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Poverty

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  • Brazil's Lula back campaigning for Rousseff - and maybe himself

    BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - He remains the one true rock star of Brazilian politics, introduced to an adoring crowd of thousands over the weekend as "our eternal president." Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, 68, is back on the campaign trail after a brief...
  • Sex is for the rich

    Sex is for the rich
    Our country apparently doesn't want low-income Americans to have free access to birth control, either by compelling all insurance plans to offer it or by adequately funding public reproductive health programs. In many schools — predominantly located...
  • Why the poor pay sky-high interest rates for trappings of middle-class life

    The love seat and sofa that Jamie Abbott can't quite afford ended up in her double-wide trailer because of the day earlier this year when she and her family walked into a new store called Buddy's. Abbott had no access to credit, no bank account and little...
  • Mentoring kids in poverty helps lower their health risks: study

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – African American adolescents growing up in conditions of worsening poverty are more likely than other kids to have risk factors for chronic illnesses - but strong emotional support from caretakers seems to offset the...
  • Health Viewpoint article elitist and sexist

    Health Viewpoint article elitist and sexist
    Regarding the Sept. 20 Viewpoint, "Take time, teach kids about good health": It may have been well intentioned, but I found the tone contradictory and condescending. No objective discussion on childhood obesity would be complete without addressing why...
  • Winter utility shut-offs law poised for renewal in Pa.

    The Legislature is poised to renew a controversial provision in the state's public utilities code that made it easier for utility companies to shut off consumers for non-payment during the winter months. The 2004 law known as Chapter 14 is set to...
  • L.A. gets $36 million in Promise Zone anti-poverty grants

    L.A. gets $36 million in Promise Zone anti-poverty grants
    Los Angeles has received $36 million in federal grants for an ambitious program to provide a wide range of social and education services to needy students and their families in several neighborhoods. The effort is called Promise Zone, part of...
  • Bolivia's Morales pledges no major nationalizations in new term

    LA PAZ (Reuters) - President Evo Morales on Monday ruled out any major new nationalizations in Bolivia following his re-election victory and said he would be "realistic" as he pursued socialist policies in his third term. Morales, an Aymara Indian and...
  • Nigeria's 'megachurches': a hidden pillar of Africa's top economy

    OTA Nigeria (Reuters) - When a guesthouse belonging to one of Nigeria's leading Christian pastors collapsed last month, killing 115 mostly South African pilgrims, attention focused on the multimillion-dollar "megachurches" that form a huge, untaxed sector...
  • Insight - Nigeria's 'megachurches': a hidden pillar of Africa's top economy

    OTA Nigeria (Reuters) - When a guesthouse belonging to one of Nigeria's leading Christian pastors collapsed last month, killing 115 mostly South African pilgrims, attention focussed on the multimillion-dollar "megachurches" that form a huge, untaxed...
  • Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity

     Victor T. Curry: Tax-credit lawsuit threatens dream of equal opportunity
    In his historic speech on the Washington Mall, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged us to come together as diverse citizens to ensure that all of us — regardless of our station or status — had the chance to enjoy the opportunity this country can...