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jueves, 1 de noviembre de 2012

Mexican National Could Face Life In Prison for Killing US Border Agent

Mexican National Could Face Life In Prison for Killing US Border Agent: Mexican national Manuel Osorio Arellanes could face life in prison. Osorio Arellanes pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of US border agent, Brian Terry. Prosecutors will not seek the death penalty following a plea bargain. Weapons found at the shooting ...




4 Killed in Mexico prison brawl


4 Killed in Mexico prison brawl

Four inmates died and 16 others were injured in a massive brawl at a prison in the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, authorities said Friday. Most of the 490 inmates took part in Thursday's disturbances at Cieneguillas prison, warden Francisco ...

International Hearing on Human Rights Violation in Paraguay

International Hearing on Human Rights Violation in Paraguay: 27 de octubre de 2012, 11:22Asuncion, Oct 27 (Prensa Latina) An Inter-American hearing to inquire about denunciations of human rights violations in Paraguay will be held on Thursday, with Federico Franco''s government as the accused. ... They are the ...

Poetry and Latin American Revolution

Poetry and Latin American Revolution: In direct contrast, in some of the countries in Latin America, we said that everyone could and should have right to think, and to feel, as we began distributing the great books to everybody. By defying all the elitist theories, even the most ... No ...

woman arrested on 224 felony charges

woman arrested on 224 felony charges:
FRESNO, Calif. - Deputies with the Fresno County Sheriff's Office arrested a Fresno woman on 224 counts of identity theft and burglary charges. The investigation began in March 2012 when deputies investigated a financial elder abuse case in which a ...


KERO-TV 23

Negotiations between Argentina and Iran over Jewish center bombing 'positive'


Negotiations between Argentina and Iran over Jewish center bombing 'positive'

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Three days of negotiations between Argentina and Iran over the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center have been "very positive," Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman announced. The statement came ...

Juvenile crime drops to record low in California

Juvenile crime drops to record low in California:
Poverty and high arrest rates tend to be linked. And while California youth today are actually poorer than they were in the 1950s (and are about the same, povertywise, since the 1990s), their living situations have changed. "The highest violence rates ...


89.3 KPCC (blog)

Rochester's poverty, and those who battle it

Rochester's poverty, and those who battle it: And we met many volunteers who dedicate their lives to making life bearable for the 57 percent of Rochester's children living in poverty and the 25 percent of Rochester's adults dependent on these services. I was strangely uplifted and encouraged by ...

Global inequality highest in 20 years

Global inequality highest in 20 years: When national averages on poverty reduction, hunger, child mortality or education are disaggregated between rich and poor people, urban and rural areas, or by ethnic group or gender, we can see that some individuals and groups are lagging a long way ...

Selling children: Police recover baby sold 'because of poverty'

Selling children: Police recover baby sold 'because of poverty':
Police recovered the child after a raid on Tuesday. Ghulam Rasool, a tailor who resides in Qila Mian Singh, and his wife Khalida Bibi sold their baby to Shaukat Rehmani, a resident of Bhano Pindi village in Daska. Rehmani was reported to have had no ...


The Express Tribune

The missing anti-poverty campaign

The missing anti-poverty campaign: Second, we countenance higher levels of poverty, especially child poverty, than any remotely comparable country. Third, Americans believe, with steely determination, this is the fairest society – the most committed to equality and “justice for all ...

Tory cuts will increase child poverty

Tory cuts will increase child poverty: Iain Duncan Smith, Tory minister for work and pensions, has again revealed the clear class warfare at the heart of the coalition government's policies. He wants to limit child benefit to two children for unemployed parents. The government's own figures ...

Poverty in America

Poverty in America: With regard to our nation's children and youth, the United States of America, one of the wealthiest nations in the world, has the second highest child poverty rate of all developed nations, according to UNICEF. Only Romania has a higher percentage of ...

Meeting my Sponsored Child in Colombia: An Unforgettable Experience

Meeting my Sponsored Child in Colombia: An Unforgettable Experience: We are treated to a stunning concert by Ilona, the Rihanna of Colombia who's joined on stage by girls from all over the country whom Plan has plucked from poverty and changed their lives through education. These girls are irresistible, full of spirit ...

Trio of former California governors seeks to preserve death penalty

Trio of former California governors seeks to preserve death penalty: Seventeen U.S. states and the District of Columbia do not allow the death penalty. The referendum comes as the American Civil Liberties Union and other backers of the ballot initiative are taking a new approach by emphasizing the cost of the death penalty.




Bill on death penalty drafted, unclear on action on past sentences: AG Shakoor

Bill on death penalty drafted, unclear on action on past sentences: AG Shakoor:
Saying that “it was a pity” that three weeks had passed in the drafting stage, Shakoor said that unlike most other bills, the death penalty implementation bill was going through processes of in-depth research and further discussions among a high-level ...


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Mexican Man Pleads Guilty in Killing of US Agent

Mexican Man Pleads Guilty in Killing of US Agent: Prosecutors agreed not to seek the death penalty against Manuel Osorio-Arellanes, who could face life in prison for his first-degree murder plea in the death of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry. The deadly shooting has prompted congressional ... Terry ...

USD professor brings elder law to the airwaves


USD professor brings elder law to the airwaves

In August 2011, a call came across from Rose Wainscoat, of Viborg, S.D. Her husband, James Wainscoat, had been locked up in a California jail, charged with felony kidnapping and burglary. The ordeal started when James Wainscoat traveled to Montana ...

Job-Based Health Insurance Declines Dramatically In California

Job-Based Health Insurance Declines Dramatically In California: The report, from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, shows 55.6 percent of non-elderly Californians had job-based coverage in 2007. That percentage fell dramatically between 2007 and 2009, when the recession hit. That was to be expected.

SAfrica: Census data show progress, poverty

SAfrica: Census data show progress, poverty: But 7.7 percent of all households still use kerosene appliances for lighting. Because kerosene is highly flammable, malfunctioning appliances can endanger lives. President Jacob Zuma said his government is committed to lifting more people out of poverty.

College students make film about their experience living in Guatemala on $1 a day


College students make film about their experience living in Guatemala on $1 a day

... with her mother in Pena Blanca, Guatemala. Four U.S. college students spent a summer living in Pena Blanca on $1 a day per person to learn about issues related to rural poverty, then made a film about their experiences. (AP Photo/Living on One) ...

Rising poverty in Guatemala pushes many migrants north

Rising poverty in Guatemala pushes many migrants north:
The cost of living in Guatemala is rising, and low wages and a lack of steady job opportunities ...

Brazil's government establishes 'Truth Commission,' but expectations are low


Brazil's government establishes 'Truth Commission,' but expectations are low

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recently ruled that Brazil's amnesty law doesn't apply in cases of gross human rights violations. ... Plus, the number of people killed or tortured was far lower than in most other Latin American nations ...

Aging in Developing Nations: Beyond Depression

Aging in Developing Nations: Beyond Depression: Twenty per cent of seniors in the South American country of Ecuador live in extreme poverty, mostly in rural areas, according to a World Health Organization advisor on healthy aging. Enrique Vega Garcia told a conference panel that the numbers are ...

Latin America is the Land of Opportunity

Latin America is the Land of Opportunity: If Latin America continues its economic growth at 4% to 5% annually over the next 20 years, by 2030, 75% of its population will be considered middle class and the percentage of people living below the poverty level will drop from 32% to 10%, according ...