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lunes, 15 de octubre de 2012

America's incarceration rates are highest in the world

America's incarceration rates are highest in the world: Once again, the U.S. has beat any other nation in terms of its number of prisoners and prisons. There are currently around 2.2 million people behind bars, “equal to a city the size of Houston,” noted Bloomberg News. There are 4,575 prisons in operation ...

The Mexican Miracle: Despite Drug War, Economy Is Booming

The Mexican Miracle: Despite Drug War, Economy Is Booming: Mexico fans hold up a Mexican flag ahead of th... When Vikram Pandit, the chief executive of Citigroup, was asked on Monday to break down the emerging markets that had contributed to some good-looking financial results for the third-biggest U.S. bank ...

Rain slows Argentine corn sowing, soy starts soon

Rain slows Argentine corn sowing, soy starts soon: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Rains that have slowed Argentine corn sowing are expected to give way to sunshine by midweek, setting the stage for easy planting of the country's key soy crop, climate experts in the grains-exporting powerhouse said on Monday ...

Brazilian president announces new social support programs

Brazilian president announces new social support programs:
President Dilma Rousseff signed a Law establishing a new social program called Tenderness Brazil, which design to overcome the problem of extreme poverty among children, supplementing the Bolsa Familia guaranteed minimum income of seventy Reales ...


Press TV

Brazilian Prison Riot Ends with 1 Injured

Brazilian Prison Riot Ends with 1 Injured:
RIO DE JANEIRO – The 485 prisoners who began rioting 24 hours earlier in the prison in the city of Nossa Senhora da Gloria on Sunday released the guard they were holding hostage and ended the uprising, during which one inmate was injured, Brazilian ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child: In such circumstances a young girl is considered either as a poverty mitigation measure through the family receiving lobola or as a poverty coping strategy through reducing costs associated with bringing her up as feeding, clothing and educating the ...

Munson: Increasingly, Iowa's children are poor

Munson: Increasingly, Iowa's children are poor: Childhood poverty in the predominantly rural, agricultural Iowa of yesteryear has been worn almost as a badge of honor. It's the familiar rugged portrait of the self-reliant farm family where at least the source of food was stable. The bell rang out ...

UN commission ends collaboration with Chilean government


UN commission ends collaboration with Chilean government

The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) announced Wednesday that the organization would end its 25-year collaboration with the Chilean government on its prominent Casen poverty survey. united nations ...

Colombia Peace Talks: FARC's Anonymous Negotiators Replace High Profile ...

Colombia Peace Talks: FARC's Anonymous Negotiators Replace High Profile ...: Peace talks between the Colombian government and the country's main leftist rebel movement will open Wednesday in Norway, but noticeably absent from the room will be the guerrilla heavyweights who presided a decade ago over the last attempt to end a ...

Developing Minds: Teaching child soldiers be children in Latin America

Developing Minds: Teaching child soldiers be children in Latin America: The Developing Minds Foundation he created provides education for children who have been forgotten, the victims of violence, war and poverty in Colombia, Brazil and the U.S. The foundation has given hope to kids in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, to ...

Cuba recognizes missile crisis 50 years later

Cuba recognizes missile crisis 50 years later: (CNN) - The Cuban Missile Crisis had the world holding its breath for 13 days in October 1962, when the U.S. and the Soviet Union just barely avoided war over secret nuclear missile sites. You don't get much more off the beaten track than Omar Lopez's ...

Death penalty: The pros and cons

Death penalty: The pros and cons:
To put issues in perspective, some countries have death sentence in their laws including the United States of America (USA) which has the highest number or incarcerated people than any other country in the world. More than 3,200 inmates in 36 states ...


Times of Zambia

Voters' choice: Less death, more love?

Voters' choice: Less death, more love?: In California, voters will decide whether to keep the death penalty on the books in America's most populous state. Meanwhile, in my own state of Minnesota, there is a good chance that a proposed constitutional amendment to bar same-sex marriage will be ...

Fake nurse preys on the elderly

Fake nurse preys on the elderly: Police said the woman was a shopaholic who had stolen credit cards, driving licences and social security cards from senior residents in at least two Florida nursing homes. Last month, she allegedly tried to use a 92-year-old man's credit card to spend ...

Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan

Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan:
Elderly people in Florida would have paid more than $200 extra for traditional Medicare if a system similar to Paul Ryan's proposed overhaul of the program was in place in 2010, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. Ryan, the Republican vice ...


Bloomberg

Column: Poverty is this election's invisible issue

Column: Poverty is this election's invisible issue: This story is part of Columnists Opinions · Column: That shot at Big Bird · Opinionline: Florida wary of both campaigns · Column: Romney needs to shake 'rich guy' ... A study released this month by Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting found that news ...

Florida teacher pay issue an uphill battle


Florida teacher pay issue an uphill battle

The new legislation also allowed for districts to create additional incentive pay to lure teachers to high poverty or struggling schools, as well as attract people into “hard-to-staff subject areas” like math and science. One problem the Charlotte ...

Brad Pitt blasts US 'War on Drugs,' calls for policy rethink

Brad Pitt blasts US 'War on Drugs,' calls for policy rethink:
Brad Pitt has thrown his weight behind a documentary that blasts America's 40-year war on drugs as a failure, calling policies that imprison huge numbers of drug-users a “charade” in urgent need of a rethink. The Hollywood actor came aboard recently as ...


GayToday

Ryan Andresen: Gay scout, good scout?


Ryan Andresen: Gay scout, good scout?

The assumption made by Boy Scouts of America that being openly gay means that one does not believe in God, indicates that the organization is not only committed to the importance of faith in helping young men achieve their full human potential, but ...

'Religious Liberty' Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate


'Religious Liberty' Does Not Give People a License to Discriminate

Opponents of gay rights have historically undermined equality and fairness for gay Americans by directly attacking gay people themselves. But as the public has become more accepting of gay individuals, this tactic has become less and less successful.

Landowners on border say they were shortchanged

Landowners on border say they were shortchanged: The disparities raise questions about the Justice Department's treatment of hundreds of landowners from Texas to California who couldn't afford lawyers and must now live with a massive steel barrier running through their farms, ranches and yards. The ...

New project to bolster agricultural productivity of Guatemalan farmers

New project to bolster agricultural productivity of Guatemalan farmers: With half of the indigenous population living in poverty, chronic malnutrition rates in the Guatemala's poorest regions are the fourth highest in the world, according to the World Food Program. Those same areas suffer from degraded soil, drought, low ...




The Legal Status of In Vitro Fertilization in Latin America and the ...

The Legal Status of In Vitro Fertilization in Latin America and the ...: In Latin America, Costa Rica is the only country in the region that absolutely bans ... American Convention on Human Rights, the fundamental legal document of ...

Venezuela and the Wonders of Equality

Venezuela and the Wonders of Equality: However, left wing and center-left governments continue to be re-elected from Ecuador to Brazil to Argentina because they reduce poverty and inequality by taking control of natural resources to benefit the people. Latin America is living the 200-year ...

A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage | North - Nacla

A Hall of Shame for Venezuelan Elections Coverage | North - Nacla: Extreme poverty declined to 8.5 percent from about 20 percent over the same period. Venezuela has the lowest level of inequality in Latin America and the ...