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viernes, 7 de septiembre de 2012

Only 96000 jobs added in August; unemployment rate drops to 8.1%


Only 96000 jobs added in August; unemployment rate drops to 8.1%

Though the increase in jobs at restaurants, bars and hotels boosted Latino employment, the Council said a true economic recovery will occur when most of the new jobs provide benefits, safe conditions, a living wage and opportunities for promotion.

Latino group asks court to stop Texas voting map

Latino group asks court to stop Texas voting map: WASHINGTON (AP) - A Latino civil rights group is asking the Supreme Court to stop Texas from using congressional districts drawn by a lower federal court in the November election because they discriminate against minorities. The League of United Latin ...




This 1 factor could cut child poverty 82%

This 1 factor could cut child poverty 82%:
“Since marital decline drives up child poverty and welfare dependence, and since the poor aspire to healthy marriage but lack the norms, understanding, and skills to achieve it, it is reasonable for government to take active steps to strengthen ...


WND.com

Argentina torture victim identified as Chilean

Argentina torture victim identified as Chilean:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Forensic scientists have finally identified a mutilated corpse that washed up on the shore in 1976 as that of a Chilean leftist who was among the first victims of the Argentine dictatorship. The Argentine Forensic ...


Bradenton Herald

Florida High Court to Weigh $1 Billion State Pension Case

Florida High Court to Weigh $1 Billion State Pension Case: “This is about keeping future public employees out of poverty when they retire,” Martin said. The high-profile pension fight has drawn the attention of lobbying groups, including Florida Tax Watch and the National Conference on Public Employee ...

Honduras' Charter Cities: Potential Economic Miracles or New 'Banana Enclaves'?

Honduras' Charter Cities: Potential Economic Miracles or New 'Banana Enclaves'?:
Honduras plans to form three 'charter cities' that will operate outside the nation's constitution as 'special economic zones' in a bid to promote foreign investment in a country with the world's highest murder rate and where over half the population ...


International Business Times

North Street Community Church Holds Auction For Kids in Guatemala

North Street Community Church Holds Auction For Kids in Guatemala: The painting were donated to the small Hingham parish by Reyna Elizabeth, a 7-year-old girl, who members of the parish met on mission trip to a poverty-stricken area of Guatemala City last May. All of her paintings will be sold in a online auction from ...

At DNC, Racist Musings by Puerto Rican Senator Continue to Expose Ugly Reality

At DNC, Racist Musings by Puerto Rican Senator Continue to Expose Ugly Reality: Here we go again. Yet another prominent member of Puerto Rico's PNP (Partido Nuevo Progresista) has uttered an offensive, racist remark, this time right in the middle of the Democratic National Convention. As Puerto Rican journalist Ada Alvarez ...

Destabilizing Venezuela Pre-Election

Destabilizing Venezuela Pre-Election: The Venezuela Solidarity Campaign published a report saying a leaked internal right wing document revealed plans to roll back public services if elected. It calls for reducing state funding. Health care, education, food subsidies, housing assistance ...

Peru ballet competition draws young devotees

Peru ballet competition draws young devotees:
Nearly 100 girls and boys from Colombia, Venezuela, Chile, France and Peru are submitting themselves to a week-long competition hoping to win medals from Peru's national ballet school - and perhaps a grant to study in Miami. The competitors range in ...


The State

Colombia legal challenge could set precedent on gay couples' familial rights ...


Colombia legal challenge could set precedent on gay couples' familial rights ...

MEDELLIN, Colombia — Theirs is a storybook romance, from the time they became friends in the fourth grade to a love affair that blossomed when they were in their late 30s. Now in a legal union, Ana Leiderman and Veronica Botero have a young son and ...

Elizabeth Warren, in radio interview, disagrees with sex-change ruling ...


Elizabeth Warren, in radio interview, disagrees with sex-change ruling ...

In today's interview, Warren also defended her claims to Native American heritage, and rejected Brown's contention that she used those claims to advance her legal career. She pointed out that people who have hired or recruited her to law schools have ...

Anti-Drug War 'Peace Caravan' to Arrive in New York | Cannabis ...

Anti-Drug War 'Peace Caravan' to Arrive in New York | Cannabis ...: A "peace caravan" on a cross-country crusade to end to the US war on drugs that organizers blame for the violence tearing up Mexico was expected to arrive in New York Thursday evening. The two-bus, four-car convoy is driving to the east ...

Bad weather causes delays on roads, Aeroparque

Bad weather causes delays on roads, Aeroparque: Mist, strong rain and electric storms caused delays at the Jorge Newbery Metropolitan Airport (Aeroparque) in Buenos Aires since the early hours of today, affecting several morning flights. A morning electric storm prevented aircrafts from having their ...




This 1 factor could cut child poverty 82%

This 1 factor could cut child poverty 82%: A new study released just this week by The Heritage Foundation reveals that one factor alone can reduce by 82 percent the probability that a child lives in poverty – whether Mom and Dad are married to each other. “Policymakers on the state ...

Obama unites hope with realism in pitch for re-election

Obama unites hope with realism in pitch for re-election:
President Barack Obama asked Americans on Thursday for patience in rebuilding the weak economy as he appealed for a new term in office and defiantly rejected Republican Mitt Romney's proposals for growth as heartless. Accepting the ... With tight ...


GayToday

Gay Marriage 20 Million More Campaign

Gay Marriage 20 Million More Campaign:
We can all recall the joy & excitement felt by millions last spring when New York passed state-level marriage equality. Today, Marriage Equality USA is taking a bold step to help spread that joy across the nation by launching The Campaign for 20 ...


OUTTAKE VOICES (blog)

Nigeria Considers Brazilian Model of Poverty Reduction

Nigeria Considers Brazilian Model of Poverty Reduction: The office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is considering the adoption of the Brazilian model on poverty reduction and social protection, a statement issued in Abuja by the office has said yesterday.

Russian tourists invade Cuba

Russian tourists invade Cuba: According to the Cuban government, tourism from Russia has more than doubled in the last two years, an influx tour guides say has as much to do with Russian nostalgia for Cuba as it has to do with instability in favoured Russian vacation spots caught ...

Study: Venezuelan anti-Semitism at new heights in race between Chavez and ...


Study: Venezuelan anti-Semitism at new heights in race between Chavez and ...

(JTA) -- Anti-Semitism in Venezuela has spiked during the electoral race for president between a Catholic man of Jewish descent and President Hugo Chavez, according to a new report. State media and supporters of Chavez, who has ruled the country for ...

Warm welcome for first Haitian students

Warm welcome for first Haitian students: ST JOHN'S, Antigua – Four Haitian students arrived in Antigua yesterday afternoon under an education fund that will see them complete a two-year associate degree here. It was the first time outside of Haiti for Jacquy, Shelda, Christele and Nicolas ...

Mexican President Calderon Criticizes US Drug War Role

Mexican President Calderon Criticizes US Drug War Role:
Enrique Pena Nieto whose party ruled Mexico for several decades prior to 2000 will replace Calderon on December 1. Calderon claimed that the United States was, “co-responsible” for the violence the nation has suffered in the drug war in his annual report.


Independent Voter Network

Child poverty: a 43-year-old mother writes of struggling to make ...

Child poverty: a 43-year-old mother writes of struggling to make ...: Maria lives in a bungalow she can't afford to rent and suspects that she and her two-year-old son, Taiu, will be evicted soon.




Melvin Knight Trial: Death Penalty For Pennsylvania Man Guilty In Torture Killing

Melvin Knight Trial: Death Penalty For Pennsylvania Man Guilty In Torture Killing: Pennsylvania has executed three people since the U.S. Supreme Court restored the death penalty in 1976. All chose to end their appeals. The last person executed was a man who murdered two women. He was executed in 1999. PHOTOS: SHOCKING ...

Candidates should focus on child poverty, health care, education

Candidates should focus on child poverty, health care, education:
Further, the United States' child poverty rate is more than double that of most other industrialized countries in the world — also our nation's major trading partners and competitors. The Kids Count report also describes improvements in child health ...


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