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martes, 6 de septiembre de 2011

The Golden State Is Crumbling

The Golden State Is Crumbling:
Unemployment in some Central Valley towns tops 30 percent, ... Today for many in hardscrabble, majority-Latino Salinas, home to 150000 people, The Grapes of ...

Texas Insider

Pérez Esquivel sends letter to Obama with advice on how to 'avoid default'

Pérez Esquivel sends letter to Obama with advice on how to 'avoid default'

The letter written by the local human rights activist was sent September 5th, and is titled “If the US defaults, Latin America will be there to help.” Pérez Esquivel describes in the first paragraph the reason as to why he decided to contact Obama. ...

Response to the Bolivian Ex-President's Defense Team's Press Release

Response to the Bolivian Ex-President's Defense Team's Press Release

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, praised the verdict: “I commend the Bolivian Supreme Court for its decision, which is an important step in the fight against impunity….A number of Latin American countries have been demonstrating ...

New raids at house where Candela might have remained captive

New raids at house where Candela might have remained captive: Members of the Buenos Aires province police force are currently leading a new raid at the house where Candela Sol Rodríguez might have been held captive, which belongs to one of the five people detained on Monday. The five people who were arrested ...


Catholic Church in Cuba condemns assaults on defenceless dissidents

Catholic Church in Cuba condemns assaults on defenceless dissidents

Cuba's Catholic Church has denounced recent rough treatment of dissidents by supporters of the Cuban state, saying violence against “defenseless persons” could not be justified. In a statement, the Church said it was told by the island's communist ...

More American restaurants open to diners with food stamps

More American restaurants open to diners with food stamps

Research showed that the food stamp program reduced the number of children in poverty in the same year by 4 percent or removed about 500000 children from poverty. Although the program was not designed to reduce poverty, boosting the purchasing power of ...

Jamaica: Gov't to sign anti-crime pacts with Cuba

Jamaica: Gov't to sign anti-crime pacts with Cuba

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's top security official announced Tuesday that he will lead a delegation to Cuba this week to sign agreements strengthening cooperation against drug trafficking and other crimes. Security Minister Dwight Nelson said ...

Payday lenders prey on the poor, costing Americans billions. Will ...

Payday lenders prey on the poor, costing Americans billions. Will ...

... to deliver a speech addressing the nation's continuing unemployment crisis, ... In black and Latino neighborhoods, payday lenders are three times as ...

Canada, Chile partner to fight crime

Canada, Chile partner to fight crime: Her trip coincided with a celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, which commits all signatories to promote democracy and human rights in their countries. Ablonczy said Chilean President Sebastian Pinera would ...


Mexican president says security forces held accountable on rights

Mexican president says security forces held accountable on rights: The 10 justices present voted unanimously to adjust Mexican legal practice in accordance with a 2009 ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights in a case brought on behalf of Rosendo Radilla, who was "disappeared" by Mexico's military in 1974. ...


Venezuela signs three new agreements with China

Venezuela signs three new agreements with China: The Venezuelan government on Monday signed three cooperation agreements with Chinese corporations amounting to USD 470 million in order to boost production and transportation of iron ore produced by socialist company Ferrominera del Orinoco in the ...


Death penalty, focus on needy and American govt. - Collections

Death penalty, focus on needy and American govt. - Collections

Stop death penalty Headed into the weekend, Manuel Valle was scheduled to be executed this week for the murder of a police officer more than 30 years ago.

Two Mexican Citizens Facing Terrorist Charges, 30 Years for Twitter Rampage

Two Mexican Citizens Facing Terrorist Charges, 30 Years for Twitter Rampage

According to Amnesty International, officials are violating freedom of expression by arresting both of the accused on account of terrorism, and that the drug war is to blame instead. "The lack of safety creates an atmosphere of mistrust in which rumors ...

Disney Begins Production on Violetta

Disney Begins Production on Violetta: By Marissa Graziadio BUENOS AIRES/LONDON: Production has begun on Violetta, the first original live-action series created by Disney Channel Latin America and Disney Channels Europe, Middle East and Africa. Violetta is about a teenager who returns to ...


Brazil says aims to draw down Haiti mission

Brazil says aims to draw down Haiti mission: We want to do it (the troop reduction) in coordination with the United Nations and without any unilateral action," Amorim said in Buenos Aires on Monday. A government source told Reuters on Tuesday that the Defense Ministry had begun analyzing how ...


Bolivia and Ecuador feel political heat

Bolivia and Ecuador feel political heat: Under Mr Morales, income has more than doubled, and poverty fallen by a fifth. These achievements are due to three factors. First, a tremendous hike in the tax taken from the nationalised energy industry – a process about to be repeated in Bolivian ...


Former executive who fled to Mexico awaits prison - Houston ...

Former executive who fled to Mexico awaits prison - Houston ...: Rebecca Parrett, the former National Century Financial Enterprises executive who fled the U.S. to avoid a 25-year prison term, will face no new charges after her ...


Serve the World: Find Happiness at Home

Serve the World: Find Happiness at Home: AJWS is an organization dedicated to using Jewish resources to fight hunger, disease, and poverty in the developing world: Darfur, Haiti, El Salvador, Ghana -- the list goes on. As rabbinical students, we both spent a week volunteering in South America ...


7 Die in Mexican Pacific port city

7 Die in Mexican Pacific port city: Sinaloa is home to the drug cartel led by Joaquin "El Chapo" (Shorty) Guzman, who was arrested in Guatemala in 1993 and pulled off a Hollywood-style jailbreak when he escaped from the Puente Grande maximum-security prison in the western state of ...


Demonstrators protest judicial and political persecution of social ...

Demonstrators protest judicial and political persecution of social ...: Despite Argentina´s economic growth, the housing deficit continues to be an ... and urged local authorities to address poverty and land ownership matters, ...

Latin America's pension boom could fall short

Latin America's pension boom could fall short:
Though both Latin American nations have in recent years reduced their reliance on government social-security systems to keep old people out of poverty; the tiny size of private savings, relative to GDP, imply that Mexican and Brazilian taxpayers will ...


Financial News

A Town Without Poverty?

A Town Without Poverty?: GI programs exist in countries like Brazil, Mexico, France and even the state of Alaska. Although people may not recognize it, subtle forms of guaranteed income already exist in Canada, says Mulvale, pointing to the child benefit tax, guaranteed income ...


Argentina to open probe into sex abuse under dictatorship

Argentina to open probe into sex abuse under dictatorship

BUENOS AIRES: Sexual abuse committed during Argentina's 1976-1983 dictatorship at the Naval Mechanics School (ESMA), a notorious torture center, will for the first time undergo a separate probe, authorities said. "Sexual aggressions were not isolated ...

Demonstrators protest judicial and political persecution of social activists ...

Demonstrators protest judicial and political persecution of social activists ...:
Nine months later, social organizations took to the streets of Buenos Aires to denounce judicial and political persecution of its leaders. Bernardo Salgueiro along with two other victims was killed during the December episodes. ...


Press TV

Public schools, teachers: Worth fighting for

Public schools, teachers: Worth fighting for

It's the way out of poverty and a necessary ingredient for any great country." Simmons urged his peers to reconvene for a special session recently to restore much of the cuts his party made to public schools. He had found the money in what he called an ...