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martes, 12 de junio de 2012

Baked Goods to Balance the California State Budget

Baked Goods to Balance the California State Budget: ... expose the most vulnerable people in our state to even deeper and continued poverty. The so-called "spending reductions" of the past four years have already been devastating for women. Our recently report authored by the California Budget Project, ...


Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: Don't Drink the Water

Pollution, Poverty and People of Color: Don't Drink the Water:
More than half live below the poverty level. The struggle to find clean drinking water has become a way of life for the residents of East Orosi. But they're not alone. Like a growing number of California's poor people, they're paying for water that's ...


Scientific American

Report wants to know how much soda is bought with food stamps

Report wants to know how much soda is bought with food stamps: By Lisa Baertlein | LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A new report from a California watchdog group is calling for the government to disclose how much sugary soda and other unhealthy food is paid for with food stamps at a time when policy makers are searching ...

DC Youth Take on Global Development

DC Youth Take on Global Development: The interns will spend the summer tackling some of the world's most difficult poverty issues, supporting staff on projects that range from judicial system reform in Honduras to AIDS awareness in Guinea. "This is an experience that few students have at ...

At least 11 Haitian migrants die in capsizing

At least 11 Haitian migrants die in capsizing: | MIAMI (Reuters) - At least 11 people drowned and up to 10 others, including five children, were unaccounted for after a small boat packed with Haitian migrants seeking to enter the United States illegally capsized off the Bahamas, authorities said on ...


Food Security In The Americas

Food Security In The Americas: 06-12-2012 Food Security In The Americas Our goal is to alleviate the chronic hunger that afflicts nearly one billion people around the world, including an estimated 53 million in Latin America and the Caribbean. The United States is deeply committed ...


European Parliament Opposes Drastic Cuts In EU Aid To Latin America


European Parliament Opposes Drastic Cuts In EU Aid To Latin America

MEPs point out that Latin America already gets less EU development aid than any other region and that one in three Latin Americans still live below the poverty line. Some of these middle-income countries are the most unequal in the world, they stress, ...

Bodies found after Haitian migrant boat sinks in Bahamas

Bodies found after Haitian migrant boat sinks in Bahamas: ... from Haiti have settled in Florida, with New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts also attracting sizable communities, the CIS report says. A fifth of Haitian immigrants and their young children residing in the United States live in poverty, it adds.


Women Wield Community Radio in Argentina to Promote Gender Equality

Women Wield Community Radio in Argentina to Promote Gender Equality:
By Vanessa Rivera de la Fuente In the suburbs surrounding the city of Buenos Aires, three women use community radio to broadcast a weekly segment that gives voice to stories concerning women. They aim to increase the public's consciousness about topics ...


Latina Lista: The Smart News Source

Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeals, Spelling Potential End to Prisoners ...

Supreme Court Rejects Gitmo Appeals, Spelling Potential End to Prisoners ...: He is author of the book, The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison, and is co-director of the film, Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo. This transcript is available free of charge.


State lawmakers will start moving budget plan through Legislature

State lawmakers will start moving budget plan through Legislature: "Budgets thrown together behind closed doors or passed in the middle of the night are one of the main reasons why California is facing chronic deficits today," said a joint statement from Senate Republican leader Bob Huff (R-Diamond Bar) and Assembly ...


Snowstorm forces closing of main Argentina-Chile crossing

Snowstorm forces closing of main Argentina-Chile crossing: Cristo Redentor, which links Santiago, Chile, to the western Argentine city of Mendoza, is the main cargo route between the South American nations, with an average of nearly 900 trucks passing through each day. The flow of traffic through Cristo ...


Haitian Women's Employment Stuck in Aftershock

Haitian Women's Employment Stuck in Aftershock: By Lynda Michel JÉRÉMIE, Haiti (WOMENSENEWS)–Before the ground gave way underneath her, Elda Vilmeney had a business selling Coca-Cola in bulk on Third Avenue in Port-au-Prince, Haiti's capital. Since the earthquake more than two years ago though, ...

Older dads have children who live longer, study finds

Older dads have children who live longer, study finds: The late fatherhood may serve as a signal that mortality rates are low, Eisenberg said. The benefit was also seen in grandchildren of men who became fathers at later ages. RELATED: Ethical debate rages over how old is too old to become a mother The ...

Rio+20: The Young Can't Wait


Rio+20: The Young Can't Wait

The place was Rio de Janeiro, where heads of state, delegates and negotiators assembled to consider how humankind and the rest of the natural world could co-exist, to the everlasting benefit of both. "I am only a child," I told them.

Low-carbon farming takes root in Brazil's Amazon


Low-carbon farming takes root in Brazil's Amazon

By Yana Marull (AFP) - ANAPU, Brazil — Manoel Jose Leite, a small-scale organic farmer, is set to pioneer low-carbon agriculture in Brazil's Amazon rainforest, which for decades has been destroyed by expanding agribusiness.

Illegal Child Labour Remains Unchecked

Illegal Child Labour Remains Unchecked: Naturally, in such a situation it is the children who suffer most. Poverty levels have reached an alarming proportion in rural areas in the wake of famine, especially in the central and southern regions, prompting children to migrate to towns and ...

Child poverty warning

Child poverty warning: CONTROVERSIAL changes to the council tax benefit system will plunge more Hartlepool children into poverty according to Mayor Stuart Drummond. The town's leader said proposals to give councils the powers to administer the benefit – but with a 10 per ...

Argentine protesters burn British flag outside YPF

Argentine protesters burn British flag outside YPF: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — A small group of leftist protesters have burned a British flag outside the headquarters of Argentina's oil company, saying YPF should stop using oil tankers that fly flags from the British commonwealth.

Falklanders to hold referendum

Falklanders to hold referendum: Three decades after Margaret Thatcher sent 27000 troops and more than 100 ships to repel the Argentinian invaders, Buenos Aires continues to set its sights on claiming the territory it calls Las Malvinas. But the Falkland Islands government said it ...


Performance of Small Tourism Businesses Highlighted in Nicaragua

Performance of Small Tourism Businesses Highlighted in Nicaragua: The president's economic adviser, Bayardo Arce, congratulated the small and medium businesses for their contribution to economic growth, employment generation and poverty reduction, which are government's priority in Nicaragua.

20-year-old reconnects with Cuban roots


20-year-old reconnects with Cuban roots

Since the United States initiated an economic embargo on Cuba in the 1960s, more than a million people have fled their homeland. Many have settled in Florida, leaving behind property and relatives. Bitter divisions developed over time between those ...

New twist in Mexican drug war as Mexican presidential candidates back away ...


New twist in Mexican drug war as Mexican presidential candidates back away ...

Mexico goes to the polls July 1 to select its next president. The three leading candidates to replace President Felipe CalderÓn all generally agree on at least one issue: no more cow-towing to the US when it comes to a very bloody drug war that has ...

Ignoring poverty issues hurts us all

Ignoring poverty issues hurts us all: Other examples are the settlement of South and North America and the marked difference between contemporary North and South Korea. But, the differences also played out within our own country. The settlement experience in the Northeast, Midwest and West ...

Mexico candidates plan to shift drug war focus

Mexico candidates plan to shift drug war focus: Enrique Pena Nieto, a candidate in Mexico's upcoming presidential elections, during an interview in Mexico City. The top three contenders for Mexico's presidency have all promised a major shift in the country's drug war strategy, placing a higher ...