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domingo, 5 de mayo de 2013

Mexico Is Ready to End Failed Drug-War Policies—Why Isn't the US?


Mexico Is Ready to End Failed Drug-War Policies—Why Isn't the US?

Did you know the DEA has more employees stationed in Mexico than any of its other foreign posts? 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 ...

Experts gather to lay out agenda to end childhood poverty

Experts gather to lay out agenda to end childhood poverty: The group will take part in a plenary session titled, "A National Agenda to End Childhood Poverty," at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) annual meeting in Washington, DC. The session will cover a range of issues related to childhood poverty ...




Food inflation threatens Brazil's rise to agricultural superpower

Food inflation threatens Brazil's rise to agricultural superpower: Brazil, an up-and-coming agricultural superpower with abundant fertile land, is struggling to provide consistently affordable food for its population. To understand how, consider the tomato. Prices of the red fruit shot up 122 percent in March from a ...

Brazil to produce record 35.5 million tonnes of sugar

Brazil to produce record 35.5 million tonnes of sugar: Brazil's main center-south sugar cane crop will produce a record 35.5 million tonnes of sugar this 2013/14 season, an increase of 4.1 percent from the 34.1 million tonnes produced last year, sugar and ethanol industry association Unica said on Monday.

Singapore, Brazil sign MOU on intellectual property cooperation

Singapore, Brazil sign MOU on intellectual property cooperation:
SINGAPORE: Singapore and Brazil have taken steps to strengthen intellectual property (IP) cooperation in the next five years. The Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) and Instituto Nacional Da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) signed a ...


Channel News Asia

Why Texas has it right

Why Texas has it right: It has America's biggest prison population and its busiest death row. It grew rich on oil and worked that wealth on behalf of cronies, dirtying itself and the nation in the process.” Furthermore, “the politicians all wish they were cowboys, and on the ...

Mo. father and son walking for mental health

Mo. father and son walking for mental health: Mark Norwine said he planned to stop at several schools to speak at assemblies, particularly in rural areas where there are fewer resources for mental health. He has plans to stop at Lafayette High School and Parkway North High School in the St. Louis ...

At least 2 dead as plane crashes into residential building in ... - RT

At least 2 dead as plane crashes into residential building in ... - RT: A small plane has crashed into a residential building in Valencia, the capital of Carabobo state in west-central Venezuela. Two people are said to be dead. It remains unknown whether people inside the building were injured.

CNN's Kurtz apologizes for errors in Jason Collins column

CNN's Kurtz apologizes for errors in Jason Collins column: FILE - This April 25, 2012 file photo shows journalist Howard Kurtz at the world premiere of "Knife Fight" during the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival in New York. Kurtz is apologizing for several errors in a column he wrote about gay basketball player Jason ...

For gay athletes, sponsorship may be just around the corner

For gay athletes, sponsorship may be just around the corner: And last week, the National Football League (NFL) said it would work with the New York Attorney General's Office to ensure that gay players aren't discriminated against. “The first step is for there not to be any kind of adverse impact on athletes who ...

The cost of Guantanamo

The cost of Guantanamo: The hunger strike by inmates protesting conditions at the Guantanamo Bay detention facility in Cuba is forcing the Obama administration to revisit its policy of indefinite detention without trial for terrorist suspects. It's about time. As Mr. Obama ...

America's Leading Gay News Source

America's Leading Gay News Source: Mariela Castro, whose uncle is former Cuban President Fidel 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 ...




The not-so-gay part about being gay

The not-so-gay part about being gay: Collins, of course, is the 7-foot NBA center who stunned the sports world last week by admitting he is gay. According to America 's famous Sports Illustrated, Collins said: “I am a 34-year-old center in the NBA. I am black. And I am gay.” Fine, fine ...

Buenos Aires prices - food prices, beer prices, hotel prices, attraction ...

Buenos Aires prices - food prices, beer prices, hotel prices, attraction ...: The high season for Buenos Aires hotels runs from September through March, though the fringe months in that range are less busy than the others. If you are ...

Haiti - Economy : «In business in one click», your company in less than 24 hours !


Haiti - Economy : «In business in one click», your company in less than 24 hours !

For the first time in Haiti, investors have the opportunity to start their business in less than one day. Indeed, since April 16, 2013, investors in Haiti and abroad are able to acquire a business preconstituted (100 pre-registered) classified into 7 ...

Venezuela rejects Obama comments on arrested US film-maker Tim Tracy

Venezuela rejects Obama comments on arrested US film-maker Tim Tracy: Venezuela's government has rejected comments by Barack Obama about the country's political crisis and the arrest of a US film-maker, accusing Washington of being behind violence that has followed the recent presidential election. During his visit to ...

Latino Unemployment Rates Hit Record Low, But This Might Not Necessarily Be ...

Latino Unemployment Rates Hit Record Low, But This Might Not Necessarily Be ...: The U.S. employment report released Friday shows the Latino unemployment rate in April dropped to 9.0 percent, down from 9.2 in March. The latest unemployment rate for Latinos is the lowest it has been since November 2008, when it reached 8.6 percent, ...




On their marks

On their marks: Now locked in an argument are Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri, the leader of the centre-right party PRO, and the anti-government Peronists (including former economy minister Roberto Lavagna, teamsters' union leader Hugo Moyano, Córdoba ...

Reduce, not close,

Reduce, not close,: The war on terror is ongoing, and the United States needs a secure facility to detain and interrogate foreign prisoners who have killed Americans or are planning to do harm to our interests. However, we do see a need to address issues at Guantanamo Bay ...

At spring Centro Hispano festival, York community welcomes a new member ...

At spring Centro Hispano festival, York community welcomes a new member ...: At spring Centro Hispano festival, York community welcomes a new member from Puerto Rico. A woman who came to York just two weeks ago from Puerto Rico is welcomed to the community at the Centro Hispano's spring festival. By MIKE ARGENTO ...

Security remains theme of US-Central American ties: Guatemalan president

Security remains theme of US-Central American ties: Guatemalan president: Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Saturday that security and combating drug trafficking remain the main focus in the relationship between Central America and the United States. After taking part in a business forum with US President Barack Obama in ...

Pope uses Latin American experience to guide confraternities

Pope uses Latin American experience to guide confraternities: Drawing on the experience of the Latin American Church, Pope Francis called on groups dedicated to specific saints to grow in their faith, help unite the Church and evangelize through their public acts of devotion. “Three words, don't forget them ...




In Latin America, US Shifts Focus From Drug War to Economy

In Latin America, US Shifts Focus From Drug War to Economy:
Last week, Mr. Obama returned to capitals in Latin America with a vastly different message. Relationships with countries racked by drug violence and organized crime should focus more on economic development and less on the endless battles against drug ...


New York Times (blog)

Millions of birds passing through Southern Ontario as spring migration takes wing


Millions of birds passing through Southern Ontario as spring migration takes wing

Year after year, a tiny bird known as a warbling vireo makes an epic journey from South America all the way to the north shore of Lake Ontario, where it takes up residence on Toronto's Leslie Street Spit in the virtually the same shrub. The little ...

Italy's 1st black minister highlights race problem

Italy's 1st black minister highlights race problem: The minister is from French Guiana, an overseas region of France in South America. Guyana is a separate country in South America. A corrected version of the story is below: Italy race problems seen with black gov't minister. Racist taunts greet ...