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miércoles, 23 de mayo de 2012

NewsDaily: Court upholds $3.4 billion Native American deal

NewsDaily: Court upholds $3.4 billion Native American deal: An appeals court on Tuesday upheld a $3.4 billion settlement of a class-action lawsuit over mismanagement of government trust funds for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans, ruling that it was fair, reasonable and adequate.


For American Indian Women, More Rape, Then Less Support

For American Indian Women, More Rape, Then Less Support: But according a survey by the Alaska Federation of Natives, the rate of sexual violence in rural villages like Emmonak is as much as 12 times the national rate. And interviews with Native American women here and across the nation's tribal reservations ...

Colombia allows gay US man to adopt two children


Colombia allows gay US man to adopt two children

Colombia, where nearly half of the population lives below the poverty line, promotes international adoptions. Of 3058 children adopted in 2010, 1999 were adopted by foreigners, according to the Family Welfare Institute. Italy, France, the United States ...

Just how effective is the Millennium Village Project at reducing child deaths?


Just how effective is the Millennium Village Project at reducing child deaths?

The MV started in 2005 as a development pilot project aimed to help villages lift themselves out of extreme poverty. • A version of this post appeared on the blog "A View From the Cave." The views expressed are the author's own.

Mexico seeks new tourists despite drug wars

Mexico seeks new tourists despite drug wars: By Victoria Bryan | FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Mexico is relying on travelers from countries like Russia and Brazil to boost its tourism numbers this year after the drug war plaguing the country deterred US visitors, its largest source of tourists.


The US Practices Oil Tolerance

The US Practices Oil Tolerance: An expert in deep sea drilling leads Chevron Brazil, and did everything "right." But, Chevron ran into an unexpected foe in this "minor" spill. The foe is the Brazilian government, which is practicing a "zero-tolerance" policy regarding oil spills.

Probe sought in prison uprising


Probe sought in prison uprising

The federal government contracts with Nashville-based Corrections Corp. of America to run the Adams County facility, which houses adult male illegal immigrants. Mississippi also has contracts with private companies to operate four prisons.

Mayor of Puerto Rico capital pledges free wifi


Mayor of Puerto Rico capital pledges free wifi

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital says he plans to offer free Internet service to people in the Caribbean's largest public housing complex. Jorge Santini says he plans to invest at least $250000 in federal funds to set up ...

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war'

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war': A rural Buenos Aires farmhouse used as a clandestine prison during Argentina's eight-year military dictatorship is now part of history. This spring owners of the farmhouse, a pair of brothers, ...

Global contemporary art converges in Argentina

Global contemporary art converges in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – Contemporary art from 98 galleries across Latin America, North America and Europe converged in Buenos Aires, Argentina's capital, for the annual arteBA exhibition this past weekend.

Cuba says prison population at more than 57000

Cuba says prison population at more than 57000: More than 57000 people are in jail in Cuba, according to a rare report about the prison population published by the Communist Party newspaper, Granma. Granma said efforts had been made to improve conditions for the 57337 inmates, and that 23000 had ...


Imprisoned American Zack Shahin on hunger strike in Dubai (United Arab ...


Imprisoned American Zack Shahin on hunger strike in Dubai (United Arab ...

WASHINGTON - In an open letter addressed to President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, Zack Shahin, an American citizen held in prison in Dubai (UAE) for more than four years without bail, trial, ...

Cost Accounting for the Chilean Miracle

Cost Accounting for the Chilean Miracle:
By Edgardo Le Blond Chile is known as one of South America's economic success stories. The so-called “Chilean Miracle” describes the rise of their economy giving this generation choices never available to their parents.


Triple Pundit

Chicago: America's Police Repression Capital

Chicago: America's Police Repression Capital: It's the traditional North/South dividing line. I'm close to where protests occurred on the Michigan Ave Bridge and nearby. Cops were everywhere. In partial lockdown, my building was affected. Some residents felt unsafe to go out.


CrimProf Blog: "For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape ...

CrimProf Blog: "For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape ...: "For Native American Women, Scourge of Rape, Rare Justice". From The New York Times. In part: One in three American Indian women have been raped or have experienced an attempted rape, according to the Justice Department. Their rate ...

Miranda Salman: Transgender Soccer Player Defies Prejudice Against LGBT ...

Miranda Salman: Transgender Soccer Player Defies Prejudice Against LGBT ...: For me, Miranda is the number one player in our team," said one of her teammates in Spanish in the Primer Impacto video. But soccer is not the only place where the LGBT community has gained a widespread of acceptance in Latin America.

Cheapflights.com Proudly Presents Its Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations

Cheapflights.com Proudly Presents Its Top 10 Gay Wedding Destinations: Here are five cities in North and South America to make our list of top wedding destinations from around the world where gay couples can choose to celebrate their love and commitment in style and have it officially recognized as well.

One Million Meals, One Night

One Million Meals, One Night: I left feeling even more amazed at how interconnected our world is, and also feeling an even more pressing urgency to help these children who have been born into a life of poverty and hunger. Through the rest of our days in Honduras, I was able to talk ...

Reverberations from drug raid felt in US, Honduras

Reverberations from drug raid felt in US, Honduras: Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Thursday that it's a huge problem along the country's Caribbean coast. "The community turns out en masse to defend the drug traffickers because of their situation, living in structural poverty," he told reporters.

Hire based on ability, not disability

Hire based on ability, not disability: Hats off to the training and employment opportunities being offered to Latino, African-American and female workers. In the Cleveland metropolitan area, unemployment hovers at 1 percent less than the 8.1 percent national average.


Chatham transit seeking Latino drivers

Chatham transit seeking Latino drivers: Chief Executive Officer Chadwick Reese said CAT's employment base should be reflective of the community. In Chatham County, the Latino population has increased about 166 percent to 14370 residents since 2000, according to the 2010 US Census.

Unemployment Rate Ticks Down in L.A. County

Unemployment Rate Ticks Down in L.A. County: A total of 569000 people were unemployed in April in Los Angeles County, which has a labor force of about 4.9 million. Statewide, 2 million people were out of work, down slightly from the previous month. Keep up with South Gate Patch Latino by ...


US Executions Go From Town Square to Behind Bars

US Executions Go From Town Square to Behind Bars:
In early America, hanging was the standard. Typically, hundreds of spectators would pack the town square or hanging ground, bringing picnics and listening to sermons, said Trina Seitz, a death penalty expert at Appalachian State University.


ABC News

5 Western states shielding part of executions

5 Western states shielding part of executions: A decade later, five of the states have kept part of each execution away from public view, according to an Associated Press review and death penalty experts. Idaho, Arizona, Washington, Montana and Nevada have conducted 15 lethal injections since the ...

Emancipation Day should be reminder to keep fighting slavery

Emancipation Day should be reminder to keep fighting slavery: Henceforth, African-American Floridians observed May 20 as a sacred day of remembrance of the Peculiar Institution's many victims, and in hope that the nation would nevermore place property rights above human rights. African-Americans understood that ...