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viernes, 18 de mayo de 2012

Texas prisons must disclose execution drug details


Texas prisons must disclose execution drug details

Prison officials had argued that releasing the information could be harmful to employees and provide death penalty opponents with an avenue to harass the drug suppliers in the hope those firms would refuse to do business with the state.

Troubled Haiti tries to fill political vacuum

Troubled Haiti tries to fill political vacuum:
A new Haitian government led by Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe officially began its duties on Wednesday, capping a months-long political vacuum in the troubled nation. President Michel Martelly, in office for a year, had lacked a Cabinet chief since ...


The Hindu

Cannes Film Festival goes mad for Haiti

Cannes Film Festival goes mad for Haiti:
It surrounded a Hollywood-type fundraiser for earthquake-torn Haiti, with Penn leading the way. "This is the first time, as far as I can remember, that no film is associated with the press conference," said Behar. "This is about bringing concerned ...


USA TODAY

Honduras: Another day, another prison riot

Honduras: Another day, another prison riot: This is the latest sign that violence is escalating in the overcrowded and under-resourced prisons of Central America, and much of the Americas overall. Sadly, what's going on in jails mirrors the violence outside them. “In Latin America one of the ...



'Predatory' prison phone rates: Civil rights leaders urge reform

'Predatory' prison phone rates: Civil rights leaders urge reform:
Conservatives and liberals have found rare common ground in recent years on prison reform issues. Last year, the NAACP and Grover Norquist, the conservative activist who founded Americans for Tax Reform, teamed up to say that states send too many ...


Yahoo! News Blogs (blog)

ACLU report documents serious abuses in Georgia detention centers

ACLU report documents serious abuses in Georgia detention centers:
The Georgia Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union has issued a 182-page report critical of four Georgia facilities that house undocumented immigrant prisoners, including the North Georgia Detention Center in Gainesville.


Press TV

GOP Trying to Target Growing Number of Young Latino Voters

GOP Trying to Target Growing Number of Young Latino Voters: The unemployment rate for Latinos is 10.3 percent, far higher than the national rate. Reaching out to any minority group will mean speaking not only to jobless rates but to the factors that make them higher for some groups, says Hilary Shelton, ...


Will Population Shifts Alter Immigration Debate?

Will Population Shifts Alter Immigration Debate?: by Corey Dade Hispanic residents walk by a law office in Union City, NJ, specializing in immigration in March. Union City is one of the state's largest cities, and has a Hispanic population of more than 80 percent. Hispanic residents walk by a law ...



Save the Children Statement on G8 Food Security Initiative

Save the Children Statement on G8 Food Security Initiative: Save the Children welcomes G8 leaders' plans to lift 50 million people out of poverty and to address the global hunger and malnutrition crisis, which is devastating the lives of millions of children around the world. Nutrition is an element of the ...

Mexico Detains Third General Tied to Drug Cartel

Mexico Detains Third General Tied to Drug Cartel: The arrests of a group of generals were without precedent in recent memory, and local news reports suggested that the corruption investigation was continuing and could net other key figures in the drug war. The three generals, Mexican officials have ...



Cubans denied US visas have record of engagement

Cubans denied US visas have record of engagement: HAVANA, Cuba (AP) -- The US State Department has given Raul Castro's daughter a visa to attend an academic conference in San Francisco, but it also has rejected about a dozen other Cuban scholars' applications to enter the country.

Venezuela's Chavez unseen for week but follows riot

Venezuela's Chavez unseen for week but follows riot: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez has not been seen or heard in public since returning a week ago from his latest cancer treatment in Cuba but was well enough to monitor a jail riot in Caracas ...

Hate Groups Grow as Racial Tipping Point Changes Demographics

Hate Groups Grow as Racial Tipping Point Changes Demographics:
"White supremacist groups have been having a meltdown since the census bureau predicted that non-Hispanic whites would lose the majority by 2050," said Mark Potok, spokesman for the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups.


ABC News

DEA Linked with Human Rights Violation in Central America

DEA Linked with Human Rights Violation in Central America: Experts from the Office of Latin American Affairs linked the increase of human rights violations in Central and South America with the actions of agents of the US Drug Enforcement Department (DEA) in the area. The organization, which promotes human ...

Rousseff Expands Brazil Welfare Benefits to Target Child Poverty

Rousseff Expands Brazil Welfare Benefits to Target Child Poverty: Brazil will increase benefits for the Bolsa Familia social welfare program by boosting payments to families with young children and expanding access to day care and health care, President Dilma Rousseff said in a radio ...

Brazil bound: Volunteer program draws 3 from Milford

Brazil bound: Volunteer program draws 3 from Milford: Rachel and the two Sarahs are assigned to a recreation program in a poverty-plagued section of Santa Teresa, where they will play and work with underprivileged kids about eight hours each day. Rachel said she was searching the Internet for volunteer ...



Students Collect Donations for Nicaraguan Children

Students Collect Donations for Nicaraguan Children: El Ayudante Two Newsome High School students are hosting a collection drive for impoverished children in Nicaragua. Grayson Myer-Bruce and Mark Burgan will head to Leon, Nicaragua, in June to volunteer at a school for children living in extreme poverty ...

Federal prisoner pleads guilty to local drug offense


Federal prisoner pleads guilty to local drug offense

A 20-year-old Nogales man, already serving prison time for a separate federal drug-smuggling conviction, pleaded guilty on Monday to a local Class 4 felony charge of unlawful transportation of marijuana for sale. Anthony Maytorena, who wore an arm ...

Federal Prison Terms Handed Down to Pair in Connection with Texas and Missouri ...


Federal Prison Terms Handed Down to Pair in Connection with Texas and Missouri ...

United States Attorney Robert Pitman announced that in Waco, two Macon, Missouri residents were sentenced to federal prison terms for a series of bank robberies in Texas and Missouri last year. Yesterday afternoon, United States District Judge Walter S ...

Prisoners Are Human Beings Too

Prisoners Are Human Beings Too:
I understood perfectly. Someone told me recently that prisoners are the most hated people in America. It certainly seemed true when I was in. How else to explain what happened to us? There is a callous attitude towards those in prison, even kids.


Youth Today

Hundreds leave Venezuelan prison amid standoff

Hundreds leave Venezuelan prison amid standoff: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's top prisons official says about 300 inmates have left a troubled penitentiary where a three-week standoff by a group of armed inmates has prevented authorities from retaking control of the facility.



A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes

A City Rises, Along With Its Hopes:
Medellín, Colombia FOR some time now, if you asked architects and urban planners for proof of the power of public architecture and public space to remake the fortunes of a city, they'd point here. Twenty-odd years ago, this was Pablo Escobar's town, ...


New York Times

Study: More than a third of Colombians poor or destitute

Study: More than a third of Colombians poor or destitute: Bogota – More than a third of the close to 46 million Colombians are living in poverty or destitution, conditions particularly oppressive in small towns and rural areas, according to a study released in Bogota by the government statistics service.

TABLE-US state unemployment rates in April

TABLE-US state unemployment rates in April: May 18 (Reuters) - The following table shows seasonally adjusted unemployment rates in US states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia in April, compared with March. The data was released on Friday by the US Department of Labor.



Chilean Economy Grew at Fastest Pace in Three Quarters

Chilean Economy Grew at Fastest Pace in Three Quarters: As the euro region's debt crisis intensifies, economic growth may moderate in Chile as it did in the third quarter of last year, Alejandro Puente, an economist at Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria SA (BBVA) in Santiago, said.