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domingo, 27 de noviembre de 2011

2 Death Penalty Survivors get Married

2 Death Penalty Survivors get Married:
Each was wrongly convicted, and sentenced to death, for crimes they did not commit. Sonia's husband was executed after the real perpetrator, who killed two police officers, confessed to the crime. US Courts should not be trusted with the Death Penalty ...

OpEdNews

Study finds Latinos contribute $23 billion to the region's economy ...


Study finds Latinos contribute $23 billion to the region's economy ...

By 2015, 1 in every 4 workers in the Chicago region will be Latino, but a lack of resources behind education and workforce development has left the group ...

Re-Distribute Oil Wealth To Fight Poverty: UN

Re-Distribute Oil Wealth To Fight Poverty: UN: She said studies in many countries including Latin America, for instance Brazil, show that countries that have implemented these programs have managed to alleviate poverty to a larger extent. “Studies show that in other countries where this is done 50 ...


Makers and shakers in climate talks

Makers and shakers in climate talks: She was involved in both the UNFCCC and Kyoto Protocol negotiations and is a prime promoter of Latin America's active participation in the climate convention. Her background should allow her to foster trust between countries and to push for an ...


Transgender violence: keeping the pressure on

Transgender violence: keeping the pressure on: With international funders of the HIV response retreating from Latin America ( most ... Firstly, on 3 November the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights ...

Editorial: Days Focus Spotlight On Ending Abuse

Editorial: Days Focus Spotlight On Ending Abuse: Because of the easy accessibility of the weapon, acid violence against women - and their children - is commonplace in tumultuous corners of the world, some as close as Latin America. In our own country, attacks against women can take the form of ...


Violence against women: Latin Americans demand action to counter crimes

Violence against women: Latin Americans demand action to counter crimes: Amnesty International (AI), in the 2011 State of the World's Human Rights report, says many victims of gender-based violence are girls under the age of 18, and pointed to Nicaragua as a nation where there is increasing evidence of widespread sexual ...

North American NGOs and Human Rights Experts Condemn ...

North American NGOs and Human Rights Experts Condemn ...: We stand behind the work of the Inter-American human rights system and the victims of gross human rights ... Latin America Working Group Education Fund ...

Criminalisation of domestic violence urged

Criminalisation of domestic violence urged: The International Day on Violence against Women was first declared on 1981 by the first Feminist Congress of Latin America and the Caribbean to commemorate the violent assassination of Mirabal sisters on November 25 in 1960 in Dominican Republic. ...


Man charged over Cuba Mall car fire in court

Man charged over Cuba Mall car fire in court: A man charged with setting a car alight in Cuba Mall has been remanded in custody until the end of the week. Christopher Charles Palenski, 40, unemployed, of Richmond Heights in Taupo, appeared in the Wellington District Court this morning in blue ...

Cuba claims the world's longest cigar

Cuba claims the world's longest cigar: Cuba can once again lay claim to producing the longest cigar in the world, according to the Guinness Book of Records. The honour went to Jose Castelar Cairo, who was awared the title at a ceremony in Havana. 'I am happy to receive a fifth prize from ...

Horror in La Plata: four women killed, suspect arrested

Horror in La Plata: four women killed, suspect arrested: Four women, among them an 11-year old girl, were found murdered this morning in an apartment in the neighborhood of La Loma, in the city of La Plata, Buenos Aires province. A 27-year old man, the only suspect in the case, has been arrested and is now ...


Women build new opportunities in cooperatives

Women build new opportunities in cooperatives: These interviews were carried out at the CNCT's First National Meeting of Women Cooperativists, held in Buenos Aires Nov. 18-19 to share experiences on gender issues and women's participation in cooperatives. According to Miño, there are women-only ...


Celebrities of Native American Descent

Celebrities of Native American Descent: November is Native American Heritage month in the U.S. Last week we shared some great Native American genealogy projects on Geni. Today, lets take a look ...


Mexico arrests 3 members of Zetas drug cartel in slaying of governor's bodyguards


Mexico arrests 3 members of Zetas drug cartel in slaying of governor's bodyguards

MONTERREY, MexicoMexican authorities say they have arrested three members of the Zetas drug cartel who later confessed to the June slaying of bodyguards for the governor of the northern state of Nuevo Leon. A federal prosecutor's aide says the men ...

Mexican Drug Violence Spilling Into Central America

Mexican Drug Violence Spilling Into Central America: The drug war in Mexico is taking a terrible toll in Central America. The region now has the highest homicide rate in the world, according to a new UN report, as traffickers move more and more US-bound cocaine through Central America's struggling, ...


Capitalism with a human face

Capitalism with a human face: The final weeks of a fascinating stay spent mostly in Buenos Aires were made particularly delightful by two short excursions outside the city, the first to the Guillermo Enrique Hudson museum and ecological reserve in Florencio Varela ...


BARE: Historians describe Stanislaus County's native residents in book

BARE: Historians describe Stanislaus County's native residents in book:
Another Native American tribe in our region was the Miwok, who occupied the foothills. The word "Miwok," meaning men, is also plural and singular. In his book, "Stanislaus Indian Wars," former Bee reporter Thorne Gray describes a Yokuts sub-group ...

Modesto Bee

Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America


Big expansion, big questions for Teach for America

But, she said, "Nobody should teach in a high poverty school without having already ... Chile and other places with deep educational inequalities. ...

Hardest hit residents struggle to survive recession

Hardest hit residents struggle to survive recession:
Evelia and Jacinto are part of the 11.6% of Latinos in the US who are unemployed, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Latinos have the second-highest rate of unemployment in the country. Compounding the issue for Evelia and Jacinto is their ...

The South Los Angeles Report

10 Most Horrible Prisons in The World | Socyberty

10 Most Horrible Prisons in The World | Socyberty: One of the most horrible is the Carandiru Prison in Brazil. In a correctional institution that had been a mass massacre by Brazilian police that killed hundreds of ...

Ortega victory in Nicaragua elections reflects gains for poor

Ortega victory in Nicaragua elections reflects gains for poor: Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. ... 65.7 percent of the population lived below the poverty line in 2005; now the number ...

US tourist in critical condition in Cayman Islands


US tourist in critical condition in Cayman Islands

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A 16-year-old girl from New York state is in critical condition after a jet ski collided with the banana boat on which she was riding in the Cayman Islands. A police official who was not allowed to be named under ...

Mark Schlakman: Foreign aid helps America and the world

Mark Schlakman: Foreign aid helps America and the world: It recently launched the "ONE Vote 2012" initiative to demonstrate broad support for the America's legacy of helping those living in extreme poverty by "teaching them to fish," also a guiding principle for engagement at the state level by the Florida ...


Capital punishment slowly loses ground in US

Capital punishment slowly loses ground in US: In all, 16 states have abolished the death penalty or did not re-adopt it after it was restored by the US Supreme Court in 1976. They could be joined as early as next year not only by Oregon, but also by Maryland, Connecticut and California. ...