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jueves, 16 de mayo de 2013

Racist Graffiti At Agoura High School Included Hit List Of African American ...

Racist Graffiti At Agoura High School Included Hit List Of African American ...: Unfortunately, this racist incident is not isolated in Southern California. In November, an African-American family was driven out of Orange County, Calif. after they were repeatedly the victim of racist acts, such as rocks shattering the windows of ...

Puerto Rico seeks to revive coffee industry amid island's lowest production ever


Puerto Rico seeks to revive coffee industry amid island's lowest production ever

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Coffee production in Puerto Rico has hit the lowest level ever in the island's history, leaving farmers and government officials worried about how to revive a once burgeoning industry. Agriculture Secretary Myrna Comas says ...

Credit boom is not dead in Brazil (not at state banks anyway) - Blogs ...

Credit boom is not dead in Brazil (not at state banks anyway) - Blogs ...: beyondbrics, from the Financial Times, brings news and comment from more than 40 emerging economies, headed by China, India, Brazil, Russia, Mexico, Indonesia and South Africa. We cover politics and economics, finance and business ...

Puerto Rican relative of US kidnapper Castro says demon made him do it

Puerto Rican relative of US kidnapper Castro says demon made him do it: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Thursday May 16, 2013 – Forty years after leaving his Puerto Rican home and emigrating to the United States, “Cleveland monster” Ariel Castro has become the talk of the town in his Caribbean birthplace where horrified family ...

Brazil Indians occupy cattle ranch in widening land dispute

Brazil Indians occupy cattle ranch in widening land dispute: Brazil's indigenous policy, which includes returning land to natives based on anthropological studies, is considered one of the world's most progressive. But it has sparked violence since the country became an agricultural superpower and Indian policy ...

Child poverty could worsen under welfare cuts, report finds

Child poverty could worsen under welfare cuts, report finds: Cuts to welfare benefits and social care could exacerbate child poverty and widen inequalities, a report has claimed. While the UK has moved up UNICEF's child wellbeing league ratings since 2007, such improvement could be reversed as government ...




Israel's poverty rate highest in OECD

Israel's poverty rate highest in OECD: Israel had a poverty rate of 21% in 2010, up from just under 15% in 1995. This was the highest poverty rate in the OECD, followed by the rates in Mexico, Turkey, Chile, and the US, to round off the top five. The OECD said that the poverty rate among ...

Benefit cuts risk rise in child poverty, doctors warn


Benefit cuts risk rise in child poverty, doctors warn

In its report, Growing up in the UK, the association says tax and benefit changes will hit vulnerable families hardest, worsen child poverty and widen social inequalities. The Government denied the claim, saying its reforms would help the poorest ...

Argentina brokers 24 pct wage hikes for millions

Argentina brokers 24 pct wage hikes for millions: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Two million Argentines will get wage hikes of 24 percent under a deal President Cristina Fernandez brokered with six allied labor unions. Now the government is hoping for similar numbers in next month's salary negotiations ...




Buenos Aires launches tours for Argentine pope

Buenos Aires launches tours for Argentine pope: A guided bus tour winds through Buenos Aires twice each Saturday and Sunday past 24 sites linked to the new pope. It stops only twice and leaves little opportunity for snapshots. There's no charge for the trip, or for shorter walking tours offered on ...

North Korea: American sentenced to 15 years' hard labor has started ...

North Korea: American sentenced to 15 years' hard labor has started ...: North Korea says an American citizen sentenced to 15 years hard labor has started life at a special prison. No other details were immediately available ...

Death penalty film trip: 5000 miles of flaws and false confessions

Death penalty film trip: 5000 miles of flaws and false confessions: The name of the project is inspired by the more than 1,300 executions and 142 exonerations since the death penalty was reinstated in the US in 1976 – a remarkably high number of errors considering the gravity of the punishment and avowed thoroughness ...

Just or not, death penalty comes at a cost for county

Just or not, death penalty comes at a cost for county: The last time Kansas killed a convicted murderer — June 1965 — gas cost about 31 cents a gallon, Jim Crow laws segregated America and hanging was the method of execution. While there's no indication yet whether Franklin County ... Osage and Anderson ...




Chris Kluwe signs with Raiders, leaps into California gay marriage debate

Chris Kluwe signs with Raiders, leaps into California gay marriage debate: Kluwe and Ayanbadejo have been the two most outspoken NFL players on the issue of gay marriage, and Kluwe wasted no time wading into the heated debate in the Golden State. California voters in 2008 approved Proposition 8, a state constitutional ...

Sao Paulo could lose World Cup matches

Sao Paulo could lose World Cup matches: “We have said clearly that delays are not possible for the World Cup,” Valcke told reporters in Brasilia after visiting the Mane Garrincha stadium, which will be used for both next month's Confederations Cup and the World Cup. “We are going to discuss ...

Brazil's Mantega: Falling Food Prices Eliminate A Problem

Brazil's Mantega: Falling Food Prices Eliminate A Problem: BRASILIA--Brazil's Finance Minister Guido Mantega said Thursday that food prices are falling and this should help to cool down inflation. "What is important is that inflation is falling," said Mr. Mantega, speaking to reporters outside the ministry ...




Comic book to commemorate Stonewall Riots, which launched modern gay ...

Comic book to commemorate Stonewall Riots, which launched modern gay ...:
“The Stonewall Riots,” scheduled for release on the 44th anniversary of the infamous New York City riots this June, centers around the events and culture leading up to the riots, the incident itself and its historical significance as the genesis of the ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

At $10000 per migrant, Bangladeshis take illegal route to Brazil


At $10000 per migrant, Bangladeshis take illegal route to Brazil

SAO PAULO: In an operation that exposed the worldwide network of human traffickers, the Brazilian federal police on Wednesday rescued 80 Bangladeshis in the national capital, Brasilia. All the Bangladeshis, who were lured with the promise of receiving ...

Brazil port modernization bill clears lower chamber of Congress

Brazil port modernization bill clears lower chamber of Congress: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Legislation that President Dilma Rousseff says is vital to her efforts to modernize Brazil's clogged and costly ports cleared the lower chamber of Congress after a marathon debate and is expected to win Senate approval later on ...

Mental health service advocates rally for more government funding

Mental health service advocates rally for more government funding: Rally organizer Mark Heyrman declared that “not everyone in our state government understands how important mental health services are to the state." Important, he said, not only to the 20 percent of the state that has a mental illness, but to the ...




Bourne student Melissa Thorley prepares for a mission to Panama


Bourne student Melissa Thorley prepares for a mission to Panama

However before she heads to Central America, Melissa will be stopping of in North Africa to attend the World Environmental Education Conference in Morocco in June. She has been invited to deliver a presentation on her research work, which is entitled ...

Indulge your inner baking fan with this Tres Leches Cake - AnnArbor.com

Indulge your inner baking fan with this Tres Leches Cake - AnnArbor.com: Though there is some debate about where they originated, tres leches cakes are popular in Central America and have, along with flan, become a staple dessert at many Latin American restaurants in the United States. This recipe comes from the Pioneer ...




Latin American geoeconomics A continental divide


Latin American geoeconomics A continental divide

ON MAY 23rd in the Colombian city of Cali the presidents of four Latin American countries—Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru—will sign an agreement removing tariffs on 90% of their merchandise trade. They will also agree on a timetable of no more than ...

Starwood to increase footprint in Latin America

Starwood to increase footprint in Latin America: "Latin America is emblematic of the growth we are seeing in regions around the world and key to our development plans," Simon Turner, president of global development and acquisition for Starwood, said in a statement. "There is strong affinity for all ...

Brazil, the biggest extractivist in South America - América Latina en ...

Brazil, the biggest extractivist in South America - América Latina en ...: Extractivism is the appropriation of huge volumes of natural resources or their intensive exploitation, most of them exported as raw materials to global markets.