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viernes, 5 de octubre de 2012

In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Be Crucial To Winning The State


In North Carolina, Latino Voters Could Be Crucial To Winning The State

"If the Hispanics see what the real story is out there, unemployment right now is 8.1 percent," Agiovlassitis says. "But in the Hispanic community, it's 10.2 percent. So, I think if you get that message out that people aren't working. And more ...

Wolfe '97 on sexual violence in Native American communities

Wolfe '97 on sexual violence in Native American communities: “What else can we say when one out of every three Native American women report they have been raped, or that an attempt has been made to sexually brutalise them? That is more than 2.5 times the national average. And if you think those ...

Gay Scout Denied Eagle Rank Says He Believes...

Gay Scout Denied Eagle Rank Says He Believes...:
The only reason he's being denied the rank of Eagle is because the Boy Scouts of America has a problem with Ryan being gay," said his mother, Karen Andresen, 49. Andresen has spent a decade completing the requirements for the coveted award, and now ...


ABC News

Most Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Characters Ever on TV

Most Gay, Lesbian, & Transgender Characters Ever on TV:
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) says there will be a total of 111 gay, lesbian or transgender television characters in regular or reoccurring roles appearing on televisions across America, with 31 LGBT characters on scripted shows ...


Passport Magazine (blog)

Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases

Scalia says abortion, gay rights are easy cases: Homosexual sodomy? Come on. For 200 years, it was criminal in every state," Scalia said at the American Enterprise Institute. He contrasted his style of ... While the justices initially were scheduled to discuss the topic at their private conference in ...

Nervous Venezuelans stock up on supplies before election

Nervous Venezuelans stock up on supplies before election: ... has developed a near Messianic following by casting himself as an heir to 19th century liberation hero Simon Bolivar while pushing billions in oil revenue into anti-poverty programs. A win for Chavez could prompt a sell-off of Venezuelan bonds ...




Power outage hits 5 states in Brazil

Power outage hits 5 states in Brazil: Rod Blagojevich comes to a close Thursday, when a multimillionaire who once wielded enormous political influence in the...Full Story. A federal judge sentenced former Illinois powerbroker William Cellini to a year in prison Thursday for conspiring to ...

In Venezuela's elections, will oil wealth trump desire for change?


In Venezuela's elections, will oil wealth trump desire for change?

On Sunday, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, 58, will face the toughest election of his 14-year rule. Chavez and his oil-financed largesse are pitted against fresh-faced challenger Henrique Capriles' promise of jobs, safer streets and an end to cronyism.

Puerto Rico's Coquí llanero Frog Listed as Endangered Species

Puerto Rico's Coquí llanero Frog Listed as Endangered Species:
The Puerto Rican lowland coquí (coqui llanero) frog of Puerto Rico has been listed as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. The frog has been considered for federal protections since 2007, according to the Center for Biological ...


ReptileChannel.com

Gunmen kill former head of Brazil extortion ring

Gunmen kill former head of Brazil extortion ring: Gunmen kill former head of Brazil extortion ring. SAO PAULO — Officials say gunmen shot and killed a former police officer who served more than 25 years in prison for leading an extermination group that killed at least 50 people. Inspector Vicente ...

UN agency to stop calculating Chile poverty stats

UN agency to stop calculating Chile poverty stats: ... correct mistakes in the data. Chilean President Sebastian Pinera celebrated numbers in July suggesting a drop from 15.1 percent to 14.4 percent of Chileans living in poverty, but months passed before he released an error margin that cast doubt on ...

Dodge: Unpacking the "feminization of poverty"

Dodge: Unpacking the "feminization of poverty": It's not a false statistic by any means, but it should be noted that "female heads of household" to indicate female poverty levels is unique to Western countries. A University of California — Sacramento study examined how accurate this term was for ...




A burning question: Is heterosexuality illegal in California?

A burning question: Is heterosexuality illegal in California?:
Her outfit is listed as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which publishes this blog. In this case, the commentary is about California Gov. Jerry Brown signing a bill on Saturday that made his state the first in the country to prohibit ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

UN invests $50M in Colombia to combat poverty

UN invests $50M in Colombia to combat poverty: In an effort to help poverty-stricken communities in rural Colombia, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the UN based in Rome, has pledged $50 million towards the “Trust and Opportunities Program.” A ...

No Matter Your Age, It's Never too Late for Exercise, Says Sally's Care Home

No Matter Your Age, It's Never too Late for Exercise, Says Sally's Care Home: Sally's Residential Care Home, a widely respected assisted living facility based in the heart of Southern California's Ventura County, would like to alert elderly people and their loved ones that simply being older doesn't mean that they are exempt ...

Studies: Health Varies Among Latino Subgroups, Hispanics Are Less Likely To ...

Studies: Health Varies Among Latino Subgroups, Hispanics Are Less Likely To ...: 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 ...




Program aims to keep seniors safe

Program aims to keep seniors safe: There's a new resource to help you avoid getting scammed in Southwest Florida. The program, which is geared toward the elderly, is called Seniors vs Crime. A partnership between the Cape Coral Police Department and the State Attorney General's Office ...

Study finds rise in gay and bisexual characters on scripted TV shows

Study finds rise in gay and bisexual characters on scripted TV shows: NEW YORK -- The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV is at its highest-ever level in the season ahead, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The total on cable television is also going up.

Gay-friendly Chevy Volt ad wins GLAAD award

Gay-friendly Chevy Volt ad wins GLAAD award: GLAAD, which held its awards ceremony Tuesday night in New York City, feted Chevy for its ad that showed a Volt sitting between two conventional GM vehicles with the tagline: "Mom, Dad. I'm electric." Included in the ad is the line, "Whatever revs your ...

Meningitis Vaccine Now Recommended for Certain HIV+ Gay Men in NYC

Meningitis Vaccine Now Recommended for Certain HIV+ Gay Men in NYC: The meningococcal vaccine is now being recommended for New York City-residing HIV-positive men who have had intimate contact with other men under certain circumstances, according to a new alert from the NYC Department of Health and Mental ...




Latino Unemployment Rate Lowest in Nearly Four Years, Falls to 9.9 Pct


Latino Unemployment Rate Lowest in Nearly Four Years, Falls to 9.9 Pct

Latino unemployment has hit a 45 month low as September marks the first time the Latino jobless rate has fallen below 10 percent since December of 2008, when it was 9.4 percent. The number of unemployed Hispanics has dropped by nearly 20 percent ...

The Latino Vote: population flourishes but electoral sea change is yet to come

The Latino Vote: population flourishes but electoral sea change is yet to come:
... all-too often unemployed) tourism service workers in Florida. Such diversity apart, the political lesson that leaps out of so many of the reports is that the sleeping giant of the Latino voter remains just that – sleeping. Turnout at elections ...


The Guardian

Mayor: 4000 young men so far in NYC program

Mayor: 4000 young men so far in NYC program: Financed partly with the billionaire mayor's own money, the three-year, $127 million Young Men's Initiative is intended to lower poverty, crime, unemployment and dropout rates among black and Latino males between 16 and 24. The effort takes aim at a ...




State outreach to Latino-owned business reaps rewards


State outreach to Latino-owned business reaps rewards

She added that the state's roughly 68,000 Latino-owned businesses can put a large dent in the state's unemployment numbers. "We feel it's important, like any other business in New Jersey, the Hispanic small businesses feel they're welcome here, and get ...

In Colorado, Latinos anxious to hear what candidates have to say

In Colorado, Latinos anxious to hear what candidates have to say:
”When you have more people on food stamps, when the unemployment rate for Latinos has been so high, it's a very poor record,” she says. Marin says the most important thing Governor Romney can do is to highlight his successes in business, the Olympics, ...


NBC Latino