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viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2011

Death Sentences Drop To Historic Lows In 2011


Death Sentences Drop To Historic Lows In 2011

by Laura Sullivan The high-profile case of Troy Davis sparked national debate on the death penalty. Richard Dieter, executive director of the Death Penalty Information Center, says there's growing discontent among Americans about capital punishment. ...

Historic drop in executions as US death sentences reach 35-year low


Historic drop in executions as US death sentences reach 35-year low

By Rebecca Seales Fewer new death sentences are being handed out in the US than ever before, according to a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center. So far in 2011, 78 people convicted of murder have been sentenced to death - the first ...

Argentina's lower house passes bill limiting foreign ownership of rural land ...


Argentina's lower house passes bill limiting foreign ownership of rural land ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's lower house of Congress has passed a bill limiting foreign ownership of rural land to 2500 acres (1000 hectares) per family. President Cristina Fernandez introduced the measure, which reduces the limit on foreign ...

Guatemalans hunker down against rising violence


Guatemalans hunker down against rising violence

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Dire poverty, gang violence and drug trafficking create a sense of isolation among some people in Guatemala City. Squalor and poverty are constants. Many motorists in the city of 3 million hide behind tinted windows. ...

3 arrested after Puerto Rico policeman killed


3 arrested after Puerto Rico policeman killed

AP Authorities in Puerto Rico have charged three teenagers with murder following the drive-by shooting of an off-duty police officer. Police said in a statement Thursday that officer Isaac Joel Pizarro was killed shortly after dropping off a relative ...

Is Puerto Rico becoming a narco-state?


Is Puerto Rico becoming a narco-state?

By Elyssa Pachico, With over 1000 murders in Puerto Rico this year, some commentators have warned that the US territory is on the verge of becoming a "narco-state" that has been infiltrated by the drug trade. ...

Argentina Pressures Banks To Lower Rates As Economy Slows


Argentina Pressures Banks To Lower Rates As Economy Slows

By Ken Parks Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Argentina's biggest private and public sector banks have pledged to lower the interest rates they charge businesses and consumers after meeting with the head of the central bank. ...

Argentine exchanges agree to merge


Argentine exchanges agree to merge

It is based in the city of Rosario, northeast of Buenos Aires – as is the stock exchange MervaRos, or Mercado de Valores de Rosario. Rofex began talks with city rival MervaRos last year after rebuffing an approach from Argentina's other futures ...

Cuba attracts more than 2.5 million tourists


Cuba attracts more than 2.5 million tourists

Havana, Dec 16, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Cuba welcomed more than 2.5 million tourists up to this week, a record-setting number according to authorities in the sector, who are forecasting a total of 2.7 million by the end of 2011. ...

Cuba as a Biotechnology Island


Cuba as a Biotechnology Island

HAVANA TIMES, Dec 16 — Thanks to the recently concluded international congress “Biotechnology Havana 2011,” the Cuban public can know learn — albeit superficially — down what paths we are being dragged by our homegrown bio-technocrats. ...

Miami Dade County charter schools


Miami Dade County charter schools

... schools — an advantage for the charter schools, given that poverty correlates with poor academic performance. Charter schools in Miami-Dade also enroll a smaller share of black students than traditional public schools, according to federal data. ...

US executed fewer people this year, report says


US executed fewer people this year, report says

The story notes, though, that 61 percent of those surveyed by Gallup support the use of the death penalty, USA Today reports. Couldn't the real reason behind the decline in executions be that there was a reported shortage of lethal injection ...

Charter Schools Enrolling Low Number of Poor Students


Charter Schools Enrolling Low Number of Poor Students

... CEO of the Colorado-based Charter School Growth Fund, which recently committed $10 million to help Florida charter schools expand into low-income communities. In 2010, of the 83 charter schools open in Miami-Dade, more than two dozen had poverty ...

On Religion: A One-Man War on American Muslims


On Religion: A One-Man War on American Muslims

“We live in the age of the Internet and a well-organized extreme right,” said Mark Potok, who investigates hate groups for the Southern Poverty Law Center and has followed Mr. Caton's activities. “This little man was able to have his voice amplified in ...

Dialysis and Death for Native Americans


Dialysis and Death for Native Americans

For Native Americans, geography may play a role in kidney failure risk. The proportion of dialysis centers treating American Indians/Alaska Natives differs depending on the geographic region of the United States. These regional differences may account ...

GO RUN trains Native women to run for public office


GO RUN trains Native women to run for public office

As one of the lead trainers was Prairie Rose Seminole (Three Affiliated Tribes of ND) who is Coordinator for the Fargo Native American Center, and also trains for The White House Project and Wellstone Action. Seminole worked with the women to create a ...

Brazil president's popularity steady in first year


Brazil president's popularity steady in first year

A trained economist and career civil servant, Rousseff was elected with a mandate to continue Lula's progress in lifting millions out of poverty and reduce the stark gap between the resource-rich country's wealthy and poor. After red-hot growth of 7.5 ...

US sentencing postponed for Somali pirates


US sentencing postponed for Somali pirates

All four aboard the 58-foot yacht were fatally shot days later after negotiations with the US Navy broke down. Three men who prosecutors say shot the Americans are facing murder and other charges that could carry the death penalty.

Venezuela's oil prospects unchanged following OPEC's decision


Venezuela's oil prospects unchanged following OPEC's decision

"OPEC has only baptized a child who had already been born," said Venezuelan economist and oil analyst Rafael Quiroz. As a result, OPEC's decision will not have much effect on Venezuela, because market conditions have not changed, Quiroz added. ...

Chilean twins in delicate condition post-surgery


Chilean twins in delicate condition post-surgery

AP SANTIAGO, Chile — Conjoined twin girls who were separated in a 20-hour operation were in critical condition on Friday and one was in danger of dying, according to the director of the Chilean hospital where they are being treated. ...