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jueves, 4 de octubre de 2012

Dominican economy to grow 4.5% in 2012, 2013, ECLAC

Dominican economy to grow 4.5% in 2012, 2013, ECLAC: The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) holds Dominican Republic's growth projection steady at 4.5% for this year and the next, which was also the same as last year. An ECLAC report released today said Panama will top the ...




The private sector and development – working together as partners


The private sector and development – working together as partners

IDB supports efforts by Latin America and the Caribbean countries to reduce poverty and inequality. It aims to bring about Sustainable, climate-friendly development. In addition to loans, IDB provides grants, technical assistance and carries out research.

An elderly couple in California have received death threats and their ...


An elderly couple in California have received death threats and their ...

Leftwing civility: An elderly couple in California have received death threats and their property vandalized because they put a Romney sign on their front lawn.

Gay illegal immigrant denied protection in US

Gay illegal immigrant denied protection in US: Roberta Sklar, spokeswoman for the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in New York, said Thursday there is no proof discrimination has abated in Mexico. "Marriage equality in one city doesn't mean there is equality for everyone ...

Brazilian advisers spin elections in Venezuela and beyond

Brazilian advisers spin elections in Venezuela and beyond: Brazil — In an ad for the re-election campaign of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a kind-faced man introduces himself and weeps as he tells his story. His mother died when he was 8, leaving him on the streets. Then he was lifted from poverty and now ...

Haiti - Politic : Normalization of activities of the IDEA in Haiti

Haiti - Politic : Normalization of activities of the IDEA in Haiti:
Mr. Vidar Helgesen, Secretary-General of the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) on Wednesday signed a "headquarters agreement" with the Haitian Government, through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs ...


Haitilibre.com

The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti

The Cost Of Saving Lives With Local Peanuts In Haiti: How much extra would you pay for local food? It's a familiar question. We face it practically every time we shop for groceries, either at the store or at the farmers market. But what about food that can save the lives of severely malnourished children?

Why the Native American Vote Could Win the Senate for Democrats

Why the Native American Vote Could Win the Senate for Democrats: Native American voters, a small percentage of the population in the Western states, are unlikely to have much effect on either the House of Representatives or the Electoral College. But this year, with a tightly divided Senate hanging in the balance ...

NLRB Threatens Native Sovereignty

NLRB Threatens Native Sovereignty: In 2004, largely under the mainstream media radar, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) dispossessed Native Americans. But this time, it was not their lands that were being taken away—it was their sovereignty. It all began with Big Labor.




4 Scholarships for American Indian Students

4 Scholarships for American Indian Students:
Documentation may be a Certificate of Indian Blood card, an affidavit from a tribal official, birth records, or other identification provided to you by a Native American organization. It is also important to know if your parents are enrolled members of ...


U.S. News & World Report (blog)

Commissioners discuss prison safety after recent incident

Commissioners discuss prison safety after recent incident: Commissioners discuss prison safety after recent incident; Warden Brigham Sloan of the Correction Corporation of America, which supervises a prison east of Las Animas, reported to the Bent County Commissioners that the private prison was on modified ...

Pussy Riot versus Georgia Prison Rapes - why some things get reported a lot ...


Pussy Riot versus Georgia Prison Rapes - why some things get reported a lot ...

I think the PC media choose to call it 'Georgia' , in the hope this will influence Americans, who feel a sort of kinship with it because it shares a name with one of the 50 states, but who would be unmoved by the travails of a tiny faraway country ...

Police brutality at Puerto Rican Parade met with outrage

Police brutality at Puerto Rican Parade met with outrage: News of the police brutality incident that occurred during an after-party for the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Philadelphia on Sunday have slowly reached Puerto Ricans in the Caribbean, and there is outrage at the display of force from a police ...




Fears abound ahead of close Venezuelan elections

Fears abound ahead of close Venezuelan elections:
In this Sept. 27, 2012 photo, a poster of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez hangs on the door where Maria Perez carries her granddaughter out of the room where they live that was once a school room and is now part of a government provided shelter for ...


Anchorage Daily News

Pinera losing Chilean middle class support

Pinera losing Chilean middle class support: SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is losing middle class support for his administration in a further setback after the government appeared to minimize the impact of student protests, business data and opinion polls ...

Internet addiction to be added to list of mental disorders

Internet addiction to be added to list of mental disorders: A new study reported in The Sydney Morning Herald says children are more and more addicted to the internet. How addicted? Beginning next May, “Internet-Use Disorder' will be included in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV ...




Regional governments must stay the course on drug war

Regional governments must stay the course on drug war: ... President Juan Manuel Santos joined his counterparts from Mexico and Guatemala this week in issuing a joint statement to United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon calling for a global debate on the efficacy of the decades-old, U.S.-led "war on ...

Candidates have similar drug policies, Mexican man wishes they had none

Candidates have similar drug policies, Mexican man wishes they had none: (RNN) - Barack Obama has snorted cocaine and Mitt Romney has a cousin who was kidnapped by drug traffickers in Mexico. Despite these personal connections to the drug trade, neither candidate has offered any new solutions to the 40-year-long drug war ...

Source: Drug cartels control Mexican airports

Source: Drug cartels control Mexican airports:
A high-level attorney for the Beltran Leyva faction of the Sinaloa Cartel has revealed that two of Mexico's busiest international airports, in Cancun and Toluca, are controlled by Mexican drug cartels. His disclosures shed new light on the mystery ...


MadCow Morning News

Report: Gangs control 60 percent of Mexican prisons


Report: Gangs control 60 percent of Mexican prisons

MEXICO CITY — A new report suggest that gangs control about 60 percent of Mexico's prisons, a finding that follows a series of high-profile mass escapes. The Mexican government's National Human Rights Commission says it visited 100 state and local ...

Studies: Health Disparities Vary Among Hispanic Subgroups, Hispanics Are ...

Studies: Health Disparities Vary Among Hispanic Subgroups, Hispanics Are ...: Florida State University (FSU) researchers analyzed data from the National Latino and Asian-American Study and found that both Puerto Rican-American men and women reported the highest rates of smoking and overall substance abuse -- including marijuana ...




Latino voters support Obama by 70% in recent poll; economy most important issue

Latino voters support Obama by 70% in recent poll; economy most important issue:
Seventy-four percent of survey respondents also expressed that the economy is one of the most pressing issues facing the economy today—50 percent believed unemployment is the most economic issue. The respondents were also asked who they thought ...


Examiner.com

It's immigration, stupid, say Latino voters in Nevada

It's immigration, stupid, say Latino voters in Nevada: Nevada leads the nation in the number of foreclosures and in the unemployment rate -- 12.6%. The rate among Hispanics is even worse -- a dismal 14.6%. Add that to Latino disillusion with Obama for failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform, and ...

35 Million Escape Poverty - But Can Brazil Overcome Inequality?

35 Million Escape Poverty - But Can Brazil Overcome Inequality?: Brazil, the largest country in South America and home of 194 million people, has captured the attention of the world for its achievement: 35 million Brazilians have escaped poverty over the last decade thanks to its fast growing economy which has ...




Central American Politics: Poverty in Latin America

Central American Politics: Poverty in Latin America: Poverty in Latin America. Poverty seems to be a concern this week to the English- language press that covers Latin America. It should always be the word of the ...