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martes, 8 de noviembre de 2011

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 ...

A Shocking Comparison Of Poverty Levels Between The U.S. And Brazil

A Shocking Comparison Of Poverty Levels Between The U.S. And Brazil: The percentage of population living in poverty continues to decline in Brazil but is increasing in the US in recent years. The OECD report notes that the poverty rate has declined by half since 1993 and urges urges that the remarkable progress must be ...

Aquino anti-poverty programs criticized

Aquino anti-poverty programs criticized:
Duazo said the Aquino government should learn from the failures of similar programs in Brazil and other Latin American countries. “The additional 86% budgetary allocation for the CCT exposes Aquino and his government's misplaced priorities. ...

Mindanao Examiner

Peru: promise of social inclusion will be hard to keep

Peru: promise of social inclusion will be hard to keep

The World Bank approved a $3bn loan for Peru last month to help President Humala's plans for anti-poverty initiatives. The bank's vice-president for Latin America, Pamela Cox, said she hoped Humala would achieve what Brazil's former leader, ...

Anti-death penalty groups urge Gov. Kitzhaber to halt Haugen's execution

Anti-death penalty groups urge Gov. Kitzhaber to halt Haugen's execution

The petition was submitted to Kitzhaber by Oregonians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, Oregon Capital Resource Center, the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon and Amnesty International USA. “Acting boldly means taking a step that even the ...

U.S. Supreme Court restores death penalty in local slaying

U.S. Supreme Court restores death penalty in local slaying:
WASHINGTON — The murder conviction and death sentence of Archie Dixon in the 1993 “buried-alive” slaying of his former roommate, Christopher Hammer, were reinstated Monday by the US Supreme Court. The court overturned last year's decision by the ...

Toledo Blade

Jailed Narco-Model Swears Innocence

Jailed Narco-Model Swears Innocence:
... a woman who escapes from grinding poverty by becoming a drug kingpin. Sanclemente paints herself as an innocent victim of a faulty justice system predisposed to accept false testimony and convict her because of Colombian drug-dealer stereotypes. ...

Newsweek

US Poverty Reaches Record High

US Poverty Reaches Record High:
Among the findings were poverty statistics for African-Americans showing that 27.5 percent of Black households lived in poverty in 2010. Also, overall, poverty seemed to be more heavily concentrated in the South, where 18.5 million families live in ...

BET

Brazil Takes the Fight Against Hunger Abroad

Brazil Takes the Fight Against Hunger Abroad: Sixteen million people - the participants in the "Brazil Without Poverty" plan initiated by President Rousseff - live on less than 41 dollars a month. And adequate nutrition standards have not yet been met. This week's conference, organised by the ...

Substance Use is Widespread Among Native American, White and ...

Substance Use is Widespread Among Native American, White and ...

A new study finds widespread substance abuse among Native American, mixed-race and white teenagers. The study of more than 27000 adolescents found 31.5 percent of Native American teens had substance-related disorders, followed by ...

Events listed for Nov. 10

Events listed for Nov. 10

Native American Awareness Week concludes with a Native American Veterans presentation: 9 am, in the Quad area between Minot State University's Old Main and the Administration building. The presentation will feature the Johnson/Goodiron Honor Guard with ...

Venezuela bond deals point to arms buying

Venezuela bond deals point to arms buying

CARACAS, Venezuela, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Bond deals by Venezuela point to defense purchases made in Moscow to circumvent a US arms embargo and other difficulties faced by Caracas in its quest for military suppliers for its armed forces. ...

Guyanese Civil Society Organisations can get US$1 million each from IDB

Guyanese Civil Society Organisations can get US$1 million each from IDB

The IDB says CSOs and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) working with low income communities and vulnerable groups can submit project proposals for poverty reduction and social development in Latin America and the Caribbean . ...

UF researchers head $5 million effort to transform science teaching in middle ...

UF researchers head $5 million effort to transform science teaching in middle ...: Nearly 60000 middle school students will be impacted, primarily in high-poverty rural and urban areas.” Participating school districts will come from the Northeast Florida Educational Consortium — a support organization for 15 districts spanning from ...


Native Americans and the Legal System

Native Americans and the Legal System: Rebecca Tsosie of The Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, will speak to the Native American Student Association on legal and social issues facing the Native American community today. Professor Rebecca Tsosie has served as ...


Ship bombing suspect in a Guantanamo Bay military courtroom Wednesday

Ship bombing suspect in a Guantanamo Bay military courtroom Wednesday: By Senior National Security Producer Charley Keyes A terror suspect will emerge from the shadows after nine years of detention this week when he's led into a military courtroom at the US Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri's was ...


Election Night in Nicaragua

Election Night in Nicaragua: At its heart, there is a commitment to lifting people out of poverty (down 12% in 5 years), whilst avoiding the economic regression – previously bought on by outside attack – that sunk the revolution. Whilst I write this, Hugo Chavez is indulging in ...


Demolition stopped as forensic team searches for missing person

Demolition stopped as forensic team searches for missing person: Buenos Aires City Security Minister, Guillermo Montenegro, had reported that the removal of debris would be conducted today in order to move forward with the demolition of the still standing building. Montenegro explained that “it will be a more manual ...

The age-based wealth gap is big and growing, thanks to younger Americans' debts

The age-based wealth gap is big and growing, thanks to younger Americans' debts:
Extrapolating from this data, Emily Monea and Isabel Sawhill of the Brookings Institution estimate that further sharp increases in both poverty and child poverty rates lie in our American future. Some experts dispute these numbers on the grounds that ...

Salon

Pan American Development Foundation Builds Alliance with Telefonica, Cinepolis ...

Pan American Development Foundation Builds Alliance with Telefonica, Cinepolis ...

In recent years, Mexico has been thrust into the center of a growing human trafficking problem that has seen increased trafficking of persons throughout North and Central America for sexual exploitation and forced labor. Among the most vulnerable are ...

Scores arrested in Chile student protest

Scores arrested in Chile student protest:
A student is arrested by riot police during a rally in downtown Santiago, Chile, on November 7, 2011. Scores of people have been arrested after Chilean police clashed with students demanding educational reforms in the South American country . ...

Press TV

Huge Oil Discovery Boosts Argentina's Potential

Huge Oil Discovery Boosts Argentina's Potential: by AP BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A huge oil discovery by the Spanish company Repsol has sharply boosted Argentina's potential to cash in on energy and will likely attract an infusion of investment to exploit the shale oil within the next few years ...


Substance abuse high in Native American teens

Substance abuse high in Native American teens: UNDATED (CNN) -- Native American minors have the highest rate of substance use and abuse, compared to other ethnic groups. African American and Asians aged 12 to 17 are at the opposite end of the scale with the lowest rate. ...


Johnston called to help native American family

Johnston called to help native American family: As such, he is on a mission to help as many native Americans as he can, starting with one family. “I know I can't help all the Indians, but I can help one a time,” he said. “And that's better than nothing.” Several years ago, the Sandwich man saw a ...


Louisiana School District Takes on Accountability and Shines

Louisiana School District Takes on Accountability and Shines: About Assumption Parish School District Located in Napoleonville, Louisiana, the district serves a high poverty and high minority student population of approximately 4100 students. The district is made up of five elementary schools, four middle schools ...