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viernes, 29 de junio de 2012

Arizona court approves fifth execution this year

Arizona court approves fifth execution this year: The Arizona Supreme Court on Tuesday approved the execution of a death-row inmate who was spared from the death penalty last year after winning a last-minute delay from the U.S. Supreme Court.

Abu Dhabi death sentence pair were 'big-time dealers'

Abu Dhabi death sentence pair were 'big-time dealers': Under law, any death sentence must be presented in four different courts and to 19 judges before it can be passed to the president or ruler of the emirate for approval. A legal source said that in the emirate of Abu Dhabi there were no previous ...

Venezuela to join in oil exploration off Cuba | WSLS 10

Venezuela to join in oil exploration off Cuba | WSLS 10: CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) Venezuela's oil minister says the country's national oil company plans to participate in exploratory drilling for crude off Cuba. Oil Minister Rafael Ramirez says state-run Petroleos de Venezuela SA is next in line to ...


Cuba, Venezuela, and Chavez get slapped at UN Human Rights ...

Cuba, Venezuela, and Chavez get slapped at UN Human Rights ...: There are few things totalitarian dictatorships hate more than being outed and slapped in their own forum. Via UN Watch: Banging on the table, Cuba,

Celebrating the Alternative Media Movement in Venezuela ...

Celebrating the Alternative Media Movement in Venezuela ...: Today we celebrate the national day of journalists in Venezuela. Because of this day, it's worth remembering a phrase that was written in the streets of Argentina during the December 2001 crisis: “They piss on us and the press says it's raining” ...

Blind children, sick spouse, and trap of poverty: A woman's tale


Blind children, sick spouse, and trap of poverty: A woman's tale

Four blind children. Four children who cannot fend for themselves and need supervision almost every other time.

Haiti - Reconstruction : Evaluation of 16 projects funded by the World Bank


Haiti - Reconstruction : Evaluation of 16 projects funded by the World Bank

The Government of Haiti, in collaboration with the World Bank, has proceeded from 27 to 28 June 2012 to the Joint Review of portfolios of 16 projects and programs financed by the World Bank in Haiti...

Photo Friday: Transforming Rural Communities in Nicaragua ...

Photo Friday: Transforming Rural Communities in Nicaragua ...: Employees of the Tomatoya-Chagüite Grande cooperative wash produce before packaging and shipping it to buyers. Before the cooperative was established in 2001, many farmers in Tomatoya and Chagüite Grande, Nicaragua earned barely enough to support themselves and their families.

Vancouver event recognizes contributions of growing Latin American community


Vancouver event recognizes contributions of growing Latin American community

“Thanks to him now, everyone enjoys every year going to the theatre to see films from Latin America.” Craig said his organization works with Canadians to inform them of the law and their rights, and also focuses on human rights in Latin America ...

Taxes Are The New Death Panels: Exposing The Latest Lie About Obamacare


Taxes Are The New Death Panels: Exposing The Latest Lie About Obamacare

epublicans are responding to the Supreme Court's ruling upholding the individual mandate by constructing a new “death panels”-like lie. The law, they argue, imposes a burdensome tax on millions of middle class families who will have to pay a penalty ...

40 years after Furman, the U.S. Death Penalty Is In Disarray

40 years after Furman, the U.S. Death Penalty Is In Disarray: June 29 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Furman v. Georgia. In Furman, the high court abolished the death penalty on the grounds that it violated the Eighth Amendment prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment. The decision also barred the use of capital punishment for rape convictions.

Brazil leads region in defense spending


Brazil leads region in defense spending

BUENOS AIRES, June 29 (UPI) -- Ongoing and upcoming Brazilian defense programs translate into the highest defense expenditures in Latin America over the next decade. Business analysis firm Frost and Sullivan said it came to the conclusion after ...

This Week in Poverty: 89000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid

This Week in Poverty: 89000 Children in Pennsylvania Lose Medicaid:
In Pennsylvania, 89000 children have been dropped from Medicaid, including many with life-threatening illnesses who were mistakenly deemed ineligible.


The Nation. (blog)

Swimmer's challenge: Cross 103 miles of shark-infested water

Swimmer's challenge: Cross 103 miles of shark-infested waterHavana, Cuba (CNN) -- Diving into the clear blue water off Havana Friday, Penny Palfrey began her quest to swim from Cuba to the United States.

State sued over 'stomach-churning' prison conditions

State sued over 'stomach-churning' prison conditions: Using how a nation treats its prisoners as its moral barometer, American morality has reached rock bottom, according to a nightmarish class-action lawsuit filed by Illinois' Vienna Correctional Center inmates earlier this month alleging human rights ...

Mexican drug cartels decapitate rivals in disturbing video


Mexican drug cartels decapitate rivals in disturbing video

He escaped from a Mexican prison in 2001 in a laundry truck and has a $7 million bounty on his head. In January, Los Zetas released a video showing the hanging of two members of the gulf cartel and last month 49 decapitated bodies were dumped along a ...

Cuba's gay rights revolution

Cuba's gay rights revolution: HAVANA, Cuba — Niurka says she is "halfway out of the closet" as a lesbian in Cuban society. She doesn't talk about her sexuality in public, and she's thankful nobody asks at work. But with her curly cropped hair and more masculine dress — most ...


Fernando Lugo's exit after Paraguay 'coup' a setback for development


Fernando Lugo's exit after Paraguay 'coup' a setback for development

Another year, another rightwing coup against a pro-poor government in Latin America, this time in Paraguay. The 2009 coup in Honduras that removed President Manuel Zelaya from power may have set back reforms in the country for a generation, and human rights abuses continue to be widely reported.

Puerto Rico police must be reformed now

Puerto Rico police must be reformed now: Recently, the American Civil Liberties Union released a report called "Island of Impunity: Puerto Rico's Outlaw Police Force." In its 180 pages, the report details corruption, unjustified violence, discriminatory practices and a blatant failure of ...


Comprehensive Association Agreement between Central America and the ...


Comprehensive Association Agreement between Central America and the ...

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 29 June 2012 Comprehensive Association Agreement between Central America and the European Union The signing of the Association Agreement between the EU and Central America (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras ...

US governor Jerry Brown calls on politicians to lead over gay marriage

US governor Jerry Brown calls on politicians to lead over gay marriage:
The governor of a US state embroiled in a legal row over gay marriage has urged Scotland's politicians to give a lead on equality legislation. The advice from California's Jerry Brown comes as the Scottish government prepares to release details of its ...


BBC News

Bronx Gay and Lesbian Center to Close After Leader Embezzlement


Bronx Gay and Lesbian Center to Close After Leader Embezzlement

Shut the lights off, the party's over. Just days after the former head of the Bronx Pride Center swindled about $338, 000 that she used on vacations and even dog walkers, the organization has announ.

South Florida jewelers cater to gay and lesbian couples

South Florida jewelers cater to gay and lesbian couples:
Jewelers are starting to look to the gay and lesbian market — and the political progress of same-sex marriage — to make their registers ring. They're adding lines of wedding bands and engagement rings designed specifically for gay and lesbian couples..


Sun-Sentinel

Battleground South Florida: Gays feel new passion for politics ...

Battleground South Florida: Gays feel new passion for politics ...: South Florida's gay and lesbian voters are giving a new, more supportive look at President Barack Obama, which may affect other elections.

Gay rights groups call for thorough investigation in shooting of Texas ...

Gay rights groups call for thorough investigation in shooting of Texas ...: Gay rights groups call for thorough investigation in shooting of Texas teen ... in a shooting at a South Texas park that has caught the attention of gay rights ...