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martes, 20 de septiembre de 2011

The Up-and-Coming Presence of India in Latin America

The Up-and-Coming Presence of India in Latin America: Chinese commodity demand has greatly boosted GDP growth in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, and other resource-rich countries, thereby lifting millions out of poverty. These economic benefits are worth celebrating. Yet Beijing's burgeoning hemispheric ...


Brazil's Anglican Church works with indigenous people in their fight for land ...

Brazil's Anglican Church works with indigenous people in their fight for land ...: With a population of more than 200 million people, Brazil is the 10th largest economy in the world, yet more than 26 percent of the population lives in poverty – many in extreme poverty. A wealthy few and multinational corporations own most of the land ...


New campaign to protect Medicare and Medicaid

New campaign to protect Medicare and Medicaid: "The weak economy has hit the Latino community the hardest — unemployment rate for Hispanics has escalated to 11.6%," said Brent Wilkes, executive director of LULAC. "In a time when Latinos are already hurting, it's appalling that these are actual ...


60 bus line strike continues 'until company pays wage arrears'

60 bus line strike continues 'until company pays wage arrears': Likewise, drivers keep blocking the Colectora motorway in the kilometre 42 in Ingeniero Maschwitz, Buenos Aires. After a long meeting that started around 10 am, workers' delegates informed that no agreement could be reached as they demand payment of ...


Colombia: Controversy Over New Methodology to Calculate Poverty ...

Colombia: Controversy Over New Methodology to Calculate Poverty ...: Nazih Richani in Cuadernos Colombianos –a NACLA blog– has written two posts (1, 2) on Colombia's new methodology to calculate poverty: “The newly adopted Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) factors in health, housing, living ...


President Rousseff Will Tell UN Brazil Has a Lot to Tell About Dealing with ...

President Rousseff Will Tell UN Brazil Has a Lot to Tell About Dealing with ...

It is women who suffer more from extreme poverty, illiteracy, flawed healthcare systems, conflict and sexual violence. In general, women get less pay than men for the same jobs and have little presence at the decision-making levels in organizations and ...

Chile is called to respect life from its very beginning, says archbishop

Chile is called to respect life from its very beginning, says archbishop: Santiago, Chile, Sep 20, 2011 / 01:56 pm (CNA).- The president of the Bishops' Conference of Chile, Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati, said the most important legacy that Chileans must pass on is “absolute respect and love for life,” because everyone “has the ...


Second wave of school desegregation efforts focus on parent choice, poverty

Second wave of school desegregation efforts focus on parent choice, poverty:
According to UCLA's Civil Rights Project, the average white kid in America attends a school that is 77 percent white, with 32 percent of students living in poverty. In the South, most public school students attend schools that are mostly poor. ...


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Chile President Pinera: Economy To Grow Around 5% In 2012

Chile President Pinera: Economy To Grow Around 5% In 2012: [It's] a healthy economy that's growing and creating jobs, but we're not bullet proof because we have trade ties with a lot of countries," Pinera said at a televised event in Santiago. Chile's economy is highly export-dependent and Europe and the US ...


FMI: Venezuelan economy to grow 2.8% with inflation at 25.8%

FMI: Venezuelan economy to grow 2.8% with inflation at 25.8%: The IMF report downgraded Venezuela's outlook slightly. After a significant rise of up to 3.3% in June, the IMF analysts estimated that Venezuela's economic growth will stand at 2.8% this year. As for inflation in the region, the IMF estimated that it ...


Puerto Rico asks US for help in fighting crime

Puerto Rico asks US for help in fighting crime: AP Puerto Rico's governor says the island will partner with federal agencies to prosecute criminal cases and help a struggling police force contain growing violence. Luis Fortuno said Tuesday that at least a dozen crimes will be prosecuted at a federal ...


Metro inmate highlights Chicago's connection to the Mexican drug cartels

Metro inmate highlights Chicago's connection to the Mexican drug cartels

And Zambada-Niebla's trial will likely be a big deal – one of the more prominent drug prosecutions in the US Journalist Alejandro Escalona covered the case and other links to the drug war in Mexico and he joined Eight Forty-Eight to elaborate. ...

32 inmates break out of three Mexican prisons

32 inmates break out of three Mexican prisons: XALAPA—Inmates staged near simultaneous jailbreaks from three prisons in the Mexican state of Veracruz early Monday and at least 32 of them escaped, officials said. Authorities said 14 of the fugitives were later recaptured, but prison officials were ...


Number of poor young families on the rise

Number of poor young families on the rise: Census Data recently released shows that, in general, poverty increased in 2009. However, women and children remain the hardest hit by the country's difficult economic times. A report on children's health in Florida released in August raised concerns ...


A Better Way to Fight Hunger in California

A Better Way to Fight Hunger in California:
The California legislature recognizes that during the current climate of tight budgets and high levels of unemployment, California families are experiencing great need. In fact, the Los Angeles Times recently reported that California's poverty rate ...


American Progress Action Fund

Why Venezuela Supports Independence for Palestine

Why Venezuela Supports Independence for Palestine: By Hugo Chávez Frías I address these words to the United Nations General Assembly, to this great forum that represents all the people of earth, to ratify, on this day and in this setting, Venezuel's full support of the recognition of the Palestinian ...


The Dutch and the Indigenous People of America: an hidden heritage

The Dutch and the Indigenous People of America: an hidden heritage

Within the AWAD framework, The Netherlands Institute for Heritage, in cooperation with the Archaelogy Department of Leiden University, organizes the expert ...

US court upholds Chevron oil fine

US court upholds Chevron oil fine: Chevron has challenged the fine, arguing that lawyers and supporters of the indigenous groups who brought the case conspired to fabricate evidence. "Chevron remains confident that once the full facts are examined, the fraudulent judgement will be found ...


Waiting for revolution in Cuba, Burma and North Korea

Waiting for revolution in Cuba, Burma and North Korea: In countries like Cuba, North Korea and Burma (renamed Myanmar), and others, unelected regimes are raising the walls as they try to keep themselves safe from the very people they claim have nothing but love for their long-time rulers. ...


Bolivian Indians halt road march

Bolivian Indians halt road march:
By Mattia Cabitza BBC News, La Paz About 1000 indigenous protesters in Bolivia have called a temporary halt to a march protesting against a new road. They have been walking for weeks to highlight opposition to a government plan to build a road through ...


BBC News

Joint Survival Exercise In Antarctica For Chilean & Argentine Armies

Joint Survival Exercise In Antarctica For Chilean & Argentine Armies: SANTIAGO DE CHILE, Sept 20 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) - Chilean and Argentine army patrols ended over the weekend the "SAR Land 2011" exercise in the framework of the Argentine-Chilean combined Antarctic rescue patrol programme - Paracach. ...


Two migrants' rights defenders on Peace Caravan detained by military

Two migrants' rights defenders on Peace Caravan detained by military: The National Human Rights Commission ordered that the government provide him with “protective measures,” that is, a police escort. The government has not complied with this order, forcing Fray Thomas to take his case to the Inter-American Human Rights ...


CPJ submits brief to the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights ...

CPJ submits brief to the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights ...: CPJ submits brief to the Inter-American Court of Human Rights concerning ... of protecting journalists rights at a time when leaders in Latin America and ...


It's a Kind of Magic

It's a Kind of Magic: "We have marriage for gay people from last year or two years ago so it's more open here. But in some parts of Latin America they don't show so much like in the rest of the world, or in Europe at least." Tibaldo describes the rocking out section at the ...


Guatemala seeks genocide trial for former general

Guatemala seeks genocide trial for former general

"They told us we had to go with them," said Matom, an indigenous Ixil who is now about 38. "I thought that if I stayed, they would kill me." The next day, villagers found the body of her brother and 12 others. This week, 29 years after her brother's ...