Bolivia, Brazil, and U.S. Will Sign Agreement to Verify Coca Eradication

first_img The governments of Bolivia, Brazil, and the United States will soon sign a joint agreement to verify the eradication of coca plantings on Bolivian territory, an official source revealed in La Paz on 5 July. “Next week, or in the worst-case scenario, by 16 July, the agreement, which is beneficial to the government” of Bolivia “is going to be signed,” Deputy Minister of Social Defense Felipe Cáceres, the chief political figure in charge of the fight against drugs, said at a press conference. He explained that this is a “pilot project to verify the eradication of excess plantings,” which also includes “the equipment and modernization” of state institutions linked to the fight against drug trafficking. The initiative will make it possible to obtain information “in real time on the hectares of coca eradicated,” Cáceres added. Bolivia and Brazil also have an agreement to monitor drug trafficking using Brazilian unmanned planes. Until 2008, Washington was the chief source of economic support for the fight against drugs in Bolivia, which is one of the world’s leading cocaine producers, along with Colombia and Peru, according to the United Nations. Bolivia currently has 30,900 hectares planted with coca. Of that total, only 12,000 hectares are legally recognized, for infusion, chewing, and Andean religious rituals. By Dialogo July 07, 2011last_img read more

Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India

first_img Sharing is caring! 30 Views   no discussions Share BBC News Tweet Tens of thousands of women die in India annually during pregnancyHealth authorities in India’s Rajasthan state are investigating allegations that 13 pregnant women died after they were given infected intravenous (IV) fluids at a government hospital.All the deaths were reported in Jodhpur city over the past 10 days.Laboratory tests had confirmed that IV fluids supplied by a local company were “tainted”, officials said.A police case has been registered and an investigation has begun, they said.“The women died after severe haemorrhaging and we believe the most likely cause might be an infection after they were administered tainted IV fluids,” Umaid Hospital administrator Narendra told the BBC.“During lab tests, we found three batches of glucose which were tainted. We have lodged a complaint with the police and strict action will be taken against the manufacturers,” he said.India accounts for the highest number of maternal deaths in the world with tens of thousands of women dying every year due to pregnancy-related problems.Campaigners say most of the deaths are needless and could easily be prevented if more care and attention was paid to their treatment. Share News Tainted IV fluid ‘kills 13 pregnant women’ in India by: – February 25, 2011 Sharelast_img read more

Springfield, Mo. woman dies in fatality accident southwest of Wellington on Monday

first_img(Updated: Dec. 4, 2013) by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— A fatality accident occurred Monday afternoon at 3 p.m., south on 300 East 30th Street near the old John T. Stewart house, southwest of Wellington.Angela Lee Martin of Springfield, Mo. died Monday after driving westbound in a 1995 SUV GMC when she allegedly struck some loose gravel on the dirt road, lost control of the vehicle and rolled into a nearby pasture.A passenger was also in the vehicle. David Crawford, 28, of Wellington was taken to Sumner Regional Medical Center where he was treated and released.Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said the driver died sometime after midnight Tuesday morning at Wesley Medical Center. She was life flighted to the Wichita hospital after the accident.  Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Joe Williams Family · 349 weeks ago Rest In Peace Angela. I remember all the years when you lived in Wellington and went to school here. You were like part of our family. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WIlliams family · 349 weeks ago Angela was only 38 years old and lived in Wellington for a few years and attended Wellington schools when she lived here. Report Reply 0 replies · active 349 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more