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lunes, 27 de junio de 2011

New Study Shines Light On Chilean Youth In Poverty

New Study Shines Light On Chilean Youth In Poverty: "A UNICEF and Un Techo para Chile study surveys youth in Chilean shantytowns and finds strong community bonds but large educational disparities.


Women will be a priority among displaced: Agriculture minister

Women will be a priority among displaced: Agriculture minister

Restrepo also said that poverty in Colombia has "a woman's face." "Rural women should be the protagonist of rural development; the majority of poor people are concentrated in the rural part of the country, and the poorest of those people are women."

Poverty? Indians spend most on expensive products

Poverty? Indians spend most on expensive products: "
The trading up tendency among consumers in BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) was almost double (34 per cent) than those in the US and Europe at 17 and 15 per cent, respectively, the study says. Nearly 2300 respondents took part in the survey. ...


Rediff
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Venezuela NGO urges mediation to end prison revolt

Venezuela NGO urges mediation to end prison revolt: "AP CARACAS, Venezuela—The head of a Venezuelan group that monitors prison conditions says the government should negotiate with inmates leading an armed jail revolt rather than use violence to end the week-old uprising. Humberto Prado of the Venezuelan ...


Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study

Hospitals in U.S. Territories Have Higher Death Rates: Study

Nearly five million people live in US territories, which include Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the US Virgin Islands, according to background information in the study. Researchers looked at outcomes and death rates ...

Brazil judge approves what appears to be country's first gay marriage between ...

Brazil judge approves what appears to be country's first gay marriage between ...

Brazil's Supreme Court ruled in May that same-sex civil unions must be recognized, but that decree stopped short of approving gay marriages. Still, Pinto says his decision is based on the Supreme Court's ruling and on Brazil's constitution, ...

A Visit to Cuba's Largest Prison

A Visit to Cuba's Largest Prison: "Nine in the morning outside Combinado del Este, the largest prison in Cuba. Dozens of families are gathered to listen to an stern guard shouting out the names of the prisoners. Immediately, they order us down a narrow stretch to the sentry box where ...


Riots threaten Copa America

Riots threaten Copa America: "AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- The mayhem that swept River Plate's stadium following the famed soccer club's relegation to the second division left 89 people injured and is threatening the upcoming Copa America tournament. The riots were sparked by ...


4 sentenced in immigrant kidnapping ring near Peñitas

4 sentenced in immigrant kidnapping ring near Peñitas: "Leon, 21, a Mexican national who received a 14-year prison sentence for his role as a stash house guard in the immigrant kidnapping scheme. Leon had faced 13 counts of conspiracy, harboring illegal aliens and hostage taking. >> Fredy Bermudez Benito ...


Argentina told to do more to fight money laundering

Argentina told to do more to fight money laundering: "BUENOS AIRES, June 27 (Reuters) - Argentina has been put on a list of countries that are not doing enough to fight money laundering and terror financing despite passing a law to tighten its legislation earlier this month. The Financial Action Task ...


Man to be deported after practicing dentistry in Orem without license

Man to be deported after practicing dentistry in Orem without license

OREM — A Mexican man accused of practicing as a dentist even though he has no license has pleaded guilty to charges leveled against him and will be deported. Carlos Counter, 55, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful conduct by an unlicensed dentist, ...

More than 70 inmates escape prison in Brazil

More than 70 inmates escape prison in Brazil: "SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say more than 70 inmates overpowered two guards to escape a prison in southern Brazil. Nineteen have been recaptured. Officials say the prisoners stole guns and ammunition before fleeing from the prison complex in the city of ...


Brazilian Football Star, Marta, Champions Women's Empowerment as 2011 Women's ...

Brazilian Football Star, Marta, Champions Women's Empowerment as 2011 Women's ...: "Born and raised in a poor neighborhood of a town near Dois Riachos, Brazil, Marta was appointed a UNDP goodwill ambassador in October 2010 to promote the MDGs with a special emphasis on the gender dimension of poverty. She joined an elite group of UNDP ...


Cardinal urges end to Venezuela prison revolt | The Associated ...

Cardinal urges end to Venezuela prison revolt | The Associated ...: "The Roman Catholic Church's top representative in Venezuela urged inmates on Sunday to end a revolt at a prison that has lasted more than a week. "They should put down their weapons," Cardinal Jorge Urosa said.


Venezuela dismisses Chavez illness rumours | Dominica News Online

Venezuela dismisses Chavez illness rumours | Dominica News Online: "Chavez has not been speaking in public since he told Venezuelan state television by telephone on June 12 that he was recovering quickly after the surgery. He said medical tests showed no sign of any “malignant” illness. ...


More than 50.000 people joined Gay Pride Parade in downtown Santiago de Chile

More than 50.000 people joined Gay Pride Parade in downtown Santiago de Chile: "
With drag queens stomping in their stilettos and adults, teens and children waving rainbow flags, more than 50000 people paraded through Santiago de Chile on Saturday in support of gay rights in the annual March for Sexual Diversity. ...


MercoPress
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We Are Each Other's Keepers

We Are Each Other's Keepers: "Meanwhile, the poverty rate grows in California. Conversations with wealthy friends and colleagues tell me that many wealthy Californians would rather pay more if it means that all Californians will do better. What we didn't mention is that caught in ...


Venezuelan Cardinal urges the authorities to end the "horror"

Venezuelan Cardinal urges the authorities to end the "horror": "
Cardinal Jorge Urosa Savino spoke out Sunday to demand "a profound and immediate transformation in Venezuelan prisons." The Roman Catholic Church's top representative in Venezuela urged the government to put an end to "continued killing and the ...


El Universal
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Despite photos, doubts remain on health of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

Despite photos, doubts remain on health of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: "President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has not been seen in public for more than two weeks following an operation for pelvic swelling in Cuba. His absence has prompted widespread speculation about his health and his ability to govern, report special ...


School sued over appendix death

School sued over appendix death: "Mario Nicolas Bandiera, 21, who came to St. Edward's University In Austin in January as an exchange student from Buenos Aires, was found dead in his university dorm room Feb. 21, the Austin American-Statesman reported Sunday. The private Roman Catholic ...


Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent as Homophobic Violence Kills 18

Puerto Rican Politicians Remain Silent as Homophobic Violence Kills 18: "Juan José Martínez Matos is serving a 99-year prison sentence for López's death after he pleaded guilty last May to stabbing the gay teenager, but this gruesome murder shined a very harsh spotlight upon the epidemic of LGBT violence in Puerto Rico. ...


Dilma Rousseff – a favela with a presidential name

Dilma Rousseff – a favela with a presidential name: "
Last month the Brazilian government launched a drive to eradicate extreme poverty unveiling programmes that will target 16 million of Brazil's poorest citizens. "My government's most determined fight will be to eradicate extreme poverty and create ...


The Guardian
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New Study Shows Childhood Obesity On The Rise

New Study Shows Childhood Obesity On The Rise: "Children from low-income families are significantly more likely to have never had a flu shot than children from households above 200 percent of poverty. Likewise, children from households below 200 percent poverty are also slightly more likely to have ...


Peru: "Foreign investment in Peru will be protected”

Peru: "Foreign investment in Peru will be protected”: "... the majority of Peruvians are for a concerting government, which maintains the country's remarkable economic growth in recent years to reduce poverty and inequality that, despite being substantially reduced, it still exists in Peru”, said Cillóniz. ...


UN food boss brings street cred to new job

UN food boss brings street cred to new job

In an organization where strong views of any kind are rare, it was, over all, an encouraging debut for Brazil's Jose Graziano da Silva. On Sunday, Mr. Graziano was elected director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organization by the FAO's 180 ...