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Director explains how students can help Latinos find better jobs


Director explains how students can help Latinos find better jobs

He said Puerto Ricans in particular experience higher rates of unemployment and poverty than other Latino subgroups. “To overcome these segments, we introduce pathways which are defined as education, training and employment approaches that lead to ...

LGBT Pride Festivals Draw Visitors to South America | Clarity ...

LGBT Pride Festivals Draw Visitors to South America | Clarity ...: South America is home to many unique attractions that you can't find anywhere else in the world – the culture, the food, the people, the exotic locations, and the ...

Institutionalised Homophobia Encourages Hate Crimes

Institutionalised Homophobia Encourages Hate Crimes: ... por homofobia (1995-2008)", presented in 2011 by the gay rights group Letra S said that 628 gay-bashing murders committed between 1995 and 2008 made Mexico the second-highest ranking country in Latin America for this kind of killing, after Brazil.

Brazil: Gay-murders more than double in five years

Brazil: Gay-murders more than double in five years: These statistics are shocking for a country often cited as one of the gay-friendliest in South America. However, reports of gay-murders in Brazil are not new. According to a January 2011 article by Gay City News, there were 121 gay murders in 2007, ...


Hispanics: 20% Higher Unemployment | Cafe Con Leche Republicans

Hispanics: 20% Higher Unemployment | Cafe Con Leche Republicans: Moreover, the Hispanic rate is 20% higher than the rest of the country's 8.2%. Teenaged Hispanic unemployment is higher because there are more of them what ...

Tough issues require resolute leadership

Tough issues require resolute leadership: If unemployment was six percent and prosperity in abundance, few would mind, much less notice. But those certainly are not the times we live in. Unemployment has remained above eight percent more than three years, our dependence on foreign sources of ...

Cuba and drugs debate to spice Americas Summit

Cuba and drugs debate to spice Americas Summit: There's no way he can fulfill Latin American expectations," said US-based regional expert Michael Shifter. Though the summit's official agenda ranges from technology to poverty reduction, Cuba was once again shaping into the No.

Rayjon visitors inspired to help

Rayjon visitors inspired to help: The two were part of group that travelled with Rayjon Sharecare, a Sarnia-based charity that provides aid throughout the Caribbean and Central and South America. DANIEL PUNCH/ THE OBSERVER/ QMI AGENCY After spending a week amongst poverty, ...

Lift Latin America's 'drug curse'

Lift Latin America's 'drug curse':
These leaders are tired of the drug-related violence and corruption that corrodes their democracies, especially in Mexico and much of Central America. About 15 percent of Latin America's economy is lost to violence generated by organized crime, ...


Christian Science Monitor

2012 Florida Film Festival

2012 Florida Film Festival:
But none of it sold records, and the doc details his fall into obscurity, poverty and death, partly in animated sequences of shockingly poor taste. Director Kieran Turner amasses a relevant parade of talking heads – current musicians who owe a huge ...


Orlando Weekly

Canada's PM calls for more free trade in Latin America

Canada's PM calls for more free trade in Latin America:
Net - Canada's Prime Minister on Thursday, April 12 called for more free trade in Latin America ahead of a meeting with regional leaders at a summit in Colombia this weekend, AFP reports. "Given the fragile state of the global economy, it is imperative ...


PanARMENIAN.Net

Sixty years of the Bolivian revolution – what lessons can be learned?

Sixty years of the Bolivian revolution – what lessons can be learned?: The backwardness and poverty of Bolivia (which before World War II had the second lowest income per capita in the continent after Haiti), in a contradictory ...

Drug smugglers recruiting in Mexican newspapers' “help wanted” ads


Drug smugglers recruiting in Mexican newspapers' “help wanted” ads

By AP US Immigration and Customs Enforcement is buying ad space in Mexican newspapers to warn job seekers about misleading “help wanted” ads posted by drug smugglers. SAN DIEGO — The war on drugs is going to the classified sections of Mexican ...

How the drug war hurts everyone

How the drug war hurts everyone:
... to bags of marijuana being displayed to the media at a military base on the outskirts of Monterrey, Mexico. (Credit: Reuters/Tomas Bravo) Something as massive and amorphous as America's War on Drugs can be difficult to imagine in concrete terms.


Salon

US Agent Accused of Buying Guns for Mexican Cartels

US Agent Accused of Buying Guns for Mexican Cartels: The agent also allegedly made illegal "straw" purchases of around 20000 rounds of ammunition and 97 high-capacity ammunition clips that are in high demand by Mexican drug cartels. Mexico Drug War Deaths Top 45000 This is the second case in the past ...


Hugo Chavez ahead in Venezuela presidential race even as he fights cancer ...


Hugo Chavez ahead in Venezuela presidential race even as he fights cancer ...

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has hardly hit the campaign trail. Instead, he has been consumed with his fight against cancer, repeatedly traveling to Cuba for ...

Some Latin Leaders Want New Approach To Drug War

Some Latin Leaders Want New Approach To Drug War: Over the past four decades, the drug war has become increasingly bloody, and violence is now numbingly common across much of Central America and northern Mexico. That's prompting widespread disenchantment with the current approach –- which involves ...


LGBT Pride Festivals Draw Visitors to South America | Clarity ...

LGBT Pride Festivals Draw Visitors to South America | Clarity ...: Let's go on a journey to discover a few of South America's prominent and ground- breaking gay pride festivals. We'll even tell you how to get there! To begin, the ...

Peru has highest rural to urban poverty ratio in Latin America

Peru has highest rural to urban poverty ratio in Latin America:
This explains why “the reduction of poverty in urban areas has been accelerated.” However, IDB official Omar Zambrano said Peru shows “significant progress at the regional level and is at the forefront of some indicators, such as reducing extreme ...


Peru this Week

The State of Communities of Color in the US Economy

The State of Communities of Color in the US Economy:
Our report specifically shows: African Americans and Latinos persistently suffer from high unemployment rates. The unemployment rate of African Americans is typically twice as high as that of white Americans, while the Latino unemployment rate is about ...


Center For American Progress

After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself

After Taint Of Drugs, Colombia Reinvents Itself: Increasingly, Colombia is seen as South America's rising star. A factory in a middle-class neighborhood in the capital is symbolic of this new Colombia. The Nutresa factory in Bogota churns out countless chocolate bars and containers of ice cream.

Bringing the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement Into 21st Century Classrooms


Bringing the 20th Century Civil Rights Movement Into 21st Century Classrooms

Like the young people known as "born frees" in South Africa -- those born after Nelson Mandela was released -- associate the struggle there only with Mandela, the Law Center's report showed the struggle for equal rights here in America is more often ...

Venezuelan trade unions express solidarity with Independent Trade Union ...

Venezuelan trade unions express solidarity with Independent Trade Union ...:
More than two dozen trade unions in Venezuela have issued a statement to express solidarity with members of the nascent organization of the Belarusian Independent Trade Union (BITU) at crushed stone mining company RUVP Hranit.


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Attacks on diplomats highlight Venezuela crime woes

Attacks on diplomats highlight Venezuela crime woes: By Daniel Wallis CARACAS (Reuters) – Found wandering injured in a small town before dawn, the Costa Rican attaché was the latest victim of kidnappers who have seized several diplomats and underscored the scale of Venezuela's crime problem.

News Students combat pain poverty in Dominican Republic ...

News Students combat pain poverty in Dominican Republic ...: Fifteen Bucknell University students and two advisers traveled to the Dominican Republic as part of a week-long service trip.