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martes, 21 de mayo de 2013

Cheers greet Mexican soldiers relieving western town cut off from supplies by ...

Cheers greet Mexican soldiers relieving western town cut off from supplies by ...: LA RUANA, Mexico — Residents of a western Mexico area who endured months besieged by a drug cartel cheered the arrival of hundreds of Mexican soldiers Monday. People in La Ruana in Michoacan state lined the main road to greet more than a dozen ...

Akron man gets 3 years in prison, ordered to pay $15 million in restitution ...


Akron man gets 3 years in prison, ordered to pay $15 million in restitution ...

AKRON, Ohio - An Akron man was sentenced to more than three years in prison and ordered to pay more than $15 million in restitution for his role in a mortgage fraud scheme in Florida and a separate scheme to defraud two elderly investors. Andrew Norman ...

Special Report: Drug Cartel Influenced Crime low in Yuma County

Special Report: Drug Cartel Influenced Crime low in Yuma County: While drugs have a direct link to drug cartels, there's no sure way to accurately link all violent crime on the U.S. side to Mexican drug cartels. One reason is that the U.S. and Mexico rarely share sensitive information. Police said Mexican drug ...

Time's Up: Colorado's Governor Needs to Pick a Death Penalty Position


Time's Up: Colorado's Governor Needs to Pick a Death Penalty Position

Hickenlooper can similarly say that the Dunlap case proves that the death penalty in America is too arbitrary and capricious to enforce on a regular basis; that even in a case like this one, where there are no questions about the defendant's guilt ...

Gay Marriage Angle Used in Porn Download Case

Gay Marriage Angle Used in Porn Download Case: ATLANTA (CN) - A lawyer for a group that made millions suing over illegal downloads of porn videos asked a federal judge in Georgia to disregard a California court's order, citing the states' differences on gay marriage and immigration policy. In ...

Brazil Abandons States Debt Changes, Undermining Tax Reform Talks

Brazil Abandons States Debt Changes, Undermining Tax Reform Talks: BRASILIA--Brazil's government has removed its backing for changes to state debt repayments amid disagreement over steep debt reduction proposed by members of congress, finance ministry officials said Tuesday. The move is expected to stall talks on a ...

Rebuilt Brasília stadium opens ahead of Rio 2016

Rebuilt Brasília stadium opens ahead of Rio 2016: The opening match on 18 May saw Brasiliense defeat Brasília 3-0 to claim the Federal District Championship in front of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and Brazilian Minister of Sports Aldo Rebelo. The new multi-use venue, which occupies a total area ...

National Network on Cuba condemns U.S. 'terrorist' bounty on ...

National Network on Cuba condemns U.S. 'terrorist' bounty on ...: The following statement was issued by the National Network on Cuba. On May 3, the U.S. government falsely branded Assata Shakur … as a “terrorist,” placing her name as the first woman on the most-wanted terrorist list, with obvious alternative motives, but supposedly for the false ...

Fracking rules should protect supply

Fracking rules should protect supply: With a proposed new set of rules, the federal Bureau of Land Management took a step toward better regulation of energy industries that use fracking, or hydraulic fracturing, to extract fossil fuels on public lands and Native American tribal lands. But ...

Sundance Film Fellows Travel To Mescalero Apache Reservation

Sundance Film Fellows Travel To Mescalero Apache Reservation: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Sundance Film Institute says four Native American filmmakers will be on the Mescalero Apache reservation in Southern New Mexico this week. The visit is the first stage of development for Native writers and directors hoping to ...

Many of Nation's Young People May Have Mental Disorders, CDC States

Many of Nation's Young People May Have Mental Disorders, CDC States:
CDC Report According to new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, as many as one-fifth of the nation's children may have a mental disorder, and per CDC researchers, the prevalence of children with such conditions appears to be ...


Youth Today

Mental illness has many faces

Mental illness has many faces:
May is Mental Health Awareness Month — particularly noteworthy given the numerous news stories that we read online or see on the evening news. We have had our emotions stretched from fear to anger to sadness as we've heard about Aurora, Newtown, ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

America has a fundamental problem with people who hate gay people

America has a fundamental problem with people who hate gay people:
New York City is the heart of America's "melting pot" of cultures and ideas. Yet even here, violence against those seen as "other" occurs. This week we mourn the brutal death of Mark Carson, a 32-year-old, shot and allegedly taunted with homophobic ...


The Guardian

Mapping a New Era for Latin America, the United States and Europe


Mapping a New Era for Latin America, the United States and Europe

Engaging Latin America as a peer in this relationship is the premise upon which progress in all other spheres -- economic, diplomatic, security, human rights and energy -- must be based. Over the past decade, the region has grown faster than either the ...

Agency busts ring sent heroin "mules" to Puerto Rico

Agency busts ring sent heroin "mules" to Puerto Rico: Santo Domingo.- The National Control Drugs Agency (DNCD) on Tuesday said it busted a network of heroin dealers based in Sabana de la Mar (northeast), which sent "mules" to Puerto Rico through several airports and the Ferry. The ring was detected after ...


Cuba Lifts Ban on Energy-Hogging Appliances

Cuba Lifts Ban on Energy-Hogging Appliances: Cuba has authorized individual imports of appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators and microwave ovens, lifting a ban imposed in 2005 amid a wave of energy shortages and blackouts. Islanders can now bring up to two such appliances per person ...

Cubans Meddled In Venezuelan Elections, Opposition Claims


Cubans Meddled In Venezuelan Elections, Opposition Claims

Caracas, Venezuela – An audio recording that purportedly contains a prominent member of the ruling party discussing political strategy with a Cuban intelligence officer was released by Venezuela's opposition. Opposition lawmaker Ismael García said ...

Cuba strengthens co-operation ties in education field


Cuba strengthens co-operation ties in education field

Luanda – Angola and Cuba have strengthened the existing co-operation in education field with a view to broadening the deal on special education and literacy, said Tuesday the State Secretary for Technical-Vocational and Staff Training, Benedito Narciso ...

Brazil Abandons States Debt Changes, Undermining Tax Reform Talks

Brazil Abandons States Debt Changes, Undermining Tax Reform Talks: BRASILIA--Brazil's government has removed its backing for changes to state debt repayments amid disagreement over steep debt reduction proposed by members of congress, finance ministry officials said Tuesday. The move is expected to stall talks on a ...


Dispatch Wins Round in Columbus Exploration Bankruptcy Fight

Dispatch Wins Round in Columbus Exploration Bankruptcy Fight:
In 1988 Thompson, an engineer and undersea explorer, began salvaging gold from the wreck of the SS Central America, a U.S. mail steamer that went down off the North Carolina coast in 1857 with 18 tons of gold. By 1990, Thompson had recovered more ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

More than 50 Central American nominees for World Travel Awards 2013


More than 50 Central American nominees for World Travel Awards 2013

There are more than 50 Central American nominees for this year's World Travel Awards, which are considered "the Oscars of the travel industry". The Awards Ceremony for Meso and South America will take place on 20 July in Lima, Peru, followed by the ...

Crisis-hit Argentine biodiesel sector eyes US market


Crisis-hit Argentine biodiesel sector eyes US market

The head of the chamber, known by its Spanish acronym Carbio, spoke to the Reuters Latin America Investment Summit on Monday. “We're going through the process of getting EPA approval, which takes some time,” Luis Zubizarreta, president of the ...

UCLA Program Trains Latin American Doctors to Serve Hispanics

UCLA Program Trains Latin American Doctors to Serve Hispanics:
LOS ANGELES – A dozen doctors who graduated in Latin America now serve their residencies in American hospitals thanks to UCLA's International Medical Graduate program. “The IMG has given me one of the greatest opportunities of my life. Without this ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Latin America: 7 ex-rulers remain jailed or on trial

Latin America: 7 ex-rulers remain jailed or on trial: Jorge Rafael Videla (1976-1981) on May 17 brings to seven the number of Latin American and Caribbean de facto heads of state who are now in prison or facing criminal charges for their acts while in power. All but one were charged in the last decade.

US and Latin America: Economic Cooperation without Militarization?

US and Latin America: Economic Cooperation without Militarization?:
In May, President Barack Obama visited Mexico and Costa Rica and vowed to strengthen economic ties with these two countries and the rest of Latin America. He pledged to expand renewable energy development and education initiatives in recognition of ...


World Policy Institute (blog)