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jueves, 1 de marzo de 2012

30 percent of Chilean schools not in condition to start new year

30 percent of Chilean schools not in condition to start new year: Both Liceo del Aplicación and Liceo Javier Carrera are within the Municipality of Santiago and are completely dependent on funding from the state. Private schools in Chile also receive subsidies from the government, the difference being these schools ...


LCSC Celebrates 25 Years of Native American Awareness Week

LCSC Celebrates 25 Years of Native American Awareness Week: March 1, 2012 - For the 25th consecutive year, Lewis-Clark State College will be the site of Native American Awareness Week. The week of activities and explorations of Native American culture kicks off Monday, March 5 and continues through Friday, ...


Record-low poverty levels in developing countries: report


Record-low poverty levels in developing countries: report

In South Asia, the poverty rate fell from 61 percent to 39 percent between 1981 and 2005, and dropped a further 3.0 percentage points between 2005 and 2008. In Latin America and the Caribbean, while 14 percent of the population was poor in 1984, ...

A new month, and lots of events at Davidson College

A new month, and lots of events at Davidson College: A variety of conferences are scheduled – one on reformed theology and ethics, another on music, the annual Women's Leadership Conference, one on new media, and a Latin American Studies conference on the region's colonial history.


Building a Deeper Partnership With Brazil

Building a Deeper Partnership With Brazil: For Brazil is a society that has not just embraced democracy, but draws on and celebrates its diversity as a source of strength, a tool for overcoming inequality and expanding opportunity. It is an economy that has brought millions out of poverty and ...

Group seeking to repeal California death penalty to turn in signatures

Group seeking to repeal California death penalty to turn in signatures: By Torey Van Oot Supporters of a proposed initiative to repeal the death penalty in California plan to begin turning in more than 750000 voter signatures today in hopes of qualifying for the November ballot. The initiative, which is backed by a group ...

Death penalty opponents say voters will decide whether to abolish punishment

Death penalty opponents say voters will decide whether to abolish punishment: "It means the SAFE California Act will be on the November 2012 ballot," Natasha Minsker, death penalty policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Northern California, said at a press conference at the Secretary of State's office in ...

Guatemala's Anger Over Drug War Rises

Guatemala's Anger Over Drug War Rises:
So the geniuses of the US Drug war give resources to Colombia and Mexico, but very little to Guatemala. Result: Guatemala will soon have more narcos then chickens. But who cares. Geopolitically Guatemala is disposable." The conclusion is radical, ...

TheFix.com

UN ethics guru has mysterious ethics lapse in his past

UN ethics guru has mysterious ethics lapse in his past: Bernardo Kliksberg is one of the most famed anti-poverty intellectuals in Latin America and a tireless cheerleader for government-led anti-poverty efforts. He has been a consultant for a wide variety of United Nations agencies.

Unemployment likely to remain at current levels

Unemployment likely to remain at current levels: He finds that the 25 states where African Americans are experiencing unemployment rates of 10% or higher will continue to do so through 2012, as will the 14 states where the Latino unemployment rate is 10% or higher. The African American unemployment ...

Global poverty

Global poverty:
But in 2008 it fell by 12m, or five percentage points, to 47%—the first time less than half of Africans have been below the poverty line. The number of poor people had also been rising (from much lower levels) in Latin America and in eastern Europe ...

The Economist

Cuba Celebrates Habano Cigar Festival

Cuba Celebrates Habano Cigar Festival:
Cuba held its now traditional Habano Cigar Festival, a luxury event that brings together business, the art of cigar production and exclusive clients. Best Pix of the Week Cuba's Shadow Economy Follow us on twitter.com/foxnewslatino Like us at ...

Fox News

Cuba holds potential for Florida industry

Cuba holds potential for Florida industry: Beyond immediate export opportunities, Florida growers continue to look at the enticing prospects of Cuba's agricultural future. “When you look at Cuba's traditional agricultural crops and compare then to Florida's they are almost identical,” William ...

Argentine grains ports hit by dock workers' strike

Argentine grains ports hit by dock workers' strike: ... and Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, March 1 (Reuters) - Argentine dock workers went on strike for better conditions on Thursday, slowing the country's ports just ahead of corn and soybean harvests key to world grains markets and the local economy.

Two men sentenced for defacing Native American pictographs

Two men sentenced for defacing Native American pictographs: by AP BOISE -- Two Lewiston men are headed to federal prison for defacing Native American pictographs near a western Idaho state park last year. A federal judge sentenced 21-year-old Michael Bernal and 23-year-old Tyler Carlson on Wednesday.

Former Puerto Rico senator sentenced to 4 years in prison for bribery


Former Puerto Rico senator sentenced to 4 years in prison for bribery

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A judge has sentenced a former Puerto Rico senator to four years in prison for bribery. Hector Martinez also faces a $17500 fine and three years of supervised release. Federal prosecutors who won last year's conviction had ...

Report: State's minimum wage good for the economy, but not enough to slow down ...


Report: State's minimum wage good for the economy, but not enough to slow down ...

According to the report, “poverty levels have steadily been on the rise all across the state and the nation,” despite the fact that ”Florida's minimum wage is the 12th highest in the country,” and the state has been “pro-active in improving wages for ...

Immigration: How It Could Cost Republicans the Latino Vote and the 2012 Election

Immigration: How It Could Cost Republicans the Latino Vote and the 2012 Election:
The US economy is also paramount for many Latino voters. Hispanics have suffered disproportionately from soaring home-foreclosure rates and double-digit unemployment, providing another source of anger and disappointment with the Obama administration.

International Business Times

Life After Executions: Abolishing the Death Penalty in America ...

Life After Executions: Abolishing the Death Penalty in America ...: Analyzing the flaws with the death penalty in America, how innocent people are sentenced and executed, and how to help in the fight against capital punishment ...

Genocide on Trial in Guatemala

Genocide on Trial in Guatemala: Victims and human rights activists cheered when, on January 26, a Guatemalan court charged Gen. Efraín Ríos Montt with genocide and crimes against humanity. The decision to bring the 85-year-old former dictator to trial is the latest stage in a long ...


Cuban Church more public in a changing culture

Cuban Church more public in a changing culture: Since Pope John Paul II's visit in 1998, the Church is more unified, more public, more likely to work with the government in accomplishing specific goals, more involved in providing assistance to the Cuban people, more comfortable in its place in ...

Assassin's Creed III set during American Revolution confirm leaks

Assassin's Creed III set during American Revolution confirm leaks:
The setting and time period for this year's Assassin's Creed III has been accidently leaked online, with more than one source providing artwork of the game's new Native American hero. Assassin's Creed III will take place during the American Revolution, ...

Metro

Bronx collegians to bring healthcare help to Dominican poor


Bronx collegians to bring healthcare help to Dominican poor

Sabrina Smith, Shanice Anderson and Rolando Alvarez, students at Monroe College in the Bronx, are preparing to spend spring break in the Dominican Republic. They're really excited about it. But they're not packing bathing suits and heading to Punta ...

Cuba and Nation Continue to Enjoy Fruitful Relations

Cuba and Nation Continue to Enjoy Fruitful Relations: The cooperation between Cuba and The Gambia has had a satisfactory course during these long years of hard work, in favour of the Gambian people's health, sports and agriculture. The Cuban medical staff, as well as the sports and agriculture cooperation ...