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jueves, 23 de febrero de 2012

As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind

As Job Market Mends, Dropouts Fall Behind: See how the unemployment rate has varied for different demographic sections of the US population. Less than 40% of the 25 million Americans over age 25 who lack a high-school diploma are employed. And those who are working don't earn much.

Local literacy group reaches out to Guatemalan students

Local literacy group reaches out to Guatemalan students: The group strives to address the root causes of poverty in Guatemala through education initiatives. Here's how it works: The literacy project matches Rotary ...

Zero Hunger Plan Must Focus on Production, Experts Say

Zero Hunger Plan Must Focus on Production, Experts Say: Jonathan Menkos with the non-governmental Central American Institute for Fiscal Studies(ICEFI) told IPS that the fight against hunger "should focus on economic and productive aspects," given the losses that malnutrition represents for the country.

Latin America's hidden growth story

Latin America's hidden growth story:
The South American nation did better than Brazil this past decade. So what's its secret? LIMA, Peru — First, the hammer blows ring out across the neighborhood. Then the cement mixer begins its deafening rumble. It is 8 am on a Saturday morning.

GlobalPost

Black, Latino Seniors Twice As Likely To Be In Poverty In Retirement

Black, Latino Seniors Twice As Likely To Be In Poverty In Retirement: Among retirees age 60 and older, people of color are disproportionately likely to be low income: For 2007-2009, 31.6 percent of blacks and 46.5 percent of Latinos were in the bottom 25 percent income group. The “other” race category of the Census, ...

Candidate for mayor of Puerto Rican capital arrested on domestic abuse allegation


Candidate for mayor of Puerto Rican capital arrested on domestic abuse allegation

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hector Ferrer, a major Puerto Rican political figure and a candidate for mayor of the island's capital, was arrested Thursday for alleged domestic violence. A judge is expected to issue a restraining order against him, ...

Native Americans strive for homemade businesses

Native Americans strive for homemade businesses: The South Dakota Indian Business Alliance has recently produced an expansive report chronicling some problems — and solutions — encountered by Native American entrepreneurs on the reservations. "We noticed the mainstream business development programs ...

Cochranite looks to help young Colombians

Cochranite looks to help young Colombians: In particular, he described a moment when he was standing on the terrace of his hotel in Barranquilla and was confronted head-on with the poverty that so many Colombian children face every day. “There was a boy on the street and he had his hand out ...

Venezuela's Chavez assures backers: 'I will live!'


Venezuela's Chavez assures backers: 'I will live!'

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez isn't naming a substitute as he prepares to head to Cuba for surgery to remove a potentially cancerous tumor, and he assured supporters on Thursday that he will be around for a long time.

Analysis: Brazil investment trends show consumer clout

Analysis: Brazil investment trends show consumer clout: By Guillermo Parra-Bernal | SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Slow profit growth is prompting Brazilian commodities companies to slash capital spending plans, making growth in Latin America's largest economy even more dependent on consumer spending.

Cuban Residents in USA to Meet in April


Cuban Residents in USA to Meet in April

Havana, Cuba, Feb 23.- Washington will host the 1st National Meeting of Cuban Residents in the United States on April 28, convened by the Cuban Interest Section in that city. The event will bring together representatives of Cubans who reside in the ...

Speaker discusses the Central American human rights crisis

Speaker discusses the Central American human rights crisis: Over 2/3 of all immigrants come from Mexico and Central America, according to Solalinde. The poverty level is a huge concern in Mexico. “Mexico is a really rich country, but we have 46 million poor people; in the United States we have 56 million poor ...

Venezuela: Awash in Oil, But Riddled With Corruption, Inefficiency


Venezuela: Awash in Oil, But Riddled With Corruption, Inefficiency

President Hugo Chavez, who has run Venezuela since 1999, is facing another medical scare that may jeopardize his re-election chances in polls due for October. A lightning rod for controversy, the Socialist Chavez is generally loved by the poor and ...

Poverty best student achievement yardstick

Poverty best student achievement yardstick: The real issue here is poverty. According to a report from the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting, homelessness among school-aged children skyrocketed from 30878 in the 2006-2007 school year to more than 55000 in the 2010-2011 school year.

Man sent to federal prison for illegal entry into US

Man sent to federal prison for illegal entry into US: A Mexican national was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after being convicted of illegal entry into the country. Luis Conde-Alcala was sentenced to 40 months imprisonment for being an illegal alien found in the United States after deportation ...

Inmates riot in same Mexican prison where 44 were massacred

Inmates riot in same Mexican prison where 44 were massacred: By Porfirio Ibarra Ramirez AP An inmate relative confronts police protecting the perimeter at the Apodaca state prison near Monterrey, Mexico Tuesday Feb. 21, 2012. About 50 women related to inmates clashed with police and set fire to a pile of ...

Argentine advice for Greece: 'Default Now!'

Argentine advice for Greece: 'Default Now!':
A 40 per cent drop in GDP; 30 per cent unemployment; 50 per cent of the population fell below the poverty line; dramatic, almost overnight, devaluation against the US Dollar from 1 peso per dollar to 4 pesos per dollar (then it tapered down to 3 pesos ...

RT

Bill Gates: 'Aid should go to the most poor, not middle-income countries like ...


Bill Gates: 'Aid should go to the most poor, not middle-income countries like ...

By Luis Davelouis Lengua for El Comercio During an interview published on Wednesday, Microsoft founder Bill Gates said aid should be given to the poorest countries, and not middle-income countries like Peru. "When you give aid to countries like Peru, ...

Thirty Inmates Escaped From Mexican Prison During Riot ...

Thirty Inmates Escaped From Mexican Prison During Riot ...: Thirty inmates escaped from a prison in northern Mexico yesterday under cover of a riot between rival gang members that left 44 prisoners dead, government ...

Hispanic Mentors Kids in NYC Schools

Hispanic Mentors Kids in NYC Schools: iMentor, which was started as a pilot program with 49 students in the South Bronx in 1999, is administered by a non-profit organization of the same name that helps high school students in low-income communities continue their studies.

The Country's Premiere Latino Organizations Launch Latinos for Democracy ...

The Country's Premiere Latino Organizations Launch Latinos for Democracy ...: "Whether it's political empowerment, educational attainment, unemployment, health care coverage or environmental quality, Latinos are facing challenges on every front. But every election cycle is an opportunity for Latinos to make their voices heard ...

Native American Youth Sues Governor Janice Brewer Over Failure to Combat ...


Native American Youth Sues Governor Janice Brewer Over Failure to Combat ...

By Zachary Shahan On February 23, 2012 Anyone who has looked into the matter honestly knows that global warming and climate change severely threaten young generations. As reported a few times previously, some members of that young generation are ...

Cuban Residents in USA to Meet in April

Cuban Residents in USA to Meet in April: (Prensa Latina) Washington will host the 1st National Meeting of Cuban Residents in the United States on April 28, convened by the Cuban Interest Section in that city. The event will bring together ...

Cuba: Fighting Against and With HIV-AIDS

Cuba: Fighting Against and With HIV-AIDS: Cuba's success was recognized by the World Health Organization for its bringing down the infection rate to less than 2 percent. Ivon revealed to me that the secret is in strictly maintaining one's anti-retroviral treatment so that the level is ...

Point of View: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Iran's threat to Israel

Point of View: The Cuban Missile Crisis and Iran's threat to Israel: The Cuban Missile Crisis was a crisis because America's enemy had communicated their intentions for those nuclear missiles. Fifty years ago, President Kennedy's options were not good. Hoping the blockade would halt the movement of nuclear missiles into ...