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jueves, 26 de abril de 2012

Santos announces free housing for Colombia's poorest

Santos announces free housing for Colombia's poorest: Santos' proposal is based on policies that have been successful in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, and is one facet of the government's larger effort to create jobs and reduce poverty in the country. "We are going to award housing to the poorest of the poor, ...

Santos announces free housing for Colombia's poorest

Santos announces free housing for Colombia's poorest: Santos' proposal is based on policies that have been successful in Brazil, Chile and Mexico, and is one facet of the government's larger effort to create jobs and reduce poverty in the country. "We are going to award housing to the poorest of the poor, ...

Brazil congress set to vote on divisive forest law

Brazil congress set to vote on divisive forest law: Nearly double the amount of Sussex County children are living below the federal poverty level in 2009 than in five years prior. Nearly double the amount of Sussex County children are living below the federal poverty level in 2009 than in five years ...

Family groups aim to save child tax credit

Family groups aim to save child tax credit: With Republicans on Capitol Hill keen to slice the budget, the organizations are stressing that the credit is a lifeline for keeping children out of poverty. “These two credits are the closest things kids have to Social Security,” Bruce Lesley, ...

Forum Focusing On Oral Health For Natives

Forum Focusing On Oral Health For Natives: by AP The top dental officer for the US Public Health Service is the keynote speaker at the state's first Native American Oral Health Summit Thursday in Rapid City. Rear Admiral William Bailey, a dentist who serves as an assistant surgeon general of ...

Why Do Venezuelan Women Vote for Chavez?

Why Do Venezuelan Women Vote for Chavez?: [iii] Women tend to be the majority among the poor all over the world due to their economic and social disadvantages and Venezuela has not been an exception. The Chavez government has significantly reduced general poverty from 49% in 1998 to 27% in ...

Millions of children in Haiti to receive life-saving vaccines

Millions of children in Haiti to receive life-saving vaccines:
Haiti has been declared polio free since 2001, she said, but to get accredited the country needs to hit the 90 percent mark; not an easy task in a poverty-stricken nation where culturally parents don't always see the benefits of taking children to a ...


MiamiHerald.com

Border Violence No Big Threat to U.S., Report Says

Border Violence No Big Threat to U.S., Report Says:
The Washington Office on Latin America, which promotes itself as a group focusing on human rights, democracy and social justice (sounds liberal, don't it?), says Mexico's violence is not spilling over the border, and the security policies designed to ...


OC Weekly (blog)

The MasterCard Foundation and EARTH University Partner to Create $19.5 Million ...


The MasterCard Foundation and EARTH University Partner to Create $19.5 Million ...

... 2012) - The MasterCard Foundation and EARTH University announced today a seven-year, USD 19.5 million partnership to provide educational opportunities to young people from disadvantaged communities in Africa, Latin America and The Caribbean.

How unemployed urban youth can fight poverty

How unemployed urban youth can fight poverty: In fact, urban poverty will not decrease unless the urban poor are integrated into the economy. In Latin America, for example, it is estimated that the number of urban poor now broadly exceeds the number of rural poor. The causes of poverty in urban ...

Mortality rates still too high for world's teens

Mortality rates still too high for world's teens: As many of those teens face poverty, natural disasters and wars in addition to overwhelming physical and emotional changes, researchers worry about the lack of available health resources. "The high income world has been grappling with a rising tide of ...


Forgotten flashpoint, 20 years later

Forgotten flashpoint, 20 years later: After a jury found Soon Ja Du guilty of voluntary manslaughter and recommended a 16-year prison sentence, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Joyce Karlin on Nov. 15, 1991, sentenced Du to probation. The sentence was upheld on appeal the following ...


Judge denies bond for Puerto Rican nationalist charged in 1983 Conn. robbery

Judge denies bond for Puerto Rican nationalist charged in 1983 Conn. robbery: A federal judge denied a bond request Thursday from a Puerto Rican nationalist charged in one of the largest cash robberies in US history, saying the man lived as a fugitive for more than 25 years and cannot be trusted to appear for trial.


Immunization Week Highlights Efforts to Save Lives Worldwide


Immunization Week Highlights Efforts to Save Lives Worldwide

Experts say the current immunization campaign provides a unique opportunity to highlight the powerful impact vaccines can have in reducing mortality and illness. “The leading killers of children in the world now are diarrheal disease caused by ...

Nursery school teacher accused of tying up one of her pupils

Nursery school teacher accused of tying up one of her pupils: A nursery school teacher was removed from her position today, after being accused of tying a 4-year-old girl to a chair in a children's nursery in the city of Buenos Aires. The incident took place at the Kindergarten N°1 “Alfredo Palacios” in the BA ...

Cautious optimism over future of kids in Afghanistan

Cautious optimism over future of kids in Afghanistan: With the world's second highest rate of child mortality, as well as the highest rate of maternal death, Afghanistan has a difficult road ahead. But the Canadian humanitarian agency head says there are signs of progress beyond that one baby's cry.


Venezuela money laundering: 5 arrested in case said to involve opposition ...


Venezuela money laundering: 5 arrested in case said to involve opposition ...

Five people have been arrested in a drug money laundering case in Venezuela, and there is suspicion opposition politicians are involved in the scheme. The money-laundering network, which is said to include the ...

The Truth About Cash Balance Pension Plans

The Truth About Cash Balance Pension Plans: These critics claim that switching from the current defined benefit plan to a cash balance plan would increase costs to the state, drive up taxes, and even force people into poverty. In fact, this reform would put Louisiana's retirement systems on a ...


LA riots: 20 years later, a facelift for the police but scars for South Central

LA riots: 20 years later, a facelift for the police but scars for South Central:
The mainly black community of South Central LA responded with fury to the acquittals. "It was boiling point, the perfect storm," said Banks, an African American. "The crowd merged onto the streets and started stopping and harming anyone who didn't look ...


The Guardian

UNICEF urges access to early learning for the most disadvantaged children

UNICEF urges access to early learning for the most disadvantaged children: Latest data indicates that more than 200 million children from low- and middle-income countries under the age of five are failing to attain their developmental potential because of poverty, poor heath and limited opportunities to learn.

Child poverty growing in hip hoods: New Study highlights Bed Stuy and East Harlem


Child poverty growing in hip hoods: New Study highlights Bed Stuy and East Harlem

By Simone Weichselbaum / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Hip city neighborhoods attracting young affluent new residents are also home to a more troubling trend - increasing child poverty. East Harlem and Bedford-Stuyvesant scored high on the Citizens' Committee ...

Leveraging Technology to Feed India's Hungry Children

Leveraging Technology to Feed India's Hungry Children: This was a defining moment for Pandit as he realized just what one complete meal a day means to children and their families. He saw this as an important strategic intervention in education that unlocks the vicious and perpetual cycle of poverty.

How Student Debt Impacts Students of Color

How Student Debt Impacts Students of Color:
Youth unemployment (ages 16 to 24) is higher for people of color, making student debt a significant financial burden. Youth unemployment is highest among youth of color, with rates for African American youth at 30 percent and Latino youth at 20 percent ...


Center For American Progress

Judge: Ky. must consider single-drug executions

Judge: Ky. must consider single-drug executions:
Shepherd's order comes on the heels of an American Bar Association panel recommending that Kentucky suspend the death penalty until it adopts new safeguards to prevent execution of the innocent. For more information about reprints & permissions, ...


USA TODAY

The Violence of Poverty

The Violence of Poverty: It is in violation of the traditions of America.” This same attitude remained predominant nearly thirty years later. Addressing Congress on March 16, 1964, President Johnson proclaimed that “The war on poverty is not a struggle simply to support people ...