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viernes, 12 de abril de 2013

Mexican cartels gain ground in European drug trade

Mexican cartels gain ground in European drug trade: Relentless bloodletting among rival Mexican drug cartels is blamed for some 25,000 deaths since December 2006, when president Felipe Calderon launched a massive crackdown on crime, deploying 50,000 troops across the country. "We do not want the ...

Guatemala: Support needed against wave of violence

Guatemala: Support needed against wave of violence: In Sydney, the Latin America Social Forum and Commitee for Human Rights in Guatemala have called for support for an international open letter to Guatemalan President Otto Perez in protest at this wave of violence. You can read the full letter and the ...

Venezuela votes in the post-Chavez era


Venezuela votes in the post-Chavez era

illions of Venezuelans have been lifted out of poverty under Chavez's rule, and income distribution has become less unequal, though soaring inflation, food shortages, crumbling infrastructure, worsening power outages and rampant crime have become ...

US ranks near bottom of UNICEF report on child well-being

US ranks near bottom of UNICEF report on child well-being:
UNICEF said in a statement on the survey that child poverty in countries like the U.S. “is not inevitable but is policy-susceptible,” and there isn't necessarily a strong relationship between per capita GDP and overall child well-being, explaining ...


Salon

Haiti - Politic : A second minister resigns...

Haiti - Politic : A second minister resigns...:
My career in the sector was for me the opportunity to serve my country and put at the service of the Haitian State professional the professional capacities that I have accumulated at a high price in the private sector, and the mastery of the field that ...


Haitilibre.com

Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller (Who Has Gay Friends) Mock Proposed Gay ...


Bill O'Reilly, Dennis Miller (Who Has Gay Friends) Mock Proposed Gay ...

So after the Murdoch owned Weekly Standard published an article about proposed California legislation that mandates insurance companies to cover the cost of infertility for gay couples, the right wing media world lit up with homophobic outrage. While ...

Guinea-Bissau adrift, a year after the coup


Guinea-Bissau adrift, a year after the coup

The chronic volatility has fanned poverty in the country of 1.6 million people with few resources other than cashew nuts and fish, attracting South American drug cartels who have turned it into a hub of cocaine trafficking for west Africa. The drug ...

Idaho private prison contractor admits falsifying records

Idaho private prison contractor admits falsifying records: The private contractor operating the Idaho Correctional Center south of Boise has acknowledged that employees at the prison falsified staffing records last year in violation of Corrections Corporation of America's contract with the State. Idaho Board ...

Venezuelan elections


Venezuelan elections

Venezuela's brief but raucous presidential campaign — full of references to Hugh Chavez — has wrapped up. Voters go to the polls Sunday to choose between the late leader's confidant, Nicolas Maduro, and opposition candidate Henrique Capriles.

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist comes out in support of NHL's gay-rights ...

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist comes out in support of NHL's gay-rights ...:
Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist applauded the announcement Thursday that the NHL and NHLPA have formed an official partnership with the You Can Play Project, the year-old advocacy organization that fights homophobia in sports. "I think it's a good ...


New York Daily News

Gay Travel: Out NYC to Branch Out to Chicago

Gay Travel: Out NYC to Branch Out to Chicago: GoPride reports: The developers behind The Out NYC hope to bring their "straight-friendly" boutique hotel to the Windy City, specifically to the 3300 North block of Halsted Street in Boystown. Although rumors of The Out Chicago have circulated for over ...

Native American Student Association keeps heritage, culture alive at K-State


Native American Student Association keeps heritage, culture alive at K-State

Loretta Menchaca, member of the Talking Medicine Native American Dance Company, performs a style of dance known as “Fancy Dance” in the K-State Student Union Courtyard on Wednesday. K-State is a second home to over 23,000 students.

Native American Festival returns

Native American Festival returns: And don't forget the food vendors and the wide variety of Native American crafts -- including fine Southwestern jewelry -- available for purchase. According to Ben Kirkland, natural resources manager for Chehaw Park, a lot of the available jewelry is ...

US Gives More Money for Security in Central America, Ahead of Costa Rica Visit

US Gives More Money for Security in Central America, Ahead of Costa Rica Visit: Latin America News – The budget proposal for fiscal year 2014 provides funds to reduce counternarcotics programs in Mexico and Colombia, increasing the resources of the Merida Initiative and Plan Colombia and increase funding for Central America.

Image: Fires in Central America

Image: Fires in Central America: On April 11, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) aboard NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Mexico and Central America, and acquired this true-color image of dozens of fires burning across the region. Fires dot the landscapes ...

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation, Experts Say

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation, Experts Say: Bogota – Colombia, the South American country that is second in foreign investment after Brazil, has become the regional leader in applying industrial automation, experts told Efe at the Automatisa 2013 trade fair, which began earlier this week in Bogota.




Taste of Latin America thrills with varied dishes

Taste of Latin America thrills with varied dishes:
Food, humor, dance and song were featured throughout the evening of April 5, at the Taste of Latin America event in the Student Center ballroom. The two hour event, hosted by The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (GT-SHPE), saw attendance of ...


Technique

Foreign firms expand in Latin America


Foreign firms expand in Latin America

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. and European defense and aerospace companies are expanding their footprint in Latin America with partnerships and operations. Just this week alone Boeing, which is bidding of the Brazilian Air Force's F-X2 fighter ...

Brazil opens window for wheat imports

Brazil opens window for wheat imports:
A temporary tariff change in Brazil is signaling an opportunity for U.S. wheat farmers to regain competiveness in South America's largest wheat importing market. The government of Brazil recently announced that it is waiving the 10 percent common ...


Western Farm Press

Fugitive featured on 'America's Most Wanted' nabbed in Colombia

Fugitive featured on 'America's Most Wanted' nabbed in Colombia: A fugitive wanted in the 2006 shooting of a motorist along Interstate 81 in northeastern Pennsylvania has been captured in South America. U.S. Marshal Martin J. Pane of Scranton says that John Caro was arrested Monday in Medellin, Colombia.

Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy Sparks California Bill to Eliminate BSA Tax Exemption


Boy Scouts Anti-Gay Policy Sparks California Bill to Eliminate BSA Tax Exemption

In testimony heard before a California state senate committee hearing, the Boy Scouts of America was referred to as the “most egregious violator” of laws passed to protect LGBT citizens from discrimination. Having banned the participation of openly gay ...

The Obama Plan -- Spending Mental Health Money in All the Wrong Places

The Obama Plan -- Spending Mental Health Money in All the Wrong Places: The Obama administration proposes investing $235 million dollars into a new mental health program for our schools that is meant to increase the safety of our children and prevent future Newtowns. The money will train teachers and masters level mental ...

Students battle mental illnesses

Students battle mental illnesses: She recently “came clean” about her private battles to more than 400 people during a program benefiting Active Minds, an organisation formed to help remove the stigma associated with mental illness and to raise awareness among college students.

California Bill Would Penalize Boy Scouts for Ban on Gay Members

California Bill Would Penalize Boy Scouts for Ban on Gay Members: Lara says if the Boy Scouts lift the ban on gay members, they would be able to re-apply for the tax exemptions. Rick Cronk is a former Boy Scouts of America President. He says the legislation would hurt local Cub Scout packs and Boy Scout troops more ...

Study Finds Gene that Raises Alzheimer's Risk for African-Americans

Study Finds Gene that Raises Alzheimer's Risk for African-Americans: From Yahoo! News: Scientists may have found gene variants that make it far more likely that someone who is African-American will go on to develop Alzheimer's ...