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domingo, 18 de septiembre de 2011

Man gets 57 months in prison for illegal entry

Man gets 57 months in prison for illegal entry: A 40-year-old Mexican man who was arrested by Nogales Station Border Patrol agents in March was sentenced to four years and nine months in prison for attempting to illegally re-enter the United States, US Customs and Border Protection said. ...


Striving to Become the Greatest

Striving to Become the Greatest: As quoted in a Huffington Post article , historian Alice O'Connor (University of California, Santa Barbara, and author of Poverty Knowledge: Social Science, Social Policy and the Poor in Twentieth Century US History) said "a growing number of Americans ...


Who's Going to Save Our Souls?

Who's Going to Save Our Souls?: This is a problem that has reached crisis levels-- a problem that not only affects black and Latino males, but whose ramifications will impact everyone in this country. This past August, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city would be launching a ...


In Venezuela, top Chávez rival sounds confident note after key court victory

In Venezuela, top Chávez rival sounds confident note after key court victory

An Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) ruling on Friday cleared opposition leader Leopoldo López to run for Venezuela's presidency next year. By Girish Gupta, Correspondent / September 18, 2011 Opposition leader Leopoldo López at a rally in ...

Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain

Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain

Brown was married, living in Florida and working two jobs — one in a hotel laundry, the other at a retail store — when the recession hit. Today, those seem like the good old days. "I never really had to worry about food and the basic necessities ...

Bolivia: US embassy admits 'economic roots of social revolution'

Bolivia: US embassy admits 'economic roots of social revolution':
This was how a May 6, 2006, US embassy cable from La Paz recently released by WikiLeaks viewed the powerful wave of struggle that led to the election of Bolivia's first indigenous president, Evo Morales, in 2005. This secret assessment came despite ...


Green Left Weekly

Local golfing event helps poverty-stricken people in Nicaragua

Local golfing event helps poverty-stricken people in Nicaragua: by KVUE News Peggy Gentry, Chairman of the Austin Samaritans Board of Directors, joined us Sunday morning to talk about a special event. The Four Player Golf Scramble is planned for Monday September 26th, 2011 at the Forest Creek Golf Club. ...


US execution puts death penalty on trial

US execution puts death penalty on trial:
Death penalty supporters say the US appeals system has worked correctly in Davis' case: "He's facing execution without the case being overturned on appeal, because he should," said Sharp. Troy Davis' latest published writing calls for help: "…they ...


Aljazeera.net

Florida suffers income decline, most poverty in 15 years - South ...

Florida suffers income decline, most poverty in 15 years - South ...: More Florida families saw cuts in their income and fell into poverty last year, ...


Mexico Evangelicals Leave Village Amid Crucifixion Threats

Mexico Evangelicals Leave Village Amid Crucifixion Threats: In 2009 twenty men, most of them evangelical Christians, were freed after spending more than a decade in prison after Mexico's Supreme Court overturned their sentences in a massacre in southern Chiapas state. Mexico's top court ruled that prosecutors ...


Bolivia: Indigenous Women's Day honours Aymaran resistance leader

Bolivia: Indigenous Women's Day honours Aymaran resistance leader:
By David T. Rowlands At the Second Meeting of American Organisations and Movements in Tihuanacu, Bolivia, in 1983, September 5 was officially designated International Indigenous Women's Day. Since then, September 5 has been growing in recognition as a ...


Green Left Weekly

A marriage of a dream and a scheme

A marriage of a dream and a scheme: Now, Knoller faces up to 10 years in prison as well as forfeiture of her Holyoke home and the two rental properties - and deportation to Brazil. The sought-after green cards became worthless after Knoller's scheme was uncovered. ...


Lui's death leaves void in dance world

Lui's death leaves void in dance world: Lui was a longtime and passionate supporter of the dance community and most recently had been working on the upcoming performances of the National Ballet of Cuba, scheduled to take place in February 2012. Born in Vancouver, Lui attended Kitsilano High ...

A world turning to stone

A world turning to stone: Nearly 17 percent of California's 37 million-plus residents are living below the poverty line. That's a full percentage point higher than in 2009. The only word to describe this situation is bleak. Political candidates telling constituents they might ...

Embassy of the United States Santiago Chile Chilean Students ...

Embassy of the United States Santiago Chile Chilean Students ...: Fifty Students from some of the largest milling and baking companies in Chile received a prestigious international certification in bread and pastry making ...

Colombian mountain cyclists try to pedal out of poverty toward glory in Europe

Colombian mountain cyclists try to pedal out of poverty toward glory in Europe

Many were raised here in the state of Boyaca, where countless boys believe that they, too, can pedal their way up mile upon grueling mile, and right out of poverty. Johan is among the more promising racers. At 16, he is still soft-spoken and bashful. ...

Terry Fox in Cuba: Annual Run Largest Outside Canada

Terry Fox in Cuba: Annual Run Largest Outside Canada: by Wendy Holm l The Holm Team This year, Cuba celebrated its 13th Terry Fox Run. Organized by communities across Cuba every year in March, it is the largest Terry Fox event outside of Canada. When I mention this to friends, they are amazed. ...

Census report shows surge in poverty; local agencies concur

Census report shows surge in poverty; local agencies concur: In Indiana, the poverty rate in 2010 rose to 16.3 percent, higher than the national average of 15.1 percent and the state's 2009 poverty rate of 16.1 percent. The latest numbers put Indiana in a tie for 15th in the nation with California and Oklahoma. ...

Pino ties native roots to natural teaching

Pino ties native roots to natural teaching: When not teaching classes at SCC, Pino's research and activism over the past 33 years has involved environmental issues as they impact indigenous peoples throughout the world. "The area that I have prioritized is uranium mining and milling and its ...

Shannon: An Americas Agenda for the World

Shannon: An Americas Agenda for the World: There are still too few people of means paying their fair share of taxes to their government in order to support services for those who will otherwise be mired in poverty," says US UnderSecretary of State Thomas Shannon about Latin America. ...

Poverty forces Indians to brave deadly dives

Poverty forces Indians to brave deadly dives:
"There is still a lot of lobster being pulled by hand, and it is being chilled and brought to the US," said Eric Douglas, a diving safety expert and author who has studied divers in Honduras, Brazil and Mexico and who has worked with Dr. Mejia. ...


China Daily

Worlds apart – the neighbourhoods that sum up a divided America

Worlds apart – the neighbourhoods that sum up a divided America:
Their lives provide a shocking example of growing inequality in America, where the rich are leaving a growing mass of the poor completely behind. The numbers are stark enough. Last week a census report revealed that 46 million Americans live in poverty ...


The Guardian

Cancer fails to thwart his life's mission of hope, healing

Cancer fails to thwart his life's mission of hope, healing: Doctors have allowed him a few weeklong trips back to Guatemala, but he needs ongoing care that he can't get in Central America to "keep ahead" of the cancer. Shaffer's longevity in Guatemala and the long list of accomplishments of the mission have ...

Eliminate social security and old-age poverty will be back

Eliminate social security and old-age poverty will be back:
California is among 10 states where not all state workers, such as prison guards, pay into Social Security. Teachers and workers in 450 California cities, counties and special districts also don't pay into Social Security. ...


Modesto Bee

Cuba: Self-Employed Workers Almost Double in One Year

Cuba: Self-Employed Workers Almost Double in One Year: by PL — last modified Sep 17, 2011 11:59 AM Self-employment in Cuba is having a favorable impact taking into account that nowadays the Cuban government has doubled the number of licenses granted from about 150000 last year to 333000 at present. ...