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miércoles, 18 de abril de 2012

Reform School on the Bayou

Reform School on the Bayou: Michael Walker Jones of the Louisiana Association of Educators dismissed choice on grounds that "If I'm a parent in poverty I have no clue because I'm trying to struggle and live day to day." Unions pushed principals to cancel school—sometimes giving ...

Salvadoran Mining Fights Spark International Lawsuits

Salvadoran Mining Fights Spark International Lawsuits: By Roger Bybee Despite pervasive poverty and unemployment in their tiny Central American nation of 6.9 million people, El Salvadorans are ignoring the siren songs of transnational mining companies that promise new jobs in mines billed as ...


Colombia-US Free Trade Deal To Take Effect In May

Colombia-US Free Trade Deal To Take Effect In May: The two countries also agreed to work together in the areas of electric power and fighting organized crime in Central America, and agreed to extend Colombian visas to the United States from the current five-year maximum period to 10 years, ...

Children and Poverty in Peru | Online Success Articles

Children and Poverty in Peru | Online Success Articles: Although Peru is an amazing country with many things to recommend it, it is also plagued by poverty. Lima, Cusco, and other cities are home to thousands of ...

President to lead mission to Peru

President to lead mission to Peru: Announcing the mission, Dr Abela said the idea to visit the Maltese helping the missions abroad, in countries where there is poverty and much need, had been in his mind since the first days in office. The mission will be going to Peru, leaving Malta on ...

Latin America Could Help Europe Out of Crisis: Peru Minister

Latin America Could Help Europe Out of Crisis: Peru Minister:
He added that for European investors, Peru's appeal lay in its combination of “profitability and security”. “We are a country which has been growing at very fast rates over the last few decades. We have made progress in terms of poverty alleviation, ...


CNBC.com

Sex, drugs and Latin America

Sex, drugs and Latin America: While violence presents a serious threat to human security, there is an equally pressing issue at hand that is rarely discussed: the health and well-being of Latin America's youth. Worldwide, today's generation of youth is the largest ever.

Thousands of Honduran farmworkers seize land

Thousands of Honduran farmworkers seize land: According to United Nations figures, 53 percent of Hondurans live in the countryside and, according to the Economic Commission for Latin America, the residents of 72 percent of rural homes are below the poverty line. Cesar Ham, director of the National ...

Ohio executes man who fatally stabbed teen in 1985


Ohio executes man who fatally stabbed teen in 1985

Forty-nine-year-old Mark Wiles died by lethal injection at 10:42 am, ending an unofficial moratorium on the death penalty that occurred while the state and a federal judge wrangled over Ohio's lethal injection procedures. It was the 47th execution ...

Riot cash battles revealed

Riot cash battles revealed:
Police chiefs also spent months locked in a row with the government over a £1.5m bill for the riot, documents reveal. At the height of the operation, 1379 officers were involved - including 705 containing the prison walls. Another 491 were on standby, ...


Wigan Today

Is Argentina Becoming the New Venezuela?

Is Argentina Becoming the New Venezuela?:
Her actions have been applauded by Hugo Chavez, the left-wing president of Venezuela, which recently nationalized its gold industry and has a longer history of seizing other foreign-owned assets, particularly in the oil industry.


CNBC.com

Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana's Angola ...

Amnesty International: Decades of Solitary Confinement at Louisiana's Angola ...:
April 17 marks exactly 40 years that two inmates in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, known as Angola prison, have been held in solitary confinement for the murder of a prison guard, Brent Miller. Herman Wallace and Albert Woodfox were serving ...


Between The Lines

The Hidden Role Of Drug Trafficking In The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal

The Hidden Role Of Drug Trafficking In The Secret Service Prostitution Scandal: Robin Kirk, program director of the Duke Human Rights Center and author of "More Terrible Than Death: Massacres, Drugs and America's War in Colombia," told me that while she couldn't say for sure how much money paid to prostitutes in Colombia went into ...

In Latin America, a new day is dawning


In Latin America, a new day is dawning

Poverty. These three words sum up the view too many people in the US have of Latin America. Fueled by media reports of massacres in Mexico, Maoist rebellions in Peru, and grinding poverty in the hillside favelas of Brazil, this view of Latin America is ...

Lending to 'unbanked' could work in Iowa

Lending to 'unbanked' could work in Iowa: The share of people in poverty in the capital city has risen from 11.4 percent in 2000 to 17.7 percent in 2010, according to the Census Bureau's American Community Survey. A group of community activists, finance experts and others are exploring the ...

Fired Pontiac teacher's supporters to present signatures seeking reinstatement


Fired Pontiac teacher's supporters to present signatures seeking reinstatement

... students about a fundraiser they planned for the family of slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin. The petition was started on Charge.org by Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit civil rights organization.

Feeding South Florida Reaches Out to Individuals, Corporations with Donation ...


Feeding South Florida Reaches Out to Individuals, Corporations with Donation ...

Feeding South Florida does this by providing food and other grocery products, and by educating and engaging the community to fight hunger and poverty. Through a local network of nearly 600 other not-for-profit organizations, Feeding South Florida ...

Race and poverty roundup: George Zimmerman charged; subprime lending is back ...


Race and poverty roundup: George Zimmerman charged; subprime lending is back ...

The announcement that George Zimmerman will be charged with second degree murder was welcomed by advocates who felt that letting Zimmerman go free, despite there being little question that he had shot Florida ...

Food stamps helped in recession, if not in politics

Food stamps helped in recession, if not in politics: By David Sarasohn, The Oregonian The night of the Florida Republican primary, after a solid defeat that pretty much knocked him out of the presidential race, Newt Gingrich regaled his campaign headquarters audience with a lengthy account of what he ...

For many reasons, more cash in at 62

For many reasons, more cash in at 62: Rik Jesse/FLORIDA TODAY More than 1.1 million 62-year-olds signed up in 2010. While anyone can file for early retirement at age 62 with reduced benefits, age at which full retirements are available through the Social Security Administration vary ...


Meth dealers sentenced to long prison terms

Meth dealers sentenced to long prison terms: Monica Martinez of Wilder was sentenced to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release. Shane Kenneth Brizendine of Wilder; Armando Jason Saltzer of Nampa; and Mario Bautista, a Mexican national, are due to be sentenced June 25.

Mexican cartels trick border crossers into being drug mules

Mexican cartels trick border crossers into being drug mules: Hidden in the car could be marijuana, cocaine and methamphetamines that, if found by law enforcement, could land the driver in prison for many years. The drug traffickers' ruse has snared more than 40 people since the start of last year, ...

Kaiser Permanente Invests $1.2 Million to Help Low-income and Uninsured ...


Kaiser Permanente Invests $1.2 Million to Help Low-income and Uninsured ...

$1.2 million to improve health outcomes for uninsured and low-income residents in Oregon and Southwest Washington. Eight safety net clinics will receive grant money to improve clinical outcomes for more than 6000 patients with chronic illnesses, ...

Senator reports as many as 21 prostitutes in Secret Service sex scandal

Senator reports as many as 21 prostitutes in Secret Service sex scandal: Brazil's Tourism Ministry recently said it identified more than 2000 sites advertising the South American giant's sex industry, many of them hosted in the US. To counter the reputation, the tourism ministry has stepped up efforts to advertise Brazil's ...

Prison riot ends without bloodshed

Prison riot ends without bloodshed: A prison riot in northeastern Brazilian ended Monday after the inmates released all 141 hostages after lengthy negotiations, regional officials said. About 400 prisoners at the Advogado Jacinto Filho de Arcaju prison in Sergipe rioted Sunday morning ...