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domingo, 29 de abril de 2012

Transocean evacuates Brazil rig, no oil spilled

Transocean evacuates Brazil rig, no oil spilled: Transocean and Chevron Corp face a combined $22 billion in lawsuits, and several executives face prison, because of two incidents in which oil leaked off Brazil's coast in November and March. A Brazilian prosecutor filed a request on April 19 seeking ...

Mexico Drug War Journalist Found Dead

Mexico Drug War Journalist Found Dead: (Flickr) Veracruz, Mexico – A correspondent known for covering drug trafficking for Mexican news magazine Proceso was found dead inside her home in Veracruz state on Saturday. Authorities believe she was murdered. Regina Martínez's body was found by ...


New association by Dominican doctors graduated in Cuba ...

New association by Dominican doctors graduated in Cuba ...: In his opening remarks Arias said they have to organize, for having the most noble and humane profession and having been formed in Cuba, with great scientific ...

Trucker with ammo mistakenly turns into Mexico

Trucker with ammo mistakenly turns into Mexico: PHOENIX A truck driver on his way to Phoenix made a wrong turn in El Paso and ended up in a Mexican prison because the truck he was driving was packed with ...

Report: Bahraini police beat, torture detainees

Report: Bahraini police beat, torture detainees: Treatment of prisoners inside police stations and formal detention facilities has improved, Human Rights Watch said, and Bahrain appears to have made "rapid progress" in eliminating torture inside police stations after a committee last year recommended ...

Thousands join industrial shrimp aquaculture protest: WWF standards denounced ...


Thousands join industrial shrimp aquaculture protest: WWF standards denounced ...

By Alfredo Quarto, Brussels - Hundreds of NGOs in Asia, Latin America, Africa, North America and Europe are protesting against WWF and its lack of concern for the environment and local peoples' livelihood in the interest of industry profits from shrimp ...

Improving children's literacy

Improving children's literacy: A 2009 Annie E. Kasey Foundation report says that 40 percent of the children in Shelby County are living in poverty. Add recent TCAP scores to the poverty numbers and it's easy to see there is much to be done to help children of this area.

Effective Governance Key to Caribbean ICT Development

Effective Governance Key to Caribbean ICT Development: Even with its slightly improved ranking, Trinidad and Tobago lagged behind other Latin American and Caribbean countries such as Barbados (35th) and Puerto Rico (36th), although it outperformed several larger territories in the region, including Brazil ...

Elizabeth Warren, Native American

Elizabeth Warren, Native American:
It has come to my attention that Elizabeth Warren, who is running for a Senate seat in Massachusetts, claims Native American ancestry. This did not surprise me. Warren is from Oklahoma, where nearly 10% of the population claims some Native American ...


Discover Magazine (blog)

Guatemalan President Moves to Slums to Taste Real Life

Guatemalan President Moves to Slums to Taste Real Life: Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, had over 56 percent of citizens living below the poverty line in 2011, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's data. Molina, whose policy has been approved by 76 percent of citizens ...


In abolishing the death penalty, Connecticut joins the civilized world

In abolishing the death penalty, Connecticut joins the civilized world: On April 25, with a stroke of the governor's pen, Connecticut became the 17th US state to abolish the death penalty - and the fifth state to do so in five years. This reflects a growing momentum to end capital punishment in the US, which is the only ...

Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day

Activists Breathe New Life Into May Day: ... doesn't require employers to provide workers with paid vacations, hasn't abolished the death penalty, and doesn't celebrate May Day as an official national holiday. Outside the US, May 1 is international workers' day, observed with speeches, ...

Church Activists Disperse Pussy Riot Supporters with Holy Water

Church Activists Disperse Pussy Riot Supporters with Holy Water: Several dozens of opposition activists gathered near the main Russia's Orthodox Cathedral in Moscow for an unsanctioned rally in support of the members of the all-female punk group Pussy Riot who had been put in custody for performing a song against ...

Guyanese medical student in Cuba allegedly murders man, wounds ...


Guyanese medical student in Cuba allegedly murders man, wounds ...

A Guyanese medical student was up to press time last evening in a Havana, Cuba jail after he reportedly stabbed a man to death and seriously injured a woman.

Children's rights pressure mounts

Children's rights pressure mounts:
Mr Schokman said indigenous children's welfare would come under scrutiny at the Geneva meeting. On key indicators - from mortality to high school retention and involvement in the child protection and juvenile justice systems - Aboriginal children do ...


The Age

Poverty, hopelessness & fear contribute to violence

Poverty, hopelessness & fear contribute to violence: For many children, growing up poor amid violence without a consistent adult in their lives or without a long-term home can translate into hopelessness and the need for immediate gratification, say professionals who work with young people.


Family of Texas trucker jailed in Mexico calls for his release

Family of Texas trucker jailed in Mexico calls for his release: Aletha Smith Jabin Bogan, 27, an Irving truck driver, has been confined to the Villa Aldama federal prison in Mexico for two weeks after being charged with smuggling when he was stopped driving an 18-wheeler loaded with 268000 rounds of military ...

French journalist missing after Colombia combat

French journalist missing after Colombia combat: A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an "appropriate balance" between advancing human rights and maintaining US relations with China, the first public comments by the administration... One World Trade Center is ...


Indigenous activists accuse governments of harassment

Indigenous activists accuse governments of harassment:
Indigenous activists in Bolivia and other Latin American countries who take to the streets to protest the exploitation of their ancestral homelands face repressive measures and charges of terrorism. Bolivian President Evo Morales' plans to build a ...


Deutsche Welle

Poverty, hopelessness & fear contribute to violence

Poverty, hopelessness & fear contribute to violence: Nearly 10 percent of children in Louisiana — 117859 children — live in grandparent-headed households, with nearly 65000 of them being reared primarily by their grandparents instead of their parents, according to a 2009-2010 report by Hirtzel ...

Inside the eagle repository where Native American tribes come for their bird ...


Inside the eagle repository where Native American tribes come for their bird ...

By Reuters Reporter Each year the National Eagle Repository bags more than 2000 dead birds and freezes the animals before delivering them to waiting Native American Indian tribes to use in religious rituals. Eagles are sacrosanct for many tribes, ...

Rodney King: 20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed

Rodney King: 20th Anniversary of Los Angeles Riots Observed:
The acquittal triggered riots throughout LA killing many innocent civilians. A year later, all four were tried again. While Stacey Koon and Laurence Powell were charged for violating civil rights and sentenced to 30 months in prison, the other two ...


IBTimes.co.uk

“We fear for Sori Soni's life and are outraged at inhuman treatment of a woman ...


“We fear for Sori Soni's life and are outraged at inhuman treatment of a woman ...

In a series of letters written to the Supreme Court Advocate from jail, Sori recounted how she was stripped, electrocuted, and physically and sexually tortured by the police. More than six months after she was tortured, Sori continues to be imprisoned ...

Vargas needs help and he must show progress

Vargas needs help and he must show progress: As a native of the Dominican Republic, one of the Western Hemisphere's poorest nations, for more than 20 years Bolgen Vargas has regularly worn UNICEF's “We are the world” neckties with great humility. For Vargas, the colorful ties, designed by poor ...


Execution set for murderer who could have had life in prison

Execution set for murderer who could have had life in prison: And later that day, they might have slipped across the Mexican border to disappear forever, if only they had smiled and looked the deputy in the eye. Instead, they seemed nervous. And as he drove away, Peterson radioed to check the tag number.

POVERTY, GAPS IN RURAL COLOMBIA | DAPA

POVERTY, GAPS IN RURAL COLOMBIA | DAPA: We identify policies that may reduce socioeconomic gaps between the urban centers and the rural countryside of Colombia.