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martes, 22 de noviembre de 2011

Parliamentary cooperation tops Angolan and Cuban officials


Parliamentary cooperation tops Angolan and Cuban officials

Havana - Aspects related to socioeconomic cooperation and the need of strengthening the parliamnetary partnership topped on Monday the meeting between the speaker of the Angolan National Assembly and Vice-president of the Cuban Cabinet Council, ...

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Spain's newly elected government may be less friendly to Cuba


Spain's newly elected government may be less friendly to Cuba

The new Conservative government that won Sunday's elections in Spain may be less friendly to Cuba, analysts say. By Juan O. Tamayo Relations between Cuba and Spain may be headed for choppy waters after Spain's conservative Popular Party won elections ...

Carlisle man's Cuban cycle challenge for charity


Carlisle man's Cuban cycle challenge for charity

By Pamela McGowan A Carlisle businessman is cycling across Cuba to raise money for four different cancer charities. Barry Maxey, of Online Systems, completed the C2C cycle challenge two years ago. He has since been building himself up for an even ...

UN says a quarter of Bolivians suffer from hunger


UN says a quarter of Bolivians suffer from hunger

Panades said these high figures make it impossible for Bolivia to achieve the UN Millennium Development Goals by 2015 on poverty relief. ...



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Local couple work to better the lives of children


Local couple work to better the lives of children

They are the Mayan Indians in Guatemala in Central America who suffer from malnutrition to the point it has stunted their growth. Vicki and Jody started an organization called Safe Homes for Children to help the poor families in Guatemala. ...

Highest income-inequality tract in America is gentrifying


Highest income-inequality tract in America is gentrifying

For the last 40 years, crime, resident flight, unemployment and inadequate housing have made this poverty-stricken area the city's most downtrodden and feared neighborhood. So when a new Census Bureau report found that from 2005 to 2009, ...



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Free Markets and the Food Crisis in Central America


Free Markets and the Food Crisis in Central America

According to the FAO, the region is home to two countries that suffer from severe poverty and malnutrition—Nicaragua and Honduras—and the region as a whole ...

Greencastle students sell bracelets to benefit Nicaraguan youth


Greencastle students sell bracelets to benefit Nicaraguan youth

"For every 10 bracelets that we sold, one Nicaraguan youth was able to attend ... are a lot of talented kids who are undermined by poverty," Rodgers said. ...



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Report urges emerging economies to tackle inequalities


Report urges emerging economies to tackle inequalities

Recent OECD research also argued that the middle classes in Latin America are often quite economically vulnerable, at risk of slipping down the economic ladder. Recently popularised innovations, including cash transfers, pensions and new forms of ...



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Hunger dinner raises awareness of poverty in Ogden


Hunger dinner raises awareness of poverty in Ogden

The event was organized by two AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America volunteers at WSU's Community Involvement Center. It was designed to raise awareness of Ogden's hungry residents. "We're feeling guilty, very guilty," said Jean Robins, ...

Coca-Cola Foundation Grants $250000 to American Indian College Fund to ...


Coca-Cola Foundation Grants $250000 to American Indian College Fund to ...

By American Indian College Fund DENVER, Nov. 22, 2011 -- /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coca-Cola Foundation is continuing its support of first-generation Native American scholars through a generous donation of $250000 to the American Indian College ...

Court upholds tough standard of proof for death-row inmates


Court upholds tough standard of proof for death-row inmates

By Bill Rankin A divided federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld Georgia's tough burden of proof required of death-penalty defendants seeking to prove they are mentally disabled and thus not eligible for execution. The 11th US Circuit Court of Appeals ...

Venezuela's meat imports from Nicaragua up 120% over 2010


Venezuela's meat imports from Nicaragua up 120% over 2010

Nicaragua has exported 10996 calves during 2011 to Venezuela -an increase of 120% compared to 2010, according to information provided by Salón Guerrero, the president of the Nicaragua Ranchers' Federation (Feganic). Guerrero added that livestock ...



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Venezuela Price Law to End 'Capitalist Speculation,' Jaua Says


Venezuela Price Law to End 'Capitalist Speculation,' Jaua Says

22 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela's "fair price and costs" law, that goes into effect today, will end "capitalist speculation" by setting price caps and forcing companies to report information to several government agencies, Vice President Elias Jaua said. ...

Cuba Presents Results of Anti-Lung Cancer Vaccine


Cuba Presents Results of Anti-Lung Cancer Vaccine

The forum, organized by the Molecular Immunology Center and the state-run CIMAB SA trade company, will assess how that drug performs in patients from Cuba and other countries where the medicine has been registered. CIMAvax-EGF is the first vaccine ...



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Almost One in Four Children in Florida Live in Poverty


Almost One in Four Children in Florida Live in Poverty

The child poverty rate rose in 27 state, and by one percent or more in 12 states, including Florida. The numbers are more pronounced among minorities. 38.6 percent of black children live in poverty in Florida. 36.3 percent of children who are listed as ...

Spain's crown prince visits Chile


Spain's crown prince visits Chile

SantiagoChilean President Sebastian Piñera on Tuesday welcomed Spanish Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia, with the honors reserved for heads of state at Moneda Palace. The royal couple, who arrived on Monday night in Santiago, ...



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Native Americans sue Wash. state for sending them to mission schools where ...


Native Americans sue Wash. state for sending them to mission schools where ...

Eight Native Americans have filed suit against the Washington Department of Social and Health Services, claiming the agency placed them in a mission school where they were sexually abused by a Jesuit priest decades ago. Attorney Blaine Tamaki said ...

Mexico Drug Violence Touches Both Sides Of The Border


Mexico Drug Violence Touches Both Sides Of The Border

President Felipe Calderon launched an assault on the drug cartels when he took office, utilizing security forces and the Mexican military. The ensuing "Drug War" has led to violent deaths for nearly 50000 people in the past five years, including police ...

Acapulco: where inmates run the prison


Acapulco: where inmates run the prison

by Patricia Treble - Prisoners at Acapulco's penitentiary didn't have time to clean house when more than 500 Mexican police officers paid their residence an unannounced pre-dawn visit last week in order ...

IDB will contribute $200 million to social programs in Peru


IDB will contribute $200 million to social programs in Peru

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will provide the Peruvian government with $200 million for the execution of social programs designed to fight social exclusion and poverty. IDB president Luis Alberto Moreno, said that these resources would be ...



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Hope for the slums of Brazil


Hope for the slums of Brazil

Author Janice Perlman stated in her book Metamorphosis of Marginality: Four Generations in the Favelas of Rio de Janeiro, that Brazil's top 10 per cent earns 50 per cent of the national income and 26 per cent of Brazilians are living below the poverty ...



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Free Markets and the Food Crisis in Central America


Free Markets and the Food Crisis in Central America

Central America continues to suffer from historical conditions of malnutrition and poverty that are getting worse as a result of its form of insertion into the globalized economy, and especially its trade and financial liberalization policies. ...



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Belarus Tightens Energy Ties with Venezuela Following 20 Years of ...


Belarus Tightens Energy Ties with Venezuela Following 20 Years of ...

Following years of natural gas price hikes by Gazprom Belarus is strengthening ties with energy rich Venezuela. Balarus's natural gas pipeline.

Digital Window Into Guatemala's Past to Launch at Conference on the Politics ...


Digital Window Into Guatemala's Past to Launch at Conference on the Politics ...

Given the importance of ensuring uninterrupted access to this archive, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the United Nations Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances both expressed concern that any changes in government ...

Minister admits links with bloody Colombian army


Minister admits links with bloody Colombian army

Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne blurted out the revelation as he was replying to an impassioned parliamentary debate on severe violations of human rights in the Latin American country. Labour MP and former foreign office minister Chris Bryant ...

Native American Indian Film Festival Continues Storytelling Tradition


Native American Indian Film Festival Continues Storytelling Tradition

BY SARAH ROBBINS For thousands of years, storytelling was a primary means of education for Native American cultures. From sharing family history to passing along the most effective fishing techniques, it was all passed from one generation to the next ...

54 Young People Celebrate Completing the 2011 Youth Career Initiative in Brazil


54 Young People Celebrate Completing the 2011 Youth Career Initiative in Brazil

The initiative has been in operation since 1995 and provides a practical platform for governments, companies, and non-profit organisations to work collaboratively towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – in particular poverty alleviation.