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miércoles, 14 de diciembre de 2011

Poverty kills in Texas

Poverty kills in Texas:
Some statistics put the ratio of Latino to white unemployment at 1.7 to 1, meaning that for every white person unemployed there are nearly two Latinos unemployed. These percentages don't count those who have stopped looking for work after long ...

The Indypendent

Reality works with voters

Reality works with voters: His answer to high unemployment and discrimination was to tell people to work harder. His answer to immigration was to propose building a tall, electrified fence with barbed wire. He came off as out of touch with the reality of black and Latino ...

Amnesty International accuses Spanish police of widespread racial profiling


Amnesty International accuses Spanish police of widespread racial profiling

The group said African and Latin American immigrants — both legal and illegal — are most frequently targeted by officers who demand their IDs in neighborhoods with heavy immigrant populations, on public transportation and in parks. ...

Caribbean Community Reaffirms Ties with Cuba at T&T Summit

Caribbean Community Reaffirms Ties with Cuba at T&T Summit:
NOTE with equal concern that the illicit trafficking in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances through the Caribbean and related activities continue to stymie our efforts at sustainable development and social welfare of the people of the region. ...

The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

New social welfare payment for poor children in Venezuela

New social welfare payment for poor children in Venezuela: People were given medical supplies, tools and household implements and were also helped in their search for missing relatives … more about our charity work in Venezuela This week, President Hugo Chavez announced a new social welfare payment for the ...

Lakota Nation Invitational tips off


Lakota Nation Invitational tips off

Thirty-five years ago, the basketball coach at Pine Ridge High School couldn't fill up his season schedule because area high schools didn't want to host Native American teams. “No one wanted us to come play at their schools,” said Bryan Brewer, ...

Puerto Rico pipeline proposal gets more time

Puerto Rico pipeline proposal gets more time: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—The US Army Corps of Engineers says it is providing more time for public comments on a draft report that gives preliminary approval for construction of a natural gas pipeline in Puerto Rico. The agency said Wednesday that the ...

Cuba seeks Japan investment in oil projects


Cuba seeks Japan investment in oil projects

HAVANA — Cuba has invited Japan to invest in its oil industry, Cuba's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday as the communist-ruled island intends to begin drilling early next year in its offshore economic zone. Havana's ambassador to Tokyo Jose Fernandez de ...

Returning from Cuba, and going to all my favorite places

Returning from Cuba, and going to all my favorite places:
After returning from Cuba I discovered a great Margherita pizza at Cupola in the Westfield Centre. Photo: The Chronicle I got back here from my travels to China and Cuba on Thursday night. The first thing I did was to go to Kokkari because I didn't ...

San Francisco Chronicle (blog)

Bogota's poverty rate drops 1.2% in 4 years

Bogota's poverty rate drops 1.2% in 4 years: Colombia's capital city Bogota has experienced a 1.2% drop in poverty rates since 2007, according to the index of Unsatisfied Basic Needs (NBI). Aware of the multidimensional nature of poverty, the NBI gathered information by surveying three factors: ...


Census finds fewer than half-million Native American language speakers ...


Census finds fewer than half-million Native American language speakers ...

A northeastern Arizona county has the highest number of Native American language speakers in the country. The US Census Bureau says Apache County in eastern Arizona has 37000 such speakers. The county encompasses parts of the Navajo Nation, ...

On Immigration, Polls Show Most GOP Voters Share Gingrich Stance


On Immigration, Polls Show Most GOP Voters Share Gingrich Stance

The poll reported that 42 percent of Latino voters were concerned about immigration. Unemployment – which remains higher for Latinos than for the general population -- came in second, at a distant 23 percent. Obama campaigned on a promise to reform ...

VP Jaua: Social welfare programs set to remove poverty

VP Jaua: Social welfare programs set to remove poverty: Venezuelan Vice-President Elías Jaua anticipates "zero poverty" in Venezuela next decade as a result of government-sponsored social welfare programs. "The new two missions (social welfare programs), Children of Venezuela and Big Love, are meant to have ...


Tulane, Cuban officials reinstating program for study in Havana

Tulane, Cuban officials reinstating program for study in Havana:
By John Pope, The Times-Picayune Tulane University students who are curious about Cuba will get the chance to earn six credits during a four-week program that will resume next summer at the University of Havana. The program had been offered from 1999 ...

NOLA.com

Native arts fund now accepting grant applications

Native arts fund now accepting grant applications: The Native Cultures Fund, a program of Humboldt Area Foundation, has announced a funding opportunity of up to $7500 per application for Native American individuals and organizations working in partnerships with Native artists that produce art of ...


Congress may tighten travel, remittances to Cuba

Congress may tighten travel, remittances to Cuba:
Mario Diaz-Balart to tighten Cuban American travel to the island nation has a chance of being passed in Congress. The Diaz-Balart measure would return the restrictions to levels set by President George W. Bush: only one trip every three years for ...

MiamiHerald.com

Chile LAN Operating Normally Despite Fuel Supply Problems

Chile LAN Operating Normally Despite Fuel Supply Problems: SANTIAGO (Dow Jones)--Chilean flagship carrier LAN Airlines SA (LFL, LAN.SN) is operating normally despite fuel supply constraints at the Comodoro Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport in Chile's capital city of Santiago, a company spokeswoman ...

Miami-Dade salary growth outpaces US average

Miami-Dade salary growth outpaces US average: Meanwhile, 20% of Miami-Dade's population lives in poverty, higher than the 15% nationwide rate. Prior to the start of the national recession in 2007, poverty in the county had been decreasing. Education is another drawback for the region, ...


Our American Dream: Football Coach Helps Players in Town with 40% Unemployment


Our American Dream: Football Coach Helps Players in Town with 40% Unemployment

Fox News Latino is proud to present "Our American Dream," a series of snapshots and profiles of Latino success stories. A small rural town in the San Joaquin Valley of California is plagued with one of the highest unemployment rates in the country—40 ...

Mexico: Five Years Into The Drug War

Mexico: Five Years Into The Drug War: VERACRUZ, Mexico — Brighitte Cuesta Sanchez answered the telephone the same day a local newspaper ran a front-page story that she was dead. It was her ...

Conjoined Twins In Chile Successfully Separated

Conjoined Twins In Chile Successfully Separated: EVA VERGARA - SANTIAGO, Chile — Chilean doctors successfully separated conjoined twin girls early Wednesday after a marathon 18-hour surgery widely followed in the South American country on television and the Internet. ...


On Immigration, Polls Show Most GOP Voters Share Gingrich Stance


On Immigration, Polls Show Most GOP Voters Share Gingrich Stance

The poll, conducted by Latino Decisions, reported that 42 percent of Latino voters were concerned about immigration with unemployment – which remains higher for Latinos than for the general population -- coming in second at a distant 23 percent. ...

Obama orders improved education for Native Americans

Obama orders improved education for Native Americans:
However, Kippen said that with this order each federal agency would be held accountable for its Native American education funds and how they are spent. He added that the effects the CN could see would be a “fine-tuning” and/or change in how grant ...

Cherokee Phoenix

Professor: Media altering perception of Native Americans


Professor: Media altering perception of Native Americans

HELENA — Pennsylvania State University professor John Sanchez said Native Americans' identity in the United States is formed by everything from Hollywood movies to offensive sports mascots — which he likened to the racist blackface minstrelsy of the ...

New heads of Metropolitan Police sworn in

New heads of Metropolitan Police sworn in: Buenos Aires Mayor Mauricio Macri, was leading this morning the swearing in ceremony for the new head officials of the Metropolitan Police. The event was taking place at the Superior Institute for Public Security in the City neighbourhood of Flores. ...

Ten years after economic collapse, Argentina is still in recovery

Ten years after economic collapse, Argentina is still in recovery:
Fernández de Kirchner's supporters praise her for the reduction in poverty and support for the working classes. They relate to the emotional, sometimes tearful, speeches of a family woman who lost her husband. Her critics, meanwhile, are convinced the ...

The Guardian (blog)