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domingo, 23 de octubre de 2011

Lure of quick riches abroad leaves families in anguish

Lure of quick riches abroad leaves families in anguish: This rare gathering is as a result of the mysterious death of Jacqueline Njeri in a Brazilian prison days before completing her three-year jail sentence. She had been convicted of drug trafficking. Yet, their agony is not just about the demise, ...


Brazilians call for government action against addicts

Brazilians call for government action against addicts

Brazil is in full financial boom and in the past ten years reduce the number of people living below the poverty line by 50% . The country is growing, but there is a reality that appears daily in the lives of many Brazilians. ...

Human rights approach to education policies needed in Chile – UN official

Human rights approach to education policies needed in Chile – UN official:
SANTIAGO —The Chilean government must adopt a human rights approach in its policies, particularly those regarding education, indigenous people and freedom of expression, a senior United Nations official has said. During her visit to Chile earlier this ...


I Love Chile News

Cubans optimistic about economic reforms, independent group finds

Cubans optimistic about economic reforms, independent group finds: REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY — A survey just released by Freedom House finds fresh optimism among Cubans that economic reforms will truly bring change to their nation. The study's authors said a majority of Cubans — 63% — reacted favorably to the ...


15 Year-Old Detained in Mexico's Drug War Killings

15 Year-Old Detained in Mexico's Drug War Killings: Recently, several youths have been caught in police stings for their involvement in the ongoing Mexican drug war. The boy stated that he murdered two women. The women were part of a drug gang and worked as distributers. The boy stated that he had been ...

Many pictures, thousands of words

Many pictures, thousands of words: The upcoming 7th edition of the Buenos Aires Photography fair looks better than ever; maybe seven is a lucky number after all. On Wednesday, October 26, the inauguration will take place (by invitation only) and from Thursday to Sunday, the fair will be ...

Chavez 'has two years to live'

Chavez 'has two years to live': In an interview with a Mexican magazine, Doctor Salvador Navarrete says those close to the Venezuelan president told him that Chavez may have as little as two years to live. Navarette, having since left Venezuela, says the death of Chavez could ...

Mexico ships 273 inmates to island prison

Mexico ships 273 inmates to island prison: Mexico City, Oct 23, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- A total of 273 inmates were transferred from different prisons in the northeastern Mexican state of Tamaulipas to the federal prison on the Islas Marias, an archipelago in the Pacific, state officials said. ...


'Today is a great day for democracy,' Scioli

'Today is a great day for democracy,' Scioli: Buenos Aires province Daniel Scioli celebrated today's general elections by saying it was a “great day for democracy.” Buenos Aires province Governor, Daniel Scioli, celebrated today's general elections by saying "it is a great day for democracy. ...


William Hochul puts death penalty to frequent test

William Hochul puts death penalty to frequent test:
By Dan Herbeck It's hard to find a federal prosecutor anywhere in the nation who has filed as many potential death penalty cases as William J. Hochul Jr., the US attorney for Western New York. So far, none of those cases has led to an execution. ...


Buffalo News

Great Recession leaves Michigan poorer, Census numbers show

Great Recession leaves Michigan poorer, Census numbers show:
They own fewer cars, earn less money, work fewer hours and are more likely to be raising children in poverty than in 2006, according to 2010 Census interviews. Median income for Michigan households in 2010 was $45413, a decrease of 3.7 percent from ...


Michigan Business Review - MLive.com

Chavez doctors say cancer patient in fine form

Chavez doctors say cancer patient in fine form: ... fine health and his prognosis is excellent. They spoke out to challenge a surgeon's remarks suggesting the opposite. Chavez, who underwent surgery in Cuba to remove a tumour and has been having chemotherapy, says tests found no sign of malignant cells.


Another attack on Hispanics

Another attack on Hispanics: Having lived in Puerto Rico and Miami and married to his Mexican wife, Mr. Bush made inroads into Florida's non-Cuban Hispanic community like no other politician of either party had before. Mr. Hays, for his part, doesn't seem to have a clue. ...


Beyond Unemployment, Latinos, Blacks Trapped in 'Jim Crow ...

Beyond Unemployment, Latinos, Blacks Trapped in 'Jim Crow ...

One in six Latinos are unemployment, and even when they have a job, the work tends to be low-paying with minimal benefits, the Center for Social Inclusion ...

Huge gas leak triggers explosion

Huge gas leak triggers explosion: Three workers of the Metrogas company and a city official were injured yesterday in an explosion caused by a gas leak in the Buenos Aires neighbourhood of Belgrano, where neighbours had to be evacuated on Thursday night. Police said a mechanical digger ...


Cristina Kirchner and Argentina's good fortune

Cristina Kirchner and Argentina's good fortune:
The benefits of growth don't always trickle down, but in this case, the Argentine government has made sure that many did. Poverty and extreme poverty have been reduced by about two thirds since their peak in 2002, and employment has increased to record ...


The Guardian

Mexican citizen sentenced for being an unlawful alien in possession of firearm

Mexican citizen sentenced for being an unlawful alien in possession of firearm

A 26-year-old Mexican citizen was sentenced Thursday to serve a year and a day in federal prison for possessing a firearm as an unlawful alien in the United States, the US Attorney's Office said. After serving the prison sentence, ...

Venezuela Condemns Crime Committed against Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi

Venezuela Condemns Crime Committed against Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi: by the Foreign Ministry of Venezuela The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela most energetically condemns the policy of barbarism executed by NATO and its allies in Libya, which has plunged that brother nation in war and subverted the ...


Europe can learn valuable lessons from Brazil

Europe can learn valuable lessons from Brazil:
In large part, the prescriptions and recommendations that so-called experts make today about the persistent problems in the rich world are exactly the same ones that were made in previous decades about countries such as Brazil. The difference is that, ...


gulfnews.com

Occupy Tucson underrepresented by city's Latino population

Occupy Tucson underrepresented by city's Latino population: The reported lack of Latino protestors not only at Occupy Tucson, but at occupations throughout the country is particularly strange given all that the Latino population has to protest. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment ...


The poor and mining in Chile

The poor and mining in Chile: Chile has moved from third world to first world because of its judicious use of its minerals. “It is mining that provides for a strong social program that has reduced extreme poverty to a mere 8 percent.” What did they do to make the tradition ...


Cain: Social Security is Slavery and Should be Privatized

Cain: Social Security is Slavery and Should be Privatized: He sees it as a form of economic slavery, a scheme he believes was created by Black Democrats to keep other Black-Americans in poverty. In one of his articles, Cain wrote, ". . . It took our nation nearly 250 years to end slavery and live up to the ...

View from Cuba on the Killing of Gadhafi

View from Cuba on the Killing of Gadhafi:
Gadhafi was killed in his native town by rebel troops. After several months of bloody struggle, devastation, and material and human losses, the former Libyan leader was finished off. He who for more than four decades governed that African country died ...


Havana Times

Venezuela has best income distribution in Latin America

Venezuela has best income distribution in Latin America:
Giordani explained that the efforts of the government to consolidate the sovereignty of the country's natural resources have boosted economic growth, and decreased unemployment and absolute and relative poverty. Nevertheless, some analysts coincide in ...


Press TV

CEPAL - Cooperation and Solidarity Between Countries Are ...

CEPAL - Cooperation and Solidarity Between Countries Are ...

She reminded that by 2010, poverty affected 32.1% of the Latin American population, which represents a 11.9% drop since 2002, the year in which poverty and ...