Americas http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25171/BF_WIDGET_SRC en Angry Canadian aboriginals divided ahead of Harper meeting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/angry-canadian-aboriginals-divided-ahead-harper-meeting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Aboriginal leaders set to meet prime minister on Friday</p> <p>* Many of Canada's 1.2 million aboriginals live in poverty</p> <p>By David Ljunggren</p> <p>OTTAWA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Deep splits emerged in the ranks of Canada's aboriginal movement on Friday, casting doubt on a planned meeting between chiefs and Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss a series of native grievances.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/angry-canadian-aboriginals-divided-ahead-harper-meeting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Ethnic groups in Canada Indigenous peoples of North America Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 17:15:22 +0000 5733253 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Canada natives block Harper's office, threaten unrest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-canada-natives-block-harpers-office-threaten-unrest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Harper meets about 20 chiefs; some native leaders boycott</p> <p>* Ontario chief threatens blockades on Jan 16</p> <p>* Nova Scotia rail line blockaded</p> <p>* Idle No More aboriginal movement picks up steam</p> <p>By David Ljunggren and Randall Palmer</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-2-canada-natives-block-harpers-office-threaten-unrest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aboriginal peoples in Canada Americas Political geography Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 11 Jan 2013 19:45:11 +0000 5733328 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-Canadian PM agrees to pay more heed to native demands http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-canadian-pm-agrees-pay-more-heed-native-demands <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Harper meets about 20 chiefs; some native leaders boycott</p> <p>* Agrees to high-level dialogue</p> <p>* Ontario chief threatens blockades on Wednesday</p> <p>* Nova Scotia rail line blockaded</p> <p>By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130111/update-3-canadian-pm-agrees-pay-more-heed-native-demands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aboriginal peoples in Canada Americas History of North America Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:46:06 +0000 5732790 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Haiti remembers 2010 earthquake in subdued anniversary ceremonies http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-anniversary-ceremon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>(Repeating for wider distribution with no change to text)</p> <p>* Bill Clinton among those attending</p> <p>* Government playing down anniversary this year</p> <p>* 350,000 victims still homeless</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/rpt-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-anniversary-ceremon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Presidents of Haiti Technology Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:30:35 +0000 5733633 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Haiti remembers 2010 earthquake in subdued ceremony http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-ceremony <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Bill Clinton among those attending</p> <p>* Government playing down anniversary this year</p> <p>* 350,000 quake victims still homeless (Adds new lead, detail on Clinton Foundation effort in Haiti)</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>PORT-AU-PRINCE, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Haiti marked the third anniversary of the earthquake that destroyed much of the capital and killed more than 250,000 people with a purposely low-key commemoration on Saturday that included former U.S. President Bill Clinton.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/update-2-haiti-remembers-2010-earthquake-subdued-ceremony" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Presidents of Haiti Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 02:00:18 +0000 5733696 at http://www.globalpost.com Canada pledges better water for aboriginals amid blockade threat http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/canada-pledges-better-water-aboriginals-amid-blockade-threat <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Canadian government pledges help over two years</p> <p>* Natives threaten to expand blockades if demands not met</p> <p>* Canadian opposition leader says aboriginal movement is strong</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 13 (Reuters) - Canada will spend C$330.8 million over the next two years to improve water systems on aboriginal lands, as the Conservative government tries to deal with growing unrest on native reservations.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130113/canada-pledges-better-water-aboriginals-amid-blockade-threat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas First Nations Political geography Politics Social Issues Technology Thomson Reuters Sun, 13 Jan 2013 20:30:33 +0000 5733924 at http://www.globalpost.com Canadian natives slow trade traffic in day of protest http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/canadian-natives-slow-trade-traffic-day-protest <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Natives also block rail line in Manitoba</p> <p>* Finance Minister Flaherty concerned about damage to economy</p> <p>* Canadian aboriginals want to shed light on living conditions</p> <p>By Russ Blinch</p> <p>TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Canadian natives slowed traffic on a bridge crucial to U.S.-Canadian trade on Wednesday as aboriginals across the country staged a "National Day of Action" to protest their living conditions.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130116/canadian-natives-slow-trade-traffic-day-protest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Ethnic groups in Canada Indigenous peoples of North America Social Issues Thomson Reuters Wed, 16 Jan 2013 21:00:53 +0000 5735258 at http://www.globalpost.com Nicaragua sentences 18 fake Mexican journalists for drug trafficking http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nicaragua-sentences-18-fake-mexican-journalists-drug-traffickin <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>MANAGUA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - A Nicaraguan judge on Friday gave 30-year prison terms to 18 Mexicans who posed as journalists and were found guilty last month of drug trafficking, money laundering and organized crime.</p> <p>The Mexicans were arrested in August as they tried to cross Nicaragua's border with neighbor Honduras carrying $9.2 million in six vehicles with logos of Mexico's biggest broadcaster, Televisa. The media giant has denied any links to the group.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/nicaragua-sentences-18-fake-mexican-journalists-drug-traffickin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Mexican Drug War Mexico Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 23:15:53 +0000 5736453 at http://www.globalpost.com Former coup general launches Honduras presidential campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/former-coup-general-launches-honduras-presidential-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TEGUCIGALPA, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Former Honduran armed forces chief Romeo Vasquez, who in 2009 led the coup that ousted President Manuel Zelaya, on Sunday launched a presidential campaign, saying he will restore order and security to the troubled Central American country.</p> <p>Vasquez, who until now has been running the country's phone company, will stand as a candidate for the right-leaning opposition Patriotic Alliance party in the elections in November, he said at an event in the Honduran capital.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130120/former-coup-general-launches-honduras-presidential-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Central America Government Thomson Reuters Sun, 20 Jan 2013 20:30:52 +0000 5736975 at http://www.globalpost.com EXCLUSIVE-Deforestation appears to rise again in Brazil's Amazon http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Monthly tallies suggest big increase from a year ago</p> <p>* Government says too early to confirm a trend</p> <p>* Researchers say policies, projects facilitate destruction</p> <p>By Paulo Prada</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/exclusive-deforestation-appears-rise-again-brazils-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Earth Forestry Law Technology Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 18:15:54 +0000 5738928 at http://www.globalpost.com FEATURE-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 26 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130126/feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:15:39 +0000 5739807 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-FEATURE-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disp <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-feature-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disp" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:31:17 +0000 5740079 at http://www.globalpost.com RPT-Haiti's road to reconstruction blocked by land tenure disputes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Land ownership disputes stall development projects</p> <p>* Haiti faces international pressure to improve land registry</p> <p>By Susana Ferreira</p> <p>JEREMIE, Haiti, Jan 27 (Reuters) - The smooth black asphalt of National Road No. 7 stretches for about five miles beyond Camp Perrin, a town in fertile southwest Haiti.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130127/rpt-haitis-road-reconstruction-blocked-land-tenure-disputes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Haiti Latin America Technology War Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 01:45:33 +0000 5740313 at http://www.globalpost.com REFILE-In flowery letter from sickbed, Venezuela's Chavez calls for regional unity http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/flowery-letter-sickbed-venezuelas-chavez-calls-regional-unity <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SANTIAGO, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's cancer-stricken president, made his presence felt at a regional summit on Monday with a flowery letter from his sickbed in Cuba that was laced with literary references and calls for Latin American unity.</p> <p>Chavez has not been seen in public since cancer surgery in Cuba in mid-December, missing his own inauguration for a new six-year term this month and fueling uncertainty over the illness jeopardizing his 14-year rule.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/flowery-letter-sickbed-venezuelas-chavez-calls-regional-unity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Hugo Chavez International relations Latin America Social Issues Venezuela Thomson Reuters Mon, 28 Jan 2013 15:45:26 +0000 5740521 at http://www.globalpost.com Brazilian cities crack down on nightclubs after deadly fire http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/brazilian-cities-crack-down-nightclubs-after-deadly-fire <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* President Rousseff urges more rigorous inspections</p> <p>* Politicians seek new laws, Brazilians doubt things will change</p> <p>* 231 died in nightclub blaze sparked by band's flare</p> <p>By Ana Flor</p> <p>SANTA MARIA, Brazil, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Cities across Brazil are beginning to crack down on nightclubs to ensure they comply with fire regulations following a weekend blaze that killed 231 people at a club in the southern university town of Santa Maria.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130129/brazilian-cities-crack-down-nightclubs-after-deadly-fire" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Americas Dilma Rousseff Government Law Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:31 +0000 5741155 at http://www.globalpost.com