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martes, 25 de septiembre de 2012

America's Poorest States Struggle With Income Inequality

America's Poorest States Struggle With Income Inequality:


The percentage of Americans living below the poverty line increased in 17 states. Of the states with the lowest income, ... The states that struggled with income inequality the most included Alabama, South Carolina, and New Mexico. Inequality was only ...


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The Military Has Shamed Us with Gitmo

The Military Has Shamed Us with Gitmo:
That's, of course, ironic, because, as every American knows, every soldier takes an oath to support to support and defend the Constitution. But when they had the opportunity to establish a model prison and judicial system for the world to witness and ...


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Gay Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates Owner Seeks Dialog in Sports World

Gay Ex-Pittsburgh Pirates Owner Seeks Dialog in Sports World: Former Pittsburgh Pirates owner Kevin McClatchy says he "just wants to take a deep breath" now that he no longer has to hide from the business and sports worlds that he's gay. "I've been nervous ... That's not acceptable anywhere in America." The ...

Uruguay poised to legalize abortion

Uruguay poised to legalize abortion: Uruguay's congress appeared ready on Tuesday to legalize abortion, a groundbreaking move in Latin America, where no country save Cuba has made abortions accessible to all women during the first trimester of pregnancy. By PABLO FERNANDEZ ...

Paul Ryan: Preventing Gay Marriage Part Of America's 'Universal Human Values'


Paul Ryan: Preventing Gay Marriage Part Of America's 'Universal Human Values'

Paul Ryan today said that preventing same-sex marriage is part of America's “universal human values.” Ryan made these comments to supporters, amid a a three-day bus tour, at a town hall in a steel factory in Cincinnati, Ohio: “The things you talk about ...

Mr. President, You Are Abetting Murder in Honduras

Mr. President, You Are Abetting Murder in Honduras: The murder rate in Honduras now leads the world. Depending on how you count it, it is the second or third poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Over and over again, the stories we heard were very similar. The government doesn't respect its own ...




Francine Klein, 75, former senior housing head

Francine Klein, 75, former senior housing head:
12 at the Ridgefield Crossings senior living facility in Ridgefield, Conn. She was 75. As the head of JCHC, she supervised over 600 housing units for senior citizens living in Essex and Morris counties. Her tenure coincided with a period of wide ...


New Jersey Jewish News

America Is the Cause of Its Immigration 'Problem'

America Is the Cause of Its Immigration 'Problem': That's nonsense, says “Democracy Now!” co-host Juan Gonzalez, who along with filmmaker Eduardo Lopez directed a deeply informative film about the root causes of Latin American immigration to the United States. “Various groups—feminists, gay rights ...

Our Views: Another hit for the poor

Our Views: Another hit for the poor: In Louisiana, a state with significant problems related to poverty, new rounds of census data on the problems of the poor ought to provoke some debate, rather than denial. Second worst of the states in the original census report on poverty rates ...




Gay marriage answer from US Supreme Court could come Tuesday


Gay marriage answer from US Supreme Court could come Tuesday

In California, these cases apply more specifically to gay and lesbian couples married after the state Supreme Court ruled such unions legal in 2008, and before they were banned later that year when voters approved Proposition 8. “There are 18,000, more ...

Brazilian President calls for joint efforts to contain consequences of global ...

Brazilian President calls for joint efforts to contain consequences of global ...:
In particular, the Brazilian President noted that monetary policy cannot be the only response to growing unemployment and poverty as this is causing imbalance in exchange rates, which, in turn, is creating an artificial appreciation of emerging ...


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Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil's Favelas

Urban Agriculture Sprouts in Brazil's Favelas: Plants can flourish in the middle of the city, everywhere from community gardens to the rooftops and balconies of homes in Brazil's poorest neighborhoods. A pioneering initiative is now underway in two favelas or shantytowns in particular: Babilônia ...

Poorest state is Mississippi, figures show


Poorest state is Mississippi, figures show

Heavy rains left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and caused widespread flooding in Louisiana. Mississippi, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas. (Mario Tama/Getty Images). What do you think? New data from the US Census Bureau ...

Universidad de Chile Ready to Face Santos in Recopa

Universidad de Chile Ready to Face Santos in Recopa: SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — After a scoreless draw in the first leg at Santiago's Estadio Nacional, Universidad de Chile will be looking to increase their international title collection when they face Santos in Brazil. The azules did not have the best ...

Venezuela reaches for new tourism heights

Venezuela reaches for new tourism heights:
The highest peaks in Venezuela are at the centre of an ambitious re-building programme. As part of an effort to reconstruct the country's tourism industry it will build the Mérida cable car, which is the longest and highest in the world. Construction ...


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Coca-Cola Announces Long-Term Partnership with DEKA R&D to Help Bring ...

Coca-Cola Announces Long-Term Partnership with DEKA R&D to Help Bring ...: The IDB Group provides financial products and technical resources to assist countries in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty and inequality in a sustainable manner. As a leading source of multilateral financing, the IDB Group seeks to ...

Retired doc devotes time to medical training in Haiti

Retired doc devotes time to medical training in Haiti:
He has found that way through the Haiti Medical Education Project, whose mission is to improve the state of medical education by rebuilding medical schools and their curricula in a country whose health-care system was broken long before the devastating ...


New Jersey Jewish News

Mexican gangs control majority of prisons: ombudsman | The Raw ...

Mexican gangs control majority of prisons: ombudsman | The Raw ...: MEXICO CITY — Mexican gangs control 60 percent of the country's prisons, where they hold cell keys, punish inmates and charge for protection, a human rights report said in the wake of a mass escape. The government's National Human ...

Cuban Journalist Charged with Disrespecting Castros

Cuban Journalist Charged with Disrespecting Castros: An independent journalist in Cuba, Calixto Ramón Martínez Árias, is to be charged with being disrespectful towards Raúl and Fidel Castro, the country's current and former presidents. Martínez Árias, a correspondent for the independent news agency ...




'Ministry by Presence' and the Difference it Made at Abu Ghraib

'Ministry by Presence' and the Difference it Made at Abu Ghraib: These were drastic exaggerations, of course, and evidence of astonishing historical ignorance, but the comparisons revealed the shock and revulsion Americans felt over the evil deeds at that prison with the odd name in Iraq. And the deeds of some ...

Retired doc devotes time to medical training in Haiti

Retired doc devotes time to medical training in Haiti:
He has found that way through the Haiti Medical Education Project, whose mission is to improve the state of medical education by rebuilding medical schools and their curricula in a country whose health-care system was broken long before the devastating ...


New Jersey Jewish News

Low-income and Minority Students More Likely to Be Chronically Absent


Low-income and Minority Students More Likely to Be Chronically Absent

... low-income and minority students are more likely to miss school days, according to data presented by the San Rafael City School District. Of the 91 students who were considered chronically absent for the 2011-12 school year, 65 percent were Latino, ...

Poverty and Policy Matters: 1 in 4 North Carolina Children Live in Poverty


Poverty and Policy Matters: 1 in 4 North Carolina Children Live in Poverty

Children growing up in poverty face daily challenges that over a childhood accumulate into significant barriers to opportunity and mobility. Recent evidence finds that children in the bottom 20% of the income distribution, those living in poverty, have ...

Mitt Romney's Popularity With Latino Voters Declines As Campaign Pursues ...

Mitt Romney's Popularity With Latino Voters Declines As Campaign Pursues ...: Romney has a message that should gain traction with Latinos who are concerned about elevated Hispanic unemployment and want to protect what Jose Hernandez, who oversaw Latino voter outreach for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in 2008, calls “traditional ...




Morning-after pills available to NY high school students

Morning-after pills available to NY high school students:
Hundreds of New York City high schools students have received morning-after pills since the launch of a program that provides emergency contraception through public school nurses, the city's health department said on Monday. Many schools around the ...


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