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viernes, 14 de septiembre de 2012

Income, poverty and health insurance

Income, poverty and health insurance: The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the nation's official poverty rate rose for the third consecutive year in 2011 to 15.0% with 46.2 million people in poverty. Neither the rate nor the number of people in poverty were statistically different from ...




Rhonda Whiting is First Native American Chair of Four-State Council


Rhonda Whiting is First Native American Chair of Four-State Council

Rhonda Whiting is the new chairwoman of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council, a four-state energy, fish and wildlife planning agency whose eight members are salaried and appointed by their respective governors. Whiting, of St. Ignatius, Montana ...

Judge sentences NJ man to 46 months for role in international immigrant ...

Judge sentences NJ man to 46 months for role in international immigrant ...: Nacip Teotonio Pires of Newark was sentenced in federal court in Camden to 46 months in prison. Prosecutors said the 48-year-old was a manager and supervisor of a ring that smuggled hundreds of people from Brazil, India and elsewhere. Pires previously ...




Argentines take to streets to protest government policies


Argentines take to streets to protest government policies

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Argentines rallied in the streets of the country's biggest cities on Thursday to protest President Cristina Fernandez's policies, including a virtual ban on foreign currency ...

US income gap between rich, poor hits new high

US income gap between rich, poor hits new high:
WASHINGTON — The U.S. poverty rate leveled off last year for the first time since the Great Recession, but the halting recovery deepened the financial pain for middle-class families and pushed to a new high the income gap between the country's richest ...


Los Angeles Times

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist: US identifies anti-Muslim filmmaker. Federal authorities identified a Southern California man who is on federal probation for financial crimes as the key figure behind an anti-Muslim film that has spawned mob violence against American embassies across.

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty

More Than 46 Million Americans Still in Poverty: Homeless families line up for dinner at the Valley Resort Shelter in Hemet, California, April 5, 2012. (Photo: Monica Almeida / The New York Times)As state anti-poverty programs around the country confront severe budget cuts, today's report indicates ...




Colombian rebels name peace talk negotiators


Colombian rebels name peace talk negotiators

HAVANA (AP) — A high-ranking member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia on Thursday revealed the names of the rebel group's five main negotiators for peace talks with the government. The lead negotiators will be Ivan Marquez, Ricardo ...

Marriage is not antidote to poverty

Marriage is not antidote to poverty: It is true that single parenthood is associated with poverty, especially in the United States, where single mothers find it hard to work full time or further their education because they lack affordable child care. But nonmarriage is often a result of ...




Letter: Politicians don't talk about the penalties

Letter: Politicians don't talk about the penalties: We hear President Obama and Mitt Romney telling American voters how they're going to change our country. What about crime? Every day, there's a shooting somewhere in Connecticut. I blame the advocates for repealing the death penalty, such as ...

Witness: "Strikingly Large" Disparities In Death Penalty Cases

Witness: "Strikingly Large" Disparities In Death Penalty Cases: A key witness for five death row inmates challenging the fairness of their death sentences testified Wednesday that there are "strikingly large" disparities along racial and geographic lines when it comes to the death penalty in Connecticut. Stanford ...

Florida health officials deployed to investigate claims of 'warehousing ...


Florida health officials deployed to investigate claims of 'warehousing ...

Liz Dudek, secretary of the Florida Agency for Health Care Administration, said she is deploying staff members to visit nursing homes where federal officials say children are cared for alongside elderly residents. The move is in response to a federal ...

Holiday baskets filled with food, friendship


Holiday baskets filled with food, friendship

"We deliver about 500 food baskets to seniors in our community," said Larry Lentz, vice president of Jewish Community Services of South Florida (JCSSF) in Miami. "We have volunteers who provide friendship as well as food. They stay for a while and talk ...

Fighting to protect the vote in Florida

Fighting to protect the vote in Florida: New rules threaten to suppress large swaths of Florida's voting population — especially people of color and elderly and young voters. But the NAACP and our allies have helped protect the vote with the time-tested tools of litigation, voter education ...




Poverty rate drops but still major problem in SOWEGA

Poverty rate drops but still major problem in SOWEGA: Experts expected America's poverty rate to continue to climb, so even a slight decrease is good news. Breaking the cycle of poverty in Albany is the goal of Strive to Thrive, an organization that helped Jeanette Miles and her family. "I refuse to let ...

Gay Porn Actor Says He Was Duped Into Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Film


Gay Porn Actor Says He Was Duped Into Inflammatory Anti-Muslim Film

... made headlines around the world and has been cited as one of the reasons behind anti-U.S. demonstrations in the Middle East that caused the death of a U.S. ambassador -- it also stars a porn actor best known for doing gay films, according to Joe My ...

Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign looks to New York – and elsewhere ...


Maryland's same-sex marriage campaign looks to New York – and elsewhere ...

NEW YORK — — In one corner, comedian Sandra Bernhard, wearing a sparkly black skirt, chatted with a longtime fan. ... "This is a hip crowd, this is a chic," said Richard Socarides, a lawyer and gay rights activist who did a stint in the Clinton White ...

Guatemalan-born children help to open nonprofit headquarters

Guatemalan-born children help to open nonprofit headquarters:
For CoEd, whose mission is to help Guatemalan schoolchildren break the cycle of poverty through education, it only made sense to include these children as representatives of their peers in Guatemala who benefit from CoEd's programs. Cincinnati and ...


Cincinnati.com

Investing in rice vital to eradicate poverty: IRRI chief


Investing in rice vital to eradicate poverty: IRRI chief

For about 600 million people living in extreme poverty in Asia, it was the staple food. But its popularity was spreading beyond Asia into other regions like Latin America and Africa as well. Significance of rice crop. He said the significance of rice ...

Number of Latinos in Poverty Has Dropped: Report

Number of Latinos in Poverty Has Dropped: Report:
A new report released on Wednesday by the Census Bureau shows that the number of Latinos in poverty in the United States dropped 1.2 percent, Fox News Latino reported on Thursday. According to the report, the unemployment rate remained high and the ...


Latinos Post

Assumptions about Hispanic vote are wrong

Assumptions about Hispanic vote are wrong:
It's hard to believe that Americans of Hispanic descent would support illegal immigration. They are suffering unemployment like other Americans and they don't want illegal aliens undercutting their chances of finding employment by asking for cut-rate ...


Washington Times

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

August job numbers: Latino unemployment dips slightly, sluggish recovery ...:
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 force and for ...


NBC Latino

Latin American LGBT activists visit the US on State Department-sponsored trip


Latin American LGBT activists visit the US on State Department-sponsored trip

In addition to marriage, attitudes towards anti-LGBT discrimination and other issues in Latin America continue to change. Piñera in July signed an LGBT-inclusive hate crimes and anti-discrimination bill that had languished for seven years. Chilean ...

Preparing Native American Students for the Workforce of the Future

Preparing Native American Students for the Workforce of the Future: MINNEAPOLIS – An effort to get Native American students ready for Minnesota's workforce of tomorrow is finding success. The American Indian Math Project is an after-school program with a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics, ...

Solar Power on Native American Lands

Solar Power on Native American Lands: Photovoltaic power and solar water heating have been warmly embraced by an increasingly wide demographic within the United States, including Native Americans. American Indian groups across the country have been turning to solar energy as way to ...