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lunes, 3 de octubre de 2011

Asia leads world in child-labor products: report

Asia leads world in child-labor products: report

"As households have been pushed in some countries below the poverty line, they've made up the difference (in income) with child labor." Child labor remains in much of Latin America, but Polaski welcomed signs of progress -- particularly in Brazil where ...

JSO Layoff Officers Due To Budget Shortfall

JSO Layoff Officers Due To Budget Shortfall:
"This is unprecedented," said Nelson Cuba. Cuba, President of Fraternal Order of Police 530, said his police union has been kept in the dark. "We have not been notified," he said. Cuba speculates that as many as 50 officers may lose their jobs. ...


First Coast News

Iranian Pastor Faces Death Penalty; International Community ...

Iranian Pastor Faces Death Penalty; International Community ...: A final decision on the death penalty is still pending before a lower Iranian court. The American Center for Law and Justice, which has been in constant contact with Nadarkhani's attorney over the past week, suggests that the international ...

Former Venezuelan president heads home

Former Venezuelan president heads home: THE remains of former Venezuelan president Carlos Andres Perez were exhumed from a temporary Florida grave today for transport back to his country after a bitter legal feud among relatives, a family lawyer said. A wooden coffin draped with the ...


A new danger to dogs?

A new danger to dogs?: The food was found in the Parque Centenario canil (Buenos Aires.) / Courtesy of Perfil.com It's easy to find danger to your pets around any corner, but here's a new one on us. We've recently noticed online rumors about evildoers putting nails in cheese ...

Argentina Corn Farmers Delay Planting on Below-Average Rains

Argentina Corn Farmers Delay Planting on Below-Average Rains: By Laura Price and Rodrigo Orihuela Oct. 3 (Bloomberg) -- Corn farmers in Argentina, the world's second-largest exporter, will probably delay planting until at least November after a month of below-average rainfall, according to the Buenos Aires ...

UN official urges integration of social concerns into economic recovery policies

UN official urges integration of social concerns into economic recovery policies:
“First, in the current economic climate, it is important to maintain our commitment to poverty eradication and social justice. We must retain and strengthen social objectives, not to diminish them,” he said, noting that countries must safeguard ...


UN News Centre

Global Poverty: The Hard Questions

Global Poverty: The Hard Questions: Do we need to provide overseas assistance to countries with strong emerging economies like Brazil, China, Russia and India? Do we need to put conditions on any of our aid? In addition, our investment must be transparent and we must measure results. ...


Iranian Pastor Increasingly Likely to Face Death Penalty Under New Charges

Iranian Pastor Increasingly Likely to Face Death Penalty Under New Charges:
"The charge of being a Zionist and thus a traitor is among the most serious accusations that can be made in Iran," said Jordan Sekulow, executive director of the American Center for Law and Justice, or ACLJ. "Unfortunately, we know that this is the ...


Fox News

Fighting San Diego Poverty One Loan At A Time

Fighting San Diego Poverty One Loan At A Time:
She says a 2009 study by the Women's Foundation of California found 250000 San Diego women live below the poverty line; 80000 of those women live in dire poverty. That knowledge was enough to start a microlending program here and the program has ...


KPBS

Racism Fueled Rush To Judgment Against Teen?

Racism Fueled Rush To Judgment Against Teen?: But first, we've spoken about the death penalty recently on this program in the wake of the recent execution of Troy Davis. Davis was a black man who until the end maintained his innocence in connection with the shooting death of a white, ...

Spain: Gender equality is key to full democracy

Spain: Gender equality is key to full democracy: Jimenez said that it is "basic" for Spanish and Latin American women to work jointly so that there are no setbacks in the area of gender equality. Citing the risk that with the economic crisis the rights of women might take a step backwards, ...

Cuba loosens some limits on selling cars

Cuba loosens some limits on selling cars: For decades, driving down the streets of Cuba was like entering an automotive time warp. The streets are full of cars from the 1950s, and there's virtually nothing modern. But with an announcement by President Raul Castro last week, the strict rules ...

Florida musicians play Cuba in cultural exchange

Florida musicians play Cuba in cultural exchange: Members of the Tampa-based Florida Orchestra greet the audience at the start of their all-wind program at the San Felipe Neri Oratory in Old Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Javier Galeano) AP Entertainment News Video More>> By PETER ORSI Associated Press ...

Crowley adds 400 new containers for Puerto Rico trade

Crowley adds 400 new containers for Puerto Rico trade: “This significant acquisition is part of our continued commitment to the US - Puerto Rico trade and to meeting and exceeding our customers' requirements,” said John Douglass, Crowley senior vice president and general manager of Puerto Rico and ...

Activists to protest poisoning of dogs in Venezuela

Activists to protest poisoning of dogs in Venezuela: Caracas – World Animal Day will be celebrated Tuesday in Venezuela with a march protesting the massive poisoning of stray dogs on Margarita Island and congratulating Health Minister Eugenia Sader, who announced sanctions on officials who ordered them ...

Mexican immigrant fined for illegal Chesterfield dentistry

Mexican immigrant fined for illegal Chesterfield dentistry: Jose A. Hernandez, 54, whose immigration status remains in question, dodged a prison term that could have resulted in up to five years behind bars for each of the two felony counts. Samuel P. Simpson, Hernandez's attorney, told the court that his ...


The death penalty: An open letter to the US ambassador

The death penalty: An open letter to the US ambassador: The reason that the death penalty is a necessary deterrent has long been shown to be a falsehood. The arguments are well known. One must counter that the state, or any human agent, does not have the authority to deprive anyone of life. ...

California Foster Care, Mental Health Reforms

California Foster Care, Mental Health Reforms: Under a new agreement, California will begin providing intensive mental health services, both home- and community-based, for children in foster care or at risk of entering the foster care system as part of the early periodic screening, diagnosis and ...

First Step for California: Admit There's a Problem

First Step for California: Admit There's a Problem: California has lost jobs in four of the past six months for which we have data, while the United States has gained or had no change in jobs in each month over that period. California's poverty rate is 16.1 percent compared to the United States 15.1 ...


California receives $22 million in community transformation grants, Merced ...

California receives $22 million in community transformation grants, Merced ...: “We are in the midst of an extremely difficult economic time and it's truly inspiring to receive these grants,” Ronald Chapman, director of the California Department of Public Health, said during the conference. “Poverty rates are the highest we have ...


Caregivers Help Communities Understand the Hardships of Poverty

Caregivers Help Communities Understand the Hardships of Poverty: Sixteen percent of Floridians were below the poverty level in 2010, up from 14.6 percent in 2009, reflecting a continuation of a steady climb in recent years. Florida's 2010 rate is the highest it has been since 1995, when it was 16.2 percent. ...

Florida girl, 11, helps build a village in Haiti

Florida girl, 11, helps build a village in Haiti: The sixth-grader at Zion Lutheran School in Deerfield Beach learned of the extreme poverty in Haiti when she and her mother, Julie Wheeler, heard a presentation from Food for the Poor at a Lighthouse Point Chamber of Commerce meeting in 2009. ...

Silverberg: Education is key to economic future

Silverberg: Education is key to economic future

And even though the recession has been over officially for more than a year, the rate of poverty in Florida in 2010 was 16 percent, compared with 14.3 the year before. The Office of Management and Budget set the poverty threshold for a family of four ...

Hispanic kids surpass whites as most impoverished

Hispanic kids surpass whites as most impoverished: The recession is mostly to blame for the growing numbers and it has hit Latino communities especially hard. While the national rate for unemployment is 9.1 percent, it is 11.1 percent for Hispanics. The study also says that food insecurity is up for ...