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lunes, 2 de abril de 2012

Florida funeral home shooting: 2 dead, at least 12 injured

Florida funeral home shooting: 2 dead, at least 12 injured: By NBC News and msnbc.com staff MIAMI -- At least one gunman opened fire on a crowd or mourners gathered at a Miami-area funeral home, killing two people and injuring 12, authorities said. The shooting happened Friday night at Funeraria Latina Emanuel ...


Ex-Puerto Rico prison guard found guilty of negligent homicide in drowning of ...


Ex-Puerto Rico prison guard found guilty of negligent homicide in drowning of ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A former prison guard in Puerto Rico has been convicted of negligent homicide in the drowning deaths of eight inmates. Hector Cruz Santiago was driving a van carrying 10 inmates back to prison in November when he tried to take ...

Civil rights leaders gather for Houston conference

Civil rights leaders gather for Houston conference: By Louis Casiano The deaths of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Al Awadi sparked national outrage and have since fueled continued conversation on civil rights in Houston and across the nation. Dozens of concerned citizens met at an all-day Civil Rights ...


Tyler and Trayvon

Tyler and Trayvon:
The issue is back with us thanks to the heartbreaking deaths of two teenagers. One is Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers student who jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge after his roommate surreptitiously, briefly, video-streamed him kissing ...


New York Times

Deadly Blow to Death Penalty Drugs | Common Dreams

Deadly Blow to Death Penalty Drugs | Common Dreams: The ruling has struck a serious blow against the death penalty in the U.S., because of the key role the drug plays in lethal injections. Not surprisingly, the state of ...

World Bank: An exercise of influence

World Bank: An exercise of influence:
Corporación Andina de Fomento, the Andean development corporation, is not exactly a household name, even in Latin America. Yet the 18-nation institution funds more Latin American infrastructure than the World Bank and the Inter-American Development ...


Financial Times

Paraguay to Inventory Natural Resources

Paraguay to Inventory Natural Resources: Although we have all conditions, we have a high poverty rate and that is not acceptable. We will inventory all the resources in Paraguay and transform it ...

Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced

Report: Arts classes at elementary schools reduced:
While 100 percent of high schools where 76 percent or more students qualify for free or reduced lunch - a key indicator of poverty - had a music class in the 1999-2000 school year, only 81 percent did a decade later. "It is deeply troubling that all ...


Wink News

At a Bronx Middle School, Reflections on Trayvon and Lost Dreams

At a Bronx Middle School, Reflections on Trayvon and Lost Dreams:
Two years ago I tried to engage them with articles about Sonia Sotomayor, assuming that because she was Hispanic, from the Bronx and grew up in poverty, they would feel some connection to her. I was wrong. “Miss — why you think we care about this?


New York Times

Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda

Economy, Security Lead North American Summit Agenda: In a press conference with his Mexican and Canadian counterparts, Mr. Obama said the United States has accelerated its cooperation with Mexico to fight the violent drug war that has left more than 50000 people in that country dead since 2006.


Mexican President Calderon calls for assault weapon ban in US


Mexican President Calderon calls for assault weapon ban in US

The Mexican leader was in Washington to meet with President Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for summit on economic cooperation and trade between the three countries. But the ongoing drug war in Mexico largely overshadowed those ...

Bolivian Radical Feminist Maria Galindo on Evo Morales, Sex-Ed ...


Bolivian Radical Feminist Maria Galindo on Evo Morales, Sex-Ed ...

The poorest women in Bolivia--maybe they could need that money. ... Because abortion is a problem of poverty. White young women, if they have four hundred ...

Suit filed against Orleans sheriff over prison conditions

Suit filed against Orleans sheriff over prison conditions: NEW ORLEANS – The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed a federal class action lawsuit against Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman charging the sheriff with indifference to “brutal and inhumane” conditions inside Orleans Parish Prison.


Ex-Puerto Rican basketball star sentenced


Ex-Puerto Rican basketball star sentenced

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Jose Ortiz-Rijos, a former NBA and Olympic player from Puerto Rico, has been sent to prison for growing marijuana, federal authorities said Monday. Ortiz-Rijos, 48, who pleaded guilty last November, ...

Leaders meet in DC to discuss youth violence

Leaders meet in DC to discuss youth violence: as you talk about the economy is big during this election year, let's talk about specifically the unemployment rate in this country. it's double digits when we talk about the latino community. and i understand the disconnect that has been discussed ...


The Lessons of 'Natural' Disasters

The Lessons of 'Natural' Disasters:
By MORT ROSENBLUM | TALCAHUANO, Chile — No one down here would see much mirth in that classic newspaperman contest, decades ago, by London desk editors vying to invent the world's most boring headline.


New York Times (blog)

'The war was not a decision made by the Argentine people,' CFK

'The war was not a decision made by the Argentine people,' CFK: War only brings poverty, violence, and makes things go backwards. Nothing good comes out of war. We just want a more just and peaceful world for everybody,” Fernández de Kirchner stated. At the same time, the Head of State reinforced that idea of the ...

Charity race to benefit volunteer trip to Peru

Charity race to benefit volunteer trip to Peru: The Farmington resident was so inspired by the organization's mission of easing poverty by promoting self-reliance among people in South American countries that she decided six weeks of her life wasn't enough: Miller is organizing a charity run titled ...


Venezuela's government expands price controls to new products such as diapers ...


Venezuela's government expands price controls to new products such as diapers ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela is trying to contain inflation by expanding government price controls to a list of new products including diapers, laundry detergent and bottled water. The new price controls that take effect starting this week affect 19 ...

In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good


In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good

The folks at Centro de Innovación in Santiago, Chile, aim to change that. I met Julian Ugarte, an Industrial designer, and his team during a recent trip to South America, and I was blown away by what they are trying to do.

FTC files suit against payday lending operation claiming tribal affiliation

FTC files suit against payday lending operation claiming tribal affiliation: The Federal Trade Commission today filed suit against a payday lending operation that has claimed Native American tribal affiliations to circumvent state regulation. The FTC said the lender allegedly piled on undisclosed and inflated fees, ...

Argentina Still Wants Falklands 30 Years After War

Argentina Still Wants Falklands 30 Years After War: Thirty years after Argentina and Britain went to war over the remote South Atlantic islands, Cristina Fernandez says universal human rights demand that both countries work to return the bodies of the dead to their families. Fernandez made human rights ...

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth

The Ethics of Storytelling: Documenting Change in Honduran Youth: His pet project is the Organization for Youth Empowerment (OYE), a Honduran-based NGO that seeks to break the nation's poverty, insecurity, and school dropout cycles through education, capacity building, leadership training, and skills development.


At UN conference, Latin American countries reaffirm commitment to eradicate hunger

At UN conference, Latin American countries reaffirm commitment to eradicate hunger:
FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva addresses the 32nd Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean. Photo: FAO/Juan José Tohá Latin American and Caribbean countries reaffirmed their commitment to eradicate hunger during a United ...


UN News Centre

In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good


In Chile's slums, a lesson in how to make apps for social good

UTPMP executive director Javier Zulueta told me that his team, with the help of more than 400000 volunteers, had constructed 78000 transitional houses in Latin America and completed numerous other anti-poverty projects. An important aspect of these ...