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martes, 6 de marzo de 2012

In Central America, Biden shoots down talk of drug legalization

In Central America, Biden shoots down talk of drug legalization: It's a settled matter' — that won't fly anymore," said John Walsh, drug policy program coordinator at the Washington Office on Latin America, a social justice and human rights advocacy group. Demands to address failures in US-designed counter-drug ...

The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the 'welfare queen'

The feminisation of poverty and the myth of the 'welfare queen': In many countries in the world, including most of Latin America, Africa and the Middle East abortion remains illegal except in very proscribed circumstances. Prohibition does not deter women from seeking abortions, but forces them submit to more unsafe ...

Professor correlates perceptions of sexual orientations with relationships

Professor correlates perceptions of sexual orientations with relationships: By Kelsey Cipolla The more exposure a person has to gays and lesbians, the more positive their views become about gays and lesbians. Political science has supported that idea for a decade, but that claim might be misleading, according to Patrick Egan, ...

Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile

Intense protests rock Patagonian Chile: Indigenous people ("Mapuche" in Chile) protesting extreme poverty and corporate takeovers of ancestral land ended up in jail, a few of them on hunger ...

Vietnam eager to boost cooperation with Colombia

Vietnam eager to boost cooperation with Colombia:
Minister Holguin congratulated Vietnam on its recent achievements, adding that the two countries have great potential for cooperation, especially in trade, agriculture, oil and gas, culture, education, and poverty reduction. Holguin said Colombia is ...

VietNamNet Bridge

Argentine dock strike halts grains shipments

Argentine dock strike halts grains shipments: * Dockworkers' union says strike continues, Rosario hit * Port managers chamber had said the strike ended Friday * Union demands fuller staffing of work shifts * Argentina a top world supplier of soy By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, March 6 (Reuters) ...

Teachers go on national strike

Teachers go on national strike: Buenos Aires province teachers' union ratified the 48-hours national strike scheduled for today and Wednesday to demand a wage hike above from the one offered by the provincial government ($2800 pesos). The measure was confirmed after a collective ...

Brazil May Become World's Biggest Coffee Consumer in Three Years

Brazil May Become World's Biggest Coffee Consumer in Three Years: Brazil welcomes increasing sustainability actions in coffee markets, Gama said. “Producers need to get adequate returns to fight poverty and increase productivity in the context of rising demand and limited stocks,” he said. To contact the reporter on ...


Leave poor people's food

Leave poor people's food:
Now with a Jamaican state known for its abysmal implementation deficit, inefficiency, and underperformance, what faith do you have in our designing a system to directly target the high percentage of our population at the poverty level?

Jamaica Gleaner

World Bank Reports Reduction in Global Poverty

World Bank Reports Reduction in Global Poverty: In a statement issued today, the World Bank declared that the number of people in the world living on less than $1.25 a day declined between 2005 and 2008, so meeting a United Nations goal to reduce poverty in the poorest nations.

Mexico Sets Stage for Suspense Thriller: Art Hansl's Sunstroke Comes Out of 5 ...


Mexico Sets Stage for Suspense Thriller: Art Hansl's Sunstroke Comes Out of 5 ...

This one involves some rather gruesome torture sequences in a Mexican prison, below first chapter of Sunstroke. Hansl's novels, with such titles as To Kill For, Call from LA, All for the Money, Storm Warning, have proven extremely popular and now all ...

Chilean leaders condemn brutal beating of gay man amid calls for hate crime ...


Chilean leaders condemn brutal beating of gay man amid calls for hate crime ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — A brutal attack on a gay Chilean man drew strong condemnation from political leaders and entertainer Ricky Martin on Tuesday. Doctors in Santiago said 24-year-old Daniel Zamudio had been put in an induced coma while being treated for ...

Americas MexicoBlog: Mexican prisons: Forgotten by government ...

Americas MexicoBlog: Mexican prisons: Forgotten by government ...: CNN Mexico: "The Mexican penitentiary model is obsolete; it fails to punish and deter criminals and also leaves the rehabilitation of prisoners in oblivion, said a ...

NY rabbi meets with jailed American Gross in Cuba

NY rabbi meets with jailed American Gross in Cuba: A prominent New York rabbi has met with imprisoned American subcontractor Alan Gross in Cuba. The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. A prominent New York rabbi has met with imprisoned American subcontractor Alan Gross in ...

President Piñera: “Education is our best weapon against poverty”

President Piñera: “Education is our best weapon against poverty”: President Piñera said, “Education is our best weapon against poverty, in order to achieve greater equality of opportunities, so that Chile can become a ...

Cuba Urges Elimination of Nuclear Weapons


Cuba Urges Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Vienna, Mar 6 (Prensa Latina) Cuba ratified in this capital its support for nuclear disarmament as a priority objective for the international community, during the second day of the Board of Governors of the International ...

Texas execution: How much is a death worth?

Texas execution: How much is a death worth?:
Aside from Texas, most of the 34 US states with death penalty laws on the books seldom carry out executions. But even those that do must spend billions of dollars to defend the death sentence against prisoners' appeals and to house the condemned ...

BBC News

Iranian Court Orders Retrial for American in Spy Case

Iranian Court Orders Retrial for American in Spy Case:
The Supreme Court of Iran has tossed out the death penalty conviction of a former Marine accused of spying and ordered a retrial in a separate court, Iranian news services reported Monday. The reports, carried by the Iranian Students' News Agency and ...

New York Times

Commodity boom powers Brazil up economic world order

Commodity boom powers Brazil up economic world order:
Poverty persists. A study released last month by Brazil's Institute for Applied Economic Research, Ipea, found that while the number of people living in absolute poverty has declined from about 4% of the population in 2001, to round 2.2% now, ...

The Guardian

UN says 2 billion more get safe water to drink

UN says 2 billion more get safe water to drink: The Millennium Development Goals are a group of targets set by the international community in 2000 to seek to improve health and reduce poverty among the world's poorest people by 2015. "The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking ...

Venezuelan inflation rate falls on price controls

Venezuelan inflation rate falls on price controls: By Eyanir Chinea and Marianna Parraga CARACAS, March 6 (Reuters) - Venezuela's inflation slowed in February to 1.1 percent, the smallest monthly increase in more than four years, due largely to price controls set by President Hugo Chavez's government.

Mexican Youth Standing Up To Drug Trafficking Violence In Creative Ways

Mexican Youth Standing Up To Drug Trafficking Violence In Creative Ways: While drug-related deaths continue to escalate as the Mexican drug war wages on, Mexican youth have resorted to peaceful and artistic forms of protest against the violence. Last Sunday, activists met on Mexico City's Zocalo Square in an effort to ...

BC gangsters in over their heads in Mexico

BC gangsters in over their heads in Mexico:
As part of a weeklong series on the effects of the Mexican drug war, CBC News spoke with law enforcement officials in BC's Lower Mainland who say the killings are a clear sign greed is driving local gangs to do business in Mexico.

CBC.ca

Innovative efforts to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in Alaska Native ...

Innovative efforts to reduce colorectal cancer disparities in Alaska Native ...: The AN population also has the highest CRC incidence of all Native American groups, with a CRC incidence that is nearly five times higher than that of American Indians living in the US Indian Health Services Southwest Region.

New Orleans children still likely to live in high-poverty ...

New Orleans children still likely to live in high-poverty ...: Compared with children in New Orleans, Louisiana's children are about half as likely to live in concentrated poverty. That's still one of the highest rates ...