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martes, 11 de septiembre de 2012

Unions Extort the Poorest in California

Unions Extort the Poorest in California: There are folks who make minimum wage and maybe a little more. They are listed as being in “poverty” due to their wages being under the poverty level.




Focusing on entrepreneurs for Hispanic Heritage Month

Focusing on entrepreneurs for Hispanic Heritage Month:
How are Hispanic workers faring? Here's a Bureau of Labor Statistics report on “The Latino Labor Force in the Recovery” with some interesting background about employment rates, educational attainment and average wages. And of course the monthly BLS ...


Reynolds Center

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data: SANTIAGO, Chile — The Chilean president's efforts to squeeze political advantage from his campaign to reduce poverty have backfired, opening him up to accusations that he distorted statistics to show progress on a campaign promise. No one can deny ...




13 Cuban dissidents begin hunger strike

13 Cuban dissidents begin hunger strike: MIAMI — One of Cuba's most tenacious dissidents, Martha Beatriz Roque, announced Monday that she and 12 other opposition activists had begun hunger strikes to highlight the growing number of government abuses, which appear to have become "almost ...

A senior appeal as Obama focuses on Medicare in Florida

A senior appeal as Obama focuses on Medicare in Florida: 1 hour 55 minutes ago, Reuters Videos. 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.




Feds Issue Warning Over Kids In Nursing Homes

Feds Issue Warning Over Kids In Nursing Homes: Federal officials are threatening legal action after an investigation found hundreds of kids with developmental disabilities needlessly relegated to nursing homes designed to serve the elderly. The state of Florida is confining children — some just ...

Presentation to focus on Native American rock art

Presentation to focus on Native American rock art

Native Americans who once occupied the region have left behind a number of items telling their stories. Among the lasting mes-sages from these early natives are rock paintings and carvings, telling the stories of their time. Mark Wagner, interim ...

Native Americans Are Not the 'Vanishing Americans'

Native Americans Are Not the 'Vanishing Americans': On the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation alone there are four high schools and several elementary- and middle-schools employing several hundred well-paid teachers and administrators and the majority of these employees are Native American. There are ...

Medicaid as elderly's safety net is at issue

Medicaid as elderly's safety net is at issue: Waivers sought or obtained by 26 states -- including New York, Illinois, California and Tennessee -- would affect some 3 million people, most of them eligible for both Medicaid and Medicare. Plans vary, but typically they try to cut costs by giving ...

More Haitians Migrate Illegally To Brazil: Report

More Haitians Migrate Illegally To Brazil: Report: The immigrants leave Haiti to escape poverty and want to seek work opportunities in Brazil, a common destination for Haitian immigrants. But Brazilian Foreign Minister Antonio Patriota said that the government would not increase the number of work ...




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 ...

Buenos Aires farming board meet to assess flood damage

Buenos Aires farming board meet to assess flood damage: The Buenos Aires Province Farming board is scheduled to meet today to assess flood damage after torrential rain caused inundations in several Buenos Aires province rural areas. The meeting is scheduled to start at 2 pm in Bolivar, one of the most ...




Obama says victims will never be forgotten as 9/11 remembrances begin

Obama says victims will never be forgotten as 9/11 remembrances begin:
Two of the passenger jets brought down the Twin Towers of New York City's World Trade Center, another hit the Pentagon outside Washington and a fourth crashed in a field in Pennsylvania when passengers aboard that flight fought back against the ...


GayToday

FBI arrests Puerto Rican transportation official

FBI arrests Puerto Rican transportation official: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) The FBI has arrested an official with Puerto Rico's transportation department who is accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from the agency. Marilyn Ayala Ortiz is accused of accepting cash payments for issuing vehicle ...




New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote

New Video Aims to Mobilize Rural Native Youth to Register to Vote:
66 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives who were eligible to register to vote in 2008 did so. The other 34 percent—more than one million people—did not. There's a concerted effort to register Native voters in 2012, and make an big impact on ...


The Nation. (blog)

Louisiana editorial roundup


Louisiana editorial roundup

In just about every major indicator of public health, Louisiana comes in near the bottom of the rankings. That's due in great part to poverty and the relative limited access to health care that comes with it, especially for many people with chronic ...

Latin America struggles to cope with record urban growth

Latin America struggles to cope with record urban growth:
In its most recent report on the state of the world's cities, focusing on trends in Latin America and the Caribbean, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) casts new light on the contrasts. Urbanisation is a positive process, it ...


The Guardian

Cuba propels Latin American integration

Cuba propels Latin American integration: In April 1948, Cuba and other then-docile Latin American nations were represented at a conference in Bogota, Colombia presided over by U.S. Secretary of State George C. Marshall. The United States, preparing Latin America to join the Cold War on its ...

Reported Venezuelan massacre didn't happen, activists now say

Reported Venezuelan massacre didn't happen, activists now say: Venezuelan officials: Reports of indigenous massacre false. An aerial flyover and ground operation to the community in a remote region along the Brazil-Venezuela border showed no signs of an attack, Venezuelan Brig. Gen. Jesus Zambrano told state-run ...

Judge rules for students in immigrant-tuition suit

Judge rules for students in immigrant-tuition suit: MIAMI (AP) — Students at Florida's public colleges and universities cannot be charged higher out-of-state tuition simply because their parents are in the U.S. illegally, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore determined the policy ...




Judge Rejects Higher Tuition For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

Judge Rejects Higher Tuition For Children Of Illegal Immigrants:
MIAMI (CBSMiami/NSF) — A Miami federal judge has found that Florida is violating the constitutional rights of American-born children of illegal immigrants by requiring them to pay higher tuition rates than other students at state colleges and ...


CBS Local

It's not the unemployed who are backing Romney

It's not the unemployed who are backing Romney: Yet one of the ironies of the 2012 presidential campaign is that the incumbent president has benefited from strong support among many of the constituencies that have been hardest-hit by high unemployment levels, particularly black Americans and Latino ...

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos: The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report, shows that black and Latino unemployment remain critically elevated and may present a political challenge for President Barack Obama as he seeks reelection. While overall unemployment fell slightly in ...




Hispanic voting power takes center stage as election nears

Hispanic voting power takes center stage as election nears:
As the Hispanic population continues to grow in the country, so does its political power and that is why one East Tennessee Hispanic voter told 10News it is time politicians take notice. ... "Unemployment nationwide, for example is 8.3 percent," he said.


WBIR-TV

The global land grab is the next human rights challenge for business

The global land grab is the next human rights challenge for business:
The purchase or long-term lease of millions of hectares in Africa, Asia and Latin America will transform global farming while investors promise food security. The reality for many of the world's poor, however, is that few of them will benefit. The ...


The Guardian (blog)