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jueves, 25 de octubre de 2012

Church workers say Latin America important to US foreign policy

Church workers say Latin America important to US foreign policy:
MEXICO CITY — The third presidential debate promised a foreign policy focus, but after participants paid scant attention to Latin America, church workers there spoke of the region's importance to U.S. foreign policy. "U.S foreign policy has a lot to ...


Catholic Sentinel

UN independent experts urge Colombia to reconsider proposed criminal law for ...

UN independent experts urge Colombia to reconsider proposed criminal law for ...:
... the military criminal law provisions of proposed constitutional reforms, warning they could have serious implications for the rule of law, violate international law, and reverse the Latin American nation's achievements in advancing respect for ...


UN News Centre

Canadian companies part of Colombia's human rights crisis

Canadian companies part of Colombia's human rights crisis:
Canadian resource exploitation companies who have been moving into Colombia are contributing to what Amnesty International has called "a stunning human rights crisis" for the Latin American country's vulnerable indigenous population. Kathy Price of ...


Colombia Reports

Colombia Urged To Reconsider Proposed Constitutional Reforms


Colombia Urged To Reconsider Proposed Constitutional Reforms

They noted that the proposed military criminal laws could have serious implications for the rule of law, violate international law, and reverse the Latin American nation's achievements in advancing respect for human rights. "Should this reform be ...

The government must be stopped from silencing people with mental illness


The government must be stopped from silencing people with mental illness

He enjoys spending time with his family, especially his two young nephews, and plans to work in a laboratory when he graduates. He also has a form of schizophrenia called schizoaffective disorder. When he was 18, John was hospitalised because of his ...

Fondo China-Venezuela ya ha ejecutado 200 proyectos

Fondo China-Venezuela ya ha ejecutado 200 proyectos:  El ministro de Planificación y Finanzas de Venezuela, Jorge Giordani, informó que el fondo conjunto China-Venezuela, creado en 2007 con el objetivo de consolidar el comercio y la cooperación, ha ejecutado 200 proyectos ...

Our seniors are getting a little younger every year


Our seniors are getting a little younger every year

The challenge for any policy maker when it comes to seniors in New York City in 2012 is simply that the bulk of seniors are still pretty young - figure somewhere between the ages of 62 and 66. Addabbo explains that the younger, healthier senior ...

County Adds Additional Senior Advocate Days

County Adds Additional Senior Advocate Days: Senior advocates are county representatives that visit community throughout Suffolk and help senior citizens with "information gathering, completion of eligibility or recertification applications and referrals to appropriate community agencies." These ...

Families undaunted by plane crash ruling

Families undaunted by plane crash ruling: SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Families of 21 people who died in a Chilean plane crash remain hopeful after a military court refused to prosecute officers responsible for clearing the flight. A lawyer representing some of the families said Wednesday ...

Children's playground designed by Elemental Studio in Santiago, Chile

Children's playground designed by Elemental Studio in Santiago, Chile:
Chilean architecture practice Elemental Studio has set a new standard for children's playgrounds with its new addition to Santiago Metropolitan Park. A central aim of the project, sited on the San Cristobal hill, is to help improve Santiago's social ...


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These Bond Portfolios Invest 25% Or More In Puerto Rico


These Bond Portfolios Invest 25% Or More In Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico's shaky fiscal situation makes its bonds look like a hidden value to some fund managers. To others, this is a danger zone. Morningstar fund analyst Eric Jacobson has a list of bond funds with surprisingly heavy Puerto Rico weightings ...

Woman Sentenced to 8 1/2 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Woman Sentenced to 8 1/2 Years in Prison for Embezzlement: Circuit Judge Elijah Smiley sentenced Julie Kay McDonald on Thursday to 8 1/2 years in prison for stealing $500,000 from Textured Coatings of America Inc. McDonald, also known as Julie Kay Mullen, was the company's chief financial officer and Assistant ...




Islam loves American Prisons : The Last Resistance

Islam loves American Prisons : The Last Resistance: Islamic practitioners are selling redemption through conversion to desperate and impressionable Black, Hispanic and women inmates in American prisons at ...

UN official hails Peru's progress in achieving social inclusion

UN official hails Peru's progress in achieving social inclusion: Arias noted that the policies pursued by Peru's Ministry of Social Inclusion and Development (Midis) have produced positive results in the fight against poverty. Social programs like Juntos, Pensión 65 and Beca 18 play a critical role in meeting the ...

Lecture, screening to highlight Native American issue

Lecture, screening to highlight Native American issue: From the late 1800s to the mid-20th century, organizers said, thousands of Native American children were forcibly taken from their homes by the U.S. government and sent to government-run boarding schools. There, they were stripped of their names and ...




Mexican Indians Arm Themselves To Deal With Drug War

Mexican Indians Arm Themselves To Deal With Drug War: Santa Maria Urapicho, a Purepecha Indian community in western Mexico, is arming itself and is on alert to deal with threats from suspected members of the Los Caballeros Templarios drug gang, an Indian leader said. Gunmen operating in the area accuse ...

With 60000 dead, Mexicans wonder why drug war doesn't rate in presidential ...


With 60000 dead, Mexicans wonder why drug war doesn't rate in presidential ...

That means no candidate talked about the drug trade, despite historic violence playing out in Mexico, much of it along the 2,000-mile border that the US shares. They did not talk about energy policy in the Americas. Or the economies of Brazil and Mexico.

Mexico's Drug Lords Ramp Up Their Arsenals with RPGs

Mexico's Drug Lords Ramp Up Their Arsenals with RPGs:
Share. A Mexican Army soldier holds a rocket propeller grenade. Lucas CASTRO / AFP / Getty Images. A Mexican Army soldier holds a rocket propelled grenade, RPG-7, part of an arsenal seized from alleged members of drug cartels in the community of Paso ...


TIME

Strategy to target drug kingpins a tactic, not a solution

Strategy to target drug kingpins a tactic, not a solution: Social network and link analysis have similarly been brought to Mexico's drug war. Substantial investments in intelligence equipment and training have gone to Mexico's law enforcement and internal security forces, presumably leading to the capture or ...

The Pentagon's New Plan to Confront Latin America's Pink Tide

The Pentagon's New Plan to Confront Latin America's Pink Tide: This proposed policy has a precedent, almost unknown in this country, but potentially indicative of what awaits Latin American governments willing to cooperate with their northern neighbor's defense establishment. In the 1960s, Washington initiated a ...

Haiti probes businessman for alleged kidnapping


Haiti probes businessman for alleged kidnapping

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A Haitian police spokesman says detectives are investigating the son of one of Haiti's prominent families for his alleged role at the center of a kidnapping ring. Haitian police spokesman Frantz Lerebours says Clifford ...

Maryland pastor says gay people and supporters of same-sex marriage are ...

Maryland pastor says gay people and supporters of same-sex marriage are ...:
Robert Anderson refuses to back down from his anti-gay statements, insisting he was only quoting scripture. Marylanders will vote for or against the state's same-sex marriage law on Nov. 6. By Rheana Murray / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS. Thursday, October ...


New York Daily News

Dissecting the far right's lies about gay marriage

Dissecting the far right's lies about gay marriage: Frank Schubert is the evil genius behind the religious right's ongoing campaigns to repeal and/or ban marriage equality in state after state. Schubert, like the religious right in general, is very good at lying for the Lord. Like most Republicans ...

Brazilian Student Gets $780K for Virginity from Japanese Man

Brazilian Student Gets $780K for Virginity from Japanese Man: The 20-year old Brazilian college student who auctioned off her virginity in an attempt to raise money to build homes for poverty-stricken families in her hometown has found her match in a Japanese man named Natsu. Natsu beat out Americans bidders Jack ...




Brazil: Inmates work for freedom

Brazil: Inmates work for freedom:
At the Professor Ariosvaldo de Campos Pires Maximum Security Prison in Juiz de Fora in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, inmates make knitted and crocheted clothing for the Doisélles brand. (Courtesy of Doisélles). SÃO PAULO, Brazil – Adriana de ...


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