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miércoles, 19 de octubre de 2011

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 ...

Many Hispanics on fence about Obama in 2012

Many Hispanics on fence about Obama in 2012:
Hispanics have felt the home foreclosure more than non-Hispanic whites, and 2010 census figures revealed that more Latino children are living in poverty — 6.1 million — than children of any other racial or ethnic group. “We know the country was ...


MiamiHerald.com

Landrieu chastises Jindal for grant rejection

Landrieu chastises Jindal for grant rejection: She noted that one-third of children in Louisiana under the age of 5 live in poverty. "Your decision not to even compete for these funds is one that will ...

Mexican Cartels are Recruiting American Children

Mexican Cartels are Recruiting American Children: As the drug war in Mexico continues to spill across America's southern border, a disturbing development has emerged as law enforcement officers in Texas attempt to reign in cartel-related crimes: The cartels are now using children as young as 11 years ...

UN stresses need for improved methods to measure desertification and poverty

UN stresses need for improved methods to measure desertification and poverty:
The 11 countries taking part in the desertification measurement initiative, known as the UNCCD Impact Indicators Pilot Programme, are: Algeria, Argentina, China, Colombia, Mexico, Portugal, Senegal, South Africa, Spain and Tunisia.


UN News Centre

Should the US borrow less and tell China to donate more aid?

Should the US borrow less and tell China to donate more aid?: China has "vastly increased" its investments in Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia recently, Paal noted. That spending is not necessarily aid in the way the United States does it. Instead, some see what China does as more of a transaction, ...

Chilean Central Bank Must Not Act Too Late, De Gregorio Says

Chilean Central Bank Must Not Act Too Late, De Gregorio Says: Oct. 19 (Bloomberg) -- Chile's central bank mustn't hesitate to act in time to protect the country from a deterioration of the global economy, bank President Jose De Gregorio told a conference in Santiago today. “It is important that, in general, ...

Writer's Block: I wish America would scrap Columbus Day

Writer's Block: I wish America would scrap Columbus Day: I found the full poem online recently when I was researching for this column and nowhere in the poem does it talk about his exploitation of the Native Americans, which Columbus called Indians because the navigator thought he was in India. ...


Fighting for land, environmental protection in Brazil

Fighting for land, environmental protection in Brazil: "Nowadays they are recruiting poor people from the cities." With a population of more than 200 million people, Brazil is the 10th-largest economy in the world. More than 26 percent of the population lives in poverty – many in extreme poverty. ...

Man gets prison for cocaine smuggling

Man gets prison for cocaine smuggling: Based on testimony from the defendant during the trial, the defense unsuccessfully argued that the cocaine was placed in Venegas-Reynoso's truck after his Mexican girlfriend lured him away for an afternoon tryst at a motel. The investigation leading to ...


Lawsuit: Fla. students charged as non-residents

Lawsuit: Fla. students charged as non-residents: "Instead of having the chance to succeed as other Florida residents have, my efforts were unfairly blocked." The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a class action lawsuit Wednesday on behalf of Roa and four other students who were all born in the United ...


US must abandon death penalty

US must abandon death penalty

In reality, innocents are more protected with the death penalty. Of all human endeavors that put innocents at risk, is there one with a better record of sparing innocent lives than the US death penalty? Unlikely. The false innocence claims by anti ...

Venezuela fines only remaining anti-Chavez TV channel $2M for ...

Venezuela fines only remaining anti-Chavez TV channel $2M for ...

CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan regulators fined a TV channel more than $2 million on Tuesday for it... - World Breaking News - Winnipeg Free Press.

Cuba to grant much larger plots to farmers

Cuba to grant much larger plots to farmers: By Marc Frank HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will greatly expand the amount of land granted to private farmers, an agriculture official said on Wednesday, as the Communist-run country struggles to boost productivity in the sector. ...

Native American Festival at Colgate University

Native American Festival at Colgate University: The Onondaga-based troupe Haudenosaunee Singers and Dancers will return to Hamilton and perform their popular dances during the Oct. 22 Native American Arts and Culture Festival at Colgate University. By Anonymous Colgate University's annual Native ...


Inmates take part in American Indian symposium

Inmates take part in American Indian symposium: BILLINGS- Incarcerated Native American women had the opportunity to meet with tribal leaders on Tuesday to discuss ways to start new and enhance native traditions and activities within prison walls. Inmates at the Montana Women's Prison came up with ...

Initiative targets low-income women

Initiative targets low-income women

The program reaches out to low-income women, targeting blacks and Latinos, who are more likely to die from breast cancer than white women. ...

Same-sex marriage legal, Argentinians ready to fight for full equality

Same-sex marriage legal, Argentinians ready to fight for full equality

After 14 grueling hours of debate in mid-July, the Senate voted 33 to 27 to approve La Ley de Matrimonio Igualitario (the Equal Marriage Law), making Argentina the first Latin American country to grant same-sex couples the right to marry and the ...

Chávez opponent can run for president, but can't take office, says court

Chávez opponent can run for president, but can't take office, says court

Venezuela's Supreme Court said that opposition leader Leopoldo López can't take office, even if he beats Hugo Chávez in next year's presidential race, despite an international court ruling otherwise. By Girish Gupta, Correspondent / October 19, ...

Poverty And School Performance

Poverty And School Performance:
Similarly, a person whose parents were both raised in Latin America and don't speak English is going to be at a substantial disadvantage. Literate English-speaking parents do a lot to teach their kids to read and write, parents who don't speak English ...


ThinkProgress

New Orleans and Louisiana Music, Food, and Art News

New Orleans and Louisiana Music, Food, and Art News: ... many Indians have to commute from other cities to participate in the masking rituals, and those that are here live, on average, below the poverty line. ...

Community colleges will build middle class, Robins says

Community colleges will build middle class, Robins says

Robins, who is also interim regional director of Northeast Louisiana Technical ... Robins said the key to combating the state's growing poverty levels is by ...

Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education

Debate Intensifies Over Alleged Profit Motive in Public Education: Bobby Jindal and the candidates pursuing seats on Louisiana's top school board ... “It's very easy to go into big cities and high poverty areas and present ...

Outbursts of violence after huge marches in Chile

Outbursts of violence after huge marches in Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Violence again hit Chile's capital Wednesday as small groups of hooded youths clashed with police and marred an otherwise peaceful march by as many as 100000 students demanding changes in public education. ...

Matthew 25: Ministries Celebrates 20 Years of Service

Matthew 25: Ministries Celebrates 20 Years of Service: The poverty and devastation was endless. Reverend Mettey made a promise to himself that he would find a way to help the people of Nicaragua and thus Matthew ...