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lunes, 28 de mayo de 2012

Argentina overtakes Venezuela as South America's biggest default risk


Argentina overtakes Venezuela as South America's biggest default risk

Bloomberg News Camila Russo BUENOS AIRES — Argentina's risk of default is the highest versus Venezuela in three years as the nationalization of the country's biggest oil company heightens capital flight and drives the peso to a record low in the ...

Brazil's social welfare program extended to 700000 families


Brazil's social welfare program extended to 700000 families

By the end of last year, nearly 13 million families were receiving federal aid as part of Rousseff's Brazil Without Poverty program, one of the largest welfare schemes in the world. But authorities found hundreds of thousands of additional families ...

500000 pigs in Chile to be slaughtered


500000 pigs in Chile to be slaughtered

SANTIAGO — Nearly half a million hogs and sows at the largest pig farm in Chile are to be slaughtered after the government closed the meat processing plant there due to health concerns. "They are going to be slaughtered. They are not going to another ...

Brazil readies 15000 security forces for Rio summit


Brazil readies 15000 security forces for Rio summit

Rio+20, the fourth major summit on sustainable development since 1972, will seek to chart a course toward a "green" and social economy that can balance economic growth with poverty eradication and protection of the environment. Brazil Defense Minister ...

Minority numbers in the military grow, but minority vets face a complex set of ...

Minority numbers in the military grow, but minority vets face a complex set of ...:
Immigrant and Latino vets have to navigate another level of complexity. East LA native Ruben Treviso came back from the Vietnam War in 1971 “all messed up,” he says. But his mental health was a top priority for his Veterans Administration doctors, ...


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Argentina imposes more controls on purchase of US dollars for travel abroad


Argentina imposes more controls on purchase of US dollars for travel abroad

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina is making it harder for people to buy US dollars to pay for travel abroad. A new rule published Monday says anyone wanting to buy dollars for travel must first prove their money was obtained legally, and provide the ...

Making Farming Better in Developing Countries

Making Farming Better in Developing Countries:
“The poor billions in Africa, Asia and Latin America, who spend 80, 90 percent of their income on food - if the food price goes up 10, 20 percent that has an immediate impact. Those people are more vulnerable. Just the recent food price spike from ...


Voice of America

Poverty-stricken kids resort to scavenging

Poverty-stricken kids resort to scavenging: Children living in poverty are taking desperate measures to feed and clothe themselves at Waikato schools as families struggle to provide for their most basic needs. In one case, a young boy without a winter jersey was told to steal one from the lost ...

US Deportation and Narcotrafficking Policies Collide in Honduras

US Deportation and Narcotrafficking Policies Collide in Honduras:
When there is so much miserable poverty in Honduras and very little hope that the government will make things better or that the wealthy will shared their wealth and become more involved in addressing the social inequities of the society, ...


Honduras Weekly

Caught in the cycle of poverty: Choices, challenges, chaos keep undermining a ...

Caught in the cycle of poverty: Choices, challenges, chaos keep undermining a ...: But if Cole doesn't find a better way, chances are her children won't finish school, hold steady jobs or stay healthy. "Poverty is bad for kids," said Harvard Kennedy School professor Kathryn Edin, who studies poverty policy. "It just makes everything ...

No vacation from hunger for local children


No vacation from hunger for local children

But for thousands of kids in Kings County, summer break literally means hunger, anti-poverty advocates say. In order to prevent child hunger, Kings Community Action Organization is once again providing free meals to children this summer.

Study: Cumberland worst at caring for children

Study: Cumberland worst at caring for children: The compilation of data was released as part of the ongoing Kids Count effort conducted by Advocates for Children of New Jersey. The report, issued annually, compares the state's 21 counties in 15 categories, including child poverty, health, ...


Government Involves Psychologists to Rescue Street Children

Government Involves Psychologists to Rescue Street Children: So far, there are 25 centers across the country where street kids are gathered all totaling 1074 as of March this year, revealed Jean Claude Hagumimana, the deputy coordinator in charge of street children at NCC. Poverty, conflicts and lack of family ...

How Fairtrade bananas are failing migrant workers

How Fairtrade bananas are failing migrant workers:
Although their stories are wildly different, both Federico and Jan Luis have together helped fuel the Dominican Republic's banana boom. The country is the UK's biggest supplier in value terms, with more than half of all their bananas exported to our ...


The Guardian

Brazil's historically poor northeast finally gets its boom

Brazil's historically poor northeast finally gets its boom:
For later generations, escaping the widespread poverty of the northeast customarily meant moving to livelier southeastern cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, though many migrants still ended up living in favelas, or slums.


Los Angeles Times

Poor girls aren't condemned to pregnancy, poverty

Poor girls aren't condemned to pregnancy, poverty: Editor's note: Kay S. Hymowitz is the William E. Simon Fellow at the Manhattan Institute and writes on childhood, family issues, poverty and cultural change in America. She is the author of "Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families ...

America's uneasy 'browning'

America's uneasy 'browning': White supremacist groups have been having a "meltdown," says Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center, which monitors hate groups. In an ABC News report, he called the demographic trend "the single most important driver in the growth of hate ...

The Myth of Equal Rights

The Myth of Equal Rights: In many ways, Nashville is less symbolic of the South than it is representative of America and like so many cities across the nation, it is home to two distinct and largely separate communities. As an itinerant public schools employee, ...

After years of terror, corruption, cancer-stricken Chavez cries out to Jesus ...


After years of terror, corruption, cancer-stricken Chavez cries out to Jesus ...

He repudiated the Organization of American States' Inter-American Commission on Human Rights after it accused him of massive human rights violations. In 2009, Freedom Watch accused Chavez of terrorism, including conspiring with Colombian guerrillas, ...

Gay rights are changing Latin America

Gay rights are changing Latin America:
Discrimination and human rights violations are causing Latin American LGBT activists and organizations to fight for their right to protection, and their governments seem to be listening. Throughout Latin America gay rights ranging from same-sex ...


Gay Star News

OIG Diagnostic Review Says Cuba Can Be a Model for Other Countries

OIG Diagnostic Review Says Cuba Can Be a Model for Other Countries: Cuba has broad spectrum of activities focusing on the promotion of human rights and the respect of sexual diversity. At the end of April this year, the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a diagnostic review of the Global Fund grants to the ...

Seeking justice for Guatemalan village where hundreds were raped, tortured, killed

Seeking justice for Guatemalan village where hundreds were raped, tortured, killed: ... army and leftist guerrillas, Latin America's most violent conflict. In 1999, two weeks after a United Nations-backed truth commission concluded that the US-supported security forces committed at least 90 percent of the war's human rights abuses, ...


Revisiting the US-Honduran Relationship

Revisiting the US-Honduran Relationship: The House proposal and the Senators' associated concerns have emerged in reaction to Honduras' enduring shabby human rights record, which has been stained by near-daily violations dating back to the 2009 coup against constitutionalist president Manuel ...

Explainer: LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Explainer: LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean:
In the past few years, a wave of pro-LGBT legislation has swept through the region, as well as a growth of LGBT rights groups pressing for stronger protections. AS/COA Online explores Latin American and Caribbean legislation pertaining to LGBT ...


AS/COA Online

Human rights report details violence and abuse in Latin America

Human rights report details violence and abuse in Latin America: By Jim Wyss Drug fueled violence in Mexico and Honduras, mass detentions in Cuba and an executive power grab in Venezuela were highlighted in the US State Department's 2011 human rights report released Thursday. The annual Country Reports on Human ...