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lunes, 30 de abril de 2012

Guatemalan President Moves to Slums to Taste Real Life

Guatemalan President Moves to Slums to Taste Real Life: Guatemala, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, had over 56 percent of citizens living below the poverty line in 2011, according to the Central Intelligence Agency's data. Molina, whose policy has been approved by 76 percent of citizens ...

BBC News - Brazil opens 'inclusive churches' for gay men and women

BBC News - Brazil opens 'inclusive churches' for gay men and women:
A growing number of churches are opening their doors to transsexuals, gay men and lesbians ...

Lawmakers visit alleged CIA prison in Lithuania - CBS News

Lawmakers visit alleged CIA prison in Lithuania - CBS News: VILNIUS, Lithuania — Five European Parliament members have visited an alleged CIA prison in Lithuania as part of an inquiry into possible torture of suspected ...

Antara News : More than 1000 inmates moved after prison riot and ...

Antara News : More than 1000 inmates moved after prison riot and ...: Authorities were forced to move more than 1000 inmates from the Comcar prison near Uruguayan capital Montevideo after a riot broke out there and left eight ...

20th anniversary of LA's deadly riots

20th anniversary of LA's deadly riots: The riots left over $1 billion in damage. Nearly a year later, the four LA Police officers were tried in federal court. Two were convicted and sentenced to two years in prison for violating Rodney King's Civil Rights.

Falklands oil revenue must help develop Argentina not boost UK coffers


Falklands oil revenue must help develop Argentina not boost UK coffers

There are two reasons why it is important from a development perspective for Argentina to benefit from this money. First, poverty reduction. Although Argentina is by no means one of the world's poorest countries, and has fairly good human development ...

Argentine patriotism spooks investors

Argentine patriotism spooks investors:
The poverty rate, above 50% after the peso collapsed, is now below its pre-crisis level. Average real wages have doubled and agricultural productivity has tripled. However, many analysts believe the Argentine economy is overheating.


BBC News

Festival de la Familia highlights Latinos' growing presence

Festival de la Familia highlights Latinos' growing presence: Mexican and Central American immigrants share a common bond because they all left their homes and families behind in hopes of gaining access to justice, health care and education, he said. Central Americans fled wars, corruption and poverty that ...


Nicaragua: Gay community crowns Miss Gay Nicaragua | Latin ...

Nicaragua: Gay community crowns Miss Gay Nicaragua | Latin ...: The gay community crowned her Miss Nicaragua Gay, Queen of transvestites, with an exotic spectacle of dances and parades in swimsuits and fantasy in t.

Gay Market News.: Shadow Over IGLTA

Gay Market News.: Shadow Over IGLTA: Gay Market News spoke to a number of LGBT business owners in the Latin America region who provided their own firsthand accounts of what they claim are ...

US to screen Gitmo Sept. 11 hearing at fewer sites

US to screen Gitmo Sept. 11 hearing at fewer sites: AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The arraignment of the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terror attacks and four other Guantanamo Bay prisoners will be broadcast to only six sites at four military bases in the US Northeast, a Pentagon spokesman ...

Racist Photo Used in Puerto Rico Election Campaign

Racist Photo Used in Puerto Rico Election Campaign: ... provoked the condemnation of human rights defenders and social network users primarily because it spread from the Twitter profile of the former president of the Puerto Rico House of Represetnatives and former Justice, Zaida "Cucusa" Hernandez.


Number of painkiller-addicted newborns soars

Number of painkiller-addicted newborns soars:
Some states have been hit harder than others, Hayes says, particularly those with high rates of rural poverty, such as Maine and Kentucky. In Florida, the number of babies with withdrawal syndrome soared from 354 in 2006 to 1374 in 2010, according to ...


USA TODAY

Poverty On the Plains

Poverty On the Plains: By Center for Rural Affairs April 27, the Center for Rural Affairs released a report that challenges many conventional assumptions about where poverty and food insecurity exists in the central United States. The report concludes that rural counties in ...

Analysis: Latin American trade barriers seen backfiring

Analysis: Latin American trade barriers seen backfiring: By Krista Hughes PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (Reuters) - Import restrictions imposed by Argentina and Brazil may end up harming the very domestic industries they are trying to protect and also could affect other economies in Latin America.

Brown and Warren campaigns trade jabs over whether she claimed Native American ...


Brown and Warren campaigns trade jabs over whether she claimed Native American ...

By Glen Johnson and Noah Bierman, Globe Staff Elizabeth Warren's campaign accused Scott Brown of “nasty insinuations” today, as Brown's campaign continued to question whether Warren has touted herself as a Native American in her career as a Harvard law ...

World Bank speaker encourages business students to work against poverty


World Bank speaker encourages business students to work against poverty

This vast economic network works together to fund projects that provide relief to those hit hardest by worldwide poverty. For example, a World Bank program that originated in Brazil has now spread throughout Latin America wherein a simple 60 dollar ...

Brazil oil platform evacuated as precaution

Brazil oil platform evacuated as precaution: Federal prosecutors are demanding that a man they call a "congenital liar and serial fraudster" serve 30 years in prison and pay a $60 million fine after a jury convicted him of defrauding actors Danny Glover, Harry... Democrats are hailing first lady ...

Rally for Jailed Trucker who Made a Wrong Turn into Mexico's 'Murder Capital'


Rally for Jailed Trucker who Made a Wrong Turn into Mexico's 'Murder Capital'

A prayer rally for Jabin Bogan at Victory Plaza in Dallas, Texas.myfoxdfw.com Dallas – Family and friends of a Dallas truck driver locked up in a Mexican prison held a rally in Dallas imploring American officials to help. The rally was held at Victory ...

Why We Need To End The War On Drugs

Why We Need To End The War On Drugs:
Drug prohibition in the United States has cost an estimated $1 trillion for more than 45 million arrests over the last forty years. An estimated 50000 people have died in Mexico since 2006 due to War on Drugs. Since President Felipe Calderón took ...


Tripped Media

Feminist Task Force hosting climate change tribunal in WV

Feminist Task Force hosting climate change tribunal in WV: The Feminist Task Force, an organization that aims to eliminate poverty among women by focusing on gender equality, are setting their sites on climate change. According to the FTF website, the organization The Feminist Task Force, an organization that ...

Analysis: Latin American trade barriers seen backfiring

Analysis: Latin American trade barriers seen backfiring: By Krista Hughes PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (Reuters) - Import restrictions imposed by Argentina and Brazil may end up harming the very domestic industries they are trying to protect and also could affect other economies in Latin America.

The Struggle for Immigrants' Rights

The Struggle for Immigrants' Rights: Obama also enacted a free trade treaty with Colombia (Boston Globe, 4/2012), continuing the disastrous policies of trade liberalization which have overwhelmingly benefited US big businesses and increased poverty throughout Latin America: for example, ...


Argentina's Critics Get It Wrong Again

Argentina's Critics Get It Wrong Again: Employment is at record levels, and both poverty and extreme poverty have been ... Bolivia re-nationalized its hydrocarbons industry in 2006, and increased ...

Chavez Seeks Leave to Fly to Cuba for More Cancer Treatment

Chavez Seeks Leave to Fly to Cuba for More Cancer Treatment: April 30 (Bloomberg) -- Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez is planning a sixth trip to Cuba this year to continue his treatment for cancer ahead of elections in October, fueling speculation his health is deteriorating. The National Assembly will hold an ...