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viernes, 26 de diciembre de 2014

We Forgot To End Poverty

We Forgot To End Poverty
 - In September, the Census Bureau released the latest figures on poverty in America. You may not have noticed, because the report made barely a ripple in the media or the midterms. It showed that from 2012 to 2013, the overall poverty rate fell by half a percentage point, to 14.5 percent—the first statistically significant decline since 2006.


Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the World's Richest ...

Christmas in America: Growing Poverty, Unemployment and Homelessness in the World's Richest ...
 - Unprecedented in modern times. Privileged Americans never had it better. Ordinary ones face lump of coal harshness. Hard times keep getting harder. Reflected in institutionalized inequality. Growing poverty. High unemployment. Multiples higher than phony Labor Department numbers. An epidemic of underemployment persists.

Christmas in America

Christmas in America
 - Census data show around half the population living in poverty or bordering it. In the world's ... Beautiful America exists for its privileged elites alone.

Fixing What's Wrong With America

Fixing What's Wrong With America
 - Does America rise up and fix things? The so-called race riots of the 1960s, and today, are more about income and opportunity inequality than race.

What's really going to end poverty? It's a question of power

What's really going to end poverty? It's a question of power
 - I was there as an international election observer, having been trained the previous day in the exact procedure the officials were to follow. I was told to look for “irregularities.” The voting officials followed the rules scrupulously, checking everyone’s ID against the roll of 170 registered voters, even though it was obvious everyone knows everyone in this little district.


Costa Rica is Central America's most honest country, says latest TI corruption index

Costa Rica is Central America's most honest country, says latest TI corruption index
 - Anti-corruption graffiti along a concrete wall in Quito, Ecuador. Despite economic stability, Latin America as a whole scores relatively poorly on ...

Cuba's biggest export is teachers, doctors - not revolution

Cuba's biggest export is teachers, doctors - not revolution
 - Washington has systematically pushed to ostracize Cuba from the rest of Latin America years after the policy has become anachronistic. By focusing so completely on the “bad” Cuba of authoritarian government and human-rights abuses, the United States has been missing a big opportunity to work with the “good” Cuba on core development problems in Latin America and Africa, such as improving education and healthcare.

US police suppress African-Americans – analyst

US police suppress African-Americans – analyst
 - He also said that black people in the US must have control over their lives ... He was the second Afro-American teenager, after Brown, to be killed by ...

Firearms violence study: Suicides among whites on rise, account for nearly half of fatalities

Firearms violence study: Suicides among whites on rise, account for nearly half of fatalities
 - Among white men, Hispanic men, and black women in that age range, firearm violence ranked second after unintentional injuries. The data show that ...

Book details life of 'forgotten' US Latino scholar

Book details life of 'forgotten' US Latino scholar
 - Latino scholar George I. Sanchez regularly is left out of books on the civil rights movement. Even people in his birth-state ...