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domingo, 12 de mayo de 2013

Peru, Mexico to deepen drug-war cooperation - Andina

Peru, Mexico to deepen drug-war cooperation - Andina: Peru's President Ollanta Humala has reaffirmed the government's commitment to working in partnership with Mexico in the fight against drug trafficking, an issue that warrants "shared and differentiated responsibilities", in terms of consumption, supply ...

Support grows for gay Scout members

Support grows for gay Scout members: A substantial majority of Americans support the Boy Scouts of America's proposal to admit openly gay members, and most oppose the organization's plan to continue to bar openly gay adults from serving as Scout leaders, according to a Washington Post-ABC ...




US Supreme Court Justices Have Only Been Addressed By One African ...

US Supreme Court Justices Have Only Been Addressed By One African ...: In an era when three women, a Hispanic and an African-American sit on the court and white men constitute a bare majority of the nine justices, the court is more diverse than the lawyers who argue before it. The arguments that took place from October to ...

Cuba school installing wind turbine

Cuba school installing wind turbine: Jolene Willis, wind energy program coordinator at the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs at Western, said that a main reason Cuba was chosen as a site because it has previously served as a site for other projects. “Back in 2010 and 2011, they hosted a ...




Capitalism taking root in Cuba

Capitalism taking root in Cuba: After decades of strict central control, Cuba appears to be slowly liberalising. Its citizens are now able to leave the communist country on holidays. In the economic sphere, capitalism appears to be emerging in the country. Farmers can now sell their ...

Federal budget cuts put hurt on South Florida's feeding programs

Federal budget cuts put hurt on South Florida's feeding programs: Looming federal budget cuts are putting a big squeeze on programs in South Florida that feed seniors. In Palm Beach County, about 240 daily breakfasts served to the elderly were cut about two weeks ago after $147,000 was lopped off a county program's ...

Only in it for the quasi-money

Only in it for the quasi-money: The currency exchange controls had practically frozen the real estate market in Buenos Aires City where properties have traditionally been priced in dollars. Real estate transactions in the first quarter of this year dropped 41 percent in Buenos Aires ...

As the area's school populations drops 20% the Native American school ...


As the area's school populations drops 20% the Native American school ...

If the Mashpee Wampanoag Tribe establishes an excellent academic program, wrapped in Native American culture, they may well attract students from Martha's Vineyard. That would be very bad news indeed for the Vineyard's tiny school districts (MVPS).

Ricky Martin Wants Puerto Rican Officials to Back Gay Rights - Femalefirst

Ricky Martin Wants Puerto Rican Officials to Back Gay Rights - Femalefirst: Singer Ricky Martin has urged government officials in his native Puerto Rico to step up their support for gay rights and pass new legislation to protect same-sex couples. The same rights for each and every citizen of Puerto Rico, that's what we are ...

US Strips 'Cuban Five' Member of Citizenship

US Strips 'Cuban Five' Member of Citizenship: René González said Friday he received a certificate of loss of nationality from the U.S. diplomatic mission in Havana this week. González, who was a dual national, volunteered to give up his U.S. citizenship in return for being allowed to stay in Cuba ...

Cars made in Brazil are deadly


Cars made in Brazil are deadly

SAO PAULO: The cars roll endlessly off the local assembly lines of the industry's biggest automakers, more than 10,000 a day, into the eager hands of Brazil's new middle class. The shiny new Fords, Fiats, and Chevrolets tell the tale of an economy in ...

Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years ...

Argentina Ghost Town Re-Emerges After Being Underwater For 25 Years ...: The saltwater lake has 10 times more salt than the ocean — making the water buoyant — and tourists from Buenos Aires' large Jewish community flocked there to float in water that reminded them of the Dead Sea. The town thrived for decades — its ...

Iowa panelists: First two years of life can make or break kids

Iowa panelists: First two years of life can make or break kids: For more and more Iowa children, poverty “shows up early, and it stays with them,” said Sen. Jack Hatch, D-Des Moines, who chairs the Health and Human Services Appropriations Subcommittee. The list of hardships is as long as it is disheartening: Kids ...

Cuba's 2013 Anti-Homophobia Parade Held

Cuba's 2013 Anti-Homophobia Parade Held: HAVANA TIMES — Some 500 members and supporters of Cuba's LGBT community paraded on Saturday morning along the busy 23rd Street in Havana in the now traditional anti-homophobia campaign calling for respect for diversity and rejection of sexual ...




On Mother's Day, remembering the real leaders in the search for peace

On Mother's Day, remembering the real leaders in the search for peace: Similarly, we worked with the mothers of former gang members in Central America to reintegrate them into their communities with the help of job training that returned them from the abyss of crime and violence. These mothers also became important ...

Nicaragua orders AFP photojournalist to leave the country


Nicaragua orders AFP photojournalist to leave the country

The photojournalist identified himself at the Government House checkpoint as an AFP correspondent assigned to cover President Daniel Ortega's meeting with Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, who was on a tour of Central America ...

Lost world to emerge from Honduras jungle

Lost world to emerge from Honduras jungle: Charles Lindbergh, the first pilot to fly the Atlantic solo, had encouraged Morde to explore, claiming he had glimpsed the white ruins of "an amazing ancient metropolis" under the jungle canopy when flying across Central America. This week, at the ...

Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala

Ex-dictator convicted of genocide in Guatemala: Matthew Kennis, Amnesty International's chair for Central America-Mexico Coordination Group, said "This is an incredibly important step forward for justice and accountability in Guatemala. Rios Montt being found guilty ... is a significant step forward ...




12 Latin American Governments Gather to Confront Extreme Investor Privileges ...

12 Latin American Governments Gather to Confront Extreme Investor Privileges ...: Last week 12 Latin American governments gathered in Guayaquil, Ecuador to craft a common response to an increasingly common menace: costly "investor-state" suits in which foreign corporations are dragging sovereign governments to extrajudicial courts ...

Retire In Latin America: The 6 Most Relaxing Countries For Stress-Free Golden ...

Retire In Latin America: The 6 Most Relaxing Countries For Stress-Free Golden ...: Increasing numbers of older Americans are choosing to retire abroad, and many are opting to go south. If you're looking to enjoy warm weather, natural beauty, a slow, stress-free pace of life and low real-estate costs, Latin America could be an ideal ...

Doubts come to surface about 'the decade of Latin America'

Doubts come to surface about 'the decade of Latin America': At the same time, the middle class has grown by 50m people while inequality has shrunk – a unique feat. For some, the region is now enjoying what Sir Martin Sorrell, head of advertising group WPP, hailed in 2010 as “the decade of Latin America”.

Hydrogen fuel shows strong progress in Caribbean and Latin America

Hydrogen fuel shows strong progress in Caribbean and Latin America:
Ballard Power Systems, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that more than 270 of its ElectraGen fuel cell systems are now being used in 16 telecommunication networks located in the Caribbean and Latin America. The fuel cell ...


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Birdwatchers on red alert

Birdwatchers on red alert: “Brilliant colored scarlet tanagers have begun to arrive here from their wintering grounds in South America,” said Dennis Oehmke, who has been photographing central Illinois birdlife for many years. “Today at Washington Park (in Springfield), I was ...

Why Are Patients Racing Out of America for Healthcare?

Why Are Patients Racing Out of America for Healthcare?: Americans are paying a stunning amount for procedures that would be considered routine — and are highly affordable — in places like Australia, Spain, France and South America. As a result, more patients are deciding medical tourism is the best ...

Brit men and Colombian women voted world's sexiest - News Track India

Brit men and Colombian women voted world's sexiest - News Track India: Washington, May 11 (ANI): A survey by American travellers has picked out British men and Colombian women as the world's sexiest. The top 10 nations on each list of Misstravel.com is dominated by Europe and South America, CNN reported. Irish men were ...