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jueves, 8 de marzo de 2012

US Unemployment Rate Does Not Tell Full Story, Says Report


US Unemployment Rate Does Not Tell Full Story, Says Report

About 9 percent of all black men in the labor force, compared to 7 percent of black women, 5 percent of Latino women and 4 percent of Latino men had been unemployed for six months or longer in 2011. “The recovery, which officially started in the summer ...

Honduras suffocating in grip of drug violence and poverty


Honduras suffocating in grip of drug violence and poverty

Poverty, crime and corruption have overwhelmed Honduras, a fledgling democracy engulfed in political chaos and designated the murder capital of Latin America. Little has improved under President Porfirio Lobo, who took over after his predecessor was ...

Number of US Hate Groups Is Rising, Report Says


Number of US Hate Groups Is Rising, Report Says

“They represent both a kind of right-wing populist rage and a left-wing populist rage that has gotten all mixed up in anger toward the government,” said Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the author of the report.

Forbes list of billionaires due out soon


Forbes list of billionaires due out soon

While Slim has become involved in combating poverty, illiteracy and poor healthcare in Latin America and in promoting sports projects for the poor, he has never voiced plans to give away large chunks of his wealth to charity.

How the US Can Aid Police Reform in Latin America


How the US Can Aid Police Reform in Latin America

Anticipate that citizen security will continue to surpass traditional defense threats in many Latin American countries, making the need to address societal issues (education, poverty, underemployment) of pressing concern if a fertile environment for ...

California enforces death penalty without penalty


California enforces death penalty without penalty

Brown at a Chronicle editorial board meeting Tuesday if California's death penalty is working. "It's working according to the Constitution of the United States, I can tell you that," Brown answered. No, it's not working. The US Supreme Court has ruled ...

Central Romana Corporation Donates Land to the Maestro Cares Foundation


Central Romana Corporation Donates Land to the Maestro Cares Foundation

According to the Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLA), between 1990 and 2010, the poverty rate in Latin America dropped by 17 percentage points (from 48.4% to 31.4%). In 2007, 49.3% of children in the Dominican Republic lived in poverty, ...

Ridge students lend a hand to poor village


Ridge students lend a hand to poor village

... in health and school supplies for a poor village in the Dominican Republic. ... by the level of poverty they were exposed to in the Dominican Republic.

Florida Attempts to Slash Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers


Florida Attempts to Slash Minimum Wage for Tipped Workers

Raising the minimum wage, including the tipped minimum wage, would help to pull women and their families out of poverty and close the wage gap. Instead, proposals to lower the tipped minimum wage, like those put forward in Florida and Arizona, ...

Group Issues HIV Policy Priorities for 2012


Group Issues HIV Policy Priorities for 2012

People purchasing health insurance under these exchanges would be eligible for subsidies if their income was between 133 and 400 percent of the federal poverty level ($14484 to $43560 for single person, or $19564 to $58840 for a couple). Florida ranks ...

Overton the clubhouse leader in Puerto Rico


Overton the clubhouse leader in Puerto Rico

Jeff Overton spun a 4-under-par 37-31=68 in his opening round of the Puerto Rico Open to establish the early clubhouse lead. Overton finally broke free of his malaise with last week's T18 at PGA National, and he took that game with him to the island.

Cuba To Test Dengue Fever Vaccine On Humans


Cuba To Test Dengue Fever Vaccine On Humans

AP On Wednesday at the International Biotechnology Congress in Havana,Cuba, leaders of a clinical trial announced their project for a vaccine against dengue fever. The research director at the Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology Center, or Cigb, ...

Latin America seen very dependent on commodities


Latin America seen very dependent on commodities

By Matthew Cowley SAO PAULO -- Latin America must take steps to defend itself from a growing reliance on commodities and China, while currency appreciation is warranted given the economic improvements relative to developed markets, the Institute of ...

US Hate and Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says


US Hate and Extremist Groups Hit Record Levels, New Report Says

The number of domestic hate and extremist groups in the United States grew to record levels in 2011, led by a surge in anti-government radicalism, according to a report released today by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a prominent civil rights ...

Britain's economy falls behind Brazil's to become just seventh-largest in the ...


Britain's economy falls behind Brazil's to become just seventh-largest in the ...

However, they acknowledged that taxpayers' money is still going in aid to Brazil, in the form of a £730000 'large emerging economies programme' to 'develop a shared agenda and promote global poverty reduction objectives.' This project, DFID said, ...

On 20th anniversary of Argentina bombing, ad campaign centering on survivors


On 20th anniversary of Argentina bombing, ad campaign centering on survivors

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- The Israeli Embassy in Argentina is launching a public campaign about survivors of the 1992 attack there. “Today I turn 20” will feature advertisements starting next week in the media, as well as on subways and in the ...

Arizona to Execute Second Inmate in 8 Days


Arizona to Execute Second Inmate in 8 Days

Given Barker's lenient sentence, putting Towery to death would be grossly disproportionate, the attorneys argued. The court turned them down less than two hours after receiving the filing. The US Supreme Court also denied a review of the case and a ...

Mexican woman sentenced in drugs-for-military weapons conspiracy


Mexican woman sentenced in drugs-for-military weapons conspiracy

A federal judge sentenced Emilia Palomino-Robles to ten years in prison for her role in a conspiracy to trade drugs for a slew of military grade weapons she intended to help ship to drug cartels in Mexico. On March 5, Palomino–Robles, 42 a Sonora, ...

Iran: the court canceled the death penalty for alleged U.S. spies


Iran: the court canceled the death penalty for alleged U.S. spies

The Iranian Supreme Court on Monday canceled the death penalty for Iranian Americans, who according to the authorities in Tehran cooperated with the CIA ...

Cuba to Test New Aids Vaccine On Humans


Cuba to Test New Aids Vaccine On Humans

Cuba has unveiled a new HIV vaccine which has successfully been tested on mice, and the country is ready to begin human testing soon, a local newspaper said. The Teravac-HIV-1 vaccine designed to fight HIV is the result of cutting edge genetic ...

US Has Most Women Prisoners


US Has Most Women Prisoners

The US houses a third of all women prisoners in the world - 201200. Countries that follow America in female prisoner count are China (84600), the Russian Federation (59 200), Brazil (35956) and Thailand (29175). Countries where the strength of women ...

Lessons for the US on Inequality


Lessons for the US on Inequality

Income inequality has become a preoccupation of voters in America and Europe, where the poverty line is more than 10 times higher than the $1.25-a-day standard used by international organizations. Governments in the US and UK have proposed a range of ...

Ore. board considers Native American nicknames


Ore. board considers Native American nicknames

(WTW) — The State Board of Education is planning to hear testimony Thursday on Native American mascots and nicknames in Oregon's public high schools. The board could eventually vote to ban those names. Board officials say 15 public high schools in ...

Cuba Gov. Replaces Culture Minister


Cuba Gov. Replaces Culture Minister

HAVANA TIMES, March 8 — The Cuban government “released from his post” of minister of Culture, Abel Prieto Jimenez, and in his place named Rafael Bernal Alemany, who until two days ago held the position of first deputy minister ...

Through good news and bad, poverty rates keep falling | Global ...


Through good news and bad, poverty rates keep falling | Global ...

These stats show that GDP per capita actually fell in 2009, perhaps helping to flesh out the incomplete story told by the poverty statistics. Latin America and ...