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miércoles, 6 de marzo de 2013

In Latin America, migrants don't escape poverty

In Latin America, migrants don't escape poverty: "When we shift our focus from the developed world to the less-developed nations, the migration context changes and many generalizations made from the viewpoint of industrialized nations no longer are valid," writes sociologist Donald Bogue. (Credit ...




Armed Men Spring Inmates from Mexican Prison

Armed Men Spring Inmates from Mexican Prison:
MEXICO CITY – Armed assailants burst into a prison in the northern border town of Miguel Aleman on Tuesday and helped a dozen inmates escape, Mexican authorities said. The incident occurred around 2:00 a.m. and two of the escapees were convicted ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Gunmen break out 12 inmates from Mexican prison

Gunmen break out 12 inmates from Mexican prison: McALLEN — Mexican authorities went on the hunt for a group of commandos who broke 12 inmates out of a Tamaulipas state prison in Miguel Alemán, across the border from Roma. Shortly after 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, a group of at least 15 gunmen arrived in ...

Guards' union urges closing three state prisons

Guards' union urges closing three state prisons: In a statement, Lowry criticized poor management and abuses at the three private prisons. A spokesman for Corrections Corporations of America said the lockups are properly managed and comply with all state and federal standards. “In addition to ...




Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike: lawyers

Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike: lawyers:
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay prisoners stated Monday that a widespread hunger strike was under way due to deteriorating conditions, but a prison spokesman denied any mass protest at the U.S. base in Cuba. In a letter to the prison commander, Rear Adm.


www.worldbulletin.net

The way to stop filling up prisons is to end the War on Drugs, curb inequality ...

The way to stop filling up prisons is to end the War on Drugs, curb inequality ...:
The explanation given for the fact that one percent of American adults is behind bars, and that we're the only Western democracy not to have abolished the death penalty, is often racial discrimination. Given that America's prisoners are ...


Salon

More Black Men in College than in Prison - The American Prospect

More Black Men in College than in Prison - The American Prospect: At this point, it's almost a cliché to declare "There are more black men in jail than in college." I've heard it my entire life—from adults, friends, politicians, and ...

Ferguson to marry gay partner in New York

Ferguson to marry gay partner in New York: "Gay marriage is legal in New York. That's the reason we want to get married there. We want to support the state that's supporting us" Ferguson told US Weekly, reports contactmusic.com. Mikita is 10 years younger to Ferguson. "The wedding will be held ...

Transphobia in Latin America Is Preventing an Effective HIV Response

Transphobia in Latin America Is Preventing an Effective HIV Response: Entitled 'The Night Is Another Country: Impunity and violence against transgender women human rights defenders in Latin America' the report indicates that transphobia in the region is leading to a terrible climate of impunity with executions, torture ...

Human Rights Watch Documents 249 Disappearances in Mexico

Human Rights Watch Documents 249 Disappearances in Mexico:
MEXICO CITY – Human Rights Watch released a report Wednesday that documents 249 disappearances in Mexico since December 2006, when then-President Felipe Calderon launched a war on organized crime that “produced disastrous results.” ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Bankers Get Death Penalty After $2.6B Scandal

Bankers Get Death Penalty After $2.6B Scandal:
According to Associated Press, four bankers have been sentenced to death in Iran for their role in a $2.6B scandal, while two more bankers were given life sentences, and 33 more accomplices will spend up to 25 years in jail, the chief prosecutor was ...


American Free Press

Wall Street resumes its climb

Wall Street resumes its climb: Wall Street resumed its climb into uncharted territory, with the Dow setting another intraday record as hiring by companies rose strongly last month. The stock market rally this year has been helped by signs of a strengthening U.S. economy, continued ...




Group of 10 to return from Nicaragua richer in culture

Group of 10 to return from Nicaragua richer in culture: While in Cuidad Sandino, one of the most poverty-stricken areas of Nicaragua, the group will spend time with a church musical group and learn about the ...

Iran backs Chavez's 'suspicious illness' plot

Iran backs Chavez's 'suspicious illness' plot: As the world echoes the news about the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez, the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has expressed his country's deepest condolences to the South American government and people and ...

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void in Latin America

Death of Chavez leaves leftist void in Latin America: HAVANA (Reuters) - The death of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday left a large void in the leftist leadership of Latin America and raised questions about whether the oil largesse he generously spread through the region would continue.

Student Group Raises Funds to Provide Aid in Central America

Student Group Raises Funds to Provide Aid in Central America: This summer the UCSB Global Medical and Dental Brigades will travel to Honduras to provide free health services to communities with limited access to medical care. Although the volunteer organizations are primarily comprised of undergraduate students, ...




Cuba Says Goodbye to a Strong and Generous Ally

Cuba Says Goodbye to a Strong and Generous Ally: HAVANA — The death of Hugo Chávez sent a ripple of sadness and uncertainty across this island on Wednesday as Cubans mourned the loss of an ideological son and generous ally, and worried about the economic pain that could lie ahead if the new ...

Tributes to Hugo Chávez flow from South American leaders

Tributes to Hugo Chávez flow from South American leaders:
Tributes and condolences after the death of Hugo Chávez have flowed in from South America, where many saw the Venezuelan president as the inspiration behind increased regional intergration and the remarkable political gains of leftwing parties since ...


The Guardian

Toyota overhauls management, gives more autonomy to North America

Toyota overhauls management, gives more autonomy to North America:
“Integrating Toyota's North America affiliates under a more unified and streamlined management structure will significantly enhance local responsibility over operations, clarify decision-making and strengthen our customer-first focus," Lentz said. Akio ...


Los Angeles Times

Pentagon linked to Iraqi torture centers by Central American 'dirty war' veteran


Pentagon linked to Iraqi torture centers by Central American 'dirty war' veteran

The Pentagon sent a US veteran of the “dirty wars” in Central America to oversee sectarian police commando units in Iraq, that set up secret detention and torture centres to get information from insurgents. These units conducted some of the worst acts ...

Ancient seaways carried alligators to South America

Ancient seaways carried alligators to South America:


Crocodilian fossil skulls found in the Panama Canal may provide the missing link between the mouthy reptiles of North America and their kin in South America, scientists say. The skulls belong to two new species of ancient crocodilians (a group that ...


CBS News

Violence Against Transgender Women In Latin America Thwarts HIV ...

Violence Against Transgender Women In Latin America Thwarts HIV ...: HIV prevalence among transgender women in Latin American countries is significantly higher (35 percent) when compared to the HIV incidence among the rest ...

Chavez's Death Will Have Ramifications For Cuba

Chavez's Death Will Have Ramifications For Cuba: The death of Hugo Chavez could mean as much for Cuba as it will for Venezuela. As we just heard, Chavez looked to Fidel Castro for inspiration, and Castro has supplied Venezuela with thousands of Cuban doctors, health workers and security specialists.

Battle looms for Brazil's clogged ports

Battle looms for Brazil's clogged ports: Sitting with his friends in the Ecopátio truck park near Brazil's Santos port, Hélio Alves Fonseca cannot hide his frustration. Long queues at Latin America's biggest port caused by the soya and sugar harvest season have turned Ecopátio into a refugee ...