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lunes, 16 de mayo de 2011

Nigeria: CCT - Bringing Households Out of Poverty

Nigeria: CCT - Bringing Households Out of Poverty: "According to records frm the foremost global financial institution, the World Bank, the first generation of conditional cash transfers (mostly in Latin American nd other middle income countries) have been marked by good implementation with respect to ...


Some workers in Cuba's private sector unionizing

Some workers in Cuba's private sector unionizing: "President Raul Castro has set in motion changes to stimulate Cuba's struggling economy. While officials have said private workers could join pre-existing unions, this is the first report of such activity.


Colombia is 100th Country to Ratify Disability Rights Treaty

Colombia is 100th Country to Ratify Disability Rights Treaty: "Women with disabilities whether physical, mental, intellectual, or sensory face multiple discrimination because of their gender, disability and in many cases, poverty. Countries need to give teeth to the convention by enacting strong laws and policies. ...


Six-time Olympic Medalist wants Calgary to Give Opportunity to the World's Poorest

Six-time Olympic Medalist wants Calgary to Give Opportunity to the World's Poorest: "In 2010, this group travelled to Colombia and were devastated by the extreme poverty they witnessed. They were also inspired by the strength, courage and entrepreneurial spirit of the everyday people they met, working against seemingly insurmountable ...


Massacre in northern Guatemala leaves 29 dead

Massacre in northern Guatemala leaves 29 dead: "Its weak law enforcement, rampant corruption and proximity to Mexico have drawn Mexican drug cartels into its border regions. In February, the government lifted a two-month-long state of siege that it had declared in Alta Verapaz province, ...


Hires and promotions, May 16

Hires and promotions, May 16: "The SH Cowell Foundation, which focuses its philanthropy on children living in poverty, has elected Lydia Tan to its board of directors. She is executive vice president and director, Northern California operations, of Related California. ...


Danbury man sees the other side of Guantanamo

Danbury man sees the other side of Guantanamo: "Ken Baylor of Danbury recently accompanied a group of civilians that toured the facilities at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to show support for the troops stationed there. Baylor is photographed showing Challenge Coins that were presented to them by members of ...


Young actress travels to Nicaragua for Christian Aid Week

Young actress travels to Nicaragua for Christian Aid Week: "... which aims to 'help people in poverty, out of poverty' by supporting community projects in some of the world's poorest countries. Hayley visited Soppexcca, a co-operative of small-scale coffee producers in Nicaragua supported by Christian Aid. ...


Venezuela's Chavez says no knee surgery needed

Venezuela's Chavez says no knee surgery needed: "Chavez canceled a trip to Brazil, Ecuador and Cuba as a result last week, and has not appeared in public. Chavez says the injury occurred when he was jogging and hit his knee. Reader comments on Sacbee.com are the opinions of the writer, ...


Chile peso rallies after aggressive rate hike

Chile peso rallies after aggressive rate hike: "SANTIAGO May 13 (Reuters) - Chile's peso CLP= rose 0.84 percent to bid 462.30 per dollar in Friday pre-open trade, boosted by a stronger-than-expected interest rate hike a day earlier and as prices for main export copper rose. ...


Oldest building in Cuba destroyed in Saturday fire

Oldest building in Cuba destroyed in Saturday fire: "Firefighters were dispatched to St. James Hotel, 12 E. Main St., at 3:28 am Several fire companies responded, but the fire spread too quickly, said Cuba First Assistant Chief Dave Hardman. “It's destroyed, they've actually condemned the building and ...


Cuba Parade Says No to Homophobia

Cuba Parade Says No to Homophobia: "
The short march began at the cascading Malecon fountain only a few blocks from Pabellon Cuba – the center of this year's near-month-long “Campaign against Homophobia.” Colors, music and flags abounded. The majority of the participants took advantage of ...


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Big Money Fast

Big Money Fast: "In 2009, 23 American Airline employees were arrested for transporting $20 million worth of cocaine on flights into and out of Puerto Rico. Assuming they were guilty, why would employees of a reputable airliner risk their freedom and their jobs by doing ...


Latin America's new shining path

Latin America's new shining path: "The figures show poverty falling fast in Peru – but the smart restaurants and gleaming offices of central Lima are still surrounded by crime-ridden slums, where 20 per cent of the population lack access to running water. It is a pattern of affluence ...


Organ trafficking: 'Her heart was missing'

Organ trafficking: 'Her heart was missing': "
Antonio Medina, 23, a paperless Central American migrant moving through Mexico to the US, says he knows a fellow traveller who witnessed organ trafficking, after he and his wife were captured by a criminal gang. "He was travelling with his wife and ...


Aljazeera.net
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Pele Robbed in Brazil

Pele Robbed in Brazil: "While Brazil is experiencing an economic upswing and the left wing Workers' Party government of President Luiz Ignacio "Lula" da Silva is making major strides to improve the lot of its underclasses, the country still has enormous problems with poverty ...


Violent protests follow approval of massive dam project in Patagonia

Violent protests follow approval of massive dam project in Patagonia: "
Last week, Chile's Aysén Environmental Review Commission approved the environmental assessment of a five dam proposal on two rivers. The approval, however, is marred in controversy and has set off protests in many cities, including Santiago. ...


Mongabay.com
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Pinera Signs Bill to Scrap Copper Funding for Chile Military

Pinera Signs Bill to Scrap Copper Funding for Chile Military: "Pinera, Finance Minister Felipe Larrain and Defense Minister Andres Allamand signed the bill during a ceremony today at the presidential palace in Santiago. Pinera, who unseated the Concertacion coalition that had governed Chile since Augusto Pinochet ...


On Point In California With Homeboy Industries

On Point In California With Homeboy Industries: "
This is a cycle of poverty and crime and as Father Boyle says, hopelessness, that marginalizes huge populations of people and children in our country. There are people (and children) who are basically living in a warlike situation in their communities. ...


WBUR
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America and the Americas

America and the Americas: "The Cold War is over, and Latin America is a lot more comfortable with its options. Looking southward from the State Department, the Hemispheric landscape has also transformed. There are no longer military dictators actively supported or quietly ...


Cuba trained Ghanaian Doctors and Associates organises health screening programme

Cuba trained Ghanaian Doctors and Associates organises health screening programme

Yamoransa (C/R), May 16, GNA - La Vanguardia, an Association of Cuba Trained Ghanaian graduate doctors and Associates at the weekend screened about 1500 people from Yamoransa and the its environs for ailments at Yamoransa near Cape Coast. ...

US Coast Guard searches off Dominican coast for missing Greek sailor

US Coast Guard searches off Dominican coast for missing Greek sailor: "By: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The US Coast Guard says it is searching the Atlantic Ocean for a Greek mariner who apparently fell overboard as his ship passed north of the Dominican Republic. Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad said Monday that a ...


FBI Releases Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in 2010

FBI Releases Preliminary Statistics for Law Enforcement Officers Killed in 2010

By region, 22 victims were killed in the South, 18 in the West, 10 in the Midwest, three in the Northeast, and three in Puerto Rico. The total number of officers feloniously killed in 2010 was eight more than the 48 officers slain in 2009. ...

Massive Puerto Rico pipeline triggers debate

Massive Puerto Rico pipeline triggers debate: "BY DANICA COTO AP In this May 1, 2011 photo, demonstrators march during a protest against the proposed construction of a gas pipeline in Adjuntas, Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno has made the $450 million project a central goal of his ...