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viernes, 25 de mayo de 2012

Outsourced Chilean Copper Workers "21st Century Slave Labour"

Outsourced Chilean Copper Workers "21st Century Slave Labour": Lacking rights and social protection, they are vulnerable and defenceless," complained Cristián Cuevas, the leader of a union for outsourced Chilean copper workers. "Most of our country's subcontracted workers are struggling against the same conditions ...

Civil rights group protests racially incendiary online remarks by a Jefferson ...

Civil rights group protests racially incendiary online remarks by a Jefferson ...: By Mark Waller, The Times-Picayune Eden Heilman, a lawyer with the Southern Poverty Law Center, said the online remarks provide greater evidence of racial biases in the way the school system channels students into alternative schools.

Dinosaur with tiny arms unearthed in Argentina


Dinosaur with tiny arms unearthed in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES — Argentine experts have discovered the near-complete remains of a new species of Jurassic-era dinosaur that stood on its rear legs and had tiny arms, according to a leading paleontologist. The find belongs to the Abelisaurus family, ...

Online Extra: Cuban leader's daughter discusses gay rights

Online Extra: Cuban leader's daughter discusses gay rights: "I think a lot things she said Americans don't get to hear," said Pappas, the executive director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council. "What she said resonated. Her enthusiasm spoke for itself." In town for the Latin American Studies Association's ...


NAACP marriage resolution delights local LGBT leaders

NAACP marriage resolution delights local LGBT leaders:
Earlier in the month, the League of United Latin American Citizens expressed its support for Obama's pro-marriage statement. “We have witnessed firsthand how painful it can be when LGBT partners are denied the rights and benefits of marriage,” LULAC ...


Dallas Voice

Maginnis: In Louisiana, outnumbered Democrats pick their fights

Maginnis: In Louisiana, outnumbered Democrats pick their fights: "Education cannot be the key to breaking poverty if the people in poverty can't afford it. ... It's hard for me in one year to guarantee Tom Benson money for the Hornets and then tell our students and families they have to pay more." "Amen!

Warming climate, aging population, poverty could prompt spike in heat deaths ...

Warming climate, aging population, poverty could prompt spike in heat deaths ...:
Nationally that adds up to an additional 150000 deaths, according to Dr. Daniel Lashof, director of the NRDC's climate and clean air program, and Dr. Larry Kalkstein, senior professor of geography and regional studies at the University of Miami in ...


Plain Dealer

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development

Bolivia will implement a model program for early childhood development: Although it is still among the lowest-income countries in Latin America, Bolivia is substantially increasing its investment in programs to reduce poverty and inequality, and has been expanding access to social services for vulnerable segments of the ...

Family cycle ride to aid those in poverty


Family cycle ride to aid those in poverty

This is the sixth annual Pedal Against Poverty and last year's event raised more than £9000 for the charity's work in Latin America. This year, it hopes to raise £15000 – enough to provide clean water to 450 families. Mum Kate Daynes, 45, ...

Poverty, Social Inequality and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs ...

Poverty, Social Inequality and Conditional Cash Transfer Programs ...: One of the many things that the countries of Latin America have in common is their extreme social inequality. Nowhere else in the world is there more income ...


Child poverty in Catalonia increased from 18.5% to 23.8% between 2008 to 2010

Child poverty in Catalonia increased from 18.5% to 23.8% between 2008 to 2010: Child poverty in Catalonia has increased with the economic crisis, according to a study presented on Thursday in Barcelona by Unicef. From 2008 to 2010, child poverty has passed from affecting 18.5% of Catalan children to 23.8%.

Opinion: Confronting challenges of American education,'civil rights issue' of ...


Opinion: Confronting challenges of American education,'civil rights issue' of ...

I am also the parent of four children who have attended public schools. In each of these roles I have tried to improve public education and advance the educational rights of children, particularly those who have historically been poorly served.

Revisiting the US-Honduran Relationship

Revisiting the US-Honduran Relationship: With the cessation of US aid, the flow of drugs from Central America to Mexico and the US could very well increase, potentially leading to a spike in rates of drug abuse and crime throughout the region. An astounding 84 percent of South American ...

Hurricane Bud roars toward Mexican coast

Hurricane Bud roars toward Mexican coast: A Florida man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that swindled hundreds of victims out of $8 million. A Florida man was sentenced Friday to eight years in prison for running a Ponzi scheme that swindled hundreds of ...


Haitian dance troupe Ayikodans returns post-quake support with 'Dance of the ...

Haitian dance troupe Ayikodans returns post-quake support with 'Dance of the ...: When it's no longer clear where individual arms end and legs begin, instead of something grotesque, the cluster of dancers appear as one strong force writhing to a racing-heartbeat rhythm pulsing from five traditional Haitian drums.

Chile to cover sex change operations


Chile to cover sex change operations

SANTIAGOChile will soon cover sex change surgeries under its public health plan in order to allow citizens of limited means to "recover their true sexual identity," Health Minister Jaime Manalich said. Until now such operations were only offered in ...

Brazil Disappointing Now, But Not For Long

Brazil Disappointing Now, But Not For Long:
Barclays Capital economist Marcelo Salomon says Brazil is "tarnished, but still alluring." Two things worth noting about Brazil. It's not the old high risk banana republic it once was. It's got more middle class now than poor, though poverty is still a ...


Forbes

Consideration of Cuban demands

Consideration of Cuban demands: by Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA)—Advocates for Alan Gross say talk of a trade with the “Cuban Five” is a non-starter, but acknowledge hopes that the Obama administration will consider lower-level concessions for the five Cuban spies in exchange for ...

Murder in a Private Prison, Family Says

Murder in a Private Prison, Family Says: By PURNA NEMANI HONOLULU (CN) - Parents claim in court that their 23-year-old developmentally disabled son was murdered in an Arizona prison run by Corrections Corporation of America, the nation's largest private prison company.


This Week in Poverty: Wage Theft in the City of Millionaires

This Week in Poverty: Wage Theft in the City of Millionaires:
Food stamps aren't counted in the official poverty measure but they helped 4.4 million people stay above the poverty line. The Earned Income Tax Credit and Child Tax Credit aren't officially counted either but they kept 9.3 million people out of ...


The Nation. (blog)

How Federal Early Childhood Education Standards Are Increasing Inequality

How Federal Early Childhood Education Standards Are Increasing Inequality:
Early childhood is the single most prolific period of development for children—90 percent of a child's brain growth occurs between birth and the age of three. Children in poverty, however, frequently do not have access to the same educational and ...


Policyshop (blog)

Govt Struggles to Balance Development, Environment

Govt Struggles to Balance Development, Environment: The idea of an oversight body is contained in a report to be presented at the United Nations conference, scheduled for June 15-22 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Speaking recently at a preparatory workshop dubbed 'Uganda National Conference on Rio+20', ...

Chile Convenes Emergency Meeting on Europe Crisis, Mercurio Says

Chile Convenes Emergency Meeting on Europe Crisis, Mercurio Says: The government may increase spending as part of a contingency plan designed to protect employment, investment and liquidity if the European crisis slows growth in the Andean nation, the Santiago-based newspaper reported, citing government sources it ...

Brazil takes first steps to legalizing gay marriage

Brazil takes first steps to legalizing gay marriage:
However Luiz Mott PhD, who is founder of the oldest LGBT group in Latin America, Grupo Gay de Bahia, welcomed the news but told Gay Star News that he is realistic about the chances for the bill. He said: 'In my opinion, this approval of gay marriage by ...


Gay Star News

Manson gang 'linked to unsolved murders' after hours of taped 'confessions ...


Manson gang 'linked to unsolved murders' after hours of taped 'confessions ...

He was originally sentenced to death for killing Sharon Tate Polanski, Abigail Ann Folger, Wojciech Frykowski, Thomas Jay Sebring and Steven Earl Parent. However, California temporarily suspended the death penalty in 1972, and he has been serving a ...