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martes, 27 de marzo de 2012

Latinos and Asians dominate jobs recovery - Univision News Tumblr

Latinos and Asians dominate jobs recovery - Univision News Tumblr: While all groups have experienced slow but steady growth in employment, the economic rebound has been kinder to Latinos and Asians, whose employment ...

Feds to investigate discrimination of black students in Jefferson Parish

Feds to investigate discrimination of black students in Jefferson Parish: "We have received numerous complaints of discriminatory treatment of African-American students in Jefferson Parish schools for many years," said Katie Schwartzmann, managing attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center's Louisiana office.


Pope should urge greater freedom in Cuba

Pope should urge greater freedom in Cuba: Coinciding with the 400th anniversary of the island's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, it is timed to help revive interest in Catholicism in one of Latin America's less devout countries and to draw followers to the church.

Nielsen Identifies Attributes of the Global, Socially-Conscious Consumer


Nielsen Identifies Attributes of the Global, Socially-Conscious Consumer

Consumers in Asia Pacific (55%), the Middle East and Africa (53%) and Latin America (49%) are more willing to pay extra for products and services from socially-responsible companies than consumers in North America (35%) and Europe (32%).

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

Putting the brakes on road injuries is one of development's greatest tests


Putting the brakes on road injuries is one of development's greatest tests

While car numbers in rich countries are static, sales are booming across Asia and Latin America and rising sharply in Africa. By 2015, India will overtake Germany as the world's fourth largest market for vehicles. According to the World Health ...

Plant-Based Molecules Show Cancer-Fighting Potential

Plant-Based Molecules Show Cancer-Fighting Potential: The program targets plants of the Great Plains used by Native American tribes and uses modern science to examine their chemical structures to discover the compounds responsible for their healing properties and determine which might have wound-healing, ...

World Bank nominee taking heat for criticizing corporate growth

World Bank nominee taking heat for criticizing corporate growth: In a sign of the importance of such support, Kim headed to Africa, Asia and Latin America on Tuesday on a nearly two-week "listening tour," the Treasury Department said. Kim will meet with heads of state, finance ministers and others in Ethiopia, ...

Chavez leads rival in latest poll

Chavez leads rival in latest poll: Chavez, 57, who is undergoing radiation therapy in Cuba after cancer surgery, remains popular into his 14th year in power due to his strong personal connection with the poor and heavy, oil-financed spending on welfare policies.

Catholics in Cuba no longer shunned, seek new role


Catholics in Cuba no longer shunned, seek new role

Once shunned, Catholics in Cuba now openly practice their religion, as the church here and the visiting pope pursue their soft power politics, gently pushing for change. Here at the Jesus de Monte church, lay clergy and volunteers have launched an ...

Cuba rules out political change after papal appeal

Cuba rules out political change after papal appeal: HAVANA (AP) -- Pope Benedict is stressing themes of freedom and change on the second day of his visit to Cuba. This morning, he visited the shrine of the nation's patron saint, and spent moments in prayer before the small wooden statue.

Pope arrives in Havana; Cuban officials disavow political reform

Pope arrives in Havana; Cuban officials disavow political reform: Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Havana, where he was greeted with performances by Cuba's national ballet and orchestra. Earlier, Cuba's economics minister said there will be no political reform on the island. BY DANIEL CHANG AND NANCY SAN MARTIN Arriving ...


The Call: America's drug war partners are speaking their minds

The Call: America's drug war partners are speaking their minds:
The former presidents of Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico generated headlines in 2009 by jointly declaring that "the war on drugs has failed" and calling for decriminalization of marijuana, but the commentary was dismissed in some quarters as an easy ...


Foreign Policy (blog)

7 Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Latinos

7 Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Latinos:
All Latinos will save on important preventive services available free of cost and senior Latinos will save through lower Medicare Advantage premiums and lower prescription drug costs. Further, as many as 9 million low-income Latinos will gain coverage ...


Center For American Progress

Puerto Rico to recount votes cast in local primary


Puerto Rico to recount votes cast in local primary

SAN JUAN, Puerto RicoPuerto Rico's election commission says it will for the first time in history recount thousands of votes cast during the island's local primary last week following allegations of irregularities. Commission President Hector Conty ...

Goodbye Sarasota, Symbol of Hope

Goodbye Sarasota, Symbol of Hope: Well, like much larger and more important problems of poverty in our country, try telling that to someone that wakes up every morning living in blight. So it was with the Baltimore Orioles for the better part of the past 30 years.

Two sentenced to prison for participating in cocaine distribution ring


Two sentenced to prison for participating in cocaine distribution ring

Two men received prison sentences for their involvement in a large cocaine distribution organization, according to the US States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Jose Murillo, 43, a Mexican citizen, and Edwin Fernando-Montejo, 25, ...

Angolan community in Brazil briefed on Government concerns


Angolan community in Brazil briefed on Government concerns

Sao Paulo - The ambassador of Angola to Brazil, Nelson Cosme, Tuesday in Sao Paulo expressed the concerns of his country's Executive to pay a greater attention to the Angolan community in the South American nation. At a meeting with the Angolan ...

Attempted Native American Tribal Filing Raises Bankruptcy Law Questions

Attempted Native American Tribal Filing Raises Bankruptcy Law Questions: The Wall Street Journal reported this week on the fascinating case of an attempted bankruptcy filing by the Western Mohegan Tribe, a New York group that failed to earn official recognition as a Native American tribe by the federal government when it ...

31 Scholarships Awarded to Help Native Americans Attend Online University


31 Scholarships Awarded to Help Native Americans Attend Online University

The AT&T Foundation funded the first 30 of these scholarships with a $150000 contribution in October 2010 to help members of Native American tribes, their spouses, and people living and working in Native American communities earn a college degree.

The Mexican penitentiary system how prisons became tools for the ...


The Mexican penitentiary system how prisons became tools for the ...

Far from being an instrument aimed at fighting crime and reintegrating former inmates in society Mexican prisons act as a recruiting ground for the cartels ...

BRIC and the Multi-Polar Power Structure

BRIC and the Multi-Polar Power Structure:
Brazil, with its close to 200 million people and inhabiting the largest land mass in South America has been known for its Samba, Pele and soccer, the Carnaval which attracts millions to Rio each year, the Amazon region which holds the global eco system ...


The FINANCIAL

Colombian drug lord gets 16+ years in US prison

Colombian drug lord gets 16+ years in US prison: Marin-Zamora initially backed out of a plea deal because a life sentence was still possible. He was captured on an island off Venezuela in September 2010. The US has arrested and convicted several top leaders of the North Valley cartel.

Chicano Latino Affairs Council unveils initiatives for Latinos Special

Chicano Latino Affairs Council unveils initiatives for Latinos Special: Chicano Latino Affairs Council serves as a liaison between local, state and federal governments to better understand Minnesota's Chicano Latino community. The Chicano Latino Affairs Council (CLAC), a Minnesota statewide government agency created by the ...

Native American inmates challenging tobacco ban

Native American inmates challenging tobacco ban: SIOUX FALLS, SD (AP) - Opening arguments are scheduled Tuesday in a federal lawsuit filed by a group of Native American inmates saying a state prison policy that bans the use of tobacco during religious ceremonies is discriminatory.