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martes, 3 de enero de 2012

Dallas County Judge Who Ruled Death Penalty Unconstitutional Is Forced To ...

Dallas County Judge Who Ruled Death Penalty Unconstitutional Is Forced To ...:
Alex vehemently disagreed. "The judge analogized the death penalty to some very heinous times in our American history," Alex told the court. It's obvious, he said, that she has "very strong emotional, personal feelings against the death penalty. ...

Dallas Observer (blog)

Peru's Central Bank: Poverty Rate Could Drop to 17 Percent by 2016

Peru's Central Bank: Poverty Rate Could Drop to 17 Percent by 2016: The Central Bank estimates that Peru's poverty rate will decline to 17 percent by 2016 if the country is able to maintain its current economic growth and ...

The racial bias of the US death penalty

The racial bias of the US death penalty:
The application of the US death penalty is unfair, arbitrary and racially biased. Whether a defendant receives a death sentence depends not on the merits of the case, so much as on his or her skin colour – and the race of the victim – and the county in ...

The Guardian

Gay rights in N.C. face scrutiny

Gay rights in N.C. face scrutiny: And several major Charlotte-area companies - including Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Food Lion parent company Delhaize America - land high marks for workplace equality for gay and lesbian employees on an annual survey by the Human Rights Campaign, ...

Supreme Court Justice Gary Alexander will be missed

Supreme Court Justice Gary Alexander will be missed: I will not vote for any candidate for judge who is opposed to the death penalty. I don't want any more bleeding hearts on the bench who look for an “i “that isn't dotted or a “t” that isn't crossed in capital cases in an effort to delay or prevent the ...

Brazil says nearly 300 employers submitted workers to slave-like conditions


Brazil says nearly 300 employers submitted workers to slave-like conditions

Reporter Brasil's coordinator, Leonardo Sakamoto said Brazil has come a long way since it started cracking down on slave labor in 1995, “but we still have a long way to go, especially in terms of eradicating poverty, which is the main reason why ...

Brazil's President: Dilma Rousseff's First Year

Brazil's President: Dilma Rousseff's First Year:
A weakened economy and lower spending could jeopardize Rousseff's commitment to anti-poverty programs, such as the Brazil Without Misery program, launched in June, which aims to lift 16 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty. ...

AS/COA Online

Cardinal Denounces Corruption in Honduras

Cardinal Denounces Corruption in Honduras: 03 de enero de 2012, 16:40Tegucigalpa, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) High levels of corruption increased poverty in Honduras, denounced Cardinal Oscar Andres Rodriguez, who urged politicians to walk in truth, seek the common good and refrain from creating more ...

Argentina expands railroad network as economy grows


Argentina expands railroad network as economy grows

BUENOS AIRES, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Argentina is expanding its railroad network to cope with increasing demands for its growing export sector plus expectations of a boost in transit trade from landlocked Paraguay and regional commerce. ...

Pilot Project in Argentina Assists Victims in Reporting Rape

Pilot Project in Argentina Assists Victims in Reporting Rape: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA - An Argentine woman, who declined to be named, says she was 23 when a stranger raped her in the full light of day in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital. It was close to 5 pm when she boarded a bus to return home from university. ...

Activist proposes to include NGOs as complainants to OAS

Activist proposes to include NGOs as complainants to OAS: Briceño said that the inclusion of civil society and NGOs as complaining entities before the OAS "should be applied when alternations to the democratic and institutional order" in Latin America are verified. As states in a press release, the human ...


Child Poverty Tops 20 Percent In Half Of US States: Report

Child Poverty Tops 20 Percent In Half Of US States: Report: Indiana, Michigan and Nevada have seen some of the biggest gains, with each state experiencing more than a 6 percent rise in child poverty between 2007 and 2010. Georgia, Ohio, Florida, Wisconsin and South Carolina have also seen their rates rise ...

Puerto Rico to demand copies of tax returns from political candidates


Puerto Rico to demand copies of tax returns from political candidates

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Anyone seeking to run for mayor, legislator or governor in Puerto Rico is now required to submit 10 years' worth of tax returns to the elections commission. Gov. Luis Fortuno said Tuesday that he signed the new law because he ...

Duluth Plant Announces $12.2 Million Expansion

Duluth Plant Announces $12.2 Million Expansion: This investment by the Board of Director's of ME Elecmetal, Santiago, Chile, will result in a 25% increase in production capacity in Duluth and will add 30 permanent jobs, mostly in the production ranks. According to Plant Manager Bill Grau, ...

Drug Cartels Get More Sophisticated

Drug Cartels Get More Sophisticated:
The drug war in Mexico is far from over and the cartels are still spending resources to increase their footprint, particularly in Northern Mexico. The United States and Mexico will be conducting Presidential elections in 2012 and this issue is one that ...

FrumForum

Brazil employers accused of slave-like conditions


Brazil employers accused of slave-like conditions

SAO PAULO (AP) — Nearly 300 employers in South America's biggest country submit workers to slave-like conditions, Brazil's Labor Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry said in a statement that its "dirty list" increased by 52 and now has a total of 294 ...

Walmart gives $500K grant for healthy foods in Native communities

Walmart gives $500K grant for healthy foods in Native communities: 21, the First Nation Development Institute received a $500000 grant from Walmart to support the availability of health and affordable fresh foods in Native American communities. The grant will assist in developing or expanding locally controlled and ...

Building Blocks: The Bright Future of Colombia's Cement Industry

Building Blocks: The Bright Future of Colombia's Cement Industry:
In addition, increased economic prosperity has shifted the spotlight to social welfare and affordable housing, as 45.5% of Colombia's population lives in poverty, and 75% of the population lives in cities. As Edgar Ramirez, vice president of planning ...

Knowledge@Wharton

Chavez's spending could boost Venezuela inflation


Chavez's spending could boost Venezuela inflation

WINCHE, Venezuela (AP) — President Hugo Chavez's government is likely to spend heavily this year to rev up the economy during his re-election bid, and that could worsen one of Venezuela's biggest problems: 27-percent annual inflation that is already ...

Puerto Rico Sgt. killed during traffic stop

Puerto Rico Sgt. killed during traffic stop: By PoliceOne Staff CABO ROJO, Puerto Rico — A sergeant was killed during a traffic stop Sunday, authorities said. Twenty-year Puerto Rico Police Department veteran Abimael Castro-Berrocales, 40, was shot in the face two times as he approached the ...

Ricky Martin is Not Getting Hitched


Ricky Martin is Not Getting Hitched

Martin's rep based in Puerto Rico backed up Alcalá, when setting the record straight with El Nuevo Dia. “I don't discuss Ricky's, or the personal issues of any of the artists that I work with,” Alcalá said. “But, at the moment, I can say that (the ...

Mexico, war crimes and a slippery slope

Mexico, war crimes and a slippery slope: The drug war in Mexico has left tens of thousands of people dead and the country in peril. What difference will a new war crimes charge brought against the government make? The drug war in Mexico has left tens of thousands of people dead and the ...


Cuba´s Child Mortality was 4.9% in 2011

Cuba´s Child Mortality was 4.9% in 2011: 03 de enero de 2012, 11:14Havana, Jan 3 (Prensa Latina) Cuba ended 2011 with an infant mortality rate of 4.9 per thousand live births and seven provinces reported figures below the national average, according to the Ministry of Public Health. ...


Pope will meet Mexican, Cuban presidents during visit in March

Pope will meet Mexican, Cuban presidents during visit in March: By Carol Glatz VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI will meet with Cuban President Raul Castro, Mexican President Felipe Calderon and bishops and Catholics from the region when he visits Mexico and Cuba March 23-28. He will also deliver a message to ...

Juries must answer death penalty question for mentally disabled

Juries must answer death penalty question for mentally disabled: Juries, not judges, will decide whether people convicted of murder but who claim they are mentally disabled will be spared the death penalty in Pennsylvania, the state Supreme Court has ruled. Since the US Supreme Court ruled in 2002 that executing ...