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jueves, 26 de julio de 2012

Poverty looms over election campaign

Poverty looms over election campaign: Lots of things are still very wrong with the U.S. economy, but this is one that should be getting more attention: Census figures for 2011 are expected to show the poverty rate jumping to its highest level since the 1960s.

Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2012/07/25/157567/poverty-looms-over-election-campaign.html#storylink=cpy

Statistics can't hide poor performance

Statistics can't hide poor performance:
Secondly, overall poverty in Chile has come down significantly over the last two decades or so, as it has in most of Latin America. The UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean estimates the overall figure has come down from 48% of ...


Business News Americas

Elder abuse disproportionately affects LA's low-income Latinos

Elder abuse disproportionately affects LA's low-income Latinos:
Based on Spanish-language interviews by promotores — or health workers in low-income Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles — the researchers found that the longer elderly Latinos had been in the United States, the more likely they were to face abuse or ...


89.3 KPCC

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 as doing more harm than good in the political sphere. ... Methodists in Northeast Approve Pro-Gay ...

Despite protests, Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays

Despite protests, Boy Scouts reaffirm ban on gays: After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. On Wednesday, March 21, 2012, ...

The Limited Integration of Latin American Governance

The Limited Integration of Latin American Governance:
The aspiration to integrate governance between Latin America's twenty nations to address issues ranging from human rights to economic development to security concerns are long-held, but have led to mostly ephemeral results. The response for frustrated ...


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Chávez a threat to the hemisphere

Chávez a threat to the hemisphere: Perhaps, he considered Chávez's rhetoric simply as “business as usual” in Latin American politics: blaming U.S. foreign policy as the source of all regional evils. In that context, Chávez's “anti-Imperialist” speech might, at a stretch, ... The scope ...



Case of Human Rights confront authorities of Peru

Case of Human Rights confront authorities of Peru:
... they were executed under the supposition were terrorists. In September 2005 the Inter- American Court of Human Rights pronounced against the State of Peru for the execution of the victims of the university “La Cantuta” y the case “Barrios Altos ...


Examiner.com

Festival combines Native American culture with environmental stewardship

Festival combines Native American culture with environmental stewardship:
The vendors will feature Native American arts, crafts, jewelry and food and there will also be vendors with information and products geared toward sustainable and earth-friendly living. “Now we have an interweaving of our culture with environmental ...


Syracuse.com

Report: Progress in child education, health

Report: Progress in child education, health: Child poverty rates rose in 43 states, ranging from New Hampshire's 10 percent rise to Mississippi's 33 percent. * Vermont and Virginia led among 47 states that saw their child and teen death rates decline, with decreases of 46 and 30 percent ...

Equality Florida Wants Apology for too Pretty to be Gay Comment

Equality Florida Wants Apology for too Pretty to be Gay Comment: A gay rights group is demanding an apology tonight from Florida's Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll. In an attempt to explain away allegations that she had a lesbian affair, Carroll told reporters essentially… she's too pretty to be gay. As Whitney ...



Agriculture is bright spot in California economy

Agriculture is bright spot in California economy: FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — There is a bright spot in the economy of California and elsewhere in the nation, and it is agriculture. As counties across the Golden State begin releasing annual reports on crop revenues, they show prices earned for many ...

Argentina finds new biodiesel buyers in Germany

Argentina finds new biodiesel buyers in Germany: BUENOS AIRES, July 26 (Reuters) - Germany has replaced Spain as the biggest buyer of biodiesel from top global exporter Argentina after Madrid curbed purchases from the South American country, industry sources say. Spain barred imports of biodiesel ...



Towards the common good: Eradicating poverty in America

Towards the common good: Eradicating poverty in America:
There's an increase in poverty in the suburbs in swing states such as Colorado, Florida and Nevada, where voters are living hand-to-mouth. Click here for a breakdown in the poverty numbers. The poverty line is set at an annual income of $22314 for a ...


Examiner.com

Report: Wisconsin fugitives suspected in beating of elderly store clerk

Report: Wisconsin fugitives suspected in beating of elderly store clerk: TAMPA, FL (WTAQ) - We're now learning that two fugitives arrested for a crime spree in western Wisconsin are also suspects in the brutal beating of an elderly convenience store clerk near Tampa Florida. WPLG-TV in Miami said 29-year-old James Newman ...



Studies of Substance Abuse with Interventions for the Youth of Native American ...

Studies of Substance Abuse with Interventions for the Youth of Native American ...: The average life span of the American Indian is about eight to ten years below the national average. Premature death occurs in many forms. The maternal mortality rate for American Indians is around 11 per 100000 live births. This rate is approximately ...

Gay marriage: An economic engine for cities

Gay marriage: An economic engine for cities: Back in 2002, Florida wrote a now seminal essay in Washington Monthly, titled The Rise of the Creative Class: Why cities without gays and rock bands are losing the economic development race. Noting that his measures of the creative class jibed with ...



A Buenos Aires vacation is a gorgeous urban adventure

A Buenos Aires vacation is a gorgeous urban adventure: To hook. When a tango dancer wraps a leg sharply around and in contact with the partner's leg by flexing the knee and releasing. BUENOS AIRES -- At the start of the seduction, it happens. The stare. The fleeting touches. The quickening flutter of ...

Latino Elders Underreport Abuse - National Journal

Latino Elders Underreport Abuse - National Journal: Low-income Latino elders, who are often cared for by relatives, are less likely to report abuse, partly because they don't to want to bring vergüenza, or shame, ...



Child Poverty Rises 6 Percent In Bartholomew County

Child Poverty Rises 6 Percent In Bartholomew County:
“You think of a strong school district that has high academic achievement scores, and yet even there we've seen a fifty percent increase in child poverty over the past several years.” Bartholomew County's poverty rate has more than doubled in the past ...


Indiana Public Media

Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US

Raul Castro: Cuba willing to sit down with US: The 50-year-old U.S. embargo outlaws nearly all trade and travel to the island, and Washington insists Cuba must institute democratic reforms and improve human rights before it can be lifted. Days after prominent dissident Oswalo Paya died in a car ...

One-in-six of Oakland's children live in extreme poverty, according to the ...

One-in-six of Oakland's children live in extreme poverty, according to the ...:
Statewide, California fell in the rankings of how children fared in reading and math proficiency tests, to 43rd and in economic well-being to 45th based on things like household income and working parents. Statewide, 22 percent of children live in poverty.


Oakland Local

Agriculture is bright spot in California economy

Agriculture is bright spot in California economy: Yet in spite of its agricultural productivity, the valley has a growing hunger and poverty rate. As agriculture revenues have risen, the fortunes of those who work the fields have not. Recent reports show the poverty rate in Fresno County, which ...



Poverty rate down since 2009 - Pulsamerica

Poverty rate down since 2009 - Pulsamerica: Government survey shows drop in poverty; Congress rejects report on university profiteering; Kidnapping case shocks Chileans. Poverty levels down since 2009 ...

Climate Change and Poverty, a Deadly Cocktail for Dominicans

Climate Change and Poverty, a Deadly Cocktail for Dominicans: In 1998, Hurricane George left 235 people dead in the Dominican Republic and cost the country some 146 million dollars, according to official estimates. In October 2007, Tropical Storm Noel had caused 439 million in material losses (equivalent to 1.2 ...