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lunes, 24 de septiembre de 2012

Alabama's Hispanic workers replaced by immigrants from Haiti, Africa, magazine ...

Alabama's Hispanic workers replaced by immigrants from Haiti, Africa, magazine ...:
Employers who struggled after the law passed to hire and retain U.S. citizens are now turning again to immigrants, this time refugees from Africa and Haiti. Most of these immigrants are legally in the country, often recruited by labor brokers ...


The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Native Americans Enter $3 Billion Biofuels Deal

Native Americans Enter $3 Billion Biofuels Deal: The Council of Energy Resource Tribes (CERT), a group of 57 Native American tribes, signed a long-term development agreement for up to $3 billion in biofuels and bioenergy projects across tribal lands in California. The "Thunderbird" project will ...

America's Richest Cities: San Jose Tops List With Highest Median Household ...

America's Richest Cities: San Jose Tops List With Highest Median Household ...: Unsurprisingly, income inequality is high in California, as much of the state, particularly in the Central Valley region that was battered by collapse of the housing bubble and still struggles with both household poverty and increasingly dire city ...

Cuba Denounces Israeli''s Attacks Against Palestinians

Cuba Denounces Israeli''s Attacks Against Palestinians: Cuba claimed the need for a just, peaceful and lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestinian and Israeli-Arab conflict, while expressed full support for recognition of a new Palestinian state at the UN. Israel's continued refusal to cooperate with ...

Cuba will use sampling to test census results

Cuba will use sampling to test census results: Cuba's 2012 Census, whose phase of compiling data ends Monday, will be submitted to random sampling in order to check the quality of the Communist-ruled island's first population count in a decade. The national Census director, Juan Carlos Alfonso ...

US says best protection for religious dignity is free speech

US says best protection for religious dignity is free speech: European countries, the United States and several Latin American nations in the council opposed the resolutions, arguing that while individual people have human rights, religions do not, and that existing U.N. pacts - if enforced - were sufficient to ...




132 Inmates Escape Mexican Prison

132 Inmates Escape Mexican Prison:
Too many viewings of The Shawshank Redemption? Mexican authorities said that 132 inmates escaped on Monday from a prison located about five miles from Texas. There is a $15,000 reward for the capture of the inmates, who escaped from the northern ...


Daily Beast

Clermont group helps disadvantaged in Latin America

Clermont group helps disadvantaged in Latin America: CLERMONT — For some Latin American children, being able to have new shoes, toys or even to continue school after the fifth grade is impossible because of poverty conditions. The Latin American Mission Partnership is a locally run charity organization ...

'Well-regarded' elementary school principal 'tried to sell meth to an ...


'Well-regarded' elementary school principal 'tried to sell meth to an ...

An elementary school principal was arrested on drug charges - in a sting operation after the educator began communicating with an undercover cop on a gay dating website. Eric Dean Lewis, the principal of the Montague Elementary in ... Police have ...

Venezuelan private sector's purchase power 26% down compared to 1998

Venezuelan private sector's purchase power 26% down compared to 1998: Considering the wages index prepared by the Central Bank of Venezuela (BCV) and soaring prices, the purchasing power of the private sector's workers has dropped 26%, between the first quarter of 1998 and the same period of 2012. The private sector ...

Gay And Transgender Student Life Improved at Rutgers In Wake Of Clementi ...

Gay And Transgender Student Life Improved at Rutgers In Wake Of Clementi ...: ... training programs and a gay fraternity. While there are still traces of homophobia on campus, the general atmosphere remains overwhelmingly positive and welcoming, as illustrated in the case of a worried transgender student. The New York Times ...




Elections 2012: Post-Boldt Politics in Washington State; Seeking Native Support


Elections 2012: Post-Boldt Politics in Washington State; Seeking Native Support

Native American issues have come a long way in Washington state. In the 1970s it represented one of the most divided states on tribal issues – sometimes called “the Mississippi of Indian Country” – after the fishing rights' case U.S. v. Washington (the ...

Focus on the under-fives to give all children an equal chance

Focus on the under-fives to give all children an equal chance:
However, the government has shown little interest in following up the review's key recommendation, despite the interlinked social ills of child poverty and lack of social mobility being high on the political agenda. Unfortunately we continue to tackle ...


The Guardian (blog)

Chávez accused of election dirty tricks

Chávez accused of election dirty tricks: “This is corruption, a crime,” says Eduardo Semtei, a former member of Venezuela's National Electoral Council (CNE), which oversees the election, of Mr Chávez's 'chain broadcasts'. Mr Semtei, who now advises the opposition, criticises the “fawning ...

Cuba's Ladies in White say celebration blocked

Cuba's Ladies in White say celebration blocked: The dissident Ladies in White group denounced repressive action by the Cuban government to keep its members from taking part in activities they organized to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Mercy, patroness of prisoners. "The purpose of the ...

After Jail and Release, New Fame as an Author

After Jail and Release, New Fame as an Author:
After reading a question to Mr. Echols about whether Americans are deliberately ignorant of the conditions faced by prison inmates, Mr. Depp said: “I'd like to shake the hand of whoever wrote that question, because you just spun me completely backwards.


New York Times

In Stamps We Trust: Paving the Road to Prosperity with Food Stamps

In Stamps We Trust: Paving the Road to Prosperity with Food Stamps: In fact, poor Americans can rely on the government's food stamp program for as long as they earn less than the official poverty threshold of $10,896 per year, which is about four times the size of the average Nicaraguan income. These comparisons tell ...

Medicaid Services Expand in California

Medicaid Services Expand in California:
On September 4, California's Health and Human Services Agency announced (here) that it is the first state to obtain regulatory approval for implementing the Community First Choice (CFC) option, a new federally funded program aimed at keeping elderly ...


ChicagoNow (blog)

Poll: Support for Romney among senior citizens fading fast


Poll: Support for Romney among senior citizens fading fast

New polling by Reuters/Ipsos indicates that during the past two weeks – since just after the Democratic National Convention – support for Romney among Americans age 60 and older has crumbled, from a 20-point lead over Democratic President Barack ...

Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast gets healthy donation for Native ...


Children's Museum of the Treasure Coast gets healthy donation for Native ...

Smythe's donation will build a Native American Healing Garden and education pavilion. The 85-year-old says the main push behind the addition is health education. "This obese problem is big, and I wish the devil they would take out every can of soda in ...

Native American art exhibit opens tomorrow

Native American art exhibit opens tomorrow: SAN MARCOS — An exhibit of textiles, basketry and photography by Native American artists from the area opens Sept. 25 at California State University San Marcos' Kellogg Library. The exhibit, entitled “More than Casinos: California Indian Culture, ...

Emmy Awards present America's "Modern" acceptance of gay TV actors

Emmy Awards present America's "Modern" acceptance of gay TV actors:
"The 64th Primetime Emmys" aired on Sunday night, and the broadcast featured a number of out gay celebrities and comedy clips. The first award given was for Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. Several of the actors from "Modern Family" were nominated ...


Metro Weekly

Brazilian Property Prices Increasing

Brazilian Property Prices Increasing: Brazil's president Dilma Rousseff has been pushing Brazil further on the road to development charted by Lula da Silva's, lifting many Brazillians from poverty unto the middle class. The successful poverty reduction program has led to real average ...




Space shuttle Endeavour home in Los Angeles after final flight

Space shuttle Endeavour home in Los Angeles after final flight:
The space shuttle Endeavour touched down in Los Angeles on Friday on the back of a jumbo jet, greeted by cheering crowds as it ended a celebratory final flight en route to its retirement home at a Southern California science museum. The 75-ton winged ...


GayToday

Santiago: Chile's land of opportunity

Santiago: Chile's land of opportunity: After my eye-opening stay in Buenos Aires, my journey across South America took me across the Andes to Santiago de Chile—a two-hour flight from the Argentinean capital. Following a 30-minute cab ride from the airport, I arrived in the city center to ...

Guantanamo isn't a campaign issue in 2012

Guantanamo isn't a campaign issue in 2012: ... of presidential candidates by staking out an extreme position on the prison camps at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba. He said he wanted to “grow them” at a time when both Barack Obama and John McCain were advocating closure to improve America's standing in ...