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martes, 23 de julio de 2013

Latinos slowly making inroads into literary world

Latinos slowly making inroads into literary world
The first time Esperanza Zendejas had some of her writing published was when she was in the eighth-grade. Her father knew a newspaper editor in Michoacán, Mexico, and they had arranged to publish young Zendejas' accounts of life in America.

Eva Longoria pushes for education reform at NCLR conference

Eva Longoria pushes for education reform at NCLR conference
The superstar actress and Latino civil rights activist spent her weekend calling for education reform. The Tejana actress pushed for equal access to higher education for all Latinos at the 2013 National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference on Saturday.

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform

Mexican Cyclist Biking from NYC to Saltillo Advocating for Immigration Reform
Armando Mendou Rosales is no ordinary long-distance cyclist, he is a man on a bike with a mission bringing attention to the issues of immigration reform and the importance of the Latino vote. Rosales is currently on a 2,200 mile journey on his bike ...

Latin American steel use and production stable - Alacero

Latin American steel use and production stable - Alacero
Brazil was the largest producer of finished steel, with 12.9 million tonnes and 46% share of the Latin American total. It was followed by Mexico, with 8 million tons (28% share). On the other hand, Colombia and Chile continue to show production drops ...

China, Latin America, Caribbean forum opens

China, Latin America, Caribbean forum opens
China will work with Latin America and the Caribbean to implement agreements reached by the leaders of China and Latin American countries and enhance ties, State Councilor Yang Jiechi said at the forum's opening ceremony. China attaches great ...

Latin America faces challenge of reducing imports of petroleum products

Latin America faces challenge of reducing imports of petroleum products
Tegucigalpa - Latin America is home to about 20 percent of the world's oil reserves, but the region must address the challenge of reducing its high levels of imports of petroleum derivatives. Latin American Energy Organization, or Olade, ...

Watsonville Program Helps Latino Immigrants Manage Their Diabetes

Watsonville Program Helps Latino Immigrants Manage Their Diabetes
In Santa Cruz County, home to Watsonville, diabetes rates are 75 percent higher for Latinos than than they are for whites. The class is run by a Watsonville health clinic, Salud Para la Gente – Health for the People — as part of a program called ...

What Makes a Latina?

What Makes a Latina?
Daniel Miguel Ochoa Smith was my gateway drug and it's been nothing but sandy blonde boys since. That doesn't mean I'm any less attracted to Latino men. I can be educated and be Latina. I can be in love with a white man and be Latina. I can drink ...

English Main Language for Hispanic Americans

English Main Language for Hispanic Americans
“As the nation's Latino population changes, what language Latinos use in their daily lives, including getting the news, might change,” Mark Lopez, associate director for the Pew Hispanic Center, told ABC News. ”Use of English rises through the generations.

A nation growing in inequality allows racism to thrive without remorse or apology

A nation growing in inequality allows racism to thrive without remorse or apology
If equality existed why do women and people of color continue to get paid less than white men? If equality existed why are black, Latino and Native American students considered far more expendable than Anglo youths and thrown into the juvenile justice ...

Hispanic diversity needn't hinder Gospel opportunities

Hispanic diversity needn't hinder Gospel opportunities
Taking figures from 2011, the study notes more than 20 Spanish-speaking nations are represented by the U.S. Latino population and focuses on the 14 largest Hispanic-origin groups. According to the research, "nearly two-thirds (64.6 percent) of U.S. ...

Brazil Reiterated Request of Alliance to Eradicate Poverty

Brazil Reiterated Request of Alliance to Eradicate Poverty
Rio de Janeiro, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) During a private meeting with Pope Francis, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff reiterated a request of a joint action between her country and the Vatican to eradicate hunger and poverty.

South Bend schools create new job to boost African-American academics

South Bend schools create new job to boost African-American academics
SOUTH BEND – A strong debate took place at Monday night's South Bend School Board meeting. In the end, the board approved the hiring of a director to improve the academic performance of African-American students. The state recently cited the district ...

Another America's Cup Problem: Lawsuit From Disqualified African-American ...

Another America's Cup Problem: Lawsuit From Disqualified African-American ...
The suit claims that Golden Gate Yacht Club, which holds the previous trophy and is hosting this year's race, did not give good-faith consideration to the team known as African Diaspora Maritime, a non-profit sailing club which trains African-American ...

Schools create new position to aid African American students

Schools create new position to aid African American students
SOUTH BEND -- A group of black community leaders asked South Bend's school board last month to consider creating an African American student services department. On Monday evening, their call was answered. The board approved the creation of the ...

Bolton: Black men endure a lifetime of suspicion

Bolton: Black men endure a lifetime of suspicion
Wednesday: All the marching and protesting for justice for African-Americans means nothing if parents, the community and others don't insist that our black boys pursue greater existences than that of gang-bangers, petty drug dealers, thieves or ...

Study: Young African American women who binge eat more likely to report ...

Study: Young African American women who binge eat more likely to report ...
Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls, by Dr. Rashelle Musci and colleagues from the Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University in the US, those who experience ...

Passionate Obama bares his black self

Passionate Obama bares his black self
It was fleeting, subtle, and easy to miss — unless you're a black man, too. “In between his personal reflections on what it feels like to be an African-American man, and the history of pain and his strategic plan, there was what I call a very pregnant ...

Colombia Ultrabook penetration reaches almost 20%

Colombia Ultrabook penetration reaches almost 20%
Other key markets in Latin America currently have Ultrabook penetration of about half of that seen in Colombia, but some countries such as Peru are also beginning to move into double digits, according to Long. Intel is not expecting Ultrabooks, which ...

L'Affaire Snowden Shows US Weakness

L'Affaire Snowden Shows US Weakness
However, over the past two decades, Latin America has matured into a powerful region and – to varying degrees – its countries have shed their politically dependence and economically instability, emerging from an era of dictatorship, war and gross human ...

Yahoo Finance: Costa Rica among top five most expensive places to live in ...

Yahoo Finance: Costa Rica among top five most expensive places to live in ...
A report on the Yahoo Finance blog "Your Insurance" notes that the five most expensive countries to live in Latin America are Venezuela, Brazil, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Chile. The report was based on The Economist's Big Mac Index and states that ...

Latin America's first pope heads to restive Brazil

Latin America's first pope heads to restive Brazil
RIO DE JANEIRO (AFP) – Bringing his message of a "poor Church for the poor," Pope Francis heads to Brazil Monday to find a country facing a shrinking Catholic flock and anger over government waste. Pilgrims from around the world began to gather in Rio ...

Costa Rica Among the Most Expensive Places to Live in Latin America

Costa Rica Among the Most Expensive Places to Live in Latin America
On the other hand Brazil has a CPI of 83.71, Rio nation stands in second place of the most expensive countries to live in Latin America. Brazil is a very expensive place to live. Proof of this is that 2 of its major cities, such as Sao Paulo and Rio de ...

Clear vision on soft power

Clear vision on soft power
These are among the major findings of the Pew Research Centre's Global Attitudes Project, which conducted surveys among 37,653 respondents in 39 countries, including six in Africa and seven in Latin America, to gauge global public responses to China's ...

What are we doing to stop the violence? (letter)

What are we doing to stop the violence? (letter)
Fact is that as a young African American, you are more likely to be killed by another African-American than a "white-Hispanic." The deaths of young men and women of color in cities like Detroit, Chicago and Baltimore are nothing compared to the ability ...