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lunes, 16 de julio de 2012

Most Hondurans Living in Poverty

Most Hondurans Living in Poverty: ... suffering hunger and chronic malnutrition, according to the World Food Program. Regarding the youth, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean rates Honduras as the one with the highest poverty rate in Central America (70 percent).

In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire

In Mexico, Central American immigrants under fire: In a year's time, the number of Central American immigrants coming to the shelter more than doubled to a daily average of 150, he said. About 90% hailed from Honduras, which faces widespread poverty and the world's highest murder rate, according to the ...



Struggling Oakland families lift themselves out of poverty

Struggling Oakland families lift themselves out of poverty:
A Call To End Poverty. Then, Miller got the kind of opportunity someone like him only dreams about. It came from Oakland's then-Mayor Jerry Brown, who was also frustrated with the lack of progress helping the poor. He called Miller at home one night to ...


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Fleecing seniors: Scammers target the elderly for financial abuse


Fleecing seniors: Scammers target the elderly for financial abuse

Prescott Cole, senior staff attorney at San Francisco-based California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform, which tackles elderly abuse, says some family members and caregivers are just venal, but sometimes it's more complicated. He says research shows ...

Elderly People Who use Internet Are Less Likely to Get Depressed.

Elderly People Who use Internet Are Less Likely to Get Depressed.: Social networking sites are known to cause depression, loss of confidence and isolation in youngsters. But according to the latest research, which is based on a survey of almost 8000 men and women aged over 50, the elderly are less likely to be ...



Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia

Elderly Sleep Pattern Changes May Help to Detect Dementia: Sleep disturbances may be a sign doctors should send patients for neurological evaluations, said Kristine Yaffe, a study author and researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Yaffe's study found that over the course of 5 years, women ...

Cuba Rents Out Space to Small Businesses

Cuba Rents Out Space to Small Businesses: Havana's historian, Eusebio Leal, is helping small businesses boom by renting out government buildings in prime real estate areas.

Elderly Fair Oaks woman killed; naked, bloody man arrested at scene


Elderly Fair Oaks woman killed; naked, bloody man arrested at scene

FAIR OAKS, CA - An elderly woman was found dead in her Fair Oaks home Sundayy night, following a suspected homicide deputies described as "bizarre". According to deputy Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, a man returned to ...

Buenos Aires waste Collection affected by conflict

Buenos Aires waste Collection affected by conflict: The waste collection in Buenos Aires City was partially affected today by a CEAMSE landfill strike as a reaction to the Agency for Sustainable Development (OPDS) pressure for the implementation of Zero Waste Act, so that the City's waste does not ...



Lesbian couple sues US government to stop deportation

Lesbian couple sues US government to stop deportation:
De Leon and Rodriguez have reportedly been together for over two decades and married in California in 2008 when same-sex marriage was still legal. In order to stay in ... Harry and Niall's One Direction 'gay kiss' that was really a whisper · Janet ...


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Child Poverty should be eradicated by 2020 - Institute of Opinion

Child Poverty should be eradicated by 2020 - Institute of Opinion: The former Labour health secretary, Alan Milburn, has recently criticised the government's plans to eradicate poverty by 2020, stating that £19 bn would have to ...

US Priorities in Drug War Debated as Pill Abuse Rises


US Priorities in Drug War Debated as Pill Abuse Rises

The effects would also be felt here and in Central America: With the drug wars in Mexico enflaming violence, some argue that the money now used for interdiction could be better spent building up the institutions — especially courts and prosecutors ...

Two Haitian-American Hostages in Egypt Released Unharmed

Two Haitian-American Hostages in Egypt Released Unharmed: CAIRO, Egypt (defend.ht) - Officials in Cairo say that the two hostage Americans of Haitian descent have been released along with their tour guide since being abducted four days ago.

Muslim holy period delays Sept. 11 case at Gitmo

Muslim holy period delays Sept. 11 case at Gitmo: The Associated Press. SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A U.S. military judge agreed Monday to postpone the next court hearings at the Guantanamo Bay prison for five men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks to avoid a conflict with the Muslim holy period of Ramadan.

Some workers protest at Chile's Andina mine, output unaffected

Some workers protest at Chile's Andina mine, output unaffected: SANTIAGO, July 16 (Reuters) - A protest by somesubcontracted workers delayed a shift change on Monday morningat Chile's Andina copper mine, owned by state giant Codelco, but the company said it did.

Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law

Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law: Chilean hate-crime legislation signed into law. SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's president signed an anti-discrimination law Thursday following the killing of a gay man beaten by attackers who carved swastikas into his body. The law was approved in May after ...

Abuse of children up in poor economy

Abuse of children up in poor economy: However, when the recession hit, concerns arose that the numbers might begin increasing again, as poverty has been shown to strongly influence child abuse. View slideshow: The pain of poverty in the U.S.A.. When these researchers compared rates of ...



Death penalty tossed in killing of rocker's mom

Death penalty tossed in killing of rocker's mom: The California Supreme Court has tossed out the death sentence for a man convicted of killing rock guitarist Dave Navarro's mother and her friend nearly 30 years ago. ... US economy appears weaker as retail sales slump. Americans cut their spending at ...

Kateri feast day draws Native American Catholics eager for own saint

Kateri feast day draws Native American Catholics eager for own saint: The Canadian-born member of the Algonquin nation sang traditional Native American songs of worship while beating a drum. She also performed a cleansing ritual called smudging, where she waved the smoke of burning sage and sweet grass over ...

DOJ supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit


DOJ supporting inmates in ceremonial tobacco suit

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting Native American inmates in their lawsuit challenging South Dakota's ban on tobacco in religious ceremonies. Inmates Blaine Brings Plenty and Clayton Creek in their 2009 federal ...

Brazilian masterminds art thefts from behind bars

Brazilian masterminds art thefts from behind bars: A convicted art thief was found by the Brazilian Federal Police to be running an international ring from a prison in Rio de Janeiro, selling stolen art works in neighboring countries, media reports said.

Presidential Election and the International War on Drugs

Presidential Election and the International War on Drugs: There is a long history of U.S. involvement south of its border, namely in Columbia, Mexico and Honduras. With growing support for drug legalization, it is important to recognize both presidential candidates' view of the Drug War. Foreign operations ...



London 2012: Cuban boxers hope to strike Olympic gold

London 2012: Cuban boxers hope to strike Olympic gold:
Cuban boxers look to prove their potential at London 2012 after winning no gold medals at last Olympics.


BBC Sport

Cuban Officials Report Cholera Not Spreading

Cuban Officials Report Cholera Not Spreading:  HAVANA (Reuters) — Cuba said on Saturday that a cholera outbreak in eastern Cuba is diminishing and has not spread to other parts of the country. A Public Health Ministry statement said there were 158 ...

Peru takes its 'first step' in the eradication of child labour

Peru takes its 'first step' in the eradication of child labour:
In Latin America, one in 10, or 14 million, children and adolescents work like Manuel, mostly in agriculture. The majority live in poverty. And according to the International Labour Organisation, the problem is more serious in Peru. Almost a third – 28 ...


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