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lunes, 31 de octubre de 2011

'Walk to end poverty' draws 1800 to annual event

'Walk to end poverty' draws 1800 to annual event: Scott Randolph, Orlando commissioner Daisy Lynum, representatives from the University of Central Florida, Rollins College and Lake Mary high school, Sipple said. Similar walks were being held in nine other US cities,including Dallas, Los Angeles and ...


Weston Little League Hits a Home Run for Charity

Weston Little League Hits a Home Run for Charity: “I knew we had to do something,” Hassan said. The Dominican Republic is a nation riddled with poverty. Many families there live below the poverty line, earning less than $9000 a year. “It's a league of 168 kids who play with tattered baseballs and ...


The 10 States that Can Elect the Next President

The 10 States that Can Elect the Next President:
Nevada, Florida and Michigan have been devastated by declining home values and skyrocketing foreclosure rates. While the poverty rate grew by 1.8 percentage points to 14.7 percent nationwide, it grew at a faster clip in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, ...


The Fiscal Times

Ibero-American Summit Condemns US Blockade Against Cuba

Ibero-American Summit Condemns US Blockade Against Cuba

By Nestor Núñez - The 21st Ibero-American Summit recently held in Paraguay unanimously condemned Washington´s blockade against Cuba a few days after the international community´s approval of the ...

Is Cuba's Dominance in Sports a Pyrrhic Victory?

Is Cuba's Dominance in Sports a Pyrrhic Victory?: The closing ceremony and the second place finish achieved by our delegation cheered those still disgusted by the defeat of the Cuban team in the Baseball World Championship. For a couple of weeks the sound of the hit balls echoed more loudly than the ...


November is National Native American Heritage Month

November is National Native American Heritage Month: Native Americans have served honorably in all our nation's wars despite the fact that they were not granted citizenship until 1924. About 12000 Native Americans served our country heroically in World War I; 44000 (of a total population of 350000 at the ...


Native American Student Hired By Keres Consulting

Native American Student Hired By Keres Consulting:
Tewa, a member of the Navajo, Hopi and Tewa tribes, is pursuing degrees in business administration and Native American studies. In her new paid part-time position she will be exposed to federal procurement processes and integrated marketing ...


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Former Venezuela President Carlos Andres Perez's Mistress Dies

Former Venezuela President Carlos Andres Perez's Mistress Dies: Efe Cecilia Matos, the mistress of deceased former Venezuelan President Carlos Andrés Pérez, died Monday in Colombia of "kidney and respiratory problems," one of her daughters told Efe. She was 66. "My mom died this morning. ...


Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence (AUDIO)

Guatemala: Drug Trafficking and Violence (AUDIO): Positioned at the midpoint between narcotics producers in South America and US consumers, Guatemala has become a major hub for overland drug trafficking. Violence and corruption, byproducts of the drug trade, pose a major challenge to Guatemala's ...


Brazil, Peru Strengthen Bilateral Ties and Cooperation

Brazil, Peru Strengthen Bilateral Ties and Cooperation: At a press conference after the signing of such supplementary agreements, Patriota said that, like Brazil, Peu also wants to stimulate economic growth through job creation and poverty reduction. For his part, Roncagliolo said the Peruvian president, ...


Buying dollars in Argentina just got a lot tougher

Buying dollars in Argentina just got a lot tougher:
By Michael Warren, AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – Argentina launched a new crackdown on capital flight, tax evasion and money laundering on Monday, requiring people buying dollars to first prove they're up to date on their taxes. By Eduardo Di Baia, ...


USA Today

US court trims conviction in Cuba player smuggling

US court trims conviction in Cuba player smuggling: By GREG BLUESTEIN AP ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court on Monday handed a partial victory to a professional sports agent who was sentenced to prison for smuggling five Cuban baseball players into Florida. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals reversed ...


In Cuba, A Used Car Is No Bargain

In Cuba, A Used Car Is No Bargain: In October, Cuba legalized the sale and purchase of automobiles for all citizens. Now, Cubans who leave the island permanently can transfer ownership of their car to a relative or sell it outright. Previously, Cuba could seize the vehicles of those who ...


ISAF Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico

ISAF Annual Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico: ISAF Annual Conference for 2011 will be held this week in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday 3rd November. ISAF Committee, Sub-committee and Commission members will travel from around the globe to San Juan where they will be joined by ISAF Member ...


Venezuelan choir brings museum audience to its feet with South American program

Venezuelan choir brings museum audience to its feet with South American program:
By Zachary Lewis, The Plain Dealer Opus 3 ArtistsSchola Cantorum de Venezuela, a 40-member vocal ensemble, appeared at the Cleveland Museum of Art Friday, Oct. 28 with a diverse, lively program of serious and popular works from South America and Cuba. ...


Plain Dealer (blog)

Central America: Forum aims to curb corruption's impact

Central America: Forum aims to curb corruption's impact: This, in turn, damages economic growth by diminishing the trust of the investment community, and impedes efforts to reduce poverty in Central America. Both petty bribery and political influence in the judiciary erode social cohesion, ...


Battling Prison Rape: Immigration Detainees Deserve Protection, Too

Battling Prison Rape: Immigration Detainees Deserve Protection, Too: Mayra Soto, a woman who suffered persecution for her sexual orientation in Mexico, was once raped in a Mexican jail. She later fled to the United States and was incarcerated in an immigration detention facility, where she was once again raped – this ...


Families of Central American illegal immigrants search for lost relatives in ...

Families of Central American illegal immigrants search for lost relatives in ...

The caravan is scheduled for a two-week trip through nine Mexican states. Their pleas for respect are far different than the growing outrage in the United States against illegal immigrants. US prisons report Hispanics are now the ethnic group with the ...

Collahuasi copper mine strike ends, Chile production falls 1.9%

Collahuasi copper mine strike ends, Chile production falls 1.9%: SANTIAGO (Commodity Online): Chile's Collahuasi, the third largest Copper mine in the world, restarted production after a partial strike demanding bonus payments ended on an agreement between the management and workers. "An agreement was reached over ...

Brazil Helping Its People Break Vicious Circle of Poverty

Brazil Helping Its People Break Vicious Circle of Poverty: "I can buy things with that money: clothes, shoes, I pay for services, and the best thing: I was able to buy roof tiles, and put a proper roof on my home," ...

Surprise treat for local hero

Surprise treat for local hero: Months later she took her first trip to Guatemala, volunteering with Parroquia ... It was an eye-opener to me to learn what poverty really means,” she said. ...

Lifelong Death Sentences

Lifelong Death Sentences: Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote that the 33 years Mr. Valle had spent on death row amounted to cruel and unusual punishment. That line of reasoning strikes some supporters of the death penalty as perverse. “It is a very strange argument to say that a ...


US Supreme Court won't hear appeal in death penalty case from Mississippi ...

US Supreme Court won't hear appeal in death penalty case from Mississippi ...: Chamberlin had claimed — among other things — that her trial attorney failed to question prospective jurors about their feelings about the death penalty, failed to raise the issue of her drug addiction and failed to raise the issue of her dominance ...


Buying dollars in Argentina just got a lot tougher

Buying dollars in Argentina just got a lot tougher: By Michael Warren AP / October 31, 2011 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina—Argentina has launched a new crackdown on capital flight and tax evasion. It is requiring people who want to buy dollars to first prove that they're up to date on their taxes. ...


No Right to Housing for Millions of Slum Dwellers

No Right to Housing for Millions of Slum Dwellers: Nearly half of the 43 million inhabitants of the seven countries of Central America – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama – live in poverty, and millions have serious difficulties in gaining access to decent, ...