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domingo, 26 de mayo de 2013

Political participation by indigenous peoples in Latin America still low – UN ...

Political participation by indigenous peoples in Latin America still low – UN ...:
“Beyond cultural barriers, indigenous peoples own little, often unproductive land, and live below the poverty line, which hinder their political inclusion,” said Heraldo Muñoz, UNDP Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Poverty levels among ...


UN News Centre

Guantanamo's Yemenis may see light at end of tunnel

Guantanamo's Yemenis may see light at end of tunnel:
Guantanamo's Yemenis may see light at end of tunnel. Relatives of a Yemeni inmate held in the US detention centre at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, hold his portrait during a protest to demand his release, outside the American Embassy in Sanaa on April 1, 2013.


FRANCE 24

Cuba's Totalitarian Mechanisms Unmasked

Cuba's Totalitarian Mechanisms Unmasked: While it is true this publishing house enjoys a certain degree of autonomy with respect to Cuba's government-controlled structures, the publication of a book of this nature and its sale at official State bookstores is as unexpected as the imprudent ...


Poverty in the suburbs

Poverty in the suburbs: To be sure, poverty is still more concentrated in America's central cities, with two-thirds of this region's poor living in Toledo. The city got smaller and poorer during the past decade: Its population dropped from 306,933 to 282,989, while poverty ...


A Roadmap to Eliminating Child Poverty in the US | Demos

A Roadmap to Eliminating Child Poverty in the US | Demos: According to The American Pediatric Association's Task Force on Child Poverty, one in five children live below the federal poverty level, and in addition to being ...

Poverty Today is the Polio of the 1950s

Poverty Today is the Polio of the 1950s: The post also highlights that the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Task Force on Childhood Poverty recently declared that childhood poverty is on par with polio in the 1950s as the most important problem facing American children today. While the ...

Mexican farmers standing up to drug cartels refuse to disarm

Mexican farmers standing up to drug cartels refuse to disarm: Mexican soldiers patrol the streets during an operation searching for criminals in the area called 'Tierra Caliente' (Hot Land ...

Colombia and its rebels reach land reform deal

Colombia and its rebels reach land reform deal: HAVANA -- Colombia and that country's largest rebel group announced an agreement Sunday on one of their main bones of contention - land reform - the fruit of more than half a year of slow-moving peace negotiations in the Cuban capital. The two sides ...


New hope for struggling mums and their babies

New hope for struggling mums and their babies: The Ministry of Health, in a report on gaps in maternal mental health services, estimated last year, based on recommendations used in Britain, that the North Island might need between 13 and 26 inpatient beds. Only Christchurch has a mental health ...

Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Openly Gay Members

Boy Scouts Vote To Admit Openly Gay Members: The Boy Scouts of America has agreed for the first time to allow openly gay boys as members, but a vote of the organization's National Council left in place a ban on gay Scout leaders. The Associated Press reports that of the local Scout leaders voting ...


Native Grads at ASU Represent 65 Tribes

Native Grads at ASU Represent 65 Tribes

Candace Dawn French, Wichita/Navajo/Comanche/Blackfeet, received the Dukepoo Award, presented by the ASU Native American Alumni Chapter. French graduated with a master of arts degree in criminal justice. The Eagle Spirit Award, presented by the ...

Native Voices Imprint Spreads the Words

Native Voices Imprint Spreads the Words: What began as a midwifery operation in New York City more than a generation ago has morphed, decades later, into a small publisher of Native American and other titles, based in southwestern Tennessee. The unlikely story of Native Voices Books, a ...


Exclusive Preview: The Philbrook's New Native Art Showcase in Tulsa

Exclusive Preview: The Philbrook's New Native Art Showcase in Tulsa

From 1946 to 1979, the Philbrook hosted a national juried exhibition of Native American art that essentially took over the museum, an event comparable to the Santa Fe Indian Market. With the opening of Philbrook Downtown, the museum reconnects with its ...

Political Ambiance in Venezuela On the Acceptance of Same Sex Marriage

Political Ambiance in Venezuela On the Acceptance of Same Sex Marriage: Since a few years we have seen some very positive political developments in favour of the possibility to legalise same sex marriage in Venezuela. Almost since its beginning in Caracas in 2001, the LGBTI Pride has received both financial and logistics.


World watch

World watch: Venezuela: Though it often is considered the "safer" country compared with Colombia, Venezuela may be replacing its neighbor as South America's kidnapping capital. The official figure of 583 kidnappings in 2012 is likely much lower than the actual ...

Haiti - Social : Haitian workers in the sugar plantations without immigration ...

Haiti - Social : Haitian workers in the sugar plantations without immigration ...

The Border Network Jeannot Succès (RFJS) announced Thursday that between 350 and 500 workers of the Consortium Barahona Sugar Mill (Consorcio Central Azucarero Barahona), have been repatriated to Haiti by the border post of Jimani, after having ...

PM Lamothe recognizes important role of Haitian women

PM Lamothe recognizes important role of Haitian women: PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (defend.ht) - Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe wished a happy Mother's Day to all the Haitian mothers and those in the Diaspora on Sunday recalling "the important role played by Haitian women in our society." Miami Beach, Florida ...

A Solvable Problem

A Solvable Problem:
This mass obviously needs to be removed as soon as possible. The skin is very thin over the apex of the mass and if bumped or nicked could bleed profusely. (A few years ago I had an elderly Haitian woman with a similar mass who fell, tore the skin on ...


Peoria Journal Star (blog)

Birdwatchers answer the call of the wild

Birdwatchers answer the call of the wild: Migratory songbirds have arrived from their long trip from South and Central America, and they pause on the shore of Lake Erie to gather their strength before continuing across the big water. For Kim Kaufman, one of the organizers of what's billed as ...


El Salvadoreño provides taste of Central America in the middle of Downtown ...

El Salvadoreño provides taste of Central America in the middle of Downtown ...:
Luckily for us, we couldn't decide on where to stop to grab a bite and a brew as our spokes spun past a quaint Central American store front at 7926 Santa Fe Drive that is home to El Salvadoreño. “How about here?” My friend asked as her bike was ...


Kansas City Star

Top chefs say Latin America will reach food's zenith

Top chefs say Latin America will reach food's zenith

Spanish pastry king Jordi Roca and Danish chef Rene Redzepi, who runs the kitchen of Copenhagen's famed Noma restaurant, praised the growing recognition of the region's diverse cuisine. "It's a question of time for [Latin American chefs] to reach the ...

Throughout Latin America, protests demand justice for Guatemala after genocide ...

Throughout Latin America, protests demand justice for Guatemala after genocide ...: Photos from the Guatemala City march below, along with images from Nicaragua, Honduras, and Mexico, which were among the other countries where protests took place. Also below, snapshots from a pro-Ríos Montt protest that took place today in a suburb ...

Forestry Programmes Bogged Down in Latin America

Forestry Programmes Bogged Down in Latin America: MEXICO CITY, May 25 (IPS) - Issues related to the ownership of forest carbon and to prior consultation mechanisms threaten to derail plans for the Reduction of Emissions from Deforestation and Degradation of Forests (REDD+) in some countries of Latin ...

Brazil 'to write off' almost $900m of African debt

Brazil 'to write off' almost $900m of African debt:
Latin America's economic powerhouse has also opened 19 new embassies in Africa in the last decade, and is forecast to grow 3.5 percent this year. But Brazil's hunt for natural resources has not always been easy in Africa. Last month, hundreds of ...


BBC News

Chile Leads Environmental Democracy plan in Latin America

Chile Leads Environmental Democracy plan in Latin America: Fourteen Latin American countries – Chile, Brazil, Mexico and Columbia among them – have committed to work together to grant access to the information about the Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development of 1992. chile news ...