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lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013

US federal prison population soars

US federal prison population soars:
The Congressional Research report comes just one week after Human Rights Watch released a scathing report condemning U.S. sentencing policy that the organization blames for bloating America's prison system. Human Rights Watch points out that ...


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Gov. O'Malley urges state lawmakers to repeal death penalty in Maryland


Gov. O'Malley urges state lawmakers to repeal death penalty in Maryland

“Given the fact that almost everybody who has been executed in the state of Maryland is an African American, it seems that the death penalty is probably not fair,” said Sen. Lisa Gladden, a sponsor of death penalty repeal bills in previous years. “It ...

Money misspent on prisons is money better spent elsewhere

Money misspent on prisons is money better spent elsewhere: Even with all this empty state-run space available, Texas pays $123 million a year to lease beds from private prison companies, as the American-Statesman's Mike Ward reported last week. This is money poorly spent that could be redirected elsewhere.

Grand Escapes and Crumbling Walls: Inside Latin America's Prisons ...

Grand Escapes and Crumbling Walls: Inside Latin America's Prisons ...:
In late January, a violent prison riot broke out in Venezuela's Uribana prison, killing over 60 ...

Republican lawmakers want to overturn Oregon Native American mascot ban


Republican lawmakers want to overturn Oregon Native American mascot ban

Because things are so swell in Oregon right now, the state government will now wrestle over their ban on Native American sports team nicknames. The Oregon Board of Education voted to ban Native American nicknames in schools back in 2007, and if you ...

Currency war should not worry Latin America

Currency war should not worry Latin America: Officials in emerging markets, and especially in Latin America, have repeatedly complained about extra-loose monetary policy in developed countries that pushes inflows of capital into emerging economies in search for yield, putting pressure on their ...




Venezuela's Chavez returns home from Cuba

Venezuela's Chavez returns home from Cuba:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home to Venezuela after more than two months of medical treatment in Cuba after cancer surgery. Chavez, 58, announced his return in a series of messages on Monday on his Twitter account, and aides ...


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The Identity of African American Muslims

The Identity of African American Muslims:
Truly the African American Muslim cultural distinctiveness is found through name choice and spellings, dress of men and women, artistic development, marriage rites and practices, politics and spirituality. Even something as simple as 'the bean pie' is ...


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Frankie Meyer: African-American ancestral records available

Frankie Meyer: African-American ancestral records available: Families with African-American ancestry have an especially difficult task in researching family history, because many of their ancestors were slaves who were not allowed to read or write before the Civil War. Consequently, letters, diaries and similar ...

Senator Patrick Leahy leads US group to Cuba to seek release of ...

Senator Patrick Leahy leads US group to Cuba to seek release of ...: Source says lawmakers will stress that freeing 63-year-old from 15-year sentence is necessary for improved relations.




Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil

Cuban dissident blogger met by small protests in Brazil: RECIFE, Brazil (Reuters) - Cuba's best-known dissident, blogger Yoani Sanchez, was greeted on Monday by a small group of protesters calling her a CIA agent upon arriving in Brazil, the first stop on a whirlwind tour that will take her to a dozen countries.

Property sales plummet 27% in 2012

Property sales plummet 27% in 2012: Property sales in the City plummeted a 27 percent in the City during 2012, a new study showed. According to analysts, 46,627 deeds were signed in 2012, which represents a significant 27 percent shrinkage in comparison to 2011. Sales contracted a 21.2 ...




Brazil retail sales growth seen accelerating in December

Brazil retail sales growth seen accelerating in December: Strong consumer spending has been Brazil's main source of economic growth as manufacturers struggle with weak global demand and soaring labor costs. December's expected solid performance, underpinned by record-low unemployment, lays the ...

Prison Planet.com » America Shamed Again: A colonized people

Prison Planet.com » America Shamed Again: A colonized people: Prison Planet.com. Feb 18, 2013. Americans have been shamed many times by their elected representatives who cravenly bow to vested interests and betray the American people. But no previous disgraceful behavior can match the public ...

Native American issues still salient in today's society

Native American issues still salient in today's society: On an unusually warm and sunny day for mid-November, I stood outside on campus, stack of surveys in hand. “How much do you know about Native Americans?” was the title of my questionnaire, with nine questions varying between past and present issues.




Haiti Hosts First Caricom Meeting of 2013 For Caribbean Leaders

Haiti Hosts First Caricom Meeting of 2013 For Caribbean Leaders:
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder will attend a conference for the leaders of the 15-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) regional bloc this week in Haiti. Haitian President Michel Martelly, the chairman of the group, has made Haiti's participation in ...


Atlanta Black Star

Flooding Rain to Drench Central South America

Flooding Rain to Drench Central South America: A stream of steady moisture will bring a flooding risk to central South America over the coming days. Rain and thunderstorms should pummel Uruguay, southeastern Brazil, northern Argentina and parts of Paraguay late this weekend into early next week.




Spectacular forcepfly species discovered for the first time in South America

Spectacular forcepfly species discovered for the first time in South America:
Spectacular forcepfly species discovered for the first time in South America. Posted On: February 15, 2013 - 3:30pm. Tweet. Spectacular forcepfly species discovered for the first time in South America. Forcepflies are usually known as earwigflies ...


Science Codex

Cardinal says Latin American or African pope possible | Firstpost

Cardinal says Latin American or African pope possible | Firstpost: VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Cardinal Kurt Koch, a close aide of Pope Benedict who will cast his vote for the next leader of the Roman Catholic Church, says there is no reason why the new pontiff cannot be African or Latin American. Koch, head ...




Bruce Willis starrer wins weekend in North America box office

Bruce Willis starrer wins weekend in North America box office: LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 -- Veteran Hollywood action star Bruce Willis has demonstrated his winning power as his latest film "A Good Day to Die Hard" runs as the top grossing film in North America over the weekend, beating out three other debuting films ...

LG Optimus G Pro further detailed, North America launch scheduled ...

LG Optimus G Pro further detailed, North America launch scheduled ...: LG has further detailed its new 5.5-inch Optimus G Pro handset, offering new specs and release date, after officially confirming it in a Facebook post.

Broadband Services Market in Latin America Poised for Rapid Growth, Finds ...

Broadband Services Market in Latin America Poised for Rapid Growth, Finds ...: The low penetration of personal computers (PC) in remote regions and among the low-income group in Latin America also limits market revenues. Therefore, internet service providers (ISPs) are providing PCs through financial loans, price reductions, and ...




Red-letter weekend for Latin America's left as Correa wins reelection and ...


Red-letter weekend for Latin America's left as Correa wins reelection and ...

The photos illustrating the biggest news in Latin America this weekend could not have differed more. One was of a vigorous and victorious Rafael Correa in Ecuador, winning a third term in office Sunday; the other was of Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's ailing ...

Make your trip to Central America successful with safe drinking ...

Make your trip to Central America successful with safe drinking ...: Why is having a clean source of water so important, especially during trips abroad to countries in Central America?

Central America tops list of places US retirees settle

Central America tops list of places US retirees settle:
Is one of your plans for 2013 to retire somewhere your retirement income will stretch the furthest? Or are you just beginning to scout retirement options? In either case, you might well want to check out one or more of the most highly recommended ...


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