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jueves, 17 de mayo de 2012

Seattle's narrowing inequality and surprisingly poor Asian and African Americans


Seattle's narrowing inequality and surprisingly poor Asian and African Americans

... other parts of the central Puget Sound region have become genuinely diverse. Seattle now ranks 40th statewide in diversity. Welcome to Kent, frontline for the forces transforming America's suburbs: poverty and hardship, global diversity, ...

Queery: David Perez

Queery: David Perez:
By day, he's director of development at the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) and last May he became president of the DC-based Latino GLBT History Project, which is planning an expanded edition of Latino Pride this year.


Washington Blade

Jaime Bayly: Peru's Most Vocal LGBT Advocate Is A Conservative ...

Jaime Bayly: Peru's Most Vocal LGBT Advocate Is A Conservative ...: Anyone who doubts the vibrancy of the Latin American right need look no further than Bayly to understand it is nothing short of alive and kicking, even if Peruvians rejected his novelty presidential bid, with its promises to appoint only gay ...


Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?

Can The Government Help Young People Find Jobs?: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate currently stands at 8.1 percent, but for teenagers - that means between people age 16 and 19 years old - the unemployment rate is more than triple the national average, clocking it at ...

Brazil and the Spirit of Liberty

Brazil and the Spirit of Liberty: We have the largest prison population on the planet, and most are locked up for nonviolent crimes. The political culture focuses more on the need for security than for freedom. Add it all up and you have the perfect recipe for the emergence of a police ...


Brazil judge sentences woman for using Twitter to incite prejudice and ...


Brazil judge sentences woman for using Twitter to incite prejudice and ...

SAO PAULO — A federal judge has sentenced a former law student to 17 months in prison for using Twitter to incite prejudice and discrimination against people from Brazil's impoverished northeast. A court statement says that Judge Monica Camargo ...

Los Angeles Times receives $1-million grant from Ford Foundation

Los Angeles Times receives $1-million grant from Ford Foundation: The Times plans to use the two-year grant to hire journalists who will focus on the Vietnamese, Korean and other immigrant communities, the California prison system, the border region and Brazil. Maharaj said that although The Times already covered ...

US Asthma Rates at Record High, CDC Says

US Asthma Rates at Record High, CDC Says: Data from 2008 to 2010 showed a higher prevalence of asthma among children (9.5% vs 7.7% for adults), women (9.2% vs 7.0% for men), and nonwhite individuals (multiple race, 14.1%; black, 11.2%; American Indian/Alaskan Native, 9.4% vs 7.7% for white ...


Education Report: Chronic Absenteeism Undermines Over 5 Million Students

Education Report: Chronic Absenteeism Undermines Over 5 Million Students: Chronic absenteeism -- defined as missing at least 10 percent of school days -- is more prevalent among high-poverty students. In New York City, 200,00 students, or 20 percent, were chronically absent in the 2010-2011 school year.

Florida pilot honored by National Geographic

Florida pilot honored by National Geographic: South Florida pilot and educator Barriongton Irving has been selected to the National Geographic's 2012 class of Emerging Explorers. Irving is one of the 15 visionary young trailblazers honored this year by the society for their achievements.

Southern Poverty Law Center demands Hardin County High "stop censoring ...


Southern Poverty Law Center demands Hardin County High "stop censoring ...

The Southern Poverty Law Center sent a letter today to the Hardin County Board of Education and Hardin County High School demanding that school officials stop censoring students or face a federal lawsuit on behalf of a student prevented from expressing ...

What is social inclusion, and how is it lacking in Latin America?

What is social inclusion, and how is it lacking in Latin America?: It involves more than just reducing poverty and economic inequality. ... Uruguay ranks a close second with a score of 71.2. Brazil places third, but a ...

Venezuela: Economy could grow as much as 7 percent

Venezuela: Economy could grow as much as 7 percent: Jimmy Buffett says creating jobs on the Gulf Coast is a rewarding part of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort in Mississippi. Jimmy Buffett told gambling regulators Thursday that next week's opening of his new Margaritaville Casino and Resort will ...

Gunfire erupts at Venezuelan prison

Gunfire erupts at Venezuelan prison: More As SWAT team neared, Miss. kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself, authorities say 2 girls OKMore As SWAT team neared, Miss. kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself, authorities say 2 girls OKMore By FABIOLA SANCHEZ Associated Press CARACAS, Venezuela ...

Castro's activist daughter granted US visa

Castro's activist daughter granted US visa: ... the left-wingers at the Latin American Studies Association. An apologist for her family's communist regime Mariela is also ostensibly an advocate for gay rights (though, one wonders how a person can enjoy gay rights without any other human rights.) ...

Realizing Opportunities In The Americas

Realizing Opportunities In The Americas: - Realizing Opportunities In The Americas Engagement with our Latin America, Caribbean, and Canadian neighbors remains a top priority for the United States. Today, almost half the population in Latin America and the Caribbean is firmly in the ...

Latin America Celebrates International Day Against Homophobia


Latin America Celebrates International Day Against Homophobia

The forum is aimed at informing and encouraging an inclusive Christian look at the LGBTI world from the perspective of the human right to live and express diverse sexual orientation and gender identity. Participating in the forum will be--Michel ...

Help Reduce America's Maternal Mortality Rate - ForceChange

Help Reduce America's Maternal Mortality Rate - ForceChange: Despite spending more money on healthcare than any other country, the United States ranks 41st in the world when it comes to the overall maternal mortality ...

Chile advances plan to build submarine


Chile advances plan to build submarine

SANTIAGO, Chile - Chile is going ahead with plans to build its own submarine and patrol boats as part of a program to develop the Latin American nation's defense manufacturing industry. Brazil's international success with aviation and ...

Vote Thursday on banning Native American mascots

Vote Thursday on banning Native American mascots: The Oregon State Board of Education is scheduled to meet Thursday to vote on a ban on Native American nicknames and mascots in public high schools in Oregon. (AP Photo/The News-Review, Michael Sullivan, File) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Board of ...

Kids can explore Native American crafts and life skills


Kids can explore Native American crafts and life skills

Learn how to throw a spear, play corncob darts or make frybread at the Museum of Indian Culture's first "Native American Heritage Day" on Saturday. The day-long event just for kids celebrates Native American crafts and life skills with hands-on ...

Tender Brazil: a Government Subsidy to Help 16 Million Living in Abject Poverty


Tender Brazil: a Government Subsidy to Help 16 Million Living in Abject Poverty

She announced a new government subsidy program that aims to raise families living on less than 70 Brazilian reais (US$ 35) per month with children under the age of six out of abject poverty. The elimination of this lowly social group by 2014, ...

Europe debt crisis not affecting Latin America, UN body says

Europe debt crisis not affecting Latin America, UN body says: By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online Santiago (dpa) - The European debt crisis has so far not affected Latin American countries, which continue to attract billions of dollars a year from the eurozone, the UN's Economic Commission for Latin ...

Dirty pastor who 'travelled to Haiti for sex with minors' is indicted by ...


Dirty pastor who 'travelled to Haiti for sex with minors' is indicted by ...

By Helen Pow A US pastor has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of travelling to Haiti to have sex with children. Larry Michael Bollinger, from Gaston, North Carolina, 'did knowingly travel... from the United States to Haiti, ...

Stanley pastor charged with traveling to Haiti to have sex with minor

Stanley pastor charged with traveling to Haiti to have sex with minor: Larry Michael Bollinger, 66, of Stanley, is accused of traveling to Haiti to engage in sexual condutc with a girl younger than 18 years old, according to the indictment. Bollinger's last known address was in Gastonia. The incidents occurred in Haiti ...