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miércoles, 2 de mayo de 2012

Louisiana marks 200 years as a state


Louisiana marks 200 years as a state

In Louisiana, health care was a problem. So was the education of the state's young people. Natural resource production dominated the state's economy, which was slow to adopt industrialization. And, although Louisiana was a major cultural crossroads for ...

South Florida incomes growing, thanks to government

South Florida incomes growing, thanks to government: Florida Rep. Erik Fresen, R-Miami, said that statistic troubled him. While he would expect unemployment aid and poverty programs to rise in hard times, reforms and a strong economy can free Tallahassee and Washington from those obligations.

(BPRW) Median Household Income Gap at $18000

(BPRW) Median Household Income Gap at $18000: Florida residents are unaware of the increasing gap of the financial inequality that affects the income of nearly 60 percent of households in America. In 2009, the national poverty rate was 14.3 percent and in 2010, the poverty rate increased to 15.3 ...

Troops, inmates face off at Venezuela prison after official says escape ...


Troops, inmates face off at Venezuela prison after official says escape ...

Relatives of inmates gathered outside the prison, crying, embracing and praying while dozens of National Guard soldiers and police in anti-riot gear stood guard. Nieto, who leads the non-governmental organization Una Ventana a la Libertad, disputed the ...

Court: Ex-Bush aide protected from torture lawsuit

Court: Ex-Bush aide protected from torture lawsuit: By PAUL ELIAS AP SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - An appeals court on Wednesday tossed out a convicted terrorist's lawsuit accusing a high-ranking Bush administration lawyer who wrote the so-called "torture memos" of authorizing illegally harsh treatment.

Suspected Mexican Mafia member awaits sentence

Suspected Mexican Mafia member awaits sentence: Uvalde Mexican Mafia member 23-year-old Javier "Javi" Guerrero faces up to 20 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to assaulting a corrections officer. In a press release, federal officials said Guerrero admitted to striking the officer in the ...

City seeks dismissal of lawsuit in 'Mexican piss' case

City seeks dismissal of lawsuit in 'Mexican piss' case: Seattle city attorneys have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit stemming from a police officer's threat to beat the "Mexican piss" out of a Latino man, saying the language was intended to control him during a robbery investigation and not to ...


Formal charges filed against man accused of running cocaine from Mexico to Indiana

Formal charges filed against man accused of running cocaine from Mexico to Indiana: By Len Wells A Mexican citizen most recently living in Texas was charged Tuesday with possession with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. According to a police report, 46-year-old Horacio Hernandez-Saenz told a DEA agent that he was ...

Colombia Says Reporter Is No 'Prisoner of War'

Colombia Says Reporter Is No 'Prisoner of War': By DAN MOLINSKI BOGOTA—Colombia's government repeated its demand that a French journalist kidnapped by the country's main rebel group be released immediately, and rejected the rebels' labeling of the reporter as a "prisoner of war.

Latin America delivers a swift kick

Latin America delivers a swift kick: According to the Getulio Vargas Foundation Brazil has lifted 33 million out of extreme poverty since 2003 and, out of a population of 190 million, has created a relatively well-paid workforce of some 105.5 million. In contrast to the US and Europe, ...


For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern

For Expectant Mothers, Chagas Disease Is Cause for Concern: It can be found all over Latin American, from Mexico and Central America to Paraguay and Argentina. Cases of Chagas disease are now widely prevalent throughout south Texas and may be spreading to other areas of the US. Chagas is caused by single-celled ...

Argentinian soccer club loses points due to anti-Semitic fans

Argentinian soccer club loses points due to anti-Semitic fans: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) – An Argentine soccer club was docked a point in the standings because of anti-Semitic chants made by its fans. The Argentine Football Association Disciplinary Court meted out the unprecedented penalty against Chacarita ...


Bishops and Extractive Industries: A Human Face of Mining

Bishops and Extractive Industries: A Human Face of Mining: As a statement of Catholic Bishops from Latin America who met last July in Chaclacayo, Peru began, "the church recognizes the importance of the extractive industries, the service they can provide to mankind and the economies of the world, ...

Drug Gangs Traffic Girls on Honduras-Nicaragua Border

Drug Gangs Traffic Girls on Honduras-Nicaragua Border: The indigenous people of the Coco River area in Honduras and Nicaragua are particularly vulnerable to this practice, due to high levels of poverty and a low state presence. The victims are sometimes sold to traffickers by their own families.

Brazil Needs Reforms to End Extreme Poverty

Brazil Needs Reforms to End Extreme Poverty: "It will be very hard for the country to overcome the existing extreme poverty if the necessary reforms to keep development moving forward", Pochmann told Agencia Brasil in Rio de Janeiro. The IPEA president attended on Tuesday attended the seminar on ...


Occupy movement latches on to May Day rallies

Occupy movement latches on to May Day rallies: Police in Santiago, Chile, bring out water cannon to disrupt May Day protest marches. Photo / AP Thousands of protesters in New York demanded an end to income inequality and housing foreclosures. Police fired tear gas to disperse marchers in Oakland, ...

Miguel Cotto looks to solidify all-timer status amongst Puerto Rican boxing ...


Miguel Cotto looks to solidify all-timer status amongst Puerto Rican boxing ...

Many great fighters have come from the boxing-rich island of Puerto Rico, one of those being WBA Super Welterweight World Champion Miguel Cotto, who hails from the city of Caguas and now carries the torch passed to him by the last great Puerto Rican ...

Solidarity Riot for Hunger Strike Prisoners at Ofer Prison

Solidarity Riot for Hunger Strike Prisoners at Ofer Prison:
Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted outside Ofer Military Prison on Wednesday over two prisoners whose hunger strike entered a 65th day. By Chana Ya'ar Palestinian Authority Arabs rioted outside Ofer Military Prison on Wednesday, hurling rocks at IDF ...


Arutz Sheva

Over 200000 families lose entire working tax credit support new HMRC figures show


Over 200000 families lose entire working tax credit support new HMRC figures show

The Government was today slammed by Child Poverty Action Group as new figures published by HMRC show that over 200000 families have lost their entire working tax credit support, worth £3870, from 6 April 2012. The Chief Executive of Child Poverty ...

New UN-backed report calls for action to prevent millions of preterm births

New UN-backed report calls for action to prevent millions of preterm births:
Malian infants have low birth weights, linked to inadequate maternal care, malnutrition and endemic poverty. Photo: UNICEF Some 15 million babies worldwide – more than one in ten births – are born too early, according to a new United Nations-backed ...


UN News Centre

Economic integration is the key

Economic integration is the key: The main problem is poverty." Today, 1 in 5 children live in families with incomes below the poverty level, and the nation is experiencing a significant widening in income disparity. The achievement gap between high- and low-income families, ...

Parliamentarians, human rights activists unite to block Venezuela from UN's ...


Parliamentarians, human rights activists unite to block Venezuela from UN's ...

Forty parliamentarians and human rights activists from 19 different countries have united in an effort to block Venezuela's bid for a seat on the UN's top rights body. The group also has called for a resolution to condemn the Chavez government for ...

Venezuela to Renegotiate Financial Offer for Ecowas Malaria Elimination Programme

Venezuela to Renegotiate Financial Offer for Ecowas Malaria Elimination Programme: ECOWAS and Venezuela have agreed to take measures to operationalize their 2009 memorandum of Understanding (MOU) towards the elimination of malaria in West Africa. Under the MOU, which was signed during the first high-level ministerial visit to ...

World Press Freedom Day: Attacks against journalists around the world

World Press Freedom Day: Attacks against journalists around the world: Reporters trying to expose abuses of power, human rights violations and corruption are frequent targets of attacks and harassment across Latin America and the Caribbean. From Mexico to Colombia, Cuba, Honduras and Venezuela the authorities or criminal ...


$56 Million Given in Grants by HUD to Promote Affordable Housing and a Better ...


$56 Million Given in Grants by HUD to Promote Affordable Housing and a Better ...

The Cook Inlet Tribal Council in Alaska will target its $600000 grant to help build a group home for Alaska Native youth near Bartlett High School and the Alaska Native Heritage Center, reducing the number of homeless youth and increasing academic ...