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jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012

Bishops denounce 'horrors' suffered by immigrants in the West

Bishops denounce 'horrors' suffered by immigrants in the West: Bishops from North, Central, South America and the Caribbean denounced the “horrors” suffered by immigrants throughout the Western hemisphere. “Poverty forces thousands of people to emigrate and seek their daily bread outside their native countries,” ...


Senators warns of dangers of English-only schooling in PR

Senators warns of dangers of English-only schooling in PR: Luis Fortuño wants to implement could reduce the knowledge of Spanish in Puerto Rico. Hernandez Mayoral said that he is in favor of bilingualism and the teaching of English on the Caribbean island, which is a US commonwealth, but he added that the ...


State lawmaker fails in bid to block Crete detention center

State lawmaker fails in bid to block Crete detention center: Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest private prison companies, is the same company that owns a prison in Jackson, Miss. where gangs launched a riot earlier this month that involved as many as 300 inmates.


Scandal grows around Argentine vice president

Scandal grows around Argentine vice president:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's second-in-command is known as a fun-loving, guitar-playing renegade who wore a leather jacket to their Election Day victory bash. Amado Boudou still leads a new generation of ...


Press News

Large audiences view premiere of Haiti documentary in Maritime Canada


Large audiences view premiere of Haiti documentary in Maritime Canada

By Roger Annis By Roger Annis Halifax, Nova Scotia--Documentary filmmaker Michele Mitchell completed a successful series of premieres in Maritime Canada of her new film, 'Haiti: Where Did The Money Go?' in this city on May 18.

Chagas Disease: A New Global Pandemic?

Chagas Disease: A New Global Pandemic?: "The infection affects up to 20 million people in Mexico, Central America, and South America, making Chagas disease the highest impact infectious disease in Latin America," The Chagas Foudnation reported. "In addition to being a disease of poverty, ...

Brazil: slowdown won't halt ascent on world stage

Brazil: slowdown won't halt ascent on world stage: He said Brazil was using its voice in global discussions to end violence in Syria and in the run-up to a United Nations conference on sustainable development scheduled to be held in Rio de Janeiro next month. Buoyed by an export boom, Brazil parlayed ...


US honors Mexican filmmaker

US honors Mexican filmmaker: Zuñiga, who served two years in prison, was released after Negrete and Hernandez took up his case and filed an appeal, documenting acts of corruption in the criminal justice system. "Presunto culpable" is the highest-grossing documentary in Mexico's ...

Mexico's Drug Corruption Arrests: Why Soldiers Make Bad Narco ...

Mexico's Drug Corruption Arrests: Why Soldiers Make Bad Narco ...: The monstrous cartels themselves are certainly to blame for Mexico's narco-horrors. But groups like the New York-based Human Rights Watch have also accused the military of widespread drug-war abuses, including the torture, ...


Why older Latinos matter in election

Why older Latinos matter in election: The recession has hit Latinos very hard, with unemployment and the foreclosure crisis causing hardships that complicate voting efforts. On top of that, Republicans are rewriting state laws to make it more difficult for Latinos to vote and for ...

Tool demonstration Sunday at Poverty Point

Tool demonstration Sunday at Poverty Point: Go back In time and learn about an ancient culture, the Poverty Point inhabitants, that once lived in northeastern Louisiana more than 3500 years ago and how they developed and created tools they used in their every day lives in order to survive.


Highway through Amazon worsens effects of climate change, provides mixed ...

Highway through Amazon worsens effects of climate change, provides mixed ...: Paving a highway across South America is providing lessons on the impact of road construction elsewhere. That's what a University of Florida researcher and his international colleagues have determined from analyzing communities along the Amazonian ...

Latest pro-Cuba campaign gets assist from people in US

Latest pro-Cuba campaign gets assist from people in US: In the case of Cuba's new found hemispheric diplomacy, the pattern is obvious even to those not used to dig behind the news. The Cuban Government has launched a multi-pronged campaign to seek improved relations with President Barack Obama's ...

Warren concedes she told Harvard and Penn about Native American ancestry


Warren concedes she told Harvard and Penn about Native American ancestry

(CBS News) After more than a month of scrutiny surrounding Elizabeth Warren's past claims to Native American lineage, the Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate on Thursday acknowledged for the first time that she had told several employers about ...

Native American elders honored as tradition keepers

Native American elders honored as tradition keepers:
Native elders from around the state will gather at the California State Indian Museum to be honored for their efforts to preserve and share tribal traditions and culture. This special "Community Day" will feature free admission to the Indian Museum, ...


Sacramento Bee (blog)

Global cuts 'will reverse progress on child poverty'

Global cuts 'will reverse progress on child poverty':
By Hannah Richardson BBC News education reporter Government spending cuts will reverse progress made on tackling child poverty, a report for children's charity Unicef warns. The report on 35 wealthy countries says the UK did better than many others at ...


BBC News

US Has Second-Highest Rate Of Childhood Poverty In Developed World, Only ...

US Has Second-Highest Rate Of Childhood Poverty In Developed World, Only ...: By Ashley Portero The United States has the second-highest rate of childhood poverty in the developed world, according to a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), which concluded that nations with comprehensive government programs ...

Chile Peso Weakens to Lowest Level of 2012 on U.S. Growth Report

Chile Peso Weakens to Lowest Level of 2012 on U.S. Growth Report: Chile's peso dropped to its weakest level this year as copper fell and a report showed the US economy grew less than a prior estimate. The currency fell 0.6 percent to 520.86 per US dollar as of 10:20 am in Santiago, from 517.55 yesterday.


US journalist says Chavez's cancer in last stage

US journalist says Chavez's cancer in last stage: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer is now in the "end stage" and it is "doubtful" he will live to see the results of the Oct. 7 elections, US journalist Dan Rather said. According to Rather, who cited "a highly respected source close to Chavez ...

Jamie Dimon and the Fall of Nations

Jamie Dimon and the Fall of Nations: By SIMON JOHNSON “Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty,” by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson, is a brilliant and sometimes breathtaking survey of country-level governance over history and around the world.

One baby, two moms equals controversy in Ecuador


One baby, two moms equals controversy in Ecuador

The women were considering taking the case to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), an arm of the Organization of American States (OAS). They met met 16 years ago in Kenya, where they worked as volunteers. They entered into a civil ...

Native Americans occupy wind project

Native Americans occupy wind project: “We have to do something for their spirits,” he said referring to Native Americans who are thought to be cremated in the vicinity. To read the rest of this article see today's print or E-Edition of the Imperial Valley Press.

Microsoft Strengthens Commitment to Addressing Youth Unemployment in Latin ...


Microsoft Strengthens Commitment to Addressing Youth Unemployment in Latin ...

At its annual Government Leaders Forum - Americas, Microsoft Corp. today strengthened its commitment to creating opportunities for young people in Latin America and the Caribbean in an effort to ...

Nicaragua's 'revolutionary' drug war

Nicaragua's 'revolutionary' drug war:
Nicaragua's poverty may also help explain its nominally left-wing government's support for a reactionary war: it means money. Almost immediately after returning to the presidency just over five years ago, Ortega called on the US government to provide ...


Aljazeera.com

Caribbean Roundtable puts spotlight on poverty in the region

Caribbean Roundtable puts spotlight on poverty in the region: She said across the Caribbean, Central and Latin America, poverty levels range from 15 to more than 60 per cent, and the percentage of non-certified persons ...