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jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2011

House owned by boxer Ivan Calderon raided for $4 million worth of cocaine by ...


House owned by boxer Ivan Calderon raided for $4 million worth of cocaine by ...

By Matt Brooks United States federal agents seized nearly 500 pounds of cocaine during a raid at a house in Puerto Rico owned by professional boxer Ivan Calderon. According to Drug Enforcement Administration spokeswoman Laila Rico, the 225 kilograms of ...

French company Fonroche to build solar farm in Puerto Rico


French company Fonroche to build solar farm in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A French company says it will invest $115 million to build a 44-megawatt solar farm in Puerto Rico. Fonroche said this week that the farm will be built on 160 acres (65 hectares) and will provide power to the state-owned ...

For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty


For the sake of victims' families, repeal the death penalty

And although three-quarters of murder victims in Maryland are African-American, the five men currently on death row are all there for murdering white Marylanders. Some say the death penalty offers "closure" to victims, but with the majority of people ...

Round Two for the Racial Justice Act?


Round Two for the Racial Justice Act?

By Laura Leslie When lawmakers return to town at the end of the month, they could find themselves in the middle of a fight over the Racial Justice Act, a 2009 law aimed at countering racial bias in the state's death penalty system. ...

Man described as a 'danger to others' avoids jail


Man described as a 'danger to others' avoids jail

A BRAZILIAN man described as 'a danger to the public' escaped a jail sentence for driving a defective car without insurance at Mallow District Court this week. Angelo Oliveira (24) with an address at 44 Parkview, Charleville, was charged with a number ...

After 6 months of protests, no Chilean reforms


After 6 months of protests, no Chilean reforms

EVA VERGARA, AP FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, a youth holds up a Chilean flag as police try to disperse protestors by spraying them with water in Santiago, Chile. More than six months after launching protests that have paralyzed this 17 ...

Venezuelan reserves drop USD 3.6 billion in a month and a half


Venezuelan reserves drop USD 3.6 billion in a month and a half

Venezuelan international reserves have declined USD 3.6 billion in a period of a month and a half. Numbers from the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) show that the bank's assets as of November 15 were of USD 27.4 million, compared to September 30, ...

Take mercury out of children's hands


Take mercury out of children's hands

In particular, African, Asian, and Latin American countries should ensure that the new treaty protects the rights of their citizens, including the rights of children to be protected from hazardous labor. Wealthier countries should stand by their words ...

Women unknowingly sterilized?


Women unknowingly sterilized?

In a documentary made by the Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women Rights several women testify that they were sterilized by force or coerced. In her native Quechua tongue, an unidentified woman says she was taken by force to ...

United Nations urges poorest countries to put growth over exports


United Nations urges poorest countries to put growth over exports

Unctad also urges the LDCs to study successful anti-poverty measures in leading developing countries, such as the Bolsa Familia system of payments to the poorest families in Brazil, which helped to boost incomes and educational standards. ...

Census Bureau: Child Poverty by Selected Race Groups and Hispanic Origin: 2009 ...


Census Bureau: Child Poverty by Selected Race Groups and Hispanic Origin: 2009 ...

More than 15 million US children ages 0 to 17 lived in poverty in 2010. Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, West Virginia and the District of Columbia had child poverty rates of 25 percent ...

Clare's first report from Buenos Aires “Third World Young Leaders ...


Clare's first report from Buenos Aires “Third World Young Leaders ...

I arrived at the Intercontinental in Buenos Aires for the Third World Young Leaders Forum. People were coming in from all over the planet speaking all types of languages. Registration is quite entertaining. There are a number of Chinese ...

Welfare drug testing law makes list of top five efforts to 'kill the American ...


Welfare drug testing law makes list of top five efforts to 'kill the American ...

“Conservative policymakers are developing proposals and policies that would help lock Americans living in poverty out of the American Dream,” the groups writes. Included on the list is the effort by conservatives in Florida to continue to “defend their ...

Killing the American Dream


Killing the American Dream

Among the efforts by conservatives to make escaping poverty harder was Sen. Jeff Session's (R-FL) proposed amendment to make access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program more difficult. By John Craig, Joy Moses | November 17, 2011 Americans ...

Venezuela third-quarter GDP up 4.2%


Venezuela third-quarter GDP up 4.2%

By Ezequiel Minaya CARACAS (MarketWatch) -- The Venezuelan economy grew 4.2% during the third quarter when compared to the same period last year, the central bank said Thursday. The construction sector, which had been a drag on the economy for at least ...

Salsa dancing to benefit Peruvian families


Salsa dancing to benefit Peruvian families

Aliaga started the Aliaga Foundation to help poverty-stricken families in Peru in 2009. Hillsdale's Student Federation approved the Aliaga Foundation club three weeks ago as a way for students to support Aliaga's efforts. ...

Occupy Wall Street highlights documented structural and political inequalities


Occupy Wall Street highlights documented structural and political inequalities

This measure for calculating poverty did not include government transfers (welfare) or tax cuts when making estimates, and it also did not reflect the current spending patterns of Americans. Using new measurement tools, which the Census Bureau calls ...

Cuba Reaffirms Cooperation with Haiti


Cuba Reaffirms Cooperation with Haiti

The Haitian delegation, headed by Mr. Joseph Michel Martelly, making an official visit to Cuba since Tuesday, has made further progress in cooperation between Haiti and Cuba. The authorities of both countries, following a working meeting this Wednesday ...

International Pressure Mounts on Syria but More Should Be Done


International Pressure Mounts on Syria but More Should Be Done

Syria can freely shift its oil exports to countries in Latin America, Asia, and elsewhere, undermining the effectiveness of current US and EU sanctions barring imports of Syrian oil. After the double-veto, US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice questioned ...

Venezuela charges 8 in kidnap of baseball player


Venezuela charges 8 in kidnap of baseball player

Kidnappings, armed robberies and murders are frighteningly common in Venezuela, an OPEC member nation with enormous oil wealth alongside widespread poverty. Ramos is one of the more highly regarded catching prospects in baseball. ...

Puerto Rico poised to surpass homicide record


Puerto Rico poised to surpass homicide record

By DANICA COTO AP Puerto Rico is having its deadliest year on record as authorities struggle to control a rampant drug war on the US Caribbean territory. Police said Wednesday that three people died overnight in separate incidents, raising the year's ...

Native American Heritage Month


Native American Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, so I'd like to celebrate by giving some thought to sex and gender in Native American societies. A wide variety of non-binary gender roles and non-heteronormative sexual activity has been around ...

Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program ...


Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program ...

Videos from the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School Program (NAANCSP) Workshop held in September.

Yoga in a Mexican detention centre


Yoga in a Mexican detention centre

Inmates stand behind bars at a juvenile detention centre where a yoga project is being carried out in Mexico City November 16, 2011. The Parinaama Prison Project, a voluntary yoga program, was founded by Argentine yoga teacher Ann Moxey in 2003. ...

Cuba's Housing Market Realignment


Cuba's Housing Market Realignment

HAVANA TIMES, Nov 17 — It should be recognized that from a legal and social standpoint, Cuba's new housing law was much more thought out and worked through than the one pertaining to vehicles, whose constitutional inconsistencies were discussed in ...