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jueves, 16 de agosto de 2012

Students from Haiti experience American culture in Ridgewood

Students from Haiti experience American culture in Ridgewood:
The concept of recycling was so foreign to Belony that the 18-year-old Haitian boy struggled to even pronounce the word. Nonetheless, the teen needed just one trip to Ridgewood's reprocessing plant on East Glen Avenue to grasp recycling's global ...


NorthJersey.com

Dominican Republic swears in new president

Dominican Republic swears in new president: SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- The new president of the Dominican Republic has been sworn in with pledges to reduce poverty and improve the Caribbean country's education system. Danilo Medina said Thursday that he also will expand ...




Native American tribe worships in first public service in 300 years

Native American tribe worships in first public service in 300 years:
... Virginia and New England, consisted of current tribe members, relatives of the Praying Indians of the 1600s and local residents interested to see the service. Together, Native Americans and Non-Native Americans prayed for peace and an end to racism.


Latina Lista: The Smart News Source

Rich Native-American tribes exempt from American laws don't want legalization ...


Rich Native-American tribes exempt from American laws don't want legalization ...

In "Native American Off-Reservation Gaming," an expert roundtable published in Gaming Law Review and Economics, publishers, panelists discuss and debate the issues of tribal gaming, focusing on the impact—both positive and negative—on both tribes ...

California Police Are Investigating Whether Wade Michael Page Killed Two ...

California Police Are Investigating Whether Wade Michael Page Killed Two ...:
Two elderly Sikh men were walking around Elk Grove, Calif., in March 2011 when someone driving a gold or tan pickup truck drove by and shot them. And now local police are wondering whether the suspect who killed those men is the same man responsible ...


Business Insider

The Geopolitics of Asylum

The Geopolitics of Asylum: The British made a “huge mistake” in threatening to extract Julian Assange from Ecuador's London embassy after the Latin American country granted political asylum to the WikiLeaks foundaer yesterday, says international human rights lawyer Michael Ratner.

Mary Bono Mack, Richard Hanna, Judy Biggert Nudged On Gay Marriage

Mary Bono Mack, Richard Hanna, Judy Biggert Nudged On Gay Marriage:
GOP Representatives Mary Bono Mack of California, Richard Hanna of New York and Judy Biggert of Illinois are being called on to come out in support of gay marriage. The call is coming from a Republican super PAC, American Unity PAC, which launched ...


On Top Magazine

Mary Bono Mack, Richard Hanna, Judy Biggert Nudged On Gay Marriage

Mary Bono Mack, Richard Hanna, Judy Biggert Nudged On Gay Marriage:
GOP Representatives Mary Bono Mack of California, Richard Hanna of New York and Judy Biggert of Illinois are being called on to come out in support of gay marriage. The call is coming from a Republican super PAC, American Unity PAC, which launched ...


On Top Magazine

Brazil to inject stimulus after disappointing growth

Brazil to inject stimulus after disappointing growth:
Brazilian fans cheer during the Men's Football first round Group C match between Brazil and New Zealand on Day 5 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at St James' Park on August 01, 2012 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. To view this content, Javascript ...


Marketplace.org

A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant was executed Tuesday ...

A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant was executed Tuesday ...: A Texas man convicted of killing a police informant was executed Tuesday evening after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for the death penalty. Marvin Wilson, 54, was pronounced dead 14 minutes after ...

Gay Florida Lawmaker Vows To 'Bring People Together'

Gay Florida Lawmaker Vows To 'Bring People Together': Florida has some of the most anti gay laws in the books, not to mention what a homophobic cesspool Miami has become. This guy should be a little less concerned with not appearing gay and more concerned with... Oh I dunno, the mistreament of thousands ...

More than 4500 children in Lincoln live in poverty

More than 4500 children in Lincoln live in poverty:
Yet behind the facade of the bright lights, an estimated 4500-plus children in Lincoln live below the breadline. Now, as Paul Whitelam reports, the City of Lincoln Council has launched its Bee Better Off campaign to help families escape the poverty trap.


This is Lincolnshire

Talk of defendant's Cuban heritage wins him new sentencing

Talk of defendant's Cuban heritage wins him new sentencing: Randa noted that Trujillo-Castillon had one of the worst records he ever seen and detailed his history of theft, fraud and counterfeiting and said the lifestyle couldn't be blamed on Cuba, before noting the many criminals who came to the U.S. during ...

Marriage and Child Poverty

Marriage and Child Poverty:
The Heritage Foundation will soon release new state-by-state data and charts on marriage being the best antidote to childhood poverty. This is part of the ongoing research of Robert Rector, Heritage's nationally known expert on poverty and welfare ...


Houston Chronicle (blog)

Court upholds death sentence in SD guard killing

Court upholds death sentence in SD guard killing: The high court ruled unanimously Thursday that the death sentence was proper because it is proportionate to the crime and that aggravating circumstances - that Robert killed a prison guard and the murder occurred during an escape attempt - justify the ...

Opinion: Jobs Is the New Four-Letter Word

Opinion: Jobs Is the New Four-Letter Word: The Labor Department report, "The Latino Labor Force at a Glance,” from April 5 states that the unemployment rate averaged 11.5 percent among Latinos in 2011. A year later, the average is 10.6 percent--not much has changed since last year. These are ...

Asset poverty is a big problem in New Orleans, where many have no cash cushion


Asset poverty is a big problem in New Orleans, where many have no cash cushion

Some 37 percent of New Orleans households would not be able to survive for more than three months without falling into poverty if their main source of income were disrupted, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Greater New Orleans ...

US Embassy confirms American detained in Venezuela

US Embassy confirms American detained in Venezuela: The embassy said officials from the Consular Section met with the U.S. citizen on Wednesday, exactly six days after President Hugo Chavez announced authorities detained an American and were interrogating him, suspecting that he could be a "mercenary." ...

Community rallies for CCA

Community rallies for CCA: Once again private prison company Corrections Corporations of America (CCA) is pursuing its first in-state contract with the State of Arizona Department of Corrections. They are bidding against Yuma, Coolidge, and Winslow for a 20-year contract ...

Brazil gives rice for climate-hit

Brazil gives rice for climate-hit: Brazil can be helpful to Bangladesh because we also still face poverty issues,” he said. Bangladesh government representatives, additional Chief Engineer of the Local Government Division Ahraful Haque and additional deputy commissioner (Revenue) ...




Help Street Kids and Reduce Poverty in Rio de Janeiro Petition

Help Street Kids and Reduce Poverty in Rio de Janeiro Petition: Petition: The 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro are an ideal opportunity to raise the profile of the poverty in that city along with the vast problem of Street Kids.

Latin America's booming economies face tough test

Latin America's booming economies face tough test:
The cash machines in Santiago are running out of money, but it is not a run on the banks; shoppers in Chile are simply spending peso notes faster than the automated tellers can provide them. New skyscrapers are rising up in Bogotá to create the office ...


The Guardian

In some US states, poverty doesn't mean being poor enough to get health care


In some US states, poverty doesn't mean being poor enough to get health care

MIAMI - Sandra Pico is poor, but not poor enough. She makes ... Many working parents like Pico are below the federal poverty line but don't qualify for Medicaid, a decades-old state-federal health insurance program and the nation's single largest insurer.

Time to drop racial categories in census

Time to drop racial categories in census: The notion that there is a black genome or an Hispanic genome or a Native American genome is ludicrous. There is tremendous variation in the genomes of the most common racial categories used in America. Think about it — what is the biological basis ...

Romney, Ryan and Florida Jews

Romney, Ryan and Florida Jews: Jewish voters in Florida, especially those who are elderly, preferred Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primary in 2008, although they voted in a strong majority for Obama in the general election. Generally, Obama has done better with younger than ...