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domingo, 30 de octubre de 2011

Police looking to predict crimes in Palm Beach County

Police looking to predict crimes in Palm Beach County: "Your lower-poverty areas are, in the majority of cases, your high-crime areas. "We knew they would see a lot of resources in those areas, and [police] did a lot of public relations. It worked and they were understanding," he said. ...


Former US chief prosecutor condemns 'law-free zone' of Guantánamo

Former US chief prosecutor condemns 'law-free zone' of Guantánamo:
A shackled detainee is taken from a vehicle for interrogation at Camp Delta, at the Guantanamo base in Cuba in 2006. Photograph: Brennan Linsley/AP The former chief prosecutor for the US government at Guantánamo Bay has accused the administration he ...


The Guardian

Argentina: Why President Fernandez Wins and Obama Loses

Argentina: Why President Fernandez Wins and Obama Loses:
Negative growth rates and a sharp decline in income, increased poverty and multiplied the number of food stamp recipients. Unlike Argentina, discontented citizens took to the ballot box. Attracted by the demagogic “change” rhetoric of Obama, ...


Axis of Logic

'Walk to end poverty' draws 1800 to annual event

'Walk to end poverty' draws 1800 to annual event: ... raised more than $200000 to fight poverty and hunger in Asia and Africa, according to spokeswoman Martha Sipple. Among the event's local participants were State Attorney Lawson Lamar, representatives from the University of Central Florida, ...

Ortega Won't Let Go of Nicaragua

Ortega Won't Let Go of Nicaragua: But Ortega enterprises have provided limited relief for Nicaragua's victims of grinding poverty. The opposition points out that he has never won more than ...

Chavez: Venezuela refuses to pay compensation in foreign currency to British ...

Chavez: Venezuela refuses to pay compensation in foreign currency to British ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez says Venezuela refuses to pay compensation in foreign currency to a British-owned company after his government expropriated tens of thousands of acres of its ranchlands. Chavez says the government has ...

Argentina: Between ayatollahs and democracies

Argentina: Between ayatollahs and democracies: In Buenos Aires last week, Nisman met with Dan Restrepo, President Obama's senior adviser on Latin America, and the person leading the US's anti-terrorist policy. Nisman updated Restrepo on his investigation against Iran, including his team's findings ...

Feeding 7 billion and more

Feeding 7 billion and more: The food riots in 2008 in certain African, Asian, and South American countries that were sparked by high food prices were another stark reminder that bleak times may be just over the horizon. Unfortunately, poverty even exists in more developed ...


Venezuela: 2012 Budget to Stimulate Jobs, Production & Social Services

Venezuela: 2012 Budget to Stimulate Jobs, Production & Social Services: By Correo del Orinoco International Agriculture, infrastructure, and energy are just some of the main governmental sectors that will see a boost in funding next year according to Venezuela's proposed 2012 budget revealed last week by Finance and ...

Campaigner took US to task and won massive class action

Campaigner took US to task and won massive class action

ELOUISE Cobell, a member of the Blackfeet tribe who led a 15-year legal battle that ended with the United States government agreeing to pay $US3.4 billion in compensation for mismanagement of Native American trust funds since the late 1800s, ...

Honduras becomes Western Hemisphere cocaine hub

Honduras becomes Western Hemisphere cocaine hub: Long an impoverished backwater in Central America, Honduras has become a main transit route for South American cocaine. "Honduras is the number one offload point for traffickers to take cocaine through Mexico to the US," said a US law enforcement ...

The force of victory

The force of victory: Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, the leader of the centre-right party PRO, knew that all along. Macri decided not to run for president and instead won re-election in July. Macri will thus live to fight another day. He knew all too well that 2011 was ...

Puerto Rico's First Wind Farm Financed

Puerto Rico's First Wind Farm Financed:
by Lauren Craig, October 30th, 2011 Pattern Energy Group has secured financing for Finca de Viento Santa Isabel, the first commercial wind energy project in Puerto Rico. The 75-megawatt (MW) project in the southern municipality of Santa Isabel is ...


EarthTechling

Native American entrepreneurs build a network of success ...

Native American entrepreneurs build a network of success ...: Two Oregon Native business owners and a local nonprofit share their success stories.

Closed women's prison has new job

Closed women's prison has new job

Mexico, Afghanistan, Morocco, Brazil and Honduras are some of the countries that have sent criminal justice officials to Canon City to better understand the American system and glean strategies that could help them at home. Sanguinetti said training at ...

The Best of Arizona: Native American leaders

The Best of Arizona: Native American leaders

He was one of the first Native Americans to graduate with a medical degree. Before he died in 1923, Montezuma spent the last 20 years of his life as a powerful advocate for his people. Pattea is president of the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation and was ...

Unemployment hurts everyone, but blacks and Hispanics people have been hit ...

Unemployment hurts everyone, but blacks and Hispanics people have been hit ...

Rodgers said the increase in Latino unemployment rates during the recession came through their work in the construction field, and those numbers probably are an understatement because of a large number of undocumented workers. Of concern, he said, ...

Cuba Government Opens 3.2 Million Acres of Idle Land for Individual Use

Cuba Government Opens 3.2 Million Acres of Idle Land for Individual Use:
HAVANA – The Cuban government up to last September had awarded usership of over 1.3 million hectares (3.2 million acres) of land for agricultural purposes, of which 79 percent is being used for crops that are mostly being tilled by “individual” farmers ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

Former Brazilian President Lula to Have Chemotherapy for Tumor in Larynx

Former Brazilian President Lula to Have Chemotherapy for Tumor in Larynx

“Lula is a leader, a symbol and an example to all of us,” Rousseff said in the statement yesterday. Heads of state from South America, who look up to Lula for his role in reducing poverty, expressed support for the former president. ...

Drug war turning thousands of children into orphans

Drug war turning thousands of children into orphans: By Dudley Althaus CIUDAD JUÁREZ, Mexico — Eleazar glanced up from the toy cars he pushed across a threadbare carpet, flashing to the moment that men gunned down and killed his father. “They were in a black pickup,” the 10-year-old whispered as a ...

EU - Colombia: main areas of development cooperation

EU - Colombia: main areas of development cooperation: In this zone an estimated 75% of the population lives below the poverty threshold and 40% of them in conditions of extreme poverty. Only a limited number of the Afro-Colombian population has access to public services such as water, electricity or ...

Poverty, minority rates reflected in grades schools earn

Poverty, minority rates reflected in grades schools earn: Since 2008, the Louisiana Department of Education has recognized 82 schools for high achievement with a high poverty student population. To meet the current requirements, HPHP schools must achieve a baseline SPS of 100 or higher for two consecutive ...

Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: new ...

Multidimensional poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean: new ...

This paper studies poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean from a multidimensional perspective, exploiting the Gallup World Poll, a survey that provides a ...

Cardinal hails improved relations with Cuban gov't

Cardinal hails improved relations with Cuban gov't: Havana - Cuban Cardinal Jaime Ortega said that the dialogue with President Raul Castro's government remains open, that it affects all areas of national life including the process of economic reforms on the island, ...

The Rise of Femicide and Women in Drug Trafficking

The Rise of Femicide and Women in Drug Trafficking: Perhaps the only solution is to forcefully push government officials in Latin America to take more aggressive action against the human rights violations that inevitably crop up and the violence that emerges from drug trafficking. ...