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martes, 14 de febrero de 2012

Texas executions threatened as stocks of death penalty drug run low

Texas executions threatened as stocks of death penalty drug run low:
Texas, the powerhouse of the death penalty in America which last year executed more than twice the number of prisoners than any other state, is running out of supplies of lethal drugs and may be incapable of carrying out further death sentences beyond ...

The Guardian

Saudi writer may face trial over Prophet Mohammad tweets

Saudi writer may face trial over Prophet Mohammad tweets: Kashgari has apologized at length for his posts, however, and a Saudi lawyer said while he faced harsh punishment, it was unlikely to be the death penalty. Interior and foreign ministry spokesmen declined to comment on Kashgari's status, although Saudi ...

Why Johnny Depp made 'The Rum Diary' in Puerto Rico for Thompson Special

Why Johnny Depp made 'The Rum Diary' in Puerto Rico for Thompson Special:
Although Thompson had passed away in 2005, Depp found a kindred spirit in director/writer Bruce Robinson, and the hilarious and off-beat movie begun production in San Juan, Puerto Rico, close to two years ago. In The Rum Diary, an American journalist ...

DigitalJournal.com

Vanier in one of the worst prison systems in Mexico

Vanier in one of the worst prison systems in Mexico: Now that she and co-accused Gabriela Davila Huerta have been transferred from a detention facility in Mexico City to a woman's prison in Chetumal, in the state of Quintana Roo on the Yucatan peninsula, Vanier can expect to face a fairly rough go of it.

Mexican national sentenced for federal immigration violation

Mexican national sentenced for federal immigration violation: BEAUMONT – A 35-year-old Mexican national has been sentenced to federal prison for immigration violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced US Attorney John M. Bales today. Everado Espinosa-Medina pleaded guilty on Oct. 21, 2011, to illegally ...

Two men charged in Tulsa with sex-trafficking

Two men charged in Tulsa with sex-trafficking: Assistant US Attorney Trent Shores said they would receive 15 years to life in prison if convicted. The US Attorney's Office in Tulsa alleged in a press release that the men “required a woman from Mexico to prostitute herself for their financial gain” ...

The Bulldog Reporter: Native American Poverty


The Bulldog Reporter: Native American Poverty

More specifically, the Native Americans Reservations in South Dakota are some of the poorest in the country. Jobs are few and far between, leading to some of the highest unemployment and poverty rates the state has seen. The people have trouble holding ...

Venezuela Supreme Court orders voter lists not to be destroyed following ...


Venezuela Supreme Court orders voter lists not to be destroyed following ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's Supreme Court has ordered opposition electoral officials not to destroy lists of voters following primary elections. Rafael Velasquez was a mayoral contender in Sunday's primary and sought the court order so that voter ...

Reversal of Fortune: Venezuela Could be Biggest Beneficiary of New Cuban Oil

Reversal of Fortune: Venezuela Could be Biggest Beneficiary of New Cuban Oil:
By Pierre Bertrand: Subscribe to Pierre's RSS feed Which oil-rich OPEC member could be the biggest beneficiary of Cuba's nascent offshore oil industry? Venezuela. As Cuba starts its first offshore drilling and foreign companies eyeball more prospects, ...

International Business Times

Cuba must be member of OAS to attend the Americas Summit, says Washington

Cuba must be member of OAS to attend the Americas Summit, says Washington:
The US State Department said on Monday that if Cuba wants to participate in the coming Summit of the Americas to be hosted by Colombia, it must first fully integrate to the Organization of American States and guarantee the basic liberties of its ...

MercoPress

Lawmaker: Grant Pakistani doc who helpd nail Usama bin Laden US citizenship, medal

Lawmaker: Grant Pakistani doc who helpd nail Usama bin Laden US citizenship, medal:
Afridi is currently being held for treason by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence Agency and could possibly face the death penalty for his role in helping Americans mount a raid within Pakistan. Reports also suggest that his wife, an American ...

Fox News

Fraudster told he deserves more time in jail than law allows

Fraudster told he deserves more time in jail than law allows: Forest and his wife Lunaite Paulmerie, 28, of Brazil, were arraigned on December 6, 2011 on multiple credit fraud charges. It was alleged that between Saturday, November 5 and Friday, December 2, the pair incurred a combined debt of $82108.40 at two ...

Argentina Rain to Relieve Corn, Soybean Crops After Dry Week

Argentina Rain to Relieve Corn, Soybean Crops After Dry Week: Argentine soybean and corn farmers are expecting rain this week that will relieve crops after months of dry weather, the Buenos Aires Cereals Exchange said. Parts of the main crop-growing region received rain in the last 24 hours, following five days ...

Argentine union vows to delay British ships in port

Argentine union vows to delay British ships in port: * Transport union calls protest as Falklands tensions rise * Port workers threaten to delay handling of British boats * Shipping officials say port activity unaffected so far By Maximiliano Rizzi BUENOS AIRES, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Argentine shipping ...

Gunmen kill 5 in attacks in northern Mexico

Gunmen kill 5 in attacks in northern Mexico: About a dozen multiple murders have occurred in the past year in Santa Lucia, with officials blaming the violence on the war between the Gulf cartel and Los Zetas for control of Monterrey. Mexico's drug war death toll stood at 47515 from December 2006 ...

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students

Poverty, Homelessness Rising Sharply Among Florida Students:
The Florida Center for Investigative Reporting analyzed data relating to poverty rates, homeless students and subsidized meals for all school districts before the financial crisis began up to and through the 2010-11 school year.

WUSF 89.7 News

Nogales: A historic symbol of U.S.-Latin American unity


Nogales: A historic symbol of U.S.-Latin American unity

All of this reinforces deep US ties with the region-strategic, economic, and cultural-but also deep concerns." The report concludes that the basis of US policy toward Latin America should include matters that deal with (1) poverty and inequality, ...

Why Latinos Aren't Saving for Retirement

Why Latinos Aren't Saving for Retirement:
That's compared to 35 percent of non-Hispanic whites. And about one in four Latinos have 401(k), or thrift accounts, compared to 45 percent of non-Hispanic whites. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the unemployment rate among Latinos in ...

Forbes

Kansas GOP at Odds Over Immigration

Kansas GOP at Odds Over Immigration: He said it makes little sense to direct them into hard-to-fill jobs when US citizens who are out of work collect unemployment and benefits from the state. "It seems to me we'd all be better off if these jobs went to US citizens," Kobach said.

Texas executions threatened as stocks of death penalty drug run ...

Texas executions threatened as stocks of death penalty drug run ...: Texas the powerhouse of the death penalty in America which last year executed more than twice the number of prisoners than any other state is running out of ...

More white children in low-income families than any other racial group


More white children in low-income families than any other racial group

One dispiriting fact: The highest number of poor kids in America live in the South, which exacerbates our education challenges. We often assume that poverty is a black and white issue, but as our rural teachers here point out, that is untrue.

NGOs, Corporations and the Changing Geography of Poverty

NGOs, Corporations and the Changing Geography of Poverty: Just before the New Year, the London-based Center for Economics and Business Research announced that Brazil had overtaken the UK as the world's sixth largest economy. Furthermore, it predicted that by 2020, India and Russia will also have overtaken all ...

Police may have killed up to 30 during strike in northeastern Brazil

Police may have killed up to 30 during strike in northeastern Brazil: By STAN LEHMAN | AP | 18 minutes ago in Law enforcement officials say police may have committed up to 30 murders during the recently ended police strike in Brazil's northeastern state of Bahia. Brazilian police, firefighters and prison guards stand on ...

Venezuela: Prison Reforms and Social Justice

Venezuela: Prison Reforms and Social Justice: Whatever the reasons might be, undoubtedly Venezuela's judicial "soft power" consists of three outstanding women: Cilia Flores, Attorney General of the Republic; Luisa Ortega Diaz, State Prosecutor of the Republic; Iris Varela, Minister for the ...



A Pleasant Victory for one New Yorker, While another Rallies for Change

A Pleasant Victory for one New Yorker, While another Rallies for Change: For years, Edwin Blesch from Orient, NY, and his South African husband, Tim Smulian, have fought for the right to remain together in the States. US Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Tim Bishop announced Monday, ...