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lunes, 28 de noviembre de 2011

Oregon governor rightly suspends death penalty

Oregon governor rightly suspends death penalty: Doing so would follow a growing trend in death penalty abolition in the US Illinois abolished the death penalty in that state earlier this year, joining 15 other states and the District of Columbia which had previously halted the practice. ...


A governor's brave stand against the death penalty


A governor's brave stand against the death penalty

Three states have abandoned the death penalty since 2007. The death penalty against mentally retarded people and young people under 18 has been banned by the US Supreme Court. But 34 states (counting Oregon) still have the death penalty. ...

Cuban Vaccine against Cancer Highlighted in India

Cuban Vaccine against Cancer Highlighted in India: The drug was developed after 15 years of research and successful administration to more than 1000 Cuban patients, according to IANS. The product is already registered in Peru and is in the process of registration in Colombia, Brazil, Paraguay, Ecuador, ...


Justice is too important to be left solely to the lawyers

Justice is too important to be left solely to the lawyers: ... towards the end of the 20th century as a number of states in Latin America and Africa in particular began to emerge from protracted periods of authoritarian rule which involved mass killings, disappearances, torture and disdain for human rights. ...


American Indian children in Minnesota disproportionately placed in foster care


American Indian children in Minnesota disproportionately placed in foster care

The study found that across the nation, children of color — especially African American and Native American children — are entering into foster care at higher proportions than the general population. The study uses the “disproportionality index”, ...

Making most of scarcer aid will be vital: World Bank

Making most of scarcer aid will be vital: World Bank: She pointed at social programs that target the poor in Brazil and Mexico that have radically reduced poverty and been replicated in Peru and even in New York City. But Indrawati said the new donors, including private sector-led initiatives to fight ...


Italy, Spain haven't asked IMF for help: Lagarde

Italy, Spain haven't asked IMF for help: Lagarde: Humala, who took office in July, wants to cut the poverty rate to 20 percent from 30 percent by the time he leaves office in 2016. Peru's economy was a basket case in the 1980s but growth has since surged, allowing the country to build up record ...


Rural Peru gets connected


Rural Peru gets connected

They were meeting in Lima to announce the completion of an aid programme that is taking renewable energy and the internet to 130 rural communities in Peru. With funding from the EU, the Euro-Solar programme is being rolled out across the eight poorest ...

Italy, Spain haven't asked IMF for help: Lagarde

Italy, Spain haven't asked IMF for help: Lagarde: Lagarde is visiting fast-growing Peru and Latin American heavyweights Brazil and Mexico this week to drum up support for more global cooperation. Analysts say the IMF may be looking to emerging markets to help increase the size of its credit lines as ...

TV review: Desperate Scousewives; The British Woman on Death Row

TV review: Desperate Scousewives; The British Woman on Death Row: If the US is going to insist on killing people, it could at least make sure it does so with the due process of law. It seems Carty's last hope of getting her sentence overturned is if the British public gets behind her and gives the US a hard time. ...

Peru's firefighters struggle as economy booms

Peru's firefighters struggle as economy booms: About a third of Peruvians live in poverty, down from 48 percent in 2006, according to government statistics. But the rate is far higher in the countryside, and roughly 10 percent of Peruvians live in extreme poverty, defined as a household living on ...


Why are parts of Brazil still in poverty

Why are parts of Brazil still in poverty: What are the main causes of poverty in Brazil. Remnants of the Import Substitution Industrailisation era from the 1950's onwards have contributed greatly ...


LGBT Resource Center and Native American House to host film screening


LGBT Resource Center and Native American House to host film screening

The Native American House and LGBT Resource Center are teaming up tonight to sponsor a screening of the film “Two Spirits”. The event will take place at 6 pm at 180 Bevier Hall. Following the screening, there will be a discussion about with film with ...

Ecuadoran journalist sentenced to prison

Ecuadoran journalist sentenced to prison: In December 2009, the Costa Rican Supreme Court eliminated prison terms for criminal defamation. One month earlier, in November 2009, the Argentine Congress repealed criminal defamation provisions in the penal code. And in April 2009, Brazil's Supreme ...

The poor and the informal sector

The poor and the informal sector: The opposite of poverty is not wealth - it is justice. The objective is to create a more just society, not necessarily a wealthier one. And the great question is how do we do this?"- Leonardo Boff, Franciscan Theologian, Brazil. ...

Cubans Honor Medical Students Murdered 140 Years Ago

Cubans Honor Medical Students Murdered 140 Years Ago: The students marched from the historic University of Havana down on the popular San Lazaro Street and up to the mausoleum of the eight medical students, where wreaths were laid, including those sent by Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro and President ...


Now, Nine Baseball Teams in Western Cuban Region


Now, Nine Baseball Teams in Western Cuban Region

The 51st Cuban National Baseball Series has just begun, now with nine teams for the first time in the western region as the Metropolitans team was saved from disappearing though many people thought otherwise. In view that this baseball party demanded ...

Cuban government to contract with private sector

Cuban government to contract with private sector: By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - The Cuban government will begin contracting out some services to the private sector next year in a break from the state-dominated past aimed at helping small business develop, government insiders said on Monday. ...

BA City toll rates, taxi fares to climb this week

BA City toll rates, taxi fares to climb this week: Taxi cabs fares will climb 26 percent as from Tuesday while the Buenos Aires City toll rates will increase 30 percent as from Thursday. The meter will clock on at 7.30 pesos, and it will rise from 58 to 73 cents the minimum fare every 200 metres or per ...

Salesians outraged at conviction of Mexican priest

Salesians outraged at conviction of Mexican priest: Leaders of the Salesian Congregation in Rome condemned the sentencing of a Mexican Salesian priest to 33 years in prison for allegedly raping and killing a 16 year-old girl. Salesian leaders say Father Jose Carlos Contreras Rodriguez was accused of ...

Bahrain postpones protesters' death penalty appeal

Bahrain postpones protesters' death penalty appeal:
Hundreds of people have been arrested, tried in the security court or purged from jobs on the strategic island nation, which is home to the US Navy's 5th Fleet. As part of reforms after the independent report, Bahrain's interior minister, Lt. Gen. ...

USA Today

Drug war sends emotionally troubled kids to Texas

Drug war sends emotionally troubled kids to Texas: Many of the teens came to the US seeking refuge from Mexico's drug war, which made violence a constant companion since childhood. "I've been through all three stages: impact, recoil, reorganization of my life," 17-year-old Alan Garcia told the class ...


Rampant Levels Of Poverty In Florida Force Families To Live In ...

Rampant Levels Of Poverty In Florida Force Families To Live In ...: In a country struggling with rampant unemployment and a disastrous foreclosure crisis, it is Florida that is today home to a third of America's homeless ...


134 Inmates Escape From Prisons in Bahia, Brazil

134 Inmates Escape From Prisons in Bahia, Brazil: They were reportedly led by Ronei Batista da Silva, considered by prison authorities to be amongst the most dangerous detainees. Overcrowding is a serious problem for Brazil's prison system. The facility in Barreiras, for example, was designed to hold ...


Two-Day Conference Will Focus on Curbing American Indian Obesity Rates

Two-Day Conference Will Focus on Curbing American Indian Obesity Rates: According to the Center for Disease Control, obesity rates in America have tripled in the past 30 years; one in every three children in the United States is obese and Native American citizens are 1.6 times as likely to be obese than other racial and ...