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viernes, 19 de agosto de 2011

Ron Paul Stands For His Beliefs

Ron Paul Stands For His Beliefs: However, he said that Perry won't be taking any of his votes because the Texas governor is too similar to the other candidates. “I put the other candidates in a certain category,” he said. “You won't hear the same type of solutions from other ...


Should we tax, borrow, or spend to build infrastructure?

Should we tax, borrow, or spend to build infrastructure?

Some states are paying that price right now: Texas' mounting debt, for instance, created a $27 billion budget shortfall this year, which Perry and his colleagues closed through big spending cuts to social services and accounting maneuvers. ...

Teens in Committed Sexual Relationships Less Likely to Be Delinquents, Study Says

Teens in Committed Sexual Relationships Less Likely to Be Delinquents, Study Says

... Wednesday from The University of Texas at Austin. Sexually active teens in relationships displayed lower levels of anti-social behavior than those "hooking up" with partners they were not dating or those who were not having sex, the study found. ...

Commentary: Hispanic voters will be GOP's biggest problem in 2012

Hispanic voters will be GOP's biggest problem in 2012: Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who did not participate in the debate but announced his candidacy two days later, toes the same enforcement-first line. As they try to woo conservative Republicans who tend to be the largest voting blocs in the primaries, ...


North Vancouver father savours every moment with family after three years in ...

North Vancouver father savours every moment with family after three years in ...

The North Vancouver father spent more than three years in Mexican prison without a trial, on drug charges that he says he's completely innocent of. This week he was released after an intense legal fight, led by the forceful advocacy of his wife Jirina ...

Octogenarian pleads guilty to migrant smuggling

Octogenarian pleads guilty to migrant smuggling: ... migrants across the heavily fortified US-Mexico border by giving them imposter IDs to present to immigration authorities at the crossing in San Ysidro, Calif. As an interpreter explained that she faces the maximum penalty of five years in prison, ...


Chilean students brave freeze to protest

Chilean students brave freeze to protest: SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Tens of thousands of students braved freezing weather to protest malpractices in Chile's state education system that pushes pupils into financially crippling choices. At least 100000 young people gathered in central ...


Chile mobilizes 240000 emergency workers for earthquake, tsunami drill in ...

Chile mobilizes 240000 emergency workers for earthquake, tsunami drill in ...

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — Some 240000 emergency workers have mobilized on northern Chile's coast to test responses to a simulated earthquake and tsunami. It's the biggest such exercise ever conducted in the South American nation. ...

Heterosexual Pride Parade Shows Divisions in Brazil

Heterosexual Pride Parade Shows Divisions in Brazil

By Steve Harrigan In Brazil's capital Sao Paulo, the annual Gay Pride parade has grown from 3000 to 3 million in 15 years and is now a major tourist attraction. In traditionally conservative Latin America, Brazil has developed a reputation for ...

Latin American faith leaders criticize US budget debate

Latin American faith leaders criticize US budget debate: Peace and Hope International, a human rights organization that advocates for the poor, is based in Minneapolis, Minnesota (www.peaceandhopeinternational.org). Noting that "vulnerable millions have been excluded from ... heated political debates," the ...


Argentina mulls higher defense spending

Argentina mulls higher defense spending

More recently it faced sharper expenditure cutbacks than most other Latin American armed forces. Real military spending declined after Argentina's Falklands defeat. Despite recent increases, the defense budget stands at around $3 billion. ...

U.S. intervention in Mexico will make things worse | The Progressive

U.S. intervention in Mexico will make things worse | The Progressive: The increasing involvement of the United States in Mexico's drug war is only going to make a bad situation worse. It will likely lead to more deaths. It will be a drain on our treasury. And it's unlikely to stem the flow of drugs. ...


US child poverty rate soars to 20 percent

US child poverty rate soars to 20 percent: Nevada is followed by Florida, Arizona, California and Michigan, all states with record numbers of foreclosures. Housing costs are particularly burdensome for low-income families, whether they own or rent their homes. In 2009, nearly 21 million—67 ...


Cash grant to increase income, reduce poverty level -- World Bank

Cash grant to increase income, reduce poverty level -- World Bank

Encouraging effects of CCTs like the Pantawid Pamilya in reducing poverty incidence at the program level, according to the WB-AusAID report, is consistent with experience in countries in Latin America. In Nicaragua, cash grants reduced poverty ...

Mexico's President Now Has His Own PBS Adventure Show

Mexico's President Now Has His Own PBS Adventure Show:
With the increasingly bloody drug war in Mexico badly tarnishing the country's world image, President Felipe Calderon is going to new lengths to promote tourism. The Associated Press reports: The balding, 49-year-old leader is personally trying to ...


The Atlantic Wire

The Church of England's shameful record on capital punishment

The Church of England's shameful record on capital punishment: Earlier this month, a call for a parliamentary debate on the death penalty topped the government's new e-petition initiative, and polls indicate that over 50% of Britons favour its restoration. The recent violence in a number of English cities may have ...


BC man freed after 3 years in Mexican jail

BC man freed after 3 years in Mexican jail:
Beginning of Story Content A Vancouver man has been reunited with his family after spending three-and-a-half years in a Mexican prison on drug charges without trial. Pavel Kulisek was greeted by his wife and two daughters as he arrived in Vancouver ...


CBC.ca

Students in state show gains in English and math scores

Students in state show gains in English and math scores: About two-thirds of the school's students are low income and 18% are learning ... from Latino and black students, although the latter groups saw gains. ...

Low-Income Californians Fear Health Reform Won't Deliver For Them

Low-Income Californians Fear Health Reform Won't Deliver For Them: ... at least in California, also for low-income, uninsured people for whom the ... of California's uninsured: Latinos and African-Americans together account ...

Latinos, Numbers and the Real World

Latinos, Numbers and the Real World: ... up for a vote But the disheartening numbers don't stop there: The Census Bureau reported that 25% of Hispanics live in poverty while the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that in June of this year Hispanic youth unemployment jumped to 35 %. ...


UK violence raises questions about American unrest

UK violence raises questions about American unrest

In the 20 years since Los Angeles tore itself apart after four white police officers were acquitted in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King, the city has elected mayors who are Latino and black, and the police force has been overhauled. ...

Youth Well-Being Hit Hard In Struggling Economy

Youth Well-Being Hit Hard In Struggling Economy: by NPR Staff The child poverty rate is up 18 percent since 2000, according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation's 2011 Kids Count Study. The study ranks Louisiana and Mississippi as the worst states in terms of kids' and teens' education, economic standing ...


Louisiana ranks at the bottom for child welfare

Louisiana ranks at the bottom for child welfare

Louisiana ranks near the bottom for the well-being of its children, according to an annual report that ranks states based on factors like child poverty, infant mortality, education and teen pregnancy. Louisiana ranks 49th, with only neighboring ...

Michigan child poverty rate increases 64 percent over decade, local charities ...

Michigan child poverty rate increases 64 percent over decade, local charities ...:
About 23 percent of Michigan's children lived in poverty in 2009, compared to 14 percent in 2000. New Hampshire, Minnesota, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Jersey had the highest overall rankings in the annual Kids Count survey. Mississippi, Louisiana ...


Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.com

KIDS COUNT: Significant Decline in Children's Economic Well Being Over Past Decade

KIDS COUNT: Significant Decline in Children's Economic Well Being Over Past Decade: In 2011, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama ranked the lowest in the nation overall. “[Alabama] has always had a higher poverty rate than the rest of the nation,” said Linda Tilley, executive director of Voices for Alabama's Children. ...