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domingo, 20 de noviembre de 2011

Jewish high school in Buenos Aires can't meet demand

Jewish high school in Buenos Aires can't meet demand: BUENOS AIRES – Julian Berezovsky's life was turned upside down three years ago when at age 15, his father, a Hebrew teacher at the Congregation of Reform Judaism in Orlando, Florida, died on the eve of Rosh Hashana. He and his family had to move back ...


Curb childhood poverty

Curb childhood poverty:
As Brownback administration officials come to Wichita today for the second of three town-hall meetings on childhood poverty, here's hoping they are open to all possible solutions for an issue central to the governor's agenda and the state's future. ...

Kansas.com

Dominican Republic/World Bank: 600000 Poor Households will Benefit from ...

Dominican Republic/World Bank: 600000 Poor Households will Benefit from ...: WASHINGTON, November 17, 2011- Today the World Bank's Board of Directors approved two loans totaling US$90 million for the Dominican Republic to enhance performance results in the social sector, which will benefit 600000 low-income households, ...


The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever


The oldest old: Reaching 90 more likely than ever

WASHINGTON (AP) — The rolls of America's oldest old are surging: Nearly 2 million now are 90 or over, nearly triple their numbers of just three decades ago. It's not all good news. They're more likely than the merely elderly to live in poverty and to ...

A Call for An Enlightened US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America

A Call for An Enlightened US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America: ... array of issues from securitization to economic policy, as well as a methodology that could allow states to develop their own regional approaches for improving records on human rights, alleviating poverty, and other issues plaguing Latin America. ...

Philanthropy, social protection, and the US foreign budget

Philanthropy, social protection, and the US foreign budget:
Philanthropic foundations now play a major role in funding development, contributing billions of dollars each year to the global fight against poverty. Without the political constraints faced by most donors, there is an argument that foundations can be ...

The Guardian

Let's make climate change talks inclusive

Let's make climate change talks inclusive: ... United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD) in Rio de Janeiro ... institution dedicated to helping poor, rural people overcome poverty. ...

Full text: White paper on rural poverty reduction

Full text: White paper on rural poverty reduction: ... seminars, forums, visits and bilateral exchanges related to poverty reduction, and signed cooperation agreements or established cooperation centers for poverty reduction with other developing countries, including Mexico, Argentina, Peru, Venezuela, ...

Rural Women Share Their Trials and Wisdom

Rural Women Share Their Trials and Wisdom: They exemplify the reality of poverty and neglect experienced by tens of thousands of families in a country that has enjoyed years of high economic growth that has not been felt by everyone – overall, more than 30 percent of Peru's 29 million people ...

Belle Chasse Primary School students celebrate American Indian heritage

Belle Chasse Primary School students celebrate American Indian heritage:
Enlarge Susan Poag,The Times-Picayune SUSAN POAG / THE TIMES-PICAYUNE Connell Vallette of "The Yellow Moon Singers" talks about Native American customs during a special Native American/Pilgrim Celebration for the fourth grade students of teacher Mary ...

NOLA.com

Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico


Gay Advocates Say Transgender Murders Severely Undercounted in Puerto Rico

While Trans Day of Remembrance websites currently list only one 2011 murder of a trans woman in Puerto Rico, Sophia Isabel Marro Cruz, the spokeswoman for Transexuales y Transgeneros en Marcha (Transexuals and Transgenders On The Move) says there are ...

Frenchwoman jailed in Mexico rips press

Frenchwoman jailed in Mexico rips press: Paris – Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 60 years in prison in Mexico, said in an interview aired Sunday on French television that reports in the Mexican press alleging that she was involved in illegal activities ...

Kansas Recognizes Contributions of Native American Tribes ...

Kansas Recognizes Contributions of Native American Tribes ...: Kansas Governor Sam Brownback recently signed a proclamation apologizing to the states Native American tribes.

Argentine soccer legend Maradona's mother dies

Argentine soccer legend Maradona's mother dies: Buenos Aires – Dalma Salvadora Franco, the mother of legendary Argentine soccer player Diego Maradona, died on the weekend in a Buenos Aires hospital from a heart condition, media reports said. She was 81. The soccer legend's mother, known as "Doña ...

Cell death of prisoner 'not suspicious'

Cell death of prisoner 'not suspicious': Peter Kane, 40, had been sentenced to 10 years in jail in July 2010 for smuggling two kilograms of cocaine from Sao Paulo, Brazil. The court had also fined him Dh50,000. Officers at Dubai International Airport's Terminal Three had found the cocaine ...


Spain's likely new leader: A master of ambiguity

Spain's likely new leader: A master of ambiguity: ... out the labor market and social welfare system reforms he deems necessary. ... A lover of Cuban cigars, Rajoy has also suggested he may ease Spain's ...

The Deterioration of Security Environments in Latin America

The Deterioration of Security Environments in Latin America: A prominent human rights group, PROVEA (Programa Venezolano de Educación-Acción en Derechos Humanos), recently announced that at least 13985 people were killed in Venezuela in 2009. Venezuela currently has one of Latin America's highest murder rates. ...


Young Jewish innovators to gather in Buenos Aires

Young Jewish innovators to gather in Buenos Aires: BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- Some 50 young Jewish social innovators from 16 countries will gather in Buenos Aires to discuss innovative ways to connect to Jewish life. The social entrepreneurs and Jewish innovators will participate in ROI Community's ...


US Blockade Affects Cuban Press

US Blockade Affects Cuban Press: 20 de noviembre de 2011, 08:56Havana (Prensa Latina) The work of the Cuban press is affected by serious limitations, being a target of the measures derived from the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the US government against Cuba ...

Solidarity with Cuban Five Grows in Catalonia

Solidarity with Cuban Five Grows in Catalonia: 20 de noviembre de 2011, 10:07Holguin, Cuba, Nov 20 (PL) In Catalonia, there is a strong movement of solidarity with Cuba and especially for the release of the five Cuban antiterrorist fighters unjustly imprisoned in the United States since 1998, ...

Education foundation helps students in Peru (Mission Report)

Education foundation helps students in Peru (Mission Report):
However, in many developing countries, including Peru, the tables are turned. In these countries tuition costs are quite cheap, but even so, few people can afford them due to a perpetual state of rampant poverty. Kuska's structure: Kuska is a nonprofit ...

The Huntsville Times - al.com (blog)

Venezuelan Ruling Party Sets Up Grassroots Groups

Venezuelan Ruling Party Sets Up Grassroots Groups: 20 de noviembre de 2011, 10:10Caracas, Nov 20 (Prensa Latina) The United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) on Sunday is holding a massive demonstration of militants to mark the completion of a deployment carried out during the weekend in the ...


Artist highlights mothers of victims of violence in Venezuela


Artist highlights mothers of victims of violence in Venezuela

Just last week I posted about the rescue of Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos from kidnappers, so the timing of the artist's work in Venezuela seems to be fortuitous considering such a high-profile case caught the attention of many ...

Hip Cities That Think About How They Work - NYTimes.com

Hip Cities That Think About How They Work - NYTimes.com: Santiago. A vibrant mix of Latin American culture and European sensibility, this Chilean city is modern, safe and smart. The rapidly growing city of 6.7 million — ...


Bolivia: Solidarity activists need to support process

Bolivia: Solidarity activists need to support process: By Federico Fuentes The recent march in Bolivia by some indigenous organisations ... Bolivians they have no right to develop their economy or fight poverty. ...