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miércoles, 9 de mayo de 2012

Policeman detained for killing a teenager in ... - Buenos Aires Herald

Policeman detained for killing a teenager in ... - Buenos Aires Herald: Policeman detained for killing a teenager in Mendoza. A policeman was detained today in connection to the shooting of a nineteen-year-old man, after he was ...

"Women's Leadership is Key to Ensuring Sustainable Development"

"Women's Leadership is Key to Ensuring Sustainable Development": ... and eradication of poverty. Women's contributions are essential for environmental management, food production and social reproduction, as well as the transition to a green economy, Rebecca Tavares, regional director of UN Women for Brazil and the ...

Honduras: Exit Peace Corps, enter war corps

Honduras: Exit Peace Corps, enter war corps: Honduras has had to endure a similar predicament as its neighbors in Central America. The isthmus of countries is squeezed between South American nations that churn out the world's cocaine and Mexico, a prime pathway to the traffickers' end goal, USA.


Cuba to increase hotel capacity

Cuba to increase hotel capacity: Havana – Cuba is intending to increase its hotel capacity on its offshore keys and islets to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered by tourism, according to leaders in the sector attending the 32nd International Fitur Fair.

Argentine law aims to provide 'dignified deaths'

Argentine law aims to provide 'dignified deaths':
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Terminally ill patients and their families would have more power to decide how they die in Argentina under a "dignified death" law being debated Wednesday in the Senate. By Natacha Pisarenko, AP A patient sits in the ...


USA TODAY

Death penalty is not justice

Death penalty is not justice:
Our Blessed Pope John Paul II, had it right: only use this when it is absolutely necessary, of which in the US, this means NEVER. +JMJ+ Agreed. The death penalty in 99% of the cases is unnecessary. I do take issue with the good Bishop's suggestion that ...


California Catholic Daily

New collaboration helps advance research for Chagas disease

New collaboration helps advance research for Chagas disease: ... a tropical disease spread by insects that is an important cause of heart disease in South and Central America. This therapeutic vaccine would work to treat individuals already affected by this disease, which is common in those living in poverty.

Most Puerto Ricans agree with current US relationship

Most Puerto Ricans agree with current US relationship: San Juan – Fifty-one percent of Puerto Ricans want to maintain the island's current relationship with the United States, according to poll results published Tuesday in San Juan's El Nuevo Dia. A non-binding question on the island's future status will ...

Puerto Rico governor wants territory to be bilingual by '22

Puerto Rico governor wants territory to be bilingual by '22: By DANICA COTO ~ AP A police patrol car drives Friday in Guaynabo, Puerto Rico, one of only a few places in Puerto Rico with public signs in English. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The governor of Puerto Rico is trying to do what more than a century of ...

Myanmar man gets death penalty for 2010 bombing

Myanmar man gets death penalty for 2010 bombing: Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, avoided jail during sentencing Wednesday in her Michigan drunken driving case, an experience she described as "very humbling."Full Story President Barack Obama is extending the legal framework ...


Venezuela's Chavez Back on the Air After Silence

Venezuela's Chavez Back on the Air After Silence:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Monday that he expects to return to Venezuela in the coming days after finishing his latest round of cancer treatment, and is looking ahead to this year's election campaign. Chavez spoke in a telephone call ...


ABC News

Officials: Bogus documents ring profited from illegal immigrants

Officials: Bogus documents ring profited from illegal immigrants: By David Ibata Four Mexican nationals operating out of Cobb County were sentenced to prison Wednesday for making and selling counterfeit documents used by illegal immigrants to avoid detection in the United States, federal authorities said.

Economic terrorism goes unanswered

Economic terrorism goes unanswered: Surely what we're seeing domestically today — low wages and the subsequent disappearance of the middle class, unemployment, rising college tuition, rise in poverty and hunger, basic services such as education reduced to pay for tax cuts for the ...

Police Brutality and Political Repression on Miami Streets..Once Again

Police Brutality and Political Repression on Miami Streets..Once Again: In South Florida, we are presented with a staggering unemployment rate of 21.8 percent, a poverty rate of nearly 17 percent (1 in 5 children in Broward County between the ages 5 to 17 live in poverty), rising costs of living, exorbitant tuition hikes ...


Cambridge woman leading mission trip to Guatemala

Cambridge woman leading mission trip to Guatemala: Poverty in Guatemala is widespread. According to BuildinGUATE, approximately 49 percent of the population lives in rural areas and the rural population accounts for 71 percent of the country's poor people. It ranks 131 out of 187 countries on the ...

Governor Jindal Signs Scholarship Tax Rebate Program into Law

Governor Jindal Signs Scholarship Tax Rebate Program into Law: WASHINGTON - Just weeks after signing a historic statewide expansion of school vouchers, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Monday signed into law the creation of a statewide scholarship tax rebate program, ...

UN Explores Native American Rights In US

UN Explores Native American Rights In US: The estimated 2.7 million Native Americans living in federally recognized tribal areas have to contend with problems like unemployment, alcoholism, sexual abuse, and suicide. Now a UN report is investigating the conditions of Native Americans in the US ...


With transparency comes trust

With transparency comes trust: But prominent international development researchers and experts have taken issue with some of the project's claims of progress (see page 158) — most recently for declines in child mortality (PM Pronyk et al.

Prison warden slain in Mexico

Prison warden slain in Mexico: President Felipe Calderon declared war on Mexico's drug cartels shortly after taking office in December 2006. Calderon has deployed tens of thousands of soldiers and Federal Police officers across the country to combat drug cartels and other criminal ...

Over 300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized Near Northern Coast of Puerto Rico


Over 300 Pounds of Cocaine Seized Near Northern Coast of Puerto Rico

The CBP marine patrol aircraft contacted Puerto Rico Police Department Joint Forces of Rapid Action (FURA, for its Spanish Acronym) marine units, patrolling with a CBP Border Patrol agent onboard, to interdict the suspect vessel.

New Arrests of Florida Supremacists Allegedly Preparing for 'Race War' Against ...


New Arrests of Florida Supremacists Allegedly Preparing for 'Race War' Against ...

Ten alleged members of a military-styled white supremacist organization with plans of beginning a "race war" have been arrested in central Florida, authorities said Tuesday. The ten suspects were members of the American Front (AF), an anti-Semitic, ...

Cuban-American lawmakers want to meet with Ikea officials


Cuban-American lawmakers want to meet with Ikea officials

MIAMI — The six Cuban-Americans in the Congress on Tuesday demanded “an urgent meeting” with the head of Ikea in North America to discuss whether the company used Cuban prison labor to make some of its ...

Argentine Teacher Gets 12 Years for Having Sex with Students

Argentine Teacher Gets 12 Years for Having Sex with Students: Buenos Aires – An Argentine court confirmed the 12-year prison sentence meted out to a high school teacher who offered better grades to his students in exchange for sex, local media reported Tuesday. The appellate court upheld the sentence handed down ...

Argentina aims to provide 'dignified deaths' for terminally ill and brain-dead ...


Argentina aims to provide 'dignified deaths' for terminally ill and brain-dead ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina aims to provide more dignified deaths for patients who are terminally ill or brain dead. Until now, doctors and occasionally judges have decided whether dying patients will stay on life support or get force-fed food ...

Phoenix Youth Inspires Over 4600 People to Contribute $105000 for Clean Water ...


Phoenix Youth Inspires Over 4600 People to Contribute $105000 for Clean Water ...

Thousands of people in Haiti without access to clean drinking water will understand that in a tangible way very soon. Recently, Ethan Wolfe, a 6 year-old Phoenix boy heard that people in Haiti had to drink "dirty water" every day and asked his family ...