Ready and raring to go for season two of New Zealand’s Got Talent, Tamati Coffey talks fun times, furry friends and “elderly drag queens” with Shaun Bamber.
Ricardo Morales started mining Bolivia’s Cerro Rico when he was 12, and he’s proud of the mountain’s majestic history. “It’s said that the silver taken from here could have built a bridge from the peak to Spain’s palace door,” boasts the raspy-voiced Morales, 52, standing at the entrance to his mine some 14,000 feet above sea level.
For months, the island had buzzed with the rumor. Last week it became official.
“We never want to go over the heads of the people,” says Jesus Perez, pastor of Puerto Rico's largest Pentecostal Church. “We want to go directly to their hearts.” Never swerving from this philosophy, the Pentecostals have won converts almost faster than they can be totally immersed.
A blaze at a Puerto Rico oil storage facility continued to rage out of control early Sunday, sending thick black smoke into the air and forcing at least 1,500 people out of their homes.
Thousands of Puerto Rican workers and supporters gathered Thursday for an islandwide strike over government budget cuts that have led to the elimination of nearly 17,000 jobs. Strikers congregated at five points in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, for a noon march to the Plaza las Americas mall.
Strikers congregated at five points in San Juan, Puerto Rico’s capital, for a noon march to the Plaza las Americas mall. Organizers said they expected at least 100,000 people to march and thousands more to stay home from work
Labor unions called for a “people’s strike” to be held on Thursday in Puerto Rico to protest widespread government cutbacks announced last March in the wake of the economic downturn.