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martes, 13 de marzo de 2012

Indigenous people in Panama defend their resources

Indigenous people in Panama defend their resources:
By Berta Joubert-Ceci Without getting publicity in the United States, a struggle opposing US corporate interests is brewing in Central America. An Indigenous woman, Cacica [Chief] Silvia Carrera is leading this struggle. Last Sept.


Workers World

Couple downsized so orphans have a home

Couple downsized so orphans have a home: They moved to a smaller home, using the proceeds from the sale of the first house to help orphaned girls in the Dominican Republic.

Don't overlook American poverty

Don't overlook American poverty: For many Americans, poverty and economic deprivation are framed and imagined in terms of the imagery shown from places like Somalia, Nicaragua, or always popular charity marketing favorite – India. One has only to wander through the most severely ...



New Orleans children still likely to live in high-poverty neighborhoods

New Orleans children still likely to live in high-poverty neighborhoods:
By contrast, that data shows that only one in 10 children in Jefferson Parish live in areas of concentrated poverty -- roughly equal to the national average. Compared with children in New Orleans, Louisiana's children are about half as likely to live ...


NOLA.com

Number of Children Living In High-Poverty Communities Surges


Number of Children Living In High-Poverty Communities Surges

The states with the highest rates were Mississippi (23 percent), New Mexico (20 percent), Louisiana (18 percent), Texas (17 percent) and Arizona (16 percent). The percentage of children living in high poverty areas in the United States overall from ...

Cuba Tour Creates Memories of Music and Warm-Hearted People


Cuba Tour Creates Memories of Music and Warm-Hearted People

"Everywhere you went, there was music," said John Dodge, describing one of the many lasting impressions from a recent trip to Cuba. An old friend and former colleague, Dodge traveled to Cuba with his wife, Ann Dooley, on a sanctioned tour.

Spain to play Puerto Rico in August friendly

Spain to play Puerto Rico in August friendly: MADRID (AP) -The Spanish football federation says World Cup champion Spain will play 134th-ranked Puerto Rico in an international friendly in August. Federation spokesman Jorge Carretero says the match will be played on Aug.



Cuba's government TV to broadcast address by Cardinal Ortega ...

Cuba's government TV to broadcast address by Cardinal Ortega ...: Cuba's government-controlled television will broadcast an address by Havana's Cardinal Jaime Ortega Alamino on March 13, in preparation for a visit to Cuba by Pope Benedict XVI later this month. Cardinal Ortega's televised broadcast—a ...

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap: Although we have had considerable success in reducing poverty rates in recent ... countries worked with their counterparts in Chile to study strategies that ...

Chávez Faces Crime and Housing Shortage as Key Issues in Coming Venezuelan ...

Chávez Faces Crime and Housing Shortage as Key Issues in Coming Venezuelan ...: Suggest Context Links Here Gregory Wilpert a German-American sociologist who earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Brandeis University in 1994. Between 2000 and 2008 he lived in Venezuela, where he taught at the Central University of Venezuela and then ...

Latin America policy is stuck in the 1980s

Latin America policy is stuck in the 1980s: By Christopher Sabatini - Special to CNN After listening to the debate in Washington DC on Latin America, no one could blame you for believing you had taken a time capsule back to the 1980s. With Republican candidates focusing on the subversive threats ...

Wife's plea for American held in Cuba

Wife's plea for American held in Cuba:
The wife of American aid worker Alan Gross, who's been imprisoned in Cuba for more than two years, said Tuesday she is “disappointed” that President Barack Obama hasn't responded to her plea to discuss her husband's case. Gross, 62 and suffering from ...


Politico

Accused soldier in Afghanistan shooting could face death penalty, plead insanity


Accused soldier in Afghanistan shooting could face death penalty, plead insanity

The US will "spare no effort" in conducting an investigation into a soldier accused of a shooting rampage in Afghanistan, President Obama said Tuesday, as Pentagon investigators mull charges that could result in the death penalty if the soldier is ...

Business Owner Sentenced To Prison For Harboring Illegal Aliens

Business Owner Sentenced To Prison For Harboring Illegal Aliens:
Samira Zuniga, a naturalized US citizen originally from Guatemala and former owner of Iowa City-based Xtreme Construction Company, was arrested in June on suspicion of harboring and employing roofers from Mexico who were charged in April with immigrant ...


KCRG

Pru Foundation Gives $5.65M to Fight Child Hunger, Poverty

Pru Foundation Gives $5.65M to Fight Child Hunger, Poverty:
By Michael K. Stanley The Prudential Foundation, a not-for-profit- corporation supported by The Prudential Insurance Company of America, a subsidiary of Prudential Financial, Inc., Newark, NJ has approved $5.65 million in grants that will fund ...


LifeHealthPro

Cuba cardinal to give TV address about papal visit


Cuba cardinal to give TV address about papal visit

HAVANA (AP) — Cuban authorities granted Havana's Roman Catholic cardinal a rare chance to address the nation Tuesday night on state-controlled television about the imminent arrival of Pope Benedict XVI, church officials said.

Teachers' unions, Gov't reach wage deal

Teachers' unions, Gov't reach wage deal: After a very public dispute, Buenos Aires province government and the teacher's unions have reached a deal on the province educator's wages today. Initial wages will be raised in AR$ 500, elevating the beginners salary from AR$2.400 to a AR$ 2.900 pay.



'Gov't main goal is to keep worker's buying power,' Tomada


'Gov't main goal is to keep worker's buying power,' Tomada

Labour Minister Carlos Tomada stressed today the government's commitment to the worker's wages during the opening of The National Labour Forum celebrated downtown Buenos Aires City. "To keep the worker's buying power is the government main objective," ...

Professor, Political Science and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies ...

Professor, Political Science and Director, Latin American and Latino Studies ...:
He also specializes in Latino immigration to the United States. Among his other publications, his most recent co-edited book is Pathways to Power: Political Recruitment and Candidate Selection in Latin America. He is also the co-editor of Getting ...


Wake Forest University News Center

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alabama's Demographic Changes and ...


The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Alabama's Demographic Changes and ...

During the march, representatives from the NAACP, the AFL-CIO, and Latino rights groups came together to address modern forms of discrimination, putting the issues of restrictive voting and Alabama's strict immigration law, HB 56 at the front and ...

Construction company owner sentenced to 18 months in prison


Construction company owner sentenced to 18 months in prison

Within three days of the arrests, Zuniga, her two children, and her husband, a Mexican citizen, fled the United States for Mexico. Before leaving Iowa, Zuniga and her husband withdrew more than $17000 in multiple transactions from multiple bank ...

Venezuela Promotes Changes in Special Education

Venezuela Promotes Changes in Special Education: ... to eradicate unemployment and poverty in the country, 474 jobs in the area ... She recalled that the training of 3664 Venezuelans who joined the first ...

57.5 percent of Venezuelans Support Chavez

57.5 percent of Venezuelans Support Chavez: If the general elections in Venezuela will be on Sunday, 57.7 percent of the population would vote for President Hugo Chavez, reported on Monday 30.11 pollster in its last poll. Based on the present political climate-election in the country, ...

In Defense of Optimism in Education

In Defense of Optimism in Education: Last year I published A Chance To Make History to share my reflections on what I've learned from our teachers, alumni, and colleagues in urban and rural communities since launching Teach For America twenty years ago. My determination to end educational ...



Cuba steps up preparations for Pope's visit

Cuba steps up preparations for Pope's visit:
Cuba has stepped up its preparations for a visit by Pope Benedict XVI on 26 March. This will be the second papal trip to the island in two decades, after Pope John Paul II visited in 1998. Builders have begun renovations on Havana's Revolution Square, ...


BBC News