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domingo, 13 de mayo de 2012

Hungry kids foraging in pig scraps 'like the slums of brazil'

Hungry kids foraging in pig scraps 'like the slums of brazil': Dr O'Sullivan said such incidents were at the extreme end of the poverty spectrum he encountered. "But this shouldn't be happening in New Zealand at all. It's what you hear about in the slums of Brazil. "We shouldn't accept one incident like this, ...

Anatomy of an American Execution

Anatomy of an American Execution: In 2010, while making an episode of Fault Lines on the death penalty in the US, Josh Rushing interviewed death row inmate Michael Selsor. It was the only interview Selsor ever granted. Two years later, Rushing returned to watch Selsor die.

Daughter of Cuban president leads gay rights march

Daughter of Cuban president leads gay rights march: Mariela Castro is head of Cuba's National Center for Sex Education and was prominent in a gay rights march Saturday in Havana. She also repeated her praise for US President Barack Obama's remarks in favor of same sex marriage, saying the American ...

Ambassador says Haiti is ready for international investment


Ambassador says Haiti is ready for international investment

OTTAWA — Haiti has long been synonymous in the minds of many with hardship and tragedy, poverty and corruption, instability and death. The Caribbean nation's history and recent events, particularly the devastating earthquake of January 2010, ...

Haitian president's mixed record

Haitian president's mixed record: The main reason is Haiti's chronically dysfunctional political system and Mr. Martelly's own governing style. As this is written, recently ratified Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe is on his way to receiving the final vote for his government and ...

Peru, Japan To Strengthen Dialogue And Investments

Peru, Japan To Strengthen Dialogue And Investments: They also discussed about the trade relationships between both countries, in which Peru is one of the main suppliers of mineral resources for this Asian country. According to Japan's embassy in Peru, the loans will be allocated to fight poverty through ...


CAF Applauds Peru's Path Towards Sustainable Development

CAF Applauds Peru's Path Towards Sustainable Development:
Peru's economy has been one of the fastest growing over the last decade, boosted by high commodity prices and supported by strong fiscal management. Nevertheless, still about 30 percent of the population lives in poverty, a rate that is much higher in ...


Andean Airmail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Mexico Drug War: 49 Decapitated and Mutilated Bodies Found


Mexico Drug War: 49 Decapitated and Mutilated Bodies Found

Monterrey, Mexico – Forty-nine decapitated and mutilated bodies were found Sunday along a highway connecting the industrial hub of Monterrey in northern Mexico to the US border, in what may signal an escalating war of terror among drug gangs.

Notable violence in Mexico over past year

Notable violence in Mexico over past year: MEXICO CITY – The discovery of 49 mutilated bodies dumped on a highway in northern Mexico on Sunday appears to be part of an increasingly gruesome war of intimidation among Mexican drug gangs. Here is a partial list of other notable incidents over the ...

SD officials vow to save child car seat program


SD officials vow to save child car seat program

Dennis Daugaard faces another challenge in fulfilling his pledge to reduce infant mortality in South Dakota after the federal government decided to stop funding a state program that provides car seats to needy families. The National Traffic Safety ...

Puerto Rico ruling favors Jehovah's Witness proselytes

Puerto Rico ruling favors Jehovah's Witness proselytes: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A US court has ordered that all gated communities in Puerto Rico find a way to grant access to Jehovah's Witnesses so they can proselytize. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A US court has ordered that all gated communities in Puerto ...

Mothers in Honduras without Much to Celebrate

Mothers in Honduras without Much to Celebrate: These problems are related to poverty that holds almost 62 percent of Honduran homes below the cost of basic food, other goods and services, as reflected in the Household Survey 2011. From these families come most of the 75 000 Hondurans migrating to ...

Suppression of journalists in Honduras undermines democracy

Suppression of journalists in Honduras undermines democracy:
Hugo Llorens, then-ambassador to Honduras, called it a "great celebration of democracy." Zelaya's presidency was characterized by progressive educational reforms, increased minimum wage, and poverty reduction in a country where 70% of the population is ...


OpEdNews

Thousands remain in secret Libya militia prisons

Thousands remain in secret Libya militia prisons:
Martin said there was "credible information" that the deaths were caused by torture and that at least seven other people had been tortured at the same prison. The head of the UN Support Mission in Libya, or UNSMIL, said there had also been allegations ...


Middle East Online

Investments will alleviate poverty

Investments will alleviate poverty:
It has also found that in Brazil, broadband has added 1.4 percent to the employment growth rate. High capacity infrastructure like Wacs enables cheaper, more inclusive broadband access, which supports a host of products and services that have the ...


Independent Online

Alejandro Salas: On a Plane to Brazil

Alejandro Salas: On a Plane to Brazil: I found out she is a Brazilian citizen put on the plane by the Dutch immigration authorities and her passport given for custody to the crew. Paula -this is not her real name-was being deported. She is originally from one of the poorest areas in ...

Argentine province to return fields to nationalized YPF-paper

Argentine province to return fields to nationalized YPF-paper: | BUENOS AIRES - The governor of Argentina's Santa Cruz province signed a decree that key oil fields stripped from energy company YPF should be returned now that it is no longer controlled by Spain's Repsol, local media reported on ...

Haiti - Politic : Launch of Thursdays of the Public Governance

Haiti - Politic : Launch of Thursdays of the Public Governance:
The Thursdays of the Public Governance were launched this week in Port-au-Prince, at the initiative of the Centre of Cooperation Canada-Haiti, as part of the Strengthening Public Management Support Project (PARGEP). This Thursday, will address issues ...


Haitilibre.com

Poverty, ignorance leads to 1.6 million malnourished children

Poverty, ignorance leads to 1.6 million malnourished children:
Poverty and a lack of women's maternal education is resulting in 40 percent of four million Indonesian infants, or about 1.6 million children, suffering through malnutrition. According to medical experts, a lack of nutrition during pregnancy and within ...


Jakarta Post

Venezuela: Americas Must Create Own Rights Group

Venezuela: Americas Must Create Own Rights Group: Venezuela's top diplomat said Thursday that Latin American nations should create a regional human rights commission that excludes the United States as a means of preventing Washington from meddling in their domestic affairs.


Corruption flows freely along US-Mexico border

Corruption flows freely along US-Mexico border: "His transactions cost people [in Mexico] their lives. But then, anybody with a complete lack of moral compass, moral direction, will do anything." Blas Gutierrez, 31, a city trustee, faces up to 10 years in prison. His family and his attorney said his ...

Economy is No. 1 election issue for Florida voters

Economy is No. 1 election issue for Florida voters: Laid off in 2009 from her job as Latin America sales manager for a manufacturer of networking devices, she's still relatively fortunate, being able to work as a translator and banking consultant. "I have the advantage of being able to keep myself ...

Argentina sex-change, 'right-to-die' laws make waves


Argentina sex-change, 'right-to-die' laws make waves

By Indalecio Alvarez BUENOS AIRES: Argentina, the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage, created a fresh stir this week by making sex-change operations and end-of-life decisions by relatives a legal right. The measures, a first in the ...

Cuba winning AIDS fight as homophobia gives way to tolerance

Cuba winning AIDS fight as homophobia gives way to tolerance:
HAVANA: Yudelsy Garcia O'Connor, the first baby known to have been born with AIDS in Cuba, is not merely still alive. She is vibrant, funny and, at age 25, recently divorced but hoping to remarry and have children. Her father died of AIDS when she was ...


Sydney Morning Herald

In world of prisons, some rural parishes' economies hinge on keeping their ...

In world of prisons, some rural parishes' economies hinge on keeping their ...:
He described "tear gas, Mace, fighting and rioting" while "the sheriff acted like he knew nothing about it." Prison meals are approved by a dietitian, McDonald said. He added that while fights do happen, nothing on the scale of a riot has ever occurred ...


NOLA.com