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miércoles, 4 de julio de 2012

Drugs and Violence Underscore US Influence in Honduras

Drugs and Violence Underscore US Influence in Honduras: rise in drug trafficking in Honduras has resulted in a sharp increase in violence, leading some to question the United States’ influence in the country.

Honduras, along with several other Central American countries, has become a transshipment point for US-bound illegal drugs, predominantly cocaine. This has led to wide-scale drug intervention efforts, which has subsequently led to an increasingly bloody effort to stymie the trafficking.

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

Poverty strikes a smaller percentage in southeast Louisiana in wake of ...:
Southeast Louisiana bucked national trends and became less poor than it was a decade ago, largely because of new investment due to rebuilding efforts and because of the post-Hurricane Katrina diaspora, which forced many of the city’s poor families to find housing outside the region, according to an analysis of U.S. census data released Thursday by the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Calling the post-Katrina exodus “the largest population displacement .


NOLA.com

Fla. Gov. overstates cost of health care overhaul

Fla. Gov. overstates cost of health care overhaul: President Obama's health care law called for states in 2014 to expand eligibility of Medicaid to those making up to 133 percent of the poverty level, or $29326 for a family of four in Florida. The changes would also require adding people who are below ...



Empowering Communities To Fight Poverty & Violence

Empowering Communities To Fight Poverty & Violence: For example, Leon County, Florida – the largest county in my congressional district – has seen its poverty rate increase from 17% in 2007, to over 26% just three years later. For far too long, the federal government has incentivized the very behaviors ...

Guns, mascots, and casinos: Native American life in real time


Guns, mascots, and casinos: Native American life in real time

Dr. David Yeagley shares his thoughts on the realities facing Native Americans in this follow-up to our interview.

Argentina prepares for verdict in dictators' trial

Argentina prepares for verdict in dictators' trial: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Verdicts are being prepared in Argentina's historic stolen babies trial. Two former dictators and a handful of other retired military and police officials are accused of systematically stealing babies from leftists who were ...



Chile opens Pinochet will; no clues to wealth

Chile opens Pinochet will; no clues to wealth: SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean officials hoping for a glimpse at the suspected fortune of former dictator Augusto Pinochet opened his sealed will on Wednesday. But the document revealed nothing about his wealth.

Many Native Americans live next to power plants


Many Native Americans live next to power plants

MOAPA, Nev. (AP) — Beyond the ancestral hunting fields and the rows of small, sparse homes, the cemetery at the Moapa River Indian Reservation sprawls across a barren hill with the tombstones of ...

Haiti - Education : Ideas for our universities...

Haiti - Education : Ideas for our universities...:
The Universities of the ACUP presented to their Haitian colleagues, their strategy to boost education,research, community service and universal function. hese universities have put forward a vision of a University...


Haitilibre.com

Haiti's earthquake victims step up demands for housing

Haiti's earthquake victims step up demands for housing: 12, 2010 earthquake has surged into the streets and headlines in recent weeks, highlighting one of Haiti's most explosive and intractable issues. A new grassroots campaign, an international petition, several new reports, and street demonstrations are ...



Colombia to invest millions providing internet for the poor

Colombia to invest millions providing internet for the poor: The Colombian government announces plans to invest $170 million to subsidize internet access and computer purchase for the country's poorest people. ... "We want Colombians to have the best tools to overcome poverty." Families living in Colombia's two ...

Brazil's Breno gets jail time for torching his house

Brazil's Breno gets jail time for torching his house: Brazil's Breno Vinicius Rodrigues Borges, a former player for Baynern Munich, was sentenced Wednesday to three years and nine months of jail for intentionally burning down his house in Germany.

Insight: Florida man sees 'cruel' face of US justice

Insight: Florida man sees 'cruel' face of US justice: America's Highest Paying Jobs. CNBC.com took a look at the most highly-compensated occupations in the country, based upon BLS job definitions. .... Nonetheless, Davis's attorney will argue that Davis's sentence to die in prison also constitutes "cruel ...

Gay Marriage Supporters in Ill. Attempting to Legalize Practice Through Courts


Gay Marriage Supporters in Ill. Attempting to Legalize Practice Through Courts

The case was brought to the forefront when the American Civil Liberties Union and Lambda Legal filed a lawsuit on May 30 against Chicago's Cook County Clerk David Orr, who chose to defend the traditional definition of marriage by citing the 1996 law, ...

Audio: 'Americans for Truth About Homosexuality' Slams Anderson Cooper for ...


Audio: 'Americans for Truth About Homosexuality' Slams Anderson Cooper for ...

On Tuesday, Peter LaBarbera, of 'Americans for Truth About Homosexuality', appeared on VCY America's Crosstalk radio show with host Vic Eliason (audio below) and slammed CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who came out earlier this week and admitted he ...

A New Challenge for America's Prisons - Policy Research Associates

A New Challenge for America's Prisons - Policy Research Associates: The purpose of this meeting was to create a policy agenda proposal for improving the care of older prisoners in America's criminal justice system.

Venezuela gets first female admiral

Venezuela gets first female admiral: A total of 147 Bolivarian National Armed Forces, or FANB, officers were promoted to the ranks of general and admiral, including the first woman to hold the highest naval rank, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said.



Competitiveness in Central America

Competitiveness in Central America: Central America remains one of the most impoverished regions on the planet What should official donors and the private sector be doing to alleviate poverty ...

Illinois farmers hope trade with Cuba grows

Illinois farmers hope trade with Cuba grows: Walter, who farms mostly corn just south of DeKalb, was one of about 20 people affiliated with the Illinois Farm Bureau who returned Monday from a four-day visit to Havana to see how trade works in Cuba. “I was interested in going because as an ...



Navy plans $40 million fiber-optic link to Guantánamo base

Navy plans $40 million fiber-optic link to Guantánamo base:
Cuban bloggers and tweeters talked tech in Havana on Thursday at a Spanish-organized forum promoting social media in one of the world's most unplugged nations, prompting accusations from state-run media of an attempt to foment subversive activities.


MiamiHerald.com

Venezuela interested in buying Belarus refineries: reports

Venezuela interested in buying Belarus refineries: reports: Venezuela is interested in buying Belarus refineries if they are made available for sale, according to media reports Wednesday. "We have that interest," Venezuelan ambassador to Belarus Americo Diaz Nunez was quoted as saying by Russian Prime news agency.

Innovative Communication Network Proves Invaluable in Post-quake Haiti

Innovative Communication Network Proves Invaluable in Post-quake Haiti: The review was commissioned to better understand the successes and shortcomings of the CDAC Network's humanitarian deployment, CDAC Haiti, which was established to coordinate communication efforts among a range of partners and to encourage joint ...

The Appalling Treatment of American POWS During the American Revolution

The Appalling Treatment of American POWS During the American Revolution: Beneath its base are buried some of the remains of the more than 11800 Americans prisoners of war who died on board prison ships in Wallabout Bay near Brooklyn — now the Brooklyn Navy Yard — during the American Revolution. An additional 8000 ...



Teachers set up protest against Buenos Aires mayor

Teachers set up protest against Buenos Aires mayor:
Tensions between mayor Mauricio Macri and public teachers have reached a new high as the Union of Education Workers (UTE) has staged a protest outside Buenos Aires city Parliament repudiating an official call to deduct salaries for a three-day walkout ...


Press TV

The 'cruel' face of US justice

The 'cruel' face of US justice:
"My first offence, and they gave me all this time," said Davis, a pudgy African American with dreadlocks who spoke with Reuters at the Federal Detention Center in Miami. "Might just as well say I'm dead." Davis was convicted of ... Nonetheless, Davis's ...


Stuff.co.nz