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domingo, 5 de agosto de 2012

Hispanic unemployment rate up as more Latinos without jobs

Hispanic unemployment rate up as more Latinos without jobs: Bad news: More Latinos are unemployed, proportionately, than the population as a whole. And even though the Hispanic unemployment rate dropped from 11 percent in June to 10.3 in July, it is still two points higher than the general public, which rose ...

Colombian leader vows to cut poverty rate below 10 pct

Colombian leader vows to cut poverty rate below 10 pct: ... percent in 2010, which means 1.2 million people were lifted out of poverty in that period. Colombia is one of the poorest countries in Latin America, and poverty reduction was a key campaign promise of Santos, who was now half way into his four ...

TO company provides school supplies to Haitian kids

TO company provides school supplies to Haitian kids: Gavin said he saw little evidence of school infrastructure in Haiti, and it was only through the dedication of teachers, volunteers and church groups that children received any education at all. Gavin is heading to Haiti again to distribute 33000 books ...

Cuba Takes Another Foreign Hostage

Cuba Takes Another Foreign Hostage: Photo: Associated Press. If human-rights advocates had the technology to create, in a laboratory, the perfect dissident to challenge Cuba's military dictatorship in Havana, they couldn't do better than what God made in Payá. The 60-year-old pacifist ...



Argentina pays debt crisis bond's last $2.2b quota

Argentina pays debt crisis bond's last $2.2b quota: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina's president Cristina Fernandez says international banks have played her people for fools. Her government paid its final $2.2 billion quota Friday to cancel a bond issued a decade ago when money fled the country as ...

Buenos Aires offers lessons in tango and the dance's rich history

Buenos Aires offers lessons in tango and the dance's rich history:
There are many tango instructors and schools in Buenos Aires, mostly recommended by word of mouth. Depending on the instructor and type of lesson – group or private – rates vary widely. Many of the top teachers are bilingual, and travel to the United ...


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Venezuela Presidential Elections: Thumbprint Readers Stir Vote Fairness Fears

Venezuela Presidential Elections: Thumbprint Readers Stir Vote Fairness Fears: CARACAS, Venezuela — With President Hugo Chavez in his tightest re-election race yet, some of his opponents are warning that the use of thumbprint readers at Venezuelan ballot boxes could scare away voters, adding to fears about the fairness of the Oct.



Poverty rate for kids climbing

Poverty rate for kids climbing: "In Missouri in 2010, it was 21 percent of children lived below the poverty line, which is about $22000 for a family of four, and that's an increase of over 19 percent since 2005." While most states increased the number of children in preschool, the ...

Younger Elderly are More at Risk of Being Felled by Alzheimer's


Younger Elderly are More at Risk of Being Felled by Alzheimer's

According to a new research at the University of California, San Diego, Alzheimer's disease hits the 'younger elderly' harder than it hits the older people. The study notes that people in their 60s and 70s are affected much faster than those who show ...

How America's Losing The War On Poverty

How America's Losing The War On Poverty: According to a recent survey by The Associated Press, the number of Americans living at or below the poverty line will reach its highest point since President Johnson made his famous declaration of war on poverty in 1964. Close to 16 percent of ...



Americans for Tax Fairness » New York Press Release

Americans for Tax Fairness » New York Press Release: New York - 96% of New Yorkers would see a cut in their taxes under Obama's ... Those are among the key findings in a new report released today by Citizen Action of ... ensure clean drinking water, and deliver meals at home to senior citizens.

How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational ...


How the Militarized War on Drugs in Latin America Benefits Transnational ...

As Truthout pointed out in "The US War on Drug Cartels in Mexico Is a Deadly Failure," the attempt to curtail trafficking in narcotics "in many of the southern nations of the Western Hemisphere is basically a bloody game of whack-a-mole.... There is no ...

Prop 8 backers call on Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage - KPCC

Prop 8 backers call on Supreme Court to rule on gay marriage - KPCC: Backers of the ballot measure that put a halt to gay marriage in California are asking justices to review a lower court's ruling that declared Proposition 8 ...

Obama's gay marriage support fails to sway Americans


Obama's gay marriage support fails to sway Americans

It's not terribly surprising that Obama's decision hasn't moved numbers much. Gay marriage, despite steadily gaining in popularity over the years, remains a very divisive issue with many Americans firmly in either camp and not inclined to move based on ...

Native American heritage on display at powwow

Native American heritage on display at powwow:
The event was organized by the Wyoming Trail Council, a Native American organization, and continues today. The group's last powwow was in 2001, said organizer Lynn Little Wolf. "Learning our culture, that's what it's all about," said Little Wolf, of ...


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Leader's Torture in the '70s Stirs Ghosts in Brazil


Leader's Torture in the '70s Stirs Ghosts in Brazil

Such satirical derision on television of a Brazilian leader would have been almost unthinkable at the time of Ms. Rousseff's incarceration, when Brazilians faced censorship, prison sentences — or worse — for criticizing military rulers. Her ...

Young Haitian man learns English, then tutors others

Young Haitian man learns English, then tutors others: In Haiti, Deshauteurs had grown up in an accomplished household, guided by parents who worked in the ministry and in education. He had studied a little English before graduating from high school in 2009, but it wasn't enough to do much more than say ...



Shamed Mexican Generals Transferred to Prison at ...

Shamed Mexican Generals Transferred to Prison at ...: The office of PGR (Attorney General) released a statement announcing the Third District Judge of Federal Criminal Proceedings in the State of Mexico, issued an ...

Puerto Rico mayor camps out to prove streets safe

Puerto Rico mayor camps out to prove streets safe: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — 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 ...

'Breastfeeding can curtail infant mortality rate by 20pc'

'Breastfeeding can curtail infant mortality rate by 20pc': Provincial Nutritional Focal Person, Programme Coordinator, World Food Programme, Sindh Health Department, Dr Dure Shehwar Khan has said that there could be 20 per cent less mortality rate if provision of proper nutrition is ensured to the baby. She ...

Opinions vary on pros, cons of Native American–run casinos


Opinions vary on pros, cons of Native American–run casinos

YOUNTVILLE — While members of the Mishewal Wappo Tribe of Alexander Valley continue their fight in federal court to regain federal recognition, Native Americans and others gathering for this weekend's annual pow-wow voiced varying opinions on tribal ...

Poor women in Mexican prisons - Home - e-feminist

Poor women in Mexican prisons - Home - e-feminist: Margarita Lopez Gomez, an indigenous girl from Mexico, married Juan Velasco Lopez at the age of twelve. Juan was an alcoholic who battered his wife ...

Woman who suffered poverty as a child had to learn to do without

Woman who suffered poverty as a child had to learn to do without: Qualimetra Chapman overcame difficult social and economic struggles in her youth. Chapman went on to graduate from Texas Tech and will start her new job as a school counselor this fall in the Frenship school district. (PHOTO ILLUSTRATION Zach Long) ...

Aging adults, child poverty stress system

Aging adults, child poverty stress system: Johnson also pointed out that there is an increase in child poverty in cities such as Manchester and Nashua, even though the state itself has the lowest child poverty rate in the nation. "This will put additional demands on health care as well," he said.

Elder abuse by public guardians: August 5 Truth Squad

Elder abuse by public guardians: August 5 Truth Squad: Sunday evening at 7:00CST, we will again be addressing the issue of elder abuse and predatory guardianships occurring in the state of California. At issue is the failure of public officials to respond to calls for assistance in the protection of the ...

America does a lot of 'fist shaking'

America does a lot of 'fist shaking': ... of Christian supporters who came out last week to show their support by organizing a national support day, encouraging people to eat at Chick-fil-A. Two days later, the backlash prompted gay Americans to have a same-sex “kiss-in” outside the ...