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miércoles, 1 de febrero de 2012

Racial bias case begins

Racial bias case begins: Marcus Reymond Robinson, a death row inmate for 17 years and five months, is seeking relief from his sentence under the Racial Justice Act, a state law adopted in 2009 that lets judges consider statistics when reviewing racial bias claims.

death threats force police in Mexico's most violent city into hiding

death threats force police in Mexico's most violent city into hiding:
Related Mexican youths abducted by drug gangs, forced into lives of crime: rights groups Mexico's drug war death toll nears 50000 Ten thousand dead and counting: Ciudad Juarez , the Mexican city that's deadlier than Afghanistan Mayor Hector Murguia ...

National Post

Canadian woman stuck in Mexican prison in bizarre Khadafy family smuggling plot


Canadian woman stuck in Mexican prison in bizarre Khadafy family smuggling plot

A Canadian woman jailed in Mexico last year on suspicion she was leading a plot to smuggle the son of slain Libyan dictator Moammar Khadafy into that country will languish in prison for at least ten more days, as Mexican authorities decide whether to ...

Native American community celebrates approval of canonization of Blessed ...

Native American community celebrates approval of canonization of Blessed ...:
IC photos/Laura Vallejo By Laura Vallejo FORT DUCHESNE — For years, the Native American Catholic community in Utah has been gathering to pray for a very special member of their community. On Dec. 19, their prayers were answered when Pope Benedict XVI ...

Intermountain Catholic

China's export to Latin America: Corruption

China's export to Latin America: Corruption: Corrupt practices exacerbate distortions in public administration, impair sustainable development, erode a nation's legal culture, and worsen inequality and poverty. Given China's increasing business operations and growing investment in Latin America, ...

Arrested for Stealing Ice From Glacier

Arrested for Stealing Ice From Glacier: EFE Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Chilean police surprised a man who was transporting in a refrigerated truck 5200 kilograms (11453 pounds) of ice that had removed from the Jorge Montt glacier, the cargo apparently destined for bars and ...

Peru, Venezuela to hold fifth round of FTA talks tomorrow

Peru, Venezuela to hold fifth round of FTA talks tomorrow: Peru and Venezuela will hold a fifth round of negotiations for a Trade Integration Agreement from February 2 to 3 in the city of Caracas. This way, Peru's Ministry of Economy and Finance (MEF) authorized the participation of Luis Monroy and Jose Carlos ...

Cuba Party Conference Ends As Expected

Cuba Party Conference Ends As Expected:
HAVANA TIMES, Feb 1 — We Cubans were hopeful, though skeptical. It was believed that because of the wave of “change” taking place in the country, the First National Conference of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) was going to come up with real ...

Havana Times

The Most Important Next-Step is for the Community to Respond!


The Most Important Next-Step is for the Community to Respond!

As the Miami-Dade Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (MDGLCC) is a “community” based chamber, our focus is less about supporting a particular governmental entity (ie Kendall or Miami Lakes); rather, our focus is to expand the understanding and business ...

Chile to Submit Bill to Slow Increase in Bus Fares, Emol Reports

Chile to Submit Bill to Slow Increase in Bus Fares, Emol Reports: Chile's government will submit a bill to Congress in March to slow fare increases on Santiago's public transportation system, El Mercurio said in its online edition Emol.com, citing Transportation Minister Pedro Pablo Errazuriz.

Cuban Communist Party Issues Resolution from National Conference

Cuban Communist Party Issues Resolution from National Conference: The Cuban Communist Party (CCP) on Wednesday issued the first part of the official resolution from the First National Conference held here over the weekend, calling on members to engage in "dialogue" and respect others' opinions in "a participatory and ...

Shadow Government: A death in Cuba exposes business as usual

Shadow Government: A death in Cuba exposes business as usual:
Sadly, the tragic death of another Cuban dissident hunger striker will not change conditions in that island-prison nor provoke governments to reassess their historical indulgence of the Castro regime's crimes. Business as usual will continue.

Foreign Policy (blog)

Toonies for Tots and Teens in Nicaragua

Toonies for Tots and Teens in Nicaragua: For the past 8 years she has been working with a group called Mujeres Para Mujeres (Women for Women) that has helped raise thousands of dollars to enable women and their families living in poverty in Nicaragua to have access to literacy training, ...

Olympic boxing great Teofilo Stevenson out of Cuban hospital recovering from ...


Olympic boxing great Teofilo Stevenson out of Cuban hospital recovering from ...

The 59-year-old told The Associated Press in an interview at his home in western Havana that he was exercising and walking on doctors' orders, and planned to return soon to his work as vice president of the Cuban Boxing Federation.

Native Proposes Reservation Business

Native Proposes Reservation Business:
By Carol Berry February 1, 2012 Calvin C. Pohawpatchoko Jr., a Ph.D. candidate and advocate of Native American business and development. From the halls and classrooms of urban academia, one Native American is touting a plan that could make it possible ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Cuba says imports from US down sharply in 2010; trade with Venezuela nearly ...


Cuba says imports from US down sharply in 2010; trade with Venezuela nearly ...

HAVANA — Cuba says imports from the United States fell sharply in 2010 while commerce with key ally Venezuela rose sharply. The figures are the latest available from the National Statistics Office. It says Cuba imported $410 million from the US in ...

Children Posing with Assault Rifles to Support Chavez Sparks Outrage

Children Posing with Assault Rifles to Support Chavez Sparks Outrage: Photos of young children celebrating 'Democracy Day' in Venezuela armed with assault rifles and vowing to take up arms to defend President Hugo Chávez have created a stir. Print Email Share Comments Recommend Tweet Related Slideshow It was a group of ...

Cuba Says Imports From US off Sharply in 2010

Cuba Says Imports From US off Sharply in 2010: Cuban imports from the United States fell sharply in 2010 while the country increasingly turned to trade with key ally Venezuela, according to newly released government statistics. Cuba's National Statistics Office said the island imported $410 million ...

Chile: Man arrested over glacier ice theft

Chile: Man arrested over glacier ice theft:
Scientists say the glacier, in the Patagonia region, is retreating faster than any other in Chile. Police suspect the ice was destined for the capital, Santiago, to make gourmet ice cubes for use in upmarket bars and restaurants. The BBC's Gideon Long, ...

BBC News

The struggle against poverty in Brazil under Lula and Dilma: The ...

The struggle against poverty in Brazil under Lula and Dilma: The ...: Under their administrations, around 25 million Brazilians have been taken out of poverty – but what are the challenges that lie ahead? Are Brazil's current rates ...

US federal govt. blasted for high rate of death penalty

US federal govt. blasted for high rate of death penalty: An American activist says Washington takes a swipe at other nations for violating human rights while both the federal government and the military system in the US are increasingly implementing the death penalty throughout the country.

Jailed con artist describes role in Google case


Jailed con artist describes role in Google case

In an interview with The Associated Press at a private prison in Central Falls, Whitaker, 37, described for the first time how he took up the online pharmacy business while hiding in Guadalajara, Mexico, from a federal indictment for a multimillion ...

Mapping the drug wars in Mexico

Mapping the drug wars in Mexico: To unclutter the map and following the lead of the paper Trafficking Networks and the Mexican Drug War by Melissa Dell, I decided to only show the optimal highways (according to my own data and Google Directions) to reach the US border ...

Kansas Immigration Hardliner Fights Plan to Allow Undocumented Workers


Kansas Immigration Hardliner Fights Plan to Allow Undocumented Workers

State officials and supporters of the business groups' plan don't yet have hard numbers on how many jobs are in danger of going unfilled, but unemployment rates in the western half of the state were mostly less than 4 percent in December, ...

Millions of Families Three Months Away from Poverty

Millions of Families Three Months Away from Poverty:
A family that was getting by, with parents able to find work during boom times, can be easily pushed to or over the edge of poverty when unemployment spikes and then remains stubbornly high for months on end. The Abreus moved to South Florida at the ...

Equal Voice Newspaper