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domingo, 28 de agosto de 2011

Michael Goforth: Florida kids should count for a lot more than they do now

Michael Goforth: Florida kids should count for a lot more than they do now: Between 2000 and 2009, the number of Florida children living in poverty increased by 11 percent, with more than 850000 living in poverty as of 2009. The dismal figures related to the economy and its impact on children come as little surprise to ...


Close calls as New York floods rush in

Close calls as New York floods rush in

Jose Pabon, who is originally from Puerto Rico, was not excited as he came downstairs from his Coney Island home and saw a still-flooded side street. "Back in Puerto Rico, the whole city could be closed down for days," he said. ...

Latin America's first Baha'i temple is in Panama

Latin America's first Baha'i temple is in Panama: He was also the leader of a faith that propounds that the central teachings of all religions are the same. Because of him, Panama became the first site for a Baha'i temple in Latin America. The contribution that follows was submitted by a Newsroom ...


The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor of the US

The Man Who Declared Himself Emperor of the US: He decreed that anyone found guilty of using the word “Frisco” must pay a penalty of twenty-five dollars. Even today many citizens of San Francisco warn visitors never to call the great city “Frisco." Perhaps Emperor Norton's most famous decree ordered ...


Venezuela Reduced Poverty by 50%, Affirms Eclac

Venezuela Reduced Poverty by 50%, Affirms Eclac: Nevertheless, poverty dropped on average overall between 25 and 30 percent. The Venezuelan case has to be deeply analyzed because the South American nation reduced poverty by more than 50 percent through 2009”, explained President Chavez. ...


India attempting to deepen trade ties with Latin America

India attempting to deepen trade ties with Latin America: ... India has to generate the jobs it needs to overcome poverty and deprivation suggests that LAC's (Latin American and Caribbean) manufacturers should assume a scenario in which India eventually joins China as a major exporter of manufactured goods.”


Chavez set to begin new round of cancer treatment

Chavez set to begin new round of cancer treatment: By JORGE RUEDA - CARACAS, Venezuela -- President Hugo Chavez thanked Venezuelans on Sunday for praying for his health as he undergoes a third round of chemotherapy at a military hospital in Caracas, this time getting the cancer ...


Chile president vows action on youth's killing

Chile president vows action on youth's killing

SANTIAGOChilean President Sebastian Pinera pledged Sunday to get to the bottom of the killing of a teen during a mass protest as student leaders agreed to meet with the president on their grievances. Manuel Gutierrez was shot to death Thursday ...

18 million Colombians living in poverty - YouTube

18 million Colombians living in poverty - YouTube:
The Colombian government announced a decline in poverty in 2010, the figure fell from 45% in 2009 to 40% last year, currently there are 18 ...

Venezuela: Troubles to access Blogger.com

Venezuela: Troubles to access Blogger.com: During all the month of August, Venezuelan bloggers have been complaining about difficulties to access Blogger.com services. A thread was opened [es] in Google support forums, according to which, traceroutes made by users are giving different kind of ...


Bachmann Invokes Passion for Conservative Cause

Bachmann Invokes Passion for Conservative Cause: She spoke of how her parents' divorce when she was young propelled her family into poverty. “As you can imagine, our life completely changed,” Bachmann recalled. “We had a four-bedroom home in the suburbs that had to be sold. We couldn't afford it. ...


Crime of crimes produced a hero

Crime of crimes produced a hero: For the past three years I have been able to be in Buenos Aires on Aug, 23 to attend the ceremony held annually on Ave. Libertador, near Plaza Francia, to honour Col. Argentino del Valle Larrabure. On that day in 1975 one of the worst atrocities in ...


Murder victim's mother slams Irish presidential candidate

Murder victim's mother slams Irish presidential candidate

A murder victim's mother has criticized Irish presidential candidate Gay Mitchell's policy of asking for leniency for death row inmates. The Fine Gael nominee has a long history of opposition to the death penalty, but some requests he has made have not ...

Many death sentences in US military overturned

Many death sentences in US military overturned: Of the 16 men sentenced to death since the military overhauled its system in 1984, 10 have been taken off death row. The military's appeals courts have overturned most of the sentences, not because of a change in heart about the death penalty or ...


Just how fair does justice have to be?

Just how fair does justice have to be?

In the case, a prosecutor had withheld from the defense evidence that might have helped John Brady, the defendant convicted in a murder trial, avoid the death penalty. The high court ruled 7-2 that suppression by the prosecution of evidence favorable ...

In Brazil, Italian fugitive killer says no regrets

In Brazil, Italian fugitive killer says no regrets: When the deaths took place, I was no longer part of the organization," Battisti told the Brazilian weekly magazine Epoca. Battisti was convicted in Italy of murdering a prison guard and a police investigator, as well as being an accomplice in the ...


Chilean 'model' is shaken, but very much alive

Chilean 'model' is shaken, but very much alive: Since 1990, Chile has reduced poverty from 45 percent to 15 percent of the population, by most standards more than any country in the region. • Chile is planning to become the first Latin American country to join the world's most advanced economies ...


Florida welfare drug tests largely are clean

Florida welfare drug tests largely are clean

The early figures are not surprising to those who work with people in poverty or battling addictions. It's a myth people with substance use disorders are primarily poor, said Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services. ...

Student protests may lead to a better Chile

Student protests may lead to a better Chile: By Andres Oppenheimer - SANTIAGO, Chile — The student protests that paralyzed Chile this week have been widely depicted as a symptom of the failure of this country's free-market-oriented ...


Governments Must Include Water Access in Poverty Alleviation Strategies by 2030

Governments Must Include Water Access in Poverty Alleviation Strategies by 2030: It outlined the need for local, national and international policy-makers attending the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro (Rio+20 Summit) to commit to provide safe drinking water, adequate sanitation and modern energy ...


Study: Racial disparities taint military's use of death penalty

Study: Racial disparities taint military's use of death penalty: WASHINGTON — Ten of the 16 men whom the military has sentenced to death in the last 27 years share another common characteristic: They're all minorities. The racial imbalance in the military's death penalty isn't new. As far back as the early 1970s, ...


More Than 2% of Cuba Could Be Underwater by 2050

More Than 2% of Cuba Could Be Underwater by 2050:
HAVANA – More than 2 percent of Cuba could be submerged by the year 2050 as a consequence of climate change, according to a study released Saturday by the official daily Granma. Research into the dangers and vulnerability of the island's coastline, ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Argentine FM to visit China to boost trade ties

Argentine FM to visit China to boost trade ties: BUENOS AIRES, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- Argentine Foreign Minister Hector Timerman will visit China from Sep. 5 to Sep. 9, leading a multisectoral delegation to deepen bilateral trade, sources with the Foreign Ministry told Xinhua. ...


4th Las Vegas man gets prison in Mexico gun trafficking case ...

4th Las Vegas man gets prison in Mexico gun trafficking case ...: 4th Las Vegas man gets prison in Mexico gun trafficking case. By Steve Kanigher . Fri, Aug 26, 2011 (3:25 p.m.). A federal judge today sentenced the last of four ...


Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of ...

Symposium on Teaching and Learning Indigenous Languages of ...: The symposium will focus on research and pedagogy related to the diverse languages and cultures of indigenous populations in Latin America and the ...