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jueves, 27 de octubre de 2011

Guatemala still has highest fertility rate in Latin America

Guatemala still has highest fertility rate in Latin America

"The problem is that the country does not increase the productivity, it does not improve the quality of its workforce or created wealth per person," said Paulo de Leon, an analyst with Central American Business Intelligence. He added that population ...

Children of illegal US immigrants file lawsuit over tuition fees

Children of illegal US immigrants file lawsuit over tuition fees

A little-known legal loophole in the state of Florida has been exposed this week, with a lawsuit filed by the Southern Poverty Law Center in Miami on behalf on citizens whose parents are undocumented US immigrants ie do not hold a valid America visa, ...

Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

Poorer Countries Have Higher Rates of Stroke, Study Finds

... but also significant is what proportion of their gross domestic product is expended on health," study lead author Dr. Luciano Sposato, director of the neurology department at the Vascular Research Institute at INECO Foundation in Buenos Aires, ...

Reflections on the death penalty in America

Reflections on the death penalty in America:
The issue of the death penalty is among the most talked-about conundrums in American society, for it attempts to determine a point at which it is acceptable to end a human life. The recent execution of Troy Davis, a man who many believed was wrongly ...


The Archway

Guatemala still has highest fertility rate in Latin America

Guatemala still has highest fertility rate in Latin America: 7.4 million People are poor in Guatemala; 2.2 million live in extreme poverty. In Guatemala, the population has doubled in less than 30 years, according to ...

'The Justice Cascade': Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable

'The Justice Cascade': Holding Human Rights Abusers Accountable:
This year's panel of judges called The Justice Cascade "compelling" and "eye-opening," recognizing it for its important contribution to the field of human rights, Latin American studies and accountability. Sikkink will read from "The Justice Cascade" ...


Duke University

Rubio defends his stand against more Cuba flights

Rubio defends his stand against more Cuba flights: Marco Rubio and Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce officials chose not to rekindle a battle over new flights to Cuba. But during a visit here Thursday, the Miami Republican bristled at a reporter's suggestion that he tried block flights from Tampa to ...

Bogota poverty drops by 9% in 4 years: Govt statistics agency

Bogota poverty drops by 9% in 4 years: Govt statistics agency: According to the First Multipurpose Survey of Bogota carried out between 2007 and 2011 the percentage of households living in poverty in the Colombia capital fell by 9.1%. In 2007, the figure was 21.9% decreasing to 12.8% in 2011, according to the ...

Venezuela: outlook for investors

Venezuela: outlook for investors:
Others report that in terms of GDP-per-capita it is Latin America's number 3 ($12 600), thus yielding only to Chile and Argentina. It is also Latin America's 3 rd biggest economy after Mexico and Brazil. It is reported that in the first half of 2011 ...


«Market Leader» - news and previews making you rich.

Venezuela: outlook for investors

Venezuela: outlook for investors:
45% of Venezuela's oil deposits contain super heavy oil, which is hard and expensive to extract and refine (each project is roughly estimated at $18B). Social risks are usually connected with numerous economic problems, poverty, unemployment, ...


«Market Leader» - news and previews making you rich.

Brazil is the latest country to get angry about corruption

Brazil is the latest country to get angry about corruption:
Rousseff's stance against sleaze and the near constant media coverage has bolstered a wave of protests across Brazil. "How is it that such a rich, large country has such high levels of poverty? One of the explanations without doubt is endemic, ...


The Guardian

Former officers sentenced for abuses during Argentina's 'Dirty War'

Former officers sentenced for abuses during Argentina's 'Dirty War': By Brian Byrnes, CNN Buenos Aires, Argentina (CNN) -- Marianela Galli waited 34 years for the men who killed her family to be punished. On Wednesday night, inside a packed courtroom in downtown Buenos Aires, she learned their fates. ...

"Life has gotten better" since Florida banned dwarf-tossing, says reader born ...

"Life has gotten better" since Florida banned dwarf-tossing, says reader born ...

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the number of active hate groups in the United States has risen a staggering 54% since 2000. People who are born with a difference are often victims of this hate – Google the words “midget” and “hate” to ...

Americans march in yearly anti-death penalty protest

Americans march in yearly anti-death penalty protest

Organised by several Texas-based NGOs, the march was led by 25 exonerated prisoners who spent years on death row for crimes they did not commit. The march was attended by the families of US citizens currently facing the death penalty, ...

“A Separate Peace” With Cuba

“A Separate Peace” With Cuba:
These terms come to mind with the news about a twist in the bitter relationship between the United States and Cuba--a twist that involves Hemingway, and one that may have lessons for the leaders of both countries. Hemingway (1899-1961) is possibly the ...


AgWeb (blog)

US Denies Direct Involvement in Mexico's Drug War

US Denies Direct Involvement in Mexico's Drug War: U.S. Denies Direct Involvement in Mexico's Drug War. MEXICO CITY – The U.S. government denied that any of its agencies is carrying out operations in Mexico targeting the country's powerful drug cartels. Law enforcement in Mexico “is a job ...

Survey finds abuse of detentions in Brazil's Rio

Survey finds abuse of detentions in Brazil's Rio: AP A Brazilian survey finds that 86 percent of those arrested for petty crimes in Rio de Janeiro state spend at least one month in jail, even when the alleged crime that caused their arrest is not punishable by jail time. The sample by the Institute ...

All eyes are on huge asteroid buzzing Earth on Nov. 8

All eyes are on huge asteroid buzzing Earth on Nov. 8:
In April 2010, this radar image of the near-Earth asteroid 2005 YU55 was taken by the Arecibo radio telescope in Puerto Rico. On Nov. 8, this large space rock zips by Earth again and will be surveyed by radar, visual and infrared equipment. ...


msnbc.com

Life in Nicaragua, Surviving on Less than $2 a Day

Life in Nicaragua, Surviving on Less than $2 a Day: Both of these stories are playing out against a back drop of intense poverty -- Nicaragua is the second-poorest country in the Western Hemisphere behind ...

World Bank backs Humala's Peru with $3 bln loan

World Bank backs Humala's Peru with $3 bln loan: Peru's economy is expected to grow 6 percent this year after surging 8.8 percent in 2010, one of the world's fastest rates. Cox said the World Bank loan would fund anti-poverty initiatives and help build infrastructure that have lagged Peru's fast ...

High poverty, low welfare use in Texas

High poverty, low welfare use in Texas:
Texas' poverty rate is 17.9 percent. Louisiana had the lowest welfare use, 1.4 percent, followed by Alabama, Wyoming, Arkansas, and South Carolina, then Texas tied with Georgia and Virginia at 1.9 percent. Oddly, Alaska was tied for the second lowest ...


Texas Watchdog

40% of Florida drug plans sub-par

40% of Florida drug plans sub-par: [Source: South Florida Sun-Sentinel] The recession has been brutal in Northeast Florida, according to census data released today showing that income is down, poverty rates are up and more and more people are looking for help. The numbers are stark, ...


Venezuela among the 14 most violent countries in the world

Venezuela among the 14 most violent countries in the world: Six of these countries are in Latin America: El Salvador, Honduras, Colombia, Venezuela, Guatemala and Belize. In those countries, armed groups, often associated with drug trafficking, wreak havoc, according to a report released on Thursday. ...

A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America'

A New Tropical Medicine Clinic for 'Third World America': Our hope is that the clinic will become a new center of excellence for diseases of American poverty. In its first few weeks of operation, we already have seen patients with Chagas disease and cysticercosis. It is easy to think that NTDs are nothing ...

Native American nations face legal limbo

Native American nations face legal limbo: (Credit: iStockphoto) MICHIGAN STATE (US) — Threats from non-Native Americans may require a change in tribal membership codes to allow tribes to protect themselves, says one legal expert in a new study. Domestic violence against Native American women ...


Brazilian Senate approves probe of abuses

Brazilian Senate approves probe of abuses: BRASILIA, Brazil—Brazil's Senate has approved the creation of a truth commission to investigate human rights abuses by the military regime that ruled Latin America's biggest country from 1964 to 1985. The bill creating the commission was approved ...