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miércoles, 26 de junio de 2013

Chile beefs up anti-graffiti efforts

Chile beefs up anti-graffiti efforts: Santiago municipal government to invest thousands in anti-graffiti paint for city's most culturally significant buildings while providing authorized spaces for artistic expression. Just as the Andean mountain range and ubiquitous cloud of smog define ...


Brazil Protesters, Police Clash Near Match

Brazil Protesters, Police Clash Near Match: A masked demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Portuguese "No mandatory vote," referring to Brazil's law that citizens are obligated to vote in all elections, during a march toward the Mineirao stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

A Look at African-American Rockers, Old and New

A Look at African-American Rockers, Old and New: In short order, some of the most prolific African-American rock bands left the business, moved to Europe, or changed their styles. “Race and sometimes racism played a part in shifting the rock genre out of black hands. A lot of times, as soon as a ...

Venezuela offers hope of asylum - but for now Edward Snowden is still at ...

Venezuela offers hope of asylum - but for now Edward Snowden is still at ...

Edward Snowden was given another option of a possible safe haven today as the Venezuelan President said he would consider an asylum request for the former NSA contractor. However, there were reports this morning that Mr Snowden's annulled US ...

Indiana 'sextortionist' gets 40-year prison term for coercing teens into ...

Indiana 'sextortionist' gets 40-year prison term for coercing teens into ...

This undated file photo provided by the U.S. Attorneyís Office in Indianapolis shows Richard Leon Finkbiner, 39, of Brazil, Ind. Finkbiner was sentenced to 40 years in prison Wednesday, June 26, 2013, for coercing more than a dozen teenagers in ...

Chile on alert for heavy rainfall and strong winds

Chile on alert for heavy rainfall and strong winds: In Santiago, rainfall is predicted to reach half an inch during Thursday, with a further inch falling during the night. The heavy rainfall is expected to continue Friday in Santiago, with the chance of thunderstorms. Combined with heavy rain, the ...

Brazil's revolutionaries reluctantly find themselves in spotlight, ponder ...

Brazil's revolutionaries reluctantly find themselves in spotlight, ponder ...

SAO PAULO - Brazil's reluctant revolutionaries are struggling with success. The Free Fare Movement, which advocates for the elimination of all transit fees, didn't expect to become the focal point of what some Brazilian media are calling the most ...

Haiti-Venezuela Upholding Brotherhood, Martelly receives Maduro

Haiti-Venezuela Upholding Brotherhood, Martelly receives Maduro: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Two presidents trying to establish their own legacies from those of their predecessors met in Haiti on Tuesday. A brotherhood which began with Alexandre Petion and Simon Bolivar, that grew under Rene Preval and ...

Puerto Ricans don't want to become US state, gov. says

Puerto Ricans don't want to become US state, gov. says

"We want to continue being Puerto Ricans, since we've voluntarily decided to have a relationship of citizenship and affection with the U.S., but we're not going to stop being Puerto Ricans and Latin Americans," the governor told Efe prior to taking ...

Three potentially habitable planets discovered from Chile

Three potentially habitable planets discovered from Chile

“The main data set used was collected by the HARPS spectrograph,” Anglada-Escudé told The Santiago Times. “Chile is one of the best places where this kind of high quality data can be better obtained. Clear skies and stable atmospheric conditions is a ...

Mexico Faces Challenges in Tackling Corruption

Mexico Faces Challenges in Tackling Corruption: It's a scandal a day in Mexico: an ex-governor sent to jail, another under investigation, mysterious money popping up in senators' bank accounts, politicians passing stacks of bills on YouTube. Scandals are nothing new to Mexican politics, but the pace ...

History professor looks into African American entrepreneurship in the Wichita area

History professor looks into African American entrepreneurship in the Wichita area: Wichita State Professor Robert Weems, a Willard W. Garvey Distinguished Professor of Business History, is doing his part in understanding the rise and fall of African American entrepreneurship in Wichita. He is researching what factors affect local ...

Children come last , again

Children come last , again: Firstly, as a senior citizen living in a community in which one in four children currently lives in poverty, I'm embarrassed to be complicit in, once again, dipping deeply into our children's pockets to finance what is essentially a non-vital, luxury ...


Remains of Diplomat Killed in Argentina Given to Cuba

Remains of Diplomat Killed in Argentina Given to Cuba: Buenos Aires, June 25 (Prensa Latina) The remains of Cuban diplomat Jesús Cejas Arias, who was kidnapped and assassinated in 1976 under Operation Cóndor during the last military regime in Argentina, were handed over today to the Cuban Embassy.

Puerto Rican man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Puerto Rican man pleads guilty to child pornography charges: Andres Ruiz-Huertas, 60, was arrested Feb. 19 at his place of residence after a referral from the Puerto Rico Police Department to HSI led to the execution of a search warrant, during which several digital electronic storage devices were seized ...

For extreme eating enthusiasts: Prison food tastings

For extreme eating enthusiasts: Prison food tastings: The standards of the American Correctional Association, which accredits prisons, discourages the use of food as a disciplinary measure, and there have been a rash of lawsuits by prisoners complaining about the disciplinary use of Nutraloaf. Yet, people ...

Brazil uprising points to rise of leaderless networks

Brazil uprising points to rise of leaderless networks: Resentments deepen as economic inequality persists, despite an economic boom that has lifted 20 per cent of the population out of poverty in the past decade, says Edmar Bacha, an economist who helped end Brazil's chronic inflation in the 1990s. In fact ...

Jubilation, tears for California couples after gay marriage ruling

Jubilation, tears for California couples after gay marriage ruling: And the high court let stand a lower-court decision striking down California's Proposition 8, which had banned same-sex marriage in the most populous U.S. state. Lindsay, 49, who married Wescott during a brief window in 2008 when same-sex unions were ...

Gay marriage ruling draws measured cheers in San Francisco; more legal ...

Gay marriage ruling draws measured cheers in San Francisco; more legal ...: SAN FRANCISCO — A crowd at San Francisco City Hall applauded the news Wednesday that the U.S. Supreme Court had cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, but the reaction was shaded by the knowledge that the high court had ...

Gay Marriage to Resume in California; Center to Host 'Marriage Equality ...

Gay Marriage to Resume in California; Center to Host 'Marriage Equality ...

In a victory for California same-sex couples, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld lower-court decisions banning Proposition 8, making gay marriage legal once again in California. The country's highest court also shot down the Defense of Marriage Act ...

Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage a new chance for gay ...

Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage a new chance for gay ...

Gay Americans with immigrant spouses — who are now no longer barred by the federal Defense of Marriage Act from applying for marriage-based green cards — were among those loudly cheering the Supreme Court's decision on same-sex marriage ...

Signs and Wonders: Death penalty milestone in Texas

Signs and Wonders: Death penalty milestone in Texas: The execution will be the 500th since the state resumed capital punishment in the 1970s. Currently, 34 states allow the death penalty, but Texas is by far the most likely to use it. A distant second is Virginia, with 110 executions since 1976. The U.S ...

Brazil Congress shelves controversial legislation

Brazil Congress shelves controversial legislation: BRASILIA, Brazil—Brazil's congress has shelved legislation that was a target of nationwide protests, hours before another round of demonstrations on Wednesday. The lower house of congress voted 403-9 late Tuesday to drop a measure that would have ...


Brazil's Rousseff seeks support for broad political reform

Brazil's Rousseff seeks support for broad political reform: BRASILIA, Brazil - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff sought support from lawmakers Tuesday, June 25, for sweeping reforms in response to a wave of massive protests by Brazilians demanding better public services and cleaner government. Rousseff ...

The 6 Best Gay Parties In NYC

The 6 Best Gay Parties In NYC: The Supreme Court just shot down DOMA and NYC Pride Weekend is almost here, so bring on the parties and the parades. But while Pride might be the LGBTQ community's biggest weekend of the year, NYC boasts plenty of packed dance nights, innovative ...