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jueves, 15 de noviembre de 2012

California Poverty Rate Highest In Nation Based On New Census Department ...

California Poverty Rate Highest In Nation Based On New Census Department ...: The recognition of California's shockingly high poverty rate comes as a part of a shift in the way the Census Bureau measures its data. When the government began examining poverty back in the early 1960s, the line for determining who fell underneath ...




Latin America's Middle-Class Population Finally Rivals Poor In Size: World Bank

Latin America's Middle-Class Population Finally Rivals Poor In Size: World Bank: In Brazil, the region's largest nation and the world's sixth biggest economy, booming commodity-led growth and conditional cash transfers helped pull 30 million people out of poverty under left-leaning former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Across ...




Former Brazil President Chief of Staff Jailed for 10 Years

Former Brazil President Chief of Staff Jailed for 10 Years:
Jose Dirceu, a former chief of staff to Brazilian president President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, was sentenced to nearly 11 years in jail by Brazil's Supreme Court, continuing a string of stiff sentences handed out in relation to a corruption scandal ...


Wall Street Journal (blog)

Latino Poverty Rate Climbs to 28%

Latino Poverty Rate Climbs to 28%: Also spiking higher in 2011 was poverty among full-time and part-time workers. The portrait of poverty broken down by state notably changed. California tops the list, hurt by high housing costs, large numbers of immigrants as well as less generous tax ...




Lady Gaga 'hangs out' in Buenos Aires

Lady Gaga 'hangs out' in Buenos Aires:
We're used to seeing the eccentric performer in elaborate outfits, but fans got more than an eyeful when Lady Gaga stepped out of her Buenos Aires hotel to greet her admirers in a very revealing floral top yesterday. Showing some modicum of modesty ...


New York Post

Solar cars roll across Earth's driest desert

Solar cars roll across Earth's driest desert:
SANTIAGO, Chile — The second annual Solar Challenge has begun in Chile's Atacama desert, where 15 solar-powered cars rolled out of an old salt mine Thursday. The solar-powered prototypes will travel more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers) through the ...


Lexington Herald Leader

Dismissed Boy Scout, Ryan Andresen, Gets High Profile Support From CA ...


Dismissed Boy Scout, Ryan Andresen, Gets High Profile Support From CA ...

Ryan Andresen, the Boy Scout who was denied his Eagle Scout award and dismissed from the Boy Scouts of America after coming out as gay, is getting some high profile support. Senator Barbara Boxer, Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, and 32 California state ...

Sao Paulo could face gang war with truce collapse

Sao Paulo could face gang war with truce collapse: The PCC was formed to pressure for improved prison conditions. Brazilian Justice Minister Jose Cardozo, speaking at a security conference this week, said he would "prefer to die" than serve time in his nation's prisons. He added: "We have a medieval ...

Latin American middle class jumps by 50 percent

Latin American middle class jumps by 50 percent: Barron's reports that Brazil represented about 40 percent of the middle class growth in the region. In the world's sixth biggest economy, 30 million people were lifted from poverty after the success of commodity-led growth and conditional cash ...

The 10 Best Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA

The 10 Best Things We Learned From A Gay Foster Parent's Reddit AMA: President Barack Obama has been an outspoken proponent of gay and lesbians adopting children, but recently the Obama administration also called for same-sex parents to take in foster children. One such parent in New York City took to Reddit this week ...




Chavez's Political Agenda Seen Delaying Venezuela Devaluation

Chavez's Political Agenda Seen Delaying Venezuela Devaluation: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's political agenda could delay a currency devaluation expected by investors to at least early next year as the government tries to consolidate power in regional elections in December. The economy is always secondary to ...

Climate change could hurt Central America

Climate change could hurt Central America:
The climate change, if not adapted to, will increase poverty levels for Central American families as well as increase the immigration rate, says the report, published by CRS, which led the study. “Without a serious investment in agricultural recovery ...


Catholic Sentinel

Study: NM income inequality continues to grow

Study: NM income inequality continues to grow: Arizona had the second highest ratio, at 9.8-to-1, followed by California, with a ratio of 9.5-to-1. Across all states, the average income of the richest fifth of households was eight times higher than the poorest fifth, the study ... According to ...

Can Colombia end its decades-old guerrilla war?


Can Colombia end its decades-old guerrilla war?

The violence has helped keep Choco, which is populated by mostly Afro-Colombians who are the descendants of slaves, mired in poverty. Indeed, the war is estimated to shave several percentage points from Colombia's annual gross domestic product while ...

New study highlights vulnerability of Colombia's displaced girls and women

New study highlights vulnerability of Colombia's displaced girls and women: Colombia's 48-year-old civil conflict has forced 4 million people from their homes, often pushing them into unfamiliar cities, violence-riddled neighborhoods and poverty. Among the most vulnerable of this already vulnerable population are the estimated ...

Cuba sentences journalist to 14 years in prison for spying

Cuba sentences journalist to 14 years in prison for spying: HAVANA Cuba, Thursday November 15, 2012 – Dissidents here say that a journalist with Cuba's official newspaper, Granma, has been sentenced to 14 years in jailed for spying. The charge was filed shortly after José Antonio Torres reported on the ...

Cuban Boy Grows to be US Airman

Cuban Boy Grows to be US Airman:
Throughout his childhood, Diaz said, he and his family had dreams of reaching America, even after threats of imprisonment from the communist government. "One night in Cuba,” he added, “we decided that, when we got to the United States, we would join ...


Department of Defense

Eclectic style in the Cuban capital

Eclectic style in the Cuban capital:
Havana, Cuba - Habanavista straddles a sky-high penthouse and pool overlooking the Malecó*, Havana's serpentine seaside wall. At this height, the city looks like a children's playset with toy cars - classic US autos - motoring between the midnight blue ...


Independent Online

Cuban jazz group performs in Islamabad

Cuban jazz group performs in Islamabad: As Ambassador of Brazil Alfredo Leoni said, Brazil and Cuba have excellent bilateral relations besides sharing many cultural ties, in terms of music, the arts and gastronomy. The three music experts are teaching at the National College of Arts Lahore.

Cuba Wants to Strengthen Friendship Ties With Angolan

Cuba Wants to Strengthen Friendship Ties With Angolan: This is expressed in a press release from the Cuban diplomatic mission that reached Angop on Wednesday, under the celebrations of the 37th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Cuba and Angola to be marked on Thursday.

Death Penalty Sought For US Soldier Accused Of Afghan Civilians Massacre


Death Penalty Sought For US Soldier Accused Of Afghan Civilians Massacre

US military prosecutors on Wednesday sought death penalty for Army Sgt. Robert Bales, who stands accused of killing 16 villagers, including nine children, in a nocturnal shooting rampage in southern Afghanistan earlier this year. Military prosecutor ...

Resurgent Turkey may bring back the death penalty — RT

Resurgent Turkey may bring back the death penalty — RT: Erdogan has pointed to other countries which have the death penalty such as the US and believes that Turkey must review the situation. He has also suggested that families of murder victims and not the state should decide a killer's fate.

Marc Anthony's foundation funds orphanage in Dominican Republic


Marc Anthony's foundation funds orphanage in Dominican Republic

The impetus for the project was an Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean report indicating that 49 percent of Dominican children were living in poverty and 7.7 percent in extreme poverty in 2007, the statement said. Maestro Cares' ...

Gay Activist & Poet William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies at 35


Gay Activist & Poet William Brandon Lacy Campos Dies at 35

Gay and left-wing activist and poet William Brandon Lacy Campos died at the age of 35. He was found dead in his home in New York City on Nov. 9. Fellow writer Darnell Moore told blog site Rod 2.0 that Campos "yearned to be in community with others.

Uruguay's Congress to Consider Gay Marraige

Uruguay's Congress to Consider Gay Marraige:
Uruguay's congress is considering passing a marriage-equality law that will allow gay and lesbian couples to marry. While the country became the first in Latin America to offer civil unions in 2008, the final step toward marriage has divided the ...


Passport Magazine (blog)