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martes, 15 de noviembre de 2011

Few applicants test positive

Few applicants test positive: The replies ranged from examples of welfare abuse and stereotyping to astonishing real-life stories of their own struggles to overcome poverty while raising children, working at low-paying jobs and going to college to earn a degree. ...

US Supreme Court to hear Florida challenge to health care law

US Supreme Court to hear Florida challenge to health care law: ... income eligibility for Medicaid to 133 percent of the poverty rate for both men and women. Refusal to accept the new rule could cause the state to lose all of its federal support for the huge program - worth about $12 billion to Florida in 2010. ...

Too many children are living in poverty

Too many children are living in poverty: Our child poverty levels are right on par with the national level at 21 percent. And what's Florida's solution? Well, Republicans in Tallahassee seem to think slashing programs and cutting sources of revenue will cure all our social ills. ...

Latinos Surpass Blacks Living in Poverty, Census Study Shows

Latinos Surpass Blacks Living in Poverty, Census Study Shows: ... Florida, after the plummeting housing market wiped out home values and dried up construction jobs. Elizabeth Kneebone, a senior research associate at Brookings, described a demographic shift in people living in high-poverty neighborhoods, ...

Yount: Poverty is no longer invisible

Yount: Poverty is no longer invisible: Last May Florida passed a new law requiring applicants for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families to provide a urine sample and pass a drug test. In October a federal judge temporarily set aside the law as violating the Fourth Amendment. ...


Medellin's most infamous neighborhood to get giant escalator


Medellin's most infamous neighborhood to get giant escalator

The unique $6.9 million dollar public works project is being built in the western neighborhood of Independencia I, one of many areas in Comuna 13 riddled with incredibly steep streets where most residents live in extreme poverty in precariously ...

Native Eyes Film Showcase

Native Eyes Film Showcase:
From November 30 to December 4, the Native Eyes Film Showcase features an exciting variety of features and short films by and about Native Americans. Screenings will be held at the University of Arizona and at the nearby Grand Cinema Crossroads. ...

Cowboys and Indians (blog)

Honduran mother finds missing son in Mexican jail

Honduran mother finds missing son in Mexican jail: San Cristobal de Las Casas, Mexico, Nov 15, 2011 (EFE via COMTEX) -- One of the 33 Central American mothers traveling across Mexico in search of children who disappeared en route to the United States was reunited with her missing son at a jail in the ...

Rape testimony gets man longer smuggling sentence

Rape testimony gets man longer smuggling sentence: BROWNSVILLE, TX -- A woman's testimony that she was raped led a federal judge to break from sentencing guidelines and give a Mexican man 10 years in federal prison for his role in an immigrant smuggling operation. US District Judge Andrew Hanen went ...

Flights disruptions and delays continue in Buenos Aires main airports

Flights disruptions and delays continue in Buenos Aires main airports:
Cancellations and more delays persisted Tuesday at Buenos Aires main airports as Aerolineas Argentinas flights suffered further setbacks to the service. The administrators of metropolitan Aeroparque and Ezeiza international airport, ...

MercoPress

Argentina forex traders halt informal dollar sales

Argentina forex traders halt informal dollar sales: By Walter Bianchi BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina's informal foreign exchange trade ground to a halt on Tuesday as traders resisted government pressure to sell dollars at cheaper rates and close a widening gap with the formal market. ...


Chilean bishops express desire to help young people to follow Jesus

Chilean bishops express desire to help young people to follow Jesus: Santiago, Chile - Archbishop Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago, Chile opened the bishops' annual meeting by emphasizing the priority of Church leaders to help young people encounter Jesus and follow him. ...

Chile Keeps 5.25% Rate as Economy Resists Global Turmoil

Chile Keeps 5.25% Rate as Economy Resists Global Turmoil: “The focus is now on the effects that the weak global economy will have on the Chilean economy, especially on growth and inflation.” --With assistance from Eduardo Thomson and Sebastian Boyd in Santiago and Dominic Carey in Sao Paulo. ...

Native American Rights Fund -- News: NARF Recognizes the ...

Native American Rights Fund -- News: NARF Recognizes the ...: At last month's board meeting NARF recognized Delia M. Carlyle, our former Board Chairwoman and longtime supporter for her years of service to NARF and Native American issues. Ms. Carlyle is currently a member of the Ak-Chin Indian ...

Shadow Government: Time for Washington to take the Venezuelan opposition seriously

Shadow Government: Time for Washington to take the Venezuelan opposition seriously:
Monday night in Caracas, opposition candidates to President Hugo Chávez held their first debate to decide who will challenge him in the scheduled October 2012 Venezuelan presidential election. In a sign of their continuing political maturation, ...

Foreign Policy

An Address on Native American Culture - ICTMN.com

An Address on Native American Culture - ICTMN.com: A Native American student at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh urges the Board of Regents to adopt a Native American curriculum to help decrease stereotypes still prevalent on campus.

Bicycles Against Poverty founder recognized for international efforts

Bicycles Against Poverty founder recognized for international efforts: He's alleviated poverty in Uganda, brought attention to the plight of banana workers in Nicaragua and raised awareness about the struggles of child soldiers ...

Church says real reform in Cuba must start with Communist Party

Church says real reform in Cuba must start with Communist Party: Havana – The Catholic magazine Espacio Laical considers that any reform in Cuba that seeks to be truly significant must start with the ruling Communist Party, which it asked not to lose the chance at its next national conference to create "substantial ...

Puerto Rico Arrests Territory's 'Most Dangerous' Drug Trafficker


Puerto Rico Arrests Territory's 'Most Dangerous' Drug Trafficker

Carlos Morales Davila, said to be Puerto Rico's most dangerous drug trafficker, was detained by police on a boat off the coast of the US territory. Morales, alias "Cano Marrero," was arrested on Monday along with an unknown individual. ...

One Mother's Story of Teen Pregnancy in Nicaragua

One Mother's Story of Teen Pregnancy in Nicaragua: Valverdi's situation is hardly unique in Nicaragua given the combination of high birth and poverty rates. It's not unusual to see a woman in her mid-20s ...

Mexican drug cartels accused of greater aggression against US


Mexican drug cartels accused of greater aggression against US

Let it be a government building, it doesn't matter whose [for the attack in Mexico City]. An embassy or a consulate, a media outlet or television station.” Guzman remains in hiding after escaping from a Mexican prison. ...

Rape testimony gets man longer smuggling sentence

Rape testimony gets man longer smuggling sentence: BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A woman's testimony that she was raped has led a federal judge to break from sentencing guidelines for a Mexican man given 10 years in federal prison for his role in an immigrant smuggling operation. The US attorney's office ...


Nationals catcher's kidnapping just one of thousands in Venezuela


Nationals catcher's kidnapping just one of thousands in Venezuela

VALENCIA, Venezuela – Alvaro Ochoa remembers it happening fast: two cars cutting off his, then gunmen swiftly kidnapping him and his girlfriend. The two were left bound in a roadside shack, while their captors demanded tens of thousands of dollars in ...

An Address on Native American Culture

An Address on Native American Culture: By ICTMN Staff November 15, 2011 A University of Wisconsin Oshkosh student discusses the need for curriculum that focuses on Native American culture on UW campuses. He notes the many stereotypical questions he has received from other students including ...

10-year term for man busted at checkpoint


10-year term for man busted at checkpoint

A Mexican man busted at the Border Patrol's Interstate 19 checkpoint with a load of methamphetamine and cocaine hidden in his SUV has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison. Isaias Carrasco-Vega, 44, of Mexicali, Baja California, was sentenced ...