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viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana has again partnered with the Concordia ...

The Food Bank of Central Louisiana has again partnered with the Concordia ...: We want to put an end to the cycle of poverty, and that can begin with education,” stated Jayne Wright-Velez, executive director of the Food Bank of Central Louisiana. “We are thankful for the staff and volunteers of the Doty Road Kids Cafe program. ...


Brazil catches Irish man with gut full of cocaine

Brazil catches Irish man with gut full of cocaine:
The suspect is being held on suspicion of international drug smuggling. If found guilty, he could face five to 15 years in prison. Brazil is a major transit point for smugglers moving South American drugs into Europe's lucrative drugs market. ...


BBC News

Five US states that use the death penalty most

Five US states that use the death penalty most:
It's not often that the US Supreme Court stays an execution, as it did in the Duane Buck case on Sept. 15. But the justices routinely consider such requests, given than 34 states permit capital punishment. Here are the five states with the most ...


Christian Science Monitor

Foreign Investment not a Casualty of the Drug War

Foreign Investment not a Casualty of the Drug War: Despite the surge in drug-related violence in the Central America and Mexico, foreign direct investment does not seem to have been seriously affected by the “drug war.” Bank of America published a report this week stating that its operations in Mexico ...

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey Re-Introduces The National Opportunity and ...

Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey Re-Introduces The National Opportunity and ...: "The recent US Census Bureau report on poverty in America is reflective of the devastating reality in which Catholic Charities USA operates every day," said Reverend Larry Snyder, President of Catholic Charities USA. "This report provided further ...

Peru miners wait for royalty reform small print

Peru miners wait for royalty reform small print: Humala, who has moderated his once-radical leftist tone, was elected in June on pledges to raise mining taxes and fight poverty, creating uncertainty in a sector that accounts for about 60 percent of Peruvian export earnings. His decision to negotiate ...


Brazil oil bonanza triggers royalties war

Brazil oil bonanza triggers royalties war

Since the start of discoveries of Brazil's deep-water reserves, non-producer states have been demanding a greater share of the income, which they argue is needed for economic regeneration and poverty reduction programs. Unequal income distribution has ...

Prominent Latinos honored in Washington

Prominent Latinos honored in Washington: The ceremony was a special boost to the pride of Hispanics living in the United States at a time when they face a high rate of unemployment and disappointment at the unkept promise of immigration reform.


US still wants death penalty for western Mich. man

US still wants death penalty for western Mich. man: The US attorney's office asked the full appeals court on Friday to set aside a decision that overturned the federal death penalty for Marvin Gabrion (GAY'-bree-un). It's rare for the appeals court to upset the work of one of its three-judge panels. ...


Ferry Service at Puerto Rico Island Paralyzed

Ferry Service at Puerto Rico Island Paralyzed: Protesters on a tiny Puerto Rican island have paralyzed a ferry service popular with tourists to demand improvements from the island's Maritime Transport Authority. Residents who blocked the docks in Culebra on Friday say an inadequate number of ...


Schools are failing Hispanic students

Schools are failing Hispanic students

... for HispanicAmericans, said this new statistic makes children from the Latino community the largest minority group in the schools, but they also have a higher dropout rate – 50 percent – and higher unemployment rate – more than 11 percent. ...

Global protests held in Troy Davis execution case

Global protests held in Troy Davis execution case

Laura Moye, the Death Penalty Abolition campaign director for Amnesty International USA, said a march was planned in downtown Atlanta at 6:00 pm Friday (2200 GMT) followed by a service at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the spiritual center of the civil ...

Argentine Government Defends Plans To Tap $7.5B In Reserves In 2012

Argentine Government Defends Plans To Tap $7.5B In Reserves In 2012: By Taos Turner Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Before submitting the 2012 budget to Congress late Thursday, Argentina's government defended plans to use up to $7.5 billion in the central bank's foreign currency reserves for making debt ...


More than 20 dissidents detained in Cuba, rights group says

More than 20 dissidents detained in Cuba, rights group says: "This wave of detentions in the central region has an immediate precedent in the arrests last weekend in the Palma Soriano-Santiago de Cuba region on the eastern part of the island, the activist Sanchez said, while reporting other arrests in the nearby ...


KUHNER: How the media are dividing Republicans

KUHNER: How the media are dividing Republicans:
7 debate hosted by NBC and Politico, which focused on the supposed differences on Social Security between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In reality, both men rightly understand that the entitlement program is going ...


Washington Times

Talk of Social Security revamp as old as program itself

Talk of Social Security revamp as old as program itself: A federal General Accounting Office report in 1999 concluded that Social Security would have provided low-income workers higher retirement incomes than the Texas county plans. It also found that those who earned the median wage, while initially ...

Central Louisiana schools earn national honors

Central Louisiana schools earn national honors

Rosenthal is among the Rapides Parish schools that have been recognized as "High-Performance, High-Poverty" schools. While Rosenthal has a high percentage (around 70 percent) of pupils qualifying for free or reduced-price meals, the school has not used ...

Poverty Rate Jumps by 2.6 Million in one Year

Poverty Rate Jumps by 2.6 Million in one Year: Fortunately for those two states, however, aren't the poorest; that sorry title goes to Mississippi, followed by neighboring Louisiana, both of which broke the 20% poverty rate threshold. These numbers are tragic, and speak not only to the disastrous ...


Teaching Tolerance Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Teaching Tolerance Celebrates 20th Anniversary: The Southern Poverty Law Center, with offices in Louisiana, Florida, Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama, is a nonprofit civil rights organization that combats bigotry and discrimination through litigation, education and advocacy. ...


Louisiana definitely less poor than Mississippi

Louisiana definitely less poor than Mississippi

Speaking of which, Louisiana is better off than Mississippi. Only 958000, or 21.6 percent of Louisiana's 4.4 million residents were living in poverty as of 2010, making it the second poorest state behind Mississippi, where 22.7 percent were poor. ...

La. groups seek to block immigrant wage increase

La. groups seek to block immigrant wage increase: By KEVIN McGILL Louisiana seafood and sugar cane processors, hotel owners and operators of amusement parks are among the business interests hoping a judge will block new federal rules that they say could harm or kill their businesses by increasing ...


Poverty at new heights in Georgia, nation

Poverty at new heights in Georgia, nation: It was followed by Louisiana, the District of Columbia, Georgia, New Mexico and Arizona. New Hampshire had the lowest share, at 6.6 percent. Georgia's poverty rate reflects the toll of the recession in a state that had greatly depended on construction ...


GA's Poverty Rate Up Sharply

GA's Poverty Rate Up Sharply:
By Jeanne Bonner Nearly 20 percent of all Georgia residents are now living in poverty. The only states with higher poverty rates in 2010 were Louisiana and Mississippi. Nationally, 15.1 percent of Americans were living in poverty last year, ...


GPB

Troubling numbers define the times

Troubling numbers define the times: Virginia's three-year average poverty rate - at 10.6 percent - is among the nation's lowest and by far the lowest in the South. In Mississippi, 22.7 percent of people are poor, followed by Arizona, New Mexico, Louisiana, the District of Columbia, ...


Demand up at Arizona charities

Demand up at Arizona charities: The percentage marks a slight improvement over 2009 but was still high enough to give Arizona the fifth-highest poverty rate in the nation. Only Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and the District of Columbia posted higher poverty rates. ...