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martes, 26 de marzo de 2013

Texas convict's death row sentence challenged over claim of racial bias

Texas convict's death row sentence challenged over claim of racial bias:
The Buck case is rapidly becoming a focal point for anxieties that the application of the death penalty across America is riddled with racial discrimination. Last week an appeal was filed in the Buck case that included new research showing that at the ...


The Guardian

Silence of Chicago's Puerto Rican/Latino Elected Officials on Marriage Equality

Silence of Chicago's Puerto Rican/Latino Elected Officials on Marriage Equality: I witnessed the hand waving of my Congressman Luis Gutierrez and other Puerto Rican elected officials at every gay pride parade. Of the two times I had the opportunity to shake hands with ex-governor and now inmate Blagojevich. The first time was when ...

Cuba Cleric: Francis Criticized Church at Conclave

Cuba Cleric: Francis Criticized Church at Conclave: Pope Francis issued a strong critique of the church before the College of Cardinals just hours before it selected him as the new pontiff, according to comments published Tuesday by a Roman Catholic magazine in Cuba. According to Havana Cardinal Jaime ...

Cuba to produce "green" cement

Cuba to produce "green" cement: Havana, Mar 26 (EFE).- Cuba in April will begin producing "ecological cement" using materials that allow it to reduce CO2 emissions by 32 percent during the manufacturing process, Communist Party daily Granma said Tuesday. In addition, the production ...

Early-onset baldness in African-American men may be linked to prostate cancer


Early-onset baldness in African-American men may be linked to prostate cancer

Baldness was associated with an increased risk of prostate cancer among African-American men, and risk for advanced prostate cancer increased with younger age and type of baldness, according to data published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers ...

Emerging powers China, Brazil make plans to bypass US dollar


Emerging powers China, Brazil make plans to bypass US dollar

China and Brazil agreed on Tuesday to swap up to the equivalent of $30-billion in each other's currencies if need be so that their fast-growing commercial ties will not suffer if a new banking crisis causes dollar trade finance to dry up. The three ...

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Bid Gets Parliament Support

Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Bid Gets Parliament Support: Members of several political parties in the Buenos Aires City Parliament have declared their full support of Buenos Aires' bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games as they mark "100 days to go" until the International Olympic Committee (IOC) elects the ...

Argentina renews Malvinas claims at UN Decolonization Committee

Argentina renews Malvinas claims at UN Decolonization Committee: Joined by his Uruguayan and Cuban counterparts and Peru's Baraún Araníbar, the head of Argentina's diplomatic affairs is expected to meet UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at 16.30 Buenos Aires time. Comment; Increase font size Decrease font size ...

Scioli summons teachers for negotiation meeting

Scioli summons teachers for negotiation meeting: Scioli summons teachers for negotiation meeting. Buenos Aires Province Governor Daniel Scioli summoned all provincial teachers' unions for an emergency meeting, thus seeking to unblock the ongoing conflict as teachers claim for an increase in pay.

Deadly Guanarito virus from Venezuela goes missing in Texas lab, officials say ...


Deadly Guanarito virus from Venezuela goes missing in Texas lab, officials say ...

A deadly virus that causes hemorrhagic fever has gone missing from a Texas research lab, the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) said in a statement on Monday. A vial of Guanarito virus, which originates in Venezuela, was revealed as missing ...

Venezuela leader in sabotage claim

Venezuela leader in sabotage claim: Mr Maduro's comments come amid growing concerns about sporadic shortages of some basic foods and occasional power outages in several regions of Venezuela. Government foes have rejected similar allegations about planned sabotage in the past.

Politics Rule Everyday Govt in Venezuela

Politics Rule Everyday Govt in Venezuela: Politics Rule Everyday Govt in Venezuela. CARACAS, Venezuela March 26, 2013 (AP). Share. 0. Former government workers and experts say this week's march by hundreds of thousands of employees of the state-run telecommunications company is a ...

Justices suggest they may not issue major ruling on California gay marriage ban


Justices suggest they may not issue major ruling on California gay marriage ban

There was no majority apparent for any particular outcome and many doubts expressed about the arguments advanced by lawyers for the opponents of gay marriage in California, by the supporters and by the Obama administration, which is in favor of ...

Justices Set to Weigh Ban on Gay Marriage in California

Justices Set to Weigh Ban on Gay Marriage in California: Two California couples challenging Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage, say it excludes gay and lesbian couples from an institution with a deep and distinctive meaning and thus violates the Constitution's guarantee of equal protection.

The Forgotten 1971 Gay Activist Protest at New York City's Marriage License ...


The Forgotten 1971 Gay Activist Protest at New York City's Marriage License ...

Less than two years after the Stonewall uprising, a group of men and women from the Gay Activists Alliance (GAA) walked into the New York City Marriage License Bureau carrying coffee urns and boxes of cake to hold an engagement party for two male ...

Gay New York couple recall their historic wedding

Gay New York couple recall their historic wedding: The U.S. Supreme Court will begin two days of hearings on Tuesday on same-sex marriage, examining the constitutionality of the federal Defence of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. If the California ban is struck ...

The ingratitute of our medical students in Cuba

The ingratitute of our medical students in Cuba: IT'S almost been two months now since the news of some of the South African medical students studying in the Republic of Cuba went on a rampage complaining about the provision of the food ratios and the amount of the monthly stipend they are receiving ...

Cuba hopes to keep nickel output above 60 000 t

Cuba hopes to keep nickel output above 60 000 t: HAVANA – The Cuban nickel industry plans to produce around 62 000 t of unrefined nickel plus cobalt in 2013, according to local and foreign company reports, following the closing of one of three processing plants last year. The provincial radio station ...

Young Computer Scientists in Cuba Short of Opportunities

Young Computer Scientists in Cuba Short of Opportunities: HAVANA, Mar 26 2013 (IPS) - Thousands of young Cubans are graduating in computer engineering, a sector the government decided to strengthen over the past decade. But their professional future is uncertain because of failures of organisation and of ...

Why Chelsea's Oscar Is Brazil's Most Important Player Right Now

Why Chelsea's Oscar Is Brazil's Most Important Player Right Now:
Over the past two years, whether under the management of either Mano Menezes or Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil have been an inconsistent and, at times, underwhelming footballing force. There has, though, been refuge for supporters of the Selecao in the ...


Bleacher Report

Ready to Fight Gay Marriage at Court Door - The New York Times

Ready to Fight Gay Marriage at Court Door - The New York Times: Brian S. Brown has become the nation's leading opponent of gay marriage. Now, his views are set for the ultimate American test: a Supreme Court hearing.

Gay marriage cases draw long lines - New York Daily News

Gay marriage cases draw long lines - New York Daily News: In contentious cases, lines sometimes begin the day before. This time, the lines began five days before. The scarce seats are free, but they won't come easy.

BA stocks close lower

BA stocks close lower: After opening higher, the Merval benchmark stock index closed 0.73 per cent down at 3,404.90 points, rising 12.5% so far March and gaining 20.2 percent so far this year. Investors were cautious amid the upcoming holiday and after the government ...

Gina Lollobrigida sells her jewels for charity

Gina Lollobrigida sells her jewels for charity: Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida, one of the leading sex symbols of the 1950s and 1960s, is selling some of her diamond jewelry to raise money for stem cell research, saying now is the time to give back for the fortunate life she has had. Some 22 ...

Judge suspends Subte hike until social impact is gauged

Judge suspends Subte hike until social impact is gauged: Buenos Aires City Administrative and Tax Appeals Court No.3 Judge Pablo Mántaras ratified the injunction forcing City Hall to suspend the Subte underground fare hike from 2.50 to 3.50 pesos, maintaining the current rate until the case is completely ...