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martes, 3 de abril de 2012

Display of American arrogance


Display of American arrogance

Premeditated murder is a capital offence under the US military justice code, so Bales could face the death penalty if convicted; but there is a perception that he could be given life sentence or shorter. For instance, the horrific cold-blooded massacre ...

US State Department: Security Challenges in Latin America


US State Department: Security Challenges in Latin America

Today, some 95 percent of the cocaine from South America destined for the US transits the Central America/Mexico corridor. With these activities comes violence: Battles between criminal groups for territory and transit routes; clashes between criminals ...

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 ...

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 ...

Sex and drugs and private cells: Behind bars in South America


Sex and drugs and private cells: Behind bars in South America

Most are Peruvians but there is also a smattering of foreigners, everything from Africans to Americans, mainly convicted of acting as cocaine couriers. Yet prisoners here have far more personal freedom than in most jails in the UK.

Orchards students raise hundreds for school in Peru


Orchards students raise hundreds for school in Peru

The Orchards kids sat quietly, looking at the images from the Peruvian highlands. Coleman is the founder of a school in a poverty-stricken neighborhood in Carmen Alto, a city high up in the Andes mountains. She came to Orchards this week to personally ...

Chile Stops Use of Mercury in Vaccines


Chile Stops Use of Mercury in Vaccines

Chile has become the first developing country to stop the use of mercury in vaccines. In meetings with the Coalition for Mercury-Free Drugs (CoMeD) held last week in Santiago, Chile, the current Vice President of the Chilean Senate, Alejandro Navarro ...

Argentine Central Bank Stops Part of Charter Change, Ambito Says


Argentine Central Bank Stops Part of Charter Change, Ambito Says

Argentine banks can maintain the amount of savings needed to meet their reserve requirements in their own accounts as previously allowed, the Buenos Aires-based newspaper reported, citing a statement from the central bank. The move will help sustain ...

22 people in Puerto Rico face federal drug charges


22 people in Puerto Rico face federal drug charges

AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A Santeria leader and a former local basketball player are among 22 people sought in Puerto Rico as part of a US federal investigation into an alleged drug trafficking organization. The acting special agent in charge of ...

Puerto Rico dedicates Holocaust memorial


Puerto Rico dedicates Holocaust memorial

"Puerto Rico is honored to have one of the largest and most important Jewish communities in the Caribbean,” said Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno during the ceremony. “It's a community that has contributed to every aspect of our society; the economy, ...

FARC hostage release signals possible end to Colombia's internal conflict


FARC hostage release signals possible end to Colombia's internal conflict

Yesterday, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), one of Latin America's oldest guerrilla organizations, signaled the beginning of a possible end to Colombia's half-century-old internal conflict. (Colombia's recent campaign against FARC was ...

Women's Rights, a Revolution Worth Completing


Women's Rights, a Revolution Worth Completing

Launched on international Women's Day, from the Human Rights Watch (HRW) book series, The Unfinished Revolution presents us with the views of a collection of women who deal with women's issues across the globe. The aftermath of an Arab Spring was ...

Tribe gains control over child welfare services


Tribe gains control over child welfare services

Foster care was difficult enough, but Scheibner, now 72, clearly recalls being ashamed of her dark hair, brown skin and Native American roots as she bounced from home to home off the reservation. She eventually was reunited with her mother and her ...

"We Need to Change the Economics of Development"


"We Need to Change the Economics of Development"

This is very crucial, because if our region does not invest in the first ages from zero to five years, the future of this region is going to be in the hands of poverty. Furthermore, we have also analysed where in Latin America and the Caribbean are the ...

Strong India, China growth reduces world poverty


Strong India, China growth reduces world poverty

By Arun Kumar, IANS, Washington : The percentage of people living in extreme poverty declined from 52 percent in 1981 to 22 percent in 2008 thanks to strong economic growth in the emerging markets of India, Brazil and China, according to a new report.

Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas


Unions take aim at discrimination against Latinas

WASHINGTON - With Latinas being among the most-discriminated-against groups in US society, the union movement's major constituency group for Hispanic-named workers, the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement has issued a comprehensive report ...

FARC hostage release: Columbian rebels free 10 captives


FARC hostage release: Columbian rebels free 10 captives

... hostage in jungle prison camps for more than a decade. By Helen Murphy, Reuters, Brian Ellsworth, Reuters / April 2, 2012 Former Colombian Senator Piedad Cordoba (c.) greets a member of the Brazilian crew at the airport in Villavicencio April 2.

World calls for unconditional release of Baha'i leaders and other Iranian ...


World calls for unconditional release of Baha'i leaders and other Iranian ...

A large truck bearing the image of the seven prisoners toured Brazil's federal capital, Brasilia. Campaign supporters wore T-shirts that spelled out "Libertem… » In South Africa, supporters of Iran's seven imprisoned Baha'i leaders launch a special ...

Over 400 Nigerians currently languishing in Brazilian prisons ...


Over 400 Nigerians currently languishing in Brazilian prisons ...

Over 400 Nigerians currently languishing in Brazilian prisons Rep Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on.

New Generation Protests Crimes of Brazil's Dictatorship


New Generation Protests Crimes of Brazil's Dictatorship

"We are here for the sake of justice, to end the impunity of military torturers and murderers," said Tánia Rocha, a former political prisoner and widow of a murdered member of the Communist Party of Brazil (PCB). An active member of Torture Never Again ...

Inmates at Brazilian prison throw party with beer, barbecue and ...


Inmates at Brazilian prison throw party with beer, barbecue and ...

For most criminals, a long prison term is a lonely and sobering experience. But it has proved more like a lock-in at a bar for these inmates at a Brazilian jail, who were pictured on Facebook partying with kegs of beer, music and a barbecue.

Medellín emerges as a Latin American trailblazer for local economic growth


Medellín emerges as a Latin American trailblazer for local economic growth

Latin America has until very recently been marked out by high levels of poverty, inequality, exclusion, informality, social injustice and, not surprisingly, violence. Unfortunately, the neoliberal policies adopted in the region from about 1970 to 2000 ...

Ecuador's president to boycott Americas summit over Cuba's exclusion


Ecuador's president to boycott Americas summit over Cuba's exclusion

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa will boycott this month's Summit of the Americas in Colombia because Cuba is not invited, he told the host in a letter Monday. The announcement by the leftist president makes him the first of 34 ...

Despite papal visits, ministering to Cuba's Catholics still difficult


Despite papal visits, ministering to Cuba's Catholics still difficult

GUAIMARO, Cuba — After two papal visits, the Roman Catholic Church enjoys growing support from long-suffering Cubans yet support from the Communist Party that rules this island nation can be described as reluctant at best. Priests from Cuban interior, ...

Papal pilgrimage marks Cuban woman's first return in 50 years


Papal pilgrimage marks Cuban woman's first return in 50 years

By Michelle Bauman - Havana, Cuba (CNA/EWTN News).- For Alina Buda, a recent pilgrimage to Cuba was not only a chance to see the Pope but an opportunity to reconnect with the country of her birth. “It's really been an incredible ...