Archives for julio 2013

Venezuela Arrests 2 Over Shooting Of US Officials In Caracas Strip Club

Venezuelan authorities have arrested two suspects accused of shooting U.S. embassy officials in a strip club in May.

Jill Langlois
julio 31st, 2013
By Jill Langlois
julio 31st, 2013

Venezuelan authorities arrested on Tuesday two suspects accused of shooting U.S. embassy officials in a strip club in May. Prosecutors charged Carlos Mejias Blanco and Windy Fabiani Mejias with attempted murder after they allegedly got into a fight with two Americans at the club and opened fire, wounding them. Venezuelan

ACTUALIZACIÓN: Occupy Homes celebra defenderse del desalojo

A medida que el clima de verano se calienta en los EE. UU., También lo hacen las acciones en defensa de los propietarios sitiados.

Martin Michaels
julio 31st, 2013
By Martin Michaels
julio 31st, 2013

Update: After successfully fending off the first eviction attempt against the Ceballos home last week, Occupy Homes celebrated Monday night with a concert and community gathering attended by 250 people. Hip-hop artists Brother Ali and Haphduzn performed at the celebration as participants geared up for the ongoing defense of the property. The

En Egipto, todas las partes condenan a EE. UU. en medio de una política confusa en Egipto

Parece que dondequiera que mires en Egipto hoy, Estados Unidos es objeto de burla y escarnio.

Daniel R. DePetris
julio 31st, 2013
By Daniel R. DePetris
julio 31st, 2013

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. — It seems that wherever you look in Egypt today, the United States is the object of scorn and derision. The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamist organization that once controlled Egypt’s parliament and presidency, has come to view Washington as the hidden hand behind the Egyptian army’s intervention against Brotherhood President

Revelation: Feds OK’d Offshore Drilling Without Full Environmental Review

Oil companies are using the controversial process known as fracking to extract oil off the coast of California.

Trisha Marczak
julio 31st, 2013
By Trisha Marczak
julio 31st, 2013

Environmental advocates are crying foul after the discovery that oil companies are using the controversial process known as fracking to extract oil off the coast of California, warning that the West Coast operations could become the norm from the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. According to documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act

To Hack Or Not To Hack? Privacy Advocates In New Zealand Split Over Tactics

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom has harsh words for Anonymous’ latest hack of New Zealand politicians’ websites.

Mint Press News Desk
julio 31st, 2013
By Mint Press News Desk
julio 31st, 2013

New Zealand was the latest target for the global hacktivist network Anonymous, which temporarily disabled the websites of the prime minister, finance minister and deputy leader of the National Party in response to a surveillance bill that appears to be on a path toward enactment into law. The proposed surveillance bill would allow the

Double Agents: Did Detroit Police Pose As Bandits… Posing As Police?

Police Chief James Craig said that several officers recognized one of the photographed suspects as a member of the Detroit Police Department.

Mint Press News Desk
julio 31st, 2013
By Mint Press News Desk
julio 31st, 2013

Last week, local news stations in Detroit warned residents about two men who were reportedly impersonating police officers and robbing people at gunpoint. But when a daring witness handed over secretly snapped photos of the perpetrators, their surprising identities were discovered. It turns out the men were not impersonating police officers after