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viernes, 2 de diciembre de 2011

Poverty in Latam at lowest level in 20 years; but 174 million are still below ...


Poverty in Latam at lowest level in 20 years; but 174 million are still below ...

The lowest spending per capita (less than 300 dollars) is in Bolivia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Paraguay, most of which is spent on education. Countries with social spending per capita above 1.000 dollars include Argentina, Brazil, ...

IKN: Guatemala and poverty

IKN: Guatemala and poverty: New figures out from Guatemala's official stats office (INE) shows that there are more of its citizens under the poverty line now (officially set at 25 Quetzals per ...

Food Pantries Provide Thanksgiving Lifeline As Hunger Soars Among Latinos

Food Pantries Provide Thanksgiving Lifeline As Hunger Soars Among Latinos: Of the 200 people who set out from Guatemala, she said, only about 60 arrived with her at the US border. She's unsure what happened to the others. Castillo said that, desperate to escape the poverty in Guatemala, she had wanted to make the journey to ...


Marco Rubio bashes US foreign policy toward Nicaragua, Cuba and Alan Gross


Marco Rubio bashes US foreign policy toward Nicaragua, Cuba and Alan Gross

Marco Rubio criticized the Obama administration's foreign policy toward Nicaragua and Cuba. Rubio, who sits on the Senate foreign relations committee, took questions at Kristi House, an agency for children victims of sexual abuse, where he went to ...

Venezuela reduces poverty rate

Venezuela reduces poverty rate:
The countries with the lowest poverty rates were Argentina and Uruguay (8.6 percent), followed by Panama (25.8 percent), Venezuela (27.8 percent) and Peru (31.3 percent). ECLAC findings also indicate that poverty rate Latin America dropped 17 percent ...

Press TV

Chavez: New regional group revives Bolivar's dream


Chavez: New regional group revives Bolivar's dream

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — South American independence hero Simon Bolivar once dreamed of unifying several nations as a counterweight to their powerful hemispheric neighbor, the United States. Two centuries later, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez ...

BTL:Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in U.S. ...

BTL:Death Penalty Opponents Must Also Fight Racism in U.S. ...: The controversial September execution of Troy Davis in Georgia raised the profile of the death penalty in the U.S. and the fight to abolish it. Davis was executed ...

Is Abolishing the death penalty INEVITABLE like slavery was ...

Is Abolishing the death penalty INEVITABLE like slavery was ...: for all of human history the death penalty was legal and brutal and now about half of the world has no death penalty. Even in baby steps like in America they ...

White House urges Cuba to release Alan Gross

White House urges Cuba to release Alan Gross: WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday urged Cuba to immediately release jailed US contractor Alan Gross and accused Havana of trying to use him as a "pawn." "It is past time for Mr. Gross to return home to his family where he belongs," White House ...


Teen given 2 years probation for stabbing classmates with needle at Puerto ...


Teen given 2 years probation for stabbing classmates with needle at Puerto ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A 14-year-old girl who stabbed about three dozen classmates with a hypodermic needle at her Puerto Rico school has been sentenced to two years of probation. The island's Justice Department says the teen will be evaluated at a ...

Argentina draws Spain into Falklands sovereignty row


Argentina draws Spain into Falklands sovereignty row

BUENOS AIRES, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Argentina has drawn Spain into its sovereignty claims over British-ruled Falkland Islands in the South Atlantic after its naval patrols boarded Spanish fishing vessels in the area. Argentina earlier had used similar ...

Haiti and Venezuela Most Corrupt Countries in Hemisphere

Haiti and Venezuela Most Corrupt Countries in Hemisphere:
BERLIN, Germany (defend.ht) - Haiti and Venezuela rank first and second in corruption and lack of transparency in the Western Hemisphere, according to a Transparency International (TI) annual report released on Thursday. Worldwide, out of 182 countries ...

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Number of Brazilian teens in extreme poverty is up - Yahoo!

Number of Brazilian teens in extreme poverty is up - Yahoo!: Read 'Number of Brazilian teens in extreme poverty is up' on Yahoo!. A new UNICEF report says the number of teenagers in extreme poverty has gone up in ...

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women

Latin Americans support UN in condemning violence against women:
The Dominican Republic, she said, vies with Mexico and Guatemala for Latin America's highest rates for anti-women violence and killings. She blamed the government for failing to keep adequate statistics on anti-women violence, for tolerating judicial ...

People's World

Poverty Decreased But Still High in Latin America


Poverty Decreased But Still High in Latin America

The number of poor people in Latin America decreased by three million, but still 30.4 percent of its population continues to live under poverty, the lowest rate since 1991, according to official figures. Asked about the topic in an online interview ...

Human Rights Awareness Day 2011

Human Rights Awareness Day 2011: SUMMARY: Denver Justice and Peace Committee uses Human Rights to understand issues of social justice in Latin. America related to gold mining. ...

Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low, But Not for Latinos

Unemployment Rate Falls to Two-Year Low, But Not for Latinos: AP Unemployment among Latinos remained the same between October and November, while for the general US population it fell to a two-year low, according to the Labor Department. The Latino jobless rate held at 11.4 percent in November, the same it was in ...

Argentina November Vehicle Sales Up 21% On Year

Argentina November Vehicle Sales Up 21% On Year: BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--Vehicle sales in Argentina rose 21% on the year to 65292 in November as brisk economic growth and high inflation fueled demand for automobiles, according to an industry trade group. However, vehicle sales were down 10% from ...


Colombia, Latin American democracies suffer 'extreme inequalities'


Colombia, Latin American democracies suffer 'extreme inequalities'

Democratization in Colombia and Latin America "must focus on its constituency: the women and men who face uncertainty and fear everyday, particularly those who suffer poverty and marginalization in profoundly unequal, violent societies," according to ...

Church holds fundraiser for Haitian mission

Church holds fundraiser for Haitian mission: Proceeds from its inaugural craft fair will help fund an upcoming mission project in the Dominican Republic, assisting Haitian refugees who are living in extreme poverty. For the last seven years, members of the church have been providing aid to the ...


Venezuela's Chavez touts creation of regional bloc as tribute to Simon Bolivar


Venezuela's Chavez touts creation of regional bloc as tribute to Simon Bolivar

CARACAS, Venezuela — Leaders from across the Americas are gathering in Venezuela to launch a new regional bloc of 33 countries from Argentina to the Bahamas. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez says the new group is a milestone and a tribute to the ...

Top 5 Drug Dealing Dictators

Top 5 Drug Dealing Dictators:
Latin American leaders have turned to facilitating the export of cocaine due to the large profit margins. Recently, African leaders have helped have their countries serve as hubs to transport cocaine from South America to Europe. ...

News One

Quarter of Southwest Florida's students live in poverty | The News ...

Quarter of Southwest Florida's students live in poverty | The News ...: Census figures released Tuesday confirm the smallest among us are among the hardest-hit by the economy. About one in four school children in Lee, Collier ...

The Gambia Acknowledges Cuban Aid in Medical Training

The Gambia Acknowledges Cuban Aid in Medical Training: ... Minister of Health and Social Welfare of that African nation. ... the Minister highlighted the role played by Cuba in the training of human resources in ...

Man opens fire in Puerto Rico unemployment office; 1 killed, 1 injured


Man opens fire in Puerto Rico unemployment office; 1 killed, 1 injured

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Police in Puerto Rico say a man has shot and killed at least one person and injured another inside an unemployment office. Island police say in a statement that the assailant fled after opening fire. Workers and customers took ...

Native American Youth 'Champions of Change' Come to Washington

Native American Youth 'Champions of Change' Come to Washington: Hundreds across Indian Country answered that challenge and yesterday 11 young Native American "Champions of Change" came to the White House to share their stories of leadership and service. They are being honored as Champions of Change because they ...