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domingo, 3 de junio de 2012

We simply won't look at poverty

We simply won't look at poverty: Folks who are homeless, living in extreme poverty. Many line up at 3 in the morning to get a shower when the doors eventually open at 6:30. Four recently died on the streets in a single week. Just down the road at Greensboro Urban Ministries, ...

Life in Bali jail for SA drug mule

Life in Bali jail for SA drug mule:
Most of them are young people arrested in Brazil. Two years ago, Patricia Gerber, from the NGO Locked Up Abroad, lost a high court battle to compel the SA government to sign prisoner exchange treaties with other countries. Her own son, Johan, ...


Independent Online

Brazil police kill 6 suspected gang members

Brazil police kill 6 suspected gang members: Police spokesman Marcelo Gonzales - as quoted by Agencia Estado, Brazil's largest news agency - said that the suspects were crafting a plan to rescue a prisoner who was going to be transferred from a police lockup to a prison in Sao Paulo.

Five bodies found in charred car near US-Mexico border


Five bodies found in charred car near US-Mexico border

Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he suspected the incident that took place off Interstate 8, a popular route for smuggling migrants and drugs into the United States from Mexico, was likely linked to the Mexican drug war.

Venezuela says Colombian drug-trafficking suspect arrested with 3 associates ...


Venezuela says Colombian drug-trafficking suspect arrested with 3 associates ...

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's top security official says a prominent Colombian drug-trafficking suspect has been captured. Justice Minister Tareck El Aissami says the government of President Hugo Chavez plans to turn Diego Perez Henao over to ...

Venezuelan candidate's shirts a boon for business

Venezuelan candidate's shirts a boon for business: By FABIOLA SANCHEZ « World AP LEGON, Venezuela (AP) - In a home with bare brick walls and a zinc roof, a 58-year-old seamstress with short, curly hair is sewing shirts for a young politician who she thinks has a good shot at unseating Hugo Chavez as ...

Mo. bill targets parents facing 'poverty trap'


Mo. bill targets parents facing 'poverty trap'

"But they have to decline it because 25 cents isn't enough to cover the loss of their child care. So not only do they keep themselves in that cycle, but then they set themselves up for failure down the road as well. "This is trapping women in poverty.

Raul Castro's daugher calls for release of Cuban Five and Alan Gross


Raul Castro's daugher calls for release of Cuban Five and Alan Gross

(JTA) -- The daughter of Cuban head of state Raul Castro said that jailed American Alan Gross "has been granted everything that he's asked for." In an interview on CNN's AMANPOUR to be aired Monday, June 4, Mariela Castro told host Christiane Amanpour: ...

Website offers Native Americans diabetes forums

Website offers Native Americans diabetes forums: (AP) — Two Native American professors living in Kansas say Type 2 diabetes has ravaged their race for so many years they felt compelled to help spread information and hope for those battling the disease. Rhonda LeValdo and Teresa Trumbly Lamsam said ...

Chile cenbank could act if global slowdown bites

Chile cenbank could act if global slowdown bites: * Most economists expect rates to stay on hold for now * Deputy cenbank governor says bank ready to act if needed SANTIAGO, June 3 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank could act aggressively if the global economic slowdown hurts the local economy, ...

HIV-positive women in Argentina mainly infected by stable partners

HIV-positive women in Argentina mainly infected by stable partners: This national organization and the Buenos Aires Network of People Living with HIV jointly surveyed 465 women in that situation around the country for the “Study of Recently Diagnosed Women”. The women interviewed were all diagnosed since Jan. 1, 2009.

Disused power plant in Argentina transformed into art hub

Disused power plant in Argentina transformed into art hub: BUENOS AIRES--An abandoned power plant in Buenos Aires dating back to the early 20th century has been transformed into a cultural center, a key part of plans to revitalize the “poor” south of Argentina's capital. The old brick factory topped with a ...

Scandal grows around Argentine vice president

Scandal grows around Argentine vice president: FILE - In this April 25, 2012 file photo, Argentina's Vice President and Senate President Amado Boudou attends the debate of an oil nationalization bill, proposed by Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez, at Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Venezuela's Chavez makes first media appearance in 6 weeks

Venezuela's Chavez makes first media appearance in 6 weeks: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez made his first media appearance since his May 11 return from Cuba after finishing his radiation therapy sessions, and he looked lively and was walking around, although he only appeared in public briefly and did not take ...

Police silent on drug bust

Police silent on drug bust: The south Okanagan village of Keremeos is abuzz with reports that a trio of well-known locals, including a former top municipal employee, are languishing in a South Pacific prison after a high seas raid on an unregistered sailboat netted a ...


The Boulé Foundation of Sigma Pi Phi presents $50000 to the Haiti Missionary ...

The Boulé Foundation of Sigma Pi Phi presents $50000 to the Haiti Missionary ...: The Boulé Foundation of Sigma Pi Phi presents the Haiti Missionary Support Group $50000 towards their goal of offering humanitarian services to the country of Haiti. (Beaumont, Texas) The Delta Zeta member boulé of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated ...

Fathers play key role in healthy child development


Fathers play key role in healthy child development

When caring fathers are involved in raising their children, incidences of child abuse and neglect are greatly reduced, as is the number of children who grow up living in poverty. Active and involved dads help improve prenatal and infant health and ...

Amid turmoil, a day of triumph

Amid turmoil, a day of triumph: Massachusetts Democratic Convention delegates were virtually unanimous in their support for a woman whacked for five weeks now over suspect claims of Native American heritage. Now Warren, a relentless foe of predatory banking and unfair foreclosures, ...


Buenos Aires province farmers on 9 days commercial strike against higher taxes

Buenos Aires province farmers on 9 days commercial strike against higher taxes:
Farmers Argentina's top agricultural province of Buenos Aires will halt sales of grains and livestock for nine days to protest against a tax hike passed by the local Congress on Thursday, threatening corn and soy shipments from a leading global ...


MercoPress

How Romney Can Win the Hispanic Vote

How Romney Can Win the Hispanic Vote:
Since the last report, the Hispanic unemployment rate has jumped from 10.3 percent to 11.0 percent. Overall, the American economy added 69000 jobs in May, far below the expectations of most economists and analysts, who had expected over 150000 new jobs ...


The Fiscal Times

Demand for halal foods in Oklahoma prisons increasing


Demand for halal foods in Oklahoma prisons increasing

Photo By David McDaniel/The Oklahoman David McDaniel - The Oklahoman 06/03/2012 Individual meals cost three to four times as much as general population meals, according to prison officials. Other costs include extra time needed to.

CCA riot: Waiting on the outside

CCA riot: Waiting on the outside: Henderson said her brother told her the guards had been “kind of rough” with the prisoners lately. In the wake of the incident, a spokesman with Corrections Corporation of America — the parent company of the privately owned ACCC, which houses federal ...


Deadly kissing bug disease may threaten US

Deadly kissing bug disease may threaten US: Experts worry that may be the case with a disease now affecting millions in Latin America. Dr. Peter Hoetz with the Baylor College of Medicine is working on the front lines of the disease in Texas. "I like to call Chagas disease arguably the most ...

We need meaningful jail, prison reform

We need meaningful jail, prison reform: Bruce gives us the perfect opportunity to talk about something we don't talk about enough, and that's the need for jail and prison reform in America. Now, much of his griping about the Denver city and county jail can be taken for what it's worth.

Mexico suspends, probes judges who released son of drug capo, mayors accused ...


Mexico suspends, probes judges who released son of drug capo, mayors accused ...

Ivan Archivaldo Guzman Salazar had been sentenced by a lower court to five years in prison for money laundering, but the appellate judge ruled that there was no proof the money he used to open two bank accounts came from drug trafficking and that being ...

KidsCare II open to Arizona's uninsured children

KidsCare II open to Arizona's uninsured children: Arizona remains the only state with a waiting list for its children's health program. KidsCare II will apply to families with incomes below 175 percent of poverty, or about $33400 for a family of three. It's funded through a new agreement that will ...