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miércoles, 13 de junio de 2012

Queer Women of Color Film Festival addresses gay marriage in special selection

Queer Women of Color Film Festival addresses gay marriage in special selection:
The QWOCMAP festival on June 9 featured films from Chile and Columbia and a community conversation between the Bogotá based "Mujeres AL BORDE" on LesBiTrans feminism in Latin America and the QWOCMAP festival. The final evening program on June 10 is ...


Examiner.com

Colombia congress approves construction of free housing for poor


Colombia congress approves construction of free housing for poor

The free houses are planned to be ready in July next year and are meant to diminish poverty in Colombia, which suffers one of the highest inequality rates in ...

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?:
One International Poverty Center for Inclusive Growth study calculates that Bolsa Família lowered Brazil's poverty rate by 8 percent, and reduced the severity of poverty by even more (21 percent). A separate evaluation of Colombia's Familias en Acción ...


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Are Catholic bishops abandoning nonpartisanship in contraception battle?

Are Catholic bishops abandoning nonpartisanship in contraception battle?: In recent decades, their opposition to abortion and same-sex marriage has lined up with the GOP, while opposition to the death penalty and support of immigration reform and the social safety net put them in good stead with Democrats.


Idaho inmate Leavitt executed; Elg's family wants tragedy in past

Idaho inmate Leavitt executed; Elg's family wants tragedy in past:
Opponents of the death penalty, including a group from St. Paul's Catholic Student Center at Boise State, pray outside the prison grounds before the execution of Richard Leavitt. “I believe every life is sacred, and killing Richard Leavitt brings no ...


The Idaho Statesman

Our Exceptional Tolerance for Poverty

Our Exceptional Tolerance for Poverty:
Washington, DC– The latest edition of UNICEF's report on child poverty showed the United States ranks second out of 35 developed countries on the scale of ...


Inland Valley News

Don't Take it Personally If Bernie Kerik Doesn't Write You From Prison


Don't Take it Personally If Bernie Kerik Doesn't Write You From Prison

The man once known as "America's cop" drifted apart from some friends, like ... for tax fraud, Kerik's email contact list is still larger than prison officials allow: ...

Honduras' New Human Trafficking Law Faces Enormous Challenges


Honduras' New Human Trafficking Law Faces Enormous Challenges

This appears to be the most widespread human trafficking crime in Honduras, a key source country for Central America's sex trade. According to 2010 statistics, 60 percent of the victims who received assistance from Honduras' chief human trafficking ...

Dutch bank pays steep price for ignoring US sanctions on Iran and Cuba


Dutch bank pays steep price for ignoring US sanctions on Iran and Cuba

A major Netherlands bank has agreed to forfeit $619 million as part of a settlement agreement with federal prosecutors investigating a 13-year conspiracy at the bank that helped Cuba and Iran bypass US economic sanctions.

Cuba's cardinal under fire for comments

Cuba's cardinal under fire for comments: Cuba's Cardinal Jaime Ortega attends a procession honoring the nation's patron saint, the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, in Havana, Cuba. For months, Ortega has been under fire: called a lackey and political ally of Raul Castro's ...

US Cuba embargo grows new fangs in Florida

US Cuba embargo grows new fangs in Florida: HAVANA, Cuba — It's been a rough stretch for the few companies that dare to do business on both sides of the Florida Straits. Though US officials sometimes play down the economic impact of American trade sanctions against ...

Cuba replaces 2 Cabinet ministers


Cuba replaces 2 Cabinet ministers

HAVANA (AP) — Cuba on Wednesday announced the removal of two Cabinet ministers amid unconfirmed reports of corruption investigations and arrests in the sectors they oversaw. An official notice published in the ...

Honduras' New Human Trafficking Law Faces Enormous Challenges


Honduras' New Human Trafficking Law Faces Enormous Challenges

Honduras' endemically high poverty rate makes the country attractive ground for traffickers. Statistics from the Central Intelligence Agency's World Fact Book show that in 2010, 65 percent of Hondurans lived below the poverty line.

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?

Conditional Cash Transfer Programs: Worth the Price?:
In the economic development world, one of Latin America's claims to fame are its conditional cash transfer programs (CCTs), which provide direct money transfers to low-income families who send their children to school and/or get basic health care.


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Brazil claims successful test of parasite vaccine

Brazil claims successful test of parasite vaccine:
After 30 years of research, Brazilian researchers claim they have developed a ... that is caused by poverty and one that perpetuates poverty," Araujo-Jorge said.


Mother Nature Network

Drug war victims' families blast Mexican candidates

Drug war victims' families blast Mexican candidates: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's presidential candidates on Monday faced the families of people murdered, mutilated, and kidnapped in drug violence in a ...

Haiti - Quebec : The Emergency Fund for Haiti of the UMQ invested ...


Haiti - Quebec : The Emergency Fund for Haiti of the UMQ invested ...

The Board of Directors of the UMQ, has approved a funding of $50000 through its Emergency Fund for Haiti for the establishment of an infrastructure project ...

Rise in cholera cases in Haiti

Rise in cholera cases in Haiti: Children's charity Plan International is scaling up its work in Haiti as fears grow over an outbreak of deadly cholera following an increase in reported cases.

Argentina plays fast and loose with inflation facts


Argentina plays fast and loose with inflation facts

Protesters shout slogans against the government of Argentine President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner in Buenos Aires in this June 2012 file photo.

US Cuba embargo grows new fangs in Florida

US Cuba embargo grows new fangs in Florida: HAVANA, Cuba — It's been a rough stretch for the few companies that dare to do business on both sides of the Florida Straits.Though US officials sometimes ...

Why the US can't afford to ignore Latin America

Why the US can't afford to ignore Latin America: Worse, they could threaten to undermine efforts to defend international norms and human rights. It's time to understand that the US isn't the only country that has clout in Latin America. For far too long, US officials and Latin America experts have ...

Cutting extreme poverty a piece of Peru conflict puzzle

Cutting extreme poverty a piece of Peru conflict puzzle: LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's expanding social programs will sharply cut extreme poverty, but will not be enough to promptly end debilitating social conflicts in ...


Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries

Maternal and Child Death Rates Drop in Developing Countries:
The United States of America was at a dismal 25 in the list. ... A key factor in reducing maternal death rates is providing adequate nutrition, care and health ...


Medical Daily

U.S. Braces For Mexican Shift In Drug War Focus

U.S. Braces For Mexican Shift In Drug War Focus: 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 priority on ...

Threading a Path Out of Poverty


Threading a Path Out of Poverty

All the villagers who know of her deep poverty are now happy to see she can make a good living. When her new sewing machine was delivered to her today, Ramulama knew her three daughters would no longer go hungry. Neighbors celebrated with the single ...