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miércoles, 6 de julio de 2011

Rights group says abuses in Cuba growing

Rights group says abuses in Cuba growing: "While activists in Cuba disagreed on the number of detentions, they agree the level of violence against dissidents rose significantly during the first six months of 2011 and the number of detentions more than doubled, El Nuevo Herald reported Wednesday ...


Texas' Bishop Corrada to head Puerto Rico diocese

Texas' Bishop Corrada to head Puerto Rico diocese: "
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Alvaro Corrada del Rio of Tyler, Texas as bishop of the Diocese of Mayaguez on Puerto Rico's west coast. Bishop Corrada, a Jesuit, was born in the Santurce district of the Puerto Rican capital of San Juan on May ...


Catholic News Agency
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Final decisions on voter ID law, death penalty expansion and more

Final decisions on voter ID law, death penalty expansion and more

Lynch did, however, sign House Bill 147, which makes people convicted of committing a murder during a home invasion eligible for the death penalty. The legislation came largely in response to the horrific murder of a woman and attempted murder of her ...

Rick Perry Faced With Life, Death Choice in Case of Foreign National

Rick Perry Faced With Life, Death Choice in Case of Foreign National: "
However, many ministers are opposed to the death penalty because they say it unfairly targets minorities and the poor. The US Supreme Court is due to decide whether to issue a stay of execution. Of the 31 death sentences Perry has pardoned, ...


Christian Post
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Catholic ex-warden works to end penalty she calls costly, ineffective

Catholic ex-warden works to end penalty she calls costly, ineffective: "July 2 marked the 35th anniversary of the reinstatement of the death penalty by the US Supreme Court, which said in Gregg v. Georgia that capital punishment is not inherently "cruel and unusual punishment" in violation of the Eighth Amendment to the US ...


Headless corpses? Acid baths? This is a distorted picture of Mexico's drug wars

Headless corpses? Acid baths? This is a distorted picture of Mexico's drug wars: "Ed Vulliamy, in his article on Mexico's drug wars, talks of flayed faces, headless corpses and acid baths (Juárez is all our futures. This is the inevitable war of capitalism gone mad, 21 June). I study Mexico: a diverse and fascinating country which, ...


George McGovern leaving Cuba without seeing Castro

George McGovern leaving Cuba without seeing Castro: "Former Democratic presidential candidate George McGovern was heading back to the United States on Monday without having seen Fidel Castro, whom he calls an ...


Revamped Mexican anti-drug strategy focuses on Zetas

Revamped Mexican anti-drug strategy focuses on Zetas: "MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government is refocusing its drug-war strategy to take down the Zetas paramilitary cartel, a significant shift in approach that is likely to be met with increased violence, according to US and Mexican officials familiar with ...


Latin America's happiest nations

Latin America's happiest nations: "
The study credits Brazil's good cheer to its success at pulling millions out of poverty. So is Latin America in fact a very happy place to live? A 2010 Happy Planet Index by the New Economics Foundation found that eight of the top 10 happiest countries ...


GlobalPost (blog)
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Immigration and the drug war: alternative viewpoints

Immigration and the drug war: alternative viewpoints

By Teresa Puente, today at 1:53 pm Two recent news reports break stereotypes and shed light on solutions for two problems facing Mexico and the United States- the drug war and immigration. In an article in the New York Times journalist Damien Cave ...

How U.S. Thirst For Drugs Fuels Mexico's Violence

How U.S. Thirst For Drugs Fuels Mexico's Violence: "It could be the 360-million American dollars spent to help Mexico fight its drug war since 2008. But if that were the case, there should be less pot getting across as well. Not true. Pot use is steady in this country, supplied by an undiminished flow ...


Colorado business leaders to aid crime-wracked Mexican city

Colorado business leaders to aid crime-wracked Mexican city: "Now retired, Smith has spent the past decade studying US-Latin American relations and writing on the subject. Smith said he will now focus on the problems in the US-Mexico border region, an area he visits every month to report "first hand on how ...


Our hemisphere at a glance

Our hemisphere at a glance: "
Assertions of general poverty throughout Latin America are challenged by notable increases in general education and life expectancies everywhere. The principal problem in Latin America today is not poverty but inequality. Across the Americas several ...


Jamaica Observer
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Hugo Chávez keeps the faith

Hugo Chávez keeps the faith: "
Venezuela's real religion is actually the Bolivar cult. It has done more damage to the country than anything else. Bolivar did not free Venezuela, even if he was for a long time the leader of the Venezuelan troops; Venezuela was liberated by hundreds ...


The Guardian
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Ex-Venezuelan president's wife claims judge biased

Ex-Venezuelan president's wife claims judge biased: "By CURT ANDERSON AP AP Legal Affairs Writer -- The estranged wife of deceased Venezuelan President Carlos Andres Perez wants the judge to step aside from a family legal struggle over Perez's final burial site. Attorneys for Blanca Rodriguez de Perez ...


Mexico can only be saved if we give up the war on drugs ...

Mexico can only be saved if we give up the war on drugs ...: "This drugs war is happening on America's doorstep. Poor Mexico, as they say, so far from God, so close to the United States! Poor Mexico indeed. The continuing drug war – summed up here – is costing it dear. ...


Puerto Rico chooses soldier for next police chief

Puerto Rico chooses soldier for next police chief: "AP Puerto Rico's governor has chosen a retired National Guard general to lead the police department as the island struggles with violent crime. Gov. Luis Fortuno says retired Maj. Gen. Emilio Diaz Colon has accepted the nomination following Saturday's ...


Brazil offers cancer care for ailing Chavez

Brazil offers cancer care for ailing Chavez: "By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- The Brazilian government has offered to provide cancer treatment to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who just returned to his homeland after having a cancerous tumor removed in Cuba, the Brazilian Folha de Sao Paulo ...


Why more migration makes sense

Why more migration makes sense: "In Latin America and the Caribbean, more than 50 million people are supported by remittances, and the numbers are even greater in Africa and Asia. Both rich and poor countries would benefit from increased migration, with developing countries benefiting ...


Dutch firm stops supplying US death penalty drug

Dutch firm stops supplying US death penalty drug: "Texas has executed more people than any other state since the death penalty was reinstated in the US in 1976. The TDCJ has eight executions scheduled over the next three months. "We will continue to monitor the situation closely," says Clark. ...


Dick Meister: Farm workers need drastic change

Dick Meister: Farm workers need drastic change: "Brown was rightly hailed for signing, in an earlier term as governor, the 1975 law that granted farm workers in California the collective bargaining rights denied them nationwide. It's the weapon farm workers must have if they are to escape poverty and ...


Fort Hood shooter may face death penalty in court martial

Fort Hood shooter may face death penalty in court martial

The US military has approved a possible death penalty in the future military trial of Nidal Malik Hasan, the American Muslim accused of killing 13 people at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009. The US military has approved a possible death penalty in the future ...

Wife tries to smuggle inmate out of Mexican prison in suitcase

Wife tries to smuggle inmate out of Mexican prison in suitcase: "Cancun – A woman tried to smuggle her husband, who is serving a sentence of more than 20 years for various crimes, out of the prison in Chetumal, the capital of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, in a suitcase, police said. Maria del Mar Arjona Rivera ...


In Texas, a Death Penalty Showdown With International Law

In Texas, a Death Penalty Showdown With International Law

As Thursday draws nearer, mounting pressure on Texas to stay the execution underscores both the US's global isolation in its commitment to the death penalty and the highly charged domestic politics of navigating international law. ...

After Massive Protests, Chile Government Creates $4 Billion Education Fund

After Massive Protests, Chile Government Creates $4 Billion Education Fund

SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chile's government will create a $4.0 billion education fund, equivalent to almost 2% of gross domestic product, following weeks of massive protests throughout the Andean nation, which dragged President Sebastian Pinera's ...