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jueves, 2 de agosto de 2012

Study: Puerto Rico's children mired in poverty that dwarfs rest of US

Study: Puerto Rico's children mired in poverty that dwarfs rest of US: San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- More than 80% of children in Puerto Rico live in high-poverty areas, according to a recent report. That's a sharp difference from national figures measured by the same study, which indicates that 11% of minors across the ...

Puerto Rico mayor camps out to prove streets safe


Puerto Rico mayor camps out to prove streets safe

(AP) — The mayor of Puerto Rico's capital says he will sleep aboard a bus on the streets of San Juan to prove they are safe. Jorge Santini said Thursday that he and his family will spend several nights on a bus parked in different neighborhoods. He ...

Number of children living in poverty is up

Number of children living in poverty is up: While she was not surprised to see an increase in child poverty locally, she said the numbers are a testament for the importance of community involvement in childhood development. "We certainly see the need in the counties that we serve," she said.

Amid drought, Native American farmers to receive settlement funds earlier


Amid drought, Native American farmers to receive settlement funds earlier

With drought conditions persisting across much of the country, lawyers for Native American farmers and ranchers have successfully amended the terms of a historic settlement with the government to speed up the distribution of money to class members.

Cemetery vandalism 'deplorable'

Cemetery vandalism 'deplorable': BUENOS AIRES - The Argentinian foreign ministry called for an "impartial investigation" into the desecration of an Argentinian cemetery in the Falkland islands. The request came Wednesday night in a letter from the foreign ministry to ...

Argentines find remains of Cuban diplomat slain by junta

Argentines find remains of Cuban diplomat slain by junta: What turned out to be the remains of Crescencio Nicomedes Galañena Hernandez were discovered in June by some boys who spotted bones sticking out of cement-filled barrels while playing on a field in the Buenos Aires suburb of San Fernando.

Visitors warned about recent violence in Mexico tourist hot spot

Visitors warned about recent violence in Mexico tourist hot spot:
Tourists in a popular Mexican resort town considered mostly safe from the country's violent drug war have been warned about a recent shootout involving members of a drug cartel and several attacks targeting Americans. The town, Puerto Peñasco — or ...


New York Daily News

Think-tank study advises against swift UN exit from Haiti


Think-tank study advises against swift UN exit from Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - A new report is advising against the swift departure of a United Nations mission in Haiti despite some debate over the peacekeeping force's eight-year presence. The International Crisis Group's study notes that discussion about ...

Nursing homes can push gay seniors back into closet

Nursing homes can push gay seniors back into closet: No one is sure exactly how many gay and lesbian seniors there are in South Florida, yet alone the numbers in retirement centers. There could be as many as 53520 LGBT elders in Palm Beach and Broward counties by the common estimate that 10 percent of ...

Poll: 65 percent of Democrats support gay marriage

Poll: 65 percent of Democrats support gay marriage:
NEW YORK (AP) — The partisan gap over same-sex marriage continues to widen, with 65 percent of Democrats now supporting it compared to 24 percent of Republicans, according to poll released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. The poll found an ...


SouthFloridaGayNews.com

American life expectancy: Graphic reveals alarming differences in death rates ...


American life expectancy: Graphic reveals alarming differences in death rates ...

The southeast - where poverty rates are higher so insurance less affordable - suffers a greater percentage of deaths, while the northwestern states are more comparable with the overall U.S. rate. After statistic offices released the death data at the ...

Chilean Peso Declines After Draghi Leaves Market Wanting More

Chilean Peso Declines After Draghi Leaves Market Wanting More: “It left the market wanting more,” said Andres de la Cerda, a trader at Bice Inversiones in Santiago. “What Draghi said didn't meet expectations and that has hit everything and strengthened the dollar.” International investors in the Chilean peso ...

Peru president's tough first year


Peru president's tough first year

A program called ''Juntos'' that provides $37 a month to people living in extreme poverty had 474064 beneficiaries in 2011. The government hopes to nearly double that number this ... 

Cuba Migrants Defy Swamps, Rivers To Reach US Through Colombia

Cuba Migrants Defy Swamps, Rivers To Reach US Through Colombia: METETI, Panama -- Led by smugglers armed with knives and machetes, Mayra Reyes and 14 other Cubans sloshed through swamps and rivers and suffered hordes of mosquitoes as they struggled across the notorious Darien Gap between Panama and ...



Powerful Gov't Twitter Monster In Puerto Rico Always Shouting Racist Nonsense ...

Powerful Gov't Twitter Monster In Puerto Rico Always Shouting Racist Nonsense ...:
Don't read the post, we just wanted to show shirtless rick santorum again It's time for your Thursday Puerto Rico Roundup! What's going on in that little island that we own or whatever this week? Well, they've got a racist Twitter lady type situation ...


Wonkette (satire)

Researchers say cataract removal surgery lowers risk of hip fracture in the ...


Researchers say cataract removal surgery lowers risk of hip fracture in the ...

Elderly adults who undergo surgery to remove cataracts dramatically lower their risk for a hip fracture within the first year of surgery, new research finds. In a study of Medicare beneficiaries who had their cataracts removed, 16% had fewer hip ...

Food sovereignty in Venezuela

Food sovereignty in Venezuela:
Arriving in Caracas, Venezuela's capital, the first thing you notice is the extensive swathes of mountainside covered with poorly built, crowded, ad-hoc homes – known locally as the barrios. Caracas' shanty-town barrios were built in response to the ...


World Development Movement (press release)

Immigrants prove big business for prison companies


Immigrants prove big business for prison companies

The industry's giants _ Corrections Corporation of America, The GEO Group, and Management and Training Corp. _ have spent at least $45 million combined on campaign donations and lobbyists at the state and federal level in the last decade, the AP found.

Chile bans marketing of toys in children's meals

Chile bans marketing of toys in children's meals: SANTIAGO, Chile – A new law in Chile aims to take some of the fun out of fast-food by forcing McDonald's, Burger King, KFC and other restaurants to stop including toys and other goodies with children's meals. The companies are still using toys to draw ...

$3 Million Gift From Nez Perce Tribe Supports Native American Rights Fund ...


$3 Million Gift From Nez Perce Tribe Supports Native American Rights Fund ...

The Nez Perce Tribe recently made a hefty contribution to the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) for its role in a major trust fund lawsuit. If other tribes followed suit, NARF's ability to continue advocating for tribal rights could be enhanced, a key ...

Mexican Gunmen Torch Printing Plant

Mexican Gunmen Torch Printing Plant: (Newser) – Gunmen in Mexico have raided and set fire to a printing plant in the fourth attack on Monterrey-area media facilities in the space of weeks. The plant was used to print and distribute magazines, including leading .... 44 Dead in Mexico ...

US continues to keep Cuba on terror black list for 30th year running

US continues to keep Cuba on terror black list for 30th year running: Washington, United States (4E) – In what could intensify the rift between the arch foes, the United States on Wednesday continued to keep Cuba on its terror black list for 30th year in a row – an action angrily denounced by the communist-ruled island.

78-Year-old Grandparent Loses $2700 in Telephone Scam

78-Year-old Grandparent Loses $2700 in Telephone Scam: Ladeairous said the Port Chester senior citizen who was the latest victim in the "grandparent scam" contacted police Tuesday afternoon to report he had been victimized. The grandparent received a call from a man who claimed to be his grandson, who went ...

A year on from the riots, the lesson is clear: prison works

A year on from the riots, the lesson is clear: prison works:
Yet this explanation would only make sense if other serious crimes were still on the rise, which they aren't – instead it may just be that lots of the potential wife-beaters and wife-killers are already in jail. And one of the unforeseen side effects ...


Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

Infant mortality, preterm birth rates drop

Infant mortality, preterm birth rates drop: The report uses the most recently available and reliable official federal statistics to describe the family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health of America's ...