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jueves, 25 de agosto de 2011

California education bill gets an A

California education bill gets an A:
Drop out rates track the same underlying challenge that low test scores track; POVERTY. How many ways do we have to measure it! The reasons that children grow up poor are many, the number that grow up poor but with the confidence, personal pride, ...


Los Angeles Times

Ex-police officer sentenced in AK stolen ID case

Ex-police officer sentenced in AK stolen ID case: ... identity for more than two decades has been sentenced to three months in prison and fined $10000. Mexican national Rafael Mora-Lopez was sentenced Thursday under a plea deal in which federal prosecutors requested a year in prison and a $250000 fine.


A sobering look at welfare reform

A sobering look at welfare reform: Florida is one of 15 states in which the maximum TANF benefit for families amounts to less than one fifth of the federal poverty level, which is currently $22350 in gross yearly income for a family of four. #


Chile to probe torture, death of Bachelet's father

Chile to probe torture, death of Bachelet's father

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A Chilean judge has agreed to investigate the death of a general who was tortured and imprisoned for supporting President Salvador Allende before the 1973 military coup. Alberto Bachelet, whose daughter, Michelle, later became ...

An American Drug Lord in Acapulco

An American Drug Lord in Acapulco:
The glamour started to fade in the 1980s, but the city remained a popular vacation destination until a few years ago, when the Mexican cartels transformed Acapulco from a seaside paradise into one of the most violent flash points of the drug war. ...


RollingStone.com

Mexico's Drug War Refugees Rarely Secure Asylum In United States

Mexico's Drug War Refugees Rarely Secure Asylum In United States:
Her story is one among the 230000 people who have been displaced from Mexico because of drug war violence, about half of whom are seeking refuge in the United States, according to the Internal Displacement Monitoring Center. ...


Latin America News Dispatch

New exclusive bar brings Cuba to the US

New exclusive bar brings Cuba to the US: WASHINGTON -- Few things excite Americans as much as doing something they're not supposed to -- like traveling to Cuba, for example. Those brave enough to tempt the US government's wrath typically enter by way of Canada or Mexico if they're not ...


Mega Cities Could Trigger Water Shortages And Social Unrest

Mega Cities Could Trigger Water Shortages And Social Unrest: ... urban growth is "inextricably linked" with slum expansion and poverty. ... And in Cochabamba and La Paz, Bolivia, when people were not satisfied with ...

A Map Of The Biggest Global Risks From The Past Two Weeks

A Map Of The Biggest Global Risks From The Past Two Weeks: In Venezuela President Hugo Chavez is nationalizing gold and repatriating international reserves. In India, the arrest of anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare is pressuring prime minister Manmohan Singh's government. And the energy industry is getting ...


Protest in Cuba: A profile of courage and of cowardice | Babalú Blog

Protest in Cuba: A profile of courage and of cowardice | Babalú Blog: In the following video you can see the four brave Cuban women who took to the steps of the Capitol in Havana earlier this week to protest the repression carried.


Youngstown News, Let Mexico fight drug war

Youngstown News, Let Mexico fight drug war: 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. ...


Chile endures violent night amid nationwide strike

Chile endures violent night amid nationwide strike:
By FEDERICO QUILODRAN AP SANTIAGO, Chile — Tens of thousands of Chileans marched peacefully Thursday, demanding profound changes in the country's heavily centralized and privatized form of government, after scattered violence throughout the night ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Ohio Supreme Court sets 2 execution dates for 2013

Ohio Supreme Court sets 2 execution dates for 2013: Propofol is one of the drugs implicated in the 2009 death of singer Michael Jackson. The drug was mentioned as a possible death penalty drug in documents and testimony in the Kentucky court case that led to the US Supreme Court's 2008 ruling upholding ...


Rate of unintended pregnancies among poor women increases

Rate of unintended pregnancies among poor women increases: By Ashley Lopez | 08.25.11 | 11:34 am A new study from the Guttmacher Institute reports that as the rate of unintended pregnancies continues to decrease among wealthy or educated women, the rate among women who fall below the federal poverty line has ...


How rising food prices can ease poverty

How rising food prices can ease poverty

Sir Mirrlees cautioned against applying China's experience to other regions. Conditions are different in Africa and Latin America. But he was unequivocal on how you should evaluate those headlines that equate higher food prices with increased poverty. ...

Mexico's economy

Mexico's economy: Because of this, and rising food prices, more Mexicans have slipped into poverty: last year 46.2% of them were below the official poverty line (earning less than 2114 pesos, or $167, per month), up from 44.5% in 2008. Just as recession came from the ...


Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8bn for father's forced suicide after Castro ...

Miami judge awards Cuban exile $2.8bn for father's forced suicide after Castro ...

He studied medicine but during a trip through Latin America when he was 23 he became politicised by the poverty he witnessed. Guevara became involved in Guatemalan social reforms until the American CIA overthrew the President Jacobo Arbenz. ...

Chavez condemns attack on Venezuelan embassy in Libya

Chavez condemns attack on Venezuelan embassy in Libya: CARACAS - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez denounced the latest attack against his country's embassy in Libya Wednesday,condemning the "regrettable" incident. The attack occurred when opposition groups launched an assault on the forces of Libyan leader ...


Protesters attack police, buses, train during 48-hour nationwide strike in Chile

Protesters attack police, buses, train during 48-hour nationwide strike in Chile

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's capital has been wracked by looting, attacks on police and the burning of cars and barricades as union members, students and government workers wage a nationwide strike for changes in government policies. ...

What Is an Indigenous Language?

What Is an Indigenous Language?: One example of indigenous languages that have become minority languages or, in some cases, died out entirely can be found in America. The country used to ...


Presidents On Black Unemployment: Reagan, Carter, Obama

Presidents On Black Unemployment: Reagan, Carter, Obama: And unfortunately, the African-American community and Latino community are probably overrepresented in those ranks. When we put in place additional dollars for community health centers to ensure that people are still getting the help that they need, ...


Families of Color Will Pay the Price of an AT&T-T-Mobile Merger

Families of Color Will Pay the Price of an AT&T-T-Mobile Merger: If the merger is approved, thousands of people of color would likely lose their jobs at a time when the unemployment rates for African Americans (15.9 percent) and Latinos (11.3 percent) are much higher than the national average (9.1 percent). ...


Boston is number one for young Latinos

Boston is number one for young Latinos: Though only 17.5 percent of Beantown's population is Latino, its overall diversity works in its favor, as does its low unemployment rate of 6.6 percent. New York City was the only other Northeast location on the list, which was dominated by Texas. ...


Religious beliefs targeted in American politics

Religious beliefs targeted in American politics: The evidence that Bachmann may counte-nance the death penalty for adulterers? Support for low marginal tax rates. Bachmann is prone to Tea Party overstatement and religious right cliches. She opened herself to criticism by recommending a book that ...


JPMorgan to Pay $88.3 Million for Sanctions Violations

JPMorgan to Pay $88.3 Million for Sanctions Violations: By KEVIN ROOSE JPMorgan Chase has agreed to pay $88.3 million as part of a settlement with the Treasury Department over a series of transactions involving Cuba, Iran and Sudan, the agency said on Thursday. In a news release, the Treasury Department's ...