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lunes, 13 de febrero de 2012

Snagged by snitches: a legacy of secret government informants

Snagged by snitches: a legacy of secret government informants: By Dane Schiller Osiel Cardenas-Guillen, 39, the accused Mexican drug kingpin extradited to the United States last month, leaves the federal courthouse in Houston after pleading not guilty Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, to charges connected to running a cartel ...

Terrorism Trial of Accused Bali Bombmaker Begins in Jakarta

Terrorism Trial of Accused Bali Bombmaker Begins in Jakarta: Mass murder charges could lead to the death penalty if Patek is found guilty, his lawyer Asludin Adjani said in a telephone interview from Jakarta. The US had offered a reward of $1 million for Patek, who was arrested last year in the Pakistani town of ...

Helping the Poor in Latin America: Three Studies on Public ...

Helping the Poor in Latin America: Three Studies on Public ...: First, the dissertation aims to estimate and to explain the impact of public transfers and public provision of social services on poverty in Latin America. Second ...

Latin America: Anti-imperialist bloc expands

Latin America: Anti-imperialist bloc expands: By Rachael Boothroyd, Caracas Member countries of Latin America's alternative integration bloc, the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), met for its 11th summit in Caracas on February 4 and 5 to discuss advancing the organisation.

Tevez says Mancini spoke to him 'like a dog,' but striker is ready to play for ...


Tevez says Mancini spoke to him 'like a dog,' but striker is ready to play for ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Carlos Tevez says he was ordered around “like a dog” by Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini, but the forward claims he is ready to return and play for the club again. “I hope I can help City be champions,” Tevez said in ...

Guatemala says it's weighing drug legalization


Guatemala says it's weighing drug legalization

President Otto Perez Molina said he wants a consensus before going forward with the idea for the region, which has become a major transit point for US-bound drugs from South America and has been overrun by organized crime and Mexican drug cartels.

Four days of documentaries in the Chile's capital

Four days of documentaries in the Chile's capital: Santiago's Parque Forestal will soon be brimming with people eager to participate in four nights of free cinema. A giant screen will be set up in front of the Museum of Contemporary Art, showcasing the best of domestic and international documentary ...

68 percent of reconstruction completed, Chilean government says


68 percent of reconstruction completed, Chilean government says

Nearly early two years after central Chile was hit by an 8.8-magnitude earthquake and tsunami, the Chilean government announced on Monday that it had completed 68 percent of the reconstruction process pertaining to the damage.

Lollapalooza Chile announces schedule

Lollapalooza Chile announces schedule: The Lollapalooza Chile schedule was announced on Monday, and while some of the music industry's biggest names are making the trek down south, it's not just the Latin air that will put them out of place. Artists like Pretty Lights and Bassnectar, ...

Pat's Pantry collecting food for local Native Americans


Pat's Pantry collecting food for local Native Americans

A local woman is collecting canned goods for Native Americans in South Georgia and North Florida. Patricia Smith has a ministry, called Pat's Pantry for the poor, for the homeless in Leon County. In October 2010, she discovered that the local Native ...

'Loving Story' shows unlikely civil rights heroes

'Loving Story' shows unlikely civil rights heroes: The white bricklayer from Virginia defied stereotypes and centuries of racist laws when he married Mildred Jeter, who was black and Native American. Convicted of violating a law against interracial marriage, the Lovings fought for their rights in a ...



Navy takes bids online for old Puerto Rico base


Navy takes bids online for old Puerto Rico base

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — An online auction began Monday for more than 2000 acres of land overlooking the Caribbean that was once part of the bustling Naval Station Roosevelt Roads. The auction, which is expected to last at least three days, ...

Prosecutors say will push for death penalty – Suspected Bali bomber on trial ...


Prosecutors say will push for death penalty – Suspected Bali bomber on trial ...

Umar Patek, 45, faces five other counts, including bomb-making and illegal firearms possession, and prosecutors say they will push for the death penalty. Amid a security lockdown, with anti-terrorism units deployed in Jakarta, Patek arrived at the ...

Navy takes bids online for old Puerto Rico base


Navy takes bids online for old Puerto Rico base

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The US Navy is trying to find a buyer for more than 2000 acres overlooking the Caribbean in Puerto Rico. The land was part of the former Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, once the hub of US military operations in the ...

Mexico sets tourism mark despite drug violence

Mexico sets tourism mark despite drug violence: REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY — Mexico attracted a record number of foreign visitors last year despite a frightening drug war that is prompting travel warnings for a number of areas around the country. Mexico's tourism agency released new figures (link ...



Chinese state TV tries to woo US

Chinese state TV tries to woo US:
But at the weekend, Beijing started serving Americans its own side of the story, as China Central Television, the national broadcaster, launched US-produced programming. The Heat, a political talk show that aired for the first time on Saturday night, ...

Financial Times

Federal government shoot down Florida's request to charge $10 Medicaid premium

Federal government shoot down Florida's request to charge $10 Medicaid premium: According to the letter (.pdf), the state cannot impose premiums on families whose income is “at or below 150 percent” of the federal poverty level, something the feds say they “verbally” warned the state about. The Centers had the same concern about ...

Appeals court to hear affirmative action challenge

Appeals court to hear affirmative action challenge: The complaint was filed in January 2010 by several dozen minority students and advocacy groups who say the ban violates the civil rights of black, Latino and Native American students who make up about half of California high school graduates.

Prop 8 Ruling Brings Progress on LGBT Rights in America, But Anti-Gay ...


Prop 8 Ruling Brings Progress on LGBT Rights in America, But Anti-Gay ...

In South Africa, the owner of the most popular gay club, called Bronx in Cape Town, was murdered in his home in the Green Point neighborhood. As a study abroad student for six months at the University of Cape Town, I had frequented the Bronx and spent ...

Two possible cases of hantavirus found in Santiago

Two possible cases of hantavirus found in Santiago:
The Secretary of Health, Jorge Diaz, commented on the two possible cases of hantavitus in Santiago. ”What worries us most is that we have two suspected cases in Santiago, both of whom traveled to southern Chile and are currently being treated in ...

I Love Chile News

Puerto Rico Shows Positive Growth, Unemployment Falls to Three-Year Low

Puerto Rico Shows Positive Growth, Unemployment Falls to Three-Year Low:
By the Caribbean Journal staff Puerto Rico's Economic Activity Index grew 0.5 percent in December 2011, the first year-over-year growth since the recession began in 2006, according to the Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico.

Caribbean Journal

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon

Haitians bound for Brazil languish in Peru's Amazon: INAPARI, Peru (Reuters) - Nearly 300 Haitians fleeing the poverty of their earthquake-ravaged homeland have been stuck for a month in the Peruvian Amazon, ...

Native American tribe sues US brewers

Native American tribe sues US brewers:
(file photo) A Native American tribe has sued leading beer makers in the United States, charging them with deliberately promoting a "crippling" rise in alcoholism rates on a major reservation in South Dakota. The Oglala Sioux tribe is now seeking $500 ...

Press TV

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students: An analysis of data on child poverty and subsidized lunches shows how much poorer Florida has become since the recession. By Mc Nelly Torres Since the economy collapsed in 2008, Florida's student population has become poorer each year — with almost ...

There's more to living in Miami than big bucks

There's more to living in Miami than big bucks: Crime, foreclosures, underwater mortgages, poverty, unemployment, corruption, they're everywhere. Despite Forbes' conclusion that no one who makes $75000 a year or less could possibly be happy here, let me assure you: With that salary you can feel like ...