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WednesdaySeptember 14, 2011

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To reflect the dynamic interests of our audience, Latino Daily News is an online daily news source and virtual cultural center for and about Latinos. We offer the latest news headlines, as well as innovative and insightful Hispanic current events stories, photos, videos, and commentaries from a Latino perspective, 24/7.

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Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

Colombia To Bring Down Housing Shortage in Low-Income Sectors

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The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will contribute to reduce the housing shortage in the most backward sectors of Colombia through a credit guarantee of 9.5 billion Colombian pesos (some US$5.38 million) granted to Credifamilia Compañía de Financiamiento S.A., which specializes in mortgage loans for social housing.

This guarantee will enable Credifamilia to access a 9 billion pesos loan from the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) to finance its mortgage loan portfolio and at the same time attract additional financing from the market. It is estimated that these funds—at a term of five years, which is impossible to secure on the Colombian market—would allow Credifamilia to grant some 16,000 mortgages in late 2016 for a value of some US$590 million.

The project seeks to put right the coordination deficiencies that affect the housing sector in Colombia, which will target low-income individuals through a network of commercial offices in association with large housing construction companies in Colombia. Historically, banks have had limited interest in financing this segment due to the high administration costs and risk perceptions.

Credifamilia will cater to this sector efficiently by using modern IT tools to handle the loans; incorporating micro-credit methodologies in rating self-employed workers to improve risk management; rapidly reaching scales through partnerships with housing construction companies; and leveraging official subsidies to attract lower-income sectors.

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Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

Panama Spends $250 Million on Coastal Radar System to Stem Drug Trafficking

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Panama’s Vice Minister of Public Safety has announced the country spent $250 million to stem drug trafficking in the country and to specifically avoid having the drugs enter Panama’s borders.

A large portion of the funds will go to fund a radar system along the country’s coastline to alert it of any drug trafficking activity.  Panama, Mexico, Colombia and the U.S. will manage the radar system. 

Thus far this month the country has installed 19 radars which will track and detect ships and aircraft that are suspected of trafficking drugs.  The data generated will be shared amongst the four countries. 

Panama also purchased helicopters to patrol its coastline.  The country is considered a coke corridor for traffickers moving drugs between Mexico and South America.

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Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lopez Debuts her New ‘Papi’ Video in Partnership With FIAT (VIDEO)

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Jlo showed off a 30 sec. snippet of the video for her single ‘Papi,’ in a Fiat commercial aired during “Monday Night Football” 

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Labor Dept. Releases $41.2 Million in Recovery Act Funds to Puerto Rico

The U.S. Department of Labor has certified for release $41,247,756 in unemployment insurance modernization incentive funds to Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico qualified for its full share of the funds available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act by including in its law provisions that assist recent entrants to the workforce, part-time workers and individuals who become unemployed because of compelling family reasons.

“The federal government made these funds available under the Recovery Act as an incentive for states and territories to strengthen their safety nets as our economy continues to recover,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “I am pleased to announce that Puerto Rico has made important updates to its UI program to better meet the needs of today’s workforce. These funds will help people continue to pay housing expenses, buy groceries and take care of their families while they look for full-time employment.”

The Puerto Rico Department of Labor and Human Resources can use the funds to pay unemployment benefits or, if appropriated by the legislature, for administering its unemployment insurance program or delivering employment services.

The Recovery Act made a total of $7 billion available in UI modernization incentive payments to states and territories that include certain eligibility provisions in their UI programs. Each state or territory can qualify for a share of those funds by showing that its law includes those provisions. With Puerto Rico’s UI modernization, more than $5 billion has been released to eligible states and territories.

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Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

Mexico Asking its Congress to Borrow Additional $5 Billion Internationally

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Mexico’s government is asking Congress for authorization to increase its out-of-control debt, by borrowing an additional $7 billion in 2012.

Taking advantage of the current low borrowing costs in the U.S., “Mexico has tapped global markets three times this year,” Bloomberg wrote.

In 2010, the country increased its net external debt by $5 billion, and is now looking to increase it by $7 million as a means of hopefully increasing demand for Mexican bonds.

By increasing the foreign reserves, Mexico could be looking at an upgrade to its credit rating.

Mexico is Latin America’s second-biggest economy.

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VOTE! HS-News Has Been Nominated for Portada’s “Top Content Provider For Hispanic Audiences” Award!

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Roughly 25 Percent of Hispanics in U.S. Live in Poverty

Roughly 25 Percent of Hispanics in U.S. Live in Poverty

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According to data from the US Census Bureau, America now has the highest poverty rate in 50 years, and Hispanics are being hit especially hard.

As the number of Americans living in poverty jumped by 2.6 million in 2010, to 46.2 million people living under the poverty line, Hispanics saw the greatest rise, with more than a quarter of Hispanics living in poverty.

Hispanics say a 1.3 percent increase in the poverty rate, and now roughly 13.2 million live below the poverty line, while the median household income for Hispanics dropped by two percent to $37,759.

Even more frightening is the fact that household wealth for Hispanics fell 66 percent from 2005 to 2009, as the down economy has hit minorities the hardest.

Overall, around 15 percent of the U.S. population is living poverty.

The good news is that college enrollment amongst Hispanics is up 24 percent, homeownership is up, and the percentage of Hispanics without healthcare has decreased.

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Brazil Census:  43,000 Children Under 14 are Married

Brazil Census:  43,000 Children Under 14 are Married

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In spite of the moral condemnation in this largely Catholic country and the illegality of it, almost 43,000 children under 14 years-old are either married and/or live with a partner.

The largest country in South America and the world’s seventh largest economy shows in its most recent census taken in 2010 this startling fact.  The majority of these illegal unions take place in the poorest regions of the country according to census officials.  Brazilian law prohibits the marriage of children under the age of 14 and considers sex with someone under that age as statutory rape.

In spite of those prohibitions, apparently many parents consent to the marriage of their young daughters. 

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Did Selena Gómez Get a “Justin” Tattoo?

Did Selena Gómez Get a “Justin” Tattoo?

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Shots of a performance at the Mandalay Bay Events Centre in Las Vegas show Selena Gómez sporting her beau’s name on her wrist.

Selena might or might not have tattooed the name of her lover on her wrist, right atop a black heart.

The design strikes us as a bit too crude for a professional tattoo artist, but God knows there are a lot of giant hacks out there who call themselves tattoo artists.

Still, it looks like Sharpie at work. What do you think? And more importantly do you even care?

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Seventy Percent of Obama Federal Judge Nominations Minorities or Women

Seventy Percent of Obama Federal Judge Nominations Minorities or Women

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President Obama has made history in more than one way – namely becoming the nation’s first black president – but he has also become the first president to not select a majority of white males for lifetime judgeships, in an attempt to make the judiciary as diverse as possible.

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor became the first Latina Justice after being nominated by Obama. Nearly three in four people appointed to federal judiciary positions have been ethnic minorities or female.

During Obama’s time in office, his administration also brought the first openly gay man to a federal judgeship, J. Paul. Oetken.

The Associated Press wrote:

For more than 140 years, there were no females or minorities among the nation’s federal judges.

The first female federal appellate judge was Florence Allen, who gained her seat on the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1934. The first female U.S. District Court judge was Burnita Shelton Matthews, who took the bench in Washington, D.C., in 1950. William Henry Hastie Jr. was the first African-American U.S. District Court judge, sitting in the Virgin Islands in 1937 before being elevated to the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1949.

Reynaldo G. Garza became the first Hispanic federal judge when he was appointed to the U.S. District Court in Texas in 1961, and Herbert Choy became the first Asian-American federal judge when he was appointed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 1971.

Thurgood Marshall became the first African-American to serve on the Supreme Court in 1967, and Sandra Day O’Connor was the first woman to be elevated to the nation’s highest court in 1981.

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Meet Brazil & Mexico’s Eco-Stars in Al Gore’s “The Climate Reality Project”, Live Stream Here

Meet Brazil & Mexico’s Eco-Stars in Al Gore’s “The Climate Reality Project”, Live Stream Here

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“24 Hours of Reality” is a worldwide event to broadcast the reality of the climate crisis. Check out the stream below.

A new multimedia presentation created by former Vice-President Al Gore will be delivered once every hour for 24 hours, once in every time zone around the globe.

From Tonga to Cape Verde, Mexico City to Alaska, Jakarta to London, people are living with the impacts of climate change every day.  They will tell their story in 13 different languages to a global audience.

As a young boy, Roberto Vámos witnessed the forests vanishing from the landscape of his native state of Rio de Janeiro, an experience which sparked his passion for environmentalism. Roberto now works at Brasil S, a consulting company that offers efficiency and sustainability solutions to clients. He is the Director of Content for the Global Sustainability Forum, an annual event in the Amazon Rainforest that brings together business and political leaders to discuss and implement sustainability practices. Roberto also helps facilitate the “greening” of large-scale events, such as the 2007 Live Earth concert at Copacabana Beach. He will be leading “The Climate Reality Project” event in Rio de Janeiro.

Gerardo Pandal lives in Mexico City, an extremely densely populated city where the need for sustainability can be seen firsthand. He is the area manager for renewable energy at Guascor de México, a company that promotes energy efficiency and renewable energy. Gerardo has also worked as a consultant for a startup company called Environmental Consciousness, which was designed to provide environmental and sustainability consulting to businesses.

Watch the video below for more information on today’s live streaming event, and don’t forget to tune in at 7pm, as no matter where you live, a presentation will start that time in your language.

 


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Bipartisan Resolution to Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month Introduced to Congress

Bipartisan Resolution to Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month Introduced to Congress

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In advance of our nation’s commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), and Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) today introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing the month-long celebration and honoring the heritage, culture, and many contributions of Hispanic Americans throughout the history of the United States.

According to the US Census Bureau, there are currently over 50 million Latinos in the United States, representing the fastest growing and largest minority in this country.  Nearly one in every three children is of Hispanic descent, and that number is expected to increase by 60 percent over the next 20 years.  Hispanics now own more than 2.3 million businesses, and the growth of these businesses have outpaced non-minority owned firms by 44 percent according to the latest economic data from the US Census.  Moreover, the purchasing power of the Hispanic community is at nearly $1 trillion. 

Senator Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Democratic Hispanic Task Force said: “Since the founding of this nation, Hispanic Americans have played an immense role in its history, helping weave together the rich fabric of the American tapestry.  From the Armed Services, to our nation’s top companies, and to the arts, their legacy and value can be witnessed in every single area of national relevance. 

Senator Cornyn said: “Each year, I am inspired to see a growing number of Hispanic leaders taking the helm in every arena– from education to business and public service to science. I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing a Senate resolution honoring National Hispanic Heritage Month to pay tribute to the generations of Hispanic Americans who have contributed so richly to our culture, economy and way of life.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said: “Hispanics are a rapidly growing part of our nation’s economic and social fabric, and I’m pleased to honor their contributions in Nevada and across the country.

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Casey Anthony’s Former Lawyer, Jose Baez, Now Working on Aruba Missing Person Case

Casey Anthony’s Former Lawyer, Jose Baez, Now Working on Aruba Missing Person Case

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In what seems like a Johnny Cochran-type career move, former Casey Anthony lawyer has attached himself to the headline-making case of the missing woman in Aruba, Robyn Gardner.

Jose Baez, Casey Anthony’s lawyer, is now a consultant for Gary Giordano, the suspect in the disappearance of Maryland woman, Robyn Gardner, 35, who went missing in August while on vacation with Giordano, whom she had met online.

While Baez is not the lead attorney, he will be involved with Giordano’s defense, likely to consult on forensic evidence. He is said to be in Aruba interviewing witnesses.

Baez graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1997, but is not recorded as having passed the Florida bar until 2005.

Gardner was last seen on August 2 at the Rum Reef Bar & Grill in the Baby Beach Area of Aruba. Giordana has told officials that Gardner was swept out to sea while they were snorkeling. However, when he was first picked up by police while attempting to leave the vacation destination, he said Gardner was taking a different flight.

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CONGRATULATIONS! To Our First Free Giveaway Winner, Herminia Vanna!

CONGRATULATIONS! To Our First Free Giveaway Winner, Herminia Vanna!

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Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations with 10, All Nominees Announced Today

Calle 13 Leads Latin Grammy Nominations with 10, All Nominees Announced Today

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Today nominations for the 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards were announced at a press conference at the Avalon in Hollywood.

Ten-time Latin GRAMMY and two-time GRAMMY winners Eduardo Cabra and Rene Perez of Calle 13 lead this year’s Latin GRAMMY nominations with a record 10 nods including for Album of the Year and Song of the Year. Producer/engineer Rafa Arcaute garnered six nods and Franco De Vita received five nominations while Latin GRAMMY winner Marco Antonio Solis was a four-time nominee.

This year’s Album Of The Year nominees features some of the most prominent names in Latin music: Alex, Jorge Y Lena for Alex, Jorge Y Lena; Calle 13 for Entren Los Que Quieran; Franco De Vita for En Primera Fila; Enrique Iglesias for Euphoria; and Shakira for Sale El Sol.
The race for Record Of The Year features a diverse array of musical styles and artists: “Latinoamerica” by Calle 13; “Tan Solo Tu” by Franco De Vita with Alejandra Guzman; “Gritar” by Luis Fonsi; “Golpes En El Corazon” by Los Tigres Del Norte; and “Lo Mejor De Mi Vida Eres Tu” by Ricky Martin featuring Natalia Jimenez.

The Best New Artist category highlights some of the brightest newcomers from around the Latin music world: Pablo Alboran (Spain), Max Capote (Uruguay/Argentina), Paula Fernandes (Brazil), Il Volo (Italy), and Sie7e (Puerto Rico).

The 12th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, are set for Nov. 10 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, will be broadcast live on the Univision.

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Narco Censorship:  First-Ever Threat to Social Media Users Issued in Mexico

Narco Censorship:  First-Ever Threat to Social Media Users Issued in  Mexico

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The Zetas and other narco traffickers in Mexico have used every threat known to man and have threatened about every demographic in Mexico from priests to journalists.  Now apparently Los Zetas have issued a bloody and horrific threat to people using social network mediums like Facebook and Twitter.

To bring their point home Los Zetas apparently hung two blood drenched half-naked bodies from a bridge in northeast Mexico.  The bodies, located in the border town of Nuevo Laredo, had messages on them making sure people knew they risked death if they report drug activity or crime on social media.  The male and female victims’ ears and fingers were mutilated possibly as a warning to others that ‘sharing news’ either by listening to social media or typing messages into social mediums would be dangerous to your health. 

It is believed the threats are a result of several new websites set up so people can report crime anonymously.

Numerous local newspapers have implemented narco censorship by avoiding naming of crime suspects or even talking about the cartels themselves, therefore many are using social media as the crime watching news of the country. 

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Raton, Spain’s Most Famous Bull to Retire Soon

Raton, Spain’s Most Famous Bull to Retire Soon

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Though bullfighting is still a favorite attraction in Spain, one bull has stood out over the years, and rumor has it that he is set to make his final appearance before entering retirement.

Just last month, a bull known as Raton (“Mouse”), gored his third victim to death, causing his fame throughout Spain to grow even more, but authorities

The 1,100 ton bull was named Raton due to his small size when he was born. Little did anyone know that he would go on to become the most feared and famous bull in the all of Spain. Now, at 11-years-old, and after bullfighting has come under fire from both animal rights groups and those wanting to keep certain people from getting into the ring, Raton is said to be retiring after his scheduled appearance town of Canals, Spain.

In recent events, drunk and unprepared people were climbing into rings or taking part in events and getting hurt, on occasion even getting killed.

At one point, the event in Canals known as the “bous al carrer” was facing cancelation, but the show will go on, and the famous black bull with the white triangle on his head will give what will likely be his final show before being put out to stud.

As for other bulls, animal rights groups say bull fights, bull runs, and other events are cruel and serve only to torture the animals for the entertainment of those that don’t know any better.

For centuries, the people of Spain have been obsessed with bulls, and have long used them to identify the brave amongst its population.

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Downhill Bike Race in Chile Sets New Standard for Extreme (VIDEO)

Downhill Bike Race in Chile Sets New Standard for Extreme (VIDEO)

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Take a look at this insane downhill race in Valparaíso, Chile. Challenges include flights of stairs, ridiculous jumps, and live pets strutting by!

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Gumby Case Closed: Teens Turn Green Suit, Themselves in

Gumby Case Closed: Teens Turn Green Suit, Themselves in

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Robbery unit detectives working with San Diego police reviewed the surveillance video of the alleged attempted robbery on a 7-Eleven perpetrated by a man wearing a Gumby suit and were able to identify an accomplice.

Jason Giramma, a 19 year old entered the 7-11 shortly after Gumby, and promptly left when he realized he and his buddy in the suit hadn’t really thought their plan through.

Giramma was contacted by detectives who told him he had been identified, and it was in his best interest to admit to the attempted crime, contact Gumby and turn themselves in.

Tuesday morning, Giramma went into police headquarters along with Jacob Kiss –also 19 years-old a.k.a. Gumby.  The pair were interviewed by officers and then released with no charges filed against them.  The bad news is they won’t be able to keep the Gumby suit, it was confiscated by police. 

The case was sent to the District Attorney’s Office to determine whether or not any charges will be filed, as nothing was stolen, and any verbal threat was comically muffled by the suit, and even though Gumby said to be armed, fumbled inside the costume for a weapon, he was never able to produce it.

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Giant Brawl in Costa Rican Fútbol (VIDEO)

Giant Brawl in Costa Rican Fútbol (VIDEO)

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The rivalry between Alajuanse and Herediano, Costa Rica’s top 2 Fútbol clubs took a nasty turn Sunday; watch the melee inside.

Costa Rica’s top two teams clashed on Sunday a bit more literally than what soccer rules suggest; during the second half of the game, all hell broke loose after the Herdiano team scored their 4-0.

The Alajuenses felt humiliated, and found the other’s celebrations a little too much, and started the royal fist fest below.

 

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Peru’s Mineral Exports See Strong Increase, Valued at $24.7 Billion

Peru’s Mineral Exports See Strong Increase, Valued at $24.7 Billion

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It doesn’t appear that Peru will lose its dominance in the production and exporting of raw minerals.  The government is reporting that it expects to export over $24.7 billion in minerals which is a 13.8% increase over last year.

Peru is the second largest producer of copper and silver in the world and considered a major producer of gold and zinc.  Mineral exportation represented 56% of the country’s total exports for 2011 and is the economic engine of the country.

This fact has not been ignored by the new government of President Ollanta Humala and the mining companies which are set to invest over $50 billion in mine expansion in the near future.  Humala, during the launch of ‘Trabaja Peru’ confirmed his commitment to creating new jobs many of which will be in the mining sector. 

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STUDY:  Young Hispanic Girls Aspire to Leadership More than Their Other Peers

STUDY:  Young Hispanic Girls Aspire to Leadership More than Their Other Peers

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Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Designate, Anna Maria Chavez, addressed the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute and released key findings about Hispanic girls by the Girl Scout Research Institute (GSRI). In “The Resilience Factor: A Key to Leadership in African American and Hispanic Girls,” Girl Scouts found that African American and Hispanic girls aspired to leadership more than Caucasian girls and had more frequent and more positive leadership experiences.

“For 100 years, Girl Scouting has built girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place,” said Chavez. “With five million Latinas age 5 to 17 in the U.S., Latinas are the fastest-growing demographic group. This research will help Girl Scouts indentify the best way to serve all girls in the Latina community.”

According to GSRI, African American and Hispanic girls not only aspire to leadership more than Caucasian girls and have more frequent and more positive leadership experiences, but also rate themselves higher than Caucasian girls on key leadership indicators such as overall self-confidence. They also appreciated qualities such as creativity, caring, and problem solving.

Interestingly, many of the social and cultural challenges facing African American and Hispanic girls—racism, inequity, and injustice—are the very factors that increase their resilience and capacity for leadership. Many Hispanic and African American girls overcome difficulties and excel. Girl Scouts’ research identified three main factors that affect Latina girls’ resilience—the girl herself, her family, and the community that provides her support.

Understanding that not all African American and Hispanic girls are resilient, the GSRI research further explores the family, school, community, and cultural protective factors that help develop girls who are considered resilient in the face of stressors, assisting youth-serving organizations in engaging African American and Hispanic girls and young women in leadership development.

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Mexico Reports to UN on Its Millennium Development Goals

Mexico Reports to UN on Its Millennium Development Goals

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As part of the celebrations of the 50th Anniversary of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), President Felipe Calderón gave the General Administrator of the Program, Helen Clark, Mexico’s report on the progress achieved in the Millennium Development Goals.

He highlighted the influence of UNDP in Mexico which, throughout its existence, has contributed to the alleviation of poverty and inequality, sustainable human development, the prevention of risks from natural disasters, the implementation of environmental policies and the promotion of democracy.

The main achievements highlighted by the president, regarding the fulfillment of the Millennium Goals, were: achieving universal coverage in primary education, eliminating the education gap between men and women, which eradicated the gender gap in education and increased female empowerment, improvements in the population’s living conditions, through the reduction of mortality and child malnutrition, the sustained increase in life expectancy and specialized care for expectant mothers, the expansion of access to the population’s health services, in which he declared that by the end of this year, universal coverage will be achieved, and the expansion of access to basic services such as safe drinking water, information technologies, communication and decent housing.

The main challenges to be met, said the president, were the alleviation of poverty, improvements in the per capita income and the reduction of the inequality gap. However, he also expressed confidence that they would be fully met in a timely fashion, since he confirmed the fact that the authorities are working continuously to achieve the universalization of pre-school and secondary education, improve the quality of education and improve the Human Development Index through successful programs such as Opportunities and the Popular Insurance Scheme.

The president ended by confirming his commitment to enabling Mexico to fully achieve the values, ideals and agenda set by UN in a timely fashion.

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WednesdaySeptember 14, 2011