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miércoles, 9 de noviembre de 2011

Renew commitment to students

Renew commitment to students: US Sen. Mary Landrieu objected to that decision, asking the governor why, when a third of Louisiana children under 5 live in poverty, passing up a chance at the money is a good idea. The reply: Louisiana's ECE system is inefficient. ...


19 Prostitutes Found Living Luxuriously in a Mexico Prison ...

19 Prostitutes Found Living Luxuriously in a Mexico Prison ...: This is not the first time a Mexican Prison is found with luxury items and prisoners living as if they were not in jail. In July 2011, prisoners in a jail in Sonora state ...

11 Year-old Mexican Girl Gives Birth

11 Year-old Mexican Girl Gives Birth: The Puebla state legislature currently is debating a bill that would end jail sentences for women who elect to have an abortion for any reason. Abortion is a criminal offense in Puebla and women found guilty of deliberately terminating their pregnancy ...


Impregilo says value of Venezuela contract rises

Impregilo says value of Venezuela contract rises: MILAN Nov 9 (Reuters) - Italy's biggest builder Impregilo said on Wednesday the overall value of a contract to build a railway line in Venezuela had risen to around 3.3 billion euros after the addition of a new tract. Impregilo has won the contract ...

Hispanic Voters Likely To Repeat Support for Obama in 2012

Hispanic Voters Likely To Repeat Support for Obama in 2012:
Hispanic voters, despite loud complaints about high unemployment and unfulfilled campaign promises on immigration, likely will repeat their support for President Obama in the 2012 election, according to Univision News' Latino Decisions Election poll ...

HispanicBusiness.com

The backroads of Nicaragua

The backroads of Nicaragua:
But debilitating poverty is rampant as beggars and thieves cover the streets, hands extended looking for any kind of hope. The countryside is much more quiet with large, grassy plains stretching across the horizon. Immense volcanoes covered in thick ...

The Daily Titan

Former general wins in Guatemala; Ortega victor in Nicaragua

Former general wins in Guatemala; Ortega victor in Nicaragua

But Ortega has proved popular, by providing anti-poverty programs and helping citizens gain legal titles to their homes and land. The Nicaraguan economy has also reported steady growth and Ortega has damped his socialist fire to work more closely with ...

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America

Cold War fighters win elections in Central America: Instead, he points to his record on battling poverty in Nicaragua, which since 2005 has fallen by 8.5 percentage points to 57 percent, World Bank data shows. "He is also a major shareholder in several large businesses, which seems to reassure the big ...


Peru: forced sterilization cases reopened

Peru: forced sterilization cases reopened: Originally begun as a government initiative to help eradicate poverty, the practice is thought to have been one of just two cases anywhere in the world of forced sterilizations being adopted as state policy since Nazi Germany, said Alejandra Cardénas, ...


Peru: Inequality is worse than poverty

Peru: Inequality is worse than poverty: Peruvian president Ollanta Humala declared today that the fundamental problem in his country is inequality rather than poverty, as per the findings of report by ...


Making a difference in a child's life

Making a difference in a child's life: Colombia, Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador are only seven countries among the poorest in South America. I list these because they have the highest rates of poverty seen in the Latin continent according to Project Mercy, ...

USS Cole case arraignment a new Guantanamo chapter

USS Cole case arraignment a new Guantanamo chapter

In this sketch by courtroom artist Janet Hamlin, reviewed by the US military, Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is seen during his military commissions arraignment at the Guantanamo Bay detention center in Guantanamo, Cuba, Wednesday Nov. 9, 2011. ...

US lawmakers eye oil spill payment from neighbors

US lawmakers eye oil spill payment from neighbors

WASHINGTON — Two US senators introduced a bill Wednesday seeking to guarantee compensation for any oil spill originating in waters outside the United States, as Cuba aims to strike black gold off its north coast. In theory, the bill could involve any ...

Cuba Calls for Greater Organization in Fighting Corruption

Cuba Calls for Greater Organization in Fighting Corruption

Havana, Cuba, Nov 9.- The General Prosecutor of Cuba, Dario Delgado Cura, said fighting corruption takes well-organized efforts and better preparation on the part of prevention bodies. Speaking in the opening session of the Fifth Int'l Meeting on ...

Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Haiti's Fight Against Cholera

Cuban Doctors at the Forefront of Haiti's Fight Against Cholera

As Haiti's fight against cholera continues, it appears Cuban doctors leading the way when it comes to aid. Over the last two years, Haiti's earthquake and subsequent cholera epidemic have ravished the country's population, but doctors from Cuba have ...

What the New Poverty Numbers Mean for Young Kids

What the New Poverty Numbers Mean for Young Kids: Renters, individuals living in the Midwest and the South, and those only covered by public health insurance are among the groups that have lower poverty rates according to the SPM. The new poverty measure is essentially trying to better measure the ...


Guatemala Elects Former General as President

Guatemala Elects Former General as President

A founding member of the country's right-wing, conservative-leaning Patriotic Party (Partido Patriotico), Pérez represents a unique stream of Latin American anti-communism. He graduated from Guatemala's National Military Academy, the Inter-American ...

Chronic Malnutrition Crosses Borders

Chronic Malnutrition Crosses Borders:
Food insecurity is not only a barrier to development in Guatemala—it has direct implications for neighbors in Central America and, ultimately, points north. Guatemala's crisis has been the subject of international press in the last couple of ...

USAID (press release)

Chilean students clash with riot police

Chilean students clash with riot police: Demonstrators take to the streets in Valparaiso, Chile, to demand changes to the public education system. Chilean students protest against the government of President Sebastian Pinera in Valparaiso, Chile, northwest of Santiago. ...


Anti-immigration state lawmaker ousted in Arizona

Anti-immigration state lawmaker ousted in Arizona: "It is fair to say that the Latino voters made the difference in the outcome, in which Lewis, a moderate Republican on immigration issues, defeated Pearce's extremist agenda," Medina said. Randy Parraz, co-founder of the Citizens for a Better Arizona ...

Oil and Education in Brazil

Oil and Education in Brazil: Since entering office, she has believed in the social fund's ability to not only strengthen education policy but also eradicate poverty. Through the fund, she plans to provide more money to the states for education, while introducing new technology ...


The Huffington Post Wins Media Award For Drug Policy Coverage (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post Wins Media Award For Drug Policy Coverage (VIDEO)

"With cutting-edge coverage, the Huffington Post has reported in-depth on issues ranging from marijuana legalization efforts in California to the crippling prohibition-related violence in Mexico to the negative racial impacts of the war on drugs. ...

AIDS: Kenneth Cole selling AIDS ribbon

AIDS: Kenneth Cole selling AIDS ribbon:
The ribbons will be available for purchase at: Kenneth Cole retail and outlet stores in the US, Latin America, Israel, the Philippines and KennethCole.com; Bloomingdale's and Bloomingdales.com; Gilt Groupe; and House of Fraser in the UK. ...

Windy City Times

How a tube of lipstick helped raise $202 Million for HIV/AIDS

How a tube of lipstick helped raise $202 Million for HIV/AIDS:
The result is an increased focus on couples intervention, both heterosexual and gay male couples, and a focus on receptive partner protection and empowerment. Globally, in 2012, the Fund plans to focus particularly on Trinidad and Latin America. ...

Windy City Times

A look into Native American culture

A look into Native American culture: The dance, performed once every 52 years, was one of many events that highlighted the recent Native American Arts & Culture Festival in Hamilton. By CAROLYN GODFREY Performers and vendors representing numerous Native American heritages, ...