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domingo, 19 de junio de 2011

Nigeria oppose UN gay rights resolution

Nigeria oppose UN gay rights resolution: "The resolution brought forward by South Africa was backed by the US the EU, Brazil and other Latin American countries. Nigeria, which spoke on behalf of the African group at the Council, was prominent among the nations that voted against including ...


Mothers on the March Again in Argentina—Into Scandal

Mothers on the March Again in Argentina—Into Scandal: "By MATT MOFFETT BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—When one of Latin America's most storied human-rights groups tried to transform itself into a big builder of low-income housing here, scandal quickly followed. The program's chief administrator began to flaunt ...


Mexico's Drug Wars and the Presidential Election

Mexico's Drug Wars and the Presidential Election: "This dynamic means that, even if the Mexican military and federal police were to ease up on their operations against drug-smuggling activities, the war among the cartels (and factions of cartels) would still continue. In addition to the raging ...


Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

The Argentina option (which included a period of time when more than 25 percent of Argentines lived in extreme poverty) is out of the question for a EU member. The International Monetary Fund, the European Central Bank, the European Union, ...

Venezuela: Arguments in Favor and Against the Smoking Ban · Global ...

Venezuela: Arguments in Favor and Against the Smoking Ban · Global ...: "However, many people have used different modes of citizen media to comment, protest and debate the reasons behind the Venezuelan government's recent introduction of a new anti-tobacco law, which had been repealed in February. ...


Amma: The Divine Mother Embracing the World

Amma: The Divine Mother Embracing the World: "Reading literature by Amma and her most devoted disciples and attending Amma's programs in India, the US, Japan, Australia, South America, Canada, Europe and other places she visits during her tours, we are offered guidance and viable solutions to the ...


Hundreds of Brazilian military police raid slum in Rio de Janeiro

Hundreds of Brazilian military police raid slum in Rio de Janeiro: "While Brazil has made significant economic inroads in recent years, poverty and crime remain significant problems in several areas, particularly slums in cities such as Rio de Janeiro. That coastal city is among those that will play host to soccer's ...


Our battle to end hunger

Our battle to end hunger: "
Brazil's credentials in tackling hunger and poverty are well established. The Zero Hunger programme, created in 2003 and co-ordinated by Dr José Graziano da Silva, combined emergency actions with structural measures for food security. ...


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Peru's Humala has 70 percent approval rating - poll

Peru's Humala has 70 percent approval rating - poll: "Humala, a former army officer, has worked hard to dispel fears he will govern like his former political mentor Hugo Chavez, Venezuela's fiery Socialist president. Humala, whose June 5 election shook financial markets in one of the world's ...


Transnational gangs form alliance with Mexican cartel, becoming more...

Transnational gangs form alliance with Mexican cartel, becoming more...: "This strategic partnership appears to mirror a dramatic rise in methamphetamine production in Mexico. According to Malcolm Beith, author of "The Last Narco," a recent book about the drug war in Mexico, meth production in Mexico has soared since 2003, ...


Ghana to study Youth Employment programmes in Latin America

Ghana to study Youth Employment programmes in Latin America: "They visited a health center in Bolivia where a nation-wide programme ... force each year and the Livelihood Empowerment Against Poverty Programme (LEAP), ...
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There's an Awful Lot of Money in Brazil

There's an Awful Lot of Money in Brazil: "
Very soon Brazil's economy will go top five thanks to a global hunger for its mineral resources, epic offshore oil discoveries and vast agricultural sector. And as the momentum builds, tens of millions of Brazilians are being winched out of poverty and ...


ABC Online
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MonaVie Raises More Than $1.5 Million to Aid Brazil's Most Impoverished

MonaVie Raises More Than $1.5 Million to Aid Brazil's Most Impoverished: "The MORE Project seeks to change lives and restore families living in poverty in Brazil. The MORE Project adheres to a philosophy of love and compassion to support those whom society has left behind. We focus on providing individuals with skills, ...


Relations with Kuwait "fluid, positive" - Brazilian amb

Relations with Kuwait "fluid, positive" - Brazilian amb: "Before joining the FAO, da Silva helped design and implement the Brazilian 'Zero Hunger' initiative at the beginning of this century, which has contributed to lifting 24 million Brazilians out of extreme poverty from 2003 to 2010. ...


Brazilian Rent Prices Booming, Analysts Fear Bust

Brazilian Rent Prices Booming, Analysts Fear Bust: "In the last five years, the average Brazilian's purchasing power has increased by more than 40%, and about 34 million people have been lifted from poverty into the middle class. From 2002 to 2008, average Brazilian real incomes grew by an average of 8% ...


Food Prices Changing Global Diets, Oxfam-Backed Survey Says

Food Prices Changing Global Diets, Oxfam-Backed Survey Says: "... the World Bank said the increased costs had pushed 44 people into “extreme poverty” in a little over half a year. Oxfam's survey, which included wealthy nations such as the US and Germany, rising powers like Brazil and poorer countries including ...


Peru President appeals for calm

Peru President appeals for calm: "Humala, 48, campaigned on promises to share out Peru's mineral wealth – including gold, silver, and copper – in a bid to overturn huge social and poverty divides. In a move to reassure the jittery markets, his Gana Peru party on Tuesday released a list ...


Locals Still Wary Despite Cancellation of Inambari Dam

Locals Still Wary Despite Cancellation of Inambari Dam

The Peruvian government invested millions on the road in partnership with Brazil, but for what? Why bury it under water? SER: Carabaya is a province of great poverty, and there is informal mining and illegal cultivation of coca leaf. ...

Brazilian president says ending extreme poverty possible

Brazilian president says ending extreme poverty possible: "Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Monday a newly launched program would lift millions of people out of extreme poverty by 2014 through actions such as granting loans. In her weekly radio address, she said the massive "Brazil Without Poverty" ...


United Way of Greater Los Angeles

United Way of Greater Los Angeles: ""As part of United Way's work to create pathways out of poverty through housing and financial stability we are pleased that our corporate and housing partners can provide this critical service to our military heroes." The job fair is an extension of ...


Our Children's Education: Who Will Stand in the Gap when Politicians Act Like ...

Our Children's Education: Who Will Stand in the Gap when Politicians Act Like ...: "Not only is education a basic right, but it is a key pathway out of poverty, crucial to helping prepare children for further education and the workforce." As someone who grew up in poverty, there were three essential factors that changed my life: ...


Economic Surge, But Inequality On The Rise

Economic Surge, But Inequality On The Rise: "Aside from the beggars, more Ghanaians are falling below the poverty line of US$2.00 a day. No doubt, labour strikes have become daily occurrence. Inequalities are responsible for these distresses. Inequalities' painful scenes on Ghanaian streets and ...


Demographics Influence Mental Health in Black Males

Demographics Influence Mental Health in Black Males: "
Unfortunately, a lower socioeconomic standing including lower levels of education, unemployment and poverty were associated with poorer mental health status. Researchers used data from 1271 African American men from the National Survey of American ...


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Study devalues drought impact

Study devalues drought impact: ""Indeed, there were high levels of suffering and unemployment in the region, but this report suggests the causes of the high rate of unemployment and sustained high levels of poverty are more complex and do not appear to be directly related to water ...


Major foundations pledge funds toward social ills

Major foundations pledge funds toward social ills: "... Foundation of New York, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in California and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in New Jersey joined the effort. The idea is to maximize the impact of grant dollars to address the causes of poverty and social problems. ...