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lunes, 16 de abril de 2012

LA-area toy company accused of laundering proceeds from Mexican, Colombian ...


LA-area toy company accused of laundering proceeds from Mexican, Colombian ...

LOS ANGELES — Five people were arrested Monday in connection with a money laundering scheme that allegedly funneled millions of dollars in Colombian and Mexican drug money through an American toy company, federal officials said.

Detective: Mexican Mafia Put The Word Out

Detective: Mexican Mafia Put The Word Out: The Mexican Mafia put word out for Hispanic street gangs to stop battling each other to “focus on getting the blacks out” of their territories, according to an Escondido police gang specialist. Detective Erik Witholt said it was a couple years ago that ...

Georgia to require drug tests for welfare benefits

Georgia to require drug tests for welfare benefits: Gerry Weber of the Southern Poverty Law Center said the organization is prepared to file a lawsuit over the issue, but not until it is put into practice. It takes effect July 1. A similar law in Florida took effect last July but was blocked by a ...

Piracy definition in dispute as piracy trial looms

Piracy definition in dispute as piracy trial looms: Of the 14 others, who were all captured at sea by the US military, 11 have been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to piracy. Three others await trial on murder and other death-penalty eligible charges. Jury selection in Shibin's case is ...

New survey: Poorest parents spend the most on prom. Are we all crazy?


New survey: Poorest parents spend the most on prom. Are we all crazy?

Low-income parents appear to be stronger on other moral measures. Both my own and others' research indicates that both low-income Latino and African-American parents, for example, unlike large numbers of middle- and upper-class families, ...

Panama Booms While Poor Watch From Afar

Panama Booms While Poor Watch From Afar: Last year, Panama's economy grew by more than 10 percent. But with roughly one-third of the country's people living in poverty, critics say the growth is primarily benefiting a small elite. The Central American nation of Panama is booming.


US Senator Worries Tribal Courts Will Imprison 'Any American'


US Senator Worries Tribal Courts Will Imprison 'Any American'

Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, is expressing concern that tribal courts operating on Indian reservations will attempt to arrest and imprison 'any American' if legislation aimed at protecting Native women from criminal violence passes the US Congress.

Native Educators Honor Montana Governor

Native Educators Honor Montana Governor:
Among prominent members who spoke of Schweitzer's impact on Native American students were Carol Juneau, a former Montana Senator. While addressing the crowd, Schweitzer mentioned how important Native education is to lowered the unemployment rate, ...


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Brazil Prison Riot: Advogado Antonio Jacinto Filho Inmates Hold 100 Hostages ...

Brazil Prison Riot: Advogado Antonio Jacinto Filho Inmates Hold 100 Hostages ...: RIO DE JANEIRO — Inmates armed with guns and knives seized control of a prison in northeastern Brazil and local news media reported Monday the prisoners were holding about were holding about 80 visitors and two guards hostage.

Some African Constitutions Give Voice to Grass Roots, Disenfranchised


Some African Constitutions Give Voice to Grass Roots, Disenfranchised

It's an idea that he says originally came from Argentina and other Latin American countries. "Essentially," he explained, "you sit together at the local level. You can even form a committee or a council. You say what your needs are, document them and ...

Last Summit of the Americas Without Cuba

Last Summit of the Americas Without Cuba: Gil, an expert on international relations who lives in Colombia, told IPS that " a consensus on drugs seems to be forming among the countries of Latin America." "These three issues are precisely the ones that are dividing the hemisphere in two, ...

Latin America Economic Perspectives - All Together Now: The Challenge of ...

Latin America Economic Perspectives - All Together Now: The Challenge of ...: After the dismal 1990s, which stigmatized Latin American and Caribbean economies as the paradigmatic emerging markets (a high-risk/high-return bet on inherently unstable countries doomed by the original sin of chronic mismanagement), the 2000s were ...

Shakira Speaks At Summit Of The Americas

Shakira Speaks At Summit Of The Americas:
She said, “I am convinced that by far the best way to fight poverty in Latin America is to invest in the education of all our youths and children, and to do particularly from the months before they are born. And I firmly believe that this social ...


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American Jim Yong Kim is chosen to lead World Bank

American Jim Yong Kim is chosen to lead World Bank: The World Bank focuses on fighting poverty and promoting development. In recent decades, it's focused on poor nations in Africa, Asia and Latin America. It is a leading source of development loans for financing to build dams, road and other projects.

Puerto Rican nationalist seeks release on bond

Puerto Rican nationalist seeks release on bond: A 66-year-old Puerto Rican nationalist awaiting trial in a record-setting 1983 robbery has asked to be released on bond, saying that the conditions of his detention are restricting his communication with family and trusted advisers as he considers his ...


Puerto Rico Ambulance Feud Leads to Murder | Fire Law

Puerto Rico Ambulance Feud Leads to Murder | Fire Law: A turf battle between rival ambulance companies has turned deadly in Puerto Rico where two paramedics stand accused of murdering a competitor who allegedly “stole” one of their patients.

Protests threaten energy-hungry Chile mines

Protests threaten energy-hungry Chile mines: By Alexandra Ulmer and Fabian Cambero | TOTORAL, Chile (Reuters) - It took just a handful of fishermen and artisans from this tiny village in northern Chile to threaten a $5 billion coal-fired thermoelectric plant desperately needed by nearby copper ...

Time to reflect on death penalty law for drug-related offences?

Time to reflect on death penalty law for drug-related offences?: DRUG trafficker Yong Vui Kong's third attempt to be spared the death sentence has been turned down, as reported in "Court dismisses Yong Vui Kong's appeal" (April 4). Since 2008, Yong has challenged the constitutionality of the legislation, ...


Amazon Indigenous Groups Fight New Law That Would Allow Foreign Companies on ...


Amazon Indigenous Groups Fight New Law That Would Allow Foreign Companies on ...

Such hand-slapping is happening more frequently these days in Peru as Indigenous Peoples ally with environmentalists and human rights organizations to demand their rights under international law. Their profoundly informed debate over the new Law of ...

Inmates demanding better conditions hold about 100 hostages in Brazilian ...


Inmates demanding better conditions hold about 100 hostages in Brazilian ...

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil's state news agency says that inmates armed with pistols and knives have rioted at a prison in the country's northeast and are holding about 100 visitors and two guards hostage. Agencia Brasil says no deaths or injuries have ...

Latin America's drug war evolution

Latin America's drug war evolution: What stands out among the consequences of the drug war? The escalating violence in Mexico. [President Felipe] Calderon's attempt to take on the criminal organizations. The 50000 dead. The spread of this traffic and violence to Central America.


Sanctions on Cuba are hitting a different target

Sanctions on Cuba are hitting a different target: Take Cuba. We started imposing sanctions against Cuba a half century ago. Where have they gotten us? The US Chamber of Commerce has put a number to the impact. It cites estimates that the embargo annually sacrifices $1.2 billion in US exports and ...

Stop conflating microfinance and entrepreneurship

Stop conflating microfinance and entrepreneurship:
By Elmira Bayrasli Bogota, Colombia – Although the phone rings incessantly, Carlos Moreno is not distracted. He continues to talk, not just about his life as a slightly graying 78-year-old pastor but also about how he became what some consider to be ...


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Grameen Foundation Celebrates the Ingenuity and Entrepreneurial Spirit of the ...


Grameen Foundation Celebrates the Ingenuity and Entrepreneurial Spirit of the ...

About Grameen FoundationGrameen Foundation, a global nonprofit organization, helps the world's poorest people - especially women - lift themselves out of poverty by providing access to small loans and other financial services, life-changing information ...

Mexico: the war on drugs is becoming a war on women ...

Mexico: the war on drugs is becoming a war on women ...: Some women had to be escorted into the city by court-appointed guards. Others flew in from virtual war zones where they check twitter to find out when it's safe to leave the house. Many spend their days searching for kidnapped relatives or ...