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lunes, 7 de mayo de 2012

A Rejuvenated Grassroots Movement in Colombia

A Rejuvenated Grassroots Movement in Colombia:
Tens of thousands of people descended into Colombia's capital, Bogotá, to call for an end to the political violence, oppression, and poverty; a negotiated settlement of the armed conflict and social justice. The event is an important development for ...


NACLA (blog)

War on women targets most vulnerable in Texas

War on women targets most vulnerable in Texas: lines of the war on women . with an appeals court ruling this week, the texas can exclude planned parenthood from a state health program for low income women because the organization performs abortions. the women 's health program provides cancer ...

Latino college students in Long Beach struggle to graduate in college ...

Latino college students in Long Beach struggle to graduate in college ...: Many Latino students are the first in their families to attend college, and while parents may have high aspirations for their children, they don't always understand the financial and academic demands of college, she said. "A lot of low-income families ...

Towards ecumenical accompaniment in Colombia

Towards ecumenical accompaniment in Colombia: 2388 mass graves have been found in the country and 2091 bodies have been exhumed. “Colombia is today a very dangerous place to act as a human rights advocate. All those who promote justice and struggle for rights end up becoming the targets.


Canoe trails lure tourists onto bayous

Canoe trails lure tourists onto bayous: The Bayou Bartholomew paddling trail is one of three trails in northeast Louisiana established by the LSU AgCenter with a grant from the Walton Family Foundation. / Courtesy John Ruskey A privately funded ecotourism project administered by the LSU ...

"Chapo" Guzmán indictment sheds light on Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel figures

"Chapo" Guzmán indictment sheds light on Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel figures: By Daniel Borunda / El Paso Times The latest indictment of reputed drug lord Joaquin "Chapo" Guzmán provides an insight into the Sinaloa drug cartel in Chihuahua as the cartel went to war. Guzmán along with what US authorities described as the "upper ...


Lessons of Iraq Help US Fight a Drug War in Honduras

Lessons of Iraq Help US Fight a Drug War in Honduras:
Honduras is the latest focal point in America's drug war. As Mexico puts the squeeze on narcotics barons using its territory as a transit hub, more than 90 percent of the cocaine from Colombia and Venezuela bound for the United States passes through ...


New York Times

Venezuela leads the world in supporting workers with its new Labor Law

Venezuela leads the world in supporting workers with its new Labor Law: Axis of Logic Editor's Comment: Venezuela's National Assembly passed extraordinary new labor laws in support of workers on April 30, 2012. In a time when workers have had their rights stripped away and capitalist economies are collapsing throughout the ...

Venezuelan authorities move inmates out of prison

Venezuelan authorities move inmates out of prison: CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan government officials have transferred more than half of the inmates out of a trouble-ridden prison where gunfire recently erupted and where authorities reported two escape attempts. More than half of the inmates at La ...


Child poverty in the South getting worse

Child poverty in the South getting worse: The South continues to lead the rest of the nation in the number of children in poverty. Forty-four percent of America's poverty-stricken children live in our region. This is not a “leadership” designation we can afford to have.

Cuba's Fortresses Against a Viral Foe

Cuba's Fortresses Against a Viral Foe:
SANTIAGO DE LAS VEGAS, Cuba — When HIV testing began in Cuba in 1986, infections were found first in soldiers who had been in Africa. Initially locked in the national Naval Hospital, they were frustrated, since they were still healthy.


New York Times

Cuban casas particulares turn home into a business

Cuban casas particulares turn home into a business: By Mimi Whitefield SANTIAGO, Cuba -- Norma Arias Puente has been learning the hospitality business for more than a decade from a perch overlooking this city's Parque Céspedes and the Cathedral of Nuestra Señora de la Asunción with its statue of a ...


Teens see world issues first-hand

Teens see world issues first-hand: (From left) Leah Colavecchia, Taylor Gawlick and Carly Richards hold signs made for a school display to raise awareness about issues in Central America. Photo by George Beshiri After travelling to Central America to help the poor, some Brampton high ...

No Accountability for Torture

No Accountability for Torture:
For support, Padilla's lawyers pointed to multiple precedents prohibiting mistreatment of anyone held in detention: convicted prisoners, pretrial detainees, and those held in preventive detention as sexual predators.


The New York Review of Books (blog)

Two Inmates Dead, 11 Wounded in Brazil Prison Riot - Silobreaker

Two Inmates Dead, 11 Wounded in Brazil Prison Riot - Silobreaker: Two Inmates Dead, 11 Wounded in Brazil Prison Riot. SAO PAULO – At least two inmates died Saturday and 11 others were wounded, one of them seriously, ...

Fugitive from Puerto Rico arrested after traffic stop, investigation in Brown ...


Fugitive from Puerto Rico arrested after traffic stop, investigation in Brown ...

Ebbing and telecommunicator Allison Ruiz then learned there was a possible warrant for the driver's arrest out of Puerto Rico under an alias. After further investigation, the man was arrested at his employer, Timewell Tile.

Cannes to honor Sean Penn's Haiti efforts

Cannes to honor Sean Penn's Haiti efforts:
Festival will host a gala fundraising event to help three charities, including Penn's, making a difference for the Haitian people. For the second year in a row, Sean Penn will look to the generous crowds in attendance at the Cannes Film Festival to ...


Mother Nature Network (blog)

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...:
The number of people living in displacement camps in and around Haiti's capital Port au Prince has declined by 14% to an estimated 421000 since February, according to figures collected by IOM. This is the steepest decline in the camp population since ...


Haitilibre.com

US Labor Department awards nearly $65.5 million to fund re-employment ...


US Labor Department awards nearly $65.5 million to fund re-employment ...

The US Department of Labor today awarded nearly $65.5 million in grants to 40 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia to implement and/or continue re-employment and eligibility assessments for Unemployment Insurance beneficiaries.

Haiti police, UN crack down armed men pushing to restoration of army


Haiti police, UN crack down armed men pushing to restoration of army

PORT-AU-PRINCE, HaitiHaitian police and UN peacekeepers have begun cracking down on bands of armed men lobbying for the country to restore its armed forces, a UN spokesman said Monday. Lt. Cmdr. Jim Hoeft said UN troops and national police officers ...

Fertility Rate Remains Extremely High

Fertility Rate Remains Extremely High: On the positive side, the survey shows a significant decline in infant and child mortality. The data show that, in the 10 to 14 years prior to the 2011 survey, 158 out of every 1000 live births did not survive until their fifth birthday.

Losing war on drugs and gangs through silence


Losing war on drugs and gangs through silence

CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 — This is the third in a series of articles (here and here) on street gangs and drug lords. Associated Press reported the dangers of reporting on drug cartels in Mexico. Journalists and photographers are being brutally tortured ...

Report: Ikea may have used Cuban prison labor to build furniture

Report: Ikea may have used Cuban prison labor to build furniture: MIAMI — A report that Ikea employed Cuban prisoners to build tables and sofas in the 1980s has provoked a strong reaction among Cuban exiles in Miami, the Miami Herald reported. A German newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, had reported that in ...

Why Tea Party Lawmakers Are Trying to Conflate Poverty and Drug Addiction

Why Tea Party Lawmakers Are Trying to Conflate Poverty and Drug Addiction: In Florida, nearly 98 percent of applicants passed the tests that Gov. Rick Scott signed into law in June 2011. But constitutionality and efficacy aren't relevant. The point is to stigmatize poor people and, thus, provide political cover for safety net ...


Discrimination Against American Natives in America

Discrimination Against American Natives in America:
Anaya also said systemic and individual racial discrimination are rampant against Native Americans. He warned that historical wrongs, particularly the loss of land, continue to have an overriding impact on the wellbeing of the indigenous people.


Ahlul Bayt News Agency - abna.ir