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jueves, 18 de agosto de 2011

Latin American Herald Tribune Child Poverty in U.S. Increased 18 ...

Latin American Herald Tribune Child Poverty in U.S. Increased 18 ...: The number of children living below the poverty line grew by 2.5 million to 14.7 million between 2000 and 2009, the study based on Census data found.


Drug Trafficking Central America's Dark Shadow

Drug Trafficking Central America's Dark Shadow: The US tends to attribute Central America's drug problems to the region's weaknesses small size limited resources corruption poverty lack of integration ...


'LatAm most unequal region in world'

'LatAm most unequal region in world':
40 million people have come out of poverty in Latin America but 30% of its population remains under extremely precarious living conditions. The director of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno, has urged regional governments to ...


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ABA recognizes Dorsey for pro bono work

ABA recognizes Dorsey for pro bono work: Minneapolis-based law firm Dorsey & Whitney will receive the American Bar Association's 2011 Exceptional Service Award for the firm's work on behalf of death row prisoners. The award is given as a part of the ABA's Death Penalty Representation Project. ...


Chile education protests defy new plan, heavy rain

Chile education protests defy new plan, heavy rain

ANTIAGO — Thousands of Chilean students marched through the rain on Thursday demanding far-reaching education reforms and dismissing the government's latest plan to resolve the weeks-old crisis. For three months the students have been taking to the ...

Chile recognizes 9800 more Pinochet victims

Chile recognizes 9800 more Pinochet victims

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile officially recognized 9800 more victims of its dictatorship on Thursday, increasing the total number of people killed, tortured or imprisoned for political reasons to 40018. A similar effort in 2004 determined that 27153 ...

PRico man accused of trying to steal officer's car

PRico man accused of trying to steal officer's car

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A man in Puerto Rico has been charged with attempted carjacking after authorities say he unknowingly tried to kidnap a plainclothes police officer and steal her car. The US Attorney's Office says Anthony Vazquez Arroyo ...

Cuba seeking oil spill agreement with Mexico

Cuba seeking oil spill agreement with Mexico: The Obama Administration has resorted to talking directly to foreign oil companies that are planning to drill in Cuba, but it has not sought direct contacts with the Cuban government or the state oil company. Citing anonymous Pemex sources, ...


About 100000 Chilean youths march for better education

About 100000 Chilean youths march for better education

Santiago - An estimated 100000 Chilean youths marched in Santiago Thursday despite persistent rain to demand free, good-quality public education. Students rejected the latest proposal of Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government to end a strike ...

Poverty rate goes up in San Bernardino County

Poverty rate goes up in San Bernardino County: Compared to the California average, 2007-09 survey data reveal San Bernardino County high school youth engage slightly more frequently in binge drinking and are more likely to say they have tried drugs or alcohol in their lifetimes. ...


Cocaine distributor gets off with only one day in prison

Cocaine distributor gets off with only one day in prison

... Mexican border with a large amount of US money. He admitted he was traveling across the border to purchase a quantity of cocaine to bring back to the Lancaster area. Christian pleaded guilty and was sentenced to one day in federal prison followed ...

Washington Needs a Progressive Drug Policy

Washington Needs a Progressive Drug Policy: Mexico's drug war is spiraling into bedlam. Within the past month, local Ciudad Juarez authorities deemed 15-year-old girls attending prison parties impossible to control, a 14-year old was accused of beheading and kidnapping for cartels, ...


Federal grand jury indicts Somali man in 2nd pirate attack

Federal grand jury indicts Somali man in 2nd pirate attack: The Quest was hijacked in February in the Arabian Sea and its four American occupants shot dead as the US Navy tried to secure their release. Three other Somalis charged with the murders of the Americans could face the death penalty of convicted.


Debate in Cuba, Skeptics & Content

Debate in Cuba, Skeptics & Content: But this wouldn't be a realistic deduction, and that is understood by RC, who knows perfectly well that a type of political regime like Cuba's — rigid and fragile — cannot allow itself much flexibility without braking in the attempt. ...


Perry's Texas Growth Economy Masks Deficits While Candidate Boasts of Jobs

Perry's Texas Growth Economy Masks Deficits While Candidate Boasts of Jobs

The effects of Medicaid and school cuts will fall disproportionately on the Latino population, whose children make up 49 percent of kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Texas, according to US Census Bureau data. Heading into the new fiscal year, ...

Fees' Private hospitals of Venezuela maintain temporarily steady

Fees' Private hospitals of Venezuela maintain temporarily steady: On Tuesday, there was an announcement from government of Venezuela, which reported that private hospitals of the country agreed to freeze their fees in the temporary situation while the health care in the country needs improving. ...


Eight missing after military helicopter crashes into sea off Venezuela

Eight missing after military helicopter crashes into sea off Venezuela: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (BNO NEWS) -- A Venezuelan military helicopter carrying 10 people crashed into the sea on Wednesday afternoon, officials said on Thursday. One person has been confirmed dead. The accident happened at around 5.45 pm local time when ...


Venezuelan prison fight leaves 7 dead, 37 injured

Venezuelan prison fight leaves 7 dead, 37 injured

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Inmates brawled in an overcrowded prison in western Venezuela, killing seven prisoners and injuring 37 people, including eight visitors, a police chief said Thursday. The fighting at the Cabimas lockup erupted Wednesday ...

Texas gang's alleged heroin supplier denied bond

Texas gang's alleged heroin supplier denied bond: According to an affidavit from the FBI, Barrientes-Rodriguez was the Mexican Mafia's captain and ranking member in the Rio Grande Valley. Texas' Mexican Mafia originated in the state prison system, but also has far-reaching street operations. ...


Former Ronald Reagan advisor, Lionel Sosa, backs Newt Gingrich

Former Ronald Reagan advisor, Lionel Sosa, backs Newt Gingrich

Hispanic unemployment is 11.6% compared to the already high 9.1% nationally. When Newt Gingrich fixes the economy, jobs – including Latino jobs – will come back. Newt Gingrich is a steadfast supporter of NAFTA, and CAFTA – measures that will help make ...

President Obama's Unemployment Inaction Puts Approval Among Blacks At Risk (VIDEO)

President Obama's Unemployment Inaction Puts Approval Among Blacks At Risk (VIDEO): Rob Carmona, the CEO and founder of STRIVE, a not-for-profit workforce development program in East Harlem, said that the unemployed and those struggling to get an economic foothold, particularly black and Latino men, have not so much lost love for ...


Debt supercommittee's membership dominated by white men

Debt supercommittee's membership dominated by white men

Latino families have been greatly impacted by the housing crisis and recession, with unemployment rates for our community consistently higher than average.” It is worth noting that the supercommittee better reflects the diversity of the country than ...

Service Union Unveils New Ad Campaign Focused on Minority Media

Service Union Unveils New Ad Campaign Focused on Minority Media

The ads will run in Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Nevada and Virginia, with a special emphasis on African American and Latino media outlets. Despite an over-all national unemployment rate of 9.1 percent --16 percent for African Americans and 11 ...

Poll: Unity on American Dream Dissolves When Explaining Failures

Poll: Unity on American Dream Dissolves When Explaining Failures: Unemployment among African Americans is nearly twice that of the national rate. The wealth gap between whites and blacks and Latinos is larger than ever. In education, job advancement and even personal health, people of color lag behind whites on a ...


Venezuela Guarantees Heart Surgery for Children

Venezuela Guarantees Heart Surgery for Children: Caracas - Venezuela now has the equipment and training to provide services for children who require heart surgery, Health Minister Eugenia Sader said Wednesday. In an interview with Venezuelan television, Sader said those procedures are guaranteed at ...