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miércoles, 15 de mayo de 2013

Atmosphere almost bests the South American cuisine at Rio's in Addison

Atmosphere almost bests the South American cuisine at Rio's in Addison: Tango music swirling around the grand room does much to summon the distinct South American feeling you get only from having been there, but making something taste authentically South American when it is born, grown and processed in North America is ...

Protecting South American's Crown of Biodiversity

Protecting South American's Crown of Biodiversity: He conducts his research knowing that every day, development encroaches a little bit farther into this delicate ecosystem, largely facilitated by road development designed to ease the process of extracting resources from South America's rich interior.

Acquisitions slow Pan-American earnings

Acquisitions slow Pan-American earnings: NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Charges tied to 2011 acquisitions of insurance operations in the Caribbean and in Latin America pushed Pan-American Life Insurance Group pre-tax earnings down 27 percent in 2012, though overall revenue continued to grow, the ...

World science map grim for Latin America

World science map grim for Latin America: The highly respected Nature Scientific Reports journal has just published a map of the world's leading science cities, and it looks pretty bad for emerging countries: It shows the planet's northern hemisphere full of lights, and the south almost ...




Chile thinks green - InfoSur Hoy

Chile thinks green - InfoSur Hoy: Students from the República de México public school in Santiago, Chile, learned recycling techniques and how to care for the environment and created a garden at school through the school's campaign “Save the Earth: The solution is in you.” (Gustavo ...

Immigration Reform -- Notes from an African American

Immigration Reform -- Notes from an African American: I am a hotel housekeeper in Los Angeles, so immigrants are not some scary unknown other. In fact, some estimates put the number of entry-level positions in U.S. hotels and restaurants as high as 80 percent. But these workers aren't a number; they are ...

Brazil judicial decision paves the way for same sex marriage


Brazil judicial decision paves the way for same sex marriage

In a bold move for the majority Roman Catholic nation, the National Council of Justice (NCJ), a panel which oversees Brazil's legal system and is headed by the chief justice of the Supreme Court, said government offices that issue marriage licenses had ...

Venezuela's Maduro buries hatchet with billionaire businessman

Venezuela's Maduro buries hatchet with billionaire businessman: CARACAS (Reuters) - Socialist leader Nicolas Maduro and the billionaire boss of Venezuela's biggest private company have buried the hatchet after a war of words over food shortages and other economic problems in the South American nation.




Peru foreign minister quits over health after Venezuela spat

Peru foreign minister quits over health after Venezuela spat: LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's foreign minister has resigned, the government said on Wednesday, days after he was criticized for contributing to a diplomatic spat with Venezuela. Rafael Roncagliolo, 68, resigned "strictly because of health reasons," the ...

Drug crimes, prostitution alleged at New Jersey senior citizen building

Drug crimes, prostitution alleged at New Jersey senior citizen building: New York (CNN) -- Residents of a New Jersey senior citizen building have been accused of prostitution and drug-related crimes. Police say building residents James Parham and Cheryl Chaney were charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and ...

Senior citizen pimped out crack-addict hookers at over-62 complex: cops

Senior citizen pimped out crack-addict hookers at over-62 complex: cops: A senior citizen pimped out crack-addict prostitutes to his younger neighbors at a New Jersey senior housing complex, police said. James Parham, 75, allegedly provided young drug-addled hookers to other residents at the Vincente Tibbs Senior Citizen ...

Open house scheduled for new Sitting Bull Visitor Center on Standing Rock ...


Open house scheduled for new Sitting Bull Visitor Center on Standing Rock ...

The center was a joint project of the Standing Rock Native American National Scenic Byway, Sitting Bull College and Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, the tribe's director of tourism, says the center is a “dream come true” that ...

American Citizen Detained in North Korea Sent to "Special Prison"

American Citizen Detained in North Korea Sent to "Special Prison": North Korea says an American citizen sentenced to 15 years of hard labor has begun serving his sentence. The Korean Central News Agency said Kenneth Bae "started his life at a 'special prison' Tuesday." It did not elaborate. The 44-year-old ...




But Prison is So Us

But Prison is So Us: So what is he talking about here? Guantanamo Bay supposedly costs a hundred million a year to operate, although one wonders how many thousand-dollar federal toilet seats are concealed in that number. The vast American prison-industrial complex costs ...

Amnesty for undeclared dollars divides Argentina

Amnesty for undeclared dollars divides Argentina: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A plan to get Argentines to pull their undeclared U.S. dollars from under their mattresses and out of illegal tax havens, and deposit them in the banking system is eliciting warnings that it will turn the country into a ...

Buenos Aires launches tours for dedicated fans of the first Argentine pope


Buenos Aires launches tours for dedicated fans of the first Argentine pope

BUENOS AIRES — You can see the streets where he grew up and played soccer, the church where Jorge Bergoglio prayed as a teenager and the cathedral where the man who would become Pope Francis said Mass. You can even visit the stand where he ...

Texas Lawmakers, Mental Illness Aid Deserves Your Vote - Klbk

Texas Lawmakers, Mental Illness Aid Deserves Your Vote - Klbk: These are words you don't read often enough: Texas legislators are making the right investments for those among us who suffer from severe and persistent mental illnesses. Usually, legislators shortchange this need, which is why Texas often is among the ...




Unemployment and mental disorder

Unemployment and mental disorder: Unemployment and living in situations of social adversity are among the main mental disorder contributory factors. This is according to new research led by Jorge Cervilla of the University of Granada Department of Psychiatry, which found being a woman ...

Growing risk of inequality and poverty as crisis hits the poor hardest says OECD

Growing risk of inequality and poverty as crisis hits the poor hardest says OECD: Child poverty has risen in 16 OECD countries since 2007, with increases exceeding 2 points in Turkey, Spain, Belgium, Slovenia and Hungary. This confirms a previously identified trend of young people and children replacing the elderly as the group most ...

Brazil Stocks Decline On Banco do Brasil, Euro Zone

Brazil Stocks Decline On Banco do Brasil, Euro Zone: Another negative factor for the Brazilian market was first quarter performance by state-run Banco do Brasil, Brazil's biggest bank. Although the bank posted a first quarter profit of 2.56 billion Brazilian reais ($1.27 billion), profits showed almost ...

Puerto Rico Statehood Legislation Unveiled, Sparking Backlash - Huffington Post


Puerto Rico Statehood Legislation Unveiled, Sparking Backlash - Huffington Post

The “Puerto Rico Status Resolution Act,” which Pierluisi plans to introduce Wednesday in Washington, would pose an up-or-down plebiscite asking whether voters want the island to become the 51st state, according to a press statement. The bill then ...

Governor signs executive orders boosting alternative energy in Puerto Rico


Governor signs executive orders boosting alternative energy in Puerto Rico

San Juan, May 15 (EFE).- Gov. Alejandro Garcia Padilla has signed four executive orders aimed at boosting the use of renewable energy sources in Puerto Rico. The goal is to implement a program to gradually replace fossil fuels with renewable energy ...

A More Politically Stable and Prosperous Hemisphere - Diplomatic Courier

A More Politically Stable and Prosperous Hemisphere - Diplomatic Courier: For the first time in its history, Latin America achieved during the past decade a combination of high growth, macroeconomic stability, poverty reduction, and improvement in income distribution. With unprecedented resilience, Latin America weathered ...

Elder Advocate Volunteers Needed

Elder Advocate Volunteers Needed: The elderly are some of society's most vulnerable especially when it comes to their long term care. Florida's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program matches volunteers with elderly to help them navigate the system of nursing homes, assisted living facilities ...

On child poverty, choosing services over benefits is a progressive dead end

On child poverty, choosing services over benefits is a progressive dead end: Are investments in services a better way of reducing child poverty than benefits that support income? 'Yes' argued IPPR director Nick Pearce this week when he called on Labour to find a new way to tackle child poverty that doesn't rely on cash ...