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miércoles, 3 de octubre de 2012

Every Baby Born Today Owes More Than $13000 In State Debt: Study

Every Baby Born Today Owes More Than $13000 In State Debt: Study: As of 2011, for the first time since Katrina, more than one in five residents lived below the poverty line, only slightly better than Mississippi and New Mexico. Louisiana's median income fell by more than the country as a whole, falling more than $2 ...

Venezuela Hugo Chavez Faces Closest Election Since 1998

Venezuela Hugo Chavez Faces Closest Election Since 1998:
A crossroad has been reached in Venezuelan recent history. On Sunday, Venezuelans are going to decide if they want to continue with the regime inaugurated by Chavez 14 years ago, for a new six-year period, or change into a completely new direction.


PolicyMic

Cellphones: The new tool against crime in Chile

Cellphones: The new tool against crime in Chile:
SANTIAGO, Chile – Chileans have a new crime-fighting tool: cellphones. Authorities have created a free program that enables residents to alert officials to crimes by using their cellphones, an initiative that could prove effective in a nation where ...


Infosurhoy

U.S. Beef Showcased In Red-Hot Chilean Market

U.S. Beef Showcased In Red-Hot Chilean Market: To further capitalize on this momentum, the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) recently held educational seminars in the capital city of Santiago – one for importers and distributors and a second for Chile's leading hotel and restaurant chefs. These ...




Bill to count gay-owned state vendors signed into law

Bill to count gay-owned state vendors signed into law: Washington, D.C. (10/01/12) — AB 1960, which directs the California Department of General Services to collect voluntarily submitted information on gay-owned businesses contracting with the state of California, was signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown ...

Moderate Media Bias And The Illusion Of Debate Over Ex-Gay Therapy

Moderate Media Bias And The Illusion Of Debate Over Ex-Gay Therapy: The ex-gay therapist went on the show to try, apparently, to attack California's ban on children being forced into ex-gay therapy. One of the things that Pickup loves to do is claim that homosexuality is caused by sexual trauma. Here is their ...

Brazil services resume growth in September - PMI

Brazil services resume growth in September - PMI: Years of fast growth lifted more than 30 million Brazilians out of poverty in the past decade, fostering demand for a wide range of services such as banking and telecommunications. That helped Brazil avert a recession in the past year, as manufacturers ...




Colombia will Implement Innovative Models for Providing Rural Water and ...


Colombia will Implement Innovative Models for Providing Rural Water and ...

"We will create sustainable models that can be replicated in other high-poverty areas in the country where it is critical to improve access and improve service quality," said Rafael de la Cruz, IDB Representative in Colombia. Initial projects for rural ...

Free coffins: Charity or political swag?

Free coffins: Charity or political swag?:
In Honduras, one of Latin America's poorest countries and also its most dangerous, candidates dole out another kind of political swag: Coffins for the destitute. Charities organised by politicians scour poor neighbourhoods in search of families of ...


Stuff.co.nz

Thousands of families in Colombia to benefit from UN-backed poverty reduction ...

Thousands of families in Colombia to benefit from UN-backed poverty reduction ...:
Print. Email. 3 October 2012 – More than 50,000 families in Colombia will benefit from a United Nations-backed rural poverty reduction project which seeks to facilitate access to financing and community services for small-scale producers. The Building ...


UN News Centre

Cuban classical musicians play side by side with Northwest Sinfonietta, then ...

Cuban classical musicians play side by side with Northwest Sinfonietta, then ...:
ABOUT THE CUBAN CULTURAL FESTIVAL. The Cuban Cultural Festival next week at the University of Puget Sound will be packed with music master classes, lectures and conversations with Cuban musicians. The festival, running Monday through Thursday ...


Bellingham Herald

Letters: poverty, high education, Prop. 35 and more

Letters: poverty, high education, Prop. 35 and more: We are losing jobs in California because of budget cuts to education, and we are also going to be losing jobs because we don't have the funds to keep top educators in California. This is a slippery slope that will cause California to lose its top ...

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities:
California is the only state that has metro areas on the top ten highest and lowest list of poverty rates. And, if you live in the San Jose metro area, like Stephen Levy, it's the best of times. The poverty rate is one of the lowest in the country at ...


Marketplace.org

Border, Coastal Guard officers pursue wage protest

Border, Coastal Guard officers pursue wage protest: Deputy Border Guard officials arrived to the scene where the protest being carried out outside the Centinela building in Buenos Aires City, where national Border Guards were demanding “wage conciliation” talks be opened with the Security Ministry, in ...




Buenos Aires Mayor Urged to Veto Abortion Law

Buenos Aires Mayor Urged to Veto Abortion Law: Buenos Aires approved the law, which allows unrestricted abortions in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger. The city's legislature passed the measure with the help of allies of President Cristina Kirchner, who overcame strong opposition ...

Argentina, Brazil, Colombian, Guatemala, Uruguay

Argentina, Brazil, Colombian, Guatemala, Uruguay: The poverty index in Argentina decreased significantly in the first semester of this year, falling from 8.5 percent during the first semester of 2011 to 6.5 percent, the National Institute of Statistics and Census indicated on Sept. 25. A significant ...




Britain is following Argentina on the road to ruin

Britain is following Argentina on the road to ruin: ... against the dollar, inflation hit 41pc, unemployment reached one quarter of the workforce, real wages fell 24pc, and over half of the population fell below the poverty line. At each stage, Argentina's recovery was sabotaged by the actions of its ...

Cycle-power helps Brazilian prisoners connect to community ...


Cycle-power helps Brazilian prisoners connect to community ...

Inmates at a Brazilian prison are being given the chance to reduce their jail sentences by pedalling stationary bikes which generate renewable energy to power ...

Eight Million Brazilians Still Live In "Extreme" Poverty Conditions

Eight Million Brazilians Still Live In "Extreme" Poverty Conditions: Among these are "Tender Brazil" targeted to the children of the families below the poverty line. "The chances for the government to reach the target (established by President Rousseff to finish with extreme poverty) exists but is remote", said Ricardo ...




The Haitian Diaspora and Dual Citizenship: A Question of Survival

The Haitian Diaspora and Dual Citizenship: A Question of Survival:
As far as Mr. Jean's rejection for the presidential bid was concerned, the CEP maintains that it based its decision on the 1987 Haitian Constitution. More recently, in March 2012, this issue was reignited when President Michel Martelly was also ...


FinalCall.com News

California Episcopal Bishop "Welcomes" Catholic Bishop

California Episcopal Bishop "Welcomes" Catholic Bishop: ... Episcopalian Bishop of California, issued what could roughly be called a welcome letter. While he and Bishop Cordileone share views on reducing extreme global poverty and treatment of immigrants, the two remain sharply divided on the issue of marriage.




Plan for Charter City to Fight Honduras Poverty Loses Its Initiator

Plan for Charter City to Fight Honduras Poverty Loses Its Initiator: Once Honduras signed on and its Congress passed a law at the beginning of 2011 to start the process, the concept moved from big idea to a tentative possibility. Stories followed in The Economist, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times Magazine.

Cardinal Rodriguez: Enlist the World's Youth Against Poverty

Cardinal Rodriguez: Enlist the World's Youth Against Poverty: “We are approaching the year 2015 and with that the famous Millennium Development Goals,” said Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga, Archbishop of Tegucigalpa, Honduras. “One of [the MDGs] is reducing poverty in the world by half,” he said, speaking in ...

Florida's Hispanic Roots Oct. 13-20

Florida's Hispanic Roots Oct. 13-20: ... multifaceted nature of the history we plan to explore with everyone that I can't imagine a better way to get a handle on such an enormous topic,” said ISLAC Director Rachel May associate professor of Latin American studies and international human ...




83 human rights activists killed in Colombia since 2010: El Tiempo


83 human rights activists killed in Colombia since 2010: El Tiempo

The continued threats to human rights defenders have not been confined to Antioquia. In July, the U.S. Office on Colombia and the Latin America Working Group Education Fund issued a report on the matter, which concluded that the national situation was ...