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jueves, 6 de octubre de 2011

Rhode Island and Conn. Towns Lead in Latino Unemployment

Rhode Island and Conn. Towns Lead in Latino Unemployment

The Economic Policy Institute released a study earlier this week showing that Hartford and Providence had some of the worst rates of Latino employment out of 38 of the country's major metropolitan areas. The Washington-based think tank reported that in ..

Wife of Cuban spy fears for his safety in US

Wife of Cuban spy fears for his safety in US

Rene Gonzalez, a dual US-Cuban citizen, petitioned a judge to let him return to his family in Cuba after he gets out of a federal penitentiary in Marianna, Florida, on Friday. But last month, a judge declined to alter the original sentencing ...

Argentine player Veron says retirement near

Argentine player Veron says retirement near: Veron has told reporters that an Oct. 31 match against Buenos Aires club Racing will be his last game for Estudiantes. Estudiantes declined to confirm Veron's plans on Thursday. The 36-year-old Veron has also played for Boca Juniors in Argentina, ...

Contrasting Executions

Contrasting Executions: But unlike the Davis case, this death penalty provoked scant media attention and no international protests. Racial factors obviously influenced the dramatically different coverage. Hate crime laws suggest that a killer merits harsher treatment if the ...

Sabella brings hope to Argentina

Sabella brings hope to Argentina: BUENOS AIRES – There's another new coach in Argentina and a whiff of hope that Alejandro Sabella has a plan to mold a real team around Lionel Messi, who has shown he can't win the World Cup by himself. Sabella's first serious test comes Friday when ...

Chile Quinenco Shareholders Approve $573 Million Capital Increase -Report

Chile Quinenco Shareholders Approve $573 Million Capital Increase -Report

By Anthony Esposito SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- Shareholders of Chilean holding company Quinenco SA (QUINENCO.SN), owned by the local Luksic family, approved a 300 billion peso ($573 million) capital increase, Valor Futuro newswire reported Thursday. ...

Venezuela mourns former president

Venezuela mourns former president:
A family dispute over whether his last resting place should be in Venezuela had raged since he died in Miami last December. His remains were finally flown home on Tuesday, draped in a Venezuelan flag. When he died in exile, aged 88, his estranged wife, ...


BBC News

Drugs in Venezuela

Drugs in Venezuela: By the planeload OPPONENTS of Venezuela's president, Hugo Chávez, are eagerly awaiting the trial of Walid Makled, a businessman extradited from Colombia five months ago. Before he was sent home to face drug-trafficking charges, Mr Makled boasted that ...

Venezuelan Consumer Prices Said to Rise 1.6% in September

Venezuelan Consumer Prices Said to Rise 1.6% in September: By Corina Rodriguez Pons Oct. 6 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela's consumer prices rose 1.6 percent nationwide in September as the pace of monthly price increases slowed, said a government official familiar with the inflation report to be released later today. ...

Wife of Cuban spy fears for his safety in US

Wife of Cuban spy fears for his safety in US: Olga Salanueva, wife of Rene Gonzalez, a Cuban citizen imprisoned in the US, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011. Rene Gonzalez and four others, collectively known as the "Cuban Five," were ...

Cuba and Peru Sign Memorandum for Cultural Cooperation

Cuba and Peru Sign Memorandum for Cultural Cooperation

Havana, Cuba, Oct 6.- A memorandum for exchanges and cooperation between the culture ministries of Cuba and Peru was signed on Wednesday in this capital. Signed by the deputy ministers of this sector from the two nations, the agreement will favor the ...

Inside Mexico's Peace Movement

Inside Mexico's Peace Movement:
Kristin Bricker is a Mexico-based freelance journalist covering militarization, social movements and the drug war in Latin America. She blogs at mywordismyweapon.blogspot.com. For ten years, The Indypendent has printed truth in the face of power. ...


The Indypendent

People of interest in Lafayette teen's death booked in California jail

People of interest in Lafayette teen's death booked in California jail

... organization Southern Poverty Law Center, examined pictures of Pedersen's tattoos. On Pedersen's neck is “SWP,” which Potok said could indicate affiliation with an organized racist skinhead group active in Southern California in the mid-2000s. ...

America's Most Famous And Now Extinct Housing Projects

America's Most Famous And Now Extinct Housing Projects:
For decades, poverty has poured through the halls of America's poorest citizens housed in crime-ridden, severely distressed public housing developments across the nation. St. Louis was one of the first municipalities to reverse the trend of urban ...


News One

The Death Penalty is No Friend to LGBT People

The Death Penalty is No Friend to LGBT People: Since reinstatement of the death penalty in the US in 1976, 138 innocent men and women have been freed from death row. We do not know for certain how many innocent men and women have been killed, but surely the number is greater than our national ...


Kidnap victims allegedly held in Mexican jail CBS News

Kidnap victims allegedly held in Mexican jail CBS News: At another northern Mexico prison in the border city of Ciudad Juarez a stash of illicit weapons was found buried in a cell block just two days after ...

Photos: Riot Police and Protesting Students Clash in Chile on Thursday ...

Photos: Riot Police and Protesting Students Clash in Chile on Thursday ...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police are cracking down on demonstrators for education reform, using water cannons and tear gas to prevent them from gathering in any significant numbers. A huge deployment of riot police surrounded students in the ...

Events planned for Archaeology Month

Events planned for Archaeology Month: Although the focus of Archaeology Month 2011 is on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, several events are slated to promote understanding of American Indian sites in northeast Louisiana. Poverty Point State Historic Site in Pioneer will host three ...

Alabama Loses Workers as Immigration Law Takes Effect

Alabama Loses Workers as Immigration Law Takes Effect:
Alabama's strict new immigration law, intended to force undocumented workers out of jobs, is also driving away many legal Latino construction workers, roofers, and field hands that could deal a major blow to the state's economy. ...


Fox News

Venezuela: Socialists to Form Progressive Block

Venezuela: Socialists to Form Progressive Block: Caracas - The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) will be deployed in all the country since October 7 in order to register the progressive forces and to make up the Polo Patriotico, announced the left-wing PSUV activist Fernando Soto Rojas on ...

Nearly half of California workers will retire in or near poverty

Nearly half of California workers will retire in or near poverty: Berkeley October 4, 2011 — Nearly half of California workers will retire in or near poverty, shows a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley's ...

High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house

High speed rail means quicker trip to poor house: There are those who believe launching the California High Speed Rail will do the same thing for the San Joaquin Valley and help it shake poverty that is rooted deep especially in the valley's southern part. Unlike the CVP that brought construction jobs ...


Chile: Talks broken, police move in on students

Chile: Talks broken, police move in on students:
By FEDERICO QUILODRAN AP SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a student march for free public education on Thursday, hours after protesters' talks with the government collapsed. A demonstrator throws a stone at ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Latino Homeownership Up 2%, Overall Housing Numbers at Record Low

Latino Homeownership Up 2%, Overall Housing Numbers at Record Low

Blacks, who as a whole have lower income and higher unemployment than other groups, were particularly set back by the housing bust. Their homeownership rate fell from 46.3 percent in 2000 to 44.3 percent; among whites, the rate dipped slightly from ...

Racism and affirmative action

Racism and affirmative action: ... controversy by holding an intentionally racist and sexist bake sale; women and those of ethnic minorities were charged less per pastry than were their white male counterparts, with Native American women receiving their confections free of charge. ...