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lunes, 27 de mayo de 2013

Ecuador's Correa begins third presidential term with high popularity, strong ...

Ecuador's Correa begins third presidential term with high popularity, strong ...

The commission has been highly critical of Correa and Venezuela's leftist government for allegedly trampling on free speech and human rights. Latin America's news media, meanwhile, “daily violates the most elemental notions of objectivity and ...

Press freedom still lacking in Chile

Press freedom still lacking in Chile: As the world celebrates World Press Freedom Day, Chile continues to rank as only 'partly-free' by human rights groups as Latin America presents a 'worrying trend.' Freedom House, an international human rights watchdog, released its freedom of the press ...


Spaniard Praises Consolidation of Democracy in Ibero-America

Spaniard Praises Consolidation of Democracy in Ibero-America:
MIAMI – Spain's foreign minister hailed on Thursday the consolidation of representative democracy and human rights in Latin America and extolled the power of the Hispanic community in the United States. In contrast to the political evolution in Latin ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Legacy of Honor: Native Americans' war service marked in ceremony

Legacy of Honor: Native Americans' war service marked in ceremony: SANTA NELLA -- Although it's not always recorded in history books, American Indians have fought for the cause of freedom going back to the Revolution. Sunday, their military service was honored at the Memorial Day ceremony at San Joaquin Valley ...

Robbie Rogers, gay immigration, Cannes win

Robbie Rogers, gay immigration, Cannes win: Gay soccer player becomes first out male athlete to play U.S. pro sport, gay binational couples write scathing open letter to Obama, lesbian takes top Cannes prize, New York hate crimes continue, lesbian teen in statutory case rejects plea, gay ...

Poor care for those with HIV and mental illness

Poor care for those with HIV and mental illness:
For South Africans living with HIV and mental illness, accessing healthcare in a system built without room for them is a fight. With unending queues for antiretroviral medication, few healthcare providers have 20 extra minutes to spend with a patient ...


Independent Online

Prison watchdog worried about mental health crime bill

Prison watchdog worried about mental health crime bill:
Canada's prison watchdog is concerned about the potential impact of a bill that seeks changes to the not criminally responsible regime for accused people with mental illness, and he wonders why the proposed reforms are even necessary. Correctional ...


CBC.ca

'Not criminally responsible' bill before Commons

'Not criminally responsible' bill before Commons: OTTAWA— The Commons is set to debate a bill Monday that aims to make it more difficult for offenders deemed "not criminally responsible" to receive early release from mental health institutes. The legislation, Bill C-54, would allow some to be deemed ...


Mental health problems in those seeking obesity surgery

Mental health problems in those seeking obesity surgery:
They found that 70 per cent had a current, or past, mental disorder. Specifically, 56 per cent were suffering – or had suffered – from clinical depression, compared to just 17 per cent in the general population. Anxiety was also common in this group.


Toronto NewsFIX

Cuba Begins Digital Television Tests

Cuba Begins Digital Television Tests:
A press release issued by the Cuban Ministry of Communications, published by Granma newspaper, reads that the test will include the transmission of digital TV signals using the Chinese Digital Terrestrial Multimedia Broadcast (DTMB), which will allow ...


Cuba News

Cuba invites India to explore its resource-rich areas

Cuba invites India to explore its resource-rich areas

Offering to cooperate with India in the pharmaceutical sector, he said that Cuba and other Latin American countries who are a part of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States ( CELAC) have considerable amount of expertise and resources to ...

Chile Snowstorm Spells Hit the Slopes

Chile Snowstorm Spells Hit the Slopes: The storm was underway as of Monday across mid-southern Chile, with soaking rain from Concepcion to Puerto Montt becoming heavy snow along the Andes. Onset of soaking rain and heavy mountain snow was slated for Monday in the Santiago area.

Venezuela hands over suspected drug traffickers to Colombian authorities

Venezuela hands over suspected drug traffickers to Colombian authorities

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's top security official says authorities have handed three alleged drug traffickers over to Colombian police. Justice Minister Miguel Torres says officers from Colombia's National Police force took custody of Giraldo ...

Nicaragua sweetens exports to Venezuela

Nicaragua sweetens exports to Venezuela:
Nicaragua is sweetening its relations with Venezuela this week by sending the South American oil-producing nation the first of three shipments totaling 45,000 tons of sugar as part of the food security initiative of the ...


Nicaragua Dispatch

Elderly woman, disabled man rescued from house fire

Elderly woman, disabled man rescued from house fire: MIAMI (WSVN) -- Two South Florida residents are safe after a blaze broke out inside their home. The fire started Monday morning in a back room of the home along Northwest 66th Street and 10th Avenue. Crews arrived on scene to find flames in the rear of ...

'BA province, teachers dispute must be solved without gov't meddling'

'BA province, teachers dispute must be solved without gov't meddling': Education Minister Alberto Sileoni insisted today that a wage deal between the Buenos Aires province administration and teachers' unions must be reached by both parts without the national government meddling. In statements to a radio show, he stated ...


To die for: The rise in anti-gay violence

To die for: The rise in anti-gay violence:
A 32-YEAR-OLD man was shot and killed in New York last Friday night a few blocks from my Greenwich Village home. He was not killed for money, his watch, or even vengeance. His life was taken from him simply for being who he was: a gay human being.


Salon

Latin America's Social Movements and the ALBA Alliance

Latin America's Social Movements and the ALBA Alliance: Instead, it was a gathering of social movement representatives from across Latin America and the Caribbean — the site of some of the most intense struggles and popular rebellions of the past few decades. This region also remains the only one where an ...


Latin banks flex their muscles as US and European lenders head home

Latin banks flex their muscles as US and European lenders head home: It makes sense for BCI to look at banks in the U.S., as banking assets in Latin America are much more expensive right now. BCI hasn't been an aggressive bank, planting its flag everywhere, but this seems like a good strategy to look for growth in a U.S ...

Successful Label Summit Latin America 2013

Successful Label Summit Latin America 2013: Global trends, sustainable packaging and the benefits and challenges mergers and acquisitions bring were the main topics of conversation as 623 delegates gathered for Label Summit Latin America 2013. Held in Brazil's Sao Paulo, between 14-15 May, the ...

Guatemala ex-leader due in US court Tuesday

Guatemala ex-leader due in US court Tuesday: NEW YORK — Guatemalan ex-president Alfonso Portillo, jailed in New York after being extradited from his home country, will face his first US court hearing on Tuesday, officials said. The 61-year-old, who faces charges he laundered $70 million of ...


OAS silent in the face of threats to democracy

OAS silent in the face of threats to democracy: When the National Endowment for Democracy was created 30 years ago, the third wave of democratization was beginning to crest in Latin America. With the fall of Alfredo Stroessner in Paraguay and the restoration of democracy in Chile in 1989, and with ...

Latin America could provide additional support to the tanker market

Latin America could provide additional support to the tanker market

An increase of oil demand from Latin America combined with a modest refinery capacity could bode well for tanker owners. According to the latest weekly report from shipbroker Gibson, "the recent fire at Argentina's 190,000 b/d La Plata refinery, has ...

Colombia, rebels reach deal on land reform

Colombia, rebels reach deal on land reform: image HAVANA: Colombia and leftist FARC rebels said Sunday they have reached a deal on land reform, one of the most contentious items in negotiations aimed at ending five decades of insurgency. The agreement between Bogota and the Revolutionary ...

Piers Simon Appeal charity reaches Brazil

Piers Simon Appeal charity reaches Brazil: THE South Somerset-run School in a Bag charity initiative is celebrating a significant landmark in its first donation to South America. Some 32 school bags containing simple, but vital, equipment, such as books, pens and pencils, have been delivered to ...