WebDesktop - Smartphones - Tablets   | Las Américas | Keeping up-to-date on social exclusion worldwide | REVISTAS DE PRENSA : Poverty | Afro-Americans | Latinoamérica | Inequality | Education | LGBT | NON-PROFIT initiative : Nuestra misión es proporcionar la mejor información sobre la exclusión social en todo el mundo || Raising awareness on the damaging effects of social exclusion

Buscar este blog



Tags about global social exclusion | Las américas

domingo, 28 de abril de 2013

Worldwide Gay Marriage Approval Grows Among Western Nations

Worldwide Gay Marriage Approval Grows Among Western Nations:
Thus Uruguay becomes the second Latin American country to legalize gay marriage and the third in the Americas. Uruguay joins the ranks of 11 other nations that have legalized gay marriage. The nations sharing this distinction are Argentina, Belgium, ...


The Hammill Post

Is urbanization the key to poverty reduction?


Is urbanization the key to poverty reduction?

... describes urbanization as being a major force behind poverty reduction and progress towards other millennium development goals. "Urban infant mortality rates range from 8-9 percentage points lower than the rural rates in Latin America and Central ...


Mexican journalists march against attacks on press

Mexican journalists march against attacks on press: Martinez was the Xalapa correspondent for Proceso, one of Mexico's most respected investigative newsmagazines, and she was one of the few in the state who continued to work on stories related to drug cartels. Her last story for the magazine was about ...




Latin American Presidents Love Twitter... Maybe Too Much - Huffington Post

Latin American Presidents Love Twitter... Maybe Too Much - Huffington Post: BUENOS AIRES, April 28 (Reuters) - When a million angry Argentines flooded the streets earlier this month to protest her government, President Cristina Fernandez decided to post a message on Twitter. And another. And then another. "Yes, I'm a bit ...

Venezuelan committee dismisses opposition demands for vote audit as ...

Venezuelan committee dismisses opposition demands for vote audit as ...:
A vote audit under the conditions put forward by Venezuelan opposition leader Henrique Capriles is “impossible,” an electoral committee has said. Capriles has given the committee an ultimatum, threatening action over what he called “stolen votes.” ...


RT

Catholic bishop returns petitions to ousted gay man - Washington Post


Catholic bishop returns petitions to ousted gay man - Washington Post

Earlier this month, after New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan said the church had to be more welcoming of gays and lesbians, Coppola went public with his story of ...

Imperialism, immigration and Latin America - Party for Socialism and Liberation

Imperialism, immigration and Latin America - Party for Socialism and Liberation:
The horrors of U.S.-backed civil wars have been the primary cause of migration from Central America, while 'free trade' policies have displaced workers and farmers throughout Mexico. This article was published in the 'Full Rights For All Immigrants ...


Party for Socialism and Liberation

Cocaine Seizure Highlights Scale of Venezuela-Central America ...

Cocaine Seizure Highlights Scale of Venezuela-Central America ...: Venezuelan authorities seized over 2.6 tons of cocaine which authorities believe was destined for Central America, highlighting the scale of what is now one of ...

Democratic Senator to Visit Central America Region with Highest Homicide ...


Democratic Senator to Visit Central America Region with Highest Homicide ...

Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez said Friday he will visit Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras between April 29th and May 3rd to reassess the priorities of U.S. assistance to Central America, which has one of the highest homicide rates the planet.

Costa Rica Wins in the International Energy Market

Costa Rica Wins in the International Energy Market:
Costa Rica restarts its geothermal energy exploitation in the National Park Rincon de la Vieja, it is also preparing to participate more aggressively in the electricity market in Central America. Environmental consultant Allan Astorga criticizes the ...


The Costa Rica News

Mayan Civilization Began Construction of Storied Buildings in 1000 B.C.: Report

Mayan Civilization Began Construction of Storied Buildings in 1000 B.C.: Report:
At present, about 6 million people are known to live in Central America. "The exciting thing about this (study) is not about a 'cool' find as much as about supplying a realistic, practical, complicated, story on the origins of things Maya", said ...


TopNews Arab Emirates

Paraguay's elections


Paraguay's elections

Paraguay's tax burden, at 12.1% of GDP, is lower than anywhere in South America except Venezuela, where oil revenues fill the gap. It is also regressive, falling mostly on consumption. That, together with government inefficiency and corruption, means ...

The World's First Stock Market Crash Happened Nearly 300 Years Ago

The World's First Stock Market Crash Happened Nearly 300 Years Ago:
In addition to financing government debt, the South Sea Company was intended to operate as a trading firm in South America; in fact, part of its charter from Parliament included a monopoly over trade in the South Seas (actually, all of South America).


Business Insider

Soymeal supplies to remain tight up to May

Soymeal supplies to remain tight up to May: Global soymeal supplies are likely to remain tight into May and possibly even June because of a slow start to exports of South America's new soybean crop this year, Hamburg-based oilseeds analysts Oil World said on Tuesday. Consumers of soymeal, a ...




Cancer rates in Latin America skyrocketing, experts say

Cancer rates in Latin America skyrocketing, experts say: But the death rate is much higher, the research team says. In Latin America, it stands at 13 deaths for every 22 cancer cases, while it is 13 deaths for every 37 cases of cancer in the U.S., and approximately 13 deaths for every 30 cases in Europe.

Latin America Faces Cancer Epidemic

Latin America Faces Cancer Epidemic:
While the cancer incidence in the United States and Europe remains higher, people with cancer in Latin America are more likely to die from the disease. For every 22 cases of cancer in Latin America, 13 will die from it. In contrast, there are 13 deaths ...


Medical Daily

Chile baby killer suspects surrender

Chile baby killer suspects surrender: Santiago - Three members of an alleged cult accused of sacrificing a baby to save the world ahead of December's supposed Mayan apocalypse, surrendered on Saturday, Chilean police said. Police were on Sunday still hunting for the alleged leader of the ...

Man with Tourette syndrome not allowed on flight after saying 'bomb'


Man with Tourette syndrome not allowed on flight after saying 'bomb'

Michael Doyle, 19, was set to travel with his friend Chaz Petteway from Reagan National Airport in Washington to San Juan, Puerto Rico on Thursday, but the pair hit a speed bump when Jet Blue prevented Doyle from boarding his flight. Doyle told FOX 5 ...

Ten dead in Mexican prison riot

Ten dead in Mexican prison riot: Authorities were investigating the cause of the riot and it was unclear if inmates belonged to rival drug gangs, whose battles have sparked violence across Mexico. Deadly riots have repeatedly rocked the country's overcrowded prisons, which house ...




Cuba's Ladies in White leader Berta Soler praises exile support

Cuba's Ladies in White leader Berta Soler praises exile support: She said she wasn't surprised by the first question about whether Cuban dissidents who favored an end to the embargo were actually secretly planted by the Castro government. The question was an indirect reference to the Cuban blogger Yoani Sanchez, ...

Cuba ends ban on pro boxing

Cuba ends ban on pro boxing:
Cuba is breaking a five-decade ban on professional boxing and joining an international semipro league. Fighters will compete for sponsored teams, box without protective headgear and earn US$1,000 to $3,000 a month. The country has a long and storied ...


Jakarta Post

Mental health issues in schools on rise


Mental health issues in schools on rise

Responding to a significant increase in mental health crises among students, Shrewsbury school officials are reaching out more than ever to families in an attempt to address problems like anxiety and depression. “It became even more evident during this ...

Haiti - Health : Launch of a Vaccination Campaign against Tetanus

Haiti - Health : Launch of a Vaccination Campaign against Tetanus:
Saturday, Dr. Florence Duperval Guillaume, Minister of Health and Population of Haiti accompanied among others : of Dr. Carissa Etienne, Director of PAHO/WHO, Helen Evans, deputy CEO of the GAVI Alliance, of representative of U.S. Centers for Disease ...


Haitilibre.com

Venezuela: Ups and Downs of an Election Observer

Venezuela: Ups and Downs of an Election Observer: I have observed elections in Venezuela in various capacities for nearly twenty years. It was the issue of electoral transparency in the country that framed my doctoral thesis[1] after a scoping visit revealed intense popular concern that Andrés ...




An independent judiciary is democracy's heart and soul


An independent judiciary is democracy's heart and soul

But when I think of Charleston, I think of Buenos Aires because both these great port cities derived their considerable wealth from agriculture: rice grown in the coastal marshlands in the case of Charleston and cattle and grain from the Argentina pampas.