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lunes, 22 de abril de 2013

US military says just over half of Guantanamo Bay prisoners now on hunger strike


US military says just over half of Guantanamo Bay prisoners now on hunger strike

A military spokesman says 84 prisoners have been classified as hunger strikers at the U.S. military base in Cuba. The prison's population is 166. Army Lt. Col. Samuel House says 16 of the 84 prisoners are being force-fed and five have been hospitalized.

Drug Violence Spawns Rise In Mexicans Seeking Political Asylum In US


Drug Violence Spawns Rise In Mexicans Seeking Political Asylum In US

It used to be virtually impossible for Mexicans to gain admission to the United States as refugees – until the increasingly violent and powerful drug cartels made certain parts of the country unlivable for many. Though the number of Mexicans obtaining ...

Should Children Be in Solitary Confinement?

Should Children Be in Solitary Confinement?: Still feeling the pain from the news that undocumented workers are sometimes placed in solitary confinement, I was further dismayed and saddened to learn that prisons in America are also putting children in solitary confinement. It is estimated that ...




The Plight of the 'Bravest Woman in Mexico'

The Plight of the 'Bravest Woman in Mexico':
Martinez, who had been the Mexican border town's police chief for just three days, is one of up to 100,000 murdered in the country's drug wars since 2009. Most of the town's police officers resigned, and for over a year, no one wanted to replace ...


World Policy Institute (blog)

Warning over child poverty target

Warning over child poverty target: Mr Milburn, the chairman of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission, and his deputy Baroness Shephard, a Tory former education secretary, called for better monitoring of progress on tackling the issue. Although all parties were signed up to ...

Holy Cross turns to teens to calm agitated elderly patients

Holy Cross turns to teens to calm agitated elderly patients: A Fort Lauderdale hospital is turning to teen-agers to calm down elderly patients who become agitated and confused. In the first such program in South Florida, Holy Cross is recruiting high school students to help care for patients suffering delirium ...




A Steady Hand for Haiti: Good intentions and challenges

A Steady Hand for Haiti: Good intentions and challenges: The groups stock the ambulances with medical equipment, then spend thousands of dollars to have them shipped to Haiti. If they're lucky, they'll find some Haitians with enough training to use the ambulances for a while. But when the vehicles break, he ...

Brazilian police officers get 156-year sentences over prison massacre

Brazilian police officers get 156-year sentences over prison massacre: In 2001, Col. Ubiratan Guimaraes, head of the police operation, was sentenced to 632 years in prison for the deaths of 102 of the 111 prisoners. But his sentence was annulled in 2006 by Sao Paulo's Court of Justice. Carandiru Prison was South America's ...

Jackson Man Dies in Prison Disturbance

Jackson Man Dies in Prison Disturbance: Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest private corrections firm, operates the Wilkinson County prison, as well as the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Tutwiler, on behalf of the Mississippi Department of Corrections. CCA ...




Wahpeton native receives the Rough Rider Award

Wahpeton native receives the Rough Rider Award: She explained the Native American custom of giving a gift when receiving one, and with the help of her mother and sister, presented the couple with a Pendleton honor blanket. Erdrich also presented a blanket to Dalrymple's staff member Jody Link, to ...

Nearly 5.5 Million Brazilians Vaccinated Against Flu

Nearly 5.5 Million Brazilians Vaccinated Against Flu: A week into the campaign to vaccinate against flu, 5.5 million Brazilians have been immunized to date against influenzas A (H1N1), H3N2, and B.

Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev 'conscious and responding' despite ...


Boston bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev 'conscious and responding' despite ...

Federal prosecutors in America have charged the surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings with "conspiring to use a weapon of mass destruction against persons and property in the US resulting in death". He will be tried in a federal - not state ...

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? - Pt. 3 - The ...

Is Gay Marriage a Moral Issue or a Civil Liberties Issue? - Pt. 3 - The ...:
In 2011, pop artist Lady Gaga received three American Music Awards from three nominations for her smash hit "Born This Way". Millions of young people and adults under 40 heard the gay propaganda over the airwaves compliments of Lady Gaga.


Christian Post

Gay Washington Imam marries gay Muslims at mosque - Digital Journal

Gay Washington Imam marries gay Muslims at mosque - Digital Journal:
Imam Daayiee Abdullah is a progressive Muslim and America's first openly gay Imam. The African-American Islamic convert is a specialist in Sharia law: however, his interpretation of the Koran differs from the mainstream Islamic view of homosexuality.


DigitalJournal.com

Getting to the root of a college conflict - Philly.com

Getting to the root of a college conflict - Philly.com: PROFESSOR Molefi Kete Asante's return as chair of Temple University's African American Studies Department is coming after a department that had long been torn apart by internal strife finally decided to unite for what faculty members called a fight for ...

Puerto Rico May Decriminalize Marijuana - RTTNews


Puerto Rico May Decriminalize Marijuana - RTTNews

The new legislation has drawn a lot of controversy from the conservative parts of Puerto Rico. Opponents of the new measure say that the bill would damage the image of Puerto Rico abroad. by RTT Staff Writer. For comments and feedback: editorial@rttnews.

Guantanamo hunger strike involves more than half of detainees

Guantanamo hunger strike involves more than half of detainees: The number inmates participating in a hunger strike at the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has risen sharply in the past few weeks to include more than half of those held at the military-run facility. Lt. Col. Todd Breasseale, a ...

Cuba Receives New Loan from the Saudi Fund for Development

Cuba Receives New Loan from the Saudi Fund for Development: Cuba and the Saudi Fund for Development signed an agreement today by which the island will receive a new loan for $ 30 million dollars, aimed at financing a project to rehabilitate the water ...

Leadership much needed on issues urgent to African-American voters

Leadership much needed on issues urgent to African-American voters: Rand Paul did just fine at Howard University, thank you very much. Or at least, that's how he remembers it. Paul, a GOP senator from Kentucky, told the Christian Science Monitor that his recent visit to Howard didn't go so bad at all. He said any ...




Ministers should listen to their own advisers and stop looking for ways to ...

Ministers should listen to their own advisers and stop looking for ways to ...: ... responding to warnings from the Government's own advisers that child poverty could get worse, said: “Labour lifted over one million children out of poverty. Now this Government is forecast to plunge one million children into poverty by the end of ...

Haiti's PM pursues defamation case in US court

Haiti's PM pursues defamation case in US court: MIAMI -- Haiti's prime minister is pursuing his defamation case against a Haitian-American journalist. Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe and South Florida businessman Patrice Baker originally sued Leo Joseph in September over his reporting in the New ...

Governors react to anti-government protest

Governors react to anti-government protest: Córdoba Governor José Manuel de la Sota and Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli both commented on last Thursday's major anti-government protest but their reactions differed considerably. De la Sota called on Buenos Aires Governor Daniel Scioli and ...

International Summit in Buenos Aires Aims to Contain the Cybercrime Scourge

International Summit in Buenos Aires Aims to Contain the Cybercrime Scourge: The 7th annual Counter eCrime Operations Summit (CeCOS VII) will convene in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 23-25, 2012, as the APWG gathers global leaders from the financial services, technology, government, law enforcement and communications ...




Protest marches against Fernandez highlight strains in Argentina

Protest marches against Fernandez highlight strains in Argentina:
The demonstration in the capital, Buenos Aires, was peaceful and appeared to be composed primarily of the middle class. Many banged pots and pans in a traditional Latin American form of protest, while others carried signs with slogans such as ...


euronews

Brazilian police officers get 156-year sentences over prison massacre

Brazilian police officers get 156-year sentences over prison massacre: BRASILIA, April 21 (Xinhua) -- A Brazilian judge on Sunday sentenced 23 police officers to 156 years in prison each for involvement in a notorious prison massacre in 1992. The officers were convicted of killing 13 inmates during an operation to quell a ...