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jueves, 28 de julio de 2011

Mexico: 2 US citizens killed in prison fight

Mexico: 2 US citizens killed in prison fight: "(AP) EL PASO, Texas — Mexican authorities say two US citizens were among 17 inmates killed in a prison near the Texas border when other inmates armed with automatic weapons opened fire on them. Prison spokesman Hector Conde said Thursday that ...


New Peru president: the poor are my priority

New Peru president: the poor are my priority

"Peru's peasants and the poor in the countryside in general will be the priority," Humala said in remarks before a newly installed Congress and dignitaries who included 11 presidents, almost all from South America. He quoted South Africa's ...

PDVSA Accelerates Orinoco Production With Horizontal Wells

PDVSA Accelerates Orinoco Production With Horizontal Wells: "By Daniel Cancel - Petroleos de Venezuela SA is accelerating efforts to bolster production in the heavy crude fields of the Orinoco Belt by drilling hundreds of small horizontal wells, company President Rafael Ramirez said. ...


Happy Birthday, presidente! Venezuela's Chavez at 57

Happy Birthday, presidente! Venezuela's Chavez at 57

CARACAS — "I am like the phoenix bird," declared Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is recovering from having a cancerous tumor removed, as he turned 57 on Thursday. "There have been birthdays and birthdays. This one (finds me) in full re-birth," ...

Thoughts from the Andes, Poverty in Latin America

Thoughts from the Andes, Poverty in Latin America: "Poverty in Latin America As we have not passed the half-way point of 2011 and various Latin American countries had elections (Brazil, Peru) or soon will ...


Family offers ministry of presence in Colombia

Family offers ministry of presence in Colombia: "The Walker-Wilsons returned to Asheville, NC, after two years in Colombia knowing more languages than Spanish. They are now fluent in the languages of poverty, trust, priority, relationships, family and faith that they knew only through the glass ...


Unions consider next moves in Chile copper strike

Unions consider next moves in Chile copper strike: "By FEDERICO QUILODRAN - SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's mine-union leaders were meeting Thursday to decide whether to join a walkout that has stopped production at the world's most productive copper mine. The strike at the privately ...


In 3 States, Criticism of Presidential Pay

In 3 States, Criticism of Presidential Pay: "Among the findings: Nearly 80 percent of Pell Grant recipients attending community colleges in 2009-10 had family incomes of less than 150 percent of the federal poverty threshold, and 60.7 percent were below the poverty threshold for a family of four ...


Cameron's visit and challenge to Chinese investment drive

Cameron's visit and challenge to Chinese investment drive

This, according to David Cameron, UK's prime minister “is what has lifted hundreds of thousands out of poverty in Brazil, China and Indonesia and it can do the same here in Africa. “So it's right that we give the poorest countries the most open access ...

Health care in Brazil

Health care in Brazil: "Her approach to cutting extreme poverty combines the conditional cash transfers that, under Lula, reached a quarter of the population with public-health measures such as better sanitation and free exercise machines in favelas. ...


Brazil and Latin America gear up for Earth Summit 2012

Brazil and Latin America gear up for Earth Summit 2012: "
Latin America has abundant renewable resources that can help meet the region's growing energy demand and address the unmet energy needs of the 31 million people without access to electricity -- helping to bring them out of persistent poverty. ...


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Brazil signs plan to end poverty in northeast

Brazil signs plan to end poverty in northeast: "News - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff has launched a program to eradicate extreme poverty in the country's northeast. The plan announced Monday is part ...


Despite Recent Progress Brazil Still a Long Way from Equality ...

Despite Recent Progress Brazil Still a Long Way from Equality ...

Brazilian poverty Over the past decade, income inequality and poverty in Latin America have been on the decline. These two key socioeconomic indicators have ...

New Town man sentenced to federal prison for felon in possession of firearm ...

New Town man sentenced to federal prison for felon in possession of firearm ...: "AP BISMARCK, ND — A New Town man has been sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Authorities say 46-year-old Brazil Faheem Alameen was sentenced on Tuesday. Alameen, who also goes by ...


Pole arrested after sparking bomb scare on Brazilian airplane

Pole arrested after sparking bomb scare on Brazilian airplane: "The man's hand luggage was destroyed after its contents failed to match the description given by him. He is currently being held at Ary Franco prison. He faces charges of “threatening air transport safety,” Brazil's federal police said in a statement.


IFC Invests $48M In Argentina's Medanito Oil, Gas Producer

IFC Invests $48M In Argentina's Medanito Oil, Gas Producer: "BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--The World Bank's International Finance Corporation has made a $48 million equity investment in Argentina's Medanito SA to fund the company's plans to step up oil and gas production. The funds will be used by Medanito "to ...


San Diegans are optimistic about California and their economic position

San Diegans are optimistic about California and their economic position: "39 percent of respondents described their economic circumstances as middle class, 29 percent self-identified as working class, 17 percent as upper middle class, 12 percent as poor/below the poverty line and 3 percent as well-off. ...


Gay Calif. man stoned to death; transgender activists criticize NAACP

Gay Calif. man stoned to death; transgender activists criticize NAACP: "In Minnesota, the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and the law firm Faegre & Benson, LLP, filed a federal lawsuit challenging what they call "the pervasive anti-gay harassment in schools within the ...


Ahh, Texas: Dirty air, cheap jobs and uneducated

Ahh, Texas: Dirty air, cheap jobs and uneducated: "In Texas, 17.2 percent of the population lives in poverty compared to 13.2 percent in California where the median income is $59000 versus $48000 in Texas. “It's a bit like Dukakis' 'Massachusetts Miracle,' which turned out to be a partial truth,” ...


Debt debate reverberates in state governments

Debt debate reverberates in state governments

The state had a 10 percent unemployment rate in May, and has a poverty rate of 17 percent. The combination means about one in five South Carolina residents gets Medicaid benefits. Linda Robinson, a 55-year-old health care worker in Columbia, SC, ...

Fox Cites Ownership Of Appliances To Downplay Hardship Of Poverty In America

Fox Cites Ownership Of Appliances To Downplay Hardship Of Poverty In America: "From an article in Community Development Investment Review, a publication of the San Francisco Federal Reserve, by Judith Bell, president of PolicyLink, and Marion Standish, director of community health for the California Endowment: Limited access to ...


Can Norwegian punishment fit the crime?

Can Norwegian punishment fit the crime?: "
Norway has refused to deport foreigners if they could face the death penalty at home, as is the case with Mullah Krekar, founder of terrorist group Ansar al-Islam, who lives in Norway. "I think the American system is based on a value other than the ...


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Gov. Brown nominates Liu to California Supreme Court

Gov. Brown nominates Liu to California Supreme Court: "Liu also wrote an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times criticizing Alito's approach to the death penalty, and co-authored an American Constitution Society report on the same subject. Republicans complained that legal journal articles by Liu expressed support ...


The Reporter Death Penalty

The Reporter Death Penalty: "The InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights has previously found mandatory death penalty regimes to be in breach of both the American convention on Human ...


Resources devoted to death penalty could be better spent

Resources devoted to death penalty could be better spent

For example, the American Law Institute, the leading organization in the country dedicated to improving the law, created the modern legal framework for the death penalty in 1962. In 2009, they removed capital punishment from their Model Penal Code, ...