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lunes, 21 de noviembre de 2011

Cuba to let farmers sell directly to tourist sector


Cuba to let farmers sell directly to tourist sector

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban farmers can bypass the state and start selling products directly to businesses catering to tourists, state-run media said on Monday in announcing the latest market-oriented reform in the one of the world's last communist ...

The Nicaraguan elections


The Nicaraguan elections

There is widespread poverty in Nicaragua and populism and patronage are a powerful combination when it comes to securing votes. Thus, the economic support ...

The “president of the poor” wins another term in Nicaragua


The “president of the poor” wins another term in Nicaragua

Instead, Mr Arce said Nicaragua had to “generate new wealth for social justice” which would “benefit more people”. Poverty has been falling in Nicaragua. ...

More seniors going hungry, AARP study finds


More seniors going hungry, AARP study finds

The Food Insecurity Among Older Adults report, which drew on surveys in two federal databases, found half of people age 50 to 59 from the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, and near poverty level, were in danger of not having enough food. ...

Poverty 101: Group learns reality of life for area's poor


Poverty 101: Group learns reality of life for area's poor

The event was organized by Bridges to Circles, a community-based initiative of Catholic Charities of Northwest Florida and Prosper Pensacola, and it was sponsored by WSRE. About 15 people participated in the simulation, and about 15 people from the ...

United Way financial education program receives $1 million in grants


United Way financial education program receives $1 million in grants

The campaign targets individuals and families living at, near or below the poverty line, but is available to anyone in the United Way service area — Baker, Clay, Duval, Nassau and northern St. Johns counties. During the past eight years, ...

Americans stay put as mover rate reaches record low


Americans stay put as mover rate reaches record low

Those living below the poverty rate were most likely to move. About 21.7 percent of the category moved in 2010, compared with 15.3 percent of those living at or just above the poverty rate and 9.1 percent of those living at 150 percent of the rate or ...

Native American Heritage Month


Native American Heritage Month

Several activities are planned to mark Native American Heritage Month locally. All events are free unless noted otherwise. Seneca Stories with Ronnie Reitter: Listen to traditional stories from the Seneca Nation. Reitter is a storyteller from the ...

Organizations help Native American students transfer with confidence


Organizations help Native American students transfer with confidence

Native Transfer Day was created to help Native American students make an easy transition from community colleges into university life. Whitehorse is a freshman at Phoenix College, but the Navajo teenager hopes to eventually finish her degree at ASU. ...

New Census Bureau classification of 'near poor' is virtually useless


New Census Bureau classification of 'near poor' is virtually useless

He seems unaware of the work of AEI's Nick Eberstadt, like this AEI paper or his 2008 book The Poverty of the Poverty Rate: Measure and Mismeasure of Material Deprivation in America. One of Nick's central points is that the poverty definition first ...

Mexico gives muddled response to criticism of human rights violations amid ...


Mexico gives muddled response to criticism of human rights violations amid ...

A new report says Mexico fails to limit security forces' torture, disappearances, and extrajudicial killings in the drug war. But Calderon's response 'skirts the issue,' says blogger Patrick Corcoran. By Patrick Corcoran, 

Chilean fruit imports progressively growing


Chilean fruit imports progressively growing

By Christina DiMartino | November 21, 2011 Tom Tjerandsen, managing director of the Chilean Fresh Fruit Association, North America, in Santiago, Chile, who works from Sonoma, CA, told The Produce News that Chile exported approximately 900000 tons of ...

Teachers union in Puerto Rico wants to keep charter schools out of the country


Teachers union in Puerto Rico wants to keep charter schools out of the country

In 2008, teachers in Puerto Rico joined with students and parents in an island-wide, 10-day strike decrying the state of education. The shutdown was a historic one, as it's against the law in Puerto Rico for teachers to strike. ...

Puerto Rico rocked by child's death from malnutrition


Puerto Rico rocked by child's death from malnutrition

A 4-year-old boy who weighed just 6.3 kilograms (13.8 pounds) died Monday in a hospital in Puerto Rico's capital. The child was brought to San Juan's Pavia Hospital on Sunday by his mother, Luz Gonzalez, ...

Local couple work to better the lives of children


Local couple work to better the lives of children

“We eventually moved our orphanage near Lake Atitlan in the Guatemalan Highlands where the poverty and need was so much more pressing. In time it became obvious that for the same amount of money it was taking to run a small orphanage we could help ...

Cuba: Repression Rundown for last week | Babalú Blog


Cuba: Repression Rundown for last week | Babalú Blog

The Coalition of Cuban-American Women as a rundown of the repression carried out by the Castro dictatorship that took place last week in.

Unemployment drops as Alabama's immigration reform enacted


Unemployment drops as Alabama's immigration reform enacted

Hispanic lobbies are an important force in the Democratic Party, partly because they promise to rally a large slice of the nation's varied Hispanic voters to back President Obama in 2012. The federal government sued the state, but persuaded a judge ...

Students experience Native American culture at Shaw Heights


Students experience Native American culture at Shaw Heights

One of the stories behind this form of Native American dance is that a young man was crippled and asked the spirit to take it away so he could dance again, he told students, so the dance starts off low and moves up as the man is healed. ...

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American Indian Occupation Gets Permanent Exhibit At Alcatraz


American Indian Occupation Gets Permanent Exhibit At Alcatraz

Some forty years after a group of protesters — which swelled at one point to 800 people — occupied the island of Alcatraz for 19 months to protest the unfair seizing of Native American lands, a room in the prison's basement is getting a permanent ...

Small airplanes collide in flight on landing approach, killing 2 in Argentina


Small airplanes collide in flight on landing approach, killing 2 in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Two small planes have collided while both were approaching to land at an Argentine airport, and two people have died. Argentina's air force says one of its planes collided with a civilian plane as both were approaching the ...

The Austerity Regime


The Austerity Regime

The resulting layoffs, lowered wages and an accelerated poverty rate left the government ever more destitute. Beginning with the very public default of Argentina on their IMF loans, most of Latin America declared itself independent from the IMF regime. ...

A third of metropolitan Buenos Aires live below poverty line claims Catholic ...


A third of metropolitan Buenos Aires live below poverty line claims Catholic ...

The paper which was released a few days after the Argentine Catholic Church renewed its authorities refers to the area most densely populated of the country which has a total population of 40 million. However poverty in Argentina has been diminishing ...

Border starting to look like a war zone


Border starting to look like a war zone

With drones overhead, massive imposing borders and heavily armed militaries pursuing an enemy that easily blends into the civilian population, the drug war on the Mexican border is increasingly more like Afghanistan, says James Poulos in Foreign Policy ...

New Vaccination Campaign in Cuba


New Vaccination Campaign in Cuba

21 de noviembre de 2011, 10:03Havana, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Cuban health authorities will begin on Monday a new vaccination campaign against seasonal flu, in which more than one million people will be immunized. This was expressed by Doctor Luis ...

Cuba to let farmers sell directly to tourist sector


Cuba to let farmers sell directly to tourist sector

Tourists eat at a ''Paladar'' or home restaurant in the town of Cienfuegos, in central Cuba some 250 kilometres, (155 miles), from Havana January 20, 2011. HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban farmers can bypass the state and start selling products directly to ...