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miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011

Immigrant housing ''costs £1bn a year''

Immigrant housing ''costs £1bn a year'': "For the UK born the proportion was 17 per cent. Migration Watch UK chairman Sir Andrew Green said: "The impact of immigration on the availability of social housing for British people has been airbrushed out for too long. Either the government must cut ...

Brazil's Consumers To Help Offset Global Turmoil-Bahia Governor

Brazil's Consumers To Help Offset Global Turmoil-Bahia Governor: ""Within the positive social mobility over the last eight years, the region which benefited most was the northeast, precisely because this is where the highest levels of poverty are," Wagner said. That has been helped by large social programs expanded ...




Drug trafficking on the rise in Nigeria-Brazil route, as NDLEA arrests suspect ...

Drug trafficking on the rise in Nigeria-Brazil route, as NDLEA arrests suspect ...: "
The arrest of the Ekiti State born textile dealer, who said she engaged in illegal drug business because of poverty was arrested with 2.250kg of cocaine concealed in bed sheets inside her luggage in Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA) Lagos. ...


WorldStage
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It's Not Your Grandfather's Hemisphere

It's Not Your Grandfather's Hemisphere: "Brazil's last two presidents completed a peaceful democratic revolution that stabilized and grew the economy, cemented democracy, lifted tens of millions out of poverty, and set Brazil on a path to greater global influence. Brazilians have shown that ...




Free trade deal could benefit Island

Free trade deal could benefit Island: "
Easter, the Liberal party's international trade critic, said Wednesday that human rights issues don't necessarily have to halt a trade agreement with the Central American country. He is concerned Parliament received little information from the ...


Journal Pioneer
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Where 50% of the People Are Obese and Don't Know It

Where 50% of the People Are Obese and Don't Know It: "... "food poverty" and bringing down high obesity rates. An estimated 50 percent of the population in Paraguay is obese and many of them don't even know it, ...
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Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

Room for Debate: A Running Commentary on the News

Philip Martin, a labor economist at the University of California, Davis, is the author, most recently, of “Importing Poverty? Immigration and the Changing Face of Rural America.” Americans spend relatively little on food, and relatively little of what ...

In Chile, a Modern House Returns to Its Creator

In Chile, a Modern House Returns to Its Creator: "
At the time, the two men were engaged in creating a campus for Colegio Altamira, a private school in Santiago, Chile's capital. Mr. Klotz, widely viewed as one of his country's leading architects, had designed the buildings, and Mr. Diaz was the ...


New York Times
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Teenaged hunger strikers hospitalized Chile

Teenaged hunger strikers hospitalized Chile

Santiago - Three Chilean teenagers who have been on hunger strike for 31 days to demand free public education were hospitalized Wednesday with life-threatening heart problems. 'We are going to fight for our education. We will continue the strike to the ...

US law enforcement to expand training in Mexico

US law enforcement to expand training in Mexico

Police training has been a significant part of the Merida Initiative, which outlined the US partnership with Mexico and Central America in the drug war and has committed $1.4 billion since 2008. However, the focus now shifts to historically out-gunned ...

Venezuela Makes A Huge Transfer Of Gold From Switzerland To Banks ...

Venezuela Makes A Huge Transfer Of Gold From Switzerland To Banks ...: "According to The Wall Street Journal, Venezuela will move the cash from Swiss and English banks to Russia, China, and Brazil while moving hundred of tons of bullion from abroad into its own central bank vaults. ...




Spain: Student plotted attack on anti-Pope crowd

Spain: Student plotted attack on anti-Pope crowd: "Mexican Embassy spokesman Bernardo Graue said consular officials had visited Perez Bautista in prison and described him as "relaxed" and in good physical condition as he waits to go before a judge. The Mexican officials did not ask him if he had in ...




French girl murdered in Salta was raped by two men, test results suggest

French girl murdered in Salta was raped by two men, test results suggest

“We couldn't match the genetic samples extracted from the victim's body to any of the suspects since there were several rapists involved,” a source who had access to the conclusions reached by the DNA Analysis Lab at the University of Buenos Aires, ...

Critics raise alarm over Venezuela reserves plan

Critics raise alarm over Venezuela reserves plan: "By Louise Egan CARACAS, (Reuters) - A reported plan to shift Venezuela's international reserves from Western nations to political allies could hurt market confidence in President Hugo Chavez's ability to repay debt and has prompted a flurry of ...




Children are hidden victims of the economic crisis, report says

Children are hidden victims of the economic crisis, report says

That number was higher in California, where 44% are said to be living in poverty. (The threshold used by the study cited a family of two adults and two children living on $43512 a year.) Patrick T. McCarthy, president and chief executive of Annie E. ...

Legalization: An Alternative to the Costly, Failed US War on Drugs

Legalization: An Alternative to the Costly, Failed US War on Drugs: "
Between The Lines' Melinda Tuhus spoke with Terry Nelson, a retired US Customs and Border Patrol agent who spent 30 years fighting the drug war on the US/Mexico border, and throughout Central and South America. He discusses the cost of the drug war in ...


Between The Lines
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Venezuela's Chavez to nationalize gold sector

Venezuela's Chavez to nationalize gold sector: "Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Wednesday he plans to nationalize the gold sector, including extraction and processing, and use the production to boost the country's international reserves. CARACAS — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said ...




Art by Mexican prison inmates on display in Mission

Art by Mexican prison inmates on display in Mission: "The Apodaca Federal Prison near Monterrey has a small art program. Under the instruction of Alvi Cardona, inmates learn painting techniques along with many other craft skills for which there might be a market. Apodaca believes in inmate rehabilitation. ...




Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Documentary ...

Mayan Secrets to Be Revealed by Mexican Government in '2012' Documentary ...: "That film has been set aside, they said, because Snipes is serving a prison sentence for tax evasion. "We put that film on hold," said Elbert. "Dollar-wise, this documentary might be smaller, but it is based on the release of new and important ...




Drug Trafficking: Central America's Dark Shadow

Drug Trafficking: Central America's Dark Shadow: "Only then will technical assistance to rectify the integrity of law enforcement and justice sectors—which will in turn better fight organized crime, violence, corruption, and protect human rights—have any chance of success. Hemispheric communication ...




Malden man pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old

Malden man pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old: "By AP SALEM — A Malden man has been sentenced to up to four years in prison after pleading guilty to raping a 12-year-old girl he met online. Leandro Desouza pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Salem Superior Court to a charge of child rape. ...




Special report: Pension scandal shakes up Venezuelan oil giant

Special report: Pension scandal shakes up Venezuelan oil giant: "
Employees work on drilling rigs at an oil well operated by Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA in Morichal July 28, 2011. Venezuela received an enviable honor last month: OPEC said it is sitting on the biggest reserves of crude oil in the world -- even ...


Reuters
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Drug Trafficking: Central America's Dark Shadow

Drug Trafficking: Central America's Dark Shadow: "Colombia and Mexico are the predominant producers of narcotics, and the resulting drug trafficking throughout Central America cannot be ignored. As Francisco Campbell, the Nicaraguan Ambassador to the US, remarked to a COHA audience, ...




New Documents on Bay of Pigs Invasion Revealed

New Documents on Bay of Pigs Invasion Revealed

Havana, Cuba, Aug 16.- New secret documents, recently released, describe how an operator of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) shot, by mistake, against his own pilots, during the Bay of Pigs invasion on April, 1961. According to these archives, ...

Study: 1 in 5 American children lives in poverty

Study: 1 in 5 American children lives in poverty: "
North Dakota had the fewest, followed by South Dakota, Vermont, Wyoming and Alaska. In all, more than 5.3 million children have been affected by foreclosure, the study found. Mississippi's rankings were least affected by the recession, only because it ...


msnbc.com
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A good year for Mexican wine, tourism

A good year for Mexican wine, tourism: "
By Sophie Nicholson Despite a lack of recognition abroad and a drug war that has made tourists flee, Mexico's winemakers see cause to celebrate as drinking habits evolve in the land of tequila. Despite a lack of recognition abroad and a drug war that ...


Independent Online
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