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jueves, 14 de julio de 2011

County's child poverty highest in decade, report says

County's child poverty highest in decade, report says

The county is still trying to meet federal goals for birth weight, which are not being met by most California counties, according to the report. While the overall number of infants born at low birth weights is small, 372 babies of the 6039 births in ...

LA slaying suspect who fled in Puerto Rico arrested in Van Nuys

LA slaying suspect who fled in Puerto Rico arrested in Van Nuys: "A suspect in a fatal Los Angeles shooting who was captured in Puerto Rico only to flee again after being released on bail was arrested in Van Nuys on Thursday afternoon, law enforcement sources said. More than a year after the slaying, Manjikian was ...


Washington Urged to Recognise Brazil as Global Power

Washington Urged to Recognise Brazil as Global Power: "... now applies increasingly to the wider world, according to the report, which stressed Brazil's key role on a range of global issues ranging from climate change and energy to food security, poverty alleviation, and international peace and security. ...


Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Is Protected and Encouraged by the Constitution

Brazil's Amazon Deforestation Is Protected and Encouraged by the Constitution

... Party of Brazil (PCdoB). Rebelo holds that the 1965 Forest Conservation Law needs a serious update, and that some of the current regulations prevent owners of small tracts of land from growing enough crops to lift themselves out of poverty. ...

Pressure to Investigate Allegations of Civil Rights Violations in ...

Pressure to Investigate Allegations of Civil Rights Violations in ...

WASHINGTON - Civil rights groups brought pressure yesterday on the U.S. Congress about allegations of civil rights violations in Puerto Rico, convinced that federal legislators can be key in getting the United States Department of ...

Can Mexico Fix Its Image Problem? - by Malcolm Beith

Can Mexico Fix Its Image Problem? - by Malcolm Beith: "Ending the drug war is only half the battle for the candidates to replace Calderon in 2012; the second half will be convincing the rest of the world that Mexico's not just a narco-state. BY MALCOLM BEITH | JULY 14, 2011 MEXICO CITY — About a year ago, ...


32 police wounded, 54 arrested in Chile student demo

32 police wounded, 54 arrested in Chile student demo

SANTIAGO — At least 32 officers were wounded and 54 demonstrators were arrested here Thursday in a mass protest demanding more funds for public education, police said. Riot police used water cannons and fired tear gas to disperse the tens of thousands ...

Army finds biggest pot plantation ever in Mexico

Army finds biggest pot plantation ever in Mexico: "The fact is that in 2010 alone, 114 Mexican soldiers died fighting YOUR war on drugs. They have siezed and destroyed more drugs that the US has and they have arrested and extradicted 49 drug lords in the past year. How many drug lords were arrested in ...


Chilean Central Bank Holds Benchmark Rate Steady At 5.25%

Chilean Central Bank Holds Benchmark Rate Steady At 5.25%: "SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Abating inflationary pressures and expectations gave the Central Bank of Chile room to take its first pause in hiking rates in six months. At its monthly monetary policy meeting Thursday, the bank held the benchmark overnight rate ...


Police to Increase Presence at Puerto Rico Beaches

Police to Increase Presence at Puerto Rico Beaches: ""Puerto Rico is known worldwide for being one of the most important tourist destinations in the Caribbean," he said. "(Tourists) are our best spokespeople." The action is meant to reassure visitors who might be alarmed by reports of a rising homicide ...


Many of area's Hispanics from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic

Many of area's Hispanics from Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic: "Among Oneida County's 10819-strong Hispanic population, the most people — 6538 — come from Puerto Rico. The Dominican Republic is catching up, however, with 1211 people. Ten years ago, there were less than half as many Dominicans, the numbers show. ...


Food in Venezuela is Now Guaranteed

Food in Venezuela is Now Guaranteed: "By Venezuela International - MinCI, July 14th 2011 Nowadays, Venezuelans not only have a variety of foods at a low cost compared to what their salaries could afford 12 years ago, but they now are accessing more nutritious foods which allows them to ...


4 Escapees die in clash with police near Venezuelan prison

4 Escapees die in clash with police near Venezuelan prison: "Caracas – Four inmates who fled El Rodeo II prison before authorities regained control of the institution after a weeks-long mutiny died in a clash with police, Venezuela's interior minister said. The four men killed by police were part of a larger ...


Demographic growth: a real challenge for Cuba

Demographic growth: a real challenge for Cuba: "The celebration in Cuba of World Population Day 2011 turned into an opportunity to reflect on the current and long-term demographic dynamics in Cuba and the challenges that this implies for society as a whole and, youth in particular, ...


An Average American Patriot: Amnesty International: Death penalty ...

An Average American Patriot: Amnesty International: Death penalty ...: "Amnesty International: Death penalty on decline worldwide, you can officially include Illinois. Still the US is in the top 5 ...


Police to Increase Presence at Puerto Rico Beaches

Police to Increase Presence at Puerto Rico Beaches: "Police in Puerto Rico are increasing the number of officers in popular tourist areas of San Juan to reassure visitors that the area remains safe. Fifty new officers will join a 200-member unit covering an area from the island's international airport to ...


Mexican national sentenced in Maine for entering US after being deported

Mexican national sentenced in Maine for entering US after being deported: "AP BANGOR, Maine — A 26-year-old Mexican national is going to prison for 15 months for entering the US after being deported and fraudulently using another person's Social Security number. Cesar Benitez-Salazar was sentenced Wednesday in US District ...


Local College Students Head to Bolivia to Help Impoverished Children

Local College Students Head to Bolivia to Help Impoverished Children: "Three Lewis University students from Bolingbrook were among more than two dozen volunteers sent to Sucre, Bolivia, to help serve children living in poverty. ...
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Chileans in raptures after sealing quarter-final against Venezuela

Chileans in raptures after sealing quarter-final against Venezuela: "
The Chilean fans were keen to face Venezuela, who have only ever won three games in Copa América history. Photograph: Marcelo Hernandez/STR/LatinContent/Getty Images Finding grilled meat in Argentina isn't usually a problem, but for days the parrillas ...


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Argentina Celebrates Nearly 2700 Weddings In First Year Of Gay Marriage

Argentina Celebrates Nearly 2700 Weddings In First Year Of Gay Marriage: "By On Top Magazine Staff In the year since Argentina lawmakers legalized gay marriage, 2697 gay and lesbian couples have tied the knot, La Nacion reported. Argentina became the first Latin American country to legalize gay marriage after President ...


US academic condemns degrading regulations for traveling to Cuba

US academic condemns degrading regulations for traveling to Cuba: "US academic Félix Masud Piloto decided not to take part in an international forum in Cuba due to the degrading regulations imposed on persons wishing to travel to the island. In a note sent to the organizers of the Cultural Identities and the Latino ...


Prisons in Venezuela: The fifth circle of hell

Prisons in Venezuela: The fifth circle of hell: "
The standoff at El Rodeo has drawn attention to the conditions of Venezuela's prisons, which Hugo Chávez, the president, has famously called “the gateway to the fifth circle of hell”. When he was inaugurated in 1999—five years after the end of his own ...


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Nearly 100 Suspected 'Mexican Mafia' Members Arrested

Nearly 100 Suspected 'Mexican Mafia' Members Arrested: "
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Close to 100 people were arrested during during a series of raids Wednesday for alleged ties to Mexican Mafia prison gangs. In an action deemed "Operation Black Flag," local and federal law enforcement authorities raided 42 ...


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Miami students build bridge in 10 days during summer trip

Miami students build bridge in 10 days during summer trip: "“The majority of the world lives in poverty and this gives them an opportunity to work side by side with the poor and experience for 10 days what they live all the time. The trip allows the students to serve and to exercise Belen's motto of being 'men ...


Medicaid: Doctors Threaten Cut Off in Puerto Rico

Medicaid: Doctors Threaten Cut Off in Puerto Rico: "Danica Coto of the Associated Press is reporting physicians are threatening to stop serving nearly a million Puerto Ricans as a result of a dispute between the island's government and an insurance company over reimbursements for treating poor people. ...