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jueves, 21 de julio de 2011

The Compassion Deficit

The Compassion Deficit: "... Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Bolivia for being too sympathetic to the Chavez ... this year are driving an estimated 44 million people into severe poverty. ...
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'White Earthquake' Leaves Part of Chile Under As Much As Nine Feet Of Snow

'White Earthquake' Leaves Part of Chile Under As Much As Nine Feet Of Snow

By NewsCore SANTIAGO, Chile - A snowfall so fierce the Interior Minister described it as a "white earthquake" Thursday enveloped communities and blocked roads in Chile's central Araucania region, isolating thousands. The Santiago Times newspaper ...

New Orleans schools: A nexus of poverty, high expulsion rates, hyper-security ...

New Orleans schools: A nexus of poverty, high expulsion rates, hyper-security ...

Another student, identified as Chris, is handcuffed to a radiator in the central office of the school after completing an out-of-school suspension. He's shackled for three hours, and not even the protestations of a teacher, and finally his mother, ...

Founded in 2001, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a Washington, DC ...

Founded in 2001, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship is a Washington, DC ...: "
I already see people tweeting “how many jobs will this poverty tour create…” and that's a good question. Tavis Smiley and Cornel West will set out to do this summer what they do best: Talk. Nothing [...] Watt Amendment Would Cut Ethics Office Funding ...


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America the Jobless

America the Jobless: "
Because of joblessness, poverty levels rise and crime goes up. In certain cases, incarcerated criminals may need to be released for lack of income to the state, which forces an already downsized police force to contend with an increasingly violent ...


The REAL TRUTH
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Where Buenos Aires Hides its Cash

Where Buenos Aires Hides its Cash: "And indeed, even on the eve of the 2001 default, Buenos Aires announced its intention to move assets to other institutions such as the BIS, where they would be beyond the reach of creditors. Today, the Argentine central bank holds $45 billion in its ...


Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Can the Decline Continue ...

Inequality and Poverty in Latin America: Can the Decline Continue ...: "Over the past decade, income inequality and poverty in Latin America have been on the decline. These two key socio-economic indicators have historically ...


Life in the Post Food-Surplus World

Life in the Post Food-Surplus World: "
Productions today is so tight that a bad growing season in one of the world's breadbaskets -- the United States, Canada, Brazil, Australia -- leads to increased poverty and hunger among millions of the world's most vulnerable people. ...


PBS NewsHour
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Chavez's Health Problems and the Future of Venezuela

Chavez's Health Problems and the Future of Venezuela: "
Reports that Chavez underwent two surgeries in Cuba drew a mixed reaction in Venezuela. His supporters sound concerned and compassionate, while the radical opposition makes no attempts to disguise its heightened expectations. Over the past decades, ...


Tiwy.com - news of Latin America
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GOP: Labor board's move a 'death penalty for workers'

GOP: Labor board's move a 'death penalty for workers': "
“This is the economic death penalty for workers,” Rep. Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, told the House Committee on Education and the Workforce during a markup on Thursday. NLRB officials “have abused this remedy, and they should lose it. ...


Washington Times
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Puerto Rico company accused of male discrimination | The ...

Puerto Rico company accused of male discrimination | The ...: "A U.S. enforcement agency is accusing a Puerto Rican jewelry and beauty products company of discriminating against men by hiring only women for its managerial positions.


Forensic team proves President's suicide

Forensic team proves President's suicide: "British ballistics expert David Prayer, left, speaks to reporters after attending a news conference announcing the autopsy results of Chile's late President Salvador Allende in Santiago. Photo / AP Salvador Allende, the Chilean President who was widely ...


Warden, director of security suspects in Nuevo Laredo prison escape

Warden, director of security suspects in Nuevo Laredo prison escape: "2 under suspicion that they helped more than 60 inmates escape on Friday, according to news release form the Mexican Attorney General. The state of Tamaulipas reported last week that 59 inmates escaped from the prison, known by its acronym CEDES, ...


Chilean volcano darkens Argentine tourism outlook

Chilean volcano darkens Argentine tourism outlook: "By FEDERICO QUILODRAN AP SANTIAGO, Chile — The 100 million tons of pyroclastic ash and rock spewed by an Andean volcano has meant hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for communities more accustomed to profiting from the dramatic mountain ...


Wealth, poverty and fragile states: MIFFed by misrule

Wealth, poverty and fragile states: MIFFed by misrule: "
An obvious one is Somalia, where an outbreak of famine in the south was formally acknowledged by the United Nations this week. Help has started to trickle in after the Shabab, an Islamist militia, lifted its ban on aid agencies that it once termed ...


The Economist
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Mixed messages as Cuban high court hears imprisoned American's final appeal

Mixed messages as Cuban high court hears imprisoned American's final appeal

He is appealing his conviction for sneaking communications equipment into Cuba before the island's Supreme Court. The 62-year-old Maryland native's case has strained ties between the Cold War enemies and undermined already faltering efforts at ...

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism

Planned gas pipeline in Puerto Rico brings criticism: "Its supporters call it the "Green Way" (Via Verde), but the massive planned liquefied natural gas pipeline that is going to cut across the island of Puerto Rico diagonally for 92 miles (148 kilometers) has environmentalists and opponents of Puerto ...


The Last Wild Place

The Last Wild Place: "The project will require a 1500-mile power line to bring the water's power to northern Chile, where the always smoggy Santiago is desperate for power. The line will cross a thousand miles of old-growth forest and bring roads that could open previously ...


Puerto Rico: Bill would require drug testing of all judicial ...

Puerto Rico: Bill would require drug testing of all judicial ...: "Puerto Rico's Legislative Assembly (Asamblea Legislativa de Puerto Rico) has contended with many of the same issues as their counterpart legislatures in states. One bill in particular, however, stands out. ...


Mexican Drug Cartels and American Prison/Street Gangs – Here ...

Mexican Drug Cartels and American Prison/Street Gangs – Here ...

The Mexican federal police claim as many as 500000 people, both Mexican nationals and American prison/street gangs, are involved in the crimes and violence. ...

Brazilian property takes a sustainable turn

Brazilian property takes a sustainable turn: "However, FRONTLINE/World fellow Tim Gnatek explained it would be incorrect to suggest all urban problems have been solved, claiming it still suffers from overcrowding, poverty, pollution and limited public funding. "What's different about Curitiba is ...



Argentina: A high-risk recovery

Argentina: A high-risk recovery: "The same, critics claim, can be said for the state statistics office, which has come under greater government influence, leading many to believe that figures for inflation, poverty and growth have been presented in too rosy a light. Argentina's foreign ...


Brazil's tale of two middle classes

Brazil's tale of two middle classes: "The story of Brazil's success in lifting millions of people out of poverty over the past decade has really been a tale of two middle classes. While headline economic growth has not been as spectacular in Brazil as in China and India, at an average of ...


JobsProgramme Support Officer - Brazil and Paraguay

JobsProgramme Support Officer - Brazil and Paraguay: "CAFOD, one of the UK's leading international aid agencies, works with partner's organisations in Latin America and the Caribbean to combat poverty and injustice and to build a strong and dynamic civil society. We are currently looking for highly ...


The Economy of Communion: a Christian way to fight poverty

The Economy of Communion: a Christian way to fight poverty: "Twenty years ago, a project was launched in Brazil to fight poverty. It's called the Economy of Communion, organized by the founder of the Focolare Movement, one of the most active movements in the Catholic Church.