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miércoles, 11 de julio de 2012

Paraguay's destructive soy boom | Oxfam International Blogs

Paraguay's destructive soy boom | Oxfam International Blogs: Ironically, in a country where 40 percent of the population still lives in poverty and 11 percent are undernourished, Paraguay's macroeconomy is booming.

Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America


Desperation, Lack of Donors Drives Organ Trafficking in Latin America

Latin American countries are taking increased measures to counter organ trafficking in the region, with a group of Central American states recently passing minimum penalties for the crime. However, while the gap between the need for a donor and actual ...

Introducing No More Poverty (nmp.org)

Introducing No More Poverty (nmp.org): NO MORE POVERTY is a not-for-profit charity organization based in Los Angeles, CA and founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The Omidi brothers are fervently committed to doing whatever it takes to lessen the struggles and improve ...

Softer California three-strikes law would save on older inmates

Softer California three-strikes law would save on older inmates: SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A ballot measure aimed at California's infamous three strikes sentencing law may be an opportunity for the state to put a dent in one problem besetting prison officials across. ... "Such laws allow states to safely depopulate ...

From Rum to Cocaine, States Lose Long War on Smuggling

From Rum to Cocaine, States Lose Long War on Smuggling:
At first glance, Mexico's deteriorating situation (some 50000 drug-war- related deaths since 2006) wouldn't seem to have much in common with late colonial America. But, in fact, there are some striking parallels that offer lessons for Mexico's ...


Bloomberg (blog)

3.8 Million Californians Went Hungry During Great Recession

3.8 Million Californians Went Hungry During Great Recession: The UCLA study released today said low-income families and Latinos suffered the greatest "food insecurity."



Why do low-income couples marry less and divorce more?

Why do low-income couples marry less and divorce more?: The new research suggests that government initiatives to strengthen marriage among low-income populations should move beyond promoting the value of marriage and instead focus on the actual problems that low-income couples face. The study, which ...

US Embassies in Latin America Celebrate LGBT Pride

US Embassies in Latin America Celebrate LGBT Pride: Then came that extraordinary speech Secretary Clinton gave before the United Nations human rights office in Geneva in which she most memorably proclaimed 'gay rights are human rights' and made commitments to fight discrimination against members of ...

Romney trying to reach Latinos with Spanish-language website, ads


Romney trying to reach Latinos with Spanish-language website, ads

That site houses the campaign's Spanish-language ads, as well as statistics about Latino unemployment under President Obama, showing that the number of unemployed Latinos has grown by half a million under Obama. The campaign's lack of a ...

Judge hands down 60-year prison term for 1996 shooting


Judge hands down 60-year prison term for 1996 shooting

A Guatemalan man convicted of shooting and killing a Mexican national in Riviera in 1996 was sentenced to 60 years in prison Wednesday by visiting Judge Romeo Flores in the 105th District Court. Following less than two hours of testimony from two ...

Bright Cargo Container Casa in Chile

Bright Cargo Container Casa in Chile: This bright orange home was made with two 40-foot and three 20-foot shipping containers in Santiago, Chile. Due to our publication of various shipping container homes, the architect, Rubén Rivera Peede, shared Liray House with Jetson Green recently ...

Crime Gay Couple Harassed at Lowe's

Crime Gay Couple Harassed at Lowe's: The cashier allegedly responded with gay slurs and physical threats against Smythe, who immediately asked for the store manager. An assistant manager tried to pull Smythe aside, he says, but instead had to physically restrain the cashier from launching ...

Chile students protest for better share of boom

Chile students protest for better share of boom: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police used water cannon and tear gas to break up a protest Wednesday by students demanding a bigger share of an economic boom led by mining profits, a demonstration marking the 41st anniversary of the nationalization ...

Strike, roadblocks begin in Buenos Aires province

Strike, roadblocks begin in Buenos Aires province: Teachers, court workers, health and administrative workers in the province of Buenos Aires began their promised 48-hour strike this morning with several roadblocks to protest the government's payment of midyear bonuses in two installments.



At joint rally with Scioli, CFK stresses 'BA province is the most privileged'

At joint rally with Scioli, CFK stresses 'BA province is the most privileged': While attending a televised rally alongside Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner highlighted how "Buenos Aires is the most privileged province in the country."

Extraordinary documentary, “Allan Houser: The dean of stone”

Extraordinary documentary, “Allan Houser: The dean of stone”:
Biographical words appear on the TV screen, “In 1886, the Chiricahua Apache were the last American Indian tribe to surrender to the U.S. government. As punishment, they ... Roscoe Pond, Santa Fe Native American Culture Examiner. Roscoe Pond is an ...


Examiner.com

Study: Native Americans came to the New World in three waves

Study: Native Americans came to the New World in three waves:
Genetic study may settle the debate over how North and South America were populated.


USA TODAY

Earliest Americans Arrived in Waves, DNA Study Finds

Earliest Americans Arrived in Waves, DNA Study Finds: North and South America were first populated by three waves of migrants from Siberia rather than just a single migration, say researchers who have studied the whole genomes of Native Americans in South America and Canada.

NH hires consultant to explore private prisons

NH hires consultant to explore private prisons: CONCORD, N.H. - New Hampshire's Executive Council Wednesday approved hiring a consultant to help the state review proposals from several companies to build and possibility run its prisons. ... help the state review proposals from several companies to ...

Russian Company Delays Cuban Oil Exploration Plans

Russian Company Delays Cuban Oil Exploration Plans: Zarubezhneft, a Russian state oil company that has apparently struggled to find a drilling rig that would not violate U.S. sanctions, said it has delayed the start of its drilling off Cuba until November.

Guantánamo Prisoner Is Repatriated to Sudan


Guantánamo Prisoner Is Repatriated to Sudan

A convicted member of Al Qaeda was transferred from the prison camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to his native Sudan — a first for the Obama administration's military commissions system.

Puerto Rico Opposition Calls For Emergency Measures Against Crime


Puerto Rico Opposition Calls For Emergency Measures Against Crime

A leading opposition politician in Puerto Rico has called for the imposition of a state of emergency, citing rising crime that has killed almost 500 so far this year as the territory becomes a increasingly important asset for drug traffickers.

Ex-Haitian telecom official gets 1-year jail term

Ex-Haitian telecom official gets 1-year jail term: The former head of Haiti's state-owned telecommunications company has been sentenced to one year in prison for accepting bribes from Miami-based businesses.



Inmates in Brazil prison ride bike, get out early

Inmates in Brazil prison ride bike, get out early:
Inmates in Brazil prison ride bike, get out early. In this Friday, July 6, 2012, inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative program allows inmates at this medium-security prison to ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Camp Weaves Traditional Native Teachings, Western Science

Camp Weaves Traditional Native Teachings, Western Science:
Weaving together the traditional environmental knowledge of the Haudenosaunee with environmental science is the focus of the Native Earth Sumer Camp for Native American youth in August. The camp, offered through the Center for Native People and the ...


SUNY-ESF Headlines

Cuba Cholera Outbreak Contained So Far: Official

Cuba Cholera Outbreak Contained So Far: Official: By Marc Frank HAVANA, July 10 (Reuters) - A cholera outbreak in Cuba blamed for at least three deaths has been mostly contained so far to the eastern city of Manzanillo and surrounding towns, with just a few scattered cases confirmed ...