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martes, 30 de abril de 2013

Who Did Cuba's Ladies in White Speak For?

Who Did Cuba's Ladies in White Speak For?:
HAVANA TIMES — On Friday, I read in the Havana Times that the Ladies in White had asked the government of the United States to continue dealing with Cuba with a firm hand. I can't say I felt disappointment because, for that, I would have had to harbor ...


Havana Times

Conservatives and black clergy unite against same-sex marriage


Conservatives and black clergy unite against same-sex marriage

The Chicago-based African American Clergy Coalition joined forces with the National Organization for Marriage, pooling resources as the groups aim to kill same-sex marriage legislation that has already advanced from the Illinois state Senate. “I like ...

Cuba en el Examen Periódico Universal: Denuncian fondos millonarios de ...

Cuba en el Examen Periódico Universal: Denuncian fondos millonarios de ...: Sólo entre 1997 y 2012 Washington destinó más de 200 millones de dólares para programas subversivos contra Cuba, declaró Elizalde en una conferencia ofrecida en el Palacio de las Naciones, donde presentó datos del propio gobierno de EEUU.

Learning to teach students how to learn

Learning to teach students how to learn:
African American students achieve at a different level than White students. Test scores are lower, as are high school and college completion rates, and the number of African Americans attending four-year institutions is falling. The rate of African ...


Madison Times

Drug-War Logic: These Costly, Failed Policies Must Continue Indefinitely


Drug-War Logic: These Costly, Failed Policies Must Continue Indefinitely

That Mexican nationals trained and bankrolled by the CIA raid Mexican drug cartels? Or that the CIA runs high-tech "fusion centers" in Mexico City, Monterrey and elsewhere? "For the past seven years, Mexico and the United States have put aside their ...

Barack Obama says Guantanamo Bay prison must close

Barack Obama says Guantanamo Bay prison must close:
US President Barack Obama has pledged a new push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, amid a growing prisoner hunger strike there. At the White House, Mr Obama said the detention centre was "contrary to who we are" and harmful to US ...


BBC News

Cuba's National Assembly To Return to Capitol After 54 Years

Cuba's National Assembly To Return to Capitol After 54 Years: Like a penitent child, it has waited 54 years to return to its status as the site of the Cuban parliament. Visited by everyone, it was a natural sciences museum with stuffed animals -- plagued with moths -- and in one of its hallways the first public ...




Cuba, Venezuela, Honduras top most repressive list in hemisphere

Cuba, Venezuela, Honduras top most repressive list in hemisphere: -Venezuela. From constitutional changes that turn the president into king - giving him powers that usurp the legislative and judicial branches - to a shameful murder rate and kidnappings of political opponents, Venezuela is far from a democracy.

Children in poverty perceived as neglected

Children in poverty perceived as neglected:
"There's a tendency in child welfare to codify poverty as neglect," said Cindy Blackstock, executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada. The woman, born in British Columbia and part Gitxsan, got her start as a front ...


Winnipeg Free Press

US: No new terror trial for Fla. Muslim cleric

US: No new terror trial for Fla. Muslim cleric: MIAMI (AP) -- Federal prosecutors say an interview by The Associated Press with an FBI informant and other legal claims are insufficient to warrant a new terrorism-support trial for an elderly South Florida imam. Prosecutors say in court documents ...

Inmates are Reviewing Prisons on Yelp

Inmates are Reviewing Prisons on Yelp: While it may be hard to filter out pranksters from people who have serious concerns about the country's correctional facilities, it's still interesting that current technology could alter the future of America's prisons and detention centers. It may ...

Medicaid Expansion To Provide More Care For Native Americans ...

Medicaid Expansion To Provide More Care For Native Americans ...: Next year, just over 200000 Native Americans will become eligible for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act. The change translates to more money for the ...

Greeley billboards compare modern gun advocates to historical ...

Greeley billboards compare modern gun advocates to historical ...: DENVER – A pair of billboards that seem to compare the concerns of the modern gun rights movement to the plight of Native Americans more than a century ago ...




Brazil posts primary surplus of 3.5 bln reais in March

Brazil posts primary surplus of 3.5 bln reais in March: BRASILIA, April 30 (Reuters) - Brazil posted a primary budget surplus of $3.5 billion reais ($1.75 billion) in March , recovering after a deficit in February, but still well below the surplus scored a year ago, according to central bank data released ...

American Faces Death Penalty in North Korea for Photos He Took ...

American Faces Death Penalty in North Korea for Photos He Took ...: Korean-American Kenneth Bae made headlines back in November when he was arrested while leading a tour group though the Rason Special Economic Zone ...

Native Americans on gun billboard draws ire


Native Americans on gun billboard draws ire

A pro-gun billboard that features images of Native Americans is drawing both contempt and support in Colorado. "Turn in your arms. The government will take care of you," the sign says. While the sarcasm is evident, theSee all stories on this topic »

Mental illness does not equal gun violence (Guest column)

Mental illness does not equal gun violence (Guest column): Research clearly proves that mental illness alone does not cause a person to commit violence in numbers any different than the rest of the population; however it does, unfortunately, indicate that their chances of being the victim of violence are much ...

Ex-Cuban spy offers to renounce US citizenship

Ex-Cuban spy offers to renounce US citizenship: MIAMI (AP) -- A convicted Cuban spy offered Monday to renounce his U.S. citizenship if a judge will allow him to finish serving a probation sentence in Cuba. Rene Gonzalez was recently permitted to visit Cuba for two weeks following his father's death ...

Boy Scouts of America refuse openly gay scout leaders, coming out as intolerant


Boy Scouts of America refuse openly gay scout leaders, coming out as intolerant

A beaming young boy in a cute khaki uniform knocks on your door to sell popcorn. The first thing on your mind is probably whether to get cheesy popcorn, caramel or both — not the bigotry espoused by the organization the child represents. Let's be ...

Telefonica sells Central American assets for $500 million

Telefonica sells Central American assets for $500 million: Central America, with 30 million inhabitants - a third of which are under the age of 15 - and a growing middle class, remains a key area of growth potential compared to largely saturated European markets. Telefonica's shares, which have gained 9.4 ...





Obama will tout immigration on Latin America visit

Obama will tout immigration on Latin America visit:
“Our relationship with the countries in Central America is vital … and it is certainly not limited at all to the matters of immigration reform in this country,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Monday. However, he added, “you can expect he'll ...


Daily Caller

145 Organizations Urge Obama and Mesoamerican Presidents to Change Course


145 Organizations Urge Obama and Mesoamerican Presidents to Change Course

As Heads of State from Mexico, Central America and the United States prepare to meet for the Summit of the Central American Integration System (SICA) in Costa Rica on May 4 and 5, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, collaborated with JASS (Just ...

Mexico detains 108 in immigration sweep; most from Central America

Mexico detains 108 in immigration sweep; most from Central America: Ninety five Central Americans, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, were detained in the southern states of Oaxaca and Tabasco during sweeps by federal police in the last 24 hours, Mexico's migration institute said in a statement. Seven of ...

Central America Suffering Epidemic of Coffee Leaf Rust

Central America Suffering Epidemic of Coffee Leaf Rust: Managua 29 Abr (Prensa Latina) The Executive Director of the International Coffee Organization, Robério Silva, is visiting Central America to verify in situ the critical situation faced by coffee farmers because ...

Latin America's 'lost' decade in oil production

Latin America's 'lost' decade in oil production: Latin America went through a lost decade in terms of oil output, with production gains in Brazil and Colombia matched by declines in Mexico and Venezuela, analysts at Raymond James said in a report Monday. Other countries netted zero growth as well.