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domingo, 1 de julio de 2012

Polish Senator's Startling New Allegations about the CIA Torture Prison in Poland

Polish Senator's Startling New Allegations about the CIA Torture Prison in Poland:
... Department, and the courts. The only hope lies elsewhere in the world, specifically Poland, one of three European countries that hosted secret CIA prisons where 'high-value detainees' were tortured. ... the establishment of the prison. ABC News ...


OpEdNews

Latino Voter Diversity Challenges Political Parties ahead of 2012 Elections


Latino Voter Diversity Challenges Political Parties ahead of 2012 Elections

Republicans have noted that under Obama, the Hispanic unemployment rate is higher than the national average. And Hispanics' median household income fell 7 percent between 2000 and 2010, from $43100 to $40000, according to the Pew Hispanic ...

Chile's Codelo to build molybdenum processing plant-paper

Chile's Codelo to build molybdenum processing plant-paper: SANTIAGO, July 1 (Reuters) - Chile's state-owned Codelcoplans to invest $400 million in a molybdenum processing plantand intends to maximize its value in a legal bout with globalminer Anglo American.

Battleground Florida: Growing Puerto Rican population near Disney critical in 2012


Battleground Florida: Growing Puerto Rican population near Disney critical in 2012

For Florida political news today, the Buzz blog is your can't-miss-it source. St. Petersburg Times writers offer the latest in Florida politics, the Florida Legislature and the Rick Scott administration. Keep in mind: This is a public forum sponsored ...

Black Hawk monument revealed

Black Hawk monument revealed: Shanta Ista, a Fairfield healer who also goes by his Native American name of Rising Sun, blessed the stone earlier in the morning. He then joined the Standing Bear Council out of Keokuk as they gathered around a large drum and played the Native ...



Venezuela accepted as full member of South American bloc

Venezuela accepted as full member of South American bloc: Venezuela was accepted as a full member of Mercosur, a political and economic consortium of South American countries that has free trade agreements with Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Haiti - Social : 7% decrease in the camp population

Haiti - Social : 7% decrease in the camp population:
On a three-day visit to Haiti, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing called for a final push to end the displacement crisis « Now we need to get these remaining camps [575] finally closed...


Haitilibre.com

Mexico's New President Unlikely to Deviate from US's Drug War

Mexico's New President Unlikely to Deviate from US's Drug War:
The presumptive winner of Mexico's presidential election on Sunday, Enrique Peña Nieto, is not likely to make any substantive change away from the US-dominated, militaristic approach to the drug war, as many hoped. Central America has become the most ...


Antiwar.com

Judge won't toss death penalty in Trumann case

Judge won't toss death penalty in Trumann case: PARAGOULD, Ark. - Defense attorneys for a man accused of killing a Trumann police officer sought to remove the death penalty from consideration because of a recent state Supreme Court ruling.

Palfrey ends bid for record Cuba-Florida swim

Palfrey ends bid for record Cuba-Florida swim:
Endurance swimmer Penny Palfrey has ended her effort to become the first woman to swim unassisted from Cuba to the Florida Keys.


USA TODAY

Poverty strikes a smaller percentage in southeast Louisiana in ...

Poverty strikes a smaller percentage in southeast Louisiana in ...: The post-Hurricane Katrina diaspora forced many poor families to find housing outside the region.

Amid catastrophic loss, two people find themselves as Haiti bounces back from ...


Amid catastrophic loss, two people find themselves as Haiti bounces back from ...

Two and a half years ago a devastating earthquake left more than 200000 dead in Haiti. While the pace of reconstruction has been slow, aid workers say the country is finally turning a corner. This is the story of two people — one American and one ...

Thorpe to Eaton: Century of World's Greatest Athletes

Thorpe to Eaton: Century of World's Greatest Athletes: Thorpe, a Native American from Oklahoma's Sac and Fox nation, was a 24-year-old student at the Carlisle, Pa., Indian School in 1912 when he won the first decathlon ever held at an Olympic Games. Eaton is also 24 years old. Just six days before Thorpe ...

BREAKING: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC ...


BREAKING: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC ...

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) passed a resolution today at its 83rd Annual Convention in favor of same sex unions. The resolution supports marriage equality for all Americans, including those in the Lesbian, Gay, ...

Poll: Hispanic voters care more about other issues than immigration

Poll: Hispanic voters care more about other issues than immigration: Poll: Hispanic voters care more about other issues than immigration : The Denver Post's political and editorial writers give a daily dish of Colorado political news, analysis and commentary on local, state and national issues. Colorado. ... WASHINGTON ...

Ecuador quits former School of the Americas

Ecuador quits former School of the Americas: p><p>Opponents of the school, currently located at Fort Benning, Georgia, blame it for human rights abuses in Latin America by foreign military officers trained there. Defense Minister Miguel Carvajal's announcement came after President Rafael ...

Brazilian Prisoners Can Now Bike Their Way to Freedom

Brazilian Prisoners Can Now Bike Their Way to Freedom: Apparently, prison can be pretty boring. That's on top of it being, well, prison. Plus you've got all that potential labor just sitting around doing nothing terribly productive. Why not utilize it? That's what Santa Rita do Sapucaí prison in Brazil is ...

For Brazilian prisoners, turning pages will shorten sentences ...

For Brazilian prisoners, turning pages will shorten sentences ...: Every high schooler has to read them, and now, their works might be a way for Brazilian prisoners to get their hands on a “get out of jail early” card. According to a Reuters.com article, the Brazilian government announced earlier this week that ...



Brazilian Prisoners Can Now Bike Their Way to Freedom ...

Brazilian Prisoners Can Now Bike Their Way to Freedom ...: Apparently, prison can be pretty boring. That's on top of it being, well, prison. Plus you've got all that potential labor just sitting around doing nothing terribly productive. Why not utilize it? That's what Santa Rita do Sapucaí prison in Brazil is doing.

Heading to London by Way of Cuba and the Bronx


Heading to London by Way of Cuba and the Bronx

A 20-year-old native of Cuba and a 19-year-old from the Bronx clinched two guaranteed spots on the United States Olympic gymnastics team headed to the London Games.

Poverty drives them to go against the law

Poverty drives them to go against the law: Children early in their life are exposed to abuse, abject poverty, exploitation and discrimination,” Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research told Deccan Herald. “Over a period they become hardened and seeing the prosperous neighbourhood, ...

Gay pride festival celebrates gains made in past year


Gay pride festival celebrates gains made in past year

"God made gays, bi's, transgenders and lesbians. He made those people." Altogether, St. Petersburg police estimate well over 50000 will attend this weekend's event. Organizers say it is the largest in the state of Florida and that makes it in the ...

Mexico faces test of its democracy amid drug war

Mexico faces test of its democracy amid drug war:
MEXICO CITY - Sunday's presidential election represents a difficult test for Mexico's wobbly democracy: Can it hold a fraud-free national vote in the midst of a raging drug war? The country's top election official conceded that violence in parts of the ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Candidates promise to cut Mexican drug violence

Candidates promise to cut Mexican drug violence:
reporter: the murders this week of three federal police officers allegedly shot by two fellow officers smuggling cocaine at the mexico city airport have brought the drug war to the forefront days before the mexican presidential election . president ...


msnbc.com

Chile: Student protests draws estimated 150000 in Santiago

Chile: Student protests draws estimated 150000 in Santiago: On Thursday the protesters marched past the presidential palace in the rain. The protests organized by the Confederation of Chilean Students (Confech) were against increasing education costs and profiteering.