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domingo, 24 de julio de 2011

Chávez Returns, Saying Cancerous Cells Not Found

Chávez Returns, Saying Cancerous Cells Not Found: "By ALEXEI BARRIONUEVO SÃO PAULO, Brazil —President Hugo Chávez of Venezuela returned home from Cuba late Saturday after completing a second phase of cancer treatment and said that his doctors in Cuba had not detected any malignant cells in his body. ...


Puerto Rico has big day as Alomar is honored at Hall

Puerto Rico has big day as Alomar is honored at Hall: "Roberto Alomar fan Julio Concepcion, of Puerto Rico, waves the flag of Puerto Rico as he waits for the Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony to begin Sunday at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown. By JOHN PITARRESI Spanish was heard nearly as ...


Car accidents kill 11 in Argentina

Car accidents kill 11 in Argentina: "At least 11 people were killed and 24 others injured on Sunday in a multiple collision among seven cars that circulated in national route 3 in Las Flores about 150 kilometers northeast of capital Buenos Aires, local police said. ...


In Movie of Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots

In Movie of Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots: "Mr. Medavoy was a boy in Chile in 1957, second from right in the back row. Fifty-four years later, Mr. Medavoy, who grew up in Santiago, is going back with a film project that will test his skills as a moviemaker and will close a personal loop in his ...


Two Chicago doctors celebrate 10th anniversary of their clinic in ...

Two Chicago doctors celebrate 10th anniversary of their clinic in ...: "And poverty in the area is so intractable that many people make less than $3 a ... traveled to Bolivia and joined about 150 people from nearby villages who ...
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In Movie of a Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots

In Movie of a Mine Rescue, Producer Looks to His Roots: "The legend reads: “Chile, 1957.” Fifty-four years later, Mr. Medavoy, who grew up in Santiago, is going back with a film project that will test his skills as a moviemaker and will close a personal loop in his life. It's a drama about the Copiapó mining ...


Hundreds celebrate Colombian Independence Day in Madison

Hundreds celebrate Colombian Independence Day in Madison

She is patriotic and proud to be a Colombian, but there was no denying the poverty and lack of opportunity back home. Fernando worked in the coffee plantations and started laboring when he was 6 years old. Her responsibilities began at age 13. ...

Caracas fights for facelift to woo tourists, residents

Caracas fights for facelift to woo tourists, residents

About 14000 people were murdered in Venezuela in 2010, which has a homicide rate of 48 in every 100000 -- a near-record in Latin America. According to non-governmental organizations the rate in Caracas is as high as 100 murders for every 100000 ...

Hugo Chavez Has Chemotherapy In Cuba And Returns To Venezuela

Hugo Chavez Has Chemotherapy In Cuba And Returns To Venezuela: "President of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, 56, underwent his first week of chemotherapy with minor discomfort in Cuba, he is now back in Venezuela. He added that he still has several additional episodes of treatment to go through. ...


The death penalty and the costs of an obsession

The death penalty and the costs of an obsession: "The unseemly love affair some American politicians have with the death penalty is bad for justice and bad for our country's standing in the world. It inflicts a wholly unnecessary moral stain on a nation that rightly preaches the rule of law to ...


Mexican Inmate Busted Raffling Luxurious Prison Cell

Mexican Inmate Busted Raffling Luxurious Prison Cell: "Juan Manuel Marquez, an inmate in the Cereso 1 jail of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, was caught raffling off 3 jail cells. One, which he referred to as the "luxurious suite," housed furniture, wooden cabinets, a fridge, TV, a DVD player and even air ...


Mexican man gets more than 6 years for guarding, maintaining large marijuana ...

Mexican man gets more than 6 years for guarding, maintaining large marijuana ...: "
By Brendan Kirby, Press-Register MOBILE, Alabama -- A federal judge in Mobile last week sentenced a Mexican man who guarded and maintained a marijuana grow house to more than 6 years in prison — a substantial break from the 10 years he faced. ...


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Colombia-Venezuela ties fully restored

Colombia-Venezuela ties fully restored: "Bogota - Both diplomatic and commercial relations between Colombia and Venezuela have been fully restored, Venezuela's Ambassador to Colombia Ivan Rincon said Friday. Colombia-Venezuela relations reached a low in 2009 when Colombia accused Venezuela of ...


American Jewish contractor appeals conviction to Cuban cour

American Jewish contractor appeals conviction to Cuban cour: "NEW YORK – Jailed Jewish-American aid contractor Alan Gross told Cuba's Supreme Court on Friday he had no intentions of hurting the Cuban government or people. Gross, who was found guilty in February of undermining the state and sentenced to 15 years ...


Criminal justice system hampered by today's media environment

Criminal justice system hampered by today's media environment: "
Then, Florida prosecutors who planned to seek the death penalty against Casey Anthony were stunned, as was most of America, when the jury acquitted her of every violent felony. Television lawyer commentators were describing Florida's death penalty even ...


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Richard Nixon's 'war on drugs' began 40 years ago, and the battle ...

Richard Nixon's 'war on drugs' began 40 years ago, and the battle ...: "Four decades on, in a world (and an America) accursed by poverty and drugs, ... again threatens Afghanistan, Central America, Bolivia, Peru and Venezuela. ...
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Charity offers a way out for street children in Brazil

Charity offers a way out for street children in Brazil: "Children living and sleeping on the street is not uncommon in Brazil. It's seen rapid urbanisation (87% of people now live in urban areas), with rural poverty forcing people towards the cities being a major factor. That disruption leaves man children ...


Inequality and Poverty in Latin America

Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: "The expansion of Bolsa Família, together with changes in social security and increases in public education spending and enrollment— all initiatives implemented by the PT—have played an important role in reducing inequality and poverty in Brazil. ...


Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches

Brazil Torn Over New Oil Riches: "The dispute could set back plans to quickly develop deep-water oil fields known as the pre-salt, while also delaying for years the revenue that Brazil has said could lift millions out of poverty. Under current laws, only nine of Brazil's 27 states get ...


KRISTOF: Chipping away at our best anti-poverty program

KRISTOF: Chipping away at our best anti-poverty program

California's superb public university system is being undermined by the biggest budget cuts in the state's history. Tuition is set to rise about 20 percent this year, on top of a 26 percent increase last year, which means that college will become ...

Poverty a Recruitment Tool for Mexico's Criminal Gangs

Poverty a Recruitment Tool for Mexico's Criminal Gangs: "Poverty and lack of opportunity are supplying Mexico's drug trafficking organizations with waves of fresh recruits. However, the government has shown little interest in addressing social issues in its assault on crime. In the midst of waves of media ...


Hairstylists Hope to Offer a Path Out of Poverty

Hairstylists Hope to Offer a Path Out of Poverty: "After 10 years of improving women's appearances, Elk Grove hairstylist Amber Aase Kloss will join a mission to change women's lives as well by participating in a Northern California-wide "Cut for a Cause" campaign this Sunday. ...


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