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miércoles, 21 de septiembre de 2011

UN Human Rights Council: Preserving Indigenous languages

UN Human Rights Council: Preserving Indigenous languages

Anaya also delivered a report at the United Nations in Geneva today on the abuse of Indigenous Peoples in areas of natural resource extraction, focusing on Indigenous Peoples in South America. Read his statement:

Chile Residential Electric Bills To Rise 1.2% On Central Grid

Chile Residential Electric Bills To Rise 1.2% On Central Grid: By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Chilean energy prices for residents on the central SIC power grid will retroactively increase an average 1.2% from May, the government's National Energy Commission said Wednesday. ...

32 Prisoners Break Out of Three Mexican Jails Simultaneously

32 Prisoners Break Out of Three Mexican Jails Simultaneously

In La Toma prison in Amatlan de Los Reyes, many of the escaped prisoners were believed to be serving sentences for drug trafficking. Authorities say Mexican troops are searching for the missing fugitives and that the guards at the three jails would be ...

35 Dead 'Zetas' Dumped on Busy Street in Veracruz, Mexico

35 Dead 'Zetas' Dumped on Busy Street in Veracruz, Mexico: According to state Attorney General Reynaldo Escobar Perez, several of the victims have been identified as possible escapees in a prison breakout that occurred on Monday, in which 32 inmates from three different prisons allegedly managed to overcome ...

New UN-backed business pact aims to bring clean energy, health care to millions

New UN-backed business pact aims to bring clean energy, health care to millions:
... Asia and Latin America will have access to clean energy sources and improved health care through commitments made by three companies to the United Nations-backed initiative that enlists the private sector in the fight against poverty. ...


UN News Centre

Conservative groups seek to attract Hispanic vote

Conservative groups seek to attract Hispanic vote: Tucson – The Latino vote could be decisive in key states in the 2012 elections and so conservative groups are seeking to attract Hispanics with the promise of representing their interests on issues such as education, unemployment and immigration. ...

Gunmen slaughter 35 as drug wars spread across Mexico

Gunmen slaughter 35 as drug wars spread across Mexico:
Mexico's drug wars spread to formerly peaceful areas of the country as soldiers and police block off an area where 35 bodies lay under an overpass in Veracruz. Photograph: AP When two trucks full of bodies were dumped during rush hour on a main road on ...


The Guardian

Fla. case could result in new law

Fla. case could result in new law

A bill based on a Florida mother's failure to report her child missing for 30 days would make it a... What do we want from our local government? And how do we want to pay for it? There's a social science theory that your chances of living in poverty ...

Argentina's President Threatens Greater Falklands Isolation

Argentina's President Threatens Greater Falklands Isolation: By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--President Cristina Kirchner said Wednesday that her government might suspend an agreement allowing flights between Chile and the Falkland Islands to land in Argentina, if the UK doesn't start negotiations to ...

IMF To Use 'Alternative' Data To Gauge Argentina's Economy

IMF To Use 'Alternative' Data To Gauge Argentina's Economy: By Taos Turner BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--The International Monetary Fund will use estimates from the private sector and provincial governments to measure economic growth and inflation in Argentina, underscoring the fund's distrust of official data. ...

World Bank warns that Venezuela is unresponsive to global crisis

World Bank warns that Venezuela is unresponsive to global crisis: The institution added that although Venezuela has ties with the Asian country, it is included in the group of low- and medium-growth countries The weakness of the world economy will test Latin America responsiveness to external shocks and will show ...

Conservative groups seek to attract Hispanic vote

Conservative groups seek to attract Hispanic vote: She emphasized that not all Hispanics think alike on the immigration issue and there are other matters that also interest this minority such as unemployment and the economy. "The Latino vote will be very important for the 2012 presidential election, ...

Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race

Poverty an invisible issue in GOP race: The most impoverished state is Mississippi, and it's followed by Arkansas, Tennessee, West Virginia, Louisiana, Montana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama and North Carolina. Obama won North Carolina by 14000 votes in 2008, and although West Virginia ...

9 controversial death penalty cases in the U.S.

9 controversial death penalty cases in the U.S.:
The death penalty is controversial, but some individual cases are even more so, whether because of legal concerns or fear of executing an innocent person. By Stephanie Pappas, LiveScienceWed, Sep 21 2011 at 10:32 AM EST EXECUTION PROTEST: Members of ...


Mother Nature Network

32 Prisoners Escape in Mexico Multiple Jail Break

32 Prisoners Escape in Mexico Multiple Jail Break: In a simultaneous breakout in three different jails, 32 prisoners escaped. However, police were able to re-arrest 14 of them. Interestingly, all the three jails are in ...

Mexican families struggle to find drug war's 'disappeared'

Mexican families struggle to find drug war's 'disappeared':
By Sara Miller Llana, Staff writer / September 21, 2011 Relatives of missing Central American migrants demonstrated in Mexico City last month. They sought to pressure authorities to do more to guarantee the human rights of migrants traveling toward the ...


Christian Science Monitor

Romney steps up Social Security attacks on Perry

Romney steps up Social Security attacks on Perry

He said that, if elected, he would appoint an envoy who had specific responsibility for Latin America, charged with pursuing more trade agreements and focusing on human rights issues. It was Romney's first town hall in Florida, a state that is poised ...

Health Advocates Urging Politicians to Support Health Care Access for Latinas

Health Advocates Urging Politicians to Support Health Care Access for Latinas

New census data last week revealed record numbers of people living in poverty and without health insurance, and Latino families represent a disproportionate percentage of those in need. Despite the high rate of unemployment and growing number of ...

Showdown in Peru: Indigenous Communities Kick Out Canadian Mining ...

Showdown in Peru: Indigenous Communities Kick Out Canadian Mining ...

The poverty rate in Peru is just over 31 per cent; in the countryside, ... water lake shared by Bolivia and Peru) and would create approximately 1000 jobs. ...

US Army Reserve Puerto Rico mourns its founding father

US Army Reserve Puerto Rico mourns its founding father: FORT BUCHANAN, Puerto Rico - The 1st Mission Support Command, United States Army Reserve- Puerto Rico is mourning the pass of retired Brig. Gen. Antonio Rodriguez-Baliñas, the founding father of Reserve Forces in the Caribbean island. ...

Puerto Rico school officials held in bribery case

Puerto Rico school officials held in bribery case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The FBI says six current and former employees of Puerto Rico's Department of Education have been arrested on charges that include bribery and money laundering. FBI spokesman Harry Rodriguez says the arrests stem from an ...

President Recognizes Huge Social Inequality in Chile

President Recognizes Huge Social Inequality in Chile: The draft law on next year's budget will make emphasis on education, health, employment, public order, and the anti-poverty fight, the president said. Chile cannot regard itself immune to the global economic crisis, and in that sense, the government ...

Group asks judge in Alabama immigration law case to consider California ruling

Group asks judge in Alabama immigration law case to consider California ruling:
Alabama's law has similar day laborer provisions as that of a Redondo Beach, Calif., law that was struck down by the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, said Sam Brooke, attorney at the Southern Poverty Law Center. Attorneys from the Southern ...


al.com (blog)

California: the ultimate health reform litmus test?

California: the ultimate health reform litmus test?

It is one of just four that has opted to expand its Medicaid program up to 133 percent of the Federal Poverty Line; the rest are waiting until that's required in 2014. But, in so many other ways, California could easily fail at health reform. ...

Driver survives train collision with train in Buenos Aires

Driver survives train collision with train in Buenos Aires

A driver has had a lucky escape after his vehicle was hit by a train in the Argentinian capital after it jumped the gates at a level crossing. Cameras mounted on the front of the locomotive caught the moment the train ploughed into the van, ...