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domingo, 9 de septiembre de 2012

Latin American Herald Tribune - Economist: 60 Million Below ...

Latin American Herald Tribune - Economist: 60 Million Below ...: MEXICO CITY – Underemployment, inflation and other factors have eroded the income level of some 31 million Mexicans, and by the end of this year there will be more than 60 million people living below the poverty line, economist Jose Luis ...




Elderly Farmer Accidentally Plants 1000 Pot Plants

Elderly Farmer Accidentally Plants 1000 Pot Plants: An elderly German farmer accidentally planted more than 1,000 pot plants, mistaking their seeds for sunflower seeds, police told NBC News on Wednesday. Concerned neighbors alerted police in the Bavarian town of Moembris to the one-acre field where the ...




Obama uses Medicare to court Florida seniors

Obama uses Medicare to court Florida seniors:
Making an appeal to Florida's powerful senior population, President Obama on Sunday accused Republican rival Mitt Romney of planning to gut Medicare and throw more seniors into poverty. “I want you to know, Florida, I will never turn Medicare into a ...


Washington Times

100 couples say 'I do' at a Mexican prison

100 couples say 'I do' at a Mexican prison: 100 couples say 'I do' at a Mexican prison. More than 100 inmates have married at a Mexican border prison in a collective ceremony meant to give their families legal rights for visits and for court proceedings. The Associated Press ...

Poverty led Colombian medallist to wrestling

Poverty led Colombian medallist to wrestling: Bogota: Colombian wrestler Jackeline Renteria, who at age 25 has won the second Olympic bronze medal of her career, in 1999 chose wrestling classes that were free instead of judo classes that cost money because her family was so poor. Before she was ...

An immigrant finds the American dream – and loses it

An immigrant finds the American dream – and loses it:
Cruz Velasquez, an illegal alien who fled a worn torn and gang infested life in his native El Salvador, following a coyote (a human trafficker) to Tacoma photographed in the Pierce County Jail in the Summer of 2011 serving a 60-day sentence for a DUI ...


Bellingham Herald

Study links poverty, achievements

Study links poverty, achievements:
Forty-four percent of the nation's children in poverty live in the 16 Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and ...


The Decatur Daily

In looming federalism fight, three states say feds can't 'unmarry' gay couples


In looming federalism fight, three states say feds can't 'unmarry' gay couples

In an amicus brief to a New York case involving a lesbian widow, Vermont, Connecticut, and New York argue that the federal government had no right, despite the federal designation of marriage as being between a man and a woman, to demand $350,000 in ...

Will acceptance of gays by high court influence rulings?


Will acceptance of gays by high court influence rulings?

Separately the court will decide whether to take up California's ban on same-sex marriage, approved by voters in 2008 and known as Proposition 8. The cases come before a court that has shown increasing acceptance of the gay men and lesbians employed ...

Prison Planet.com » FBI begins installation of $1 billion face ...

Prison Planet.com » FBI begins installation of $1 billion face ...: Birthmarks, be damned: the FBI has officially started rolling out a state-of-the-art face recognition project that will assist in their effort to accumulate and archive information about each and every American at a cost of a billion dollars.

Kemp travels to Colombia with Fulbright program

Kemp travels to Colombia with Fulbright program: Kemp, who now lives at the Lake of the Ozarks, later traveled to Barranquilla, Colombia with her husband to assist graduates at Universidad del Norte conduct research on predictors of early learning in children of low socio-economic status in Colombia ...

Scenes from settlement where indigenous groups, Venezuela dispute whether ...


Scenes from settlement where indigenous groups, Venezuela dispute whether ...

An aerial view of a village called Irotatheri is seen as Yanomami Indians stand in the main courtyard in Venezuela's Amazon region, Friday, Sept. 7. A Venezuelan army spokesman, who traveled to with other military officers and journalists, said that ...

Jimmy Carter quiere que EE.UU. mejore relación con Cuba

Jimmy Carter quiere que EE.UU. mejore relación con Cuba: Cubans pose for a picture on a sidewalk in Guantanamo, Cuba, on the eve of the country's Revolution Day, Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Revolution Day marks the July 26, 1953 rebel attack led by Fidel and Raul Castro on the Moncada military barracks.

Reading in Prison: 'The Art of War' as Survival Guide

Reading in Prison: 'The Art of War' as Survival Guide: I HAVE SEVERAL FRIENDS in prison. They are all black street gang members and shot callers who I've met over the past three decades, both as a crime reporter and as a fixture of the Fruit Town section of Compton in the 1980s. For the record, there is ...




Illegal immigrant out of jail and into deportation process

Illegal immigrant out of jail and into deportation process:
By then, Oscar had worn the gray uniform of a Pierce County Jail inmate for nearly four months. But the jail term was the least of his worries. Two decades after he illegally slipped over the U.S. border from Mexico, Oscar's life as an illegal ...


TheNewsTribune.com

Are executions good for society?

Are executions good for society?: Moreover, a report from the National Research Council in the U.S. headed “Deterrence and the Death Penalty” concluded that studies which purport to show the death penalty is a deterrent are “fundamentally flawed” and not to be used as material on which ...

Chile Protests: Police Probed For Stripping Students Naked

Chile Protests: Police Probed For Stripping Students Naked: SANTIAGO, Chile -- Chile's police director says four officers will be disciplined for forcing student protesters to strip naked. Gen. Gustavo Gonzalez told reporters before testifying to the Senate on Wednesday that 10 arrested students were forced to ...

Elder abuse legislation would benefit Napa residents


Elder abuse legislation would benefit Napa residents

At least three of those pieces of legislation still sitting on Brown's desk would greatly protect the well-being of Napa County's elderly population. Assembly bills 40, 999 and 1710 aim to protect the health and rights of California's seniors and ...

Speaker say private prison may not fit NH

Speaker say private prison may not fit NH: Caroline Isaacs, program director at the American Friends Service Committee in Tucson, wrote a report titled “Private Prisons, the Public's Problem: A Quality Assessment of Arizona's Private Prisons.” She spoke to a small gathering at the Nashua ...

Youth soccer in Brazil far different than in Yakima Valley

Youth soccer in Brazil far different than in Yakima Valley:
On an emotional level, the stereotypical dreams of professional basketball for inner-city youth in the United States resemble those of young Brazilian soccer players, but few U.S. children leave home for those goals. Kids in poverty sometimes view it ...


Yakima Herald-Republic

Argentine youth seek peace through Indian guru

Argentine youth seek peace through Indian guru: Buenos Aires : Hundreds of youth packed the circular hall in Buenos Aires University to listen to Indian spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar of the Art of Living (AoL) Foundation and seek peace through his teachings and breathing exercises. "About 1 ...

'Promises and nothing,' Romney Spanish-language ad says of Obama

'Promises and nothing,' Romney Spanish-language ad says of Obama: The most recent one was released just less than a month ago, and it criticizes Obama for unemployment among Hispanics. In July, unemployment among Hispanic adults was 10.3%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said, while the nationwide unemployment rate ...

Argentinians celebrate culture before LDS temple rededication

Argentinians celebrate culture before LDS temple rededication:
The Buenos Aires Temple was built in 1986, but in November of 2009, crews began extensive remodeling and expansion on the building. The additions included two major wings extending from a central foyer, new glass work incorporating colors of the ...


ksl.com

US Unemployment 2012: Latino Rate Higher Than National ...

US Unemployment 2012: Latino Rate Higher Than National ...: Recent statistics by the Department of Labor show that unemployment among Latinos is at least two percent higher than the national average. As the presidential elections nears, what can be done, if anything at all?

Literacy is key to unlocking the cycle of poverty

Literacy is key to unlocking the cycle of poverty: The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization led a study on the impact of illiteracy in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic and the San Pablo State in Brazil. The facts are clear - illiteracy correlates to far higher unemployment ...