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domingo, 14 de agosto de 2011

Mother accused of absconding with congressman's grandchildren pleads not guilty

Mother accused of absconding with congressman's grandchildren pleads not guilty: "Lopez said the Mexican authorities brought the Dejonghs in for questioning on Wednesday and offered the boys pizza and an opportunity to stay in Mexico. "But they said they'd have to go through the court system and it was likely the boys would be put ...


Mexico's Drug War, Feminized

Mexico's Drug War, Feminized: "With her case and others, this is what Mexico is struggling to figure out. The number of women incarcerated for federal crimes has grown by 400 percent since 2007, pushing the total female prison population past 10000. No one here seems to know what to ...


Defendants sue after murder convictions overturned

Defendants sue after murder convictions overturned: "In 1998, Mexican nationals Jesus Ramirez and Alberto Sifuentes were convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of a Littlefield convenience store clerk. Ten years later, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned those convictions ...


HCA warns investors about the cost of Medicaid cuts

HCA warns investors about the cost of Medicaid cuts: "
However, states with budget deficits may seek a waiver from this requirement to address eligibility standards that apply to adults making more than 133% of the federal poverty level. # The Health Reform Law also provides for significant expansions to ...


Florida Independent
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Protesters target Trader Joe's tomatoes

Protesters target Trader Joe's tomatoes: "
Dozens of residents including a Glover Park contingent swarmed around Trader Joe's Wednesday to protest the treatment of workers in Florida who they say are victims of forced labor, sub-poverty wages and other abuses. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers ...


The Georgetown Dish
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Poor in a rich world

Poor in a rich world: "Based on the World Bank's poverty line (income of $1.25 per capita per day), about 12 million people worldwide live below the poverty line. Extreme poverty in Asia, Africa, Latin America and other developing areas has made hunger an acute problem, ...


Primary Tests Argentine Leader in Re-Election Bid

Primary Tests Argentine Leader in Re-Election Bid: "By MATT MOFFETT BUENOS AIRES—Argentines went to the polls Sunday in an unprecedented presidential primary election that will serve as a test of the re-election prospects of leftist President Cristina Kirchner. Analysts say that Mrs. Kirchner is hoping ...


Bolivian leaders' ecology credentials challenged

Bolivian leaders' ecology credentials challenged: "Bolivia, one of South America's poorest countries, is about to face a ... are needed to lift Bolivians from poverty and provide energy and food security. ...
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Argentina holds first national primary election

Argentina holds first national primary election: "
President Fernandez retains strong popularity, based largely on Argentina's strong economic growth, as well as her efforts to reduce poverty. Supporters also credit her and her husband with steering Argentina out of a deep economic crisis a decade ago. ...


BBC News
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Cheerful Chavez returns to Venezuela after chemo

Cheerful Chavez returns to Venezuela after chemo: "CARACAS Aug 14 (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez returned to Venezuela in the early hours of Sunday after undergoing a second round of chemotherapy in Cuba, looking strong and cheerful as he stepped out of his airplane in Caracas. ...


A Typical Cuba Scam

A Typical Cuba Scam: "
Let's remember we're talking about Cuba: a country where capital typically doesn't circulate through private hands and where the “petty-bourgeoisie” was uprooted (at least apparently) more than fifty years ago. Although this issue of a few nickels and ...


Havana Times
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Bolivian leaders' ecology credentials challenged

Bolivian leaders' ecology credentials challenged

Environmentalists and indigenous groups accuse him of hypocrisy for promoting natural gas and oil exploration in virgin forests of this landlocked South American nation that ranks eighth globally in tropical forests. Critics say he's also turned a deaf ...

Brazil prison hires geese for extra security

Brazil prison hires geese for extra security: "By Daniel Sperling, Entertainment Reporter Wellington Picanco, a warden at the Sobral prison in Sao Paulo, claimed that the birds make ideal security personnel due to their ability to sense "strange movements". He also told G1 News of his hope that the ...


Cuba Celebrates Castro's 85th Birthday « CBS Miami

Cuba Celebrates Castro's 85th Birthday « CBS Miami: "Fidel Castro marks his 85th birthday Saturday, but celebrations began Friday in Cuba with a music concert in his honor.


Primary elections make debut today

Primary elections make debut today: "Voters cast a primary vote for the posts of President and Vice President (across the country), governors (in four provinces, including crucial Buenos Aires province), 24 senators (Buenos Aires, Formosa, Jujuy, La Rioja, Misiones, San Juan, ...


Belen graduate takes first vows as a Jesuit

Belen graduate takes first vows as a Jesuit: "In a press release statement he said, "The novitiate was a challenging, life-changing experience that taught me to live the vows of poverty, chastity and obedience with love and evangelical joy." The profession of first vows Mass will coincide with the ...


MyMela: the World's Online Gateway to India's Finest Crafts

MyMela: the World's Online Gateway to India's Finest Crafts: "MyMela is at the forefront of a new wave of social businesses, which use commercially viable models to address complex global challenges -- in this case, poverty among India's artisans. MyMela showcases exquisite handcrafted artwork for sale online and ...


Puerto Rico's Unemployment Rate Plummeting: ?Proof that Conservative Fiscal ...

Puerto Rico's Unemployment Rate Plummeting: ?Proof that Conservative Fiscal ...

By Justin Vélez-Hagan FILE SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO- APRIL 26: The cupola of San Juan Cemetary as well as colorful homes sit next to the ocean in Old San Juan, the original capital city of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Whether discussing debt, downgrades, ...

For Americans, IFLA in Puerto Rico Is International, but Not ...

For Americans, IFLA in Puerto Rico Is International, but Not ...: "Independence for Puerto Rico, an American “territory,” is the hottest topic you won't see on the agenda as some 2500 librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from all over the world meet at the International ...


Killing In Mississippi ... A Hate Crime?

Killing In Mississippi ... A Hate Crime?: "And I think it's fairly prevalent in many areas in the South. KEYES: Richard Cohen is the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that tracks extremist groups and funds tolerance education. Thanks, Richard.


Poverty Treated as a Crime in the U.S.

Poverty Treated as a Crime in the U.S.: "The push to criminalize low wage workers, the poverty stricken and destitute may even be ramping up. Just check out the news. Florida Governor Rick Scott signed legislation for mandatory drug testing for adults applying for welfare. ...


Criminalizing poverty: During economic crisis, new laws crack down on ...

Criminalizing poverty: During economic crisis, new laws crack down on ...

In Florida, Gainesville law limits the number of people soup kitchens may serve daily. In Phoenix, zoning officials have stopped a local church from serving breakfast to homeless people. The phenomenon of criminalizing poverty isn't limited to the ...

Founded in 2001, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a Washington, DC ...

Founded in 2001, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a Washington, DC ...

Tavis Smiley wants to hold the President accountable on poverty? Really? Not the House GOP trying to dismantle every social program for the poor known to man? In the interest of full disclosure: I'ma big fan of Steve Harvey. Met him briefly years ago. ...

Canada, Honduras agree on free-trade deal

Canada, Honduras agree on free-trade deal: "“People who favour protectionism are not, as I've said before, driven by concerns about poverty or human rights. They are driven by desire to protect local interests,” Harper said. Harper's stop in San Pedro Sula was the first state visit to Honduras ...


The View Is Different Down Here

The View Is Different Down Here: "If Brazil and Colombia continue their current rates of growth, their poverty would diminish from roughly one-third of their populations currently to less than 10 percent within 20 years. Combined, the two nations would have more than 180 million people ...