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viernes, 24 de febrero de 2012

The Demise of Cancer Screening Programs Increases Risk for Low ...


The Demise of Cancer Screening Programs Increases Risk for Low ...

Cancer screening programs once offered free for low-income women are ... The most affected are Latino and African-American women, about 47 percent of ...

Appalling conditions in Latin America's prisons

Appalling conditions in Latin America's prisons: Unfortunately, with some variations, this scenario recurs elsewhere in Latin America. After the Honduras fire, the spokesman for the UN Commissioner for Human Rights highlighted the appalling conditions found in prisons across Latin America, ...

Federal Housing Grants Are Being Cut to the Bone in South Florida

Federal Housing Grants Are Being Cut to the Bone in South Florida: He added: “Poverty is all over the City of Miami. We have more poverty here than in 2000.” Nearly 1000 communities across the country faced a second year of cuts — some of them steeper than ever — in the block grant money handed out by the federal ...

Natural resources exploitation in Latin America violates human rights

Natural resources exploitation in Latin America violates human rights: Colombian congressperson Cepeda, who leads the MOVICE human rights group, was testifying as to the dangers of corporate dominion over natural resources. He's part of a growing movement of Latin Americans who reject exploitation of water, land, ...

Venezuelan Oil and Iranian Arms Mean More to Syria Than American Hints

Venezuelan Oil and Iranian Arms Mean More to Syria Than American Hints:
Now a new report indicates that the international sanctions on Syria are being flouted by Venezuela, which is shipping oil directly to Assad. With the dictator showing no sign of losing his will to resist, and with the support of Iran, Venezuela as ...

Commentary

In Dallas As in Miami, It's Time to Build Low-Income Housing Where the Jobs Are

In Dallas As in Miami, It's Time to Build Low-Income Housing Where the Jobs Are: The Times has a story out of Miami about major cuts in federal housing subsidies. The story calls them "some of the deepest cuts in the country in federal housing money designated for nonprofit groups that serve the poor, the elderly and the ...



Lessons from Colombia for Mexico?

Lessons from Colombia for Mexico?:
Many of my interlocutors were brimming with confidence that Colombia was the model to be emulated by other countries facing the witches' brew of insurgency, organized crime, poverty, and marginalization of social sectors.

Brookings Institution

Mexican felon sentenced to 3 years for trying to reenter U.S.

Mexican felon sentenced to 3 years for trying to reenter U.S.: TUCSON - A Mexican woman who had been deported after serving four years in prison for felony armed robbery was sentenced to three more years after her apprehension in 2011. Maria Soto-Favela, 30, was apprehended in February 2011 and prosecuted for ...

The World Bank Needs A Leader Who Will Actually Focus On Economic Development


The World Bank Needs A Leader Who Will Actually Focus On Economic Development

Either the global community will join together to fight poverty, resource depletion, and climate change, or it will face a generation of resource wars, political instability, and environmental ruin. The World Bank, if properly led, can play a key role ...

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia

Disabled protesters clash with police in Bolivia: Bolivia's first indigenous leader swept to power in 2006 promising to ease poverty and inequality, and was hailed a saviour in his first few years.

Universidad de Chile sanctioned for fan behavior

Universidad de Chile sanctioned for fan behavior:
SANTIAGO – The ANFP tribunal has brought down its ruling on the case of the match between Universidad de Chile and Iquique at Estadio Santa Laura. The match was suspended in the 53rd minute with a score of 1-1 by referee Patricio Polic.

I Love Chile News

15 Cuban migrants rescued near Puerto Rico; 1 dead


15 Cuban migrants rescued near Puerto Rico; 1 dead

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico—Fifteen Cuban migrants were rescued and one died after the group tried to swim to two tiny islands just west of Puerto Rico, US authorities said Friday. The migrants jumped into the water on Thursday as federal agents and ...

Peru's GDP tripled in last 11 years

Peru's GDP tripled in last 11 years: Minister Castilla said that said economic growth, along with a framework of macroeconomic stability and an efficient management of public finances, have allowed to reduce poverty rates and lay the foundations for social inclusion. Peru aims to reduce ...

Indigenous children at risk

Indigenous children at risk: Chile may be one of Latin America's strongest economies, but its indigenous children and adolescents still suffer from a poor quality of life, according to a joint report by the Social Development Ministry and the United Nations Children's Fund.

Latin America's economic rise may be undercut by violence


Latin America's economic rise may be undercut by violence

Latin America is on the rise with strong regional GDPs and decreasing poverty rates. Yet homicide rates have grown by 30 percent in recent years, threatening to spoil 'Latin America's Decade.'

The plight of minority elderly Americans

The plight of minority elderly Americans:
By Pedro da Costa It's something many people know intuitively but that makes the reality no less harsh when it is framed by concrete figures: the sluggish US economy is squeezing black and Latino seniors even harder than their white counterparts.

Reuters Blogs (blog)

Death penalty may not impact murder rate

Death penalty may not impact murder rate: NYU (US) — Use of the death penalty does not affect subsequent murder rates, says a study of over 50 years of crime statistics in Trinidad and Tobago. “Our analysis of homicides and serious crimes in Trinidad and Tobago seriously undermines the ...

Mexico to build eight new prisons after Zetas escape


Mexico to build eight new prisons after Zetas escape

But by focusing on the role overcrowding played in the Zetas riot and escape, is the Mexican government missing the bigger picture in terms of prison reform? By James Bosworth, Guest blogger / February 23, 2012 Smoke is seen coming from inside the ...

Bruce Beresford-Redman speaks out from prison

Bruce Beresford-Redman speaks out from prison: Beresford-Redman is suspected by Monica's family, especially after he defied Mexican authorities, fled to the US and went about his life as he fought extradition. Arrested as a flight risk, he spent 15 months in a Los Angeles jail before being returned ...

Number of Children in High-Poverty Areas Soars 25%

Number of Children in High-Poverty Areas Soars 25%: Almost all states saw the number of children in high-poverty neighborhoods climb, the group says. It finds that states with the highest rates were Mississippi (23%), New Mexico (20%), Louisiana (18%), Texas (17%) and Arizona (16%).

University designs green homes for Latin America

University designs green homes for Latin America:
... My Country) which builds over 32000 transitional houses every year with the help of 200000 volunteers in 19/20 Latin American countries, the potential impact of this work is huge – both in terms of mitigating climate change and alleviating poverty.

Green Building Press

A World Bank for a New World

A World Bank for a New World: Its central mission is to reduce global poverty and ensure that global development is environmentally sound and socially inclusive. Achieving these goals would not only improve the lives of billions of people, but would also forestall violent conflicts ...

Two senior US senators in rare meeting with Cuban president

Two senior US senators in rare meeting with Cuban president: HAVANA, Cuba -- Two senior US senators have met the Cuban president Raul Castro to discuss the case of a US government contractor who was thrown in jail in Havana two years ago. Alan Gross, 62, was arrested in December 2009 after Cuban officials ...



Latin America Teeters on Edge of Abortion Abyss

Latin America Teeters on Edge of Abortion Abyss:
by MATTHEW HOFFMAN - Faithful hold a banner in Portuguese, meaning 'Brazil without abortion' as Pope Benedict XVI presides over Mass opening the 5th general meeting of the Latin American bishops' conference in Aparecida, Brazil, ...

National Catholic Register

Argentines seek answers after deadly train crash

Argentines seek answers after deadly train crash:
People read the lists with the names of the dead on February 23, 2012 in Once station, Buenos Aires, the day after a train crashed there leaving 50 people killed and at least 703 injured. Photo courtesy: AFP by Daniel Merolla BUENOS AIRES, February 24, ...

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