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domingo, 8 de abril de 2012

Waiting A Lifetime To End Death Penalty

Waiting A Lifetime To End Death Penalty: The first judicial execution in Connecticut, according to Lawrence Goodheart's excellent history of our death penalty, was a native American, but the first white guy to be hanged was the tragic George Spencer, a swineherd executed for bestiality ...

Venezuela's Chavez Announces Increase Of Minimum Wage

Venezuela's Chavez Announces Increase Of Minimum Wage: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuela President Hugo Chavez announced Saturday an increase of the country's minimum wage that will be implemented in two 15% hikes. The adjustments will take place in May and September, bringing the minimum monthly salary to ...


Spring Break Trip Brings Life Lessons

Spring Break Trip Brings Life Lessons: Our families were trusting us to spend the break running around a foreign country and survive—and not end up in a Mexican prison. Thanks for the keeping the faith, mom and dad! The trip was beyond amazing. We traipsed through Mayan ruins in the jungle ...

Letter: Families of Gore's victims deserve justice to come with his execution

Letter: Families of Gore's victims deserve justice to come with his execution: It's the blood thirst of those in this country that drive the World's Christian Communities to denounce the USA's Death Penalty. The USA has the infamous shame of being the only nation in the Industrialized Western Wolrd, that even allows some states ...

Thousands without power in Buenos Aires after storm

Thousands without power in Buenos Aires after storm: BUENOS AIRES: Thousands of people were still in the dark Sunday days after a major storm killed 17 people and knocked out electric service in many areas of Buenos Aires, authorities said. The storm hit late Wednesday and flooded many neighborhoods in ...

New hope for poor children with autism

New hope for poor children with autism: Last month, US District Judge Joan Lenard of Miami wisely ordered the state's Medicaid program to start paying for these essential services. Under the ruling, poverty will no longer condemn autistic children to more serious cognitive and social ...


Drug Lords & Vicious Criminals put Mexico on its War Footing

Drug Lords & Vicious Criminals put Mexico on its War Footing: By Jerry Brewer Although the Mexican government refuses to acknowledge the similarities with Colombia's criminal violence and deaths of 20 years ago, the threat to both nation's national security and democracy were virtually isotropic.

Pope Benedict declares Cuban-born Felix Varela as venerable

Pope Benedict declares Cuban-born Felix Varela as venerable:
By MIAMI HERALD STAFF Pope Benedict XVI, fresh from a visit to Cuba and Mexico, has given his approval for Father Felix Varela to be given the status of “venerable” — bringing the Cuban-born priest a step closer to sainthood.


MiamiHerald.com

RI's minority youth living in concentrated poverty

RI's minority youth living in concentrated poverty: By: ERIKA NIEDOWSKI | PROVIDENCE, RI : Rhode Island's growing numbers of young racial and ethnic minorities are disproportionately living in poverty, with the vast majority residing in cities with rates of child impoverishment well above the ...

Recap: Louisiana school reform

Recap: Louisiana school reform: Parents of children enrolled in public schools graded C, D or F and whose family income is no more than 250 percent of the federal poverty level — about $55700 for a family of four — could qualify. Because of an amendment attached to the teacher ...

Tiny Mexican newspaper leads the fight for truth amid the drugs war

Tiny Mexican newspaper leads the fight for truth amid the drugs war:
Run on a shoestring from a few rooms above a dentist's office in Culiacán, Río Doce is one of the last redoubts of investigative journalism on the frontline of Mexico's drug wars that have killed more than 50000 people since President Felipe Calderón ...


The Guardian

For Mexican police, splashy arrests trump criminal convictions

For Mexican police, splashy arrests trump criminal convictions: After eight months in a Mexican prison, he developed a facial tic and flinches at the sound of sirens. Granada finally went free. But he's one of many victims of Mexican law enforcement officials' practice of parading detainees in public "perp walks" ...

Death penalty a bad option

Death penalty a bad option: The same week Connecticut's Senate voted to repeal the death penalty, a Monroe County jury agreed to impose that ultimate penalty on convicted murderer Michael Parrish. That death penalty shouldn't have been recommended — but not because of the jury's ...


Governor Luis Fortuno on How Puerto Rico Avoided Becoming "America's Greece"

Governor Luis Fortuno on How Puerto Rico Avoided Becoming "America's Greece": "Things were so bad that I had to fly up to New York to meet with ratings agencies before being sworn in, to avoid a guaranteed downgrade to 'junk' status," says Puerto Rico's governor Luis Fortuño. "We should have been America's Greece.

Communities stymied by poverty, politics

Communities stymied by poverty, politics: These four California communities share a common predicament: They are low-income, primarily Latino and in unincorporated county areas that lack clean water, sewers and other basic services. "These are the kinds of conditions that we often don't see ...


10 years after DNA cleared York County man, death penalty still debated

10 years after DNA cleared York County man, death penalty still debated: Pennsylvania has been singled out for problems with the death penalty, Lucas said. The American Bar Association cited numerous areas for reform in a 2007 report. Studies have revealed, for example, that 98.6 percent of jurors in capital cases in ...

End the drug wars by decriminalization

End the drug wars by decriminalization: The irrationality of the war on drugs is clear from the other article. It reports plans by US and Canadian defence ministers to support the war on drugs in Mexico. Making drugs illegal creates an illicit, profitable market which supports ruthless ...


Julio Iglesias kicks off concert tour in Chile

Julio Iglesias kicks off concert tour in Chile:
Santiago: Spanish singer Julio Iglesias will give four concerts in Chile to promote his latest album `1`, part of a tour that will take him later this month to Argentina and Paraguay. The 68-year-old artist took to the stage Saturday at a well-known ...


Zee News

Brazil's Surge in Violence Against Gays Is Just Getting Worse


Brazil's Surge in Violence Against Gays Is Just Getting Worse

Brazil has never been hotter. Tourists and entrepreneurs are flocking to the country for its natural beauty and its booming business climate. Portuguese professionals are seeking work in the former colony. And the country's legendary party scene is at ...

Chávez to Raise Wages, Return for Treatment

Chávez to Raise Wages, Return for Treatment: By EZEQUIEL MINAYA CARACAS—Venezuela President Hugo Chávez announced Saturday an increase of the country's minimum wage that will be implemented in two 15% increases. The adjustments will take place in May and September, bringing the minimum monthly ...


The Vatican's silence amid Cuba's atrocities

The Vatican's silence amid Cuba's atrocities:
BY MARIA C. WERLAU During his recent visit to Cuba, Pope Benedict XVI said nothing about the Castro brothers' victims. This is not surprising. For decades, the Catholic Church has remained silent about most of the Castro regime´s worst crimes in its ...


MiamiHerald.com

Twofold dilemma of DWI: State wrangles with repeat offenders; some focus on ...

Twofold dilemma of DWI: State wrangles with repeat offenders; some focus on ...: A first offender, for example, rarely gets the maximum of 90 days in jail and a $500 fine. "It's never done," said Linda Atkinson, co-founder and director of the DWI Resource Center in Albuquerque. Cynthia Delgado of the New Mexico Underage Drinking ...

State casino campaigns face difficult challenge


State casino campaigns face difficult challenge

AP • BIG BUSINESS: Michigan has 25 casinos, including 22 owned by Native American tribes. They form a nearly $3 billion industry in the state. • VOTER VOICE: In 2004, Michigan voters approved a measure that requires most types of gambling expansion to ...

Colombia Prepares To Welcome The Americas To Cartagena For Next Week's OAS ...


Colombia Prepares To Welcome The Americas To Cartagena For Next Week's OAS ...

Thirty-three heads of government, representing all of the member states of the Organization of American States (OAS) except Cuba and the newly-abstentious Ecuador, will be arriving in Colombia next week to partake in the forum, which bears this year's ...

Falklands: Government Condemns Attack On Buenos Aires British ...

Falklands: Government Condemns Attack On Buenos Aires British ...: The government has condemned violent protesters who attacked the British Embassy in Buenos Aires on the 30th anniversary of the Falklands War. Several ...