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martes, 13 de septiembre de 2011

The 5 Most Astounding Facts From the Census Poverty Report

The 5 Most Astounding Facts From the Census Poverty Report

The 42.6 million people living in poverty -- defined as below $22000 for a family of four -- is equal to the population of California and Colorado combined, an all-time high. That's the top-line news in today's Census report on income and health care. ...

Taiwan business delegation makes splash in Nicaragua roadshow

Taiwan business delegation makes splash in Nicaragua roadshow:
The delegation, traveling with the goal of finding new markets for Taiwan's technology products in Latin America, completed a whirlwind roadshow in Nicaragua's capital Managua in 40 hours, where a Taiwan-Nicaragua business cooperation conference took ...


Focus Taiwan News Channel

Miss Universe hopes to help Angola escape history of war, poverty

Miss Universe hopes to help Angola escape history of war, poverty

Shortly after taking the crown in South America's largest city yesterday, 25-year-old Lopes said that in the past, "as Miss Angola, I've already done a lot to help my people". "I've worked with various social causes. I work with poor kids, ...

Poverty continues to rise in US, now 15.1%

Poverty continues to rise in US, now 15.1%: Poverty among Hispanics increased to 26.6 percent; among blacks it rose to 27.4 percent; among whites it climbed to 9.9 percent. Households in the Midwest, South and West experienced declines in real median income between 2009 and 2010, while median ...


US Incomes Shrink, Poverty Rises

US Incomes Shrink, Poverty Rises:
In 2009, South Carolina's median household income shrank by $1600 – a 3.7 percent decline from 2008. The state's poverty ranking also shot up to 17.1 percent in 2009 – a 10.6 percent increase from the previous year. South Carolina ranked 42nd ...


FITSNews

Poor Americans Struggle With High Health Care Costs

Poor Americans Struggle With High Health Care Costs: Dr. Tim Hulsey told lawmakers Tuesday that poverty has different meanings throughout the world. A cosmetic surgeon, Hulsey has provided medical care to children with cleft palates in Central America. He described cardboard houses, polluted water ...


Palm oil, poverty, and conservation collide in Cameroon

Palm oil, poverty, and conservation collide in Cameroon:
But Herakles, a New York-based investment firm planning to construct a 60000-hectare plantation in the Central African country of Cameroon, says its approach will bridge this gap between economic development and the environment. ...


Mongabay.com

Argentine ex-leader acquitted of arms trafficking

Argentine ex-leader acquitted of arms trafficking

He acknowledged signing three secret decrees between 1991 and 1995 to export weapons to Venezuela and Panama, but said he had no idea that tons of rifles and ammunition made in Argentina would end up in Ecuador and Croatia, countries subject to ...

Death penalty warrants imposition in some cases: SC

Death penalty warrants imposition in some cases: SC

"However, 65% of the world population lives in countries like China, India, Indonesia and the US which continue to apply death penalty, although both India and Indonesia use it rarely," the bench said. In the Indian context, the bench said only the ...

US reassess Drug War aid to Mexico

US reassess Drug War aid to Mexico: Mexico's war against drug cartels started in December 2006, when Mexican President Felipe Calderon ordered troops to help police fight the gangs. About 40000 people have been killed in the drug war. The worst violence has been reported in Ciudad Juarez ...


South bears the brunt of America's rising poverty rate

South bears the brunt of America's rising poverty rate:
Claribel Ferrer, third from left, is helped through a line as the Latin American Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual holiday food bag distribution in Miami last December. The poverty rate in the South climbed faster than the national average, ...


Christian Science Monitor

Walk slated to help food bank feed the hungry

Walk slated to help food bank feed the hungry: Gila County's poverty rates generally run well above the state average, but that's in large measure as a result of the presence of the San Carlos Apache Reservation and the struggling mining communities around Globe and Miami in the southern part of ...


Florida's poverty rate rises Florida MiamiHeraldcom

Florida's poverty rate rises Florida MiamiHeraldcom: Florida's poverty rate was slightly above the nation's official poverty rate of 15.1 percent up from 14.3 percent in 2009 and the third consecutive annual ...


Perry and the Hispanic Vote: Why He Might Be the GOP's Best Shot in 2012

Perry and the Hispanic Vote: Why He Might Be the GOP's Best Shot in 2012

Hispanic unemployment sits at 11.3 percent, more than two percent higher than the national average. Consequently, their votes may be up for grabs in 2012. The president dominated among Latinos in 2008, collecting 67 percent of the Latino vote, ...

New Data Show That More Than 6 Million Californians -- Over One ...

New Data Show That More Than 6 Million Californians -- Over One ...

SACRAMENTO, CA September 13, 2011 - Census Bureau data released today show that the share of Californians with incomes below the federal poverty line ...

California incomes plummet, poverty rises

California incomes plummet, poverty rises: California's poverty rate jumped to its highest level in thirteen years during 2010, and state household income dropped by almost 5 percent, according to census ...


Venezuela's Chavez hopes fourth chemo will be last

Venezuela's Chavez hopes fourth chemo will be last:
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez (R) wearing a feather headgear, greets an indigenous woman during a ceremony with indigenous representatives at Miraflores Palace in Caracas September 10, 2011. By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan ...


Reuters

Argentina's GDP growth seen easing to 7.8%: survey

Argentina's GDP growth seen easing to 7.8%: survey: By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES -(MarketWatch)- Argentina's economy probably moderated its breakneck expansion during the second quarter, though the rate of growth was still one of the highest in the Americas. Gross domestic product--a broad measure of all ...


Argentine ex-leader acquitted of arms trafficking

Argentine ex-leader acquitted of arms trafficking: (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Former Argentine President Carlos Menem has been acquitted of charges that he trafficked arms to Ecuador and Croatia in the 1990s. Had he been convicted, Menem could have been sentenced to up to eight years in prison. ...


Study: Whites receive disproportionate share of college grants ...

Study: Whites receive disproportionate share of college grants ...

... minority students are more likely to be low income than Caucasian students. ... 79.6% of Latino students and 69.5% of Asian students are low-income, ...

Missing the Point: Media Speculations Over Venezuela ...

Missing the Point: Media Speculations Over Venezuela ...: With the recent revelation that President Hugo Chávez underwent emergency surgery to remove a cancerous tumor during a visit to Cuba in mid June, an explosion in political speculation has been swirling through the streets of Venezuela ...


Number of U.S. poor hit record 46 million in 2010

Number of U.S. poor hit record 46 million in 2010: An estimated one in three Detroiters lives in poverty, making the city the poorest large city in America. WASHINGTON - The US poverty rate hit its highest level since 1993 last year with a record 46 million Americans living below the poverty line, ...


Poverty Numbers No Surprise in Volusia

Poverty Numbers No Surprise in Volusia: Flagler County, which suffers from a higher unemployment rate than that of Volusia has 11.3% of its' residents living below the poverty rate. The State of Florida average is 15% with a wide range of fluctuation from county to county. ...


FEMA: More Municipalities Added to Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration for ...

FEMA: More Municipalities Added to Puerto Rico Disaster Declaration for ...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Government of Puerto Rico officials announced today that additional municipalities are eligible under the presidential disaster declaration of August 27, 2011. The disaster declaration was granted ...

Is Poverty a Death Sentence?

Is Poverty a Death Sentence?: “I suppose we can take some comfort in that our numbers are not quite as bad as Turkey (23.5 percent); Chile (24 percent); and Mexico (25.8 percent),” Sanders said. At a time of medical breakthroughs in treatments for cancer and other terrible diseases ...