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viernes, 24 de agosto de 2012

Special Report: Latino struggles, population grow

Special Report: Latino struggles, population grow: And as poverty has crept from the cities into the suburbs in recent years, times have been particularly tough for the region's Latinos, as jobs were eliminated and wages were cut in construction, restaurant and janitorial services — all popular ...




Study: High schools fail to prep Latinos, blacks for college

Study: High schools fail to prep Latinos, blacks for college: The majority of Orange County districts did not qualify as serving high proportions of Latino, African American and low-income students, but many schools in the ...

Impact Of Latino Stereotypes: Latin Americans Viewed Most Negatively In ...

Impact Of Latino Stereotypes: Latin Americans Viewed Most Negatively In ...: Thus, how Americans view Latino immigrants effects how they feel about immigration policy, and, in this case, Latino stereotypes have a negative impact on immigration, especially on hot-button issues such as unemployment, schools and crime. “Anyone who ...

Youth Employment Turning the Corner in 2012

Youth Employment Turning the Corner in 2012: While the labor force participation rate and employment-to-population ratios for African Americans and Latinos all showed significant improvement from 2011 to 2012, both African American (28.6%) and Latino (18.5%) youth continue to have a much higher ...

How to stop Isaac, headed for Tampa


How to stop Isaac, headed for Tampa

And the elderly, if most surveys of religion are to be believed, are any self-respecting deity's main constituency. To say nothing of ... Insist that the science surrounding hurricanes is still in dispute and that Florida “has its ways” of spooking ...

How prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention decreases child ...


How prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention decreases child ...

How prenatal micronutrient, food supplementation intervention decreases child death rate. Skip to content ... Their study was published in the August 15 online edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition ...

Mexico tunes in to needs of drug war survivors

Mexico tunes in to needs of drug war survivors:
Today Juan Carlos can talk about the murder of his younger brother, who was shot, like so many others, in Ciudad Juárez last year, a prime battleground in Mexico's ongoing drug war. Skip to next paragraph. In Pictures: The Latin American Drug War ...


Christian Science Monitor

This weekend's 'Fiesta Guatemala' invites families to share in adoption ...

This weekend's 'Fiesta Guatemala' invites families to share in adoption ...:
In Chichicastenango, the city in Guatemala that Bethany is partnering with, one in four people live in poverty and only 30 percent of the population graduates from the sixth grade. “In Chichi, there are women that have three or four kids and earn $2 ...


The Grand Rapids Press - MLive.com

140 Arrested, 18 police injured in Chile student protests

140 Arrested, 18 police injured in Chile student protests: ... school students demanding better public education resulted in at least 140 arrests, left 18 riot police injured and caused damage to public and private property, the government of the Santiago metropolitan region and Chile's Carabineros militarized ...




Over 600 People Evacuated in Buenos Aires Province Due to Rains

Over 600 People Evacuated in Buenos Aires Province Due to Rains: After a break of dry and warm weather this week, storms made a comeback in Buenos Aires, causing hundreds of people to be evacuated from their homes. Some 420 people were still evacuated from last week's downpours, and the rain last night added ...

Hip-hop, rap artists become more tolerant of gay community


Hip-hop, rap artists become more tolerant of gay community

NEW YORK (AP) — For years, anti-gay epithets and sentiments in rap have largely been accepted, along with its frequent misogyny and violence, as part of the hip-hop culture — a culture that has been slow to change, even as gays enjoy more mainstream ...

James Franco Films New Version Of 'Cruising'

James Franco Films New Version Of 'Cruising':
The actor, who played Sean Penn's character's lover in Milk, has been inspired to shoot his own version of the 1980 film, which starred Al Pacino as a New York cop searching for a serial killer in the city's gay underground. However, James Franco's ...


Starpulse.com (blog)

Plan tops NGOs chosen to fight poverty in the Americas

Plan tops NGOs chosen to fight poverty in the Americas: Children's organisation Plan International will receive US $1.5 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to improve food security and nutrition among indigenous children and women in Guatemala. Plan has been allocated the largest share of ...




Colombian government seeks to reduce poverty by 2%

Colombian government seeks to reduce poverty by 2%: In the year 2011, there were allegedly over 15 million people living in poverty in Colombia. Approximately 5 million of those were living in extreme poverty, with an income of less than $100 per month. Planning director Mauricio Santamaria hopes to ...

Central and South American community thrives in the Valley

Central and South American community thrives in the Valley:
Demographers say a core reason is that Central American countries remain mired in high unemployment and widespread poverty except for Mexico, which has made somewhat of a comeback in recent years. Mexico suffered a recession from 2007 to 2009, ...


Los Angeles Times

Cost of living can affect student achievement, study says

Cost of living can affect student achievement, study says: A 2012 UCLA policy brief [PDF] found that California legislators tend to rely on the federal poverty level even though it "does not measure local conditions, it is not based on current costs and it does not take into account all types of expenses faced ...

Prison sentences for key workers in Cuban nickel corruption case


Prison sentences for key workers in Cuban nickel corruption case

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — An investigation into the Cuban cobalt and nickel company Cubaniquel resulted in several former Cuban officials being sentenced to prison this week. Among the convicted workers were three former deputy ministers and other ...

Brazil Supreme Court orders release of rancher charged with masterminding ...


Brazil Supreme Court orders release of rancher charged with masterminding ...

SAO PAULO — Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered the release of an Amazon rancher charged with being one of the masterminds of the 2005 killing of American nun and rain forest activist Dorothy Stang. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday night that Regivaldo ...

Prisoners try to escape in trash bags

Prisoners try to escape in trash bags: Lots of prison escapes are unsuccessful. But two guys in Curitiba, Brazil demonstrated real acts of genius. Sidney da Cruz and Carlos Pereira were partners trying to get out of crime. Only problem is, their escape plan stunk. Masters of disguise they ...

UN: Latam 20% richest earn on average 20 times more than the 20% poorest

UN: Latam 20% richest earn on average 20 times more than the 20% poorest:
Inequality has grown in Colombia, Paraguay, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Argentina and Guatemala, according to the study, with Guatemala claiming the title as the country with the greatest disparity between the rich and poor.


MercoPress

Organizer: Chicken Protest Will Be Peaceful

Organizer: Chicken Protest Will Be Peaceful: Also this week, news emerged that Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A — encountering gay rights activism for its donations to traditional marriage groups even as it adds outlets in Northern California — had purchased a lot in Novato, Marin County, for a ...

Gay NYC judges challenges provision in father's will that would bar ...


Gay NYC judges challenges provision in father's will that would bar ...

According to court documents, Mandelbaum is the biological father of Cooper, who was born in Pomona, California, on April, 5, 2010. The boy was conceived by using his sperm to fertilize an egg from an anonymous donor that was then implanted in the ...

Florida's schools get low grade for dealing with poor students.

Florida's schools get low grade for dealing with poor students.: A report from the Educational Law Center and Rutgers University provides a national report card for states addressing the educational disparities caused by poverty. - Florida, Missouri and North Carolina score low in all four ratings indicators. - Six ...

Editorial: The sad state of Florida's children

Editorial: The sad state of Florida's children: Economic well-being: Florida ranked 44th in the nation, with 24 percent of its children living in poverty and 1.3 million children living in a home with a parent with no full-time employment. Here in Marion County, the number of children living in ...




Poverty takes its toll on life expectancy

Poverty takes its toll on life expectancy: But unlike 50 years ago, when Michael Harrington's “The Other America” shone a spotlight on poverty among certain groups within the U.S., today's “other America” is one of profound differences in the most precious of all commodities – the length of our ...