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Obama Guarantees Wage Protection for US Home Care Workers

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 4:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. President Barack Obama is guaranteeing minimum wage and overtime protection for the nearly two million in-home workers who help the elderly and infirm (weak in body). In a speech Thursday in Washington, President Obama said his administration will make sure in-home workers get paid fairly for a service that many older Americans cannot live […]

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Amnesty International Urges Cuba to Stop Intimidation of ‘Ladies in White’

Posted August 22nd, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Amnesty International is calling on Cuban authorities to end the intimidation of women who have been campaigning for the release of political prisoners. The human rights group issued a statement Monday, following the recent arrest of 19 members of the group “Ladies in White” in and near the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba. Amnesty […]

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What is a famine?

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 10:10 am (UTC-5)
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Definition of Famine: The word famine is a term that is not used lightly by humanitarian organizations. The United Nations describes a crisis as a famine only when the following conditions are met: – Malnutrition rates exceed 30 percent – More than two people per 10,000 people are dying each day – Severe lack of […]

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