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martes, 16 de agosto de 2011

Rethinking Youth Engagement Strategies

Rethinking Youth Engagement Strategies: "percent higher than white and Asian young men, and the black and Latino unemployment rate is. 60 percent higher. What's more, the social indicators are ...


More Than Money: Bloomberg's Focus on Young Men of Color

More Than Money: Bloomberg's Focus on Young Men of Color: "... decries and ignores: in cities across America, Black and Latino males are over-represented in our jails, on our unemployment lines, and in our special education classrooms, and are more likely to see the inside of prison walls than college dorms. ...


Mexico's drug war inspires Gandhianstyle protest | Karla ...

Mexico's drug war inspires Gandhianstyle protest | Karla ...: "Karla Zabludovsky: Thousands marched to protest a proposed national security law, but drug war violence now goes beyond Mexico's borders.


Opening Doors and Closing the Gap: Workforce Development for Urban Youth

Opening Doors and Closing the Gap: Workforce Development for Urban Youth: "... that drove recommendations for the initiative found that across the five boroughs, African American and Latino men ages 18 to 24 have a poverty rate that is 50% higher than white and Asian young men, and an unemployment rate that is 60% higher. ...


Kirsten Gillibrand Plugs Urban Jobs Act In Queens

Kirsten Gillibrand Plugs Urban Jobs Act In Queens: "Gillibrand's office estimated that 39% of young blacks and 36% of young Latinos looking for work nationwide were unemployed in July. For Giovanni Matos, a 22-year-old Latino who has been involved with one such non-profit, Make the Road New York, ...


Another Austerity Casualty: Puerto Rico

Another Austerity Casualty: Puerto Rico: "According to Fox News Latino, Texas' economy isn't the only one showing that road to prosperity is paved by austerity. Since March of this year, the unemployment rate in Puerto Rico has fallen from 16.9 to 14.9 percent. Never mind that the Puerto Rican ...


Secure Communities Decision Irks Immigration Reform Advocates

Secure Communities Decision Irks Immigration Reform Advocates: "
The poll showed that 51 percent of Latinos consider immigration reform and the DREAM Act the most important issues that the president and Congress should address. The next two most-important issues for Latinos were unemployment and education, ...


AS/COA Online
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A migrant's dangerous route to the US

A migrant's dangerous route to the US: "
Enrique was born in Santa Rosa de Copán, in the poverty-stricken eastern part of his Central American homeland. He made his first trip without papers to the United States when he was 21. On six occasions he has made it all the way to his destiny ...


Aljazeera.net (blog)
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Venezuela announces temporary freeze of hospital fees as government aims to ..

Venezuela announces temporary freeze of hospital fees as government aims to ..

By AP, CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's health minister says private hospitals in the South American country have agreed to temporarily freeze their fees. The measure is part of efforts by President Hugo Chavez's government to contain health care ...

Chilean Students Stand by Demands

Chilean Students Stand by Demands

Santiago de Chile, Aug 16.- The student movement will stand by its demands, Giorgio Jackson, president of the student federation at the Catholic University of Chile, said Tuesday. The mobilizations of the last three months will continue if there is no ...

Mexico's Youth Slips into Drug Violence

Mexico's Youth Slips into Drug Violence: "
Young people are increasingly becoming both targets and the perpetrators of violent crime in Mexico. A 14-year-old boy was sentenced to three years in Mexican prison for homicide, kidnapping and drug and weapons possession last month. ...


PBS NewsHour
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What can hunger strikes achieve?

What can hunger strikes achieve?: "
She was released from Holloway prison after 91 hours of fasting Cesar Chavez - Mexican American union leader who helped improve wages for farm workers. He staged several fasts, the first of which was for 25 days in 1968 Bobby Sands - the first of 10 ...


BBC News
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Venezuela, Iran To Hold Talks; Seek To Boost Ties Within OPEC

Venezuela, Iran To Hold Talks; Seek To Boost Ties Within OPEC

CARACAS -(Dow Jones)- Venezuela will host a summit for bilateral talks with Iran next month as the two member states of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries look to strengthen their alliance. In a statement, the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry ...

Puerto Ricans Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Hardest Time Quitting

Puerto Ricans Smoking Menthol Cigarettes Have Hardest Time Quitting

The report stated Hispanic smokers in Puerto Rico were 43 percent less likely to quit than non-menthol cigarette smokers. African-American menthol smokers were 19 percent less likely to quit, which is worrisome since 71 percent of black smokers ...

Argentina's presidential election

Argentina's presidential election: "Her chosen candidates had fared poorly in local elections in the city of Buenos Aires and in the heavily populated provinces of Córdoba and Santa Fe. And securing a victory in the eyes of the media and public opinion would require not just finishing ...


Mexico Starts Program for Orphans in Juarez

Mexico Starts Program for Orphans in Juarez: "By Sandra Ramirez - Producer JUAREZ - Mexico's drug war has claimed thousands of lives, but not every victim is among the dead. For every person that has died there are often children who are orphaned. That's why Mexico has launched a new $8 million ...


Jurors see victims' photos in death penalty case

Jurors see victims' photos in death penalty case: "But jurors still must see all the evidence gathered against him to formally convict him of two counts of capital murder and a count of attempted capital murder as prosecutors seek the death penalty. That process began Tuesday morning, when prosecutors ...


Iran sides with Venezuela against Imperialism: Ahmadinejad

Iran sides with Venezuela against Imperialism: Ahmadinejad: "TEHRAN – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran will stand by Venezuela in the joint struggle against imperialism to the bitter end. Ahmadinejad made the remarks during a telephone conversation with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Tuesday. ...


Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California

Hate Crimes Against Latinos Are on the Rise in California: "Anti-black hate crimes are still the most common in the state, making up for 29 percent of the 1100 reported by California for 2010. Tthe Southern Poverty Law Center, a civil rights organization that tracks the activities of hate groups in the United ...


Cuba: Esteban Lazo Attends Baracoa's 500 anniversary

Cuba: Esteban Lazo Attends Baracoa's 500 anniversary: "Baracoa is a municipality and city in Guantánamo Province near the eastern tip of Cuba. The event, organized by the local Assembly of People's Power, put an end to a wide range of activities celebrating the 'birthday' of Cuba's elder city. ...


American majority wants Cuban embargo lifted — RT

American majority wants Cuban embargo lifted — RT: "Poll after poll show a growing number of Americans want an end to the US embargo on Cuba. It has been in place for over half a century and though it was designed to bring down Fidel Castro, it is Cuba's citizens who have felt its impact ...


Democracy, not theocracy in Cuba | Babalú Blog

Democracy, not theocracy in Cuba | Babalú Blog: "Our good friend the brilliant Professor Carlos Eire in an editorial in the Ft. Lauderdale Sun Sentinel: Post-Castro Cuba needs a democracy, not a.


How Rick Perry's Book Proves His Betrayal of Federalism

How Rick Perry's Book Proves His Betrayal of Federalism: "
Crucial to understanding federalism in modern-day America is the concept of mobility, or the ability to vote with your feet." "If you don't support the death penalty and citizens packing a pistol, don't come to Texas," he writes. ...


The Atlantic
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Food Price Trends

Food Price Trends: "Largest Domestic Price Movements (up to June 2011) Domestic prices of some staples have increased sharply in Central and South America and East Africa. In East Africa, the price of sorghum increased by 180 percent in Mogadishu and the price of maize ...


Venezuelan journalist flees threat

Venezuelan journalist flees threat: "It's a different life than the one she planned and started as a journalist in her native Venezuela, but she can sleep better at nights and walk the streets without having a gun held to her head. That's worth the trade. At 27, she is starting over. ...