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domingo, 11 de marzo de 2012

Poverty-stricken Honduran couples given dream wedding by Minnesota church

Poverty-stricken Honduran couples given dream wedding by Minnesota church: Seven Honduran couples who could not afford to get married were given the wedding and reception of their dreams by 13 teens, adults, and seniors from Minnesota's Osseo Church of the Nazarene in February. “These couples just wanted to get married, ...

The Death Penalty and Decedent's Reputation

The Death Penalty and Decedent's Reputation: The United States is the only country in the world that continues to give official sanction to the juvenile death penalty.... [T]he Court has referred to the laws of other countries and to international authorities as instructive for its interpretation ...

Cubs sign Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion to 5-year, $6M deal


Cubs sign Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion to 5-year, $6M deal

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Blogger The Chicago Cubs have officially signed Cuban pitcher Gerardo Concepcion to a five-year, $6 million major-league contract, the club announced Sunday. Reports of his signing broke in early February, but the deal just ...

The Polo Prince: Harry ends first tour on Queen's behalf by kissing a model at ...


The Polo Prince: Harry ends first tour on Queen's behalf by kissing a model at ...

By Rebecca English Everyone likes a winner - and this Brazilian model certainly took a shine to Prince Harry after his polo team scored a 6-3 victory. The Prince looked somewhat out of breath when he planted a big kiss on brunette Fernand Motta as his ...

Chavez's dream grows in 'socialist' Venezuelan city


Chavez's dream grows in 'socialist' Venezuelan city

CARACAS — After nine months in a flood victims' shelter, Daviana Padron now lives in a free apartment, works in a cooperative bakery and her kids attend a new school in the Venezuelan city of Caribia. The coastal town outside Caracas is a model of ...

Latinos Shouldn't Be So Keen on Obamanomics

Latinos Shouldn't Be So Keen on Obamanomics: Not only do we have higher rates of unemployment, but a Pew Hispanic poll shows that nearly 75 percent of us also feel as though our finances are in only “fair” or “poor” shape. Hispanics have also seen a larger drop in total wealth and an increased ...




Class Consciousness and Social Mobility

Class Consciousness and Social Mobility: One night in Santiago, Chile, our group of 14 split into two groups of seven. Each group went to a different local family's home for dinner. The hosts for our dinner were lovely. They were smart and funny and charming. Their English was excellent.

Venezuela's Elder Maestro, a Creator of Orchestras

Venezuela's Elder Maestro, a Creator of Orchestras:
To many of Venezuela's young musicians, Jose Antonio Abreu is a mentor, an inspiration and a hero. The 72-year-old has revolutionized music education in Venezuela through a unique teaching program known as El Sistema that has been celebrated around the ...


ABC News

Captured Taliban Leaders Agree to Transfer


Captured Taliban Leaders Agree to Transfer

US military guards walk within Camp Delta military-run prison, at the Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. This photo, which was taken June 27, 2006, was reviewed by a US Department of Defense official. (AP FILE PHOTO) By RAHIM FAIEZ & ANNE GEARAN THE ...

Brazil prosecutors look into dictatorship murders

Brazil prosecutors look into dictatorship murders: RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- A Brazilian newspaper is reporting that federal prosecutors are investigating cases of forced disappearances during the country's 20-year military dictatorship. In a report Sunday, prosecutors told the Estado de Sao Paulo ...



Harry visits Rio's underprivileged

Harry visits Rio's underprivileged: Heavy security flanked the Prince as he walked through the Alemao favela in the north of Rio de Janeiro. In 2010, a 3000-strong Brazilian security taskforce stormed the area as part of their war on gangs. In a place where crime, violence and poverty is ...



Brazilians flock to US, especially South Florida, to buy consumer goods

Brazilians flock to US, especially South Florida, to buy consumer goods:
After suffering decades of hyperinflation, Brazil has ridden high commodity prices along with some of the world's biggest offshore oil discoveries to expand its economy, lift millions out of poverty and multiply the ranks of the country's deep-pocketed ...


WPTV

Down but not out, sick Chavez seeks re-election in Venezuela

Down but not out, sick Chavez seeks re-election in Venezuela: By Mica Rosenberg and Diego Ore | CARACAS (Reuters) - Cranes tower over new apartment blocks in Venezuela's capital where President Hugo Chavez's government plans to house 20000 poor families as part of a populist pre-election spending push.



California enforces death penalty without penalty

California enforces death penalty without penalty: The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the death penalty is constitutional, but there hasn't been an execution in California for six years. Death penalty opponents ...



Chinese Delegation Studies Death Penalty Representation During ...


Chinese Delegation Studies Death Penalty Representation During ...

The death penalty plays a significant role within China's criminal sanctions system, with the nation routinely topping annual lists that track executions.

Why are millions of Americans locked up?

Why are millions of Americans locked up?: And we continue to have a death penalty that not only costs billions, but also produces unfair and unreliable results. For every nine people we have executed in the last 40 years, we have found one person on death row who was innocent.



Venezuelan Consumers Line Up for Cheap Cars From China

Venezuelan Consumers Line Up for Cheap Cars From China:
For the last month and a half, people have been queuing outside dealerships offering the first Chinese cars assembled in Venezuela which sell at a much lower price than other automakers operating in the country. (AFP Photo) Caracas.


Jakarta Globe

DeForest tied for third at Nationwide Chile Classic

DeForest tied for third at Nationwide Chile Classic: Chris DeForest, a 2007 Rondout Valley graduate, shot a 3-under-par 69 and is tied for third heading into Sunday's final round at Prince of Wales Country Club in Santiago, Chile. DeForest, who finished with an eagle on the par-5, 18th hole, ...

Peru and Korea may unite to assist Arab nations

Peru and Korea may unite to assist Arab nations: Poverty in Peru has decreased by more than 19 percent since 2002, but inequality remains a challenge in the diverse but resource-rich South American nation. KOICA has assisted the country with building hospitals in the past and is continuing projects ...

Victims of war or drug trafficking? Mystery as 167 bodies discovered in Mexico ...


Victims of war or drug trafficking? Mystery as 167 bodies discovered in Mexico ...

By Daily Mail Reporter Authorities are investigating a mass grave in southern Mexico containing 167 bodies that may have been dumped there at least 50 years ago, a Mexican official said on Saturday. The remains, found in a cave near the Guatemalan ...

Death Row Inmate's Case About More Than Innocence

Death Row Inmate's Case About More Than Innocence: Ribnik defended his work, but in 2006, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals removed him from the list of approved death penalty defense lawyers. That initial appeal is the main sticking point in Will's case. Federal courts cannot consider claims an ...



Thousands rally to show support for Hugo Chavez

Thousands rally to show support for Hugo Chavez: March 10, 2012|Jorge Rueda, AP Thousands of supporters of Venezuela President Hugo Chavez held demonstrations across the country Saturday to show support for their leader while he recovers from cancer surgery in Cuba. Demonstrators danced, beat drums ...

CENTRAL AMERICA: Gang Violence and Anti-Gang Death Squads ...

CENTRAL AMERICA: Gang Violence and Anti-Gang Death Squads ...: The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights reports that Guatemala now has the highest murder rate in all of Latin America, with 70 homicides per 100000 ...



Killing of 4 youths horrifies central Mexico city

Killing of 4 youths horrifies central Mexico city: A half dozen alleged drug gang members have been indicted in connection with those killings and are facing trial. Sicilia went on to found a nationwide movement advocating an end to Mexico's drug violence, which saw at least 47515 people killed between ...

Explosion strikes church in central Nigeria

Explosion strikes church in central Nigeria: Human Rights Watch says at least 1000 people were killed in communal clashes around Jos in 2010. Sarah returned to the top of Mt. Washington and stayed with the staff of the Observatory. She'll give us a behind the scenes look at her old stomping ...