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domingo, 4 de septiembre de 2011

20 years later, closed Bithlo dump wracks up gripes, fines

20 years later, closed Bithlo dump wracks up gripes, fines: ... in Central Florida history: $1.72 million as of Saturday and climbing by $250 every day. An activist working to improve this poverty-stricken community says the defunct A to Z Recycling Center worries residents who tap into well water next door. ...


Marco Rubio is example of America be very careful what you wish for (VIDEO)

Marco Rubio is example of America be very careful what you wish for (VIDEO)

Twenty million more Americans would live below the poverty line if Social Security didn't exist and 45% of senior citizens would be poor. In Rubio's own state of Florida alone Social Security lifts more then one million people over the poverty line. ...

Massachusetts Bill Could Regulate Temp Agencies

Massachusetts Bill Could Regulate Temp Agencies:
“There are a significant number of Latino workers that are being employed in these ... “We are the catalyst that moves people off unemployment into better ...

Fox News

Three Mexicans Get Long Prison Terms for Sex Trafficking

Three Mexicans Get Long Prison Terms for Sex Trafficking: MEXICO CITY – A federal judge sentenced two women and a man to more than 25 years in prison for forcing a group of young Mexican women and one foreign girl to work as prostitutes in the United States, judicial officials said. ...


AFP: Chile declares national mourning after plane crash

AFP: Chile declares national mourning after plane crash: Santiago. Chile on Sunday declared two days of national mourning after rescuers gave up hope for 21 people believed killed when an air force plane crashed off Robinson Crusoe island in the Pacific, AFP reports. The tragedy has prompted nationwide grief ...


2 Mexicans face 30 years in prison for tweets that caused panic in violence ...

2 Mexicans face 30 years in prison for tweets that caused panic in violence ...

A former teacher turned radio commentator and a math tutor sit in a prison in southern Mexico, facing possible 30-year sentences for terrorism and sabotage in what may be the most serious charges ever brought against anyone using a Twitter social ...

Cuba revokes accreditation of Spanish journalist

Cuba revokes accreditation of Spanish journalist

MADRID (AP) — One of Spain's largest media groups says Cuba has revoked the accreditation of its longtime correspondent on the Caribbean island for alleged bias and negative reporting, the latest in a series of steps by the communist government ...

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 to end what ...


Stubborn capital flight erodes Argentine reserves

Stubborn capital flight erodes Argentine reserves: By Magdalena Morales and Hilary Burke BUENOS AIRES, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Argentina's central bank sold some $900 million of its dollar reserves last month to avert a steep drop in the peso, but officials and analysts say the country still has plenty of ...


Cuba: No Recognition for National Transition Council in Libya

Cuba: No Recognition for National Transition Council in Libya: by RHC — Cuba calls on the international community to prevent a new war and urges UN to safeguard peace. The Republic of Cuba will not recognize the National Transition Council or any provisional authority in Libya; ...


Four discovered bodies transferred to Santiago

Four discovered bodies transferred to Santiago:
The Twin otter plane carrying the four victims of the Chilean air tragedy has landed at the El Bosque air base near Santiago. A plane carrying family members of the victims has also arrived from Antofagasta at the Grupo 10 air base. ...


I Love Chile News

Top level Mexican drug boss found slain on highway - World news ...

Top level Mexican drug boss found slain on highway - World news ...: Top level Mexican drug boss found slain on highway .... U.S. hopes to counter cash cards in war on terror. Video. Documents show possible links between CIA, ...


adoption by gay couples — Latin America News Dispatch

adoption by gay couples — Latin America News Dispatch: Today in Latin America Top Story — Mexican President Felipe Calderón highlighted his performance in the war against drug cartels during his annual national ...


Revolving door traps many Central Florida students

Revolving door traps many Central Florida students: The problem is especially severe in Central Florida, where nearly one in four children lives in poverty. But it's most concentrated in Orange and Osceola counties, which have some of the highest transfer rates in the state, according to state and ...


Puerto Rico Begins Their Quest for the FIFA 2014 World Cup

Puerto Rico Begins Their Quest for the FIFA 2014 World Cup:
New York, NY - Whether it's acknowledged or not, soccer has quietly evolved in Puerto Rico for the past few years. While Puerto Rico's Triple B's—baseball, basketball and boxing—remain the island's most popular sports, soccer has become part of the ...


Bleacher Report

Cuban defense minister dies at 75

Cuban defense minister dies at 75:
Julio Casas Regueiro, an accountant who fought in Cuba's revolution, then used his training to run the military's lucrative economic enterprises for two decades before becoming defense minister, has died, state television reported. He was 75. ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Mexico woman presses case of missing police officer son

Mexico woman presses case of missing police officer son: Thousands of people have disappeared during Mexico's nearly 5-year-old drug war. But the case of Leon and his colleagues is especially puzzling: fully armed federal officers vanishing on their way to help police a violence-ridden town. ...


Chile: Pinera, students decide to keep talking

Chile: Pinera, students decide to keep talking: By FEDERICO QUILDRAN AP Chile's student leader Camila Vallejo speaks to reporters at La Moneda government palace after holding a meeting with Chile's President Sebastian Pinera in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011. In the last trimester, ...


Gay Couples Can Adopt In Mexico ... - Latin America News Dispatch

Gay Couples Can Adopt In Mexico ... - Latin America News Dispatch: Mexico City made history when the local government passed one of the world's most liberal same-sex marriage laws. Now, the Mexican capital is one of the few places in the world where gay couples can legally adopt children. Curiously ...


9/11 attacks lead to more study of post-traumatic stress disorder

9/11 attacks lead to more study of post-traumatic stress disorder: By 2009, the woman who had left a peaceful life in Colombia so she could send ... poverty and media coverage can affect the public's mental health when mass ...

Cuba withdraws ambassador from Libya

Cuba withdraws ambassador from Libya: AP HAVANA -- Cuba has announced the withdrawal of its ambassador and diplomatic mission in Libya and reiterated that it does not recognize the rebels' transitional government. It also has denounced the NATO military intervention that helped drive ...


Trabuco Hills High School Test Scores Revealed

Trabuco Hills High School Test Scores Revealed: Trabuco Hills High's students in poverty scored 752, an improvement of 33 points over last year. Students with disabilities lost ground, scoring 30 points lower than last year with an API of 528. To see THHS scores compared to the rest of the state, ...


Simitian Bill Expanding Children's Health Coverage Sent to Gov. For Approval

Simitian Bill Expanding Children's Health Coverage Sent to Gov. For Approval

Right now, federal law states that children under 400 percent of the federal poverty line are eligible for health coverage, but California has not yet officially taken note of the memo: only those under 300 percent are receiving it. ...

Colombia's spreading scandal

Colombia's spreading scandal:
(Felipe Ariza / EPA) The United States has long considered Colombia its strongest ally in Latin America. Over the last eight years it has provided the Colombian government with nearly $6 billion as part of Plan Colombia, an ambitious anti-narcotics and ...


Los Angeles Times

Byron Williams: California's labor outlook is nothing but grim

Byron Williams: California's labor outlook is nothing but grim: However, CBP cited 34 studies conducted at various geographic levels -- from cities and counties to states and nations -- that found "strong support for the general assumption that poverty and income inequality are each positively associated with ...