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viernes, 27 de julio de 2012

Cuba: Driver error to blame for dissident's death

Cuba: Driver error to blame for dissident's death: HAVANA (AP) - Cuban authorities say driver error is to blame for a car crash last weekend that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya. An official notice read on the afternoon newscast and simultaneously sent by email to foreign journalists says ...



Brazil » The Politics of Poverty

Brazil » The Politics of Poverty: In Congress, a game of bluff and bluster is playing out around the Farm Bill. The issue is whether the leaders of the House Agriculture Committee can cajole or ...

Peru president's tough first year


Peru president's tough first year

Peru's poverty rate has dropped 22 percentage points in the past two decades. But 28 percent of Peruvians still live in poverty, according to government figures. Humala defends Conga for the billions of dollars he says it will fund programs for Peru's ...

Argentina may force grains futures prices into pesos

Argentina may force grains futures prices into pesos: BUENOS AIRES, July 27 (Reuters) - Argentina could require that grains futures be listed in the local peso currency, the head of the central bank said on Friday, a move that traders said would paralyze markets in the leading global food supplier ...

Branstad seeks more trade partnerships in Brazil, Chile


Branstad seeks more trade partnerships in Brazil, Chile

... and Chile are interested in expanding trade relationships with Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad said Friday. Officials are visiting the countries this week. “In terms of South America, I think these countries are our best prospects,” Branstad said from ...

The growing threat from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez

The growing threat from Venezuela's Hugo Chavez: The Obama administration's continued indifference to the actions of the Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez is dangerous on several fronts ("Hugo Chavez compares his rival to Mitt Romney," July 23). President Barack Obama recently made the startling ...

Latin America Still an Unfair World for Women

Latin America Still an Unfair World for Women: ... in Latin America, though women and girls have achieved gender parity in access to education and health care, they have not yet achieved political and economic parity. Segal emphasizes economic empowerment in particular as a key to poverty ...



Poverty rising at alarming rate

Poverty rising at alarming rate: When the 2011 Census numbers are released in the fall, they are expected to show poverty rates at 15.7 percent nationwide. In the state of Louisiana, the current rates reach around 18 percent. In the Capital City, numbers jump to more than 25 percent.

Louisiana improves in annual kids survey, but economic issues still a hurdle ...


Louisiana improves in annual kids survey, but economic issues still a hurdle ...

"Even though we still have a lot of issues related to poverty and a significant adult uninsured population." Another state initiative officials hope will positively impact Louisiana children is the coordinated system of care for Louisiana's greatest at ...

Native Americans Hurt Most by Climate Change

Native Americans Hurt Most by Climate Change: Native American tribes comprise a small percentage of the American population, but their lands can be found across the country in very different areas. Because of this spread, and native people's dependence on the land, they are getting hit by every ...

Diabetes News: Native Americans Ate 16 Times More Fiber than People Today


Diabetes News: Native Americans Ate 16 Times More Fiber than People Today

An analysis of fossilized Native American feces shows that our ancestors ate up to sixteen times the fiber that we do today, but our stomachs didn't evolve to fit our changing diets. The findings come from analysis of fossilized feces dating from A.D ...

Native American law takes toddler from adoptive parents


Native American law takes toddler from adoptive parents

The law was originally intended to preserve Native American culture by keeping children with native families as opposed to non-Native American families. After learning about the Capobianco's case, the author of the law, former U.S. Sen. Jim Aborzek of ...

Scholarship program announced for children of prisoners

Scholarship program announced for children of prisoners:
Pitzer, a former prison warden, cited an American Correctional Association report that up to 50 percent of incarcerated juveniles have a parent who is or was in jail. The Foundation will provide scholarships for college and vocational training to ...


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James Holmes Continues Streak of Odd Behavior

James Holmes Continues Streak of Odd Behavior:
And now, Arapahoe County Jail officers told ABC News that Holmes spits at them so much that they have to use a spit guard on Holmes while moving him. These antics are just the latest in findings that contradict the initial profile of him as an ...


TIME

Overcrowding, budget cuts strain Illinois prisons

Overcrowding, budget cuts strain Illinois prisons: Gregg Johnson, a prison supply supervisor and president of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 46, which represents local prison employees, told the Moline Dispatch that the drawn-out heat wave and ...

Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own Hands

Seniors Take Pedestrian Safety Into Their Own Hands: Senior citizens are doing their part to keep the streets safe in New York City. In Ocean Hill, Brooklyn, more than 50 seniors have joined forces to identify safety issues in the neighborhood. “Light is turning red quickly and the cars are not always ...

Poverty looms over election campaign

Poverty looms over election campaign: Mexico Unmasked · China Rises · Inside South America · Planet Washington · Suits & Sentences · Special Reports · Mexico's Future ... Lots of things are still very wrong with the U.S. economy, but this is one that should be getting more attention ...

Poverty Risk Nearly Doubles for Older Americans Lacking Pensions, New Study ...

Poverty Risk Nearly Doubles for Older Americans Lacking Pensions, New Study ...: There is a steep price to pay when older Americans can no longer be self-sufficient in retirement – either as increased public assistance costs to taxpayers or backsliding to a time with elder Americans living in poverty.” ... from pensions may be ...

Venezuela's prisons see security breakdown

Venezuela's prisons see security breakdown:
Venezuela's prisons are a hotbed of corruption and overcrowding - and a thorn in the side of President Hugo Chavez. Just before dawn on 12 July, Frank Reinaldo Contreras, Joan Manuel Perez, Guillermo Calderon and Jhonatan Rivera took advantage of ...


BBC News

Infrastructure investments and the Latino jobs recovery | Economic ...

Infrastructure investments and the Latino jobs recovery | Economic ...: There are more than a million people unemployed from the construction industry – many of them Latino – who are looking for work. We have tremendous ...

Study Finds Elder Abuse Common Among Low-Income Latinos

Study Finds Elder Abuse Common Among Low-Income Latinos:
Based on interviews conducted in Spanish in low-income Latino neighborhoods in Los Angeles, the researchers found that 10.7 percent of elderly Latinos had been physically abused and 9 percent of elderly Latinos said they had been sexually abused in the ...


PsychCentral.com

Study Investigates Elder Abuse Among Low-Income Latino Elderly


Study Investigates Elder Abuse Among Low-Income Latino Elderly

According to a new study out of the USC Davis School of Gerontology, elder abuse among low-income Latino communities goes largely unreported. “Our study has revealed a much higher rate of elder abuse among the Latino community than had been ...

Human Rights violations overshadowed by improving HIV response

Human Rights violations overshadowed by improving HIV response:
He went on to highlight countries such as Uganda, who are on the verge of banning 'gay rights' agencies, and the Latin American community, whose persecution of the transgender population is affecting the uptake of counselling and HIV treatment. Aids ...


So So Gay

Indigenous rights in South America (1)

Indigenous rights in South America (1): On July 25th the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Ecuador's government had ignored the rights of Sarayaku's residents when granting permission for an energy project—putting governments in the Americas on notice that big physical ...



Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image

Violence shakes Anaheim -- and its image:
Protesters clash with police during a demonstration to show outrage for the shooting death of Manuel Angel Diaz, 25, at Anaheim City Hall on July 24, 2012 in Anaheim, Calif. Diaz was ... Nearly 16 percent of Anaheim residents live below the poverty line.


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