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viernes, 14 de octubre de 2011

A peek into the future: Slums as innovation hotbeds

A peek into the future: Slums as innovation hotbeds: Once visitors pass through security and enter the UN, they can choose to enter the world of "Design with the Other 90%," which offers a glimpse at how designers are currently working with communities in informal urban settlements in Latin America, ...

Little Headway against Rampant Malnutrition

Little Headway against Rampant Malnutrition: This family's experience of food insecurity in the south of the country is shared by thousands more in Guatemala, where half the population lives in poverty and 17 percent are extremely poor. How does the situation of food insecurity affect people's ...

Little Headway against Rampant Malnutrition

Little Headway against Rampant Malnutrition: "Nicaragua has successfully reduced malnutrition and poverty, but that is related to countless government policies geared to protecting the poor population ...

Cuba Communist Party mulls call for term limits

Cuba Communist Party mulls call for term limits:
A man organizes a tabloid about next January's Communist Party conference in Havana, Cuba, Friday Oct. 14, 2011. The eight-page tabloid says delegates will consider limiting officials to two five-year terms at a party conference, but does not specify ...


Boston Globe

Chronicling change in rural Brazil

Chronicling change in rural Brazil: It began in 1993 as part of the popular movement against hunger and poverty in Brazil. (Note Canadian connections below.) With partners among government departments, parastatal agencies and universities, COEP initiated the Programa Communidades ...

She Cultivates Community in Southeastern San Diego

She Cultivates Community in Southeastern San Diego: ... Diane Moss ran a teen pregnancy prevention program in southeastern San Diego's low income, largely African-American and Latino neighborhoods. ...

Symbol of Argentine repression claims persecution

Symbol of Argentine repression claims persecution

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine navy spy nicknamed "the Angel of Death" described himself Friday as a martyr and a victim of political persecution. Former Capt. Alfredo Astiz is on trial charged with participating in the disappearance, ...

Puerto Rico to dismiss 97 corrections officers | The Associated Press ...

Puerto Rico to dismiss 97 corrections officers | The Associated Press ...: Puerto Rico's Corrections Department says it plans to dismiss 97 officers and suspend more than 100 others who face charges of drug consumption, contraband smuggling and unjustified absences. Spokeswoman Sheila Padin said Friday ...


Jerome Block Jr. jailed, source cites violation of release terms

Jerome Block Jr. jailed, source cites violation of release terms: The embattled former elected official was booked into the jail at 12:10 pm Friday on a remand order, indicating he violated some term of his release. A source has told The New Mexican he failed a drug test. The 34-year-old La Puebla resident agreed as ...


Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation

Childhood Poverty Among Hispanics Sets Record, Leads Nation: The new report also chronicles how the nation's Hispanic population was affected by the recession. The unemployment rate among Latinos increased rapidly and is currently 11.1 percent, which is higher than the national average of 9.1 percent. ...

Cuba President Raul Castro seeks term limits on leaders

Cuba President Raul Castro seeks term limits on leaders:
The Communist Party of Cuba has announced that it will consider President Raul Castro's unprecedented call for term limits for all government officials. A statement said the party conference in January would discuss a maximum of two five-year terms. ...


BBC News

High Food Prices Present Challenges and Opportunities

High Food Prices Present Challenges and Opportunities: ... thanks to the Zero Hunger plan launched by left-wing President Luíz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010) and continued by his successor and fellow Workers Party member Dilma Rousseff, under the name Brazil without Extreme Poverty. ...

A Novelist Exploring the Lives of Outsiders

A Novelist Exploring the Lives of Outsiders:
“You had to see it to appreciate the juxtaposition of this horrible poverty — shanties with signs saying 'Help' — right under the bridge on the way to glamorous Miami Beach,” Ms. Brown said recently. “No one wanted to do anything about it because it ...


New York Times

South American deals boost trade prospects

South American deals boost trade prospects

US trade unions continue to oppose free trade with Colombia, citing human rights abuses in the country but basing their opposition also on fears for US jobs. "Historically, these agreements have closed American manufacturing facilities and cost ...

Venezuela Seeks to Shoot Down Drug-Smuggling Planes

Venezuela Seeks to Shoot Down Drug-Smuggling Planes: By KEJAL VYAS CARACAS—The Venezuelan National Assembly will soon debate a bill that, when passed as expected, will allow the government to shoot down airplanes flying over national territory that are suspected of trafficking drugs. ...


Threats, violence rising for Venezuelan activists

Threats, violence rising for Venezuelan activists

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Humberto Prado has seen plenty of danger. Once an inmate in some of South America's most feared lockups, he later was pardoned and became a prison director himself, then spent years campaigning for reforms in Venezuela's ...

Officials to announce results of gang crackdown

Officials to announce results of gang crackdown: In recent years, the Orejones have gone to war with the Texas Mexican Mafia in the Bexar County Jail, which had traditionally been a TMM recruiting ground and stronghold. But warring within the TMM, and a series of federal indictments, have weakened ...



Wall Street protesters challenge Reagan Revolution

Wall Street protesters challenge Reagan Revolution:
Soviet Communism collapsed, China converted to capitalism and entered the world economy, India dismantled its protectionist License Raj, and many emerging market economies in Latin America and Africa embraced liberalization as the path to growth. ...


Reuters

Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative To Increase Reservation ...

Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative To Increase Reservation ...

By ICTMN Staff - Northwest Area Foundation has launched a Native American Social Entrepreneurship Initiative to build Indian economies by spurring reservation-based Native businesses. Over the course of two years, the foundation will ...

Lula da Silva's Brazilian charisma

Lula da Silva's Brazilian charisma:
Over the eight years of his administration, Brazil achieved dramatic reductions in hunger and extreme poverty. Brazil cut hunger in half (93% of children and 82% of adults eating three meals a day) and also reduced the percentage of Brazilians living ...


Agriculture.com

How Tourism is Taking Cuba Out of the Red

How Tourism is Taking Cuba Out of the Red: Cuba got by without tourism for nearly 30 years, mostly by exporting sugar to its top trading partner, the Soviet Union. But after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, billions of dollars disappeared from Cuba's coffers overnight. To keep the ...

Group collects shoes for poverty-stricken families

Group collects shoes for poverty-stricken families: KIMBERLY SHORTS photo A group of USU students are collecting shoes around campus that will be shipped to Third World villages throughout Africa and South America. In 2009 two friends came together to form non-profit organization Project Sole to help ...

Brazil gay march calls for law against homophobia

Brazil gay march calls for law against homophobia

Cheering to celebrate the success this year of a legislative campaign allowing same-sex marriages in Latin America, the thousands of revelers also voiced support for laws that would ban homophobia in the wake of spate of violent attacks targeting the ...

Diversifying Farming to Fight Hunger

Diversifying Farming to Fight Hunger: It is estimated that half of the 43 million people in Central America live in poverty. Agriculture represents close to 20 percent of GDP in Guatemala and Nicaragua, between 10 and 15 percent in Honduras, El Salvador and Belize, and less than 10 percent ...

Iranian plot included Israeli embassy in Argentina

Iranian plot included Israeli embassy in Argentina: BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- An Iranian plot to kill the Saudi ambassador to the United States, thwarted earlier this week, also involved an attack the Saudi and Israeli embassies in Buenos Aires. American-Iranian Manssor Arbabsiar, arrested Oct. 11in the ...