In the last decade, Latina America’s economy grew an annual 4.2 percent, and over 70 million went out of poverty. But despite a meaning reduction in income inequality and unemployment in the region, crime and urban violence rates keep at the top rates in the world, according to a report by The United Nations agency for development (UNDP).
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At least 33 people were killed in a deadly fire that started during a ‘secret’ concert in the East Oakland warehouse (California), last Friday.
The 10,000 –square-foot building , known locally as the Oakland Ghost Ship, an artists collective, was full with old furniture and religious statues, musical instruments, velvet cushions, hanging lamps and spiritual tchotchkes.
Horst Wenzel is a 27 year old German from Dortmund who is helping refugee men from Muslim countries integrate into German society by learning how to hit on German women.
"I'd love to marry a German woman and live with her. She could help me with the language, and she knows the place and the laws much better than I do" , says Omar Mohammed, a shy 24-year-old Syrian refugee that attends ‘flirting classes” from Horst Wenzel.
While the West discusses whether Fidel Castro’s legacy was positive or negative, in Africa they feel like if they have lost a national hero. For many Africans, history has absolved Fidel Castro when it comes to Cuba’s foreign policy:
More than one-quarter of Americans don’t have adequate access to basic banking tools, such as checking accounts, credit cards, or loans for instance. Mostly all of these people belong to communities with low incomes, with less than a college degree, and minorities.
Depending on alternative products such as payday or auto loans to make ends meet, increase their risk of marginalization.
Dog fighting is deeply rooted in the Mexican culture, but it could soon be banned. Last week, the Mexican Senate green-lighted draft legal reforms which would, if passed, see organization of events banned at the federal level. Animal rights activists have been fighting against dog fight for many years, arguing that the dogs are brutally treated.
The cities and metropolitan regions that voted Democratic are increasingly the major generators of economic value and population in America. This is the case of Philadelphia and New York, for example. "So if Republicans want to convert 2016 into a longer-term triumph they too have lots of work to do", says Jeremy Nowak, president of J Nowak and Associates, a consulting firm specializing in social investment, public policy and strategic planning. According to Newak, urban education policy will be strategic for Trump to broaden his base in cities.
How is it possible that a Cuban citizen has a nearly identical life expectancy to an American, despite widespread poverty in his country and costing the government one tenth of the cost compared to an American? (Cuba spends just $813 per person annually on health care compared with America’s $9,403). The difference comes back to the basic fact that in Cuba, health care is protected under the constitution as a fundamental human right. Also, as a poor country, Cuba can’t afford to waste money on health care.
The demonstrations by native Americans against the Dakota Access Pipeline will surely be remembered as a landmark in relations between Christianity – especially the Catholic church– and indigenous people. The Christian clergy have been attending the voice of protests of over 200 indigenous groups since the polemic Pipeline project begun. Catholic church is very engaged in this cause, given that Pope Francis called for a rapid switch away from fossil fuels in his environmental encyclical.
What happens when an artist tries to understand a politician? Famous film-maker Spike Lee interviews Senator Bernie Sanders to discuss Donald Trump victory, what the Democrats did wrong, and how the US is going to survive 2017.
Spike Lee: Let me ask you another question. How can you tell another country that they’ve got to pay for a wall? Or fences? How does that work?
Following Obama's open policy and the recent death of Fidel Castro, there should be a new chance to reduce tensions between the US and China. But it doesn't look lite it. Raúl Castro’s plans to secure the legacy of his brother’s 1959 Cuban Revolution appear to be contradictory with the incoming Trump administration, whose top members said Sunday that Cuba would have to make significant “changes” in order for the normalization path charted by President Obama to continue. Both Castros have long insisted they would never kneel to American pressure.
Barcelona authorities announced Thursday they had fined Airbnb and Homeaway 600,000 euros ($633,600) each for advertising and renting out apartments to tourists illegally.
Last week, marijuana stocks in Canada skyrocketed suddenly, despite evident indications that the government plans to go slow in its promise to legalize recreational marijuana use (scheduled for next Spring). The increases may have gotten a boost from pot legalization votes in four U.S. states, Colorado and Oregon. In Canada, marijuana comes under federal jurisdiction, unlike in the United States, where regulation is shared by the states and federal government.
Time for shopping is around the corner, but you don’t need to bankrupt to show off how generous you are. This accurate guideline made by etiquette experts on how much to spend on holiday gifts based on who you are shopping for will help you: Siblings and cousins: $20 and up; Nieces and nephews: $25 and up (what about asking the parents about making a contribution to the child’s college fund?). Ups. Sorry for your close friends and coworkers: assign $15, for them; while for your in-laws: $20 and up.
Kill the Hipster in you. Forget about your Hipster bars, your Hipster clothes, your hipster way of life. “Hygge” , Danish for coziness and good spirits, has been listed as a “word of the year” by both the Collins and Oxford dictionaries – alongside Brexit and Trumpism – in the lexicographers’ annual public-relations exercise. Christmas markets, wool socks, friendly hugs. Hygge is, then, a retreat, an escape, a turning-inwards.
Colombia’s drug dealers are using drones to transport drugs to Panama. On Nov. 15, Colombian authorities confiscated one such vehicle, which they suspect was being used to ferry small shipments of cocaine from a jungle region in Colombia to the neighboring country. As reported in Quartz
The new ad, addressing toxic masculinity and the role men play in the #MeToo movement, has created some praise, but also caused some backlash on social media.
Líderes de todo el estado de Pensilvania viajaron hasta la ciudad de Nueva York el pasado viernes para participar en el segundo evento anual Pennsylvania Leaders Connection, una recepción especial auspiciada por la AL DÍA Foundation, el brazo sin fines de lucro de AL DÍA News Media. Ante más de 300 personas que asistieron a la recepeción en el Hotel Hilton en Manhattan, los líderes de la Fundación, Anthony Rosado y Hernán Guaracao desvelaron el nuevo sitio de web de AL DÍA. El evento tuvo lugar durante el fin de semana de la Sociedad de Pensilvania, y fue presentado por Wells Fargo.
Paraguay entregó el viernes por primera vez los restos de cuatro personas desaparecidas durante la dictadura militar a sus familiares, en una ceremonia que pretende sanar el pasado y ajustar el presente de tantos civiles que aún esperan justicia y apoyo por parte del gobierno, según reporta Reuters.
Estos son los primeros restos en ser identificados en el país que vivió bajo la dictadura del general Alfredo Stroeesner entre 1954 y 1989. Hoy en día siguen habiendo centenares de desaparecidos.
Mientras los bandos políticos se enredan en debates económicos y en suspensión de reuniones diplomáticas, el pueblo mexicano ha recurrido a las redes sociales para responder ante las medidas radicales del presidente estadounidense Donald J. Trump.
“AdiósStarbucks” y “AdiósProductosGringos” son las tendencias más populares en las redes sociales, según reporta CNN en Español.
Cientos de personas están dispuestas a marchar este sábado en Washington D.C. en protesta a la inauguración del Presidente Electo Donald J. Trump.
Entre las múltiples organizaciones que han confirmado su participación, la Marcha de Mujeres es una de las más representativas del momento. Con la aparición de Linda Sarsour y Carmen Perez en el CNN Newsroom, la manifestación de mujeres en contra del que pareciera ser el presidente más misógino de la historia de los Estados Unidos, cobra fuerza.