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miércoles, 5 de junio de 2013

Poverty No Longer Explains School Dropout in Argentina

Poverty No Longer Explains School Dropout in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES, Jun 03 (IPS) - Poverty no longer explains the high secondary school dropout rate in Argentina, one of the richest countries in Latin America. Experts say a growing number of adolescents express a lack of interest in education, a ...


Afghans protest against US forces after discovery of mutilated bodies

Afghans protest against US forces after discovery of mutilated bodies

The protestors, carrying the dug-up bodies, blocked the main road to Kandahar and Kabul, shouting "Death to America" and "Death to special forces". They also demanded the prosecution of the killers. According to local residents, the three bodies that ...

California's AIDS/LifeCycle race raises record $14.2 million to fight HIV

California's AIDS/LifeCycle race raises record $14.2 million to fight HIV

Participants in California's 2013 AIDS/LifeCycle race begin their 545-mile bicycle journey today from San Francisco to Los Angeles having raised a record-setting $14.2 million this year to support San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the HIV/AIDS related ...

A real tourist trap

A real tourist trap

Mexican drug cartels are beheading people and massacring them by the dozens. They've built sophisticated tunnels under the border to ship massive amounts of illegal drugs and immigrants here. They've used those immigrants and others as mules to carry ...

Venezuela deports US filmmaker accused of being spy

Venezuela deports US filmmaker accused of being spy: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela deported a U.S. filmmaker who had been arrested in April on accusations he was working as a spy for Washington and advising opposition student groups on how to destabilize the South American OPEC nation. Interior and ...


Opinion: In Mexico, guilty till proven innocent

Opinion: In Mexico, guilty till proven innocent: ... policies and their relation to organized crime-related violence, corruption and human rights violations in Mexico. (CNN) -- The case of Yanira Maldonado brought international attention once more to the innocent people getting caught in Mexico's ...

Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years

Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years

Mexico's Drug War Claims 70, 000 Lives in 6 Years. John Ackerman: Mexico's government estimates 26,000 people have gone missing since 2007 and as many as 70,000 killed in drug-related violence. 

5 Skeletal Remains Found On Reservation In Arizona; The Drug War In The ...

5 Skeletal Remains Found On Reservation In Arizona; The Drug War In The ...:
The 5 skeletal remains were found in an area in the Arizona desert that is frequented by those smuggling drugs or humans, across the boarder between the US and Mexico. It is not uncommon to find skeletal remains in the smuggling corridor, as the desert ...


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Politicians lose sense of decorum as polls near

Politicians lose sense of decorum as polls near: As electoral deadlines draw near, politicians appear to be losing their sense of decorum, with Lower House Speaker Julián Domínguez yesterday slamming Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli by saying “God vomits those who are lukewarm,” in ...


Arab Spring: Egypt Convicts Pro-Democracy NGO Workers

Arab Spring: Egypt Convicts Pro-Democracy NGO Workers: An Egyptian court on Tuesday convicted and sentenced to jail 43 nonprofit workers, including 16 Americans, in a case that has alarmed democracy advocates who fear a shrinking space for civil society more than two years after the country's revolution.

Buenos Aires commits to innovations in their YOG 2018 plan

Buenos Aires commits to innovations in their YOG 2018 plan: (SFC) The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission report was released today, with the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid Committee pleased with the IOC's comments on the Argentine capital's bid. “I am delighted that the ...


American "gringo" filmmaker released from Venezuela prison

American "gringo" filmmaker released from Venezuela prison: CARACAS, Venezuela -- A U.S. filmmaker accused of spying and arrested by Venezuelan authorities was this morning released and expelled from the country. Tim Tracy, 35, was arrested late April accused of espionage and fomenting post-election violence ...

Brazil not seeking to curb dollar moves, Rousseff says

Brazil not seeking to curb dollar moves, Rousseff says: BRASILIA, June 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's foreign exchange regime is flexible, with no government measures in place to curb the real currency's moves against the U.S. dollar, president Dilma Rousseff said on Wednesday. "We have no measures at all to hold ...


So, Why Do They Need a Parade?

So, Why Do They Need a Parade?: Garland died in 1969 and, prior to that, had established herself as an icon for the GLBT crowd (gays, lesbians, bisexual and transgendered). The viewing of her body was held on a Friday in New York and many GLBT people came to pay their respects.

Student Opportunities: Native American Business Institute at Michigan State

Student Opportunities: Native American Business Institute at Michigan State:
Hi all; Constance here again with another great opportunity for Native high school students who will be in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade in the 2013-2014 school year. Our featured program this week is the Native American Business Institute at Michigan ...


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Gay bishop lauds 'milestone' of ELCA ordination

Gay bishop lauds 'milestone' of ELCA ordination:
The Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America now has an openly gay bishop, the ELCA's first. The much-credentialed R. Guy Erwin—pastor in Los Angeles, professor at California Lutheran University, holder of a doctorate ...


World Magazine

Youth with mental illness reminded not to suffer in silence

Youth with mental illness reminded not to suffer in silence:
Health experts in Alberta want to give parents of children with mental health issues the tools to talk to their children about their concerns. That was the purpose of a public information session in Calgary on Tuesday that was attended by professionals ...


CBC.ca

Let's Review: War, family and fantasy mingle in 'Becoming Cuba ...

Let's Review: War, family and fantasy mingle in 'Becoming Cuba ...

Staging a world premiere production is rare for small theater company, but is the privilege of Solana Beach's North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCRT), with playwright Melinda Lopez's war drama, “Becoming Cuba.” Commissioned by Jenie and ...

How to Save America's Infrastructure

How to Save America's Infrastructure:
Puerto Rico faced this infrastructure crisis during my tenure as governor. The solution we implemented, with considerable success, involved investing in infrastructure by means of public-private partnerships -- "P3" projects. In a P3 project, the ...


ABC News

African-American Women Carry Genetic Mutation That Increases Risk of ...

African-American Women Carry Genetic Mutation That Increases Risk of ...

The University of Chicago has found in that African-American women are at higher risk of developing breast cancer due to an inherited genetic mutation. As a result of this discovery, doctors will be able to detect potential risks for the family members ...

Synthetic Fuel Firm to Targets Central & South America

Synthetic Fuel Firm to Targets Central & South America: ... plc [LON:QFI] (Quadrise), a developer of synthetic marine fuel oil, says its wholly-owned subsidiary has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with two companies for the development of business opportunities in South and Central America.

China lends Costa Rica $400M on Xi visit

China lends Costa Rica $400M on Xi visit: SAN JOSE (Reuters) – China lent Central American ally Costa Rica nearly $400 million yesterday during a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping to a region where Beijing has traditionally vied with rival Taiwan for influence. Costa Rica recently backed ...

Gang warfare slaughter staggering in Central America

Gang warfare slaughter staggering in Central America

Though their civil wars ended long ago, Central American countries remain among the most violent in the world. In 2011, according to the United Nations, Honduras had the highest national murder rate — 91.6 killings per 100,000 people — while El ...

Peru to have lowest inflation rate in South America next year

Peru to have lowest inflation rate in South America next year: The international study predicts that Peru's 2013 inflation rate would be at 2.7 percent, becoming the second lowest among South American countries. Consesus noted the inflation expectations of international finance specialists are anchored to the BCR ...

New action plan launched in South America to promote resilience ...

New action plan launched in South America to promote resilience ...: With these words, Álvaro de Vicente, the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department's (ECHO) South America office boss, ...