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Advocacy groups: N.C. courts inaccessible to non-English speaking residents

Three nonprofit groups have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice, claiming that non-English speaking residents are not getting equal access to North Carolina courts. The Latin American Coalition, the Muslim American Society of Charlotte and the Vietnamese Association of Charlotte said in their May 16 complaint that…

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez postpones summit amid health concerns

CARACAS — The mystery surrounding the medical condition of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deepened with the postponement of a major regional summit he was due to host next week. Officials say the 56-year-old anti-American firebrand, who has been in Cuba since beginning an official visit on June 8, is still…

May Day surprise: Revolutionary Latin leader Simon Bolivar killed by arsenic, doctor claims

Arsenic helped kill Simon Bolivar, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor who is questioning the tuberculosis diagnosis given as the cause of the Latin liberator’s death in 1830. Doctors, not treachery, led Bolivar to take arsenic, however, said Dr. Paul Auwaerter, who presented his case Friday at an annual University…

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