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martes, 1 de noviembre de 2011

Blue Cross Foundation offers non-profits grants to battle obesity in Louisiana

Blue Cross Foundation offers non-profits grants to battle obesity in Louisiana:
“We've had art councils, groups dealing with poverty issues, chambers of commerce. We're really looking for all kinds of ideas that can help make positive changes.” Nonprofit groups interested in getting a grant must send in a letter of intent by Jan. ...


NOLA.com

Support asked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development

Support asked for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development: Salem-Keizer Coalition for Equality organizes in the Latino migrant community ... the graduation rates for low income and minority students in Salem-Keizer. ...

Students denied in-state tuition due to illegal immigrant parents

Students denied in-state tuition due to illegal immigrant parents: Last week, the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization based in Montgomery, Ala., filed a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Ruiz and several other students who will challenge the guidelines for determining Florida residency. ...


Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees say military officials reading privileged ...

Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainees say military officials reading privileged ...

By Peter Finn (John Moore — Getty Images) Lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, say authorities at the military base have begun reading privileged attorney-client communications — in a sharp break with past practice. ...

Anonymous Plans To Take On A Mexican Drug Cartel

Anonymous Plans To Take On A Mexican Drug Cartel: Anonymous is getting ready for the biggest fight of their group's history, ramping up to take on a Mexican drug cartel after one of their own was kidnapped by the drug lords. The Zetas are one of the biggest players in Mexico's drug war, which ...

Venezuelan registry axes 111-year-old voters

Venezuelan registry axes 111-year-old voters: By the CNN Wire Staff Caracas, Venezuela (CNN) -- Venezuela's National Election Council has suspended voting privileges for 15500 people. Why? Because the nation's voter registry says they're between 111 and 129 years old. "If you have a family member ...

The marble gaze of Chief Buffalo leads a growing Native American art collection

The marble gaze of Chief Buffalo leads a growing Native American art collection

By Peter Sullivan - If staffers and tourists hurrying down the west staircase outside the House chamber were to look up, they'd be confronted by the steady gaze of a Native American chief. The same figure stares at the backs of the ...

Casino bill draws new criticism, support

Casino bill draws new criticism, support: ... crime and poverty. "Reliance on an unstable form of revenue would depend upon those who are addicted to gambling, many of whom are already among the ranks of the poorest in our community," said Mike McCarron, with the Florida Catholic Conference. ...

Death penalty

Death penalty: Since 1976, the death penalty has effectively been abolished in 123 countries. In the United States, abolition is more widely discussed than ever. According to Gallup, the US public approves of the death penalty by 61 percent, the lowest level since ...

The Candidates for Venezuela's opposition primaries: And then ...

The Candidates for Venezuela's opposition primaries: And then ...

Observations focused on the problems of an underdeveloped country, Venezuela, with some serendipity about the world (orchids, techs, science, investments, politics) at large. A famous Venezuelan, Juan Pablo Perez Alfonzo, referred to oil ...

Venezuela Minister: Nearly 11 Million Seeking Housing Aid

Venezuela Minister: Nearly 11 Million Seeking Housing Aid: CARACAS (Dow Jones)--More than a third of Venezuelans have registered for housing aid as part of an initiative by leftist President Hugo Chavez, according to a government minister. Chavez has made housing a key theme ahead of his campaign for ...

Disaggregating Latin America: Diverse Trajectories, Emerging Clusters and ...

Disaggregating Latin America: Diverse Trajectories, Emerging Clusters and ...: From the time a 19th century French geographer labeled the countries south of the United States and Canada “Latin America,” the term has always seemed more of a reality from outside the Western Hemisphere than within it. From outside, and particularly ...

Brazil and Gates Foundation to improve agriculture in Africa, Asia

Brazil and Gates Foundation to improve agriculture in Africa, Asia

Brazil's advanced technical expertise in tropical agriculture, in addition to its success in designing innovative programs for smallholder farmers, puts them in a great position to work closely with developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve ...

Khadr asks to return to Canada from Guantanamo

Khadr asks to return to Canada from Guantanamo

OTTAWA — Toronto-born Omar Khadr, the youngest detainee ever held at the US "war on terror" prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has officially asked to return home to Canada, one of his lawyers said Tuesday. "He is still in Guantanamo," attorney John ...

$41 Million in Grants Awarded to Native Communities and Organizations

$41 Million in Grants Awarded to Native Communities and Organizations

By ICTMN Staff - The Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announced $41 million in grants to be distributed to American Indian communities and organizations in 29 states, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of ...

The Parmentier: Is the Court System Failing Us or Are We Failing the Court System?

The Parmentier: Is the Court System Failing Us or Are We Failing the Court System?

Casey Anthony was set free being exonerated for the death of her two- year-old daughter, Caylee Anthony, while Troy Davis was given the death penalty for a case that did not have enough plausible evidence to prove that he shot a cop on duty. ...

The World Is Finally Fighting Off the Infection of Neoliberalism

The World Is Finally Fighting Off the Infection of Neoliberalism: Lula, in contrast, finished his term having overseen steep drops in poverty and inequality, and also worked to deepen the process of Latin American economic integration. None of the governments in the “new Latin America” have entirely pleased the ...

Drug cartel shipped millions through Denver

Drug cartel shipped millions through Denver: Mexican Federal Police arrested Arriola in Chihuahua, Mexico on Feb. 2, 2006. Arriola remained in a Mexico prison until he was extradited to the United States. He pleaded guilty Feb. 22, 2011 to conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance, ...

Local leaders urged to make poverty a priority

Local leaders urged to make poverty a priority:
Back at the NAACP banquet, some elected and community leaders filled a hotel Convention Center in central Omaha to hear Tavis Smiley speak. Smiley said ending poverty in America starts with people who decide to become leaders. And, he said, anyone with ...


KVNO News

Watching a policy go up in smoke

Watching a policy go up in smoke:
First: Wholesalers who made money for years by selling tax-free cigarettes to Native American retailers are on the ropes. "All it did was put us out of business, maybe by the end of this year," said Frank Attea, president of a Buffalo company that has ...


Buffalo News

Cuba will change everything that has to be changed within the ...

Cuba will change everything that has to be changed within the ...: In 1996, the Helms-Burton Act extended without precedent the blockade's extraterritorial dimensions and integrally codified "regime change" and a subsequent direct intervention in Cuba. Nobody knows that the 2004 Bush Plan for Cuba has ...

Internet's the new site for Mexico's drug war

Internet's the new site for Mexico's drug war:
Hackers blocked a website dedicated to promoting Gustavo Rosario, the former Tabasco attorney-general, with the words ''Gustavo Rosario is a Zeta'' signed by Anonymous Mexico. The internet has become a new battleground in Mexico's drug wars in which ...


Sydney Morning Herald

Colombia's green party is driven by politics, not environmental ...

Colombia's green party is driven by politics, not environmental ...

Gavin O'Toole: The Partido Verde's failure to comment on Colombia's free trade agreement with the US speaks volumes about the party.

Latin America set on solar energy growth

Latin America set on solar energy growth

BUENOS AIRES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Growth in Latin America's solar energy sector is drawing international players to the region, with more businesses setting up area offices to capture larger slices of new business worth tens of millions of dollars. ...

Baseline killer convicted of murdering nine people in case that shocked America

Baseline killer convicted of murdering nine people in case that shocked America

The verdicts in the four-month trial mean he is now eligible for the death penalty. Sentencing will begin tomorrow. He was already serving a 438-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case connected to the Baseline Killer crimes for raping a woman ...