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martes, 4 de octubre de 2011

Hispanic unemployment highest in Northeast metropolitan areas ...

Hispanic unemployment highest in Northeast metropolitan areas ...: When many people think of high Hispanic unemployment they think of metropolitan areas like Las Vegas and Los Angeles This is understandable since these ...

The Threats to Latin American Democracy

The Threats to Latin American Democracy: Abuse of power, authoritarianism and international terrorism are some of the many threats confronting us. We yearn for the consolidation of democracy in the Americas, with a flourishing economy and tens of millions more people lifted out of poverty. ...


Puerto Rico Governor to Submit Status Referendum

Puerto Rico Governor to Submit Status Referendum: The governor of Puerto Rico says he will present a two-part referendum next year to decide the long-debated political future of the US territory once and for all. Luis Fortuno said in a surprise televised address Tuesday that voters will decide on Aug. ...


Los Angeles Orchestra to Lead Youth Effort

Los Angeles Orchestra to Lead Youth Effort:
It has involved some 400000 young people in Venezuela and spread to a number of countries, capturing the imagination of leading performers, teachers and executives in classical music. The Philharmonic-Bard program, inspired by El Sistema, ...


New York Times

Death penalty missing in 'seamless garment'?

Death penalty missing in 'seamless garment'?: By David Gibson, Religion News Service Is Catholic opposition to the death penalty losing traction as opposition to abortion, gay marriage, contraception and other causes become the defining “pro-life” issues for the American hierarchy? ...

Chilean howitzer upgrade program under way

Chilean howitzer upgrade program under way

SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- A Chilean plan for modernizing and upgrading its defense forces is under way with one of the first major contracts going to BAE Systems for the supply and refurbishment of 12 US-made M109A5 howitzers. ...

Family of four needs $63000 to make it in the state, more in SD

Family of four needs $63000 to make it in the state, more in SD: The Center released the 2011 California Family Economic Self –Sufficiency Standard today, and it reflects what families need to make ends meet based on where they live. It is more specific than the federal poverty rate, experts say, because it takes ...

Developing world fights against new eco barriers

Developing world fights against new eco barriers: The UN is holding a conference in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012 to have a new agreement on green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication. A two-day ministerial level consultation between 54 countries to discuss broad ...


Puerto Rico biologists to relocate manatee stranded by Hurricane Earl

Puerto Rico biologists to relocate manatee stranded by Hurricane Earl

By AP, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Wildlife officials in Puerto Rico plan to relocate a male manatee who escaped from a rehabilitation area during a hurricane. US Fish and Wildlife Service spokeswoman Lilibeth Serrano says biologists are tracking the ...

Peru: holding oil companies accountable

Peru: holding oil companies accountable:
Humala has been able to appease protesters by announcing that mining firms will contribute around $1.1bn each year to fund social programmes and tackle poverty. His challenge now will be to hold his course and not succumb to a likely protest show-down ...


Financial Times (blog)

Venezuela to present at the UN its stance vis-à-vis Guyana

Venezuela to present at the UN its stance vis-à-vis Guyana: The Venezuelan government will communicate to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf (CLCS) its position vis-à-vis the Guyanese request to extend its continental shelf by 150 nautical miles, according to sources of the ...

New study shows high income inequality slows economic growth

New study shows high income inequality slows economic growth: Poverty and unemployment have been persistent problems in Florida. The last Florida jobs report shows that the unemployment rate remained unchanged from one month to the next. In August, Florida also had the second highest number of mass layoffs in the ...

Puerto Rico Prodded to Get Tough on Police

Puerto Rico Prodded to Get Tough on Police:
A homicide detective works on a crime scene in Caguas, Puerto Rico while a police officer stands guard. The Justice Department recently issued a report on corruption by the Puerto Rico Police Department. By LIZETTE ALVAREZ SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The ...


New York Times

Death Penalty: 14 Year Old Executed in USA May Have been Innocent

Death Penalty: 14 Year Old Executed in USA May Have been Innocent:
Activists are seeking to clear the name of seventh grader George Stinney Jr, one of the youngest people ever to receive the death penalty in America. In 1944, George Junius Stinney Jr was just fourteen years old, when he became the youngest person ever ...


Suite101.com

Former Norfolk police officer heads to Brazil to help the poor

Former Norfolk police officer heads to Brazil to help the poor: He said: “It's been a little bit strange, but I went to Zambia with Mission Direct in 2009 and from then on I knew that, having seen abject poverty up close and personal, I had to help the poor. “I'm not trying to set myself up as a saint or anything, ...

"The Future of Brazil is the Natural Knowledge Economy"

"The Future of Brazil is the Natural Knowledge Economy": This is the aspect that is most important when we talk about the shortage of water: the climate change projections for this century affect the semiarid regions, where the world's poverty is concentrated. In 100 years, the sea level could rise by ...

Insulated from politics

Insulated from politics: The most successful have been those in Brazil and Mexico, where the programs have been sustained through several administrations. The CCT is one of the programs of the Arroyo administration that President Aquino has maintained. ...

Beatlemania revived ahead of auction in Argentina

Beatlemania revived ahead of auction in Argentina:
A drawing by John Lennon of himself and Yoko Ono is displayed at an exhibition in Buenos Aires, October 4, 2011. BUENOS AIRES (Reuters Life!) - An original drawing by John Lennon is part of the more than 120 lots of Beatles memorabilia that will be ...


Reuters

Argentina nixes extradition in 1970s French nun case

Argentina nixes extradition in 1970s French nun case: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a French request to extradite former navy captain Alfredo Astiz, who was convicted in absentia in Europe for killing two French nuns during the 1976-1983 "Dirty War. ...

Buenos Aires stocks pushed down on global economic fears

Buenos Aires stocks pushed down on global economic fears: Buenos Aires stocks showede negativity, with the Merval benchmark stock index moving down by 0.9 percent, to 2270.17 points. Stocks plunged by 7% in Buenos Aires yesterday, seen as a knock-on effect of the current crisis in Greece, the price of soy and ...

'Teachers who go on strike will not be paid,' says Bullrich

'Teachers who go on strike will not be paid,' says Bullrich: City Education Minister, Esteban Bullrich, declared today that “teachers who go on strike, will not get paid,” after labelling the strikes taking place today in the city of Buenos Aires, "completely unjustified." Teachers from fifteen different unions ...

Young people more likely to retire in poverty, according to study

Young people more likely to retire in poverty, according to study: By Christopher Yee | Staff Approximately half of California workers will retire in or near poverty, according to a study published Monday by the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education. The study details the fiscal consequences of the ...

Death penalty brings shame on America - Roanoke.com

Death penalty brings shame on America - Roanoke.com: 21 executions, one in Georgia, the other in Texas, add further to the humiliation the death penalty brings to the U.S.. French philosopher Albert Camus cautioned ...

Guatemalan mining raises human rights concerns | Washington ...

Guatemalan mining raises human rights concerns | Washington ...: The issues raised in the study have implications for mining and extractive industry projects throughout Latin America, and for human rights and social justice ...

Latin America has diminished poverty indexes but deep inequality gaps remain

Latin America has diminished poverty indexes but deep inequality gaps remain:
Latin America has experienced significant advances in the reduction of poverty but has barely improved the deep social inequalities that limit its development according to Heraldo Muñoz, head of the regional UN Program for Development. ...


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