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lunes, 19 de diciembre de 2011

Report: Death Sentences at 35-Year Low in US

Report: Death Sentences at 35-Year Low in US: But a new report out this morning indicates that death sentences across the United States reached a 35-year low this year. The Death Penalty Information Center said 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die so far in 2011, the first time in ...


Federal appeals court overturns Alabama inmate's death sentence for 1979 ...

Federal appeals court overturns Alabama inmate's death sentence for 1979 ...: The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals Monday overturned the death sentence given to 60-year-old Billy Joe Magwood for the 1979 shooting death of Coffee County Sheriff Neil Grantham. The appeals court said Alabama's law when Grantham was killed did not ...


Venezuela's Chavez expected at regional summit

Venezuela's Chavez expected at regional summit: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrives to commemorate the death anniversary of national hero Simon Bolivar at the national cemetery in Caracas December 17, 2011. MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is expected to attend a regional ...


Court battle begins over S. Carolina immigration law

Court battle begins over S. Carolina immigration law: "They want to put the blame for unemployment on us when it's not like that. We're not taking anybody's job," she told Efe. According to Diana Salazar, the president of the Latino Association of Charleston, if the legal process does not prove to be ...


After Kim Jong-il's Death, Cubans Wait for Castro's Turn

After Kim Jong-il's Death, Cubans Wait for Castro's Turn: The death of Kim Jong-il, the North Korean dictator, has Cuban Americans and dissidents in Cuba pondering about the day when they will read Fidel Castro's obituary. As North Korea urges its people to rally behind Jong-il's youngest son and heir ...


Former Miss Venezuela dies of breast cancer at 28

Former Miss Venezuela dies of breast cancer at 28: FILE - In this May 11, 2001 file photo, Miss Venezuela Eva Ekvall stands with other contestants, unseen, as they wait for the announcement of the winner of Miss Universe in Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Ekvall died on Saturday Dec. 17 of cancer in Houston at ...


First Native American Cleared for Sainthood by Vatican

First Native American Cleared for Sainthood by Vatican:
By ICTMN Staff December 19, 2011 A statue of Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American to be certified a Saint by the Catholic Church, at the Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, near Quebec City. The Vatican today announced that the Mohawk-Algonquin ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Pope Benedict XVI confirms he will visit Cuba and Mexico before Easter - Miami ...

Pope Benedict XVI confirms he will visit Cuba and Mexico before Easter - Miami ...: By Daniel Shoer Roth and Juan O. Tamayo Pope Benedict XVI said Monday that he plans to visit Cuba and Mexico before Easter next year, and prayed that God would guide Latin Americans in “building a society based on the development of good, ...

Three Cubans Inducted into Hall of Fame of CAC Athletics Confederation


Three Cubans Inducted into Hall of Fame of CAC Athletics Confederation

Havana, Cuba, Dec 19.- Cuba's World and Olympic medalists Ioamnet Quintero (women's High Jump), Aliecer Urrutia (men's Triple Jump) and Yoel Garcia (men's Triple Jump) were inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Central American and Caribbean Athletics ...

Raul Castro: Cuba to greet Benedict XVI with "affection and respect"

Raul Castro: Cuba to greet Benedict XVI with "affection and respect": Havana, Dec 19, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- Cuba will greet Pope Benedict XVI on his upcoming visit to the island with "affection and respect," President Raul Castro said Monday at a meeting in Havana with a delegation from the Vatican, state television ...

Drugs Cartels and Elections in Latin America

Drugs Cartels and Elections in Latin America: Secretary Insulza has proposed that the meaning of “a serious impairment to the democratic order” could be expanded beyond the ousting of democratically elected officials and include cases of human rights violations. He also suggested the Democratic ...


Argentina is no paradise

Argentina is no paradise:
Third, by lying shamelessly about the inflation rate (it is said to be 8% annually when actually it touches 25% percent), the government is concealing the true level of poverty and priming a bomb that is threatening to explode in the near future. ...

The Guardian (blog)

Argentina starts building new F1 circuit

Argentina starts building new F1 circuit: (CNN) -- Argentina's bid to host a Formula One race for the first time in more than a decade is under way after work started on a new circuit outside the capital Buenos Aires. The $100 million project is expected to be completed in two stages by the ...

Detectives focus on human trafficking

Detectives focus on human trafficking:
Often the 'we" is an organized crime group, Russian, Asian, Latin American," Coonan said. Coonan says Florida's economy is riddled with human trafficking. "It's oftentimes in our restaurants, our hotels, our agricultural sector, where someone can come ...

MyFox Tampa Bay

Trezeguet to sign for River

Trezeguet to sign for River:
The Rouen-born France international, who has been a River fan since his boyhood in Buenos Aires, will be officially unveiled before the weekend as a free agent. Trezeguet's signing was set to be concluded on Monday night, but the 34-year-old had to ...

SkySports

NCAA Blunder: Changing North Dakota's Tribal Nickname

NCAA Blunder: Changing North Dakota's Tribal Nickname: We still have the Washington Redskins, and the Cleveland Indians haven't scrubbed Chief Wahoo — a cartoonish representation of a Native American — off their hats. In other instances, a tribe's backing has allowed a team to keep its nickname, ...

Finance Director and Membership Coordinator Positions

Finance Director and Membership Coordinator Positions: AIANTA is a nonprofit association of Native American tribes and tribal businesses organized to advance Indian Country tourism. The Association is made up of member tribes from six regions: Eastern, Plains, Midwest, Southwest, Pacific Northwest, ...

IACHR: Latin America still in debt with women

IACHR: Latin America still in debt with women: Unstable Salaries, limited access to social security, higher poverty and illiteracy tendency: Latin America is still in debt with women, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) stated in a report released on Monday. ...


Chilean conjoined twin dies after separation


Chilean conjoined twin dies after separation

In this image Jessica Navarrete, right, and Roberto Paredes, parents of conjoined twins Maria Paz and Maria Jose Paredes Navarrete kiss them before a separation surgery in Santiago, Chile, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2011. Maria Jose died Sunday from organ ...

Raleigh's Black, Latino Homeowners Hit Hard by Foreclosures

Raleigh's Black, Latino Homeowners Hit Hard by Foreclosures: These days, mortgage payment problems seem to stem more from unemployment than poor loan choices, Harris said. “A lot of these people were in blue collar type jobs and those jobs seem to be the ones affected the most,” he said. ...

Brazilian police seize 13 tons of pot

Brazilian police seize 13 tons of pot: ... face drug trafficking charges and could spend between five and 15 years in prison if convicted. The checkpoint was set up as part of an operation launched in June to monitor Brazil's borders. The Federal Police and armed forces patrolled 11600 ...

Corruption Weighs on Brazilian Politics

Corruption Weighs on Brazilian Politics:
Professor Weyland affirms that Brazil's growing middle class will have a great effect on the issue in the future. “The more people emerge from poverty and join the so-called 'middle class', the less corruption tends to be accepted. ...

Latin America News Dispatch

Talks break down over Newmont mine in Peru

Talks break down over Newmont mine in Peru: ... and promised to hold miners to better social and environmental standards in a country with a 30 percent poverty rate. "We know there have been many mistakes in the past in Peru and much needs to be corrected," Valdes told Santos during talks. ...


Michellet Bachelet says Brasil without Poverty could be considered an example ...

Michellet Bachelet says Brasil without Poverty could be considered an example ...: After a meeting with President Rousseff in the Presidential Palace, the Director of the UN Women Organization, Michelle Bachelet, former President of Chile, said the Brazil without Poverty program can be used as an example for other countries as a way ...


In Argentina, Cloudy Trade Policies Hamstring Importers

In Argentina, Cloudy Trade Policies Hamstring Importers: By TAOS TURNER BUENOS AIRES—Argentina's government is now using import substitution policies to turn the South American nation into one of the world's most protectionist countries. The import substitution policy essentially encourages the replacement ...