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lunes, 29 de agosto de 2011

Venezuelans slowly coming into their own

Venezuelans slowly coming into their own

For a nation obsessed with beauty - you could say, they the Brazil of beauty pageants - it's a big surprise that Venezuela has had little time for the beautiful game. Known to the world mostly for its assembly line of breathtaking beauty queens who ...

Judge revokes decision on closure of Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder

Judge revokes decision on closure of Venezuelan newspaper 6to Poder: A wise man changes his mind, a fool never," he said Caracas Ninth Trial Control Court, presided over by Judge Denisse Bocanegra, resolved to reverse a decision to ban the publication and distribution of Venezuelan weekly newspaper 6to Poder , attorney ...


6500 Colombian girls under 14 get pregnant annually

6500 Colombian girls under 14 get pregnant annually: Santos' government recently called teen pregnancy a serious social issue that further entrenches poverty. President Juan Manuel Santos stated in July that "in the majority of cases, [teen pregnancy] forces young people to stop their studies, ...


Peru in talks over two mining royalty rates-sources

Peru in talks over two mining royalty rates-sources: Securing new funds from lucrative mining firms to fund anti-poverty initiatives was a key campaign promise from leftist President Ollanta Humala. [ID:nN1E77O0WQ] Financial analysts praised Thursday's announcement for being a reasonable sum and noted ...


Puerto Rico senator resigns after linked to nude photos

Puerto Rico senator resigns after linked to nude photos: San Juan – The leader of the governing PNP in the Puerto Rican Senate, Roberto Arango, resigned amid a scandal over nude photos that appeared on an iPhone social-networking application for gay and bisexual men. The news was made public by Senate ...


Venezuelan court lifts order against newspaper, allowing it to resume publishing

Venezuelan court lifts order against newspaper, allowing it to resume publishing

By AP, CARACAS, Venezuela — A Venezuelan court on Monday lifted an order that had barred a weekly newspaper from being published, a lawyer for the paper said. A judge had ordered the newspaper 6to Poder to temporarily stop publishing after it ran a ...

Police brutality should be front-page news in Argentina

Police brutality should be front-page news in Argentina:
A recent study at Tennessee's Vanderbilt University identified Argentina as having one of the worst records of police violence in Latin America, with 8.7% of the population subjected to some form of violence and abuse by the Argentinian police forces ...


The Guardian

Gangs forge new business model in, out of prison

Gangs forge new business model in, out of prison: "On the street I'm Syndicate Four, but in the jail I'm a Four Corner Hustler," he said. The faction obtains heroin from Hispanic gang members connected to Mexican cartels, he said. To make sure its customers aren't actually cops, the faction conducts ...


World's Most Powerful Women In Politics

World's Most Powerful Women In Politics

... making Rousseff the first female head of government in Brazil. The economist and former Marxist guerrilla served previously as the country's Minister of Energy and Chief of Staff, during which a reported 24 million escaped absolute poverty. ...

Controversial victims on Chile's official list

Controversial victims on Chile's official list

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Some Chileans are upset that two people who collaborated with Gen. Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship and an alleged leftist assassin can now get $256 a month in compensation as victims of torture. Lorena Pizarro, president of a ...

Searching for Candela: Police goes door-by-door

Searching for Candela: Police goes door-by-door: In another day of the massive search of 11-year-older Candela Rodríguez, who's been missing since a week ago, Buenos Aires province police authorities have decided to go door by door in order to cover all victim family's neighbouring residences in ...


Kiss of Death: A Parasite Threatens Latin American Immigrants

Kiss of Death: A Parasite Threatens Latin American Immigrants: In landlocked Bolivia, where 60 percent of people live under the poverty line, 1 million people—or almost 10 percent of the population—has Chagas. ...

Indigenous activists gain momentum in Bolivia

Indigenous activists gain momentum in Bolivia:
Miners, teachers, university students, and even another major indigenous sector, known as the Ponchos Rojos, who have been loyal to the government until now, will join. Accusations by the president that non-governmental organisations and the US embassy ...


Aljazeera.net

Venezuela's Guayana Holds $250 Billion of Gold, Mundo Report

Venezuela's Guayana Holds $250 Billion of Gold, Mundo Report: By Nathan Crooks - Mon Aug 29 14:20:57 GMT 2011 Venezuela's southern Guayana region, which includes the states of Bolivar, Amazonas and part of Delta Amacuro, has 140 million ounces of gold reserves, newspaper El Mundo reported today. ...


Health and poverty confronted

Health and poverty confronted:
Life expectancy in South Africa is 45 and, according to Rispel, “it doesn't compare well to other countries of similar income, such as Brazil”. Maternal and infant mortality rates are alarmingly high, and the maternal mortality rate increased between ...


Joburg

Brazil may target growth by cutting rates as spending falls

Brazil may target growth by cutting rates as spending falls

Brazil weathered the global recession better than most nations and economic growth combined with the welfare state have pulled tens of millions of families out of poverty. Right now, the main challenge remains diversifying the economy beyond the ...

Cubans may finally get to buy new cars

Cubans may finally get to buy new cars:
By Chris Woodyard, USA TODAY After decades of having to try to keep 1950s American cars running, Cubans may finally get to a chance to buy new cars. Early next year, Cuban authorities plan to loosen restrictions and make it easier for private citizens ...


USA Today

Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing

Grandparents play a bigger role in child-rearing: They were led by states such as Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Arizona and Kentucky, which had influxes of young families or suffered higher rates of poverty. On the other end of the scale, New Jersey, New York, Michigan and Louisiana saw the smallest ...


In NY-9 Special Election, Questions About Outreach To Latino Voters

In NY-9 Special Election, Questions About Outreach To Latino Voters: “Given how poor the GOP brand is on immigration and unemployment issues, not to mention Medicare and Medicaid … if the Democrats launch a robust and surgical GOTV drive amongst Hispanic and Asian Democrats, Weprin should win comfortably,” one analyst ...


Young Men's Initiative: A Win-Win

Young Men's Initiative: A Win-Win: To help more formerly incarcerated individuals find jobs, we must reduce counterproductive barriers to legitimate employment. That's why, in announcing the launch of his comprehensive strategy to promote opportunity for Black and Latino males, ...


Tennessee is second fattest state in annual obesity report

Tennessee is second fattest state in annual obesity report: 1 spot for most obese Latinos, while ranking sixth for obesity among blacks. ... Glover Blackwell said more than 23 million people in low-income ...

Kiss of Death: A Parasite Threatens Latin American Immigrants

Kiss of Death: A Parasite Threatens Latin American Immigrants

"Congestive heart failure is one of the most expensive diagnoses. If you want to save money in the long term, this should be part of preventative care for Latin American immigrants." Chagas is a disease of poverty. The vinchuga, which transmits most ...

Planning begins for 'Day of Caring' for breast cancer

Planning begins for 'Day of Caring' for breast cancer: 15 at Smith & Wollensky, 1 Washington Ave., South Pointe Park, Miami Beach. There is a minimum donation of $50 per person. The egg farm is part of the EWI program, “Breaking the Cycle of Poverty,” comprised of 10 projects in four areas: economic ...


Thriving Microfinance Sector Strengthens Colombia's Economy

Thriving Microfinance Sector Strengthens Colombia's Economy: Nearly 50% of Colombia's 46 million citizens live below the poverty line. Micro-finance organizations such as Colombians Supporting Colombians (CAC) are giving entrepreneurs a leg up by providing micro-loans and other banking services that conventional ...


Farrell Files: Rubio calls greatest generation weak

Farrell Files: Rubio calls greatest generation weak: In 1967, the first full year of Medicare benefits the percentage of Americans aged 65 or older living under the poverty line was 35%. By 1995 that percentage had dropped to only 10%. Rubio's vaunted free market theory of 'business knows best' doesn't ...