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lunes, 12 de diciembre de 2011

Guatemala: Half of Children Starving

Guatemala: Half of Children Starving:
Nearly half of the children in Guatemala suffer from chronic malnourishment. According to the Tico Times, sky high rates of economic inequality, violence, poverty and underdevelopment have given Guatemala the fourth-highest rate of chronic hunger in ...

ThirdAge

Mexican man gets prison in ND for illegal re-entry

Mexican man gets prison in ND for illegal re-entry: AP FARGO, ND — A 29-year-old man who was deported back to his home country of Mexico after serving time for a cocaine charge in Utah has been sentenced to one year and six months in prison for illegally re-entering the United States. ...


Mexican soldiers kill 11 suspected cartel gunmen in battle near US border ...


Mexican soldiers kill 11 suspected cartel gunmen in battle near US border ...

Federal prosecutors also announced Monday that a judge sentenced five former soldiers to 25-year prison terms for aiding a drug cartel. The rare convictions occurred in the northern state of Sinaloa, home to the drug cartel of the same name. ...

Mexican Drug Smugglers Go Underground With Surprisingly Sophisticated Tunnels

Mexican Drug Smugglers Go Underground With Surprisingly Sophisticated Tunnels:
With the crackdown on drug smugglers intensifying above ground, with the drug war in Mexico and tighter border security in the United States, the smugglers have stepped up the sophistication of their underground routes, some with elevator shafts and ...

Fox News

Venezuela Food Inflation at 34%

Venezuela Food Inflation at 34%:
CARACAS -- While the Venezuelan government forecasts lower future inflation numbers, repressed price increases and increase monetary liquidity keep fueling inflation with the November national index, the INPC, coming in at 2.2%, higher than the 1.8% of ...




Latin American Herald Tribune

Zakaria: The Hugo Chavez show

Zakaria: The Hugo Chavez show: Haiti and Honduras have very little in common with Argentina and Brazil. Venezuela and Cuba have a completely different set of foreign policy goals from that of Mexico and Colombia. There is little sense of a shared political or economic agenda. ...


Will More Latino Teachers Solve The Latino Achievement Gap In US?

Will More Latino Teachers Solve The Latino Achievement Gap In US?: Not only are they Latino but they're also poor -- some of them -- they grew up in low income communities. But if you bring a Latino who has an affluent ...

UF students win anti-poverty group's campus challenge

UF students win anti-poverty group's campus challenge:
After successfully competing in challenges such as living on $1.50 a day, a University of Florida student group has won a national competition. The ONE Campaign announced today that the UF chapter of the campaign won the first stage of a campus ...

Gainesville Sun (blog)

A rare glimpse into China's busy death row

A rare glimpse into China's busy death row: They have no death penalty. If we don't support humanity, humanity will not survive. Judging China as with any judgement is best done with the knowledge that we have limited knowledge so judgements are temporary tools on our way to learning. ...


Pope says he will visit Cuba, Mexico before Easter


Pope says he will visit Cuba, Mexico before Easter

At the mass in the Vatican Pope Benedict also called for renewed efforts "to overcome poverty, illiteracy and corruption and to eradicate injustice, violence, criminality, drug trafficking and extortion" in Latin America. The visit will be the pope's ...

Cubans honor Catholic patron ahead of papal visit

Cubans honor Catholic patron ahead of papal visit: Cuba's Catholic Church leader Cardinal Jaime Ortega (2nd L) takes part in a procession to honor the statue of Our Lady of Charity, the patroness of Cuba, in Havana December 6, 2011. By Jack Kimball HAVANA (Reuters) - White-robed priests burned incense ...

Chilean soccer brings no surprises in Primera Division semifinals

Chilean soccer brings no surprises in Primera Division semifinals:
SANTIAGO — There are now just four teams remaining in the Primera Division, Chile's top flight soccer competition. The semifinals match-ups will be Colo Colo vs. Cobreola and a battle of the two university teams- Universidad de Chile vs. ...

I Love Chile News

Argentina poised for shale oil and gas boom

Argentina poised for shale oil and gas boom: By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires Argentina could be nearing a shale oil and gas boom similar to the one that transformed the US energy landscape as former state monopoly YPF eyes another 1bn barrel discovery adjacent to a Patagonian field whose reserves ...


Opening opportunities for Guatemalan women

Opening opportunities for Guatemalan women:
“We work in creating a personal, human identity, and self-esteem,” Jennifer Catino tells MediaGlobal, an associate for the Poverty, Gender and Youth Program for the council, who travels to Guatemala on a regular basis. Featured on PBS for working with ...

MediaGlobal (blog)

Native American Heritage Month promotes pride understanding

Native American Heritage Month promotes pride understanding: In 1990, President George HW Bush approved a joint resolution in designating the month of November: “National Native American Heritage Month.” This year's theme for the month is “Service, Honor, and Respect: Strengthening our cultures and communities. ...


Legal Battles in Mexico

Legal Battles in Mexico: CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO--It's not without reason that media coverage of the drug war is dominated by blood and horror: by some estimates, as many as 80000 Mexicans have been killed since the war began in earnest five years ago. ...


Citi and Raza Development Fund Announce Initiative to Strengthen Latino ...


Citi and Raza Development Fund Announce Initiative to Strengthen Latino ...

It serves a significantly distressed community with a poverty rate over 43% and unemployment just under 15%. Other projects of the Southwest Community Development Initiative will include charter schools, health clinics and community facilities. ...

Markowitz wishes more young people would go to church

Markowitz wishes more young people would go to church:
By Azi Paybarah In Brooklyn last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the latest phase of his plan to reduce crime and unemployment rates among young black and Latino men in the city, by relocating probationary officers into offices closer to ...

Capital New York

38 Years Later, El Centro for Puerto Rican Studies

38 Years Later, El Centro for Puerto Rican Studies: Founded in 1973, El Centro for Puerto Rican Studies in New York City has become more than an archive. It's more than a library. The center has become a reference point for the heart of Puerto Rican culture. El Centro holds some of Puerto Rico's most ...


Puerto Rican Drug Lord Captured in Dominican Republic

Puerto Rican Drug Lord Captured in Dominican Republic: Dominican authorities have announced the arrest of Miguel Rivera Diaz, alias "Bolo," one of Puerto Rico's most wanted drug traffickers. According to officials, Rivera had been hiding out in the Dominican Republic for the past decade while he ran a drug ...


Emerging economies key to tackle global challenges

Emerging economies key to tackle global challenges: Rio de Janeiro. The balance of economic power is shifting in such a way that ... growth and significant progress in reducing poverty and inequality, ...

Haiti taking the wrong direction

Haiti taking the wrong direction: In most of the world, and especially Latin America, it was the military that trampled the human rights of our brothers and sisters. It was a general's voice that ordered the arrest of students and artists, which resulted in a bloodbath. ...


Cuban Five prisoners are not alone

Cuban Five prisoners are not alone: Their cause is just: they are serving cruel sentences in US federal prisons for defending the Cuban people from US terrorism. The prisoners appreciate the vigorous worldwide campaign on their behalf. Nevertheless, as their years in jail mount, ...


Poorest farmers are key to tackling hunger

Poorest farmers are key to tackling hunger: A social scientist, Lora is a Research Fellow with expertise in rural livelihoods, poverty and gender, with a great deal of experience working in Africa, India and Central America. “Farming for Impact: a case study of smallholder agriculture in Rwanda” ...


Iran Conducting Anti-US Operations in Latin America

Iran Conducting Anti-US Operations in Latin America: Iran is conducting anti-US operations from Latin America, including military training camps in Venezuela, and expanding its reach across the border from the US in Mexico, according to footage unveiled late Thursday by the largest Spanish-language ...