, said Rousseff, who announced on Feb. 19 that the government was expanding its anti-poverty scheme to help 22 million people living in extreme poverty. The plan raises their per capita ...