Tuesday, April 26, 2011

The police frees 51 kidnapped migrants in Mexico

The Government of Mexico can boast that in less than a week has been rescued in two operations to 119 migrants who were kidnapped in Tamaulipas (northeastern Mexico). Among those released are 83 Mexicans, 22 Guatemalans, 6 Chinese, 4 Hondurans, Salvadorans and 1 3 Panama. There are regular news and thanks to these two police actions, the government headed by Felipe Calderon may report that the annual figure of 20,000 kidnapped migrants has dropped half a percentage point.

Diary from Palestine, 7 - 24 years to Volunteer

Andrea looks at the transition of children with attention from the road leading from the other villages in the South Hebron Hills, far south of the West Bank, that of At-Tuwani, where there is the school (6-15 years). Twice a day, when the children arrive and when they return to their homes. The passage is dangerous, because many attacks have been documented by Operation Dove (an NGO of which Andrew is a part), by the settlers of the outpost of Ma'on and Hill 833 (also considered illegal by the military Israelis).

Bahrain expels Iranian diplomat

While relations between Manama and Tehran are at their worst, Bahrain has decided to expel an Iranian diplomat, accusing him of being involved in an espionage case. In mid-March, Iran has criticized the crackdown by the power Bahraini, a protest movement led by Shiite majority in the country, and deployment of troops from other Gulf monarchies in the kingdom.

"The second secretary at the Iranian Embassy, Hujatullah Rahmani, was declared persona non grata for his links with the espionage cell in Kuwait and seventy-two hours to leave Bahrain," he reported, Tuesday 26 April, the official news agency BNA. According to her, "the Iranian charge d'affaires was summoned Monday to Bahraini Foreign Ministry, where the decision was served." "The purpose of this decision taken by the Bahraini Ministry of Foreign Affairs is to divert [attention] and ignore the reality," responded the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Ramin Mehmanparast, according comments reported by the website of state television.

The UN criticized Brazil for evicting thousands of families for the World Cup and the Olympic Games

The United Nations (UN) through its Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, Raquel Rolnik, has made a strong criticism of the authorities of eight Brazilian cities, whom they accuse of violating human rights by have begun to expel from their homes to thousands of families during the World Cup of 2014 and the 2016 Olympics.

"I am particularly concerned," writes Rolnik in its report published today, "with what appears to be a pattern of action, lack of transparency and consultation, lack of dialogue, lack of fair negotiation and participation of affected communities eviction processes executed or planned in connection with the World Cup and Olympic Games.

Syria, Middle East and the inaction Western

Faced with the escalation of repression in Syria, it poses the same question that has arisen for Egypt raised against Hosni Mubarak and Libya dispute between Gaddafi and the rebels. That is: to support the rebellion? Up to that point? When it comes to this question, in general, it is too late. It means that part of the population subjected to a regime has exceeded the threshold of fear: not enough snipers firing from rooftops, or the tanks sent to Dera, southern Syria, to stop the protest.

A senior al-Qaida in Afghanistan eliminated

The international force of NATO in Afghanistan, ISAF said, Tuesday, April 26, killing Abu Hafs Al-Najdi, also known as Abdul Ghani, its public enemy number two. ISAF said in a statement that "the second of his most popular targets in Afghanistan was killed April 13 during a bombing in Dangam district in Kunar province.

The international force greets a "highlight" in the fight against al-Qaida, which the Saudi was a "senior official". He had, according to ISAF coordinated "many significant attacks" against Afghan forces and the Atlantic Alliance. "He operated especially since Kunar and traveled regularly between Afghanistan and Pakistan," the statement added.

Recaptured to 65 inmates who escaped from prison in Afghanistan

Afghan forces recaptured at least 65 of the prisoners who escaped from the largest prison in southern Afghanistan, the government said Tuesday. The authorities are struggling to recover from the massive security breach that allowed 480 prisoners on Monday achieved a spectacular escape. Prison authorities discovered Monday morning that the convicted Taliban almost all disappeared from their cells and then found the tunnel through which seem to escape.

Gaddafi's troops resumed the siege of Misrata with harsh attacks

Misrata has again become the center of fierce fighting between forces loyal to the leader of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi, and the rebels, who cling to the city to control the port, a strategic point to deal with the regime. According to a rebel spokesman has assured to at least three people were killed and 10 wounded in the attack of the allied troops to the Libyan Government.

"Gaddafi's forces bombarded the port today. The bombing destroyed several vehicles from Toyota, two hardware stores and electronic equipment," said Abdelsalam by telephone. "The pro-government troops have launched an attack to the east in an attempt to control the port. The intense fighting was taking place there now," he realized.

Canada to the left turn

For a continent that in every election policy shift towards right-wing nationalist and xenophobic, just like in the twenties and thirties of the twentieth century, responding to a North American continent, it seems, will confirm its May 2 turn left. After the election of Democrat Obama in the White House U.S., in fact, it seems that the big surprise of the next general election will be a strong Canadian Advanced NDP, the party Neodemocratico (social democratic setting, equivalent to the old Ds Italian, plus paying close attention to the civil rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans) which is always the third party in terms of votes, but actually only the fourth in terms of seats, due to the majority system in turn dry.

The Syrian army positioned Deraa

Firing of the Syrian army were again heard, Tuesday, April 26 at Deraa. "The bullets continue against the people," said the activist of Human Rights, contacted by phone by. According to him, the house of the Mufti of Deraa, who resigned Saturday to protest against the bloody crackdown launched by the police, "was surrounded this morning, but the Mufti was not in him." France wants the UN and the EU to take "strong measures" to stop in Syria, "the use of force against the people," said Tuesday the Quai d'Orsay.

Yemeni protesters wounded in church in Taiz

At least four Yemeni demonstrators were injured, one seriously, by shots fired by soldiers during a protest near the office of the governor of Taiz, 257 miles southwest of Sanaa, according to medical sources. The doctor Sadeq al Shugaa, director of the hospital on the main square of Taiz Al Horreya, told Efe that among the victims found a seriously injured as a result of bullet wounds in the head.

Argentina .- Palafox home cinemas from 28 April to 5 May, a sample of Argentine cinema

MADRID, 26 Abr. Palafox cinemas in Madrid will host the April 28 to May 5 'Argencine 2011', the IV shows Argentinean film that seeks to promote the exchange of film productions between Spain and Argentina and the interrelationship between their respective film industries, has reported the organization in a statement.

The show will host many Argentine films of recent production that have not yet been released commercially in Spain and titles such as 'Puzzle', 'Felicitas', 'Cerro Bayo', 'your fault', 'The invisible eye' or 'The Wall' be presented to the public in two passes, at 19.15 and 22 hours. In addition, every day, at 17 times the projection of four alternate Argentine documentary by presenting a series of seven short films.

Carter tries to relaunch the debate in Pyongyang on North Korea desnuclearizacin

Former President Jimmy Carter and three former senior European leaders today reached Pyongyang to try to revive the moribund negotiations on dismantling the North's atomic weapons program. The delegation also plans to address the critical food situation in the country Asia, where more than six million people, a quarter of the population is urgently needed food aid because of the decline of local production, imports of food and international cooperation, according to United Nations.

Brazil .- The UN is concerned about evictions related to the World Cup and the Olympics

NEW YORK, Apr 26. An expert on the UN Human Rights on Tuesday expressed concern about the evictions that are taking place in several cities in Brazil for the World Cup in 2014 and 2016 Olympic Games. "I am particularly concerned about the lack of transparency, consultation, dialogue, fair negotiation and participation of affected communities in the processes relating to evictions carried out or planned before the World Cup and Olympics," the Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing, Raquel Rolnik.

Syria, still fighting in Daraa, 21 vittimeSi split the armed forces of the regime

The tanks have taken up this morning to fire on the village of Dara, the epicenter of the demonstrations against the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad. The 21 victims counted so far by non-governmental associations are added so alle25 people killed in clashes yesterday. A battle fought even within the same government forces.

Yesterday, in fact, a department of the regular army has clashed with special forces, sent by the government in the area of Damascus. The fighting began when the soldiers of the regular army have refused to open fire on demonstrators. A practice that the government justified in an official statement as necessary to quell the protests and "restore peace in the country," disturbed by the actions of "armed extremists." Citizens call for action by the international community, "because the army surrounding the city to prevent the arrival of food, - said Abdel Kaser, a resident of Dara - also there are groups of armed militants who are attacking the houses of civilians ".

High cost of gasoline: the White House attacked the oil companies

The White House lashed out Monday at the American oil companies that are announcing this week their profits when gasoline at the pump is at its highest in three years. "The big oil companies will this week announce substantial profits, even record," said the spokesman of President Barack Obama, Jay Carney.

The U.S. president, as part of its plan to fight against the budget deficit and debt, wants to end subsidies to oil companies, amounted to $ 4 billion, and redirect aid towards renewable energy. "Given the constraints that we face, given the need to tighten our belt, given the need to reduce the deficit, the president believes it is wrong to continue to pay these subsidies, "said Jay Carney in his daily briefing.

Yemeni opposition announces signing of agreement for president's resignation

Arab Gulf unenviable could announce in the coming days the time and place of the signing of an agreement providing for the resignation of the president of Yemen, Ali Abdullah Saleh, an official of the opposition. Basindwa Mohammed said the Secretary General of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC for its acronym in English), Abdullatif al-Zayani, is scheduled to visit Sanaa in the coming days to finalize a transfer of power plan, which stipulates that Saleh must give 30 days after signing the agreement.

Argentina .- Casa Sefarad pay tribute to the Jewish poet Pizarnik Argentina during the Night of the Books

MADRID, 26 Abr. Casa Sefarad pay tribute to the Jewish poet Pizarnik Argentina on Wednesday, during the celebration of The Night of the Books in Madrid, with a presentation and the presentation of a book by the writer, as reported by the institution in a statement. At 19.30 am on Wednesday will begin this double homage to a poet who, 75 years after his birth and 39 of his tragic death, continues to attract the interest and admiration of critics and readers.

Spain supports international research on the repression in Syria

Spain supports an independent international investigation on the suppression of peaceful demonstrations in Syria, which has already killed at least 393 deaths, according to Amnesty International (AI). Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Juan Antonio Yanez, has expressed this morning in Congress support for the draft declaration submitted by the four European members of the Security Council (France, UK, Germany and Portugal), including a condemnation of violence by Damascus and the opening of an investigation that could take out the Human Rights Committee of the UN, which is part of Spain.

Iberoam.-American ministers meet in Caracas to discuss the creation of a parallel body to the OAS

CARACAS, Apr 26. Foreign ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean have begun on Tuesday in Caracas at an extraordinary meeting to discuss and define the issues to be discussed on 5 July in the heads of state summit to be held also in the Venezuelan capital, to be born in a new regional body parallel to the Organization of American States (OAS).

The governments of 33 countries of the continent seeking to create a regional bloc independent U.S. and Canada, which also form part of the OAS. The proposal, which took power last February in the Cancun summit, will be called the Community of Latin American and Caribbean (ECLAC). The nations of the new continental body are Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras , Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic, St.

Libyan crisis, the last moved to kill Colonel Gaddafi

Italy chooses not to stay longer in the middle and throws herself headlong into the Libyan crisis. Even Berlusconi bomb. Said yesterday, raising a fuss predictable political-driven league. Foreign Minister Franco Frattini ensure that there is no need to vote this new escalation in the Italian war. Ignazio La Russa provides: "A raid targeted".

Well, this now seems the point. Focused mainly on what and whom? On the international stage, in fact, by day and returned to impose the hypothesis, ventilated at the beginning of the conflict, and then put back in the drawer, to kill Gaddafi. "Cut the head of the serpent." This bomb thrown by Lindsey Graham, Republican senator and influential member of the Defence Committee.

For 2012, the Obama campaign has to reinvent itself, says a strategist of President

President Barack Obama may not be re-elected in 2012 if his supporters are unable to develop a campaign that can return the 2008 to oblivion, said Monday his campaign manager, Jim Messina. "This is not 2008," warns Jim Messina in a viral video to the faithful supporters of Bush. "If we just do the same campaign, we are likely to lose.

We must wage a campaign of a new type," he says. "In 2012, we can send 2008 to the prehistory (...) reinventing the campaign," he said. Obama, an official candidate for re-election since the beginning of the month, just walked up to the electoral arena, but its headquarters moved to Chicago in the breach to try to improve the system which had allowed the away in 2008 through a campaign of proximity.

Cambodia and Thailand agree to negotiate ceasefire

The governments of Cambodia and Thailand agreed to discuss a ceasefire to end armed clashes along the common border, which fought for five days for the dispute of Preah Vihear ancient temple. In the midst of armed clashes that have killed at least l2 dead and 57 wounded on both sides, the Cambodian Ministry of Defense reported this afternoon in a statement its decision to negotiate a cease-fire.

Nigeria begins counting votes in state elections

The counting of the state elections held today in Nigeria started in several districts of the African country after the closure of polling stations, said the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Although the agency has ensured that the results will be announced in the next 48 hours, the recount of presidential elections (held on April 16) and legislative (the 9th) beat estimates in the body.

Argentina 13 .- publishing titles are shown in Andalusia Book Fair in Buenos Aires

SEVILLA, Apr 25. A group of thirteen publishers Andalusian have the opportunity to show the quality of their titles at the 37th edition of the International Book Fair of Buenos Aires (Argentina), which began April 19 and end on May 9, with the support the Ministry of Economy, Innovation and Science, through Extenda-Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia, and the Publishers Association of Andalusia (AEA).

Falls the second member of Al Qaeda wanted in Afganistn ms

The NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) led by NATO reported today in a statement that has claimed the life of the second most wanted insurgent in a bombing in Afghanistan recorded last April 13 in the east. The deceased is the Saudi Abu Hafs al-Najdi, known as Abdul Ghani, an alleged member of Al Qaeda terrorist group that carried out its business in eastern Kunar and "traveled frequently between Afghanistan and Pakistan," stated the ISAF.

Brazil .- deliver Canal + images "only" an isolated tribe in the Brazilian Amazon

MADRID, 26 Abr. Canal + image issue "only" an isolated tribe in the Brazilian Amazon on Saturday April 30 at 20:00 pm as part of the episode 'jungle' of the documentary series "Planet People," reports Survival . The NGO has detailed the documentary shows details never seen before, thanks to "the BBC team used high-definition cameras and more advanced techniques to capture images from a distance of nearly a mile." In addition, he noted that the tribe who stars in the video, who lives near the border between Brazil and Peru, is threatened by illegal logging.

A Measured without peace among the dead and child soldiers in the pay of Gaddafi

A Measured even the dead find peace. The small cemetery district Kharouba until recently was the target of mortar loyalist army and half of the graves have been destroyed. "This cemetery was bombed Qaddafi's forces for 65 days," he says with his hands while Seilam land fills the hole that has caused one of the many grad.

The few residents who have not fled exhume the bodies and dig new it was. A boy cries supported the main gate. "This was my cousin, 9 years - said in tears - what he did to Qaddafi to deserve death?" Is without question to be answered. Friends try to console him tight. But the pain and anger, for now, are still too strong.

Tension persists in Abidjan

Of heavy gunfire were heard Monday in Abidjan in the district of Yopougon, where militiamen supported the former head of state Laurent Gbagbo rejects call to disarm launched by the Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara. "Since morning, they started shooting, heavy weapons. We do not know what happens. We can not leave," said a resident called Niangon sector in the southern district.

The militia in the zone "are young people 17-18 years old, dressed in civilian clothes, all armed," she said, without specifying the origin of fire. Another resident of the area Red Roofs, a little further north, said to hear "loud bangs regularly for four days," the early morning and late afternoon.

Abbas said he was disappointed by the management of peace talks Obama

.- The President of the Palestinian National Authority (PNA), Mahmoud Abbas, is disappointed by the administration of U.S. president, Barack Obama, to unblock peace talks in the Middle East, according to an interview published by Newsweek. "It was Obama who suggested a full moratorium on settlements (in the West Bank).

I said, 'Ok, I agree." They climbed the tree after that, he descended the ladder and removed it, and then asked me to give the jump and three times he did, "complained Abbas, speaking figuratively about the management of EU in the Middle East. The ANP president said he was disappointed that Obama stopped the pressure on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, on the moratorium on the construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank last year.

Taliban help in the escape of 480 prisoners in Afghanistan

Taliban militants freed over 480 prisoners from the main prison in southern Afghanistan through a long tunnel dug for months, said the insurgents and the authorities. Prison officials Sarapo in the city of Kandahar, they discovered the leak at about four o'clock, half an hour after the Taliban said it had released all prisoners.

Pointed out that the militia began to dig a tunnel 305 meters long five months ago from a house near the watchtowers of the prison. Meticulously planned the route of the tunnel to avoid police checkpoints and main roads, the insurgent group said in a statement. Finally they came to the prison cells around 11 pm on Sunday and a handful of prisoners who knew of the plan opened the cell doors and brought out hundreds of their peers by without a single shot.