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lunes, 11 de junio de 2012

"Today's Food System Is Failing Small Farmers"

"Today's Food System Is Failing Small Farmers": RIO DE JANEIRO - With heads of state from more than 120 nations and tens of thousands of civil society and international development experts gathering for the UN Summit on Sustainable Development next week, it is accepted ...

Telford police chief travels to Guatemala on mission trip

Telford police chief travels to Guatemala on mission trip: A great experience everybody should have is to go to a country like that to see what poverty really is, and see how good we have it here,” said Floyd, who was the team leader of a group of 28 plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, ...


Telford police chief travels to Guatemala on mission trip

Telford police chief travels to Guatemala on mission trip: A great experience everybody should have is to go to a country like that to see what poverty really is, and see how good we have it here,” said Floyd, who was the team leader of a group of 28 plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, dentists, ...


Obama makes appeal to Latino voters

Obama makes appeal to Latino voters: A pro-Obama Super PAC is teaming up with a leading public employees union to launch a four million dollar Spanish language ad campaign to hurt Mitt Romney's connection with the Hispanic community. Bill Burton and John Brabender discuss.


Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always: To cite an example of who does not get the jobs: In early March, the mainstream media was touting apparent job gains, but noted that Latinos were being bypassed. The national jobless rate dropped to about 8.1 percent, but the Latino unemployment rate ...

Chile clashes over Pinochet tribute documentary


Chile clashes over Pinochet tribute documentary

By Paulina Abramovich (AFP) – Hundreds of protesters clashed violently with police in the Chilean capital as they demonstrated against the screening of a new documentary honoring the late dictator Augusto Pinochet. "Murderer!

Local students bound for Peru

Local students bound for Peru: A group of seven New Orleans students and their spanish instructor are bound for Peru to help families in poverty stricken neighborhoods. The students with the New Orleans Science and Math Charter school will depart June 13th and will stay through June ...

President of Peru to Fight Poverty with Decent Jobs

President of Peru to Fight Poverty with Decent Jobs: 11 de junio de 2012, 15:00Geneva, Switzerland, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) The government of Peru proposes fighting poverty by fomenting honest jobs, said President Ollanta Humala at the International Labor Organization General Assembly as part of his ...


America's health chasm: why life is not so sweet in the US sugar capital

America's health chasm: why life is not so sweet in the US sugar capital:
The money allows Collier to help fund daycare and kids' clubs and other programmes to keep children healthy. The county has an infant mortality rate of six per 1000 live births, which is good for the US as a whole. And the charitable Women's Health ...


The Guardian

Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always

Native Americans left out of economic recovery, as always: But that statistic can look good, considering that the Native American unemployment rate would be 10x greater than the white jobless rate. Indeed, as is well known in Native circles, on reservations across the nation the unemployment for Native ...

Haiti - Social : Michaëlle Jean will participate in the World Day against ...


Haiti - Social : Michaëlle Jean will participate in the World Day against ...

As part of World Day against Child Labour, June 12, Michaëlle Jean, the UNESCO Special Envoy for Haiti, will add her voice to those calling for the elimination of child exploitation and the respect for the rights of hundreds of thousands of Haitian ...

Cuban-born bishop willed $60000 to diocese in Cuba

Cuban-born bishop willed $60000 to diocese in Cuba: The late Auxiliary Bishop Agustin Roman, one of the spiritual leaders of South Florida's Cuban exile community, left $60000 in his will to the Matanzas diocese in Cuba, the Miami archdiocese said Monday. Throughout his life, Roman, the first Cuban to ...


The Perverse Cuban-American Mythology

The Perverse Cuban-American Mythology: James Bovard on our latest local excursion into fascism: the TSA. by BENJAMIN WILLIS For the past two months there scarcely has passed more than a day that Cuba hasn't been in the news. The highly covered visit of Pope Benedict XVI to the island the ...

Report: Cuban dissident 'brutally beaten' after testifying before Congress


Report: Cuban dissident 'brutally beaten' after testifying before Congress

By Julian Pecquet - A Cuban dissident who testified before Congress last week via video about repression by the island's communist regime has been arrested and “brutally beaten,” according to reports from the US-based Cuban exile ...

Hapless or futile war on drugs policy to get a makeover

Hapless or futile war on drugs policy to get a makeover: The report openly admits America's insatiable demand for illicit drugs (the US is the largest consumer) is destroying our youth and directly responsible for the Mexican drug cartel violence that has claimed more than 50000 lives in the past few years.


Money, Sex and Power

Money, Sex and Power: Its mix of global policy actors with extensive experience gives us insight into how other countries especially in Africa but also in Asia and Latin America are wrestling with similar problems. It connects us to other networks and gives us a sense of ...

Bolivia's Morales promotes quinoa against food crisis

Bolivia's Morales promotes quinoa against food crisis: Bolivian President Evo Morales praised the quinoa plant popular among ... grain" as a way of boosting food security, nutrition and poverty eradication.

Venezuelan opposition rallies in challenge to Chavez

Venezuelan opposition rallies in challenge to Chavez:
CARACAS (AFP) - Thousands of Venezuelans marched in the streets of the capital to show support for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles as he formally registered to run against President Hugo Chavez. "I'm happy that I'll be walking these 10 ...


The West Australian

Carlos Lamadrid's Family Seeks Justice After Border Patrol Shooting

Carlos Lamadrid's Family Seeks Justice After Border Patrol Shooting: In a similar case in 2006, two border agents, Ignacio Ramos and Jose Alonso Compean, were sentenced to prison terms of 11 and 12 years for shooting a marijuana-smuggling suspect in the buttocks as he fled across the US-Mexico border in Texas.


Central America still grappling with sexual violence

Central America still grappling with sexual violence: These difficulties and observations are outlined in the report Access to Justice for Women Victims of Sexual Violence in Mesoamerica 2011, published by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR), which puts a special emphasis on the cases of ...

Health chief calls teenage pregnancy the country's worst epidemic


Health chief calls teenage pregnancy the country's worst epidemic

Public Health minister Bautista Rojas on Monday called teenage pregnancy Dominican Republic's worst epidemic, which he said will increase maternal mortality, and called it an illness in which poverty plays a role. He said the problem must be dealt with ...

Haitian doctors share stories, gratitude in Lincoln


Haitian doctors share stories, gratitude in Lincoln

Growing up in the poverty-stricken Haitian countryside, he never dreamed he'd get the chance to go to medical school — and especially never thought he'd be telling his story to Nebraskans someday. But that was before he escaped an abusive household ...

Unemployment is 11 percent among Latinos

Unemployment is 11 percent among Latinos: The national unemployment rate has been making news ever since the economic downturn of 2008.

Young Iqaluit man wants to help build school in Nicaragua

Young Iqaluit man wants to help build school in Nicaragua:
Nuqinga Joey Korgak of Iqaluit plans travel to Nicaragua next month to build a school. Right now he's fundraising to help defray his expenses. (PHOTO BY SAMANTHA DAWSON) Nuqinga Joey Korgak of Iqaluit witnessed people living in poverty on two dollars a ...


Nunatsiaq News

AMERICA/HAITI - More than 500 thousand children without school

AMERICA/HAITI - More than 500 thousand children without school: Port au Prince (Agenzia Fides) - More than 500 thousand children in Haiti are without a school education, the overall illiteracy rate is over 50% and the right to ...