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martes, 7 de febrero de 2012

First lady promotes healthy food in California


First lady promotes healthy food in California

JAE C. HONG | Associated Press INGLEWOOD ---- Michelle Obama says a proposed new supermarket in the middle of a blue-collar Latino neighborhood in Southern California is an example of how the effort to bring healthy foods to low-income communities is ...

The Culture of Poverty

The Culture of Poverty: Mr. President, I ask my friend the junior Senator from Louisiana [Russell Long], what does he mean by “the culture of poverty.” We have agriculture. We have horticulture. We have silvi-culture. We have social culture. Now we have the culture of poverty ...

Dust-up builds over remark from teachers union official on families in poverty

Dust-up builds over remark from teachers union official on families in poverty: Jindal and his allies on education policy are on the attack over a comment Micheal Walker-Jones, executive director of the Louisiana Association of Educators, made about families dealing with poverty: "If I'm a parent in poverty I have no clue because ...

Latino jobs agency loses tax exempt status, child care license


Latino jobs agency loses tax exempt status, child care license

... revoked its child care license because it owes the Department of Workforce Development more than $104000 in unemployment compensation taxes. For a number of years, the Latino agency has been limping along because of financial and management issues.

Brazil's poor seem left behind in growth spurt, observers say

Brazil's poor seem left behind in growth spurt, observers say:
Since then, Pinheirinho has become a smoldering symbol of the divide between Brazil's haves and have-nots. Over the last few years, the Brazilian economy has powered forward, pulling tens of millions out of poverty and creating a new middle class.

Los Angeles Times

Bill Gates on what must be done to help the world's poor


Bill Gates on what must be done to help the world's poor

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, challenged global leaders in his fourth annual letter to invest in innovations that are accelerating progress against poverty, or risk a future in which millions needlessly starve.

Immigration means more poverty

Immigration means more poverty: In the future, Britain will be competing with giants like China, India and Brazil for energy fuels like gas and oil, for food and minerals. In a world of ever-growing populations, this country will face ruthless competition for the world's shrinking ...

Students to get closeup look at Nicaragua

Students to get closeup look at Nicaragua: For two weeks they'll get a crash course in the poverty, culture and medical needs of some of Central America's poorest inhabitants. “It will be an experience that none of us will ever forget,” said Rachel Breen, who is in her final year before ...

Colombian rebels delay release of hostages

Colombian rebels delay release of hostages:
Colombia's steps to improve security mask deep-seated issues such as unequal land distribution, grinding rural poverty, flourishing criminal gangs and weak institutions. Santos has pushed through major reforms to address some of the structural issues ...

Independent Online

Drug cartel offers ceasefire during papal visit


Drug cartel offers ceasefire during papal visit

The banners called for a rival cartel, Nueva Generacion, or New Generation, to abide by the same ceasefire 'so that we can have peace' during the pope's visit. Mexico's drug war has raged for several years among traffickers fighting for drug turf, ...

Nicaragua Extends Support for Families

Nicaragua Extends Support for Families: Managua, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) Nicaraguan families living in extreme poverty received food packages, mattresses, and new housing and building materials, the coordinator of Communication and Citizenship Council, ...

Michael Barrera: Consequences of Federal Government Growth for Hispanic ...


Michael Barrera: Consequences of Federal Government Growth for Hispanic ...

Man Arrested for Stealing Ice from Glacier and Selling it to Bars The government is hiring non-Hispanic federal employees at a significantly higher rate than Hispanics despite the fact that Hispanics continue to suffer more than 11% unemployment.

Where Poverty Lived Then and Where it Lives Today

Where Poverty Lived Then and Where it Lives Today:
A new report from the Urban Institute says that while the DC area weathered the late-2000s recession "relatively well," the region still endures a stubbornly high unemployment rate and a poverty rate of about 8 percent. The findings, released today, ...

DCist.com

Buenos Aires embraces homosexual tourists

Buenos Aires embraces homosexual tourists: As Latin America's first country to legalise gay marriage, Argentina is becoming a popular tourist destination for lesbian, gay, transsexual and bisexual travellers. Buenos Aires, in particular, has plenty on offer to attract visitors who want to let ...

No cigar: Economic embargo on Cuba turns 50

No cigar: Economic embargo on Cuba turns 50:
"We have a hemispheric commitment to freedom and democracy and respect for human rights," said Jose Cardenas, a former National Security Council staffer on Cuba under President George W. Bush. "I still think that those are worthy aspirations.


Argentina naming upcoming league in honor of warship sunk during Falklands ...


Argentina naming upcoming league in honor of warship sunk during Falklands ...

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — As tension rises over the 30th anniversary of the deadly war between Britain and Argentina over the Falkland Islands, the Argentine government has named the upcoming soccer season in honor a naval ship sunk by British ...

Trouble on the streets affects more cruises - will Buenos Aires be next?

Trouble on the streets affects more cruises - will Buenos Aires be next?: P&O's Adonia is due in the Argentine capital of Buenos Aires on February 19 and 20 during its 87-night South American Adventure cruise. Some passengers will be flying into the city to join the ship for the next leg of the voyage, round Cape Horn to ...

Under a Snow Moon: Full Moon of February Rises Tonight

Under a Snow Moon: Full Moon of February Rises Tonight: 7) in what Algonquin Native Americans have traditionally called the Snow Moon since heavy snowfalls typically occur in the northern regions this month. This February full moon occurs at 4:54 pm EST (2154 GMT), although the bright moon can appear full ...




Mayor, police chief shot and wounded in Venezuela


Mayor, police chief shot and wounded in Venezuela

CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan authorities say the mayor of a small town in eastern Venezuela has been wounded in a shooting along with the local police chief. Prosecutors say Pariaguan Mayor Tomas Bello was driving through the nearby town of El Tigre ...

Venezuelan Consumer Prices Said to Rise 1.5% in January

Venezuelan Consumer Prices Said to Rise 1.5% in January: Venezuela's monthly consumer price inflation slowed to 1.5 percent in January from 1.8 percent in December, a government official, who isn't authorized to speak publicly on the matter, said today. The January figure is less than the 1.8 percent median ...

Uganda's anti-gay bill, condemned by US and others, reintroduced in parliament


Uganda's anti-gay bill, condemned by US and others, reintroduced in parliament

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Ugandan parliamentarian who first introduced an anti-gay bill that carried the death penalty for some homosexual acts reintroduced the bill on Tuesday, raising concerns among rights activists who have been fighting the ...

Student Suspended for Speaking Native American Language

Student Suspended for Speaking Native American Language:
According to Native News Network, the school is more than 60 percent Native American and is about six miles from the Menominee Indian Tribe Reservation. When Miranda was teaching a classmate to say “posoh” and “ketapanen” on January 19, ...

Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Argentina likely manipulating Big Mac prices to keep inflation seemingly lower


Argentina likely manipulating Big Mac prices to keep inflation seemingly lower

At a McDonald's Restaurant in Buenos Aires, you'll be hard-pressed to find a Big Mac on the menu, but it's one of the restaurant's big bargains. (Photo by David Sommerstein.) In Argentina, try to find a Big Mac on a McDonald's menu and you'll have to ...

Brazil is on the move

Brazil is on the move: The South American colossus is the world's largest producer and exporter of a host of commodities including sugar, from which it produces ethanol. In the 1970s Brazil imported 85 percent of its oil. It is now energy independent, an enormous strategic ...



US man faces potentially long prison term in Sonora


US man faces potentially long prison term in Sonora

Citing Mexican criminal sentencing codes, the paper reported that if Turner is convicted on a charge of child pornography, he could be sentenced to a prison term ranging from four to 12 years. A child prostitution conviction brings a term of four to 10 ...