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viernes, 8 de junio de 2012

Bodies of Innocents Used as Props in Mexico's Drug War

Bodies of Innocents Used as Props in Mexico's Drug War: The victims of some of the biggest recent massacres in Mexico's drug war appear to have been innocents, selected at random and used as props by criminal groups in order to "send a message." Borderland Beat sets out the evidence. It was September 2011, ...


Cuba's Catholic primate meets with dissidents

Cuba's Catholic primate meets with dissidents: Leaders of the dissident group Ladies in White spent nearly four hours Thursday with Cuba's Catholic primate, Cardinal Jaime Ortega, asking him to mediate with the communist government to stop its repression of them. The meeting, held at the Havana ...


Judges agree to extradite alleged drug queen to US

Judges agree to extradite alleged drug queen to US: The defendant remains in a prison in the Mexican state of Nayarit, pending trial for a separate money-laundering charge. It was not immediately clear how Mexican prosecutors would proceed with that charge. Avila, who was arrested in 2007 sipping coffee ...

Arizona's prisons deadlier than most

Arizona's prisons deadlier than most: While the Corrections Department has not released other details, the inmate's mother, Kini Seawright, says her son, who was Black, was murdered by a Black prison gang because he failed to carry out their order to attack a Mexican inmate.


Summer food program for kids set to expand

Summer food program for kids set to expand: By Kate Santich, Orlando Sentinel With a growing number of Florida's children now living below the poverty line, the state is expecting its busiest summer food program ever. "We anticipate dramatic increases," said Debra Susie, executive director of ...


Massachusetts Has the 4th Largest Income Gap in the Country - cbl

Massachusetts Has the 4th Largest Income Gap in the Country - cbl: Twelve percent of its population lived below the poverty line, up from 10.3 percent in 2009, whereas 9 percent earned over $200000 annually. Its median income was $62072. Florida, with a Gini coefficient of 0.474, had the fifth highest income ...

America needs a farm bill that works

America needs a farm bill that works: ... under the poverty line. Unemployment in Fresno County, the nation's top agricultural producing county, stood at 17.4% in March of this year. Industrial agriculture has become a leading cause of soil and water pollution. In California, for example, ...

Larry Drury: Child care essential for low-income families

Larry Drury: Child care essential for low-income families: What would you do if you were a low-income parent and had to choose between keeping your job and keeping your child in a safe environment? For families struggling to pull themselves out of poverty, state-subsidized child care provides a crucial support ...

Contract awarded for prison health care

Contract awarded for prison health care: The company will continue providing medical, dental, psychiatric and dental services at all prisons in the state -- including those run by private corporations, Sanchez said. "Corizon has a presence in New Mexico," Sanchez said.


How the War on Drugs Hurts Women

How the War on Drugs Hurts Women:
The report argues that the US-backed military and police in Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala, which are ostensibly being funded to fight drug cartels, are actually part of the problem, “committing abuses and stirring up more violence.


Slate Magazine (blog)

Southwest needs tourism, roads to climb out of poverty

Southwest needs tourism, roads to climb out of poverty: BARAHONA, Dominican Republic. - Tourism is the future and hope of Barahona and other southwestern provinces submerged in poverty, for which Danilo Medina's Administration must dictate policy to materialize the region's development.

Mexicans Want New Approach To Bloody Drug War

Mexicans Want New Approach To Bloody Drug War: The murders were one of the latest episodes in Mexico's brutal and unrelenting drug war. A Mexican federal policeman guards the area where dozens of bodies, some of them mutilated, were found on a highway outside the northern Mexican city of Monterrey ...


Cuba Soldiers and Sailors Reunion continues

Cuba Soldiers and Sailors Reunion continues: the North Fulton Dance Team performed for the first time this season Thursday evening in front of the crowd at the 102nd annual Soldier's and Sailor's Reunion, which is being held in Cuba. By MICHELLE MARTIN for the Daily Ledger Little kids and big ...

Remarks on the 35th Anniversary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor

Remarks on the 35th Anniversary of the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor: The Cold War dominated US global security interests, including authoritarian regimes in Latin America that were critical US partners. Elliott argued that if the United States was to be credible in denouncing human rights violations by Communist ...

Dillon approved for adoption of children from Colombia

Dillon approved for adoption of children from Colombia: Licensing also means the opportunity for Dillon to provide humanitarian aid services to the children of Colombia—a country where 64 percent of families live in poverty, with 31 percent facing extreme poverty, according to a 2009 UNICEF report.


Puerto Rico probes election fraud allegations

Puerto Rico probes election fraud allegations: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The governor of Puerto Rico is asking the territory's justice department to investigate allegations that dozens of voters may have committed fraud to support one of his party's candidates. The announcement by Luis ...


Argentina invites British diplomat to Buenos Aires

Argentina invites British diplomat to Buenos Aires: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina is inviting a British diplomat to make a stop in Buenos Aires while traveling to the Falkland Islands next week. Jeremy Browne is Britain's top diplomat for Latin America, and he's flying to the Falklands next week ...

'Twilight' actor urges Natives to vote

'Twilight' actor urges Natives to vote: BY STAFF REPORTS WASHINGTON – A new video titled “Native Vote” has been released featuring Lakota Sioux actor Chaske Spencer, known for his role in the “Twilight” saga, in an effort to inspire Native Americans to vote in upcoming elections.


Eight Native American Organizations Receive $1.3 Million for Renewable Energy ...


Eight Native American Organizations Receive $1.3 Million for Renewable Energy ...

The agencies that oversee the Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF) have awarded eight Native American organizations with $1.3 million to build renewable energy systems in their communities. The projects include wind and solar facilities for ...

'Incredible memories' from Native American visit

'Incredible memories' from Native American visit:
CULTURAL EXCHANGE: Students from the Native American Community Academy in Albuquerque entertain during their visit to Hamilton. Students from an American Indian high school on a 10-day cultural exchange to New Zealand will take incredible memories, ...


Waikato Times

Youth boxing hits the streets in Venezuela program

Youth boxing hits the streets in Venezuela program: CARACAS, Venezuela -- Migadalia Flores was worried about raising her 13-year-old son in a poor Caracas neighborhood where teenage boys often drift into crime. Her son, Miguel Uzcategui, is now a standout among the youths who line up ...

For the Future of Our Planet, a Dialogue Between Generations

For the Future of Our Planet, a Dialogue Between Generations: Escalating poverty is eating away at our social fabric, our dwindling ecosystems are crying out for protection, the grave threat of climate change is well-documented and yet so inadequately addressed, as though it's tomorrow's problem!

Argentina central bank eases reserve requirements


Argentina central bank eases reserve requirements

By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES--The Central Bank of Argentina has temporarily suspended reserve requirements for foreign currency deposits held in the banking system in a move seen as helping banks cope with significant outflows of US dollar deposits in ...

Argentina central bank eases reserve requirements

Argentina central bank eases reserve requirements: By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES--The Central Bank of Argentina has temporarily suspended reserve requirements for foreign currency deposits held in the banking system in a move seen as helping banks cope with significant outflows of US dollar deposits in ...


Coast Guard and CBIG authorities nab 6 smugglers, seize vessel, $8 million ...


Coast Guard and CBIG authorities nab 6 smugglers, seize vessel, $8 million ...

Drew W. Pearson, Sector San Juan commander, addresses reporters at Coast Guard Base San Juan Thursday, along with heads of federal and state law enforcement agencies in Puerto Rico, to discuss the interdiction and seizure of 330 kilograms of cocaine ...