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domingo, 17 de junio de 2012

4 Latin America nations pull out of defense treaty

4 Latin America nations pull out of defense treaty:
COCHABAMBA, Bolivia — Four Latin American countries announced ... nations have strongly criticized the OAS's Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, ...


Atlanta Journal Constitution

Peasants fighting for land in Honduras attract international attention


Peasants fighting for land in Honduras attract international attention

A commission of Latin American, European, and US experts heard testimony on ... parish meeting hall, for an International Public Hearing on the Human Rights ...

Episcopal leaders push to abolish death penalty across the country ...

Episcopal leaders push to abolish death penalty across the country ...: A 2011 Gallup poll showed about one in three Americans opposing the death penalty, a 19 percent drop in support for capital punishment over 17 years and ...

India to boost economic ties with Cuba | The Raw Story

India to boost economic ties with Cuba | The Raw Story: India wants to strengthen economic ties with Cuba, the top Indian diplomat said Saturday on a trip to the Communist-run Caribbean island. “The purpose of my visit to Cuba is to promote economic relations between both countries,” S.M. ...


Nearly 30 people isolated by mudslide in Chile

Nearly 30 people isolated by mudslide in Chile: Nearly 30 people isolated by mudslide in Chile ... The rains caused power outages and flooding in the Santiago metropolitan area, which is home to 6.4 million ...

Bahamian police seek captain who 'organised' deadly Haitian ...

Bahamian police seek captain who 'organised' deadly Haitian ...: NASSAU, Bahamas - CMC – Bahamian police have alleged that the father of five children who perished at sea two Sundays' ago in a Haitian boat ...

States Stake Claim On Sir Francis Drake's Landing

States Stake Claim On Sir Francis Drake's Landing: More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans on what is now the American West Coast.


The truths and tales of Cuban healthcare

The truths and tales of Cuban healthcare:
The state-run system has been praised, but many specialists now fear they are falling behind international standards.


Aljazeera.com

Latin America tackles prison crisis

Latin America tackles prison crisis: In 2011, 171 inmates died in Mexican prisons. “Centers of detention have become areas that go unmonitored and unsupervised in which violence, arbitrariness ...

Calif. African-American Women Lack Access to Mental Health Treatment


Calif. African-American Women Lack Access to Mental Health Treatment

One reason is limited access to care. Nearly half of African-American women in California with mental health issues say their treatment needs were not met. Those women usually live below the poverty line and are uninsured or underinsured.

Life gets strange hunting traffickers in the US

Life gets strange hunting traffickers in the US: Editor's Note: CNN Freedom Project this week is reporting from the front lines in the fight against sex trafficking - not in the poverty-stricken developing world but in affluent Orange County near Los Angeles, where prostitutes are now treated as ...

Poignant pictures show how the poorest of families survived the ...


Poignant pictures show how the poorest of families survived the ...

Poignant pictures of the Great Depression illustrate the extreme poverty that ... Mainly taken in Florida, the images depict whole families living in self-made tin ...

Peter Singer explains poverty, abortion and life

Peter Singer explains poverty, abortion and life:
FLORIDA, June 17, 2012 — In one way or another, even if we fail to see it, ethics ... A treatise against international poverty, it has attracted a groundswell of ...


Washington Times

New report shows Florida's economy has hit poor hardest

New report shows Florida's economy has hit poor hardest: by John Kennedy | June 12th, 2012 Florida's tough economy has proved even more challenging for those living on the state's financial fringes, with poverty, infant mortality and an unmet need for mental health care on the rise, a new report shows.


Poverty, racial divide among Florida children is soaring, study finds

Poverty, racial divide among Florida children is soaring, study finds: A lot more of Florida's children are living in poverty. And more than ever, they're likely to be children of color, says new report.

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By the numbers: Florida's children in poverty •The percentage of black children living in poverty was the highest of any demographic group, at nearly 36 percent. •The rate of Hispanic children living in poverty grew fastest from 2006 to 2007.

Obama must get out crucial Latino vote in order to win


Obama must get out crucial Latino vote in order to win

The likely GOP nominee has a narrow lead in Florida, which has 29 electoral votes and whose Republican-leaning Cuban-Americans still account for half of Latino voters. Latinos account for about 20 per cent of Colorado's population of 5.1 million and ...

Panetta salutes gays in military

Panetta salutes gays in military: Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is thanking gay military members for their service ... tradition at the Pentagon of recognizing diversity in America's armed forces.

Sizzler Anti-Gay Attack, Woman 'Kicked' and 'Shoved' Sues for $25000

Sizzler Anti-Gay Attack, Woman 'Kicked' and 'Shoved' Sues for $25000: A Sizzler anti-gay attack earned a victim of discrimination $25000 as ordered by a Queens, N.Y. Supreme Court judge. ... HOME > CP N.America. MAKE CP ...

First Openly Gay Judge Appointed in Va. Amid 'Gay Agenda' Concerns

First Openly Gay Judge Appointed in Va. Amid 'Gay Agenda' Concerns: The Richmond Circuit Court has appointed openly gay prosecutor Tracy ... Thursday to the 13th Judicial District in the Manchester courthouse in South Richmond. ... States of America," he added, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.


Gay rights uniting old enemies in Latin America

Gay rights uniting old enemies in Latin America:
We speak to campaigners in Chile and Peru, two countries with historical cultural tensions who are coming together to fight for equal LGBT rights.


Gay Star News

Florida's poor Latin American transplants at risk of Chagas

Florida's poor Latin American transplants at risk of Chagas: ... Floridians who once lived in poor areas of Latin America need to talk to their ... once lived in poverty in Latin America discuss the disease with their doctor.

Venezuela to propose Unasur industrialization against poverty | AVN

Venezuela to propose Unasur industrialization against poverty | AVN: Next secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Venezuela's Ali ... Venezuela to propose Unasur industrialization against poverty ...

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 Latin America. "The project will have great impact on Colombia's poorest of families and [the] ...

Hundreds of Millions of Children Labor to Survive

Hundreds of Millions of Children Labor to Survive:
He says the greatest progress is seen in Latin American countries, where poor families have been provided with financial incentives to send their children to school. "But not just in Latin America, we have seen also in some countries in Africa.


Voice of America