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domingo, 31 de marzo de 2013

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


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

RIO DE JANEIRO - Long a cultural backwater, Rio de Janeiro has taken another leap toward becoming an art hot spot with this week's opening of a museum built around one of the world's premier collections of contemporary Latin American art. Casa Daros, a ...

Latin American anti-drug push hurt by budget cuts


Latin American anti-drug push hurt by budget cuts

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Deep federal budget cuts are forcing the U.S. to send fewer surveillance planes and Navy ships to halt Latin American drug shipments, meaning the anti-drug effort will depend more on local governments hobbled by lack of equipment ...

Latin America prepares for the post-Chavez era

Latin America prepares for the post-Chavez era:
During his presidency, Hugo Chavez talked about setting Venezuela on the path to what he called 21st century socialism. His vision went beyond his own country to include a Latin America that would be more unified and at the same time more independent ...


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Learn to really dance in South America

Learn to really dance in South America: Some of my favourite memories in South America were learning to dance in different cities. I spent weeks in Cali, Colombia immersing myself in the salsa culture, taking classes turning the day and spending the nights in salsa clubs. I was a beginner ...

Preservation of Venezuelan Leader's Body Not Easy

Preservation of Venezuelan Leader's Body Not Easy:
Only the Venezuelan officials who have promised to preserve Hugo Chavez and display his body "for eternity" inside a glass tomb know exactly how they're going to do it. But if they were to follow procedures that are used in the United States, the ...


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Inside a Mexican Prison Facts | National Geographic Channel

Inside a Mexican Prison Facts | National Geographic Channel: Inside a Mexican Prison Facts. Prisoners in plain clothes while inside Centro de Ejecución de Sanciones. Published March 25, 2013. Mexico has the largest ...

World Cup to offer special seats for obese fans under Brazilian law

World Cup to offer special seats for obese fans under Brazilian law:
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is set to be the first to offer special seats for obese fans. The seats will be offered to conform to Brazilian legislation, although international supporters will also be entitled to them. FIFA told ...


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South Dakota tribes file lawsuit over removal of Native American children from ...


South Dakota tribes file lawsuit over removal of Native American children from ...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota routinely violates the federal law governing foster care and adoptions for American Indian children by holding improper hearings after children are removed from homes, two tribes allege in a lawsuit filed Thursday.

Sucesor de Francisco en Buenos Aires mantendrá distancia con el Gobierno


Sucesor de Francisco en Buenos Aires mantendrá distancia con el Gobierno

Buenos Aires.- El designado sucesor de Jorge Bergoglio como arzobispo de Buenos Aires y primado de Argentina aseguró que su relación con el Gobierno de Cristina Fernández será "de respeto y colaboración", aunque con la "debida distancia".

Chilean Youth And Police Square Off

Chilean Youth And Police Square Off: Santiago, Chile – Groups of youths in this capital and other Chilean cities battled with police early Friday on the annual Day of the Young Combatant, which commemorates the killing of two activists by the 1973-1990 Pinochet regime. Twenty-two people ...

Lindsay Lohan's Wild Brazil Appearance Brings Rant From Dad ...

Lindsay Lohan's Wild Brazil Appearance Brings Rant From Dad ...: Michael Lohan is reacting to photos of his daughter Lindsay looking out of it during an appearance in Brazil. In an open letter to her booker Mike Heller -- son of her attorney, Mark Heller -- Michael wrote: "I am telling you now if you are with ...

Brazil keeps tax on autos low to stimulate economic growth

Brazil keeps tax on autos low to stimulate economic growth: BRASILIA, March 30 (Reuters) - The Brazilian government postponed until next year increases in taxes on the sale of cars and trucks in a bid to stimulate demand for manufactured goods and spur economic growth, the Finance Ministry said on Saturday.





Native American home loan program receives refunding ...

Native American home loan program receives refunding ...: After stopping the program earlier this month, the federal government refunded the Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program, giving the program $12 million.

Pro-gay marriage, anti-abortion: the new face of social conservatism in America


Pro-gay marriage, anti-abortion: the new face of social conservatism in America

Gay marriage is coming to America, whatever social conservatives may hope: 80 percent of under 30s support it. But there is an interesting juxtaposition in American social values today: while attitudes to gay marriage are being liberalised, states are ...

Sean Penn calls progress in Haiti 'extraordinary' since devastating earthquake ...


Sean Penn calls progress in Haiti 'extraordinary' since devastating earthquake ...

The actor is an ambassador-at-large for Haiti's president and CEO of the aid group J/P Haitian Relief Organization, which started with a goal of bringing painkillers to earthquake victims. It became an agency that manages a camp for displaced people ...

An Easter reflection: God's glory is a poor person fully alive

An Easter reflection: God's glory is a poor person fully alive: The pre-Easter Jesus chose the value of compassion for the poor over legalism, ... was martyred in El Salvador during the time of its military dictatorship.

Venezuelans' Quality of Life Improved in UN Index Under Chavez

Venezuelans' Quality of Life Improved in UN Index Under Chavez: Venezuela moved up seven spots to 73 out of 187 countries in the United Nation's index of human development from 2006 to 2011, a period that covers the latter half of Chavez's rule, which ended with his death March 5. That progress trails only Cuba and ...

Mexican drug war sees seven men executed and dumped in chairs.

Mexican drug war sees seven men executed and dumped in chairs.:
The blood letting in Mexico continues to awash anew with the revelation of a new spade of killings which this time saw the public murder of seven individuals. Caught in photos the seven individuals are shown each shot in the head, saddled in perfectly ...


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Mexican woman gets prison for 'total identity theft'


Mexican woman gets prison for 'total identity theft'

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — An illegal immigrant accused of assuming a Texas teacher's persona has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. Benita Cardona-Gonzalez pleaded guilty in January to possessing fraudulent identification documents in a deal with ...

New York Catholic high school president welcomes gay couple to ...

New York Catholic high school president welcomes gay couple to ...: The administrator of a Catholic high school in New York wrote to his students' parents this week to explain why a gay couple at the all-boys school is being allowed to attend the junior prom together. Father Edward Salmon, president of ...

Christie Blatchford: Mental illness no excuse for doing wrong, prosecution ...


Christie Blatchford: Mental illness no excuse for doing wrong, prosecution ...

Mental illness doesn't necessarily wipe out all contact with reality, Ms. McGoey pointed out, or as she put it once, “Motivations are not mutually exclusive, mental illness is not the only thing that operates.” It was a smart point, one that underlines ...

African-Americans, blue-collar workers do an about-face on gay ...

African-Americans, blue-collar workers do an about-face on gay ...:
There's been a surprising shift in attitudes among groups who have historically opposed gay ...

In Catholic Latin America, Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights Lead ...

In Catholic Latin America, Same-Sex Marriage and Gay Rights Lead ...: The American debate over same sex marriage resonates loudly in many countries around the globe. We turn our focus to Latin America. Same sex marriage is ...

African American icons talk about the past and future at local college


African American icons talk about the past and future at local college

A multi-generational crowd of about 300 packed a Prince George's County Community College auditorium Thursday to listen to a slate of African American luminaries discuss overcoming adversity and how the pursuit of education fueled their success.

Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez on the Power of the Hashtag

Cuban Dissident Yoani Sanchez on the Power of the Hashtag:
The Saturday afternoon panel on Cuban digital life in a global context devolved into a shouting match between a handful of Cuban government sympathizers and Cuban(-American) exiles in the audience over the presence of dissident Cuban blogger and ...


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