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jueves, 21 de marzo de 2013

As California's Prop. 8 gay marriage case heads to Supreme Court, a look back ...

As California's Prop. 8 gay marriage case heads to Supreme Court, a look back ...:
David Wilson (left) and Rob Compton embrace after being married by a Unitarian minister at the Arlington Street Church in Boston on May 17, 2004. They were one of the first couples in Massachusetts to be legally wed.


89.3 KPCC

Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children

Pediatrics Group Backs Gay Marriage, Saying It Helps Children:
“If the studies are different in their design and sample but the results continue to be similar, that gives scientists and consumers more faith in the result,” said Dr. Ellen Perrin, a co-author of the new policy and a professor of pediatrics at Tufts ...


New York Times

Brazil protesters occupy controversial Amazon dam

Brazil protesters occupy controversial Amazon dam: More than 150 fishermen and indigenous people on Thursday began occupying one of four construction sites for Brazil's huge Belo Monte dam in the Amazon, the lawyer for a group fighting the project said. Maira Irigaray, an attorney for the American ...




Supporters say race unfairly sent man to death row

Supporters say race unfairly sent man to death row:
Buck's attorney Katherine Kase said, "We never say oh, you're African American, oh you're Mexican American, so you should be put to death. We all recognize that that would be wrong." While this case has already been to the Supreme Court, Buck's backers ...


abc13.com

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing

Cuba eyes semi-pro league to reinvigorate boxing: HAVANA (AP) -- Protective headgear has been the rule of the ring for more than 50 years in Cuba, which banned professional boxing shortly after the 1959 revolution. Back then, pro boxing was deemed corrupting and exploitative, and the big purses not in ...

Haiti - Agriculture : 40000 walkers for Food Sovereignty

Haiti - Agriculture : 40000 walkers for Food Sovereignty:
An opportunity for the MPP, to make an assessment on the actions performed for 40 years and the place of movement in the strengthening of the Haitian civil society, around of theme such as : agro-ecology, food sovereignty and empowering of peasants.


Haitilibre.com

Crown Heights' Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts conversation with Marc Baptiste


Crown Heights' Haiti Cultural Exchange hosts conversation with Marc Baptiste

Haitian-born Brooklynite Marc Baptiste has an eye for beauty. A favorite amongst Hollywood and music stars, Baptiste has photographed some of today's most popular icons, including Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, and Kanye West, among ...

Venezuela plays the 'US interference card' suspends dialogue with Washington

Venezuela plays the 'US interference card' suspends dialogue with Washington:
The Venezuelan government said on Wednesday it has suspended a “channel of communications” with Washington as it escalates tension and polarizes public opinion ahead of elections to replace the late president Hugo Chavez. Comment. The new ...


MercoPress

Venezuela halts communication with top US diplomat

Venezuela halts communication with top US diplomat: Venezuela's Foreign Minister Elias Jaua speaks during a ceremony to honor two Venezuelan diplomats expelled from Washington after Venezuela kicked out two U.S. military attaches, for allegedly conspiring against its government, ...




Goat Farming, a Growing Alternative in Cuba's Reform Process ...

Goat Farming, a Growing Alternative in Cuba's Reform Process ...: CIENFUEGOS, Cuba, Mar 20 (IPS) - Goat farming is becoming popular among farmers given land to use as part of the economic reforms implemented in Cuba since 2008. The increase in goat rearing, in provinces like Cienfuegos on the ...

Exposing a shady cover-up in Cuba

Exposing a shady cover-up in Cuba:
More than 60 dignitaries and pro-democracy advocates from around the world have signed an open letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon requesting that the world body conduct an investigation into the tragic deaths of Cuban dissidents Osvaldo Paya ...


Washington Times

Cubans are losing their fear of Castro regime


Cubans are losing their fear of Castro regime

WHEN YOANI Sánchez talks about “alternative means of communication” in Cuba, she speaks with authority. Her blog Generación Y has become a beacon of democracy and freedom on the island, where the news media are still held in the tight grip of the ...

Coffee medium, memories of Cuba shape artist's paintings

Coffee medium, memories of Cuba shape artist's paintings: Some artists work their whole lives without being truly inspired. Others find their medium of expression through an accident. So it is with Cuban artist Reynier Llanes, who has been exploring an unusual medium since before leaving Naples for Charleston ...




Los Angeles mayor's race: In battle for African-American voters, Garcetti wins ...

Los Angeles mayor's race: In battle for African-American voters, Garcetti wins ...:
The club's political director, Dallas Fowler, cited attack ads by Greuel's labor union allies against then-mayoral candidate Jan Perry during the primary. Those ads chastised Perry, who is African-American, for a personal bankruptcy filing two decades ago.


89.3 KPCC (blog)

Scioli calls for teachers 'change of attitude'


Scioli calls for teachers 'change of attitude'

Teachers in Buenos Aires province staged a march yesterday. Buenos Aires province teachers yesterday brought a three-day protest to an end, culminating the strong protest with a massive demonstration before the provincial Government House in La Plata.

Argentines watch Pope Francis's installation


Argentines watch Pope Francis's installation

Thousands of people gather in Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires for an all-night vigil leading up to the installation of Pope Francis in Rome. The event was shown live on several large screens and featured live music and performances as vendors sold ...

'Between life and death': Central Americans still heading north

'Between life and death': Central Americans still heading north:
Many Central Americans don't make it this far. They cross into Mexico, hop on a train and ride as far north as possible before attempting the trek across the Sonoran Desert and into the United States. Coronado's friend, Carlos Umberto Fajardo, was ...


The Catholic Sun

The E-Ring: Don't trust Iranian journalists, Gen. Kelly tells Latin America

The E-Ring: Don't trust Iranian journalists, Gen. Kelly tells Latin America: John Kelly, the new top commander of U.S. forces for Latin and South America, warned countries in the region not to trust the ongoing Iranian diplomatic and cultural offensive there. For the past five to six years, Kelly said today at the Pentagon ...

Canada-Latin America Trade: Dom. Rep. leads growth

Canada-Latin America Trade: Dom. Rep. leads growth: The growth in Canadian trade with the Dominican Republic contrasts with overall trade with Latin America, which fell by 0.4 percent last year to 64.2 billion Canadian dollars (US$64.0 billion). Canada's exports to the region declined 2.5 percent to 18 ...

Long-neglected contemporary Latin American art gets showcase at new ...


Long-neglected contemporary Latin American art gets showcase at new ...

Stored in a facility in Zurich, many of the pieces have been shown to the public in twice-yearly exhibits there, but Schmidheiny and Herzog dreamed of having a place to show off the collection in Latin America as a way to spark dialogue among artists ...

Latin America's largest tech hub in Rio de Janeiro

Latin America's largest tech hub in Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro, March 21 (IANS/EFE) The impending arrival of multinationals Siemens and Halliburton marks the emergence of Latin America's largest technological hub here in Brazil's second city, the head of the project said. "Five of the 13 major ...

Latin American Telecom Market To See Modest Growth

Latin American Telecom Market To See Modest Growth: Retail telecom revenue in Latin America is expected to grow a little more than 3 percent per year (compound annual growth rate) between 2012 and 2017, to reach $167 billion four years from now. That's according to new research conducted by Analysys ...




Luxperience Targets South American Travel Buyers & Sellers

Luxperience Targets South American Travel Buyers & Sellers: Improved South America-Australia air links see surge in Latin American presence at Luxperience 2013 in Sydney. Luxperience, the annual flagship travel trade event for luxury and experiential travel in the Australasia region, will benefit from much ...

Hispanics Extend Reach Beyond Enclaves

Hispanics Extend Reach Beyond Enclaves:
By MIRIAM JORDAN. South Americans, Puerto Ricans and Cubans are settling among the existing U.S. population more readily than Mexicans, the nation's largest Hispanic group, a trend with implications for politics, the economy and other areas of daily life.


Wall Street Journal

South America's rising star: President Rafael Correa of Ecuador

South America's rising star: President Rafael Correa of Ecuador: In the wake of Hugo Chavez's death, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has emerged as a leader of the Latin American left and an advocate of social reform.