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domingo, 7 de abril de 2013

Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War – excerpt

Dying for the Truth: Undercover Inside the Mexican Drug War – excerpt:
The war against drug cartels and the resulting battles over drug-trafficking routes to the United States, once fought almost solely among cartel members, has destroyed the lives of millions of innocent men, women, and children. The decision to start ...


The Guardian

Mexican drug cartels: 'The most serious threat the US has faced from ...

Mexican drug cartels: 'The most serious threat the US has faced from ...: Mexican drug cartels — the same groups credited with taking tens of thousands of innocent lives through brutal murders during the last few years — have infiltrated the United States.

Concern Over Growing Use Of Death Penalty In Middle East And Asian


Concern Over Growing Use Of Death Penalty In Middle East And Asian

(Newsroom America) -- The United Nations human rights office has called on Governments to establish an official moratorium on all executions with a long term goal of abolishing the death penalty worldwide. “In many cases, the death penalty involves ...

Minister seeks return of peyote seized in Santa Rosa

Minister seeks return of peyote seized in Santa Rosa: A minister in the North Coast chapter of the Native American Church says his right to religious freedom was violated when sheriff's deputies seized mind-altering peyote from his home during a raid on indoor pot gardens. Former Santa Rosa resident David ...




African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer

African-American Women More Likely to Die of Breast Cancer: African-American women with breast cancer are much more likely to die from it than women of other ethnic groups are, according to a new study from the American Association for Cancer Research. “Our study provides the ...

Chavez body on permanent display

Chavez body on permanent display: Venezuela's acting president has said Hugo Chavez's embalmed body will be permanently displayed in a glass casket so that “his people will always have him”. Vice president Nicolas Maduro said the remains will be put on permanent display at the Museum ...

Hugo Chavez's mixed legacy

Hugo Chavez's mixed legacy: Chavez also transformed Venezuela from the worst quota buster to its most compliant Opec member, a CNN article says. This decision was one major factor that caused oil prices to more than treble from US$7 a barrel in February 1999 to US$30 a barrel in ...




Former New York drug lord now teaches aerobics to seniors after being released ...


Former New York drug lord now teaches aerobics to seniors after being released ...

He was released in 2008 and can now be found teaching aerobics classes to senior citizens at senior centers in the Bronx. 'People who used to work for me look at what I'm doing now and say, "What are you doing?"' he told The New York Post. 'I left the ...

Gay Conn. couple accused of rape face trial


Gay Conn. couple accused of rape face trial

The case of a same-sex Connecticut couple accused of repeatedly raping and abusing two of their nine adopted boys is headed for trial. Married couple George Harasz and Douglas Wirth of Glastonbury were supposed to be sentenced Friday in Hartford ...

Jeremy Irons responds to backlash after gay marriage remarks


Jeremy Irons responds to backlash after gay marriage remarks

As many took the initial comments to mean he is against LGBT unions, Irons addressed the anti-gay accusations in a letter posted on JeremyIrons.net Friday, saying the implications were "as far from the truth of me as to say that I believe the earth is ...

Brazilian Deputies Impressed With Development of Angola

Brazilian Deputies Impressed With Development of Angola: Brasilia — The Development of Angola in the last ten years reflected in the documentary "Angola faz com a paz" left impressed positively Brazilian deputies and the diplomatic community accredited in Brazil, who participated Friday in the House of ...




Plucky Kim to work with young people in poverty in El Salvador

Plucky Kim to work with young people in poverty in El Salvador: The plucky 22-year-0ld from Swineshead has been selected for the National Citizen Service to work with a charity Progressio in El Salvador.

This Brave Eagle Scout Won't Tolerate the Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy

This Brave Eagle Scout Won't Tolerate the Boy Scouts' Anti-Gay Policy:
Another person has taken a stand against the Boy Scouts of America's controversial anti-gay policy. And this time it is one of their highest members. On Friday, Hamilton Foster; a Charleston, South Carolina native, Eagle Scout, former Assistant Scout ...


PolicyMic

Law of the Land: Gay marriage uses race laws

Law of the Land: Gay marriage uses race laws:
Gay marriage advocates want racial justice cases like Loving v. Virginia to apply to them. Richard Loving, White, fell in love with Mildred Jeter, African American. They married in Washington, D.C. because it was illegal for interracial couples to ...


Milwaukee Courier Weekly Newspaper

Caritas destined $1.6 billion to projects in Haiti and Sudan

Caritas destined $1.6 billion to projects in Haiti and Sudan: April 7, 2013. (Romereports.com) The most recent financial report from Caritas Internationalis, the humanitarian branch of the Catholic Church, showed that in 2010-11, it distributed nearly $2.7 billion in aid, two percent less than the previous ...

Beyoncé et Jay-Z à Cuba: deux députés républicains s'interrogent sur la légalité ...

Beyoncé et Jay-Z à Cuba: deux députés républicains s'interrogent sur la légalité ...: PEOPLE - Deux députés républicains américains veulent savoir si la chanteuse super-star Beyoncé et son mari, le rappeur Jay-Z, ont eu la permission du gouvernement des États-Unis pour leur voyage la semaine dernière à Cuba, malgré l'embargo ...




Are school closings racist?

Are school closings racist?: At the most basic level, there's the fact that decisions about African American communities are being made without their consent. Of 54 school closings proposed by CPS, 51 are in low-income African American areas; 90 percent of students being impacted ...

Montana tribes seek solutions to reducing suicides


Montana tribes seek solutions to reducing suicides

From 2000 to 2009 nationally, American Indian/Alaska Native males in the 15- to 24-year-old age group had the highest suicide rate, 30.99 per 100,000, compared with white (17.33 per 100,000), black (11.71 per 100,000), and Asian/Pacific Islander (9.51 ...

Americans being sent to debtors' prison during tough economy

Americans being sent to debtors' prison during tough economy: Debtors' prisons were abolished in the country back in the 1830s. Still, judges around America are still sending people to jail for not being able to pay their debts. The American Civil Liberties Union says around a third of U.S. states are currently ...

Argentine Jewish groups file petition against Iran pact

Argentine Jewish groups file petition against Iran pact: BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Organizations representing Argentina's Jewish community have petitioned the country's federal court to order the government to stop its joint probe with Iran of a 1994 terrorist attack. The Buenos Aires Jewish Community Center ...

New hope for one of Haiti's most notorious slums

New hope for one of Haiti's most notorious slums: The intense focus on Haiti's slums come as an increasing number of Haitians leave tent cities for crowded ghettos, triggering fears of a deepening public-health catastrophe in a country where people already contract tuberculosis at a higher rate than ...




Mexico's drug war: Country torn over how to mourn victims


Mexico's drug war: Country torn over how to mourn victims

A visitor pushes a bike through a memorial to victims of violence on Friday, the day of its unveiling, in Mexico City. A country in turmoil over drug violence couldn't agree on how to honor its victims but decided to unveil a memorial despite wide ...

Mexico opens disputed memorial for drug war victims


Mexico opens disputed memorial for drug war victims

Built with funds seized from drug cartels, the memorial was built during the administration of president Felipe Calderon, whose six-year term ended in December and was marked by an escalation of the violence. Although it was completed months ago, the ...

Money Laundering Fuels Drug Cartels Affecting Border Security

Money Laundering Fuels Drug Cartels Affecting Border Security: Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard said recent conversations over border security are missing a critical element: money laundering. Goddard, who's a Democrat, said money laundering is fueling the Mexican drug cartels' operations, yet the ...

Southwest Texas Fusion Center gains intelligence on drug cartels

Southwest Texas Fusion Center gains intelligence on drug cartels: "Intelligence might help the fire department intelligence, might be about drug cartels, about local gangs, about robberies, it could be anything," McManus said. A massive camera system also gives officers a birds-eye view of what's going on around town ...