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miércoles, 12 de junio de 2013

Rescuing the memory of Latin America

Rescuing the memory of Latin America: The Rios Montt trial is not only about bringing justice to victims, just like Brazil's Truth Commission is not only about unveiling the truth of human rights violations. It is also about rescuing memories to construct alternative histories of Latin ...

Abortion in Latin America

Abortion in Latin America

Hours later, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ordered that the government should give Beatriz's doctors access “without interference” to whatever measures were necessary to save her life. In this section. Stuck in the mud; Miscarriages of ...

6 Latin American countries to work to stop poverty, equality

6 Latin American countries to work to stop poverty, equality: TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Experts from six Latin American countries met in the Honduran capital on June 5 to analyze the challenges of poverty and social inequality facing Latin America during a forum sponsored by the World Bank and the European ...

Lessons from Latin America: the case for public investment in housing

Lessons from Latin America: the case for public investment in housing:
Poverty has been halved and the gap between rich and poor is now one of the lowest in Latin America. At 50% of GDP, government debt is high but less than half the level in the UK. Public spending doubled under Chávez, but is still only just over 20% of ...


The Guardian

California Voters Are Ready For Marriage Equality

California Voters Are Ready For Marriage Equality: According to the University of Southern California and Los Angeles Times, 58 percent of registered California voters support marriage equality, while only 36 percent are opposed. As in other polls, those who had a gay friend or family members were more ...

Two California wines coming out in support of gay marriage

Two California wines coming out in support of gay marriage

“It's the right thing to do,” says Matt Gold, who is based in Chicago and teamed with Josh Stein of Stein Family Wines in California to make the wine, which launched last December. Meritage is a brand name that refers to a Bordeaux-style blend. And, of ...

Shouldn't Mothers With Mental Illness Have The Chance To "Have It All," Too?

Shouldn't Mothers With Mental Illness Have The Chance To "Have It All," Too?: Maxine Tucker, 50, is a mother of two and grandmother of one living and working in Minnesota. Not long ago, she was homeless. Her situation became even worse as serious depression and alcohol abuse set in. She couldn't keep a job and her children left.

Idaho high school drops use of 'Redskins' logo, mascot out of respect for ...

Idaho high school drops use of 'Redskins' logo, mascot out of respect for ...

DRIGGS, Idaho — An Idaho high school will drop its longtime “Redskins” nickname, logo and mascot in a move its top administrator says was made to show respect for Native Americans. The decision at Teton High School in Driggs is a way to encourage ...

Brazil offers new credit line as Rousseff pushes positive agenda

Brazil offers new credit line as Rousseff pushes positive agenda: BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil will hand out 17 billion reais ($8 billion) in cheap loans for home appliance purchases, the government said on Wednesday, in a move to bolster Brazilians' buying power as a lackluster economy and high inflation erode its ...

With World Cup 2014 one year away, Brazil vows to be ready

With World Cup 2014 one year away, Brazil vows to be ready

BRASILIA, Brazil — Brazil arrived at the one-year mark to the World Cup on Wednesday admitting to mistakes in its preparations but vowing to be ready in time. After facing difficulties getting its stadiums open for the Confederations Cup, the eight ...

Jonathan Allen, Gay 'America's Got Talent' Contestant, Wows Audience With His ...

Jonathan Allen, Gay 'America's Got Talent' Contestant, Wows Audience With His ...: Contestant Jonathan Allen took to the stage of "America's Got Talent" last night to display some seriously operatic pipes. Standing onstage, he revealed that his parents had kicked him out of the house on his 18th birthday for being gay. After cheers ...


Freedom of Association and the Boy Scouts of America

Freedom of Association and the Boy Scouts of America: That is the net effect -- and possibly the intent -- of the decision late last month by the national board of the Boy Scouts of America to allow participation by openly gay scouts, while maintaining a de jure ban on avowedly homosexual Scout leaders ...

Pope Francis Comments On 'Gay Lobby', Vatican Corruption Leak To The Press

Pope Francis Comments On 'Gay Lobby', Vatican Corruption Leak To The Press:
In a recent private meeting with Latin American religious leaders, Pope Francis said he is aware of gay lobby and corrutption occurring at the Vatican. The report comes from the Latin America and Caribbean Religious [CLAR]. The group met with the Pope ...


The Inquisitr

Australian attempts Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage

Australian attempts Cuba-Florida swim without shark cage:
Australian endurance athlete Chloe McCardel jumped feet-first into calm, balmy waters off Cuba on Wednesday and began stroking steadily out to sea in a bid to make a record swim from Havana to Florida without a protective shark cage. A smiling, upbeat ...


The Guardian

BTG Pactual eyes investments in Chile, Colombia, Peru -report

BTG Pactual eyes investments in Chile, Colombia, Peru -report: SANTIAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - BTG Pactual Group, Brazil's largest independent investment bank, is looking at buying stakes in Chilean, Colombian and Peruvian companies as it seeks to expand in the booming region, Chief Executive Officer André Esteves ...

Barrick suspended Chile mine infrastructure to be implemented by Dec 2014

Barrick suspended Chile mine infrastructure to be implemented by Dec 2014: SANTIAGO, June 12 (Reuters) - The implementation of infrastructure to avoid water pollution at Barrick's suspended Pascua-Lama project will wrap up in December of next year, the gold miner said in a filing posted on the Chilean environmental regulator ...

Puerto Rico policymakers strike key budget deal

Puerto Rico policymakers strike key budget deal: SAN JUAN, June 12 (Reuters) - Puerto Rico policymakers have agreed to hike taxes by $1.5 billion as part of a budget which is closely watched by U.S. credit-ratings agencies weighing downgrades of the Caribbean island's massive debts to junk-bond ...


Solar Energy Training Expands to Central America and Mexico

Solar Energy Training Expands to Central America and Mexico: Solar Energy International, a leading U.S. renewable energy educational organization announces 50 people from Central America and Mexico who will ...

Southern Baptists expected to address scouting's gay member acceptance

Southern Baptists expected to address scouting's gay member acceptance: Associated PressWest Central Tribune ... HOUSTON -The Southern Baptist Convention is expected to take a stand against the Boy Scouts of America's acceptance of gay members at the denomination's annual meeting in Houston this week. Advertisement ...

Half of Central America's Coffee Harvest This Year Is in Danger

Half of Central America's Coffee Harvest This Year Is in Danger:
Last February, Guatemala declared a state of national emergency. Coffee rust, a devastating fungal disease that parasitizes coffee plant leaves, had struck the Latin American nation. Soon, Mexico, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama and Costa ...


Smithsonian (blog)

Nicaragua Pushes Plan for Panama Canal Rival

Nicaragua Pushes Plan for Panama Canal Rival

A Nicaraguan congressional committee has approved a plan to build a canal across the Central American country, fast-tracking the project amid objections over the lack of details for the project. The Chinese consortium HK Nicaragua Development ...

Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

Disease Outbreak Threatens the Future of Good Coffee

A disease called coffee rust has reached epidemic proportions in Central America, threatening the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of farmers and the morning pick-me-up of millions of coffee drinkers. Caused by a leaf-blighting fungus, possibly ...

South American growth can be tapped into

South American growth can be tapped into: Mike McKerr, managing partner of business advisers Ernst & Young, said the province's sights should turn to South America after a successful record of attracting big US business. Speaking in Monte Carlo from the firm's World Entrepreneur of the Year ...

Latin America determined to make peace in the war on drugs

Latin America determined to make peace in the war on drugs

The era of prohibition isn't over yet. But the hemisphere is finally ready for a long-overdue conversation about the urgent need to reform global drug policy. A ground-breaking report by the Organization of American States does exactly this, breaking ...

Latin American doctors fill US physician shortages

Latin American doctors fill US physician shortages: The University of California (Los Angeles) International Medical Graduate program, which aims to recruit doctors from Latin America like Dr. Solis, hopes to increase the number of Spanish-speaking physicians who have the cultural background to treat ...