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miércoles, 29 de febrero de 2012

Over 300k children living in poverty in Lima, says UNICEF

Over 300k children living in poverty in Lima, says UNICEF:
According to El Comercio, the report found that 77% of Peru's population lived in urban areas, which means there are about 7 million children and teens in cities. UNICEF found that many Peruvian children suffered form anemia and chronic malnutrition.

Peru this Week

Should Peru pay for its own development?


Should Peru pay for its own development?

The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist identified Peru as an example of a country that should no longer receive aid from Spain, and suggested that Peruvians should now spend more of their own money to lift their people out of poverty.

'Ex-Gay' Movement on the Rise in Latin America :: EDGE Provincetown


'Ex-Gay' Movement on the Rise in Latin America :: EDGE Provincetown

A government investigation of so-called "reparative therapy" clinics in Ecuador after allegations of kidnap and torture is placing a spotlight on the ex-gay ...

Despite Improved US Relations With Cuba, Barriers to Progress Remain


Despite Improved US Relations With Cuba, Barriers to Progress Remain

By Catherine Cheney | In the first high-level meeting between the United States and Cuba since former US President Jimmy Carter met with Cuban President Raul Castro in 2010, Sens. Patrick Leahy and Richard Shelby traveled to the island last ...

Argentine Teachers Strike Delays School Year - Four Million Children At Home

Argentine Teachers Strike Delays School Year - Four Million Children At Home: BUENOS AIRES, Feb 29 (BERNAMA-NNN-MERCOPRESS) -- Almost 60% of Argentina's school children could not begin the new school year and had to remain at home because of a 48 hours teachers strike following the collapse of salary negotiations.

Venezuela shipping fuel to aid Syrian regime

Venezuela shipping fuel to aid Syrian regime: By FABIOLA SANCHEZ AP CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuela has been sending diesel fuel to Syria and the government of President Hugo Chavez has no plans to halt the shipments, the country's energy minister said Tuesday. AP NewsAlert Energy Minister Rafael ...

Five Million Will Benefit From Early Childhood Initiative

Five Million Will Benefit From Early Childhood Initiative: The FINANCIAL -- Five million mothers, and children ages 0 to 6, are benefiting from World Bank programs developed throughout the Latin American region, under the Early Childhood Initiative: An investment for Life, the multilateral bank announcedon 28 ...

Sister of Cuban leaders Raul and Fidel Castro dies

Sister of Cuban leaders Raul and Fidel Castro dies: By GISELA SALOMON AP MIAMI (AP) -- Angela Castro, an elder sister of Cuban leaders Fidel and Raul Castro, has died following a long illness, a sibling confirmed Wednesday. Castro died early Tuesday in the Cuban capital, Havana, after living with ...

Clinton says there has been no deal or concessions to free American imprisoned ...


Clinton says there has been no deal or concessions to free American imprisoned ...

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the United States has made no deal or concessions with Cuba to free imprisoned American Alan Gross. Clinton called the continued imprisonment of Gross “deplorable” and a violation of human ...

World Bank Says Global Extreme Poverty Dropped in 2005-2008

World Bank Says Global Extreme Poverty Dropped in 2005-2008: The World Bank has also seen “a lot of progress” in Latin America in reducing poverty, which, in contrast to China, had greater levels of inequality, he said. “Brazil had the dubious distinction” of one of the highest levels of inequality but has had a ...

Students take part in fast to mark Lenten season

Students take part in fast to mark Lenten season: A popular youth activity conducted by Development and Peace, a Catholic organization working with impoverished people in Africa and South America, the student forum brought “youth leaders together to explore the causes of poverty and social injustices.

Ex-cops convicted in Pa. cover-up case lose appeal

Ex-cops convicted in Pa. cover-up case lose appeal: AP PHILADELPHIA -- A federal appeals court has upheld the convictions of two former Pennsylvania police officers accused of hindering an FBI investigation into the beating death of an illegal Mexican immigrant. The Philadelphia-based 3rd US Circuit ...

Recent Developments in Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America

Recent Developments in Human Rights Prosecutions in Latin America: In recent years, human rights prosecutions have advanced in cases of Latin American military officials, political leaders, and heads of state charged with ...

State of Oregon signs contract with Native American group to promote ...

State of Oregon signs contract with Native American group to promote ...: Under the terms of the contract, they will continue to address issues specific to American Indian/Alaska Native participants under the Affordable Care Act. They'll also be looking into ways that the exchange could permit tribes, tribal organizations ...

Chilean Peso Gains Fifth Day on Europe Measures, U.S. Growth

Chilean Peso Gains Fifth Day on Europe Measures, U.S. Growth: Chile's largest export, copper, slid as did the euro and global stocks. “All the optimism that had been in the market earlier today ended,” said Andres de la Cerda, a money markets trader at Bice Inversiones in Santiago. “Stocks fell, futures fell, ...

World's Extreme Poverty Cut in Half Since 1990

World's Extreme Poverty Cut in Half Since 1990: South Asia: The $1.25 a day poverty rate fell to less than 33% in 2008 from 61% in 1981. Latin America and the Caribbean: After peaking at 14% in 1984, the extreme poverty rate reached 6.5% in 2008. Middle East and North Africa: About 2.7% of the ...

Record-low poverty levels in developing countries: report

Record-low poverty levels in developing countries: report:
A homeless man sleeps in front of a closed shop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in January 2012. The number of poor people in developing countries dropped to record low levels between 2005 and 2008, the World Bank said in a report out Wednesday.

FRANCE 24

Native American tribe suing Urban Outfitters

Native American tribe suing Urban Outfitters:
"The Native American-inspired trend and specifically the term 'Navajo' have been cycling thru fashion, fine art and design for the last few years." He later declined further comment, saying the matter was in the hands of legal counsel.

6abc.com

Efforts under way to change Soap Lake's name

Efforts under way to change Soap Lake's name: Soap Lake's name might change to Lake Smokiam in an effort to bridge relations with Native Americans. SOAP LAKE — Soap Lake's name might change to Lake Smokiam in an effort to bridge relations with Native Americans. A state committee is considering ...

US Aims to Empower World's Women Farmers

US Aims to Empower World's Women Farmers: But we found a more complex story,” says Sabina Alkire, director of Oxford's Poverty and Human Development Initiative. Alkire says in Guatemala, for example, three-quarters of the women in the highest wealth category were disempowered.

Cuba Youth: Hanging Out at the Book Fair

Cuba Youth: Hanging Out at the Book Fair: Then he called me to the side and said to me in an extremely serious manner: 'Don't you ever leave Cuba, because this is a beautiful country'.” That was what a girl said about her conversation with a foreigner at the International Book Fair held ...

Queer Bronzeville: African American LGBTs on Chicago's South Side, 1900-1985


Queer Bronzeville: African American LGBTs on Chicago's South Side, 1900-1985

Like the millions of African Americans who left the poverty and racism in the South, Black queers traveled to urban centers to find better-paying jobs, but also to take advantage of the opportunities for same-sex encounters. Blues pianist Antony ( Tony ...

The Death Penalty: Flawed Justice | London Progressive Journal

The Death Penalty: Flawed Justice | London Progressive Journal: Legal in all but 14 US states, the death penalty has enjoyed a morbid popularity amongst citizens over the years. At its peak in 1994, 80 per cent of the ...

MPs fear global economic crisis will hamper Rio+20 progress

MPs fear global economic crisis will hamper Rio+20 progress:
... to give it its proper name, will take place in Rio de Janeiro, ... in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication and create the ...

Energy and Environmental Management (EAEM) Magazine

Victory, and defeat, in the war on drugs

Victory, and defeat, in the war on drugs: As the flow of drugs increased, so did pressure to raise that commission to 30%, then 35%, 40% and more, until the Colombians said: "No mas." No more. The go-to guy in Mexico for both of Colombia's cartel giants — Pablo Escobar's Medellin organization ...