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viernes, 18 de noviembre de 2011

Idaho holds state's first execution in 17 years

Idaho holds state's first execution in 17 years: Rhoades acknowledged killing the women but appealed Idaho's execution protocol. The US Supreme Court denied the appeal Thursday. Thirty-four US states have the death penalty, according to the Washington-based Death Penalty Information Center. ...

Gov. Otter receives lots of letters opposing execution

Gov. Otter receives lots of letters opposing execution: The European Union ambassador to the US writes that the EU is opposed to capital punishment under all circumstances, and seeks a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty. - 61 letters are from Idaho residents, with 10 saying the execution should go ...

Suspect wanted in 2001 bombing that killed San Jose student is arrested in ...

Suspect wanted in 2001 bombing that killed San Jose student is arrested in ...: ... charges that could carry the death penalty. Anthony Chang was apprehended in the South American country this week, years after he fled the country when he was linked to the infamous robot dog plot that led to the death of 18-year-old Patrick Hsu, ...

Portugal court refuses to send US fugitive home


Portugal court refuses to send US fugitive home

But Wright insisted Thursday that he never fired a shot in the holdup and pleaded "no defense" to the murder charge because his lawyer advised it avoid a life sentence or the death penalty. "I didn't kill anyone. I accompanied someone (who) committed a ...

Bolivians flee homeland to find work elsewhere


Bolivians flee homeland to find work elsewhere

The World Bank estimates that almost 7 percent of Bolivians don't live in Bolivia, opting to work and live in places that have more work and less poverty. ...

Lords of poverty struggle to survive

Lords of poverty struggle to survive:
... Microfinance institutions were the lords of poverty, imperiously ruling over ... Unlike its foreign counterpart like Bancasol of Bolivia and Compartamos ...

Business Standard

United Nations: Migiro tasks youth on sustainable development

United Nations: Migiro tasks youth on sustainable development: New York, US - UN Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro on Thursday exhorted young people to use their skills and energy to encourage leaders at next year's UN conference on sustainable development in Brazil. PANA reported that the UN Conference on ...


Brazilian president signs law creating truth commission to probe human rights ...


Brazilian president signs law creating truth commission to probe human rights ...

“They represent a decisive step toward the consolidation of Brazil's democracy.” Rousseff is a former guerrilla who was arrested and tortured in prison during the dictatorship. The armed forces backed the commission after being assured that it would ...

New ad campaign aims to prevent FARC child soldiers


New ad campaign aims to prevent FARC child soldiers

Poverty, abuse and neglect at home are common drivers in the recruitment process, which is usually voluntary. The launch of the campaign was attended by two demobilized guerrillas who were recruited as children. "Carmenza" ran away from home at age 11 ...

Girls recruited as sexual slaves by Colombia's largest rebel group

Girls recruited as sexual slaves by Colombia's largest rebel group: With the poverty rate at around 60 percent and few jobs available in rural areas, children are drawn to join rebel armies by false promises of adventure, food, and money. But when children arrive at rebel jungle camps, they find life is very different ...


DC students explore Brazil

DC students explore Brazil: By Chris L. Jenkins This summer, 15 Washington high school students spent 10 days in Brazil, where they experienced everything from the rustic beauty of Ipanema to the hardscrabble poverty of the country's favelas. The trip to Rio de Janeiro and ...

Venezuela's election economy

Venezuela's election economy: This has clearly not escaped Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's president, who thanks to his control over PDVSA, the state oil company, has access to a good deal more money than most politicians in the region. And even though there is still a year to go until ...

Cuban dissident slams censorship, travel restrictions


Cuban dissident slams censorship, travel restrictions

MIAMI — Blogger Yoani Sanchez denounced the travel restrictions and censorship imposed on dissidents like her in communist Cuba, as she introduced her latest book at a Miami book fair via telephone. Sanchez, named by Time magazine as one of the world ...

Cuba to Unveil Monument in Honor of State Terrorism Victims


Cuba to Unveil Monument in Honor of State Terrorism Victims

Holguin, Cuba, Nov 18.- As part of the activities of the Seventh Colloquium to Free the Cuban Five a monument will be unveiled in honor of state terrorism victims, on Friday, in the town of Boca de Sama, in the eastern province of Holguin, ...

Honduras: America's great foreign policy disgrace

Honduras: America's great foreign policy disgrace:
In May 2011, an agreement was finally brokered in Cartegena, Colombia which allowed Honduras back into the Organisation of American States. But the Lobo government has not complied with its part of the Cartegena accords, which included human rights ...

The Guardian (blog)

Immigrant workers leave struggling Spain

Immigrant workers leave struggling Spain: By Brian Byrnes, CNN Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- For Laura Dominguez, nothing tastes more like home more than mate tea and dulce de leche, both typically Argentine flavors that she missed during the eight years she lived in Spain. ...

Fed's Williams: fiscal action "badly needed"

Fed's Williams: fiscal action "badly needed": SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Federal Reserve actions won't by themselves bring down high unemployment quickly, a top Federal Reserve official said on Friday. "In this environment, monetary policy alone would take a very long time to bring about the ...

Photos: Students clash with riot police in Chile


Photos: Students clash with riot police in Chile

AFP PHOTO/MARTIN BERNETTI Protesters use a banner to shield themselves from a police water canon during a protest demanding education reform in Santiago, Chile, Friday Nov 18, 2011. Students have been demanding education reform for at least six months. ...

US couple jailed for killing Russian adopted son

US couple jailed for killing Russian adopted son: Before the jury announced its decision in September, prosecutors had demanded the death penalty for the couple, who were released on $50000 bail each in September. Russian child rights ombudsman Pavel Astakhov condemned the US jury's ruling that the ...


Counting the poor in America proves difficult, controversial

Counting the poor in America proves difficult, controversial:
The official measure, devised in 1964 to measure progress in President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," is based on the idea that families spend one-third of their income on food. To establish federal poverty lines, experts calculated the lowest ...

Deseret News

Global Palate highlights Native American culture

Global Palate highlights Native American culture: Tonight at 6 pm., the last Global Palate event of this semester will take place in Andrews Hall and focus on Native American Heritage. Marietta College administration, professors, and students frequent the event. Travis is quick to note that it is not ...


Abolish the Death Penalty in 4 Simple Steps

Abolish the Death Penalty in 4 Simple Steps: Despite the common assumption that the death penalty has been a constant throughout American history, the practice has fallen in and out of public favor, with a spotty presence over the years. In the wake of 1972's Furman v. Georgia case ...


Protect Anti-Poverty Programs in Deficit Negotiations

Protect Anti-Poverty Programs in Deficit Negotiations: The full text of the letter follows: On behalf of the Union for Reform Judaism, whose more than 900 congregations across North America encompass 1.5 million Reform Jews, and the Central Conference of American Rabbis, whose membership includes over 1800 ...


Queer Tango re-imagines the dance of love

Queer Tango re-imagines the dance of love: Nov. 17 - Buenos Aires Queer Tango Festival examines gender identity in tango one sensual step at a time. Elly Park reports.


Child poverty charts of the day

Child poverty charts of the day:
These charts come from the Census Bureau's new report on child poverty in America. The first one shows how it has been increasing rapidly since the recession hit — the crisis might have been caused by Wall Street, but it has had its most devastating ...

Reuters Blogs (blog)