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viernes, 20 de abril de 2012

US transfers 2 Guantanamo prisoners to El Salvador

US transfers 2 Guantanamo prisoners to El Salvador: - Two men from western China who had been held for nearly a decade without charge at the Guantanamo Bay prison amid a diplomatic struggle to find them homes, have been resettled in El Salvador, the US military said Thursday.

Grand jury indicts man on sex abuse, torture charges

Grand jury indicts man on sex abuse, torture charges: RICHMOND — A man who has spent only two days in jail was indicted Wednesday by a Madison grand jury for allegedly sexually abusing and torturing two victims under 12 years old. Joseph Patrick Trotter, 46, ...

US Muslim: I Was Tortured At FBI's Behest In UAE

US Muslim: I Was Tortured At FBI's Behest In UAE: Each day, the men questioning him in a United Arab Emirates prison told the 33-year-old Fikre he would be released "tomorrow," according to an account he gave on Wednesday at a press conference in Sweden, where he has been since September.

Judge rules race tainted North Carolina death penalty case; inmate Marcus ...


Judge rules race tainted North Carolina death penalty case; inmate Marcus ...

Robinson, 38, was sentenced to death for murdering 17-year-old Erik Torbblom in 1991 during a robbery. The jury that sent him to death row him had nine whites, two blacks and one American Indian. It was later shown that prosecutors removed 50 percent ...

Contradiction at the intersection of religion and American politics

Contradiction at the intersection of religion and American politics: Meanwhile, the organization Faith in Public Life has highlighted new academic research showing that even in America there is growing "correlation between increased Bible reading and support for progressive views, including abolishing the death penalty, ...


Two get 18-year prison sentences in beating death of homeless man

Two get 18-year prison sentences in beating death of homeless man: BY JOHN PETRICK Two undocumented Mexican natives who prosecutors say were homeless received 18-year state prison sentences Friday for beating to death another homeless man during a drunken argument in Passaic's Veterans Court Park off Hudson Street.

April 20 in Mexico: Legalize Drugs to End the Drug War

April 20 in Mexico: Legalize Drugs to End the Drug War:
For Mexico, the human toll has been particularly devastating. Since Mexican President and Bush-ally Felipe Calderon first launched Mexico's drug wars in 2006, over 50000 Mexicans have been killed with over 100000 displaced from the spike in violence.


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Chilean archbishop shuts down Priestly Union

Chilean archbishop shuts down Priestly Union: Santiago, Chile - Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile has decided to canonically disband the Priestly Union of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, led for many years by disgraced priest Father Fernando Karadima.

Torture on Trial

Torture on Trial: Experts from the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) produced a report. (The IRCT was a sponsor of the conference I attended.) Eventually two low-ranking police officers were given seven-year prison sentences, ...


Colorado lights up pot debate by blazing regulatory trail

Colorado lights up pot debate by blazing regulatory trail:
In South America this past weekend, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his opposition to legalizing drugs, despite pressure from some Latin American leaders to discuss the issue as a way of combating the drug trade. In Colorado, legalization is far from ...


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Puerto Rico Lawmakers Approve 30-Day Amnesty Extension for Illegal Arms

Puerto Rico Lawmakers Approve 30-Day Amnesty Extension for Illegal Arms: By the Caribbean Journal staff The legislative bodies of Puerto Rico have approved a measure to extend amnesty for the possession of illegal weapons for an additional 30 days, according to Governor Luis Fortuño. The amnesty programme gives those in ...

160000 Mexicans Displaced in 2011, Most by Drug Violence: UN

160000 Mexicans Displaced in 2011, Most by Drug Violence: UN: A new report by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees says 160000 people were internally displaced in Mexico last year, most of them as a result of the drug war, an often-overlooked dimension of the country's public security crisis.

Mitt Romney Campaign Targets Latino Voters Using Unemployment Figures

Mitt Romney Campaign Targets Latino Voters Using Unemployment Figures: The Romney campaign released an infographic Friday on poverty and unemployment among Latinos, giving a glimpse into its overall pitch to Hispanic voters. Romney is trailing President Barack Obama among Latino voters. But Republicans see something of an ...


Guantanamo Bay Prison Releases First Prisoners In A Year

Guantanamo Bay Prison Releases First Prisoners In A Year: Jobs report leaves Obama, Romney campaigns unsure where vital issue is headed More>> SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Two men from western China who had been held for nearly a decade without charge at the Guantanamo Bay prison amid a diplomatic struggle to ...

Locking Down an American Workforce

Locking Down an American Workforce: The privatization of prisons in recent years has meant the creation of a small army of workers too coerced and right-less to complain. Prisoners, whose ranks increasingly consist of those for whom the legitimate economy has found no use, ...

Torture at Guantanamo and the 3 Reasons America Fails at Human Rights

Torture at Guantanamo and the 3 Reasons America Fails at Human Rights:
Torture has taken place within and outside US borders. Incidents have been reported of American personnel inflicting torture on prisoners, particularly in Guantanamo Bay. Torture has been often used by United States personnel abroad in interrogation ...


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UN joins campaign to free former Peace Corps volunteer jailed in Nicaragua


UN joins campaign to free former Peace Corps volunteer jailed in Nicaragua

Of the 725 US citizens in jail abroad, more than half are behind bars in Latin America. Jason Puracal was imprisoned last August, and his family says the US embassy hasn't done enough in his case. By Tim Rogers, Correspondent / April 20, 2012 After 18 ...

Low-income students less likely to be mainstreamed, says special ed report

Low-income students less likely to be mainstreamed, says special ed report: The state Board of Elementary and Secondary Education will devote a special meeting Monday to special education and a recently issued report that shows low-income, Latino and black students with disabilities are less likely to be included in general ...

Cuba's reforms bring hope amid austerity

Cuba's reforms bring hope amid austerity: Cuba (MNN) ― All across Cuba, entrepreneurs striking out on their own as locksmiths, plumbers, electricians and the like. They've always existed, but operated on a smaller scale, illegally, in the informal economy. When Cuba implemented its own ...

A generational divide widens in Cuba

A generational divide widens in Cuba: By Cecilia Sanchez — Los Angeles Times SANTIAGO, Cuba (MCT) — The way Cesar Cruz and his buddies see it, the “revolution of our grandparents” just doesn't cut it anymore. The 19-year-old student and his friends gather every Saturday in leafy Cespedes ...

Twenty-five Years of Presidential Leadership in Brazil


Twenty-five Years of Presidential Leadership in Brazil

How much credit should Brazil's presidents get for its remarkable progress since the return to democracy in 1985? Elections have been conducted smoothly, the economy has grown, poverty and inequality have declined and social indicators are improving.

Native American mascot ban moves forward

Native American mascot ban moves forward: Stewart W. Robertson Memorial Gymnasium at Roseburg High School is one of many places on school property that would require significant expenditures should the Oregon State Board of Education decide to ban Native American high school mascots.


Latin America Unravels the Populist Putdown

Latin America Unravels the Populist Putdown: Whereas US Ambassador to Chile Edward Korry threatened that “not a nut or bolt will be allowed to reach Chile under Allende,” doing “all within our power to condemn Chile and the Chileans to utmost deprivation and poverty,” Larraín and Meller focus ...

Empowering Women make a difference


Empowering Women make a difference

Those lessons came not only from her teaching years in some of America's more impoverished districts, but also from visits to Africa and Latin America on behalf of UNICEF or as a member of the First Family when her father served as America's ...

Florida's Job Creation And Economic Growth Agenda a Tough Sell

Florida's Job Creation And Economic Growth Agenda a Tough Sell: ... Services Poverty Guidelines for a family or household of four in 2012 is $23050 which translates into $443.27 per week based on a 40 hour work week. About 80 percent of Florida's workforce is comprised of production and non-supervisory workers.

Court Ruling Called “Victory” for Children

Court Ruling Called “Victory” for Children: Aboriginal children are over-represented in foster care systems across the country, for example. They represent 65 per cent children in care in Alberta, for instance, and 53 per cent in British Columbia. A 2006 report showed that child poverty rates ...