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Sip exige liberación de periodistas en Cuba

El Nuevo País [17 de Octubre, 2013]

 

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La Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa (SIP) exigió la liberación inmediata de tres periodistas independientes retenidos en Cuba.

De acuerdo a la organización, la detención arbitraria de los periodistas Echeverría Driggs, Águila Montero y Cácer Díaz, ocurridos entre el 10 y el 11 de Octubre, es una represión contra la libertad de expresión.

Ésta no es una situación inusual en la nación insular, ya que según la Comisión Cubana de Derechos Humanos y Reconciliación Nacional el septiembre pasado se contabilizaron 708 detenciones arbitrarias, una de las cifras más altas de los últimos cuatro años.

El presidente de la Comisión de Libertad de Prensa e Información de la SIP, Claudio Paolillo, explicó que en su próxima asamblea semestral, que tendrá lugar en Denver, Estados Unidos, entre el 18 y el 22 de Octubre, sostendrán “discusiones intensas” acerca de la amenaza de gobiernos autoritarios a la libertad de expresión.

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Demandan al director de El Venezolano en Miami

El Nuevo País [15 de Octubre, 2013]

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Oswaldo Muñoz, director del periódico semanal “El Venezolano”, con sede en la ciudad de Miami, Estados Unidos, ha sido demandado por un empresario ítalo-venezolano, quien alega difamación. La demanda del empresario, Giuseppe Sindoni, se debe a una nota y una columna publicadas por el periódico en Diciembre de 2012 y Agosto de este año, donde se indica que Sindoni está bajo investigación por lavado de dinero.

Los abogados de Sindoni esperan obtener de parte de Muñoz más de 15.000 dólares como compensación por daños, intereses y otros costos legales.

Según el litigio, rivales del demandante habrían pagado a Muñoz por publicar “historias fabricadas para difamar al demandante”, quien es propietario de varias empresas, entre ellas Pastas Sindoni C.A. y Nucita Venezolana C.A.

“Nadie puede asegurar, ni insinuar, que hemos recibido sobornos de absolutamente nadie”, declaró Muñoz como respuesta a la demanda.

De acuerdo al equipo de asesores legales de Sindoni, él no ha sido el único difamado por el grupo editorial. La demanda menciona una carta redactada por Muñoz el pasado diciembre al banquero David Osio, disculpándose por otros textos difamatorios, alegando que éstos eran de carácter publicitario y no periodístico. Sin embargo, en esa ocasión, Osio respondió expresando solidaridad con el grupo editorial.

“El Venezolano se ha convertido en un periódico que está al mejor postor”, aseguran los abogados de Sindoni.

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Ex esposa de Sarkozy cuenta todo sobre su relación

El Nuevo País [9 de Octubre, 2013]

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Cecilia Attias, segunda esposa del ex mandatario francés, Nicolás Sarkozy, asegura que la tracción entre los dos fue amor a primera vista, según su autobiografía titulada “Une Envie de Vérité” o “Un Deseo de Verdad”, donde relata su relación con el mandatario, desde el día que lo conoció hasta su breve estadía en la residencia presidencial francesa, el Palacio del Elíseo.

En el libro, que se publicará en los próximos días, Attias explica que ella y Sarkozy al conocerse, en la boda de unos amigos, sintieron una atracción inmediata, a pesar de que ambos estaban casados con sus primeras parejas.

“Poco a poco me enamoré de ese hombre que me tenía al tanto de sus problemas y me pedía mi opinión”, relata Attias.

El cortejo del ex mandatario surtió efecto en Attias, con quien empezó una relación adultera, resultando en la separación de las antiguas parejas y en 1996, la unión formal de Sarkozy y Attias.

En 2004, tras convertirse en Ministro de Finanzas, Sarkozy y su entonces esposa Attias se instalaron en dicho ministerio. Allí, Attias conocería a quien es hoy en día su esposo, el empresario Richard Attias.

Su relación con el empresario comenzó también de manera clandestina, afectando gravemente su matrimonio con Sarkozy.

En la autobiografía, Attias insinúa que una vez que Sarkozy fue electo Presidente de Francia en Mayo de 2007, su relación era simplemente una imagen pública. De hecho, Attias y Sarkozy se separaron pocos meses después de las elecciones.

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Primera mujer al mando de la Reserva Federal de EEUU

El Nuevo País [7 de Octubre, 2013]

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La estadounidense Janet Yellen podría convertirse en la primera mujer en ocupar el cargo económico más importante de Estados Unidos: la presidencia de la Reserva Federal.

Un grupo de más de 350 economistas solicitaron al Presidente de Estados Unidos, Barack Obama, la elección de Yellen, una vez finalice el período del actual presidente de la Reserva Federal, Ben Bernanke, el 31 de Enero de 2014. Según el grupo, “Yellen posee una profunda comprensión de la relación entre política monetaria y el crecimiento económico y un tremendo interés por dismunuir el desempleo”, que actualmente supera el 7%.

Detrás de su blanca cabellera y sus 66 años de edad, esta demócrata esconde un antecedente impecable, que le coloca como favorita, ante el otro candidato, Larry Summers, asesor económico de Obama.

Nativa de Nueva York, Yellen se graduó con mención Summa Cum Laude en Economía en la Universidad de Brown y obtuvo un doctorado en la prestigiosa universidad de Yale.

Su pasión por la economía es compartida en su vida privada. Su esposo, George Akerlof, ganó el Premio Nobel de Economía en 2001. Su hijo, Robert Akerlof, es profesor de economía del Instituto de Tecnología de Massachusetts.

Yellen se dio a conocer al estar al mando del gabinete de asesores económicos de Bill Clinton en 1997.

“Ella ha estado en lo correcto acerca de todo lo que ha pasado en esta secuela a la crisis financiera”, declaró Clinton.

Además, fue Presidenta de la Reserva Federal de San Francisco y es la actual Vicepresidenta de la Reserva Federa.

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El “Flamenco Íntimo” de Siudy Garrido

El Nuevo País [4 de Octubre, 2013]

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La reconocida bailaora de flamenco venezolana, Siudy Garrido, regresa a los teatros venezolanos con el estreno de su show “Flamenco Íntimo”, con el que espera exponer más a fondo el arte que la ha caracterizado desde pequeña.

El espectáculo tendrá lugar en el Teatro Chacao, en Caracas, los días 12 y 13 de Octubre, seguido de dos funciones en el Teatro Juares de Barquisimeto el 25 y 26 del mismo mes.

“Flamenco Íntimo es un espectáculo que busca mostrar en una hora y media un flamenco actual, un flamenco contemporáneo, pero que es realmente flamenco”, explicó Garrido, en entrevista exclusiva con El Nuevo País. “Es un espectáculo donde verán el flamenco en su plenitud”.

Este es el primer show que Garrido realiza después de su mundialmente aclamada presentación “Entre Mundos”, exhibida durante tres meses en Broadway. Con este nuevo espectáculo, Garrido espera cautivar una vez más al público venezolano.

“Lo que estamos buscando es plasmar, a través de la coreografía, toda esa intimidad que a veces no nos atrevemos a mostrar, bien sean sueños, recuerdos, sentimientos, pensamientos profundos y ocultos de nuestro ser, transmitidos a través de la danza”, señaló Garrido.

Además del cuerpo de baile, Flamenco Íntimo contará con la participación de músicos españoles y venezolanos, como el guitarrista español José Luis Rodríguez, el reconocido cantaor español Manuel Gago y el percusionista venezolano Adolfo Herrera.

Flamenco Íntimo promete ser un espectáculo cargado de la creatividad característica de Siudy Garrido.

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Fate of Venezuela Lies in Upcoming Elections

The Observer Blog [September 16, 2013]

2012 is not only a crucial year for the United States, but also for Venezuela where presidential elections will take place on Oct. 7.

Since 1999, Hugo Chávez has occupied the greatest administrative position in the oil exporter country, which has experienced numerous political, social and economic changes since then.

Nowadays, the great amount of homicides in the tropical nation, especially in its capital city Caracas, fills the headlines. According to the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence, 19,336 people were murdered in 2011 while in 1998, before Chávez was elected, there were only 4,550 homicides registered.

Another aspect that has been severely affected is the freedom of expression. As in many other dictatorships, Chávez has attempted to shut down many private TV channels and radio stations. His efforts were successful with Radio Caracas Televisión (RCTV), which in 2007 was forced to close because the government denied their grant of signal.

Henrique Capriles Radonski, only 40 years old, is the leader of the opposition in Venezuela, representing the political party Mesa de la Unidad Democrática (MUD). On Oct. 7, he will ‘fight’ against Chávez and the future of Venezuela will be decided.

The states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina, possess the greatest amount of Venezuelans registered to vote on the presidential elections this year outside of Venezuela. They used to have the convenient location of the Consulate of Venezuela in Miami to do so, but Chávez ordered to remove all the personal and shut it down.

The Consulate of Venezuela in New Orleans will now receive all the voters registered in the eastern circumscription. In order to go to New Orleans in an affordable way, the website http://www.votodondesea.com is available. There, Venezuelan voters can find information about inexpensive buses and flights.

There is no doubt that on Oct. 7 Venezuelans will have the power to recover their country and transform it into a better place for this generation and, especially, future ones.

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North Remembers 9/11 with a Memorial

The Observer [September 18, 2012]

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The entire nation was part of different memorial acts through the past Sept. 11, but all of them shared the same objective: Remember the events that took place on the same day in 2001. Broward College was not an exception.

‘North Campus Remembers’ was initially an idea of Paul Felarca, Volunteer Service Coordinator, who invited Kimberly Schendel, Student Life Specialist, to help him organizing the event in order to transform the idea into reality.

Felarca explained that the main purpose of this event was to “bring awareness to the student population and bring honor to those that passed away on 9/11”.

In Schendel’s opinion, “There are such limited views of what happened that to give them a bigger view of what did happen, I think it helps to educate more than just a plane crashing into a building”

The Broward Sheriff Office, Campus Safety and Coconut Creek Fire Rescue were special guests of the event who represented the rescuers who passed away in New York. Felarca describes them as “our local heroes”.

‘Where were you?’ was a section of the event when guests and coordinators of the event shared their personal experiences during the horrifying day. Schendel’s read, in tears, a letter written by a family member who lives in New York.

Music, provided by the voice of Nahankah Sterling and the violinists Esther Faustin and Jemima Jerome, fraternized with the emotions induced by several speeches during the commemoration. Their interpretation of ‘Amazing Grace’, followed by continuous applauses, moved everyone in the room.

The program honored those who passed away that day, including Father Michael Judge, who was the first registered victim, the Police Department and Fire Department. Those who were inside the planes crashed that day, especially United Airlines Flight 93, were also remembered.

The tribute included the participation of Trish Joyce, English Assistant Professor, and two of her students, who read poems by Lucille Clifton based on the events of Sept. 2001.

During the commemoration, radio files of 9/11 caught the audience’s attention. “There are no words to describe what I am witnessing right now” was, among tens more, one of the expressions heard on the recordings.

At the end of the event, Schendel unveiled the ‘Quilt of Hope’, which was filled with drawings and messages that symbolize the moment. Felarca and Schendel’s objective is to add more messages every year.

“Together we remember” was the phrase accompanying the flag of the United States this past Sept. 11 at North Campus Remembers, an event that recalled a turning point episode in the history of the United States and the entire globe.

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Financing done easy with Peter Bielagus

The Observer

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College students have to pay thousands of dollars per year for their tuition. This makes it really easier for them to get caught into student loans. Some of these students declare themselves bankrupt during their high-level education.

For Peter Bielagus, this situation is avoidable with the knowledge of a better personal financing.

Bielagus, who is a financial coach, speaker and author, led a talk at the Student Life Activity Center of Central Campus on Oct. 8.

“I got myself into a lot of credit card debt and I screw up my financial life when I was 19 so I started learning how to dig my way out,” said Bielagus, who is trying through his talks to help people who are experiencing debt situations and to prevent them.

Bielagus stated that college students are going through a decisive age for their financial lives since they are “young in general” and they “get exposed to lots of different things at once”.

He thinks that “there is never a good time to focus on your financial life”, so he recommends college students to focus on their financing right away. Bielagus emphasized that the amounts does not matter, the important thing is to know how to manage the little or big amounts that you have.

“If you are taking out student loans, you have to know what your monthly payments are so ask that question at the Financial Aid Office every semester because that number will get bigger and bigger and you have to know what that number is compared to the career of your choice,” said Bielagus.

He also recommends applying for scholarships even if the student does not meet the all the requirements, but always telling the truth.

“Scholarships to me are a numbers game, which means the more you apply for, the better your chances are of getting them,” said Bielagus.

Bielagus not only did a general talk with Broward College students, but he also was able to do one-on-one talks. He was really impressed about the quantity of one-on-ones since he did not stop receiving students from noon until 7pm.

“There is never going to be a good time get started on your financial life so you might as well just get started today,” said Bielagus.

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Artist Talk Series

The Observer

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The Artist Talk Series is a group of talks that are taking place at North Campus Regional BC Library. The series started with Lisa Rockford on Sept. 2012 and will end with Federico Uribe on April 2013.

The turn for the Cuban duo Guerra de la Paz was on Oct. 9.

Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz were both born in Cuba, in Havana and Matanzas respectively. They met in Chicago and have been working together since 1996. Their work has been exhibit in Miami, Chicago, New York, Zurich, London, Istanbul, Berlin, among many others. They do different art-related works, including sculpture, installation, photography and painting.

“Basically what our whole work is about is the process of layering and fragmentation, constructing and deconstructing,” said Guerra.

Their work includes different themes such as consumption and war. “It is a representation of society in one way or another … there is also a lot of historical influence so we look back at other societies too to make comparisons between ancient and current times”

As many other artists, Guerra de la Paz’s work is subjective. “There’s a lot to say and nothing to say so it is really about what the viewer sees and what they get out of it is not always what we wanted them to get out of it, but the fact that they get something completely different is even more fulfilling.” said Guerra.

During the talk, Guerra de la Paz showed a digital presentation of their work while they explained the materials and processes needed to install their pieces as well as the thematic of the different series.

After the talk, there was a Q&A section, when students asked for recommendations on materials and how to get their work seen. “For us I think the Internet is what moved us forward because our first publication was in Japan and we were blown away,” said de la Paz.

The next Artist Talk Series presentation will feature fiber and art book artist Martin Eduardo Casuso on Nov. 20 at 6:30 pm. For more information call 954-201-2662.

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