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miércoles, 16 de mayo de 2012

Connecticut Repeal of Capital Punishment Signals National Trend

Connecticut Repeal of Capital Punishment Signals National Trend:
The African-American community in the state, led by the NAACP, also was vocal in joining the calls for an end to the death penalty. Throughout its history, the US has applied the death penalty in a biased and arbitrary manner.


JURIST

Venezuela Border Clash Points to Colombia Spillover Violence

Venezuela Border Clash Points to Colombia Spillover Violence: A group of gunmen reportedly led an attack in a Venezuelan border state and claimed they were seeking to oust Colombian drug cartel the Rastrojos from the area, another sign that the war between the Rastrojos and their rivals has spilled over the ...


House voting on violence bill, draws veto threat

House voting on violence bill, draws veto threat: ... with their bill to renew the Violence Against Women Act, despite opposition from President Barack Obama and hundreds of advocacy groups who say the measure doesn't go far enough to protect battered illegal immigrants, Native Americans or gays.

Puerto Rican Astronaut Joins Russians in Space Flight

Puerto Rican Astronaut Joins Russians in Space Flight: The first Puerto Rican astronaut was part of a three-man crew that flew into space from Kazakhstan this week. NASA astronaut Joseph Acaba, who in 2004 became the first Puerto Rican astronaut candidate, accompanied Russian spacemen Gennady Padalka and ...

Child slavery still Haiti issue


Child slavery still Haiti issue

Haiti claims the world's first successful slave revolt, yet 300000 Haitian children live in slavery, Conn said. Conn, who grew up in Cleveland and now owns Tricon Inc., presented the philosophy and goal to the Rotary Club of Cleveland Tuesday.

USC players hope Haitian mission trip will provide much-needed perspective

USC players hope Haitian mission trip will provide much-needed perspective:
Earlier this year, Barkley, punter Kyle Negrete and center Khaled Holmes started planning a trip to Haiti to help build homes for the victims of the 2010 earthquake. But once word got out, more people wanted to join and soon, 16 USC football players ...


Yahoo! Sports (blog)

San Diego jury convicts 2 of murders linked to Mexican drug gang; victims ...


San Diego jury convicts 2 of murders linked to Mexican drug gang; victims ...

Prosecutors said the gruesome case is one of the worst examples of Mexico's horrific drug violence spilling over the border into the United States. Jose Olivera Beritan and David Valencia could face maximum terms of life in prison without parole when ...

Analysis: Argentines jump through new hoops to get dollars

Analysis: Argentines jump through new hoops to get dollars: By Hilary Burke | BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's quest to keep dollars in the country is spawning illegal money trades inside offices and even schools. But big companies have fewer ways to skirt currency controls and must adapt to the country's ...

Poverty in America

Poverty in America: A lot of people who have lost benefits from the government." According to the 2010 US Cenus, about 46 million people across the country are living in



poverty. And about 5 million of them live in Florida and Georgia. But for those like Beverly, ...

Why the Chilean Maternal-Mortality Study is Important

Why the Chilean Maternal-Mortality Study is Important: These countries have much higher poverty rates and offer lower quality health care. These factors doubtless contribute to high maternal mortality rates. The Chilean study improves on this research for a couple reasons. First, Chile has reliable data on ...

Chilean students protest but education minister says free education is ruled ...

Chilean students protest but education minister says free education is ruled ...: SANTIAGO, Chile — Protesting Chilean students are marching again in the streets of Santiago but Education Minister Harald Beyer says the government will not cede to their demands for free education. SANTIAGO, Chile — Protesting ...

Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home

Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home:  PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba -- The elderly cigar maker sits at a rustic table next to a tobacco field and a barn filled with hanging rows of aging tobacco and meticulously selects the brown leaves, rolling the most tender ones carefully for the ...

US agents on Honduran military operation

US agents on Honduran military operation: George Withers, a senior fellow at the Washington Office on Latin America, which promotes human rights and democracy in the region, said his organization is concerned that DEA agents are frequently embedded with police and military throughout Central ...

Minority Rules: Who Gets To Claim Status As A Person Of Color?


Minority Rules: Who Gets To Claim Status As A Person Of Color?

Massachusetts Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren isn't backing down from her claim of Native American ancestry, despite the apparent lack of primary documents proving that she's 1/32nd Cherokee. The controversy surrounding Warren's heritage ...

US tightens rules for some 'people to people' Cuba trips

US tightens rules for some 'people to people' Cuba trips: The US Treasury Department has tightened a few of its restrictions on trips to Cuba by non-Cuban Americans on so-called "people to people"... By Juan O. Tamayo No comments have been posted to this article. MIAMI — The US Treasury Department has ...

Wealth management: Rising incomes mean the business is booming

Wealth management: Rising incomes mean the business is booming:
Eike Batista, the Rio de Janeiro-based tycoon, is currently ranked by Forbes as the world's seventh-wealthiest person with a fortune of about $30bn. This growing legion of super-rich is a welcome boost to luxury brands from Ferrari to Veuve Clicquot, ...


Financial Times

Brazil probing dictatorship human rights abuses

Brazil probing dictatorship human rights abuses: SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has sworn in the seven members of a truth commission created to look into human rights abuses committed during the nation's long dictatorship. However, there are already disagreements over the scope ...


Convicted bank robber arrested in Puerto Rico

Convicted bank robber arrested in Puerto Rico: Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a convicted bank robber once featured on the TV show "America's Most Wanted." The Associated Press No comments have been posted to this article. Federal authorities in Puerto Rico have arrested a ...

Carlos Fuentes dies at 84

Carlos Fuentes dies at 84: Adriana Gomez Licon The Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Author Carlos Fuentes, who played a dominant role in Latin America's novel-writing boom by delving into the failed ideals of the Mexican revolution, died Tuesday in a Mexico City hospital.


"When human life is on the line"

"When human life is on the line": ... death in the past five years, and the 17th state overall - because the incidents of injustice have become too visible to ignore, even in America, which in its devotion to the death penalty is virtually alone in the civilized western world.

2 Army Generals Held in Mexican Drug War Violence

2 Army Generals Held in Mexican Drug War Violence: MEXICO CITY (AP) - Federal prosecutors say anti-drug agents have detained and are questioning two army generals, including a former assistant defense secretary. The Attorney General's Office says in a brief statement released late Tuesday ...

The Prudential Foundation awards $1 million to The Community FoodBank of New ...


The Prudential Foundation awards $1 million to The Community FoodBank of New ...

"With the US and world economics in crisis, more unemployed workers, working families and seniors are living at the margins of poverty and are turning up in greater numbers to their local food pantry or soup kitchen when they run low on money to buy ...

A developing world of debt

A developing world of debt: It is not the same for the poorest countries, which do not own valuable assets overseas – although it should be noted that 40% of the total external debt stock is accounted for by the so-called Bric group consisting of Brazil, Russia, India and China.

Child care cost hikes derailing women's careers

Child care cost hikes derailing women's careers: By Eve Tahmincioglu Clarissa Doutherd, 30, was able to lift herself out of poverty and climb the ladder of success at a nonprofit, rising from part-time bookkeeping assistant to staff accountant. But last year the high cost of child care derailed her ...


Education Main Issue for Hispanic Voters, After Economy and Jobs

Education Main Issue for Hispanic Voters, After Economy and Jobs: The poll, also cosponsored by the American Federation for Children, shows that Latinos support more opportunities and expansion in K-12 education in programs such as special needs, education vouchers and scholarships for low-income children.

Why education inequality persists — and how to fix it


Why education inequality persists — and how to fix it

As a result of New York City policies, black, Latino and low-income students have very limited access to those schools. Districts with higher poverty rates have fewer highly educated, experienced teachers and less stable teaching staffs.