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lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2011

Statement from HHS Secretary Sebelius on National Native American Heritage Month

Statement from HHS Secretary Sebelius on National Native American Heritage Month

This month we celebrate National Native American Heritage Month, to honor American Indians and Alaska Natives who have contributed a great deal to our country. I recently had the opportunity to visit Indian Country in Alaska and I can say first hand ...

Anti-Chavez TV asks court to annul hefty fine

Anti-Chavez TV asks court to annul hefty fine: By Christopher Toothaker AP / November 7, 2011 CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela's last major opposition-aligned television channel appealed a $2 million-plus fine to Venezuela's Supreme Court on Monday, saying the penalty imposed by government regulators ...

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America:
The poorest country in Central America, Nicaragua has been relatively stable since then and it has progressed economically under Ortega, who rode out 16 years in opposition to recapture the presidency five years ago, resolving to combat poverty. ...


Reuters

Poverty's Changing Profile in the US

Poverty's Changing Profile in the US:
For decades the dominant image of poverty in America has been one of gritty urban landscapes -- of Detroits and Clevelands and Philadelphias. That image may be growing more complicated. If poverty continues to grow in these non-urban locations the ...


PBS NewsHour

Native American Teens at High Risk for Substance Abuse

Native American Teens at High Risk for Substance Abuse

More than one-third of adolescents aged 12-17 have used alcohol or drugs in the past year, with adolescents of Native American, white, Hispanic, and multiple race/ethnic backgrounds most at risk for substance use and substance-related disorders, ...

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America:
The poorest country in Central America, Nicaragua has been relatively stable since then and it has progressed economically under Ortega, who rode out 16 years in opposition to recapture the presidency five years ago, resolving to combat poverty. ...


Reuters

Brazil is world champion in fighting hunger: WFP

Brazil is world champion in fighting hunger: WFP

Brazil, Latin America's economic powerhouse, has implemented a successful "Zero Hunger" strategy for reducing poverty and food insecurity. Its school meals program reaches about 45 million children per year. "Brazil has taken the fight against hunger ...

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America: A United Nations-backed Truth Commission found that the vast majority of rights abuses were committed by the military. Supporters say Perez was a progressive officer during his service, although human rights groups have alleged that troops under his ...

Peru's Humala announces free breakfast and lunch program for children living ...

Peru's Humala announces free breakfast and lunch program for children living ...

Humala added that his government would create 50000 jobs across the country from now until December, through social programs promoted by the Ministry of Labour. Peru's Humala announces free breakfast and lunch program for children living in poverty.

Supreme Court refuses to consider racial bias in Texas death penalty case

Supreme Court refuses to consider racial bias in Texas death penalty case: The US Supreme Court today said it will not review the role race played when a Texas jury sentenced a black man to the death penalty. Duane Buck was convicted of a 1995 murder. During the penalty phase, a psychologist, Dr Walter Quijano, testified that ...

Brazil to target poorest regions with World Bank loan

Brazil to target poorest regions with World Bank loan: Altogether SOS Children in Brazil cares directly for over 1700 children in 180 family homes … more about our charity work in Brazil In June this year, Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff launched the new 'Brazil Without Poverty/Misery' welfare ...

Cubans hail a private property revolution

Cubans hail a private property revolution: Raúl Castro's decision to let people enter the property market means that 'Cuban socialism is going to look quite different'. Photograph: Tony Hopewell/Getty Images "I almost feel rich!" says Yeni, 26, speaking from her dilapidated two-bedroom ...

Tourist Apartheid Persists in Cuba

Tourist Apartheid Persists in Cuba: When the captain heard us talking he asked if we were Cubans. He shortly informed us that we had to go ashore, "boat rides are prohibited for nationals at every marina in the country." Rage, anger, the shame of carrying a blue passport makes us guilty ...

Venezuela denies default risk, defends bond policy

Venezuela denies default risk, defends bond policy: By Marianna Parraga CARACAS, Nov 7 (Reuters) - OPEC member Venezuela sees no risk of debt default due to the stability of oil prices, an economic official said on Monday, amid some market fears the country faces a looming problem with maturing debt. ...

Even Math Teachers Struggle to Understand Fla. Value-Added Formula

Even Math Teachers Struggle to Understand Fla. Value-Added Formula: "They said every child should be able to learn, regardless of their poverty level," said Gisela Feild, Miami-Dade's administrative director for assessment, research and data analysis. Otherwise, it would have been good to include, Feild said. ...

It IS the Economic Inequality, Stupid

It IS the Economic Inequality, Stupid:
US: 21.6 percent of children [are] affected by poverty. [Of] particular concern is the phenomenon of child poverty: on average about 12.3 percent of children live below the poverty line . . . The differences within the OECD are alarming: While in ...


OB Rag

Belsunse case: detainees present habeas corpus plea

Belsunse case: detainees present habeas corpus plea: Five people sentenced with the cover up of the murder of María Marta García Belsunce, which took place in October 2002 in the Carmel gated community located in the Greater Buenos Aires district of Pilar presented habeas corpus pleas today, ...


Chilean court rejects gay marriages established in Argentina

Chilean court rejects gay marriages established in Argentina:
SANTIAGOChile's Constitutional Court (TC), rejected the legal acceptance of three gay marriages in Chile that were conducted in Argentina, where gay marriage was legalized in July 2010. The members of the TC stated that they referred to article 102 ...


I Love Chile News

Buenos Aires Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pride March (PHOTOS)

Buenos Aires Celebrates 20th Anniversary Pride March (PHOTOS): This Saturday the LGBT community in Buenos Aires celebrated its 20th Anniversary Pride March, which brought tens of thousands out on the streets of the capital. Argentina, the first country in Latin America to pass a nationwide marriage equality law, ...

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia: Santiago, Chile — A student is arrested by riot police during a rally in downtown Santiago, Chile. About 30 students have occupied Santiago's town hall as part of a rally demanding changes in the public state education system. Chilean students have ...

Latino and black protesters march from Washington Heights to Occupy Wall Street

Latino and black protesters march from Washington Heights to Occupy Wall Street

He said he was speaking out for residents of some of the city neighborhoods that have been hit hardest by unemployment. “Neighborhoods like this have been in a permanent recession - Washington Heights, Harlem, East Harlem,” he said. ...

New Novel Explores Life on a 19th Century Plantation in Puerto Rico

New Novel Explores Life on a 19th Century Plantation in Puerto Rico:
History aficionados will find “Conquistadora” a fascinating text with detailed views of a Puerto Rican sugar cane plantation in the mid-19th century. By Rafael Ocasio Esmeralda Santiago was born in the working-class neighborhood of Villa Palmeras, ...


Left Eye On Books

Poverty, Obesity: A State of Emergency in America

Poverty, Obesity: A State of Emergency in America:
A dozen states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and West Virgina have obesity rates of 30 percent or more. Nationally, roughly one-third of all US adults are ...


International Business Times

Revised government formula shows new poverty high: 49.1M

Revised government formula shows new poverty high: 49.1M: For instance, children and African-Americans saw small declines in their poverty rates, mostly due to the positive effects of government aid programs including food stamps. Residents living in more rural areas as well as the Midwest and South also ...

UN and Brazil launch initiative to combat hunger among school children

UN and Brazil launch initiative to combat hunger among school children:
The South American nation has been recognized for its Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) strategy for reducing poverty and food insecurity and its school meals programme, which reaches about 45 million children per year. The new Centre will be headed by Daniel ...


UN News Centre