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lunes, 14 de mayo de 2012

The Human Disaster of Unemployment

The Human Disaster of Unemployment:


Long-term unemployment is experienced disproportionately by the young, the old, the less educated, and African-American and Latino workers. While older workers are less likely to be laid off than younger workers, they are about half as likely to be ...


New York Times

Pow-Wow celebrates Native cultures

Pow-Wow celebrates Native cultures: Pow-wows offer an opportunity for Native Americans to dance and celebrate their culture in a collaborative, community space, according to Pow-Wow Co-President Christina Goodson '14. “For the Native American community at Dartmouth, the Pow-Wow is a way ...

Japan Grants US$258 Million Loan To Peru For Social Programmes

Japan Grants US$258 Million Loan To Peru For Social Programmes: The loan will be officially announced Wednesday during a meeting between Peru's President Ollanta Humala and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda. This amount, which includes four loans, will be earmarked for fighting poverty through energy renewal, ...

Venezuelan intelligence agents investigate crossword puzzle plot


Venezuelan intelligence agents investigate crossword puzzle plot

The Associated Press CARACAS, VENEZUELAVenezuelan intelligence agents have questioned the author of a newspaper crossword puzzle, and even some supporters of the government are ridiculing allegations the words he chose might be coded calls for a ...

In Venezuela's prisons, inmates are the wardens


In Venezuela's prisons, inmates are the wardens

CARACAS, Venezuela — A cloud of marijuana bounces along with the bass line from a stack of six-foot high speakers in the corner of this large hall, its smell infused with that of urine. Through the darkness, noise and the bustling crowd, ...

More than 12000 people treated as military medical mission to South's poor ...

More than 12000 people treated as military medical mission to South's poor ...: Their work is part of a program that sends guard members and reservists into some of America's poorest communities, where they learn to set up health clinics and other projects and deal with large numbers of people, just as they might do after a ...

Military stop brings health care to rural Alabama

Military stop brings health care to rural Alabama: The doctoring Wednesday was part of a military program to provide free health care in poor areas of the South and whose latest mission came to one of Alabama's most impoverished regions, where the teams have treated more than 12000 people in less than ...


2300 dead birds found on Chilean beaches


2300 dead birds found on Chilean beaches

SANTIAGO, Chile - At least 2300 dead birds have been found on Chilean beaches this week, officials say. Most of the birds, which come from different species, are believed to have died from getting trapped in fishing nets, CNN reported ...

Win a Prize Pack for Iron Maiden's En Vivo! Live Performance in Santiago, Chile

Win a Prize Pack for Iron Maiden's En Vivo! Live Performance in Santiago, Chile:
En Vivo! was filmed on 10th April 2011 in front of over 50000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago, during the Round the World in 66 Days leg of The Final Frontier World Tour. It captures a magnificent performance by the band, ...


Dread Central

Farms in main Argentina grains province to strike

Farms in main Argentina grains province to strike: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Farmers in Argentina's main agricultural province will call a strike this week against a proposed tax increase, but the planned five-day halt in crop sales should have little impact on exports.

Privatized Torture

Privatized Torture: As everyone knows, soldiers and civilian contractors at the Abu Ghraib prison committed criminal offenses, with military officials going so far as to hide prisoners from the Red Cross. In 2004, an independent panel of civilian defense experts found ...

Report Sheds Light on Troubled Latin American Prisons

Report Sheds Light on Troubled Latin American Prisons: The report comes on the heels of an Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) report that documented widespread human rights violations in the region's prisons. According to the IACHR, much of the problem has its roots in overcrowding, ...

Louisiana prisons: The bottom line

Louisiana prisons: The bottom line: Louisiana has long housed more inmates per capita than any other state in a country that ranks No. 1 in the world for incarceration. And though high poverty, poor public education and other key quality of life factors contribute to the state's world ...

Where You Live Can Make You Poor

Where You Live Can Make You Poor: Instead, Europe invests in its citizens such as the 360 approach to Finnish schools. In America, there are clear differences in economic mobility between the states. The South and Southeast are worse off than the rest of the nation.


Puerto Rico resident is local Fugitive of the Week

Puerto Rico resident is local Fugitive of the Week: A man who fled Puerto Rico for Cleveland has been named Fugitive of the Week. The head of Ohio's largest county has invited other county leaders to a Monday ... An Ohio agency seeks financial review of solar panel maker whose fired .

Child Labor and Agribusiness Churn Washington's Food Fight

Child Labor and Agribusiness Churn Washington's Food Fight: Actually, the migrant children in the fields today, facing severe poverty and limited educational opportunities, starkly represent how far modern industrial farming has drifted from the bygone bucolic ideal of the family farm.

Education At All Costs

Education At All Costs: ... of his career pressing for human rights, first as a member of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and later as his country's ambassador to the United Nations. News of his death barely registered outside Latin American diplomatic circles.


Noam Chomsky: Palestinian Hunger Strike a Protest Against "Violations of ...

Noam Chomsky: Palestinian Hunger Strike a Protest Against "Violations of ...:
"The hunger strikes are a protest against ... violations of the elementary human rights," Chomsky says. He is Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and author of dozens of books, most recently, "Occupy.


Democracy Now

Poverty levels drop in most of developing countries: ILO

Poverty levels drop in most of developing countries: ILO: On the other hand, poverty rates increased or remained unchanged in 25 of 36 developed economies as labour markets deteriorated and austerity measures took their toll. Latin America and Asian countries have stood out. They have had great success in ...

Ramonet: Latin America Lives Best Time in Political History

Ramonet: Latin America Lives Best Time in Political History: Quito -Latin America is living the best moment of its history, while taking 80 million people out of poverty by policies carried out by progressive governments, said Ignacio Ramonet, director of the ...

Argentina's Gender Identity Bill easily passes in Senate

Argentina's Gender Identity Bill easily passes in Senate: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Since being re-elected as president of Argentina in November 2011, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has embarked upon an agressive agenda of new legislation. Much of the new laws have been controversial economic strategies, ...

Caribbean countries commit to promoting human rights, freedoms of ...

Caribbean countries commit to promoting human rights, freedoms of ...: More than 150 representatives of the member states of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) adopted last week Friday, in Costa Rica, the San José Charter on the rights of senior citizens. The document is ...

The US Drug War Comes to Honduras

The US Drug War Comes to Honduras: New York Times correspondent Thom Shanker broke the story on May 5 that the US military had established three base camps in Honduras to help that country combat the increasingly powerful Mexican drug cartels. The Obama administration authorized this ...


New Coast Guard Grad Was Rescued at Sea as a Boy

New Coast Guard Grad Was Rescued at Sea as a Boy: Orlando Morel was 6 years old when he and his mother left Haiti on a crowded small wooden boat destined for America. Now 24, Morel remembers the blue of the ocean everywhere. And the hunger. When a piece of bread fell into the water, Morel quickly ...

Colombia: On the Path to Development

Colombia: On the Path to Development: Years of hyperinflation during the late 1980s and early 1990s created enormous hardship for the Brazilian economy. A large portion of the population was pushed into abject poverty. However, everything changed once Finance Minister Fernando Henrique ...