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martes, 27 de septiembre de 2011

Argentina factory output, growth slowing

Argentina factory output, growth slowing: By Hilary Burke and Eduardo Garcia BUENOS AIRES, Sept 23 (Reuters) - Argentina's industrial output growth slowed in August to 5.2 percent year-on-year, while month-on-month economic activity contracted in July for the first time in 13 months, ...

Recession drove up poverty rates in most states

Recession drove up poverty rates in most states

US long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad decided on Sunday to abandon her third attempt to swim from Cuba to Florida. New York police can shoot down an airplane if needed, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly told "60 Minutes." ATHERTON, California (Reuters) ...

Rise in poverty threatens Florida's future

Rise in poverty threatens Florida's future: BY DANIELLA LEVINE For 16 years, Catalyst Miami has connected families with the services they need. Our office used to see a steady trickle of people; that trickle has become a deluge. Recently, we helped a social worker with years of experience apply ...

Focus is on service learning

Focus is on service learning: By Hannah Poturalski and Hannah Porturalski OXFORD — Each year thousands of Miami University students give more than $1.2 million in service hours to address issues such as hunger, poverty and illiteracy — a figure based on the value of a volunteer ...


Bill for low-income families enacted

Bill for low-income families enacted: The Ethical Family Income act will give monetary support to families who live at or below the poverty line in Chile. The Representation of the amount paid to single-parent family. Photo Credit: Gobierno de Chile goal is to supplement the incomes of ...

Evita reigns over city of the dead

Evita reigns over city of the dead:
In Buenos Aires' Recoleta cemetery, visitors throng to an austere black family vault decorated with nothing but numerous flower bouquets. Camera flashes go off throughout the narrow passageway. Here rests the queen of the cemetery, the final resting ...


Independent Online

Mexico cartels seek to silence social networks

Mexico cartels seek to silence social networks: By Adam Thomson in Mexico City When the body of a middle-aged woman was discovered on the weekend in the northern Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo, it seemed that the killing would go down as just another footnote in Mexico's escalating drugs war. ...


Grondona to face rival for Argentine presidency

Grondona to face rival for Argentine presidency: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) – Julio Grondona's bid for a ninth straight term as Argentina Football Association president is being challenged by the head of Velez Sarsfield, who is expected to run against the 80-year-old incumbent. ...

Latin America a "growth miracle"?

Latin America a "growth miracle"?:
According to the latest World Bank report, Latin America has spent the last decade in rapid expansion — and the growth has benefited the poor. More than 50 million people have been lifted from moderate poverty from 2002 to 2008. ...


GlobalPost (blog)

Recession drove up poverty rates in almost all states

Recession drove up poverty rates in almost all states:
Poverty rates increased in almost all US states and the District of Columbia over the course of the economic recession, with the worst spike in the South, according to a congressional report released on Monday. In the South the number of people living ...


Press TV

Central Park walk to tackle global poverty

Central Park walk to tackle global poverty: "The idea that 1.3 billion people live on less than a dollar a day -- that's one of the things we really focus on, the fact that we can really do so much with so little," said Kausar Mohammed, spokeswoman for the Northern California chapter of the ...


Chile Stocks Up 2.3%, Boosted By Commodities Companies

Chile Stocks Up 2.3%, Boosted By Commodities Companies: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chile's blue-chip Ipsa index surged higher Tuesday morning, tracking rising overseas markets as investors remained hopeful officials could stem Europe's debt crisis. In recent trading, the Ipsa was 2.3% higher at 3899.00 points, ...

FWS favoring rights of sportsmen over Native American culture and spirituality

FWS favoring rights of sportsmen over Native American culture and spirituality

Recently, several Native American leaders have alerted me to the proposed attack upon our sacred messenger, the eagle, by a government agency, the US Fish and Wildlife Service. The US Fish & Wildlife Service, under the guise of its rule making and ...

Poverty is relative, wealth is absolute

Poverty is relative, wealth is absolute: At Versailles in Florida, (90000 square feet) the master bedroom covers 8000 square feet. That is almost three times greater than a typical large house of the 1980s. The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, the world's largest Anglican ...

Nevada Income Sees Biggest Decline in Nation

Nevada Income Sees Biggest Decline in Nation: Only five other states saw income levels drop by at least 10 percent.Nevada also had the second highest increase in the national poverty rate, after only Florida. Nevada's poverty rate increased by 4.3 percent. Florida's grew by 4.4 percent. ...

Colombia creates the most jobs in Latin America

Colombia creates the most jobs in Latin America: Colombia created the most employment in Latin America, with 700000 jobs in one year, President Juan Manuel Santos has announced, according to a presidential press release. "Between all the countries of Latin America, in the last year, from August of ...


Chile Peso Strengthens 1.4% To One-Week High On Copper Gains

Chile Peso Strengthens 1.4% To One-Week High On Copper Gains: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--The Chilean peso was trading 1.4% stronger versus the dollar Tuesday morning, as international copper prices shot higher and global equities rose amid optimism European officials will implement measures to tame the euro-zone's ...


The beautiful fury of the Chilean student movement

The beautiful fury of the Chilean student movement: Even though Chile has the highest per capita income in Latin America, the 15 percent of the Chilean population that live in poverty live a much different reality. Many middle−class Chilean graduates denounce the inability to even pay back their ...


Cuba says it's ready for dialogue with U.S.

Cuba says it's ready for dialogue with U.S.:
Cuba says it's ready for dialogue with US President Raul Castro has expressed on several occasions the willingness of Cuba to engage in dialogue and accept "the challenge of maintaining a normal relationship with the United States. ...


Fox News

Group vows to 'eliminate' feared Mexican drug gang

Group vows to 'eliminate' feared Mexican drug gang

At least 41000 people have been killed in Mexico's drug war since 2006, when the government launched a military crackdown on powerful cartels embroiled in turf wars marked by kidnappings, torture and mass graves. Screen capture of a paramilitary group ...

Bolivia's cocaine conundrum

Bolivia's cocaine conundrum: ... of the greed and power of the drug lords and their cartels and the opportunistic pursuits of men like General Sanabria, but for reasons that have to do with cultural traditions and in cases like Bolivia's, poverty and the absence of alternatives. ...

The death penalty: Justice for Whites?

The death penalty: Justice for Whites?:
Their data shows that since 1976, 77 percent of homicide victims were white, 15 percent African-American, 6 percent Hispanic and 2 percent other. The three roundtable participants agreed racial bias influences death penalty convictions and focused on ...


The Venture

Jerzy Buzek condemns 'inhuman and unacceptable' death penalty

Jerzy Buzek condemns 'inhuman and unacceptable' death penalty:
European Parliament president Jerzy Buzek used the opening of the Strasbourg plenary session on 26 September 2011 to stress the EU's opposition to the death penalty. It followed the execution of Troy Davis in the US state of Georgia, who was sentenced ...


BBC News

Native American Student Association hosts coffee, desert in I-House

Native American Student Association hosts coffee, desert in I-House: Students who are part of the Native American Student Association (NASA) hosted a Native American Coffee House in the Great Room in the International House last Tuesday evening. Graduate student in information sciences Jessica Torrance taught visitors a ...


Unemployment, poverty sow seeds of rebellion

Unemployment, poverty sow seeds of rebellion:
As with all other indicators of economic and social well-being, the conditions of unemployment, especially chronic unemployment, increase with oppressed nationalities, specifically Black, Latino/a and Indigenous peoples. National oppression is a ...


Workers World