SONIDO DE LATINAOTEAROA LatinAotearoa (Rhythmethod) It’s doubtful the creative catalysts behind LatinAotearoa – DJ Bobby Brazuka, Jennifer Zea and Isaac Aesili – could have made such a magical album on their own but together, well, they’re a funky and sensual force of nature. The title shouldn’t be misconstrued as a Kiwi take on Latin music – Zea is originally from Venezuela and Brazuka from Chile while Aesili is homegrown – but it was brewed here and features an extraordinary Spanish version of Ladi6’s Walk Right Up.
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The group that controls top-level domain codes for Internet addresses is poised to permit non-Latin language codes for the first time in its history.
Uruguay became the first Latin American country to allow same-sex couples to adopt children after the Senate voted to approve a bill modifying the country’s adoption statute.
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Prospects for an early resolution to the showdown over the ouster of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya appear grim as a deadline for his reinstatement approaches this weekend. The Organization of Americans States had given the coup leaders until Saturday to restore Zelaya to office, but they appear unlikely to comply
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The sign outside the door read “Cinema Club”, but inside, a Catholic priest was conducting Friday mass in Arabic for Gaza’s furtive Christians. Many of those Christians bowing their heads before a statue of the Virgin Mary were hoping that the power of prayer might nudge along the Israeli security bureaucracy. Six weeks ago, 250 Christians applied for permission from the Israelis to exit the locked down Palestinian enclave of Gaza for a day to see Pope Benedict XVI as he visits in Israel on his tour of the Middle East