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viernes, 26 de agosto de 2011

Kids count now and later

Kids count now and later: Florida ranked No. 32 among the states for having the most children living in poverty - 21 percent. Thirty-two percent of its children were living in families in which no parent held a full-time job. In Duval County, 22.6 percent of children were ...


NBA players with Windy City roots look to stop the violence

NBA players with Windy City roots look to stop the violence: "I think it's safe to say that all of us who have grown in poverty and have come from poverty-stricken environments - especially urban poverty - sometimes you're more lucky than good," Thomas said. "You can very easily be an innocent victim. ...


Mayor admits he stole money from his poor Mo. town

Mayor admits he stole money from his poor Mo. town: Today, about 95 percent of residents are black, but about four-fifths of the population is living below the poverty line, making it one of the poorest communities in the St. Louis area. The town's decline was hastened in the 1980s, when the city of St. ...


Florida children hit by foreclosures

Florida children hit by foreclosures: Between 2000 and 2009, the percentage of children living in poverty in Florida rose by 11 percent. Weitzel pointed to measurable improvements in some well-being indicators for Florida children, such as the teenage birth rate, which went down 16 percent ...


County health clinics serving the poor face cuts

County health clinics serving the poor face cuts:
Health and poverty advocates say the reductions are tough to take, especially with the struggling state economy. "This just kicks Floridians when they're down," said Susannah Randolph of Florida Watch Action, a progressive advocacy group. ...


Orlando Sentinel

Organizer Ready for His Third Annual Latino Gay Pride

Organizer Ready for His Third Annual Latino Gay Pride: Cumbia is a popular style of music and dance in Latin America. Alongside the musical performances will be activities such as a mechanical bull, a rock-climbing wall, a bounce house for children, a DJ and food. People can bring blankets and chairs if ...


Crescent Heights Methodist Church Was 'Too Gay,' Says Controversial Pastor

Crescent Heights Methodist Church Was 'Too Gay,' Says Controversial Pastor: He says there has been exponential growth of Methodism in areas like West Africa, Asia and Latin America. That growth outside the US has contributed to a dramatic shift in the balance of power in the 10-million member worldwide denomination that ...


Argentina's Shopping Center Sales Up 30.1% On Year In July

Argentina's Shopping Center Sales Up 30.1% On Year In July: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Shopping center sales rose 30.1% on the year to 1.4 billion pesos ($335 million) in July, the national statistics agency, Indec, reported Friday. Seasonally adjusted shopping center sales rose 3.3% from the previous month, ...


Amnesty International praises Peruvian law on consultation

Amnesty International praises Peruvian law on consultation: The UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of indigenous peoples, James Anaya, said the approval of the law “represents an important step forward for indigenous peoples' rights in the country and elsewhere in the Latin American region".


Cuba Celebrates End of Summer with Nationwide Book Festival

Cuba Celebrates End of Summer with Nationwide Book Festival: HAVANA , Cuba, Aug 26 (acn) Cuba will celebrate the end of summer with a nationwide Book Festival and entertainment activities, on Saturday, August 27. According to website Cubasi, activities in the Cuban capital will take place in the Fe del Valle and ...


Venezuelan activists push for prisoners' release

Venezuelan activists push for prisoners' release: Venezuelan human rights groups are hoping to enlist opposition politicians in their effort to spring dozens of people they consider political prisoners. President Hugo Chávez has denied that the government is jailing opponents. BY JIM WYSS MARACAIBO, ...


Feds crack down on Caribbean traffickers

Feds crack down on Caribbean traffickers: Thirteen people from Colombia, Venezuela, British Virgin Islands and the United States were indicted and nine were arrested in Tortola, British Virgin Islands this week. According to an indictment from the United States Attorney's Office for the ...


Prison Planet.com » Mexican terrorists target nanotech researchers ...

Prison Planet.com » Mexican terrorists target nanotech researchers ...: A Mexican terrorist group is targeting nanotechnology researchers around the world. The group, which is influenced by the Unabomber, has sent package ...


Chile leader wants talks; 1 dead, 1400 arrests

Chile leader wants talks; 1 dead, 1400 arrests:
By FEDERICO QUILODRAN AP SANTIAGO, Chile — After three months of mass protests that provoked a sharp drop in his popularity, Chilean President Sebastian Pinera agreed Friday to negotiate with students and teachers demanding more state funding for ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Argentina Government Sees 5% Economic Growth In 2012 - Deputy Minister

Argentina Government Sees 5% Economic Growth In 2012 - Deputy Minister: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--The administration of President Cristina Kirchner expects economic growth to slow to about 5% next year, a top government official said. "We expect a growth rate, depending on the international scenario, of around 5%," Deputy ...


Interpreting the Latin American Soul

Interpreting the Latin American Soul: Paz wanted to reveal society to itself through acts of philosophical introspection; to summon the ghosts of the indigenous past; and to unlock the secrets of history through a scrutiny of the poetry avant-garde. The intensity of these ambitions makes ...


MPs' call to stop execution

MPs' call to stop execution: The All-party parliamentary group on the death penalty chairwoman Baroness Stern has written to Governor Rick Scott urging him to stop the execution of 63-year-old Manuel Valle. The MPs joined faith leaders and the European Union's ambassador to the US ...


Windfall tax to fund development

Windfall tax to fund development: by Tom Mellen Peru's new government is imposing a windfall tax on trans-national mining firms' operating profits to raise £670 million per year for social programmes. Prime Minister Salomon Lerner told MPs on Thursday that the new tax, ...


Mother-of-12 sensationally released from jail for murder of husband after ...

Mother-of-12 sensationally released from jail for murder of husband after ...

Severina Maria da Silva was abused by her father Severino Pedro de Andrade since the age of nine during a 28-year ordeal in the poverty stricken Brazilian region of Pernambuco. The 44-year-old woman was jailed for a year after two men stabbed ...

1 dead, nearly 1400 arrested in Chilean strike

1 dead, nearly 1400 arrested in Chilean strike:
By FEDERICO QUILODRAN AP SANTIAGO, Chile — A Chilean teenager is dead as the country picks up the pieces from a nationwide two-day strike featuring peaceful marches that were marred by violence as a minority of hooded youths directly confronted police ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Recession leads to jump in child poverty rates - CNN.com

Recession leads to jump in child poverty rates - CNN.com: The child poverty rate increased 18% between 2000-2009, a new report says; An associate policy director at a charity calls to keep programs that help the poor ...


Venezuelan economy grows 2.5 percent, but loses momentum

Venezuelan economy grows 2.5 percent, but loses momentum: Data released by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) show that the economy keeps rolling, but growth is losing momentum at a fast pace, as the country has not still recovered completely from the recession of the past two years. ...


Venezuela named as cheapest place to fill up - Autoblog UK

Venezuela named as cheapest place to fill up - Autoblog UK: Venezuela has been named as the cheapest place in the world to refuel your car, with petrol costing a miniscule 2p a litre in the South American.


AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list still growing steadily

AIDS Drug Assistance Program waiting list still growing steadily:
18, 3861 people were on the Florida's waiting list. The Aug. 11 ADAP Watch report (.pdf) indicated 3792 people were on the state's waiting list, while the Aug. 4 reported 3751 people on the Drug Assistance Program waiting list. ...



Florida Independent

Chilean police accused of killing teen

Chilean police accused of killing teen

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Chilean authorities allegedly shot and killed a 14-year-old protester during a violent strike in Santiago to demand free education, witnesses said. Manuel Gutierrez was apparently shot in the chest near a security ...