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jueves, 13 de octubre de 2011

Unions march in solidarity with Peru's Humala

Unions march in solidarity with Peru's Humala: Humala took office promising to maintain existing pro-market economic policies that have made Peru one of the world's fastest-growing economies, while better distributing wealth to the one in three people living in poverty. He has already raised taxes ...


A Critical Approach in Cuba to See Inequalities

A Critical Approach in Cuba to See Inequalities: HAVANA TIMES, Oct 12 (IPS) – Continuing its mission to promote gender studies and use academia to demonstrate the inequalities between women and men in Cuba, the Women's Studies Department is celebrating 20 years of work with new challenges in terms of ...


UIC Receives $2 Million for Asian American Students Initiative

UIC Receives $2 Million for Asian American Students Initiative: The grant, from the US Department of Education's Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution program, will fund academic and writing skills development, college preparation, career advancement and financial aid. ...


Elvis-crooning Chile miner fights demons a year on

Elvis-crooning Chile miner fights demons a year on:
Rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena poses at the Empire State Building in New York, November 5, 2010. By Simon Gardner and Juana Casas SANTIAGO (Reuters) - In rehab for drugs and alcohol abuse after an agonizing two months trapped in the bowels of the ...


Reuters

Colombia sees big gains from trade deal with US

Colombia sees big gains from trade deal with US

Colombia, which has received about $6-billion in US anti-narcotics aid since 2000, will now offer more investor certainty by fixing trade privileges that had been subject to renewal by Congress, said Mr. Farnsworth, a specialist in Latin American trade ...

Iran blamed for thwarted terror attacks

Iran blamed for thwarted terror attacks: Jewish communities in the United States and Argentina congratulated US law enforcement officials for foiling a terror plot targeting the Israeli embassies in Washington, DC, and Buenos Aires. Jewish groups in the US said the suspected conspiracy by two ...

How the Arrest of Zetas Lieutenant Changes Mexico's Drug War

How the Arrest of Zetas Lieutenant Changes Mexico's Drug War:
Still, Calderon is hardly winning the war on drugs, and bodies are discovered on city streets nearly everyday. In the past two months, drug cartels have kidnapped and assassinated a loyal mayor, a senator, a number of journalists, bloggers and citizens ...


International Business Times

Taxing Poverty: Cigarettes

Taxing Poverty: Cigarettes: Injustice, poverty, and the seemingly impossible struggle to escape from this. The CDC claims that half of US smokers are low-income, and I think we can safely say that this is their motivation. In Argentina, you'll find both; smoking is quite common ...


Florida lawmaker calls for firing squads, electric chair

Florida lawmaker calls for firing squads, electric chair: The state switched to lethal injection in 2000 after a number of problematic electrocution attempts caused lawmakers to worry that the US Supreme Court would declare Florida's death penalty unconstitutional, The Associated Press reported. ...


Expressing human dignity via the death penalty

Expressing human dignity via the death penalty: ... American culture tends to value money, status and power over people? Of course not — this is exactly what our laws are communicating, and if we're honest we must admit that the John Paul II contribution to the death penalty debate hasn't helped. ...

Cuba Hosts Meetings on Alzheimer's Disease

Cuba Hosts Meetings on Alzheimer's Disease: Neurologists, psychiatrists and psychologists from the Dominican Republic, Peru, Venezuela, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Spain, Britain, the United States and Cuba are expected to take part in the 4th Ibero-American Congress on Alzheimer´s Disease, ...

'Anti-poverty drive should consider disasters, conflict'

'Anti-poverty drive should consider disasters, conflict': Parisya Taradji of the Department of Social Welfare and Development admitted their grants are much lower than what Mexico provides to its beneficiaries, although she noted that the conditional cash transfer is patterned after Mexico, Brazil and ...

Object Lessons in the Value of Helping the World's Poorest Farmers

Object Lessons in the Value of Helping the World's Poorest Farmers: Under President Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil cut in half its proportion of hungry people and slashed its extreme poverty rate from 12 percent to below 5 percent. Ghana has also made impressive gains in the last 15 years, for which President John Kufour ...

Venezuela finds socialist pride in the arepa

Venezuela finds socialist pride in the arepa:
Venezuela has long been proud of its arepas, a snack sold from street kiosks across the country. Now President Hugo Chávez has turned them into a rallying symbol of socialism. By Girish Gupta, Correspondent / October 13, 2011 • A local, slice-of-life ...


Christian Science Monitor

US Department of Labor announces $13 million grant competition to combat ...

US Department of Labor announces $13 million grant competition to combat ...

Funded projects will target exploitative child labor in agriculture, mining and other hazardous work in Peru's Huancavelica and Huanuco regions, which have some of Peru's highest rates of poverty and work by children, and some of the country's lowest ...

Conjugal Visits For Gay Couples Legalized In Costa Rica

Conjugal Visits For Gay Couples Legalized In Costa Rica: Costa Rica has overturned a rule prohibiting conjugal visits for gay couples, ... Today in Latin America Receive the day's headlines to your inbox with our ...

An attempt to understand cartel violence

An attempt to understand cartel violence: Perez said that currently in Mexico it is not uncommon for drug cartel members to buy certain privileges from police officers while in prison, such as murdering other cellmates and leaving prison grounds during nighttime, which proves the lack of ...


New Report Calls for Social Security Modernization Efforts to Focus on the ...

New Report Calls for Social Security Modernization Efforts to Focus on the ...: According to the report, the greater reliance on survivor and disability benefits reflects socioeconomic factors, such as lower educational attainment and higher rates of poverty, disability, sickness, and - for African Americans and Native Americans ...
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US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Powerful Relationship Just Got Stronger

US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement: A Powerful Relationship Just Got Stronger

“From an economic perspective, this agreement will overall create jobs, reduce poverty and secure future prosperity," says Mr. Duarte. “We have negotiated free trade agreements with the world with that objective.” Though creating jobs has been a big ...

Marriage: A New Conservative Issue

Marriage: A New Conservative Issue: It should become a fresh issue for conservatives. He said "The biggest problem with poverty in America...is the breakdown of the American family. Look at the poverty rate among families that have a husband and wife. It's five percent today. ...

Agents conduct sweep for Puerto Rican gang

Agents conduct sweep for Puerto Rican gang: San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- More than 600 officers from the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and local police departments conducted a raid on the largest public housing complex in Puerto Rico Thursday in an operation against its biggest drug ...


World Bank figures show slight decline in poverty

World Bank figures show slight decline in poverty: A World Bank measurement confirms a continuous fall in Dominican Republic's poverty with 3.1 million people in April, or 109028 fewer than the 3.2 million in April 2010. The study “Estimates on monetary poverty and family income inequality” via the ...

Gambia jails foreign drug dealers

Gambia jails foreign drug dealers:
... convicted of possessing more than 250g of cocaine or heroin. The West African coast has emerged as a busy route for drugs from Latin America to Europe, with cartels taking advantage of the region's poverty and weak judicial systems. cocaine file photo.


BBC News

Human rights through the lens at the Latin American Film Festival ...

Human rights through the lens at the Latin American Film Festival ...: The Sydney Latin American Film Festival and Macquarie University are teaming up again to present the annual Human Rights in Latin America Film Night on ...


Cuba's Higher Education Minister Emphasizes on the Need to Maximize Resources

Cuba's Higher Education Minister Emphasizes on the Need to Maximize Resources

Camagüey, Cuba - The need to make the best possible use of resources, both human and material, available in each teaching center in Cuba and ennobling the role of the teaching personnel were among the issues highlighted in Camagüey by Cuba's ...