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viernes, 6 de julio de 2012

Philadelphia Bans Serving Food To The Homeless In Public

Philadelphia Bans Serving Food To The Homeless In Public: Many of the hungry and homeless in Philadelphia depend on meals served by nonprofit groups in parks and other outdoor areas around the city. But a new law would force those groups to close down or continue serving meals only in indoor spaces.



Mammoliti wants homeless off Toronto sidewalks

Mammoliti wants homeless off Toronto sidewalksTORONTO - The chair of Mayor Rob Ford’s homelessness task force wants to dismantle the city’s shelter system and sweep the homeless off Toronto’s sidewalks. Councillor Giorgio Mammoliti will bring those two controversial starting points to the table when he starts work on the task force Friday.

Unemployment for Hispanics, African Americans remains high

Unemployment for Hispanics, African Americans remains high: The EPI scanned 19 metro areas with large African American populations and 25 metros with large Hispanic populations. Both studies found that unemployment in 2011 was higher than the national rate for African Americans and Hispanics in several metro ...



Common and uncommon gay American icons

Common and uncommon gay American icons:
In 1997, CNN reported the following phenomenon in from London: "The Teletubbies...have a following among the gay community. Tinky Winky, who carts around a red handbag but speaks with a male voice, has become something of a gay icon." The hubbub ...


WBEZ (blog)

In conversation: Oliver Stone - The Interview - Macleans.ca


In conversation: Oliver Stone - The Interview - Macleans.ca

Oliver Stone, the Oscar-winning director of Platoon, Wall Street, JFK and Nixon, tackles the drug war in Savages, a thriller based on Don Winslow's bestseller about a Mexican drug cartel that confronts a pair of primo pot farmers in ...

Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui

Venezuela: Interview with Rafael Uzcátegui: 1. Could you give a brief description of the anarchist movement in Venezuela? Rafael Uzcátegui: In Venezuela the anarchist movement has never been so big and widespread as the anarchist movements in other countries in Latin America. It has always been ...

Florida Home Sales Up Again in May

Florida Home Sales Up Again in May: Monthly sales of existing single-family homes and condominiums improved again in Florida with total transactions improving by over five percent from April to May and home prices for both single-family homes and condos improved on both a monthly and ...



No Winners: The Unemployment Numbers

No Winners: The Unemployment Numbers: The unemployment remained at a very high 8.2%. It is the 41st straight month of US unemployment at over 8%. For African-Americans and Latinos, the numbers are even worse. African-American unemployment is 14.4%. Latino unemployment is 11%. Ouch!

Writing through the Haze

Writing through the Haze: There is an ebb and flow to working for a small paper. Due to a lack of universal name recognition or high-ranking contacts, very little news will come in on some days—no one to interview, no local events, no political fights. Other days, we’ll get lucky, and have presidential statements, hunger-strike protests, and international skirmishes to cover. It’s best not to have expectations for how a day will go, and instead to approach every story with the same commitment.

Foreign minister meets with Haitian president

Foreign minister meets with Haitian president: Foreign Affairs Minister Fred Mitchell yesterday held talks with Haitian President Michel Martelly and Haitian Trade Minister Wilson Laleau in a bid to develop strategies to stem the inflow of Haitian migrants, who continue to illegally enter The Bahamas.

The Paraguayan Coup: How agribusiness, landowning and media elite, and the ...


The Paraguayan Coup: How agribusiness, landowning and media elite, and the ...

One of the poorest countries in South America, land-locked Paraguay is often overlooked. This is a big reason why a parliamentary coup was possible here and not somewhere with greater global and regional influence like Brazil. Paraguay is not however ...

How US prison labour pads corporate profits at taxpayers' expense

How US prison labour pads corporate profits at taxpayers' expense:
This loophole identification was brought to you, in part, by the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), which introduced an expansion of the Prison Industries Act back in 1995, and which have been lobbying since the mid 1990s to "improve and ...


The Guardian

Hispanic Unemployment Remains High In June Jobs Report ...

Hispanic Unemployment Remains High In June Jobs Report ...: Hispanic and Latino unemployment remained essentially unchanged at 11.0 percent, according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report released Friday. It remains at sky-high May levels, which further complicates things for President ...

Water, Poverty, Slum MDGs on Target: UN Report

Water, Poverty, Slum MDGs on Target: UN Report: Our top water articles every week—from all the regions we cover – Middle East; Africa; Southern, Eastern and Central Asia; Eastern Europe; Former Soviet Union States; Latin America and the Caribbean. This weekly email newsletter presents current news ...

Prisoners take to exercise bikes to get out of jail faster

Prisoners take to exercise bikes to get out of jail faster: Prisoners in a jail in Brazil will have a day shaved from their sentence for every 16 hours they spend pedalling on a stationary bike rigged up to a generator. The generators power lightbulbs in Santa Rita do Sapucai prison. According to a report in ...

Ex-Argentine dictators jailed for baby thefts


Ex-Argentine dictators jailed for baby thefts

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Three key figures from Argentina's "Dirty War" got hefty jail terms for the systematic theft of babies from political prisoners during the 1976-1983 dictatorship, an Argentine court ruled on Thursday. The missing children ...

Democrat's state budget deal severely underfunds public needs in California

Democrat's state budget deal severely underfunds public needs in California: According to the census of 2011, poverty in California has grown for the 4th year in a row during 2010 with around 6 million citizens across the state that had incomes below the federal poverty level. Poverty levels are rising rapidly as a direct ...



New drilling off Cuba may pose more risk to Florida

New drilling off Cuba may pose more risk to Florida: New oil drilling expected to begin offshore of Cuba at the end of the summer is at least 50 miles farther away from Key West than a well that came up dry in May.

Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay

Pentagon plans fiber optic link to Guantanamo Bay:
Speaking this week on the future of the detention center and naval station set in Guantanamo, Cuba, Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale mentioned this week that a $40 million dollar fiber optic link is in the works for 2013. This link, said Breasseale ...


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Cuba aims to attract foreign capital with reforms


Cuba aims to attract foreign capital with reforms

HAVANA — Cuba hopes to attract more international investment and open its markets with new reforms before the end of the year, the communist island's foreign trade ministry said Friday. "We are looking to boost foreign investments, as a complement to ...

Iowa won't help US in woman's death penalty trial

Iowa won't help US in woman's death penalty trial: The Iowa Attorney General's office won't help federal prosecutors in their second attempt to seek the death penalty against a woman convicted in the 1993 slayings of five people in northern...

Four killers get a hearing on claims of racial bias

Four killers get a hearing on claims of racial bias: He was taken off death row after the U.S. Supreme Court decided that people who are younger than 18 when they commit crimes cannot be sentenced to death. Kevin Golphin was 17 at the time of the murders. He is serving a sentence of life in prison ...



What would a convention on the human rights of older people mean to the most ...


What would a convention on the human rights of older people mean to the most ...

What would a convention on the human rights of older people mean to the most vulnerable in latin america 441.

WBG Continued to Support Latin America and the Caribbean's Resilience to ...

WBG Continued to Support Latin America and the Caribbean's Resilience to ...: Unprecedented growth and economic stability over the past decade pulled some 73 million people in the region out of poverty. During that same period, Latin Americans' income inequality has also fallen significantly for the first time. In spite of the ...