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lunes, 5 de marzo de 2012

Educators: New Florida standards make getting top grades tougher for schools


Educators: New Florida standards make getting top grades tougher for schools

Additionally, schools serve more high-poverty students with fewer resources than in the past. "There seems to be this belief among our policymakers, legislators, governors and state board members that just by raising standards, you are going to have ...

Drug legalization gains support in Central America


Drug legalization gains support in Central America

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Guatemalan President Otto Perez has invigorated the drug legalization debate in Central America, where leaders are under pressure to contain staggering crime rates and battle violent drug cartels. In recent comments Perez ...

Violence In Schools, Nothing Out Of The Ordinary For Latinos And Blacks

Violence In Schools, Nothing Out Of The Ordinary For Latinos And Blacks: They involve investing more in public education at all levels, addressing chronic unemployment, eradicating domestic violence and facilitating community involvement. I remember the day after the Virginia Tech massacre; dozens of schools in Southern ...


Black and Latino seniors face double poverty rates

Black and Latino seniors face double poverty rates: It is well known that Black and Latino children face extraordinarily high poverty rates with more than a third living below the poverty line. It seems their grandparents are facing similar straights. A new report by the Berkley Center for Labor ...

Is this Chavez's last campaign?

Is this Chavez's last campaign?: If Venezuela's politics were a simple matter of the poor against the rich, ... then use Venezuela's soaring oil revenues to continue Chavez's anti-poverty ...

Sales of Cuban cigars on the rise

Sales of Cuban cigars on the rise: By Patrick Oppmann, CNN Pinar del Rio, Cuba (CNN) -- On Yosvany Concepcion's ramshackle farm, there is little to suggest that he is producing a highly sought-after luxury item. The buildings on the farm look like a strong wind could carry them away.

Latinos with College Degrees Rises by 80 Percent

Latinos with College Degrees Rises by 80 Percent: The latest news relating to the political world as it impacts the US Latino community. ... people with higher education have a lower unemployment rate, as well as ...

Ex-IRS agent gets prison for prostitution charge


Ex-IRS agent gets prison for prostitution charge

(AP) — A retired IRS agent who once investigated brothels in Nevada has been sentenced to two years in prison on a prostitution-related charge. US District Judge Howard McKibben also ordered 59-year-old Kemp Shiffer on Monday to 10 years of supervised ...

Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence

Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence:
Certainly, too often we hear about cases of jail riots in other Latin American countries like Brazil, Chile, or Venezuela, but the security predicament in Central America and Mexico is fueled by the “War on Drugs.” As Honduran President Porfirio Lobo ...

World Policy Institute (blog)

Texas nurse's bleach injection deaths trial begins

Texas nurse's bleach injection deaths trial begins: The 38-year-old nurse is charged with capital murder in the April 2008 deaths and aggravated assault in the case of five other patients injured at the DaVita Dialysis clinic in Lufkin. Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty if she's convicted.


Judge: Native American inmates can pursue lawsuit over sweat lodges


Judge: Native American inmates can pursue lawsuit over sweat lodges

HELENA — A federal judge says five Native American inmates who sued over strip searches required before and after they participated in religious sweat lodge ceremonies at a private prison in Montana can pursue part of their case, but cannot seek ...

Social media proficiency is a job necessity

Social media proficiency is a job necessity: Known as the Wild Wild West dance party, the premise involved party-goers dressed up as cowboys or Native Americans. Travis Chambers, a senior at the time and one of the planners of the party, attended the event dressed as a Native American.

Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence

Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence:
By Robert Valencia Latin America's prison system is once again the harsh glare of the international spotlight. A horrific prison fire killed nearly 360 inmates in the Honduran city of Comayagua on February 14th. Only five days later, in Mexico, ...

World Policy Institute (blog)

Rural women can lead the way on food security - Helen Clark


Rural women can lead the way on food security - Helen Clark

... in June when the international community meets in Rio de Janeiro at the ... end the vicious cycles of poverty which hurt so many of the world's people.

Texas nurse's bleach injection deaths trial begins

Texas nurse's bleach injection deaths trial begins: Prosecutors say they'll seek the death penalty if she's convicted. Saenz was charged a year after a top Lufkin fire official wrote an anonymous letter pleading for state health department inspectors to take a look at the clinic because of numerous ...


Iranian Supreme Court orders retrial of American ex-Marine sentenced to death ...


Iranian Supreme Court orders retrial of American ex-Marine sentenced to death ...

Amir Hekmati, 28, was sentenced to death in January, the first American to receive a death penalty since the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. Hekmati was born in Arizona. His parents are of Iranian origin. Iran accuses Hekmati of receiving special ...

Poverty Among Young People Sharply Rising

Poverty Among Young People Sharply Rising:
A recent report on rural America finds staggeringly high rates of poverty among young people, a growing trend the authors describe as widespread and increasing. The report, Why Rural Matters 2011-12, found that almost 41 percent of the nation's rural ...

Juvenile Justice Information Exchange

Venezuela government, opposition trade blame for violence

Venezuela government, opposition trade blame for violence: By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS, March 5 (Reuters) - Venezuela's government and opposition blamed each other on Monday for a violent melee at a campaign stop by presidential candidate Henrique Capriles in which several people were injured by bullets.

Electoral Board invites 40 foreign voting observers

Electoral Board invites 40 foreign voting observers: The Central Electoral Board (JCE) invited 40 international institutions and personalities to observe the May 20 elections to the presidency and overseas deputies. JCE president Roberto Rosario said among the invitees figure the Center Carter, ...


Eleven injured in school bus-train collision in Campana

Eleven injured in school bus-train collision in Campana: At least eleven people – eight children with ages ranging between seven and twelve years old and three adults – were injured today when the school bus they were travelling in was hit by a train in Campana, Buenos Aires province.

Mexico: The Rot Deepens

Mexico: The Rot Deepens:
Events in Mexico seem to be conspiring to validate fears that the country could become a “failed state.” The latest policy and public-relations disaster for President Felipe Calderón's government occurred on February 20. Inmates at the state prison in ...

The National Interest Online

11 Years for Kidnapping

11 Years for Kidnapping: By CAMERON LANGFORD HOUSTON (CN) - A Mexican man was sentenced to 11 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of a father and son in Texas, federal prosecutors said. Evaristo Guzman, 26, was the fourth suspect to plead guilty in the case, ...

Gitmo war crimes court surprises some observers

Gitmo war crimes court surprises some observers:
By BEN FOX AP GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — The military tribunals held at this isolated US outpost have been lambasted as kangaroo courts, heavily weighted in favor of the prosecution. But most of the convictions so far have led to lighter than ...

Atlanta Journal Constitution

Cuba as a class society

Cuba as a class society: This is evident in the crimes of “social dangerousness”, and “antisocial .... Union the Cuban government maintained a commitment to the country's welfare ...

Measuring women's empowerment in agriculture

Measuring women's empowerment in agriculture: ... IFPRI and Oxford University's Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI). It uses five criteria to measure the empowerment of developing country women in agriculture, and in their own households. Pilot programmes in Bangladesh, Guatemala ...