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jueves, 19 de abril de 2012

A Billion Acts of Green prepares for Earth Day

A Billion Acts of Green prepares for Earth Day: The goal is to register one billion environmentally friendly actions in advance of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development happening in Rio de Janeiro in June, 2012. At the Rio de Janeiro event, The Earth Day Network will participate ...

Corporations and City Leaders Partner to Help Poor Children in Mexico

Corporations and City Leaders Partner to Help Poor Children in Mexico: The contributors helping to solve child poverty in Guadalajara have donated a wonderful new facility which features a much-needed medical clinic for children to receive checkups, treatment and support. Children will be able to visit a dentist at the ...

Chile: Mapuche Still Face Exclusion And Inequality

Chile: Mapuche Still Face Exclusion And Inequality: For its part, the United Nations Children's Fund, or UNICEF, said that one-third of indigenous homes in Chile headed by a woman are below the poverty line. The report “Territorial Inequalities and Social Exclusion of the Mapuche People in Chile: ...


The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy

The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy: as that of white Americans, while the Latino unemployment rate is about 50 percent greater than the rate for whites. • Slower job growth during the recovery ...

GOP Pursues Latino Voters in Six Battleground States

GOP Pursues Latino Voters in Six Battleground States: "Within the coming months, the RNC will tirelessly work to engage the Hispanic community not only in battleground states but across the United States, “ Preibus said. “With the unemployment rate for Hispanics over ten percent, two points higher than ...


Judge Delays 'Voluntary' Execution

Judge Delays 'Voluntary' Execution:
Of the 885 executions carried out since 1976 when the US reinstated the death penalty, 105 have been volunteers, including four in Delaware. And those volunteers -- like people who commit suicide -- were disproportionately white males with a history of ...


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Montevideo Selected as Regional Internet Centre

Montevideo Selected as Regional Internet Centre: ... 2012 (IPS) - The capital of Uruguay has become the headquarters of Latin ... The average poverty rate in Latin America shrank from 44 percent in 2002 to ...

Texas explores California solution to smuggled cell phones in prison


Texas explores California solution to smuggled cell phones in prison

But a new Golden State deal to curb calls from prisons on smuggled cellphones has state officials exploring a similar system. Instead of jamming cellphone calls around prisons as Texas officials had earlier proposed, the California system would block ...

Global Medical Training

Global Medical Training:
His vision was to create a program capable of teaching and delivering medical assistance to the impoverished citizens of Central America, while also providing a unique opportunity to inspire and change the lives of those participants.


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New report details how Latinos and African Americans still feeling ...


New report details how Latinos and African Americans still feeling ...

he unemployment rate of African Americans is typically twice as high as that of white ...
The unemployment rate of African Americans is typically twice as high as that of white ...

Hundreds of Fossils Found Outside Argentina's Capital

Hundreds of Fossils Found Outside Argentina's Capital: EFE Buenos Aires – Paleontologists found about 300 well-preserved fossils of pre-historic animals at two quarries outside Buenos Aires, Argentine officials said. The fossils were found by specialists from the University of La Plata in a 1197 sq. yard ...

Homeless Children Living On The Highway To Disney World

Homeless Children Living On The Highway To Disney World: In Central Florida, it isn't uncommon to hear of 19 or 20 hotel kids in a class of 22 at the local schools. People who advocate for hotel families speak of them as the new face of poverty in America. They say that the hotel is to the modern American ...

El Blog del Narco – a gritty, front-row seat to Mexico's drug war


El Blog del Narco – a gritty, front-row seat to Mexico's drug war

In order to stay safe in a country where in some places there is little to no rule of law, some publications have stopped covering an ongoing drug war that has taken thousands of lives, mostly people who are believed to have been connected to warring ...

DRUG WAR: Mexican army arrests mayor with drug cartel gunmen

DRUG WAR: Mexican army arrests mayor with drug cartel gunmen: By AP VERACRUZ, Mexico - Mexico's army says troops have detained a small-town mayor in the company of heavily armed drug cartel gunmen, leaving the ruling party officials scrambling to distance themselves from a man who had run for office on their ...

Opinion: All kids should take 'Poverty 101'

Opinion: All kids should take 'Poverty 101': They could no more know my life in generational poverty than I could know their lives in the middle class. If we begin by teaching children about poverty in the K-12 system, everyone would learn about the true causes of poverty and the circumstances ...

Homeless Children Living On The Highway To Disney World

Homeless Children Living On The Highway To Disney World: Bringing up a child in the chaotic conditions of poverty must be something like building a skyscraper on quicksand. Instability begets instability begets instability. Many of the families who end up in hotels have lived turbulent lives for a long time.


Ex-judge: Venezuelan officials meddled in cases


Ex-judge: Venezuelan officials meddled in cases

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A fired judge's allegations that high-ranking officials in President Hugo Chavez's government and military manipulate Venezuela court cases were dismissed Thursday by the country's foreign ...

Russian court extends jail time for punk rockers


Russian court extends jail time for punk rockers

MOSCOW (AP) — Three female punk rockers who mocked Vladimir Putin in a surprise protest inside Russia's main Orthodox church will be kept in jail, a Moscow court ruled Thursday. Five members of the feminist band Pussy Riot ...

Gibson attempts joke about anti-Semitic remarks

Gibson attempts joke about anti-Semitic remarks: The talk, which also included the film's co-star, Kevin Hernandez, primarily revolved around "Get the Gringo," which stars Gibson as Driver, a career criminal who finds himself in a Mexican prison after crashing through a border wall following a ...

Native America's first 'Top Model' has big plans

Native America's first 'Top Model' has big plans: “I'm just going to work hard and keep this tunnel vision of being the first Native ( American) super model,” Watchman said. Her recent adventure on the America's ...

Minorities still back Obama, but his lead narrows as economy remains top issue


Minorities still back Obama, but his lead narrows as economy remains top issue

... nears and the economy remains top-of-mind for voters, President Obama can thank the lead he holds over GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney to the support of black and Latino voters, along with women, college graduates, and low-income voters.

Railway Gazette: Buenos Aires metro deliveries begin

Railway Gazette: Buenos Aires metro deliveries begin: ARGENTINA: The initial 10 of a new fleet of metro cars being built by China CNR Corp for Buenos Aires metro Line A arrived in Argentina on April 11. The first of ...

Supreme Court Says Torture Law Applicable only to People

Supreme Court Says Torture Law Applicable only to People: In a lawsuit over the alleged torture of an American in a West Bank Prison, the Supreme Court held that the law only applies to individuals. The court agreed with the Obama administration that civil lawsuits in US courts under the Torture Victim ...

Coalition to rob poor kids' meals

Coalition to rob poor kids' meals: An analysis by the Children's Society found that 2.2 million English schoolchildren were living below the poverty line, with more than 1.2 million currently missing out on the dinners which are linked to low-income benefits.


Native filmmaker speaks about career

Native filmmaker speaks about career: Native American filmmaker Sterlin Harjo spoke April 10 at Northeastern State University's 40th annual Symposium on the American Indian about what it's like to be in the film business. “It wasn't until I started getting into American independent film ...