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jueves, 2 de mayo de 2013

More than 150000 fill the streets of Santiago in May Day march


More than 150000 fill the streets of Santiago in May Day march

Led by the Central Workers' Union (CUT), groups of workers, students and activists marched in downtown Santiago on Wednesday morning as more than 150,000 turned out for Chile's May Day demonstration. The march started outside of Estación Central ...

Daily Caller Pushes Invented Psychological Disorder To Silence Victims Of Gun ...

Daily Caller Pushes Invented Psychological Disorder To Silence Victims Of Gun ...: The Daily Caller discounted the experiences of some victims of gun violence who have promoted stronger gun laws by claiming they suffer from "hoplophobia," a fake psychological disorder defined by the gun rights movement as "the morbid fear of guns." ...

The war on gays


The war on gays

Offshoots of the American Centre for Law and Justice (ACLJ), a group founded by the televangelist Pat Robertson, in Kenya and Zimbabwe, are said to have resisted gay-friendly changes to their constitutions. (The ACLJ insists it “does not export an ...

Why Obama won't talk so much about drug war on Mexico trip

Why Obama won't talk so much about drug war on Mexico trip: Instead, experts add, the lower profile the two leaders give to drug trafficking and Mexico's related violence reflects Mr. Peña Nieto's effort to downplay his nation's battle with drug cartels in favor of his reform agenda – and Obama's own desires to ...

State Report Highlights Dangers of For-Profit Prison in Ohio


State Report Highlights Dangers of For-Profit Prison in Ohio

Warden Brigham Sloan oversees the prison's operations and its 1,798 inmates, all of which fall under the umbrella of the Corrections Corporation of America. Eighteen months ago, the institution became the first state-owned prison to be sold off to a ...

Chile's challenges

Chile's challenges: It has produced growth that has dramatically reduced poverty but not bridged the deep socioeconomic fissures dividing Chilean society. The paradoxical result is rising frustration in an economy that is outperforming both the region and the world, let ...

African-American Giving Initiative awarded first grant

African-American Giving Initiative awarded first grant: The African-American Giving Initiative, which is part of the Community Foundation, awarded its first grant Thursday. Gateways Music Festival was given $5,200 in grant funds. The Gateway Festival consists of five days of classical music performed by ...




A Ghost of Mississippi: The Willie Manning Capital Case

A Ghost of Mississippi: The Willie Manning Capital Case: The cornerstone of the edifice of capital punishment in America -- the building block upon which public support for the death penalty rests -- is the accuracy of the result. Ask any pollster and she will tell you that the more convinced Americans are ...

Mexican columnists ponder Obama visit, wisdom of drug war

Mexican columnists ponder Obama visit, wisdom of drug war: But in the Mexican press, many columnists this week have been more interested in questions that have emerged about the future of the U.S.-Mexico security partnership. Some also are using the occasion to wonder whether the war on drugs, as promoted by ...

Guantánamo Bay


Guantánamo Bay

This newspaper has condemned Guantánamo as unjust, unwise and un-American for a decade. The spectre of prisoners denied either a fair trial or the possibility of release is Orwellian. Nothing has done more to sully America's image in the modern world.

America can't afford the real cost of Guantánamo

America can't afford the real cost of Guantánamo:
It would be no surprise if prisoners who have been tortured and indefinitely detained by the US for more than a decade rallied to America's enemies upon their release. However, it's unclear how many released Guantánamo prisoners have actually joined ...


Christian Science Monitor

Brazil's April auto sales climb and raise industry hopes -source

Brazil's April auto sales climb and raise industry hopes -source: SAO PAULO May 2 (Reuters) - Car and truck sales in Brazil climbed in April to a record for the month, according to a source with access to registration data, as recovering demand raised hopes that carmakers could shake off an uneven first quarter ...

Include LGBT families in the immigration bill

Include LGBT families in the immigration bill: That was the year Congress was last seen using scare tactics to throw gay Americans under the bus. The argument two decades ago was that gay sailors were incapable of guarding our shores. Today, it is that gay immigrants shouldn't be allowed to set ...

FBI puts $2M price on head of 'terrorist' cop killer who fled to Cuba

FBI puts $2M price on head of 'terrorist' cop killer who fled to Cuba: Joanne Chesimard, who killed a New Jersey cop 40 years ago today, then escaped prison and fled to Cuba, has been labeled a terrorist and had a $2 million bounty put on her by the FBI, authorities said Thursday. Chesimard was serving a life term for ...



Jazz Fest includes Native American music

Jazz Fest includes Native American music: Louisiana Native Americans have long been represented at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, but this is the first year the focus on the culture has been expanded to include tribal nations from elsewhere in the United States, as well as Canada ...

Vale's Home Help Can't Help Enough

Vale's Home Help Can't Help Enough: Vale is caught between Brasilia and Beijing. And even as things look better for the Brazilian miner at home, China is cutting the ground beneath it. Being a Brazilian national champion, such as Vale—which the government effectively controls—and ...

African American jockey Kevin Krigger eyes Kentucky Derby win


African American jockey Kevin Krigger eyes Kentucky Derby win

There has not been an African American jockey to win the Kentucky Derby since 1902, but Kevin Krigger is hoping to change that at this year's derby. It's considered bad luck to boast about your chances, but that has not stopped Krigger, who said, "I'm ...

3 people found shot to death in suburban home east of Los Angeles

3 people found shot to death in suburban home east of Los Angeles: HACIENDA HEIGHTS, California — Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives were trying to determine what led to the deaths of an elderly couple and their daughter-in-law in an apparent murder-suicide Wednesday. Jim Crabtree identified the three as his ...

Clash in Venezuela

Clash in Venezuela: CARACAS: Venezuelan lawmakers punched, kicked and shoved one another as a post-election conflict between President Hugo Chavez's heirs and rivals blew up into a brawl on the floor of congress. Tuesday night's clash erupted when members of the ...




US on Venezuela: Violence Has No Place in Democracy

US on Venezuela: Violence Has No Place in Democracy:
"The rights of all Venezuelans, including their elected representatives, to assemble freely and speak their minds and convictions are essential components of democracy as defined and agreed to by consensus in the Western Hemisphere in the Inter ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

May Day rallies in Venezuela

May Day rallies in Venezuela:
Opposition protesters holds up a poster of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro that reads in Spanish "I don't accept it, illegitimate," referring to his winning the presidential election, and bang pots during a the opposition May Day march in Caracas, ...


MiamiHerald.com

Haiti - Social : Voluntary return of 308 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic


Haiti - Social : Voluntary return of 308 Haitians living in the Dominican Republic

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) today provides assistance to voluntary return, in coordination with the Dominican Republic and Haitian authorities, has repatriated 308 vulnerable Haitians living in the Dominican Republic wishing to ...

750000 new voters as teenagers are included in electoral roll

750000 new voters as teenagers are included in electoral roll: On the other side of the political spectrum, the centre-right party PRO, headed by Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, has also mobilized to gain the youth vote. The new law will first go into effect in the 2013 mid-term elections, when half the ...

Mexico media fearful of reporting drugs war

Mexico media fearful of reporting drugs war: The United States has spent more than $1bn supporting a war on drug cartels in Mexico.But as US president Barack Obama heads to Mexico, the situation is still so desperate in some areas that local media are afraid to talk about it.Al Jazeera's Adam ...

Mexico rolls back 'drug war' cooperation with US

Mexico rolls back 'drug war' cooperation with US: Obama said he believes Peña Nieto "continues to be concerned about how we can work together to deal with transnational drug cartels." But Larry Holified, former head of the Drug Enforcement Administration office in Mexico City, said that the new rules ...