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miércoles, 3 de julio de 2013

Brazil's trade deficit highest in 18 years

Brazil's trade deficit highest in 18 years
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brazil registered a trade deficit of 3 billion U.S. dollars in the first six months of 2013, the highest in the past 18 years, the government said Monday. According to the Ministry of Development, Industry and Trade ...

Cuba removes ex-parliament chief Alarcon, others from Communist Party central ...

Cuba removes ex-parliament chief Alarcon, others from Communist Party central ...
HAVANA — Cuba's president has announced the removal of former Parliament chief Ricardo Alarcon and several other leaders from the Communist Party's powerful Central Committee. In comments broadcast on state-television Tuesday, Raul Castro made ...

Chile changes name of avenue marking military coup

Chile changes name of avenue marking military coup
SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile is changing the name of an avenue that paid homage to the 1973 military coup. Avenida 11 de Septiembre was renamed Avenida Nueva Providencia on Tuesday. Residents of Santiago's Providencia neighborhood celebrated the ...

Brazil protesters give president a tenuous truce, as she says their voices are ...

Brazil protesters give president a tenuous truce, as she says their voices are ...
SAO PAULO — Cristiano Gulias took a deep drag from his mini-cigar and did the unthinkable — he started a political discussion in a coffee shop the morning after Brazil's national soccer team won a major championship, rather than a debate on the team ...

Brazil unrest raises questions about 2014 World Cup

Brazil unrest raises questions about 2014 World Cup
RIO DE JANEIRO — The Confederations Cup, held amid unprecedented social turmoil, shed light on a new face of Brazil and raised fresh questions about the country's pledge to stage the best ever World Cup next year. Despite initial fears about delays in ...

Russian Couple Sentenced To Prison For Spying In Germany Over 25 Years

Russian Couple Sentenced To Prison For Spying In Germany Over 25 Years
... has been sentenced to a few years in prison for conducting espionage operations in Germany over the span of 25 years, reports the BBC. The couple, codenamed Andreas and Heidrun Anschlag, posed as Austrian citizens with origins from South America...

South Windsor's Builds On Its Haiti Education Effort

South Windsor's Builds On Its Haiti Education Effort
Now, three years later, the town has helped improve Haiti's education system through an expansion of the South Windsor Haiti School, increasing its capacity from 40 to 80 students. 

Oregon's ban on Native American mascots gets complicated

Oregon's ban on Native American mascots gets complicated
A year after Oregon's Board of Education banned Native American mascots in schools, the state's governor doubled down, vowing to veto a bill that would allow institutions to reach agreements with local tribes to circumvent the ban, according to The ...

Gay U.S. ambassador designate to Dominican draws criticism

Gay U.S. ambassador designate to Dominican draws criticism
Fresh off two momentous victories for gays in America last week, officials in Santo Domingo said they're worried the United States is trying to export gay rights. Monsignor Pablo Cedano, auxiliary Catholic bishop of Santo Domingo, said Brewster's ...

Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Was Likely Brought by Nepalese Soldiers ...

Haiti's Cholera Epidemic Was Likely Brought by Nepalese Soldiers ...
The bacteria is genetically identical to one that caused an outbreak in Nepal in 2010.

An Israeli yearns to be queen for a day at the New York Gay Pride Parade

An Israeli yearns to be queen for a day at the New York Gay Pride Parade
An Israeli yearns to be queen for a day at the New York Gay Pride Parade. The outpouring of genuine pride and joy fueled by the Supreme Court's ratification of same-sex marriage sparks a bout of jealous nostalgia in one Israeli observer. 

Buenos Aires 2018 confirms senior delegation to attend IOC Extraordinary ...

Buenos Aires 2018 confirms senior delegation to attend IOC Extraordinary ...
Lausanne, Switzerland, 2nd July 2013: The Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid Committee today confirmed the senior delegation that will attend the International Olympic Committee [IOC] Extraordinary Session in Lausanne where YOG Candidate ...

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty

In nation's breadbasket, Latinos stuck in poverty
Melendez and her seven U.S. citizen children have for years struggled with poverty as she worked in the fields, following in her mother's footsteps, while Fresno's farmers prospered.

Gay and lesbian couples in California share their wedding stories

Gay and lesbian couples in California share their wedding stories
Everyday we turn to news outlets to get reports of recent events or learn previously unknown information. Up until now, news has been all about "What's going on in the world?" RYOT lets you know "What's going on in the world and how YOU can be a part ...

Rulings boost US gay pride parades

Rulings boost US gay pride parades
Gay pride celebrations were held in San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Minneapolis and several other cities. In San Francisco, two couples who sued to overturn the California ban led nearly 1 million people in one of the biggest parades in years.

Report: Winston-Salem State University Altering African-American Student Grades

Report: Winston-Salem State University Altering African-American Student Grades
According to the report, administrators at the school are “systematically raising the final grades of African-American students” while leaving grades of non-African American students untouched. The issue was brought to light by Shira Hedgepeth, the ...

Recognition sought for all-Puerto Rican Army unit

Recognition sought for all-Puerto Rican Army unit
The story of the 65th Infantry and its fighting name — the Borinqueneers — dates to the start of Puerto Rico as an American territory in 1898. But the story has come alive in recent years thanks to a documentary produced by a New York filmmaker and a ...

America's Leading Gay News Source

America's Leading Gay News Source
Club Hippo, Maryland's largest gay bar, was listed among Out magazine's 200 best gay bars in the world. Compiling “nominations, suggestions and polled friends and experts around the world,” Out lists the best 200 representing a variety of types to ...

Asbury Park swears in 1st African-American, female mayor

Asbury Park swears in 1st African-American, female mayor
Councilwoman Sue Henderson tells the Asbury Park Press Campbell is the only African-American on the council and she believes it's important to respect that. Campbell has lived in Asbury for 32 years, is a retired middle school teacher and served as ...

Haiti: President says "no protection" for associates committing crimes

Haiti: President says "no protection" for associates committing crimes
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - "I am not protecting anyone," said the President of the Republic in the start of his 3rd year of the presidency and as Tuesday brought the arrest and imprisonment of five more long-time friends of the former musician.

CSC football coaches enjoyed time in Puerto Rico

CSC football coaches enjoyed time in Puerto Rico
From the shores of Alaska to the beaches of Puerto Rico, Chadron State College and its football program are becoming a household name. That's because in the last month, high school student-athletes from both Alaska and Puerto Rico have benefitted from ...

About 14 per cent of Afghanistan veterans have mental disorder: study

About 14 per cent of Afghanistan veterans have mental disorder: study
A link has been found between Canadian Forces personnel who served in the Afghanistan mission and the likelihood of developing mental disorders. A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that 13.5 per cent of those soldiers ...

Blacks, Gays, and Justice Kennedy

Blacks, Gays, and Justice Kennedy
I struggled through the crowded Supreme Court plaza as the Gay Men's Chorus of Washington D.C. sang “America,” couples made wedding plans, and television reporters interviewed a joyful Edith Windsor. Perhaps it is selfish to ask gay rights leaders to ...

'Stop the Haters' - SF Pride Revelers Look at What's Next for Gay Rights

'Stop the Haters' - SF Pride Revelers Look at What's Next for Gay Rights
Last weekend's San Francisco Pride Parade came days after a Supreme Court decision striking down the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied benefits of marriage to same-sex couples. The court also dealt a blow to proponents of California's Proposition 8 ...

Hampshire County cocaine ring nets illegal Mexican immigrant 5 years in prison ...

Hampshire County cocaine ring nets illegal Mexican immigrant 5 years in prison ...
fedbest.JPG Julio Vidal Hermida was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in a Mexico-to-Texas-to Hampshire County cocaine trafficking ring. Republican file photo. SPRINGFIELD - A conspirator in a cocaine dealing ring intended to flood ...