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lunes, 19 de marzo de 2012

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap

Inequality: Democracy's credibility gap: Inequality is something we understand all too well in Latin America and the Caribbean, long one of the most economically disparate regions in the world. Although we have had considerable success in reducing poverty rates in recent years — despite the ...

Survey by Bronx food pantry shows 36% of its clients skip meals


Survey by Bronx food pantry shows 36% of its clients skip meals

“One guy has a master's degree from the University of Lima in Peru,” said Bertucci. “He was a television producer before he came to the United States. Now he's trying to get by, like everyone else. “You never know how close you are to hunger until ...

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics - Topic

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics - Topic: LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics A growing number of LGBT public servants have scaled political ladders in Latin America to hold ...


Gay groups denied permission to march in St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston

Gay groups denied permission to march in St. Patrick's Day parade in South Boston: MassEquality, a nonprofit organization that advocates for the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender residents, applied to march in the parade organized by the Allied War Veterans Council. The veterans group said no, citing the 1995 US ...

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics

LGBT Lawmakers More Prominent in Latin American Politics: A growing number of LGBT public servants have scaled political ladders in Latin America to hold high-profile offices, according to a new report from the ...

Student's life changed by visit to Native American reservation

Student's life changed by visit to Native American reservation: CODY GOGHNOUR photo Nelson Hernandez's life changed the first time he visited a Native American reservation in Omaha, Neb. After moving to Utah from his hometown of New York City, a friend who worked as a teacher on a reservation encouraged Hernandez ...


Philippines religious keep alive monsignor's drive against poverty

Philippines religious keep alive monsignor's drive against poverty:
Ranada added, "Now, 20 years after Father Al's death, the Sisters of Mary have continued his work not only here in the Philippines, Korea and Mexico, but also in Guatemala and Brazil." He said during his research, he found youths in various countries ...


National Catholic Reporter

US sheriff sentenced in Venezuelan wife dispute

US sheriff sentenced in Venezuelan wife dispute: By: PAUL ELIAS | AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco's sheriff was sentenced Monday to three years' probation and must undergo a domestic violence program for a New Year's Eve dispute with his Venezuelan actress wife. Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi's sentence ...

Argentine Electricity Demand Hits Record For February

Argentine Electricity Demand Hits Record For February: BUENOS AIRES – Argentines used a record amount of electricity for the month of February as a growing economy and higher temperatures boosted demand. Demand soared 10.2% from the previous year, according to the latest report from energy development ...

Brazil Declares War on Teen Smoking

Brazil Declares War on Teen Smoking: The high profile arrest in Paraguay of wealthy Brazilian cigarette smuggler Roque Silveira and a Chilean associate last March resulted in the quick release of both men. The Center for Public Integrity reports that Silveira, who was sent to prison for ...

India sees biggest dip in poverty, but 360 mn remain poor


India sees biggest dip in poverty, but 360 mn remain poor

The latest poverty estimates by the Planning Commission show that 29.8% or 360 million Indians were poor in 2009-10 as compared to 37.2% or 400 million in 2004-05 — the difference being equal to the population of countries such as Spain, Argentina and ...

Cuba: American tourism is slowly making a comeback


Cuba: American tourism is slowly making a comeback

CHARLOTTE — Many people mistakenly believe that American citizens are not permitted to travel to Cuba , however the specific restriction refers to spending money there, which, more or less, amounts to the same thing.

Cuban dissident leader free after brief detention


Cuban dissident leader free after brief detention

HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's leading dissidents said Monday that she was released hours after being detained ahead of a weekly protest, but her husband was apparently still being held. Bertha Soler, leader of the Ladies in White opposition group, ...

Tribes Fight Green Energy Wind Project In Desert

Tribes Fight Green Energy Wind Project In Desert: With the new leasing rules, Native Americans hope to develop renewable energy projects like this wind farm in the Mexican state of Baja California. By Jill Replogle SAN DIEGO — Several Native American tribes in the Southwest are fighting a large wind ...


Native American Tribe Granted Permission To Hunt Bald Eagles

Native American Tribe Granted Permission To Hunt Bald Eagles: The US government for the first time has granted a Native American tribe in Wyoming permission to kill two bald eagles for a religious ceremony, opening the door for future negotiations for native tribes to claim more of the nationally honored birds ...

Following Protests, Bolivia Deploys 2300 Soldiers to Patrol Streets


Following Protests, Bolivia Deploys 2300 Soldiers to Patrol Streets

Bolivia's government has deployed 2300 troops onto the streets of its four largest cities, ... such as unemployment, poverty, drug and alcohol addiction, ...

Chile's GDP Expanded 6% in 2011

Chile's GDP Expanded 6% in 2011: By CAROLINA PICA SANTIAGO, Chile—Chile's economy grew at a robust pace last year, picking up speed in the fourth quarter on resilient domestic demand, the central bank reported Monday. The country's gross domestic product gained 4.5% on the year in ...

Fun for kids at Lollapalooza Chile

Fun for kids at Lollapalooza Chile: You'll find the symbols of Chile throughout the country. It is important to understand… SANTIAGO – Hard times have fallen on Chile's most successful team. In the Primera Division things… SANTIAGO – It won't just be grown-ups looking forward to the ...

Victory Front, Radical Party senators to approve Subway transfer

Victory Front, Radical Party senators to approve Subway transfer: Both senators of the ruling party and the Radical Party (UCR) confirmed to have reached an agreement for next Wednesday's Upper House session to pass the bill that grants the Subway transfer to the Buenos Aires City administration, and had received ...


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

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Illinois's Demographic Changes and ...:
In 2010, 22.6 percent of the African American civilian labor force over the age of 16 in Illinois was unemployed. This level was 2.4 times as high as the comparable unemployment rate of whites (9.2 percent). Hispanic unemployment in 2010 was also high, ...


Center For American Progress

Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences

Jailed for life at age 14: US supreme court to consider juvenile sentences:
America is the only country in the world, bar none, that is known to sentence children to die in prison without any hope of release. Even in a country that practices the death penalty it has the ability to shock, because this is a living death.


The Guardian

4-day tribal college conference to begin Saturday

4-day tribal college conference to begin Saturday: More than 900 people are expected to take part in a four-day Native American higher education conference hosted by the South Dakota Tribal Colleges beginning Saturday. RAPID CITY, SD (AP) — More than 900 people are expected to take part in a four-day ...

Argentine truckers strike as soy harvest starts

Argentine truckers strike as soy harvest starts: 1 exporter of soyoil, soymeal By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, March 19 (Reuters) - Argentina's grains truckers called an indefinite strike on Monday to demand higher pay rates just as the agricultural powerhouse starts its key soy harvesting season.

Venezuelans threaten mass lawsuits for faulty breast implants

Venezuelans threaten mass lawsuits for faulty breast implants: Beauty-obsessed Venezuela offered cut-rate surgery * Consumer activists want negotiated deal, threaten suits * More than 2000 individual suits threatened By Mica Rosenberg CARACAS, March 18 (Reuters) - Some 2000 Venezuelan women are threatening to sue ...

Argentina's Supreme Court gives a victory to rape victims who seek abortions.

Argentina's Supreme Court gives a victory to rape victims who seek abortions.:
By Latin American standards, this is a huge victory. The case involved a 15-year-old, identified as AG, who was pregnant as a result of rape by her stepfather, a member of the police force in the province of Chubut. The girl requested judicial ...


Slate Magazine (blog)