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jueves, 25 de abril de 2013

Colombian president lauds poverty reduction achievement

Colombian president lauds poverty reduction achievement: Santos, accompanied by members of his cabinet and other top officials, announced the latest figures at an official event highlighting his government's fight against poverty. Colombia had Latin America's second-worst distribution of wealth, and the ...

How you can prevent your loved one from getting scammed

How you can prevent your loved one from getting scammed: Jacksonville Attorney Cynthia Nichols is charged with grand theft and exploiting the elderly. She has been practicing law in Florida since 1981 and faces prison time if convicted. Nichols' victims say she was supposed to be a guardian on a family ...




Will Mexican Cartels Benefit From Immigration Reform?

Will Mexican Cartels Benefit From Immigration Reform?:
"We know that the drug cartels' troops and the soldiers are all within the interior of the United States as are many other criminal elements and criminal individuals," Crane said earlier this month. "There are people coming here for this to be a land ...


ABC News

Mexican newspaper photographer found dead - Philly.com

Mexican newspaper photographer found dead - Philly.com:
On Wednesday, April 24, 2013, the newspaper said that the hacked-up bodies of Martinez Bazaldua and another young man were found in the northern Mexico city of Saltillo next to the kind of hand-lettered signs frequently used by drug cartels. Martinez ...


Philly.com

Native American programs under scrutiny

Native American programs under scrutiny: Rivas said he has been given time and opportunity to serve on the Symposium of the American Indian Powwow committee; sponsor the Native American Student Association, the Alpha Pi Alpha fraternity, and the International Student Organization; serve as ...

A study suggest, Native American art can boost the Phoenix economy

A study suggest, Native American art can boost the Phoenix economy: PHOENIX – Tribes in Arizona are in a position to help Phoenix improve its economy. Through the beauty of Native American art. They can also purchase property and once it's bought, through the US Department of Interior, they can request the Secretary's ...

Mariela Castro denied permission to attend US gay event

Mariela Castro denied permission to attend US gay event: Mariela Castro in May 2012 appeared on a panel with Rea Carey, executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, in New York while she and other Cuban scholars visited the United States. She also met with LGBT advocates in San Francisco ...




Organizer: Castro's Daughter Can't Come to Philly

Organizer: Castro's Daughter Can't Come to Philly: The daughter of Cuba President Raul Castro won't be traveling to Philadelphia to accept an award for her gay rights advocacy. Officials at the Equality Forum said Thursday that the State Department has denied permission for Mariela Castro to attend the ...

Puerto Rican Teen Refuses To Pledge Allegiance To The American Flag

Puerto Rican Teen Refuses To Pledge Allegiance To The American Flag: Enidris Siurano Rodriguez, a sophomore at Damascus High School in Montgomery County in Maryland, has protested U.S. policy on Puerto Rico since she was in seventh grade by silently sitting during the daily Pledge of Allegiance. "I do not agree with the ...

Puerto Rico celebrates the 105th anniversary of the Army Reserve

Puerto Rico celebrates the 105th anniversary of the Army Reserve: Today, the Army Reserve represents the largest federal military command in the Caribbean region, with over 5,000 troops assigned, an estimated investment of over $140 million to Puerto Rico's economy and 12 Reserve centers across the island of Puerto ...




Future growth of Florida tied to African-American traveler

Future growth of Florida tied to African-American traveler: As we celebrate Florida's 500th anniversary, did you know we as a community have not taken advantage of the niche market of the Native and African-American traveler or better yet the “multicultural travel market.'' Through decades of consistent market ...

Keep seniors' national park fees low

Keep seniors' national park fees low: (CNN) -- As the nation faces a looming retirement crisis, a member of Congress has proposed a terrible idea that would bash seniors. Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier of California asked the National Park Service to consider raising the price of the senior ...

Feed the children: Get bargain prices at sale, help school in Haiti


Feed the children: Get bargain prices at sale, help school in Haiti

The school year might be winding down for a group of children hundreds of miles away in Haiti, but the focus of also providing physical and spiritual nourishment goes on 365 days a year. That's why God's Planet for Haiti, a nonprofit started in ...

Colgate Hurt by Venezuela Devaluation

Colgate Hurt by Venezuela Devaluation: Colgate-Palmolive Co.'s first-quarter earnings fell 22% despite higher sales as results were hurt by the Venezuelan government's devaluation of its currency. In February, the toothpaste maker, which generates about 5% of its total sales from Venezuela, ...




Mexican Newspaper Photographer Found Dead

Mexican Newspaper Photographer Found Dead: Vanguardia said Thursday authorities confirmed the two bodies had been found Wednesday, next to the kind of hand-lettered signs frequently used by drug cartels. Saltillo is located in northern Coahuila state, an area where the Zetas drug cartel is active.

Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits


Federal Judge Refuses to Dismiss Supermax Abuse Lawsuits

If the allegations of the detailed complaint are true, said U.S. District Judge Richard Matsch, "you don't need to be a psychiatrist to know something is wrong" inside Supermax, America's most famous prison. The judge's order keeps alive for now Vega v ...

Novel Excites Readers with an "UnDead" Twist to America's Drug War

Novel Excites Readers with an "UnDead" Twist to America's Drug War: "The idea came to me after I learned Mexican drug cartels are setting up marijuana growing farms in US national parks to avoid detection at the US-Mexico border. The parks are so vast and dense it is near impossible for authorities to locate these ...




Three weeks in book heaven

Three weeks in book heaven: The Buenos Aires Book Fair, the biggest event in the local book world (and one of the highlights of the Latin American editorial calendar) opens its doors for the general public today at the Rural, in Palermo. As usual, the roster of local and ...

The mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica

The mysterious stone balls of Costa Rica:
Most people know Costa Rica as the small Central American country located between Nicaragua and Panama with enviable spring weather, called the Switzerland of Central America. It is a country with no army, and one of the lowest crime rates in the world ...


Washington Times

7 Latin American startups shaped by current entrepreneurial trends

7 Latin American startups shaped by current entrepreneurial trends: Recently tech startups around the globe and in South and Central America have started to receive an almost-celebrity status as “65% of Brazilians aged 18 – 32 said they intend to start a business, against a global average of 48%.” Chile, Brazil and ...




Honduras: Police In Capital Go On Strike To Demand Better Work Conditions


Honduras: Police In Capital Go On Strike To Demand Better Work Conditions

Tegucigalpa, Honduras – The streets of one of Central America's most dangerous cities are without police after about 1,800 law enforcement officers went on strike to demand a pay increase and better work conditions. Uniformed officers in the Honduran ...

Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today

Ancient Maya civilization's roots deepen - USA Today: Soaring pyramids, ceremonial plazas and ritual plazas, signatures of the ancient Maya, owe their origin to a broad cultural shift in Central America around 1,000 B.C., the ruins of Ceibal suggest. Maya. A carved stone head excavated from the lowland ...

Buying Real Estate in Central America

Buying Real Estate in Central America:
Initial steps everyone should know if they are looking at buying Real Estate in Central America. When Daniel Yepez strolls out of his 4 bedroom Spanish Colonial style Central Valley home in San Rafael, Costa Rica, you would never know he was just 20 ...


The Costa Rica News

Pain in Spain drives South Americans back home

Pain in Spain drives South Americans back home:
While Spain's economy is mired in recession, business in Colombia – South America's fourth-largest economy – is booming, with annual growth rates in excess of 4pc. As Spain was once again held up as a symbol of the eurozone woes, Standard & Poor's ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Ford reports record quarterly profits in North America

Ford reports record quarterly profits in North America: Ford's most profitable quarter ever was due entirely to rising sales and higher prices in North America that likely will carry its performance the rest of the year, overshadowing losses in Europe and South America. The profit worldwide was $1.6 billion ...