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lunes, 6 de agosto de 2012

Former Puerto Rican Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Porn


Former Puerto Rican Teacher Sentenced to 15 Years for Producing Child Porn

A former teacher at the Bayamon Military Academy in Puerto Rico was sentenced to 15 years in prison in district court last week for production of child pornography, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland ...

Puerto Rico mayor plans to sleep on streets to prove his city is safe

Puerto Rico mayor plans to sleep on streets to prove his city is safe: San Juan, Puerto Rico's mayor says his streets are safe. And he'll sleep on them to prove it. Jorge Santini, the mayor of Puerto Rico's capital, said he and his family will spend several nights on a bus parked in different neighborhoods. He also plans ...

7 Inmates die in prison fire in Brazil

7 Inmates die in prison fire in Brazil: Seven inmates burned to death in a fire over the weekend at a prison farm in Rondonia, a state in northern Brazil, media reports said. The victims were in one of the restrooms when the fire started during visiting hours on Sunday, Rondonia Justice ...



Colombia: nothing like Brazil

Colombia: nothing like Brazil: “We have systematically and purposefully over-performed,” says Juan Carlos Echeverry, Colombia's finance minister. For him, it is a virtuous circle: confidence, which leads to job creation, which leads to poverty reduction. “Confidence in the economy ...

Florida ranks poorly in elderly life study

Florida ranks poorly in elderly life study: Anusuya Chatterjee, a co-author of the study, said South Florida ranked poorly in areas including crime rates, number of caregivers available for the elderly and percentage of hospitals with geriatric services. Dave Bruns, spokesman for AARP Florida ...

Chile Imacec Rises 6.2% on Year in June; Forecast Was +5.2%

Chile Imacec Rises 6.2% on Year in June; Forecast Was +5.2%: SANTIAGO, Chile--Despite expectations of a deceleration, the Chilean economy continues to expand at a robust pace, fueled by resilient domestic demand. The country's monthly economic activity index, or Imacec, grew 6.2% on the year in June, the central ...

Why does America have so many people in prison compared to other ...


Why does America have so many people in prison compared to other ...

I was going through the List of top international rankings by country and started laughing pretty hysterically when I scrolled down to America and came across ...
www.mmo-champion.com/.../1171695-Why-does-America-ha...

The War on Drugs, A Policeman's Perspective

The War on Drugs, A Policeman's Perspective:
Mexico has reported 47515 people have died in the drug war since 2006, and an estimated one in eight prisoners incarcerated in the United States in 2006 were there for cannabis offenses. Phil Terhaar, a sergeant in the San Diego police department and a ...


Independent Voter Network

The Deceptive Gains of the War on Drugs

The Deceptive Gains of the War on Drugs:
Former presidents Henrique Cardozo from Brazil, Colombia's Cesar Gaviria Trujillo, and Mexico's Ernesto Zedillo, have joined the Global Commission on Drug Policy in an attempt to reevaluate the current, and not so successful approach on the drug war.


World Policy Institute (blog)

Federal appeals court overturns death penalty of Oklahoma City man, cites ...

Federal appeals court overturns death penalty of Oklahoma City man, cites ...: OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal appeals court has overturned the death sentence of an Oklahoma City man convicted of killing his common-law wife and her fetus. The U.S. 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver found that Victor Wayne Hooks did not receive ...

In search of camas, a Native American food staple

In search of camas, a Native American food staple: Skull Island sits in Massacre Bay, in Washington's San Juan archipelago. Here, in 1858, Haida raiders killed a band of Coast Salish and left the bones behind. I can think of other, perhaps more cheery spots to look for flowers, but Madrona Murphy's ...

Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes


Historic plant cultivation in Northwest native tribes

The idea that the Coast Salish and other Northwest Native Americans cultivated plants was disputed until relatively recently. Famed anthropologist Franz Boas and his disciples argued that Native Americans didn't need to cultivate plants thanks to ...

Simplified Solutions of WNY Offers Key Tips on How to Qualify for Medicaid if ...

Simplified Solutions of WNY Offers Key Tips on How to Qualify for Medicaid if ...: Williamsville, NY (PRWEB) August 06, 2012. Simplified Solutions of WNY, a trusted resource for senior citizens in New York, recently offered key information to educate married couples on how to utilize Medicaid allowances to help cover nursing home costs.

2nd Cuban offshore oil well also a bust

2nd Cuban offshore oil well also a bust: HAVANA (AP) - Cuba says that a second exploratory offshore oil well has proved unviable, dealing another setback to the island's dreams of petroleum riches. A statement published Monday in Communist Party newspaper Granma says the drilling operation ...

No death penalty for inmates charged in slaying

No death penalty for inmates charged in slaying: (AP) - Prosecutors have decided not to seek the death penalty for two inmates charged with killing an Ohio businessman in Mississippi after they escaped from a prison work program in Louisiana. Sheila Wilbanks, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's ...



Judge rules death penalty can be sought against NE Pa. man accused of killing ...

Judge rules death penalty can be sought against NE Pa. man accused of killing ...: A judge has ruled that prosecutors in northeastern Pennsylvania may continue to seek the death penalty against a man accused of having killed two people and buried their bodies on his property more than a decade ago. Hugo Selenski, 38, is charged in ...

Death penalty upheld in 1984 case of double slaying

Death penalty upheld in 1984 case of double slaying: The Nevada Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for Las Vegas killer Randolph Moore who has had three penalty hearings in the shooting of a middle-age couple in 1984. The court rejected the arguments there were errors made in jury selection, ...

Plant compound slows breast cancer; Prozac may have anti-viral properties ...


Plant compound slows breast cancer; Prozac may have anti-viral properties ...

From California - Eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts are associated with an increased risk of fractures in the elderly. A report in JAMA examined data on over 1 million men and women over 65, diagnosed with cataracts. During the study ...

Alzheimer's More Aggressive in Younger Elderly

Alzheimer's More Aggressive in Younger Elderly:
Alzheimers More Aggressive in Younger Elderly New research shows that Alzheimer's disease hits people in their 60s and 70s harder than people who are 80 years and older. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine note ...


PsychCentral.com

Elder financial abuse allegations leveled against California woman ...


Elder financial abuse allegations leveled against California woman ...

Elder financial abuse is a very serious type of abuse. Such elder abuse can cause a great deal of harm to elderly indivi.

Florida Gov. promises funding for nursing homes

Florida Gov. promises funding for nursing homes: Florida Governor Rick Scott promised adequate funding for nursing homes at a conference for providers of elderly care, but protesters criticized his opposition to President Obama's health care overhaul and his refusal to enforce some of its provisions.



We're taking aim at elderly exploitation


We're taking aim at elderly exploitation

In Florida during that same period the population over 65 grew only 16.4 percent. All of this is good news. More of us are living long enough to become senior citizens. But, it also underscores additional responsibilities for law enforcement and the ...

1.2 Million Dollar Grant To Help Clark County School District

1.2 Million Dollar Grant To Help Clark County School District:
ccsd las vegas school. LAS VEGAS — The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $1.2 million in grants to school districts in California, Florida, Nevada and New York to train arts educators serving high-poverty schools.


CBS Local

Program will answer what poverty is like

Program will answer what poverty is like: Bridges to Circles of Bay County, a program offered by Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida, is holding a Poverty Simulation 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 21. Barbara Moore, Circles Campaign community organizer, said the program helps those who have never ...

Awareness of climate change risks are low


Awareness of climate change risks are low

SANTO DOMINGO (IPS) - One of the major difficulties to overcome in climate change adaptation policies in the Dominican Republic is society's low awareness of the risks, even though the country is seriously exposed to the impacts of the phenomenon.