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lunes, 29 de octubre de 2012

Beating Rural Poverty in South America

Beating Rural Poverty in South America: Nevertheless, due to major investments, the agricultural sector in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay is already a tool for poverty reduction, he said. In Europe, all potential agricultural areas are occupied, while farmland in Asian countries is ...

Back to school for gay-marriage opponents

Back to school for gay-marriage opponents: Opponents of same-sex marriage are almost at the end of their four-state campaign, and they're using one of the same closing arguments in all the states that they did successfully in California in 2008: that gay marriage could be taught in school ...




Beating Rural Poverty in South America

Beating Rural Poverty in South America: Nevertheless, due to major investments, the agricultural sector in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay is already a tool for poverty reduction, he said. In Europe, all potential agricultural areas are occupied, while farmland in Asian countries is ...

Colorado woman donates money for BHSU scholarship


Colorado woman donates money for BHSU scholarship

Black Hills State University's high percentage of Native American students prompted Boulder, Colo., resident Joscelyn Blumenthal to donate $10,000 to establish an endowment fund that will be used for scholarships for Native American students ...

Floods cause chaos in Buenos Aires

Floods cause chaos in Buenos Aires: Heavy rain in Argentina's capital has caused major damage and at least one reported death. More than 1,000 people evacuated their homes in Buenos Aires as nearly five inches of rain fell in a few hours. The deluge caused power cuts, flooded subways and ...

Buenos Aires Alfajores Charm With Californian Sensibilities

Buenos Aires Alfajores Charm With Californian Sensibilities: Buenos Aires Alfajores is an Oakland-based handmade cookie company by Argentinean expatriate Andrea Ozzuna. Her products are based on her grandmother's recipes, but Ozzuna has introduced some adaptations that fit right at home with the Bay Area ...

Beating Rural Poverty in South America

Beating Rural Poverty in South America: Nevertheless, due to major investments, the agricultural sector in Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Uruguay is already a tool for poverty reduction, he said. In Europe, all potential agricultural areas are occupied, while farmland in Asian countries is ...




Turkey interested in Venezuelan oil

Turkey interested in Venezuelan oil: Turkey's ambassador to Caracas, Muhsin Tugrul Kiliçaslan, explained that a bilateral Energy Cooperation Agreement has been recently signed between Turkey and Venezuela, under which Venezuela sends oil to Turkey in exchange for the construction of ...

Venezuela prioritizes 'happiness' in its national budget


Venezuela prioritizes 'happiness' in its national budget

It seems that Venezuela is just as wrapped up in attaining this elusive emotional state as the rest of the Western world, which dedicates billions of dollars to everything from self-help books to vitamin supplements to serious research on happiness ...

Hurricane Sandy's death toll rises to 65 as flooding continues in Haiti


Hurricane Sandy's death toll rises to 65 as flooding continues in Haiti

People transport their cow that died during the passing of Hurricane Sandy on a wheelbarrow to an area to slaughter it in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012. As Hurricane Sandy swirls off toward the U.S. East Coast, the Caribbean is ...

Chattanooga: Judge rules Kiser can hire new attorney for death penalty appeal

Chattanooga: Judge rules Kiser can hire new attorney for death penalty appeal:
A local man sentenced to die two years ago now can hire new attorneys in his death penalty appeal. Marlon Duane Kiser, 42, faces the death penalty for the Sept. 6, 2001 shooting death of Hamilton County Sheriff's Deputy Donald Bond. Kiser was scheduled ...


Chattanooga Times Free Press

A look at Caribbean deaths, damage from Sandy

A look at Caribbean deaths, damage from Sandy: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Sandy has been blamed for at least 69 deaths in the Caribbean. Here is a breakdown: - Haiti: The storm did not directly hit Haiti but it brought several days of drenching rains, causing rivers to overrun their banks ...

6 French citizens missing in Caribbean storm swell

6 French citizens missing in Caribbean storm swell: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — As many as seven people have disappeared on a boat in Caribbean waters roiled by Hurricane Sandy, officials said Monday. French officials said at least six of them are French citizens. Dominica Coast Guard Commander Mervyn ...

Beating Rural Poverty in South America

Beating Rural Poverty in South America: RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 29 2012 (IPS) - The development of agriculture through the adoption of technological innovations will help Latin America leave behind its status as the most unequal region in the world, and will especially benefit the Southern Cone ...

Real Torture: US prisons bursting with excess inmates

Real Torture: US prisons bursting with excess inmates: A quick and easy fix for crime in the United States is to throw the guilty in prison, taking them away from the civilian populations - if only temporarily. Now, America is watching some jailbirds come home to roost - overcrowded prisons are now ...

Colombia to relocate 148 displaced indigenous families

Colombia to relocate 148 displaced indigenous families:
The 148 families are part of a group of 558 displaced indigenous families from the Choco department, located on the west coast of Colombia. This group, like many displaced indigenous are suffering from extreme poverty and are at high risk due to their ...


Colombia Reports

As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge


As Hurricane Sandy devastates Cuba, bloggers rise to the challenge

Cuban bloggers are showing surprising initiative in responding to Hurricane Sandy, which has killed 11 and caused significant damage since making landfall there on Thursday. It's still not clear how costly the storm will be for Cuba, but 2005′s ...

Parenting in poverty: Part II of Sarah's story

Parenting in poverty: Part II of Sarah's story:
She and her family live below the poverty line. Pew recently identified single motherhood as a key indicator in economic mobility. Children born to single moms, like Sarah, are a staggering four times as likely to be in poverty than children in two ...

WBEZ

How the fiscal cliff affects the poorest Americans


How the fiscal cliff affects the poorest Americans

As with the EITC, there's a lot of research linking the Child Tax Credit to higher achievement and lower poverty rates. While the 2001 changes overwhelmingly helped middle-income families, the 2009 expansion was targeted to help the bottom 20 percent ...

Yogesh Varhade on the grim reality of modern slavery


Yogesh Varhade on the grim reality of modern slavery

FLORIDA, October 29, 2012 — Here in America, people tend to be very receptive toward human rights causes. We hear a great deal about poverty in Latin America, religious persecution in the Middle East, and political suppression in certain parts of ...

Protests in Peru Scaring Off Mining Investment, Government Responds With ...


Protests in Peru Scaring Off Mining Investment, Government Responds With ...

Carolina Trivelli, Peru's Minister of Development and Social Inclusion, explained “Rural poverty is nearly 60 percent and extreme poverty in rural areas is 23 percent. These numbers concern us. That is where the conflicts are centered and our ...

Buenos Aires: Caravaggio and followers exhibit opens

Buenos Aires: Caravaggio and followers exhibit opens: Caravaggio comes to Argentina in an exhibition that runs through 15 December at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (MNBA) in Buenos Aires – 7canvasas by ...

Venezuela: The Future of '21st Century Socialism' after the Poll

Venezuela: The Future of '21st Century Socialism' after the Poll: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's re-election on October 7 with more than 55% of the vote was vital for two reasons. First, the Venezuelan people blocked the return to power of the neoliberal right. Had they won, these US-backed forces would have ...

Mexican city battered by drug gangs feels lure of truce

Mexican city battered by drug gangs feels lure of truce: TORREON, Mexico (Reuters) - In a five-year struggle with Mexico's most notorious drug cartel, the city of Torreon has suffered a 16-fold increase in murders, fired its police department and lost control of its main prison to the gang. The Zetas cartel ...

New York: A Refugee Portrays The Strength And Struggle Of Gay Russians


New York: A Refugee Portrays The Strength And Struggle Of Gay Russians

NEW YORK -- Alexander Kargaltsev was bullied so severely in university for being gay that he transferred schools. He was beaten with batons and tased by police during a small gay-pride gathering in Moscow. Later, he and a friend were detained by police ...