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lunes, 26 de marzo de 2012

President Santos: Graduation for the Extreme Poor a Hallmark of Government's ...

President Santos: Graduation for the Extreme Poor a Hallmark of Government's ...: Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos speaks about the need for programs, among them Fundación Capital's Graduation Project, directed at the country's poorest citizens at a social innovation forum in Bogotá, Colombia. Bogotá, Colombia, March 22, ...


What is the causes of poverty in the global south

What is the causes of poverty in the global south: Poverty in South America is primarily perceived as an urban phenomenon as 70% of the population live in cities But in the rural areas poverty has become a ...

Sustainability Is the Sensible Alternative

Sustainability Is the Sensible Alternative: The 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro was one of those defining moments when the world had a choice of paths to pursue. The Earth Summit marked a milestone with agreement by more than 178 countries on Agenda 21, the visionary blueprint for ...

Conference explores life transformation through microfinance

Conference explores life transformation through microfinance: “Poverty is the central issue. Microfinance is the means to an end. ... support to the extremely poor across countries like Mali, India and Nicaragua.

Body of woman brutally beaten in her California home to be flown to her native ..


Body of woman brutally beaten in her California home to be flown to her native ..

Iraq's foreign minister said Monday that the body of an Iraqi-American woman who was found brutally beaten next to a note saying “go back to your country, you terrorist” will be flown to Baghdad as lawmakers in her native country demanded a thorough ...

Native Americans join fight vs. Nevada bear hunt

Native Americans join fight vs. Nevada bear hunt: AP A group of Native Americans is joining the fight against Nevada's black bear hunt and criticizing what they call a wildlife official's racist remark about it. The group complained about a comment made at a Washoe County wildlife advisory board ...

Architects of Our Own Destiny

Architects of Our Own Destiny: Congressional representation isn't the only area where Hispanic employment suffers. Today, the Hispanic community suffers some of the country's worst unemployment as the rate stubbornly hovers at close 11%. Hispanic businesses are also facing ...


Poverty, low education attainment lead to teen pregnancy, study finds

Poverty, low education attainment lead to teen pregnancy, study finds: The southern region as defined by the demographers includes Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Virginia and West Virginia. Margaret Chapman Pomonio, director of West Virginia Free, ...

Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol


Search of Mexican Prison in Tabasco Finds Drugs, Knives, Alcohol

According to Spanish-language news source El Excelsior, Mexico's federal police performed a surprise search of a Tabasco Prison a facility and found a number of alarming items. Upon searching the prison's State Center for Social Rehabilitation last ...

Mexican national sentenced for offering bribe to Border Patrol officer


Mexican national sentenced for offering bribe to Border Patrol officer

LAS CRUCES Ð This morning, a federal judge in Las Cruces sentenced Gabriela Quintana-Hernandez, 25, of Gomez Farias, Chihuahua, Mexico, to four months in prison for a bribery conviction. Quintana-Hernandez has been in federal custody since her arrest ...

Pope Heads for Cuba in Closely Watched Visit

Pope Heads for Cuba in Closely Watched Visit:
The Cuban government will expect him to denounce the four-decade-long American embargo of Cuba, which they blame for much of their economic misery, contrary to what a range of independent economists say about the situation. Human rights groups are ...


New York Times

Pope Arrives in Cuba

Pope Arrives in Cuba: The US Commission on International Religious Freedom put Cuba on its annual “Watch List,” which was released March 21. Although it noted some improvements in the regime's willingness to allow churches to conduct social-welfare programs, it criticized ...


Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory · Global ...

Puerto Rico: “National Day of Salsa” in the Conservatory · Global ...: The Puerto Rican Conservatory of Music joins the National Day of Salsa celebration in the island. This year, the singer Cheo Feliciano and the singer and trumpet player Jerry Medina participated along with students from the Department of ...

LGBT Latinos: Why Smart Marketers Get It and Which Brands Are ...


LGBT Latinos: Why Smart Marketers Get It and Which Brands Are ...

The LGBT movement among Latinos in both the U.S. and worldwide is also growing—in the US and Latin America, people are coming out and speaking out in ...

First Gay Foreign Tourists Tie the Knot in Rosario - The Argentina ...


First Gay Foreign Tourists Tie the Knot in Rosario - The Argentina ...

For the first time in South American history, a foreign gay couple will get married today in Rosario, province of Santa Fe. Simón Cazal and Sergio Lopez, two ...

Why the Cultural Conversation Should Never Stop

Why the Cultural Conversation Should Never Stop: Working as a Native Americanist (a cultural anthropologist working with Native American communities), I've been especially troubled about the disconnects between relationship and research -- whether observed in the latest publication or conference ...

Killing Bald Eagles: Feds Give First-Ever Permit

Killing Bald Eagles: Feds Give First-Ever Permit: For the first time ever, agency officials will permit a Native American tribe to kill bald eagles for a religious ceremony . Members of the Northern Arapaho Tribe plan to use the two birds as part of the Sun Dance, an annual summer ceremony.


Costa Rica: Five Ecuadorians rescued from human trafficking ring ...

Costa Rica: Five Ecuadorians rescued from human trafficking ring ...: Human Rights Latin America. Cubans using Ecuador as transit route to US, 160 arrested Costa Rica this week · Campaign begins against arrest of ...

Pope gives new twist to pro-life rhetoric

Pope gives new twist to pro-life rhetoric: Pope Benedict XVI has echoed that position during his current trip to Mexico, which is his first to Spanish-speaking Latin America. Aboard the papal plane on Friday, he too took a swipe at those who try to drive a wedge between private and public ...


Ethical business model is the way forward

Ethical business model is the way forward: ... than part of the problem in addressing poverty in developing world countries, ... a 'living wage' to the employees of its Dominican Republic factory.

Evangelicals rise in Latin America

Evangelicals rise in Latin America:
"The Vatican is extremely concerned about competition with evangelicals," Daniel Levine, a professor at the University of Michigan who studies religious movements in Latin America, told Al Jazeera. "They are worried about losing their position as 'the' ...


Aljazeera.com

In Nicaragua, teachers make only half as much as market vendors

In Nicaragua, teachers make only half as much as market vendors:
“The average teacher is either living in poverty or right on the verge,” Sandinista analyst Oscar Rene Vargas says. Teachers in Nicaragua earn around $185 ...
Christian Science Monitor

Pope thanks Latin American bishops, urges continued evangelization

Pope thanks Latin American bishops, urges continued evangelization: By Francis X. Rocca LEON, Mexico (CNS) -- Pope Benedict XVI thanked Latin America's bishops for their hard work in a troubled region and urged them to continue the evangelization campaign he launched with them at their first meeting five years earlier.

Youth ambassadors in the US

Youth ambassadors in the US: After an exhaustive selection process, the participants chosen met for the first time in Buenos Aires between February 22 and 24, and since then they have been sharing ideas and life experiences in order to “help make the world a better place.


Buenos Aires Hosts 32nd FAO Regional Conference

Buenos Aires Hosts 32nd FAO Regional Conference: According to FAO, the meeting in Buenos Aires will have greater importance because it is the first with a technical and consulting nature. This means the topics and priorities of Latin America and Caribbean nations to develop agriculture and the ...