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domingo, 21 de agosto de 2011

Campus California Tackles Misconceptions Regarding Clothing Collection Boxes

Campus California Tackles Misconceptions Regarding Clothing Collection Boxes: ... and send volunteers to developing countries in Africa and South America. Textile reuse has strong environmental benefits and also allows the organization to contribute towards improving human conditions and eliminating poverty locally and overseas. ...


Bolivia sees rise in people-smuggling

Bolivia sees rise in people-smuggling:
... a Christian charity, believes young Bolivians are easily lured into fictitious opportunities abroad because of poverty at home. "Many of these young people can't see a future here," he says. Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. ...


BBC News

Language barrier still remains daunting challenge for Latin American baseball ...

Language barrier still remains daunting challenge for Latin American baseball ...:
And, if they can't, "You see so many players fall through the cracks," says Raymond Abreu, Director of Latin American Operations for the Oakland Athletics. No major American sport is as bilingual as baseball. Twenty-seven percent of the opening-day ...


al.com

Louisiana lets payday loans flourish: A guest column by Edward Ashworth

Louisiana lets payday loans flourish: A guest column by Edward Ashworth: Life is hard enough for people trying to work their way out of poverty. Louisiana should make it harder for the predators that take advantage of their plight. Edward Ashworth is director of the Louisiana Budget Project.


In light of Miami allegations, college football needs the 'death penalty'

In light of Miami allegations, college football needs the 'death penalty'

After hearing the details of arguably the largest college football scandal in decades, a number of media members have suggested the NCAA to bring down the dreaded "death penalty" on the University of Miami, canceling the school's involvement in the ...

Death penalty just cheap revenge

Death penalty just cheap revenge

Since the early 1970s, in America alone, 123 people in 25 states have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence. The death penalty is a flawed method of retribution. It makes the state as much a criminal as the defendant. ...

Despite victory, Argentine leader faces hard choices

Despite victory, Argentine leader faces hard choices: By Andres Oppenheimer BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- When I asked a group of 10 influential business people at a luncheon here last week whether President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is likely to intensify or moderate her leftist-populist policies after ...


Pope Tells Pilgrims to Stay True to Their Beliefs

Pope Tells Pilgrims to Stay True to Their Beliefs: ... the pope announced that the next such event would be in Rio de Janeiro in 2013. ... About 800000 people in Spain fell into poverty from 2007 and 2010, ...

Citizens chart crime using social media

Citizens chart crime using social media:
In Latin America, a region with some of the highest crime rates, new online tools help people report and map crime. "I was walking down the street, talking on my cell phone, when a guy on a motorbike came by and grabbed the phone out of my hand. ...


Aljazeera.net

Many Cubans living abroad can't go back

Many Cubans living abroad can't go back: By JUAN O. TAMAYO MIAMI -- Tampa teenager Melissa Gonzalez wanted to visit her ailing grandfather in Cuba. But her travel agency told her that the Cuban government had turned down her request for an entry permit, without explanation. ...


French reporter witnesses Virginia execution

French reporter witnesses Virginia execution: At first, the French abolition of the death penalty in 1981 was not particularly popular, he said. "But gradually the absence of a death penalty in France, in contrast with (the wide use of) capital punishment in the US, became a defining feature of ...


Spinning their wheels: Farmworkers want Publix to pay more for tomatoes

Spinning their wheels: Farmworkers want Publix to pay more for tomatoes: ... to pay the penny premium is “to be part of the solution to the poverty and other human rights abuses that farmworkers face,” said Jordan Buckley, of Interfaith Action of Southwest Florida, an organization that works in conjunction with CIW. ...


South Florida Developer Eyes North Miami Revival, Again

South Florida Developer Eyes North Miami Revival, Again: With a quarter of its 60000 residents living below the poverty line, the self-anointed "City of Progress" has a reputation for political squabbling. But municipal officials appear to agree on one thing: The time is right for Biscayne Landing. ...


Poverty growing again in Jax

Poverty growing again in Jax: By KATE HOWARD As foreclosures and high unemployment took hold of Duval County in 2009, once-declining poverty rates changed course, according to new Census data released Wednesday by Florida Kids Count. A decline in people living in poverty from 2006 ...


Arizona kids worse than most in poverty, health, foreclosure

Arizona kids worse than most in poverty, health, foreclosure

A new indicator, tracking children affected by foreclosure since 2007, shows 8 percent of Arizona children live in a family that's been a victim of foreclosure, a rate twice the national average and third in the US, behind Nevada and Florida. ...

Study: Florida 36th in US in kids' health

Study: Florida 36th in US in kids' health: The study found an 11 percent increase between 2000 and 2009 in Florida children who live in poverty. Nationwide, the child poverty rate increased 18 percent between 2000 and 2009, meaning 2.4 million more children are living below the federal poverty ...


Human Rights focus on Colombia | 2011 Sydney Latin American Film ...

Human Rights focus on Colombia | 2011 Sydney Latin American Film ...: Latin America has long been struggling with human rights abuses arising from dictatorships, repression, civil wars and crime. In recent years it has been ...


Chilean Students Demand Educational Reforms

Chilean Students Demand Educational Reforms: FORERO: The protests have been astonishing in what is widely considered Latin America's most developed country, a country that instituted a range of market reforms, starting in the 1970's when the dictator Augusto Pinochet ruled. ...


UN-backed 1st World Summit for African Descendants demands better social ...

UN-backed 1st World Summit for African Descendants demands better social ...

The UN-backed 1st World Summit of African Descendants held in Honduras has also called on the UN to create a development fund to fight poverty and protect the human rights of Afro-descendants. The summit held this weekend in the city of La Ceiba issued ...

Man kills wife after he finds her chatting with alleged lover

Man kills wife after he finds her chatting with alleged lover: A radiologist killed his wife with six shots on the head after he reportedly found her chatting with her alleged lover in a social network, in the Greater Buenos Aires locality of Lanús. The murder took place on Thursday night. As Héctor Miguel Pared, ...


Malden man pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old

Malden man pleads guilty to raping 12-year-old: Prosecutors say the girl told the 24-year-old Desouza her proper age. He said he thought she was 16. The Salem News reports that Desouza's lawyer said his client had no prior record in either the US or Brazil and was remorseful for showing poor ...


Bolivia's first crop insurance scheme promises to empower farmers

Bolivia's first crop insurance scheme promises to empower farmers:
The ILO, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, wants to empower farmers like the ones in Tomatas to make the right financial investment, so they don't fall into deeper poverty or find themselves forced to move to the city in search ...


The Guardian (blog)

The barra bravas: the violent Argentinian gangs controlling football

The barra bravas: the violent Argentinian gangs controlling football: As with many poor men across Argentina, football has shaped Mendez's life and his identity. He says football is the one glorious thing in his life, a chink of colour in the monotony of poverty, crime and unemployment that surrounds him and his young ...


Economy exacerbates plight of poor children

Economy exacerbates plight of poor children: A national study on child well-being released this week found that child poverty increased in 38 states from 2000 to 2009. As a result, 14.7 million children, 20 percent, were poor in 2009. That represents a 2.5 million increase from 2000, ...


Chilean Students Demand Educational Reforms

Chilean Students Demand Educational Reforms: by Juan Forero One of South America's most peaceful and prosperous countries has been rocked by months of roaring protests by high school and university students. They are demanding an entirely new — and free — educational system. ...