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domingo, 29 de julio de 2012

Andover family touched by Haitian orphanage trip

Andover family touched by Haitian orphanage trip: “They were going to Haiti this time. After a few conversations, we knew it was for us.” They were among 31 people on this particular mission, including 11 occupational therapists, two speech therapists, a teacher and a nurse. Dan is a computer software ...

Allentown's Puerto Rican Festival and parade draws thousands

Allentown's Puerto Rican Festival and parade draws thousands:
Many attendees wore clothing bearing the Puerto Rican colors, and the country's banner flew outside some houses on nearby streets. A banner-raising ceremony at Allentown City Hall and parade along Fifth and Hamilton streets kicked off the day's ...


The Express Times - LehighValleyLive.com

Colombia's middle class doubled over past decade: Study

Colombia's middle class doubled over past decade: Study: According to the study, Colombia is still significantly behind other developing Latin American economies like those of Chile and Mexico where the middle class consists of respectively 50% and 40% and poverty has dropped to respectively 7.1% and 17.4%, ...

Teen strikes, kills elderly woman at Laundromat

Teen strikes, kills elderly woman at Laundromat: (AP) -- Volusia County authorities say a 17-year-old boy accidentally struck and killed an elderly woman outside a Laundromat. The crash is still under investigation, but deputies say criminal charges are not likely for the unidentified teen. The ...



Arrests in Kenya over Venezuelan diplomat's murder

Arrests in Kenya over Venezuelan diplomat's murder:
Six people have been arrested in Kenya in connection with the murder of Venezuela's acting ambassador. The diplomat, Olga Fonseca, was found strangled to death at her official residence in Nairobi on Friday. Kenyan officials said some staff at the ...


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Endesa chief says Enersis capital boost a tough sell -report

Endesa chief says Enersis capital boost a tough sell -report: SANTIAGO, July 29 (Reuters) - A plan for an $8 billion capital increase at giant Spanish energy company Endesa's main South American unit may run into trouble, but should eventually win support to proceed, Endesa's chief said on Sunday. Endesa's ...

Transgender candidate makes history in Florida | Gay Star News

Transgender candidate makes history in Florida | Gay Star News:
Gina Duncan is making history for being a popular transgender candidate for the Orange County ...

Poor kids stuck in poverty trap

Poor kids stuck in poverty trap: South Africa is often compared to Brazil, which also has a huge income gap, but while the Latin American country has narrowed the divide over the last decade, here the chasm is as deep as ever, the World Bank said. The richest 10% of South Africans ...



Child Care Funding In New York On The Decline For Working Families: Report

Child Care Funding In New York On The Decline For Working Families: Report: The report, which was released by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, shows that the city has shifted child care funding away from working families and toward families receiving public assistance. Why the shift? According to Ralph da ...

Peru's Humala renews poverty vow after year in office


Peru's Humala renews poverty vow after year in office

In the annual presidential speech to Congress, Mr Humala said he aimed to cut Peru's poverty to 15% by the end of his term in 2016. He said his government had not yet achieved all it set out to do. The address comes days after Mr Humala reshuffled his ...

Russia seeks bases in Cuba

Russia seeks bases in Cuba: “We are working on establishing navy bases outside Russia,” Vice-Admiral Viktor Chirkov, the navy's commander-in- chief since May, said in an interview with the state-run RIA Novosti news service. “We aim to set up resupply bases in Cuba, the ...

Franklin Twp. church sends specialists to speed up Haitian care

Franklin Twp. church sends specialists to speed up Haitian care:
nj-haiti.JPG View full sizeAliya Browne, a member of First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Franklin Township, center, sits in the clinic where she treated more than 200 residents of Carries, Haiti. Surrounding her are, from left to right, nurse ...


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Mexican prison's security chief gunned down

Mexican prison's security chief gunned down: The security chief of the prison in Culiacan, the capital of the northwestern Mexican state of Sinaloa, was gunned down, police said. Alejandro Osuna Rios was murdered on Friday in front of his house, police said. The 36-year-old Osuna Rios had been in ...

DuPage fair to help Haitian families with goats

DuPage fair to help Haitian families with goats: For every $150 collected, the Haitian Health Foundation will purchase a pregnant goat for a family in Jeremie. The families are chosen by local committees on the basis of economic status, participation in health education and their commitment to the ...



US citizen could face death penalty in Sudan

US citizen could face death penalty in Sudan:
CAIRO: An American citizen and aid worker in Sudan could face the death penalty if convicted of terrorism and espionage charges. Rudwan Daoud, who had worked with the late NBA legend Manute Bol on humanitarian and democracy efforts in Africa, ...


Bikya Masr

Indiana kids lose ground to poverty

Indiana kids lose ground to poverty: Among the tens of thousands of statistics in a newly released report on child welfare, the most frightening is this: Twenty-two percent of Indiana children live in poverty, and the percentage has increased every year since 2007. While the figure now ...

As poverty rises, so do challenges in education


As poverty rises, so do challenges in education

That's because the newly released Kids Count survey, complied by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, reported that Indiana's child poverty rate rose to 20 percent in 2010. Think about that: One in five children in our state is living in poverty. The numbers ...

Mexican prison's security chief gunned down

Mexican prison's security chief gunned down: About 50000 people have died in Mexico's drug war since December 2006, when President Felipe Calderon declared war on the country's powerful cartels, sending soldiers into the streets to fight criminals.


Poor S.African kids unlikely to escape poverty: World Bank

Poor S.African kids unlikely to escape poverty: World Bank:
South Africa is often compared to Brazil, which also has a huge income gap, but while the Latin American country has narrowed the divide over the last decade, here the chasm is as deep as ever, the World Bank said. The richest 10 percent of South ...


FRANCE 24

Weapons seized at Southern Illinois prison


Weapons seized at Southern Illinois prison

The Southern Illinoisan reported that the prison was under full lockdown Friday afternoon. Union representative Ty Petersen, of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Council, says the incident points to one of the impacts of Gov.

US pledge to help rebuild Haiti better and with transparency faltering


US pledge to help rebuild Haiti better and with transparency faltering

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The deadly earthquake that levelled Haiti's capital more than two years ago brought a thread of hope: a promise of renewal. With the United States taking the lead, international donors pledged billions of dollars to help the ...

Democratic senators, Indian tribes battle over payday lender crackdown bill


Democratic senators, Indian tribes battle over payday lender crackdown bill

But his effort could be complicated by a group of Native American lenders who are crying foul over the measure and say it intrudes on tribal sovereignty. Earlier this week, Merkley (D-Ore.) along with Sens. Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and Democratic Whip Dick ...

Researcher brings hope to disabled living in poverty


Researcher brings hope to disabled living in poverty

“I was young, wanted to help, but quickly found out how little I knew and how much I still had to learn,” he said. Determined to make a difference, he has been studying ethnographic research on disability and extreme poverty in Guatemala for almost a ...

Hugo Chavez steps up campaign after cancer fight

Hugo Chavez steps up campaign after cancer fight: Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez reaches out to shakes hand with supporters as he arrives for a campaign rally in the Petare neighborhood of Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, July 28, 2012. Chavez celebrated his 58th birthday at the rally Saturday where ...

Peru's Humala says to boost social spending to avert conflicts


Peru's Humala says to boost social spending to avert conflicts

Humala, in an annual address to Congress just days after anti-mining protests prompted him to shuffle his cabinet for the second time in his year-old government, said he would extend the rollout of social programs in a bid to cut the nation's poverty ...