Latin America accounts for one third of world’s homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study

published 2019-05-30 10:01:11 by Lucia Suarez Sang The rising number of people being murdered across Latin America and the Caribbean is so high that the life expectancy in some of those countries is dropping, a new study claims. Unlike the rest of the world where homicide rates have generally dropped, statistics in some countries show … Read moreLatin America accounts for one third of world’s homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study

Latin America accounts for one third of world’s homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study

The rising number of people being murdered across Latin America and the Caribbean is so high that the life expectancy in some of those countries is dropping, a new study claims. Unlike the rest of the world where homicide rates have generally dropped, statistics in some countries show that the murder rate has skyrocketed in … Read moreLatin America accounts for one third of world’s homicides, life expectancy dropping in some countries: study

What We Can Learn from Denver Criminalizing Homelessness

Losing the fight for the Right to Survive, and preparing for the next one Voters in Denver had a chance earlier this month to repeal their city’s cruel laws that criminalize homelessness. Dubbed the “Right to Survive,” here is the … Continue reading → The post What We Can Learn from Denver Criminalizing Homelessness appeared … Read moreWhat We Can Learn from Denver Criminalizing Homelessness

Lawmakers reintroduce legislation to protect work authorizations for H-4 visa holders

NRI PULSE STAFF REPORT Atlanta, GA, May 30, 2019: Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) and Zoe Lofgren (CA-19) have reintroduced the H-4 Employment Protection Act, legislation prohibiting the Trump Administration from revoking an Obama-era rule that extends work authorization to certain spouses of H-1B visa holders. This week, the Trump Administration announced plans to overturn current … Read moreLawmakers reintroduce legislation to protect work authorizations for H-4 visa holders

Fake social media accounts set up in Raghuram Rajan’s name

New York, May 30 (IANS) Former Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Raghuram Rajan is not on social media, except for a LinkedIn account, but fake Twitter accounts have been set up with his name, according to a spokesperson for his current academic institution, the Chicago University’s Booth School of Business. Asked about some political statements … Read moreFake social media accounts set up in Raghuram Rajan’s name

Today in OpenGov: An opportunity for rebuttal.

In today’s edition, fundraising pressure pushes another member of Congress out of Washington, a feature on state FOIA, foreshadowing in Trump administration website changes, and more.   washington watch Image via Pixabay.  Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM) cited incessant fundraising demands as part of his decision to not pursue a third term… “It is quite a testament … Read moreToday in OpenGov: An opportunity for rebuttal.

UK court remands Nirav Modi till June 27

A UK court on Thursday extended till June 27 the remand of fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi, who is fighting his extradition to India in the nearly $2 billion Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud and money laundering case. The 48-year-old has been lodged at Wandsworth prison in south-west London since his third attempt at seeking … Read moreUK court remands Nirav Modi till June 27

Sensex, Nifty at record closing high ahead of PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

Equity indices on Thursday finished in green with the benchmark BSE sensex rising over 300 points ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s swearing-in ceremony. Sensex soared 330 points or 0.84 per cent to finish at record closing of 39,832, while the broader NSE Nifty moved 85 points or 0.71 per cent to settle at fresh … Read moreSensex, Nifty at record closing high ahead of PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony

Surge in Gulf applicants expected for US investor visa scheme

The US EB-5 visa programme currently requires would-be immigrants to invest a minimum of $500,000, a figure that is expected to go up The EB-5 visa programme is designed to encourage foreign investment in projects across the US and create employment opportunities for Americans. A “rush” of GCC residents are expected to apply for the … Read moreSurge in Gulf applicants expected for US investor visa scheme

AG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases

The ultimate decision will likely provide needed guidance to immigration adjudicators, and will also likely limit any attempts by activist state judges and prosecutors to protect otherwise removable aliens from the immigration consequences of their criminal activity. Mark Krikorian May 30, 2019 – 5:44am Could crack down on state judges and prosecutors Andrew R. Arthur … Read moreAG to Provide Bright-Line Rules for Post-Conviction Relief Cases

Settlement possible in Deadwood Mountain Grand EB-5 litigation

The Deadwood Mountain Grand opened in the summer of 2011 after receiving millions of dollars through the EB-5 program.  High-stakes litigation involving the Deadwood Mountain Grand casino-hotel, Chinese investors and the controversial EB-5 program has been stayed for 90 days while the opposing sides work to settle their dispute privately. U.S. District Judge Charles Kornmann ordered the … Read moreSettlement possible in Deadwood Mountain Grand EB-5 litigation

Two Marginal Universities (Both Majoring in F-1 Foreign Students) Are in Trouble

Two marginal universities, each with large numbers of foreign students on F-1 visas, are facing threats of termination in the near future, and one of the two already has announced the impending closure of three of its seven U.S. campuses. DHS could decide whether colleges may admit foreign students or not, but has had nothing … Read moreTwo Marginal Universities (Both Majoring in F-1 Foreign Students) Are in Trouble

‘The Guarded Gate’, the New Book Every Restrictionist Should Read

I’ve never liked the word “restrictionist” to identify those of us who not only think that immigration should be limited in the national interest but also compound the insult to inclusiveness by pointing out that that limits that go unenforced are a form of fakery. “Restrictionist” is a distinctly non-euphonious word. It sounds harshly Teutonic, … Read more‘The Guarded Gate’, the New Book Every Restrictionist Should Read

Trust Project Becomes Independent Nonprofit with $2.25M in New Funding

May 30, 2019 (PACIFICA, Calif.) – The Trust Project, a global effort to address misinformation and the crisis of trust in news, announced today that it is spinning off as an independent nonprofit organization with $2.25 million in total gifts from Craig Newmark Philanthropies, Facebook and the Democracy Fund. Incubated by Sally Lehrman at Santa … Read moreTrust Project Becomes Independent Nonprofit with $2.25M in New Funding

Strategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

Trump And Israel Please read a new essay by my colleague, Barry Strauss in Strategika. The Trump Administration has changed course in various ways from its predecessor when it comes to relations with Israel. Among other things, the current American government has moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv, … Read more → Please … Read moreStrategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

Trump’s High-Wire Act of Reestablishing Deterrence without War

Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Donald Trump inherited a superficially stable world from Barack Obama that, in fact, was quite volatile. There had been no tense standoffs with North Korea, but also apparent intercontinental ballistic missiles with possible nuclear warheads now pointed at the United States. Obama more or … Read more → Please … Read moreTrump’s High-Wire Act of Reestablishing Deterrence without War

Colluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness Before the defeat of Hillary Clinton, the idea that the Russians or anyone else could warp or tamper with our elections in any serious manner was laughed off by President Obama. “There is no serious person out there who would suggest that you could … Read more → Please … Read moreColluders, Obstructionists, Leakers, and Other Projectionists

Boeing CEO on 737 MAX problems: ‘We clearly fell short’

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg who has repeatedly rejected suggestions of a design flaw in the 737 MAX, acknowledged implementation shortcomings. He said, “The implementation of this angle of attack alert was a mistake. Our communication on that was not what it should have been.” He said that he believes in the plane and would have … Read moreBoeing CEO on 737 MAX problems: ‘We clearly fell short’

Will Apple’s roots in China hold fast amid political storm?

Observers say that as US pounds on Huawei, Apple is the likely target for China to pound back. As the trade war accelerates between the US and China, Apple and Huawei are the two firms likely to get the damage. Trump has said that Huawei’s fate could be included in any deal to resolve their … Read moreWill Apple’s roots in China hold fast amid political storm?