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miércoles, 15 de febrero de 2012

Brazil pushes for non-American to lead World Bank

Brazil pushes for non-American to lead World Bank: BRASILIA — Brazil urged the World Bank on Wednesday to give proper consideration to developing country candidates to replace outgoing president Robert Zoellick and not just go with an American. “There is no reason that the president of the World Bank ...



Venezuelan presidential candidate looks to Brazil for inspiration

Venezuelan presidential candidate looks to Brazil for inspiration: The youthful state governor, who at 39 years of age has shown the reserve and poise of a seasoned politician, admires the way in which former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva reduced poverty through sound economic policies.

Brazil's Lula treated for fatigue from chemotherapy

Brazil's Lula treated for fatigue from chemotherapy: Lula is a former metalworker and union leader who rose from poverty to become Brazil's first working-class president. He led the country between 2003 and 2010, a period of robust economic growth in which more than 20 million Brazilians were lifted out ...

Hundreds Gather to Protest Alabama Immigration Law

Hundreds Gather to Protest Alabama Immigration Law: "In California, there was a big Hispanic community — we never had to deal with racism," Espinoza said. "Now here, when people see me the first think they ask is, 'do you have papers?' It's not fair. We're all equal." Espinoza said she saw the trailer ...

The Death Penalty Is The Destruction Of Souls And Human Life ...


The Death Penalty Is The Destruction Of Souls And Human Life ...

Texas has a worse record than Illinois But texas is populated primarily by ignorant blood thirsty redneck morons and second guessing doubts by publ...

Death penalty Catch-22

Death penalty Catch-22: Lawyers for death row inmate Marcus Robinson argue his sentence was based on racial bias because, statistically, prosecutors dismiss potential black jurors more often than white jurors. Robinson, convicted in 1994, had a jury of nine whites, ...

Death penalty appeal alleges racial bias

Death penalty appeal alleges racial bias: 14 (UPI) -- A convicted killer in North Carolina is challenging his death sentence, contending prosecutors deliberately eliminated blacks from his jury. Lawyers for Marcus Robinson say his sentence violates the Racial Justice Act of 2009, ...



Racism and the Death Penalty

Racism and the Death Penalty: In North Carolina, 158 inmates await execution. Most are African-American; 31 were convicted by all-white juries. Marcus Robinson, the first inmate to challenge his death sentence under the new law, was prosecuted by John Dickson, now a judge.

Honduras prison fire kills more than 350 inmates |

Honduras prison fire kills more than 350 inmates |: By Mayra Navarro | COMAYAGUA, Honduras (Reuters) - A massive fire raged through an overcrowded prison in Honduras, killing more than 350 inmates, many of them trapped and screaming inside their cells. The blaze began late on Tuesday night at the prison ...



Mexican stocks up as U.S. manufacturing expands

Mexican stocks up as U.S. manufacturing expands: The blaze at the Comayagua prison north of Tegucigalpa killed more than 350 people and is considered one of the worst prison fires ever in Latin America. Mexican stocks had been higher earlier after the US Federal Reserve reported a 0.7% rise in output ...

Chavez accuses Venezuela's opposition leader of concealing true ideological ...


Chavez accuses Venezuela's opposition leader of concealing true ideological ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan leader Hugo Chavez accused the opposition's presidential candidate Wednesday of concealing his ideological leanings and trying to mislead government supporters that he shares some of the president's left-leaning ideals.

Digitizing some Native American recordings while keeping others sacred


Digitizing some Native American recordings while keeping others sacred

By Peter Crimmins This 2003 photo shows the front door of the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, where archival Native American recordings are being examined to determine which are too sacred to digitize. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma) There ...

Argentina targets money laundering in football


Argentina targets money laundering in football

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -Argentina's government announced tough new rules to combat money laundering in football on Wednesday, requiring detailed reports on transactions involving many more people than just players and staff.

Chile Drought Threatens Power at Mines as Reservoirs Dwindle

Chile Drought Threatens Power at Mines as Reservoirs Dwindle: “If La Nina persists beyond June, it's foreseeable we'd have a very complex season in terms of energy generation in the second half of the year,” Fernando Santibanez, an agronomy professor at the University of Chile in Santiago, said by telephone today ...

Ursuline hosts Chilean students in exchange program


Ursuline hosts Chilean students in exchange program

Ursuline Academy has been hosting six students from Villa Maria Academy in Santiago, Chile since Jan. 8; they will depart on March 1. This is the fourth year that Ursuline has participated in the exchange program with Chile. While here, the Chileans ...

Johnson Controls wins $34 million contract for energy efficiency projects at ...


Johnson Controls wins $34 million contract for energy efficiency projects at ...

MILWAUKEE and FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico -- Feb. 15, 2012 -- Johnson Controls and the US Army announced a federal contract for energy efficiency improvements at Fort Buchanan and US Army Reserve Centers in Puerto Rico. The project will save $61 million ...

Phone scammer gets 21 months in prison


Phone scammer gets 21 months in prison

LOUIS • Jerome L. Mills, 29, of Berkeley, was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison Wednesday for his role in a phone scam in which conspirators called elderly victims and falsely told them that their grandchildren were in a Mexican hospital or jail ...

Cuban Physicians Visit Hospitals in the Andes of Ecuador


Cuban Physicians Visit Hospitals in the Andes of Ecuador

Havana, Cuba, Feb 15.- A group of 75 Cuban physicians that will train Ecuadorians as specialists in Family and Community Medicine in the mountains and the Amazonia, visited hospitals in Andean areas to know more about traditional medicine, ...

Honduras wracked by poverty, violence, corruption

Honduras wracked by poverty, violence, corruption: Poverty, violence, police corruption and disrespect for human life are mortally wounding Honduras, the country's cardinal told the nation's president and top government officials. The fight against poverty in Honduras includes providing better ...

More Pyrrhic Victories in Mexico's Drug War

More Pyrrhic Victories in Mexico's Drug War: The New York Times reports today that Mexican authorities have arrested a major operative of the Sinaloa Cartel, adding to a string of significant blows against Mexico's most important drug organization. The Felipe Calderón administration now boasts ...



Mexican Official Doesn't Think Mexico is Dangerous

Mexican Official Doesn't Think Mexico is Dangerous: For nearly three years now, the US State Department has warned Americans against traveling in Mexico due to raging drug war violence. Just a year ago, a federal agent Jaime Zapata and his partner were ambushed in thier SUV while travelling in Mexico by ...

Keller plans to strengthen 'lifeline' to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands

Keller plans to strengthen 'lifeline' to Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands:
“I've been involved in the Puerto Rican trade since the early '70s when I was at Sea-Land, and always watched and enjoyed it. It's an important trade, a lifeline for the folks on the island of Puerto Rico,” he said. Keller agreed to take on the ...

Jacksonville Daily Record

Rousseff Cuts Spending By $32 Billion to Meet Brazil's 2012 Budget Targets


Rousseff Cuts Spending By $32 Billion to Meet Brazil's 2012 Budget Targets

Anti-poverty programs and public investment projects, including one to build low-income housing, will not be affected, the ministry said. The central bank said last month there is a “high probability” the overnight rate will fall below 10 percent this ...

Honduras wracked by poverty violence corruption Catholic Sentinel ...

Honduras wracked by poverty violence corruption Catholic Sentinel ...: Poverty violence police corruption and disrespect for human life are mortally wounding Honduras the country's cardinal told the nation's president and top ...

Improving the quality of life, one Native at a time

Improving the quality of life, one Native at a time:
Sports Warriors Track Club has a simple mission; to support Native American running at all levels, from recreational to elite. One of our motto's, “Improving the quality of life, one Native at a time.” SWTC is aware of the under representation of ...

The Navajo Post

Wait No More: A look at two South Florida gay waiters


Wait No More: A look at two South Florida gay waiters

SGFN thought it would be interesting to gently pry into the lives of a couple of local gay waiters and ask what they think about being wait staff in two distinctly different establishments in gay South Florida: Morton's The Steakhouse in Fort ...