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martes, 26 de febrero de 2013

The Changing Face of the Death Penalty in American Politics ...

The Changing Face of the Death Penalty in American Politics ...: A recent column in The Economist examined the growing number of governors and other political leaders in the U.S. who are challenging the death penalty.




Up to 70000 killed in Mexico's drug war

Up to 70000 killed in Mexico's drug war: The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Mexico and the International Committee of the Red Cross will conduct a joint search for missing people in the country who have disappeared in the war against drug trafficking. An agreement to that effect was signed ...

Brazil consumer confidence drops to lowest since January 2012

Brazil consumer confidence drops to lowest since January 2012: SAO PAULO Feb 26 (Reuters) - Consumer confidence in Brazil fell in February for the fifth month in a row to the lowest since January 2012, adding to concerns that the nation's economic recovery might be faltering, a private survey showed on Tuesday.

Extreme poverty almost eradicated: Brazilian president

Extreme poverty almost eradicated: Brazilian president: She said she has almost met her anti-poverty target halfway through her four- year term, though Brazil's last census points to 700,000 Brazilian families who still ...





US regulators approve Puerto Rico airport privatization deal


US regulators approve Puerto Rico airport privatization deal

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Puerto Rico's Port Authority says the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has approved a plan to privatize operations at the island's largest airport. All that's left now is for Gov. Alejandro Garcia-Padilla to sign off on a ...

Cuba's new heir apparent has big shoes to fill and even bigger problems to fix ...


Cuba's new heir apparent has big shoes to fill and even bigger problems to fix ...

Vice President of the Council of Ministers Miguel Diaz-Canel, center, Commander of the Cuban Revolution Ramiro Valdes, right, and Ricardo Alarcon, outgoing parliamentary president, attend the opening session of the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, ...

Washington Post poll finds most Marylanders in favor of death penalty


Washington Post poll finds most Marylanders in favor of death penalty

Moreover, nearly one-third of Marylanders — including nearly a half of African Americans — say capital punishment has been applied unfairly in the state. That's another argument O'Malley has advanced in a state where five men sit on death row but no ...

Some Republicans Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Some Republicans Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage:
They even boast about ending the careers of three of the four Republicans who backed gay marriage in New York State's Senate. That might explain why Ileana Ros-Lehtinen of Florida and Richard Hanna of New York, were the only two sitting members of ...


The Atlantic Wire

Orchids of Latin America, National Museum of Natural History

Orchids of Latin America, National Museum of Natural History:
... America, National Museum of Natural History. Looking for a tropical escape to take the chill off these cold, winter days? Head straight to the National Museum of Natural History! That's where you can soak up the beauty of its Orchids of Latin ...


WJLA

African-American-centric talk and music WMCS-AM changes formats

African-American-centric talk and music WMCS-AM changes formats: WMCS-AM (1290), the station whose talk and music format has served the African American community for twenty years is changing formats, it was announced Tuesday. The format change was described as a "business decision" by Bill Hurwitz, vice president ...




US regulators clear way for Puerto Rico airport privatization

US regulators clear way for Puerto Rico airport privatization: Feb 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration signed off on Tuesday on a 40-year lease of Puerto Rico's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport to Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC, making it the first large U.S. airport to be placed in ...

In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest ...


In Latin America News: Peru Building Sports and Community Centers in Poorest ...

“This is a project that is focused on rural communities, urban-marginal ones that normally are found in pockets of poverty or extreme poverty,” the president said. The program should be expanded in Peru “until it reaches all the districts of the ...

Police and firefighters at higher risk for mental disorders following ...

Police and firefighters at higher risk for mental disorders following ...: The researchers also found that protective services workers do not appear to have a higher prevalence of mental health problems than workers in other occupations. The study results are featured in the February 2013 issue of Disaster Medicine and Public ...

Kachkar suffered 'mental disorder' when driving snowplow

Kachkar suffered 'mental disorder' when driving snowplow: Three psychiatrists who assessed Kachkar in the lead-up to his trial, including one selected by the Crown, each concluded that Kachkar was suffering from a mental disorder at the time he was operating the plow — a "psychotic state," Richardson said.

Six great Latin American artists speak in new e-book series


Six great Latin American artists speak in new e-book series

Since 2010, the New York- and Venezuela-based Fundación Cisernos has published a series of critically acclaimed books in which several of Latin America's most renowned modern artists speak. They're gorgeous, thoughtful books, in which creators such ...

'Che dreamed of united Latin America standing strong against the US ...

'Che dreamed of united Latin America standing strong against the US ...:
The gap between the rich and the poor is only getting bigger, and people in Latin America know this very well. However, in recent years we have observed a new trend, with more leaders caring about people's needs. Latin American leaders are beginning to ...


RT

Vatican reaches out in Latin America - The Washington Post


Vatican reaches out in Latin America - The Washington Post

Continent has 40 percent of world's Catholics but is less of a 'growth market' for church than it appears.

Brazil cardinal suggests church look to Latin America for new pope ...

Brazil cardinal suggests church look to Latin America for new pope ...: Catholicism in Latin America is “lively and dynamic,” Brazilian Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis said Sunday, suggesting that the church look to Latin America for leadership. Damasceno is one of the the 117 “cardinal electors” that will ...

The Outlook for Medical Devices in Latin America

The Outlook for Medical Devices in Latin America: The eight Latin American medical markets covered by Espicom Business Intelligence represent a market of 497 million people with a GDP of US$5.4 trillion in 2013. After a recent period of remarkable growth, economic growth in the region is expected to ...




Cosco to Increase Rates in Central America Trade | JOC

Cosco to Increase Rates in Central America Trade | JOC: Cosco Container Lines will increase rates on all shipments from the Far East and Indian subcontinent to Panama, the Caribbean (Venezuela, Columbia and ...

Pigeaonpea: Tackling Root Causes of Poverty in Central America

Pigeaonpea: Tackling Root Causes of Poverty in Central America:
In 2005, a team of college students armed with goodwill and the best of intentions set off to Nicaragua Their mission: to build a house for a poor Central American family. As the last of the nails were hammered in, they stepped back to admire their ...


Huffington Post (blog)

Costa Rican Psychologists Condemn Ex-Gay Therapy

Costa Rican Psychologists Condemn Ex-Gay Therapy: The harmful treatment has been on the rise in Latin America, but according ... for ex-gay therapy: FOURNIER: Since it is not a disease, it cannot be cured.

Haiti - Justice : Workshop on Indicators of the Rule of Law

Haiti - Justice : Workshop on Indicators of the Rule of Law:
Two experts from the United Nations presented a report on indicators of the Rule of Law in Haiti. Most indicators are at an average level, according to what emerges from this report, covering three main areas: the police, the prison system and the ...


Haitilibre.com

W.Va. groups announce child poverty platform

W.Va. groups announce child poverty platform: CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Democratic legislators joined with children's advocacy groups to kick off the "Our Children, Our Future" campaign to fight child poverty in the state. Speaking in the Capitol rotunda on Monday, Senate Majority ...




Hundreds rally for 'Campaign to End Child Poverty' in Charleston

Hundreds rally for 'Campaign to End Child Poverty' in Charleston: Tackling child poverty; it's a complex issue that people from across the state are trying to solve together. On Tuesday, kids, parents, and advocates gathered at the State Capitol for a statewide campaign called "Our Children, Our Future: Campaign to ...