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lunes, 16 de enero de 2012

Death penalty on trial over its arbitrariness

Death penalty on trial over its arbitrariness: WHILE THERE appears little prospect soon of a majority of Americans accepting the majority view of European countries that its obnoxious death penalty should be repealed, there are interesting shifts taking place in US public attitudes, not least in as ...

Murder charges filed in Utah officer's death

Murder charges filed in Utah officer's death:
The suspect in a deadly shootout with Utah police used a semi-automatic pistol to methodically gun down six officers from a narcotics strike force inside his house, according to charges filed Friday that could bring the death penalty. ...

TheNewsTribune.com

Emirates SkyCargo boosts S. American service

Emirates SkyCargo boosts S. American service:
Following the launch of a daily passenger service from Dubai to Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires on January 3, Emirates SkyCargo is now able to connect three points in South America with trade opportunities in more than 100 destinations. ...

Arab News

Teachers to Monitor Students Electronically in Anti-Obesity Drive


Teachers to Monitor Students Electronically in Anti-Obesity Drive

AP Next Slide Previous Slide Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Related Stories Bad eating habits to blame for obesity in Puerto Rico Childhood Obesity Figures Finally Slimming Down Cheap Obesity Steps Could Have Major Health Impact A group of ...

Energy poverty 'has millions in darkness'

Energy poverty 'has millions in darkness': The goals would be taken to a global UN conference on sustainable development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this June. "We are hoping these three targets and objectives can become universally accepted," Dr Yumkella said. "We need to get these as universal ...

Martin Luther King, Economic Equality And The 2012 Election

Martin Luther King, Economic Equality And The 2012 Election: ... Valley district suffers from among the nation's highest unemployment rates. Sadly the GOP has done little to address these failings. Republican pandering to nativist constituencies will contain Latino willingness to hear the party's message. ...

Native Americans dance to bring snow to Tahoe


Native Americans dance to bring snow to Tahoe

Call it good timing or truly a blessings from the spirits, but either way the predicted snow comes following an elaborate Native American snow dance performed Sunday at Lake Tahoe's Sugar Pine Point California State Park on the lake's West Shore. ...

Venezuela adamantly refuses to acknowledge value of lands

Venezuela adamantly refuses to acknowledge value of lands: On January 13, during the presentation of the 2011 Report of the Venezuelan President's Office, congresswoman María Corina Machado noted that "expropriation is robbery," in default of compensation in some cases. In this regard, President Hugo Chávez ...

Alleged spy faces death for ties with US game company


Alleged spy faces death for ties with US game company

He now faces the death penalty. Mr. Hekmati is a former US Marine who received Arabic language training and did linguistic work for DARPA. These facts aren't in dispute. The strange part of the story comes in his confession, which ran in Iranian media. ...

Chile expects to be stuck in the middle of Falklands conflict

Chile expects to be stuck in the middle of Falklands conflict:
SANTIAGO:- After much conflict over the Falklands, or the Malvinas as the Argentinians say, Chile is preparing for growing pressure from Argentina to form a blockade on the Islands, by conducting a comprehensive review of rules and agreements of ...

I Love Chile News

Venezuela quickly withdraws personnel at Miami consulate due to purported threats


Venezuela quickly withdraws personnel at Miami consulate due to purported threats

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela is withdrawing personnel from the country's consulate in Miami more quickly than planned because the personnel have been threatened by exiles with links to terrorism, the foreign ministry announced on Monday. ...

Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Native American History

Building Bridges Conference to Focus on Native American History:
This year's conference, “Unresolved Conflict: Remember Our Forgotten History,” will place a spotlight on the impact of colonization on Native American Indian history and culture in both the past and present. “In addition to being Gustavus's ...

Gustavus Adolphus College News (blog)

UN Secretary-General: 'Energy poverty must end'

UN Secretary-General: 'Energy poverty must end': Those meetings will produce a report for the UN General Assembly in September and ultimately create the underpinnings for an action agenda to come out of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro in December. ...

Dr. King's Stance Against the Death Penalty

Dr. King's Stance Against the Death Penalty: King's words are just as relevant now in the twenty-first century, over four decades after his death. America has reached a turning point in its application of capital punishment. Last year, Illinois abolished the death penalty over concerns of ...

Province of Buenos Aires passes new rulings on waste disposal

Province of Buenos Aires passes new rulings on waste disposal: This trend was spearheaded by the city of Buenos Aires in 2008,(1) followed by the province of Buenos Aires in early 2011.(2) On November 2 2011 the Senate of the province of Buenos Aires passed the first law in the country establishing the principles, ...

Cuba's Prisoner Pardons As Strategic Indulgence

Cuba's Prisoner Pardons As Strategic Indulgence: As is usual among Cubans, the dialogue went beyond the limits of a chat between two people to turn into a virtual forum between a bunch of strangers who were arguing, questioning and adding other anecdotes similar to the initial incident. ...

13 UI students experience Cuba following lifted restrictions

13 UI students experience Cuba following lifted restrictions: BY CONRAD SWANSON | Jake Krzeczowski watched as a small group of Cubans clothed in white chanted to the beat of drums. The University of Iowa journalism student observed the Santeria religious ceremony in El Bosque Del Rio, ...

Cuban Authorities Seize Over 9 Tons Of Drugs in 2011

Cuban Authorities Seize Over 9 Tons Of Drugs in 2011: Despite the sharp rise, Cuban authorities were able to stop two naval operations in which three Bahamians and one Jamaican was arrested, and prevented 22 operations running through the country's airports which saw the arrest of another 27 people, ...


Ohio taking death penalty case to US Supreme Court | The ...

Ohio taking death penalty case to US Supreme Court | The ...: Ohio officials say the state is asking the U.S. Supreme Court for a ruling that Ohio's protocol for carrying out the death penalty is constitutional. Gov. John Kasich and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said in a statement Sunday that the state ...

Venezuela: Consulate Officials in US Threatened

Venezuela: Consulate Officials in US Threatened: Venezuelan exiles with links to terrorism have threatened officials at the South American country's consulate in Miami, the foreign minister said Sunday. Nicolas Maduro did not offer evidence of his claims, which came shortly after President Hugo ...

Brazil & Mexico: Latin America's Two Biggest Economies Are Surprisingly Similar

Brazil & Mexico: Latin America's Two Biggest Economies Are Surprisingly Similar: Such a “brain drain” can be just as detrimental to the country's long-term growth as Brazil's lower birth rate. These are just some of the two countries' challenges. They both also have a poverty rate that is far too high, an undereducated population ...

Cuba eyes cooperation with Cambodia

Cuba eyes cooperation with Cambodia: PHNOM PENH - Cuba wants to cooperate with Cambodia in the fields of agriculture and health in order to strengthen and expand bilateral ties, said the new designated Cuban ambassador to Cambodia Jose Ramon R. Yarona on Monday. Jose Ramon R. Yarona made ...

Salisbury man among 50 suspects in alleged identity-trafficking ring

Salisbury man among 50 suspects in alleged identity-trafficking ring: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Darcia Ramirez-Segura, a 43-year-old Salisbury man, has been arrested as part of an investigation into an identity-trafficking ring, according to The Sun in Baltimore. Fifty people have been accused of conspiring to sell the ...

Venezuelan bishops call for year of national reconciliation

Venezuelan bishops call for year of national reconciliation: Exhorting Venezuelans not to look upon one another as enemies, the bishops of Venezuela are calling for a year of national reconciliation ahead of October elections. The bishops also lamented the state of the nation's prisons, called for respect for ...


Chile prepares for “crossed pressures” on the Falklands' conflict 30th anniversary


Chile prepares for “crossed pressures” on the Falklands' conflict 30th anniversary

According to a report in La Tercera from Santiago, the Chilean diplomatic service, based on some clear signals, anticipates that Buenos Aires this year will be launching a major offensive against the UK, given the commemoration of the 30th anniversary ...