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miércoles, 23 de enero de 2013

Latin America News: 26 People Injured in Argentine Prison Riot


Latin America News: 26 People Injured in Argentine Prison Riot

At least 26 people were injured and an undetermined number of inmates managed to escape during a violent riot that erupted Tuesday in a prison in Argentina's Chaco province, officials said. Among the injured are 19 prisoners, three police officers and ...

Turkish Film Describes Harsh Conditions in Country's Prisons

Turkish Film Describes Harsh Conditions in Country's Prisons: Special prisons house many convicted terrorists and political prisoners, ostensibly created to comply ... Russians Protest Ban on Adoptions by American Parents ...

A Fresh Take On America's Most Controversial Military Prison

A Fresh Take On America's Most Controversial Military Prison: Last week, the New America Foundation in Washington, DC convened a panel to commemorate the 11th anniversary of the opening of the Guantanamo Bay prison — which is still up and running despite President Obama's promise to shut it down. According ...

Overcrowded prisons in America | WisdomForLife

Overcrowded prisons in America | WisdomForLife: With more citizens (per capita) incarcerated than any other nation, overcrowded prisons in America are a largely unseen social crisis. They place significant ...

Gun Violence Plan: Mental Health Experts Cautiously Optimistic

Gun Violence Plan: Mental Health Experts Cautiously Optimistic:
Yesterday's news may have focused on activities surrounding the second-term inauguration of President Barack Obama, but many mental health experts remain engrossed in the president's gun violence initiative from last week. As reportedby Medscape ...


Medscape

Letter: With TV violence popular, no wonder society is depraved

Letter: With TV violence popular, no wonder society is depraved: I do not understand the entertainment value of seeing violence on the big or small screen. The latest TV drama to enter the roster of other unnecessary, violent TV shows is The Following. Our very own CTV is proud to be running it and with the constant ...

Letter: A reminder that gun violence is not only an American problem


Letter: A reminder that gun violence is not only an American problem

The tragedy of the 16-year-old who was shot and killed in Dorval, whose 12-year-old brother has been charged with manslaughter, shows that guns and violence are a problem of society, not the United States, and not the NRA. Governments can change or ...

Lawmakers touched by gun violence take debate personally

Lawmakers touched by gun violence take debate personally: The six Democrats with personal experience of gun violence support many, if not all, the proposals put forward by President Barack Obama, a package that includes upgrades in mental health and improved school security. Some of the proposals could be ...

Binational team takes on urban violence

Binational team takes on urban violence:
Since the first of November, she's been working as a conflict researcher for "Urbane Gewalträume" ("Urban Violence"), a joint research project undertaken by the Centre Marc Bloch in Berlin and the Centre interdisciplinaire d'études et de recherches en ...


Deutsche Welle (press release)

Schwarzenegger says reducing gun violence should include debating parenting ...


Schwarzenegger says reducing gun violence should include debating parenting ...

He says that U.S. leaders need to address issues such as parenting and mental illness as well as laws on firearms when discussing ways to reduce gun violence. Schwarzenegger's comments come as American politicians are under pressure to respond to ...

Huge March Defends Venezuela's Democracy and Revolution

Huge March Defends Venezuela's Democracy and Revolution: Merida, January 23rd 2013 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The vice-president and ministers marched with up to a million people today to defend the Bolivarian revolution on Democracy Day, while the opposition march turned out to be a small rally. Further ...

Santiago, Chile, will get drier and warmer | Science Codex

Santiago, Chile, will get drier and warmer | Science Codex: Santiago de Chile/Leipzig. Already nowadays ten per cent or more of the population in the Metropolitan Region of Santiago de Chile is affected by extreme heat or floods. These threats will tend to increase due to the continuous expansion of ...




Political rivals to stage protests in Venezuela

Political rivals to stage protests in Venezuela:
Caracas - Venezuela's government and opposition are staging rival demonstrations on Wednesday, each seeking to lay claim to the country's democratic mantle as a cancer-stricken President Hugo Chavez convalesces in Cuba. Both sides claim to be ...


Independent Online

Fixing the African American Studies Department

Fixing the African American Studies Department: In this week's Pope Center Clarion Call, Jay Schalin writes about the change that has been made in the African American Studies Department at UNC. The former head was found to have been very lax, giving students (especially athletes) credit for classes ...

Brazil's crumbling trade balance suggests BRIC story needs rethink

Brazil's crumbling trade balance suggests BRIC story needs rethink: Brazil's current account deficit—current account is the broadest measure of trade flows, including not only goods but also services and investments—fell into record deficit territory in December, as exports fell 11% and services and income deficits ...




Scolari Recalls Ronaldinho and Hernanes to Brazil Squad for England Friendly

Scolari Recalls Ronaldinho and Hernanes to Brazil Squad for England Friendly: Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari named an intriguing squad for Brazil's Feb. 6 friendly against England at Wembley Stadium by including a handful of experienced Brazil international players alongside the new generation of youngsters ushered in by his ...




Brazil's crumbling trade balance suggests BRIC story needs rethink ...

Brazil's crumbling trade balance suggests BRIC story needs rethink ...: Brazil's current account deficit—current account is the broadest measure of trade flows, including not only goods but also services and investments—fell into record deficit territory in December, as exports fell 11% and services and income ...

Kids Count: Odds against children in poverty


Kids Count: Odds against children in poverty

Every day in Nebraska, 25 children's lives are altered forever, according to the 2012 Kids Count Report on child well being. And the odds of growing up in stable families with equal opportunities for health, education, safety and economic self ...

Going natural: Increasingly, African-American women unlocking potential of ...

Going natural: Increasingly, African-American women unlocking potential of ...: For Shoals, embracing her African-American hair the way God made it was part of a midlife transformation to express her true self in every way, to get back to a cultural identity she had chosen as a young girl but then drifted away from. Shoals grew up ...

Argentina's industrial production still shrinking

Argentina's industrial production still shrinking: Argentina's industrial production is seen falling 0.6 percent year-on-year in December, improving from the previous month but reflecting continued sluggishness. Nine analysts polled by Reuters gave disparate estimates for last month's industrial ...

Governor sued by mayors

Governor sued by mayors: Two mayors from the towns of Caleta Olivia and Río Turbio in Santa Cruz province filed a lawsuit against Governor Daniel Peralta in the provincial court system yesterday, alleging he diverted funds, jeopardizing the payment of municipal salaries. Río ...




Child poverty weighs down Oregon recovery: 200 wiseguy words

Child poverty weighs down Oregon recovery: 200 wiseguy words: According to the Kids Count Data Center, Oregon is now tied with Ohio for the 14th highest child poverty rate -- not as high as its first-in-the-nation child hunger standing but still, as Kitzhaber suggests, a dangerous level for Oregon's economy ...

A Haitian amputee makes a comeback on the dance floor

A Haitian amputee makes a comeback on the dance floor: Georges Exantus thought he'd never dance again. He was lucky just to be alive. The earthquake three years ago in Haiti's capital flattened the apartment where he was living and he spent three days trapped under jagged rubble. After friends dug him out, ...

In Venezuela the Poor Are Happy and the Rich Are Mad. That Must Mean ...

In Venezuela the Poor Are Happy and the Rich Are Mad. That Must Mean ...: Your defense of the Cuban and Venezuelan governments compares their elections with elections in Colombia and suggests that they are perhaps more democratic than here where votes are “bought and herded”. However, you ignore the arguments of those ...

Garage Sale, Silent Auction to Benefit Nicaragua Mission Trip

Garage Sale, Silent Auction to Benefit Nicaragua Mission Trip: "You hear about the poverty but you can't really fathom it until see it. ... Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the world, with 80 percent of the ...