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miércoles, 7 de septiembre de 2011

Grim future for many in middle class

Grim future for many in middle class: Unemployment isn't typically thought of as a social service area, ... While it may be culturally acceptable for Latino families to share a home, ...

On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan

On Race, the Silence Is Bipartisan: In July, the unemployment rate was 8.2 percent for whites, but 16.8 percent for blacks and 11.3 percent for Latinos. The Pew Research Center estimates that ...

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15

Hispanic Heritage Month 2011: Sept. 15 – Oct. 15: America celebrates the culture and traditions of those who trace their roots to Spain, Mexico and the Spanish-speaking nations of Central America, South America and the Caribbean. Sept. 15 was chosen as the starting point for the celebration because it ...

LDS members in Mexico confront violence with hope and faith

LDS members in Mexico confront violence with hope and faith: All of these victims suffered the violent consequences of a drug war which neither the United States, nor Mexico has been able to put to rest. Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints try to stand as islands of peace on troubled ...

Argentine Doctor's Life Changed Forever at Ground Zero

Argentine Doctor's Life Changed Forever at Ground Zero: By Teresa Sofía Buscaglia Dr. Alejandra Ciappa faces death everyday at her work as a Genetic Psychiatrist at the Fundación Favaloro in Buenos Aires, Argentina. But September 11th 2001 was a turning point in her life. Back then, she lived in the Upper ...


Nicaragua's Antidote to Violent Crime

Nicaragua's Antidote to Violent Crime: But neighbouring Nicaragua has largely escaped the spiralling violence, ... One key factor in the social conflicts is the high levels of poverty, ...

The case for torture warrants

The case for torture warrants:
Yet what moral principle could justify the death penalty for past individual murders, while condemning nonlethal torture to prevent future mass murders? Bentham posed this rhetorical question as support for his argument regarding torture. ...


Reuters Blogs (blog)

Madrid says Cuba wrong to boot Spanish journalist

Madrid says Cuba wrong to boot Spanish journalist: Madrid – Spain's foreign minister said Wednesday that Cuba made a "great mistake" in declining to renew the work permit of a Spanish journalist who reported from the island for 20 years. Trinidad Jimenez said the decision was unfair to Mauricio Vicent, ...


Scientists worried by decline of sage-grouse

Scientists worried by decline of sage-grouse:
... of the sage-grouse, a bird indigenous to southeastern Alberta and southwestern Saskatchewan. Known for their elaborate courtship rituals, the birds are the largest grouse found in North America and are also native to Montana, Wyoming and Colorado. ...


CTV.ca

Why does Catholic Latin America need missionaries?

Why does Catholic Latin America need missionaries?:
At a symposium held in Cochabamba – a modern city with an indigenous Quechua face – in late August to mark the centennial of the US-based Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, participants described challenges and new arenas for mission in Latin America. ...


The Catholic Review

Argentina: 23 percent hike in per-child payments

Argentina: 23 percent hike in per-child payments: Similar conditional cash transfer programs have brought millions out of poverty across Latin America. The increase, together with this month's 25 percent minimum wage hike, suggests how much inflation is eating away at earnings in Argentina. ...


Budget cuts thwart single mom's effort to escape poverty

Budget cuts thwart single mom's effort to escape poverty: ... Temporary Assistance for Needy Families while she works to lift her family out of poverty. State budget cuts, including the suspension of child-support payments, have had a severe affect on her chances. Born into a middle-class California family, ...


Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry

Latino Immigrant Children More Likely to Go Hungry: SNAP participation has increased in recent years due to high rates of unemployment. "We urge lawmakers to continue to form a circle of protection around programs that are vital to hungry and poor people," added Guillen.


Properly Addressing the Crisis Facing Black and Latino Men

Properly Addressing the Crisis Facing Black and Latino Men: Finally, real attention -- in the form of $130 million -- is being paid to the crisis faced by black and Latino men, who are on the bottom in terms of education and health, and on the top in terms of unemployment and the likelihood of incarceration. ...


Bolivia: Boom Amid Problems

Bolivia: Boom Amid Problems: The good ratings are based on natural resources, but current policies seem unable to transform them into productive capital to sustain economic growth and reduce poverty and inequality. Some indicators are improving, but they seem part of the monetary ...


Illinois lawmakers in Cuba to press for more trade

Illinois lawmakers in Cuba to press for more trade

HAVANA — A group of 33 Illinois lawmakers visited Havana Wednesday to urge the US government to relax decades-old trade restrictions that hamper sales of their agricultural goods to Cuba, state-run media said. Illinois state legislator Dan Burke, ...

Brazilian court upholds sentence in case of U.S. nun's killing

Brazilian court upholds sentence in case of U.S. nun's killing: Rayfran das Neves Sales, one of two gunmen who confessed to shooting Stang, was sentenced to 28 years in prison without the possibility of an appeal. The second gunman, Clodoaldo Carlos Batista, is serving 17 years. Stang protected the rights of small ...


Sixth person arrested in connection to Candela's murder

Sixth person arrested in connection to Candela's murder

Hugo was taken into custody today and has a criminal record for drug trafficking in the Buenos Aires province. The sixth suspect and other five detainees are being cross examined by a magistrate today in connection to eleven years old Candela taken on ...

Fugitive Mexican drug trafficker caught

Fugitive Mexican drug trafficker caught: Mexico City, Sep 7, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A high-level Sinaloa cartel member who escaped while being transported from a prison to a Mexico City hospital for medical treatment in July has been recaptured, the Public Safety Secretariat said. ...


Ecuador asks the West to pay to keep rainforest

Ecuador asks the West to pay to keep rainforest: ... 35 per cent of the population living in poverty, it's asking the developed world for compensation. MARK COLVIN: The discovery of massive oil deposits is normally good economic news, especially for poorer countries like Ecuador in South America. ...


Peru's president signs consultation law

Peru's president signs consultation law: Peru has one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America, but also high poverty -- particularly among the country's indigenous and rural populations. ...

Louisiana Business: Hurricanes, Landrieu, Small Business, Tax Holiday, Energy ...

Louisiana Business: Hurricanes, Landrieu, Small Business, Tax Holiday, Energy ...

“More than 26 percent of families in the Louisiana Delta Region are living in poverty according to the 2000 Census,” Senator Landrieu said. “This partnership will be improving outreach in one of the poorest clusters of parishes in the country. ...

Help reduce child hunger in Louisiana: An editorial

Help reduce child hunger in Louisiana: An editorial:
Hunger is one of the most dispiriting effects of poverty, and Louisiana has for years ranked high in similar studies. The slow economy surely doesn't help. Children who attend school get a meal there, and in some cases two. But it's disheartening that ...


NOLA.com

Pro-Perry group wants to spend $55 million

Pro-Perry group wants to spend $55 million:
A new political group supporting Texas Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign wants to spend $55 million to help Perry win the Republican party nomination. A new political group supporting Texas Governor Rick Perry's presidential campaign wants to ...


GlobalPost

Texas Oldsters Looking at Serious Time

Texas Oldsters Looking at Serious Time: DALLAS (CN) - An elderly married couple in Plano pleaded guilty to defrauding Medicaid of $1.8 million: some of it by stealing Social Security numbers from federal inmates and using them as "ghost employees" for their mental health company, ...