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viernes, 23 de septiembre de 2011

Death penalty discussed in Canada after U.S. executes third person this week

Death penalty discussed in Canada after U.S. executes third person this week

Amnesty International condemned Georgia's justice system launched an online petition to help overturn the death penalty in the US "While a majority of the world – more than 65 per cent of all countries – has abolished the death penalty in law or ...

Death Penalty No Longer Includes a Last Meal in Texas

Death Penalty No Longer Includes a Last Meal in Texas

Texas may lead the US in executing criminals, but that doesn't mean the condemned are getting cushy treatment: Texas prison officials have halted the practice of letting death row inmates choose their last meal. Texas state Sen. ...

11 more bodies in Veracruz as prosecutors meet

11 more bodies in Veracruz as prosecutors meet: More than 30000 people have died in drug war-related violence around Mexico since Calderon launched his offensive in 2006, according to government figures. "There is no leadership," the restaurant owner said. "It's the president alone. ...


First Puerto Rican General is laid to rest

First Puerto Rican General is laid to rest: (ret) Rodriguez-Baliñas at the National Cemetery, Bayamón, Puerto Rico. FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico - The first Puerto Rican to be promoted to the rank of Brigadier General in the Army Reserve was laid to rest Friday at the Puerto Rico National Cemetery ...


2 sentenced to prison for illegally entering US

2 sentenced to prison for illegally entering US

Two Mexican nationals apprehended by the Border Patrol for illegally entering the United States were sentenced to prison on Sept. 16, the US Customs and Border Protection said Friday. Jorge Arriega Hernandez, 39, of Zitácuaro, Mexico, was sentenced to ...

10 Suburbs With The Highest Poverty Rates: Census

10 Suburbs With The Highest Poverty Rates: Census: Since 2009, the California city of Stockton, for example, has consistently experienced one of the consistently high foreclosure rates in the country. Lakeland, Florida has also seen high rates of foreclosure. In what other ways has the recession ...


Census: Florida seniors' incomes up slightly

Census: Florida seniors' incomes up slightly: Poverty among Sarasota County seniors was at 4.5 percent in 2010, below pre-recession levels. Manatee County's senior poverty rate of 6.3 percent is equal to 2007. About 9.9 percent of Florida's seniors were living in poverty in 2010 — compared with ...

Venezuela's Chavez: Chemotherapy has concluded | The ...

Venezuela's Chavez: Chemotherapy has concluded | The ...: President Hugo Chavez said Thursday that he completed chemotherapy, expressing optimism the treatment was successful and vowing to continue steering Venezuela toward socialism.


Child of Argentina's 'disappeared' fights for right to keep adoptive name

Child of Argentina's 'disappeared' fights for right to keep adoptive name:
Photographs of people who disappeared during the military dictatorship; at least 5000 were murdered at the ESMA base in Buenos Aires, where Hilario Bacca was born. Photograph: Daniel Garcia/AFP/Getty Images For Hilario Bacca, it was a knock on the door ...


The Guardian

US vigil urges release of American held in Cuba

US vigil urges release of American held in Cuba:
By JESSICA GRESKO AP WASHINGTON — The wife of an American imprisoned in Cuba for nearly two years remains hopeful her husband can return home soon, even though a recent high-profile mission to bring her husband back failed. Judy Gross, the wife of ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mexico's Army Seeks More Funding, But Should it Have Key Security Role?

Mexico's Army Seeks More Funding, But Should it Have Key Security Role?

Concerns regarding the role of the army in internal security were raised in a 2009 report on Public Security and Human Rights, released by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR). The report warned against the increasing involvement of ...

Bass Pro failed to hire African Americans and Hispanics, EEOC says

Bass Pro failed to hire African Americans and Hispanics, EEOC says

The Bureau of Labor Statistics figures for August found that the national unemployment rate for whites was 8.0 percent, while the rate for African Americans was 16.7 percent, and the Hispanic unemployment rate was 11.3 percent. ...

Census: Recession takes big toll on young adults

Census: Recession takes big toll on young adults: Broken down by race and ethnicity, 31 percent of young black men lived in their parents' homes, compared with 21 percent of young Latino men and 15 percent of young white men. At the state level, New York had the highest share of young men living with ...


Half of All U.S. Latinos Live In The Country's Most Polluted Cities

Half of All U.S. Latinos Live In The Country's Most Polluted Cities: As a group, Latino voters in key voting states overwhelmingly reject this notion. With unemployment rates for Latinos hovering well above the national average, jobs and the economy are understandably a high priority. However, Latinos are not willing to ...


Minority wealth gap highest in 25 years

Minority wealth gap highest in 25 years: The average income of white households in 2009 was $51861, whereas Hispanic households averaged $38039 and black households $32000. The unemployment rate nearly doubled from 5.0 in 2007 to 9.9 in 2009 in the wake of the recession. ...


Bolivia: Child Workers Unionize

Bolivia: Child Workers Unionize: In Bolivia, where unions are extensively formed by members of society, ... I say, they ought to eradicate poverty first.” They want to ensure that children ...

Jesuit campaigner for Central America returns to San Salvador

Jesuit campaigner for Central America returns to San Salvador: But he identified a special role for himself in educating US and European Church people about the realities of poverty and oppression in Central America and the role played by the United States in maintaining that situation. In 2009 he came to Britain ...


Former Irish death row worker calls for death penalty to be abolished

Former Irish death row worker calls for death penalty to be abolished: A young Irishman who spent the summer working alongside death row inmates in Austin, Texas tells IrishCentral.com why he thinks the death penalty should be abolished. When most Irish students contemplate a summer internship in the US, they don't expect ...


America divided on death penalty

America divided on death penalty: It also has raised questions about the fairness of the death penalty and whether it is more often applied to African-Americans than whites. While assertions that the US executes more blacks than whites are incorrect -- the country has executed 263 more ...


New Faces of Poverty in Florida

New Faces of Poverty in Florida: With Florida's unemployment rate just above the national average, a small crowd gathers in line outside a South Florida food pantry in an effort to put food on their tables during tough economic times. But the face of poverty is changing. (Sept. 22)


Census shows South Florida household incomes plummeted since 2007

Census shows South Florida household incomes plummeted since 2007: The survey also found a growing number of South Floridians are living below the poverty line and without health insurance. The typical family in Broward and Palm Beach counties earned about $7000 less in 2010 than in 2007, when the recession started. ...


One in Five New York City Residents Living in Poverty

One in Five New York City Residents Living in Poverty: Though the poverty rate in the city rose faster than it did nationwide and the Bronx remained the poorest urban county in the country, New York still had a smaller proportion of poor people than many other major cities, including Miami, Dallas, ...


Florida Education leaders and Co-Founder of College Admissions Assistance, LLC ...

Florida Education leaders and Co-Founder of College Admissions Assistance, LLC ...:
During the summit, Suzanne Walsh, Senior Program Officer of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pointed out that “intergenerational poverty transmission is at its highest point” and that “education is the single biggest disruptor” to the poverty cycle. ...


PR Web (press release)

Hold the Mexican Military Accountable for Rape and Torture - Latin ...

Hold the Mexican Military Accountable for Rape and Torture - Latin ...

Latin America Working Group ... organizing and effective advocacy, their case finally reached the Inter-American Court of Human Rights where the Court ordered ...

Cuba's opposition tries to plot fresh course

Cuba's opposition tries to plot fresh course

And while political freedom may still be lacking in Communist Cuba, which has been ruled by one Castro or another for more than 50 years, the government has undercut the opposition movement by allowing increased economic opportunities and promising ...