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domingo, 14 de abril de 2013

Michael Jackson is alive and well in Brazil

Michael Jackson is alive and well in Brazil: The King of Pop is not really alive in Brazil but a taxi driver is channelling his musical spirit with an uncanny beatbox rendition of "Billie Jean" with more than 4.5 million views on YouTube. The Brazilian taxi driver's singing is bringing smiles to ...




Church Health Programs Needed, But Not At The Pulpit, African-American ...


Church Health Programs Needed, But Not At The Pulpit, African-American ...

The separation between church and the state of your health may be narrowing, according to a new study released in the journal Health Promotion Practice this week. In a survey of more than 1,200 members of 11 African-American churches in North Carolina, ...

Mexico's drug war: David Rochkind captures images in cartel-controlled ...


Mexico's drug war: David Rochkind captures images in cartel-controlled ...

Photographer David Rochkind captures Mexico's seedy drug trade in a brutally humanistic light in a series of images collected in his book, 'Heavy Hand, Sunken Spirit.' His photographs capture a rugged landscape thrown into a vicious war on the trade ...

Is prison gang affiliation protected by the First Amendment?

Is prison gang affiliation protected by the First Amendment?:
This is, after all, quite a remarkable finding in one regard: it means one out of ten male prison inmates in America first joined a gang while they were in prison. Prison official's estimates of prison gang affiliation, as reported by Mitchell, is very ...


Examiner.com

California: Gay lawyer dies at 33 after contracting bacterial meningitis

California: Gay lawyer dies at 33 after contracting bacterial meningitis:
Officials in Los Angeles are warning gay sexually active men about a deadly strain of bacterial meningitis, following the death of a gay man in West Hollywood. 33-year-old Brett Shaad was taken off life support on Saturday evening, he was admitted to ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Washington's war on Cuba and Venezuela

Washington's war on Cuba and Venezuela:
In late 1973, US diplomats expressed concern about Venezuelan moves to end Cuba's diplomatic isolation, and were particularly worried that Caracas might "put together Organization of American States [OAS] majority in support resolution permitting ...


Aljazeera.com

Native American Catholics: Demographics


Native American Catholics: Demographics

Native American Catholics have their own national organization, the Tekakwitha Conference. The Tekakwitha Conference sponsors local Native Catholic groups, known as “Kateri Circles,” and hosts a national convention each year that attracts approximately ...

States back federal law on adoption of Native American children as SC case ...


States back federal law on adoption of Native American children as SC case ...

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court this week will hear an emotional family challenge to longstanding federal law on the adoption of Native American children, with several states, tribes and children's welfare groups lining up to support the ...

Church Health Programs Needed, But Not At The Pulpit, African-American ...


Church Health Programs Needed, But Not At The Pulpit, African-American ...

In a survey of more than 1,200 members of 11 African-American churches in North Carolina, an overwhelming majority of congregants said they believe that the church has a responsibility to promote healthy living within the community they serve. “Many of ...

A guide to exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn

A guide to exploring Jackie Robinson's Brooklyn: With the movie "42" bringing the Jackie Robinson story to a new generation, fans young and old may be inspired to visit some of the places in Brooklyn connected to the African-American athlete who integrated Major League Baseball when he joined the ...

A tender look at Cuba in Chaves and Davis' 'Havana Blue'

A tender look at Cuba in Chaves and Davis' 'Havana Blue': Last October, choreographer Frank Chaves and jazz trumpeter Orbert Davis traveled to Cuba to research a suite they hoped to create together. By immersing themselves in the movement and music of the island nation, they sought to bring something of the ...




Brazil midfielder Sandro resumes running

Brazil midfielder Sandro resumes running:
Sandro is currently in Brazil under the medical supervision of his former club Internacional after undergoing surgery in January to repair a torn cruciate ligament in his right knee. The 24-year-old says his objective is be fully fit again in time for ...


Zee News

Venezuelans angry over US election critiques

Venezuelans angry over US election critiques:
"Statements from US officials are part of a long campaign to discredit Venezuelan institutions," a senior official with the National Electoral Council (CNE), Venezuela's voting authority, told Al Jazeera on the condition of anonymity as he wasn't ...


Aljazeera.com

Woman arrested in connection to Migliore's case

Woman arrested in connection to Migliore's case: A woman was detained under the charges of allegedly covering up Boca Juniors hooligan Maximiliano Mazzaro, who is on the run on charges of murdering a neighbour in Buenos Aires district of Mataderos on August, 2011, police sources reported. This is ...

Chile halts construction of Pascua Lama gold mine

Chile halts construction of Pascua Lama gold mine: Santiago: A Chilean court suspended construction of what would be one of the world's biggest gold mines on Wednesday, accepting a complaint filed by indigenous groups on environmental grounds. The project was launched in 2009 by Canadian mining ...

Barbershops pitch in for health


Barbershops pitch in for health

Free blood pressure screenings, cholesterol screenings and prostate health information were offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in a setting African-American men know and trust, according to event organizers. Recent figures from the Indiana Department of ...

Swiss man's spectacular stunt in Brazil

Swiss man's spectacular stunt in Brazil: ... Chrome) to add VancouverSunOnline's video to your playlist. Sign in. Transcript Statistics Report. Published on Apr 13, 2013. Thu, May 3: Swiss stuntman and ex-fighter pilot Yves Rossy jumps out of a helicopter with a jetpack strapped to his back ...




Reporter's notebook: Visiting the graves of fallen immigrants


Reporter's notebook: Visiting the graves of fallen immigrants

Despite a dramatic drop in illegal immigration nationwide, south Texas, along the Rio Grande, is now seeing a rise in immigrants crossing the Mexican border, as many flee the poverty and violence in Central America. NBC's Mark Potter reports. By Al ...

Book takes readers to heart of a war zone

Book takes readers to heart of a war zone: Just as journalists have become a frequent target in the recent Middle Eastern “Arab Spring” uprisings, they enjoyed no immunity in Central America. Frazier ticks off more than a dozen reporters and photographers from all over the world who died there.

Chavez get-out-the-vote machine knocks on doors


Chavez get-out-the-vote machine knocks on doors

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — It's nearly midday Sunday and pro-government community leader Richard Escobar is marshaling get-out-the vote forces just outside a polling station in his piece of Petare, one of Latin America's biggest slums.,. ''Noon at the ...

Not Enough Pilots For Latin America's Booming Private Jet Sector


Not Enough Pilots For Latin America's Booming Private Jet Sector

SANTIAGO - The rapid expansion of large Latin American companies is pushing up demand for private airplanes and helicopters like never before. The reasons are simple - these companies want the speed, flexibility and autonomy that private air transport ...

Latin govts seeking better relationship with indigenous peoples


Latin govts seeking better relationship with indigenous peoples

The Federation of Maori Authorities is impressed with how governments in some Latin American countries are now more willing to support and develop the social and economic well-being of their indigenous peoples. Chairperson Traci Houpapa was part of ...

Articles, stories and information focusing on the utility power industries


Articles, stories and information focusing on the utility power industries

In South America, governments are taking note of the benefits that renewable technologies can offer, and are integrating them into their grids and establishing renewable energy targets. Coupled with a decrease in technology costs and government ...

Chavez' legacy, African solidarity and the African American people

Chavez' legacy, African solidarity and the African American people: He reaffirmed the indigenous and African roots of Venezuelan and Latin American culture and society. This recognition of the African and indigenous heritage of the people of South America opened new avenues for solidarity with the Caribbean, the ...

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation, Experts Say

Colombia Leads Latin America in Automation, Experts Say:
Proof that Colombian industry is a Latin American leader is that “its gross domestic product is more than Argentina's,” making the Andean nation the second economy in South America after Brazil, Pedreros said. In that regard, the president of the ...


Latin American Herald Tribune