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viernes, 30 de marzo de 2012

The Affordable Care Act: Hope for Health Care Equality For All

The Affordable Care Act: Hope for Health Care Equality For All:
Medicaid, the most important health care program for low-income children and especially Latino children, will also expand to cover many more families by 2013. Low-income Latina mothers, who disproportionately work in jobs that offer no or inadequate ...


RH Reality Check (blog)

Toward the conquest of world poverty

Toward the conquest of world poverty: Latin America has made sharp inroads against poverty. "For the first time since 1981," says the World Bank, "we have seen less than half the population of sub-Saharan Africa living below $1.25 a day." The start of most global trends is hard to pinpoint ...



Sex and drugs and private cells: Behind bars in South America


Sex and drugs and private cells: Behind bars in South America

Dreadful acts of violence occur here and Lurigancho is sometimes described as one of Latin America's more ferocious jails. Recently, one Dutch inmate was found to have battered and strangled his Peruvian girlfriend to death and entombed her corpse in ...

Extreme poverty is a challenge for both India and Brazil

Extreme poverty is a challenge for both India and Brazil:
New Delhi: Ms. Dilma Rousseff, President of Brazil, said here today at the seminar on Brazil-India: A New Frontier for Business Opportunities that Brazil and India are main drivers of global economic growth and therefore “there was a need to revitalise ...


Orissadiary.com

The poor among you

The poor among you: "Minimum wage doesn't get a person even close to the poverty level. People ought to be able to work their way out of poverty," Sider, professor at Palmer Theological Seminary in Wynnewood, Pa., said in an interview. But more Americans live in poverty ...


Discovering Central America in the 1970s and 1980s

Discovering Central America in the 1970s and 1980s:
... which took the luxury of abolishing its army and created a social democratic welfare state unequalled in the hemisphere before the Cuban revolution.
NACLA

Rio Plus 20: What Prospects for the Next UN Mega-Conference?

Rio Plus 20: What Prospects for the Next UN Mega-Conference?:
by Stewart M. Patrick A boat is seen near Copacabana Beach at sunrise in Rio de Janeiro March 14, 2012. (Sergio Moraes /Courtesy Reuters) On June 20-21, the world will descend on Rio de Janeiro for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable ...


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

CBF initiative brings hope to nation's poorest counties

CBF initiative brings hope to nation's poorest counties: The initiative targets one county in both Alabama and Louisiana, two in both Arkansas and Kentucky, three in Mississippi, four in South Dakota and seven in Texas. In 2011, the 10th anniversary of CBF's 20-year commitment, an estimated 10500 volunteer ...

Brown signs casino compact with tribe

Brown signs casino compact with tribe: (AP) -- A Native American tribe's plans for a Las Vegas-style casino about 50 miles north of San Francisco got a big boost on Friday when the governor signed a gaming compact with the tribe. The deal between the state and the Federated Indians of ...

The American Indian Empowerment Act: Setting the Record Straight

The American Indian Empowerment Act: Setting the Record Straight: By Don Young, Congressman As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Indian and Alaska Native Affairs, I oversee most issues concerning Native Americans. Throughout my career, I have worked tirelessly to empower and improve the lives of America's Native ...


How Louisiana is Luring Startups

How Louisiana is Luring Startups: "Only a sadist would insist on resurrecting this concentration of poverty, crime, and deplorable schools," wrote Slate's Jack Shafer, a week after the hurricane hit Southeast Louisiana. Nearly seven years later, not only is New Orleans' population back ...

Bad news, good news about the death penalty in the US

Bad news, good news about the death penalty in the US: By Liz Lefebvre This week we heard some good news and bad news about the death penalty in the US People usually want the bad news first, right? Well, here it is: According to a recent Amnesty International report, the US was the only Western democracy ...


CBF initiative brings hope to nation's poorest counties

CBF initiative brings hope to nation's poorest counties: The initiative targets one county in both Alabama and Louisiana, two in both Arkansas and Kentucky, three in Mississippi, four in South Dakota and seven in Texas. In 2011, the 10th anniversary of CBF's 20-year commitment, an estimated 10500 volunteer ...


Prison isolation cells violate human rights, charges petition

Prison isolation cells violate human rights, charges petition:
According to the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, treatment of California prisoners placed in solitary confinement constitutes a violation of human rights that should be brought before the world body. On March 20, the foundation ...


FinalCall.com News

Cuba Dissident Identifies Papal Mass Protester

Cuba Dissident Identifies Papal Mass Protester: A leading Cuban dissident has identified the mystery man who yelled anti-government slogans just before a Mass celebrated by Pope Benedict XVI this week before being hustled away by security agents. Jose Daniel Ferrer told The Associated Press that the ...

Trade partners rebuke Argentina over restrictions

Trade partners rebuke Argentina over restrictions: By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires A group of 14 World Trade Organisation members led by the US and the European Union have delivered a stinging rebuke to Argentina over its “problematic” and “troubling” import restrictions and urged Buenos Aires to scrap ...



Chilean bishops condemn brutal murder of gay man

Chilean bishops condemn brutal murder of gay man: Santiago, Chile - Bishops in Chile have condemned the murder of Daniel Zamudio, a gay man who was gruesomely beaten and succumbed to his injuries on March 27 after being in a coma for nearly four weeks.


Outpouring in Chile over gay youth's death

Outpouring in Chile over gay youth's death: By the CNN Wire Staff A girl leaves a flower this week next to messages in support of Daniel Zamudio outside a Santiago, Chile, hospital. (CNN) -- The issue of hate crime legislation has gripped Chilean leaders as one family on Friday prepared to bury ...

Trayvon Martin case stirs extremists, groups say

Trayvon Martin case stirs extremists, groups say: The case -- in which a Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer killed the unarmed black teen in Sanford, Florida on February 26 -- has sparked a national controversy. It has also stoked extremist views, particularly on the internet, experts say.

Security contractor pays back wages to workers

Security contractor pays back wages to workers: Miami officials investigated a city contractor after workers said the company violated he city's “living wage” law. By Lidia Dinkova A security company has agreed to increase the pay of guards working on city contracts after Miami officials ...


From The Streets To A Home

From The Streets To A Home:
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – More than 100 South Floridian families who were once in poverty or living on the streets now have a place to call home. Friday, the Pinnacle Housing Group launched the grand opening of its new, affordable housing complex, Vista Mar, ...


CBS Local

Catholic bishops silent on issues affecting poor


Catholic bishops silent on issues affecting poor

The Catholic Church, for example, officially opposes the death penalty as cruel and unusual punishment. But when is the last time you heard the bishops decry application of the death penalty? According to the Death Penalty Information Center, ...

India, Brazil agree to promote greater business interaction


India, Brazil agree to promote greater business interaction

We are both committed to creating an international order that facilitates our efforts at poverty eradication and social development. Bilateral trade and investment flows have grown by leaps and bounds. Yet, President Rousseff and I are in full ...

Race Is Too Hard to Identify


Race Is Too Hard to Identify

In Brazil, therefore, eligibility for racial quotas is always a problem. Quotas based on social class would increase the number of black students simply because poverty and blackness are connected in Brazil. It should also be said that whereas blacks ...

The Case for Gay Acceptance in the Catholic Church

The Case for Gay Acceptance in the Catholic Church:
The Church has millions of members in Africa and South America, where being gay or lesbian can lead to a death sentence. Worse, the Church's own teaching encourages bigotry and harm. Just last year, my father's memorial, the Robert F. Kennedy Center ...


The Atlantic