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miércoles, 28 de septiembre de 2011

Native American cultural celebration this weekend

Native American cultural celebration this weekend

By Manasee Wagh Staff writer (File photo) Native American dancers join hands with visitors during July's Lenape Village Pow-Wow at Core Creek Park. The Lenape Village Cultural Festival will take place from 10 am to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday at Core ...

The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition Responds to CBS News Online Short ...

The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition Responds to CBS News Online Short ...

WASHINGTON, DC- The Native American Fair Commerce Coalition (NAFCC), a representative organization comprised of like-minded tribes and tribal members that are committed to protecting the sovereign rights -- well settled in ...

Weekly Roundup from Across the Americas

Weekly Roundup from Across the Americas: Journalists have called on the Paraguayan government to protect journalists and journalistic freedoms. The Guardian's Poverty Matters blog takes a look at ...

Rural poor in Ghana and Nicaragua to benefit from UN-funded projects

Rural poor in Ghana and Nicaragua to benefit from UN-funded projects:
... in the region and will strengthen local institutions and empower local governments with an economic development fund. Since 1980 IFAD has supported eight rural poverty reduction projects in the Central American nation with over $100 million in funding.


UN News Centre

Study: Latino Children Have Higher Poverty Rate than Other Children

Study: Latino Children Have Higher Poverty Rate than Other Children

"The Great Recession, which began in 2007 and officially ended in 2009, had a large impact on the Latino community," the study said. The unemployment rate among Latinos is 11 percent, among non-Latino whites it is 9.1 percent. ...

Venezuela conference showcases energy sector opportunities

Venezuela conference showcases energy sector opportunities: Puerto La Cruz – Venezuela is hosting a three-day gathering of public- and private-sector representatives aimed at promoting opportunities in the country's oil and natural gas sector. Companies taking part in the inaugural Integral Congress on ...


Cuba Denounces Injustice Against Rene Gonzalez

Cuba Denounces Injustice Against Rene Gonzalez: The daily stated that on September 16, Florida district court Judge Joan A. Lenard denied the motion filed by Gonzalez on February 16, 2011, to allow him to return to Cuba to be with his wife, two daughters and his parents. Gonzalez is unjustly obliged ...

6.1 Million Latino Kids in Poverty, US Record

6.1 Million Latino Kids in Poverty, US Record: The unemployment rate among Latinos was 11.1 percent in 2010, compared with 9.1 percent for the nation as a whole. However, while 6.1 million Latino kids in poverty is a record-breaking number, the rate of childhood poverty is highest for blacks, ...

US to seek death in trial of accused Cole mastermind

US to seek death in trial of accused Cole mastermind: By Kate Wiltrout The US government will pursue the death penalty against the alleged mastermind of the bombing that killed 17 sailors aboard the destroyer Cole 11 years ago, officials announced Wednesday. But it will likely be many months before Abd al ...


Florida execution: lawyers scramble to stop death penalty for Cuban

Florida execution: lawyers scramble to stop death penalty for Cuban:
Such a prolonged stint on death row is classed in many other countries including across Europe as cruel and unusual treatment, and banned as a form of torture. Like many death rows in America, inmates are treated harshly compared to other prisoners. ...


The Guardian

Argentina: Cristina turns it around

Argentina: Cristina turns it around

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Just two years ago, the fall of Argentina's first elected female president seemed complete. Her party had suffered a humiliating defeat in midterm elections. There was even speculation that she would resign. ...

Three out of four Floridians on food stamps did not have earned income in 2010

Three out of four Floridians on food stamps did not have earned income in 2010: Another 8% of recipients were age 60 or older.” Poverty and unemployment has been a persistent problem in Florida. The last Florida jobs report shows that unemployment remained unchanged from one month to the next. In August, Florida also had the ...


Study: Education About Civil Rights Movement Is 'Dismal' In US Schools

Study: Education About Civil Rights Movement Is 'Dismal' In US Schools

by Eyder Peralta The Southern Poverty Law Center has some tough words for school districts across the country. A new study found that education about the Civil Rights Movement is "dismal" across the United States. The study assigned 35 states a grade ...

At Age 80, Trailblazer Keeps Fighting For Justice

At Age 80, Trailblazer Keeps Fighting For Justice: Young lawyers who were inspired by Kennedy's call to lift poor agricultural workers from poverty formed the California Rural Legal Association (CRLA). But all the original members were white, something that CRLA leaders saw as a barrier to the ...


Study: Education About Civil Rights Movement Is 'Dismal' In US Schools

Study: Education About Civil Rights Movement Is 'Dismal' In US Schools

by Eyder Peralta The Southern Poverty Law Center has some tough words for school districts across the country. A new study found that education about the Civil Rights Movement is "dismal" across the United States. The study assigned 35 states a grade ...

A Snapshot of Poverty | KQED Public Media for Northern CA

A Snapshot of Poverty | KQED Public Media for Northern CA: The recent release of U.S. Census figures that show California's poverty rate has risen to its highest level in 13 years. Belva Davis talks with New America Media ...

Cubans marvel at traveling art exhibit that brings Picasso, Warhol to the ...

Cubans marvel at traveling art exhibit that brings Picasso, Warhol to the ...

By AP, PINAR DEL RIO, Cuba — A traveling art show is giving rural Cubans a rare chance to see works by masters such as Pablo Picasso outside the more-cosmopolitan capital. Selections from a 120-piece collection donated by US philanthropist Gilbert ...

Becoming more aware of violence against women

Becoming more aware of violence against women: He said the Caribbean and Latin America have made the greatest progress by formally recognizing the rights of women. Rico said laws and policies have been created specifically to address them. He said the Caribbean and Latin America have also made the ...


Angola to open embassy in Venezuela this year

Angola to open embassy in Venezuela this year

Luanda – The Angolan embassy in Venezuela will be opened at the end of this year, with the implementation of a bilateral commission to explore strategic areas for development. This information was released Wednesday, in Luanda, by the counsellor ...

Rural poor in Ghana and Nicaragua to benefit from UN-funded projects

Rural poor in Ghana and Nicaragua to benefit from UN-funded projects: Meanwhile, IFAD also signed a new $15 million loan agreement for a poverty reduction programme in Nicaragua's Caribbean coast. The five-year programme, ...

Peru's leftist government says pulling in investment

Peru's leftist government says pulling in investment: "We are very enthusiastic about these visits by important companies," Lerner told Peru's foreign press association. But he made clear that the new government is focused on fighting poverty and wants to make sure rural towns get a slice of the country's ...

In York County, poverty hits Hispanic families hardest

In York County, poverty hits Hispanic families hardest: Language skills and proficiency are probably the biggest factors holding Latinos back, she said. Discrimination: Another factor that could be hampering employment chances could simply be a Hispanic-sounding name, Penn State Law Professor Michael ...


Sean Penn played a role in release of American hostages from Iran

Sean Penn played a role in release of American hostages from Iran:
According to the news service, Penn flew to Venezuela some months ago and had a meeting with President Hugo Chavez to discuss the plight of the hikers and what could be done to secure their release. Venezuela's deputy foreign minister told Reuters that ...


Mother Nature Network (blog)

The worst states to be female

The worst states to be female:
"The Main Causes of Child Poverty Are Low Levels of Parental Work and the Absence of Fathers" On Wednesday, the New York Yankees clinched the American League East title. On Thursday, it rained in New York. There is a correlation here, but only a fool ...


Salon

Reading, Pennsylvania, Leads Nation's Cities in Poverty Rate

Reading, Pennsylvania, Leads Nation's Cities in Poverty Rate:
With 41.3% of its residents considered poor, Reading has passed Flint, Michigan (41.2%), a community ravaged by the decline of the American auto industry, as the worst of the worst-off in America. Other cities with high poverty rates include ...


AllGov