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miércoles, 30 de noviembre de 2011

Man gets 12-year sentence for ramming Border Patrol vehicle

Man gets 12-year sentence for ramming Border Patrol vehicle: McALLEN — A judge sent a Mexican national to prison after he rammed a Border Patrol vehicle during a high speed chase. US District Judge Randy Crane sentenced Martin Gonzalez Ramirez, 40, to 12 years in federal prison after a May 25 chase near Rio ...


Mexican trucker gets 16 years for drug tunnels


Mexican trucker gets 16 years for drug tunnels

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican trucker has been sentenced to nearly 16 years in prison for his role in two major drug tunnels along the US-Mexico border. Daniel Navarro apologized to his family at his sentencing Monday in San Diego. ...

UN mobilizes civil society for Rio's environment summit


UN mobilizes civil society for Rio's environment summit

RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Nations on Monday launched a campaign to mobilize civil society ahead of next year's Rio environment conference which Brazil will chair. Scheduled 20 years after the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, Rio+20 will be held ...

Cuba working on anti-cancer treatment using scorpion venom


Cuba working on anti-cancer treatment using scorpion venom

Havana: Cuba is working on four research projects on anti-cancer treatments using the venom of a type of scorpion that is endemic to the island, government officials announced Tuesday. One of those projects, which is being undertaken by the Cuban firm ...

Pope lauds global campaign to scrap death penalty


Pope lauds global campaign to scrap death penalty

'I express my hope that your deliberations will encourage the political and legislative initiatives being promoted in a growing number of countries to eliminate the death penalty,' Benedict said during his weekly public audience. ...

Appeals court set to hear Ky. death penalty case

Appeals court set to hear Ky. death penalty case: (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear arguments over whether a judge made the correct decision in throwing out the death sentence of a western Kentucky man who pleaded guilty to killing an honor student in 1997. The US 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in US Criminal Justice System

Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in US Criminal Justice System:
The controversial September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia raised the profile of the death penalty in the US and the fight to abolish it. Davis was executed after spending 20 years on death row for the killing of an off-duty police officer, ...

Between The Lines

34 Accused in Puerto Rico Prescription Drug Ring

34 Accused in Puerto Rico Prescription Drug Ring: BY DANICA COTO AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Federal agents have arrested 34 people including doctors and pharmacy owners accused of running a $1 million prescription drug ring that authorities say has helped fuel a record number of killings this year. ...

Latin American poverty levels fall to lowest in two decades UN ...

Latin American poverty levels fall to lowest in two decades UN ...: Poverty rates in Latin America have dropped to their lowest levels in 20 years, according to a new United Nations report which highlights public spending ...

Not Everyone on Board with Mesoamerica Development Plan

Not Everyone on Board with Mesoamerica Development Plan: In 2001 the leaders of the seven countries of Central America - Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama – and Mexico held a summit in the southern Mexican city of Tuxtla to adopt the PPP under a "mechanism for ...

What Happens When the World's Poorest People Volunteer?

What Happens When the World's Poorest People Volunteer?: It's early November, and I'm sitting in the vast auditorium at UniNorte University in Barranquilla, Colombia, listening to Accion Social present on Colombia's extreme poor at the International Association for Volunteer Empowerment (IAVE)'s World Youth ...

Chevron Says Brazil Overreacts in Spill Response

Chevron Says Brazil Overreacts in Spill Response: In 2006, Brazil discovered massive, but extremely deep, oil deposits off Rio de Janeiro. Its leaders promised nothing less than to use oil to eradicate poverty and lift Brazil into the first world. The plan is for state-controlled Petroleo Brasileiro ...


Sandoval unsure of plans in Venezuela


Sandoval unsure of plans in Venezuela

Pablo Sandoval may only choose to participate in a home run derby in Venezuela instead of 7-10 games in his home country. Pablo Sandoval's plans to play in his home country of Venezuela are not finalized, according to Giants vice president of baseball ...

Trade Secretary, grocery store owners agree on $100 Christmas basket


Trade Secretary, grocery store owners agree on $100 Christmas basket

Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno spoke to several grocery store owners of Buenos Aires province to decide which products will be included in the 100 pesos Christmas basket. “I just finished talking with Moreno, because we have a good ...

Poverty Falls Across Latin America, Except in Mexico and Honduras


Poverty Falls Across Latin America, Except in Mexico and Honduras

Five countries in Latin America made significant improvements in reducing poverty rates; Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and Colombia. All saw drops of between 1.4 to 3.5 points in their poverty rates, according to the report. In regards to Mexico, ...

Cuba launches for-profit medical company

Cuba launches for-profit medical company:
In a sign of change for Cuba's healthcare sector, a new for-profit medical services company bowed before an international business audience at the International Havana Fair earlier this month. Empresa Comercializadora de Servicios Médicos de Cuba SA, ...

Cuba Standard.com

Pro-LGBT Republican endorses Romney

Pro-LGBT Republican endorses Romney:
All three were also designated as Romney's foreign policy advisers and made part of his Latin American Working Group. The three Floridians are Cuban-Americans and come from a state with a large population of people of Cuban descent. ...

Washington Blade

AIDS: Still a Gay Disease in America

AIDS: Still a Gay Disease in America: Outside the United States, sex between men accounts for as much as 25 percent of all HIV infections in parts of Latin America, with rates nearly as high in Asia, and not as high in Africa where HIV much more strongly affects heterosexuals. ...


Greater broadband use touted as key to South American development


Greater broadband use touted as key to South American development

Broadband network expansion in Latin America is linked to issues of chronic poverty issues, patchy development and lack of resources. But this year's experience of telecommunications playing a key role in the Arab Spring in the Middle East and Africa ...

Re-Counting Poverty

Re-Counting Poverty: She finds the largest increases in poverty rates in Alabama (up 3.76 percentage points from the official measure), Florida (3.11), Colorado (2.85), Tennessee (2.67) Georgia (2.53) and Nebraska (2.27). States with lower poverty rates under the new ...

Number of Brazilian teens in extreme poverty is up

Number of Brazilian teens in extreme poverty is up: RIO DE JANEIRO - A new UNICEF report says the number of teenagers in extreme poverty has gone up in Brazil, despite the country's sustained economic growth. The report by the United Nations agency released Wednesday shows that 7.9 million Brazilians ...

Poverty levels in Latin America at lowest in 20 years-UN

Poverty levels in Latin America at lowest in 20 years-UN: By Anastasia Moloney BOGOTA (AlertNet) - The numbers of people living in poverty and extreme poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean are at their lowest in 20 years, according to the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the ...


Interethnic marriage between African- and Native-Americans produced many children


Interethnic marriage between African- and Native-Americans produced many children

American Indians with African ancestry outdid 'full bloods' in reproductive terms in the early 1900s, despite the odds being against them, according to a new study by Michael Logan from the University of Tennessee in the US. ...

Cuba Denounces USA for Preventing Actions Against Israel

Cuba Denounces USA for Preventing Actions Against Israel: 30 de noviembre de 2011, 11:35United Nations, Nov 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba on Wednesday denounced the United States and other western countries for preventing the Security Council from condemning Israel for its illegal actions and crimes against the ...


Mexican National Gets 12 Years for Drug Trafficking and Assaulting Federal Officer


Mexican National Gets 12 Years for Drug Trafficking and Assaulting Federal Officer

MCALLEN, TX—A 40‐year‐old Mexican national convicted of drug trafficking and for assaulting a federal agent during a high speed chase has been sentenced to 144 months in prison, United states Attorney Kenneth Magidson announced today. ...