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martes, 1 de mayo de 2012

Popular street drug cuts across class lines in Argentina


Popular street drug cuts across class lines in Argentina

By Dina Gonzalez BUENOS AIRES - “The living dead” haunt a street corner in Villa Zabaleta, a disadvantaged and dangerous neighborhood of Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. This is what neighbors call the drug ...

Zach Wahls is No "Straight Ally"

Zach Wahls is No "Straight Ally": He gave a recent example of how devastating such bullying and anti-gay slurs ... In the book, he tells the story of a cab driver from Latin America who was ...

The District's achievement on infant mortality

The District's achievement on infant mortality: No statistic is more telling of a community's well-being than its infant mortality rate, because the birth of a healthy child hinges on the basics: good nutrition, access to health care, sound health habits. The significance of the District of Columbia ...


Prostitution in Columbia and feminization of poverty « Sociological ...

Prostitution in Columbia and feminization of poverty « Sociological ...: “It's a reflection of inequality, a reflection of the feminisation of poverty. And the fact that Colombian women are well-known for their beauty doesn't help,” she ...

Child Poverty « CBS San Francisco

Child Poverty « CBS San Francisco: California is one of 10 states where home foreclosures have hit children harder than elsewhere in the nation, according to a study that documents the far ...

Social Justice Leaders Express Optimism Towards Our Children's Future through ...


Social Justice Leaders Express Optimism Towards Our Children's Future through ...

Special emphasis is paid to priority places where there are high concentrations of poverty and where children face significant barriers to success. WKKF priority places in the US are in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New Orleans; ...

Walkers and riders raise money for local homeless

Walkers and riders raise money for local homeless:
Poverty has grown in America's suburbs in the past two decades, according to a study by the Institute for Children, Poverty and Homelessness. Bergen County, among the top 5 percent of wealthiest communities in the nation, has seen its poverty rate soar ...


NorthJersey.com (press release)

Child welfare workers get first-hand view of tragic situations

Child welfare workers get first-hand view of tragic situations: But there are far more dangerous threats to Tulsa County children, she said. Those are among a list of societal ills including drug use, alcoholism, poor parenting skills, lack of education, poverty, hair-trigger tempers and a reluctance by the public ...


Fasting for awareness: Hunger, poverty focus of event


Fasting for awareness: Hunger, poverty focus of event

"Once I learned that over 26000 children under the age of 5 died every day from hunger, poverty and disease, I had to help fight poverty," Shoemaker said. "One dollar can feed a child for a whole day. A sponsor typically gives $30, which feeds a child ...

Christie's 'Comeback' increases child poverty 14 percent

Christie's 'Comeback' increases child poverty 14 percent: BY SALVATORE PIZZURO The recent Associated Press report about the growing number of New Jersey Children living in poverty has alarming implications for our State and for current Administrative Policy. Not only has the number of children who live in ...

America's political prisoners exposed

America's political prisoners exposed:
But not only have political prisoners done their time, their behavior in prison has been exemplary, say advocates. Many have quelled prison riots and in some instances, wardens have commended them. “They've gotten certificates and diplomas in prison so ...


FinalCall.com News

More Than 1000 Inmates Moved After Prison Riot In Uruguay ...

More Than 1000 Inmates Moved After Prison Riot In Uruguay ...: The riot, which took place at dawn in units 4 and 5 of the prison, was triggered by a suspension of the inmates visitation rights and so far some 1160 inmates ...

Teens going to Argentina to help 'cardboard people'

Teens going to Argentina to help 'cardboard people': Taylor Decker, left, and Katie Purtell are heading to Argentina in July to help the desperately poor Cartoneros people of Buenos Aires. By DANIEL P. BADER Two adventurous Whitesboro High School teens are getting ready for their latest journey: a month ...

North Carolina Community Action Association Announces Cash, Prizes for "Every ...

North Carolina Community Action Association Announces Cash, Prizes for "Every ...: By North Carolina Community Action Association - RALEIGH -Youth ages 6 to 18 years old are invited to enter the "Every Child is a Winner," Face to Face With Poverty essay contest. Essays should answer the question: "How ...

Teen walks through Cowichan Valley fighting child poverty


Teen walks through Cowichan Valley fighting child poverty

By Carmen Weld A grade 9 student has now walked from Port Hardy to Mill Bay, on her quest to raise awareness and money for child poverty. Her goal is to arrive in Victoria Thursday and she hopes for a big finale. “I am walking from mile '0' to the ...

Four plead guilty in woman's abduction, torture, and attempted murder


Four plead guilty in woman's abduction, torture, and attempted murder

Four people pleaded guilty Monday for their role in the abduction and torture of a 19-year-old woman left for dead in a vacant home in East Baltimore in 2010, prosecutors said. The woman was snatched from a motel in March 2010, and taken to the ...

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely

After 50 years, Cubans hope to travel freely: By PAUL HAVEN Associated Press HAVANA (AP) - After controlling its citizens comings and goings for five decades, Cuba appears on the verge of a momentous decision to end many travel restrictions, with one senior official saying a "radical and profound" ...

Terrorists Protected, While Terrorism Fighters Languish in Jail

Terrorists Protected, While Terrorism Fighters Languish in Jail: This is precisely the situation of the Cuban Five -- Castro's intelligence agents, who came to Florida to try and thwart the ongoing terrorism against Cuban civilians. There is not much question about the terrorism of many of the right-wing Cuban ...


Cuba May Be the Most Feminist Country in Latin America

Cuba May Be the Most Feminist Country in Latin America: In sheer numbers and percentages, Cuban women's advance is notable. Cuba has a high number of female professional and technical workers (60 percent of the total work force in those areas) and in Parliament (43 percent), as well as high levels of ...

Life in prison for rape, beating


Life in prison for rape, beating

By Vishal Persaud An undocumented Mexican immigrant was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for severely beating and raping his ex-roommate. Carlos Zarzosa Rojas, 41, was charged in March 2010 with attempted first-degree murder with a deadly weapon and ...

Latin America Delivers a Swift Kick

Latin America Delivers a Swift Kick: From 1998 to 2002, Argentina's economy shrank 20 percent. By the time Buenos Aires finally said “enough” and defaulted on its $100 billion sovereign debt, half of its 35 million people were below the poverty line. Argentina reversed course and primed ...

US companies selling drones to undisclosed foreign governments

US companies selling drones to undisclosed foreign governments: This uncertainty has led to calls from human rights activists for greater transparency and accountability for drone proliferation. As sales of drones increase worldwide, human rights activists are concerned about the potential for such technology to be ...


The Drug Wars

The Drug Wars:
South of the border, war is raging with guns mostly supplied by merchants in the United States. The Government of Mexico has estimated that almost 50000 people have been killed since 2006, a toll that has made its top officials irate about the ...


The Cutting Edge

DRUG WAR: 7 killed in Sinaloa shootout

DRUG WAR: 7 killed in Sinaloa shootout: By AP MEXICO CITY - Police say a soldier, an officer and five alleged bandits have been killed in a shootout in the state of Sinaloa in northwestern Mexico. Sinaloa state police spokesman Edmundo Apodaca says a clash between rival drug gangs erupted ...


Gunfire erupts at Venezuela prison, troops outside

Gunfire erupts at Venezuela prison, troops outside: Venezuelan troops and police stood guard outside a prison in Caracas on Monday after gunfire erupted during what an official said was the second escape attempt in three days. By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press No comments have been posted to this ...