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viernes, 5 de abril de 2013

Venezuela's Capriles: Maduro won't last


Venezuela's Capriles: Maduro won't last

MARACAY, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition presidential candidate says he'll cut off subsidized oil to Cuba, distance his country from nations that disrespect human rights and shore up the South American country's own troubled economy with the ...

Cuba's economic reforms moving "at good pace": president

Cuba's economic reforms moving "at good pace": president: HAVANA, April 4 (Xinhua) -- Cuba's economic reforms are progressing "at a good pace," President Raul Castro was quoted as saying by official daily Granma on Thursday. "If we analyze the progress made so far, we can see that we are progressing at a good ...




In Cuban dissident's visit to Miami, a glimmer of reconciliation across the ...


In Cuban dissident's visit to Miami, a glimmer of reconciliation across the ...

“It's as if, I don't want to say the last 50 years never happened, because obviously there's still pain there,” said Gorordo, co-founder of Roots of Hope, a group that connects young Cubans in the U.S. and on the island. “But we've been able to move ...

Refuting Misconceptions About the Gay Marriage Movement


Refuting Misconceptions About the Gay Marriage Movement

Writing about gay marriage, Christopher Caldwell asserts that "half the country cannot even fathom the logic of it." What a strange premise. 53 percent of Americans now favor gay marriage. Are the 47 percent who feel differently all unable to ...

Papa lamenta mortes por chuva na Argentina

Papa lamenta mortes por chuva na Argentina: O governo da Argentina decretou três dias de luto nacional por conta das dezenas de mortes provocadas esta semana pelas tempestades na Argentina. Em uma mensagem enviada ao arcebispo de Buenos Aires, o papa Francisco se disse profundamente ...




University women's group pushing child poverty onto election agenda

University women's group pushing child poverty onto election agenda: Child poverty remains a serious and lingering issue in B.C., and Canadian Federation of University Women is working to make that issue a priority with voters leading up to the May provincial election. The CFUW is organizing talks on child poverty ...

Study finds most Haiti aid went to US groups


Study finds most Haiti aid went to US groups

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new report on American aid to Haiti in the wake of that country's devastating earthquake finds most of the money went to U.S.-based operations. The Center for Economic and Policy Research analyzed the $1.15 billion ...

Latino Unemployment Down Slightly at 9.2%

Latino Unemployment Down Slightly at 9.2%:
“The labor force participation rate has not been this low — 63.3 percent — since 1979, a time when women were less likely to be working. Baby boomer retirements may account for part of the slide, but discouragement about job prospects in a mediocre ...


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Chile's energy sector stuck in vicious circle: Antofagasta

Chile's energy sector stuck in vicious circle: Antofagasta: SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's energy sector needs to break out the vicious circle in which it is stuck before the country is left facing a critical shortage, Antofagasta Plc chief executive officer Diego Hernández told AMM. "The country still has power ...




Brazil not fully ready for Confederations Cup, says FIFA's Valcke

Brazil not fully ready for Confederations Cup, says FIFA's Valcke: SAO PAULO (AP) -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Brazil will not complete its preparations in time for the Confederations. Valcke's comments came on the day Brazilian organizers delivered the third of the six stadiums that will be used in ...

Brazil March Inflation Probably Slower Than 0.6%, Mantega Says

Brazil March Inflation Probably Slower Than 0.6%, Mantega Says: Since January, Brazilian policy makers have expanded tax cuts, held the benchmark interest rate at record lows and reduced electricity costs to revive economic growth without fueling inflation. Still, annualized inflation accelerated to 6.31 percent in ...

Death Toll From Argentine Floods Rises

Death Toll From Argentine Floods Rises: BUENOS AIRES—The death toll from flooding in La Plata and Buenos Aires rose to at least 55 people as the authorities started to wind down rescue efforts to focus on providing food and shelter to thousands of people left homeless by the disaster ...

One man's crusade against America's war on drugs

One man's crusade against America's war on drugs: Packed with facts, stories and polemics, the film traces the history of America's changing attitudes to drugs and the role of the criminal justice system in shaping those attitudes. It also focuses on a variety of different individuals — inmates ...




Obama must close Guantanamo now

Obama must close Guantanamo now: He was very careful not to define them as “prisoners of war”, which would have forced the US to treat them under the Geneva Convention. Their carefully vague status has meant the CIA and the American armed forces have been free to torture and abuse ...

Hopi artifact auction sparks international controversy

Hopi artifact auction sparks international controversy: But the newspaper notes that, while the federal government has laws in place to stop the illegal sale of Native American artifacts at home -- and it often helps other governments repatriate important antiques, relics and other objects from the United ...




US court expands Alaska Native land, equality rights

US court expands Alaska Native land, equality rights: A federal court in Washington DC ruled this week that the Secretary for the Interior (Secretary) is entitled to take land into trust for Alaska Natives* in a landmark ruling that places Alaska's native population on equal footing with other Native ...

Schools Encourage Students to 'Grow Green'

Schools Encourage Students to 'Grow Green': MANASSAS, VIRGINIA — A Native American proverb says: “We don't inherit this land from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” This is the philosophy behind the Go Green Initiative; a comprehensive program teaches school children earth-friendly ...

Brazil extends tax breaks to new sectors, electricity compensation

Brazil extends tax breaks to new sectors, electricity compensation: BRASILIA, April 5 (Reuters) - Brazil extended tax breaks to new sectors and also reduced taxes on compensation to be paid to electricity companies, according to a presidential decree published in the official diary late on Thursday. The decree changes ...

Valcke: The next few weeks are crucial


Valcke: The next few weeks are crucial

With a series of test events ahead of the opening match on 15 June in Brasilia. Today, we celebrate the inauguration of the third FIFA Confederations Cup stadium at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. The remaining three venues have been promised by the ...

Combate à homofobia é debatido em seminário em Brasília

Combate à homofobia é debatido em seminário em Brasília: NBR NOTÍCIAS - 04.04.13: Experiências de boas práticas adotadas no Brasil e na União Européia no combate à violência homofóbica estão sendo trocadas em evento da Universidade de Brasília (UnB). Durante o Seminário Brasil União Européia de ...




Cuba economic reforms moving 'at a good pace:' Castro


Cuba economic reforms moving 'at a good pace:' Castro

Reforms aimed at breathing new life into Cuba's decrepit Soviet-style economy are advancing "at a good pace," President Raul Castro said Thursday, dismissing calls for accelerated change. Since sweeping economic reforms introduced in ...

Latino Unemployment Down Slightly at 9.2% | Politic365

Latino Unemployment Down Slightly at 9.2% | Politic365: For March, the Latino unemployment rate dipped slightly to 9.2% from 9.6% in February. The nation's overall unemployment rate is 7.6% with only 88000 jobs.

Puerto Rico's pension reform positive step -S&P

Puerto Rico's pension reform positive step -S&P: NEW YORK, April 5 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico's pension reform approved late on Thursday will help reduce pressure on the island's cash-strapped finances, but the impact on its credit ratings will be largely determined by future progress on the current ...




African-American Unemployment Rate Declined in March

African-American Unemployment Rate Declined in March:
The African-American unemployment rate for the month was 13.3 percent, compared to 13.8 percent in February, according to figures released Friday morning by the Labor Department. The overall unemployment rate also dipped slightly to 7.6 percent from ...


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Without Reviews, Inmates Can Get Lost In US Prison System

Without Reviews, Inmates Can Get Lost In US Prison System: Every year 10 million people funnel in and out of America's jails and prisons. And every year some of them get lost. Recently there have been two high-profile cases of such inmates — one who got out years too early, and one who stayed years too long.