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domingo, 15 de julio de 2012

Softer California three-strikes law would save on older inmates

Softer California three-strikes law would save on older inmates: The ACLU says the elderly have no greater chance of becoming homeless than any other age group after imprisonment. California legislators passed a medical parole law in 2010 to allow inmates with certain debilitating illnesses to seek release.

Violent crimes against Stockton elderly on the rise

Violent crimes against Stockton elderly on the rise:
STOCKTON, CA - Violent crimes against the elderly are on the rise in Stockton. Police said there were 1652 cases of violent crimes against senior citizen since January. "We had two break-ins at our home. One of the parties came in with a shotgun," said ...


News10.net

Elderly lose their homes for as little as $400 in unpaid tax

Elderly lose their homes for as little as $400 in unpaid tax: A consumer advocacy group has issued a report highlighting a disturbing practice in which elderly and other vulnerable homeowners are losing their homes over as little as $400 in unpaid taxes. ... Gov. Jerry Brown of California quietly furloughs state ...

World's biggest coffee buyer in project to boost Haitian fortunes

World's biggest coffee buyer in project to boost Haitian fortunes: As world coffee prices rise to record levels, Haiti has not cashed in on its once principal agricultural product, with output shrinking to less than a tenth of its levels 20 years ago. Now, in a bid to “double” coffee yields while improving food ...



Puerto Rican parade celebrates Latinos in Holyoke

Puerto Rican parade celebrates Latinos in Holyoke:
Waving Puerto Rican flags, dancing to bomba, plena and salsa and enjoying the hot weather hundreds of spectators gathered in Holyoke for the annual Western Massachusetts Puerto Rican Parade.
MassLive.com

Venezuela more prone to oil price jitters

Venezuela more prone to oil price jitters:
There is little that Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's notoriously long-winded president, talks about more than how his “Bolivarian revolution” has won back the country's independence from the “Yankee empire”. “We must recognise that we are the new.


Financial Times

Venezuela Doctor Says Steroids Masking Chavez Cancer

Venezuela Doctor Says Steroids Masking Chavez Cancer: Venezuela Correspondent Ludmila Vinogradoff of ABC, one of Spain's leading daily newspapers, interviewed Dr. Jose Rafael Marquina for an update on Venezuela President Hugo Chavez's health.



Coke Smugglers Get Lengthy Jail Terms in New West Court Friday

Coke Smugglers Get Lengthy Jail Terms in New West Court Friday:
Shminder Johal, the overseer of a sophisticated cocaine smuggling ring, was handed an 18 year jail sentence in B.C. Supreme Court Friday. ... Must be to deter the other guards who think its easy money. in america these guys would be lucky to get 8 years.


Vancouver Sun (blog)

A new, modern Haiti is rising from the earthquake rubble - News ...

A new, modern Haiti is rising from the earthquake rubble - News ...: The building's concrete frame rises 40 feet in a commercial zone that connects devastated suburbs, its tall steel tendons saluting a blue sky. Haitian envisioned ...

About a thousand supporters celebrate birthday of former Haitian leader Jean ...


About a thousand supporters celebrate birthday of former Haitian leader Jean ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - About a thousand people in Haiti have turned up to celebrate the 59th birthday of former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

A House Call in Haiti

A House Call in Haiti:
Find blog's on the latest news, sports, politics, food, health, entertainment and more at pjstar.com.


Peoria Journal Star (blog)

Inmates in Brazilian jail bike to freedom

Inmates in Brazilian jail bike to freedom: Left: Inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries earlier this month at a prison AP file photosLeft: Inmates pedal stationary bikes to charge car batteries earlier this month at a prison in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative ...



Cuba is mum about cholera

Cuba is mum about cholera: HAVANA -- Cuba's government has given little information about a rare outbreak of cholera, fueling speculation that the epidemic may be worse than initially reported earlier this month. The World Health Organization, which has an office in Havana to ...

Gordon Ramsay to 'do time' in US jail?

Gordon Ramsay to 'do time' in US jail?:
Scots celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay has revealed that he is hoping to "do time in an American prison. The 45-year-old told his followers on twitter that he is researching US jails, as he looking to repeat the success of his Channel 4 hit Behind Bars in America.



stv.tv

Celebrating nature and native traditions

Celebrating nature and native traditions: Nature and nurture were key themes of last week's Scene & Heard events. Beginning with a program that focused on conserving natural resources and ending with a Native American celebration, July's heat didn't prevent people from getting out and about.

Haitian pilgrims soak up a waterfall's purifying power in Saut d' Eau


Haitian pilgrims soak up a waterfall's purifying power in Saut d' Eau

Pilgrims bathe in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Saturday, July 14. The annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Legend has it that she appeared on a ...

Dead penalty foes laud progress

Dead penalty foes laud progress: Litton chaired and Lowenstein was a member of the Missouri Death Penalty Assessment Team, which produced a 436-page study comparing procedures, both legal and technical, against American Bar Association standards. Issued in March, the report found ...

Desperate Central Americans fleeing violence, poverty flood north through ...


Desperate Central Americans fleeing violence, poverty flood north through ...

Then, in March, he watched horrified as robbers shot three customers to death before his eyes. Soon after, he decided to make the hard and dangerous journey north again. "In Honduras there is a lot of violence, a lot of robberies and a lot of poverty ...

Haiti earthquake camps clearing out; problems now become hidden

Haiti earthquake camps clearing out; problems now become hidden:
Many Haitians displaced by the 2010 earthquake are moving to crowded homes or slums. Others fare better with a rental subsidy, but it's temporary.


Los Angeles Times

Reuters Comes Out for Gay Marriage in Minnesota

Reuters Comes Out for Gay Marriage in Minnesota: Back came a letter, informing me that the vote was a symbolic effort to fight a disinformation campaign; it seems that pro-8 supporters were claiming that California was trying to put gays in the schools textbooks. But that wasn't disinformation. It ...

California Bill Tests Traditional Notions of Parenthood

California Bill Tests Traditional Notions of Parenthood: The legislation, which has the support of gay and lesbian groups as well as some child-advocacy organizations, would give California judges explicit authority to grant parenthood status to three or more people, provided that such a move is “required to ...

Baby killer, 69, who is America's longest serving female faces release from ...


Baby killer, 69, who is America's longest serving female faces release from ...

A convicted baby killer, sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole, may walk free as early as next month. Betty Smithey, of Arizona, is the U.S.'s longest serving female inmate.

Dissident blogger gets 18-year prison sentence

Dissident blogger gets 18-year prison sentence: Dissident blogger gets 18-year prison sentence. Serkalem Fasil accepts the 2012 PEN American's "Freedom to Write Award" for her husband Eskinder Nega, an imprisoned Ethiopian writer, in New York on Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Beowulf Sheehan, ...

Nicaragua plans a behemoth canal undertaking

Nicaragua plans a behemoth canal undertaking:
Nicaragua wants to connect the Atlantic and Pacific oceans with a $30 billion canal that it is hoped will lift the Central American country out of poverty. But it remains unclear who will foot the bill.


Deutsche Welle

In Venezuela, Free Housing for Some Offers Hope for All - Slide ...

In Venezuela, Free Housing for Some Offers Hope for All - Slide ...: On a live national broadcast each week, President Hugo Chávez, who is running for re-election, presents new dwellings to down-on-their-luck Venezuelans.