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viernes, 23 de diciembre de 2011

Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder


Southern California's Broken Economic Ladder

Joblessness has more than doubled during the recession and it is extremely high for black and Latino males. In addition to unemployment, the report reveals, for example, that in September 2011 in Los Angeles County 25% of Latinos and 34% of African ...

Trinity Christian students learn about Native American homes


Trinity Christian students learn about Native American homes

Third graders at Trinity Christian School on Changebridge Road created models of Native American homes once found in five different regions of North America. The project showcased Native American ingenuity in the tribes' use of resources and ability to ...

Energy products, and troubled Central America


Energy products, and troubled Central America

However, the troubled governments and violent societies of Central America now shift around immense natural resources, foreign influence, and poverty. These are emerging countries with troubled pasts and economic futures to be studied and carefully ...

Asteroid named for 'disappeared' Argentine student


Asteroid named for 'disappeared' Argentine student

Evidence of these "Death Flights" was recently provided to Argentina's justice system by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The long-secret archives included more than 100 photos of bodies that washed up on the Uruguayan coast bearing signs ...

Bipartisan Taskforce Will Study Death Penalty


Bipartisan Taskforce Will Study Death Penalty

Senator Daylin Leach, a Democrat from Delaware and Montgomery Counties who has sponsored legislation that would repeal the death penalty, welcomed the study as a way to ascertain exactly how much the policy costs taxpayers and whether it is effective ...

Another face of the US recession: homeless children


Another face of the US recession: homeless children

Based on new or experimental methodology aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, the data showed that about 48 percent of Americans are living in poverty or on low incomes. Under the bureau's so-called Supplemental Poverty Measure for 2010, ...

After Multiple Illegally Entries from Mexico Man Jailed and Barred from Every ...


After Multiple Illegally Entries from Mexico Man Jailed and Barred from Every ...

A 30-year-old Mexican male, apprehended by Nogales Border Patrol agents in March, was sentenced to 82 months in prison on December 16 and barred from ever becoming a US citizen. The US Attorney's Office prosecuted Federico LOPEZ-Torres for attempting ...

Roots of Homophobia in Cuba during the Revolution


Roots of Homophobia in Cuba during the Revolution

By SAMUEL FARBER HAVANA TIMES, Dec 23 — The widespread sexism that has existed in revolutionary Cuba, particularly against gays, has long been an uncomfortable issue for supporters of the Cuban regime, particularly in countries such as the United ...

Another face of the U.S. recession: homeless children


Another face of the U.S. recession: homeless children

Based on new or experimental methodology aimed at providing a fuller picture of poverty, the data showed that about 48 percent of Americans are living in poverty or on low incomes. Under the bureau's so-called Supplemental Poverty Measure for 2010, ...

A year of drift in US-Latin American relations


A year of drift in US-Latin American relations

But it just flared again, with Obama sharply criticizing the state of human rights in Venezuela and the country's relationship with Iran. “We're concerned about the government's actions, which have restricted the universal rights of the Venezuelan ...

Now Only Two States Without Openly-Gay Elected Officials Remain...


Now Only Two States Without Openly-Gay Elected Officials Remain...

Only two US states without publicly out gay officials remain: South Dakota and Alaska. The final two could of course still include an LGBT official who remains publicly closeted, but the Victory Institute reminds us why being out is so important. ...

USDA reminds Native American farmers of deadline to file claims


USDA reminds Native American farmers of deadline to file claims

Keepseagle v Vilsack was a lawsuit alleging that USDA discriminated against Native American farmers and ranchers in the way it operated the Farm Loan Program. The lawsuit was settled late last year, and the settlement has been approved by the court. ...

Cuban legislators meet for year-end session, but details scant


Cuban legislators meet for year-end session, but details scant

HAVANA — Cuba's parliament met Friday in one of its twice-yearly sessions to get an update from President Raul Castro on the island's economic situation after a year of free-market reforms including the legalization of a real estate market and the ...

Cuban-Americans going home for Christmas


Cuban-Americans going home for Christmas

Liesneivy Cortinas, left, and Jose Betancourt of West Palm Beach, Fla., fill out travel documents at Miami International Airport before traveling to Havana, Cuba, Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. HAVANA - Twenty-nine flights from the US landed Thursday at ...

Achievements Abound for Native American Languages in 2011


Achievements Abound for Native American Languages in 2011

A story published May 17 by ICTMN notes how language preservationists in Oklahoma are scrambling to revitalize endangered Native American languages including Cherokee, Osage, Euchee and Sauk. Where can you go to hear 32 Native American languages spoken ...

Nurse reminisces about visit to Cuba


Nurse reminisces about visit to Cuba

Renee Comee, a nurse who visited Havana, Cuba, recently with a group of American nurses studying the Cuban health care system, is pictured at her home in Salinas. Travis Geske An American Ford from the 1950s is not an uncommon sight. ...

Cuba's Flourishing Private Capitalism


Cuba's Flourishing Private Capitalism

HAVANA TIMES — Under the “updating” reforms being instituted in Cuba we are witnessing a broad flowering of private capitalism. This is taking place with the systematic increase in the exploitation of wage labor by business operations that are ...

Cuban Parliament to Discuss Economic Plan and Budget for 2012


Cuban Parliament to Discuss Economic Plan and Budget for 2012

Pedraza said that social sectors will continue being a priority in Cuba, such as health, education, and culture, in which the Caribbean country has reached achievements recognized worldwide. Apart from the plans for 2012, the plenary of deputies will ...

Guatemalan women earn a living turning trash into treasure


Guatemalan women earn a living turning trash into treasure

However, for the women of Creamos, old magazines and cardboard boxes are an opportunity to escape their lives of poverty in Guatemala City. Creamos, which means "let's believe" and "we create" in Spanish, started out as a small crafts workshop teaching ...

Putting (Mothers') Faces to the Violence


Putting (Mothers') Faces to the Violence

... like the Mothers and Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo in Argentina, ... Morro da Providencia "favela" or shanty town in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. ...

Dictators in the dock


Dictators in the dock

But one large area, Latin America, shows no support for that claim. "It's a region that's seen the most prosecutions and almost complete transition to democracy. And it helped that Uruguay, Chile, and Argentina had earlier enjoyed periods of democracy ...

Death sentence is upheld in Diener shooting


Death sentence is upheld in Diener shooting

The ruling means jurors will have to unanimously agree that a defendant qualifies to avoid execution under a 9-year-old US Supreme Court case known as Atkins v. Virginia, which determined the imposition of the death penalty on a person suffering from ...

Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint


Argentine Government Takes Control Of Newsprint

By SHANE ROMIG BUENOS AIRES–Argentina's senate passed a controversial bill Thursday that gives the government control over newsprint, boosting the power of President Cristina Kirchner's administration in its battle against the opposition media. ...

Effects of Global Crises on Poor Countries, Sustainable ...


Effects of Global Crises on Poor Countries, Sustainable ...

Also speaking today were representatives of Dominican Republic, Venezuela, .... Taking up the report on eradication of poverty and other development issues ...

Socialism results in poverty, rioting


Socialism results in poverty, rioting

I personally don't think it is appropriate to keep raising taxes on everyday citizens so that the select few can retire at 50 and take their money to Florida. Nowhere in history has socialism succeeded. Socialism takes away exactly what provides ...