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jueves, 16 de junio de 2011

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas: "... Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. Fear and insecurity have become the central concern of the citizenry, surpassing topics such as poverty and unemployment. ...
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Taiwan to fund school renovation project in Paraguay: foundation

Taiwan to fund school renovation project in Paraguay: foundation: "Taipei, June 14 (CNA) More than 500 children in Paraguay will benefit by the ... is an economical and practical way to help people out of poverty, Wu said. ...
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Indigenous still marginalized 200 years later

Indigenous still marginalized 200 years later: "... severe problems afflicting Paraguay's 20 native peoples: extreme poverty, ... Brazil and Uruguay, the local government gave massive swaths of land to ...
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Ex-Argentine president joins campaign to expose junta's anti-Semitic past

Ex-Argentine president joins campaign to expose junta's anti-Semitic past

Just two days later, Argentina's Central Bank transferred $7 million in airline shares from Saiegh's bank, according to Morton Rosenthal, the former director of the Anti-Defamation League's Latin American Affairs department, who has been working on the ...

Brazil approves changes to expedite WCup work

Brazil approves changes to expedite WCup work: "SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's lawmakers have approved changes that could reduce the amount of bureaucracy stalling construction work for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympics. The lower house of Congress voted Wednesday on a provisional measure that ...


Brazil launches low-income housing program

Brazil launches low-income housing program: "AP BRASILIA, Brazil -- Brazil says it will build 2 million low- and middle-income houses by the end of 2014. President Dilma Rousseff launched the program Thursday and said the government plans to invest more than $78 billion in the effort. ...


Governments Meeting with Aim to Eradicate Torture in Latin America ...

Governments Meeting with Aim to Eradicate Torture in Latin America ...

Human rights experts and government officials from 11 countries today began a United Nations-backed meeting aimed at eradicating torture from Latin Am.

UN confab on human rights opens in Chile

UN confab on human rights opens in Chile: "
Human rights experts from countries across the Latin America/Caribbean region have gathered in Chile for a three-day UN-sponsored meeting to talk about ways to eradicate torture and ill-treatment in Latin America. Forty experts are attending the ...


Press TV
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Latin America on Edge

Latin America on Edge: "
It is the act of a people who have for years faced terrible abuses of their human rights, with insufficient support from the government. For the 32000 members of the Yanomami people, their health and welfare rests in the hands of those removed from ...


The Cutting Edge
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Commentary: Brazil is improving on human rights

Commentary: Brazil is improving on human rights: "There is a little-noticed but potentially important development in Latin America's human rights front — Brazil, the biggest country in the region, is becoming a little less supportive of tyrants around the world. Unlike former President Luiz Inácio ...


Combating Islamophobia in Florida

Combating Islamophobia in Florida: "
Muhammed Malik is a 28-year-old Kashmiri-American human rights advocate, social commentator, and nonprofit consultant who was born and raised in Miami, FL. A former executive director of council on American-Islamic Relations (South Florida), ...


Center For American Progress
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Obama administration poised for passage of gay rights resolution by UN Human ..

Obama administration poised for passage of gay rights resolution by UN Human ..

The issue of gay rights has polarized nations at the UN for years. Despite growing acceptance for gay rights Western nations and parts of Latin America, lawyers say human rights treaties don't offer adequate protection against discrimination and ...

* A Gala to Honor Defenders of Human Rights in Latin America ...

* A Gala to Honor Defenders of Human Rights in Latin America ...: "The Washington Office on Latin America is delighted to announce that we will present actors Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna, producer Pablo Cruz, ...


UN confab on human rights opens in Chile |

UN confab on human rights opens in Chile |: "Human rights experts from countries across the Latin America/Caribbean region have gathered in Chile for a three-day UN-sponsored meeting to talk about ways ...


Mexico suffers bad publicity from war with drug cartels

Mexico suffers bad publicity from war with drug cartels

She also said the United States allows guns to be smuggled into Mexico to fuel the drug war that has killed about 34000 people, thereby compelling American tourists to vacation closer to home. Rice and other tourism industry officials were responding ...

Socialist Party :: Child poverty increasing under the Con-Dems

Socialist Party :: Child poverty increasing under the Con-Dems: "On measures of child poverty, Britain comes 18 out of 22 European countries, with only Slovenia, Poland, Hungary and Italy worse. And child poverty is set ...


Report: Most Illegal Immigrants Come From Mexico

Report: Most Illegal Immigrants Come From Mexico

In 2009, about 38 percent of foreign-born people in the United States were from Mexico or Central America; the next-largest group came from Asia and accounted for 27 percent of the total foreign-born population. About one-fifth of naturalized US ...

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas

Citizen security, a challenge for the Americas: "In comparison, crime concerned only 5.2 per cent of the population of Latin America in 1995, after unemployment (23 per cent), low salaries (12.5 per cent) and poverty (9 per cent). According to this survey, more than 30 per cent of the citizens of ...


Mexico, several other countries seek to halt Georgia's new anti-illegal ...

Mexico, several other countries seek to halt Georgia's new anti-illegal ...: "By Jeremy Redmon The Anti-Defamation League, Mexico and the governments of several Central and South American countries filed court papers Wednesday in support of efforts to halt Georgia's tough new immigration enforcement law. ...


Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say

Central America Should Turn to Community Policing, Experts Say: "By Danilo Valladares GUATEMALA CITY, Jun 14, 2011 (IPS) - The countries of Central America should adopt community policing as a strategy to fight organised crime, say experts in the region ahead of a key summit on security to be held Jun. ...


Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez

Investors fear Peru's new president is a disciple of Hugo Chavez: "To try once and for all to kill the fears that he is a Chavez-clone firebrand, when Humala set off late last week to visit the heads of other Latin American countries he started off in Brazil before going on to Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina and Chile. ...


Poverty reduction, political violence and women's rights in Honduras

Poverty reduction, political violence and women's rights in Honduras: "It was concern about the impact of extreme poverty and violence affecting women in Honduras that led the Central America Women's Network (CAWN) in ...


Chamber of Southwest Florida Leadership Lee County's Community UP Rising ...

Chamber of Southwest Florida Leadership Lee County's Community UP Rising ...: "According to the 2000 census, over one-third (36%) live below the Federal poverty level, a rate that is 100% greater than the Lee County average. The Heights Foundation is a grassroots organization that works to break the cycle of poverty in the Harlem ...


The difference between NB and Florida

The difference between NB and Florida: "Many are already trapped in the rules and regulations of our income assistance system which is supposed to be under review as part of the poverty reduction program. But it also cuts deeply because I think what it would have meant to my mother if such a ...


For Franciscan Twins, Simple Lives Had Depth

For Franciscan Twins, Simple Lives Had Depth: "
He may have thought that the vessel violated their vow of poverty — or, more likely, he may have disliked how they took seminarians, their betters, for boat rides. Here, then, were two shy men, surrounded by scholars, discouraged from speaking, ...


New York Times
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