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jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012

Guatemala launches health and education aid program


Guatemala launches health and education aid program

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala's President Otto Pérez Molina inaugurated on Monday a financial assistance program titled “Mi Bono Seguro” (My Secure Bond) that will pay 757000 families living in poverty a one-time payment of $40 to “reduce poverty” and ...

Latino Political Leaders Plot 2012 Election Strategy

Latino Political Leaders Plot 2012 Election Strategy:
The housing bubble induced recession especially hurt Latinos, resulting in thousands of lost construction jobs. National Latino unemployment is at 10 percent compared to the overall 8.2 percent unemployment rate. “Industries that employed our working ...


Progress Illinois

Five myths and facts about immigration

Five myths and facts about immigration:
Fact: Unemployment is caused by the capitalist system. The current economic crisis took place largely because of overproduction in the housing market, as well as reckless Wall Street speculation. The capitalists have laid off workers—immigrant and ...


Party for Socialism and Liberation

Blacks in South LA have a bleaker jobs picture than in 1992

Blacks in South LA have a bleaker jobs picture than in 1992:
Median income in South Los Angeles is lower now than during the 1992 riots, and the unemployment rate has reached even more dire levels. People line up at a job fair at the Crenshaw Christian Center in South Los Angeles last August.


Los Angeles Times

Stressed moms more likely to overfeed their babies


Stressed moms more likely to overfeed their babies

Lucas and colleagues surveyed 254 mothers in low-income, primarily Latino households. Participants were asked if they ever added cereal to bottles to help their babies sleep longer or stay full longer. Twenty-four percent of mothers said they put ...

You can protect children from accidental overdoses


You can protect children from accidental overdoses

Also, child resistant packaging of prescription drugs has effectively reduced the poisoning mortality rate among young children, www.safekids.gov reports. Joyce also suggests parents avoid taking medications in front of impressionable children as they ...

Mortality Rates Still Too High For World's Teens

Mortality Rates Still Too High For World's Teens: By Jacque Wilson,CNN (CNN) -- It's known as the "youth bulge" - a decrease in child mortality rates leading to the largest generation of adolescents in history: 1.2 billion to be exact. As many of those teens face poverty, natural disasters and wars in ...

New Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Honors Lives of Stillborn Babies Through ...

New Seattle Children's Hospital Guild Honors Lives of Stillborn Babies Through ...: GAPPS' mission is to lead a collaborative, global effort to increase awareness and accelerate innovative research and interventions that will improve maternal, newborn and child health outcomes and decrease fetal mortality.


Infant mortality rates high in some Mid-Michigan communities

Infant mortality rates high in some Mid-Michigan communities: The Michigan League for Human Services took a look at community ability to raise a young child. From their Kids Count Report, we've learned that Flint and Saginaw rank at the bottom of the list for infant mortality. The Saginaw County Department of ...

Brazil's `Michael Corleone' Accused in Spiraling Sleaze Scandal

Brazil's `Michael Corleone' Accused in Spiraling Sleaze Scandal: Cachoeira -- a businessman known in the international press as "Charlie Waterfall" -- has been in prison since March, accused of running illegal gambling operations and other offenses. (He denies the charges.) But police say phone conversations ...

Pavement artist suggests a dangerous park bench in Chile


Pavement artist suggests a dangerous park bench in Chile

Chilean people pose on the work of British artist Julian Beever, specialized in pavement drawings, wall murals and realistic paintings, on May 3 in Santiago. Beever produced a painting with colour chalks showing a fortune wheel, during the Creative ...

Relief On The Homefront: Nursery Helps Families, Children In Pendleton Cope

Relief On The Homefront: Nursery Helps Families, Children In Pendleton Cope: Several years after opening, the nursery, at 715 SE Court St., has touched almost 500 families, providing respite care and parenting classes and helping children deal with experiences of abuse, drugs and poverty. Not every parent of children aged birth ...


The Religious Tend to Oppose the Death Penalty

The Religious Tend to Oppose the Death Penalty: Support for the death penalty correlates negatively with degree of religious involvement – 65% in favor among those who attend services weekly or more, 69% among those who attend monthly, 71% of those who attend rarely or never.

Asian Poor Seen Swelling in NYC

Asian Poor Seen Swelling in NYC: But then, it transpires that poverty thresholds are infused with normative values–the cutoff is about more than just a roof overhead, a shirt on your back and enough rice to fill your belly. As Mark Levitan, the study's central author and director of ...

Report says Latino baby boomers face health, economic inequities

Report says Latino baby boomers face health, economic inequities: Latino baby boomers are likely to experience health and economic inequities similar to their parents as they enter the ranks of the elderly population, according to a recently published article in a special issue of The Gerontologist.

PAHO calls for a new generation of HIV treatment programs in Latin America and ...


PAHO calls for a new generation of HIV treatment programs in Latin America and ...

Washington, DC — Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have the highest rates of antiretroviral treatment (ART) coverage of any developing region in the world, with an estimated 63 percent of ...

Asia moves closer to Latin America

Asia moves closer to Latin America: Indeed, rapid trade- and investment-led growth in Asia and Latin America, as well as between them, has helped reduce acute poverty and will propel large sections of populations to middle-class status in the next decade or so. Indeed, Asia and Latin ...

Rags to riches to prison for ex-congressman

Rags to riches to prison for ex-congressman: By KEVIN McGILL AP NEW ORLEANS (AP) - William Jefferson, who rose from north Louisiana poverty to become the state's first modern era African-American congressman and 1 of its most powerful politicians, is expected to report to a federal prison Friday.

Republican Missouri lawmaker: I am gay; let's stop anti-gay bill ...


Republican Missouri lawmaker: I am gay; let's stop anti-gay bill ...

Republican party needs to stop creating laws that repress fellow Americans who happen to be gay, some of whom fight overseas for the right of these ...

America's long-term unemployed: 'For those looking for work, it's very bleak'

America's long-term unemployed: 'For those looking for work, it's very bleak':
The vulnerable groups – black men, Latino women, single mothers, older people – have been hit as they have in previous recessions. What is different is the scale of the problems that the long-term unemployed face. The long-term unemployment rate hit a ...


The Guardian

UK riots: hundreds of alleged offenders still facing trial

UK riots: hundreds of alleged offenders still facing trial:
In appeals against lengthy riot terms, judges have warned participation in the riots was a severely aggravating factor. The appeals court said judges should sentence offenders to much longer periods in prison than for individual offences had been ...


The Guardian

Financial Planning Empowers 9 Year Old to Fight Poverty

Financial Planning Empowers 9 Year Old to Fight Poverty: KANSAS CITY, MO, May 03, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- Carla Vasquez, a child supported by Children International, has big ideas about fighting poverty through smart savings habits -- and the world is taking notice. The 9-year-old girl from Guayaquil ...

Poverty and the Trial of John Edwards

Poverty and the Trial of John Edwards: One of the central themes of Edwards' two presidential and senatorial campaigns was creating a national movement to combat poverty - a cause near and dear to the son of a mill-worker. As he wrote in his book Ending Poverty in America, The public debate ...


The hidden impacts of large infrastructure projects on children

The hidden impacts of large infrastructure projects on children:
Diarrhoea due to poor sanitation is one of the largest causes of infant mortality. At the same time, the lure of employment may entice children into child labour situations, both within the main enterprise or among contractors or subcontractors, ...


The Guardian (blog)

Long Pregnancy Tied to Kids' Behavior Issues

Long Pregnancy Tied to Kids' Behavior Issues:
This study found that babies who are born post-term appear to be at risk for behavior problems during childhood, including ADHD. Note that the possible connection between post-term birth and behavioral problems should be considered when choosing among ...


MedPage Today