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domingo, 25 de septiembre de 2011

Native American Pow Wow Attracts Thousands

Native American Pow Wow Attracts Thousands: Thousands of people, including Native Americans from all over the country, are gathering in Cabazon this weekend for the Morongo Band of Mission Indians' annual "Thunder and Lightning Pow Wow." "This is the gathering of many tribes throughout the ...

Mining companies will have to sell all gold extracted to Venezuelan government ...

Mining companies will have to sell all gold extracted to Venezuelan government ...

By AP, CARACAS, Venezuela — A new law regulating gold mining in Venezuela took effect Monday and will require mining companies to sell all the gold they extract to the government. The decree, which was signed by President Hugo Chavez last month, ...

Despite Violence - Many Mexican Police Still Paid Low Wages, Report Says

Despite Violence - Many Mexican Police Still Paid Low Wages, Report Says

(AP Photo/Felix Marquez) They are fighting a violent drug war - but a new government report released Sunday shows many Mexican police officers still earn $350 per month or less, despite reform efforts aimed at increasing wages and decreasing corruption ...

Chavez audio recording seeks to dispel rumors about his health

Chavez audio recording seeks to dispel rumors about his health: "They keep speculating without any scientific basis," he said last August after returning from treatment in Cuba. In June, Chavez announced that doctors had removed a cancerous tumor from his body, but has not specified what type of cancer he has. ...

US hikers: "We were hostages"

US hikers: "We were hostages": (EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK - "After 781 days in prison, Shane and I are now free men." Surrounded by relatives and loved ones, Josh Fattal and Shane Bauer spoke to an audience of press in New York City, just days after being released ...


Power blackout hits Chile, halts copper mines

Power blackout hits Chile, halts copper mines: By Moises Avila and Simon Gardner SANTIAGO, Sept 24 (Reuters) - A massive power blackout paralyzed crucial copper mines in Chile on Saturday and darkened vast swaths of the country including the capital Santiago before energy was largely restored, ...


Pro-regime Cubans block rights activists in march

Pro-regime Cubans block rights activists in march: About 300 activists backing Cuba's Communist government shouted down 35 relatives of political prisoners, during a protest in Havana on Saturday. The pro-regime crowd massed outside the home of "Ladies in White" leader Laura Pollan and blocked members ...

Violent Protests Threaten Colombia's Oil Boom

Violent Protests Threaten Colombia's Oil Boom: While petrodollars and huge growth in the mining sector have helped fuel Colombia's robust economic growth over the past five years, many towns and villages around production sites remain mired in poverty. One example is the oil-rich state of Arauca, ...

Mexico: Woman Decapitated for Blog Post

Mexico: Woman Decapitated for Blog Post:
The two murders were the first time that bloggers were seriously targeted by drug cartels, and could be the start of a deadly new trend. Blogs that report on Mexico's drug war have been threatened in the past, but until this month none have been ...


International Business Times

Death Penalty « YDA – Young Democrats of America

Death Penalty « YDA – Young Democrats of America: The death penalty creates more victims, disproportionately affects the poor, mentally ill and minorities, and has not been shown to be a determent to crime. ...

Tehran, Caracas ink economic cooperation deals

Tehran, Caracas ink economic cooperation deals: TEHRAN – The seventh Iran-Venezuela joint economic committee meeting wrapped up in Venezuela's capital city of Caracas with signing cooperation deals to give a boost to bilateral economic ties. The deals were inked in the fields of agriculture, ...


UN proposes rural reform in Colombia to fight unequality, poverty and violence

UN proposes rural reform in Colombia to fight unequality, poverty and violence

Colombia needs a drastic rural reform if the country wants to further develop, decrease its high inequality rate and diminish the country's violence, the United Nations says. According to the latest report by the United Nations Development Programme, ...

Cuba: Breaking corporate power allows sustainable development

Cuba: Breaking corporate power allows sustainable development:
By Marce Cameron Cuba is a world leader in ecologically sustainable practices. It is the only country to have begun the large-scale transition from conventional farming, which is heavily dependent on fossil fuels, to a new agricultural paradigm known ...


Green Left Weekly

Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control : NPR

Entrepreneurs Emerge As Cuba Loosens Control : NPR: In communist Cuba, thousands of small private businesses have cropped up since the government eased its control of the economy. But entrepreneurs still face ...

Republicans, Democrats working for Hispanic votes

Republicans, Democrats working for Hispanic votes: Employment information is listed in both Spanish and English at the Nevada Job Connect center in North Las Vegas. Unemployment is an issue that both the Democratic and Republican parties are using to target Hispanic voters. ...


Prison realignment plan could result in rehabilitation or historic crime rates

Prison realignment plan could result in rehabilitation or historic crime rates: Among them were cases involving: the possession of assault weapons; drug traffickers associated with Mexican cartels; a unlicensed physician performing abortions on non-English speaking women for cash; and identity thieves who stole $6.5 million from ...

Perry Is Right: There Is a Texas Model for Fixing Social Security ...

Perry Is Right: There Is a Texas Model for Fixing Social Security ...: To highlight the problems facing Social Security, Texas Gov. and Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is pointing to three Texas counties that decades ...


Growing poverty haunts nation, DeKalb

Growing poverty haunts nation, DeKalb: Consequently, the state placed high on the bureau's 2010 poverty index. Only two states (Mississippi and Louisiana) and the District of Columbia had a higher poverty rate than Georgia. While the bureau has not yet reported 2010 poverty figures at the ...

Growth is here; now create jobs

Growth is here; now create jobs: And the Louisiana Budget Project noted last week that the recent Census Bureau report on US poverty in 2010 showed that the number of people living in Lafayette-St. Martin homes with incomes below the federal poverty line rose to 17 percent in 2010 ...


US Census Numbers: 13232 Cowetans live below poverty line

US Census Numbers: 13232 Cowetans live below poverty line: The federal government defines the poverty level as income of $22314 for a family of four, and $11139 for a single person. The only states with higher poverty rates in 2010 were Louisiana and Mississippi. Nationally, 15.1 percent of Americans were ...


Poverty-Stricken Louisiana Congressperson Forced to Feed Family ...

Poverty-Stricken Louisiana Congressperson Forced to Feed Family ...

By now, I'm sure you've heard about Barack Obama's newly proposed Buffet Rule, a plan to undermine the creation of American jobs by forcing millionaires to.

Louisiana group wants to block immigrant wage increase

Louisiana group wants to block immigrant wage increase: Mary Bauer, an attorney with the Southern Poverty Law Center which does work on behalf of immigrants, said the complex rules govern wages paid for immigrants at various skill levels. In a news release, rules opponents say they will ultimately hurt the ...


Latinos Feel the Pain of Attacks on Clean Air and are Ready to Act

Latinos Feel the Pain of Attacks on Clean Air and are Ready to Act:
The aggravating factor for Latinos is that, in addition to living in heavily polluted areas, a lack of adequate insurance coverage, high unemployment and a high number of workers working outdoors, make the impacts even greater. ...


Natural Resources Defense Council (blog)

A low in jobs, mobility, marriage for young adults

A low in jobs, mobility, marriage for young adults

Nationwide, employment among young adults 16-29 stood at 55.3 percent, down from 67.3 percent in 2000 and the lowest since the end of World War II. Young males who lacked a college degree — typically black and Hispanic — were most likely to lose jobs ...

Growing Green Jobs in America's Urban Centers

Growing Green Jobs in America's Urban Centers:
National unemployment rates hover at 9.2 percent. The rate for African Americans is nearly twice that and the Latino unemployment rate is 11.3 percent. Unemployment in the construction industry, which represents disproportionately large numbers of ...


Center For American Progress