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jueves, 29 de marzo de 2012

Immigration officials arrest 19 Springfield restaurant workers

Immigration officials arrest 19 Springfield restaurant workers: If convicted, the four could face up to two years in prison. Nineteen people who worked at four Mexican restaurants in Springfield were arrested this week during a worksite enforcement operation conducted by federal immigration officials, according to ...

Man's dream holiday turned into nightmare after being detained in Mexican jail


Man's dream holiday turned into nightmare after being detained in Mexican jail

Michael Stalker spent two days in prison after being accused of vandalism in Cancun, Mexico. A Scots dream holiday turned into a nightmare when he was arrested and detained in a Mexican jail. Michael Stalker spent two days in prison after being accused ...

Debate: Neoliberalism in disguise in Bolivia?

Debate: Neoliberalism in disguise in Bolivia?: Not least in importance, Bolivia has also become a prime participant in the movement for .... redistribute the nation's wealth in order to tackle poverty; ...

Cuban-Americans traveling to homeland see hope in future

Cuban-Americans traveling to homeland see hope in future: The most populous island nation in the Caribbean, Cuba has long been an alluring tourist destination. Now with the easing of travel restriction for Americans, it is easy to see some of the wonders of the country. Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Cuba drew ...


Venezuelan soldiers die in helicopter crash

Venezuelan soldiers die in helicopter crash: Seven Venezuelan soldiers have died in a helicopter crash near the Colombian border, military officials have announced. State news agency AVN reports that it is still unclear what caused the Superpuma helicopter to crash. The soldiers were deployed on ...

Chavez back in Venezuela after 1st radiation round

Chavez back in Venezuela after 1st radiation round:
CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez has returned home from Cuba after a five-day round of radiation therapy and says the cancer treatments are going well. Chavez appeared on state television early Thursday at a meeting with aides, ...


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Native American Youth & Family Center to host honorary tree planting in ...

Native American Youth & Family Center to host honorary tree planting in ...:
By Larry Bingham, The Oregonian The Native American Youth & Family Center will plant a red cedar Friday morning in Northeast Portland to honor elders and veterans who have passed into the spirit world.


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Latinos Could Swing Election, But Turnout Might Disappoint

Latinos Could Swing Election, But Turnout Might Disappoint: Some possible reasons for this decline, the group stated, are “a spike in residential mobility” coupled with “intensive downward economic mobility due to the combined effect of significant (and disproportionate) unemployment and mortgage foreclosures” ...

Leading US human rights group urges Cuba to halt repression ...

Leading US human rights group urges Cuba to halt repression ...: WASHINGTON – A leading human rights group in the United States has urged the Cuban government to “immediately halt repression” aimed at ...


'Land of Eternal Spring' Blesses Volunteers

'Land of Eternal Spring' Blesses Volunteers: They aim to empower the Mayans to overcome their poverty. Meanwhile, the Methodists benefit as well. For Ricciardello, working in Guatemala in December gives her a break from the consumer madness of the Christmas season. “The reason I go in December is ...

Washington's Loss of Control Over World Bank Is a Big Historic Change

Washington's Loss of Control Over World Bank Is a Big Historic Change: In Latin America especially (but also in many other countries) these policies coincided with a collapse of economic growth and therefore a drop-off in poverty reduction. The World Bank has been part of a "creditors' cartel" with the IMF, ...


Citizen of the Week: Sarah Nylund

Citizen of the Week: Sarah Nylund: Not long ago, a university supported program led to spending 15 days in Central America with 27 fellow students, where they delivered clothing and shoes, helped in a medical clinic and installed a ceramic floor in a church.

Fighting poverty in the courts

Fighting poverty in the courts: In Brazil, which mostly hears individual provisions cases, the figure is 36%—ie, it is mildly regressive—as is the case in Indonesia. And in Nigeria, the figure is only 25% because legal cases mostly concern areas which are the preserves of richer ...


Neglected Tropical Disease Control is a Key to Fighting Poverty in ...


Neglected Tropical Disease Control is a Key to Fighting Poverty in ...

“Our partnerships have the potential to improve the lives of more than 100 million people living in poverty in Texas and further south in Latin America.” According ...

Texas accuses anti-death penalty charity of fomenting violence ...

Texas accuses anti-death penalty charity of fomenting violence ...: Texas, America's most prolific practitioner of the death penalty, has launched an extraordinary attack on the international anti-death penalty charity Reprieve, ...

Amnesty: US ranks 5th on global execution scale

Amnesty: US ranks 5th on global execution scale: America's 43 executions in 2011 ranked it fifth in the world in capital punishment, the rights group said in its annual review of worldwide death penalty trends. US executions were down from 46 a year earlier. "If you look at the company we're in ...

Death penalty, early release, forgiveness

Death penalty, early release, forgiveness: A suggestion for overcrowding in prison, take those on death role ... line them up and give each a appointment by the hour! — Patty G. • This is dumb politics. Take the prisoners and have them pick up trash, cut weeds along our roads.


Chronically ill Central American immigrants struggle to pay for health care


Chronically ill Central American immigrants struggle to pay for health care

"Remittance payments from relatives living in the United States are a major source of income for chronically ill people in Latin America," says lead study author John D. Piette, Ph.D., professor of internal medicine at the UM Medical School, ...

Ocampo Sees His World Bank Bid as Necessary Challenge to U.S.

Ocampo Sees His World Bank Bid as Necessary Challenge to U.S.: Jose Antonio Ocampo, a former Colombian finance minister and one of three candidates to become the next World Bank president, said challenging the US monopoly on the job will force changes to future selections. A 59-year-old professor at Columbia ...

Racism robs Black youth of their dreams

Racism robs Black youth of their dreams:
It would seem that the specific provisions of the Florida “Stand Your Ground” law would contravene the decision of the Sanford Police Department to allow Zimmerman to walk free, citing his right to self-defense. However, this is US society, ...


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Author Harry Crews dies in Florida at 76


Author Harry Crews dies in Florida at 76

In "A Childhood," published in 1997, Crews wrote about growing up in poverty and without books, except for the Bible. He remembered the shame of having to move around. "Ever since I reached manhood, I have looked back upon that time when I was a boy ...

Officials fear health-care act will boost Medicaid costs

Officials fear health-care act will boost Medicaid costs: The 2010 health-care overhaul would reduce this by opening Medicaid to adults whose incomes are up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level – in Florida, up to $29326 for a family of four. The federal government would cover 100 percent of the cost ...

Separatist black group stands by bounty offer for man who killed Florida teen

Separatist black group stands by bounty offer for man who killed Florida teen: The group -- which is distinct from the better known Black Panther Party, founded in the late 1960s -- is described by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group and a "virulently racist and anti-Semitic organization." On Saturday, the party put ...


Candlelight vigil to be held in Montgomery for slain Florida teen

Candlelight vigil to be held in Montgomery for slain Florida teen:
The center, sponsored by the Southern Poverty Law Center, is located at 400 Washington Ave. Martin, 17, was shot and killed Feb. 26 by a neighborhood watch volunteer in a Sanford, Fla., gated community. The unarmed teen was returning from a convenience ...


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Hands on Tzedakah and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service help Florida seniors


Hands on Tzedakah and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service help Florida seniors

Hands on Tzadekah (HOT) recently helped senior citizens living below the poverty line near Boca Raton, Florida, by providing $55000 in the form of gift cards through the Ruth Rales Jewish Family Service (JFS), as the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports.