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viernes, 17 de febrero de 2012

Palm Springs gay pride 2012, parade, festival, dates and details

Palm Springs gay pride 2012, parade, festival, dates and details: Palm Springs has long been San Francisco's favorite gay getaway and the city's pride parade and celebration is a great excuse to make the easly one-hour flight south. As previously reported, Virgin America now flies nonstop to Palm Springs from SFO.

Activists in Chile demand gay rights in Valentine's Day protest ...

Activists in Chile demand gay rights in Valentine's Day protest ...: The gay rights activist said the South American country has not done enough in granting the LGBT community equal rights since emerging from a brutal ...

No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and ...

No relief in 2012 from high unemployment for African Americans and ...: In the third quarter of 2011, the states with the highest Latino unemployment rates were in the Northeast: Rhode Island (19.6 percent), Connecticut (18.7 percent) ...

Pilot program reverses weight gain in low-income Latino pre-schoolers

Pilot program reverses weight gain in low-income Latino pre-schoolers:
Researchers say the pilot program at UCLA's Mattel Children's Hospital is the first of its kind to reverse weight gain that's common to pre-school Latino kids in low-income families. It's called "Fit For Healthy Weight." The program combines physical ...

89.3 KPCC

The Pragmatism of Prison Reform in Honduras

The Pragmatism of Prison Reform in Honduras: ... that it takes a prison fire killing more than 300 people to raise awareness of the problems with Latin America's prison systems. Beyond this one terrible event, the general state of this hemisphere's prisons are a daily human rights tragedy.

Ending Global Hunger an Attainable Goal

Ending Global Hunger an Attainable Goal: José Graziano da Silva, now chief of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organisation, ran Brazil's Fome Zero (Zero Hunger) programme under the administration of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The programme lifted 28 million people out of poverty in ...

HEALTH: Spending your way out of TB infection

HEALTH: Spending your way out of TB infection: Now there is interest in seeing whether a new generation of social protection schemes, aimed at reducing poverty and often using cash transfers to the poorest, can be harnessed to bring down the rate of TB in developing countries. Brazil has achieved a ...



Britto to be honored at Brazil's Carnaval

Britto to be honored at Brazil's Carnaval: Carnaval in Brazil is the biggest cultural event in the country." It will truly be full circle for Britto. He was born in poverty in Brazil, one of nine children raised by a single mother. The once-struggling artist who gained fame in Miami, ...

Prison violence in Latin America alarming, says UN Human Rights ...


Prison violence in Latin America alarming, says UN Human Rights ...

prison deaths. Countries across Latin America are being urged to improve living conditions in prisons and detention centers, in the wake of a major fire incident in Honduras in which more than 350 prisoners were killed. The UN Human Rights ...

America's Global Agenda for Economic Freedom

America's Global Agenda for Economic Freedom: In particular, new initiatives, such as the proposed nine-country Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), could create new economic opportunities by expanding trade among the United States, Asia, and Latin America. Finally, the team noted the importance of ...

Salvadoran colonel implicated in Jesuit killings pleads not guilty to fraud ...

Salvadoran colonel implicated in Jesuit killings pleads not guilty to fraud ...:
By Linda Cooper and James Hodge This 2009 file photo show a stone bearing the names of six Jesuits massacred in 1989 at Central American University in San Salvador, El Salvador. (CNS photo/Luis Galdamez, Reuters) A notorious graduate of the US Army's ...

National Catholic Reporter

Tibor Hollo evicting Venezuelan Consulate

Tibor Hollo evicting Venezuelan Consulate: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has directed his government to stop paying the rent on its Miami office. It's not often a landlord gets to evict a nation, but Tibor Hollo is doing just that to Venezuela and its consulate in Miami.

Prison fire puts spotlight on Honduras meltdown

Prison fire puts spotlight on Honduras meltdown: Rampant lawlessness, poverty and a crumbling justice system has left the coffee-exporting nation of some 8 million people battered by ultra-violent gangs and drug cartels. Gunmen have taken control of slums and villages, well aware that the police are ...

Federal judge upholds state casino law; provisions on possible tribal casino ...

Federal judge upholds state casino law; provisions on possible tribal casino ...: By Mark Arsenault, Globe Staff Advantages extended to a Native American tribe in the state's new casino law are constitutional and will be allowed to stand, a federal judge has decided, dismissing a challenge to the law by a developer seeking to build ...

Chavez foe seen victim of anti-Semitism in Venezuela

Chavez foe seen victim of anti-Semitism in Venezuela: By Andrew Cawthorne | CARACAS (Reuters) - Two prominent US-based Jewish organizations condemned on Friday as anti-Semitism a wave of verbal and written attacks by President Hugo Chavez's supporters against Venezuela's opposition leader.

Prison fire puts spotlight on Honduras meltdown

Prison fire puts spotlight on Honduras meltdown: Street gangs known as Maras have morphed into deadly organized crime syndicates, while Mexican drug traffickers buy up land and recruit their own squads of killers. For those who run afoul of the law, justice can be a far horizon.

NPR turns to local expert

NPR turns to local expert: More than 1000 people had been killed in 2011, with authorities blaming “abject poverty, high unemployment rates and the island's thriving drug trade,” according to NPR Latino. Montalvo's published research has elevated him as an authority.

Toledo ranks low in blackwhite equity, study says

Toledo ranks low in blackwhite equity, study says: Two weeks ago, Forbes magazine ranked Toledo as the eighth most “miserable” city in the nation in terms of poor scores for income and property taxes, crime, unemployment rate and the scandal in the city's Department of Neighborhoods.

Lawyers for nephew of terrorist mastermind say Guantanamo trial should not be ...


Lawyers for nephew of terrorist mastermind say Guantanamo trial should not be ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Lawyers for the nephew of a self-proclaimed terrorist mastermind say their client doesn't deserve a possible death sentence in a war crimes trial to be held at the US detention center in Guantanamo Bay.

Capture of Drug Lord in Mexico Cartel War Only Shows That Work Still Needed to ...


Capture of Drug Lord in Mexico Cartel War Only Shows That Work Still Needed to ...

The capture of Herrera is a huge success for Mexico but it just isn't enough. With thousands dead, a nation in fear, and Americans consistently fueling the war with the continued purchase of drugs, there is no end in sight for the drug wars of Mexico.

Chilean Peso Appreciates as Copper Gains Boost Trade Prospects

Chilean Peso Appreciates as Copper Gains Boost Trade Prospects: The peso strengthened 0.1 percent to 484.54 per US dollar at the close in Santiago, from 484.95 yesterday, paring the drop this week to 1.2 percent. “Dealers and investors are waiting for a positive outcome Monday for a Greek bailout, so the market did ...

Economic growth begins to create opportunities for more Peruvians

Economic growth begins to create opportunities for more Peruvians: The economic growth is beginning to provide "opportunities" to the population and this process should be consolidated, the President of Peru's Roundtable for the Fight Against Poverty (MCLCP), Federico Arnillas, stated Friday.

Why Poverty Is Not Included in the Mathematical Equation for Teacher Merit Pay


Why Poverty Is Not Included in the Mathematical Equation for Teacher Merit Pay

The formula considers 10 factors that influence how well a student does in school, but student poverty is not one of those factors. Miami Herald reporter Laura Isensee contributed to this report. Florida teachers will soon be judged on how much they ...

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Subjected To Anti-Semitic Attacks

Venezuelan Presidential Candidate Subjected To Anti-Semitic Attacks: The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today voiced concern about blatant anti-Semitism in the Venezuelan presidential campaign directed against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles Radonski, who is running against incumbent Hugo Chávez.

Why Poverty Is Not Included in the Mathematical Equation for Teacher Merit Pay


Why Poverty Is Not Included in the Mathematical Equation for Teacher Merit Pay

The formula considers 10 factors that influence how well a student does in school, but student poverty is not one of those factors. Miami Herald reporter Laura Isensee contributed to this report. Florida teachers will soon be judged on how much they ...

Moved by the sight of poverty, gems to raise funds for charity


Moved by the sight of poverty, gems to raise funds for charity

Had he any idea about the levels of poverty that would go eyeball to eyeball with him? Did the history of the South African townships, and their inherent danger cause him any scepticism about going there? “I had heard plenty about the place from people ...