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lunes, 18 de abril de 2011

Poverty makes Tulare County California's welfare capital ...

Poverty makes Tulare County California's welfare capital ...: "As the California Legislature and Gov. Jerry Brown cutting billions of dollars in government services to help balance the state budget, nowhere are the ...


US business group misguidedly attacks California

US business group misguidedly attacks California: "... South Carolina and Texas (where more than 21 percent of the populace lives in poverty). Meanwhile, accompanying California in the "poor" category are states like New York, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. ...


KIPP Summit Makes California Distinguished Schools List

KIPP Summit Makes California Distinguished Schools List: ""Most have significant populations of students living in poverty or learning English. Regardless of the setting, all these schools have teachers and principals committed to ensuring student success." KIPP Summit and the other 2011 California ...


Job cuts for poor seniors could up homelessness Nation Wires ...

Job cuts for poor seniors could up homelessness Nation Wires ...: "For $700 a month, 65-year-old Esmeralda Calderon cares for children part-time through a federal community service job that's in jeopardy because of cuts to ...


Alan Gross files appeal in Cuba

Alan Gross files appeal in Cuba: "(JTA) -- Jailed American contractor Alan Gross has filed an appeal of his 15-year prison sentence in Cuba. Gross, 61, was convicted and sentenced last month for "crimes against the state" for distributing laptop computers and connecting Cuban Jews to ...


Cubans welcome Castro call to limit leaders' terms

Cubans welcome Castro call to limit leaders' terms: "Cuba's president Raul Castro addresses the audience during the inauguration of the Sixth Congress of Cuban Communist Party in Havana April 16, 2011. ...


Cuban dissidents are talking about unity

Cuban dissidents are talking about unity: "“We are passing through a unique opportunity in the history of Castro Cuba,'' independent journalist Guillermo Farinas told El Nuevo Herald by telephone from his home in the central city of Santa Clara. Last year's death of political prisoner Orlando ...


Mexico's orphans are casualties of drug wars

Mexico's orphans are casualties of drug wars: "
Those motherless and fatherless children, said de la Rosa, are a lasting and tragic legacy of Mexico's drug wars. After witnessing the execution of a parent, the children -- even if physically uninjured themselves -- face a lifetime of emotional ...


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Cuban dancer has new life, new role

Cuban dancer has new life, new role: "A member of the prestigious National Ballet of Cuba, Zambrana defected from Cuba while on tour in December. He had waited until the last performance ended and then, with the help of family already in the United States, left his hotel and took a taxi to ...


ECB can't hold off rates for laggers: Gonzalez-Paramo

ECB can't hold off rates for laggers: Gonzalez-Paramo: "ECB Executive Board member Jose Manuel Gonzalez-Paramo told Chilean newspaper Estrategia some countries were not effective enough in coordinating macroeconomic and fiscal policies. Investors are scrutinizing ECB rhetoric to determine how soon the ...


Drug war: Mexico's weak rule of law

Drug war: Mexico's weak rule of law: "
Marisela Morales has a window of opportunity to help reform a system that helps perpetuate the nation's drug war. Mexico's Atty. Gen. Marisela Morales talks with Interior Minister Jose Francisco Blake Mora during a news conference in Mexico City. ...


Los Angeles Times
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Christian College in Oregon Sends Students on Study Abroad Trips this Spring

Christian College in Oregon Sends Students on Study Abroad Trips this Spring: "More than 200 George Fox University students will embark on international study trips to Africa, Asia, Europe, South America, and New Zealand in May. The college study abroad tours are part of the university's Juniors Abroad program. ...


An estimated 40% of Argentine live on less than 8 US dollars per ...

An estimated 40% of Argentine live on less than 8 US dollars per ...: "The poverty statistics follow on eight years of sustained growth of the Argentine economy at what are described as 'Chinese rates'. ...


Peru: Poll swings left in first round

Peru: Poll swings left in first round: "
Peru is a resource-rich country, but after two decades of “integration into the global economy” (read: rampant exploitation by foreign capital), two-thirds of mainly indigenous Peruvians, mainly indigenous, still live in poverty. ...


Green Left Weekly
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How does economic policy/globalization effect poverty and ...

How does economic policy/globalization effect poverty and ...: ""How does economic policy/globalization effect poverty and inequality in Brazil? " - Find the answer to this question and millions more on Yahoo!7 Answers.


Strategic Subjects Debated at 6th Communist Party Congress

Strategic Subjects Debated at 6th Communist Party Congress

Havana, Cuba, Apr 18.- Delegates to the 6th Congress of the Cuban Communist Party (PCC), under way at the capital's Convention Center until Tuesday, continued on Sunday their debates on the Draft Guidelines for the Economic and Social Policy of the ...

Lack of Prevention, Timely Treatment Make Women Vulnerable to Cancer

Lack of Prevention, Timely Treatment Make Women Vulnerable to Cancer: ""Currently, it is considered a disease of poverty. It principally affects women of low socioeconomic level, who are socially vulnerable and do not have access to screening. "Latin America is one of the regions in the world with the highest rates of ...


Argentine oil workers reach deal to lift strike

Argentine oil workers reach deal to lift strike: "BUENOS AIRES, April 18 (Reuters) - Argentine energy workers have reached a deal to end a two-week-old pay strike that has hit oil and natural gas production in the Patagonian province of Santa Cruz, officials and union leaders said on Monday. ...


Cuban dissidents skeptical about promised term limits

Cuban dissidents skeptical about promised term limits: "Havana – Members of the Cuban dissidence greeted with skepticism President Raul Castro's proposal to limit politicians' terms in office in Cuba to a maximum of 10 consecutive years. Economist Oscar Espinosa Chepe considered such a measure "very delayed ...


Familias en Acción: A Financial Inclusion Strategy

Familias en Acción: A Financial Inclusion Strategy: "Familias en Acción is a CCT program administered by Acción Social in Colombia providing cash transfers to poor households on the condition that their children attend school and follow preventive health care measures. The program was launched in 2000 ...


Moderate technocrats align with Peru's Humala

Moderate technocrats align with Peru's Humala: "They had been affiliated with former President Alejandro Toledo, the architect of Peru's free-trade pact with the United States. Humala, running on a promise to fight rural poverty that has persisted despite a decade-long economic boom, ...


Peru a strategic partner in the Americas, foreign minister says

Peru a strategic partner in the Americas, foreign minister says: "Garcia Belaunde stressed the importance of the economic indicators in an electoral year: an average expansion of eight percent and a reduction in poverty levels from 48 to 34 percent in the last four years. The minister pointed out that the model is ...