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viernes, 1 de junio de 2012

Free expression in Americas goes beyond left or right

Free expression in Americas goes beyond left or right: The Office of the Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression of the human rights commission for the Organization of American States condemned his murder, and expressed "concern over the lack of significant progress in clarifying the murders of [by ...

America's High Incarceration Rate Puts Justice at Risk

America's High Incarceration Rate Puts Justice at Risk: As of 2009, more than half of all the people in federal prisons were incarcerated for drug crimes. Less than 8 percent were locked up for committing a crime of violence. The American criminal justice system used to be focused on rehabilitating the ...

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,” ...

Tackling climate change in coastal communities


Tackling climate change in coastal communities

Central America contributes only about 0.3 percent of world's annual net carbon emissions, but widespread poverty, lack of infrastructure and high concentrations of people in vulnerable areas like coastlines mean the region stands to suffer ...

Homophobic in Brazil? You may soon be on wrong side of law

Homophobic in Brazil? You may soon be on wrong side of law: BY NATASHA BARSOTTI – Progress on the queer rights front in Latin America got another boost May 25 when a Brazilian Senate committee gave a thumbs-up to an anti-homophobia bill that could see discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender ...

Gay Games Blog: Outreach to Latin American academics in San ...

Gay Games Blog: Outreach to Latin American academics in San ...: FGG Honorary Life Member Derek Liecty and FGG Officer of Marketing Doug Litwin attended part of the 2012 conference of the Latin American ...

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 ...

Chile's solar market gains international interest

Chile's solar market gains international interest: Chile is emerging as a possible hub for solar energy development. Green Power Conferences will host its first Chilean renewable energy congress in Santiago this fall in order to bring solar businesses and investors together in a country with growing ...

Time to put children high on everybody's agenda

Time to put children high on everybody's agenda: More than a quarter of families with children in Georgia continue to live in poverty. This, in turn, perpetuates the cycle of poverty across generations. Child poverty often persists throughout the life cycle, meaning that a child born into poverty ...

In dismal jobs report, unemployment rate of minority workers rises

In dismal jobs report, unemployment rate of minority workers rises: Black unemployment now stands at 13.6%, up from 13% the month before; for Latinos, the unemployment rate rose to 11% from 10.3% in April. Employers added just 69000 jobs last month, less than half of what analysts were predicting.


Govt: 766000 More Women Unemployed Today Than When Obama Took Office

Govt: 766000 More Women Unemployed Today Than When Obama Took Office: By Anthony Sokol The number of unemployed American women grew by 766000 in May since President Barack Obama took office in January 2009, CNSNews.com reported. There were approximately 5005000 unemployed women in the United States in January 2009, ...

White House Releases Plan to Reduce Asthma Rates Among Latinos

White House Releases Plan to Reduce Asthma Rates Among Latinos: Minority and low-income children suffer from the disease most, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control. About 16 percent of African American children have asthma, while the rate for Hispanics is 8 percent. Of Latinos, Puerto Ricans ...


'Chagas Disease' to become a potential global pandemic

'Chagas Disease' to become a potential global pandemic: According to the foundation, "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. In addition to being a disease of poverty, ...

OAS dragged into Argentina-Falklands row

OAS dragged into Argentina-Falklands row: Instead, organizers say they fear the talks will be dominated by an Argentine-led diplomatic effort to garner wider Latin American backing for its sovereignty claim over the British territory. Argentina's campaign has gained momentum with increased ...

Homeland Insecurity

Homeland Insecurity:
While Texas may have one of the highest child-fatality rates in America, as a nation, we do a miserable job compared to other developed nations in protecting our kids. According to this report from Every Child Matters, “the US child abuse death rate is ...


Houston Chronicle (blog)

New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination


New book claims Fidel Castro knew about Kennedy assassination

Former Cuban President Fidel Castro knew that US President John F. Kennedy was going to be shot in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, former CIA analyst Brian Latell says in his new book, "Castro's Secrets. The CIA and Cuba's Intelligence Machine.

China to stress poverty at climate summit


China to stress poverty at climate summit

The comments added to signs that the June 20-22 meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, might face political obstacles to any significant agreements. President Barack Obama, in the midst of a re-election campaign, and European leaders have withdrawn from ...

How America's Largest Private Prison Operator Plans to Beat Corporate Income Tax


How America's Largest Private Prison Operator Plans to Beat Corporate Income Tax

Less than a month ago, the nation's largest private prison owner and operator, Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), first announced its plan to assess the feasibility of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) conversion.

Unemployment Jumps to 11 Percent Among Latinos, Report Says

Unemployment Jumps to 11 Percent Among Latinos, Report Says: Since the last report, the Hispanic unemployment rate increased from 10.3 Percent to 11.0 Percent. The American economy added just 69000 jobs overall last month which is well below expectations made by many leading economists and analysts who expected ...


Southcom's Engagement Program Promotes Human Rights

Southcom's Engagement Program Promotes Human Rights:
The Western Hemisphere Institute of Security Cooperation at Fort Benning, Ga., integrates human rights into every course it provides to Latin American mid-level officers and noncommissioned officers every year, Bresnahan said. Meanwhile, the Center for ...


Department of Defense

Latin American leftists fear Libya-style endgame in Syria

Latin American leftists fear Libya-style endgame in Syria: By Andrew Cawthorne | CARACAS (Reuters) - A bloc of left-wing Latin American governments accused Western nations on Friday of planning to intervene in Syria as they did in Libya and praised President Bashar al-Assad's government despite widespread ...

Cuban Readjustment Act reforms get a hearing

Cuban Readjustment Act reforms get a hearing: David Rivera, R-Fla., had a hearing Thursday on his proposed changes to the Cuban Adjustment Act. The Miami lawmaker wants to change the law to prohibit Cubans who claim political asylum in the United States from returning to the island nation.

Ecuador's poverty benefit motivated by politics, not social welfare, claim critics

Ecuador's poverty benefit motivated by politics, not social welfare, claim critics: Beneficiaries – households, rather than individuals – have increased by more than a third since 2007, making it a trademark instrument in Correa's efforts to temper poverty. Yet the payment has also become highly politicised. In January, Chaluisa lost ...

Top four meet as Pekerman steps out

Top four meet as Pekerman steps out:
The top-of-the-table encounters between Argentina and Ecuador and Uruguay and Venezuela are the main attractions on Matchday 5 of the South American qualifying competition for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™, not to mention Jose Pekerman's first ...


Fifa.com

Colombia's Social Inclusion Policy Targets Extreme Poverty

Colombia's Social Inclusion Policy Targets Extreme Poverty:
The program seeks to build 100000 homes for those living in extreme poverty over the next two years, based on similar initiatives in Brazil, Chile, and Mexico. Families will receive a government subsidy that covers the total cost of the home, ...


AS/COA Online