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martes, 30 de agosto de 2011

Latino College Enrollment Rises 24%

Latino College Enrollment Rises 24%:
The recession had a great deal to do with the increase in university enrollments because, apparently, the high levels of unemployment, especially among young people, motivate them to continue their studies to improve their long-term job prospects. ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Gov's new neighborhood more like average Floridian

Gov's new neighborhood more like average Floridian: Only a half-percent of residents in the Naples neighborhood had an income in the previous year that was below the poverty line. That was true for about 24 percent of the residents in the Tallahassee neighborhood, about double the statewide rate. ...


Poverty a risk factor for heart disease

Poverty a risk factor for heart disease: Lead author Peter Franks, a professor at the University of California, Davis, says, "Being poor or having less than a high-school education can be regarded as an extra risk when assessing a patient's chances of developing cardiovascular disease. ...


Welfare Nostalgia Won't Help Poor

Welfare Nostalgia Won't Help Poor: But they are wrong to assume that welfare's cash payments are somehow still central to America's efforts to fight poverty, relieve social distress or shorten recessions. Clinton's emphasis on "work first" made the unemployment system, ...


Cuban singer Milanes knocks attacks on 'Ladies'

Cuban singer Milanes knocks attacks on 'Ladies': Milanes, one of the celebrated founders of Cuba's "nueva trova" musical movement, has long maintained he is loyal to the Cuban Revolution. But he has also at times advocated for more freedoms on the island and been critical of the government. ...


Petition launches to free Alan Gross

Petition launches to free Alan Gross: The petition launched Monday appeals to Cuba's leadership to release Gross on humanitarian grounds before the Jewish High Holidays begin with Rosh HaShanah on Sept. 29. Gross, 62, is serving a 15-year prison sentence in Cuba for “crimes against the ...


Chile police sacked over teen death

Chile police sacked over teen death:
... an area east of Santiago, one of hundreds of places around the country where unrest broke out during the 48-hour general strike last week. Before dawn on Monday, demonstrators blocked access to Chile's largest copper mines by setting barricades on ...


Aljazeera.net

Syria prison deaths show sharp rise in 2011: Amnesty

Syria prison deaths show sharp rise in 2011: Amnesty

... the mass violations and take measures to bring those responsible to account. "The reaction of the UN Security Council has so far been inadequate," said the rights group, pointing to China, Russia, Brazil and India's opposition to any stronger response.

Truth Wins Out - Anti-Gay Puerto Rican Senator Also Likes To Play ...

Truth Wins Out - Anti-Gay Puerto Rican Senator Also Likes To Play ...: Senator Robert Arango, who was the Vice Chairman of George W.Bush and Dick Cheney's Puerto Rico re-election committee in 2004, has been supposedly identified by the Puerto Rican TV show Dando Candela for placing naked pictures of ...


Controversial Airport Is Planned for Costa Rica

Controversial Airport Is Planned for Costa Rica:
... Latin American Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. But since last October when Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla designated the project one “of national importance,” promoting its ability to fight poverty and create jobs, ...


New York Times (blog)

The cartels behind Mexico's drug war World CBC News

The cartels behind Mexico's drug war World CBC News: Mexico's network of drug cartels is nebulous and complex, with the various criminal organizations merging, splintering and shifting alliances in their quest ...


Now in Aisle 6: Tips on healthy eating for low-income shoppers

Now in Aisle 6: Tips on healthy eating for low-income shoppers:
... program designed to teach low-income Californians about the importance of proper ... Latinos, who are the fastest-growing ethnic group in California, ...

Scope

Local alumnus works on AIDs crisis

Local alumnus works on AIDs crisis:
These days, his work focuses on mapping out strategy on healthcare, education and social welfare for Latin America and the Caribbean. He oversees a staff of about 100 and a portfolio of more than 75 projects in 25 countries, totaling roughly $10 ...


Shoreview Press

Colombia's poverty politics 'merit cautious welcome': The Guardian

Colombia's poverty politics 'merit cautious welcome': The Guardian

64% of the population fall below the poverty line set by the Colombian government itself. According to The Guardian, the country has fallen behind by its Latin American neighbors. While the Colombian economy has seen rapid growth, its Gini rating ...

Controversial Airport Is Planned for Costa Rica

Controversial Airport Is Planned for Costa Rica:
... Latin American Advocate at the Natural Resources Defense Council. But since last October when Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla designated the project one “of national importance,” promoting its ability to fight poverty and create jobs, ...


New York Times (blog)

Is $29 billion missing from Hugo Chavez's Fonden development fund?

Is $29 billion missing from Hugo Chavez's Fonden development fund?

Our guest blogger and his colleague look into why money in a massive fund in Venezuela is unaccounted for. Their efforts also shine light on a day of Venezuelan bureaucracy. Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez talks during a television broadcast about ...

Chile Stocks Rise 1% As Investors Look For Bargains

Chile Stocks Rise 1% As Investors Look For Bargains: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's blue-chip Ipsa index rose 1.0% Tuesday afternoon, as investors shopped around for bargains. The Ipsa index rose to 4257.11 points despite weaker-than-expected local industrial production data released earlier in the day. ...


Cuba seeks South African funding for medical projects

Cuba seeks South African funding for medical projects:
Cuba is using the Norwegian contribution — the second after a $850000 check in January — for the purchase of drugs and medical equipment for its 930-member medical brigade in Haiti. South African Deputy Foreign Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim said during ...


Cuba Standard.com

Billion people go to sleep hungry every night

Billion people go to sleep hungry every night:
So, we hear a lot about the economic growth of Brazil, and India, and China where many people have been lifted out of poverty by that economic success, but hundreds of millions of people in those countries still remain poor. So, there remains a sort of ...


The Voice of Russia

Buenos Aires, Argentina to bid for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Buenos Aires, Argentina to bid for 2018 Youth Olympic Games: Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri along with the President of the Argentine Olympic Committee Gerardo Werthein formally announced Monday that the city will submit an application to bid for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. ...


Hugo Chavez Says He's Beating Cancer

Hugo Chavez Says He's Beating Cancer:
Chavez underwent surgery in Cuba in June that removed a cancerous tumor from his pelvic region, and shaved his head after starting to lose his hair due to chemotherapy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano) Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is preparing for a third ...


ThirdAge

Divorce rates highest in the South, including La.

Divorce rates highest in the South, including La.: Sociology professor Laurie Chancey said the high divorce rates in the South could be linked to high poverty rates. "Economic stress is one of the biggest reasons people get divorced," Chancey said. Without a stable job or income, she warned, ...


Venezuela's squatter city

Venezuela's squatter city:
CARACAS, Venezuela — The unfinished 45-story office tower looming over this capital city lacks plumbing, elevators and walls. Yet it's become a haven for squatters desperate for a place to live. The invasion of the half-built tower, a project ...


GlobalPost

Chile: general strike adds to pressure on the government

Chile: general strike adds to pressure on the government: Organizers estimated that 250000 to 300000 people marched in Santiago, and an equal number took part in the mobilizations in the rest of the country. Jaime Gajardo, president of the Teachers Association of Chile, called the Santiago march "the largest ...


Mexican cameraman granted political asylum

Mexican cameraman granted political asylum: On July 26 last year, Hernandez Pacheco and a reporter, both of whom were working for Mexican television network Televisa, traveled to Gomez Palacio, Durango, to report on the arrest of Cereso prison director Margarita Rojas, who was accused of ...