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miércoles, 2 de noviembre de 2011

Reflections on the death penalty in America - Journey of Hope...

Reflections on the death penalty in America - Journey of Hope...: The issue of the death penalty is among the most talked-about conundrums in American society, for it attempts to determine a point at which it is acceptable to ...


In US, Support for Death Penalty Falls to 39-Year Low

In US, Support for Death Penalty Falls to 39-Year Low: by Frank Newport PRINCETON, NJ -- Sixty-one percent of Americans approve of using the death penalty for persons convicted of murder, down from 64% last year. This is the lowest level of support since 1972, the year the Supreme Court voided all existing ...

Puerto Rican Achievements in 2011 Pan-American Games

Puerto Rican Achievements in 2011 Pan-American Games: 02 de noviembre de 2011, 11:21San Juan, Nov 2 (Prensa Latina) David Bernier, president of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (COPUR), on Wednesday highlighted the achievements of the national delegation in the Pan-American Games of Guadalajara, Mexico, ...

The MDGs and Social Policy Innovations from South Asia

The MDGs and Social Policy Innovations from South Asia: The second is at the level of policy approaches: countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia are presenting a new generation of policies with the ambition of achieving human development and implementing the MDGs (Hanlon et al 2010). ...


Education is Key to Prosperity

Education is Key to Prosperity:
While it is true that every Native American is touched in some way by poverty and by the symptoms of poverty—addictions, health problems, lack of access to education and resources—every Native American is also touched by their spirituality and love ...


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Haitian coffee is making a comeback

Haitian coffee is making a comeback: For years, bitter poverty and plummeting coffee prices around the world have made it much more profitable for farmers to chop trees for charcoal, and invest in cash crops, rather than coffee cherries. Now, with coffee consumption up and a shrinking ...


Help native Americans

Help native Americans: Diane Sawyer featured a story about Native American children overcoming poverty. Her story followed families at Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota for 11/2 years. I hope many Americans watched this program and will respond to the needs on many ...


Mexican Drug Lord Makes Forbes 'Most Powerful' List; Mexican President Doesn't

Mexican Drug Lord Makes Forbes 'Most Powerful' List; Mexican President Doesn't: President Calderón has been roundly criticized for his government's actions in the drug war, the war's enormous body count and the fact that Guzmán is still not in custody. With the next year's presidential elections fast approaching, there is concern ...


Man who killed foe with 13 shots seeks parole

Man who killed foe with 13 shots seeks parole: The DA's office wrote in an opposition letter that Peralta has been a gang member since he was 13 and has been associated with the Mexican Mafia in prison. Peralta was already on parole for an assault-with-a-deadly-weapon conviction in February 1982 ...

Greek economic instability resembles Argentina default

Greek economic instability resembles Argentina default:
02, 2011 Shortly after Argentina's 2002 default, the unemployed burned tires in Buenos Aires to demonstrate their frustration. Just when it looked like the European Union's bailout would begin to stabilize Greece, the situation got more complicated. ...


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Venezuela Lawmakers Clash Over 2012 Budget Transparency, Debt

Venezuela Lawmakers Clash Over 2012 Budget Transparency, Debt: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela's opposition lawmakers Wednesday clashed with members of President Hugo Chavez's administration at a presentation of the 2012 budget with critics citing a lack of transparency into next year's spending increases. ...

World Bank lending Brazil $8 bln to fight poverty « Brazil Portal

World Bank lending Brazil $8 bln to fight poverty « Brazil Portal: World Bank lending Brazil $8 bln to fight poverty. Reuters, 11/02/2011. Brazil will get $8 billion in financing from the World Bank to push its campaign to uproot extreme hardship deeper into some of the country's poorest areas, the bank said on ...

Nicaragua's Ortega closes in on re-election win

Nicaragua's Ortega closes in on re-election win:
Backed by Venezuela's oil wealth, Ortega has managed to cut poverty in the largely agrarian Central American nation, and a recent CID-Gallup poll gave Ortega 48 percent voter support, way ahead of his nearest rivals. "None of the governments prior to ...
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Puerto Rico police seize $500K during traffic stop

Puerto Rico police seize $500K during traffic stop

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Police in Puerto Rico say they have seized $500000 in cash during a routine traffic stop. Police said they stopped an erratic driver on Wednesday who told authorities he had a bag full of money inside the car. ...

Cuba's Communist Party condemns US immigration policy

Cuba's Communist Party condemns US immigration policy

An official Cuban government newspaper this week accused the United States of encouraging the tragedy of Cuban exiles who flee on makeshift rafts and boats for the Florida coast, only to be lost at sea. The Cuban government says the US Cuban Adjustment ...

Score of protesters arrested in violent Mexican border city

Score of protesters arrested in violent Mexican border city: The movement headed by Sicilia, whose son was murdered earlier this year by suspected drug-gang members, called on the country to hold demonstrations to mark the Day of the Dead holiday in Mexico and "not surrender to violence and fear." A turf war ...


Factbox: Nicaragua's main presidential candidates

Factbox: Nicaragua's main presidential candidates: Ortega's tenure has brought improvement to still-dismal poverty ... country in the Americas with a lower gross domestic product per capita than Nicaragua. ...

Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison

Mexican Mafia Member Sentenced to Life in Federal Prison: According to evidence presented at trial, Marquez is a documented Member of the Mexican Mafia, a prison gang based out of Southern California. Jurors learned during the course of the trial that the Mexican Mafia uses violence and extortion to exert ...


Heritage: Of monumental import

Heritage: Of monumental import: Halfway around the world, the jungles of Guatemala introduced me to Arnoldo ... sustainable new industry that can lift local communities out of poverty. ...

For Cuban women, Sundays are for protest marches

For Cuban women, Sundays are for protest marches: The group has been meeting on Sundays across Cuba for years. But this particular small demonstration a couple of months ago--on Aug. 23 in Havana--proved momentous. When a plain-clothes police officer came to break up the women, some nearby people ...


Prominent Cuban dissident detained

Prominent Cuban dissident detained: Havana – Cuban government opponent Guillermo Fariñas was detained in the central city of Santa Clara while trying to visit a hunger-striking dissident at a hospital, his family and pro-democracy activists said. "Guillermo went to pay a visit to Alcides ...

KLM expands Latin American presence

KLM expands Latin American presence: KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has added four Latin American destinations to its flight network: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Havana and Punta Cana. The inclusion of these routes brings the total number of KLM flights to Central America and South America to ...

Forced disappearances in Colombia on the rise: NGO

Forced disappearances in Colombia on the rise: NGO

Colombia still has one of the highest rates of forced disappearances in Latin America and the situation continues to worsen, according to Washington based non-governmental organization the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA). ...

Indigenous Focus: Chile hosts Latin American Parliament's committee on ...

Indigenous Focus: Chile hosts Latin American Parliament's committee on ...

The Latin American Parliament is an international organization founded in 1964 that, among other things, seeks to defend democracy and promote human rights within Latin America. During this recent three-day event, representatives from 22 governments ...

Argentina Lags in Microfinance, Despite Huge Potential

Argentina Lags in Microfinance, Despite Huge Potential: The authors say the institutions of microfinance, which is described as "an effective mechanism for reducing poverty and fomenting social inclusion," are "underdeveloped" in Argentina compared to other countries in the region. ...