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WednesdayFebruary 16, 2011

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HUMOR: Are all ‘Olive’ Skin People Illegal in this Country? Ask Kansas Republican

WARNING:  Any student who is applying for in-state tuition in Kansas better not have a tan, shit on their face or look like a John Boehner.

Why you ask well because Republican Kansas Rep. Connie O’Brien thinks that anyone with olive colored skin is not ‘a legal citizen’ and therefore may not be eligible for the tuition benefit.

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Immigration Bill Betrays Fairness & Equality, Says ACLU of Tennessee

The American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee (ACLU-TN) today responded to Senator Bill Ketron’s introduction of an unconstitutional immigration bill that betrays American values of fairness and equality.

Ketron’s “Lawful Immigration Enforcement Act” encourages racial profiling of people who appear or sound “foreign” by requiring law enforcement officials to demand the papers of any person they stop, regardless of whether the person is actually charged with anything.  In practice, if people are not carrying state- or federally-issued ID with them, they will likely be detained solely due to a suspicion that they are undocumented, without necessarily being charged with a crime.  Many U.S. citizens and lawful residents would undoubtedly be swept up in the application of such a law.

The bill further creates a police state by requiring every government official to act as a de facto Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent or risk litigation by any citizen of Tennessee, including potentially significant monetary consequences.

Bills that violate equal protection and due process by encouraging disparate treatment of a specific group of people under the law are unconstitutional and move the state of Tennessee backward instead of forward.

The following can be attributed to Hedy Weinberg, Executive Director of the ACLU of Tennessee:

“This extreme bill does not solve the problems of our broken immigration system and is completely out of step with Tennesseans’ values of fairness and equality.  By inviting racial profiling, the bill diverts precious security resources toward false threats, creating distrust of law enforcement and jeopardizing public safety.  In fact, this bill encourages the very kind of practice that we abhor in nondemocratic countries.  While the government can legitimately control its borders, the power to detain and deport people must be exercised fairly and humanely, subject to our Constitution.”

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Sec. Napolitano & Atty Gen. Holder Form Task Force to Assist Mexico in Agent Shooting Investigation

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Eric Holder today met to discuss the shooting by unknown assailants of two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) special agents in the line of duty yesterday while driving in Mexico.

During their meeting, Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder decided to establish a joint task force between the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice, which will be led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and will leverage the investigative capabilities of both agencies to work with Mexico in tracking down the perpetrators and swiftly bring them to justice.

“This joint task force reflects our commitment to bring the investigatory and prosecutorial power of the U.S. Government to bear as we work with the Mexican Government to bring these criminals to justice,” said Secretary Napolitano. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the ICE agents’ families and loved ones, as we are reminded of the risks and sacrifices undertaken every day by the men and women on the frontlines in protecting the safety and security of the American people.”

“The murder of Special Agent Jaime Zapata and the shooting of another ICE agent provide a sad reminder of the dangers American law enforcement officers face every day,” Attorney General Eric Holder said. “Working with our Mexican counterparts, we have already launched an aggressive investigation, and this joint task force will ensure that every available resource is used to bring the perpetrators of this terrible crime to justice.”

During their meeting, Secretary Napolitano and Attorney General Holder underscored the United States’ commitment to work closely with Mexican law enforcement in full support of the ongoing effort. They also reiterated their commitment to the U.S. government’s broader support for Mexico’s efforts to combat violence within its borders.

Today, Secretary Napolitano also spoke with Mexican Interior Minister Fernando Blake Mora. During the call, Secretary Napolitano emphasized to Minister Blake Mora that violence against DHS personnel in Mexico represents an attack against all those who serve our nation and put their lives at risk for our safety, and will not be tolerated by either country.

In yesterday’s attack, one U.S. law enforcement official, ICE Special Agent Jaime J. Zapata, was critically wounded and died from his injuries. The second agent was shot in the leg and has been discharged from the hospital. More information will be released when it is available.

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Arizona Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Convicted of Murdering Hispanic Family

Arizona Anti-Immigrant Vigilante Convicted of Murdering Hispanic Family

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An Arizona anti-immigrant vigilante has been convicted of murder and attempted robbery, and is now facing life in prison or even the death penalty.

A Tucson jury has found Shawna Forde, the leader of anti-immigrant group Minutemen American Defense, guilty of murdering a father and his 9-year-old daughter in cold blood, and wounding the mother.

On May 30th, 2009, Raul Flores, his wife Gina Gonzalez, and their daughter Brisenia were accosted by Forde and two accomplices in their Aravica home after Forde, 43, and the others knocked on the door pretending to be police officers. When Flores questioned their identity, one of the accomplices shot him several times then shot Gonzalez, who said she survived by pretending to be dead. It was after shooting the parents that the gunman turned his attention to Brisenia and, in cold blood, shot her twice in the head. While the victims were on the floor bloody and dying, the group went through the home looking for money and valuables.

The three attackers left, but returned while Gonzalez was on the phone with emergency dispatchers. She had gotten her husband’s gun and she can be heard screaming and shooting on the call’s recording.

The alleged gunman is Jason Bush and is said to have ties to the white supremacist network Aryan Nations. He goes on trial in March, and the second of Forde’s accomplices, Albert Gaxiola, will go on trial in April.

Prosecutors are looking for the death penalty for Forde. Such a sentence would require a unanimous decision from the jurors, but the prosecutors will point out that the murders were done for money, and the youngest victim was only nine-years-old.

Luckily, Flores’ other daughter was spared, as she was at her grandmother’s house that night.

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Man, 84, Survives 5 Days in Arizona Desert, Drinks Windshield-Wiper Fluid

Man, 84, Survives 5 Days in Arizona Desert, Drinks Windshield-Wiper Fluid

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In Arizona, an elderly man survived without water for the better part of a week in the desert after he was unable to move his vehicle from a ditch.

Henry Morello was on his way home from his favorite restaurant when he got lost. Trying to turn around, the 84-year-old diabetic got his SUV stuck in a ravine. For the next five days, Morello survived by drinking windshield-wiper fluid and by using his floor mats to keep warm.

Morello said he used a rock to break open the wiper fluid container and a napkin to filter it. For food, Morello said he rationed his leftover pasta from the restaurant.

Realizing he was missing, two men who say they consider Morello an adopted grandfather organized ground and air searches. In all, about 75 volunteers took part in the rescue parties.

Eventually, Morello was found by some hikers.

“He looked like an angel to me,” he said about the unnamed hiker who knocked on his window.

On that fifth day, Morello said he thought to himself, “This is it… if they don’t find me today, I can’t last another night.”

Morello says that though he went through a amazing misadventure, he has no plans to stop driving.

“I want to drive again, but those guys want to take my car away,” he said. “They’ve got another thing coming.”

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Latin Americans and Spaniards Use TV Ads to Wage War on Machismo

“Machismo IS violence,” “Maricón is he who harms a woman” “Don’t allow violence to enter your home,” “Everyone against gender violence.” These are the slogans of several campaigns launched all over Latin America and Spain, seeking to put an end to Machismo.

Men who mistreat women have “a misunderstood idea of masculinity,” says Bernardita Prado, director of domestic violence prevention at Chile’s Ministry of Women and Children’s Affairs. Her group ran the recent campaign to redefine the word maricón.

As machismo comes under attack in popular culture, shows are cropping up with themes that challenge stereotypes. “The Weaker Sex” (“El Sexo Débil”) is a telenovela that came out this month.

“El Sexo Débil” tells the story of the Camacho men, a dad and two older kids who find themselves abandoned by their women due to their chauvinistic piggy ways. The production has the slogan: “As long as we remain macho, we’ll always be the weaker sex.”

“We think it’s urgent to promote a distinct view because this country has machismo as a second skin,” says Epigmenio Ibarra, general producer of “The Weaker Sex.”

Ecuador has released a campaign called “REACT ECUADOR, Machismo IS Violence.” Below some of these spots:


With the rise of female participation in high-end jobs, politics, applied sciences and research, many families have been driven to redefine gender roles, and many men have found the enormous pride inherent to taking on household and children responsibilities that once belonged to “housewives” and “soccer-moms,” while their wives “bring home the bacon.” It is not necessarily an inversion of roles, but in the words of Ernesto Vargas “I’m not being forced to do this [household chores]. It’s just what needs to be done.”

 

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New York City Holds “Most Marijuana Arrests” Record for 2010, Latinos and Blacks 86% of Arrested

New York City Holds “Most Marijuana Arrests” Record for 2010, Latinos and Blacks 86% of Arrested

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According to a report from the Drug Policy Alliance, New York City has the most marijuana arrests in the country, and two minorities are the majority of those arrested for it.

With an average age under 30, 86 percent of the 50,383 people arrested in 2010 for what are mostly low-level pot possession offenses are black and Latino. This is a drastic jump from 2005 when just 29,752 people were arrested for similar offenses. Now, 2010 marks the 6th consecutive year that pot possession arrests have increased in NYC.

And while blacks and Latinos are the majority of those arrested, a 2009 report revealed that blacks, whites, Latinos and Native Americans are all about equally as likely to be drug users (around seven and ten percent).

So though all communities are using drugs evenly, blacks and Latinos are the ones being arrested for it most often, and as Kyung Ji Rhee, director of the Institute for Juvenile Justice Reforms and Alternatives said in a statement, “These 50,000 arrests for small amounts of marijuana can have devastating consequences for New Yorkers and their families, including: permanent criminal records, loss of financial aid, possible loss of child custody, loss of public housing and a host of other collateral damage. It’s not a coincidence that the neighborhoods with high marijuana arrests are the same neighborhoods with high stop-and-frisks and high juvenile arrests.”

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‘Most Prolific Hitter’ Dominican Albert Pujols Appears to be Entering Free Agent Market

Well noon came and went at the St. Louis Cardinals corporate office and there does not appear to be a contract extension for its super star hitter, Dominican José Albert Pujols.  The contract deadline was imposed by Pujols himself so he could focus on the upcoming baseball season.

Pujols is a three-time National League MVP, led the National League with 42 home runs and 118 runs batted in and considered by many as the ‘most prolific hitter’ in the league.  He currently ranks among the top 50 leading home run hitters in baseball.

His eight year $111 contract just expired and was up for renewal.  The failed contract negotiation will put Pujols in the free agent market after this season. 

The Cardinals released statements that they have offered a “substantial long-term offer” while Pujols agent stated there is “a difference of opinion in determining Albert’s value simply could not be resolved.” 

The 31-year old born José Alberto Pujols Alcántara, in the Dominican Republic and raised by his grandmother in New York, was reportedly seeking a 10-year deal worth $300 million.

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Kansas Rep. Connie O’Brien Asked to Apologize For “Olive Complextion” Comment

Kansas Rep. Connie O’Brien Asked to Apologize For “Olive Complextion” Comment

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Democrats are asking Rep. Connie O’Brien to apologize for comments she made at a hearing where she mentioned seeing an “olive complexion” girl who “we could tell” was not in the country legally.

During a Monday hearing to repeal legislation granting in-state tuition to children of undocumented immigrants, O’Brien told the story of a girl she saw while enrolling her son into a Kansas community college last year.

She stated that a female student was in line to pick up her scholarship money, but was having trouble getting it because she had no state I.D. or driver’s license to give the clerk.

“We could tell by looking at her that she was not originally from this country,” said O’Brien. When asked by a fellow lawmaker how she “could tell,” O’Brien stated, “Well she wasn’t black, she wasn’t Asian, and she had the olive complexion.” Adding, “It struck me that she didn’t have a driver’s license (and) she’s driving on our streets. That’s illegal.”

Now, the Kansas Democratic Party is asking O’Brien to apologize, stating, “Close-minded thoughts like this should be far from the minds of lawmakers as they consider legislation that will affect our entire state.”

O’Brien pointed out that her son-in-law is from Afghanistan, and that the girl had a similar skin-tone. She says that Democrats have mischaracterized her comments, and added that, she’s even been told she’s “got olive complexion.”

Monday, O’Brien said she was unsure if she would apologize, saying she needed “time to think.”

However, Wednesday she “apologized” saying, ““After contemplating the statements I made in the Federal and State Affairs Committee meeting, I understand how they could have been misconstrued. I misspoke and apologize to those I offended. I have learned from this situation and will be more careful with my choice of words in the future.”

Yet, O’Brien stood by her analysis of the girl she saw at the college, and added, “The student in question did not have a driver’s license, government identification or any other form of documentation. From the situation, it was clear that the student was not a United States citizen. However, I should have been more precise in stating why it was clear that she was not a legal citizen.”

What was interestingly pointed out to the Kansas representative, was the fact that if the student had been in the country illegally, she would not have been allowed the financial aid or scholarships she was supposedly in line for, as undocumented immigrants, though currently allowed in-state tuition, are not eligible for any federal or state assistance.

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Hispanic-Serving Colleges at Texas Border Increase Enrollment, Conducting Study to Understand Why

An examination of financial aid strategies amongst Hispanic-serving institutions on the Texas border was conducted in order to support Latino students’ access and improve graduation rates nationwide. 

Texas A&M, University of Texas (Brownsville, El Paso, Pan American), Laredo Community College, Texas Southmost College, El Paso County Community College District and South Texas College participated.  They have increased access during challenging economic times and are implementing strategies to accomplish this feat.

Some key finds: 
• Most Latinos need to work while in college which constraints their ability to stay in school. 
• Federal financial aid is critical, 75% in the Texas study relied on it since there is an aversion to borrowing for an education.

Some Effective Financial Aid Strategies
• Guaranteed need-based scholarships was viewed as a powerful retention tool.
• Campus-based work study programs allow student to work and earn income to stay in school so more effort has to be made to create these jobs.
• Offer emergency loans an installment/payment plans
• Early college high school and dual enrollment programs allow students to earn college credits while in high school at a lower expense to the student

In conclusion, understanding what influences Latino students’ financial aid choices and which institutional practices are effective in enrolling, retaining, and graduating Latino students is directly relevant to other institutions that are only beginning to experience growth in the number of their non-traditional students.

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Children’s Book About Che Guevara Published in Argentina

Children’s Book About Che Guevara Published in Argentina

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The authors of “Che, the Star of a Revolutionary,” a new children’s book detailing the story of the guerrilla icon explain that the text seeks to teach lessons on solidarity and commitment to the less fortunate.

Written like a children’s story, the first part of “Ché, la estrella de un revolicionario” describes a curious young Ernesto, eager to discover the world. The character evolves then into a socially committed Ché, the proto-revolutionary. Image

Peppered with phrases of the revolutionary leader, the story is also illustrated by Ju Yun Lee, a South-Korean artist who also illustrated the South Korean version of the kid’s tale about the rebel.

“As a book, it is somewhat revolutionary and avant-garde and we know many parents and other readers will pass judgment on it, but those who read it and understand the concept will enjoy it,” said the authors.

According to the book’s take on Che’s life, he “wanted to change the world,” and together with Fidel and ten other comrades they engaged on an uneven struggle against Cuban dictator Batista and his army.

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New Arizona Bill May Require Hospitals to Check Immigration Status Before Treating

New Arizona Bill May Require Hospitals to Check Immigration Status Before Treating

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Arizona hospitals could soon be required to check people’s immigration status before providing care.

Monday, the state senate committee heard arguments for SB 1405, which if passed, would require hospitals to confirm whether a potential patient is in the U.S. legally before giving them non-emergency care. If it is discovered the person is undocumented, immigration authorities would be have to be informed, and the person would not be admitted into the hospital.

Those needing emergency care would be treated first, and immigration officials would be contacted afterwards.

George Pauk of the Physicians for a National Health Program told the Associated Press, “This is making us into a police state that will try to catch people when they are sick. Do we want to stop sick people from coming in for health care?”

And the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association said the legislation would be “an undue burden” on hospitals and “would result in a delayed hospital admission process for all patients, including U.S. citizens.”

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California Zoo Adopts 21 Brazilian Penguins

California Zoo Adopts 21 Brazilian Penguins

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A group of 21 Magellanic penguins that were swept last year onto Brazilian beaches, have been sent to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, where a chilly environment was built specially for them.

Every year, Magellanic penguins breed in the gelid waters off the coasts of Chile and Argentina, but the strong currents of the Strait of Magellan send them for a spin off to the Brazilian coasts, where the heat combined with swimming such long distances is very tough on the birds.Image

Most of them don’t make it,” said Giselda Candiotto, president of the rehabilitation zoo in Niteroi, Brazil, adding that some penguins that make it to Brazil are so tired, they can barely lift their heads.

The penguins arrived in Los Angeles on Saturday. They’ll be in quarantine for about a month, before being moved to their new home, where they’ll be a part of an exhibit on climate change.

 

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Murdered ICE Agent Identified; Zeta Drug Cartel Lead Suspect in Ambush Killing

UPDATE:U.S. officials have provided more details on the ICE agent that was shot to death yesterday afternoon in Mexico.  He has officially been identified as ICE Special agent Jaime Zapata of Brownsville, Texas.  He was assigned to the Officer of the Deputy Special Agent in Charge in Laredo, Texas.  When he was shot he was on temporary assignment to the ICE attache at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City. Image

Zapata was a 2005 graduate of University of Texas at Brownsville with a bachelor of science degree in criminal justice. 


ORIGINAL:  Though U.S. officials have not disclosed the names of the two Immigration and Customs (ICE) agents that were ambushed yesterday afternoon in Mexico, local Texas publications have identified them as Jaime Zapata and Jaime Avila, both of Texas.

Zapata was killed when their U.S. federal armored vehicle came under fire when it encountered a ‘narco blockade’ on Highway 57 in San Luis Potosi, that connects Monterrey with Mexico City.

Early indications are the officers were chased by Zeta gunmen and Zapata stopped to identify himself as a U.S. federal official.  It was then the unidentified gunmen fired five shots into Zapata, killing him and injuring Avila.

Yesterday’s attack is the first killing of a U.S. agent by Mexican drug cartels in 25 years, when back in 1985 a drug enforcement agent was kidnapped and killed in Guadalajara. 

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Veggie Shortage and Higher Prices Expected as Result of Mexico Weather Freeze

For all of you veggie lovers bad news on supply and price for your favorite healthy snack.  The freeze last month in Mexico coupled with cold snaps in Florida and Texas has reduced supplies of everything from asparagus to tomatoes.

The immediate result of Mexico’s weather freeze is price increases and poor quality on the vegetables will be available.  Wendy’s is going as far as eliminating tomatoes on its sandwiches unless the customer specifically asks for it.

Supply flow will be impacted 30 to 60 days from now and shortages are expected to last at least through April.

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Nintendo ‘Blackmailer’ Captured in Spain, 4,000 Gamers Personal Data Stolen

Spanish police arrested a hacker who allegedly stole data on some 4,000 Nintendo users and then tried to blackmail the Japanese videogame developer, according to Spanish authorities.

Nintendo stated that in the week of February 6 a hacker had - stolen the personal data of some 4,000 customers all located in Spain, and then threatened to malign the company for failing to protect their Spanish customers information. 

In spite of the threat Nintendo did not agree to the hackers demand, that is when information on a gamer was released on an internet chat room with threats to release the rest of the data on the other Nintendo gamers.

Police are not identifying the hacker and the detailed of the arrest except to say, the hacker is male and was arrested in the southern province of Malga. 

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“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Sheriff Joe Considering AZ Senate Run

“America’s Toughest Sheriff” Sheriff Joe Considering AZ Senate Run

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Maricopa Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Monday he is open to the possibility of running for the seat of retiring Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) in 2012.

Arpaio, who has called himself “America’s toughest sheriff,” has been the subject of major media criticism for his treatment of prisoners. A no-nonsense sheriff, Arpaio reportedly has fed inmates spoiled food, made them wear pink underwear, housed them in surplus Army tents behind barbed wire in the desert, and made them work on chain gangs. Arpaio is also a strong anti-illegal immigration advocate.

The poll, conducted by Arpaio’s campaign manager, listed a set of possible contenders for Kyl’s job. It broke down the results as follows: 21% for Arpaio, 17% for Rep. Jeff Flake, 16.6% for J.D. Hayworth, the radio personality who ran unsuccessfully against John McCain in 2010, 12% for Rep. John Sadeggt and 6% for Rep. Ben Quayle. Hayworth is a former U.S. Congressman. The rest are currently serving.

No state political figures, like Gov. Jan Brewer, were included in the poll and none of the “candidates” has announced that they will be running for Kyl’s seat. No details were released about the manner in which the poll was conducted, who was polled or where.

Arpaio has a spectacular record of detaining legal Hispanics, and taking up to 24 hours to release people with wallets full of identification and no trace of an accent.

He also built his very own mini-Guantanamo to house those detainees – outdoor-tented cages in Arizona’s brutal summer temperatures. Arpaio’s jurisdiction is nowhere near the Mexican border and those sheriffs who do have jurisdiction along the border have condemned his actions.

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Nine Latin America Countries Call on Japan to Stop “Scientific Whaling” in Sanctuary

Nine Latin America Countries Call on Japan to Stop “Scientific Whaling” in Sanctuary

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This is the beginning of a new “scientific whaling” season in Antarctic waters, The governments of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, Peru and Uruguay made public a release stating “their strongest rejection to the announced ‘scientific whaling’ hunting of almost a thousand whales included some in the threatened species category, planned for the Southern Whale Sanctuary”.

The Latin-American countries request “the government of Japan to end the ‘scientific whaling’, which is performed in a sanctuary, established by the IWC precisely with the purpose of protecting whales”.

“Buenos Aires Group countries consider that the continuation of these catches year after year in spite of the international community rejection, do not contribute to a confidence environment that sponsors a constructive dialogue inside the IWC, the only multilateral forum which is recognized for the management and conservation of whales”, concludes the release.

The Japanese invented the concept of ‘scientific’ whaling in 1987 as a way around the moratorium on commercial whaling instituted by the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Their research is not really research. It is an excuse for supplying whale meat on the Japanese market, though that market is dying.

The science they perform consists of DNA sampling, physical measurements such as ear bone size, age ID, and most importantly, the contents in the digestive tract.

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Colombia Expands its Renewable Energy Production

Colombians will have greater access to clean energy as a result of the recent inauguration of the Porce III Hydroelectric Plant, which will add 660 megawatts to the country’s energy matrix.

The plant, built with financing from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to Empresas Públicas de Medellín(EPM), will increase Colombia’s installed power generating capacity by 5% and position EPM as the largest power company in the country.  Some 3,780 direct and 9,450 indirect jobs were created during the plant’s construction, mostly by tapping the labor force in the project area.

The project is located in the area of the towns of Amalfi, Guadalupe Gómez Plata, and Anorí, 147 km northeast of the city of Medellín, in the department of Antioquia. The Porce River is a tributary of the Nechí, River, which in turn flows into the Cauca River.

The total cost of the project was US$1.3 billion, including financial expenses, of which the Bank financed US$200 million. Construction of Porce III followed the highest environmental and social management standards.

EPM has operated and managed power generation plants for more than 50 years. It has built more than 20 power plants, the most of any Colombian company. Plants t run by PMA Group have a combined 2,919 megawatts of installed generating capacity, representing 21.6 percent of the total in the country.

The IDB’s 12 loans to Colombia’s energy sector have helped finance a large majority of the country’s hydroelectric plants, including Porce II, Porce III, and Chivor. The Bank has also financed national power interconnection programs that represent the equivalent of 35 percent of the regional interconnected system, in addition to rural electrification, energy efficiency programs, and renewable energy, among other activities.

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WednesdayFebruary 16, 2011