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jueves, 9 de agosto de 2012

Jailbreak after lunch break: Inmates try to escape Brazilian prison by hiding ...


Jailbreak after lunch break: Inmates try to escape Brazilian prison by hiding ...

It was a desperate bid for freedom that, perhaps with the benefit of hindsight, was always going to be described as rubbish. Two inmates tried to escape from a Brazilian prison by disguising themselves as bags of garbage to be put out by prison guards.

New poll finds seniors upbeat but ill-prepared for aging

New poll finds seniors upbeat but ill-prepared for aging: But other results seen in the first-ever "United States of Aging" poll — which asked questions about health, housing, finances and life satisfaction — suggests a peek inside some seniors' checkbooks and medical files might hint they are poorly ...

Chile Enersis says to push on with cap increase, meet conditions

Chile Enersis says to push on with cap increase, meet conditions: SANTIAGO Aug 9 (Reuters) - Chile-based regional energy group Enersis said on Thursday it would push ahead with a criticized planned capital increase of up to $8.02 billion, and would comply with conditions imposed by the Chilean market regulator.

Oswaldo Paya: In Cuba, a political mission gone wrong

Oswaldo Paya: In Cuba, a political mission gone wrong:
More than a week has passed since Cuban authorities allowed the young Swedish politician Jens Aron Modig to return home and walk away from a tropical nightmare. Once back on European soil, able to speak freely in Stockholm, he was expected to finally ...


VOXXI (blog)

Helping the Elderly: California's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

Helping the Elderly: California's Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: By 2020, nearly 20 percent of California's population is expected to be 60 or older. By 2050, that number is expected to be 25 percent. Many senior citizens end up in nursing homes, residential care facilities for the elderly, or assisted living ...



Civil rights group targets disproportionate school discipline

Civil rights group targets disproportionate school discipline:
The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has filed a series of civil rights complaints against Florida school districts that subject Black students to harsh disciplinary policies at rates that are far higher than for White students. The Southern Poverty ...


Florida Courier

The State of American Torture: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air vs. Waterboarding ...

The State of American Torture: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air vs. Waterboarding ...:
After more than a decade, the stories coming out of America's Cuban military prison focuses more on prisoners' interest in the next episode of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air than in heavy-handed interrogation techniques. Maybe the shock at hearing from ...


The Atlantic Wire (blog)

Mexican couple with 27000 rounds of ammunition jailed

Mexican couple with 27000 rounds of ammunition jailed: MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - A Mexican husband and wife were sentenced to prison terms of over two years each on Thursday after they admitted to possessing 27000 rounds of assault rifle ammunition destined for Mexico, where cross-border weapons ...



Native Americans eligible for tuition waivers

Native Americans eligible for tuition waivers: However, according to one local student financial aid specialist, misinformation is discouraging many Native American students from taking advantage of tuition fee waivers within the state university system. “Tribal enrollment has nothing to do with a ...

Caravan to Highlight Failed Drug War and Victims on Both Sides of the Border

Caravan to Highlight Failed Drug War and Victims on Both Sides of the Border: On August 12, I will join dozens of others who have lost loved ones to the senseless drug war in Mexico to embark on the Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity. Starting in San Diego, we will head east along the US-Mexico border, traveling over ...

Vacaville native booted from Boy Scouts for being gay fights on

Vacaville native booted from Boy Scouts for being gay fights on: Barely two weeks have passed since Eagle Scout Timothy Griffin became embroiled in the controversy of gay rights versus the Boy Scouts of America. But the 22-year-old Vacaville native said being pursued by media, besieged by negative commentary from ...



Argentina's parliament passes new anti-child labor bill

Argentina's parliament passes new anti-child labor bill:
Share | Email | Print. It is true that we cannot solve the problem of child labor only through law enforcement but we can change the system that has created hunger, poverty and controls wealth instead of redistributing it.” Victor De Gennaro, Deputy ...


Press TV

Cuba lifts radio ban on Anti-Castro artists

Cuba lifts radio ban on Anti-Castro artists: Artists included Celia Cruz,—perhaps Cuba's most internationally famous artist—and Havana-born pop-singer Gloria Estefan. News of the change emerged last week but there has been no public announcement: that would mean admitting to censorship in ...

Cubans who landed on Singer Island settling into life in U.S.

Cubans who landed on Singer Island settling into life in U.S.: A group of Cuban immigrants who came ashore Wednesday on Singer Island are no longer in federal custody. The 16 men and two women were taken into custody to check that their criminal backgrounds were clear and that they were in good health.

Promoting Business With Latin America

Promoting Business With Latin America: Promoting Business With Latin America. The United States and its partners in Latin America are actively engaged in addressing a number of challenges that stand in the way of maintaining a productive business climate, ... “Increasing the trade and ...

Cuba says tourism income up 12.8 percent in 2011

Cuba says tourism income up 12.8 percent in 2011: HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities report that tourism revenues rose 12.8 percent in 2011, returning to levels from three years earlier as the key sector recovers from losses due to the global financial crisis. In an undated report posted recently on its ...

Haiti - Politic : «A Partnership for a decade of growth and development»

Haiti - Politic : «A Partnership for a decade of growth and development»:
Tuesday, August 7, the President Michel Martelly, participated in the Session of dialogue of public policy, between the Haitian Government and the InterAmerican Development Bank (IADB), under the theme "A Partnership for a decade of growth and ...


Haitilibre.com

New poll finds seniors upbeat but ill-prepared for aging

New poll finds seniors upbeat but ill-prepared for aging: New poll finds seniors upbeat but ill-prepared for aging. August 7, 2012|Diane C. Lade, Sun Sentinel. Life is good, say more than 2000 senior citizens in a new nationwide survey released in Miami on Wednesday. Almost three-fourths of those surveyed say ...

Venezuelan Census Shows Increase in Population, Average Age

Venezuelan Census Shows Increase in Population, Average Age: Yesterday Venezuela's Instituto Nacional de Estadística (National Institute of Statistics—INE) presented the preliminary results of its 2011 Census, revealing an estimated population of 28946101—a 25-percent increase from the previous demographic ...

The Coming Crisis: Inmates try to escape Brazilian prison by hiding ...

The Coming Crisis: Inmates try to escape Brazilian prison by hiding ...: Two inmates tried to escape from a Brazilian prison by disguising themselves as bags of garbage to be put out by prison guards. Sidney da Cruz, 24, and Carlos ...

75 arrested as police, protesters clash in Chile


75 arrested as police, protesters clash in Chile

SANTIAGOChilean authorities arrested 75 people after police used tear gas and water cannons to crack down on student protesters in the capital who torched three city buses, injuring 49 police, the mayor's office said. Transport Ministry officials ...

Buses burned as students protest education reforms in Santiago, Chile


Buses burned as students protest education reforms in Santiago, Chile

"I deeply regret what is happening today in the streets of Santiago, but the government's is responsible for this because of its indolence and silence to all the proposals of the student movement," Gabriel Boric, the president of the University of ...

Florida ranks second in the country for hate


Florida ranks second in the country for hate

This is the Southern Poverty Law Center's hate map. It shows Florida has 55 active hate groups statewide – seven in Jacksonville. "If I were thinking about where to set up shop as a hate group, I would pick a state where there are high levels of ...

Mexican youth study in US to fight violence, drugs

Mexican youth study in US to fight violence, drugs: ... to be sentenced Thursday in Texas federal court. An AWOL soldier convicted of planning a massive attack on a restaurant full of Fort Hood soldiers as part of his religious mission faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in Texas federal court.



Prisoners pitch in to save endangered butterfly

Prisoners pitch in to save endangered butterfly:
He spoke about the project at the 2012 Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. The SPP works with prisons throughout Washington, and treats the inmates as collaborators rather than labourers. They apply for the positions, and ...


Nature.com (blog)