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miércoles, 5 de octubre de 2011

Communities call for a popular movement to demand rural reform

Communities call for a popular movement to demand rural reform

The congress debated issues such as poverty and land distribution, highlighting that 1.15% of Colombia's population owns 52% of the country's land while in some rural areas poverty levels are as high as 80% to 90%. It also addressed the intrusion of ...

Mexico's drug war

Mexico's drug war: If Mexico's drug war keeps raging, though, Americans may have to ask themselves whether they have enough of a buffer with Mexico to ignore its problems. In the meantime, Mr Perry's comments give some indication of what his foreign policy might look ...

Court battle over US drugs war 'top secret' data

Court battle over US drugs war 'top secret' data

Although the war on drug-trafficking particularly over the joint US-Mexico border is a top concern of President Barack Obama's administration, prosecutors staunchly deny any such deal was ever struck. The trial is due to start in February, ...

Davis Execution Doesn't Blunt Death Row Debate

Davis Execution Doesn't Blunt Death Row Debate

The funeral, held at Savannah's Jonesville Baptist Church, served as another opportunity for those convinced of Davis' innocence to continue their vocal opposition to his execution, and to renew calls for the US to abolish the death penalty. ...

Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility

Prosecutors want to move jailed cartel lieutenant out of Chicago facility

Prosecutors in the past have said snipers could assassinate Zambada or the 35-year-old could escape from atop the 27-story jail. Defense attorneys have complained Zambada hasn't been allowed outdoors since his extradition from Mexico a year and a half ...

New Book Explores Latino Gay Activists

New Book Explores Latino Gay Activists: As a public health researcher, Ramirez-Valles has studied gender and race in health promotion and HIV/AIDS and substance abuse prevention in the United States and Latin America. "The voices of Latino gay men in the AIDS epidemic have not been heard, ...

Candela's mother meets with governor Scioli

Candela's mother meets with governor Scioli: The mother of murdered 11-year old Candela Rodríguez, Carola Labrador, met with Buenos Aires province governor Daniel Scioli and, after thanking him for his support, she asked him for “justice” for her daughter, she explained. ...

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights

Labor fights to recognize Native American rights: The AFL-CIO is fighting to add a new constituency group for Native Americans to its roster. Backing and supporting the effort are the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, and a group called Council Fire, Kevin Cummings noted, ...

US Senate Considers America's First-Ever Ambassador to South Sudan

US Senate Considers America's First-Ever Ambassador to South Sudan: “Fierce fighting in the [Sudanese] regions of South Kordofan and Blue Nile has resulted in death, displacement, and a lack of access for humanitarian workers," said Coons. "South-South violence is also significant. Poverty is endemic. ...

Terms of Cuban spy release irritate US-Cuba ties

Terms of Cuban spy release irritate US-Cuba ties: Their case has been an irritant to already poisoned US-Cuba relations. Havana, which hails the five as heroes, says they were working undercover to stop "terrorist" attacks on Cuba by anti-communist Cuban exiles living in Florida. ...

Former Venezuelan mayor meets with ex Brazilian president

Former Venezuelan mayor meets with ex Brazilian president: Venezuelan presidential precandidate Leopoldo López arrived in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he met former Brazilian president Fernando Henrique Cardoso, with whom he discussed the decision of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights which ordered on ...

Half a Million Families Living in Poverty | The Argentina Independent

Half a Million Families Living in Poverty | The Argentina Independent: In most cases the settlements are made up of Argentine migrants, coming from the outer provinces along with immigrants from Paraguay and Bolivia. The areas that have the biggest problems with housing are Quilmes, Moreno, Pilar and Merlo ...

The number of people entering the middle class every year in Latin America ...

The number of people entering the middle class every year in Latin America ...

... senior director of strategic market access for Medtronic Latin America. “In Brazil about two million per year transition from the poverty line to the middle class, and with that they are starting to demand healthcare,” he added. ...

Global gloom places Latin America on alert

Global gloom places Latin America on alert: By John Paul Rathbone, Latin America editor Every day Luis Castilla, Peru's finance minister, says he lights a candle and “prays that China won't crash”. His prayers are echoed by many in a region that remains one of the world economy's few bright ...
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Latin America has diminished poverty indexes but deep inequality gaps remain

Latin America has diminished poverty indexes but deep inequality gaps remain:
Among those Muñoz mentioned Bolsa Familia in Brazil; Opportunities in Mexico; Solidarity in the Dominican Republic or Chile Solidario. “But even when poverty is down it is also very much true that inequality of incomes gap continues to be very wide to ...


MercoPress

More South Florida grandparents are raising grandchildren during hard times

More South Florida grandparents are raising grandchildren during hard times: The number of poor grandparents raising their grandchildren has tripled in Palm Beach County, and gone up 17 percent in Broward, with 5194 of these South Florida families at poverty level. The caseload since The Pantry started its outreach to lower ...

Death Penalty Retains Support, Even With Pro Catholics, Despite ...

Death Penalty Retains Support, Even With Pro Catholics, Despite ...: “A majority of Americans agree that innocent people have been put to death, and they also say that the death penalty is not a deterrent to murder,” Newport says. The international community has also pressured the U.S. to leave the ranks of ...


Chile's premier literary event comes to Santiago

Chile's premier literary event comes to Santiago: Chile's premier literary event comes to Santiago. International book fair to launch works by Parra, Mistral and Murakami.

Global gloom places Latin America on alert

Global gloom places Latin America on alert: South America's commodity-rich economies grew 5 per cent in the first half of this year. Last year, these new motors of the world economy added half a percentage point to global output. But slowing Asian demand and plunging commodity prices have raised ...

Costa Rica's Presidenta Fights Invasions, Drug Cartels

Costa Rica's Presidenta Fights Invasions, Drug Cartels:
Costa Rica is part of Latin America, which is one of the most violent regions in the world. And now we are having problems with drug trafficking in the whole Central American region. So we are working very hard to avoid the influence in Costa Rica of ...


Inside Costa Rica

David Britto's Mother Gets a Trial Date

David Britto's Mother Gets a Trial Date: Vieira, 51, is accused of helping arrange her son's escape to Brazil, where he can live freely as a Brazilian citizen. Vieira faces charges of contempt of court -- which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison -- as well as conspiracy to fail to ...

American marijuana growers could beat this war on drugs

American marijuana growers could beat this war on drugs

A soldier guards packages of marijuana being incinerated in Tijuana, Mexico. Photograph: Guillermo Arias/AP The gruesome concomitants of the war on drugs were on display yet again last week in Mexico, where gangs continue to terrorise the public with ...

SC Among Leaders in Civil Rights Education

SC Among Leaders in Civil Rights Education: In fact, South Carolina does a better job than all but three states in the just-released study by the Southern Poverty Law Center. South Carolina, along with Georgia and Illinois, received a B in teaching about the civil rights movement, while Alabama, ...

Amnesty call to abolish death penalty

Amnesty call to abolish death penalty: TWO weeks ago, convicted murderer Troy Davis was executed by lethal injection in the American state of Georgia, having been on death row for 20 years. The execution caused an international outcry, and foremost among the protesting voices was that of ...

Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released from Prison 17 Years Later

Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Released from Prison 17 Years Later: Obie Anthony, 36, was greeted by elated family members when he walked out of the Twin Towers jail at around 7:40 pm Tuesday. Anthony described his emotions as, "Happy, excited, nervous." Anthony was accused of fatally shooting a Mexican immigrant ...

18 Mexican Police Officers Held Over Suspected Drug Cartel Links

18 Mexican Police Officers Held Over Suspected Drug Cartel Links: It said the police officers were arrested during the last five days in the eastern Mexican state of Veracruz along with five suspected members of the Zetas cartel and nine cartel members who escaped from the La Toma prison in the state last month. ...

Belarus, China to Join Oil Deposit Project in Venezuela

Belarus, China to Join Oil Deposit Project in Venezuela: Belarus and China will take part in the development of an oil field in Venezuela, Belarusian state television reported Wednesday. "We have received the approval to work in a large oil-rich region together with Venezuela and China and extract hundreds ...