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martes, 20 de marzo de 2012

Remains of 53 unearthed Native Americans to be reburied

Remains of 53 unearthed Native Americans to be reburied:
The first set of Native American bones was found almost five years ago by crews building the Jackson Flat Dam Water Supply Storage Facility near Kanab. Over a year's time, a total of 54 sets of bones were found. One set was left undisturbed.


KSL-TV

Why Gay People Should Get Behind Ricky Martin's Attempt To Reconquer America

Why Gay People Should Get Behind Ricky Martin's Attempt To Reconquer America: But while any other gay foreign superstars' attempt to reconquer America would be received fabulously, gay people tend to be divided on the subject on Ricky Martin. You'll inevitably meet the queen who knew Ricky was so totally gay when “Livin' La Vida ...


Pregnant Briton wins appeal against extradition to Argentina

Pregnant Briton wins appeal against extradition to Argentina: A pregnant British woman who was arrested on suspicion of smuggling cocaine through a South American airport, has won her high court battle against extradition to Argentina on human rights grounds. The highly unusual decision to allow the appeal by ...

Corporate accountability and protecting human rights


Corporate accountability and protecting human rights

We heard specific testimonials of the disastrous effects of the extraction process used by Canadian companies from Latin America to Africa to the Philippines and Southeast Asia - all underscoring the dire need for some sort of legal framework to hold ...

Bruce Springsteen Backs Anti-Death Penalty Group


Bruce Springsteen Backs Anti-Death Penalty Group

Back in 1995, Springsteen provided the titular track for the Sean Penn flick Dead Man Walking, a film which explored the death penalty in America. In addition to recent charity work, Springsteen has made headlines as the keynote speaker at the South By ...

Justices mull whether life without parole sentence appropriate for underage ...

Justices mull whether life without parole sentence appropriate for underage ...: The high court in 2005 banned the death penalty for those under 18 who commit aggravated murder. Then, five years later, the justices said juveniles found guilty of non-homicides could not receive life without parole. Now the spotlight turns on the ...

DRUG WAR: Car bomb explodes near newspaper offices in Mexico

DRUG WAR: Car bomb explodes near newspaper offices in Mexico: By AP CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico - Authorities say a car exploded near the offices of a newspaper in a northern border state where two drug cartels are fighting for control. The Tamaulipas state government says in a statement an explosive device aboard a ...


Venezuela opposition leader shrugs off assassination talk


Venezuela opposition leader shrugs off assassination talk

By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition leader Henrique Capriles dismissed as irresponsible on Tuesday a government warning of an assassination plot against him that has further stirred up an already volatile election campaign.

Cuba: Leveraging Technology to Support Free Access to Information

Cuba: Leveraging Technology to Support Free Access to Information: Havana's repressive regime wishes to shift censorship's traditional fault lines to the electronic sphere, severely restricting its population's ability to chart its own destiny and violating its most basic human rights. The regime's strategy is to ...


Time to Spring into National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness ...


Time to Spring into National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness ...

Its the spring equinoxa time for change a time for renewal and a time to remember the different cycles of life And for many Indigenous people this includes living a life with HIVAIDS andor helping to raise awareness end the stigma and p.

Jeffrey Sachs' Grab for the World Bank

Jeffrey Sachs' Grab for the World Bank: Last week, John Cavanaugh of the Institute for Policy Studies and American University development professor Robin Broad laid out a raft of concerns to which Sachs responded thus: “I would be the first-ever development practitioner and anti-poverty ...

Govt defends poverty estimates

Govt defends poverty estimates: Faced with criticism from opposition parties and civil society on its poverty estimates, the Planning Commission on Tuesday defended its calculations, albeit pointing to “serious” discrepancy in data on consumption expenditure.


Honduras and the US: When Engagement Becomes Complicity

Honduras and the US: When Engagement Becomes Complicity: Porfirio Lobo came to power, and a nation pummeled by poverty splintered into an ungoverned free-for-all characterized by political polarization, a surge in crime, and widespread land grabs. Honduras is not a failed state. It's a violated state.

Report sees rise in Maine child poverty

Report sees rise in Maine child poverty: AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- A new report on Maine's child health says the percentage of young children living in poverty rose by 2 percentage points between 2009 and 2010. The Kids Count Data Book released Tuesday says 15752 Maine children under 5 years old ...

The Forgotten Struggles of America's Soldiers

The Forgotten Struggles of America's Soldiers: America 's response was quick and calculated: He will be tried for murder and will receive the death penalty when proven to have committed the acts. Afghanistan officials want him tried in their country but either way, the soldier has been slated to ...

From poverty, springs perseverance: a man's journey to business ownership

From poverty, springs perseverance: a man's journey to business ownership: He finished his studies at North Louisiana University in his hometown of Monroe, La. He attended day and night classes and graduated in three years with a business degree, he beamed. “It's amazing because while I was in high school, ...

DRUG WAR: 12 police officers searching for bodies ambushed and killed in Mexico

DRUG WAR: 12 police officers searching for bodies ambushed and killed in Mexico: By AP Mexican Lucha Libre wrestler Blue Demon Jr., front center, leads a march for peace in downtown Mexico City, Sunday March 18, 2012. Marchers are advocating an end to Mexico's drug violence, which has killed thousands of people since President ...


Pope Benedict May Meet Castro in Cuba

Pope Benedict May Meet Castro in Cuba: According to its 2011 report on Cuba, Human Rights Watch says the communist nation is the only one of its kind in Latin America “that represses virtually all forms of political dissent.” It added that in 2011 Raúl Castro's government “continued to ...

The coming fight over violence against women

The coming fight over violence against women:
Chuck Grassley has accused Democrats of adding specialized provisions about same-sex partner violence, immigration and Native American jurisdictional issues that are “not consensus items,” to make Republicans look pro-domestic violence.


Salon

Time to Spring into National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!


Time to Spring into National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day!

By Jessica Danforth (Yee) March 20, 2012 Jessica Danforth (Yee) is the founder and executive director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the first and only organization of its kind in North America by and for Indigenous youth working within the ...

Argentine grains truckers strike drags without deal

Argentine grains truckers strike drags without deal: * Work stoppage called just as soy, corn harvesting starts * Most of Argentina's grains are taken by truck to port * Truckers not expected to meet gov't officials Tuesday BUENOS AIRES, March 20 (Reuters) - A strike by Argentine truckers disrupted the ...


Pregnant woman's extradition to Argentina blocked

Pregnant woman's extradition to Argentina blocked:
Ms Wright, 29, originally from Bolton but now living in London, was arrested in Buenos Aires in 2007 while carrying more than 6kg of cocaine. Her successful appeal is a rare example of the courts blocking an extradition. Ms Wright was detained in March ...


BBC News

Chilean Community Wins First Round Against Brazilian Billionaire

Chilean Community Wins First Round Against Brazilian Billionaire: By Marianela Jarroud * SANTIAGO, Mar 20, 2012 (Tierramérica) - Plans to build a massive thermoelectric power plant complex near an area of rich marine biodiversity has sparked fierce opposition from the small northern Chilean farming town of Totoral, ...

Venezuelan police kill diplomat's daughter


Venezuelan police kill diplomat's daughter

CARACAS, Venezuela • The killing of a Chilean diplomat's teenage daughter by police is reigniting concerns among Venezuelans about excessive force by officers and their alleged involvement in rampant violent crime. Karen Berendique, 19, was riding in a ...

Old Havana restaurants quietly going smoke-free

Old Havana restaurants quietly going smoke-free: AP It's a quintessentially Cuban experience: Capping off a meal with a snifter of rum and an aromatic cigar. This Caribbean nation is renowned around the world for its pungent Cohibas, Montecristos and Romeo y Julietas, but on the island, stogie-lovers ...