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viernes, 20 de enero de 2012

Chile retreats on requiring media to inform police

Chile retreats on requiring media to inform police: MICHAEL WARREN, AP A demonstrator holds a sign that reads in Spanish; "Crime, No to Hinzpeter Law," against a proposed law by Chile's Interior Minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter in Santiago, Chile, Thursday Jan. 19, 2012. "Hinzpeter Law," had included enabling ...

Candidates defend religious freedom, marriage in South Carolina

Candidates defend religious freedom, marriage in South Carolina:
“It's a huge, huge opportunity for us,” he said. The GOP hopeful criticized the Obama administration for failing to take advantage of the opportunity to reduce the poverty rate in America. Instead, he said, the administration is preventing ...

Catholic News Agency

Chile ready to face global crisis, new OECD report says

Chile ready to face global crisis, new OECD report says: “Poverty and inequality remain high [in Chile] partly because the tax benefit system does little to redistribute income,” OECD Latin America economist and report co-author Aida Caldera wrote. “Despite strong economic growth, inequality has been very ...

New US Reality: A Permanent Class of Underemployed?

New US Reality: A Permanent Class of Underemployed?: The most recent Census figures estimated that 46 million Americans now live in poverty—the highest level since 1993. Equally alarming is the poverty rate for children in America, which increased to 22 percent in 2010. While the root causes of this ...

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 ...


Crime booms as Central Americans fear police switched sides

Crime booms as Central Americans fear police switched sides: According to the Office of the Human Rights Prosecutor in Guatemala City, the assaults left 216 people dead in 2008, 318 dead in 2009, 298 dead in 2010 and 228 in 2011 through September. The crime wave is taking an enormous economic toll in Central ...

As election heats up, US renews calls for UN reform

As election heats up, US renews calls for UN reform: Annual Human Rights Council elections, like elections for most UN bodies, feature little competition. Regional groupings for Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern and Western Europe agree on candidates before the vote so that nearly all candidates are ...

Economic considerations at heart of Carmona's decision

Economic considerations at heart of Carmona's decision: Juxtaposing that speed of depreciation with the soul crushing poverty of places like Carmona's native Dominican Republic, which has a per capita income of $8900, suddenly the matter of fudging one's age isn't a question of virtue, but in many cases, ...


Puerto Rico: Economic Reality · Global Voices

Puerto Rico: Economic Reality · Global Voices: Puerto Rico (U.S.). In response to an editorial suggesting that the citizenry “may have been complicit in the senseless murder of Karla Negrón, the latest victim of a stray bullet on New Year's Eve”, Dondequiera says: “It is pure hypocrisy for ...

Cuba flights to Ottawa, Toronto, report sick passengers

Cuba flights to Ottawa, Toronto, report sick passengers:
A flight from Cuba landed in Ottawa with 11 ill passengers.A flight from Cuba landed in Ottawa with 11 ill passengers. (CBC) Flights from Holguin, Cuba, arriving in Ottawa and Toronto have been flagged by Canadian public health officials after people ...

CBC.ca

Cuban dissident freed after death of fellow activist

Cuban dissident freed after death of fellow activist: By the CNN Wire Staff Cuban opposition activist Guillermo Farinas, seen in a file photo from 2010, has staged several hunger strikes. (CNN) -- Cuban authorities released dissident hunger striker Guillermo Farinas from prison Friday, a day after another ...

Mexican drug movie 'Miss Bala' portrays a dark, cartel-fueled world of violence


Mexican drug movie 'Miss Bala' portrays a dark, cartel-fueled world of violence

Ultimately “Miss Bala,” like other recent Mexican films depicting the drug war, does not offer viewers much in the way of hope. Justice, for Laura, is not served. As smoke billows from the skyline early in her ordeal and gunfire crackles faintly, ...

How A Simple Crochet Hat Changed The Face Of Poverty

How A Simple Crochet Hat Changed The Face Of Poverty: ... the lives of Ugandan women by ending the strenuous cycle of poverty . ... Were the ladies of Uganda and Peru open to the idea or did it take any ...

Over 500 deaths last year inside Venezuelan prisons


Over 500 deaths last year inside Venezuelan prisons

CARACAS, Venezuela — With inmates wielding machine guns, rifles and grenades and guards often unwilling to enter the overcrowded buildings for fear of their own death, jails in Venezuela have become a lawless territory ...

South America rises as top tourism destination

South America rises as top tourism destination: By spending their cash locally, those travellers are helping to fuel economic development, often in remote poverty-stricken parts of the continent. Nevertheless, Latin America's tourism industry continues to wrestle with key issues, including a lack of ...

Native plant debate grows invasive

Native plant debate grows invasive: We all blew in from somewhere, whether we're Native American and our ancestors crossed the land bridge from Asia that's now the Aleutians or our forefathers were Californios back in the Bear Republic or we hit the Southland last week in the classic ...

American Idol 2012 auditions: season 11 contestants include Appomattox native

American Idol 2012 auditions: season 11 contestants include Appomattox native: The first rounds of American Idol 2012 auditions started off earlier this week, with judges Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler giving their commentary. Among the many season 11 contestants appearing on national TV in front of the panel was ...

Death penalty foes march on MLK Day

Death penalty foes march on MLK Day:
Today Brandley works with Witness To Innocence, an organization made up solely of people who have been exonerated off death row. (In the US, 130 people have been exonerated.) Brandley is fighting to abolish the death penalty in Texas. ...

Workers World

EU ban limits US access to death penalty drugs

EU ban limits US access to death penalty drugs:
Though the European Union is staunchly against the death penalty, it's been in the business of selling death penalty technology to the US for the past two years. But that all changed a few weeks ago, when the EU signed legislation making it illegal to ...

WBEZ

Analysis: Mexican poverty creates climate for exploitation and trafficking

Analysis: Mexican poverty creates climate for exploitation and trafficking: "Violence is, without a doubt, the principal limit to economic development in Latin America," the Inter-American Development Bank reported. With limited options, many impoverished families seek out coyotes—human smugglers —to help them and/or their ...


Argentine Jewish leader criticizes anti-Semitic cartoon

Argentine Jewish leader criticizes anti-Semitic cartoon: BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- The head of Argentina's Jewish community criticized as anti-Semitic a cartoon that appeared in a national newspaper. Guillermo Borger, president of AMIA, Argentina's main Jewish community organization, called the cartoon, ...

Rain forecast for parched Argentine grains belt

Rain forecast for parched Argentine grains belt: Gov't forecasters see showers Saturday through Tuesday * Corn farmers fear irreversible damage due to drought * Crop losses to hit gov't finances as Europe crisis bites (Adds comment from farmer, futures market reaction) By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, ...

Chile discards proposed law allowing police to seize media images without ...

Chile discards proposed law allowing police to seize media images without ...:
Rodrigo Hinzpeter, Chile's Interior Minister, has been under fire for proposing to install strict regulations on Chilean media. Photo: La Presidencia de Chile SANTIAGOChile is currently revoking orders that would have empowered police to seize ...

I Love Chile News

Chilean generals convicted of trafficking weapons for Pinochet to Croatia ...


Chilean generals convicted of trafficking weapons for Pinochet to Croatia ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's Supreme Court on Friday unanimously convicted two retired generals of illegal weapons sales to Croatia 20 years ago in violation of a United Nations embargo. Retired Army Gen. Hector Letelier Skinner and retired Air Force Gen ...

Minority Males In California: Oakland Hearings Explore Health Of Population

Minority Males In California: Oakland Hearings Explore Health Of Population: ... conditions that some black, Latino and Asian boys experience and their effects on state resources and agencies. It also will look at the connections among issues like health, foster care, truancy, school dropouts, unemployment and incarceration. ...