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jueves, 5 de abril de 2012

Native Student Association Concerned About NCLB Waivers


Native Student Association Concerned About NCLB Waivers

Advocates for Native American students fear the state No Child Left Behind Act waivers may end up allowing schools and districts to ignore Native students and lead to a loss of information on their progress.

Black and Latino Businesses can Help Close the Racial ...

Black and Latino Businesses can Help Close the Racial ...: The unemployment rate now stands at 8.3%. However, black unemployment is 14.1% and Latino unemployment is 10.7%. In comparison, white unemployment ...

The Hispanic Gap

The Hispanic Gap: The unintended consequence is a dampening of Latino voter turnout." Minorities have been harder-hit by the recession than whites. While the national unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent, it's much higher for blacks (15.6 percent) and Hispanics (12.5 ...

Banks Fail To Maintain Foreclosed Homes In Minority Neighborhoods: Report


Banks Fail To Maintain Foreclosed Homes In Minority Neighborhoods: Report

The findings constitute a violation of federal civil rights law and show that blacks and Latinos are unfairly burdened with one of the worst aspects of the nation's housing crisis, alliance officials said. “This is not about income. It is about race.

Argentine Dictatorship's Torture Continued in Malvinas/Falklands

Argentine Dictatorship's Torture Continued in Malvinas/Falklands: By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES - Former combatants in Argentina who took part in the 1982 Malvinas/Falkland Islands war are waging their final battle: they are trying to get the Supreme Court to classify the brutal mistreatment to ...

Argentina Near-Term Recession Odds Soar To 85% -UTDT Survey

Argentina Near-Term Recession Odds Soar To 85% -UTDT Survey: By Ken Parks BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)--The chances that Argentina's economy will enter a recession in the near term jumped above 85% in the closely followed monthly leading indicator published by Torcuato Di Tella University. The odds of a recession in ...


Argentine court orders raid on vice president's apartment

Argentine court orders raid on vice president's apartment: * Boudou was economy minister before vice president * Investigation cut short his honeymoon in power BUENOS AIRES, April 4 (Reuters) - Argentine investigators raided an apartment owned by Vice President Amado Boudou on Wednesday as part of a court ...

Venezuelan horse race preserves cowboy customs

Venezuelan horse race preserves cowboy customs: In this March 31, 2012 photo, a girl watches horse races across the Apure River in San Fernando de Apure, Venezuela. Competitors on canoes race across the Apure River as their horses swim to commemorate a 1819 battle in which soldiers led by ...


Dominican Republic and Haiti continue plans against malaria


Dominican Republic and Haiti continue plans against malaria

Efforts to eliminate two mosquito-borne diseases –malaria and lymphatic filariasis– in Haiti and the Dominican Republic are ongoing, with the first of four binational meetings on the issue to take place in 2012, held in Santo Domingo on March 29 - 30 ...

Louisiana Legislature Approves Historic Statewide School Choice Expansion


Louisiana Legislature Approves Historic Statewide School Choice Expansion

With significant bipartisan support, the Louisiana legislature today passed a comprehensive statewide school choice bill creating a vast expansion of the publicly funded private school choice program in New Orleans as well as one of the most expansive ...

"Music Lifting Women out of Poverty in Brazil" - The World Bank ...

"Music Lifting Women out of Poverty in Brazil" - The World Bank ...:
The World Bank is working on gender equality. Women's rights are becoming more and more ...

Re: Violence Exposes Crisis in Latin American Prisons » Council on ...

Re: Violence Exposes Crisis in Latin American Prisons » Council on ...: Written by James Beaubien, this article discusses how the violence and a series of riots have broken out inside Mexican prisons and the recent riot and prison ...

Best Bites explores Native food at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe

Best Bites explores Native food at the Pueblo Harvest Cafe: Chef Burt Wilson is cooking Native fusion cuisine, with menu items like the crab stuffed trout smoke on a cedar plank. He explains to us the belief that cedar ashes are actually considered to be medicinal by several Native American tribes.

Why Latin America is looking to legalize cocaine

Why Latin America is looking to legalize cocaine: Basic human rights protections have been weakened or abandoned altogether. Law-abiding folk have fled or now dwell in fear. Thousands of people have simply disappeared. And the cocaine trade? It marches on, as insidious and profitable as ever.


Georgia's special ed policy to be investigated

Georgia's special ed policy to be investigated: By Nancy Badertscher The US Justice Department plans to investigate claims that Georgia schools are discriminating against students with disabilities, the Southern Poverty Law Center announced Thursday. The investigation follows a complaint filed by ...

Lopez's punishment doesn't fit crime

Lopez's punishment doesn't fit crime: The same thing goes for what the Puerto Rico Boxing Commission unjustly did to Juan Manuel Lopez this week when it suspended the former featherweight titleholder for one year, fined him $10000 and ordered him to perform 100 hours of community service.

Brazil seeks $22 billion from Chevron and Transocean in oil spill

Brazil seeks $22 billion from Chevron and Transocean in oil spill: Chevron Corp. and Transocean Ltd. are being sued for $22 billion in environmental damages in Brazil, double the initial claims, after a federal prosecutor filed a lawsuit over a second oil spill off the nation's coast. Chevron committed "a series of ...


US man sits 10 months in Bolivian jail, uncharged


US man sits 10 months in Bolivian jail, uncharged

Some of the land that Rodriguez bought for the venture turned out to belong to the brother of a drug trafficker who had escaped from a Brazilian prison and who, the investors say, became romantically and financially entwined with her.

Evangelization faces challenge from Cubans who syncretize religion

Evangelization faces challenge from Cubans who syncretize religion: SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba -- In this Caribbean nation of 11.3 million, one of the greatest challenges to Catholic evangelization comes from Cubans who practice traditional African religions. The fusion of diverse spiritual currents was occurring even ...


Prison, therapy handed down to convicted child abuser


Prison, therapy handed down to convicted child abuser

Vicencio will serve a minimum of two years and a maximum of life in prison. He was also sentenced to a mandatory lifetime term of parole. Defense attorney Daniel Shaffer said Vicencio is willing to undergo treatment, but Shaffer believes DOC therapy ...

Australian, US survivors relive Bali bombs horror


Australian, US survivors relive Bali bombs horror

Hughes, who gave Patek an icy stare as he returned back to his seat after testifying, later told reporters he hoped the accused would receive the death penalty. Steven Cabler, a 51-year-old American rock musician from California who was on a surfing ...

Death penalty trial of five 9/11 suspects to resume at Guantanamo

Death penalty trial of five 9/11 suspects to resume at Guantanamo:
The Pentagon cleared the way April 4, 2012, for a death penalty trial against five Guantanamo Bay captives charged with engineering the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. MIAMI - The Pentagon on Wednesday cleared the way for a death penalty trial ...


Stars and Stripes

Mexico's controversial gangster ballads

Mexico's controversial gangster ballads: Manuel Valenzuela, expert on narcocorridos at the College of the Northern Border in Tijuana, calls the bans "censorship" at a time cultural expressions — movies such as "Miss Bala" and "El Infierno" — draw on strife from the ongoing drug war.


BOLIVIA: The Morales government: neoliberalism in disguise?

BOLIVIA: The Morales government: neoliberalism in disguise?: by Federico Fuentes For more than a decade Bolivia has been rocked by mass upsurges and .... redistribute the nation's wealth in order to tackle poverty; ...

Native students use Wolf-Fire Scholarship to improve community

Native students use Wolf-Fire Scholarship to improve community: Now, his commitment is getting a boost from UB's Wolf-Fire Scholarship, offered through the university's Native American Center for Wellness Research. The Wolf-Fire Scholarship will aid Ransom, a UB civil engineering graduate student, by paying the ...