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domingo, 26 de febrero de 2012

Extreme poverty in US has more than doubled since 1996

Extreme poverty in US has more than doubled since 1996: Detroit leads the nation in this category, with 67 percent of children residing in high-poverty neighborhoods. Some 57 percent of Cleveland's children live in such conditions, along with 49 percent of children in Miami, 48 percent in Milwaukee and 43 ...

More US kids living in high-poverty areas: study

More US kids living in high-poverty areas: study: WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Years of economic setbacks have taken their toll on the nation's youngest residents, with another 1.6 million children living in high-poverty neighborhoods, according to one study that shows nearly 8 million children residing in ...

Feds Forced To Release Hundreds Of Haitain Detainees

Feds Forced To Release Hundreds Of Haitain Detainees:
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Nearly 700 Haitians slated to be sent back to their homeland were released from US holding facilities in 2010 because of a year-long moratorium on deportations. The moratorium was put in place by the Obama administration after a ...

CBS Local

Chavez surgery gives rival an opening before vote

Chavez surgery gives rival an opening before vote: Chavez bid an emotional goodbye to soldiers and supporters and waved to crowded streets in Caracas on his way to Cuba for urgent surgery to remove a tumor ...

Michael O'Flaherty

Michael O'Flaherty:
... discovering the Brazil hideout of escaped Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs; he went on to be a travel writer, but in 2008 he decided to give up the good life and move to a poverty-stricken township in South Africa to work as a volunteer teacher.

Telegraph.co.uk

Campaign Battleground: Montana's Native Americans

Campaign Battleground: Montana's Native Americans: "If you look at the Native American reservations, they are very rural areas of the state and they tend to vote Democratic," Bennion said. However, in an unprecedented wave of Republican sentiment, conservatives won two legislative districts (House ...

Raul Castro tells US senators: Gross 'was no spy'

Raul Castro tells US senators: Gross 'was no spy': (JTA) -- Jailed American Jewish contractor Alan Gross "was no spy," Cuban President Raul Castro agreed in a meeting with two visiting US senators, Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby. Leahy (D-Vt.) told The Associated Press that Castro made the remark ...

Why is Cuban Blogger Miriam Celaya a 'Traitor' for Speaking With Americans ...

Why is Cuban Blogger Miriam Celaya a 'Traitor' for Speaking With Americans ...: Whenever something like this happens, I wonder why the Cuban government keeps open a representation of the United States on the Island if -- as they say -- it is a "nest of provocation." The answer is contained within the question itself: they would ...

Convicted Felon Wanted on Sex Charges Found in Mexico

Convicted Felon Wanted on Sex Charges Found in Mexico: This time, it's sex charges. The United States Marshals and the Mexican Police took the man into custody in Mexico. He was moved to California's Imperial County Jail. The man will be held in the California jail until he can be extradited to Tampa, ...

Obama's Religious Attack on Catholics


Obama's Religious Attack on Catholics

In return for the Hispanic vote, he has broken up more families through deportation than any president in history. His economic policies have resulted in a disproportionately adverse impact on Hispanics by sharply increasing our unemployment and our ...

Latin America's past offers lessons on debt, but is Eurozone agenda ...

Latin America's past offers lessons on debt, but is Eurozone agenda ...: Tim Jones: It's said Europe could learn from previous debt crises, but what if ministers know this and are simply putting banks before people?

Mokbel has suspected heart attack

Mokbel has suspected heart attack: Tony Mokbel had a date in court on Monday but he's likely to be spending it in hospital under heavy guard after suffering a suspected heart attack in Barwon Prison. Paramedics were called to the prison around 11am (AEDT) on Sunday after the drugs ...

Privatization derailed Argentina's rail system?

Privatization derailed Argentina's rail system?: The debate on the state of Argentina's privatized and heavily subsidized rail network has flared up again in the wake of the Wednesday February 22 crash, when a packed commuter train slammed into a retaining wall at a railway terminus in Buenos Aires.

World's toughest marathon has deep roots in Chile

World's toughest marathon has deep roots in Chile: “It's hard to believe that anyone can run in such conditions,” Tomas Mangold told The Santiago Times. “It takes a special person to be able to finish this race.” The Atacama Crossing is a seven-day, 150-mile race across some of the most extreme terrain ...

Gay Ally Sara Benincasa Speaks OUT

Gay Ally Sara Benincasa Speaks OUT:
Sara is very outspoken on LGBT issues and is a fierce gay ally. Born and raised in New Jersey we thought we'd get her spin on Governor Chris Christie vetoing gay marriage in her home state and other issues facing our LGBT community.

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In Camaguey, Venezuelan Students Express Unswerving Support to Chávez


In Camaguey, Venezuelan Students Express Unswerving Support to Chávez

Young Luis Blanco Crespo sends, on behalf of the Venezuelan Students Movement in Cuba, a revolutionary message as a further sign of support to president Hugo Chávez Frías, from Camaguey city. The message sent to Radio Cadena Agramonte, expresses the ...

Chile's reconstruction policies frustrate citizens, survey revea...


Chile's reconstruction policies frustrate citizens, survey revea...

A recent survey released by the Chilean NGO Acción revealed approval ratings that ranged from poor to mediocre of the authorities involved in earthquake reconstruction efforts in central Chile. The survey was conducted throughout 291 families and 946 ...

Under the U.S. Supreme Court: A cry of innocence from death row


Under the U.S. Supreme Court: A cry of innocence from death row

The US Supreme Court ruled 6-3 in 1993's Herrera vs. Collins, another Texas death penalty case, that a simple claim of actual innocence did not entitle a death row inmate to federal constitutional review, despite the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and ...

Natural Resources Exploitation In Latin America Violates Human ...

Natural Resources Exploitation In Latin America Violates Human ...: He's part of a growing movement of Latin Americans who reject exploitation of water, land, minerals, and oil on grounds that human rights are being abused, ...

High homicide rate plagues Baton Rouge

High homicide rate plagues Baton Rouge: Shihadeh said the problems Katrina brought into Baton Rouge exacerbated issues the city already was facing: extreme poverty, high illiteracy and dropout rates, and a large number of single-parent homes. “Louisiana is one of the poorest states in the ...

'Poor' understanding: Experts say bootstrap mentality falls short


'Poor' understanding: Experts say bootstrap mentality falls short

More than a fifth of Mississippians (22.4 percent) now live in poverty. Three times as many African-American children (48 percent) live in poverty as do white children (16 percent). "Where one is born and where one is raised matters in Mississippi," ...

QC Carnival raises money for many projects


QC Carnival raises money for many projects

Christine Urish, a professor of occupational therapy at St. Ambrose, said that when she took some of her students to Brazilian orphanages, she warned them of the poverty they would encounter. “They told me that nothing I could have said to them could ...

Latin America Progresses Forward a Victory for Gay Rights Worldnewscom

Latin America Progresses Forward a Victory for Gay Rights Worldnewscom: The Brazilian Supreme Court's recognition of same-sex unions in early May marks the latest victory for gay rights in Latin America.



Angola: Cuba's Heroic Independence War Commemorated


Angola: Cuba's Heroic Independence War Commemorated

Angolans and Cubans commemorated the 117th anniversary of the beginning of the 1895 Cuban war for independence, which was organized by Cuban National Hero Jose Marti. In the activity, Cuban Ambassador in Luanda Pedro Ross Leal highlighted the ...

Local Documentary Focuses On Native Americans In Media

Local Documentary Focuses On Native Americans In Media: A local documentary that follows a group of Native Americans working in the film industry premiered Saturday at the Wilma. "Visionary Insight," created by Longhouse Media, drew crowds on the final weekend of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival.