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jueves, 6 de septiembre de 2012

DNC: Puerto Ricans come to DNC seeking independence ...

DNC: Puerto Ricans come to DNC seeking independence ...: “Puerto Rico has 114 years under the American flag, and I think it's time for us to become first-class citizens,” said former Miami Mayor Maurice Ferre, the first U.S. mayor born in Puerto Rico and the first Hispanic to hold that position. “Either ...

Venezuela 'is attentive to what is asked of us': Chavez

Venezuela 'is attentive to what is asked of us': Chavez:
Venezuela President Hugo Chavez said that his country is available to do whatever is asked of them as they accompany Colombia in peace negotiations between the government and largest guerrilla group FARC, reported La W Radio Wednesday. "We will ...


Colombia Reports

New Tools Aid in Nursing Home Selection

New Tools Aid in Nursing Home Selection: Two easy-to-use websites can now help you find the best nursing home care for an elderly parent or loved one. It's a wealth of information compiled by the non-profit journalism group, ProPublica, and the public interest group, California Advocates for ...




200000 children 'live in poverty'


200000 children 'live in poverty'

More than 200,000 children in Ireland are living below the poverty line while 500 vulnerable youngsters were recorded as homeless on Census night. Charities have demanded Government action after official figures revealed almost a fifth of households ...

Son of federal judge in Puerto Rico charged with murdering his wife


Son of federal judge in Puerto Rico charged with murdering his wife

(CBS/AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The son of a U.S. federal judge in Puerto Rico was arrested Wednesday and charged with the first-degree murder of his wife, in a case that has been the subject of intense media coverage on the island all summer.

Gay Is Good For America


Gay Is Good For America

The party's unprecedented embrace of gay equality comes a week after Joe Biden thanked gay rights advocates in Provincetown for “freeing the soul of the American people.” The gay rights movement, said the vice president, was advancing the “civil rights ...

Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention

Openly gay California Assembly speaker addresses Democratic Convention: CHARLOTTE, N.C. — California State Assembly Speaker John A. Perez took to the podium Wednesday at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C., and praised President Barack Obama for repealing “Don't Ask, Don't Tell” and for coming out in ...

Argentina's dubious poverty line

Argentina's dubious poverty line:
SIX Argentine pesos ($1.30 at the official exchange rate, or about $1 on the black market) is just enough to buy an alfajor, a sweet biscuit nibbled between meals over coffee. But according to the government, it is more than sufficient to buy an entire ...


The Economist

Google picks suburban Santiago, Chile, for $150 million data center, first in ...


Google picks suburban Santiago, Chile, for $150 million data center, first in ...

SANTIAGO, Chile — Google Inc. has chosen a site just outside the capital of Chile for its first data center in Latin America. The $150 million project will house computer servers capable of storing vast amounts of information ...

Former Brazilian President Talks Brazilian Economic Turn Around Foreign Policy ...


Former Brazilian President Talks Brazilian Economic Turn Around Foreign Policy ...

Social progress has been impressive, with poverty falling by 27.5 percent between 2003 and 2007. In the last decade an estimated 40m Brazilians have been lifted out of poverty, with the official poverty rate at just 8.5 percent in 2011. Growth, which ...

Servicemen accused of plotting President Obama's death and White revolution

Servicemen accused of plotting President Obama's death and White revolution:
Because they now face capital charges, all three will need appointment of new attorneys with death penalty experience. They won't be ... Because they see it as the death to America as it was once known and, of course, we need to see that America die.” ...


FinalCall.com News

Venezuelans shocked by murder of diplomat sent to Kenya to run embassy and ...


Venezuelans shocked by murder of diplomat sent to Kenya to run embassy and ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — Olga Fonseca was sent to Kenya on a mission she knew was difficult and possibly even dangerous. She was so worried about the assignment, according to her brother, that she had asked her relatives to go with her. None of them ...

American Indian Delegates Swarm Democratic National Convention


American Indian Delegates Swarm Democratic National Convention

All this political action comes not only thanks to positive feelings for Obama, but also because Indians want to establish an official Native American Caucus with the DNC. For years, they have not had enough numbers in attendance to meet the ...

Bringing seniors holiday cheer


Bringing seniors holiday cheer

As families gather together to observe the upcoming Jewish High Holy Days and share a festive meal, many in South Florida's elderly community will not. Far too many, in fact, will spend the holiday alone and forgotten, separated from friends and ...

Over 200000 children below poverty line while 500 children homeless - CSO


Over 200000 children below poverty line while 500 children homeless - CSO

"It is crucial that government recognise the scale of child poverty and take effective action to reduce it dramatically by focusing on cutting the number of households in poverty," he said. The at risk of poverty rate for those living in households ...

Drop in prison breaks in last decade

Drop in prison breaks in last decade: Prisons A vivid look at the end of the line in the American legal system, where the rule of law gives way... Now R224.00 buy now. Johannesburg - The number of escapes from South African prisons has declined the past decade, Correctional Services ...

Chilean poverty data controversy reveals tough truths about ...

Chilean poverty data controversy reveals tough truths about ...: Chileans are, in many ways, as unlike their next-door-neighbours, the Argentines , as it is possible to be. But allegations that Santiago is massaging official ...




Critical Government Surveys Omit Gay and Transgender People


Critical Government Surveys Omit Gay and Transgender People

A rainbow flag, identified with the gay and transgender community, decorates the desk of Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) at the Capitol in Sacramento 

Poverty? Not a word at the Democratic convention.


Poverty? Not a word at the Democratic convention.

There are more Americans on food stamps than the entire populations of Florida, Illinois, Nevada and Michigan (using 2011 data). It is not, of course, that Democrats want to increase the number of chronically underemployed and unemployed people who ...

Latin America, the new land of opportunity

Latin America, the new land of opportunity:
Latin America has not only produced a number of expanding multi-national corporations in the last two decades—the so called multi-Latinas—but it has also become an attractive booming market due to its growth potential. Through market integration ...


VOXXI

Marriage Reduces Child Poverty: Florida

Marriage Reduces Child Poverty: Florida: In this series of state-specific policy research, poverty expert Robert Rector reveals how marriage remains America's strongest anti-poverty weapon. Learn how ...




Colombia-rebel peace talks announced

Colombia-rebel peace talks announced: In a nationally televised speech, President Juan Manuel Santos called the pact a road map to "a definitive peace." It was reached after six months of direct talks in Cuba, with that country's government and Norway serving as brokers following a year ...

Increased child poverty needs long term fix, says MP

Increased child poverty needs long term fix, says MP:
Social policy researchers at Loughborough University have produced a child poverty map of the UK. It highlights Nottingham North as one of the 10 parliamentary constituencies in Britain with the highest levels of child poverty. The research claims 39 ...


BBC News

Honduras to build new city with its own laws and tax system to attract investors

Honduras to build new city with its own laws and tax system to attract investors:
Michael Strong, an NKG executive, insisted, however, that the project would be a driver for poverty elimination. "The main goal of our project is to create the basis for a safe and prosperous future for Hondurans," he was quoted as saying by local media.


The Guardian

Democrats making hard sell to Latino voters

Democrats making hard sell to Latino voters: In this election many Hispanic voters are rightly asking the president and congressional Democrats “que has hecho por nostros ultimamente?” Or, "What have you done for me lately?" Unemployment among Latinos is stuck above 10 percent, higher than the ...