Mexico’s hopes in President Obama
Mexico has great hope in President-elect Barack Obama. We have hopes of not only renewing, but strengthening the neighboring relationship between us. There are three main areas that are need of desperate solutions and bilateral efforts: Drug trafficking, economy, and immigration. We are hoping for more active involvement in our war on drugs: assisting Border States and combating gun smuggling from the United States to Mexico. As for economy, we hope to continue NAFTA and work jointly in other aspects such as energy and oil. We hope a fair solution for the Mexican immigrants who reside in the United States and seek defining laws in which to regulate safe, fair, and legal migration opportunities.
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New Zealand Crime Tax
New Zealand’s government today announced the introduction of the crime tax a $50 fine on every person convicted of crime that will be used for victim support. Victim maintenance is a surprised move but the opposition party called it a pure piece of political theatre that would do little for victims. Justice Spokesperson Annette king also said that the scale will be expensive and bureaucratic. Maori party leader Tariana Turia also said that under the plan low-level offenders might end up subsidizing the fund for serious offenders which would be rather unfair.
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Female Sexual exploitation in Kenya
Kenyan men’s lack of shame has hit a new low with reports that they are sexually molesting females within the safe confines of HIV testing and counseling cubicles. An extreme case involves rape of a woman client at a VCT centre. Cases abound of female counselors being pinned to walls or subjected to indecent exposure by male clients. According to a VCT Director, sexual molestation of females is not restricted to VCTs alone but is widespread in the health care delivery system especially among ENT surgeons, gynaecologists and clinical officers. An abstract by Oxford university press says that while abuse occurs from client to counselor, from counselor to client and from counselor to counselor, in all cases the person suffering abuse was female. This is the third major scientific study this decade to blame Kenyan men for wholesome violence against women.
Tags: HIV AIDS, VCT centre, sexual exploitation, female molestation, violence against women, Kenya, Instablogs
Barker (Patrick Swayze) and Ellis (Travis Fimmel) take on one of the nastiest and sleaziest rackets in the world--human trafficking. Barker goes undercover to take down a Romanian trafficking gang, while Ellis befriends Nadia (Angela Gots), a prostitute who's been victimized by the thugs. Don’t miss new episodes of The Beast, Thursdays at 10pm EST/9C only on A&E. Visit *******aetv****/thebeast for more video and exclusive content.
RELEASED ON DVD & BLU-RAY ON 2 MARCH 2009
Release date: 2 March 2009
Running time: 106 mins approx
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Icon Home Entertainment presents a transcontinental dream that quickly turns into a living nightmare for an American couple travelling on one of the worlds most legendary railway journeys. TRANSSIBERIAN, directed by Brad Anderson (The Machinist) is released on DVD on 2 March 2009.
Starring Woody Harrelson (No country for Old Men) and Emily Mortimer (Lars and the Real Girl), TRANSSIBERIAN is the story of Roy and Jessie - a couple whose relationship is on the rocks but are trying to rejuvenate the bonds between them by going on an adventure. On their travels they meet the mysterious couple Abby and Carlos played by Kate Mara (24, Shooter) and Eduardo Noriega (Vantage Point, The Devils Backbone), but not everyone amongst the travelling companions is who they first seem.
As the sexual heat reaches boiling point between the couples a dramatic turn of events throws the whole journey into disarray and exploding secrets reveal hidden truths amongst even the most innocent on this claustrophobic Trans-Siberian train journey. With the shady law enforcer Grinko played by Ben Kingsley (Sexy Beast) and his sidekick Kolzak played by Thomas Kretschmann (Valkyrie) breathing down the train passengers necks it becomes more difficult to keep secrets under wraps.
Following in the tradition of other popular train journey films including Murder on the Orient Express, Stranger on a Train and others TRANSSIBERIAN bottles up all the suspense and paranoia youd expect. Drug trafficking, murder, torture, corrupt officials and complex relationships unravel on this thrilling journey through the stunning snow-covered scenery of Russia and China.
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December 2, 2009 marks the 60th anniversary of the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery as designated by the United Nations in 1949. The Frederick Douglass Family Foundation wants to commemorate this important anniversary through an effort to raise awareness about the existence of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
We would like America’s young people to coordinate the effort. Awareness is the first and most important step to ending slavery in our lifetime. Until the public better understands the crisis of modern day slavery it will continue to thrive in the shadows.
The objective for International Abolition Day 2009 is for participating students to reach out to other students, teachers, parents and the surrounding community as well as the local and national media with a message about the existence of modern day slavery.
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Cocaine residue on most American Money is commonplace today. It woud be hard for the DEA to actually prove drug trafficking solely from drug residue on US dollar bills. Distributed by Tubemogul.
“In my view the [insurgents’] motivation for fighting the Afghan government, the Americans, and others is very locally based. And that is important to realize because it means in my view that the solutions are not just about a central government, they are also about working with and understanding local dimensions,” said Jones.
He told the subcommittee that the U.S. should think “more concretely about bottom-up, rather than entirely top-down”, which is where the U.S. has focused.
Another expert witness, Dr. Karin von Hippel, a scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies [CSIS], took a different stance by noting that although Afghanistan became a centralized state after the fall of the Taliban, there is nevertheless local involvement in politics.
“They have a highly centralized form of government that may not be appropriate as you are saying to their very fragmented society, but that’s what they have agreed on in the Bonn process, that’s the constitution they agreed on. But that doesn’t mean that there isn’t a degree of a lot of local involvement at a number of different levels,” Hippel said.
An example of such involvement was the National Solidarity Program - an effort by the government to reach rural communities across Afghanistan. Another example was the local councils, the shura, which can vote out the people who are in charge of certain local development projects, she said.
In his opening remarks at the hearing, US Congressman Gary Ackerman, chairman of the HCFA Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, called for a “coherent regional approach in particular, one that deals effectively with Iran and Pakistan.” He acknowledged that Iran had legitimate concerns regarding narcotics trafficking across its borders. But he added that there is significant evidence that Iran has armed the Taliban to gain leverage over the U.S.
“While we seek their cooperation in Afghanistan, we should also insist they stop arms shipments to the Taliban in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 1390,” said Ackerman, the ranking Democrat on the subcommittee from New York.
The UN resolution, adopted unanimously in January 2002, several months after the 11 September attacks, calls for the prevention of arms transfers from an UN member-nation’s territory to al-Qaida or the Taliban.
Source: WashingtonTV correspondent in Washington
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Colombia’s most dangerous drug kingpin, Rendon Herrera aka “Don Mario”, was captured early yesterday morning in the jungles of Antioquia Province in Colombia.
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The BBC reports …
“When he was surrounded, the once-feared cocaine baron was living “virtually like a dog, curled up and clinging to that palm three where he had been for two days.” (BBC)
Reuters UK reports that Mario is accused of exporting 100 tons of cocaine to the United States through Mexico, and is responsible for at least 3,000 murders.
The arrest is a relief for President Uribe, who was offering $2 million dollars for information leading to his capture.
The Colombia Reports in Medellin brings us this perspective from the president.
““I felt in my heart a great [relief] for all Colombians to know that the Police [were] able to capture this criminal and a great hope… after all these accomplishments Colombia will finally, and not so far away, get rid of all this crime.” (The Colombia Reports)
The BBC has this perspective on the fugitive’s capture.
“… when authorities have cut off the head of drug cartels in the past, several more heads have grown, and there could now be a period of bloodlettings as other people try to take over.” (BBC)
Reuters UK agrees.
"Don Mario was the most important drug trafficker out there, but someone will take his place very quickly and it will be business as usual." (Reuters)
Do you think Don Mario’s capture will hurt drug trade through to the U.S.? Do you think Barack Obama’s trip to Mexico will help with the war on drugs?
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We’re taking a closer look at how some of the world’s endangered species are affected by deforestation and climate change.
That was coverage from wildlifemedia**** and National Geographic, who highlight the plight of bears around the world, and the red ape - the orangutan.
Australia’s Herald Sun reports the recent discovery of approximately 2,000 orangutans in a remote region of Borneo, “raises hopes” for the species.
The senior ecologist who led the discovery tells CNN…
"We rarely have something positive to report in the conservation world. Most of the stories are about declining population or animals dying. It's all pretty negative… So to find a substantial population of potentially several hundred to several thousand animals is very exciting." (CNN)
The Jakarta Post reports the challenges orangutans in Sumatra and Borneo face, saying…
“Their numbers are decreasing year by year due to deforestation for palm oil plantations, hunting and trafficking.” (The Jakarta Post)
Moving back to the world’s bear population, the Bellingham Herald highlights Beartrek - a feature film-in-the-making where one ecologist motorcycles through the forests of Alaska to Borneo to capture these creatures in their natural environment.
Motorcycling ecologist Chris Morgan tells the Herald…
“...[bears] represent these wild places that we all need. Where you've got bears, you've got fresh water, you've got clean air, you've got intact forest and ecosystems… They need those things, and so do we." (Bellingham Herald)
New York Times and Discover Magazine contributor Carl Zimmer argues…
“Good old chainsaws are still the big danger.” (Discover Magazine)
Zimmer relays the opinion of one biologist who also says…
“Climate change poses a genuine threat to biodiversity, but ‘it does not come close to the immediate, irreparable damage caused by the destruction of habitat.” (Discover Magazine)
What do you think it will take to reduce commercial and illegal logging throughout the world’s forests?
For more information on deforestation, climate change and other pressing environmental issues, please take a closer look at our Earth Day coverage.
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Like a Latin American Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote, except with millions of dollars and people's lives hanging in the balance, narco-traffickers and the DEA have been locked in an ongoing chase scene carried out in a parade of increasingly ludicrous homemade drug-smuggling vehicles.
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December 2nd is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery as designated by the United Nations in 1949. This year is the 60th anniversary of this commemorative day.
For more information on how you can help the Frederick Douglass Family Foundation promote this day and help tell the world about modern day slavery and human trafficking, please visit: