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martes, 3 de julio de 2012

Drugs, poverty top agenda of Mexico's new president


Drugs, poverty top agenda of Mexico's new president

Pena Nieto wrote that other developing countries like India, China and Brazil "have shown the way to significant and lasting poverty alleviation through institutional reforms" focused on growth. "It's time for these improvements to come to Mexico," the ...

Historic photos of African-American gay men unearthed

Historic photos of African-American gay men unearthed:
Hidden in the Open is photo essay and collection of African-American gay male couples throughout history going as far back as the 19th century. Trent Kelley, the collector and historian, notes that “some of these images are sure to be gay and others ...


The Grio

Cubans sell malaria chemicals in Africa despite UN concerns

Cubans sell malaria chemicals in Africa despite UN concerns: Cubans sell malaria chemicals in Africa despite U.N. concerns. A Cuban company is amping up sales of its mosquito larvicides to fight malaria in Africa, despite concerns raised by United Nations experts who say that such products have limited uses and ...

Haiti - Politic : Installation of the new General Coordinator of the OMRH

Haiti - Politic : Installation of the new General Coordinator of the OMRH:
The Prime Minister, has proceeded this Monday, to the installation of Mr. Uder Antoine, to the position of General Coordinator of the OMRH within the Office of the Primature, a structure responsible for steering the various reforms within the public...


Haitilibre.com

Baptist leaders meet in Chile

Baptist leaders meet in Chile: About 300 Baptist leaders from around the world are in Santiago, Chile, this week for an annual gathering of the Baptist World Alliance. In an opening celebration service July 2, BWA President John Upton recalled worldwide Baptist support for Chileans ...

Task Force commends League of United Latin American Citizens ...


Task Force commends League of United Latin American Citizens ...

... Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the country's oldest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization, passed a resolution endorsing marriage equality and opposing the denial of basic civil rights or acts of discrimination toward lesbian, gay, ...

Maryland Prisons Launch dog-training Program


Maryland Prisons Launch dog-training Program

They anticipate the dogs will arrive in August. On Monday, America's VetDogs, a non-profit organization working with Maryland prisons to set up the training program, brought several guide dogs to the prison in conjunction with the program's announcement.

Haiti earthquake explained via virtual reality

Haiti earthquake explained via virtual reality:
Soon after the magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, virtual reality helped scientists analyze the temblor, revealing key details about the roots of the disaster.


Mother Nature Network

Supporting American Indian Veterans

Supporting American Indian Veterans:
Montana is home to more than 5000 Native American veterans. The percentage of Indian people who serve America's military is higher than any other ethnic group. To all of them, I say thank you.


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Native American students trail in math, reading

Native American students trail in math, reading: Native American students trail in math, reading.

Among developed countries, United States ranks second worst in childhood ...


Among developed countries, United States ranks second worst in childhood ...

The United States has the second-highest rate of childhood poverty in the developed world, according to an.

Late Night: Mexican economy needs war on drugs, Oliver Stone says


Late Night: Mexican economy needs war on drugs, Oliver Stone says

On "Piers Morgan Tonight," Oliver Stone says the war on drugs is essential to the Mexican economy. ... “Fifty percent of our prison system is victimless crimes,” he claimed. “People who've never hurt anybody, they're in for marijuana and it has nothing ...

Nelson Mandela's daughter appointed South Africa's ambassador to Argentina


Nelson Mandela's daughter appointed South Africa's ambassador to Argentina

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zenani has become South Africa's new ambassador to Argentina. The Argentine government has welcomed Zenani as the top official for the African country in Buenos Aires by stressing her appointment represented “South Africa's ...

Argentine judge orders police to end oil protest

Argentine judge orders police to end oil protest: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — An Argentine judge has ordered police to evict protesters blocking the Cerro Dragon energy complex, an important supplier of oil and natural gas that has been forced off line due to vandalism by a renegade union group.

Will Venezuela's Violence Prompt Change in Govt, or Prevent it?


Will Venezuela's Violence Prompt Change in Govt, or Prevent it?

Violence is becoming a focal point for Venezuela's upcoming presidential elections, with the government and opposition competing to promise security to voters, amid warnings that a defeat for President Chavez could unleash fresh conflict.

Chavez opponents question doctor's arrest

Chavez opponents question doctor's arrest: Opponents of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez are questioning the arrest of a medical doctor accused of leaking state secrets.

Homeless no more: Working her way out of deep poverty

Homeless no more: Working her way out of deep poverty: Kids Count surveys child poverty in the United States. The data presented in June was from 2010, and stated that 22 percent of children in the United States live in poverty. That number is 15 percent for the state of Minnesota and 22.5 percent for ...

Our nation's failing prisons

Our nation's failing prisons: With prisons costing us an arm and a leg and America's crime rate plunging, there's no justifying the imprisonment of more and more of our fellow citizens. But mere facts and logic can't compete for influence with the money and clout of the Prison ...

Minister says prison ought to be 'self-sufficient'


Minister says prison ought to be 'self-sufficient'

Bernard J. Nottage said. “Many prisons in North America are realising savings by the creation of a robust prison industries programme. I have therefore asked the Superintendent (of Prisons, Dr. Elliston Rahming) to propose one or two viable, pilot ...

Being Poor in America Is Increasingly Illegal

Being Poor in America Is Increasingly Illegal: In the United States of America, we do not have debtors' prison. Right? Oh, so wrong. The financial and legal penalties for being poor in America are only getting worse.

Brazil gives prisoners shorter sentences for riding exercise bikes ...


Brazil gives prisoners shorter sentences for riding exercise bikes ...

Brazil gives prisoners shorter sentences for riding exercise bikes tied to generators. Meena Hart Duerson – New York Daily News, 07/02/2012. Inmates in Brazil's Santa Rita do Sapucai prison can now put the pedal to the metal to shorten their ...

Haiti - Economy : National screening program of new taxpayers

Haiti - Economy : National screening program of new taxpayers:
Jean Baptiste Clark Neptune, Director General of Taxes with the Secretary of State for Tax Reform, headed by Ronald December, met yesterday Monday with all directors of the DGI of the entire country, in order to discuss of strengthening...


Haitilibre.com

Providence's Hispanic Unemployment Rate was Worst in US in 2011

Providence's Hispanic Unemployment Rate was Worst in US in 2011: The unemployment rate among Hispanics in Providence was the worst in the county in 2011, with nearly a quarter of that group out of work during the year, according to analysis by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C..

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana, As Latin American Momentum ...

Colombia Decriminalizes Cocaine and Marijuana, As Latin American Momentum ...: Friday's judicial ruling in Colombia represents yet another important step in the growing political and judicial movement in Latin America and Europe to stop treating people who consume drugs as criminals worthy of incarceration. It is consistent with ...

Peru's ambitious laptop program gets mixed grades


Peru's ambitious laptop program gets mixed grades

Peru's equipping of more than 800000 public schoolchildren in this rugged Andean nation with low-cost laptops ranks among the world's most ambitious efforts to leverage digital technology in the fight against poverty. ... Uruguay, a compact South ...