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domingo, 6 de mayo de 2012

An Asia-Latin America era of progress

An Asia-Latin America era of progress: 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. A ground-breaking study being published this week by ...

It's time for Latinos in Valley to exercise political muscle

It's time for Latinos in Valley to exercise political muscle: Twenty-three percent of Latino eligible voters in Ohio have not completed high school. That is not going to get it done. The unemployment rate among Latinos in Ohio is 16 percent, whereas the overall state unemployment rate was 7.5 percent as of March ...


Raising homes, restoring hope in Dominican Republic

Raising homes, restoring hope in Dominican Republic: WestJet volunteers build homes and bring hope to an impoverished community in the Dominican Republic. Inside the unfinished concrete frame of their new house, Pablo Santana and Kenia Polanco work ...


Haiti - Economy : $250 million to convert waste into renewable energy

Haiti - Economy : $250 million to convert waste into renewable energy:
The Haitian government on Thursday signed a partnership agreement with the International Electric Power Company for the construction of a plant to convert domestic wastes and the production of 30 megawatts of renewable electricity, for Port-au-Prince ...


Haitilibre.com

Haiti - Tourism : Result of the Logo Contest for the promotion of tourism in Haiti


Haiti - Tourism : Result of the Logo Contest for the promotion of tourism in Haiti

Following the contest launched March 10, 2012, the Ministry of Tourism has selected a new logo and new slogan to be used in a communication campaign to promote Haiti as a tourist destination and put the country on the regional and global map of tourism ...

FOCUS: No ordinary spring break for some UMD students

FOCUS: No ordinary spring break for some UMD students: A group of 14 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth nursing students spent their spring break in Haiti, building homes for families and attending to the sick. UMD students include Holly Rebello, Mackenzie Denaro, Paola Duarte, Hilary Finnegan, ...

Haiti - Energy : $12.7 million for electrical work

Haiti - Energy : $12.7 million for electrical work:
Haiti's electrical transmission and distribution systems were damaged in the 2010 earthquake, and repairs and upgrades are urgently needed to restore reliable electric power to residential and commercial customers and to support future economic growth.


Haitilibre.com

Haiti cholera may be becoming endemic: CDC study

Haiti cholera may be becoming endemic: CDC study: PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI The cholera strain in Haiti is evolving, researchers reported Thursday, a sign that it may be taking deeper root in the nation less than two years after it appeared and killed thousands of people. The study released by the US ...


Ramblings and rum in lovely Puerto Rico

Ramblings and rum in lovely Puerto Rico: In Puerto Rico, it feels like you've left the States: Spanish is the primary language, gas is sold in liters, and architecture resembles Mexico much more than Maryland. The island, though, has been a US territory since 1898, and along with highway ...

Brazilian Prison Riot leaves 2 Inmates Dead and 11 Wounded ...


Brazilian Prison Riot leaves 2 Inmates Dead and 11 Wounded ...

At least two inmates died Saturday and 11 others were wounded, one of them seriously, in a clash between rival gangs at a jail in the northeastern.

Masked protesters could face jail, fines under Tory MP bill

Masked protesters could face jail, fines under Tory MP bill: The Harper government is throwing its weight behind a private members' bill that would give police the power to arrest anyone hiding their identity during a riot or unlawful assembly. Conservative backbencher Blake Richards is proposing penalties of up ...


ACOSS wants PM to increase payments

ACOSS wants PM to increase payments: "By failing to increase these allowances, we are forcing into poverty young people trying to get a break; parents trying to get paid work whilst looking after their children; older workers struggling to get back into the workforce and people with ...

Government backs bill targeting masked protesters


Government backs bill targeting masked protesters

... the power to arrest anyone hiding their identity during a riot or unlawful assembly. Conservative backbencher Blake Richards is proposing penalties of up to five years in prison or a fine of up to $5000 for protesters who wear a mask or disguise.

Death Penalty Support Is Declining

Death Penalty Support Is Declining: By Kevin Johnson WASHINGTON (RNS) The campaign to abolish the death penalty has been freshly invigorated this month in a series of actions that supporters say represents increasing evidence that America may be losing its taste for capital punishment.


The global fight to end capital punishment

The global fight to end capital punishment:
The death penalty sends a message, but it may or may not solve the problem." Prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, backed by former Fifa vice-president Jack Warner, who is now her minister for works and transport, is campaigning for enforcement of the ...


The Guardian

Young Professional Finale

Young Professional Finale: Nine lawmakers of the centre-right party PRO voted against the bill — making it the only party to stand its ground as ordered by Buenos Aires City Mayor Mauricio Macri. The YPF bill was approved to the crackle of fireworks outside and Peronist chants ...

Banfield's football player killed in shootout

Banfield's football player killed in shootout: Banfield's reserve football team player Lautaro Bugatto (20) was shot dead at his house's front door in Southern Greater Buenos Aires district of Almirante Brown during a shootout between a Buenos Aires province police officer and robbers.


Time to look beyond 2015, say experts

Time to look beyond 2015, say experts:
Dhaka, May 6 (bdnews24.com) – With just three years to go for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, experts and policy makers have called upon countries to look beyond it to save mothers and children. On the closing day of the three-day ...


Bangladesh News 24 hours

Cuba to slim state companies

Cuba to slim state companies: HAVANA - The Cuban government expects to slash about 110000 jobs from state-run companies in a bid to reorganize the work force of the country's bloated public sector as part of its economic reform. The measure is included in the over 300 reform ...

Venezuelan politics A modest concession to reality

Venezuelan politics A modest concession to reality: EVER since Hugo Chávez, Venezuela's president, admitted nearly a year ago that he was suffering from cancer, his spokespeople have insisted that no substitute would be required. They have insisted that the president is sure to be cured—though without ...


Horror at child poverty figures in Chippenham


Horror at child poverty figures in Chippenham

Councillors are pledging to tackle deprivation in Chippenham after it was revealed that almost 10 per cent of children in the town live in poverty. The figure, which Councillor Chris Caswill says amounts to around 1000 children, was revealed in ...

For chronically unemployed, more bad news in Calif


For chronically unemployed, more bad news in Calif

With her anti-poverty budget stretched beyond its limits, Brenda Callahan-Johnson is braced for next Saturday: the day California's chronically unemployed will be cut off from the nation's jobless benefits. 

Watching miracles in Hungary unfold for cerebral palsy kids

Watching miracles in Hungary unfold for cerebral palsy kids: They were there from the US, South America, and Asia. Hungary, despite all its problems associated with poverty as it struggles to adjust to a new situation within the EU, are to the fore in the field of therapy associated with children afflicted with ...


5 killed in Mexico City shootout

5 killed in Mexico City shootout: MEXICO CITY—Authorities in Mexico's capital say that a shootout in a poor district has left five young people dead and two wounded. Mexico City's Attorney General's office says in a statement that the fatalities were two women, ages 14 and 20, ...


Mexico drug war: 9 bodies hanged from bridge and 14 decapitated heads found


Mexico drug war: 9 bodies hanged from bridge and 14 decapitated heads found

By AP The bodies of 23 people have been found hanging from a bridge or decapitated and dumped along the border city of Nuevo Laredo, where drug cartels are fighting a bloody and escalating turf war. Authorities found nine of the victims, including four ...