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viernes, 4 de mayo de 2012

Conference brings 'voiceless' victims of torture out of the shadows

Conference brings 'voiceless' victims of torture out of the shadows: ... the husband and wife, their heads and faces draped with black cloth, describing torture at the hands of the Mexican police in their native Ciudad Juarez, demonstrated the continued seriousness of the human rights crisis in Mexico and Latin America.

Extractive Capitalism and the Divisions in the Latin American Progressive Camp

Extractive Capitalism and the Divisions in the Latin American Progressive Camp: ... (3) their ideological rhetoric rejecting US-led regional bodies and favoring Latin American centered organizations; (4) their populist electoral campaign programs regarding social equity, environmentalism, and human rights; (5) their vehement ...

Appeals for French reporter's freedom

Appeals for French reporter's freedom:
BOGOTA, Colombia — The European Union has joined journalist organizations and human rights groups in asking Colombia's main rebel group to free a French journalist who disappeared during weekend combat.


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Poverty and the Trial of John Edwards

Poverty and the Trial of John Edwards: One of the central themes of Edwards' two presidential and senatorial campaigns was creating a national movement to combat poverty - a cause near and dear to the son of a mill-worker. As he wrote in his book Ending Poverty in America, The public debate ...

Downtown Cleveland proves to be population hot spot

Downtown Cleveland proves to be population hot spot: Dr. Florida cites a study, “Not Dead Yet: The Infilling of Cleveland's Inner Core,” by Case Western Reserve University's Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, as evidence of a shift in population back to the city. The Case Western Reserve ...

200000 families hit by tax credit calamity

200000 families hit by tax credit calamity: Reacting to the data, Chief Executive of Child Poverty Action Group, Alison Garnham, said: "This is an absolute calamity that plunges nearly half a million children deep below the poverty line. "Many of these parents will now have less money in work ...


Children's Hospital exec stays focused on kids, not money


Children's Hospital exec stays focused on kids, not money

Since the early tracking of child health, poverty and adverse child health outcomes have always been linked. We don't understand today what the medical mechanisms are that cause a child in poverty to be at higher risk of asthma … obesity ...

The Religious Tend to Oppose the Death Penalty

The Religious Tend to Oppose the Death Penalty: The American bishops' opposition to the death penalty is largely contingent upon the thought that one's moral responsibility increases as one's power and abilities to effect change increase. Were it possible, then, to hold someone indefinitely in ...


Haiti - Live Below the Line

Haiti - Live Below the Line: Benite lives with her four children aged between nine years and 16 months under a tarpaulin perched on a very small ledge about 400 metres above the main road in Fonds-Verettes, Haiti, near the border with the Dominican Republic.

Organized Crime Stifles Freedom of Speech in Latin America

Organized Crime Stifles Freedom of Speech in Latin America: A reading of any news report following her murder will tell you that Mexico has seen anywhere between 52 (the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) estimate) and 75 (Mexico's national human rights commission (CNDH)) journalists killed between 2000 to ...

The Invisibility of Domestic Workers

The Invisibility of Domestic Workers: The convention is the climax of a lot of advocacy and activism that has happened in Asia and Latin America, and to a lesser extent in Africa. We have also seen a growth of movements of former domestic workers, human rights NGOs taking up these issues ...

Sept 11 case returns to Guantanamo tribunal


Sept 11 case returns to Guantanamo tribunal

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Five men accused of orchestrating the Sept. 11 attacks, including the self-proclaimed mastermind, are headed back to a military tribunal at Guantanamo Bay on Saturday, more than ...

IKEA Allegedly Used Cuban Prison Labor to Make Furniture


IKEA Allegedly Used Cuban Prison Labor to Make Furniture

2010 Getty Images Swedish home furnishing giant IKEA is under fire after a German newspaper revealed allegations that the company used Cuban prison labor in the 1980s to manufacture its products. According to the German broadsheet Frankfurter ...

'Revolutionary' gay rights group formed in Haiti

'Revolutionary' gay rights group formed in Haiti: It ends by evoking the slave-led revolution, more than 200 years ago, culminating in Haiti declaring itself a free republic, the first independent nation in Latin America under rebellion leader Jean-Jacques Dessalines. "Yesterday we were Black, ...


US court upholds torture or suspects

US court upholds torture or suspects:
In his lawsuit filed as early as 2008, Padilla said that he had been tortured in prison and that the former official of the Justice Ministry John Yoo, who had signed the memos allowing the use of such methods of interrogation, violated the US ...


The Voice of Russia

Santilli dismisses Gov't accusations against City over waste disposal


Santilli dismisses Gov't accusations against City over waste disposal

The City government Environment Minister Diego Santilli rejected once again accusations made yesterday by President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner against the City government over the management of waste disposal in Buenos Aires, stressing that the ...

Nine bodies hung from bridge in northern Mexico as drug war rages

Nine bodies hung from bridge in northern Mexico as drug war rages:
MEXICO CITY — Nine bodies, some bound and blindfolded, were found hanging from a bridge over a highway in northeastern Mexico early on Friday, in an escalation of brutal attacks right on the US border where rival drug gangs are fighting for control.


National Post

Nine get life sentence in 2002 riot case

Nine get life sentence in 2002 riot case: A special court on Friday awarded life sentence to nine persons and sent one other to prison for six months for killing of three Muslims including two women in Ode village of Anand on March 1, 2002 during the communal riots a decade ago.

Argentina and the magic soybean: the commodity export boom that wasn't

Argentina and the magic soybean: the commodity export boom that wasn't: I haven't seen any economists make the claim that Argentina's remarkable economic growth over the past nine years – which has brought record levels of employment and a two-thirds reduction in poverty – has been driven by soybeans or a commodities ...

Molalla students lead mission to keep Native American mascot

Molalla students lead mission to keep Native American mascot:
Three Molalla High School students are on a campaign to fight the Oregon Department of Education's proposal that schools eliminate their Native American mascots, and they have invited members of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde to audit the ...


OregonLive.com

High food prices threaten struggle against poverty

High food prices threaten struggle against poverty:
The fight against child and maternal mortality is one of the Millennium Goals. But one reason for lack of progress is malnutrition and poor diet - in turn caused by rising global food prices. Hunger and malnutrition are not only the consequences of ...


Deutsche Welle

Affirmative action backed largely in Brazil

Affirmative action backed largely in Brazil: ... director of the Institute of Afro-Brazilian Research and Study in Rio de Janeiro. "They feel threatened. Their privileges are sustained by a system that perpetuates inequality, both in the form of extreme poverty and extreme privilege.

'Torture memos' author can't be sued for harsh interrogations, court rules


'Torture memos' author can't be sued for harsh interrogations, court rules

By Warren Richey, Christian Science Monitor - A federal appeals court ruled on Wednesday that the author of the so-called “torture memos” during the Bush administration could not be sued by an American citizen who claims he was tortured while ...

Asia needs new economic growth model

Asia needs new economic growth model: It noted that Asia can withstand a renewed financial crisis and weakened export demand from developed markets, but long-term prosperity hinges on relying more on domestic and regional markets as well as expanding ties with Latin America and Africa.

Affirmative action backed largely in Brazil

Affirmative action backed largely in Brazil: Education inequality in Brazil is stark despite economic advances that have seen 20 million people pulled from poverty since 2003. A woeful public education system is considered a weak link as Brazil tries to build on recent economic gains and become a ...