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lunes, 26 de septiembre de 2011

Support for the death penalty for convicted murderers at a 20-year low

Support for the death penalty for convicted murderers at a 20-year low: According to Gallup, a slight majority of Americans supported the death penalty in 1936 and up through the 1950s, with public opinion dividing on the issue in the mid 1960s. In 1972 - when the US Supreme Court briefly ended capital punishment in the ...


USA: Catholic academics call for abolition of death penalty

USA: Catholic academics call for abolition of death penalty: As theologians, scholars, and social justice advocates who participate in the public discussion of Catholic theology, we protest the state-sanctioned killings of both of these men, and we call for the abolition of the death penalty in the US. ...


Johnny Depp shows off his undies in new Rum Diary poster

Johnny Depp shows off his undies in new Rum Diary poster: The actor appears scantily clad with boxers and nothing else as he stares at the Puerto Rican landscape. The Rum Diary centers on unsatisfied journalist Paul Kemp as he makes the leap from New York to Puerto Rico after tiring of the US and Eisenhower's ...


Santiago police use water cannons to quell protestors

Santiago police use water cannons to quell protestors: SANTIAGO, Chile (CBS) -- Police used water cannon on Sept. 26 against students protesting outside a city building in Santiago as part of ongoing protests to push for educational reform. The scene has been almost a weekly occurrence for months in ...


Mexico and US carry out prisoner exchange

Mexico and US carry out prisoner exchange: The Americans being held in Mexican prisons were turned over to US Federal Bureau of Prisons officials. The inmates were doing time in Mexican and US prisons for different crimes, including drug trafficking, organized crime, homicide and kidnapping, ...


Imprisoned and Banned for Life

Imprisoned and Banned for Life: Tucson, Arizona - Two Mexican nationals apprehended by Tucson, Arizona Border Patrol agents for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States were sentenced to prison on September 16. Jorge Arriega-Hernandez, a 39-year-old male from Zitácuaro, ...


Pasco Poverty Rates in Line with National Average

Pasco Poverty Rates in Line with National Average: Evidence of a rising poverty rate is found in Pasco County Schools. “When the downturn began in the state of Florida all of our poverty indicators were going up,” said Joanne Hurley, school board chairwoman. “More and more families are in need of ...


Americans convicted in Iran say they were hostages

Americans convicted in Iran say they were hostages: Fattal and Bauer were sentenced to eight years in prison last month after a trial held behind closed doors. Washington denied the group were spies and US President Barack Obama said on Wednesday they should never have been detained. ...


Twenty-five Percent of Very Young Children in America Are Living In Poverty

Twenty-five Percent of Very Young Children in America Are Living In Poverty:
That's $944.50 per month. For a family of four (two adults, two children) the poverty level is $22113 per year or $1842.75 per month. In 2010, in California, the median housing cost (rent, utilities and garbage and trash) was $1163 per month. ...


OpEdNews

Puerto Rico man gets 198 years in torch attack

Puerto Rico man gets 198 years in torch attack

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man in Puerto Rico who set fire to his family's New Year's Day gathering has been sentenced to 198 years in prison for killing six people. A judge in the US island territory sentenced Justino Sanchez Diaz on charges that ...

Chile's copper market share seen at risk

Chile's copper market share seen at risk

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile's global leadership in copper production and export market share is being put at risk by uncertainties over the reliability of the national power grid, which collapsed last weekend in the worst outage since the ...

European debt: Argentina's crisis was far simpler

European debt: Argentina's crisis was far simpler: With poverty rates in excess of 50 per cent, how the default affected foreigners was not a top priority. The bulk of the default affected Argentine financial institutions, with European retail investors being the largest foreign group to be impacted. ...

Europe exports ethylene to Venezuela on faltering local demand

Europe exports ethylene to Venezuela on faltering local demand: Shipping reports showed two cargoes fixed from Europe to Venezuela. A 4.5kt cargo for 20-25 September loading was fixed from Italy and a 5kt cargo end September loading was fixed from ARA. Sources pegged FOB prices at Eur900-930/mt, but this could not ...

Recession drove up poverty rates in most states

Recession drove up poverty rates in most states:
Those increases helped push up poverty rates almost universally across the country. The rates increased in 46 states and the District of Columbia and remained unchanged in four states. The largest rises were in Nevada and Florida. ...


Reuters

TD Bank Honored for Anti-poverty Efforts in New Jersey

TD Bank Honored for Anti-poverty Efforts in New Jersey:
By Joanne K. Fagan TD Bank, Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. and Machinery Services Corp. support Eva's Village, the most comprehensive anti-poverty organization in New Jersey, as major sponsors of 2011 "Building For Hope" Annual Benefit Gala. ...


NJ.com

Deere to build tractor factory in Argentina-source

Deere to build tractor factory in Argentina-source: BUENOS AIRES - Deere & Co (DE.N), the world's biggest producer of farm equipment, plans to build a factory to make tractors and harvesters in Argentina, a top global grains supplier, a government source said on Monday. ...


Nonprofit plants seed for future US-Cuba relations

Nonprofit plants seed for future US-Cuba relations

About 1.1 million land lines and 1.1 million cell phones exist in Cuba for a population of more than 11 million, according to the Cuban government. Internet access is limited, and the government controls most other forms of communication. ...

Only planet

Only planet: "UN figures show that 25 developing countries, including Iran, Cuba and North Korea, are already at or below replacement-level fertility." We're passing one of those nostalgia-infused candy shops when I spot him. At seven, he's about the same age and ...


Revenge or justice?

Revenge or justice?: The political and judicial aspects of the existence of capital punishment in the US are chilling. Due to the popularity of the death penalty in the US, judges cannot be elected unless they are strong advocates of it. The United States clearly loses ...


Texas Ranks Third in Nation's Hispanic College Enrollments

Texas Ranks Third in Nation's Hispanic College Enrollments: Washington, DC – Texas institutions rank after California and Puerto Rico among colleges enrolling the highest proportion of Latino undergraduates. The finding comes from Excelencia in Education, of Washington, DC Their report shows that, out of nearly ...

3 Die in violent weekend in Mexican border state

3 Die in violent weekend in Mexican border state: Ciudad Juarez – At least three people, including a police officer and a prison guard, were gunned down over the weekend in the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua, officials said. Gunmen traveling in at least two vehicles killed a Ciudad Juarez ...


We Need to Reduce New York City's Growing Poverty Rate

We Need to Reduce New York City's Growing Poverty Rate: Sadly, the persistence of poverty in New York is far from unique. Roberts notes that despite this increase, "New York still had a smaller proportion of poor people than many other major cities, including Miami, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Minneapolis, ...


Report: higher smog risk for US Latinos

Report: higher smog risk for US Latinos: Poverty appears to be driving much of the increased risk, according to the report's authors, who included the Natural Resources Defense Council, the National Latino Coalition on Climate Change, the Center for American Progress and the National Wildlife ...


Argentine opposition leader confident of winning presidential elections

Argentine opposition leader confident of winning presidential elections: ... the pro-life movement, but he believes that women seeking an abortion should not be penalized. He also said much more must be done to reduce poverty in Argentina. "Argentina can become so much better than what we are seeing today," said Binner.


Great Recession plunges 5.7 Million Californians into poverty

Great Recession plunges 5.7 Million Californians into poverty: The drop in income exceeded 10.0 percent in 6 states (Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, and Nevada). Last year, 15,8 percent of all Californians lived in poverty. Before the Great Recession, in 2007 it was 12.4 percent. ...