WebDesktop - Smartphones - Tablets   | Las Américas | Keeping up-to-date on social exclusion worldwide | REVISTAS DE PRENSA : Poverty | Afro-Americans | Latinoamérica | Inequality | Education | LGBT | NON-PROFIT initiative : Nuestra misión es proporcionar la mejor información sobre la exclusión social en todo el mundo || Raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion

Buscar este blog



Tags about global social exclusion | Las américas

miércoles, 24 de agosto de 2011

An economic struggle

An economic struggle:
Latinos are one of these groups. In a number of regions across the country, unemployment, as described by former Labor Secretary Austin Goolsby, reached “Great Depression levels.” In Providence, Rhode Island, Latino unemployment hit an astounding 21.4 ...


La Voz Nueva

Top honeymoon destinations for every month

Top honeymoon destinations for every month: Why: If you don't mind the heat, visiting the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires, in the middle of their summer offers honeymooners incredible deals, letting you afford five-star service on a three-star budget. Where to stay: Just blocks away from the ...


'Sustainable Development Must Start with People'

'Sustainable Development Must Start with People': By Thalif Deen STOCKHOLM, Aug 24, 2011 (IPS) - When world leaders meet in Brazil next June for a UN Conference on Sustainable Development, the third since the landmark 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the question lingering in the minds of many is: ...


The internationalisation of higher education in Brazil

The internationalisation of higher education in Brazil: Brazil invested in Ethanol energy programmes and also became self-sufficient in oil production. With exports figures overcoming imports, more than 40 million Brazilians left poverty, composing a country where more than 70% of the population is in the ...


Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8 billion

Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8 billion: The man's attorney said it is the largest US civil judgment ever against Cuba, though it's unlikely they will collect much of it. Cuba's government has flatly refused to pay similar damage awards in the past, leaving lawyers scrambling to find assets ...


'Sustainable Development Must Start with People'

'Sustainable Development Must Start with People': ... 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the question lingering in the minds of many is: what really is "sustainable development" in the context of a fast-changing world of growing poverty, hunger, pollution, political repression and social unrest? ...


California School Superintendent Takes $800000 Pay Cut Over Next Three Years

California School Superintendent Takes $800000 Pay Cut Over Next Three Years:
There are 195000 students in Fresno County and 356 schools. "Fresno…has been labeled the Appalachia of the West. We're like a bar bell, we have extreme wealth and extreme poverty…there's no shortage of need locally," he said.


ABC News

Cuba attacks $1.5tn world arms spending

Cuba attacks $1.5tn world arms spending: by Our Foreign Desk Cuba assumed the presidency of the Geneva-based Conference on Disarmament on Tuesday, insisting that the $1.5 trillion (£910 billion) currently squandered on military expenditures and war each year should instead be used to promote ...


Chilean protester threatened via Twitter

Chilean protester threatened via Twitter

Clashes between Chilean Police and demonstrators marching for education reform on August 24, 2011. (UPI/Edgar Cross-Buchanan) SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- The Chilean Supreme Court ordered the protection of a student protester who received death ...

What is Judaism's take on capital punishment?

What is Judaism's take on capital punishment?: Since 1959, the Reform movement's Central Conference of American Rabbis (CCAR) and the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) have opposed the death penalty. The URJ notes that "We believe that there is no crime for which the taking of human life by society is ...


Myths and Realities of US-Mexico Border Spillover Effects

Myths and Realities of US-Mexico Border Spillover Effects: The US debates over Mexico's drug war increasingly focus on spillover violence. Border state governors Rick Perry and Jan Brewer insist that Mexican cartels are hitting their states hard, portraying the border as a lawless “war zone” in which the drug ...


Times: Pinellas tea party up in arms over spending

Times: Pinellas tea party up in arms over spending: The poll adds that “while 68% of Republicans and 60% of adults not affiliated with either major political party think government programs increase the level of poverty in America, just 20% of Democrats agree.” # It also points out that “Florida and ...


Killer faces death after Ohio execution delay

Killer faces death after Ohio execution delay: Billy Slagle received the death sentence for stabbing Mari Anne Pope 17 times in her Cleveland home after a 1986 break-in. Earlier this summer, a judge's criticism of Ohio's death penalty policies delayed executions scheduled for July and August, ...


President Chavez signs decree nationalizing Venezuelan gold mining sector

President Chavez signs decree nationalizing Venezuelan gold mining sector: A newly signed presidential decree not only nationalizes Venezuelan gold mining, but also establishes a royalty system. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Tuesday signed a decree to nationalize the exploitation of gold and relative activities. ...


Union leaders join Chile student strikes

Union leaders join Chile student strikes: Mr Piñera was elected last year on a ticket of change and made big promises: growth of 6 per cent a year, 1m new jobs, a pledge to make Chile a “developed” country and a commitment to eradicate extreme poverty. Growth of 6.8 per cent in the second ...


Protests and strikes shut down Chile for two days

Protests and strikes shut down Chile for two days: Chilean capital Santiago was witnessing another tumultuous day as protests started to sweep the nation's capital and unions called for a two day nation wide shutdown to protest the nation's educational system. The Unitary Central for Workers (CUT) has ...


Black lawmakers target high urban unemployment

Black lawmakers target high urban unemployment: While black lawmakers have been reluctant to criticize President Barack Obama, the country's first black president, some are beginning to voice misgivings about the administration's focus on deficit reduction at a time of high joblessness and poverty ...


'US teen faces death penalty on murder'

'US teen faces death penalty on murder':
A white US teenager, charged with the murder of a middle-aged African American man in a hit-and-run case in Mississippi, could face the death penalty, an attorney says. The 19-year-old Deryl Dedmon was initially charged with murder of 49-year-old James ...


Press TV

Russia is prepared to keep Venezuela's reserves

Russia is prepared to keep Venezuela's reserves: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who is touring Latin American countries discussed issues of economic cooperation in Venezuela. Following the talks Lavrov declared that Moscow is ready to consider the proposal of Caracas about keeping its gold ...


Tony Perkins: Evangelicals could support any of the GOP frontrunners

Tony Perkins: Evangelicals could support any of the GOP frontrunners

Perkins, an influential leader of social conservatives, suggested that Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R), and Reps. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) and Ron Paul (R-Texas) would each be acceptable to evangelicals. ...

Gila County suffers high child poverty rate, low insurance

Gila County suffers high child poverty rate, low insurance: Only a handful of states had higher child poverty rates, with Louisiana and Arkansas tied for last at 25 percent — if you don't count Puerto Rico's 56 percent. New Hampshire had the lowest rate of child poverty at 9 percent. “For the sake of our ...


Report: US Child Poverty Rate Rose Up 18%

Report: US Child Poverty Rate Rose Up 18%: The "KIDS COUNT" report says Alabama, Louisiana and Mississippi rank lowest on well-being measures that include child poverty rate and percentage of kids living in single-parent families. States that rank highest for child well-being are New Hampshire, ...


Republican rising star Rubio spreads blame for crisis

Republican rising star Rubio spreads blame for crisis:
Poverty, according to Rubio, "does not create social problems. Our social problems creates our poverty." "Increasing taxes kills jobs! Show me a tax increase that creates jobs outside the government." Rubio downplayed the chatter of him being ...


Business Recorder

Guest columnist: Feeding hungry kids on weekends (Aug. 24)

Guest columnist: Feeding hungry kids on weekends (Aug. 24)

The number of children participating in the free and reduced-price meal programs in public schools is the key indicator of hunger risk and poverty in a geographic area. In Brevard County, which is not considered a poor county, the number of students ...

Florida Family of Five Found Living in 'Filthy' Car Outside Walmart

Florida Family of Five Found Living in 'Filthy' Car Outside Walmart:
"We hate to break families up, but there is a difference between living in poverty and squalor and filth," Hoeppner said. "And if you look at the pictures, that is obviously the case." Hamilton, who along with Harris, denied ABCNews.com's request for a ...


ABC News