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jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2011

US Prosecutors Not To Seek Death Penalty For Former Black ...

US Prosecutors Not To Seek Death Penalty For Former Black ...: U.S. prosecutors said on Wednesday that they had decided not to press for death sentence at the re-trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal, a former Black Panther militant ...

Aid program needed to protect tribe in Argentine village

Aid program needed to protect tribe in Argentine village:
During the Busan international forum on development aid which ended Thursday, the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) formed a partnership that aims to tackle the challenges of persistent poverty and inequality in South America, ...

Korea Times

"Investing in the Fight against Hunger Brings Extraordinary Returns"

"Investing in the Fight against Hunger Brings Extraordinary Returns": The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs - a series of development and anti-poverty targets adopted by UN members in 2000) aim to halve the proportion of hungry people in the world by 2015 – a relative goal that is hard to get people to mobilise behind, ...

Cuba Party Conference, a Last Chance

Cuba Party Conference, a Last Chance: The world is convulsed, and Cuba is in a complicated economic and political ... of welfare benefits, reduce jobs and implement cuts in social security. ...

Circle of Nations School students creating traditional Native American art

Circle of Nations School students creating traditional Native American art: With a $5000 grant from the NEA, the school was able to study this traditional Native American art form. Students learned its importance, how to create it, and even participated in creating a documentary. Laura Youngbird – Circle of Nations Teacher: "I ...


Escape from Poverty: a way to help people get out of poverty

Escape from Poverty: a way to help people get out of poverty: Louisiana is one of the top five poorest states in the US. According to the Census Bureau, 18% of the population live below the poverty line, 13% in Lafayette Parish. Lanclos hopes the show will help change people's opinions of the poor. ...


Childhood poverty and hunger deepen in Oregon

Childhood poverty and hunger deepen in Oregon: The study cites Oregon as among 10 states with higher childhood poverty rates. Others were Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi, states that have long had higher levels of poverty in general and, as well, have right-to-work laws restricting unions. ...


Winnetka teacher gets live in federal prison for murdering wife on Mexico cruise

Winnetka teacher gets live in federal prison for murdering wife on Mexico cruise: By Dana Bartholomew, Staff Writer A schoolteacher from Winnetka who murdered his wife aboard a Mexican cruise ship was sentenced Thursday to life in federal prison. Robert McGill, 57, who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder on the high seas, ...

Immigrant sent to federal prison for third DUI

Immigrant sent to federal prison for third DUI: A Mexican national accused of re-entering the country illegally after a fatal drunken-driving accident in Lawrence has been ordered to federal prison after another DUI conviction. Douglas County District Judge Kay Huff on Thursday ordered 29-year-old ...

Latin America: Human Rights Agenda Has Expanded

Latin America: Human Rights Agenda Has Expanded: (IPS) - Although the public identifies human rights organisations in Latin America with resistance to the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s, for years now these groups have broadened their concerns to encompass environmental and other issues. ...


Rethinking aid strategy


Rethinking aid strategy

The list of EUs de-listed countries includes Brazil, India, China, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. "The shift is ostensibly designed to concentrate European aid on the worlds poorest countries where EU funds can make a ...

Developer, pleading poverty, wants more time to pay wetlands fine

Developer, pleading poverty, wants more time to pay wetlands fine: The federal government isn't buying the poverty plea, asking in court papers that a magistrate declare Century Homebuilders in contempt of court and sock the company with $313000 in added penalties. US Justice Department attorneys, in Miami federal ...

Farewell To Argentina's Famed Beef

Farewell To Argentina's Famed Beef: But while in Buenos Aires last week, I discovered that the pampas-raised beef of my reveries is practically a thing of the past. Today, most cattle in Argentina are raised in feedlots, just like in the US That transition has been driven by soaring ...


US report says no proof of cancer-military link on Puerto Rico island of Vieques


US report says no proof of cancer-military link on Puerto Rico island of Vieques

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A US agency acknowledges there is a higher incidence of cancer on Vieques compared with neighboring Puerto Rico but says it has found no proof the problem is linked to US military activity. Puerto Rican officials and Vieques ...

Mexico's Drug War: Cartels Profit From US Guns And Money-Laundering Help

Mexico's Drug War: Cartels Profit From US Guns And Money-Laundering Help: Current and former law enforcement officers told the newspaper that the effort was part of the US' growing role in Mexico's drug war. The agents moved shipments of hundreds of thousands of dollars in illegal cash across borders in an attempt to gain a ...

Latin America: Human Rights Agenda Has Expanded

Latin America: Human Rights Agenda Has Expanded: (IPS) - Although the public identifies human rights organisations in Latin America with resistance to the dictatorships of the 1970s and 1980s, for years now these groups have broadened their concerns to encompass environmental and other issues. ...


Marriages Between African and Native Americans Produced Many Children


Marriages Between African and Native Americans Produced Many Children

Native Americans with African ancestry produced more children than 'full bloods' in the early 1900s, despite the odds being against them, a new study demonstrates. Research by Michael Logan, Ph.D, of the University of Tennessee shows that increased ...

The Right to Vote for All

The Right to Vote for All: African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, Native Americans, students, working women, seniors, and immigrants of all colors will be disproportionately affected. What we're facing is the most aggressive attempt to roll back voting rights in over a ...

Onondaga woman hopes dance group can dispel misconceptions about Native Americans

Onondaga woman hopes dance group can dispel misconceptions about Native Americans:
By Sarah Moses / The Post-Standard View full sizePeter Chen / The Post-StandardSherri Waterman-Hopper, a member of the Beaver Clan of the Onondaga Nation, is the coordinator of the Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers, a Native American dance group that ...

Syracuse.com

Native American Student Organization to host cooking class

Native American Student Organization to host cooking class: The Native American Student Organization will host an instructional cooking class this evening from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm in the ARC auditorium. The class, titled “Native Chef,” urges attendees to “brave the kitchen Cherokee style” as they learn about ...


Rapid retreat of Chile glacier captured in photos


Rapid retreat of Chile glacier captured in photos

By Ian James, AP SANTIAGO, ChileSANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — 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 ...

Northern reserves suffer a poverty of spirit

Northern reserves suffer a poverty of spirit: I am a registered nurse who has served in impoverished villages in Nigeria and the shantytowns surrounding the cities of Lima, Peru, and Guayaquil, Ecuador. I have experienced much poverty in my travels, but I have also experienced hope, ...

Poor old Conrad Black's tale of poverty

Poor old Conrad Black's tale of poverty:
The passage deals with the moment his wife, Barbara Amiel, is forced to vacate one of their many mansions, a place in Palm Beach, Florida. Do join me as Conrad observes of Barbara: "She reminded me of a well-known photo I showed her of European Jews ...

The Guardian (blog)

Man gets 8 years for fatal stabbing

Man gets 8 years for fatal stabbing: Gloria Haws-Jeffers hopes one day to spend time with Ernesto Valdez, the man sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for killing her grandson. Although she struggled to keep her composure during the hearing, Haws-Jeffers said she was not angry at ...

Mexican drug lord gets 18-plus years in US prison | The Republic

Mexican drug lord gets 18-plus years in US prison | The Republic: AP SAN ANTONIO — A Mexican drug cartel kingpin who fought extradition to the US for eight years has been sentenced to 18 1/2 years in federal prison on drug and racketeering charges. Federal authorities in San Antonio said Thursday that Juan Jose ...