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miércoles, 31 de agosto de 2011

Child Allowance Restores Families' Ties with Schools

Child Allowance Restores Families' Ties with Schools: The cash transfer, which is now received by the families of more than 3.6 million children and adolescents in this South American country of 40 million people, is conditional on school attendance and keeping up-to-date on vaccines and health checkups. ...


Drugs give rise to sanctum of violence

Drugs give rise to sanctum of violence: “El Salvador and Honduras complete for the highest homicide rates in the world these days, higher than Colombia or South Africa,” says Geoff Thale, program director at the Washington Office on Latin America, another US-based think tank. ...


The American Dream, In Black and White

The American Dream, In Black and White: To acknowledge white poverty does not absolve us of our responsibility to address racism. Here's part of my family story: The small house at the corner of 89th and South May in Chicago has seen better days. Surrounded by a patchwork quilt of tired ...


Canadian on death row in Montana fights 'inhumane' execution drug

Canadian on death row in Montana fights 'inhumane' execution drug

Smith confessed to the murders at the time and initially requested the death penalty, but he later launched a legal fight to avoid execution that has lasted nearly 30 years. With his criminal court appeals now exhausted, the only legal obstacle ...

Indigent women of Latin America blaze new trails for themselves, their ...

Indigent women of Latin America blaze new trails for themselves, their ...: In turn, they all impact humanity. The concept is based on three things: "respect for nature, dialogue between cultures, and human dignity." All three elements lie at the core of changing women's lives in South America. The report presents eight case ...


Do Trees Grow on Money?

Do Trees Grow on Money?:
Tom Goldtooth, Director of the North America-based Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN), has called REDD “a violation of the sacred, and the commodification of life.” Goldtooth warns that the policy won't actually reduce emissions, that it is already ...


Earth Island Journal

Chile's first lady says miners won't be abandoned

Chile's first lady says miners won't be abandoned: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's first lady has reassured all 33 rescued miners that the government won't abandon them, a day after she announced early retirement benefits for just under half of them. President Sebastian Pinera's ...


Cuban dissidents ask church to intervene with gov't

Cuban dissidents ask church to intervene with gov't: Havana – The Ladies in White, the dissident movement that lobbies for the release of political prisoners in Cuba, asked the Catholic Church to intervene with the Castro regime so that the latter would halt its "harassment" of the group. ...


Ex-military chiefs convicted for Bolivia crackdown

Ex-military chiefs convicted for Bolivia crackdown

It quickly set off protests by the largely Aymara Indian population of La Paz's satellite city, El Alto, which vented centuries of anger over poverty and political marginalization. Sanchez de Lozada, whose indictment was authorized by Congress before ...

Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre

Bolivia officers convicted over 2003 massacre:
It quickly set off protests by the largely indigenous population of La Paz's satellite city, El Alto, which vented anger over poverty, political marginalisation and the extraction of natural resources from Pachamama - the Aymara term of a highly ...


Aljazeera.net

Kolkata's kids await Messi moments

Kolkata's kids await Messi moments:
... slums kept vigil as the first among the equals for their Friday date with the Argentine soccer wizard. Since childhood these boys lived in the city's armpit- the infamous slums of Kolkata overflowing with gigantic stinks and all around poverty. ...


indiablooms

Cuban-trained American doctor helps save lives in Haiti

Cuban-trained American doctor helps save lives in Haiti:
I was in Cuba at that time in my forth year of medical school at the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM). The school sought out a group of Americans from the 2010 graduating class to incorporate into the "Brigada Medica Cubana. ...


People's World

Poverty crisis in US gambling paradise

Poverty crisis in US gambling paradise: The crowd was predominantly Latino and African American: many of them elderly, the rest women with young children. With the temperature approaching 35C (95F), most sought refuge in the shade. Some fanned themselves with baseball caps or carried ...


Underdogs Venezuela arrive without any baggage

Underdogs Venezuela arrive without any baggage: PTI Venezuela were robbed of a crucial practice session today ahead of their FIFA International friendly against Argentina here on Friday after their playingkits landed in Madrid instead of arriving here this morning. The organisers of the match, ...


Infant mortality study shows US lags other nations

Infant mortality study shows US lags other nations: Not the US Babies born here are more likely to die during the first month of life than babies born in Cuba, Poland, and dozens of other countries, a new study says. "It's not that things are worse in the United States than before," said Dr. Joy Lawn, ...


US ranks low for newborn survival

US ranks low for newborn survival: Babies born in Cuba, Malaysia, Portugal, and the United Kingdom have a better chance of surviving the first month compared to those born in the United States, according to researchers at the World Health Organization and Save the Children. ...


The United States Forbids Normal Communication between Cubans and Puerto Ricans

The United States Forbids Normal Communication between Cubans and Puerto Ricans

Cubans and Puerto Ricans have been forced into an artificial separation by the US blockade, even though charter flights are now traveling between the two countries. The first commercial flight between Puerto Rico and Cuba recently re-opened a path ...

23 immigrants hide in border stash house

23 immigrants hide in border stash house: Castillo-Estrada, who remains in custody, faces up to 10 years in prison when sentenced Nov. 8. His hometown in Mexico wasn't immediately released. Investigators say agents were conducting surveillance Aug. 16 when an SUV, driven by Castillo-Estrada, ...


Violence and the Capitalist System

Violence and the Capitalist System: The Rio de Janeiro police kill about 1000 a year, mostly in street executions. ... lives is done not by direct violence but by the poverty, starvation, ...

More Infants Die Early in US than in 40 Countries, Including Cuba: WHO Study

More Infants Die Early in US than in 40 Countries, Including Cuba: WHO Study

The countries which outranked the US in terms of neonatal death rates are South Korea, Cuba, Poland, Andorra and Israel. Although the rate of infant death has dropped over the last 20 years in the US, preterm birth is still a major predicament faced by ...

Mexican journalist gets political asylum in US

Mexican journalist gets political asylum in US: Alejandro Martinez was taken by armed men last year while covering a prison riot in Durango, Mexico. He was held for about a week by alleged drug dealers who demanded to have a message aired on national television. Carlos Spector, Martinez's attorney, ...


Rainforest activist asks for protection after death threats

Rainforest activist asks for protection after death threats:
Photograph: Reuters Raimundo Francisco Belmiro dos Santos, a defender of the Amazon jungle, has requested urgent protection from the authorities in Brazil after reporting that a number of hired gunmen are looking for him, because landowners in the ...


The Guardian

14 of Chile's 33 rescued miners get government approval for early retirement ...

14 of Chile's 33 rescued miners get government approval for early retirement ...

By AP, SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's government has granted the early retirement requested by nearly half of the 33 miners who survived more than two months trapped deep underground last year. The 14 miners who have cited either physical or psychological ...

Chilean president reaches out to activists

Chilean president reaches out to activists: SANTIAGO, Chile, Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera has called for dialogue with student activists after protests led to the killing of a teenager last week, officials said. Pinera said the Chilean government is taking full ...


Cuba dissidents ask Church to stop harassment by state (Reuters ...

Cuba dissidents ask Church to stop harassment by state (Reuters ...: HAVANA (Reuters) – Leaders of the dissident group Ladies in White asked the Catholic Church on Tuesday to intervene with the Cuban government.