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miércoles, 7 de diciembre de 2011

Philadelphia prosecutor dropping pursuit of death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal


Philadelphia prosecutor dropping pursuit of death penalty against Mumia Abu-Jamal

... hearing after deciding the jury instructions were potentially misleading. The US Supreme Court declined to weigh in on the case in October. That forced prosecutors to decide if they wanted to again pursue the death penalty or accept a life sentence.

American Bar Association calls for Kentucky to suspend the death penalty


American Bar Association calls for Kentucky to suspend the death penalty

The American Bar Association released a report that called for Kentucky to suspend executions until the state addresses questions of fairness and accuracy in death sentences. The ABA took the past two years to review all death penalty cases since the ...

China's $1.80 poverty line

China's $1.80 poverty line: When it says someone is living on $1.25 a day, it means they are living on what that would buy you in America in 2005, not what it would buy you in Guatemala, India or China. Once that's understood, how does China's new poverty line stack up? ...

The Enigma and Infamy of Femicides in Mexico and Guatemala

The Enigma and Infamy of Femicides in Mexico and Guatemala: Women in Mexico and Guatemala continue to have a tough road ahead as they face highly exploitative conditions in employment. Trafficking of women and children continues due to extreme poverty and their natural vulnerability, which reflects them as ...

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 ...

US Gangsterism Actually Reinforces Latin American Unity

US Gangsterism Actually Reinforces Latin American Unity:
Tighter Latin American integration willed by the continent's liberator Simon Bolivar was a recurrent theme during the Caracas forum. Bolivar said in 1828 that, paradoxically, the US was destined to saw poverty across Latin America in the name of ...

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Killer cleared of vicious cell attack on drugs mule


Killer cleared of vicious cell attack on drugs mule

A KILLER who was jailed for stabbing to death a rival gang member has been cleared of a savage attack on a Mexican drug mule in Saughton Prison. Billy Brown, who was sentenced to seven years for the culpable homicide of 17-year-old Steven Lennon, ...

Mexican soldiers tortured American

Mexican soldiers tortured American: Shohn Huckabee, a 24-year old from El Paso, was released from prison after almost two years when the US Justice Department determined that he had been tortured in Mexican custody. Huckabee was arrested in Ciudad Juarez in December, 2009 by Mexican ...


One ex-con sentenced, another arrested


One ex-con sentenced, another arrested

A convicted arsonist caught trying to illegally re-enter the United States near Nogales has been sentenced to prison, and a Mexican man with a prior rape conviction in Ohio was caught by local Border Patrol agents while trying to sneak back into the ...

EU to cut aid to 19 emerging countries

EU to cut aid to 19 emerging countries: Relief agencies objected that strong headline performance data on emerging countries could veil poverty within populations. The 19 countries losing out are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, India, Indonesia, ...

Venezuela's top prosecutor wants house arrest extended for anti-Chavez judge


Venezuela's top prosecutor wants house arrest extended for anti-Chavez judge

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's top prosecutor said Wednesday she intends to extend the house arrest of a judge whose case has been strongly criticized by human rights groups. Attorney General Luisa Ortega said Judge Maria Lourdes Afiuni has ...

Students construct models of Native American tribal homes ...

Students construct models of Native American tribal homes ...: Mundelein High School students in an English 2 course taught by Nancy Gianaras have constructed models of Native American tribal homes as a culminating experience in the course. The project came about after the class read the novel, ...

Death Penalty Moratorium Called For

Death Penalty Moratorium Called For: The two year study, backed by the American Bar Association, finds “serious” concerns about how Kentucky imposes the death penalty. The review of Kentucky's capital punishment process was conducted by former state Supreme Court justices, attorneys and ...


Guatemalan Children in the West execute an educational campaign to prevent HIV ...


Guatemalan Children in the West execute an educational campaign to prevent HIV ...

They serve more than 90 thousand children, adolescent, and young, their families in their communities. WV is a Christian humanitarian organization devoted to work around the world so children can reach all their potential and fighting the poverty and ...

Legislature debates bill banning street peddlers

Legislature debates bill banning street peddlers: Buenos Aires will be the only city in the world in which this type of work will be banned.” The bill looking to ban parking thugs so far hasn't reached a consensus between the different blocs. The opposition seeks to create a register of those who ...


Mujica to skip CFK inauguration ceremony

Mujica to skip CFK inauguration ceremony: The announcement came through the Uruguayan ambassador in Buenos Aires Guillermo Pomi, who explained Mujica contacted Fernández de Kirchner to let her know of his absence. Mujica has had an active schedule lately, with several international activities ...


Former Puerto Rico police commissioner faces child pornography charges


Former Puerto Rico police commissioner faces child pornography charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The former police commissioner for Puerto Rico's capital has been indicted on 22 charges of child pornography. Hilton Cordero Rosario is accused of persuading a friend of his daughter to expose her genitals and of taking ...

GDS International's Next Generation Mining Latin America Summit 2012 Will ...

GDS International's Next Generation Mining Latin America Summit 2012 Will ...: By GDS International Taking place from 24 th to 26 th January in Santiago, Chile, the Next Generation Mining Latin America will bring together decision makers from across Latin America and investors from neighboring regions to meet with top solution ...


Chilean researchers present time-lapse photos of rapidly melting glacier


Chilean researchers present time-lapse photos of rapidly melting glacier

SANTIAGO, Chile — Researchers in Chile released a series of time-lapse photos Wednesday showing the dramatic retreat of a glacier in Patagonia. The Jorge Montt Glacier is shrinking faster than any other in Chile, with its snout retreating 1 kilometer ...

Mexico drug wars - an interactive timeline | World news | guardian ...

Mexico drug wars - an interactive timeline | World news | guardian ...: Five years of carnage has transformed Mexico into one of the world's most violent countries, where innocents are shot in cold blood, victims are beheaded and ...

Afide and Cuba to Promote Sport Development

Afide and Cuba to Promote Sport Development: 07 de diciembre de 2011, 16:08Havana, Dec 7 (Prensa Latina) The International Physical Culture and Sports Convention (Afide) and Cuba constitute fundamental tools for the future Latin American sport development, said Guatemalan Alfredo Lemus. ...


Cuban exiles say flotilla plan not a provocation


Cuban exiles say flotilla plan not a provocation

MIAMI (AP) — A coalition of Cuban exile groups said Wednesday their plans to anchor a small flotilla off the coast of Havana and launch fireworks to highlight the island's human rights abuses is not meant to provoke the Cuban government. ...

Native American Heritage Month celebration

Native American Heritage Month celebration: Native Americans have fought in every conflict in which the United States has been involved. “Statistically speaking, Native spilled more blood than any other heritage.” There have been several Native Americans that were highly decorated throughout ...


Occupy Targets Foreclosures

Occupy Targets Foreclosures: The unemployment rate for people of colour in Oakland is significant: in 2010, African American unemployment in Oakland was 19.6 percent and Latino unemployment was 15.2 percent, according to the US Census Bureau. Chanting "ain't no power but the power ...