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jueves, 10 de noviembre de 2011

3 men sentenced for trying to smuggle assault rifles

3 men sentenced for trying to smuggle assault rifles: By Gonzales Cannon News Services LAREDO — Three men have been sentenced to federal prison following their convictions for conspiring to smuggle assault rifles into Mexico, United States Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced. ...

Brazil Police Arrest Rio's Most-Wanted Drug Lord

Brazil Police Arrest Rio's Most-Wanted Drug Lord: Three helicopters hovered above police headquarters in downtown Rio this afternoon preparing to escort an armed caravan taking Nem to the high-security Bangu prison in the city's outskirts. Nem's arrest comes as security forces prepare to occupy ...

Pope May Visit Cuba & Mexico in 2012

Pope May Visit Cuba & Mexico in 2012: (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)AP2011 The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Benedict XVI could make a visit next spring to Cuba and Mexico, marking the first word from the Vatican of a possible foreign trip for the pontiff next year despite his ...

3 Cubans Wash Ashore in Miami, 4 Missing After Boat Sinks

3 Cubans Wash Ashore in Miami, 4 Missing After Boat Sinks: By Julia Bagg and Brian Hamacher Three Cuban refugees made it ashore and four others were missing after their boat sank off Miami Beach Thursday morning, US Coast Guard officials said. According to the Coast Guard, the three survivors -- 46-year-old ...

Guatemala once more under “hard hand” after election runoff?

Guatemala once more under “hard hand” after election runoff?:
What he will do about Guatemala's struggling economy and endemic poverty is unknown. The new president is likely to get support for this from his 158 seat unicameral Congress. In the Sept. 11 general election, his Patriotic Party picked up 26 new seats ...

People's World

Nicaragua's slip back to authoritarianism?

Nicaragua's slip back to authoritarianism?: Even in New York City, where the budget is about $63 billion, these would be large amounts, but in poverty stricken Nicaragua they are huge, with Venezuela's donation being equivalent to about 7% of GDP or nearly a quarter of all government ...


In Cuba, Door Opens To Residential Property Market

In Cuba, Door Opens To Residential Property Market - For the first time in 50 years, Cubans can now buy and sell homes. Here, a Cuban woman stands on the balcony of a dilapidated building earlier this month in Havana. For the first time in 50 years, Cubans can now buy and sell homes. ...

Cubans look to put houses on the market as measure legalizing home sales takes ...

Cubans look to put houses on the market as measure legalizing home sales takes ...

This is the face of a brand-new real estate market that became official in Cuba on Thursday, as a new measure legalized home sales for the first time in generations, applying a jolt of free-market wheeling and dealing to one of the socialist country's ...

Five hits, misses on recent Cuban imports

Five hits, misses on recent Cuban imports: By Matt Snyder With 26-year-old Cuban star Yoenis Cespedes Marlin ready to join Major League Baseball, it's worth taking a look at some of the recent Cuban players to defect to America. Obviously, there have been lots of players in history to come to ...


Participants wanted for Cuban essay contest

Participants wanted for Cuban essay contest: Cuba's Ministry of Culture, the Cuban Book Institute and Havana's Social Science Publishers are inviting writers from around the world to submit unpublished essays for their ninth annual International Essay Contest, "Thinking against the Mainstream. ...

Mexican man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Mexican man pleads guilty to drug trafficking

When checks were made with the DPP's office, his guilty plea for possession and not drug trafficking was rejected and the court remanded him into custody at the Belize Central Prison until October 17th where he was scheduled to reappear in court for ...

10-year-old Mexican girl gives birth to baby boy after 31-week pregnancy

10-year-old Mexican girl gives birth to baby boy after 31-week pregnancy

Mexican state laws say young moms are unable to have abortions unless a girl can prove she was the victim of sexual assault. The state's minimum age of consent is 12 and women who undergo abortions in Puebla face a fine or prison sentence if they are ...

On eve of Puerto Rico trip, two appointments

On eve of Puerto Rico trip, two appointments: Andrew Cuomo is scheduled to travel to Puerto Rico for the Somos el Futuro gathering of lawmakers, the administration is announcing the appointments of Mayra Linares as Citizen Services Representative at Department of State and Rose Rodriguez as ...


Puerto Rico guard accused in 8 inmate deaths

Puerto Rico guard accused in 8 inmate deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Prosecutors charged a prison guard Thursday with eight counts of negligent homicide over the drowning deaths of inmates shackled inside a van engulfed by floodwaters. Hector Cruz Santiago could face more than eight years ...

How Brazil Dodged the Economic Crisis While Slashing Hunger

How Brazil Dodged the Economic Crisis While Slashing Hunger

... infant malnutrition dropped by 61 percent, credit for family farmers grew eightfold, while their income grew three times faster than the national average and rural poverty fell by 15 percent. What is inspiring about the Brazilian experience is not ...

Johnsonville elementary students get a look at Native American lifestyles

Johnsonville elementary students get a look at Native American lifestyles: At Tanner Farms in Indiantown, Vernon Tanner of the Chaloklowa tribe of the Chicksaw Nation, the students were shown how hunting, cook, metallurgy and building took place within the Native American culture more than 200 years ago. ...

Not much has changed in Pakistan on torture

Not much has changed in Pakistan on torture: The Convention against Torture was a reaction to systematic practices of torture in Latin America, during national security military dictatorships. With Latin America returning to democracy, many of the former victims of torture are now prime ministers ...

Belsunce case: convicted to be taken to regular prison

Belsunce case: convicted to be taken to regular prison: The three family members and doctor convicted for the covering up of María Marta García Belsunce's murder will be taken to the Greater Buenos Aires area of Campana prison, where widower Carlos Carrascosa is purging his life imprisonment sentence as the ...


The 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference Meets in Los Angeles ...

The 2011 International Drug Policy Reform Conference Meets in Los Angeles ...

Certainly not his Republican rivals, who look at the drug wars ravaging Mexico and compete to see who can sound tougher. "They all talk about border violence and adding guns to the equation instead of looking at the root of the problem, ...

Global hunt for Kiwi over fatal condom cocaine explosion

Global hunt for Kiwi over fatal condom cocaine explosion: A Kiwi linked to a Columbian who died in Auckland when a condom full of cocaine exploded in her stomach is reportedly wanted by police in connection with a Buenos Aires drug syndicate. Drug mule Sorlinda Vega, 37, went into cardiac arrest and died of a ...


The Mexican Education War

The Mexican Education War:
In order to do this, Mexico must continue to grow its economy and must fight poverty just as doggedly as it has fought the drug war—and hopefully more successfully. An added challenge is creating curricula that are relevant, respectful, and engaging ...

The Nation. (blog)

Chile Codelco locks horns with Anglo over option

Chile Codelco locks horns with Anglo over option: By Clara Ferreira-Marques and Alexandra Ulmer SANTIAGO/LONDON (Reuters) - Chilean copper giant Codelco was on a collision course with Anglo American (AAL.L) on Thursday, insisting it had the right to buy up to 49 percent of the miner's south Chilean ...


Chile analysts see 3% year-end inflation rate

Chile analysts see 3% year-end inflation rate: By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Inflation in Chile will likely end this year at 3%, despite a unexpected spike in October, according to the median forecast of 62 local analysts in the central bank's monthly economic outlook survey released ...


Violence in Venezuela Prisons Claims Over 400 Lives in 2011

Violence in Venezuela Prisons Claims Over 400 Lives in 2011: An NGO reported that the number of prisoners killed in custody in 2011 has already surpassed the total for 2010, making the Venezuelan jails among the most dangerous in the world. The Venezuelan Prison Observatory (Observatorio Venezolando de Prisiones ...

Foreign ambassadors talk on how mining alleviates poverty

Foreign ambassadors talk on how mining alleviates poverty: ... Smith and Brazilian Ambassador Alcides Gastao Rostand Prates had no ready answers. But each of the diplomats read papers about their respective country's booming mine trade to illustrate how mining helped ease poverty in their parts of the world. ...