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viernes, 15 de julio de 2011

2 get life in prison in abduction of Texan slain in Mexico

2 get life in prison in abduction of Texan slain in Mexico: "AP EL PASO — Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a West Texas man who was later found shot with his hands chopped off in Juarez, Mexico. Prosecutors said a Mexican drug cartel hired Cesar Obregon-Reyes and Rafael Vega to ...


2 men battle for control of OC Mexican Mafia

2 men battle for control of OC Mexican Mafia: "18, 2009, a new "Hard Candy" list from Moreno surfaced in Orange County jail. Underlings continued to be confused as to who really had control. The fight continued through 2010, with members of the Mexican Mafia in Los Angeles traveling to Orange ...


S. China event discusses Chinese in Cuba

S. China event discusses Chinese in Cuba: "BY MARTÍN KOPPEL GUANGZHOU, China—Mary-Alice Waters, president of Pathfinder Press, was the featured speaker at a June 27 conference here on the history of Chinese in Cuba. Waters is the editor of Our History Is Still Being Written: The Story of Three ...


A Preview of This Weekend's Festival Betances 2011

A Preview of This Weekend's Festival Betances 2011: "The festival, named for 19 th century Puerto Rican humanitarian and nationalist leader Dr. Ramón Emeterio Betances, celebrates the Villa Victoria community and its rich heritage rooted in Puerto Rico, but also encompassing other Latin American cultures ...


Argentina military doctor extradited from Paraguay

Argentina military doctor extradited from Paraguay

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former military doctor was extradited from Paraguay on Friday to face charges that include stealing babies from political prisoners during Argentina's dictatorship. Prosecutors say the mothers were killed and the ...

Argentine food inspector strike to hit grain cargos

Argentine food inspector strike to hit grain cargos: "BUENOS AIRES, July 15 (Reuters) - Argentine food and animal health inspection workers will stage a five-day pay strike next week that could disrupt grains shipments in one of the world's top agricultural suppliers, a union official said on Friday. ...


Papal relief supports projects for indigenous communities in Latin America

Papal relief supports projects for indigenous communities in Latin America: "The Populorum Progressio Foundation, an arm of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum, was established by Pope John Paul II in 1992 to provide funding for poverty-fighting projects in Latin America. The program has received applications for funding of 216 ...


Nicaragua Mission Trip Changes Lives Of Many

Nicaragua Mission Trip Changes Lives Of Many: "A vacation Bible school also was held for two poverty-stricken neighborhoods ... Their experiences with their Nicaraguan contemporaries also were rewarding. ...
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Miami Bridge opens redone home

Miami Bridge opens redone home: "Miami Bridge serves as an emergency shelter and a safe haven for youth facing some form of homelessness, often due to abuse, neglect or abandonment. ...
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"Venezuela and the US have not started to turn the page"

"Venezuela and the US have not started to turn the page": "
There is still minimum yet significant cooperation," said John Caulfield John Caulfield, the US Chargé d'Affaires in Venezuela, thinks that the work he will begin in Havana as head of the US mission in Cuba, "will not be more difficult" that his ...


El Universal
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Pair sentenced for taking Texas man shot in Mexico

Pair sentenced for taking Texas man shot in Mexico: "AP Texas News © 2011 AP EL PASO, Texas — Two men have been sentenced to life in prison for kidnapping a West Texas man who was later found shot with his hands chopped off in Juarez, Mexico. Prosecutors say a Mexican drug cartel hired Cesar ...


Gay Cuban man, transsexual to wed on Fidel's birthday

Gay Cuban man, transsexual to wed on Fidel's birthday: "Wendy Iriepa, 37, who became a woman in Cuba's first state-sanctioned free sex change operation in 2007, and Ignacio Estrada, who is 31 and suffers from AIDS, will tie the knot on August 13, the 85th birthday of the veteran revolutionary. ...


End the Drug War by Rescheduling All Drugs

End the Drug War by Rescheduling All Drugs: "More than half ($36.1 billion), was spent on cocaine -- of which an estimated 90 percent transits through Mexico. In 2009, the US National Drug Intelligence Center estimated that Mexican and Colombian drug trafficking organizations generated somewhere ...


Alan Garcia hopes Peru will continue growing in next five years

Alan Garcia hopes Peru will continue growing in next five years: "The head of state said that he would have liked to reduce poverty to 20 percent, not just to 30 percent, but the risk of inflation made him be really careful about welfare spending. Meanwhile, he mentioned that there is a peaceful and legal transition ...


Wrongly detained Mexican woman released amid outcry

Wrongly detained Mexican woman released amid outcry: "Solis was taken into custody and jailed in Mexico City after Eduardo Lopez Herrera, sentenced to 113 years in prison for the crime, identified her in a photo array as the woman on the ATM's security video. "It's hard to understand how the word of ...


At least 40 killed in Mexico in 24 hours in suspected drug cartel ...

At least 40 killed in Mexico in 24 hours in suspected drug cartel ...: "MEXICAN officials blamed turf wars between some of the country's most brutal drug cartels for a wave of violence across the nation that killed more than 40 ...


In US, time to end the death penalty?

In US, time to end the death penalty?: "America's system of meting out death sentences is unfair and arbitrary. Race, money and politics play major roles. Since society's ultimate punishment cannot be applied fairly, it should not be applied at all. So says a report timed to coincide with ...


The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement - by Andrew Lebovich

The LWOT: American indicted for terrorist incitement - by Andrew Lebovich: "Bledsoe could receive the death penalty if convicted, which would make him the first person executed in the United States for an act of terrorism since 9/11. A federal judge in Florida denied bail July 12 for elderly Pakistani imam Hafiz Khan, ...


Colombia May Be the Next Country to Legalize Gay Marriage

Colombia May Be the Next Country to Legalize Gay Marriage: "
Colombia Diversa, the LGBT rights group in Bogotá, reported that after a court case in 2007, Colombia became the first Latin American country to give same-sex couples social security and pension benefits. Since then, 30 other rights (already a given ...


Passport Magazine (blog)
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First Nations should pressure feds on safe water: group

First Nations should pressure feds on safe water: group

... on the outskirts of Cochabamba, Bolivia, Tuesday, April 20, 2010. ... millions of taxpayers money while their fellow reservists live in abject poverty. ...

Latin American cities jockey for gay tourists

Latin American cities jockey for gay tourists: "
Buenos Aires, Mexico City and Rio all want to claim bragging rights as the Latin American mecca for gay tourism. A gay pride flag is waved in front of the Congress building in Buenos Aires, on July 14, 2010. (Juan Mabromata/AFP/Getty Images) Rio de ...


GlobalPost (blog)
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18 months living as same sex marriage couple in Argentina

18 months living as same sex marriage couple in Argentina: "
Alex Freyre and Jose Maria Di Bello became the first gay couple in Latin America to get a special consent from a judge to get married, over a year ago. Their marriage was seen as a breakthrough that led to a legal change which permitted same sex ...


BBC News
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California's criminal law: So bad, it could get better

California's criminal law: So bad, it could get better: "
In another six ballot measures between 1978 and 2000, voters also reintroduced and expanded the death penalty. Three strikes has indeed, as advertised, removed some dangerous “career criminals” from the streets. But it has also condemned people to life ...


The Economist
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Make death swift and certain

Make death swift and certain: "Dionne seems to think only American politicians support the death penalty. It has been proven, time after time, that the majority of the American people support the death penalty. Cost seems to be the reason the anti-death penalty people focus on, ...


Worldwide outrage at Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar's Death Penalty

Worldwide outrage at Prof. Davinderpal Singh Bhullar's Death Penalty

The campaign to free Bhullar has support of World Coalition Against Death Penalty, American Civil Liberty Union, and Amnesty International. A report entitled The Faces of Terror in India researched and written by Bhajan Singh Bhinder and Patrick J. ...