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miércoles, 7 de marzo de 2012

Everglades Foundation CEO Kirk Fordham quits to run Gill Action gay political fund

Everglades Foundation CEO Kirk Fordham quits to run Gill Action gay political fund:
BY STEVE ROTHAUS Kirk Fordham, CEO of the Everglades Foundation in South Florida since 2008, has resigned to become executive director of Gill Action, a Colorado-based organization that provides funding for pro-gay political campaigns across the nation ...


MiamiHerald.com

Honduras suffocating in grip of drug violence and poverty

Honduras suffocating in grip of drug violence and poverty: Lobo was welcomed at the White House in the fall, and Honduras passed Guatemala as the top coffee producer in Central America. But gang and drug violence has risen sharply in Central America, and Honduras is one of the countries struggling to combat it ...



Students Perform to Raise Donations for Guatemalan Charity

Students Perform to Raise Donations for Guatemalan Charity:
The students' goal is to raise $2500 for Safe Passage, a nonprofit that provides education, social services and meals to children and families living in extreme poverty next to the Guatemala City dump, according to Maya Little '15.


Bowdoin News

Rep. Adam Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers

Rep. Adam Schiff seeks new penalties for gun traffickers:
... legislation Thursday to create a two-year prison sentence for so-called "straw purchasers" who currently receive probation or very little jail time for acquiring weapons under false pretenses and then selling them to Mexican gun smugglers.


Los Angeles Times

More than 625000 women and girls in prison

More than 625000 women and girls in prison: It shows that almost a third of women and girls in prison are in the USA (201200) and the next three countries in terms of numbers are China (84600), the Russian Federation (59200), Brazil (35596) and Thailand (29175). The next highest is India (15400) ...

Dire poverty falls despite global slump, report finds

Dire poverty falls despite global slump, report finds: The report shows that for the first time the proportion of people living in extreme poverty - on less than US$1.25 (S$1.60) a day - fell in every developing region from 2005 to 2008. And the biggest recession since the Great Depression seems not to ...

Senate Democrats: Latinos Will Gain More From Our Economic Policies

Senate Democrats: Latinos Will Gain More From Our Economic Policies: WASHINGTON -- Ahead of the 2012 election, Senate Democrats on Wednesday pushed a reminder of sorts that they see their economic policies as those most likely to reduce high unemployment among Latinos. Democrats have an advantage in making that point, ...

Titus makes play for Hispanic vote in House race


Titus makes play for Hispanic vote in House race

"She had to be careful in the issues she supported, still having said that, she was very supportive of our Latino issues," he said. Titus said she would focus on unemployment and foreclosures if returned to Congress, issues that she previously ...

Is The Death Penalty In California At A Crossroads?

Is The Death Penalty In California At A Crossroads?: The death penalty in California has traveled a bumpy road. The US Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in 1972. There were no executions for 20 years, until the 1992 execution of San Diego murderer Robert Alton Harris. In the years since, ...


Honduras Needs More Than Bullets

Honduras Needs More Than Bullets:
By Marco Cáceres It now seems clear that the United States will be expanding its "War on Drugs" in Latin America to include Central America, and specifically Honduras. The first leg of the war in Colombia. The second leg was in Mexico.


Honduras Weekly

Green Economy Seeks to Maintain Growth Threatened by Disasters

Green Economy Seeks to Maintain Growth Threatened by Disasters: By Mario Osava * RIO DE JANEIRO,  (Tierramérica) - There is every indication that major disasters could be the new midwives of history. Seeking to prevent them, the green economy aims to reduce "environmental risks" and "ecological ...

Impoverished Huancavelica Aims To Decrease Poverty Rate

Impoverished Huancavelica Aims To Decrease Poverty Rate:
One of Peru's poorest regions, Huancavelica, is aiming to reduce its poverty level from 46.5 percent to 14.9 percent by 2014, according to the department's president, Maciste Diaz. Diaz disclosed the figure at a UNDP presentation, while announcing a ...


Andean Airmail & PERUVIAN TIMES

Peru's native communities come out against illegal mining

Peru's native communities come out against illegal mining:
"Indigenous communities in several regions of the Amazon reject illegal mining because it generates poverty, trafficking, crime, and pollutes the environment, so the state must act," Barbaran said to Andina. Illegal miners have been protesting in Madre ...


Peru this Week

Little roses, big dreams

Little roses, big dreams: Away from the main house, though, in a small, unassuming cottage, is a line reaching out to another world, a line connecting the scenic seclusion of Somerset with the harshest realities of poverty in Honduras. “This is our international headquarters,” ...

Colombian President Santos, Cuba's Raul Castro to meet on Americas summit dispute


Colombian President Santos, Cuba's Raul Castro to meet on Americas summit dispute

HAVANA — Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos flew to Cuba on Wednesday to meet with counterpart Raul Castro about an upcoming regional summit amid talk of a possible boycott that would be a challenge to US foreign policy. Santos said on arrival ...

USDA Announces Investments in Nutrition Education for Native American Families

USDA Announces Investments in Nutrition Education for Native American Families: WASHINGTON  – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today joined tribal leaders from across the nation at the National Congress of American Indians to announce investments in positive nutrition education and physical activity habits that can ...

NCAI Announces 2012 Indian Country Leadership Awards

NCAI Announces 2012 Indian Country Leadership Awards: Congressman Don Young (R – AK) Chair of the House Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, Larry Echo Hawk - Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs, the American University's Washington Internships for Native Students (WINS) program, ...

Argentina says can rebuild reserves used to pay debt

Argentina says can rebuild reserves used to pay debt: * Bank charter reform will allow gov't to use more reserves * Reserves down nearly $6 billion since January 2011 * Critics say reform risks further stoking high inflation By Magdalena Morales and Hilary Burke BUENOS AIRES, March 7 (Reuters) - Argentina ...

Native Americans disrupt Keystone XL Pipeline construction

Native Americans disrupt Keystone XL Pipeline construction:
(REUTERS/Joshua Roberts) Dozens of Native Americans made a human blockade to keep trucks transporting materials for the Keystone XL Pipeline from entering their land this week. The peaceful protest ended with at least five arrests.


RT

Muslim and African nations walk out of UN panel on gay rights

Muslim and African nations walk out of UN panel on gay rights:
Muslim and African countries have walked out of a Human Rights Council panel set up to tackle the issue of murder and violence against gays and lesbians around the world. Speaking before the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation exited the ...


The Guardian

Denver authorities: Dead inmate was serial killer

Denver authorities: Dead inmate was serial killer: DENVER (AP) -- Denver authorities say a man convicted of three murders who died in prison in 1996 killed four other women and might be responsible for as many as 20 homicides. Vincent Groves was convicted of killing Tammy Sue Woodrum in 1982 and was ...

Daniel Zamudio in a coma after brutal anti-gay attack in Chile

Daniel Zamudio in a coma after brutal anti-gay attack in Chile:
Zamudio is being treated at Santiago's Posta Central Hospital, where he remains in critical condition in ICU after being put under a medically induced coma and on mechanical ventilation by doctors. However, the hospital's director, Dr Emilio Villalon ...


DigitalJournal.com

Impoverished Huancavelica Aims To Decrease Poverty Rate Peruvian Times

Impoverished Huancavelica Aims To Decrease Poverty Rate Peruvian Times: One of Peru's poorest regions, Huancavelica, is aiming to reduce its poverty level from 46.5 percent to 14.9 percent by 2014, according to the department's.

Hard Hit By Recession Latino Voters Optimistic About Future Poll ...


Hard Hit By Recession Latino Voters Optimistic About Future Poll ...

But other Republicans see GOP mishandling of the issue of immigration as an obstacle to telling the economic story to Latino votersLatino unemployment could ...

Fundraiser aids Guatemala via multiple charities


Fundraiser aids Guatemala via multiple charities

In the Valley, Advance Guatemala collaborates with other US-based charities to provide aid to poverty-stricken Guatemalans through the "four pillars" of the organization: education, housing, entrepreneurship/economic development and health care.