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lunes, 5 de noviembre de 2012

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 ...

Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days


Why Gay and Transgender Workers and Families Need Paid Sick Days

Discrimination imposes heavy burdens not just on gay and transgender individuals but on their families as well. American families headed by same-sex couples, for example, make an average of $15,000 less per year than families headed by different-sex ...

As California Prepares To Expand Medicaid, Only the Poorest Will Benefit In ...


As California Prepares To Expand Medicaid, Only the Poorest Will Benefit In ...

Sacramento, CA, United States (KaiserHealth) – Midday on a Monday outside the Primary Care Center on Broadway and Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, patients linger outside, waiting for services. Asked about their experiences at the clinic, they are ...

In Puerto Rico, a Governor Pushes Big Change

In Puerto Rico, a Governor Pushes Big Change:
Puerto Rico is a unique example of these ideas in play, one where both the problem and its remedy are more extreme than nearly anywhere on the American mainland. With high government employment and soaring welfare dependence, no U.S. state faced ...


Wall Street Journal

Mayor Bloomberg Sandy Response New York City Could Be Doing So Much ...


Mayor Bloomberg Sandy Response New York City Could Be Doing So Much ...

We have already seen the government's pitiful response to Hurricane Katrina, how bad will New York have to get until the government steps in? The state of affairs in response to the devastation from Hurricane Sandy ... Senior citizens, families ...

What US Voters Can Learn from Venezuela's Election

What US Voters Can Learn from Venezuela's Election:
Having cut both poverty and unemployment by half over roughly a decade, Venezuela is now the least unequal country in Latin America, according to the UN. The poverty and inequality statistics are based only on cash income. But Chávez also introduced a ...


NACLA (blog)

No Doubt Apologizes to Native American Community for Video

No Doubt Apologizes to Native American Community for Video:
In the clip for “Looking Hot,” which was released and then yanked on Friday, singer Gwen Stefani is dressed in traditional Native American attire as part of a Wild West-type story. Bassist Tony Kanal plays a tribe chief, while guitarist Tom Dumont and ...


ABC News (blog)

Inclusive agribusinesses reduce poverty in Peru's rural areas

Inclusive agribusinesses reduce poverty in Peru's rural areas: "It has becomes an effective strategy to fight poverty in rural areas," he said at the Global Convention of the World Federation of Peruvian Institutions (FEMIP) in Tokyo, Japan. In this regard, Velásquez mentioned that the Peruvian highlands are ...

America's bleak human rights record

America's bleak human rights record:
Protesters wearing orange prison jump suits and black hoods on their heads march during a protest rally against holding detainees at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, in front of the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC, January 11, 2012. Sun Nov ...


Press TV

Chilean police clash with protesters during Mapuche march

Chilean police clash with protesters during Mapuche march: SANTIAGO, Chile – Chilean police on Monday clashed with hooded vandals who infiltrated a protest by Mapuche Indians demanding land rights and autonomy. Police shot tear gas and water cannons when the demonstration by 3,000 Mapuches in Chile's ...




Chile Named 15th Best in the World for Entrepreneurship

Chile Named 15th Best in the World for Entrepreneurship: SANTIAGO — Last Saturday saw the end of an intense five-day start-up pitch competition known as the Geek Fantasy Camp at Universidad Catolica and organised by IncubaUC. Geek because coding ran like DNA through the bodies of most competitors.

Chile presidential hopefuls to exit in cabinet shuffle this week - congressman

Chile presidential hopefuls to exit in cabinet shuffle this week - congressman: SANTIAGO Nov 5 (Reuters) - Chilean President Sebastian Pinera is planning to shuffle his cabinet this week to allow ministers with presidential ambitions to exit, the head of a political party that is part of the governing right-wing coalition said on ...

Cold weather and an approaching deepen gloom among Sandy's victims; some ...


Cold weather and an approaching deepen gloom among Sandy's victims; some ...

... temperatures sinking into the 30s and hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses still without electricity, New York City officials handed out blankets and urged people to go to temporary warming shelters set up during the day at senior citizen ...

Republicans Control Most of the 10 poorest states in America

Republicans Control Most of the 10 poorest states in America: America clearly has room for different approaches to policy. Overall, Republicans believe their economic agenda is the best way to get people back to work - and many in the GOP are quick to blame President Obama for the rise in the poverty rate – yet ...




Spokesman: Venezuela-Iran Close Ties Further Strengthened by Chavez Victory

Spokesman: Venezuela-Iran Close Ties Further Strengthened by Chavez Victory:
"With Chavez's victory we can expand our bilateral relationship for the benefit of our peoples," he said during an interview with the Venezuelan News Agency (AVN, Spanish abbreviation) at his office in Tehran. He further noted that the two sides have ...


Fars News Agency

Mexico's drug violence ebbing, leaving a new sense of optimism

Mexico's drug violence ebbing, leaving a new sense of optimism:
MEXICO CITY -- Gradually but notably, the mood of Mexicans has brightened about their personal security and the broader war on crime, a shift in this country's state of mind that coincides with a sharp reduction in bloodshed in once violent regions.


Kansas City Star

Borderland Beat: Nearly 60,000 Drug War Deaths in Mexico Under ...

Borderland Beat: Nearly 60,000 Drug War Deaths in Mexico Under ...: In August, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity, which poet-turned-peace activist Javier Sicilia founded after his son was murdered by suspected drug-gang members, put the death toll from Mexico's drug war at roughly 70,000.




Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation's ...

Latinos Express Growing Confidence In Personal Finances, Nation's ...: In the third quarter of 2012, the Hispanic unemployment rate was 9.9%, down from 11.2% in the third quarter of 2011. The Hispanic unemployment rate is also ...

Poor economy could drive down Hispanic turnout

Poor economy could drive down Hispanic turnout: The Latino community is still overwhelmingly behind Barack Obama, but the stagnant economy could push turnout down. Here in Pueblo, a struggling ex-steel town in southern Colorado, many voters feel the government hasn't done enough to help them.

Minorities, especially Latinos, have donated little to presidential campaigns ...


Minorities, especially Latinos, have donated little to presidential campaigns ...

Median household income for Hispanics was $37,759, but for non-Hispanic whites it was $54,620, according to 2010 census figures. Minorities also have unemployment rates above the national average of 8 percent. Some Latino immigrants regularly send ...

The Latino unemployment rate increased to 10 percent in October

The Latino unemployment rate increased to 10 percent in October: The Bureau of Labor Statistics released today the latest unemployment numbers just before the November 6th Presidential election. It revealed a slight uptick in the overall unemployment rate from 7.8 percent in September to 7.9 percent this month. From ...




Hispanics and low income citizens at highest risk for air pollution

Hispanics and low income citizens at highest risk for air pollution: According to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, Latinos in the US were the most likely to be exposed to dangerous levels of ...

In San Diego, Gay Republican Finds He Can't Count on Gay and Lesbian Vote

In San Diego, Gay Republican Finds He Can't Count on Gay and Lesbian Vote: Yet, perhaps no group has opposed Mr. DeMaio as loudly as this city's sizable gay and lesbian population. Angered by his reticence on gay issues and his acceptance of campaign donations from backers of Proposition 8, California's 2008 ban on same-sex ...

Married California Teachers Sentenced for Relationship with Underage Student


Married California Teachers Sentenced for Relationship with Underage Student

63-year-old Daniel Alma Shepard and 60-year-old Gay Davidson-Shepard were also sentenced to 60 days of community service and ordered to seek counseling. Had the case gone to trial, Shepard could've received 5 years in prison, and Davidson-Shepard ...

Why Tuesday Could Be a Turning Point for Gay Marriage

Why Tuesday Could Be a Turning Point for Gay Marriage: The second is November 20, when the Supreme Court will meet privately to decide whether to hear several different challenges to laws involving gay marriage, including the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8. While many are looking ...