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jueves, 15 de septiembre de 2011

Supreme Court asked to halt Texas execution

Supreme Court asked to halt Texas execution: Perry's actions are being closely watched, particularly by death penalty opponents, after he said during a presidential debate that he has never been troubled by any of the executions he's overseen as governor. In the five other cases Cornyn said ...


Poverty and food insecurity rise in the US

Poverty and food insecurity rise in the US: "We have seen an increase in the number of food insecure households since the recession started," Wells, a communications representative at the Mid-South Food Bank, told Al Jazeera. "The statistics didn't come as a surprise because poverty and ...


Poverty: There's no excuse for hungry children

Poverty: There's no excuse for hungry children: But the urbanization of America has contributed to the still startling number of children in what the experts call "food insecure households" -- homes where boys and girls aren't certain whether they will have anything to eat that day or the next or ...


Peru's Government Asks Congress to Raise Mining Tax

Peru's Government Asks Congress to Raise Mining Tax: The left-leaning government of Peru is now asking Congress to approve a bill to raise mining taxes in order to fund anti-poverty projects. The bill looks to replace the current royalty system, which is based on sales instead of operating profits. ...


Leader of Mexico's Holy Death sect sentenced to 12 yrs

Leader of Mexico's Holy Death sect sentenced to 12 yrs: Mexico City – A leader of the Holy Death sect was sentenced to 12 years in prison for forging a voter's registration card, the Mexican Attorney General's Office said. David Romo Guillen, who heads what is formally known as the Traditional Catholic ...


Puerto Rico holds one of the planet's last bright spots

Puerto Rico holds one of the planet's last bright spots: Vieques, which is about eight miles from the main island of Puerto Rico and has a total population of roughly 9000, is a place where it hasn't always been easy for residents to see the bright side of things. In the 1940s, thousands of people were ...


Renewing the U.S.-Latin American Alliance For Progress, 50 Years Later

Renewing the U.S.-Latin American Alliance For Progress, 50 Years Later

... south of our border, we offer a special pledge: to convert our good words into good deeds in a new alliance for progress, to assist free men and free governments in casting off the chains of poverty." Later, in a talk with the Latin American ...

Mexico's Drug War in Context

Mexico's Drug War in Context: By FSRN Documentaries The so-called Drug War has drastically altered life in Mexico. More than 40000 people have died since President Felipe Calderon launched a military offensive in December 2006 against the country's powerful organized crime groups. ...


40 students stabbed with needle in Puerto Rico

40 students stabbed with needle in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Health officials in Puerto Rico say a middle school student has stabbed at least 40 classmates with a hypodermic needle. All are being tested for possible diseases and are being given preventive medicine. ...

Man gets nearly 16 years in prison for holding immigrant hostage

Man gets nearly 16 years in prison for holding immigrant hostage

A Mexican man was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in federal prison Wednesday for holding an illegal immigrant hostage and demanding money from his family for his release, the US Attorney's Office announced. Carlos Armando Calixtro Bustamante ...

History Repeats, Again

History Repeats, Again: The second prong is to extradite over 400 drug cartel principals to the US of A where the Mexican government knows they won't walk out of prison in organized “escapes” for which Mexican prisons are famous. Extradition started with President Fox and ...


American Christians and the death penalty

American Christians and the death penalty

You can't reconcile being pro-life on abortion and pro-death on the death penalty. Almost all the early Christian Fathers were opposed to the death penalty, even though it was of course standard practice across the ancient world. ...

Insecurity threatens development in Latin America and Caribbean – UN official

Insecurity threatens development in Latin America and Caribbean – UN official:
Given the scope of the challenge, the next UNDP Human Development Report for Latin American and the Caribbean will focus on people's security. It will be coordinated by Mexican scholar Rafael Fernández de Castro, a former foreign policy adviser to ...


UN News Centre

Brazil mourns death of creator of the controversial 'bio-diesel'

Brazil mourns death of creator of the controversial 'bio-diesel':
His dedication to bio-diesel “produced from the raw material developed by thousands of farmers' families contributed significantly to reduce rural poverty” added Ms Rousseff. Brazil is the world's second largest producer of bio-fuels behind the US and ...


MercoPress

Health insurance, poverty: Numbers of poor, uninsured increase, census figures ...

Health insurance, poverty: Numbers of poor, uninsured increase, census figures ...: In Florida, 3.8 million people — more than one in five — were without health insurance last year. Nationwide, the number of uninsured was closer to one in six. Census officials attributed the increase in poverty to the high numbers of unemployed ...


The Elephant in the Room in the Duane Buck Case

The Elephant in the Room in the Duane Buck Case: A 2007 study of death sentences in Connecticut conducted by Yale University School of Law revealed that African-American defendants receive the death penalty at three times the rate of white defendants in cases where the victims are white. ...


Rancho Murieta, Loomis have poverty rates of 0%

Rancho Murieta, Loomis have poverty rates of 0%: America's worst poverty rate is 89.6 percent in Escobares, Texas. Fifty-two other communities have rates of 50 percent or higher. The poorest place in California is in Calexico, with a 22.88 percent poverty rate in its population of 37054.


The New Slavery -- Human Trafficking

The New Slavery -- Human Trafficking: The report is no surprise to those of us who work to rid the world of extreme poverty. For instance, in the 26 developing nations where Compassion International serves, 19 were placed in the “Tier 2” category. An additional five nations where ...


Report on Death Penalty for Drug Offenses

Report on Death Penalty for Drug Offenses: ... that being an American will protect you). The lawful application of capital punishment is significantly restricted under international law. Article 6(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights states that the penalty of death ...


Peru To Launch New Pension 65 Plan For The Elderly In Extreme Poverty

Peru To Launch New Pension 65 Plan For The Elderly In Extreme Poverty: LIMA -- The launching of Peru's new social programme - Pension 65 - a pension scheme of 250 soles (US$91.5) a month for the elderly who live in extreme poverty shows the government's commitment to social inclusion. ...


Three Market-Based Solutions To Pull People Out Of Poverty

Three Market-Based Solutions To Pull People Out Of Poverty: The Financially Self-Sufficient School model, already in operation at a school in Paraguay, teaches traditional high school subjects and allows students to ...

Korea, Colombia to finalize trade pact

Korea, Colombia to finalize trade pact:
“We Koreans are grateful to Colombia because the country was with us when we were in need, lived in poverty and faced with a formidable challenge,” Lee said at the summit. “The fact that we agreed on a strategic cooperation partnership today is a ...


Korea Times

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses two packed audiences of 6500 each in ...

His Holiness the Dalai Lama addresses two packed audiences of 6500 each in ...: Buenos Aires, Argentina - This morning His Holiness the Dalai Lama gave an interview with Ms. Susana Giménez, whose program is considered one of the best in the history of television in Argentina. During the interview, His Holiness dealt with various ...


2010 Census Shows 2 Million California Kids in Poverty - New ...

2010 Census Shows 2 Million California Kids in Poverty - New ...: Although eight in nine of the state's children have health insurance coverage, among the 11 percent not covered, California has 773000 uninsured children living in low-income families (below 200 percent of the federal poverty level). ...


Peru's first black minister: barefoot singer

Peru's first black minister: barefoot singer: Baca, 67, is living testimony to Afro-Peruvians' enduring struggle and she is determined to end the discrimination that made second-class citizens not just of blacks but also of Peru's indigenous. Baca became the Andean nation's first black Cabinet ...


Chavez says Iran's Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela

Chavez says Iran's Ahmadinejad to visit Venezuela: By Deisy Buitrago CARACAS, Sept 14 (Reuters) - Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez said on Wednesday that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would visit the South American country this month, a move that could exacerbate tensions between Caracas and ...


Youths disrupt peaceful Chile march

Youths disrupt peaceful Chile march: In Chile, hooded gangs have disrupted a peaceful march to mark the anniversary of the 1973 military coup by dictator Augusto Pinochet. Police in Santiago used tear gas and water cannon to tackle the youths, who threw stones at officers and the media. ...