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miércoles, 25 de julio de 2012

Pastor wants action on prison overcrowding

Pastor wants action on prison overcrowding: Prison overcrowding translates into America's most difficult social and economic problem since slavery, and the war on drugs is a major contributor, a Charleston minister said Tuesday. The Rev. Matthew Watts, senior pastor at Grace Bible Church, told a ...

Jimmy Carter: Prison reform issue of race

Jimmy Carter: Prison reform issue of race: "When the black Baptist leaders speak out and say what do Baptists need to do, the main issue they have brought out is we need to do something about the abuse of people in prison who happen to be African-American or other minorities or mentally ill," ...

Statistics can't hide poor performance

Statistics can't hide poor performance:
The row in Chile over the latest statistics on poverty, purportedly showing a decline to a rate of 14.4% in 2011 from 15.1% in 2009 and extreme poverty dropping to 2.8% from 3.7%, is not just a war of words about confusing statistics. Some opposition ...


Business News Americas

Chilean president vows to 'modernize' Casen study amid criticism

Chilean president vows to 'modernize' Casen study amid criticism:
The Casen Survey, released in intervals of two or three years by the government, is the primary measure of poverty in Chile. “The Consumer Price Index (inflation) is measured every month … growth is measured every year but poverty is measured once ...


Santiago Times

Elderly drinking may up dementia risk

Elderly drinking may up dementia risk: Tina Hoang of The Veterans Health Research Institute, San Francisco, and the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues tracked more than 1300 women age 65 and older for 20 years. They measured frequency of current and past alcohol use at ...



Poll: Americans Sick of Political Campaigns Focused on Attacks Rather Than ...


Poll: Americans Sick of Political Campaigns Focused on Attacks Rather Than ...

A new poll shows that Americans are growing increasingly frustrated with the way political leaders are campaigning against each other, seeing it ...

Why Canonize Sally Ride as a Gay Hero?

Why Canonize Sally Ride as a Gay Hero?: It is a reminder that even if President Obama says he supports same-sex marriage and Hillary Clinton champions gay rights across the world, and the American Center sponsors a Pride Ball in India the reality is very different on the ground, even in America.

Child poverty grows in North Carolina | CharlotteObservercom & The ...

Child poverty grows in North Carolina | CharlotteObservercom & The ...: New predictions from economists and academics that poverty could reach its highest level since 1965 are troubling. Despite that, the plight of the poor has ...

Activists demand Florida Lt. Gov. apologize for anti-gay comment

Activists demand Florida Lt. Gov. apologize for anti-gay comment:
Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll made headlines after being caught in a sexually compromising situation with a female travel aide and retorted to reporters asking about the accusation that, "Black women who look like me don't engage in relationships ...


The GA Voice

Poverty and the 1 Percent on Long Island

Poverty and the 1 Percent on Long Island: The third was back on Meadow Lane in Southampton at the estate of Clifford Sobel, who, after chairing fundraising in New Jersey for President George W. Bush's first campaign, was rewarded with ambassadorships to the Netherlands and Brazil. Diplomat ...



Mexico's new president faces long grind on poverty

Mexico's new president faces long grind on poverty: The South American giant has cut the number of poor by nearly 21 million since 2003 and pulled ahead of Mexico to become Latin America's foremost economic powerhouse.

In Haiti, anger over slum eviction plans

In Haiti, anger over slum eviction plans: When the quake hit and the international community turned its attention to Haiti's woes, those calls became a clamor. But many slum dwellers don't want to leave. A lot of the housing alternatives being offered are outside the capital, which would mean ...



Venezuela deports alleged drug lord to Colombia

Venezuela deports alleged drug lord to Colombia: CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan authorities on Wednesday deported an alleged Colombian drug lord who is accused of smuggling cocaine to the U.S. and running Colombia's biggest right-wing criminal gang. Diego Perez Henao was turned over to ...

Bolivar Shrine In Venezuela Shows Hugo Chavez's Adoration For Independence ...

Bolivar Shrine In Venezuela Shows Hugo Chavez's Adoration For Independence ...: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez holds up a pair of pistols that he says belonged to Venezuela's independence hero Simon Bolivar during a ceremony marking 229th anniversary of Bolivar's birth at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, ...

Venezuela withdrawing from regional human rights court - Yahoo ...

Venezuela withdrawing from regional human rights court - Yahoo ...: CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Tuesday the South American nation is withdrawing from a regional ...

Louisiana moves up two places in Kids Count report


Louisiana moves up two places in Kids Count report

Louisiana improved in 11 of 16 measures, including a 4 percent decrease in the percentage of children living in poverty in 2010 and 20 percent decrease in the number of high school students not graduating on time. "It's been 10 years at No. 49. It ...

Convicted murder Rhines seeks to overturn death sentence


Convicted murder Rhines seeks to overturn death sentence

The 22-year-old part-time doughnut shop employee was killed when he interrupted Rhines in the process of burglarizing the shop. Rhines has spent the past 19 years challenging his conviction and death sentence. In 1996, the U.S. affirmed his sentence ...

Arrests tarnish burial of Cuban dissident

Arrests tarnish burial of Cuban dissident: The arrests of dozens of dissidents tarnished the Havana funeral service and burial of Oswaldo Paya, a key opposition figure who distinguished himself for his activism in favor of a democratic transition in Cuba. The remains of the 60-year-old Paya ...



Shadow Government: Requiem for a Cuban patriot

Shadow Government: Requiem for a Cuban patriot:
Once again, a prominent Cuban dissident has met an untimely death under suspicious circumstances. According to the Castro regime, Oswaldo Payá, 60, was killed Sunday in a "one-car accident" after the vehicle in which he was riding skidded off the road ...


Foreign Policy (blog)

From defection to redemption in Castro's Cuba

From defection to redemption in Castro's Cuba:
From defection to redemption in Castro's Cuba. By Peter Crutchley BBC Northern Ireland. Defecting from Cuba is not a decision to be taken lightly. Its repercussions can be deep and long lasting. For Cuban boxing coach Nicolas Cruz Hernandez it led to a ...


BBC News

New federal charges against Native Mob members

New federal charges against Native Mob members: MINNEAPOLIS -- Updated federal charges against alleged members of a Native American-based gang now include murder and aiding attempted murder. The superseding indictment charges Shawn Martinez with killing another Native Mob member in ...



Ancient diet offers clues to today's diabetes epidemic

Ancient diet offers clues to today's diabetes epidemic:
The ancient Native Americans of the desert Southwest subsisted on a fiber-filled diet of prickly pear, yucca and flour ground from plant seeds, finds a new analysis of fossilized feces that may explain why modern Native Americans are so susceptible to ...


msnbc.com

Haiti - Security : The Minister of Defense on tour in South America

Haiti - Security : The Minister of Defense on tour in South America:
Jean Rodolphe Joazile, the Haitian Minister of Defense is in South America since Sunday, July 22 for a one week trip to Ecuador and then Brazil, where he should discuss of details of implementation of the technical cooperation and of institution ...


Haitilibre.com

US Pledge to Help Rebuild Haiti Better and with Transparency ...

US Pledge to Help Rebuild Haiti Better and with Transparency ...: Billions in aid has done little but allow the country to subsist.

Report: More Iowa kids now live in poverty

Report: More Iowa kids now live in poverty: “In a sense, we may have done a little better job than the United States as a whole in maintaining the jobs available,” said Crawford, noting that adding more jobs with “family-sustaining incomes” would be a key in reducing childhood poverty. Investing ...