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martes, 5 de marzo de 2013

US Child Poverty Rates Are High; Blame Large Population, Government Mistrust ...


US Child Poverty Rates Are High; Blame Large Population, Government Mistrust ...

The lowest recorded child poverty rate was in 1969, when about 13.8 percent of American children were counted as poor. But while that can be attributed to a strong labor market and economy and low unemployment rate, Skinner said some of the credit ...

Workshop Teaches Digital Skills For Sharing African-American Culture

Workshop Teaches Digital Skills For Sharing African-American Culture: A two-day workshop in Wichita will offer skills on how to email, text, tweet and post on Facebook. The workshop is designed to build intergenerational bonds around African-American culture and technology. The Digital Elder Project is a traveling ...

Bad year to be a Mexican drug lord

Bad year to be a Mexican drug lord: So what lies behind Forbes' decision to drop Guzmán just as a new administration headed by centrist Enrique Peña Nieto – an administration, by the way, that is determined to shed Mexico's drugs-war image in favour of one centred on economic dynamism ...

More than 26000 missing in Mexico drug war: official


More than 26000 missing in Mexico drug war: official

MEXICO CITY – Mexico said Tuesday that more than 26,000 people have been reported kidnapped or missing over a six year period ending in November 2012, amid a bloody drug war. The official accounting came a week after Human Rights Watch criticized ...

Revealed: The shocking true scale of food poverty

Revealed: The shocking true scale of food poverty: The report comes as the M.E.N. continues its campaign to end child poverty in Manchester, where many youngsters go hungry because of rising food costs. The new report, 'Hard to Swallow – The Facts About Food Poverty' was commissioned by cereal ...

Gov't announces military wage increases

Gov't announces military wage increases: After last year's intense wave of protests, the National Government has confirmed salary increases for coast guard and military personnel that will become effective next month, as published in the Official Gazette under decrees 245 and 246. In ...

The health gap: What ails the African-American community ...

The health gap: What ails the African-American community ...: Davis also points out that African-Americans have the highest rates of deaths by firearms of all racial groups; African-American children and teens are five times as likely as their white peers to be killed by firearms; and homicide is the leading ...

Analysis: Brazil's ex-presidents grind axes ahead of 2014 election race

Analysis: Brazil's ex-presidents grind axes ahead of 2014 election race: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Two decades ago, two rivals offered competing visions for the future of Latin America's biggest democracy. Both men succeeded - each serving two terms as president over a sixteen-year period that during which Brazil was ...

2nd person dies following shooting after argument in popular Puerto Rico ...


2nd person dies following shooting after argument in popular Puerto Rico ...

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - A second person has died after a deadly weekend shooting at a popular chain restaurant in a tourist hotspot in Puerto Rico. Police said Tuesday that Jose Ramos Carrasquillo was one of two men hospitalized after being shot.

Puerto Ricans have terrible commutes and other data on commuting across ...

Puerto Ricans have terrible commutes and other data on commuting across ...: “Of course it's getting worse,” said Evelyn Aimee de Jesus, an attorney from Caguas, Puerto Rico, whose drives to various courthouses around the island are often impeded by road construction. ”I wake up earlier to try to make it to court on time.” She ...

Retired police officer volunteers both in Haiti and at home

Retired police officer volunteers both in Haiti and at home:
Here's what I know about Charlie Cicio so far: He's a retired New York City police officer who then became his daughter's Mr. Mom for 13 years. He's now a full-time volunteer in projects helping poor people on Long Island and in Haiti. I first met ...


National Catholic Reporter (blog)

UN washes its hands of Haiti epidemic

UN washes its hands of Haiti epidemic:
But this is precisely what has just happened to the people of Haiti, except with one big difference — it was the UN at the centre of events, not a multinational. And there was no furore, just a few murmurings of mild concern. Yet such behaviour is ...


gulfnews.com

'Time has come for Latin America'

'Time has come for Latin America':
Sao Paulo - The mayor of Sao Paulo said the Brazilian city was ready to host Latin America's first World Expo in 2020, dismissing security concerns following a surge in violence last year. Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad said the city wanted to host ...


Independent Online

Mexico: Latin America's second-largest economy lags in digital accessibility


Mexico: Latin America's second-largest economy lags in digital accessibility

Barely 17 percent have Internet access at home, according to the latest figures of the Americas Barometer, a survey by Vanderbilt University's Latin American Public Opinion. Although the digital divide – the gap between those who can afford access and ...

Can Latin American higher education go global without English?


Can Latin American higher education go global without English?

Some Latin American countries are dedicating important resources to internationalisation of their higher education systems. This has triggered a rapid response from institutions, associations and even governments from the developed world. Suddenly ...

Reptiles swam to North America before Panama land bridge created ...

Reptiles swam to North America before Panama land bridge created ...: Fossils in Panama suggest ancient alligator relatives came north from South America 10 million years earlier than the spread of mammals, U.S. researchers say.





Aborigines set for recognition in SA

Aborigines set for recognition in SA: CHANGES to recognise Aboriginal people in the South Australian constitution have been passed by state parliament's lower house. The legislation recognises Aboriginal people as the traditional owners and occupants of the land and acknowledges the ...

Report about aboriginal people on juries resonates in Alberta

Report about aboriginal people on juries resonates in Alberta: The Alberta government is reviewing a new report from Ontario that examines why so few aboriginal people sit on juries. The report, released last week by retired Supreme Court of Canada justice Frank Iacobucci, contains 17 recommendations. People who ...

Aboriginal law program proposed at University of Windsor

Aboriginal law program proposed at University of Windsor: “It originally started as a program to assist aboriginal people within the community but, as we continued discussing options between ourselves and our class and what was going to be cost effective, we realized that a specialization program at Windsor ...

Canada Post salutes latest winners of Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards


Canada Post salutes latest winners of Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards

OTTAWA, March 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Canada Post has once again honoured the efforts of 24 deserving people from across the country with the Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards. The Awards, which launched in 2004, acknowledge the hard work and drive ...

Italian president mulls new technocrat gov't

Italian president mulls new technocrat gov't: President Giorgio Napolitano is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician as one way out of Italy's political stalemate, sources said. Such a solution would come into play if center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani failed ...

Fighting Child Poverty in Liberia

Fighting Child Poverty in Liberia: After enduring two civil wars in the past 30 years, the people of Liberia are trying to rebuild their lives.

California nurse refuses to give CPR to elderly lady, police probe

California nurse refuses to give CPR to elderly lady, police probe: Bakersfield, CA, United States (4E) – Police are now investigating the death of an 87-year-old woman after a nurse assigned at her senior facility in Bakersfield, California declined to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation. According to authorities ...

Government's child poverty record questioned

Government's child poverty record questioned: They aim to create an action plan for the Government based on seven priorities identified in a report late last year from the Office of the Children's Commission's - Solutions to Child Poverty: Evidence for Action. Those priorities include the ...

Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry

Transgender Latin Americans face violence, bigotry: The report, compiled by the Latin American and Caribbean Transgender Network (REDLACTRANS) and the UK-based International HIV/ AIDS Alliance, includes interviews conducted last year with 55 transgender women human rights defenders in eight Latin ...