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jueves, 22 de noviembre de 2012

8 companies that hope to democratize finance in Latin America

8 companies that hope to democratize finance in Latin America:
Not only do remittances help many families to remain above the poverty threshold, but the IADB points out that they also have an important impact on the economy of Latin American and Caribbean countries. “Remittances remain a major source of income for ...


The Next Web (blog)

Bolivia's leftist leader ushers in economic boom

Bolivia's leftist leader ushers in economic boom: Yet years of economic growth and relative stability are changing attitudes as well as fortunes in one of Latin America's poorest nations. ... In 2006, 38 percent of Bolivians lived in extreme poverty, data from the state-run INE national statistics ...




Homeless Gay and Transgender Youths Find a New Home in ...


Homeless Gay and Transgender Youths Find a New Home in ...

David W. Dunlap/The New York Times Steven Gordon, program director of the Ali Forney Day Center. The Ali Forney Center provides 77 beds a night in eight buildings in Brooklyn and Queens for homeless youths who are gay, lesbian, ...

Wedding businesses expect boost from new voter-approved gay-marriage laws ...


Wedding businesses expect boost from new voter-approved gay-marriage laws ...

Other states that have legalized gay marriage have benefited economically as a result. Same-sex marriage is legal in Connecticut, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and the District of Columbia. Vermont and Massachusetts now ...

NYC: Ceremony for murdered gay rights activist

NYC: Ceremony for murdered gay rights activist:
A memorial service has taken place for a gay rights activist who was killed last month in New York. Friends, family and elected officials gathered on Saturday to remember Lou Rispoli. Police have said the 62-year-old NYC resident died shortly after he ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Slain gay rights activist to be remembered at Sunnyside vigil

Slain gay rights activist to be remembered at Sunnyside vigil:
Lou Rispoli, a beloved gay rights activist who was killed last month, will be remembered by elected officials, friends and his long-time partner on Saturday in Sunnyside. “He was an incredible person. He took care of everyone,” said Danyal Lawson, 60 ...


New York Daily News

Haiti's rising food insecurity risks social tension, says FAO

Haiti's rising food insecurity risks social tension, says FAO: ROME (Reuters) - Growing food insecurity in Haiti after Hurricane Sandy risks sparking more social tension, the United Nations Food Agency warned on Thursday, calling for food, farm and transport investment to boost the country's resilience to climate ...




California: First openly gay court of appeal judge appointed

California: First openly gay court of appeal judge appointed:
The Governor of California Jerry Brown has made Californian judicial history by appointing the first openly gay justice to serve on the California Court of Appeals. Mr Brown also appointed a lesbian to sit as a judge in the San Diego County Court. Jim ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Hector Camacho's condition worsens

Hector Camacho's condition worsens:
The family of Hector ''Macho'' Camacho tried to decide Wednesday whether he should be removed from life support after a shooting in his Puerto Rican hometown left the former boxing champion clinging to life and his fans mourning the loss of a dynamic ...


FOXSports.com

Argentina make three changes to face Ireland

Argentina make three changes to face Ireland: Argentina have made four changes, three in the backs, to face Ireland in Dublin in the third and final test of their European tour on Saturday. Juan Martin Hernández returns at fullback having missed last weekend's 39-22 loss to France in Lille due to ...

School to host visitors from Chile

School to host visitors from Chile: Jim Smith, acting deputy head teacher at Clevedon School, said: "This is a chance for us to help and learn from fellow teachers who are doing such a great job teaching the neediest children in a country where education is the only way out of poverty." ...

Subway unionists, Metrovías to continue wage talks on Tuesday


Subway unionists, Metrovías to continue wage talks on Tuesday

The Buenos Aires Labour under secretariat called for the AGTSyP breakaway Subte workers union to keep on with the talks with concessionary company Metrovías and urged not to implement measures while both parties continue negotiations.

Irish, single, gay, 50-year-old in New York on deciding to have a family with ...


Irish, single, gay, 50-year-old in New York on deciding to have a family with ...

Irish New York resident Kevin Moran is a 50-year-old single gay man, who can add a new job description to his already successful resume - father. Moran didn't adopt, preferring to play a biological role in his children's lives by means of egg donation ...

In the Bronx, Distilling the Spirit of Puerto Rico

In the Bronx, Distilling the Spirit of Puerto Rico:
Inspired by a family trip to Puerto Rico in 2009, which included a trip to the famed Bacardi rum distillery in San Juan, Dr. Renee Hernandez (he has a solo internal medicine practice just blocks from his distillery) returned home determined to start a ...


New York Times (blog)

Colombian Rebels Free Chinese Oil Workers

Colombian Rebels Free Chinese Oil Workers: BOGOTA—Colombia's main rebel group FARC freed four Chinese workers kidnapped more than a year ago, a police commander said Thursday, just days after the guerrilla fighters launched peace negotiations with the government in Cuba. Col. Carlos ...

It is time to look at how Brazil turned the tide

It is time to look at how Brazil turned the tide: Yet Brazil beats or matches every Brics country on the measures that really matter. Brazil's has the lowest poverty rates of all the Brics countries. Its GDP per capita is higher than all the Brics countries except South Africa and has grown faster ...

Hunger and Poverty Can Be Stopped Worldwide, Lula

Hunger and Poverty Can Be Stopped Worldwide, Lula:
Brazilian former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva declared on Wednesday that hunger and poverty can be stopped in the world and stressed that Africa could learn from the food security experience of his country. During a press conference at the ...


Escambray

Union strikes cripple Buenos Aires

Union strikes cripple Buenos Aires: The strike impacted businesses across Buenos Aires. Truckers union boss Pablo Moyano and his supporters' demands include "the total elimination of income taxes," as well as other new salary hikes and benefits. Most union workers won pay hikes of 25 ...




US banks, funds file against Argentina remedy

US banks, funds file against Argentina remedy:
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Argentina is running out of wiggle room in a billion-dollar showdown over foreign debts left unpaid since the country's world-record default a decade ago, and the stakes couldn't be higher for President Cristina Fernandez.


MiamiHerald.com (registration)

New Poverty Stats: Is Florida Really Third Poorest State in Nation? It Depends

New Poverty Stats: Is Florida Really Third Poorest State in Nation? It Depends:
Last week the U.S. Census Bureau released a follow-up report to its most recent study on poverty rates in the United States. The proposed Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM) claims it measures poverty more accurately than the official statistics the ...


Sunshine State News

European Union's economic ties with Latin America

European Union's economic ties with Latin America: Heads of state discussed European Union's economic ties with Latin America and the Caribbean including climate change, trade, poverty and the global food crisis. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro). European nations have had deep economic connections with many ...

Africa: Illicit Financial Flows - a Constraint On Poverty Reduction in Africa

Africa: Illicit Financial Flows - a Constraint On Poverty Reduction in Africa: Between 1999 and 2008, the rate of poverty in Africa declined by 18%, a poor performance in comparison with East Asia and Pacific as well as Latin America and Caribbean regions where the ratio of poverty declined by 60% and 45%, respectively (World ...




Russian rights activists to boycott law on NGOs

Russian rights activists to boycott law on NGOs: “This law is infamous and immoral,” said Lyudmila Alexeyeva, the 85-year-old leader of the Moscow Helsinki Group, a human rights watchdog. The new measure is part of a series .... At least 140 people have been murdered in South America's biggest city ...

Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign


Latin American journalists featured in International Day to End Impunity campaign

Several Latin American journalists are featured as part of the International Freedom of Expression Network's (IFEX) International Day to End Impunity, a month-long campaign that recounts how reporters, human rights activists, and artists from around ...

How Cuba turns early warning into joined-up action

How Cuba turns early warning into joined-up action: Advances in the early warning of natural hazards could bring great benefits to countries and communities. But early warning needs early action: if political will and coordination are lacking, the advantages could be lost. What a country needs is an ...