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domingo, 9 de octubre de 2011

October 10 is Native American Day in South Dakota

October 10 is Native American Day in South Dakota:
By ICTMN Staff October 9, 2011 In 1989, the South Dakota legislature, after a proposal by Governor George S. Mickelson, changed Columbus Day to Native American day, to honor the more than 70000 American Indian residents in the state. ...


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Florida Is No. 1–In Costs and Effects of Hunger

Florida Is No. 1–In Costs and Effects of Hunger: Everybody knows about the obvious poverty-related consequences, things like hunger and stress. But the pain of poverty is multi-layered, having an impact in ways those who are not impoverished cannot easily imagine. Marriages, for instance, hit a ...


Quite Extraordinary the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights ...

Quite Extraordinary the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights ...: History will be created next week when the InterAmerican Court of Human Rights holds its 44th Extraordinary Period of Sessions in Barbados from October 10 ...

Venezuela Gets Loan After Oil and Gas Deal

Venezuela Gets Loan After Oil and Gas Deal: Russia agreed to lend Venezuela $4 billion through 2013 for defense spending while gaining deals to develop heavy crude and offshore gas fields in the South American country. Rosneft and Gazprom signed agreements with Venezuelan state oil company ...

Study reveals anti-Semitic sentiment in Argentine society

Study reveals anti-Semitic sentiment in Argentine society: By GIL SHEFLER Majority of Argentinians think Jews' first concern is making money, they have too much power in business world, Buenos Aires research shows. Most Argentinians believe members of the country's Jewish community are primarily interested in ...


Nearly $4 million in education grants targeted for Native Americans

Nearly $4 million in education grants targeted for Native Americans

South Dakota has received about $4 million in education grants to address the needs of Native American students. About $1.5 million was awarded this year to continue with the five-year College Access Challenge Grant. The state also received a grant for ...

Design school honors Native artist for her vision

Design school honors Native artist for her vision: (Albuquerque Journal - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- A Native American artist who overcame hatred by creating beauty in socially conscious artwork has won the prestigious 2011 Visionary Woman Award from Moore ...

Powwow honors veterans, first responders

Powwow honors veterans, first responders

(Aaron Rosenblatt/Journal staff) Years ago, the powwow began as a way to honor Native American veterans as they returned from war. Through dancing and singing, the veterans were able to deal with the memories of war and to heal their souls. ...

Venezuela faces growing load of arbitration cases

Venezuela faces growing load of arbitration cases: 10, 2006 file photo, President Hugo Chavez visits oil workers on an oil drill platform in the Orinoco oil belt region in Venezuela's Anzoategui state. Chavez decreed in Aug. 2006 that the government would take a minimum 60 percent stake in four heavy ...

Argentine president poised for re-election: polls

Argentine president poised for re-election: polls: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez has a massive lead over opponents two weeks before a presidential election and looks set to win more than 50 percent of the vote, two polls showed on Sunday. Fernandez's support now stands ...

Legal treatment may be worse than drug cartel plague

Legal treatment may be worse than drug cartel plague: Sandra Ávila Beltrán, known as "La Reina del Pacifico" (Queen of the Pacific) for her alleged role in shipping cocaine from Colombia to Mexico for the Sinaloa Cartel. Arrested in 2007, she has been held since in a Mexican prison on charges of organized ...


3 candidates square off in mayoral primary

3 candidates square off in mayoral primary: From 1996-2001, ran the Native American Alcohol Treatment Center, Sergeant Bluff. BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Sioux City native, 1975 graduate of East High School; attended Sioux Empire Community College and Nebraska Indian Community College. ...

Smuggled U.S. ammo feeds drug wars

Smuggled U.S. ammo feeds drug wars: The operations that deliver bullets into the turmoil of Mexico's drug war are not complex. Take, for example, a 2010 Tucson case that began when delivery-truck drivers got suspicious. A delivery truck for a national shipper regularly dropped off ...

Living or Surviving on Native American Reservations - ICTMN.com

Living or Surviving on Native American Reservations - ICTMN.com: A concerned Northwestern tribal member sent me an e-mail some months ago She suggested that people in her community were mostly trying to survive but were not living as individuals or as a community She asked how is it possible to ...


Death penalty debate is revived

Death penalty debate is revived

Members of Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, an advocacy group leading the anti-execution campaign, say that state-sanctioned killing is immoral, arbitrary, unfair and too costly. "The system is not fair, and I think that's un-American ...

Civilized society demands the death penalty

Civilized society demands the death penalty: I regularly preach in prisons here in Ohio, and I can tell you that one-third of the world's population would consider an American prison a step up from their current existence. Now let's talk about why a civilized society demands the death penalty. ...

Amnesty slams 'shocking' Indigenous conditions

Amnesty slams 'shocking' Indigenous conditions: "I've been to many places in bad shape in Africa, Asia and Latin America but what makes it stark here is when you remind yourself you're actually in one of the richest countries in the world," he said. "I can't believe I'm actually in one the richest ...


Legal treatment may be worse than drug cartel plague

Legal treatment may be worse than drug cartel plague: Corruption and incompetence in that nation's legal system are mirrored today in Mexico: shoddy police work and dismal prosecution rates for organized crime-related offenses, Mexican prison and law enforcement officials acknowledged. ...

OCEANSIDE: Pride at the Beach returns with newcomers

OCEANSIDE: Pride at the Beach returns with newcomers: The signature olive-green signs and T-shirts read "Servicemembers United: America's Gay Military Organization." Although the organization always attends San Diego's much-larger Pride Festival & Parade, the Oceanside presence, a few miles from one of ...


Scioli encourages foreign businessmen to invest in Argentina

Scioli encourages foreign businessmen to invest in Argentina: Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli at the Volkswagen factory in General Pacheco on October 8, 2011. During a visit to the Volkswagen factory in General Pacheco today, Buenos Aires province Governor Daniel Scioli, saluted Argentine industry ...


Cuba: a tragedy of the commons

Cuba: a tragedy of the commons: On the eve of the Cuban Revolution, about 80 percent of Cuba's arable land was under cultivation (or used for grazing) and domestic production supplied 70 percent of the country's food consumption. The comparable figures today are 60 percent and 20 ...


Colombian city demands protection from gangsters

Colombian city demands protection from gangsters:
The unemployment rate is 55%, and poverty defines 58% of families, said Ernesto Moreno, an official with Colombia's Social Action agency. "Communities want to change because they have seen the example of towns like San Luis Robles," Moreno said. ...


Los Angeles Times

New York Times story on Reading's poverty was like a punch in the gut

New York Times story on Reading's poverty was like a punch in the gut

According to David Rusk, former mayor of Albuquerque and one of America's foremost champions of regional strategies, it's not so much economic policy but housing, education and transportation policy that has for three decades incentivized the middle ...

Man headed to prison, feds address sexual abuse on Native American reservations

Man headed to prison, feds address sexual abuse on Native American reservations:
By Dennis Romboy SALT LAKE CITY — An Aneth man is headed to prison for sexual abuse as part of the US Attorney's Office of Utah's efforts to expand its focus on the exploitation of women and children on Native American reservations. ...


KSL-TV

Daniel Garza: Economic Malaise Is Not the Only Thing Hurting Hispanic Children

Daniel Garza: Economic Malaise Is Not the Only Thing Hurting Hispanic Children

Worse, 1 in 4 Hispanics or Latinos live under the poverty line. In fact, our community suffers from an unemployment rate exceeding 11 percent — two points higher than the national average. In South Texas where I live, it is worse, with an unemployment ...