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viernes, 29 de julio de 2011

Mexico: Almost 50 percent of population lives in poverty

Mexico: Almost 50 percent of population lives in poverty: "Coneval Secretary General Gonzalo Hernandez Licona said that during the two-year interval, the states of Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and Baja California had the highest increase of people living in poverty. He added that the increasing ...


Peru's new president celebrates independence parade

Peru's new president celebrates independence parade: "... the high poverty plaguing his Andean nation despite its solid economic growth. ... also in attendance and representatives from Bolivia, Colombia, Chile, ...
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Eight Sentenced to Prison in US for Trafficking Guns to Mexico

Eight Sentenced to Prison in US for Trafficking Guns to Mexico: "WASHINGTON – Eight men have been sentenced to prison terms in Texas for their involvement in the purchase of weapons destined for Mexico, bringing an end to a gun-trafficking investigation that began last year. The US Justice Department said Thursday ...


The Cost of War: an Economic Draft

The Cost of War: an Economic Draft: "With unemployment on the rise, it will be difficult to build back those assets. The shuttering of the US industrial sector and the attack on public sector jobs hit the Black and Latino workers very hard. Rather than tax the rich and use these public ...


Hispanic Voters on the Fence as Obama Speaks to Influential Civil Rights Group

Hispanic Voters on the Fence as Obama Speaks to Influential Civil Rights Group

In his speech, Obama acknowledged that the recent recession hurt Hispanic communities more than many others and asked for patience. “I don't need to tell you Latino unemployment is painfully high. And there's no doubt that this economy has not ...

Latino Leaders: Budget Deal Must Not Come on the Backs of Low-Income Families ...

Latino Leaders: Budget Deal Must Not Come on the Backs of Low-Income Families ...

“With almost 3 million Latinos unemployed, a 12 percent unemployment rate, a 20 percent poverty rate and more than 30 percent without health insurance, the preservation and strengthening of this country's social safety net is the highest priority to ...

California poll shows air-quality concerns high among Latinos

California poll shows air-quality concerns high among Latinos: "With unemployment high, many also see a potential for job creation," he added. More than 2500 California residents were interviewed by phone in English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean or Vietnamese for the survey, which was conducted from July 5-19 and has a ...


We Need to Expand Financial Opportunities in Low-Income Communities of Color

We Need to Expand Financial Opportunities in Low-Income Communities of Color: "On Tuesday, the Pew Charitable Trust released a new report confirming that blacks and Latinos fared worse in the Great Recession than whites from the perspective of median wealth, or household net worth at the median. Few who have been following shifts ...


Minorities Are Being Left Out Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution

Minorities Are Being Left Out Of The Electric Vehicle Revolution: "For many of these potential customers, it's not about a lack of income--Latinos, for example, increasingly represent California's middle class. Even though 39% of California residents are Latino, the group makes up just 19% of hybrid buyers. Low-income ...


Venezuela promises to contribute to refinery JV with Brazil

Venezuela promises to contribute to refinery JV with Brazil: "Caracas – Venezuela's energy minister said state oil giant PDVSA will deliver its pledged contribution to a refinery joint venture with Brazilian state-controlled energy firm Petrobras. "We're going to enter with half (the amount) of the $5 billion ...


Utah kidnapping suspect sentenced to prison, deportation

Utah kidnapping suspect sentenced to prison, deportation: "By melinda Rogers A Mexican national who was deported in August, then returned to the US two months later and abducted a woman and child in Clearfield, has been ordered to serve federal prison time for illegally re-entering the country. ...


A look at economic developments around the globe

A look at economic developments around the globe: "Already, US trade partners are worried about depending too heavily on one country and looking to diversify, just as China is expanding into Latin America and other markets historically dominated by the US Across the globe, allies fear that the drama ...


Strike continues at Chilean copper mine Escondida

Strike continues at Chilean copper mine Escondida: "By Carolina Pica SANTIAGO (MarketWatch) -- Unionized workers at Chilean copper mine Escondida on Friday rejected the company's offer of a bonus and the strike at the mine continues, a union leader said. The strike, which began on the evening of July 21 ...


Mexico blames drug war for 23% rise in homicides

Mexico blames drug war for 23% rise in homicides: "The number of homicides in Mexico rose by nearly a quarter in 2010 compared to the year before as the drug war intensified across the country, Mexican ...


Murray poised to lead lieutenant governor's group

Murray poised to lead lieutenant governor's group

It has been meeting this week in Puerto Rico, where the election was held. Murray will serve until July of 2012 as chairman-elect and lead the policy resolutions committee. In July of 2012, he will ascend to the chairmanship. ...

Poverty, Reading Scores, and Resilient Schools

Poverty, Reading Scores, and Resilient Schools: "New research in the July issue of American Behavioral Scientist looks carefully at factors that correlate with poverty, as well as school resiliency among 270000 students in over 250 schools in Broward School District in Broward County, Florida. ...


Judgment on Gay Marriages May Be Made Today in Colombia | Latin ...

Judgment on Gay Marriages May Be Made Today in Colombia | Latin ...: "•Today, the Colombian Constitutional Court is to make a decision on gay marriages as .... Latin American Countries to Study Amazon Deforestation and Water ...


Canada marks 35 years since abolition of the death penalty

Canada marks 35 years since abolition of the death penalty: "
These men's appeals will bring before American courts the same question that was put to Canada's legislators 35 years ago. Is the death penalty fair and just in a liberal democratic country? At the end of that long debate, it was Pierre Trudeau who, ...


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Amanda Knox prosecutors pursue life sentence despite setbacks

Amanda Knox prosecutors pursue life sentence despite setbacks: "Since Italy does not have the death penalty, a life sentence is the country's harshest punishment. The punishment calculus in Perugia looks to be completely out of whack! In 2008, Rudy Guede was convicted of the murder of Meredith Kercher. ...


Mexican Drug Violence Isn't Hurting Foreign Investment

Mexican Drug Violence Isn't Hurting Foreign Investment: "Since President Felipe Calderón came into power in December 2006, more than 35000 have been killed and many businesses scared out of Mexico in the drug wars. Much of the violence has taken place on the country's border with the United States. ...


Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?

Venezuela to Compensate American Oil Companies for Nationalization?: "If Cuba's Fidel Castro is America's favorite Latin American bête noire, then Venezuela's Hugo Chavez qualifies as Washington's reigning Prince of Darkness. In 1960, Fidel Castro nationalized US business interests without compensation, bringing down on ...


Support for the death penalty: Chinese and American college ...

Support for the death penalty: Chinese and American college ...

Gender, victimization, and criminal justice-oriented concerns significantly shape both Chinese and American students' attitudes toward the death penalty. ...

Florida's Corporate Tax Credit Voucher Program records big enrollment gains

Florida's Corporate Tax Credit Voucher Program records big enrollment gains

The threshold is currently 185 percent above the federal poverty level, but the average household income of participants is under $26000 a year. Two-thirds of the students are black or Hispanic and three-fifths live in a single-parent home. ...

California Farm Workers Can Finally Eat Their Own Harvest In Produce Paradise

California Farm Workers Can Finally Eat Their Own Harvest In Produce Paradise: "But with unemployment hovering at 21.4 percent in the county and widespread poverty in the region, the Merced market and others like them are playing an ever more crucial role: places to buy affordable fresh produce using CalFresh nutrition benefits, ...


Difficult life path leads Puyallup native to Miss America Pageant

Difficult life path leads Puyallup native to Miss America Pageant: "
Brittney Henry knew all about poverty when growing up in the Puyallup area, raised in a broken home, mostly by a single mom. Henry's difficult road will lead her in January to the Miss America Pageant, where the 24-year-old hopes to be the first Miss ...


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