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domingo, 4 de diciembre de 2011

BTL:Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in U.S. ...

BTL:Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in U.S. ...: The controversial September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia raised the profile of the death penalty in the U.S. 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, ...


Path to execution swifter, more certain in Va.

Path to execution swifter, more certain in Va.: Justin Wolfe, another former Virginia death-row inmate, had his conviction and death sentence tossed out by a federal judge in Norfolk this year, though the state is appealing to the Richmond-based 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals, and the death ...


US anti-death penalty campaigner Martina Davis Correia hailed as 'true hero ...

US anti-death penalty campaigner Martina Davis Correia hailed as 'true hero ...: “And despite the terrible blow of his execution, she remained brave and defiant to the core of her being, stating her conviction that one day his death would be the catalyst for ending the death penalty. “Even as Martina's health failed, she was making ...


Big bucks boost death penalty battle

Big bucks boost death penalty battle: A $1.2 million jump in recent contributions is being reported by a group hoping to repeal California's death penalty. Taxpayers for Justice plans to gather 504760 signatures by March from registered voters to qualify the question for the 2012 ballot. ...

Latin America is beating poverty – sort of

Latin America is beating poverty – sort of: Between 1990 and 2010, poverty in Latin America fell by 17 percentage points, and extreme poverty fell by more than 10 percentage points, to 31 per cent and 12 per cent of the region's population respectively, the UN report says. ...

Chavez wants Chile, Cuba to help lead new Americas bloc | The ...

Chavez wants Chile, Cuba to help lead new Americas bloc | The ...: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Saturday urged Chile and Cuba to join him in a “troika” of core nations at the forefront of a new Americas bloc that excludes the United States and Canada. “The troika has to immediately assume ...


Religious extremism in Oregon

Religious extremism in Oregon: However, it is possible the governor eschewed that assertion because he knows decades of polling (see Pew Research for details) reveal Americans have consistently favored the death penalty by landslide proportions. In fact, Pew's latest research finds ...


Cuban dissidents report arrests at peaceful march

Cuban dissidents report arrests at peaceful march: Havana -- About 50 Cuban opposition members were harassed and arrested when they began a march on Friday through the streets of the eastern city of Palma Soriano, relatives of some of the protesters and people within the ...

Humanitarian Vocation of Cuba Highlighted in France

Humanitarian Vocation of Cuba Highlighted in France: - Cuba's humanitarian cooperation with other people in the Third World in the fields of health and education was the main topic of a presentation given by Paris-Sorbonne University Professor ...

Peltier column: Jobless numbers improve, but still a long climb back

Peltier column: Jobless numbers improve, but still a long climb back: That's because poverty rates have risen while median family incomes fell since Florida and the rest of the nation began weathering the worst economic recession since the 1930s, the Census bureau reported. School-aged children took the brunt of an ...


Mexico's president pledges to continue fighting cartels

Mexico's president pledges to continue fighting cartels: Criticism has mounted over Mexico's drug war strategy and the country's human rights record. Last month, a group of activists filed a 700-page complaint with the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the Netherlands, alleging more than 470 cases ...


The United States, a Trade Partner of Cuba?

The United States, a Trade Partner of Cuba?: Having said that, it can be asked: is the United States a trade partner of Cuba? It is true that an important amount of nutritional products comes from the US to Cuba - and only in that direction-, but under what conditions? The barriers imposed are ...


Ohio Craigslist Murders: Teen Suspect Not Eligible for Death Penalty

Ohio Craigslist Murders: Teen Suspect Not Eligible for Death Penalty: Ohio Craigslist Murders Teen Suspect Not Eligible for Death Penalty ... life and the lives of the people he loved Michael Rafferty toldGood Morning America ...

Puerto Rico officials seize cocaine, arrest 5

Puerto Rico officials seize cocaine, arrest 5: AP Puerto Rican authorities say they have seized 661 pounds (300 kilograms) of cocaine from a boat intercepted off the US Caribbean island's northwest coast. Police Superintendent Emilio Diaz Colon says officers and personnel with the US Immigration ...

Cuban Agriculture for Better Quality Seeds

Cuban Agriculture for Better Quality Seeds: Cuba has the capacity to obtain 40 million plants in vitro by means of biotechnological methods, as the result of joint work by 11 factories in Cuba. Rodriguez accompanied reporters on a tour of several units, and explained that seed production is ...


Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed


Mexico drug war refugees escape to more bloodshed

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) — Rafael Echevarria had a steady factory job, a modest home of his own, and enough cash to occasionally take his family to McDonald's. It was a good life until the drug war hit Ciudad Juarez, followed by two robberies at his ...

Chile's finance minister says sees rate cuts-report

Chile's finance minister says sees rate cuts-report: SANTIAGO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank should lower its benchmark rate at its next meeting as the euro zone debt crisis dents copper prices and local industry, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain was quoted as saying on Sunday. ...


Warren County Native American site is 'extremely rare'

Warren County Native American site is 'extremely rare':
More than 56 years later, Ziegler is on a crusade to get a historic marker placed at what archeologists say is one of the most significant early habitations in North America. Archeologists have found at the site roughly 900 artifacts from 11000 to ...

The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com

Buenos Aires tipped as popular winter destination

Buenos Aires tipped as popular winter destination:
Online travel and hotel reviews company, Easyvoyage, expects Buenos Aires to be a popular destination as people look to get away for some winter sun. Figures released by Buenos Aires authorities show that the city expects the number of visitors ...

Breaking Travel News

Bahamas oil wells may imperil Florida

Bahamas oil wells may imperil Florida: By William E. Gibson, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Just as South Florida braces for oil drilling set to begin next month off the shores of Cuba, a Bahamian company is pressing to dig exploratory wells as early as next year less than 200 miles from ...

Many flaws of death penalty

Many flaws of death penalty:
On the last two occasions, we discussed, amongst other things, the death penalty in America and its moral implications. One of my colleagues is a moderate liberal, the other, an atheist conservative. I was surprised at their arguments for the death ...

Korea Times

Social progress in Latin America: Good tidings from the south | The ...

Social progress in Latin America: Good tidings from the south | The ...: POVERTY may be rising in Europe and the United States, places that thought they had conquered it, but in Latin America it continues to fall. In its annual ...


Local efforts benefit Nicaraguan youth

Local efforts benefit Nicaraguan youth: Dean, now of Idaho, was introduced to the poverty-stricken region of Nicaragua when he and his wife, Ann, volunteered at an orphanage there in 2002. After seeing the need, Dean pursued the school concept because he wanted to go beyond charity and do ...


Homelessness and hope

Homelessness and hope: Keep in mind: A family of four is considered to be living in poverty only if it makes less than $22113 per year. Unemployment — one of the leading causes of poverty — has decreased the October rate in Florida and our region remained in double-digits, ...


Hispanics especially vulnerable in Las Vegas housing crisis

Hispanics especially vulnerable in Las Vegas housing crisis:
Hispanic residents make up 31 percent of the city's population, and last year, the metro region's Hispanic unemployment rate was 19.4 percent, 1.6 times greater than the unemployment level for non-Hispanic whites. "Latinos were certainly hit hard" by ...

Pittsburgh Post Gazette