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lunes, 23 de enero de 2012

US Supreme Court decision means man who spent 21 years on Ohio's death row ...

US Supreme Court decision means man who spent 21 years on Ohio's death row ...: Death penalty opponents say the case shows why Ohio should get rid of the death penalty. "This case exemplifies one of the most serious flaws of our death penalty system, the dangerous risk Ohio runs of executing someone for a crime he didn't commit," ...

Brazil Oil Industry, Investors Cheer New Petrobras CEO Choice

Brazil Oil Industry, Investors Cheer New Petrobras CEO Choice: Brazil's government is counting on the development of the pre-salt oil deposits, buried more than four miles below the ocean's surface, to ease the country's crushing poverty. The pre-salt reserves, which are concentrated in Santos Basin off the coasts ...

Chavez still battling cancer, Spanish newspaper says

Chavez still battling cancer, Spanish newspaper says: An official in Venezuela's information ministry said the newspaper's report was invalid and the government would not comment on its contents. Last June Chavez said doctors in Cuba had removed a cancerous tumor from his body, but did not specify what ...


Mexico strikes Sinaloa cartel as Carera Sarabria killed

Mexico strikes Sinaloa cartel as Carera Sarabria killed:
Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman was jailed in 1993 but escaped his maximum-security prison in a laundry basket eight years later, embarrassing and eluding the authorities ever since. Suspected members of the Sinaloa cartel in Mexico City on 23 January 2012.

BBC News

Much more than a race

Much more than a race:
... improve the poverty stricken slums and open up tourism ahead of hosting the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio staged a peace marathon over the weekend. Thousands sprinted, jogged and walked through the streets of Rio de Janeiro's largest ...

euronews

Colombian High Court to Hear American Gay Adoption Case

Colombian High Court to Hear American Gay Adoption Case:
A separate case involving a lesbian couple in Medellín seeking a second-parent adoption for the biological child of one of the women is currently pending before the court. Despite Latin American LGBT rights gains in places such as Mexico City and ...

Advocate.com

'Stolen Babies' trial awaits U.S. documents

'Stolen Babies' trial awaits U.S. documents: By Kelly Hearn BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (WOMENSENEWS)--In a major trial here, the government is accusing 11 former leaders of the military junta of systematically appropriating infants belonging to some of the 30000 citizens who were killed for being ...

Our Drug War Is the Virus Spreading Our Violent Economy to Mexico

Our Drug War Is the Virus Spreading Our Violent Economy to Mexico: Mexico is in the grips of a civil war, fought with our guns to provide us with illegal drugs. Gangs fight each other, the police fight the army, and the feds kidnap citizens and torture them without even the appearance of due process.

Butterfly bannerstone brings $245K in Native American artifact auction

Butterfly bannerstone brings $245K in Native American artifact auction: INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Smashing auction records was the name of the game when Dan Ripley's Antique Helper Auctions offered Part I, approximately one quarter, of the Townsend collection of Native American artifacts for sale Dec. 3, 2011.

British adventurer first woman to ski solo across Antarctica

British adventurer first woman to ski solo across Antarctica:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – British adventurer Felicity Aston became the first woman to ski alone across Antarctica on Monday, hauling two sledges around crevasses and over mountains into endless headwinds, pushing onward and onward for 59 days in ...

USA TODAY

Amnesty: Cuba releases 3 prisoners of conscience

Amnesty: Cuba releases 3 prisoners of conscience: By PETER ORSI AP HAVANA -- Amnesty International says three Cubans it designated as prisoners of conscience last week have been released. The Human Rights watchdog says in a statement that Ivonne Malleza Galano, Ignacio Martinez Montejo and Isabel ...

Human rights groups condemn Garzón trial

Human rights groups condemn Garzón trial: “It's the first time in the European Union that a judge is facing criminal proceedings for applying international law,” said Mr Brody, asking Spaniards to imagine the reaction in their own country if a judge in a Latin American nation was tried for ...

CCU brings author to deliver lecture on Gandhi, food and poverty

CCU brings author to deliver lecture on Gandhi, food and poverty: CONWAY, SC - Whitney Sanford, associate professor of religion at the University of Florida, will deliver a lecture on “Gandhi's Environmental Legacy: Food Sovereignty and Social Movements” at Coastal Carolina University's Wall Auditorium on Tuesday, ...


Stark warning of gay HIV crisis in Latin America | Gay Star News

Stark warning of gay HIV crisis in Latin America | Gay Star News: NGO report warns of impending HIV crisis among gay and trans in Latin America.

Santiago a Mil: the last day and the best performances

Santiago a Mil: the last day and the best performances:
“Titanic” was the final theatrical show which said goodbye to this massive event which took place in Santiago and other regions from Chile. Santiago a Mil festival is not only theatre; actually it also offers music concerts from artists such as ...

I Love Chile News

Luxury in Puerto Rico: A Guide For a Lavish Island Visit

Luxury in Puerto Rico: A Guide For a Lavish Island Visit:
The Puerto Rico Tourism Company launches a luxury guide: From Dining to Shopping to Golfing, Opulent Puerto Rico Has it All. Puerto Rico has always been known for its beautiful white beaches and vibrant nightlife, yet the Island has even more to offer ...

PR Web (press release)

Second battle of the Falklands all about the oil

Second battle of the Falklands all about the oil:
Thirty years after Britain and Argentina faced off over a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic, sabres are being rattled again in London and Buenos Aires. An angry crowd burned the Union flag Friday outside Her Britannic Majesty's embassy in the ...

National Post (blog)

4 former champions look to reach group stage

4 former champions look to reach group stage: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -Four former champions are facing stiff tests to reach the group stage of the Copa Libertadores, Latin America's most important club competition. Six first-leg matches are set for this week, followed by the second legs next ...


Justice John Paul Stevens on How the Supreme Court Works

Justice John Paul Stevens on How the Supreme Court Works: Stevens recently spoke with US News about changing his position on the death penalty, how Bush v. Gore tainted the high court's reputation, and why his favorite chief justice is John Roberts. Excerpts: Well, I thought that I've had an interesting ...

Connolly Library Commemorates Cuban Culture

Connolly Library Commemorates Cuban Culture: The month-long celebration continues at the branch in Hyde Square, where a sizeable Cuban community once thrived. By James Morgan Aida Lopez, owner of La Casa de los Regalos. The Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library is celebrating all things ...

Cuba and the slow road to reform

Cuba and the slow road to reform:
Is Cuba tiptoeing towards an open economy and even a form of genuine democracy? Reforms enacted over the last year or so by President Raúl Castro have already gone further than many expected, or hoped for, when he took over from his brother Fidel some ...

Business News Americas

How the European conquest affected Native Americans

How the European conquest affected Native Americans:
Researchers from Germany and the United States suggest that the European conquest triggered the loss of more than half the Native American population. The results of their study provide new insight into the demise of the indigenous population.

Cordis News

Native American Scholarship Winners Are Leaders

Native American Scholarship Winners Are Leaders:
By ICTMN Staff January 23, 2012 Pictured, from left, are Sam and Nancy Ulmer, of the Mark K. Ulmer Native American Scholarship Foundation, and 2011 scholarship winners Roni Rae Moore and John Redday. Moore, a member of the Lower Brule Sioux Tribe, ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Venezuela's declining oil production mirrors low investment

Venezuela's declining oil production mirrors low investment: Venezuela has the world's largest oil reserves in the Orinoco Oil Belt and the price of oil has increased by 17% since 2008. However, these two facts have not led to a steady increase in oil output. Both delayed implementation of the 2010-2015 Oil ...


Engineer's body arrives from Venezuela after 10 days


Engineer's body arrives from Venezuela after 10 days

RANCHI: The 10-day long wait for family members of the deceased Vishal Kumar came to an after his body arrived here from Venezuela on Monday. Vishal, an electrical engineer, was working with a multinational shipping company and died during treatment at ...