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lunes, 22 de agosto de 2011

Let Us Remember Dr. King's Struggle for Economic Justice

Let Us Remember Dr. King's Struggle for Economic Justice: The national unemployment rate is 9.2 percent with African American and Latino unemployment at 15.9 percent and 11.3 percent respectively. Income inequality is higher now than when Dr. King died in 1968. Since 2005, Hispanics and African-Americans have ...


Summit seeks development fund for Afro-descendants

Summit seeks development fund for Afro-descendants: The proposed development fund, whose amount has yet to be specified, would also be directed at poverty-fighting programs for indigenous communities in Latin America, Alvarez Casildo said. He is head of the Honduras-based Organization for Ethnic ...


Femicide: Guatemala's growing epidemic

Femicide: Guatemala's growing epidemic: Femicide, defined as 'the killing of females by males because they are female', has long been a problem across Latin America, and over time the media has grown numb to the violence. Women from indigenous communities are often targeted for rape and ...


Harvard study says poverty doesn't explain away low American math scores

Harvard study says poverty doesn't explain away low American math scores: Previous studies have suggested that Americans do comparatively better once you control for poverty. A US Department of Education report found that American kids in schools where less than 10 percent of the students received free or reduced lunches, ...


Penalty phase for Texas man who killed 4 relatives

Penalty phase for Texas man who killed 4 relatives: EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A South Texas man convicted of killing his mother-in-law, his toddler son and his two stepsons could get the death penalty. The punishment phase is scheduled Monday in Edinburg for 45-year-old Roberto Aguirre Rojas. ...


Life sentence for Somali pirates

Life sentence for Somali pirates:
Their nine co-conspirators are to be sentenced in the coming weeks. Ahmed Muse Salad, Abukar Osman Beyle and Shani Nurani Shiekh Abrar have been charged with murder and kidnapping over the deaths. They could face the death penalty if convicted.


BBC News

Cuba plans to 'stop the robbery' of their athletes

Cuba plans to 'stop the robbery' of their athletes:
Since then, the defection of several of its stars has caused debate in Cuba to allow athletes to play abroad. Cuba's version of the New York Yankees, the powerhouse Industriales, won the country's 2010 baseball championship with lights-out pitching by ...


The National

Exploring the Links Between Poverty and Threats to Biodiversity

Exploring the Links Between Poverty and Threats to Biodiversity: Newswise — ITHACA, NY — In rural areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America, poor farmers supplement their livelihoods by hunting and cutting wood, but such practices can seriously threaten biodiversity in the developing world. Now, two Cornell ...


From poverty to pro for powerful Palhares

From poverty to pro for powerful Palhares:
In Brazil, it's not appropriate to refer to somebody as poor. Instead, they come from "humble backgrounds." You could go through the entire UFC roster, but you probably won't find anybody as humble as Palhares. Not so long ago, ...


ESPN

Jury trial for triple murder suspect Jorge Orozco set to begin in February

Jury trial for triple murder suspect Jorge Orozco set to begin in February: Orozco remained in a Mexican jail until March, when he was brought back to Idaho. He has been held in the Elmore County Jail since then. The FBI is still trying to find Orozco's brother, Simon Orozco, who they say helped sneak him out of the country ...


Namibia returning vaccines to Cuba

Namibia returning vaccines to Cuba:
In 2010, the Namibian government decided to buy a specific percentage of medical products from Cuba, to diversify its supplier base. Namibia had previously bought a pentavalent vaccine from the South African subsidiary of Glaxo Smith Kline, ...


Cuba Standard.com

Libya: Col Gaddafi could flee to Venezuela or Cuba

Libya: Col Gaddafi could flee to Venezuela or Cuba

Among the countries that are said to have expressed a willingness to receive Gaddafi are Venezuela, Cuba and Russia, another government source claimed. "Pretoria is playing a very delicate and useful role to ensure he leaves the country through a safe ...

Venezuela's Chavez condemns US & European involvement in Libya

Venezuela's Chavez condemns US & European involvement in Libya: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, in a statement on Sunday evening, repeated his condemnation of NATO forces aiding Libyan opposition forces who have moved forward on the Libyan capital. "The democratic governments of Europe, well not all of them, ...


'41 Children Go Missing Each Day in Mexico': NGO

'41 Children Go Missing Each Day in Mexico': NGO: Under Mexican law, minors cannot serve prison sentences longer than three years, which may explain why some gangs have turned to recruiting teen hitmen, including 14-year-old Edgar Jimenez, alias "El Ponchis," a US citizen charged with kidnapping and ...


The Creole Choir of Cuba Announces A Capella Album and US Tour

The Creole Choir of Cuba Announces A Capella Album and US Tour: The Choir – six women and four men, aged 27 to 61 – hail from Camagüey, Cuba's third largest city. All have studied music to university level in Camagüey and all are members of the Provincial Choir, directed by their leader Emilia Chavez. ...


Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty

Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty: It is impossible to understand what happened and what still remains without considering race, gender and poverty. The following offer some hints of what remains. $62 million: The amount of money that the State of Louisiana and the US Department of ...


Our View: Louisiana's unrelenting poverty stunts children and ...

Our View: Louisiana's unrelenting poverty stunts children and ...

The news about the overall well-being of Louisiana's children is rarely good, a tough reality that has been reconfirmed by the latest Kids Count survey by ...

Rick Perry's Scientific Campaign Method

Rick Perry's Scientific Campaign Method:
But given the interest in Rick Perry, the Texas governor and new Republican presidential candidate, the portion of “The Victory Lab” about Mr. Perry will be published on Tuesday as an electronic book, “Rick Perry and His Eggheads: Inside the Brainiest ...


New York Times (blog)

Bolivia's president accuses US of sparking protest

Bolivia's president accuses US of sparking protest

More than a thousand indigenous Bolivians have been marching against a highway being built across their land. Evo Morales says the US is behind the opposition. An ensemble of musicians from the Moxos indigenous group take part in a march in San Ignacio ...

California Indigenous America Asks Questions About U.S.Green ...

California Indigenous America Asks Questions About U.S.Green ...

Video documentary on indigenous people in California and their opposition to large solar development on sacred lands in California.

ZenCrusader: The indigenous peoples of Central America live in ...

ZenCrusader: The indigenous peoples of Central America live in ...: “The indigenous peoples of Central America live in peace and close to nature. Are you unaware of the savagery and near genocide they suffered under ...


Amigo: A Tale from America's Forgotten War

Amigo: A Tale from America's Forgotten War

And, like today's Internet, this novel communications system was hacked (literally) by Indigenous resisters who climbed the wooden poles on a weekly basis and easily snipped the wire lines. Sayles, of course, is a master screenwriter. ...

Indigenous Rights And A New Wave of Social Change

Indigenous Rights And A New Wave of Social Change: Blackfire's cause - Native American and indigenous rights- indisputably deserves the attention. Despite a flurry of protests in the 1960s and 1970s, and a slew of policy changes from Congress, today's state and national legislation often still ...


NEC expects Latin America sales to reach $5bn

NEC expects Latin America sales to reach $5bn: By Samantha Pearson in São Paulo NEC expects to increase sales in Latin America tenfold to $5bn by 2017, boosted by demand from Brazil's gadget-obsessed consumers and infrastructure needs as the country prepares to host the World Cup and the Olympics. ...


'Native American rights widely abused'

'Native American rights widely abused':
“The states have acknowledged the preexistence of indigenous people in the American territory, but still their rights continue to be undermined.” Executive Director of the Amnesty International's office in Argentina Gabriela Boada told a Press TV ...


Press TV