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miércoles, 23 de noviembre de 2011

Former President George W. Bush to raise awareness for cervical, breast cancer ...


Former President George W. Bush to raise awareness for cervical, breast cancer ...

The new program, called the Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon initiative, seeks to expand the availability of cervical cancer screening and treatment and breast care education in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Bush said existing AIDS clinics will be used ...

Hispanic voters' uncertain allegiance to Dems could swing three states in 2012


Hispanic voters' uncertain allegiance to Dems could swing three states in 2012

And Hispanics, like all Americans, are suffering from high unemployment and an unfavorable economy three years into Obama's presidency. Seven in 10 registered Hispanic voters said its getting more difficult to achieve the American dream, ...

College debt threatens the hopes and dreams of minority students


College debt threatens the hopes and dreams of minority students

... for Black and Hispanic graduates struggling to create a more prosperous future. The odds of paying off college debt are much tougher for minority graduates, particularly Black men, who face far higher unemployment than their White counterparts. ...

UN, MTV and award-winning band launch campaign against human trafficking


UN, MTV and award-winning band launch campaign against human trafficking

The band has also donated the rights of its song Prepárame la cena (“Make me dinner”) for the campaign's music video. Both will premier on Tr3s and MTV Latin America next Tuesday. The 19-time Grammy award-winning band is the latest to join a list of ...

53 percent of Guatemalan's are poor


53 percent of Guatemalan's are poor

People who have less then $1.5 to spend in a day are considered to be below the extreme poverty line, there are 1.9 million people, 13% of the Guatemalan ...

Guatemala: 60 percent of workers earn less then minimum wage


Guatemala: 60 percent of workers earn less then minimum wage

Guatemala City. Yesterday the National Institute of Statistics of Guatemala ... both boys and girls; extreme poverty has declined 2 % compared to 2010. ...

Legacy Bank investors have Venezuelan flavor de AM - Venezuela de Bizjournals.com


Legacy Bank investors have Venezuelan flavor

Gingrich Takes Risk With Immigration Stance


Gingrich Takes Risk With Immigration Stance

In a recent poll by Latino Decisions, which specializes in surveying the Hispanic electorate, 64% of Latinos said they were likely to vote for Mr. Obama and 22% for the Republican nominee, whoever that is. More directly, in 2010 former Rep. ...

On Plenty and Poverty: Thinking About Food at Thanksgiving


On Plenty and Poverty: Thinking About Food at Thanksgiving

People in China, and Mexico, and Brazil, and Indonesia -- hundreds of millions of hard-working people who are now doing better for themselves, and growing more food -- want some of the things you may already take for granted, like a fast-food burger at ...

Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States


Poverty in the midst of plenty: Hunger persists in the United States

The problem is made worse by lack of access to nutritious food, as residents of America's poorest cities and neighborhoods have little choice but to make do with fast food or convenience stores that don't stock fresh produce. ...

Connecticut killer calls self "most hated" man


Connecticut killer calls self "most hated" man

By Mary Ellen Godin NEW HAVEN, Conn (Reuters) - Convicted killer Joshua Komisarjevsky told a judge presiding over a jury deciding whether he should face the death penalty on Wednesday that he believes he is "one of the most hated people in America. ...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man charged in BYU professor's '09 death


Prosecutors to seek death penalty for man charged in BYU professor's '09 death

Court records show prosecutors filed a notice of their intention to seek the death penalty in 4th District Court in American Fork on Tuesday. A message left for Bond's defense attorney, Ron Yengich, was not immediately returned Wednesday. ...

Post celebrates Native American heritage


Post celebrates Native American heritage

Royal Valley High School freshman Brennah Wahweotten, right, and other Royal Valley Native American Dancers perform the girls fancy dance during the Native American heritage month luncheon Nov. 17 at the Frontier Conference Center. ...

Native American Tribes Struggle for State Recognition


Native American Tribes Struggle for State Recognition

There are more than 20000 Native Americans living in Maryland bereft of economic and cultural benefits afforded to other Native American tribes that have obtained recognition. A Native American veteran marches in the annual Veterans Day parade on ...

Ga. death penalty law upheld


Ga. death penalty law upheld

The 6-4 ruling will be appealed to the US Supreme Court, a lawyer involved in the case said. The US government and 23 states with the death penalty require defendants claiming mental disability to prove it under the lowest legal threshold — a ...

US sanctions against Iran endanger Venezuelan interests


US sanctions against Iran endanger Venezuelan interests

A new package of sanctions approved by the United States and other countries against Iran undermine Venezuelan businesses and investments with the Islamic republic, as sanctions are targeting oil, petrochemicals and the banking sector. ...

China Agrees to Loan Venezuela $4 Billion


China Agrees to Loan Venezuela $4 Billion

AP CARACAS, Venezuela-- China has agreed to a new $4 billion loan to help Venezuela boost its oil output and will also help upgrade power plants and increase production of iron and aluminum, a Venezuelan official said Wednesday. ...

Health Disparities Research Continues to Grow at UCSF


Health Disparities Research Continues to Grow at UCSF

The clinic serves mostly low-income African American youth. ... Carlos Penilla, a staff research associate for the Latino Mental Health Research Program, ...

Women Build New Opportunities in Cooperatives


Women Build New Opportunities in Cooperatives

By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES - Forged in the 2001-2002 social and economic crisis, cooperatives in Argentina are becoming a fast track to women's participation in what were traditionally regarded as male spheres. ...

Bigger breasts for the Brazilian poor


Bigger breasts for the Brazilian poor

Some people may see plastic surgery as the secret to success, but it has not often been considered as a remedy for poverty. However poor Brazilians are being given the opportunity to have bigger breasts or flatter tummies for a very low price, ...

US-Latin America relations defined by drug war


US-Latin America relations defined by drug war

Central America - the region south of Mexico - is becoming a drug trafficking center, and a battleground. Drug cartels are expanding into other criminal activities like human trafficking. No less an authority than William Brownfield, head of the US ...

Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Death Penalty


Connecticut Supreme Court Upholds Constitutionality of Death Penalty

The death penalty continues to arouse legal, political and moral controversy nationwide. Two weeks ago, the US Supreme Court declined to hear the case of a Texas death row inmate who was allegedly convicted partially on the basis of race. ...

Latin American leaders coping with cancer


Latin American leaders coping with cancer

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, Brazilian leader Dilma Rousseff and Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo have all been diagnosed with cancer, as have former leaders Alberto Fujimori of Peru and Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil. ...

Chileans protest pro-Pinochet tribute; 7 injured


Chileans protest pro-Pinochet tribute; 7 injured

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean police fired tear gas and clashed with demonstrators who protested an event honoring a former military officer imprisoned for killings and other abuses committed during the dictatorship of Gen. Augusto Pinochet. ...

Brazil aims for sustainable economy


Brazil aims for sustainable economy

Some of their proposals include the implementation of a global socio-environmental plan protection program, which would "overcome" extreme poverty and ensure everyone lives in a hospitable environment; water governance, which promotes its sustainable ...

Re-Distribute Oil Wealth To Fight Poverty: UN


Re-Distribute Oil Wealth To Fight Poverty: UN

She said studies in many countries including Latin America, for instance Brazil, show that countries that have implemented these programs have managed to alleviate poverty to a larger extent. “Studies show that in other countries where this is done 50 ...