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viernes, 3 de agosto de 2012

Allow light to shine in America's jails and prisons

Allow light to shine in America's jails and prisons: Yet he and other Muslims over the years have been imprisoned unjustly as government authorities on different levels tried to thwart the teaching of Islam and the spread of truth among the children of America's once slaves. If you think that the abuses ...



Mexico Turns to Surveillance Technology To Help Fight Drug War

Mexico Turns to Surveillance Technology To Help Fight Drug War:
As a new president prepares to take on Mexico's drug war, the country's army is turning to high-tech spy technology. But could it be used for more than just monitoring criminals? Mining text messages from mobile phones, intercepting voice calls and ...


Slate Magazine (blog)

The poverty of inheritance

The poverty of inheritance:
Beating a child over the head incessantly or tying them up for weeks at a time to a crib is going to cause damage. We don't know what deprivation means when we talk about Western “poverty.” To many social engineers I have to suggest that poverty “Ain't ...


Discover Magazine (blog)

WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower's Wide Impact in Region ...

WikiLeaks in Latin America: Online Whistleblower's Wide Impact in Region ...: If Julian Assange is granted asylum in Ecuador, he will become a resident of Latin America, where the trove of classified U.S. State Department cables he strategically disseminated through WikiLeaks has generated hundreds of headlines, from Mexico to ...

The State of America's Children 2012

The State of America's Children 2012: State tables show how children are faring state by state and how each state compares to other states in protecting children. For example, when we looked closely at poor children across the nation, ten states plus the District of Columbia had child ...

Global Headwinds Bite Deeper In Latin America As Colombia Orders First Rate ...


Global Headwinds Bite Deeper In Latin America As Colombia Orders First Rate ...

Already over the last year South America's favorite economic success story, Brazil, has come crashing to earth with economic growth over the last three quarters slowing to less than two percent. ... developed economy such as the U.S. This can be ...

Gay activists vandalize California Chick-fil-A

Gay activists vandalize California Chick-fil-A: View slideshow: Gay activists vandalize California Chick-fil-A. The restaurant chain has been targeted by gay activists after Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy voiced his support for traditional marriage. In response, millions of Chick-fil-A supporters turned ...

Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For ...


Private Prisons Spend $45 Million On Lobbying, Rake In $5.1 Billion For ...

Nearly half of all immigrants detained by federal officials are held in facilities run by private prison companies, at an average cost for each detained immigrant is $166 a night. That's added up to massive profits for Corrections Corporation of ...

Prison Chief's Unnerving Suicide-Prevention Memo: 'I Want You To Succeed'


Prison Chief's Unnerving Suicide-Prevention Memo: 'I Want You To Succeed'

This memo was sent to hundreds of thousands of federal prisoners, including some of the most deadly and violent America currently has in custody. For example: If you are unable to think of solutions other than suicide, it is not because solutions do ...

Key political risks to watch in Cuba

Key political risks to watch in Cuba: HAVANA Aug 3 (Reuters) - Cuba is moving along with reforms aimed at boosting its economy, but has also laid out new taxes that angered many and pose a threat to the growth of small businesses critical to the government's economic plans.

Texas to execute prisoner with mental disability

Texas to execute prisoner with mental disability: The Texas authorities should commute the death sentence of a prisoner assessed as having a mental disability who is facing execution next week, Amnesty International said today (3 August). Marvin Wilson, a 54-year-old African American, is due to be put ...



Native American Schools in Arizona to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind

Native American Schools in Arizona to Install Wind Turbines: A Wind: Thanks to funding from the Arizona Renewable Energy Investment Fund (REIF), eight Native American schools in the state recently received $1.3 million to build ...

Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Protested as 'Impurity and Abomination'

Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Protested as 'Impurity and Abomination':
"We must work together to strengthen Jerusalem as a modern, open capital and to foster welcoming, inclusive communities across the Jewish world," said American philanthropist Lynn Schusterman, who made the opening remarks. "It is vital to the health ...


Christian Post

Four children killed by Haiti witch doctor: official


Four children killed by Haiti witch doctor: official

PORT-AU-PRINCE — Four children from the same family have been found dead in Haiti after being treated by a witch doctor who claimed to be able to cure them of a mysterious illness, a local official said Friday. "Three girls and a boy, the eldest of ...

Chile, China Sign Deal to Promote Investment

Chile, China Sign Deal to Promote Investment:  CHILE, SANTIAGOChile's Foreign Investment Committee (CIE) announced that it has signed a number of agreements with China to promote investment in Chile's mining, energy and public works sectors.

Eagle Scouts divide over protest against ban on gays

Eagle Scouts divide over protest against ban on gays: After publishing a story Thursday on Eagle Scouts who have returned their medals, badges and other regalia to protest the Boy Scouts of America policy banning gays and lesbians, we received more than 100 emails from current and former Scouts, many of ...



MEND Named California's Nonprofit of the Year

MEND Named California's Nonprofit of the Year: MEND, a homegrown San Fernando Valley charity combating poverty through empowerment, Tuesday night received California Volunteers' 2012 Governor's Volunteering and Service Award for Nonprofit of the Year. Marianne Haver Hill, president and chief ...

State Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Maryville's school shooting

State Supreme Court upholds death sentence in Maryville's school shooting: The California Supreme Court Thursday unanimously upheld the death penalty of a Yuba County man who killed a teacher and three students in a shooting rampage at his former high school 20 years ago. Eric Houston, 41, was sentenced to death in Napa ...

No death penalty for inmates charged in slaying

No death penalty for inmates charged in slaying: Sheila Wilbanks, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's office in Jackson, Miss., said the Justice Department decided against seeking the death penalty for Ricky Wedgeworth and Darian "Drake" Pierce. She had no other comment. Wedgeworth and Pierce ...

Elderly shop owner fires at gang of thieves

Elderly shop owner fires at gang of thieves: An elderly jewellery shop owner in California has foiled a robbery, taking out her handgun and firing at the five perpetrators as they made a frantic dash for the exit. The 65-year-old woman, who has not been identified, was in the back of the store ...

Colombia To Cut Poverty Rate Below 10 Per Cent, Says President

Colombia To Cut Poverty Rate Below 10 Per Cent, Says President: BOGOTA, Aug 3 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday his government would reduce the South American country's extreme poverty rate to a single digit. "We still have double-digit extreme poverty rate, we ...



Colombia To Cut Poverty Rate Below 10 Per Cent, Says President

Colombia To Cut Poverty Rate Below 10 Per Cent, Says President: BOGOTA, Aug 3 (BERNAMA-NNN-XINHUA) -- Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Thursday his government would reduce the South American country's extreme poverty rate to a single digit. "We still have double-digit extreme poverty rate, we ...

Alzheimer's hits harder earlier in life as people in their 60s decline more ...

Alzheimer's hits harder earlier in life as people in their 60s decline more ...:
A team from the University of California said the 'younger elderly' showed faster rates of brain tissue loss and cognitive decline than Alzheimer patients who were over 80 years old. The findings have profound implications for both diagnosing the ...


Daily Mail

South Florida LGBT activists Friday plan 'Same Sex Kiss Day' protest at ...


South Florida LGBT activists Friday plan 'Same Sex Kiss Day' protest at ...

Gay activists around the nation are planning "kiss-in" protests today at Chick-fil-A restaurants, including Pompano Beach in South Florida. From Associated Press: The gatherings come two days after hundreds of thousands of customers, many of them ...

Venezuela's opposition wants to scrap preferential oil deals ...


Venezuela's opposition wants to scrap preferential oil deals ...

PUERTO LA CRUZ, Venezuela, (Reuters) - Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles said yesterday he would scrap preferential oil deals with foreign allies.