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viernes, 15 de marzo de 2013

Hugo Chavez's coffin parades past deadly slums, food lines in broken Venezuela


Hugo Chavez's coffin parades past deadly slums, food lines in broken Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela – The road from the military academy where Hugo Chavez's body has been lying in state to the hilltop museum where he'll be displayed indefinitely is lined with some of the most dangerous slums on the planet. It runs under bridges in ...

Buenos Aires: A Trip To The Home Of Argentina's Pope Francis

Buenos Aires: A Trip To The Home Of Argentina's Pope Francis: Buenos Aires city-dwellers and tourists travel in one of the historic wagons of La Brugeoise of the subway Line A which is expected to be close soon following a decision by city mayor Mauricio Macri to replace the fleet with Chinese-made wagons, in ...




Argentine gays not thrilled with new pope

Argentine gays not thrilled with new pope: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- While the appointment of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pope has filled many in this deeply Catholic country with pride, members of the gay pride community are unsurprisingly less than enthusiastic with the Vatican's choice.

Argentines celebrate Francis as their 'slum pope'

Argentines celebrate Francis as their 'slum pope': People here recall how the Buenos Aires archbishop ditched a limousine and would arrive on a bus to their little chapel; how he sponsored marathons and carpentry classes, consoled single mothers and washed the feet of recovering drug addicts; how he ...




Groups uniting to help address childhood poverty


Groups uniting to help address childhood poverty

WILLIAMSON — A campaign to address the issue of child poverty in Mingo County will kick off with a meeting next week in Williamson. According the West Virginia Healthy Kids, 30 percent of West Virginia children under age six live in poverty, meaning a ...

Behind Goldman's gay awakening

Behind Goldman's gay awakening: This increasingly organized band includes public-employee unions (with major influence or outright control of pension funds) and mutual funds espousing “responsible investing” — as well as and public officials like New York's Bill de Blasio and Thomas ...




British Comedian Confronts Russian Lawmaker on 'Gay Propaganda' Ban

British Comedian Confronts Russian Lawmaker on 'Gay Propaganda' Ban:
MOSCOW — The British comedian and author Stephen Fry brought a sharp tongue and a Twitter following of millions on Thursday when he confronted a Russian lawmaker who drafted the ban on “homosexual propaganda,” in the city of St. Petersburg.


New York Times (blog)

Michigan Native American Tribal Chairman Signs Gay Marriage Bill


Michigan Native American Tribal Chairman Signs Gay Marriage Bill

The men, who live in Boyne City, acknowledged the state of Michigan does not recognize their union but said they hoped the tribe's approval would be one more step toward acceptance across the U.S. Federally recognized Native American tribes are ...

Students share knowledge through stories at Native American Awareness Week

Students share knowledge through stories at Native American Awareness Week: The events kicked off early Thursday morning, with Native American students sharing stories about their cultures and the impact storytelling played within their family. A panel of eight students shared intimate details about how storytelling and ...

Paulson Not Planning a Move to Puerto Rico

Paulson Not Planning a Move to Puerto Rico:
John A. Paulson, the billionaire hedge fund manager, has no plans to move to Puerto Rico, his firm said in a news release on Friday. The unusual statement followed reports that the financier had looked at real estate in San Juan. “In light of the media ...


New York Times

Brazil prison violence kills 7, injures 13

Brazil prison violence kills 7, injures 13: ... the office of the secretary of justice of Ceara state said. As in many other Latin American countries, Brazil's prisons are overcrowded, plagued by dilapidated conditions, corrupt officials and criminal gangs that impose their own rules on the ...

Stage Door: Recognizing African-American Stories

Stage Door: Recognizing African-American Stories:
February is Black History Month, a period when the arts traditionally wake up and pay attention to African-American stories and artists. I'm always a bit troubled by this segmenting, so I want to commend both the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and ...


Cincinnati CityBeat

Brazil's Robusta Coffee Premium Advances on Higher Local Prices

Brazil's Robusta Coffee Premium Advances on Higher Local Prices: Sellers of robusta coffee from Brazil, the second-biggest producer of the variety used in instant drinks and espresso, are charging a higher premium for their beans as local prices climb, according to Flavour Coffee. Conillons, as Brazilian robustas ...

Latin America Leads Way in Developing World Prosperity, UN Says

Latin America Leads Way in Developing World Prosperity, UN Says: The report highlights Latin America, and especially Brazil, Chile and Mexico, which it lists as pioneers in three main development drivers: more proactive states in development policies, greater integration with global markets and innovation in social ...




First Latin American pope 'very exciting,' faithful say

First Latin American pope 'very exciting,' faithful say: It is a blessing from God," said Ines Ambrosi, who spoke to CNN en Español outside New York's St. Patrick's Cathedral shortly after the news was announced. "In Latin America there are millions of Catholics and truly it has been a bit forgotten by the ...

Most cars sold here built in North America

Most cars sold here built in North America: Over the decade spanning 2003 to 2012, the percentage of new vehicle sales derived from North American-assembled products stayed relatively constant, declining slightly from 76.8 per cent to 73.8 per cent last year, said industry analyst Dennis DesRosiers.

Chile Prepares for South American Games

Chile Prepares for South American Games: With just under a year remaining until the 2014 South American Games, the event was launched at Estadio Nacional. SANTIAGO — The Games will take place between March 7 and 18, bringing together over 3,000 athletes from 14 different countries.




Brazil Forgets Rivalry in Argentine Triumph

Brazil Forgets Rivalry in Argentine Triumph:
Brazil and its neighbour Argentina are bitter rivals in just about everything. But now, in the realm of religion at least, Argentina has supremely passed the giant next door. The Wednesday election of Pope Francis, formerly known as Cardinal Jorge ...


Indiatimes.com

Quebec en scène: Just for Laughs helps Haiti rebuild its comedy

Quebec en scène: Just for Laughs helps Haiti rebuild its comedy:
The Haitian comedians of today tend to thrive on the radio, which is by far the country's most accessible and popular source of communication. One program launched in the aftermath of the 2004 overthrow of former president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was ...


Toronto Star

'Venezuela to counter black currency market'

'Venezuela to counter black currency market':
Caracas - Venezuela's central bank may auction US dollars in a second official currency exchange mechanism designed to improve the supply of greenbacks and counter black market trading, newspapers said on Friday. Acting president Nicolas Maduro said ...


Independent Online

In Mexico, tweeting about the drug war to fill the void of traditional media

In Mexico, tweeting about the drug war to fill the void of traditional media:
While Twitter itself may have limits for spreading information on the drug war, Monroy-Hernández said they discovered it is influencing other media. Much like in the U.S., politicians in Mexico are sensitive to younger voters and chatter online, he ...


Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard

Haiti: A Hope, a Promise and an Opportunity

Haiti: A Hope, a Promise and an Opportunity: Last week I had the privilege of joining former President Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and a group of private sector participants on a two-day visit to Haiti, the primary purpose being to examine opportunities for investment in the food and ...





Cuba: change from within

Cuba: change from within:
This week, Reporter returns to Cuba, highlighting the striking contrast between different parts of the Cuban population. On the one hand, there is Cuba's carefree and politically abstinent youth, who somehow get by in a country without many job prospects.


euronews

Venezuela's opposition ground down by Chavistas

Venezuela's opposition ground down by Chavistas: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The people tapped by Hugo Chavez to carry on his socialist revolution seem to be improvising the rules of governing as they march toward what most Venezuelans consider certain victory in a mid-April vote to replace the late ...

Gays in California GOP see hopeful signs | San Diego Gay and ...

Gays in California GOP see hopeful signs | San Diego Gay and ...: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gay Republicans in California are sensing a thawing in the attitudes of the state's GOP membership toward gays and lesbians as the ...