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martes, 17 de abril de 2012

Lethal Injection As the Death Penalty's Last Stand

Lethal Injection As the Death Penalty's Last Stand: Are we witnessing the beginning of the end of the death penalty in America? All of it might come down to a basic issue of supply. So, what do you do if you are a hangman who runs out of rope? To put it in more conventional terms, suppose you are a ...

Iranian-Canadian 'spy' faces imminent execution, says family

Iranian-Canadian 'spy' faces imminent execution, says family:
He was convicted and given a death sentence on the basis of what officials said was an email to his brother Alborz in which, they said, he asked for some information to be collected for the MEK. Ghassemi-Shall's family say he neither wrote nor sent ...


The Guardian

Expropriating its way to poverty

Expropriating its way to poverty: ONE couldn't ask for a better illustration of the thesis of Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson's new book "Why Nations Fail" than the decision taken by Argentina's president, Cristina Fernández, to seize a majority share in the country's largest oil ...


The Four Types of Economies And The Global Imbalances

The Four Types of Economies And The Global Imbalances: China is so large and was formerly so poor that its advance from poverty-stricken to low-middle-income has really fueled the worldwide growth picture. At the same time, its per capita GDP is still only half of Argentina's and whatever you might say ...

US lawmakers: Colombia trade agreement sacrifices labor rights


US lawmakers: Colombia trade agreement sacrifices labor rights

According to US government estimates, the agreement could help create half a million jobs in five years in Colombia, increase the country's output by one percent and lift 1.2 million Colombians out of poverty. McGovern contends that Obama rushed his ...

A generational divide widens in Cuba

A generational divide widens in Cuba:
Older Cubans are grateful for the peace and stability of the Castro years. But many younger ones, though grateful for the gains of the 1959 revolution, face a stifled future, and want more. A man runs along Havana's waterfront.


Los Angeles Times

Former Cuban prisoners living in Spain need jobs, other help

Former Cuban prisoners living in Spain need jobs, other help:
He declared last week that the Spanish government will help their Cuban political prisoners with jobs and other benefits, even though the country currently faces a fierce economic recession and 23 percent unemployment. Daniel Ochoa de Olza / AP By Juan ...


MiamiHerald.com

Guy Dresses as Woman to Escape Brazilian Prison


Guy Dresses as Woman to Escape Brazilian Prison

Ronaldo Silva is back in police custody after an outrageous escape from a Penedo prison in Brazil. Silva switched clothes with his wife during a visit, shaved his legs, donned a wig, and walked right out the front door. He was captured a short time l ...

Study: Majority of Latinos support marriage equality

Study: Majority of Latinos support marriage equality:
Latino Americans are no more or less likely to support queer rights such as marriage equality as other Americans, according to a recent study. The Social Science Research Solutions and the Latino advocacy organization National Council of La Raza, ...


QSaltLake

No Free Trade at the expense of the people of Latin America


No Free Trade at the expense of the people of Latin America

On the 22nd March European parliamentarians hosted a debate on natural resources and forthcoming trade agreements with Colombia, Peru and Central ...

The Torture of Solitary

The Torture of Solitary: Yet today, more than 25000 US prisoners languish in isolated cells. Here is what I knew about Joe Loya before stepping into his car: During a 14-month stretch in the late 1980s, he stole a quarter-million dollars from 30 Southern California banks by ...

Mass Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike

Mass Palestinian Prisoner Hunger Strike: They endure torture, deprivation, isolation, intimidation, and denial of basic rights. Administrative detainees are held indefinitely without charge or trial. Children young as 10 are treated like adults. So-called security prisoners are isolated ...

Florida women still working for less


Florida women still working for less

These necessities would be particularly important for the 29 percent of Florida's women-headed households currently living below the poverty level. “The Equal Pay Act was enacted 49 years ago and women are still paid 23 cents less than men on the ...

Rioting inmates hold 100 hostages in Brazil

Rioting inmates hold 100 hostages in Brazil: — 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.

US Sees 'Worrying Trend' in Venezuela Drug Trafficking

US Sees 'Worrying Trend' in Venezuela Drug Trafficking: A US Treasury official said that the department had observed a "worrying trend" in drug trafficking in Venezuela in the last two years, and that Henry Silva Rangel, now the country's defense minister, had called for closer government cooperation with ...

Venezuela worried about oil market stability -Ramirez

Venezuela worried about oil market stability -Ramirez: Minister says unnamed Gulf states over-producing * Venezuela routinely calls for higher oil prices CARACAS, April 17 (Reuters) - Venezuelan Energy Minister Rafael Ramirez said on Tuesday that the South American OPEC nation was very concerned about ...

Legalize drugs? It's a valid discussion for U.S., Mexico and others

Legalize drugs? It's a valid discussion for U.S., Mexico and others: But some saw a chance for a little more action this year when leaders from several Latin American countries came to this weekend's summit in the Colombian seaside city of Cartagena complaining of drug war fatigue. Over the last six months, ...


Cuban papal Mass protester said locked up anew

Cuban papal Mass protester said locked up anew: HAVANA—A leading human rights activist says Cuban authorities have again detained a man who yelled anti-government slogans at a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI. Elizardo Sanchez says Andres Carrion Alvarez was locked up on Monday in the eastern ...

Wealth and power trump good governance

Wealth and power trump good governance: Okonjo-Iweala has been managing director (number 2 job) of the World Bank and Ocampo used to run the UN's regional economic commission for Latin America, the best of the lot, and then the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

Ecuador to host trio of key industry events in 2012 with a focus on 'concious ...


Ecuador to host trio of key industry events in 2012 with a focus on 'concious ...

At the 20th Congress of Tourism of the OAS members will discuss the importance of tourism for economic growth and its impact on culture, nature and on combating poverty in Latin America. The panel will decide on activities to boost ethical and ...

Latin America Motor for World Economic Recovery

Latin America Motor for World Economic Recovery: The meeting was attended by representatives of some 500 major companies in Latin America. A main source of multilateral financing in Latin America, the IADB supports efforts by countries in the region to reduce poverty and inequality and achieve ...

Armed inmates seize prison

Armed inmates seize prison:
One Brazilian inmate held a knife to a hostage's throat after prisoners took 100 visiting family members hostage. Rough Cut (no reporter narration). TAKEOVER: A screengrab shows inmates at Brazil's Advogado Antonio Jacinto Filho prison after taking ...


Stuff.co.nz

Rioting inmates hold 80 hostages in Brazil

Rioting inmates hold 80 hostages in Brazil: In this photo released by Secretaria de Estado de Seguranca Publica de Sergipe, prisoners stand on the roof of the Advogado Antonio Jacinto Filho state prison as military police stand gathered nearby, in Aracaju, Brazil, Monday April 16, 2012.

Taxing Local Native American Band

Taxing Local Native American Band: BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets vacillated between gains and losses today as signs of a recovering US economy were offset by fears that Spain might need an expensive financial bailout. DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors is recalling about 50000 large ...

Polish ex-official 'allowed' CIA torture

Polish ex-official 'allowed' CIA torture: Existence of such sites was long-rumoured after US officials indicated several years ago that Poland hosted a secret Central Intelligence Agency prison. The United Nations and Council of Europe both said they had evidence of their existence but serious ...