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miércoles, 10 de agosto de 2011

Venezuelan Authorities Charge 3 For Roles In El Rodeo Prison Riot

Venezuelan Authorities Charge 3 For Roles In El Rodeo Prison Riot: "CARACAS (Dow Jones)--Venezuelan authorities Tuesday said they brought corruption charges against a member of the National Guard and two former directors of the El Rodeo prison facility, where a 27-day prison riot last month brought the South American ...


CIA, US military operating inside Mexico's “drug war”

CIA, US military operating inside Mexico's “drug war”: "By Bill Van Auken The Mexican government acknowledged Sunday that US intelligence and military officials are deployed inside Mexico, but refused to confirm details of a published report on their role in the country's “drug war” for reasons of “national ...


Restaurant embezzler agrees to prison

Restaurant embezzler agrees to prison: "By Craig Kapitan A bookkeeper who nearly sunk a local Mexican restaurant chain by embezzling more than $60000 will receive a four-year prison sentence in exchange for her guilty pleas. Melissa Kellogg-Campos, 32, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft from ...


It's Not Your Grandfather's Hemisphere

It's Not Your Grandfather's Hemisphere: "Polls such as Latinobarómetro also document a collapse in favorable views of President Hugo Chávez among Latin American citizens, only a small fraction of whom now express favorable views of him. We will continue to speak up for rights in Venezuela and ...


Harper lashes out at critics of Canada-Colombia free-trade deal

Harper lashes out at critics of Canada-Colombia free-trade deal

He said the best way to allay those fears is to help lift Colombia out of poverty, in part through the free exchange of goods and services. "No good purpose is served in this country or in the United States by anybody who is standing in the way of the ...

Mapuche Students Fight for an Indigenous University in Chile

Mapuche Students Fight for an Indigenous University in Chile: "
By Rick Kearns August 10, 2011 Mapuche students in Chile have brought the issue of a Mapuche University with a focus on indigenous knowledge and history to the attention of the entire nation, and garnered support from certain Chilean leaders and ...


Indian Country Today Media Network.com
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Illegal immigration bills keep state legislators busy

Illegal immigration bills keep state legislators busy

A total of 1592 bills were introduced in all 50 states and Puerto Rico in the 2011 legislative session that ended June 30, a report by the bipartisan research organization found. Legislators in 40 states enacted 151 of the bills, which mainly addressed ...

Political scandals and economy take toll on Brazil's Rousseff

Political scandals and economy take toll on Brazil's Rousseff: "
Rousseff's fight against poverty got the best marks from poll respondents, though that rating also fell from the previous poll in March. Asked what the most memorable events of the Rousseff administration were, most people polled by Ibope cited a ...


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Members of Texas prison gang arrested

Members of Texas prison gang arrested

10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas say members of the Mexican Mafia prison gang have been arrested in Hondo on drug and firearm charges. Nine members and associates of the group, considered the oldest and most powerful prison gang in the United States, ...

Colombia Arrests Woman Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel

Colombia Arrests Woman Linked to Mexican Drug Cartel: "Guzman is head of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel and is that country's most-wanted man. He has been on the run since escaping from a Mexican prison 10 years ago. The United States has offered a $5 million reward for information leading to his capture. ...


The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America

The Perils for Obama of Not Talking About Poverty in America: "Other areas of the Central Valley in California are becoming unhinged due to Grapes-of-Wrath levels of poverty and unemployment. The other day in Oakdale near Modesto a man attacked in her apartment a legally blind 62-year-old woman who is in ill ...


Toyota's Venezuela unit calls for end to strike

Toyota's Venezuela unit calls for end to strike: "By Kejal Vyas CARACAS -(MarketWatch)- The Venezuelan unit of Japanese car maker Toyota Motor Corp. (TM, 7203.TO) is asking workers to end a strike that has halted operations at its production plant in the state of Sucre for nearly two weeks. ...


Social Change through the World Cup

Social Change through the World Cup: "The flagship Maracanã stadium in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2014 World Cup ... In Rio de Janeiro, Luta pela Paz (Fight for Peace) operates in one of the ...
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The War on Drugs: Doubling Down on a Bad Bet

The War on Drugs: Doubling Down on a Bad Bet: "Indeed, the idea that the federal government is prepared to commit more money and more lives – and that Mexican officials are prepared to let Yanquis join the fight – is testament to desperation on both sides of the border. The war on drugs, ...


Ignore the naysayers, restrictions on DRC conflict minerals remain vital

Ignore the naysayers, restrictions on DRC conflict minerals remain vital: "
Should similar measures – the ethical sourcing of cocoa from Ivory Coast, sugarcane from Caribbean islands and South America, diamonds from Sierra Leone, and cotton from Uzbekistan – also be given up where they impact negatively on local job ...


The Guardian (blog)
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Translating growth into poverty reduction

Translating growth into poverty reduction: "With an average yearly growth rate of 10 percent, China was able to cut poverty by nearly three quarters since 1990. In Latin America and the Caribbean poverty fell by a quarter between 1995 and 2005. Globally, a one percentage point growth in income ...


The modified flat tax: A model for fairness

The modified flat tax: A model for fairness: "Calculate a realistic poverty level that's tax-free and inflation indexed. Armey and Shelby proposed a per-householder credit that would have put a tax threshold at $35400 for a family of four back in 2001. (An alternative: Levy a minimal lower-bracket ...


In Defense of Tavis and Cornel

In Defense of Tavis and Cornel: "According to the US Census Bureau, more than 45 million Americans live in poverty. Imagine a state the combined size of California and Virginia in which every person lived in poverty. Wouldn't that warrant attention? Also, more than 20 percent of ...


Stewart Enterprises Announces Organizational Changes

Stewart Enterprises Announces Organizational Changes

The Company currently owns and operates 218 funeral homes and 141 cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a complete range of funeral and cremation merchandise and services, along with cemetery ...

Higher Education In California Neglected, Study Demands State Leadership

Higher Education In California Neglected, Study Demands State Leadership: "When people think of investing in a young person, college is the number one way to make a difference in generational poverty,” said Dodge. EBCF doesn't just give out the scholarship and turn their back--the organization provides consistent mentoring ...


Coldwell Banker teams up with Habitat for Humanity

Coldwell Banker teams up with Habitat for Humanity: "Over the past 12 years, Coldwell Banker's foundation has raised more than $2.1 million for Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit housing ministry that has been dedicated to eliminating poverty housing and homelessness since its founding in 1976. ...


Tens of thousands demand Chile education reform

Tens of thousands demand Chile education reform: "
A traditional Latin American protest involving the banging of pots and pans – “un cacerolazo” – underlined rising anger over poverty. Top of the list of demands is education which protesters say is the privilege of the few. ...


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Catholic Charities to distribute $3.5 million in grants to North Florida

Catholic Charities to distribute $3.5 million in grants to North Florida: "... and for the expansion of Bridges to Circles poverty initiative. The first round will include a little more than $1.6 million, officials wrote. Legal Services of North Florida will get $200000 for paralegals and attorney time to support individuals, ...


How America criminalised poverty

How America criminalised poverty: "
A Florida woman wrote to tell me that, before reading it, she'd always been annoyed at the poor for what she saw as their self-inflicted obesity. Now she understood that a healthy diet wasn't always an option. And if I had a quarter for every person ...


The Guardian (blog)
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Social inclusion involves providing job opportunities for youth

Social inclusion involves providing job opportunities for youth: ""The social inclusion policy that the government wants to implement is excellent, but must be adapted to a comprehensive vision of development and not only involve specific social programs aimed at reducing poverty," Arias told Peru's official gazette ...