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jueves, 11 de abril de 2013

Poverty in America: Myth and reality

Poverty in America: Myth and reality:
Official statistics from the U.S. government and international organizations show the United States has the highest rate of child poverty of any developed country, more people in poverty than Indonesia and a higher poverty rate than Europe. Is any of ...


BizPac Review

Mexico government downplays deadly violence

Mexico government downplays deadly violence: For Mexicans, the numbers are important because many feel they are paying the human price in blood for a drug war that is fueled largely by U.S. demand for marijuana, heroin and cocaine, and its steady supply of weapons. The death toll — estimated at ...




Credit checks are screening blacks, Latinos out of jobs

Credit checks are screening blacks, Latinos out of jobs: With higher rates of unemployment and the additional burden of wealth disparities, many African American and Latino households incur a greater need to borrow for emergencies and are also at a greater risk for foreclosure or loan default. Surveying ...

Sugary drinks that drain the brain: Ill effects on low income Latinos

Sugary drinks that drain the brain: Ill effects on low income Latinos: Behavioral issues often associated with low-income, minority youth may stem from what the children are eating and drinking - such as sugary drinks.




Lack of information causes low income students to miss out on top ...

Lack of information causes low income students to miss out on top ...: Among high-achieving, low-income students, 6 percent were black, 8 percent Latino, 15 percent Asian-American and 69 percent white, the study found.

14 people killed in series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in ...


14 people killed in series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in ...

MORELIA, Mexico — At least 14 people died Wednesday in a series of clashes between gunmen and federal police in Michoacan state, a western area that has seen a surge of violence in recent years attributed to drug cartels, authorities said. Federal ...

Vigilantes Against Mexico's Cartels

Vigilantes Against Mexico's Cartels:
There are both encouraging and worrisome signs regarding the power of Mexico's drug cartels. Killings are down, but vigilantism is rising. The country's new president, Enrique Peña Nieto, who took office in December, has adopted a more restrained tone ...


The National Interest Online

French judge to rule if Hopi masks can be sold

French judge to rule if Hopi masks can be sold: The case has drawn ire on both sides of the Atlantic, with art experts, Native American activists, and even Robert Redford weighing in on who is the rightful owner. In an 11th hour appeal Thursday evening, the U.S. Ambassador to France sent a letter to ...

Century-old skull of Native American girl found in Klamath Falls mobile home

Century-old skull of Native American girl found in Klamath Falls mobile home: KLAMATH FALLS — The Klamath County Sheriff's Office says it has given tribal officials a century-old skull determined to be that of a Native American girl who died of a bad fall or a similar trauma. The Klamath Falls Herald and News reports a woman ...




Nicholas Coppola, Ousted Gay Catholic, To Hand Bishop Petition For ...

Nicholas Coppola, Ousted Gay Catholic, To Hand Bishop Petition For ...: Reinstating Coppola is "a major opportunity for Bishop Murphy and for Catholic bishops across the country to begin practicing Christian love when it comes to their gay and lesbian parishioners," said Michael Sherrard of Faithful America. But William ...

Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, Frank Ocean and More Make OUT ...


Ellen DeGeneres, Anderson Cooper, Frank Ocean and More Make OUT ...

Frank Ocean, Rupaul, Ellen DeGeneres Jason Merritt/Getty Images; Logo. Who topped OUT magazine's 2013 Power List of the 50 most powerful gays and lesbians in America? It wasn't Ellen DeGeneres. The hilarious talk show host came close though, ...

4 Mexican nationals to prison for human smuggling

4 Mexican nationals to prison for human smuggling: HOUSTON — Four Mexican nationals have been sent to federal prison for their involvement in a human smuggling case where 82 people in the country illegally were held captive in a Houston house. All four received 37 months in prison Thursday from U.S. ...

Texas Mexican Mafia members get hefty sentences

Texas Mexican Mafia members get hefty sentences: Members and associates of the Texas Mexican Mafia, including a former general, have been sentenced to lengthy federal prison terms for their roles in the gang's drug-trafficking or racketeering activities. In Del Rio, Texas Mexican Mafia member Javier ...




Thousands of Participants Registered To Support Sisters Network® Inc. 4th ...


Thousands of Participants Registered To Support Sisters Network® Inc. 4th ...

Sisters Network® Inc., (SNI), the only national African American breast cancer survivorship organization will host the 4th Annual Stop the Silence® National African American Breast Cancer 5K Walk/Run on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The event will be held ...

United Airlines to Increase Weekly Service to Central America

United Airlines to Increase Weekly Service to Central America: United is investing in upgrading its onboard products and now offers more flat-bed seats in its premium cabins and more extra-legroom economy-class seating than any airline in North America. In 2013, United became the first U.S.-based international ...




34 charged in probe of illegal sports betting

34 charged in probe of illegal sports betting: A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses 34 people and 23 companies, many of them registered in Central America, of operating an illegal sports bookmaking business that solicited more than $1 billion in bets. By TIM TALLEY. Associated Press ...

Margaret Thatcher, an Iron legacy for Latin America

Margaret Thatcher, an Iron legacy for Latin America:
By Rafael Rincon - The following piece tries to explain how Lady Thatcher was seen in Latin America and the reactions her death has triggered in the region. 'An Iron legacy' was written by Chilean commentator Rafael Rincon, an expert in international ...


MercoPress

“Latin America Changed Everything For Me”

“Latin America Changed Everything For Me”:
“While at one time Medellin was considered one of the most dangerous cities in the world, it has turned around 180 degrees. It's one of the cleanest and most organized cities in Latin America. It's hard to even find a pothole in a street.Medellin's ...


International Living

Sao Paulo named most attractive Latin American city for investment


Sao Paulo named most attractive Latin American city for investment

The FT study also noted that combined foreign investment in Sao Paulo and Rio represent 16 percent of the total for the whole of Latin America. It added that due to major sporting events in Brazil, the Brazilian government pledges that this will be a ...

Latin America's top port faces logistical woes


Latin America's top port faces logistical woes

SANTOS, Brazil — A bumper soybean crop that sparked a mammoth traffic jam has shone an unflattering light on Santos, Latin America's largest seaport, which is moving to clear huge logistical hurdles as it aims to triple capacity in coming years ...

US blacklists Honduran 'drug lord' Chepe Handal

US blacklists Honduran 'drug lord' Chepe Handal:
The United States Treasury has frozen any assets held in the US by the alleged leader of a Honduran drug-trafficking organisation. The US Treasury accused Jose Miguel Handal Perez, known as "Chepe Handal", of smuggling cocaine from Colombia and ...


BBC News

Creating Opportunities for Women in Latin America

Creating Opportunities for Women in Latin America: The FINANCIAL -- For the second year in a row, Women and Social Inclusion is a key topic area we'll be discussing over the next two days at Microsoft 's annual Government Leaders Forum – Latin America and Caribbean in Rio de Janeiro.

Indian investment in Latin America

Indian investment in Latin America: When Goldman-Sachs coined the term BRICs, they could have little idea of what effect this economic block would have on trade in Latin America. Representing Brazil, Russia, India, and China, the BRIC group of rapidly developing economies are seen as the ...

South Florida Workers Provide Food for Hungry Children

South Florida Workers Provide Food for Hungry Children:
More than 70 top workers from Canada to South America gathered in West Park to help Feeding South Florida provide food to hungry children in the area. NBC 6's Julia Bagg reports. South Florida Workers Provide Food... Link; Embed; Email. Copy. Close ...


NBC 6 South Florida

Four elections to keep an eye on in Latin America

Four elections to keep an eye on in Latin America: While the deposed President Lugo made many political enemies at home, he didn't lack for friends abroad. So, quickly after his ouster, leaders sympathetic to Lugo retaliated by ousting Paraguay from important leagues of South American nations, Mercosur ...