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jueves, 1 de septiembre de 2011

Schools matter, but only so much

Schools matter, but only so much: According to the National Poverty Center, children represent a disproportionate share of the poor in the United States; they are one-quarter of the total population, but 35 percent of our poor. The domestic child poverty rate has been increasing since ...


Lawyers: Death penalty tainted by racism

Lawyers: Death penalty tainted by racism: The American-Statesman said his testimony was meant to inform jurors in death-penalty cases on whether a defendant would likely be a future threat to society. "It's very rare to see an attorney general concede error in a capital case, ...


Author's perilous journey from Cuba to America inspires theater piece

Author's perilous journey from Cuba to America inspires theater piece

His family had just set out by boat, desperate to escape Fidel Castro's Cuba, when 4-year-old Jay Alvarez, whimpering and overwhelmed about leaving his island home, leans over and pukes into the warm Caribbean waters. “¡Ten cuidado! ...

All Candidates Jump on the Social Programmes Bandwagon

All Candidates Jump on the Social Programmes Bandwagon: Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, with half of the population of 14 million people living in poverty, and 17 percent in extreme poverty, according to UN figures. The benefits provided by the different initiatives are varied ...


3 doctors among 13 accused of health care fraud in Puerto Rico

3 doctors among 13 accused of health care fraud in Puerto Rico

By AP, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Thirteen people including three doctors have been indicted for conspiracy to commit health care fraud, according to a statement Thursday from the US Attorney's Office. The first indictment accuses Jose Lopez Diaz of ...

Mexican Journalist Wins Asylum in Texas

Mexican Journalist Wins Asylum in Texas: Last July, Hernandez and reporter Hector Gordoa Marquez were kidnapped by members of the Sinaloa cartel in the Mexican state of Durango after reporting on a prison in Gomez Palacio. The warden there was letting inmates escape to assassinate rivals, ...


Dogs Rescued from PR Shelter Up for Adoption

Dogs Rescued from PR Shelter Up for Adoption: A truck full of dogs arrived from San Juan, Puerto Rico on Tuesday afternoon to the Humane Society of Broward County after Hurricane Irene struck the shelter and parts of its roof was blown off. "We have been able to check all the dogs that arrived ...


Founder of SOA Watch speaks in North Newton

Founder of SOA Watch speaks in North Newton: ... the Americas has been the target of protests by human rights and social justice activists. Father Roy Bourgeois, founder of SOA Watch, a group opposed to the school and US foreign policy that supports military action and dictators in Latin America, ...


Justice In Bolivia? Men Convicted of '2003 Genocide'

Justice In Bolivia? Men Convicted of '2003 Genocide': ... riots and protests erupted over poverty, political issues and economic policies regarding Bolivia's natural gas. Much of the public anger focused on the unveiling of a government project to export Bolivia's natural gas through a pipeline to Chile. ...


Your Baby Is More Likely To Survive Childbirth In Cuba Than In The United States

Your Baby Is More Likely To Survive Childbirth In Cuba Than In The United States: This is one study you won't hear mentioned down at Versailles when everyone's poking holes in the whole "But Cuba has great doctors!" argument. Granted, both Cuba and the US fall in the developed world, where infant mortality is much, much rarer than ...


Girl Can Wear Pro-Gay Shirt to School After SPLC Intervenes

Girl Can Wear Pro-Gay Shirt to School After SPLC Intervenes: by Steve W. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on Wednesday sent a letter to Hoover High School in Alabama threatening a lawsuit and reminding administrators of pupils' First Amendment rights after school staff made one girl take off a t-shirt with ...


Venezuelan President Chavez: 'I already feel healthy'

Venezuelan President Chavez: 'I already feel healthy': CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has said he "already feels healthy" after undergoing his third chemotherapy session on Tuesday. Following Tuesday's chemotherapy session, which was described as a "tough treatment," ...


China and Cuba Strengthen Friendly Relations

China and Cuba Strengthen Friendly Relations: by RHC — last modified Sep 01, 2011 11:48 AM Jose Ramon Balaguer, member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC), ratified the excellent state of bilateral relations with the People's Republic of China, ...


Hope for finding justice

Hope for finding justice: ... who was deported to Brazil, and seek the death penalty against the alleged ringleader, Jose "Carlos" Oliveira-Coutinho. Oliveira-Coutinho, who is being held in the Cass County Jail on a theft charge related to the case, was rebooked Wednesday night ...


Lots more on dominion theology

Lots more on dominion theology: Enlow's reply leaves room for criminalization but stops short of calling for the death penalty. … If a politician builds up a proven track record of hostility towards non-Christian faiths, or associates without qualm with those who do, ...


Royal Caribbean compensates passengers stranded in San Juan

Royal Caribbean compensates passengers stranded in San Juan

Royal Caribbean International has agreed to compensate passengers left stranded in San Juan, Puerto Rico after their ship was forced to depart early to avoid Hurricane Irene. The company has acted following criticism from passengers booked to travel on ...

Venezuela to Extend Water & Sanitation Services to Rural Communities

Venezuela to Extend Water & Sanitation Services to Rural Communities

Venezuela will improve or expand access to water and sanitation services to 11000 households in up to 68 rural communities and small towns with a $100 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The program will prioritize ...

The Chilean Lesson & Neoliberal Silence

The Chilean Lesson & Neoliberal Silence:
... disgraceful blemishes of poverty and whose expectations don't sympathize with social spending compressed by the demands of capitalist accumulation and income inequality so stunning that it locates Chile's Gini coefficient (measuring inequality) in ...


Havana Times

From Border Patrol Agent to Immigration Reform Activist

From Border Patrol Agent to Immigration Reform Activist: The failure of NAFTA and the unrelenting violence of the US backed war on drugs in Mexico have created conditions for a Mexican exodus. There have been close to 40000 drug war related deaths in Mexico since 2006. I know the real victims of these two ...


Missing girl whose disappearance gripped Argentina found dead

Missing girl whose disappearance gripped Argentina found dead: By the CNN Wire Staff Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- The body of a girl whose disappearance triggered a public outcry in Argentina was found naked inside a garbage bag in Buenos Aires Wednesday afternoon, authorities said. ...


Guatemala's Presidential Election: A Golden Opportunity to End Mining Conflict

Guatemala's Presidential Election: A Golden Opportunity to End Mining Conflict:
This is a right that is increasingly recognized under international law, including the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which Guatemala, Canada, and the US have ratified. It is also part of the new policies issued this month by the ...


Oxfam America

Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for ... - USAO Press Release -

Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for ... - USAO Press Release -

Mexican National Sentenced to Prison for Unlawfully Purchasing Assault Rifles in Las Vegas. LAS VEGAS – The last of four men charged and convicted of ...

Death Penalty Convictions Decreased In Broke Counties Nationwide ...

Death Penalty Convictions Decreased In Broke Counties Nationwide ...: Death penalty convictions are way down in the United States and the bad economy appears to be one of the reasons. ... America's Newsroom. Weekdays 9a et ...


More schools in Alameda County fail to meet No Child Left Behind goals

More schools in Alameda County fail to meet No Child Left Behind goals: In Alameda County, 152 schools -- about two-thirds of the schools that receive federal aid for children in poverty -- could soon be required to put in place a host of federally prescribed interventions, if they haven't already. ...


Gay and going north

Gay and going north:
Where most of their members have come from: Almost exclusively Latin America, hence why their meetings are always conducted in Spanish. “I'd say 60 per cent of our members are from Mexico and the rest from Colombia, Peru, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, ...


Montreal Mirror