NEWS: For Immediate Release
December 18, 2010
CONTACT: Adela de la Torre, 213-400-7822
WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the DREAM Act, bipartisan legislation that, had it been passed, would have provided undocumented young women and men who were brought to the U.S. as young children with a pathway to U.S. citizenship if they attend college or perform military service. Below is a statement from Marielena Hincapié, executive director of the National Immigration Law Center: Continue reading
By Matthew O. Berger
Executive Summary of Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review
WASHINGTON, Dec 15, 2010 (IPS) – The U.S. took a major step toward overhauling the way it engages in diplomacy and development work Wednesday.
In releasing her agency’s much-anticipated – and first-ever – Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the report “a sweeping effort that asks a simple question: How can we do better?” Continue reading
After some tense final hours of negotiation, the world has a new agenda on climate change in the form of the ‘Cancun Agreements’. Amid last minute objections from Bolivia and rapturous standing ovations from other delegates, the current UNFCCC President, Mexican Environmental Minister Patricia Espinosa, brought down the gavel at around 4am Saturday morning (Mexican time). Continue reading
The six expected to inform the Pre-Trial Chamber II their readiness to appear before the. The three-judge bench will weigh the merits of Mr Moreno-Ocampo’s application and could reject the request to issue a summons to appear, approve it or transform it into an arrest warrant. The Prosecutor expects this to happen in the first part of 2011. Continue reading
Deputy PM and Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta was one of those named.
Some 1,200 people died and more than 500,000 fled homes in the violence. In the peace deal that followed it was agreed that the perpetrators of the violence would face justice either in Kenya or at the ICC in The Hague. Continue reading