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martes, 29 de mayo de 2012

Violence will not sway Colombia's priorities: Santos

Violence will not sway Colombia's priorities: Santos: Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos said Tuesday his country will continue to pursue government priorities on security and poverty reduction despite recent violence. "There are extremes to the left and right, who want to deviate the course.


Native American children now permitted at Washington prisons

Native American children now permitted at Washington prisons: (AP) -- Children are now permitted at powwows held in Washington state prisons to participate in the religious ceremonies for Native American inmates. A powwow last week at the Washington state Penitentiary at Walla Walla was the first time in years ...

First Female Native American Earns PhD in Engineering at UB

First Female Native American Earns PhD in Engineering at UB: Shannon Seneca is the first female Native American to earn a doctoral degree from UB's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. BUFFALO, NY -- Seeing the Rocky Mountains usually tops the list of things to do when visiting Colorado.

Barberton man jailed in Haiti, local family concerned for his health & safety


Barberton man jailed in Haiti, local family concerned for his health & safety

BARBERTON, Ohio - A man was jailed in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, charged with conspiracy, as his family in northeast Ohio worries about his health and safety. Jason William Petrie, 39, is one of dozens of of people facing a ...

Women on the rise in Mexican drug cartels

Women on the rise in Mexican drug cartels: Pictures of victims of violence hang on the facades and walls of houses in Mexico. Females in the country are rising in the ranks in the drug cartel world. The high mortality rate in Mexico's drug war has seen women progress quickly in the shadowy ...


Three Percent of US Executions Since 1900 Were Botched

Three Percent of US Executions Since 1900 Were Botched: There was very little criticism of the process or questioning of the death penalty itself. The stories were used to sell newspapers and nothing else." Sarat also noted that the group's analysis revealed that while the American penal system has gotten ...

Relatives of Mexico drug-war victims call for national unity pact


Relatives of Mexico drug-war victims call for national unity pact

Family members and activists representing more than 50000 victims of drug-related violence in Mexico in recent years held a testy meeting with the four presidential hopefuls and called for a "national unity" pact to restore peace.

'In the Life' documentary to celebrate LGBT Latino pride, culture

'In the Life' documentary to celebrate LGBT Latino pride, culture: NEW YORK — Award-winning news magazine “In the Life” will celebrate Latin pride in June with “Orgullo Latino,” a look at the complexity of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Latinos in the United States. Latinos are the fastest growing minority in ...


Argentinian psychiatric patients find balance on the airwaves


Argentinian psychiatric patients find balance on the airwaves

BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA – At 2:30 pm every Saturday, patients descend to the garden of Hospital Psicoasistencial Interdisciplinario José Tiburcio Borda, Argentina's largest psychiatric hospital, to participate in the live ...

US becoming a failed prison state

US becoming a failed prison state:
There are 2.3 million people behind bars in America, the largest prison population anywhere seen in the world. No country in the history of humanity has locked up that many of its citizens at any given time as the United States.


Press TV

Bradley Manning, America's martyr for open government


Bradley Manning, America's martyr for open government

Two years out of his 24 years is a long time in military prison. His treatment has been highly controversial, every step of the way. Following every bit of information available during the first few months of his ordeal made it clear that the US ...

Child poverty at a time of crisis

Child poverty at a time of crisis:
A first-ever analysis of new figures from the European Union's Statistics on Income and Living Conditions household surveys reveals the extent of child poverty and child deprivation in the world's advanced economies. Some 13 million children in the EU, ...


Vereinte Nationen (UNO)

Ecuador: Never a Banana Republic

Ecuador: Never a Banana Republic: Unlike other countries, bananas were developed not only on large plantations but also on many small and medium-size farms, thereby opening new opportunities for hundreds of thousands trapped in poverty. This was virtually unprecedented in Latin America ...

U.S. military takes on Honduras

U.S. military takes on Honduras: Social catastrophe - 70 percent poverty and 40 percent unemployed - and terror likewise seem to be acceptable. Honduras' is the highest murder rate in the world - 6723 murders in 2011. Political repression has taken the lives of 25 journalists during ...

Canadian poverty has 'child's face:' UNICEF report finds Canada lags others


Canadian poverty has 'child's face:' UNICEF report finds Canada lags others

The report by the United Nations child advocacy agency ranks Canada 18th out of 35 industrialized countries when child-poverty rates are compared with overall poverty rates. In addition, Canada is in the bottom third — at 13.3 per cent — when it ...

Half-million pigs to be slaughtered in Chile health emergency

Half-million pigs to be slaughtered in Chile health emergency: A half-million pigs on a Chilean farm will be destroyed after the facility was closed for several days during a dispute with local residents. Jose Guzman, chief executive of Agrosuper, which owns the farm, said the animals would be killed rather than ...


Drowning still a leading cause of child death

Drowning still a leading cause of child death:
The report, by the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention, estimated 5789 were treated in US hospital emergency rooms each year for non-fatal drowning. "Death rates and non-fatal injury rates were highest among children age 4 and younger; ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

Obama's lead in California stays solid, poll shows

Obama's lead in California stays solid, poll shows: By huge margins, women, independents, moderates and Latinos are arrayed against the presumptive Republican nominee, according to a University of Southern California Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll of registered voters that found Obama leading overall ...


Native American song

Native American song: Jason Kingbird performs at the Royal Windsor Horse Show in England earlier this month. The photo shows the view from the arena's big screen. 1 Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.

Obama's Remarkable Silence on Latin American Press Abuses


Obama's Remarkable Silence on Latin American Press Abuses

Freedom of the press is a cardinal American right—a pillar of our democracy, a guarantor of our freedom and our free institutions. Cherished by all Americans, it is perhaps especially sacred to American liberals and the left. Without it, the ...

Quiet Guatemalan prosecutor takes on dictator, drug gangs

Quiet Guatemalan prosecutor takes on dictator, drug gangs: But by putting him under house arrest, Paz y Paz has sent a message that Guatemala will prosecute human rights atrocities from a 1960-1996 civil war that killed a quarter million people and left deep scars in the Central American nation.


Ohio becomes first American state to sell prison - Current TV

Ohio becomes first American state to sell prison - Current TV: Ohio becomes first American state to sell prison to private company. A prison in Ohio became the first state prison in the nation to be sold to a private company.

Lessons to be learned on prison life

Lessons to be learned on prison life: More than 89% of Norway's jail sentences are less than a year, whereas, America's incarcerated receive longer prison sentences. Ryan King, with DC-based Pew Charitable has recently said that it's difficult to compare recidivism rates from country to ...


Pinpointing TB Treatment in Cities

Pinpointing TB Treatment in Cities:
“We looked at the city of Rio de Janeiro that has a population of about 6 million individuals and identified three geographic areas that have populations between about 50000 and 250000 where TB incidence was higher. So a hotspot is a geographically ...


Voice of America

Time to fight for a minimum wage increase

Time to fight for a minimum wage increase: As Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan and New York's bishops concluded, this leaves workers “on the brink of homelessness, with not enough in their paychecks to pay for the most basic of necessities, like food, medicine or clothing for their children.” Poverty ...