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jueves, 18 de abril de 2013

Progress on LGBT rights in Latin America remains mixed


Progress on LGBT rights in Latin America remains mixed

Last Thursday the Uruguayan Congress voted to legalise gay marriage thus becoming the second country in South America and the twelfth in the world to do so. Passed by a majority of 71 out of 92 the decision was greeted with delight by onlookers in the ...

More football violence in Argentina and new tragedies in South America


More football violence in Argentina and new tragedies in South America

The situation is also daunting in other countries in South America, a region which will host the next Football World Cup and Olympic Games. 10 of the 14 Argentinean victims since January 2012 have lost their lives in confrontations with supporters of ...

Working to preserve Central America's rain forests

Working to preserve Central America's rain forests: “I actually look at it from my property every single day,” said Newmark, a St. Louisan who spends about half his year on the organic farm he owns in Central America. While the rainforest may seem a long way from the Gateway City, for Newmark, a ...




US Boosts Anti-Drug assistance for Central America | The Impartial ...

US Boosts Anti-Drug assistance for Central America | The Impartial ...: US Boosts Anti-Drug Assistance for Central America; Industrial sector led El Salvador's economic growth in 2012; El Salvador's Central Reserve Bank has new ...

Santiago rocks again at Metal Fest 2013

Santiago rocks again at Metal Fest 2013: SANTIAGO — In 2012, the first-ever festival dedicated to heavy metal graced Chilean land with the likes of Antharax, Volbeat, Motörhead and Misfits hitting the stage. There had never been a festival this big for this genre in Chile before, but after ...

Documentary on African American health and obesity to be screened tonight at ...

Documentary on African American health and obesity to be screened tonight at ...: Hurt will introduce his film and hold a Q&A session after the screening with Vikki Lassiter, Executive director of the African American Collaborative Research Network and Darrin Anderson, deputy director of the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids.

Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou ...


Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs Mary Lou ...

I'd like to thank Dr. Price, Judge Burnett, and the National African American Drug Policy Coalition for inviting me to speak today, and for your advocacy of a more just and humane approach to addressing substance abuse. Your organization stands for two ...

Brazil's Real Closes Weaker After Interest-Rate Hike

Brazil's Real Closes Weaker After Interest-Rate Hike: BRASILIA--The Brazilian real weakened against the dollar Thursday, in the first trading day after Brazil's central bank announced its first interest-rate increase in almost two years. The real exited active trading at BRL2.0150 per dollar, roughly 0.8 ...

Brazil accused of not protecting isolated indigenous group


Brazil accused of not protecting isolated indigenous group

SAO PAULO — Brazil's government has failed to comply with a court order to protect the Awa indigenous people in the Amazon jungles, a British-based Indian rights group said Thursday. Survival International said in a statement that authorities have ...

Coming Sunday: A Steady Hand in Haiti

Coming Sunday: A Steady Hand in Haiti: Buresh helped found the Community Health Initiative, an Iowa-based group that sends teams of medical volunteers at least four times a year to rural Haiti. The Des Moines Register sent a photographer and reporter with them last month, and their coverage ...

Clarin Wins Appeal Against Argentina Media Law

Clarin Wins Appeal Against Argentina Media Law: BUENOS AIRES--A federal appeals court granted the media empire Grupo Clarin SA (GCLA.BA) a big victory in its battle with Argentina's government over the enforcement of a media law that would have dismantled the company. The court's three judges ...

Anti-gov't protest to be staged today

Anti-gov't protest to be staged today: 18A' epicenter will be Buenos Aires city but protests have also been called in other cities across the country such as Córdoba, Mendoza, Rosario and Mar del Plata and Argentina's embassies in Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, Italy, United States and Irael.




Venezuela opposition fears crackdown

Venezuela opposition fears crackdown:
CARACAS/WASHINGTON: Venezuela's opposition leaders feared persecution over postelection protests while the U.S. government said Wednesday it was too soon to recognize Nicolas Maduro as Venezuela's new president amid concerns about ballot ...


The Daily Star

Haiti 1 of 8 countries with more than half of children not in school - Defend ...


Haiti 1 of 8 countries with more than half of children not in school - Defend ...

WASHINGTON, D.C. (defend.ht) - The Republic of Haiti is one of 8 countries in the world where more than half of its children do not attend school, which explains the reason why Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and Minister of Education Vanneur Pierre are ...

Argentine leader criticizes media monopoly ruling

Argentine leader criticizes media monopoly ruling: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's president is criticizing a court ruling against the law she's been using against what she calls the monopoly power of her leading media opponent, Grupo Clarin. President Cristina Fernandez said Thursday that she's ...

Over 1 billion people are still living in extreme poverty, says World Bank


Over 1 billion people are still living in extreme poverty, says World Bank

Extreme poverty rates have fallen in every developing region over the past 30 years, with particular improvements in Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean since the turn of the millennium. In Latin America and the Caribbean, the ...


Migration is development

Migration is development:
Evidence from Latin America, Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere shows that remittances reduce the depth and severity of poverty, and that the additional income is disproportionately spent on education and health. In rural Pakistan, remittances are ...


Business Today

America's hypocrisy plays out for the world to see


America's hypocrisy plays out for the world to see

The prisoners sit in limbo. And so does America's reputation on the world stage. Until detainees are tried on formal charges or freed and Guantanamo closes, America is steeped in hypocrisy — criticizing other countries for human rights abuses while ...

'Gay therapy' ban may get judges' support

'Gay therapy' ban may get judges' support: But Deputy Attorney General Alexandra Gordon told the court that "every major professional organization to consider it says this isn't therapy, and it causes substantial harm." The state's defense of the law was joined by the gay-rights group Equality ...




Sen. Dennis Guth Goes on Anti-Gay Tirade, Gay Sen. Matt McCoy Shuts It Down

Sen. Dennis Guth Goes on Anti-Gay Tirade, Gay Sen. Matt McCoy Shuts It Down: Republican Iowa State Senator Dennis Guth had an anti-gay field day (no doubt sponsored by the Boy Scouts of America) during the Senate's opening session on Wednesday. “The media, for the most part, has bamboozled us into thinking that having a ...

Scouts should embrace all Americans

Scouts should embrace all Americans: Soon after my election to Congress in 1992 a young scout came up to me at our hometown Butter and Eggs Parade and started a conversation about scouting and how unfairly gay leaders and gay scouts were treated. This young boy, Steven Cozza, was ...

Chile rushes to aid ship in Antarctica after fire

Chile rushes to aid ship in Antarctica after fire: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- A Chilean military tugboat is heading to Antarctica to avoid an ecological disaster where a Chinese fishing ship caught fire. The Kai Xin vessel burned off the coast of Antarctica Wednesday. Its 97 crew members were rescued by a ...

From garage to swimwear empire, the rise of Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer


From garage to swimwear empire, the rise of Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer

RIO DE JANEIRO — Before she became Brazil's bikini queen, with an empire of chic boutiques and legions of VIP fans that include Hollywood A-listers and pop royalty, Lenny Niemeyer was locked away in her garage, making swimwear out of old pareos and ...


UI Elects Its First African-American Student Senate President


UI Elects Its First African-American Student Senate President

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign has elected an African-American as Student Senate president for the first time in its 146-year history. Damani Bolden, a Chicago Public School graduate, triumphed last week after beating three other candidates ...

New Campaign Designed to Encourage African-American Moms to Breastfeed


New Campaign Designed to Encourage African-American Moms to Breastfeed

The U.S. Surgeon General has announced a public education campaign that will focus on raising awareness among African-American moms on the significance of breastfeeding. "One of the most highly effective preventive measures a mother can take to ...