A recent report highlights the nutritional threats and hunger statistics for Latin America.
According to the latest study by the Caritas Organization of Venezuela, 35.5 percent of all poor children up to age 5 have some symptoms of malnutrition, while 41 percent beg for food or look for it in the rubbish.
When people my age look back on their college days, they often recall being “starving” students. But, back in a time when it was possible to complete a university education with some scholarships, a modest student loan and a part-time job, few of my peers were ever truly hungry.
Cuando la gente de mi edad recuerda la época universitaria, a menudo recuerda haber sido un estudiante “muerto de hambre”. Pero, en una época en que era posible completar una educación universitaria con algunas becas, un modesto préstamo estudiantil y un trabajo de tiempo parcial, pocos de mis pares pasaron hambre de verdad.
The Venezuelan crisis is not a myth. Just take a look at the numbers of Venezuelans seeking asylum throughout the world to understand that it is easier to abandon everything than to succumb to the Bolivarian Revolution.
After leaving their native state of Sinaloa, Mexico, 20 years ago to head north across the border, the cousins Gabriel and Nano Berrelleza founded Los Cuates de Sinaloa, a Mexican "corrido" band that became one of the most popular of its kind on both sides of the border.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, the US investment bank, Goldman Sachs, last week made a purchase of bonds issued in 2014 by the Petroleos de Venezuela Company, worth $ 2.8 billion.
Entrevista con la periodista y escritora Latina Claudia Meléndez, especializada en temas de inmigración ilegal para el Monterey Herald. En 2015 publicó la novela"A Fighting Chance", un retrato de la comunidad inmigrante mexicana en Salinas.
University students in Venezuela were the main protagonists of new protests against the Venezuelan security forces on Thursday, while the government of President Nicolas Maduro continued with his plan to rewrite the nation"s constitution.
The headline grabbed my attention: “Americans have become lazy and it’s hurting the economy.”
Lazy? Now there’s a four-letter word you rarely hear Americans use to describe themselves.
A new UN study says two-thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are obese. The study calls epidemic frightening and finds that ‘overnutrition’ and sedentary lifestyles are costing countries tens of billions of dollars every year.
Thousands of children in Philadelphia went to bed with wrenching pains from hunger on the same night that President Donald Trump ordered a missile strike on an airbase in Syria shortly before he dined on a gourmet meal at his opulent, sea-side estate in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The thick jungles of the Colombian province of Choco on the Panamanian border was paradise to 117 Embera Indians until the violence of Colombia's armed conflict forced them to flee.
Spanish newspaper El Mundo runs a story about how thousands of Venezuelan families are struggling with poverty and food shortages under the regime of Nicolas Maduro. The crisis has led milions of venezuelan to flee the country in the last three years.
Country-by-country data show big differences in the region, where a privileged group made up of Brazil, Cuba and Uruguay had a hunger rate of less than 2.5 percent, the FAO said.
Café Con Comics has a breakout star.
In the days after the Dream Act died in the Senate, the most
common reaction of those who had passionately supported the bill was that
legislators who voted against it will pay for their disdain of Latinos come
The 29-day sit in at Whittier Elementary School continues on with parents and supporters still camped out in a makeshift library in a former field house, with the hopes that the Chicago Public Schools system will renovate the structure and make it a permanent library. They say independent experts have found the building to be structurally salvageable.
But CPS insists the building is structurally unsound and must be demolished, creating space for a new play area.
'Tis the season to be jolly! You're stuffed from the turkey and trimmings, all the relatives have been placated for the time being, and the Christmas carols haven't gotten on your nerves yet.
But things are moving quickly. There are greeting cards to mail, people to visit, electronic gadgets to hunt down and parties to get to. You're busy. Verrrrry busy. And stressed out, and even a little overwhelmed . . . ummmm, maybe this is not the time to ask for a favor?
Well, here I go anyway, but I'll make it as simple as possible: Please feed me.