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domingo, 7 de octubre de 2012

Guatemala on $1 A Day


Guatemala on $1 A Day

And one of the key issues that's illustrated by their film is energy poverty. Unable to afford electricity, butane, or propane, the students, like their neighbors, relied on wood for their cooking. But because their stay in Guatemala occurred during ...

Bureaucracies deal with symptoms, not causes of poverty

Bureaucracies deal with symptoms, not causes of poverty:
Over 50 years ago, as a young social worker, I attended a child welfare conference in San Francisco where the keynote speaker said, "The children in California are the best diagnosed children in the nation; no one does a … thing about it, but they're ...


Deseret News

Cristina Kirchner 'using Falkland Islands as a smokescreen' to hide failing ...


Cristina Kirchner 'using Falkland Islands as a smokescreen' to hide failing ...

The streets of Buenos Aires have been crammed with up to 200,000 people in recent marches against the Argentine president, deploring inflation, insecurity and alleged corruption. The economy has slowed dramatically. Growth was more than eight per cent ...

Melrose woman heads to Haiti for humanitarian mission

Melrose woman heads to Haiti for humanitarian mission: A Melrose resident is on a mission to help the people of Haiti, and she's hoping her community will lend a hand. Laura Fay will head to Haiti in November to participate in Habitat for Humanity's 29th annual Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project. “As a ...

Mexican navy catches alleged Zetas drug capo

Mexican navy catches alleged Zetas drug capo: It says he was caught in a car Friday with four other men who were also detained. The Zetas have been involved in much of Mexico's drug war bloodshed in their battles with Mexico's other main drug organization, the Sinaloa Cartel. Terms and Conditions ...




Sam Champion engagement: 'GMA' weather anchor comes out

Sam Champion engagement: 'GMA' weather anchor comes out:
The "Good Morning America" star is the latest celebrity to reveal being gay or lesbian. Sunday, the Washington Times did a story on the anchorman's tweet that took his fans on social media by surprise. Sources say Champion, 51, gave Twitter fans a ...


Examiner.com

Higgins pays tribute to Allende

Higgins pays tribute to Allende:
Later President and Mrs Higgins went to the periphery of Santiago where he visited the parish of San Matias. There he was greeted by parish priest Pat Egan of Co Mayo, in Chile for 49 years with the Columban Order. Known as a “red neighbourhood” ...


Irish Times

Soy isoflavones may cur breast cancer risk

Soy isoflavones may cur breast cancer risk: L. Valladares of Universidad de Chile in Santiago, Chile and colleagues conducted the review and found associations between intake of soy isoflavones and risk of breast cancer at women's different physiological phases. Soy isoflavones, dietary or ...




Expats of Venezuela cast their presidential election ballots in New Orleans

Expats of Venezuela cast their presidential election ballots in New Orleans:
As a throng of expatriate voters from Venezuela belted out the country's national anthem near him Sunday, Daniel Griffith gazed at them and smiled. "Let's scream out loud: Death to oppression!" they sang in part. "Faithful compatriots, your strength is ...


NOLA.com

A Venezuelan Living in New York Returns for the Election

A Venezuelan Living in New York Returns for the Election: Some Venezuelans have trouble explaining to their American counterparts what the country is currently going through. The reason, they say, is that some Americans take for granted a political system that guarantees rights such as freedom of speech.




Haiti - Culture : 2nd Edition of the festival of poetry of Jérémie

Haiti - Culture : 2nd Edition of the festival of poetry of Jérémie:
Jérémie (Grand'Anse] will host from 8 to 14 October 2012, the second edition of the festival of poetry of Jérémie, organized by the Centre Culturel Jean-François Brierre in partnership with the Foyer Culturel of Jérémie of Jérémie, the French Alliance ...


Haitilibre.com

Venezuela election a critical test for divided nation and longtime President ...


Venezuela election a critical test for divided nation and longtime President ...

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez's crusade to transform Venezuela into a socialist state, which has bitterly divided the nation, was put to the stiffest electoral test of his nearly 14 years in power on Sunday in a closely fought presidential ...

Latino Unemployment Dips Slightly Below 10% to Lowest Rate in 4 Years

Latino Unemployment Dips Slightly Below 10% to Lowest Rate in 4 Years: Friday's jobs report did show a slight dip in unemployment for Latinos, who have had higher than average unemployment during the recession and recovery. While much was made of the news that the September unemployment rate for the nation had dipped ...




Chewing Ability Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk In The Elderly: Study

Chewing Ability Linked With Cognitive Impairment Risk In The Elderly: Study: "The results add to the evidence of the association between chewing ability and cognitive impairment in elderly persons." Recently, another study in the same journal conducted by University of California researchers showed a link between dementia risk ...

Prison Planet.com » It's Not America Anymore

Prison Planet.com » It's Not America Anymore: Many of us in the liberty movement find ourselves searching for a distinct root cause of the trials and tribulations of American culture — the Holy Grail catalyst that ...

Boy Scout Ryan Andresen denied award because he's gay


Boy Scout Ryan Andresen denied award because he's gay

"The Boy Scouts of America's statement that Ryan does not agree to Scouting's principle of 'Duty to God' is inaccurate. ... [T]he only reason he's being denied the rank of Eagle is because the Boy Scouts of America has a problem with Ryan being gay ...

Arkansas Republicans' comments on slavery, Muslims stir controversy

Arkansas Republicans' comments on slavery, Muslims stir controversy: Hubbard, a retired teacher and Vietnam veteran who was elected to the statehouse in 2010, also wrote, “Wouldn't life for blacks in America today be more enjoyable and successful if they would only learn to appreciate the value of a good education?” ...




Venezuelans vote for president after fierce campaign

Venezuelans vote for president after fierce campaign:
Voters in Venezuela are going to the polls in what is predicted to be the country's most tightly contested presidential election in a decade. Left-wing incumbent Hugo Chavez, first elected in 1998, is being challenged by opposition leader Henrique ...


BBC News

'Poverty is different'

'Poverty is different': ... came to learn about poverty, social class and how to help people climb the often-wobbly rungs of the economic ladder. Pfarr is a pulls-no-punches social worker from Minneapolis who has presented this seminar from New York to Mississippi to California.

Private Prisons A Criminal Injustice

Private Prisons A Criminal Injustice:
While there may not be "frequent whippings" today, private prisons provide limited services and reduce security and inmate monitoring. A study conducted by the AFSC (American Friends Service Committee) found significant problems in private prisons ...


PolicyMic

Press candidates on poverty

Press candidates on poverty: Being ranked among the top 10 cities in America with high child poverty rates is cause for shame. We can't sit silently by during this election when children are hungry and families' basic needs aren't being met. Over the last few weeks, this newspaper ...

Venezuela election a critical test for divided nation and longtime President ...


Venezuela election a critical test for divided nation and longtime President ...

CARACAS, Venezuela – President Hugo Chavez's long run in power and his attempts to transform Venezuela into a socialist state are on the line Sunday in a closely fought presidential election for this bitterly divided nation. The vote pitting Chavez ...

Mental illness is real, and very serious

Mental illness is real, and very serious: Oct. 7-13 is Mental Illness Awareness Week, an opportunity to learn about serious mental illness such as major depression, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. Mental illnesses are real biological illnesses, with much scientific ...

Biden, 69, seeks Florida seniors' votes for Obama

Biden, 69, seeks Florida seniors' votes for Obama: BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Joe Biden may just be the perfect pitchman for the senior vote. Seeing Medicare as a window to gain new support, President Barack Obama's campaign dispatched the vice president to two sprawling Florida retirement communities ...




Census data says poverty rates in Louisiana on the rise

Census data says poverty rates in Louisiana on the rise: BATON ROUGE (AP) — Census data released Thursday indicates poverty levels in Louisiana have continued to climb while household incomes declined in the last year, making the state one of the poorest in the nation. But while more people are finding ...