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viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights creates a specialized unit to ...

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights creates a specialized unit to ...:
The HIV epidemic in Latin America is mainly concentrated among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender persons. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) has created a specialized technical unit to strengthen its capacity to protect ...


UNAIDS

The poor and the political

The poor and the political: One recent scholarly study concluded that over the past decade, concentrated, extreme poverty has grown more quickly in this community -- central city and suburbs -- than in any other major US metropolitan area. Another report ranks Toledo near the top ...


Singer Wins Big on "Celebrity Apprentice" to Help Poor Children

Singer Wins Big on "Celebrity Apprentice" to Help Poor Children: If the mothers can live in the level of poverty they live in, ... 11 countries around the world including Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, ...

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap: In April, when the Western Hemisphere's presidents and prime ministers meet in Cartagena, Colombia, for the Sixth Summit of the Americas, poverty and inequality will again be on the agenda. Our leaders will look at what has been working and consider ...


Brazil judge blocks charges for junta-era kidnaps


Brazil judge blocks charges for junta-era kidnaps

Their decision to pursue the case was applauded this week by the United Nations and humans rights groups. The judge's decision comes amid a debate in Brazil about the creation of a truth commission to investigate crimes committed under the dictatorship ...

Remove All Doubt From Death Penalty Standard

Remove All Doubt From Death Penalty Standard: By ROBERT FROMER The Hartford Courant As state legislators debate a bill on whether to retain the death penalty in Connecticut for capital crimes, they should, instead, consider making it harder to impose the ultimate penalty by requiring prosecutors ...

Peru NGO workers detained near Newmont mine

Peru NGO workers detained near Newmont mine: FONCREAGRO was formed by Newmont's Peruvian affiliate Yanacocha in 1999 to manage anti-poverty initiatives "We know that our employees are OK, but this community is being influenced by radical sectors that want to impose their ideas through violence," ...


Should We Celebrate a Decline in Global Poverty?

Should We Celebrate a Decline in Global Poverty?: Contrary to popular perception, the world poverty measure is based on what $1.25 a day would buy in the United States, not in another country like Ethiopia or Peru. Although there is nothing to prevent the World Bank from choosing a different level of ...

Making progress with underprivileged children in Nicaragua


Making progress with underprivileged children in Nicaragua

On a whim he decided to check out a group that was headed to Nicaragua to build ... “That was my real first face-to-face experience with poverty and I was ...

Drug War Incompatible with Human Rights, Says Law Enforcement Against Prohibition

Drug War Incompatible with Human Rights, Says Law Enforcement Against Prohibition: We can have human rights or drug war, but not both,” said Maria Lucia Karam, a retired judge from Brazil and a board member of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP). Richard Van Wickler, currently a jail superintendent in New Hampshire, adds, ...


Why the Puerto Rico GOP primary matters

Why the Puerto Rico GOP primary matters:
In a race in which every delegate counts -- and in which a connection with the Latino vote could pay off in the long run -- the Puerto Rico primary will matter more than many probably expected it to this year. Delegates Puerto Rico will award a total ...


CBS News

Missionaries Reach Drug Infested Slums of Brazil

Missionaries Reach Drug Infested Slums of Brazil: By Stan Jeter RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil -- More than 11 million people in Brazil live in the favelas, or slums, being bullied by gangs, threatened by drug wars, and scrambling just to make a living. American missionary Eric Reese spends his days in the ...

Angola interested in Chilean poverty fight experience


Angola interested in Chilean poverty fight experience

Santiago de Chile - The Angolan ambassador to Chile, Nelson Cosme, has expressed the interest of the country in the experience of the Latin American nation in the fight against poverty and reconstruction that followed the earthquake of 2009.

New Mexico Child Custody Issues Involving Native American Children

New Mexico Child Custody Issues Involving Native American Children: For instance, given the large Native American population in New Mexico, a number of the children caught in custody disputes may be Native American. New Mexico is home to 19 Pueblos, two Apache tribes, and a large portion of the Navajo Nation.

Colombia hosts major international business summit


Colombia hosts major international business summit

A major conference to be held before next month's Summit of the Americas in Colombia will bring together continental presidents and global business giants like Facebook and PepsiCo, reported local media Friday. More than 1000 executives will attend the ...

Angola interested in Chilean poverty fight experience


Angola interested in Chilean poverty fight experience

Santiago de Chile - The Angolan ambassador to Chile, Nelson Cosme, has expressed the interest of the country in the experience of the Latin American nation in the fight against poverty and reconstruction that followed the earthquake of 2009.

Tubber woman extends greetings from Guatemala

Tubber woman extends greetings from Guatemala:
“Here in Guatemala, Ireland has a reputation of being a caring and giving country because of the incredible contribution we have made to helping Guatemala's poorest people,” she said. Jenny works for the development agency Trocaire, whose projects ...


Offaly Express

Venezuelan gov't reluctant to open the door to the UN and IACHR


Venezuelan gov't reluctant to open the door to the UN and IACHR

Venezuela's doors will continue to be closed for the United Nations' and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights' (IACHR) Special Rapporteurs, unless the government deems it "appropriate" to invite them. This was the Executive's statement in its ...

Church-ordered raid sparks controversy in Cuba


Church-ordered raid sparks controversy in Cuba

HAVANA (AP) — A decision by Cuba's Roman Catholic cardinal to call police in to remove dissidents occupying a church has sparked an uncomfortable debate about the institution's role on this Communist-run island at the worst possible moment: just 10 ...

Ten Facts About Puerto Rico and its Citizens

Ten Facts About Puerto Rico and its Citizens: (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) • Puerto Rico is a US territory with Commonwealth status whose residents are US citizens by birth since 1917 (CIA World Factbook, 2012). • While its residents are US citizens, Puerto Ricans cannot vote in the US general ...


Feds grant Native American tribe permit to kill bald eagles for ...

Feds grant Native American tribe permit to kill bald eagles for ...: By Eric Fiegel, CNN Washington (CNN) -- It's the symbol of America, and for the first time, the U.S. government has granted a Native American tribe a permit to kill two bald eagles for religious purposes.

O.C. Now » Blog Archive » Suspect arrested in Native American ...

O.C. Now » Blog Archive » Suspect arrested in Native American ...: Laguna Beach police have arrested a suspect in connection to a string of commercial burglaries targeting Native American jewelry. Jeffrey Todd Stark, 51, was arrested outside his Corona del Mar home Thursday morning after a DNA analysis ...

Suspect in Afghan killings didn't expect 4th deployment, lawyer says

Suspect in Afghan killings didn't expect 4th deployment, lawyer says: The 38-year-old soldier is in "shock" and faces the possibility that military lawyers will seek the death penalty, said lawyer John Henry Browne, who spoke with his client briefly by telephone where he was being held in Kuwait.

US citizen with Norwegian ties executed for wife's murder

US citizen with Norwegian ties executed for wife's murder:
A man's death sentence was carried out this week in the US despite appeals from Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Timothy Shaun Stemple, who has family in Norway, was given the death penalty in 1996 after being convicted of beating her to death as ...


The Foreigner

UFO Fly-bys at Chilean Ceremony

UFO Fly-bys at Chilean Ceremony: This footage is provided by Chile's Study of Anomalous Aerial Phenomena for public scrutiny. It was taken by an onlooker in November, 2010 during the changing of the Air Force Command at El Bosque Air Base in Santiago, Chile.