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domingo, 20 de mayo de 2012

From the Chilean Winter to the Maple Spring, Solidarity and the Student ...

From the Chilean Winter to the Maple Spring, Solidarity and the Student ...:
Earlier on the same day of May 16, nearly 9000 km away from Montréal, roughly 100000 students and supporters took to the streets in Santiago, Chile, in the second major demonstration of the new year, bringing a resurgence to the student movement that ...


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Peru's Humala approval rating hit by Shining Path

Peru's Humala approval rating hit by Shining Path: LIMA May 20 (Reuters) - Peruvian President Ollanta Humala's approval rating fell to 51 percent in May due to public outrage over deadly clashes between security forces and Shining Path rebels, an Ipsos Apoyo poll showed on Sunday.

America's best high schools: 1000 that make the grade

America's best high schools: 1000 that make the grade: Editors at Newsweek & The Daily Beast agree, naming The Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science as the best public high school in America. The annual rankings by Newsweek & The Daily Beast highlight the 1000 public high schools nationwide that have ...

Dominican Republic votes in presidential election


Dominican Republic votes in presidential election

The Dominican Republic side-stepped the global economic crisis in 2008 but remains mired in poverty despite solid economic growth under Fernandez. Clashes between the candidates' supporters have left two dead in recent weeks, and the Supreme Electoral ...

Video: Romney honors Cuban democracy activists on Cuban Independence Day

Video: Romney honors Cuban democracy activists on Cuban Independence Day: That's the case today, which happens to be Cuban Independence Day, which gives politicians at all levels a chance to connect to the Cuban-American community, especially in Florida. But when one of the two candidates in a race just gave a visa to a ...

An Anuva Afternoon in Buenos Aires

An Anuva Afternoon in Buenos Aires: Living in Buenos Aires has taught me to look up so as not to miss the juxtaposition of young and old architecture that lives above the street eye-level. Standing at the corner of Malabia and Niceto Vega my gaze shifts to a vertical 45 degrees.

2 Americans jailed in Haiti in pro-army march

2 Americans jailed in Haiti in pro-army march: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) -- Two Americans are among dozens of people locked up in Haiti following a pro-army march. In a move to crack down on a band of former and would-be soldiers who had been staging protests for more than a year, Haiti also ...


Haiti gov't charges 2 Americans in jail with conspiracy

Haiti gov't charges 2 Americans in jail with conspiracy: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A Haitian official says two jailed Americans have been charged with conspiracy. Secretary of State for Public Security Reginald Delva said Sunday that Jason William "Zeke" Petrie and Steven Parker Shaw were charged because of ...

Judith lives on £1 a day for poverty challenge

Judith lives on £1 a day for poverty challenge: Judith used the challenge to raise money for the Methodist Relief and Development Fund, which carries out work to combat extreme poverty and has some permaculture projects in South America. So far, she has raised about £160 but she hopes the final ...


Oregon bans Native American school mascots


Oregon bans Native American school mascots

The Oregon Board of Education has voted to ban Native American mascots at schools across Oregon. Public schools in Oregon must discontinue the use of Native American names, symbols or images as mascots following a State Board of Education vote.

Addicted to its prisoners, how can Louisiana break free?: Jarvis DeBerry

Addicted to its prisoners, how can Louisiana break free?: Jarvis DeBerry:
At 1619 per 100000 residents, Louisiana has more prisoners per capita than any other state. And because America has more prisoners per capita than any other nation, Louisiana's incarceration rate counts as the highest in the world.


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Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home

Iconic Cuban cigar goes un-smoked at home: Very few of the Cubans themselves smoke cigars. The economics of smoking, given the locals' low, government-set salaries, put cigars out of reach for most people, making the iconic Cuban cigar something that's produced for foreigners - for export and ...

Jeanguy Saintus and his Ayikodans dance troupe still struggle against ...

Jeanguy Saintus and his Ayikodans dance troupe still struggle against ...: A year after a triumphant Miami performance, Jeanguy Saintus and his Ayikodans dance troupe still struggle against formidable odds. Ayikodans' Arsht Center performances are sold out. Jeanguy Saintus will teach a free master class for dancers ...

Conductor writes about childhood

Conductor writes about childhood: By BETH BEASLEY The sepia-toned book cover photo of a 20-year-old Robert Hudson with his hands resting on a trumpet deftly illustrates one man's rise from a childhood of poverty and shame to self-actualization, fostered by a love of music.


Poverty not evenly spread in county

Poverty not evenly spread in county: Poverty was already an issue in the North Texas area prior to the recession, the report said. From 2004 to 2006, the number of children younger than 18 living in poverty increased by 104 percent in Denton County — the region's highest increase for ...

Abeille making a difference as she serves Haitian community

Abeille making a difference as she serves Haitian community: By Kristen Swilley Seated among a sea of Haitian flags, paintings and T-shirts at Rotary Park, Bernadette Abeille beamed. Though the 51-year-old has been gradually losing her sight since 2007, her visual impairment has not stopped her from seeing a ...

Haiti presents stark contrast to Nepal


Haiti presents stark contrast to Nepal

HAITI: It's more than one and a half decade that the Caribbean nation Haiti is reeling under political instability, poverty, and starvation. To their worries, earthquake and Tsunami added to their pains and troubles, making life more complicated.

AGEXPORT Celebrates 30 Years of Transforming the Economic Development of Guatemala


AGEXPORT Celebrates 30 Years of Transforming the Economic Development of Guatemala

The global opportunities are large and Guatemala has the talent and ability, we only need to match opportunities with Guatemalan talent, and for that we need to have more Guatemalans aware of the relationship between poverty elimination, job creation ...

Texas puts more people in treatment and fewer people in prison

Texas puts more people in treatment and fewer people in prison:
"It's more that Texas has taken a foot off the gas pedal than changing direction or putting a foot on the brake," said Robert Perkinson, author of "Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire." The changes in Texas are neither novel nor unique.


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Honduras prisoners riot at jail in San Pedro Sula

Honduras prisoners riot at jail in San Pedro Sula:
Officials in Honduras say inmates have taken control of a prison in the city of San Pedro Sula. At least one person was killed and 10 injured when prisoners opened fire on each other on Wednesday. The prison governor said guards had surrounded the jail ...


BBC News

Mexico's drug war is the real thing

Mexico's drug war is the real thing: Even by the standards of Mexico's drug-related violence, the events of recent weeks have been shocking. The reports sound as though they are from some battle between religious fanatics halfway around the world. Instead, they emanate from just across ...


Supreme Court considers whether to take up anti-terrorism laws

Supreme Court considers whether to take up anti-terrorism laws:
US troops stand watch in a guard tower in 2006 at Camp Delta in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images / June 30, 2006) By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, after a four-year break from terrorism issues, ...


Los Angeles Times

DeCock: Victory continues to elude RailHawks, although not for lack of trying

DeCock: Victory continues to elude RailHawks, although not for lack of trying: The Puerto Rico Islanders didn't need penalty kicks to beat the profligate RailHawks, who dominated almost the entire game. They just waited for the RailHawks to make yet another crippling mistake in a season full of them. It took 33 minutes.

7 models to battle achievement gaps

7 models to battle achievement gaps: Poverty presses an unyielding thumb against the wheel of academic achievement for urban school districts. Leaders of the Omaha Public Schools have tried everything from shrinking class sizes to busing kids between schools to waging political fights for ...


Poverty not evenly spread in county

Poverty not evenly spread in county: About 42 percent of Denton County residents living in poverty are in the northern part of the county, according to a recent study, and United Way officials say solving the problem will require many agencies to work ...