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domingo, 27 de mayo de 2012

Transgender Advocates Hail Law Easing Rules in Argentina

Transgender Advocates Hail Law Easing Rules in Argentina:
The move comes two years after Argentina became the first country in Latin America to legalize gay marriage. It is the latest in a spate of liberal rulings on civil rights issues, including a law that decriminalizes abortion in rape cases and gives the ...


New York Times

Protect our children, asks Zuma

Protect our children, asks Zuma: "We have to work together to protect children in distress, children who suffer neglect, abuse or exploitation and children who live in extreme poverty and for whom life still remains a struggle," he said. Section 28 of the Constitution outlined all ...

The Weight of Being Native American

The Weight of Being Native American:
I take solace in the fact that we have accomplished so much and taken our rightful place in a long and proud history of what is America's original people. the , weight , of , being , native , american , ,


PolicyMic

2 brothers sentenced to death in separate states

2 brothers sentenced to death in separate states: Record books reveal at least three cases of brothers who committed crimes -- and got the death penalty -- together. But death row experts say the Bergets stand out because their crimes were separated by more than 600 miles and 25 years.

Women on the rise in Mexican drug cartels

Women on the rise in Mexican drug cartels: MEXICO CITY - The high mortality rate in Mexico's drug war has seen women progress quickly in the shadowy underworld of the cartels and they are increasingly taking on key management roles, a new book says. "Female Bosses of Narco-Traffic," by Arturo ...

One dead in shootout at Argentina soccer stadium

One dead in shootout at Argentina soccer stadium: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- At least one person was reported in serious condition Sunday with a bullet wound in a shooting outside a soccer stadium. The violence follows the death of a 21-year-old man in a shootout between factions of a hooligan ...

Inmates, corruption rule Honduras' deadly prisons


Inmates, corruption rule Honduras' deadly prisons

SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) — Inside one of Honduras' most dangerous and overcrowded prisons, inmates operate a free-market bazaar, selling everything from iPhones to prostitutes. It's more like a fenced-in town than a conventional prison, ...

Haiti - Politic : New orientations of National Press

Haiti - Politic : New orientations of National Press:
The orientation towards a legal reform that must introduce in the Haitian law new concepts in order to give to the electronic document the qualities recognized to the paper documents, starting with the State Press. The orientation infra-structural ...


Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Montreal : The Dream of the Maison d'Haïti takes shape...

Haiti - Montreal : The Dream of the Maison d'Haïti takes shape...:
... since, taken with a serious congestion because of course of the new services put in place for the arrival of Haitian families arrived from Haiti, but also because of the population growth of other communities that came to settle in Saint-Michel and ...


Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Social : Risk of eviction for 300 families within 48 hours

Haiti - Social : Risk of eviction for 300 families within 48 hours:
Thousands of families have already been forcibly evicted since January 2010 without any due process and were made homeless once more. Durable solutions to provide adequate housing to those affected are slow to be implemented. Haiti - Social : Risk of ...


Haitilibre.com

Native American Blackware Pottery Commands High Prices

Native American Blackware Pottery Commands High Prices: And, Maria often used "Marie" to sign her pots because she was told that Marie was a more common name to the non-Native American public. She therefore signed the name "Marie" on her pottery for about 30 years. In the middle part of the 1950s, ...


Mexican activist Sicilia to meet with presidential candidates


Mexican activist Sicilia to meet with presidential candidates

"The goal of these dialogues is to set down the position and demands of the MPJD, focusing on the victims and the national emergency created by the war on drugs. We will demand a clear position in light of the current situation in the country," the ...

Chile orders evacuation of pig processing plant

Chile orders evacuation of pig processing plant:
SANTIAGO - Chile's government has ordered about half a million pigs to be evacuated from a meat processing plant where they were abandoned, prompting locals to riot over foul odours, local media said Saturday. Residents in the town of Freirina, ...


AsiaOne

Clamour from Quebec's cacerolazo protests stir memories in Chilean-Montrealers


Clamour from Quebec's cacerolazo protests stir memories in Chilean-Montrealers

The first cacerolazos, held in the Chilean capital of Santiago, were orchestrated by women of the middle- and upper-class in the early 1970s. The women made the racket to protest the Marxist policies of then-president Salvador Allende, claiming they ...

Tax increase needed to fund pension debt

Tax increase needed to fund pension debt: Duval County still leads Florida's large jurisdictions in homicide rate. 2. Duval has the highest percentage of African-American poverty. 3. Duval leads the state by far in violent crimes committed with firearms, roughly double the state average. 4.

Haiti slowly being rebuilt by locals, charities

Haiti slowly being rebuilt by locals, charities:
By Jesse Hyde PORT AU PRINCE, Haiti — It's been over two years since the earthquake hit Haiti that killed over 300000 people and left close to 1 million homeless. One in every two Americans, and thousands from Utah, donated to the relief effort.


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Lies, damned lies and Cuban 'diplomacy'

Lies, damned lies and Cuban 'diplomacy': By The Miami Herald Editorial Even by the standards of Cuban diplomacy — a web of deceit and cover for espionage — the performance of the Castro representive before the Geneva-based Convention on Torture last week has been a mind-lowing exercise in ...

Canyon County authorities continue to search for murder suspects — sometimes ...


Canyon County authorities continue to search for murder suspects — sometimes ...

The remaining six may be harder to track down — task force members suspect one may be in a Mexican prison, but otherwise their whereabouts are unknown — but that doesn't mean they'll give up. Some of the victims left behind family members who still ...

Native filmmaker draws on Flathead upbringing


Native filmmaker draws on Flathead upbringing

She's one of four fellows and projects chosen for Sundance's 2012 NativeLab Fellowship, which provides continuous and direct support to Native American, Native Hawaiian and Alaskan Native filmmakers. She took her script, with the working title “Circle ...

Poverty is pervasive in Santa Fe's lower-performing public schools, but ...

Poverty is pervasive in Santa Fe's lower-performing public schools, but ...: According to the Census Bureau, 18.4 percent of New Mexicans and 14.8 percent of Santa Feans live below the poverty level (2006-10 data). • Twenty-two percent of children who have lived in poverty do not graduate from high school, compared to 6 percent ...

An education in why Brazil is now a good investment

An education in why Brazil is now a good investment: By Sophia Grene Brazil's Bolsa Familia, a welfare programme that pays poor families for sending their children to school, is renowned in development circles as one of the biggest and most effective programmes for poverty reduction in the world.

Let's Slam the Door on Private Prisons Once and for All

Let's Slam the Door on Private Prisons Once and for All: Illinois faces a crucial decision: Do we allow a notoriously irresponsible company like the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA) into our state, or do we send them a clear message that Illinois is not Arizona by passing Senate Bill 1064?

Korea, Chile agree to upgrade relations to comprehensive partnership

Korea, Chile agree to upgrade relations to comprehensive partnership: After Chile, Kim plans to visit Brazil. The Latin American swing is aimed mainly at promoting bilateral economic cooperation with emerging nations. In Santiago, Kim held talks with Chilean Foreign Minister Alfredo Moreno on Friday and discussed ways to ...

Poverty, insurgency and the way forward, by Bolaji Akinyemi

Poverty, insurgency and the way forward, by Bolaji Akinyemi: This is an idea that came from the United States of America, from the concept that the problem that led to Boko Haram, basically poverty, is unique to the North. As I've said at many forums before, poverty is not unique to the North – go to Abonema, ...

'Handing over power is inevitable'

'Handing over power is inevitable': The Head of State was accompanied by Río Negro Governor Alberto Weretilneck, Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina, Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli, Jujuy Governor Eduardo Fellner, La Rioja Governor Luis Beder Herrera, Neuquén Governor Jorge Sapag, ...