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martes, 22 de mayo de 2012

Welfare drug test proposal continues to be debated


Welfare drug test proposal continues to be debated

The proposed two-year, three-county pilot program would include participants in the Ohio Works First program, which provides cash benefits to Ohioans who earn no more than 50 percent of the federal poverty level for up to 36 months.

Voucher program launches today

Voucher program launches today: Family income doesn't exceed 250% of the federal poverty level. Enrolled at a K-12 school with a C, D or F ranking on its latest performance report card. Children entering kindergarten are eligible if they meet all other requirements.

Louisiana Senate approves $3.4 billion for school funding

Louisiana Senate approves $3.4 billion for school funding: Systems get additional funding for higher-cost programs, like special education, educating high poverty students and career and technical education. The average amount of state and local funds is $8500 per student for about 679000 students.

Women in Poverty


Women in Poverty

Life is looking up, but the road out of poverty is paved with determination. When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana in 2005, Marlo Hingle, 27, found her life spinning out of control. She and her two children at the time, Damion Diaz, 9, ...

2 Falfurrias men sentenced to prison in smuggling chase that ended in woman's ...

2 Falfurrias men sentenced to prison in smuggling chase that ended in woman's ...: CORPUS CHRISTI — Two Falfurrias men and a Mexican National were sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for their roles in a undocumented immigrant smuggling chase that ended in the death of a 70-year-old woman. Senior US District Judge John Rainey ...

Frenchwoman's kin to ask Hollande to get her out of Mexican jail

Frenchwoman's kin to ask Hollande to get her out of Mexican jail: The parents of Florence Cassez, a Frenchwoman convicted of kidnapping and sentenced to 60 years in prison in Mexico, plan to ask new French President François Hollande to put pressure on the Mexican government to release her.


Puerto Rico Increasing In Importance to Drug Traffickers: DEA

Puerto Rico Increasing In Importance to Drug Traffickers: DEA: Puerto Rico has become a key transit point for cocaine bound for the United States thanks to increased pressure on the Mexico/US border, according to American drug officials. Pedro Janer (pictured, second right), head of the Caribbean region for the ...

Colombian rebels kill 12 soldiers near Venezuela border

Colombian rebels kill 12 soldiers near Venezuela border: A unit of about 80 FARC guerrillas presumably operating out of Venezuela killed 12 Colombian soldiers along the border, officials said. "It's a setback, a setback in the war we are waging and in which we are making progress and are winning," President ...


Venezuela's Cuban health programme fraying at the edges

Venezuela's Cuban health programme fraying at the edges:
New York, NY - As Venezuela's presidential election looms, the international stakes could not be higher for Hugo Chavez and his movement. If the firebrand Venezuelan leader should falter, the South American nation's carefully crafted system of regional ...


Aljazeera.com

Johnny Depp adopted into Native American tribe

Johnny Depp adopted into Native American tribe: The Alice in Wonderland star has revealed in the past that he has Native American ancestry from his great-grandmother, who was a Cherokee Indian. The 48-year-old actor is currently filming a remake of The Lone Ranger, in which he portrays Tonto, ...

Reds' Chapman sued for $18M over Cuban conviction

Reds' Chapman sued for $18M over Cuban conviction:
MIAMI (AP) — A major league pitcher who defected from Cuba has been sued for $18 million by a Cuban-American man who blames the player for his imprisonment on the communist island. The lawsuit was filed last week in Miami federal court against Aroldis ...


USA TODAY

Blatant cynicism over gay marriage

Blatant cynicism over gay marriage: No "issue" diverts attention as successfully as this - not the free vote in Parliament on lowering the age of gay consent promoted by that noted libertarian and war criminal Tony Blair, not the cracks in "glass ceilings" that contribute nothing to ...

'El Loco' Arrest a Small Victory in Mexican Drug War

'El Loco' Arrest a Small Victory in Mexican Drug War: Hearing about this endless drug war is depressing. The Mexican cartels are in bed with government officials, police, and ordinary citizens. They will never be defeated with typical law enforcement techniques. Ramirez, nicknamed "El Loco," tried to ...


Radiology Experts Return to Haiti Again to Educate and Equip Local Providers

Radiology Experts Return to Haiti Again to Educate and Equip Local Providers: These “Radiology Education Days,” expected to draw up to 70 health care professionals from across Haiti, are part of the American College of Radiology's (ACR) ongoing response to the vast medical needs and human suffering resulting from the 2010 ...

Sean Penn Hosts Haiti Fundraiser at Cannes

Sean Penn Hosts Haiti Fundraiser at Cannes: Actor Sean Penn hosted a fundraiser for Haiti at the Cannes Film Festival to raise awareness for the poverty-stricken country. The Haiti Carnival in Cannes, sponsored by Italian designer Georgio Armani, comes two years after an earthquake caused over ...

Fifteen Million Live In Poverty

Fifteen Million Live In Poverty: Poverty levels fell between 2010 and 2011 but more than 15 million residents still to live in poverty in Colombia. Far too many for a country that is growing and ...

D.C. Circuit Upholds $3.4B Native American Class Settlement - The ...

D.C. Circuit Upholds $3.4B Native American Class Settlement - The ...: A historic $3.4 billion class action settlement over the mismanagement of government trust funds for hundreds of thousands of Native Americans survived a challenge in a federal appeals court in Washington. A three-judge panel of the U.S. ...

The bait-and-switch tactic driving Georgia's education debate

The bait-and-switch tactic driving Georgia's education debate: The charge that the law is being used precisely as intended may seem harsh, but the comparison with a similar program in neighboring Florida is telling. In Florida, only students from families that are at or below 185 percent of the poverty line may ...

Tennessee has 12th highest rate of injury deaths


Tennessee has 12th highest rate of injury deaths

Tennessee has the 12th highest rate of adult injury-related deaths, according to a new report released today by the Trust for Americans Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New Mexico had the high injury-related death rate, followed in order ...

UN: Maternal Deaths are in decline, but still work to do


UN: Maternal Deaths are in decline, but still work to do

Of the 40 countries with the world's highest rates of maternal death, 36 are in sub-Saharan Africa. In related news, a new study by the American Medical Association suggests that paying more attention to the mothers' health, and focusing on certain ...

Field Notes on Food Justice: Why Your Local Grocery Store Makes Farmworkers Poor

Field Notes on Food Justice: Why Your Local Grocery Store Makes Farmworkers Poor: We now know that the day when we can certify Florida tomatoes as the fairest in the world is not far off, and the Fair Food Program is mapping the path for getting there. Let's back up a bit and share a little about the CIW and the environment in which ...

Injury prevention report: W.Va. has 7th-highest death rate involving accidents ...

Injury prevention report: W.Va. has 7th-highest death rate involving accidents ...: West Virginia has the seventh-highest death rate involving accidents and violence among US residents, spurred in part by fatal poisonings and motor vehicle crashes, according to a report on injury prevention released Tuesday.

'I hope his death was painful'

'I hope his death was painful': Speaking from her home in Cape May Court House, New Jersey, Mrs Cohen, 74, said she believed Mr Megrahi should have received the death penalty. “He died with his family around him. My daughter died a horrible death when she was 20 years old with her ...

15 million Colombians live in poverty

15 million Colombians live in poverty: The percentage of Colombians living in poverty fell 3.1% between 2010 and 2011 but more than 15 million residents continue to live in poverty, the government said Thursday. Director of Colombia's National Administrative Department of Statistics (DANE) ...


Feds fail to conduct promised review of trade and Colombian human rights


Feds fail to conduct promised review of trade and Colombian human rights

"Our government remains committed to deepening our trade relationship with Colombia," Fast said during question period Wednesday. "It is only through engagement that we will be able to lift more Colombians out of poverty and inspire them to join the ...

Gay Tourism Boom in Buenos Aires

Gay Tourism Boom in Buenos Aires:
Buenos Aires became the 1st city in Latin America In 2004 to legitimize civil unions, and same sex marriages in 2010. A steady sexual relaxation has granted not only local people but also gay visitants to enjoy whole the city has to provide without ...


Tourism Review

Brazil and Peru: Number of Gay People Killed in 2011 Revealed ...


Brazil and Peru: Number of Gay People Killed in 2011 Revealed ...

Promsex director and secretary of the International Gay and Lesbian Community of Latin America and the Caribbean, George Liendo, pointed the attention to the ...