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domingo, 1 de enero de 2012

Texas still top state for the death penalty


Texas still top state for the death penalty

Texas, home to what has long been dubbed the "conveyor belt of death," has executed more people than any other state -- 477 since the US Supreme Court reinstated capital punishment in 1976. The states closest to Texas in total number of executions are ...

Chile says part of big forest fire contained


Chile says part of big forest fire contained

AP SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's government says firefighters are making progress against a major blaze in one of the nation's most important national parks. Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter says three of the six areas of the fire at the Torres del ...

A Cuban African Odyssey with Egypt's Jihan El-Tahri


A Cuban African Odyssey with Egypt's Jihan El-Tahri

The outspoken filmmaker was in Cairo to present "Cuba: Une Odyssée Africaine" (2007), a documentary made up of two parts. The first part narrates the events surrounding the Congolese people's initiative to overthrow the colonizing powers that ...

2012, Another Year of Work and Challenges for Cuba


2012, Another Year of Work and Challenges for Cuba

Miguel Barnet, president of the National Union of Writers and Artists (UNEAC) added that the creativeness that characterizes the Cuban people, its spirit and sense of commitment will always be the driving engine behind every achievement. ...

Over 120 injured by fireworks on New Year Eve


Over 120 injured by fireworks on New Year Eve

The worst scenario was seen at the Santa Lucía Hospital in Buenos Aires City, where a total of 41 individuals were treated for firecrackers' eye wounds, while 6 of them needed surgical intervention due the gravity of their injuries. ...

Fox apologizes for poll


Fox apologizes for poll

The Simon Wiesenthal Center in Buenos Aires reportedly slammed the poll. It pointed out that the Vatican annulled the idea that Jews killed Jesus in 1965. Click to login and write a letter to the editor or sign up for the Daily Briefing. ...

Mexico arrests drug dealer linked to boss Guzman - World news ...


Mexico arrests drug dealer linked to boss Guzman - World news ...

Javier Oliva, a drug war expert at the National Autonomous University of Mexico ( UNAM), said Michoachan-based cartel La Familia was the most likely intended ...

Carlos Soria, governor of Argentina's Rio Negro province


Carlos Soria, governor of Argentina's Rio Negro province

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Carlos Soria, governor of the southern Argentine province of Rio Negro, died Sunday of a shot to the head, according to the provincial spokesman. Soria, 62, had just taken office on Dec. 9. Spokesman Julian Goinhex said Soria ...

Mexico Violence Threatens All Sectors of Civil Society


Mexico Violence Threatens All Sectors of Civil Society

No sector has been spared: environmentalists, human rights activists, indigenous leaders, journalists, students, and university professors have all been targeted. The Mexican situation coming into 2012 is unique in the history of Latin America. ...

Argentine Governor Dies Of Shot To Head


Argentine Governor Dies Of Shot To Head

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The spokesman for a southern Argentine state says its governor has died of a shot to the head. Julian Goinhex says Rio Negro Gov. Carlos Soria was celebrating the new year near the city of General Roca when he was killed ...