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miércoles, 27 de marzo de 2013

Harley-Davidson salutes the African American rider

Harley-Davidson salutes the African American rider: Proven time and time again in American history, just what can any historic or hallowed institution in America be without the valued, creative and defining contributions from the African American community? Politics, business, education, entertainment, ...

On Mad Men and Puerto Rico: Ignorance can be a good thing

On Mad Men and Puerto Rico: Ignorance can be a good thing:
Ignorance can be a good thing. Ignorance breeds mystery and sets the imagination to work. I just got back from Puerto Rico, a place about which I thought I understood a thing or two—largely on the basis of someone my wife knew more than 30 years ago.


Chicago Reader (blog)

How have African American women survived this long?

How have African American women survived this long?: How did we survive? That is the question stirring in my heart as I wind down my celebration of Women's History Month. I chose to concentrate my celebration on African American women because the truth about them has been kept secret instead of being ...

Puerto Rico Hopes to Lure Billionaires to Tax Haven

Puerto Rico Hopes to Lure Billionaires to Tax Haven: In other words, Puerto Rico hopes to attract high-profit businesses without the space used by manufacturers. An influx of billionaires, or even millionaires, would give a huge bump to the island's economy, which right has an unemployment rate of more ...

Balding in African-American men may be sign of prostate cancer

Balding in African-American men may be sign of prostate cancer:
"We focused on African-American men because they are at high risk for developing prostate cancer and are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than other groups in the United States," Charnita Zeigler-Johnson, research assistant ...


CBS News

Markets in Mexico, Brazil Trending Higher, Carried By Consumer, Mining Stocks

Markets in Mexico, Brazil Trending Higher, Carried By Consumer, Mining Stocks: Latin American markets are mixed today with stocks in Mexico and Brazil trending higher. Mining issues are helping support those advances as gold reverses several days of declines to climb past $1,600 a share in New York commodities trade. A 3.2% gain ...

In beach-loving Brazil, the disabled defy even paralysis to ride the waves


In beach-loving Brazil, the disabled defy even paralysis to ride the waves

In this March 10, 2013, Tomas Pereira Machado rests on his surfboard at Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dozens of disabled people on this special strip of Rio de Janeiro beach are conquering the waves. Men and women with cerebral palsy, Down ...

Brazil's 2016 Olympic athletics venue closed indefinitely due to safety ...

Brazil's 2016 Olympic athletics venue closed indefinitely due to safety ...:
Rio de Janeiro city officials have closed the stadium which will host the athletics competitions at the 2016 Olympics because of structural problems with its roof. Authorities say Tuesday that the João Havelange Stadium is not safe to host public ...


The Guardian

Elderly Man Crashes Car Into Margate Apartment

Elderly Man Crashes Car Into Margate Apartment:
An elderly man crashed his car into an apartment in Margate, authorities said Wednesday. The passenger of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, but no other injuries were caused, Margate Chief Firefighter Dan Booker said. The driver ...


NBC 6 South Florida

Winnipeg's child poverty rate well above national average

Winnipeg's child poverty rate well above national average: Winnipeg's child poverty rate is the third highest among large cities in Canada, and the city is behind the rest of the country on a number of important poverty markers, according to a new report. World Vision released its Poverty at Your Doorstep ...

Scioli shows up at teachers key meeting

Scioli shows up at teachers key meeting: During the demonstration, SUTEBA secretary general Roberto Baradel insisted that unions would attend today's meeting to discuss salaries even though the Buenos Aires province government has decided to end negotiations after its 22.6 percent salary ...




Native American group protests Arizona casinos, freeway

Native American group protests Arizona casinos, freeway: She said that the casinos do not make the contributions to Native Americans that they claim, and that Native American values should be taken into consideration when planning development in their communities. Allen also joined others who were there to ...

Senators voice support for gay marriage as Supreme Court weighs Prop 8 case

Senators voice support for gay marriage as Supreme Court weighs Prop 8 case:
WASHINGTON — A trickle of lawmakers announcing support for gay marriage became a cascade Tuesday, with four Democratic senators in 48 hours changing their stance. Sens. Jay Rockefeller (W.Va.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Mark Warner (Va.) joined Sen.


New York Daily News

US Supreme Court may avoid national ruling on California gay marriage ban


US Supreme Court may avoid national ruling on California gay marriage ban

President Barack Obama has been increasingly vocal in support of gay rights after coming out on the issue during last year's presidential race, and his administration has weighed in on behalf of the two same-sex couples who brought the California case.

Justices indicate interest in narrow ruling on gay marriage in landmark hearing

Justices indicate interest in narrow ruling on gay marriage in landmark hearing: Several Supreme Court justices indicated they might lean toward issuing a narrow ruling on gay marriage during a landmark hearing Tuesday on California's same-sex marriage ban, even as lawyers for the plaintiffs argued for legalizing the unions nationally.

Supreme Court shies away from legalising gay marriage in America


Supreme Court shies away from legalising gay marriage in America

In a landmark case that activists had hoped could lead to gay marriage being declared a right under the US Constitution, the court hinted that it could not rule on such a momentous social issue, when attitudes and public opinion remained in such an ...

African American Parents Gather To Address Student Performance Gap

African American Parents Gather To Address Student Performance Gap: Parents of African American students met with officials of the Newark Unified School District Monday night in the first of what will likely be a series of meetings to get parents involved in efforts to raise their kids' student test scores. School ...

Brazil Olympics stadium shuts over roof problems

Brazil Olympics stadium shuts over roof problems: Brazil's preparations for the World Cup and Olympic Games have run into further difficulties after the authorities indefinitely closed a Rio de Janeiro stadium because of roof problems, the city's mayor announced. The Joao Havelange stadium, home to ...

China and Brazil sign $30bn currency swap deal

China and Brazil sign $30bn currency swap deal:
A $30 billion currency swap deal between Brazil and China is expected to smooth trade between the two countries despite changing global financial conditions and future crises. The agreement was signed on the sidelines of the BRICS summit in South Africa.


RT

Post Chavez: Can US rebuild Latin American ties?

Post Chavez: Can US rebuild Latin American ties?:
Virtually every Latin American country sent a high-level delegation to show its esteem for Chavez, who, during his 14 years in office, regularly vilified the United States, disparaged its leaders and campaigned tirelessly to end the U.S. role in the ...


Reuters Blogs (blog)

A bastion of tobacco addiction introduces a ban

A bastion of tobacco addiction introduces a ban:
Latin America's new curbs on smoking face resistance from the industry. Philip Morris International, an American tobacco company, has filed a claim against Uruguay at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, an arm of the World ...


The Economist

3 Smart Plays on Latin American Growth

3 Smart Plays on Latin American Growth: Latin America has long played second fiddle to red-hot Asian growth markets like China and India. But even though its growth rates have been somewhat more modest lately, Latin American markets have still outpaced their counterparts to the north, and ...

Pope Francis, wealth and the Latin American experience


Pope Francis, wealth and the Latin American experience

The witness to this similarity comes from Pope Francis when in 2007 as archbishop he addressed the Latin American episcopate with a stark statement of the need for economic change on the continent: “We live in the most unequal part of the world, which ...

China's exploitation of Latin American natural resources raises concern

China's exploitation of Latin American natural resources raises concern:
Even more than Africa, Latin America has become a major focus of Beijing's drive for commodities. A study last year by Enrique Dussel Peters, a professor at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, found that the region has been the leading ...


The Guardian

IMF Backs Latin American Measures to Ease Impact of Inflows

IMF Backs Latin American Measures to Ease Impact of Inflows: The IMF wants to help Latin America design fiscal and monetary policies, including so-called macro-prudential policies that would protect banks and boost direct investment, the lender's Western Hemisphere director said today, without naming specific tools.