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martes, 6 de noviembre de 2012

Ballot measures highlighted by historic votes to legalize gay marriage ...


Ballot measures highlighted by historic votes to legalize gay marriage ...

... according to the Initiative and Referendum Institute at the University of Southern California. All four elections on same-sex marriage were expected to be close. In Maine, the latest poll showed gay-marriage supporters with a 13 percentage point ...

The US Should Learn From Venezuela How to Hold Elections


The US Should Learn From Venezuela How to Hold Elections

Hugo Chavez won the lengthy and polarized presidential race in Venezuela last month by 11 points. Many anticipated that the contest would end in a dead heat and lead to an extended, contentious battle to determine the winner, but the voting process ...

University to Host Native American Heritage Month Activities

University to Host Native American Heritage Month Activities: “Native Americans have made a huge contribution that often gets overlooked,” said Michael Wade, assistant director of the Office of Multicultural Student Services. “This month provides the opportunity for people to gain insight and reflect on those ...

Letter: Mental Health Services at Home

Letter: Mental Health Services at Home: As a Virginia resident and graduate student in social work, I am concerned about the number of local children and youth who have diagnosable mental health disorders and aren't getting the support they need. According to the National Center for Children ...

Will America reelect a President who abandoned the poor?

Will America reelect a President who abandoned the poor?: So it's unsurprising that throughout Obama's re-election campaign, he's hardly raised the issue of poverty at all. As Politico puts it, "President Barack Obama may have started his political career fighting poverty as a community organizer on Chicago's ...

Endesa Chile Profit Slides Steeper-Than-Forecast 44% on Prices

Endesa Chile Profit Slides Steeper-Than-Forecast 44% on Prices: Net income fell to 64.9 billion pesos ($135 million) from 116 billion pesos a year earlier, the Santiago-based company known as Endesa Chile said in a statement on the securities regulator's website. Profit missed the 79.6 billion-peso average of three ...




Presidential hopefuls exit in Chile cabinet shuffle


Presidential hopefuls exit in Chile cabinet shuffle

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Sebastian Pinera shuffled his cabinet on Monday to allow ministers with presidential aspirations to leave, as his embattled conservative coalition seeks support before presidential elections in November 2013.

Chile OK's extradition of ex-US military officer

Chile OK's extradition of ex-US military officer: SANTIAGO, Chile — Chile's Supreme Court has approved an extradition request for a former U.S. military officer wanted in the 1973 killings of two Americans, including one whose disappearance was the focus of the movie "Missing," a lawyer said ...

9 Murders over the weekend in Puerto Rico

9 Murders over the weekend in Puerto Rico: The Puerto Rican police said Monday that nine people were slain over the weekend. The most recent homicide was that of Jose Velazquez Rodriguez, 46, who was found dead Sunday morning at his home in the central town of Cayey. Police said in a ...




The Presidential Elections and Racism in America

The Presidential Elections and Racism in America: WILKERSON: Paul, all you have to do is look in our prisons, to be up close and personal with that lingering residue, if you will, of our great Civil War. Right now I think the figures are roughly 15 percent of the American people—that's a lot of ...

SHI lectures for Native American Heritage Month

SHI lectures for Native American Heritage Month: Basketry and Alaska Native Art Revival: Delores Churchill Haida master weaver and artist is scheduled to talk on Nov. 20 about the revival in Native art during the late 20th century. She'll describe this rejuvenation in places like Ketchikan and its ...




US Voters Could Win The Drug War Tomorrow

US Voters Could Win The Drug War Tomorrow:
Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington could pass measures tomorrow that would potentially cripple Mexico's drug cartels. Sari Horwitz of Washington Post reports that the Sinaloa cartel, Mexico's oldest and most powerful, is selling a record amount ...


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Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot.


Biggest blow to Mexico drug cartels? It could be on your state ballot.

Mexico City. Over the past year, the world has eyed Latin America as it has forged forward, in both policy and politics, with a rethink of the “war on drugs.” (See our recent cover story on “Latin America reinventing the war on drugs” here.)

Poll: Despite short shrift, Mexico would stick with Obama


Poll: Despite short shrift, Mexico would stick with Obama

Mexico's president-elect takes office in December, succeeding a president and party that have been stalwart Washington allies in trade and the war on drugs. But many Mexicans think their coordination was a flop. “Our government tried to curb [drug ...

The Latino unemployment rate increased to 10 percent in October

The Latino unemployment rate increased to 10 percent in October: In October 2012 the Latino unemployment rate was 10.0 percent, up from 9.9 percent in September among the major racial-ethnic groups.

TexMessage: Latino voters are increasingly satisfied with country's direction ...


TexMessage: Latino voters are increasingly satisfied with country's direction ...

Additionally, Latinos have seen much significant drop in unemployment than Blacks or Whites. In the past three years, Whites have seen 1.4 percentage point drop in unemployment rate and Blacks have at first experienced 1.6 percentage point increase ...

Those looming Hispanic donors

Those looming Hispanic donors: This is in line with the fact that the Hispanic unemployment rate has been higher than the general population's throughout the downturn and with the reality that nearly nine times as many non-Hispanic whites graduate from college as do Latinos. But to ...




Unemployment Under 8 Percent For Second Straight Month

Unemployment Under 8 Percent For Second Straight Month: When broken down by race or ethnicity, African-Americans had the highest unemployment rate at 14.3 percent and Asians had the lowest at 4.9 percent. Whites had an unemployment rate of 7 percent in October, while those of Hispanic or Latino ethnicity ...

Latin America in a post-development era: an interview with Arturo Escobar


Latin America in a post-development era: an interview with Arturo Escobar

I started to think about these different social, cultural and political concepts when what is called "the turn to the left" began in Latin America, with the first election, in 1999, of Hugo Chavez as president of Venezuela. ... The difference is that ...

Cholera Deaths: The New Norm in Haiti?

Cholera Deaths: The New Norm in Haiti?: As Hurricane Sandy tormented the East Coast, bringing damage and distress to many, there's one thing she hadn't brought -- cholera. With practically universal access to clean, chlorinated water and improved sanitation, cholera has been eliminated from ...

Haitian Artist Patrick Noze Shares His Talents With Students

Haitian Artist Patrick Noze Shares His Talents With Students: Haitian painter and sculptor Patrick Noze, 49, also sings in Creole French and dances Latin salsa while he works. The Orlando artist danced recently in a straw hat while he painted a piece for more than 200 Janie Howard Wilson Elementary School students.

Gay Candidate Makes Historic Bid in New York House Race

Gay Candidate Makes Historic Bid in New York House Race: One of the most closely watched Congressional races in the country finds Sean Patrick Maloney, an openly gay Democrat, in a highly competitive challenge against Republican incumbent Congresswoman Nan Hayworth in New York. While the race focuses ...




The Great Gay Election of 2012

The Great Gay Election of 2012: The National Organization for Marriage (NOM), the main opponent of marriage equality, is overextended thanks to marriage-related ballot initiatives in multiple states, their crusade against the New York state legislators who tipped the New York State ...

Amendments 101: The Voter ID and Marriage Amendments

Amendments 101: The Voter ID and Marriage Amendments: It's beginning to sound like New York again. .... In at least one other state that has legalized gay marriage, Massachusetts, schools have incorporated images of different models of families -- including same-sex couples and their children. But there's ...




2012 marks demographic tipping point as 'minority' Americans reach majority

2012 marks demographic tipping point as 'minority' Americans reach majority:
But if you happen to be an African American, Latino, Asian or gay voter – what journalists and pollsters call a "minority voter" – you're not only voting based on your pocketbook, you are casting your ballot against a party and a candidate who, through ...


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