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viernes, 24 de mayo de 2013

How High Is African American Unemployment and Is It Going Down?

How High Is African American Unemployment and Is It Going Down?:
Start with the overall unemployment rate for the category "Black or African-American" in Table A-2 of the "Employment Situation Survey" that is published at 8:30 in the morning on the first Friday of every month. May's Table A-2 reports a black ...


PBS

UN blue helmet contingent in Haiti to halve by 2017

UN blue helmet contingent in Haiti to halve by 2017: MONTEVIDEO, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Nigel Fisher, head of the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), confirmed here Thursday that the blue helmet contingent in the Caribbean country will be reduced by half by 2017 on condition that a national police ...

IDB supports sustainable energy for rural electrification in Haiti

IDB supports sustainable energy for rural electrification in Haiti

The resources for this technical cooperation will come from the Haiti Reconstruction Fund ($2 million), the IDB's Sustainable Energy and Climate Change Initiative ($500,000) and the IDB-administered Korea Fund for Technology and Innovation ($500,000).

Brazil still a land of opportunity for some

Brazil still a land of opportunity for some: SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Just two years ago, Brazil was still hailed as "The Near China" - an economy that offered East Asia-style 7-percent growth rates in a seductive, sun-kissed package that was closer to home for western investors. Today, the thrill ...


Five Venezuelan cops die in chopper crash

Five Venezuelan cops die in chopper crash: Caracas, May 24 (IANS/EFE) Five members of Venezuela's PNB national police force died Thursday when the helicopter they were using to pursue a group of kidnappers in a rural part of Caracas crashed, PNB director Luis Karabi said. The helicopter ...

The Technicolor Revolution: 'Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela'

The Technicolor Revolution: 'Comandante: Hugo Chávez's Venezuela': In 2007, Venezuela's president Hugo Chávez had an idea: the whole country should set their clocks back by a half hour. His idea was that this would allow schoolchildren to wake up in daylight, not darkness. Since he was comandante, and the only person ...

Jobs and Justice: Raising the Floor on Worker Rights and Wages in Haiti

Jobs and Justice: Raising the Floor on Worker Rights and Wages in Haiti: Western governments and their international financial institution (IFI) partners have played an active role in creating the dearth of options that exists for Haitian workers. For example, trade policies from the 1980s onward caused the decimation of ...


Child Poverty in NJ on the rise

Child Poverty in NJ on the rise: CEO pay may be astronomical and actually getting higher and Wall Street may have returned to its bullish primacy, but evidence of an alarming increase in child poverty is sweeping through NJ. According to an annual report on the health, wealth and ...

Kanye West, "New Slaves" and a Long Tradition of Locking People Up for Profit

Kanye West, "New Slaves" and a Long Tradition of Locking People Up for Profit

It is time for Americans to reject those who depend for their profits upon a flow of African-American and immigrant bodies into their prisons and stop accepting the linguistic distortions that enable this modern traffic in flesh to continue growing ...

Who are America's enemies?

Who are America's enemies?: Following yesterday's speech by President Obama which saw him defend the use of drones and renew his commitment to closing the Guantanamo Bay prison, we are asking who are America's enemies? Add "World Have Your Say, Who are America's ...

Mexican farmers standing up to drug cartels ... - The Morning Sun

Mexican farmers standing up to drug cartels ... - The Morning Sun

COALCOMAN, Mexico - Farmers wearing bulletproof vests and toting assault rifles ride in pick-up trucks emblazoned with the word “self-defense” to protect this ...

Jodi Arias Could Get Second Jury if Jurors Deadlock

Jodi Arias Could Get Second Jury if Jurors Deadlock: ABC News(PHOENIX) -- The jury in the advance cash loan online payday Jodi Arias murder trial began its third day of deliberations Thursday on whether to advance advance america cash center sentence Arias to death, raising the possibility that ...

GOL Doubles its Number of flights in Campinas

GOL Doubles its Number of flights in Campinas: In addition to these destinations, currently the company's customers can depart directly from Campinas to Brasilia, Belo Horizonte, Curitiba and Galeao, in Rio de Janeiro, and to all of GOL's other destinations through connecting flights. For further ...

Brazil Credit Volume Up in April, While Loan Costs Hold Steady

Brazil Credit Volume Up in April, While Loan Costs Hold Steady: BRASILIA--Brazil's total credit volume rose in April, while borrowing costs continued to hold steady despite a recent rise in local interest rates. The country's central bank reported Friday that total credit volume rose 1.1% during the month to 2.453 ...


Up to 20 Percent of US Kids Have Mental Disorder: CDC

Up to 20 Percent of US Kids Have Mental Disorder: CDC: Remember your parents' question, “What's wrong with kids these days?” Well these days, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that up to 1 in 5, or as ...

Brazil freezes budget outlays in an effort to meet its primary surplus target

Brazil freezes budget outlays in an effort to meet its primary surplus target:
Brazil has frozen 28 billion Reais (approx 13.7 billion dollars) in its 2013 budget as it tries to meet its primary surplus target, Finance Minister Guido Mantega said on Thursday in Brasilia. President Dilma Rousseff's administration is trying to meet ...


MercoPress

Researchers recommend that bexarotene should not be tested on Alzheimer's ...

Researchers recommend that bexarotene should not be tested on Alzheimer's ...

Approximately a year ago, the leading journal Science published an article about bexarotene as a potential Alzheimer's drug. A significant breakthrough and an important starting point for further Alzheimer's research. The research group of Bart De ...

Emerging Power Markets in South and Central America to 2020

Emerging Power Markets in South and Central America to 2020: This report gives an in-depth analysis of power markets in seven of South and Central American countries, with forecasts through 2020. The research analyzes the regulatory framework and infrastructure of the countries' respective power sector and ...

Mexican Priest Alejandro Solalinde on Central, South American Migrants ...

Mexican Priest Alejandro Solalinde on Central, South American Migrants ...: Father Alejandro Solalinde, is a Catholic priest who is on a "Caravan of Hope" across the United States to draw attention to the plight of Central American migrants traveling here through Mexico, and who are often deported back to Mexico into dangerous ...


South American domestic workers move closer to justice

South American domestic workers move closer to justice:
(WNN/AWID) Brasília, BRAZIL, SOUTH AMERICA: Long working hours, lack of rest time and poor treatment and compensation, in the absence of national legislation, often turns domestic work into a form of slavery in many countries. Some of the changes ...


WNN - Women News Network

Latin America: start of three new editions of the FIFA/CIES Programme

Latin America: start of three new editions of the FIFA/CIES Programme:
Furthermore, their profiles are excellent and perfectly suited to the objectives of the Programme in Latin America, as elsewhere in the other regions where the FIFA/CIES International University Network is active. Thus, the Universidad Catolica ...


Fifa.com

Latin American Council of Churches Expresses Deep Solidarity with Cuba

Latin American Council of Churches Expresses Deep Solidarity with Cuba:
HAVANA, Cuba, May 23 (acn) In response to an invitation from the Cuban churches and people, and as a gesture of unity and solidarity, amidst the unjust measures imposed by Washington, the 6th Assembly of the Latin American Council of Churches ...


Cuba News

Canada eyes Latin American 'launching pad' for freer trade

Canada eyes Latin American 'launching pad' for freer trade:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, centre, arrived in Cali, Colombia Wednesday, where some of Latin America's biggest trading nations, including Mexico, Chile, Colombia and Peru, are looking to lower trade barriers as they gather for a two-day summit. (Juan B.


CBC.ca

Top five vacation spots in Latin America

Top five vacation spots in Latin America: Every year, of the over 27 million Americans traveling to international destinations, almost 10 million visit the top and most popular spots in Central, South America and the Caribbean. U.S. Latinos do not fall behind, as they are known to have spent ...

Piovan introduces products to South America

Piovan introduces products to South America: Italian auxiliary equipment supplier Piovan and its local subsidiary launched a universal productivity and efficiency system for the South American market earlier this week at Feiplastic, the Brazilian trade show formerly named Brasilplast. Ancillary ...