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lunes, 23 de abril de 2012

Argentina's Wasted Chances

Argentina's Wasted Chances: Growth was almost twice as fast as the much more widely known story of Brazil's economic renaissance, and there was a substantial amount of reduction in unemployment and poverty. But there were other notable facts. Despite the fact that the growth is ...

Making drums that are hard to beat


Making drums that are hard to beat

“PTM is trying to open an orphanage in Argentina. The poverty is bad there,” Praniuk explained. Our goal is to give to organizations such as PTM to see young lives changed. We are privileged to do this and as the company grows we look forward to ...

Holmes: High cost of a lock-'em-up mentality

Holmes: High cost of a lock-'em-up mentality: The US incarceration rate is more than twice that of Iran, more than three times that of Brazil, more than five times that of China. There are now more than 7 million Americans in jail, prison or parole, Adam Gopnik writes in the New Yorker.

Former 'Narco-General' Assassinated in Mexico

Former 'Narco-General' Assassinated in Mexico: Acosta was sentenced to 16 years in prison after he was arrested in 2000 for allegedly aiding and protecting former Juarez Cartel leader Amado Carillo Fuentes. However, the conviction was overturned in 2007, when a panel of judges ruled that the ...


Number of Undocumented Immigrants from Mexico Drops Dramatically

Number of Undocumented Immigrants from Mexico Drops Dramatically: California's Imperial Valley consistently registers the nation's highest unemployment rate - 26.4 percent in January - yet it looks south of the border to fill many of its jobs because locals shun $9-an-hour jobs picking crops.


Fostering Civil Society In The Americas

Fostering Civil Society In The Americas: The general trend in the hemisphere toward democracy and inclusive government has been positive, yet many Latin American and Caribbean countries still contend with discrimination, poverty, and inequality. Civil society organizations are in a unique ...

Developing world lags on global targets on food and Nutrition

Developing world lags on global targets on food and Nutrition: Latin America and the Caribbean have already reached extreme poverty, primary school completion, gender equality and access to safe water targets. The region is performing well in terms of child mortality, but progress on maternal mortality is lagging.

Evaluating Racial Bias in Death Penalty Cases


Evaluating Racial Bias in Death Penalty Cases

But compared with the country's long history of racial bias in jury selection, compared with all the death penalty cases that have been rigged in this fashion over the years, the new "justifiable homicide" laws have only begun to do their work.

25 Years Later, McCleskey Decision Still Fosters Racism by Ignoring It

25 Years Later, McCleskey Decision Still Fosters Racism by Ignoring It: Specifically, the Court refused to set aside the death sentence of Warren McCleskey, an African American man who was sentenced to death in Georgia for the killing of a white person, despite the fact that statistical evidence demonstrated that in ...

27th Annual Pow Wow draws in American Indian tribes to celebrate culture on campus


27th Annual Pow Wow draws in American Indian tribes to celebrate culture on campus

The event, put on by the American Indian Student Association, brought together tribes from all over Southern California to participate or compete in dances. Members of a traditional Native American drum group perform during the pow wow.

Cuba plans massive shift to "non-state" sector

Cuba plans massive shift to "non-state" sector: HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba will move nearly 50 percent of the state's economic activity to the "non-state" sector, a senior Communist party official said at the weekend, the latest signal the island is headed toward a mixed economy.

Venezuela denies rumors Chavez died in Cuba

Venezuela denies rumors Chavez died in Cuba: By Anthony Boadle | CARACAS (Reuters) - Officials in President Hugo Chavez's government denied rumors that the leftist leader may have died while undergoing cancer treatment in Cuba six months ahead of an election in South America's top oil exporter.

How do I manage my child's anxious desire to change the world?


How do I manage my child's anxious desire to change the world?

A visiting teacher had spoken to James's class about the plight of children living in poverty in Uganda. James, a caring child, became instantly concerned about the issues – but he was deeply disappointed to find that his classmates didn't share the ...

Poverty does not cause teen pregnancy

Poverty does not cause teen pregnancy: In her commentary on teen pregnancy ("Teen pregnancy is poverty's offspring," April 16), Susan Reimer perpetuates the justification that poverty is the primary reason teens engage in sex and become pregnant. This begs the question: Why, ...

St. Francis students learn from pen pals in Puerto Rico

St. Francis students learn from pen pals in Puerto Rico:
By AMY COYNE BREDESON Evelyn Pitale's third-grade Spanish students at St. Francis Catholic School on Hilton Head Island have become pen pals with a class in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. The project provides a unique way of learning a new language -- and ...


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Venezuela celebrates 202 years of independence

Venezuela celebrates 202 years of independence:
“During the administration of the Bolivarian government led by President Hugo Chavez, the extreme poverty rate significantly fell from 42% in 1998 to 9.5%. This result allowed Venezuela to achieve in advance this UN millennium goal.


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Twenty Years After the Flames: Vigilance Is Still the Watchword With the LAPD ...

Twenty Years After the Flames: Vigilance Is Still the Watchword With the LAPD ...: Though he and the three other officers that beat King were acquitted by a Simi Valley jury for beating King, it sparked the most destructive riot in US history. After his acquittal, the long-time veteran was retried, convicted, and served prison time ...

A fifth birthday should be something all children can celebrate


A fifth birthday should be something all children can celebrate

"The combination of these advances and capabilities plus some new data and modelling indicate that if we think seriously about this and if we make some pretty significant changes in the way we work to eliminate preventable child death – we can ...

Names of 10000 slain in drug war light the night

Names of 10000 slain in drug war light the night: The event was part of the "Voice of the Voiceless" memorial and vigil to remember the victims of the drug war in Mexico. "This is a truly important moment in trying to call to mind, remember, the immense amount of violence that has plagued Mexico over ...


Add Mexican 'Drug Trafficking Organizations' to Terrorist List

Add Mexican 'Drug Trafficking Organizations' to Terrorist List: By Justin Peele There is a war in Mexico that will not abate unless we take specific action. Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations (DTOs) are ruthless and unafraid to utilize all the tools of terror and violence at their disposal.

Women Are Having More Kids Over Age 35

Women Are Having More Kids Over Age 35: Nearly half of the women in the highest income category (300% or higher of poverty level) were childless compared with 24% of those in the lowest income category (0-149% of poverty level). (By the way, among mothers, two children seem to be best bet; ...


Israel's 'Policeman' wins Buenos Aires Film Festival

Israel's 'Policeman' wins Buenos Aires Film Festival: Israeli film "Policeman" has won the Best Film category at the Buenos Aires International Film Festival riding a wave of worldwide critical acclaim. The film's creator, Nadav Lapid also took home the best director award, in South America's biggest film ...

Family asks UN to help free former Peace Corps volunteer jailed in Nicaragua


Family asks UN to help free former Peace Corps volunteer jailed in Nicaragua

By Tim Rogers, Christian Science Monitor - After 18 months of watching her brother languish in a Nicaraguan prison cell on what many say are questionable drug charges, Janis Puracal, the younger sister and legal representative of Jason Puracal ...

NJ to collect payments in the Dominican Republic

NJ to collect payments in the Dominican Republic: TRENTON, NJ (AP) - New Jersey has added the Dominican Republic to the 21 countries it has agreements with to enforce child support orders. Department of Human Services Commissioner Jennifer Velez says New Jersey is the first state to gain the ...

Teaching Venezuelan culture through music

Teaching Venezuelan culture through music:
VENEZUELAN flautist Huascar Barradas believes music defines a country and its people. But he also understands that the world has become smaller, allowing influences from other parts of the world to overshadow traditional elements in music.


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