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domingo, 29 de enero de 2012

Mexican beating suspect faces 14 years in prison

Mexican beating suspect faces 14 years in prison:
A Mexican man arrested in connection with the brutal beating of Canadian tourist Sheila Nabb at a five-star resort could face up to 14 years in prison if convicted. Authorities trotted out Jose Ramon Acosta Quintero at a news conference on Saturday, ...

CBC.ca

Critics of capitalism call global protest in June


Critics of capitalism call global protest in June

Addressing the gathering Thursday, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff appealed for "a development model that articulates growth and job creation, battles poverty and decreases inequalities," and advocates for the "sustainable use and preservation of ...

The challenge of real change

The challenge of real change:
By Dr Akmal Hussain For the first time in half a century the idea of systemic change is beginning to grip the popular imagination in many countries of the third world stretching from Africa, South Asia, South East Asia and Latin America.

The Express Tribune

World's tattoo artists meet in Venezuela

World's tattoo artists meet in Venezuela: Over 200 tattoo artists from some ten countries gathered in the Venezuelan capital Caracas on Saturday to show off their skills -- which also include under-skin implants and piercings -- at the second annual Venezuelan Expo Tattoo event.

You're a cultural thief! Ten-year feud over Native American 'fraud' who ...


You're a cultural thief! Ten-year feud over Native American 'fraud' who ...

By Daily Mail Reporter With his majestic headdress and fearsome warpaint, Ed Winddancer appears to be carrying on the proud traditions of his Native American ancestors - but according to a long-standing enemy, he is nothing but a fraud in feathers.

Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence; The Troubling Reality of ...

Wage Theft, Sexual Harassment and Workplace Violence; The Troubling Reality of ...: There are stories of human pain and workers' rights abuses that are oftentimes ignored or simply never told. Through their labor, workers are fundamental to the prosperity of American society but they hardly receive bonuses, incentives, ...

Dhaka's 'death squad' shoots for a makeover


Dhaka's 'death squad' shoots for a makeover

Rights groups put the number closer to 1000. Human Rights Watch's Asia director Brad Adams has called RAB a “Latin American-style death squad dressed up as an anti-crime force.” If that is the case, then they are now a US-trained Latin American-style ...

The fight for Cuban-Americans is on in Florida

The fight for Cuban-Americans is on in Florida: Cuban-Americans are deeply committed voters who can have an impact in competitive races, and Romney has strong support among the influential Cuban-American establishment. Older exiles also tend to vote heavily through absentee ballots, where the former ...

Cuba's old guard faces a new world

Cuba's old guard faces a new world: It has been described as a gerontocracy run by 80-year-olds, and Cuba's Communist Party convention over the weekend largely lived up to the stereotypes surrounding the country's political leaders, despite the country's slow push towards economic ...

Davos 2012 ends with euro hopes, but amidst economic uncertainty

Davos 2012 ends with euro hopes, but amidst economic uncertainty:
During the coming years, tens of millions of people across Asia and Latin America would be lifted out of poverty and join the middle class, driving strong domestic demand. While the forum's annual meeting attracted a record 2600 leaders from the worlds ...

BBC News

Native American artifacts tell story of primitive cultures

Native American artifacts tell story of primitive cultures: In addition to the authentic collections, there are a number of reproductions of items commonly used by the Native Americans. Many of the Upstate South Carolina projectile points were made of quartz. This was uncommon in other parts of the country as ...

Con: Statistics show no significant advantage over regular public education

Con: Statistics show no significant advantage over regular public education: Advocates assert that charter schools are a key reform for raising the achievement of African-American, Latino and low-income students in Washington state. The problem is that the research evidence does not support this assertion.

Smuggler sentenced to ten years in prison

Smuggler sentenced to ten years in prison:
By Bassam Za'za', Senior Reporter A woman who took a trip around the world to smuggle two kilos of cocaine from Brazil to Mozambique, transiting through Dubai, is to spend ten years in jail. Dubai: A woman who took a trip around the world to smuggle ...

gulfnews.com

One in four children in the Big Bend area faces hunger


One in four children in the Big Bend area faces hunger

Storms also has a bill making its way through the Senate that would allow Florida drivers to donate $1 to a homeless trust fund when they renew their licenses. She would like to see more accountability from the recipients, however. Poverty is one of ...

Mexico's drug war has brought terrifying violence to the streets and taken a ...


Mexico's drug war has brought terrifying violence to the streets and taken a ...

The teenage sicarios know that under Mexican law, minors can only be sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison no matter how many murders, kidnappings or rapes they have committed. Many convicted killers will be back on the streets before they ...

Lawrence couple help rescue children in Third World countries ...

Lawrence couple help rescue children in Third World countries ...: “You see a lot of poverty that you don't see here in the United Sates. ... Another group will travel to the Dominican Republic in November.

For young adults, saving is in

For young adults, saving is in: CRAIG RUBADOUX/FLORIDA TODAY Check out feedthepig.org, the American Institute of CPA's site dedicated to saving and smart spending habits. Plan weekly menus and shop once a month to limit impulse spending. Pay off credit cards and then don't use them.

Canadian Firm's Mining Project in Argentina Halted Amid Protests

Canadian Firm's Mining Project in Argentina Halted Amid Protests: BUENOS AIRES – Authorities suspended Canadian firm Osisko's open-pit gold mining project in the northwestern Argentine province of La Rioja amid grassroots protests. “There'll be no further activity ... as long as people oppose” the project in the ...

Teenage Chileans exposed to nearly lifetime of sunrays

Teenage Chileans exposed to nearly lifetime of sunrays: SANTIAGO – A thinning ozone layer means 18-year-olds near the equator have been exposed to ultraviolet radiation equivalent to seniors elsewhere, forcing Chile to search for ways to protect its people. The health risks have already led to the ...

Victim's dad faces his son's murderer

Victim's dad faces his son's murderer: On Jan. 12, more than two decades after Caldera's death, Gallegos was sentenced to 85 years to life in prison. He was arrested in October 2008 in Celaya, Mexico, where he was teaching English at the respected Universidad de Guanajuato.

Komisarjevsky denies blame as death sentence passed

Komisarjevsky denies blame as death sentence passed:
The crime shocked America and helped defeat a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state of Connecticut. Komisarjevsky's accomplice, Steven Hayes, was sentenced to death in 2010. The two were on parole for burglary when they broke into a home in ...

BBC News

Cuba's Communist Party considers term limits in follow-up to last year's summit


Cuba's Communist Party considers term limits in follow-up to last year's summit

HAVANA — Cuba's Communist Party closed the first day of its national conference Saturday with declarations of support for the burgeoning private-sector class, tough talk on corruption and vows to be attentive to islanders' complaints.

Brazilian leader under pressure on rights ahead of Cuba trip

Brazilian leader under pressure on rights ahead of Cuba trip: By VINOD SREEHARSHA SAO PAULO, Brazil -- Dilma Rousseff arrives in Cuba on Monday on her first visit there as Brazil's president, and she's facing pressure to take a stronger and more public stance on human rights violations that continue under the ...


Invest in innovations for poorest or let millions starve: Bill Gates

Invest in innovations for poorest or let millions starve: Bill Gates: Over the past 50 years, for example, the percentage of the population living in poverty has fallen from 40 percent to 15 percent, or about 1 billion people. Gates believes it is possible to continue the progress, but only with innovative investments in ...

Social Security largely missing from Florida primary debate


Social Security largely missing from Florida primary debate

Although the median annual benefit for a retired worker is only $13700, it lifts some 1.5 million Floridians out of poverty. But Social Security is also a troubled system, with the program paying out more in benefits than it receives in payroll taxes.