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martes, 5 de julio de 2011

How health cuts are killing women

How health cuts are killing women: "
States in which poverty rates exceeded 18% had a 77% higher rate of maternal mortality than states with lower rates of poverty. And yet, over the last seven years, federal spending for maternal and child health programmes has been reduced by 10%. ...


The Guardian
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Lima mayor heads Gay Pride march in Peru capital - Yahoo! News

Lima mayor heads Gay Pride march in Peru capital - Yahoo! News: "The Homosexual Movement of Lima is the oldest gay organization in Latin America, but the group was only able to gather a few hundred people for its 10th ...


Health care study needs public involvement

Health care study needs public involvement

The study follows on the heels of a national study in which counties were measured on issues such as child poverty, teen pregnancy and health care. Marion County ranked 49th, putting it in the bottom third of Florida's 67 counties. ...

Federal prison sentence for man caught smuggling more than $1 million cash

Federal prison sentence for man caught smuggling more than $1 million cash: "A Mexican citizen has been sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to smuggle more than $1 million into Mexico from the United States. According to court documents, 49-year-old Jorge Armenta-Ramirez was caught Nov. ...


Texas parole board won't stop Mexican's execution

Texas parole board won't stop Mexican's execution: "The same board refused by a 5-0 vote to commute Leal's death sentence to life in prison. Leal still has appeals asking the US Supreme Court to halt his Thursday lethal injection for the 1994 rape and killing slaying of Adria Sauceda. ...


Killings continue in Puerto Rico

Killings continue in Puerto Rico: "San Juan – The crime wave afflicting Puerto Rico continues following the resignation of the island's police superintendent during a long Fourth of July weekend that witnessed 12 more murders. Police said one person died and four others were wounded ...


Venezuela's military a key player amid uncertainty

Venezuela's military a key player amid uncertainty

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's military took center stage in the country's bicentennial celebrations Tuesday, and it likely will be a key player in the country's political future if Hugo Chavez is eventually forced out of the presidency by ...

Chomsky seeks release of Venezuelan judge

Chomsky seeks release of Venezuelan judge: "AP / July 5, 2011 CARACAS - One of President Hugo Chávez's most well-known inspirations, leftist intellectual Noam Chomsky, is challenging the Venezuelan leader on a key human rights case by asking him to release a judge detained since 2009. ...


Venezuela displays military mightiness at bicentennial parade

Venezuela displays military mightiness at bicentennial parade: "
Venezuela's National Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB) displayed on Tuesday their military power at a civilian-military parade on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of Venezuela's Independence with war materials mainly procured from Russian and China. ...


El Universal
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In Cuba, The Voice Of a Blog Generation

In Cuba, The Voice Of a Blog Generation: "
By LARRY ROHTER Like any other first-time author, Yoani Sánchez was looking forward to receiving copies of her book, “Cuba Libre,” after it was published last year. But when the package sent from Buenos Aires by her publisher arrived in Havana, ...


New York Times
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Failed escape in a Mexican prison

Failed escape in a Mexican prison: "News - Juan Ramirez Tijerina, sentenced to 20 years in prison for drug trafficking did not plan very well run. Moreover, the impromptu adventure was ...


Mexican Drug War Violence Continues To Escalate

Mexican Drug War Violence Continues To Escalate: "No mention of legalization, just blame put on corruption as the cause of the Drug War's failure, as well as the United States' “drug consumption.” Seems a little more research would have shown this writer the success some European countries have had ...


Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Argentina

Factbox: Key political risks to watch in Argentina: "Fernandez ended months of speculation in June by confirming she will run for a second four-year term, vowing to deepen the leftist policies that have infuriated many business leaders and farmers in Argentina, Latin America's No. 3 economy. ...


Essay on Poverty, Population and Environment

Essay on Poverty, Population and Environment: "Essay on Poverty, Population and Environment Introduction: The state of the economy, ... The 'Earth Summit' held in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 came up with ...


Is President Obama right to intervene in Texas death penalty case?

Is President Obama right to intervene in Texas death penalty case?: "
In Mexico you can be minding your own business having a drink in a bar and the Federales burst through the doors with automatic weapons, look over the room until they find well dressed "gringos", round them up and throw them in jail with made up ...



The Guardian
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The Multilateralist: Is human rights just the latest utopia?

The Multilateralist: Is human rights just the latest utopia?: "The larger problem is in identifying what it means to stand for human rights as a political agenda, especially as time passes and the concerns of the movement broaden. It was the Soviet and Latin American dictatorships that sparked the moral response ...


Analysis: Argentine president pins hopes on young loyalists

Analysis: Argentine president pins hopes on young loyalists: "Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner smiles during a ceremony at the Casa Rosada Presidential Palace in Buenos Aires, May 10, 2011. By Helen Popper BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez is betting her future on ...


In Ica, Peru, zero unemployment doesn't solve city's problems

In Ica, Peru, zero unemployment doesn't solve city's problems: "Although the city now has two huge shopping malls and a third is under construction, poverty remains a nagging problem, especially among those who have traveled from the Andean highland regions of Ayacucho, Huancavelica and others - areas devastated by ...


Analysis: Argentine president pins hopes on young loyalists

Analysis: Argentine president pins hopes on young loyalists: "In the end, it boosted Fernandez's popularity and gave new life to the combative and unpredictable policy mix that strikes a chord with youngsters marked by the 2001-02 economic crisis that plunged millions of Argentines into poverty.


Puerto Rico: Cholera, Which Has Ravaged Dominican Republic and Haiti, Hits Island

Puerto Rico: Cholera, Which Has Ravaged Dominican Republic and Haiti, Hits Island

The cholera outbreak that has ravaged Haiti and parts of the Dominican Republic has reached Puerto Rico. Health officials are reporting the island's first case of cholera since the disease took hold several months ago. Health Secretary Lorenzo González ...

Drug war bodies expose flaws in Mexican forensics

Drug war bodies expose flaws in Mexican forensics: "But his pain was only made worse when Mexican investigators shipped the wrong body home to his family in Honduras. Thousands of drug war corpses have exposed the gaps in Mexican forensic science, where teams struggle to identify victims, vital evidence ...


Fidel Castro: Chavez was not in good health

Fidel Castro: Chavez was not in good health: "By Larry Moonze in Havana, Cuba FORMER Cuban president Fidel Castro has disclosed that it was not hard for him to notice that Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez was not in good health hence advising him to undergo a rigorous health check up. ...


Poverty transitions among older households in Brazil and South Africa

Poverty transitions among older households in Brazil and South Africa: "Downloadable! Using a panel dataset of older people and their households in Brazil and South Africa, this paper provides estimates of changes in poverty ...


Kidnap victims fight to the death

Kidnap victims fight to the death: "Meanwhile, 33 people were killed during a 24-hour span in June in the city of Monterrey, where gangs battle for control of drug traffic. Since 2006, more than 35000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war. Think you know a lot about Canada? ...


Venezuela marks independence date

Venezuela marks independence date: "
Venezuela is marking the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain, with President Hugo Chavez back from cancer surgery in Cuba. Street parties are being held across the country, and there will be a military parade in Caracas. ...


BBC News
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