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viernes, 8 de julio de 2011

Lawsuit to block Ala immigration law

Lawsuit to block Ala immigration law: "
The expected lawsuit, brought by the Southern Poverty Law Center and the American Civil Liberties Union, argues that Alabama's law unlawfully claims federal immigration authority for the state, violates the Fourth Amendment's search-and-seizure ...


Politico
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Venezuela show they have bite

Venezuela show they have bite: "Venezuela saw their match with Brazil as an opportunity, and their goalless draw leaves a country far better known for baseball than football one step from the knockout stages of the tournament. Surprisingly, it was not Venezuela's first result against ...


Inmates at Venezuela's Rodeo prison free 'hostages'

Inmates at Venezuela's Rodeo prison free 'hostages': "
State media in Venezuela say prisoners who took control of a jail near the capital Caracas three weeks ago have released 148 fellow inmates whom they were allegedly holding hostage. There are conflicting reports about the situation inside the prison. ...


BBC News
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In Cuba, Yes, but Only With a Purpose

In Cuba, Yes, but Only With a Purpose: "
American visitors in Las Terrazas, an ecotourism complex in a biosphere reserve, in Cuba. New rules open the way for any American to visit the island. By VICTORIA BURNETT LINDA SLEZAK stood over a bed of delicate bean plants, tearing out tiny weeds and ...


New York Times
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DBU student athletes minister to poor in Brazil

DBU student athletes minister to poor in Brazil: "The 14-member team—12 student-athletes from the Patriot cross country and track team and two DBU staff—assisted Mission Cena in its efforts to help people in downtown Sao Paulo break free from poverty, drugs or prostitution. “Brazil really opened my ...


Chávez illness fuels succession talk

Chávez illness fuels succession talk: "Yet it was also a stark contrast to the grim-faced Mr Chávez who said on June 30 during a 15-minute video broadcast from Cuba that he had cancer – an admission that left many wondering about his fate, that of Venezuela's socialist revolution and, ...


Question marks on Venezuela

Question marks on Venezuela: "Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is seen as he arrives for his welcoming ceremony for in Tehran, Iran on October 19, 2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian WASHINGTON, July 8 (UPI) -- Speculation abounds in Venezuela over the health and future President Hugo ...


The death penalty: The political calculus on capital punishment ...

The death penalty: The political calculus on capital punishment ...: "Although public support may only have slightly declined for the death penalty, America is on a trend towards abolition. Executions have, on a whole, ...


Presidency challenged by Buenos Aires mayoral vote

Presidency challenged by Buenos Aires mayoral vote

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Sunday's mayoral election in Argentina's capital pits a hand-picked supporter of President Cristina Fernandez against her leading opponent in a test case for her own re-election hopes in October. Buenos Aires has been ...

The Youth Are Leading Change in Brazil

The Youth Are Leading Change in Brazil: "President Lula's government managed to lift a quarter of the country's poor people out of poverty and the current government is expanding that program to reach the most vulnerable. The real magic in Brazil is the focus on youth. ...


The Youth Are Leading Change in Brazil

The Youth Are Leading Change in Brazil: "President Lula's government managed to lift a quarter of the country's poor people out of poverty and the current government is expanding that program to reach the most vulnerable. The real magic in Brazil is the focus on youth. ...


Brazil president faces corruption scandals

Brazil president faces corruption scandals: "
Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff at the launch of an anti-poverty effort in the capital, Brasilia. The corruption scandal may make it harder for her ruling coalition to win support for legislation. (Ueslei Marcelino, Reuters / July 8, 2011) By Vincent ...


Los Angeles Times
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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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Former Women's Prison To Become International Corrections Training Center

Former Women's Prison To Become International Corrections Training Center

By Carlton Purvis In a Brazilian prison, it wouldn't be uncommon for a person serving time for stealing car stereos to be housed with a gang member accused of multiple murders.The Brazilian prison system's lack of a classification system has garnered ...

Moran charged with two felonies

Moran charged with two felonies: "By IVY JACOBS, Times Staff Reporter According to records at the Clay County Courthouse, the Clay County Prosecutor's Office filed formal charges against Charles Roger Moran, 28, Brazil, for his alleged involvement in an incident investigated by the ...


Brazil Approves Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates

Brazil Approves Conjugal Visits for Gay Inmates: "RIO DE JANEIRO – Gay prisoners who register their respective partner or companion with prison officials will have the right to receive them for conjugal visits beginning Monday in all of Brazil's jails, a note published in the official gazette says. ...


Traffic cases settled, but deportations loom

Traffic cases settled, but deportations loom

Lindomar Da Silva, a 36-year-old laborer who came to America 10 years ago from Conselheiro Pena, a small town in southeastern Brazil, was stopped in April for turning into a Burger King without signaling. Da Silva said he spent several days in jail and ...

Community groups sue EPA over toxic waste dumps in Central, Southern California

Community groups sue EPA over toxic waste dumps in Central, Southern California: "The community groups say the department, which receives federal funding, must stop the "pattern and practice of racially discriminatory permitting and enforcement of toxic waste laws," said Brent Newell of the Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment ...


Nicaraguan expats ease poverty back home

Nicaraguan expats ease poverty back home: "
If Nicaraguans living in Costa Rica stopped sending money back home to their families, the poverty rates in Nicaragua would skyrocket by 17 percent, according to a study conducted between 2009 and 2010 by the Academy of Central America (ACA), ...


Tico Times
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Ailing Chavez faces dire problems in Venezuela

Ailing Chavez faces dire problems in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Even before President Hugo Chavez announced he was fighting cancer, Venezuela was one of Latin America's most troubled nations. The country of 28 million people had been wracked by energy shortages and rolling blackouts ...

Progress for Women's Rights More Impressive on Paper

Progress for Women's Rights More Impressive on Paper: "By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jul 6, 2011 (IPS) - After protracted battles, women in Central America and southern Mexico have made headway in winning respect for their rights over the past decade, but the progress has been more formal than real, ...


Latin America: Pride Marches Focus on Marriage, Violence

Latin America: Pride Marches Focus on Marriage, Violence: ""I accompanied the Gay Pride march as a citizen, I did it also as a candidate, and now as the main authority I'm participating in this parade through the streets of Lima," said Villarán, who took office six months ago. The AFP wire service said 200 ...


The Homosexual Movement of Lima is the oldest gay organization in ...

The Homosexual Movement of Lima is the oldest gay organization in ...: "View The Homosexual Movement of Lima is the oldest gay organization in Latin America and others from Yahoo! photo galleries.


Radio journalists threatened

Radio journalists threatened: "According to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, Durán Ayala was seen hanging flyers calling for a law against mining. Two days later his body was found with two bullet wounds to the head. —Latinamerica Press.


Do multilateral and bilateral agreements represent the WILL of citizens in ...

Do multilateral and bilateral agreements represent the WILL of citizens in ...

... wherein The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) passed the Human rights, sexual orientation and gender identity resolution. The resolution spearheaded by South Africa was backed by the US, the EU, Brazil and other Latin American Countries. ...