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jueves, 21 de junio de 2012

Justice coming slowly for civilians killed by Colombian armed forces

Justice coming slowly for civilians killed by Colombian armed forces: It was astonishing how similar they all were," said Lisa Haugaard of the Latin America Working Group in Washington, a human rights agency. The killings rocked ...

SPLC Hosts International Conference to Fight Racism in Latin America

SPLC Hosts International Conference to Fight Racism in Latin America: Activists and academics from Latin America are gathered at the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Ala., for an intensive, week-long conference to share strategies for fighting racism and discrimination. SPLC officials will discuss ...

Taking sex education to Brazil's favelas


Taking sex education to Brazil's favelas

According to the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, birth rates in Latin American countries have dropped from ...

UN Women and Latin American Development Bank sign cooperation

UN Women and Latin American Development Bank sign cooperation: In recent years, Latin America has achieved significant gains in poverty reduction . However, there is still a persistent social debt with regard to the levels of ...

Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas in race to lure new SpaceX launchpad

Florida, Puerto Rico and Texas in race to lure new SpaceX launchpad:
A record-breaking mission to the International Space Station has triggered another space race back on Earth, with Florida competing against Texas and Puerto ...


MiamiHerald.com

US probes freighter grounded near Puerto Rico

US probes freighter grounded near Puerto Rico: A freighter grounded on a reef near Puerto Rico on Thursday, and dozens of people aboard swam to a nearby island.

Cuban blog gathering prompts official criticism

Cuban blog gathering prompts official criticism: HAVANA (AP) — Cuban bloggers and tweeters talked tech in Havana on Thursday at a Spanish-organized forum promoting social media in one of the world's ...

Mashantucket exhibit explores where Native American and comic art ...

Mashantucket exhibit explores where Native American and comic art ...: When people check out the doings of "Beetle Bailey," "Hagar the Horrible" or "Hi and Lois," they may not realize they are enjoying the tradition of sequential art ...

Truckers' strike: Gov't takes legal action against Moyanos, fuel ...


Truckers' strike: Gov't takes legal action against Moyanos, fuel ...

As Teamsters' Union head Pablo Moyano is expected to give a press conference at 4pm, the truckers' national strike continues affecting mainly the fuel ...

The Mexican Drug War Is Not Sexy

The Mexican Drug War Is Not Sexy:
Movies, TV shows, and songs have a warped way of portraying the violent conflict.


The Atlantic

1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty globally


1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty globally

Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) - There are 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty and close to 900 million chronically undernourished globally.

Gillard to co-chair UN group tackling poverty

Gillard to co-chair UN group tackling poverty:
The goals include alleviating poverty, increasing access to clean water, food and ... She said the network, backed by Norway, New Zealand and Brazil, was ...


Sydney Morning Herald

Poorest in societies will suffer the most if we use our resources ...


Poorest in societies will suffer the most if we use our resources ...

In just over a week, world leaders will gather in Brazil for the Rio +20 Summit to ... economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication.

SA drug mule gets 15 years in Thai jail

SA drug mule gets 15 years in Thai jail:
Yesterday Nobanda, 23, was sentenced to 15 years in a Thai prison for smuggling 600g of cocaine from Brazil to Thailand. She will sleep on a cement floor and ...


Independent Online

EU urged to make tackling child poverty a priority

EU urged to make tackling child poverty a priority: Most people living below the poverty line in Europe are children and the EU and member states must push for child rights to be a priority, a conference has ...


Youth rehabilitation centers in Florida under scrutiny

Youth rehabilitation centers in Florida under scrutiny: In October 2010, a federal class-action lawsuit filed in Florida against Thompson Academy supervisors and YSI by the Southern Poverty Law Center also ...

Florida Gets Low Marks On School Funding Report Card

Florida Gets Low Marks On School Funding Report Card: Florida school districts with a higher percentage of students qualifying for federal free or reduced price lunches — an oft-used proxy for poverty — received a ...

Haiti - Education : 320 million gourdes to organize the official ...


Haiti - Education : 320 million gourdes to organize the official ...

Réginald Paul, the Minister of Education informed that 320 million gourdes are available to organize in Haiti, the official examinations to be held from July 3 to 27 ...

World leaders weigh 'green' economy at Rio summit

World leaders weigh 'green' economy at Rio summit:
... a UN summit in Rio weighed steps to root out poverty and protect the environment ... Rio Branco avenue as part of the "Global March" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Bangkok Post

Jennifer Lopez oozes sensuality in Santiago Chile on “Dance Again ...


Jennifer Lopez oozes sensuality in Santiago Chile on “Dance Again ...

To the rhythm of ballads, funk and pop, U.S. singer and actress Jennifer Lopez exuded sensuality during the third concert of her "Dance Again" tour.

Nicaragua halves poverty amid global recession

Nicaragua halves poverty amid global recession:
Globally, the Millennium Development Goal of halving extreme poverty by 2015 is struggling to be realized in the midst of financial crises and wars sparked by ...


Press TV

How many Mexicans must die for America's drugs?

How many Mexicans must die for America's drugs?:
The New York Times recently reported that all three Mexican presidential candidates are promising a major shift in the country's drug war strategy, "placing a ...


Nieman Watchdog

2 men get prison for exporting ammo to Mexico

2 men get prison for exporting ammo to Mexico: Two men have been sentenced to prison for illegally exporting about 3000 rounds of ammunition from South Texas to Mexico.

University of Texas professor defends controversial gay parenting ...

University of Texas professor defends controversial gay parenting ...: The Daily Texan also interviewed Travis Knoll, a Latin American studies senior who was adopted when he was six years-old by a single gay man after spending ...


Cancun In Strong Position To Increase Gay Tourism In Next Three ...

Cancun In Strong Position To Increase Gay Tourism In Next Three ...: CANCUN, Mexico - New data released today reveals that one of Latin America's strongest contenders to attract the lucrative LGBT ...