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martes, 13 de noviembre de 2012

Top aide to Brazil's Lula gets 10 years for corruption

Top aide to Brazil's Lula gets 10 years for corruption:


BRASILIA (Reuters) – A chief of staff to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and fellow founder of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party was sentenced on Monday to over 10 years in prison for running a congressional vote-buying scheme almost a decade ago.


euronews

Children bear brunt of welfare changes: Group

Children bear brunt of welfare changes: Group: New Zealand's most vulnerable children are bearing the brunt of the Government's punitive sanctions against beneficiaries, with sole parents making up the majority of those with children having their benefits cut, says Child Poverty Action Group.

The Price of Politics and Poverty

The Price of Politics and Poverty: The United States of America has 46 million of its citizens living in a perpetual state of poverty and another 23 million who are unemployed. One could surmise that ... In the words of former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela, "Poverty is not an ...




Lawyer for American prisoner accuses Cuban prison of torture

Lawyer for American prisoner accuses Cuban prison of torture: The lawyer wrote the UN that former Maryland resident Alan Gross has been denied medical care and has lost more then 100 pounds.




The GOP reaching out to Latinos is about more than immigration

The GOP reaching out to Latinos is about more than immigration:
It was almost impossible to defend Obama's broken promises on everything from immigration reform to unemployment, as the national unemployment still hovers around 8 percent nationally and 10 percent for Latinos. Yet it's too late to cry over spilt milk ...


PennLive.com

Back on Latin America's menu: purple seaweed, blue eggs, and amaranth


Back on Latin America's menu: purple seaweed, blue eggs, and amaranth

Globalization has generated many foes, among them the foodie set of Latin America, lamenting local markets saturated with American fats, hidden in everything from Fritos to fast-food chains. Skip to next paragraph. In Pictures: Mexico's artisan towns ...

UN Elects New Members of Human Rights Council

UN Elects New Members of Human Rights Council: “Today's vote affirms that active US leadership in the Human Rights Council and throughout the United Nations system will continue to pay real dividends for Americans and for the rest of the world," US Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said after the ...




Honduran Immigration and Economy | Teen Politics Essay On ...

Honduran Immigration and Economy | Teen Politics Essay On ...: Half of the population in Honduras earns less than three dollars a day, and 60% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country also has an extremely ...

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood

Puerto Rico votes in favor of statehood: Puerto Rico voted last Tuesday to approve a non-binding referendum that would make the island the 51st U.S. state. Puerto Rico has been operating under commonwealth rule, and in a two-part vote, the people of Puerto Rico were asked to reflect on their ...




Chile Probably Will Hold Key Rate as Growth Defies Global Woes

Chile Probably Will Hold Key Rate as Growth Defies Global Woes: Inflationary pressures remain a threat in the medium term as Chile nears full employment, with a 6.5 percent jobless rate in the third quarter, Vergara told an economic forum in Santiago last week. Retail sales increased 8.4 percent in the first nine ...




Mental health dilemma: Madison family struggles with red tape

Mental health dilemma: Madison family struggles with red tape: The real issue is not the mental illness response. They're doing their best with him. It's the multiple needs that he has," Ted said. That is where the confusing web of bureaucratic red tape becomes constricting for this Madison family and their son ...

Latin American states seek 'drug war' review

Latin American states seek 'drug war' review: A group of Latin American leaders have called for a review of anti-drug strategies, after two US states voted to legalise marijuana. The leaders of Mexico, Belize, Honduras and Costa Rica said in a declaration on Monday that the decisions in Colorado ...




Reimagining the way we treat prisoners

Reimagining the way we treat prisoners: This is a reality faced by thousands across North America, sometimes for years, or even decades at a time. While the numbers are notoriously difficult to determine precisely, in the U.S. approximately 80,000 prisoners are put in solitary confinement ...




Black progress? Not when you include the incarcerated


Black progress? Not when you include the incarcerated

Nowhere is incarceration more prevalent than in the African American community. According to an estimate by the Bureau of Justice Statistics , one in three black men will serve time in prison over their lifetimes. My own research shows that one in nine ...

The empty chair at Colombia's peace talks


The empty chair at Colombia's peace talks

The Americans were rescued four years later, along with former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt. Palmera was extradited to the U.S., then a jury in Washington convicted him and he was sentenced to the maximum of 60 years in prison for ...

The Conservative War On Prisons

The Conservative War On Prisons: American streets are much safer today than they were thirty years ago, and until recently most conservatives had a simple explanation: more prison beds equal less crime. This argument was a fulcrum of Republican politics for decades, boosting ...

US broker-dealers scrutinized for anti-laundering compliance in Venezuelan ...


US broker-dealers scrutinized for anti-laundering compliance in Venezuelan ...

Buying large sums of U.S. dollars in Venezuela is not simple due to strict currency restrictions. The complex system that many importers in the South American country rely on to meet their need for American currency poses money-laundering and sanctions ...

Latin American Women Earn 17 percent Less than Men and Other Top News ...


Latin American Women Earn 17 percent Less than Men and Other Top News ...

A recent study form the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) claims that although Latin America has reached gender parity in terms of schooling, women are still paid at least 17% less than men throughout the region. Women are still mostly employed in ...

African Americans and Latinos spur gay marriage revolution


African Americans and Latinos spur gay marriage revolution

When California voted for a gay marriage ban in 2008, 70 percent of African Americans voted for it, and when North Carolina overwhelmingly passed a similar measure earlier this year, many cited the black vote as a big reason. (Shortly after the ban ...

America's Coming-Out Election: How Gay Issues Became Mainstream

America's Coming-Out Election: How Gay Issues Became Mainstream:
Those cases include lower-court decisions seeking to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act of 1996 and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision overturning California's 2008 constitutional amendment prohibiting gay marriage in that state. (MORE: ...


TIME

Where Have All the Mormons Gone In the Fight for Marriage Equality?

Where Have All the Mormons Gone In the Fight for Marriage Equality?: Since the first gay marriage vote in Hawaii in 1998 we have always been vastly outspent by our opponents in every election until we finally evened the score in fundraising after 10 years and 29 losses on California's Proposition 8. We even outraised ...




World Pneumonia Day 2012: Vale La Pena Emphasizes Preventative Care For ...

World Pneumonia Day 2012: Vale La Pena Emphasizes Preventative Care For ...:
The campaign launched today, with an intimate seminar at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Miami, Florida with an emphasis on bringing preventative care, rather than reactive treatment, to the elderly in 14 Latin American countries. Dr. María Luisa ...


Latinos Post

The Dutch woman who ran away with Colombia's FARC

The Dutch woman who ran away with Colombia's FARC:
She was shocked by the extreme poverty and inequality that surrounded her in Colombia, and became interested in its politics and violent history. The FARC were fighting for social justice and agrarian reform, though many question their true ideological ...


Christian Science Monitor

What Does Poverty Mean to Children?

What Does Poverty Mean to Children?: Child poverty has reached record levels with over 16 million children affected. 1 in 13 Americans are jobless, and many children are growing up with little hope for their future. "I was surprised by how things can change so fast," says 14-year-old ...

Obesity plagues kids in poor neighborhoods

Obesity plagues kids in poor neighborhoods: “Neighborhood poverty is associated with childhood obesity above and beyond the poverty status of the child's family and other individual and family characteristics. This tells us there is something about the community that is also influencing ...