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martes, 18 de septiembre de 2012

Latinos: Romney Can't Win Unless Your Vote is Suppressed or You Stay Home

Latinos: Romney Can't Win Unless Your Vote is Suppressed or You Stay Home: In July, this argument took the form of an ad stressing that the national unemployment rate was 10.3% for Latinos, compared to 8.3% for all Americans. And now it's taken the form of a 30-second spot featuring refrains such as, “Obama has no idea what ...

How politics became a business.

How politics became a business.:


“I, Governor of California, and How I Ended Poverty,” by Upton Sinclair, is probably the most thrilling piece of campaign literature ever written. Instead of the usual flummery, Sinclair, the author of forty-seven books, including, most famously, “The ...


New Yorker

Gale-force winds hit BA, river bursts banks in Quilmes

Gale-force winds hit BA, river bursts banks in Quilmes: Gale-force winds hit Buenos Aires City today while water levels along Río de la Plata coastline was being monitored. In the province area of Quilmes, the river burst its banks flooding roads by the coast. Forecasters issued an alert early this morning ...

Jackson: Releasing American prisoners good for Gambia

Jackson: Releasing American prisoners good for Gambia: The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the president of Gambia's decision to release two American prisoners is good for the financial development of the West African country. "When there's a sense of justice and stability, it makes a country more investment ...

Over 130 Mexican Prisoners Are On the Loose Near the US Border

Over 130 Mexican Prisoners Are On the Loose Near the US Border:
Like a scene out of a Tim Robbins movie, 132 inmates escaped from a Mexican prison after digging a tunnel ten feet deep through the floor of an old carpentry workshop and cutting the fence to open the path to freedom. Nobody knows the whereabouts of ...


The Atlantic Wire

How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work


How paying no federal income taxes helps the poor get off welfare and into work

In 2011, the Child Tax Credit lifted 1.6 million children above the poverty line and 2.9 million people overall, according to the CBPP. (The Earned Income Tax Credit similarly lifted 6.3 million Americans above the poverty line, including 3.3 million ...

Chilean Left Targets Inequality

Chilean Left Targets Inequality: SANTIAGO — In the sala de sesiones, a beautiful room inside the Chilean Senate, a number of left-wing representatives got together on Friday to present a book entitled, “Retrato de la desigualdad en Chile”. Among them were former Presidents Patricio ...




Argentinians protest in opposition to current president

Argentinians protest in opposition to current president: BUENOS AIRES — There have been multiple protests in Argentina in opposition to the current president of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Kirchner gave a televised speech for the Dia de la Industria, the Day of the Industry, on September 2.

Elmayan still going strong at age 95

Elmayan still going strong at age 95: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Artin Elmayan is hard to keep pace with as he heads for the locker rooms at River Plate. "I've got to get my rackets," he says under the shadow of the Monumental, the giant stadium which is home to one of the world's great ...

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist: A California bank has agreed to invest $2 million to help people get credit and mortgages in lower-income communities to settle Justice Department allegations of discriminatory lending. A California bank has agreed to invest $2 million to help people ...

Steve Klein's anti-Muslim crusade

Steve Klein's anti-Muslim crusade: The Southern Poverty Law Center Steve Klein, the California ex-marine identified as a consultant for the anti-Islam film that apparently triggered violent protests in northern Africa and the Middle East, is finally seeing the fruits of his labor. For ...

Chilean Left Targets Inequality

Chilean Left Targets Inequality: A link also exists between poverty and some pathologies, as well as between poverty and job insecurity. Over 4,000 children under the age of fifteen currently work in Chile. Moreover, geographic conditions isolate parts of the population. In these ...

Elderly willing to shell out for quality care

Elderly willing to shell out for quality care: It also partners with the University of Southern California to provide patients access to its extensive medical specialist team. "Doctors provide a personal service - they deal with the root of any problem you might have, and don't just identify the ...




Scam artists sharpen their aim at the elderly

Scam artists sharpen their aim at the elderly: “It might list a doctor in Florida that you've never heard of,” said Diane Trainor, outreach specialist with the state's Senior Medicare Patrol Program. Pricey items such as motorized wheelchairs can be billed to a recipient's account by someone who ...

Old scam targets elderly residents


Old scam targets elderly residents

The Alachua County Sheriff's Office is investigating an old scam that targeted two elderly residents in which the callers claimed to be the women's grandson in need of money. One of the women ignored the caller, but the other wired $3,000, the Sheriff ...

Black Leaders on Republican Poverty Summit

Black Leaders on Republican Poverty Summit: Allen West from Florida -- gathered on Capitol Hill to launch an anti-poverty initiative designed to "publicly advance conservative solutions on poverty" and espouse the view that poverty "is often a symptom of deeper and more intransigent problems ...

How 'Poor' Are Florida's Poor? Wait 'Till You See!

How 'Poor' Are Florida's Poor? Wait 'Till You See!: In the minds of most Americans, the word “poverty” may conjure up Dickinsonian images of outright destitution: lack of access to food, water, shelter, and clothing, and basic medical care. But one of the nation's leading authorities on poverty and ...




Median income up 2.4% in Florida, poverty rate down

Median income up 2.4% in Florida, poverty rate down: It was also well below the U.S. median income of $50,054 per household. The Census data also showed that Florida's poverty rate declined to 14.9 percent in 2011, down from 16 percent the year before. The number of people in poverty was reduced to 2.82 ...

Anti-gay Boy Scouts find some skeletons in their closet

Anti-gay Boy Scouts find some skeletons in their closet:
In light of the anticipated wave of emotion and anger over the upcoming release of more than twenty years of child molestation records from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), we need to make one thing clear: the vast majority of child molesters are not ...


LGBTQ Nation

Professor right to question 'gay' studies program

Professor right to question 'gay' studies program:
A California legal group is fighting for a professor who was investigated after he questioned his school's budget priorities following the installation of a "gay" studies program. Officials at a community college in the Oakland, California area ...


OneNewsNow

“Sexting” again linked to risky sex among teens

“Sexting” again linked to risky sex among teens:
“No one's actually going to get a sexually transmitted disease because they're sexting,” said Eric Rice, a social network researcher from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, who led the new study. “What we really wanted to know is, is ...


GayToday

High cost of low prices

High cost of low prices: Since its launch a decade ago, the Tri Continental Film Festival, which features films from Asia, Africa and Latin America, has made high-quality human rights documentaries accessible to SA audiences. Notable examples include the screenings of The ...

Strike highlights split over poverty's role in learning

Strike highlights split over poverty's role in learning: (Reuters) - The Chicago teachers strike, which appeared headed toward a resolution Friday, has underscored a fundamental split over the biggest issue confronting America's public schools: how to provide a decent education to children mired in poverty ...

Poverty rates remain at record highs; median income falls

Poverty rates remain at record highs; median income falls: New Mexico had the highest portion of people living in poverty, at 22.2 percent, followed by Louisiana, the District of Columbia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Georgia. Some analysts had expected poverty levels to rise yet again, after three straight ...




Students Talk Poverty on National Tour

Students Talk Poverty on National Tour: “Where I'm from, they just prepare you for the life they expect you to have,” said one young man, talking about the treatment he received from teachers and police officers where he grew up in Louisiana. —Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly. VideoNation: ...