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viernes, 2 de noviembre de 2012

Majority of Young African-Americans Optimistic About The Country's Direction ...


Majority of Young African-Americans Optimistic About The Country's Direction ...

Young Hispanic voters were the largest group to be unsure about the direction of the country. According to the Department of Labor, the unemployment rate among African-American men over 20 years old was at 13.4 percent by September of this year, ...

Fighting poverty means solving the inequality problem

Fighting poverty means solving the inequality problem: In Mexico, nearly 60 percent of the poverty decline since 1996 is attributed to reducing inequality. Argentina's inequality drop accounts for 40 and 50 percent of extreme and moderate poverty declines, respectively. For Brazil, 50 to 60 percent of ...




How Latino Voters Have Shaped the Story of the 2012 Elections


How Latino Voters Have Shaped the Story of the 2012 Elections

No need for Romney to make targeted appeals to Hispanics, beyond pointing to the higher unemployment rate in their community. The highest-profile Hispanic elected official in the country and the grassroots favorite to be Romney's pick for vice ...

Credit encourages working families, merits expansion

Credit encourages working families, merits expansion: The poverty rate in Louisiana is the third-highest in the nation, and it's rising among our working families with children. Louisiana lawmakers should expand the state's version of the Earned Income Tax Credit to help them. The Earned Income Tax Credit ...




Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint

Alaskans attend ceremony for Native American saint: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — For years, a group of women gathered in fluorescent-lit Anchorage church basements to sing hymns in Yup'ik, say the rosary and pray for the Catholic church to canonize its first Native American saint. On Oct. 21, it happened.




Puerto Rico to Hold Referendum on Territory's Political Status on Nov. 6

Puerto Rico to Hold Referendum on Territory's Political Status on Nov. 6: Voters in Puerto Rico will show their preference for Puerto Rico's future political status in a vote on Tuesday. The vote, which will come alongside elections for Puerto Rico's governor, non-voting U.S. Congress representative and local officials, will ...

California Couple Sentenced In Sexual Abuse Of Student

California Couple Sentenced In Sexual Abuse Of Student: Gay Davidson-Shepard and Daniel Alma Shepard have both been sentenced to probation for their months-long sexual relationship with a 17-year-old male student. They are also receiving suspended jail sentences, must undergo counseling, and have to ...




Candidate could be 1st gay GOP leader of big city

Candidate could be 1st gay GOP leader of big city: SAN DIEGO—Whoever wins Tuesday's election for mayor of the nation's eighth-largest city will represent a break from the past. A win by Councilman Carl DeMaio would make San Diego the largest U.S. city by far to choose an openly gay Republican leader.

Gauging the Native Veteran Vote

Gauging the Native Veteran Vote:
President Obama has a record of addressing Native American issues. He started with hosting Tribal Nation conferences which Tribal Leaders spoke of many issues concerning Tribal Governments. He signed a memorandum directing Federal Agencies to ...


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How safety net programmes can make a huge difference in poverty reduction

How safety net programmes can make a huge difference in poverty reduction: There are a large number of success stories and many of them are coming from emerging economies like Brazil, Mexico and Indonesia. But there are also success stories closer to home, including neighbouring Ethiopia. For example, the Brazilian “Family ...



Gay couples deserve equal opportunity to wreck the institution of marriage

Gay couples deserve equal opportunity to wreck the institution of marriage: Trying to use gay people as a scapegoat is just another example of how conservatives in America would rather blame a scapegoat for their problems than actually do anything to make things better. It's pretty sad. ModerateDude at 12:18 PM November 02, ...

Elderly woman casts her first ballot

Elderly woman casts her first ballot: FORT MYERS, Florida (NBC) -- Long lines at polling places have been a familiar sight this week, but two hours in line is nothing compared to how long one Fort Myers, Florida woman chose to wait. For the first time in her 99 years of life, Rosie Lewis ...




Venezuela Sends Aid to Cuba and Haiti in Wake of Sandy ...

Venezuela Sends Aid to Cuba and Haiti in Wake of Sandy ...: The Venezuelan government has begun to send shipments of over 646 tons of much needed humanitarian aid to Cuba and Haiti after the both countries were hit ...

Kenya police make 3 more arrests in Venezuela diplomat murder ...

Kenya police make 3 more arrests in Venezuela diplomat murder ...: From Yahoo! News: NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police have arrested three more suspects in connection with the murder of a Venezuelan diplomat in the ...

US attack plotter sentenced to 17 years


US attack plotter sentenced to 17 years

BOSTON -- A U.S. national who allegedly planned mass destruction in America received a 17-year prison term for plotting to attack federal buildings and kill U.S. troops. Rezwan Ferdaus, 27, of Ashland, Mass., had been charged with planning to hit the ...

Death row prisoners have vested interest in US election


Death row prisoners have vested interest in US election

The measure, known as Proposition 34, would retroactively abolish the death penalty in America's most populous state, replacing it with a sentence of life in jail without parole. If approved it could have a knock-on effect in some of the 32 other US ...

Mitt Romney Doesn't Think Gay Couples Should Have Children

Mitt Romney Doesn't Think Gay Couples Should Have Children: Once upon a time, Mitt Romney said he supported "full equality for America's gay and lesbian citizens," but that was nearly two decades ago and he's clearly had a change of heart. Video of a 2005 speech to conservative voters shows the Republican ...

Gay couples deserve equal opportunity to wreck the institution of marriage

Gay couples deserve equal opportunity to wreck the institution of marriage: The American Academy of Pediatrics, American Psychological Association and American Psychiatric Association have endorsed civil marriage for same-sex couples because marriage strengthens mental and physical health and longevity of couples, and ...

6,700 Mexican Drug War Guns Are Turned into Musical Instruments ...


6,700 Mexican Drug War Guns Are Turned into Musical Instruments ...

Hoping to raise awareness with respect to both environmental protection and the Mexican drug war's death toll, artist Pedro Reyes took 6,700 guns used to kill ...

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for HOA shooter

Prosecutors to seek death penalty for HOA shooter: (AP) - Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty for a Louisville man charged with killing two members of a homeowners association over a long-running property dispute. Mahmoud Yousef Hindi, a former physician, is facing two counts of murder and ...

Cuba denounces US diplomats for 'subversive activities'

Cuba denounces US diplomats for 'subversive activities': Cuba denounced the American diplomatic mission on the island on Friday for what it called subversive activities designed to undermine the government of Raul Castro, a shot across the bow just four days before the U.S. election. The Foreign Ministry ...




Cuba says 3rd deep-water oil well sunk this year not commercially viable


Cuba says 3rd deep-water oil well sunk this year not commercially viable

HAVANA — The third exploratory well drilled this year in deep waters off Cuba has come up a bust, authorities announced Friday, in yet another blow to the island's hopes of a petroleum windfall that could boost its sagging economy. Work on the well in ...

Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty ...

Improving Measurement of Latin American Inequality and Poverty ...: In Latin America the last 30 years have seen enormous strides in the measurement of inequality and poverty at the national (and subnational) level and in ...




Nurse enters plea in elder abuse case, says 'my heart aches'

Nurse enters plea in elder abuse case, says 'my heart aches': In March of this year – four years after Johnnie Esco's death – the California attorney general took the extraordinary legal step of charging Smith and the facility's then-director of nursing, Donna Darlene Palmer, 58, with felony elder abuse. Both ...

Making Progress for Native American Communities

Making Progress for Native American Communities: “If you knew the conditions and circumstances…you would do all you could to remedy them.” These were the words written by Dr. Susan La Flesche Picotte—the first Native American woman to earn a medical degree—in 1907. Her letter appealed to the ...