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lunes, 10 de septiembre de 2012

US Unemployment 2012: Latino Rate Higher Than National Average

US Unemployment 2012: Latino Rate Higher Than National Average:
Unemployment has always been a troubling issue affecting the American people and the Latino community is not exempt. Both Latino immigrants and US-born Latinos struggle to find employment to fulfill dreams of home ownership, education and stable ...


Latinos Post

Cardinal Dolan's Speech Changes Irk Gay Catholics

Cardinal Dolan's Speech Changes Irk Gay Catholics: Jeff Stone, a spokesman for local Catholic LGBT group Dignity New York, feels a split between the cardinal and ordinary Catholics on gay marriage. “It's a position that's at odds with most ordinary Catholics now.” Mr. Stone preferred the DNC speech of ...

Latin America's Jewish communities grow, confront challenges

Latin America's Jewish communities grow, confront challenges: From 2000 to 2010, poverty in the region dropped from 44 percent to 32 percent of the population, according to the Economic Committee for Latin American and the Caribbean, or CEPAL. In large part it is because of the increase in jobs that has come from ...

Gloria Trevi briefly held in Chile on old sex scandal charges

Gloria Trevi briefly held in Chile on old sex scandal charges: According to the Mexico City newspaper El Universal, Trevi was detained for two hours at the international airport in Santiago, Chile, on an order calling for her apprehension by the Interpol law enforcement agency. The newspaper did not specify when ...

Ninth prisoner dies at Guantanamo


Ninth prisoner dies at Guantanamo

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A prisoner has died at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the U.S. military said Monday, two days after the man was apparently found unconscious in his cell at the isolated, high-security prison. The prisoner ...

Carlos Acosta's Cuban renovation

Carlos Acosta's Cuban renovation: Once viewed as traitors or sellouts, such Cubans could return as philanthropists, helping restore the island's other crumbling schools, stadiums, and theaters with private funding. If Acosta can run an arts center with relative autonomy, then perhaps a ...

Sentence of convicted murderer commuted from death penalty to life in prison

Sentence of convicted murderer commuted from death penalty to life in prison: Following an appeal by the American Civil Liberties Union, a federal court reversed Elmer McNeill's death sentence in 2009, finding his lawyer failed to present evidence of severe depression and sexual abuse within the family. McNeill's sentence was ...





Where Gay Travelers Are Headed In 2013

Where Gay Travelers Are Headed In 2013:
"Interestingly, London was the top European destination for many markets such as the U.S. and Australian samples, but respondents from Latin America were generally more interested in Paris than in London. It was also quite noticeable this year that ...


International Business Times

Prisoners go back to school, too

Prisoners go back to school, too: A few programs have been designed to give regular students a prison experience by sharing a classroom with inmates through something called the in and out program, but we have nothing close to what the Americans have across the border and we are ...

Lawyers: Polk County guards abused teen inmates

Lawyers: Polk County guards abused teen inmates: The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit in March on behalf of the parents of seven teenagers who claimed they suffered as a result of being subject to an "adult correctional model" in the Polk County jail, rather than being housed in a juvenile ...

Prisoner dies at Guantanamo; details not released

Prisoner dies at Guantanamo; details not released: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The U.S. military says another prisoner has died at the Guantanamo Bay Navy base in Cuba. A prison spokesman says the U.S. government is notifying the prisoner's family and his country. Navy Capt. Robert Durand says the U.S. ...

Catholic League: Time to Slow Down America's Gay Agenda

Catholic League: Time to Slow Down America's Gay Agenda:
Many years ago, Harvard sociologist Daniel Patrick Moynihan said he was stunned by the swiftness of cultural change that took place in the 1960s. In particular, he cited the overnight conversion to co-ed dorms on college campuses. Lots of changes took ...


Opposing Views

Home Elderly Couple Built From Scratch Mistakenly Foreclosed

Home Elderly Couple Built From Scratch Mistakenly Foreclosed: CBS Los Angeles reports an elderly California couple is working to recover many of their possessions after a contractor hired by Wells Fargo mistakenly foreclosed on their home. Alvin and Pat Tjosaas of Twentynine Palms were told by a deputy sheriff ...

Organic foods offer no added nutrition; Sleep apnea raises risk of stroke ...


Organic foods offer no added nutrition; Sleep apnea raises risk of stroke ...

From California - Organic foods offer no added nutritional benefit, according to a report published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Results of a meta-analysis examining over 200 studies found no difference in nutritional content of organic and non ...

California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for ...


California nabs federal funding for home- and community-based program for ...

California is the first state to get regulatory approval for a federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly and disabled individuals out of nursing homes. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services program, called Community First Choice ...

Eligibility requirements haunt elderly at adult day health centers

Eligibility requirements haunt elderly at adult day health centers: Her former clients, many of whom have chronic mental illness, were part of a group of several thousand Medi-Cal recipients around California who officials informed this past spring that they were ineligible -- not sick enough or frail enough to ...





A senior appeal as Obama focuses on Medicare in Florida

A senior appeal as Obama focuses on Medicare in Florida: U.S. President Barack Obama on the campaign trail in the battleground state of Florida used his stop in Melbourne Sunday to vow to protect Medicare, the popular government health insurance program for the elderly. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. ...

Insurance to serve seniors better than Medicaid

Insurance to serve seniors better than Medicaid: As the dust settles from the political conventions in Florida and North Carolina, one issue important to the health care of older Americans is rising into the sunlight and finally getting some of the attention it needs. We don't mean Medicare; for ...

Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: First Edition

Latin America and the Caribbean Netizen Report: First Edition: The first Netizen Report for Latin America and the Caribbean focuses on recent legislation that affects the fundamental rights of Internet users in the region. Over the last two months, the governments of various countries–Costa Rica, Peru, ... In ...





Five countries the U.S. is screwing over

Five countries the U.S. is screwing over: There was the US-backed overthrow of Iran's democratically elected leader in 1953; the 1954 coup in Guatemala engineered by the Central Intelligence Agency; US funding of brutal “dirty wars” against leftists throughout Latin America in the 1970s; and ...

Ruthless coalition shoves kids deeper into poverty

Ruthless coalition shoves kids deeper into poverty: Save the Children, which traditionally focuses on developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America said that levels of poverty in Britain were "tearing families apart." In a new report entitled It Shouldn't Happen Here it said that one in eight ...





August job numbers: Latino unemployment dips slightly, sluggish ...

August job numbers: Latino unemployment dips slightly, sluggish ...: The U.S. economy added a sluggish 96,000 jobs in the month of August and unemployment fell from 8.2 percent to 8.1 percent. Latino unemployment went from 10.3 percent to 10.2. A total of 368,000 people dropped out of the civilian labor ...

Jobless Rate Creeps Down to 8.1%, Hispanic Unemployment Relatively ...


Jobless Rate Creeps Down to 8.1%, Hispanic Unemployment Relatively ...

... tepid 96,000, 125,000 new jobs were anticipated for August. The Hispanic unemployment remained almost the same moving to 10.2 percent in August from 10.3 percent in July, while the 18-29 year old Hispanic unemployment rate came in at 13.7 percent.

Latino Voters 2012: Sleeping Giant Unlikely To Turn Population Growth Into ...


Latino Voters 2012: Sleeping Giant Unlikely To Turn Population Growth Into ...


Foreclosures and unemployment mean millions of Latinos must register at new addresses in order to vote, Gonzalez said. In 2008, the economic crisis, wars, and Obama's historically significant presence on the ballot helped drive voters of all races to ...

Florida Can't Charge Kids With Undocumented Parents More Tuition, Judge Says

Florida Can't Charge Kids With Undocumented Parents More Tuition, Judge Says: The Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit on behalf of a group of students, including several like Ruiz based in Miami. Unlike the plethora of state laws recently found unconstitutional by higher courts -- from drug-testing state employees to ...