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martes, 2 de agosto de 2011

Richer minorities seen living in poorer neighborhoods

Richer minorities seen living in poorer neighborhoods: "But fast-growing cities in Nevada, Florida, Georgia and North Carolina show a much narrower gap. Affluent blacks are more exposed to poverty than the average non-Hispanic white in all but two of the top 50 metro areas with the most black households: ...


Miami's Black Leaders Need To Unite Like The Cubans

Miami's Black Leaders Need To Unite Like The Cubans: "I suggest Miami-Dade's black congressional leaders, state legislators, and county and city commissioners get together at least once a month to discuss solutions to the violence and poverty that have destroyed neighborhoods such as Little River, ...


Chile: Snow, Rain Hit World's Driest Desert

Chile: Snow, Rain Hit World's Driest Desert: "
From central Santiago southward, Chile is having a very dry year, causing drought conditions in places and draining reservoirs needed for hydroelectricity. The Atacama desert ecosystem normally has very little vegetation or insects, and its flowers ...


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Latin America:Ecuador Leads Battle against Domestic Violence

Latin America:Ecuador Leads Battle against Domestic Violence: "The acceptance of domestic abuse in Latin America evolved from a tradition of machismo mixed with high regional poverty rates. Women's reliance on their partners for survival and men's exploitation of their spouses' dependence has further pinned the ...


Decline of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America Worldpressorg

Decline of Inequality and Poverty in Latin America Worldpressorg: "Social spending policies that have helped reduce inequality and poverty in Latin America for the past decade should be strengthened and regionalized.


Jonathan Wilson: Grondona backs down amid outcry over combining top divisions

Jonathan Wilson: Grondona backs down amid outcry over combining top divisions: "These days, though, the interior is well represented in the top flight with seven sides from outside Buenos Aires province. To make the change now makes no sense. Nobody yet knows exactly how the new structure will work, but it seems as though the 38 ...


Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cuba

Home sales nearing reality in Communist Cuba: "In theory, Cubans own their own homes, but they aren't allowed to sell them. "We're happy here," Sersute told CNN as she walked around the sparsely decorated apartment. "The problem is the kids. They're now in their 20s and they want their own rooms. ...


Freeing Inmates Not Enough to Fix Venezuela Prisons

Freeing Inmates Not Enough to Fix Venezuela Prisons: "Venezuela's new prison minister has promised to release nearly half of the country's inmates in an effort to ease overcrowding, but this fails to take into account the many other structural flaws in Venezuela's broken penal system. ...


Depressed mothers' children at risk in poor states-study

Depressed mothers' children at risk in poor states-study: "The analysis was based on 17 studies of nearly 14000 mothers and their small children carried out in Africa, Asia, and South America and the Caribbean. They included cases in Brazil, India and Nigeria. Continued...


Chilean miners emerge to poverty

Chilean miners emerge to poverty: "News - Chilean mine after being trapped for 69 days last year are suffering health and psychological difficulties and are unable to work.


Brazil enjoys success amid global 'insanity'

Brazil enjoys success amid global 'insanity': "Brazil needs to be careful not to bury its new middle classes under so much debt that when the next economic downturn comes, they will sink back into poverty. The cost of doing business remains prohibitive, partly because of high taxes and employment ...


Times and Catholics: Call to journalistic action

Times and Catholics: Call to journalistic action: "It is, of course, a totally one-sided list, ending with: In the '80s and '90s, Cardinal Joseph Bernardin, the head of the Archdiocese of Chicago, was a leading national voice in opposition to the death penalty. These days, the Rev. ...


Latin America Sees Boom in Luxury Lodging Market

Latin America Sees Boom in Luxury Lodging Market: "
And if anyone needs any further proof that this location is Central America's most exciting destination from a luxe traveler's standpoint...well, just train your attention above Panama Bay, where a lavish Trump Ocean Club (top image) opened on July 6. ...


JustLuxe.com
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Chile Peso Falls as U.S. Consumer Spending Declines in June

Chile Peso Falls as U.S. Consumer Spending Declines in June: "... data on income and personal spending came out lower than expected, which is having a depreciative effect on emerging-market currencies like the Chilean peso,” Raul Lopez, head currency trader at Banco Penta, said in a phone interview from Santiago. ...


Puerto Rico confessions could affect money laundering verdict in local trial

Puerto Rico confessions could affect money laundering verdict in local trial

Six of Puerto Rican drug baron Jose Figueroa Agosto's (Junior Capsula) 17 alleged associates, who confessed to shipping 150 kilos of cocaine from Dominican Republic, pleaded guilty in Puerto Rico federal judge Juan Perez Giménez on Monday. ...

Smuggled women, guns marked Mexican prison riot | Deseret News

Smuggled women, guns marked Mexican prison riot | Deseret News: "CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico — Revelations Wednesday about a Mexican border prison fight that left 17 dead suggested weakness, disorganization and possible.


The Death Penalty: A Matter of Emotion, Not Reason

The Death Penalty: A Matter of Emotion, Not Reason: "... more faith in the British justice system than I do in its American counterparts but not so much that I'm happy to grant the state this kind of sanction. If I won't trust the state to issue an ID card why should I trust it with the death penalty? ...


Brazilian President Ratifies Support to Poor Farmers

Brazilian President Ratifies Support to Poor Farmers: "Brasilia - President Dilma Rousseff confirmed that some 250000 families of farmers in abject poverty will be supported by the Government to encourage their production through 2014, as part of the program Brazil without Poverty. ...


Castro says he will ease travel restrictions on Cubans

Castro says he will ease travel restrictions on Cubans: "By Juan O. Tamayo Cuban ruler Raúl Castro said he is working to relax Cuba's migration policies, almost certainly referring to Cubans abroad who want to travel back to the island but perhaps also — and much more significantly — to Cubans on the ...


Our View: In the future, no free press in Ecuador

Our View: In the future, no free press in Ecuador: "The populist authoritarianism that a few years ago seemed to be sweeping Latin America is beginning to wane. Voters and politicians alike have watched the deepening economic and social disorder in Venezuela and its allies, and they sensibly concluded ...


Chile's Government To Discuss Education Reform After Weeks Of Strikes

Chile's Government To Discuss Education Reform After Weeks Of Strikes: "SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Aug 2 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has announced his willingness and commitment to explore constitutional change for national education reform something long demanded by striking students. ...


Venezuelan Government Condemns NATO Attacks on Libyan Television ...

Venezuelan Government Condemns NATO Attacks on Libyan Television ...: "On behalf of the National Government, Venezuela's Foreign Ministry released a statement denouncing that NATO has become “the only military alliance that has transformed contemporary professionals into systematic communication war ...


Buenos Aires Mayor Macri Won Re-Election in Runoff Vote - Businessweek

Buenos Aires Mayor Macri Won Re-Election in Runoff Vote - Businessweek: "Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri was re-elected today in a runoff vote against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner's candidate three months before she ...


Poverty Rising in Mexico, Govt Blames Global Financial Crisis

Poverty Rising in Mexico, Govt Blames Global Financial Crisis

The report showed that in between 2008 and 2010, Veracruz, Guanajuato, Chihuahua, Oaxaca, and Baja California were the states with the greatest increase in the number of people living in poverty. President Calderon and his administration have worked ...

Even when affluent, minorities live in poorer neighborhoods

Even when affluent, minorities live in poorer neighborhoods: "
The analysis, released today, looks at how minorities fare in major metropolitan areas, including many in California. Neighborhood poverty is associated with disparities in health, environmental quality, safety and public schools. ...


California Watch
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