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viernes, 27 de enero de 2012

Republican Presidential Candidates Distance Themselves from Gay Rights Support


Republican Presidential Candidates Distance Themselves from Gay Rights Support

This is particularly disheartening since a vast majority of American's believed in the repeal with some polls showing close to 80 percent of American's in favor. Even Marine Gen. James F. Amos, who was the only major military person to oppose the ...

The US government's capital punishment prerogative

The US government's capital punishment prerogative:
While much attention is paid to the 34 US states that still administer the death penalty, federal and military systems of executions also exist. The retention of the US federal death penalty undermines those states that have abolished capital ...

The Guardian

Venezuela begins withdrawal from World Bank arbitration

Venezuela begins withdrawal from World Bank arbitration: President Hugo Chavez: The Venezuelan leftist suggests that World Bank arbitration unfairly favors foreign companies. By Staff and Wire reports Venezuela has formally begun its withdrawal from a World Bank-affiliated arbitration body, the result of a ...

6 Plead Not Guilty In 'Native Mob' Indictment

6 Plead Not Guilty In 'Native Mob' Indictment: The justice department says the “Native Mob” has also recruited members from communities with young Native American men. Earlier this week, raids were made on White Earth, Mille Lacs, and Leech Lake Indian reservations, as well as in the Twin Cities.

Ariz. Prison Escapee To Face Death Penalty

Ariz. Prison Escapee To Face Death Penalty: ALBUQUERQUE, NM -- An Arizona prison escapee linked to the slaying of an Oklahoma couple in New Mexico is facing the death penalty. The US Attorney's Office announced Thursday that federal prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty against John ...

Puerto Ricans, the second largest voter group among Hispanics in ...

Puerto Ricans, the second largest voter group among Hispanics in ...: Puerto Ricans, the second largest voter group among Hispanics in the US, are “outraged” and “insulted” at CNN's Wolf Blitzer and the Republican candidates for their “disrespectful” handling of a question centered around the longstanding ...

Violence Sweeps Central America

Violence Sweeps Central America: The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will stump up much of the remainder in loans. It's a profitable business, of course. One of Latin America's most right-wing figures, ex-Colombian president Alvaro Uribe, is currently touring Central America on ...

Jerome Block Jr. to be sentenced Friday afternoon

Jerome Block Jr. to be sentenced Friday afternoon: Former Public Regulation Commissioner Jerome Block Jr. will learn Friday afternoon if his crimes will land him in prison. As part of a plea agreement with the state Attorney General's Office, Block could spend up to 4 1/2 years in custody of the ...

US attorney questions death penalty in new book | www.ktvu.com

US attorney questions death penalty in new book | www.ktvu.com: After defending more than 60 people charged with capital murder and getting three men off Alabama's death row, attorney Richard Jaffe wants to get people ...

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Pressed on Puerto Rico Statehood in South Florida


Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Pressed on Puerto Rico Statehood in South Florida

We have 52 percent of our children who are in poverty. The question is very simple; You want our vote, yes or no?” “The question is do you believe that we are able to be a state or not? Simple.” “I just said what I believe and if you don't like it, ...

'Most hated' man in America gets death for home invasion horror


'Most hated' man in America gets death for home invasion horror

But the sole survivor of the attack said that the sentence handed down Friday provides scant justice -- his loss will forever be his "personal holocaust." "I lost my family and my home," Dr. William Petit said during Friday's sentencing hearing for one ...

Domestic violence laws are not enough: Rights groups

Domestic violence laws are not enough: Rights groups: ... in Colombia and across Latin America, following decades of campaigning by activists, there remained "almost total impunity for perpetrators of violence against women -- across the board," said Amanda Klasing, Americas researcher for Human Rights ...

Cubans get 8-10 years in prison for cutting mahogany trees in botanical gardens


Cubans get 8-10 years in prison for cutting mahogany trees in botanical gardens

HAVANA — Cuba convicted six people of cutting down African mahogany trees in the National Botanical Gardens and sentenced them to eight and 10 years in prison, Communist Party newspaper Granma said Friday. The men felled nine trees on two occasions in ...

Hispanic delegates baffled by Newt Gingrich plan to liberate Cuba

Hispanic delegates baffled by Newt Gingrich plan to liberate Cuba:
Newt Gingrich has promised to liberate Cuba one camera at a time. The Republican candidate sought to win over Latino voters in Miami on Friday with a scheme to flood the communist-ruled island with cellphone cameras so the population can film the ...

The Guardian

SD students combat Native American stereotypes with video


SD students combat Native American stereotypes with video

Feather Colombe is one of the students featured in the video. She says she wanted to make it to combat stereotypes. Colombe and other students have been invited to a Native American education conference in Washington next month to present the video.

A New Chile is Possible

A New Chile is Possible: Cristóbal is a student at the Luis Galecio Corvera A-90 high school in the Santiago borough of San Miguel. The school is among the 200 in the city that students have occupied. But on September 26, they decided to follow the example of the workers of ...

Santiago, Chile reaches the level of “full employment” as a result of 2011 growth

Santiago, Chile reaches the level of “full employment” as a result of 2011 growth: The December 2011 figures showed that only 184000 people (6.2%) in Santiago were unemployed, according to a study administered by the Microdata Center at the University of Chile. The main reason for such impressive figures is the solid economic growth ...

Chile to sign a revised trade agreement with India

Chile to sign a revised trade agreement with India:
SANTIAGO — The President of the Senate, Guido Girardi, and Vice President of the Senate, Juan Pablo Letelier, along with the President of the Commission of Mines and Energy, Senator Carlos Cantero, on an official visit to India, aim to strengthen ...

I Love Chile News

Rousseff slams 'failed' neoliberal doctrines

Rousseff slams 'failed' neoliberal doctrines: Addressing around 4000 people in the Gigantinho gym in the city Ms Rousseff noted that the peoples of Latin America have had bitter experience of the fiscal austerity measures that the European Union, European Central Bank and International Monetary ...

US home invasion killer sentenced to death


US home invasion killer sentenced to death

NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) — A US man was sentenced Friday to die for killing a woman and her two daughters during a night of terror in their suburban home, a crime that halted momentum to abolish the death penalty in the state of Connecticut.

Venezuelan gov't drafts reform of investment protection law

Venezuelan gov't drafts reform of investment protection law: The Venezuelan government, through the Enabling Law, intends to amend the Investment Protection and Promotion Law. Ricardo Sanguino, the president of the Committee on Finance, National Assembly, said that ending 2011 the Ministry of Trade submitted a ...

'Hermanamiento' allows churches to work in solidarity

'Hermanamiento' allows churches to work in solidarity: Estevez is visiting from a partner school in Honduras. ... who is of Honduran descent, recalled seeing some of the poverty in the country while on vacation ...

Activists criticize changes in IACHR proposed by the OAS

Activists criticize changes in IACHR proposed by the OAS: Human rights activists in Latin America have expressed concern and unease over the decision of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS), comprised by the 35 countries of the western hemisphere, to approve a working paper which ...


Parents of Canadian jailed in Gadhafi plot visit her, brace for the worst


Parents of Canadian jailed in Gadhafi plot visit her, brace for the worst

MEXICO CITY - The parents of a Canadian woman jailed in Mexico over an alleged plot involving Moammar Gadhafi's son have visited her in jail. Cynthia Vanier's mother, Betty MacDonald, says it was shocking to see her daughter in a Mexican prison and is ...

Chilean nectarine exports improve

Chilean nectarine exports improve: On a trip to Chile in 2007, I admired the candor of a manager at Decofrut, the Santiago-based company that specialized in providing statistical analysis of the Chilean fruit industry. At the beginning of the deal, growers could get good money for ...
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