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martes, 21 de junio de 2011

Peru's sterilisation victims still await compensation and justice

Peru's sterilisation victims still await compensation and justice: "
The sterilisation program came about as a poverty reduction strategy. In the early 90s Peru had, under Fujimori, put in practice one of the most aggressive structural adjustment policies ever implemented. It was so forceful that even the World Bank ...


The Guardian
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Potential ambassador's record criticized

Potential ambassador's record criticized: "
Two Cuban-American senators have questioned the nominee for US ambassador to Nicaragua, saying he hasn't been tough enough on Cuba. By Juan O. Tamayo The nomination of the top US diplomat in Havana as ambassador to Nicaragua has hit a snag, ...


MiamiHerald.com
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Africa: Poor Excluded From Benefits of High Economic Growth

Africa: Poor Excluded From Benefits of High Economic Growth: "Paris — The high economic growth enjoyed by many African states during the 2000s have not led to poverty elimination. This is because the growth did not happen in the sectors where poor people work, as in agriculture, or in the rural areas where poor ...


Overcoming Hunger: Together We Can Empower Change

Overcoming Hunger: Together We Can Empower Change: "The warning signs are clear, food prices are at record heights and in the last year some 44 million people have been pushed into poverty as a result. In a world that already produces more than enough food for everyone, almost a billion people, ...


Venezuela's Prison Crisis Continues · Global Voices

Venezuela's Prison Crisis Continues · Global Voices: "The crisis at El Rodeo prison in Venezuela continues. Bloggings by boz updates readers on the situation and comments on the government's strategy. Tweet · submit to reddit. Email this to a friend Email ...


Venezuela's Flood Victims Hold National Sports Competition ...

Venezuela's Flood Victims Hold National Sports Competition ...: "Merida, June 20 2011 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – On Sunday thousands Venezuelans made homeless during last year's record-setting rains launched the inaugural season of Venezuela's Inter-Shelter Games, a national sporting competition ...


Minorities now officially a majority in Brazil - CNN

Minorities now officially a majority in Brazil - CNN

Brazil is enjoying a period of growth that, despite the global economic downturn , has pulled thousands of people out of poverty. The rising incomes may be ...

The World's Oldest Person Dies in Brazil

The World's Oldest Person Dies in Brazil: "
A Brazilian woman listed by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest person died Tuesday — just weeks shy of her 115th birthday. The title now reverts to a woman in the United States. Maria Gomes Valentim died of multiple organ failure, ...


ABC News
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A tale of two Latin American cities

A tale of two Latin American cities: "In my column, I'll periodically share some impressions I brought back from my travels to Latin America. Fear and violence haunt the streets of Managua, Nicaragua's capital, rife with extreme poverty and inevitable crime. ...


UN assembly approves second term for UN chief Ban

UN assembly approves second term for UN chief Ban

That led to some grumbling by left-wing governments in Latin America and some envoys from developing nations. Hillel Neuer, head of the Geneva-based human rights group UN Watch welcomed Ban's re-election, saying he was a "principled leader who has ...

Cuba forces 18 journalists into exile in one year, says CPJ report

Cuba forces 18 journalists into exile in one year, says CPJ report: "By Ian Tennant Cuba exiled 18 journalists between June 1, 2010, and May 31, 2011, the same amount as Iran, reported The Telegraph. One Mexican journalist, who was not named in the report, was also forced into exile. The predominant cause, 82 percent, ...


Canada wants fruit and vegetables from Puerto Rico

Canada wants fruit and vegetables from Puerto Rico: "A group of Canadian entrepreneurs are in Puerto Rico so they can get to know the island's agricultural projects with the interest of reaching an agreement for export, according to the Agriculture Secretary, Javier Rivera Aquino. ...


Brazil's top court: Man to remain jailed during appeal of conviction in US ...

Brazil's top court: Man to remain jailed during appeal of conviction in US ...

Moura is the only person currently in prison for ordering an activist killed. He was sentenced to 30 years in 2007. Another rancher also convicted of ordering Stang's murder is free pending an appeal. Stang was shot down in Para state after working for ...

Chile Stocks Up 1%, Tracking US Markets; Retail Rebounds More

Chile Stocks Up 1%, Tracking US Markets; Retail Rebounds More: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's blue-chip Ipsa index increased 1% midday Tuesday, tracking rising US markets, as local retail shares continued to recover from their recent sharp losses. The Ipsa recently gained to 4677.40 points, while market volume ...


Chile rate near neutral level - Cenbank chief

Chile rate near neutral level - Cenbank chief: "By Brad Haynes and Moises Avila SANTIAGO, June 21 (Reuters) - Chile's central bank President Jose De Gregorio said on Tuesday the bank's benchmark interest rate is near neutral levels after the most aggressive batch of rate hikes in Latin America. ...


Comprehensiveness of MDGs and sustainability of poverty reduction ...

Comprehensiveness of MDGs and sustainability of poverty reduction ...

Extreme poverty declined in several countries of Latin America in the first decade of 2000; however this achievement is insufficient without considering ...

Venezuela prison siege continues

Venezuela prison siege continues: "
Venezuelan troops have escorted 36 prisoners out of a jail near Caracas where armed inmates are resisting the army's attempts to retake control. A National Guard spokesman said the men had been "hostages of violent prisoners". There have been gunfights ...


BBC News
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Theater review: 'State of Incarceration' at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

Theater review: 'State of Incarceration' at the Los Angeles Theatre Center

This latest work from Los Angeles Poverty Department doesn't just tell audiences what it means to be trapped in the California penal system. It dropkicks them into the experience, with inescapable force. Developed collaboratively with the Poverty ...

Poverty industry flourishes as budget cuts shred the safety net

Poverty industry flourishes as budget cuts shred the safety net: "By Lynda Carson -- June 19, 2011 Oakland -- During the month of June, 2011, letters were directly sent to over 1.3 million elderly and disabled people on SSI (state disability program) throughout California, including Oakland and Alameda County. ...


Why Crime Is Down in American Cities

Why Crime Is Down in American Cities: "
The absolute level of poverty still plays something of a role (we found a weak correlation of .19 between crime and the percent of population below the poverty line). But as the Brookings study shows, the relationship is substantially weaker today than ...


The Atlantic
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Venezuelan government troops continue assault on riot-torn prison

Venezuelan government troops continue assault on riot-torn prison: "
Streams of teargas fired by national guard soldiers fall over the El Rodeo II prison in Guatire, Venezuela. Photograph: Fernando Llano/AP Thousands of heavily armed government troops have continued to lay siege to a riot-torn prison complex in ...


The Guardian
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Health: WHO moves to tackle HIV infection, treatment in gay men, transgender ...

Health: WHO moves to tackle HIV infection, treatment in gay men, transgender ...

Data are also emerging of new or newly identified HIV epidemics among gay men in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. Generally, gay men are nearly 20 times more likely to be infected with HIV than general populations. ...

Chile: "historic" student march protests school privatization

Chile: "historic" student march protests school privatization: ""Today's march confirms the urgency for changes," Education Minister Joaquín Lavín announced that evening, but he didn't indicate whether he was planning to negotiate with the students. (Radio Universidad de Chile, Santiago, June 16; LT, June 17; ...


UN Asks United States to Give Independence to Puerto Rico

UN Asks United States to Give Independence to Puerto Rico: "New York (ABC Live): United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization on Monday bearing in mind that 25 July marked the 113th anniversary of the intervention in Puerto Rico by the United States passed resolution and adopted a consensus text calling ...


Murder Rate and Fear Rise in Puerto Rico

Murder Rate and Fear Rise in Puerto Rico: "
So far this year, there have been 525 murders in Puerto Rico, a number that is outpacing last year's 983 homicides, the second-highest ever, and the 995 in 1994. New York City, with a population a bit over twice that of Puerto Rico, reported 199 ...


New York Times
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