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miércoles, 17 de abril de 2013

Destination Haiti: Wareham church takes trip to rural Jacmel

Destination Haiti: Wareham church takes trip to rural Jacmel:
Haiti continues to be a place where tires smolder in the streets and garbage flows through streams of gray water. The landscape inland is a stark contrast to the pristine ocean waters, never more than a few miles away. Even before the devastation from ...


Wareham Week

Suit wants Chile to ban police use of paintball guns at protests


Suit wants Chile to ban police use of paintball guns at protests

SANTIAGO, Chile, April 17 (UPI) -- A Chilean youth hit in an eye by a paintball by a soldier during a protest says he is suing for compensation and an end to the use of the controversial weapon. The youth, identified only as "Luis A.," claims he has ...

Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer goes from garage to swimwear empire


Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer goes from garage to swimwear empire

RIO DE JANEIRO - Before she became Brazil's bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear from scraps of used cloth and sliced cow bones. It's hard to picture the ...

Brazil police arrest 3 men suspected of killing homeless people


Brazil police arrest 3 men suspected of killing homeless people

BRASILIA, Brazil — Police say they have arrested three men suspected of involvement in a spate of killings of homeless people in Brazil's central-western state of Goias. The Goias state police department says in a statement that the three were ...

California Law Banning Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Gets Day in Court

California Law Banning Gay 'Conversion Therapy' Gets Day in Court: Whether a California law banning gay “conversion therapy” for minors is an unjustified infringement on free speech or a valid effort to prevent therapeutic malpractice is to be argued in a federal appeals court in San Francisco on Wednesday. National ...




Louie Gohmert: Radical Islamists Being Trained To 'Act Like Hispanic' (VIDEO)

Louie Gohmert: Radical Islamists Being Trained To 'Act Like Hispanic' (VIDEO): Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned Wednesday that "radical Islamists" are being "trained to act like Hispanic[s]" and cross the U.S.-Mexico border. "We know Al Qaeda has camps over with the drug cartels on the other side of the Mexican border," he ...

Fitch: Close Venezuelan Election Fails to Dispel Uncertainty

Fitch: Close Venezuelan Election Fails to Dispel Uncertainty: The unexpectedly close election outcome in Venezuela's presidential race has created a more dynamic and uncertain political situation, which could influence the new government's approach to economic policy and its ability to govern effectively ...

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown, US wavers on Maduro

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown, US wavers on Maduro: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leaders said on Wednesday they feared persecution over post-election protests and the U.S. government backed their call for a recount, saying it had not decided if it would recognize President-elect Nicolas ...




Brazil Indian-farmer standoff intensifies, tribes storm Congress

Brazil Indian-farmer standoff intensifies, tribes storm Congress: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian Indians are trying to derail a congressional proposal to change the way indigenous lands are recognized, intensifying a standoff between the powerful farm sector and a carefully protected minority by literally storming ...

Meningitis Outbreak In New York's Gay Community Sparks Concern In ...


Meningitis Outbreak In New York's Gay Community Sparks Concern In ...

The Center's medical director Dr. Robert Winn says the advisory is a response to concerns about a meningitis outbreak in New York's gay community. There have been no recent cases of meningitis in Philadelphia. He says there is no reason for concern ...

Weiner Overshadows Quinn Endorsement Event

Weiner Overshadows Quinn Endorsement Event:
As she accepted the endorsement of a number of prominent women's groups Wednesday, Quinn, the leading Democrat in the New York City mayoral race, struggled to fend off at least half a dozen questions from reporters about a potential Weiner candidacy.


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Ebert was an ally for African American filmmakers

Ebert was an ally for African American filmmakers: Roger Ebert was someone we all seemed to know. For some, it was his familiar face. For others, it was his cogent commentary on films of the day, both on television and in the newspaper. I did know Roger a little bit (his wife, Chaz, too). We both ...

12th Annual African-American Sacred Music Festival set for Saturday


12th Annual African-American Sacred Music Festival set for Saturday

BISHOPVILLE — It's time for one of the most popular concerts of the year at Lee Central High School. Choir Director Terry Slater has announced the 12th Annual African-American Sacred Music Festival will take place at 7 p.m. Saturday in the school's ...

Two Hopkins High School students charged after protest over alleged 'ghetto ...

Two Hopkins High School students charged after protest over alleged 'ghetto ...: Two Hopkins high school students face misdemeanor charges stemming from a confrontation with school administrators that police say turned physical, after the students, who are African-American, were protesting the school's handling of an incident where ...




Adversaries -- Even Cuba -- Set Beefs Aside to Mourn Boston Marathon

Adversaries -- Even Cuba -- Set Beefs Aside to Mourn Boston Marathon:
Cuban Foreign Ministry official Josefina Vidal sent "the most heartfelt condolences of the people and government of Cuba to the people and government of the United States, particularly those directly affected by this tragedy." The Freedom and Justice ...


ABC News

El Salvador: Missionaries head into the field, face challenges

El Salvador: Missionaries head into the field, face challenges:
... El Salvador] For missionaries Tom and Dianne Wilson the most challenging ... Rather than construct “projects” Cristosal works to empower the poor to act ...
Episcopal News Service

Scioli declares emergency after deadly floods

Scioli declares emergency after deadly floods: Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli declared the state of emergency for 180 days in the districts affected by the torrential rain on April 2 and 3 that resulted in major floods and at least 52 fatal victims. This includes an exemption to pay the ...

7 killed in Venezuela postelection violence

7 killed in Venezuela postelection violence:
CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's attorney general said Tuesday that seven people had been killed and 61 injured in post-presidential election clashes between police, supporters of newly elected President Nicolas Maduro and challenger Henrique ...


Los Angeles Times

Media firestorm over graft scandal

Media firestorm over graft scandal: High-ranking opposition politicians didn't hesitate in joining the uproar, with Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri demanding that the “justice system begin investigating the allegations “without delay” and not when the government leaves power ...




Renowned human rights activist priest visits Mexicali


Renowned human rights activist priest visits Mexicali

MEXICALI – The stream of Central American immigrants that treks through Mexico on the way to the United States are the face of a “humanitarian disaster” that hardly anyone seems to notice, said Father Alejandro Solalinde. Years of working closely with ...

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed - Vimeo

Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed - Vimeo:
This exhibition has been co-organized by the National Museum of the American Indian and the ...

Latin American brands enter US markets - Hotel News Now

Latin American brands enter US markets - Hotel News Now: Historically, Latin American investors (see Chart A below) have pursued strategic investments of U.S.-branded hotels, and they have benefited from U.S. diversification, operational synergies, asset protection and capital appreciation. Similarly ...

Latin sales boost Coca-Cola profits

Latin sales boost Coca-Cola profits: Chief executive Muhtar Kent has introduced new package sizes in Latin America and pushed Coca-Cola branded soft drinks including Powerade. In North America the company said it will continue manufacturing while selling and swapping some distribution ...

Latin America to Grow Less as Tailwinds Recede, World Bank Says

Latin America to Grow Less as Tailwinds Recede, World Bank Says: The pace of economic growth in Latin America will slow in the coming years as a result of lower commodity prices and a deceleration in China, the World Bank said. The Latin America and Caribbean region's average annual growth should fall to about 3.5 ...




Forget the RV: Annapolis man, 68, to travel South America by motorcycle


Forget the RV: Annapolis man, 68, to travel South America by motorcycle

Tom Flynn, of Annapolis, packs his Suzuki 650 motorcycle at his Bay Ridge home Monday as he prepares for a 16,000 mile trip through Central and South America. Flynn plans to visit friends and study Latin American culture on his journey to Ushuaia at ...