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domingo, 2 de octubre de 2011

Latino children now largest group of kids living in poverty

Latino children now largest group of kids living in poverty: Pew experts point to the Great Recession, continued unemployment, high birth rates and the overall growth of the population as some of the contributing factors in the increase in child poverty among Latinos. Of the 6.1 million Latino children in ...


The Dallas Institute to Host Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown to Speak on Mexican Drug Wars

The Dallas Institute to Host Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown to Speak on Mexican Drug Wars

She has traveled around the world to conduct fieldwork in war zones and countries rife with narcoguerilla warfare. With the political unrest currently seen in Mexico, her presentation on the Mexican Drug Wars promises to be one of a kind. ...

2 powerful cartels dominate in Mexico drug war | The Associated ...

2 powerful cartels dominate in Mexico drug war | The Associated ...: Five years after President Felipe Calderon launched an offensive against Mexico's five main drug cartels, the nation is now dominated by two powerful organizations that appear poised for a one-on-one battle to control drug markets and ...


Perry suggests U.S. military role in Mexico drug war | The Raw Story

Perry suggests U.S. military role in Mexico drug war | The Raw Story: MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said on Saturday he would get the U.S. military involved in Mexico's war with drug cartels, in comments likely to upset the Mexican government. ...



Murder of the campesinos

Murder of the campesinos:
A farmer casts fertilizer in a rice plantation on the expropriated and now redistributed farm of El Charcote in the central state of Cojedes in Venezuela, October 2010. Photograph: Carlos Garcia Rawlins/REUTERS Venezuela, the resource-rich South ...


The Guardian

Students Protest for Education in Chile

Students Protest for Education in Chile: Young was required to transfer to the private university Pontificia Universidad Católica — also located in capital city Santiago — for her second semester abroad. Young, one of six UCSD students in Chile, describes her experience as witnessing ...

Poverty and payday loans

Poverty and payday loans: ... there is also evidence that poverty is speaking with a southern accent. The South is now home to 1.5 million of the 2.6 million people who became poor from 2009 to 2010. In the meantime, the states of Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina ...

Marijuana Terrorism War on US Public Lands

Marijuana Terrorism War on US Public Lands:
What is not commonly known and was clearly stated in a New York Times article by former USAF officer and special agent, Sylvia Longmire, author of “Cartel: The Coming Invasion of Mexico's Drug Wars,” is that the Mexican drug cartels draw only ...


Human Events

Latin America Growth Stability and Inequalities Lessons for the US ...

Latin America Growth Stability and Inequalities Lessons for the US ...: The Latin American countries during the 1980's experienced a deep and persistent crises manifested in negative growth increased poverty levels and heavy ...

Reimbursement issues plague Indian health

Reimbursement issues plague Indian health: WASHINGTON - Hospitals and other health care providers that treat Native American patients struggle to be reimbursed by the federal government despite sharp increases in congressional funding, auditors say. Native Americans often have to go outside the ...

Meeting shows off a rich year in Philadelphia archaeology | Philadelphia ...

Meeting shows off a rich year in Philadelphia archaeology | Philadelphia ...: By Sandy Bauers With all the development that has occurred in Philadelphia, archaeologists thought it unlikely they would ever find significant remnants of early Native American cultures. Those artifacts would have been deeply buried, carted away, ...

Death penalty is dead wrong: It's time to outlaw capital punishment in America ...

Death penalty is dead wrong: It's time to outlaw capital punishment in America ...

BY Mario M. Cuomo I have studied the death penalty for more than half my lifetime. I have debated it hundreds of times. I have heard all the arguments, analyzed all the evidence I could find, measured public opinion when it was opposed to the practice, ...

Venezuela: Chavez denies his ill-health | The Argentina Independent

Venezuela: Chavez denies his ill-health | The Argentina Independent: Chavez has told Venezuelans to ignore reports that his health has worsened. The Venezuelan President made four public appearances on Thursday denying that his condition had declined. He is returning to Cuba in the middle of October for ...


Native American cultural program educates Carson Valley students

Native American cultural program educates Carson Valley students: Washoe Tribe Education Director Sherry Smokey said Wa-Pai-Shone was started more than 20 years ago as a way to help young Native Americans adjust to life at Meneley Elementary School. The program now rotates to a different elementary school each year. ...


Latin America Growth Stability and Inequalities Lessons for the US ...

Latin America Growth Stability and Inequalities Lessons for the US ...: The image of Latin America portrayed by the mass media and held by the .... and clandestine death squadoperations Latin America's overseas human rights ...

Central America and startups: what you need to know

Central America and startups: what you need to know:
As for paid gigs, the team travels around Latin America giving conferences and classes and plans to increasingly focus on training. The ultimate aim is to impact tech education across the region, hopefully with the help of local partners in each ...


The Next Web

Thousands of Californians fear the tap

Thousands of Californians fear the tap: The contamination strikes at the poorest families in California. Poverty-level Latinos are the population group most affected by the degraded water, according to a study by the University of California at Berkeley. "Those who are the least able to cope ...

Perry Open to Military Intervention in Mexico's Drug War - NYTimes ...

Perry Open to Military Intervention in Mexico's Drug War - NYTimes ...: In a move intended to show that he was tough on immigration, Gov. Rick Perry said that with approval of the Mexican government, he would consider sending troops into Mexico to help defeat drug cartels and improve border security.

Celebration will honor pastor's 25 years of service

Celebration will honor pastor's 25 years of service: The campus events are in partnership with the international relief and development organization, Food for the Poor, and they are geared to combat hunger and to increase awareness about malnutrition and to fund self -sustaining solutions to poverty, ...

Mexican drug lords decry U.S. prison conditions Houston Chronicle

Mexican drug lords decry U.S. prison conditions Houston Chronicle: Big-league Mexican drug traffickers imprisoned in the United States are contending that unnecessarily harsh conditions - locked up alone in ...

Plea in Marshfield stabbing death

Plea in Marshfield stabbing death: Marcelo Almeida entered his plea from his hospital bed, but was then transferred to prison for a competency exam. The 41-year-old Brazilian national is accused of killing 24-year-old Patricia Frois Monday in their apartment at the village at Marshfield ...

Festival of Books theme is Native American cultures

Festival of Books theme is Native American cultures

This year's theme for the Festival of Books is Native American cultures, and the festival will feature One Book South Dakota author Joseph M. Marshall III, who wrote “The Journey of Crazy Horse: A Lakota History.” A new event that ties in with the ...

Babies behind bars give Colombian prison mums hope

Babies behind bars give Colombian prison mums hope: Around half of all women prisoners in Colombia are serving time for drug-related crimes, of which nearly a quarter are aged between 18 and 25. Many get involved in drug trafficking to put food on the table and escape poverty. Growing numbers of young ...


UN proposes rural reform in Colombia to fight poverty and violence ...

UN proposes rural reform in Colombia to fight poverty and violence ...: UN proposes rural reform in Colombia to fight poverty and violence. Colombia needs a drastic rural reform if the country wants to further develop, decrease its ...


Colombia's drug violence leaves women and children in poverty

Colombia's drug violence leaves women and children in poverty: Although it may not be visible in the news, in Colombia, women and children have had to flee from homes and into desperate lives of poverty in order to escape the horrors of cartel life. Most run to cities of refuge. In one such city, there is a slum ...