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martes, 25 de octubre de 2011

UN: Human Rights Approach to Education Needed in Chile

UN: Human Rights Approach to Education Needed in Chile

“ Despite her increasing concern over human rights and education policies, Ms. Kang said Chile remains a positive example for many Latin American countries and stressed that it had all the capabilities to overcome its current social turmoil. ...

Just How Specious is Latin America's Revolutionary Rhetoric?

Just How Specious is Latin America's Revolutionary Rhetoric?: Owed loyalty could be attributed to Chavez's ego, after having been awarded the "Algaddafi International Prize for Human Rights," a prize granted by the Libyan leader. Cuba's Fidel Castro and Nicaragua's Daniel Ortega were also past recipients of the ...

Argentina's Fernandez re-elected by landslide

Argentina's Fernandez re-elected by landslide:
Fernandez has increased retiree pensions and last month raised the minimum wage by 25 per cent to $541 a month, Latin America's highest. And since the start of her husband's first term, poverty levels have dropped from 54 per cent to eight per cent ...


CBC.ca

Disillusioned Hispanic voters a hurdle for Obama

Disillusioned Hispanic voters a hurdle for Obama: Nationwide hispanic unemployment is 11.3 percent - two points higher than the national average. "Latinos today have been the population that have been most affected by the recession," said Arturo Vargas, executive director of the National Association ...


Occupy Wall Street: Latinos Should Learn From Growing Protests

Occupy Wall Street: Latinos Should Learn From Growing Protests

Without a unified agenda and, so far, without a list of demands, the protesters are generally fed up with everything – high levels of unemployment, the high cost of college tuition, the loss of their homes, and a growing income inequality. ...

In college, these American citizens are not created equal

In college, these American citizens are not created equal: Rightly so, the Southern Poverty Law Center is suing the state of Florida on behalf of Ruiz and other students like her, alleging that Florida's residency guidelines are in direct violation of the Constitution's equal protection clause. ...

President Obama Misses a Chance to Create Jobs

President Obama Misses a Chance to Create Jobs: If he had more aggressively implemented his new policy on Cuba, he would have easily created thousands of jobs in the travel industry instead of a few hundred. He could have provided general licenses (not requiring an application) for people-to-people ...

Critics Furious As Border Agent Diaz Gets Two Years in Prison

Critics Furious As Border Agent Diaz Gets Two Years in Prison: The Mexican government also filed an official complaint, claiming that the agent had pulled on the handcuffs of a young drug smuggler apprehended near the border. But according to experts who reviewed the evidence, the whole prosecution was built on ...

First steps taken toward addressing community-wide problems

First steps taken toward addressing community-wide problems: The hope is, she said, to turn the curve for negative trends in the community, whether it's low educational attainment, poor health or poverty. Laura Duke of Healthy Start of North Central Florida said the workshops allow participants to share ...


Troops garrison Mexican border town battered by drug war

Troops garrison Mexican border town battered by drug war: Mexico City – The Mexican army has stationed an entire battalion in a northern border town abandoned by most of its residents late last year amid a brutal turf war between the Gulf and Los Zetas drug cartels. Soldiers began patrolling the area months ...

Pastors hear from candidates, media excluded

Pastors hear from candidates, media excluded: ... a water park that I'm talking to folks in Florida about." Those in attendance say their message hit home and now the community needs to do its part. "We have poverty everywhere in Albany so to prevent from that poverty we need more opportunities as ...

Gallup Poll: 35% oppose death penalty

Gallup Poll: 35% oppose death penalty

By Gary Strauss, USA TODAY More than one-third of Americans now oppose the death penalty — the highest level in nearly 40 years — according to a Gallup Poll out Thursday. By Stephen Morton, AP The poll was conducted shortly after two controversial ...

Amnesty International accuses Dominican Republic police of killings, torture

Amnesty International accuses Dominican Republic police of killings, torture

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in the Dominican Republic have been responsible for an alarming number of killings and torture over a five-year period, Amnesty International said in a report released Tuesday. The report, titled “Shut up if you don't ...

Govt lacks effective efforts for extreme poor: Muhith

Govt lacks effective efforts for extreme poor: Muhith: BRAC chairman Sir Fazle Hasan Abed said many nations including the world's most populous nation China, Vietnam and Brazil have dramatically cut poverty over the last three decades. He said malnutrition is the core problem in South Asia, which is home ...


Native foster care: Lost Children, Shattered Families

Native foster care: Lost Children, Shattered Families: States receive additional money if they move children out of foster care and into adoption, and in some cases get even more money if the child is Native American. Each year, South Dakota removes an average of 700 Native children from their homes. ...

Renewables Hit a Wall in South America

Renewables Hit a Wall in South America: ... of poverty and re-shape the country. On the other, this will make a huge negative impact on future emissions coming from Brazil.” “This will likely become a very serious problem,” Mr. Boechat said. “I don't think Brazil, or most of Latin America, ...


“Poor tax” urged to address mental health issues

“Poor tax” urged to address mental health issues:
While the delegates discussed appropriate measures to address the social determinants of health, a United Nations conference on the issue held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, last Friday concluded that “health inequities within and between countries are ...


CMAJ

Obama courts Hispanic vote on fundraising tour of the west

Obama courts Hispanic vote on fundraising tour of the west:
Obama won 67% of the Latino vote in the 2008 election campaign. But a Gallup poll this summer showed support among Latinos, upset over the failure of the president to reform immigration laws and hit disproportionately hard by unemployment, ...


The Guardian

“Poor tax” urged to address mental health issues

“Poor tax” urged to address mental health issues:
Canada's failure to address the social determinants of health to the same degree as other developed nations has resulted in a situation in which about 15% of Canadians now live in “health threatening situations of poverty,” Dennis Raphael, ...


CMAJ

Deadly flooding in Central America: how people contributed to the tragedy

Deadly flooding in Central America: how people contributed to the tragedy

Structural poverty. In the pictures from the flooding in El Salvador and the rest of Central America, you do not see any photos of the homes of the middle and upper classes – you see champas of scrap wood and corrugated tin. ...

To Fight Police Corruption, One Mexican State Starts from Scratch

To Fight Police Corruption, One Mexican State Starts from Scratch: Prime dove, deer and bass fishing areas near the US border are also battle zones in Mexico's drug war, forcing more than 250 hunting lodges to shut down and threatening the country's tourism industry. Hector Aguilar, who runs Big Bass Hunting & Fishing ...


Eva Longoria's 'Without Men' Lesbian Scenes Removed in Spain

Eva Longoria's 'Without Men' Lesbian Scenes Removed in Spain:
We respect the gay and lesbian community and we will love to participate in this Festival when we have a film targeted for this community. Unfortunately Without Men is not that film. Without Men will be released in Latin America in over 1000 screens ...


Hollywood Reporter

Argentine President Cristina Recovers Control Of Both Houses

Argentine President Cristina Recovers Control Of Both Houses: BUENOS AIRES, Oct 25 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) - Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's landslide victory means her coalition has regained control of both houses of Congress - lost in the 2009 elections - and with a sufficient majority to work with ...

Justice system favors criminals

Justice system favors criminals: Regarding William Eller's Oct. 10 letter, “Carry out death penalty in a year,” in which he referred to the recent execution of Troy Davis taking 20 years to accomplish. This indicates that there is something terribly wrong with American jurisprudence. ...

FBI: Police deaths rise in 2010

FBI: Police deaths rise in 2010: The report, available online, shows that 56 officers were criminally killed in 22 states and Puerto Rico and that more than 53000 were assaulted during the same period. The 56 officers killed is an increase over 2009, when 48 officers were killed. ...