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domingo, 23 de junio de 2013

A Poverty Program That Works

A Poverty Program That Works: Although the antipoverty programs he led for two decades in California were widely lauded (he sat in President Clinton's box at the 1999 State of the Union address), Miller was certain they weren't working. The same people came into his office year ...

Venezuela or Ecuador: where next for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?

Venezuela or Ecuador: where next for NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden?:
Snowden would receive a warm welcome in Caracas, where the Venezuelan president, Nicolás Maduro, has maintained the anti-US rhetoric of his predecessor, Hugo Chávez. The country's huge oil reserves and strong regional alliances with other socialist ...


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Snowden leaves Hong Kong, may head for Venezuela

Snowden leaves Hong Kong, may head for Venezuela: The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks said Snowden was heading for a "democratic nation" which it did not name, although a source at the Russian airline Aeroflot said he would fly on within 24 hours to Cuba and then planned to go to Venezuela. Moscow ...

Internet Access for all in Haiti - Google Loon

Internet Access for all in Haiti - Google Loon: SILICON VALLEY, USA (defend.ht) - In the near future, every person in Haiti, and the world, will have access to free internet, courtesy of the Loon project being launched by Google. New York, New York, USA · Randolph, Massachusetts, USA · Revere, ...

Mexican journalists recalls deadly cost of covering drug war in Mexico

Mexican journalists recalls deadly cost of covering drug war in Mexico: Before a large audience of investigative journalists, Marcela Turati spoke of how reporters have risked their lives and died covering the drug war raging in Mexico. “Many journalists tried to speak out, but they were silenced,” Turati said. “And they ...

Venezuela to ease foreign currency regime: source

Venezuela to ease foreign currency regime: source: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela will make its foreign currency system more flexible by reviving a stalled dollar-auction in July and then allowing a revival of a free-floating "swap" mechanism after that, a source in the government's economic team said ...

Bill Seeks To Correct Records Of Veterans Discharged For Being Gay

Bill Seeks To Correct Records Of Veterans Discharged For Being Gay:
Democratic representatives Charlie Rangel of New York and Mark Pocan of Wisconsin on Wednesday announced that they will sponsor a bill which seeks to correct the records of some gay veterans discharged because of their sexual orientation.


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Gay marriage opponents gear up for Supreme Court rulings, possible ...

Gay marriage opponents gear up for Supreme Court rulings, possible ...

With the Supreme Court expected to rule on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California's Proposition 8 within the next week, gay marriage opponents are planning their next steps in their campaign against equal marriage in the United States, ...

Brazil hit by fresh protests despite Rousseff speech

Brazil hit by fresh protests despite Rousseff speech: Brazil hit by fresh protests despite Rousseff speech Brasilia: Fresh protests rocked Brazil Saturday despite conciliatory remarks by President Dilma Rousseff, who pledged to improve public services and fight harder against corruption. Brazil hit by ...

Mexico Pursuing Vanished Victims of Its Drug Wars - Huffington Post

Mexico Pursuing Vanished Victims of Its Drug Wars - Huffington Post: MONTERREY, Mexico — Rosa González cannot shake the memory of the state investigator who was too afraid of reprisals to take a full report, the police ...

Binational Gay Couples Hopeful About Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA

Binational Gay Couples Hopeful About Supreme Court Ruling on DOMA: In 2008, according to Souza-Rodriguez's profile on the Huffington Post, the American Association of Community Colleges ranked him as one of the top 20 community college students and the best student in Florida. Sousa-Rodríguez is not new to the ...

Gay men can donate blood: American Medical Association fights FDA ban

Gay men can donate blood: American Medical Association fights FDA ban

Members of the American Medical Association voted June 18 to fight and help reverse the long-standing rule of the Food and Drug Administration that bans gay men from donating blood. The FDA prohibited blood donation of gay men since 1983 when ...

Kachina Dolls Take Center Stage on Newly-Launched Informational Website

Kachina Dolls Take Center Stage on Newly-Launched Informational Website: Native American art has taken on many forms, sizes and shapes throughout the years. One of the most beautiful works of Native American art undoubtedly has to be Kachina dolls. Each of these meticulously crafted dolls holds a different significance and ...

Editorial: A mascot moves into the world of PC

Editorial: A mascot moves into the world of PC: “It sounds like what you're really doing is celebrating the Native American, the respect for the land and natural resources and courage and strength,” said school board President Eric Zajac. “People have brought up disrespect for them and their culture ...

Opposing Demands from Streets, Markets Leave Brazil in Bind

Opposing Demands from Streets, Markets Leave Brazil in Bind: BRASILIA—President Dilma Rousseff has promised a new national effort in Brazil to improve transportation and health services—key demands of the masses of protesters that have taken to the streets this month. The problem is, new spending is the very ...

Protesters Attack Brazilian Congress

Protesters Attack Brazilian Congress: Tens-of-thousands of people took to the streets of the capital city of Brasilia, joining millions more who flooded other cities. Activists in Brasilia marched around Congress, the Supreme Court and presidential offices. As the crowds grew, police used ...

Missing Elderly California Man Found Safe in Vehicle On I5 In Northern ...

Missing Elderly California Man Found Safe in Vehicle On I5 In Northern ...

An Oregon State Police (OSP) sergeant stopping to help what looked like a disabled vehicle and motorist along Interstate 5 between Glendale and Canyonville located a missing northern California man who had left earlier tht morning from the Vacaville ...

Yates focusing on cocaine, sex traffic

Yates focusing on cocaine, sex traffic

With open highways and an airport within spitting distance, Mexican drug cartels transport cocaine worth hundreds of millions into the city and, after selling it, a staggering $30 billion finds its way back to Mexico. Worse, more money changes hands in ...

John McCain's daughter supporting gay rights unlik

John McCain's daughter supporting gay rights unlik: ... conservative views on gay rights. The blonde beauty told the New York Daily News at the Chelsea Piers Trevor Project who support gay youth, that women hit on her from time to time and she takes that as a compliment, even though she is interested in ...

Executions on the decline in the US

Executions on the decline in the US: Of the 1,336 executions since the death penalty was reinstated in the United States in 1976, 16 have been carried out so far in 2013, in line with a trend towards fewer executions in recent years: 43 people were put to death last year, 46 in 2010, and ...


Texas Gets Ready To Murder Its 500th Prisoner

Texas Gets Ready To Murder Its 500th Prisoner: This would make her the 500th prisoner to be executed by the state of Texas since the death penalty was reinstated in the U.S. in 1976. Unless she receives a last-minute stay of execution, McCarthy will face lethal injection for the murder of her neighbor.

Gay marriage, affirmative action, voting rights among Supreme Court's 11 ...

Gay marriage, affirmative action, voting rights among Supreme Court's 11 ...: —Gay Marriage: Actually two cases. One is a challenge to California's constitutional ban on same-sex marriage. The other is an attack on a provision of federal law that prevents legally married gay couples from receiving a range of tax, health and ...

Days of gloom and hope for justice

Days of gloom and hope for justice: o A ruling in favour of the Rural Society, which in the 1990s received a 106-million-dollar loan from the Buenos Aires Provincial Bank which was never returned. Reacting to a presidential Twitter: “There is a Federal Appeals Court for Clarín and the ...

Days of gloom and hope for justice

Days of gloom and hope for justice: o A ruling in favour of the Rural Society, which in the 1990s received a 106-million-dollar loan from the Buenos Aires Provincial Bank which was never returned. Reacting to a presidential Twitter: “There is a Federal Appeals Court for Clarín and the ...

Olympics: 50000 turn out to back Madrid bid

Olympics: 50000 turn out to back Madrid bid: A final decision on whether it will be Madrid, Tokyo or Istanbul that wins the right to host the XXXII Olympiad will be made in Buenos Aires on September 7 and there is a growing belief that after failed bids for the previous two summer Games, the ...