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viernes, 26 de octubre de 2012

Mexican drug kingpin's daughter pleads not guilty to fraud

Mexican drug kingpin's daughter pleads not guilty to fraud: El Chapo, whose nickname means "Shorty" in English, escaped a Mexican prison in a laundry basket in 2001 to become the country's highest-profile trafficker, hauling tons of marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and heroin to U.S. markets in trucks, ...

Native American women face patchwork policies for Plan B

Native American women face patchwork policies for Plan B: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Months after the federal Indian Health Service said it was finalizing a policy that would make emergency contraception more accessible to American Indian women, advocates say they're still waiting. And in the meantime, Native women ...




Bolivia: Life at the Extreme Edge of Climate Change

Bolivia: Life at the Extreme Edge of Climate Change: Morales' policies include (a) reduction of poverty, (b) redistribution of wealth, (c) land reform and (d) public control of energy assets, which he has already partially nationalized; furthermore as of June 3, 2012, he stated at a social summit ...

Campaign to Fight Childhood Hunger in Bolivia

Campaign to Fight Childhood Hunger in Bolivia: In Bolivia, nearly two-thirds of the population lives below the poverty line, and the majority of Bolivia's children do not receive the minimum daily caloric intake and suffer from nutritional deficiencies. By logging on to sharingasweetfuture.com ...

Drug mule's parents ask for pardon

Drug mule's parents ask for pardon:
She is serving an eight-year sentence at the Penitenciária Feminina da Capital prison in São Paulo, Brazil's largest city. She was recruited by Sheryl Cwele and her accomplice, Frank Nabolisa, and has already served half her sentence. Cwele, 51, the ...


Independent Online

Brazil Begins Punishing Politicians, for First Time

Brazil Begins Punishing Politicians, for First Time: But for the first time in the history of Brazil, politicians will be punished. As Brazilians watch every step of the way, major political figures are being sentenced to prison as a judge rules in a historic trial involving members of the president ...




Could drug decriminalization save Brazil's slums?

Could drug decriminalization save Brazil's slums?: Brazil has been struggling with drug violence for years. The problem got so bad that the country passed a law in 2006 to distinguish between dealers and users in handing out sentences, meant to reduce the overwhelming pressure on the justice and jail ...

This Week in Poverty: Bigfoot, Nessie and Paul Ryan

This Week in Poverty: Bigfoot, Nessie and Paul Ryan:
Greg Kaufmann on October 26, 2012 - 10:24 AM ET. “What's really at work here is the spirit of the Lord,” would-be Vice President Paul Ryan said in a speech on poverty and upward mobility before conservative Ohioan churchgoers on Wednesday. “And there ...


The Nation. (blog)

Why child poverty concerns us all

Why child poverty concerns us all:
I spent the last 3 presidential debates and the vice presidential debate on my couch at home, very tense, watching and listening closely. While I was watching as a concerned citizen (though a decided voter), I was also watching as a child advocate ...


The Courier-Journal (blog)

Poverty pockets growing in suburbs

Poverty pockets growing in suburbs: In fact, it not only exists but in some cases — Markham-Unionville, Mississauga-Cooksville and Bramalea-Gore-Malton —poverty rates and child poverty rates are higher than the provincial average. On Friday, Social Planning Toronto, the Alliance for a ...

Inaction on poverty deplored

Inaction on poverty deplored: Liz Cassidy-Nelson, from the Whangarei Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG), said the White Paper, released last week by Social Development Minister Paula Bennett, was a good start in addressing child protection but failed to address the important issue ...




Child-related benefits may be 'capped' at two children

Child-related benefits may be 'capped' at two children:
But child poverty campaigners expressed concerns at the proposals. In a speech in Cambridge, Mr Duncan Smith will ask whether families should be able to expect never-ending amounts of money for every child, when working households have to make ...


BBC News

Preventing poor children from becoming poor adults

Preventing poor children from becoming poor adults:
The then Labour government was equally committed, pledging to halve child poverty (the leading indicator of overall poverty) which stood at 3.4 million, or a quarter of all the UK's children, by 2010 and end it entirely a decade later, a promise the ...


Public Service

As child poverty increases, social workers must be supported

As child poverty increases, social workers must be supported:
Relationships are vital for children and most will look first to their family. For others, though, it might be their social worker, teacher, independent reviewing officer, nurse or any other member of the diverse children's workforce to whom they turn ...


The Guardian

Chile's economic minister encourages foreign investment from Spain


Chile's economic minister encourages foreign investment from Spain

“Countries like Spain look with admiration to the Chilean experience and how we have been able to maintain our levels of growth, increase employment and reduce poverty in spite of the complex crisis that affects the main economies of the world.” Chile ...

Cuba to welcome back many who left

Cuba to welcome back many who left: MIAMI — Cuba said Thursday it will welcome back tens of thousands of its citizens who left illegally - including rafters, doctors and baseball players - in the second round of a migration reform it claims will help normalize relations with Cubans ...

Famed Cuban Dissident Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo Dies

Famed Cuban Dissident Eloy Gutierrez-Menoyo Dies: Gutierrez-Menoyo had lived permanently in Cuba since August 2003, after visiting the island during a family vacation and deciding to stay for good. Cuban authorities allowed him to remain despite his frequent criticisms of the government, but his ...

At least 21 dead in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica; mid-Atlantic states watch ...

At least 21 dead in Cuba, Haiti and Jamaica; mid-Atlantic states watch ...: MIAMI - After slamming eastern Cuba early Thursday as a bigger, stronger and deadlier storm than expected, Hurricane Sandy churned toward what could be a wicked Halloween eve visit to the northeastern United States from a massive hybrid weather ...

The truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis

The truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis:
In a new book, Blind Over Cuba, political science professor David Barrett offers a detailed, disquieting analysis of the "photo gap" - a five-week period in which American intelligence flights over western Cuba were suspended. That span proved to be ...


Philadelphia Inquirer

Abolishing the death penalty


Abolishing the death penalty

139 countries have abolished death penalty. Of the 58 countries, retaining the death penalty, 18 were known to have carried out the last executions in 2009 (China, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the US top the league) while Pakistan has not executed any ...

Symposium in Orem to focus on capital punishment

Symposium in Orem to focus on capital punishment: Capital punishment in the U.S. in the context of state, national and international policies will be the focus of the eighth annual symposium on the death penalty sponsored by Utah Valley University on Thursday. The event will feature such experts as ...




Social Security is main income for many older Californians

Social Security is main income for many older Californians: SACRAMENTO, Calif. — For the nation's 45 million elderly Social Security recipients, the bad news tempered the good: They learned this week that a 2013 cost-of-living increase will raise their monthly Social Security income – but by only a fraction ...

The enormous migrant community of Osceola County, Florida could deliver the ...

The enormous migrant community of Osceola County, Florida could deliver the ...: The elderly gentleman, who, like hundreds of thousands of new Florida voters, had migrated from Puerto Rico to the Orlando metropolitan area, excused himself, returned carrying a machete and proceeded to hack the snake not entirely to death.

Florida man arrested in scheme that bilked elderly couple of $250000

Florida man arrested in scheme that bilked elderly couple of $250000: They were told they were winners and had been promised the world -- millions in cash, a new luxury car and even a moment of fame when their names would be trumpeted on national television. All they had to do, they were told, was take care of a few ...

Many Florida seniors struggle to afford food

Many Florida seniors struggle to afford food: The first-ever senior hunger report card ranks Florida ninth in the nation for the number of elderly who need food assistance. The problem is, only a third of the seniors who qualify actually go through the process to get the help. Some say it's ...