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martes, 9 de octubre de 2012

Buenos Aires City first non punishable abortion suspended

Buenos Aires City first non punishable abortion suspended: A court decision prevented Buenos Aires's City first non punishable abortion to be carried out today. The decision came after a Pro Life Organization filed a formal complaint against the medical procedure. On Friday, Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio ...

Peru Sees Biggest Decline in Infant Mortality Rate in Latin America

Peru Sees Biggest Decline in Infant Mortality Rate in Latin America: The decline in Peru's infant mortality rate over the past 20 years has been the sharpest drop in all of Latin America, according to a report by UNICEF. In 1990, Peru had the world's fourth highest infant mortality rate at 75 per 1,000 births, according ...

Brazilians voting in 'Clean Record' elections

Brazilians voting in 'Clean Record' elections: Jerry Sandusky will walk into state prison with little more than a watch and wedding band. He'll be able to work a 30-hour week to make a few dollars. He'll be able to watch Penn State football, but not...More >>. Jerry Sandusky will walk into state ...




Brazilian corruption trial dims Lula's aura

Brazilian corruption trial dims Lula's aura: Under Lula's watch, growth averaged better than 4 percent a year while income inequality fell, lifting 30 million people out of poverty and into a modern consumer market. He left office with an astronomical 88 percent popularity rating. "That created ...

Big Brazil Health Insurance Deal May be Tough to Replicate

Big Brazil Health Insurance Deal May be Tough to Replicate: Despite such barriers, Brazil clearly offers growth possibilities that richer countries cannot. Robust economic growth has lifted more than 40 million people out of poverty and into the middle class over the past decade — and they're buying everything ...




Quest for Prosperity in Midst of Poverty

Quest for Prosperity in Midst of Poverty: Karl Marx, the 19th century German philosopher and economist, in a reaction to a book written on poverty titled 'The economics of poverty', quipped that the right title should have been, 'Poverty of economics'. The same drama is playing in Nigeria ...

Coca Leaf Cultivation Drops in Bolivia as US Criticizes anti-Drug Efforts


Coca Leaf Cultivation Drops in Bolivia as US Criticizes anti-Drug Efforts

Executing that plan proved expensive, difficult and sometimes violent in the Chapare, where migrants from Bolivia's highlands, mainly Quechua and Aymara Indians, settled seeking an escape from poverty. Crops like pineapples and oranges, which were ...

Argentine soy, corn planting seen boosted by rains

Argentine soy, corn planting seen boosted by rains: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Corn and soy planting in the eastern Argentine province of Entre Rios will be helped by light rains this week while the country's key farm area to the south starts getting the sunshine needed to recover from recent flooding, ...

Silver Alert program turns 4 years old, hundreds of people located

Silver Alert program turns 4 years old, hundreds of people located: Florida's Silver Alert, the program that issues statewide advisories for missing elderly people suffering from dementia or Alzheimer's, turned four years old this week. Since the program was implemented in October 2008, 554 Silver Alerts have been ...




Will Florida Execute a Psychotic Man Who Thinks He Is the "Prince of God"?

Will Florida Execute a Psychotic Man Who Thinks He Is the "Prince of God"?: Florida Gov. Rick Scott during an interview in his office in Tallahassee, Florida, July 29, 2011. (Photo: Jason Henry / The New York Times) The state of Florida is pushing for the execution of an elderly prisoner with paranoid schizophrenia despite a ...

Timeline: Mexico's drug war politics

Timeline: Mexico's drug war politics: 2008 - Guzman's hitmen take on the Juarez Cartel in the northern border city of Ciudad Juarez, across from El Paso, Texas, which quickly becomes the drug war's bloodiest flashpoint. Drug violence kills around 6,300 people across Mexico over the year.

Narcocorrido Singers In Mexico Lower Profile Due To Drug War Violence

Narcocorrido Singers In Mexico Lower Profile Due To Drug War Violence: ... a storytelling folksong popular along the U.S.-Mexico border that emerged at the beginning of the twentieth century as a way to glorify the heroes of the Mexican Revolution. But instead of war heroes, narcocorridos sing the praises of drug cartel ...

No on Prop. 34: Empty promises about death penalty are wrong approach for ...

No on Prop. 34: Empty promises about death penalty are wrong approach for ...: Abandoning California's death penalty, as backers of Proposition 34 want, is tantamount to abandoning those who've been victimized by California's most violent and heinous killers. Proposition 34 would give a pass to the serial killers, cop killers ...

European companies squeeze US over death penalty


European companies squeeze US over death penalty

Some are now seeking ways to prevent their products from being used to carry out the death penalty. The latest to join ... Although it's produced in many European countries, they moved to block the use of their products in American executions. Britain ...

'Death penalty for children' too much for Arkansas Republicans

'Death penalty for children' too much for Arkansas Republicans:
THE REPUBLICAN Party in Arkansas has withdrawn its financial support from three state legislature candidates who have variously advocated the death penalty for children and called for the deportation of all Muslims from America, described slavery as a ...


The Week UK

9 million elderly at risk of empty pantries | FLORIDA TODAY ...

9 million elderly at risk of empty pantries | FLORIDA TODAY ...: FREEHOLD, N.J. -- About twice a week, when the arthritis in her legs allows it, Judy Slover rises in her one-bedroom apartment at the Rug Mill Towers in ...

Coming Out and Living As a Double Minority

Coming Out and Living As a Double Minority: For Mike Chin, however, growing up as a gay Asian American meant having to reconcile the twin challenges of race and sexual identity. Like many Asian Americans, Chin, the soft-spoken middle child and only son of traditional first-generation Chinese ...




Gay Scouts come out, rally around teen's Eagle Scout bid

Gay Scouts come out, rally around teen's Eagle Scout bid:
Matthew Kimball walked away from the Boy Scouts in 2005. Since he was gay, Kimball knew that his sexual orientation would be at odds with the Boy Scouts of America's policy banning gay Scouts and leaders. Kimball was both: an Eagle Scout and an ...


NBCNews.com (blog)

Campaign cash against gay marriage starts to flow

Campaign cash against gay marriage starts to flow: The campaign war chest for opponents of same-sex marriage in Washington has started to swell, following a pattern of concentrated late-campaign contributions set in California's Proposition 8 battle four years ago. The umbrella group Preserve Marriage ...

2012 ballot initiatives: Protect gun rights, gay rights and dogs

2012 ballot initiatives: Protect gun rights, gay rights and dogs: TIMELINE: Gay marriage initiatives. A few ballot initiatives seem to target immigrants, though none are as controversial as the amendment that didn't make it on California's ballot, which would have required law enforcement officers to check suspects' ...

Voters set to decide on gay marriage in four US states

Voters set to decide on gay marriage in four US states: NEW YORK (Reuters) - When Nathan Meyer calls voters who are undecided about same-sex marriage, he talks about his parents' marriage and how he sees it as a model for what he hopes to have -- before he mentions that he and his boyfriend plan to one ...

Youth Against Poverty

Youth Against Poverty:
S peaking at a Salesian-sponsored symposium on youth as agents of global change, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, S.D.B., Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras, observed that one-fifth of the world's population are between 18 and 24 years of age.


America Magazine (subscription)

Latino And Black Unemployment Rates Fall At Faster Clip, Boosting ...

Latino And Black Unemployment Rates Fall At Faster Clip, Boosting ...: The nation's Latino and black unemployment rates -- both so critically elevated since the recession began that they have together kept the nation's overall ...

Mexico Unveils New High-Tech Federal Prison | Alternative

Mexico Unveils New High-Tech Federal Prison | Alternative: The government has inaugurated a federal prison featuring state-of-the-art technology in the northern Mexican state of Sonora, the first penitentiary built with the ...

Over 300 Days in Prison: Francisco Sántiz Lόpez, Zapatista Political Prisoner ...


Over 300 Days in Prison: Francisco Sántiz Lόpez, Zapatista Political Prisoner ...

Just as they were leaving the prison, Francisco was stopped and rearrested, this time on a federal charge: that of carrying a weapon reserved for the exclusive use of the Mexican army and armed forces. The JBG responded: “as we know well, those who ...