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domingo, 17 de marzo de 2013

Human Rights Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants in Mexico

Human Rights Activist Criticizes Police Focus on Migrants in Mexico:
“It is necessary for the state to publicly recognize the human rights of every person who is in the United States, because it should not be the case that an administrative irregularity (being undocumented) is a reason for repression, inhumane treatment ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

The Rocky US-Venezuela Relationship: What Both Countries Could Learn

The Rocky US-Venezuela Relationship: What Both Countries Could Learn:
On March 5, the Latin American world both mourned and spurned the death of Venezuela's enigmatic president, Hugo Chavez. Chavez, who died after a two year battle with an undisclosed type of cancer, was one of Latin America's most influential and ...


The International

The pope and Hugo Chavez contrasted

The pope and Hugo Chavez contrasted:
By contrast, Chavez was an unabashed advocate for the poor. ... presidencies from El Salvador and Nicaragua, to Brazil, Argentina, Ecuador and Bolivia.
San Francisco Chronicle

Growing Network of African-American Men Create Positive Dialogue Through ...


Growing Network of African-American Men Create Positive Dialogue Through ...

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The John S. And James L. Knight Foundation started the Black Male Engagement Initiative two years ago. And now thousands of African American men are coming forward to tell their stories of success. BMe provides a platform for ...

Hamilton Elementary raise funds for water filters in Haiti

Hamilton Elementary raise funds for water filters in Haiti: Hamilton Elementary School students are using this year's March Reading Month as a way to raise money for Haiti. After working on a school project about Haiti, fifth-grade student Makynlie Rockhold decided to find a way to help people in the ...

Child poverty is on the increase, charity claims

Child poverty is on the increase, charity claims: Dr Sam Royston, poverty and early years advisor at the Children's Society, claims child poverty is on the increase, with 3.6million children currently living below the poverty line. “We are really worried that children are being unfairly effected,” he ...

We don't want the fate of native Americans: Arctic people


We don't want the fate of native Americans: Arctic people

The rapid melting of the Arctic sea ice has rejuvenated interests in the region ranging from oil and gas and mineral exploration to the possibility of shorter sea routes and increased tourism but all this poses fresh challenges to the survival of the ...

In Brazil, a mix of racial openness and exclusion


In Brazil, a mix of racial openness and exclusion

In Brazil, whites are at the top of the social pyramid, dominating professions of wealth, prestige and power. Dark-skinned people are at the bottom of the heap, left to clean up after others and take care of their children and the elderly. The 2010 ...

GB Taekwondo begin 'Fighting Chance: Battle for Brazil'

GB Taekwondo begin 'Fighting Chance: Battle for Brazil':
GB Taekwondo begin 'Fighting Chance: Battle for Brazil'. By Nick Hope BBC Olympic sports reporter. GB Taekwondo hope a new batch of recruits will help them unearth the sport's future Olympic athletes. 485 people applied for the UK Sport backed ...


BBC Sport

Europe likely for deeper Cuba engagement

Europe likely for deeper Cuba engagement: Is there an outside possibility that President Obama might use his second term in office to ease relations with Cuba? This is one of the intriguing questions that have begun to focus minds in European capitals.While much of Europe, and in particular ...

Understanding mental illness

Understanding mental illness: When we are confronted with unfathomable tragedy, tragedy that strikes at the heart of our belief in humanity and in one another, we understandably seek any avenue to prevent its recurrence. This is how mental illness and violence have become linked in ...

Archaeological dig aims to save Native American burial mounds


Archaeological dig aims to save Native American burial mounds

MTSU students Courtney Croft, left, and Abigail Hyndman sift dirt as JoBeth Simon and Kate McKinney measure the depth of a hole they excavated at one of two ancient Native American burial mounds in Franklin's Westhaven community. / STEVEN S.

Central America delighted with growth in European tourism | ITB Berlin

Central America delighted with growth in European tourism | ITB Berlin: Over the last decade tourist numbers visiting the seven small countries of Central America have risen significantly, almost doubling to 12 million, including ...

A Latin response to Latin America

A Latin response to Latin America:
Latin America is not only home to the largest bloc of Roman Catholics, but has also seen the rise of a radical New Left. The old Left has been in retreat since the collapse of the Soviet Union. China has preserved some important elements of traditional ...


Saudi Gazette

Free speech under fire in Latin America


Free speech under fire in Latin America

HUGO CHAVEZ may be dead, but the offensive he led against democratic institutions in Venezuela and across Latin America has not slackened. In fact, it may be accelerating, especially with regard to independent media. Last week the beleaguered owner of ...

American tourists in Ireland not surprised by Latin American pick for pope

American tourists in Ireland not surprised by Latin American pick for pope: This potential shift comes at a time when most U.S. Catholics see the church as a dated institution. According to a New York Times/CBS poll published in March, a majority of Americans believe that the church has lost touch with the laity because it ...

Disputed finds put humans in South America 22000 years ago


Disputed finds put humans in South America 22000 years ago

Their discovery has rekindled debate about whether ancient people reached the Americas long before the famed Clovis hunters spread through parts of North America around 13,000 years ago. These relics of ancient South Americans add to evidence from ...

Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report

Energy poverty deprives 1 billion of adequate healthcare, says report: Energy poverty has left more than 1 billion people in developing countries ... In Bolivia, they heard how students at one school had to cut their lessons ...

Brazil shows the way to end extreme poverty sustainably

Brazil shows the way to end extreme poverty sustainably: Extreme poverty causes enormous human suffering and still afflicts over one in every five people on earth, according to figures from the World Bank. The goal of combating extreme poverty is the bedrock of the entire development community and has been ...

Pope Francis pride prompts party on streets of Buenos Aires

Pope Francis pride prompts party on streets of Buenos Aires: BUENOS AIRES -- The first pope from the Americas has worked with the poor and the sick from his earliest days. In Pope Francis' hometown, pride was on full display yesterday. People party on the streets of Buenos Aires after Jorge Bergoglio was named ...




Community leaders discuss child poverty in W.Va. - StamfordAdvocate

Community leaders discuss child poverty in W.Va. - StamfordAdvocate: At the event, parents, policy advocates, service providers, religious leaders, labor and business leaders will ask legislators to make public commitments to a ...

Latinos Benefiting From Low Unemployment

Latinos Benefiting From Low Unemployment: The latest jobs report showed a significant increase in new jobs created and a drop in the national unemployment rate. But if you look closely, Latinos are specifically benefiting from the good news. A burst of hiring last month added 236,000 U.S. jobs ...

Unemployment rates are projected to remain high for whites, Latinos ...

Unemployment rates are projected to remain high for whites, Latinos ...: The unemployment forecast for 2013 is stagnation: For whites, Latinos, and African Americans, year-end 2013 unemployment projections show essentially no ...

'Deep concern' over violence in Latin America

'Deep concern' over violence in Latin America: The Executive Committee demanded that transnational corporations operate on indigenous lands "in consultation" with the people and urged Latin American nations to protect human rights defenders. "The tasks of human rights defenders in monitoring, ...




Drug War Invades Resort Towns as Some Struggle, Others Survive


Drug War Invades Resort Towns as Some Struggle, Others Survive

During the last decade, Acapulco remained out of the drug war spotlight as former Mexican President Felipe Calderón and media attention focused on the violence in border cities such as Ciudad Juárez, Reynosa and Tijuana. Gun battles in the streets and ...