One-Third Of World's Food Gets Wasted Each Year
UN Report: One-Third Of World's Food Wasted Each Year
By Cristina Arreola | 09/12/2013 - 14:25

Remember when your mamá told you not to waste your food because there are starving children in the world? Turns out, she was doing the right thing. 

A disheartening United Nations report reveals that a whopping 1.3 billion tons of food gets wasted each year. The total loss, which is about 1/3 of the total food produced in the world each year, amounts to economic losses of $750 billion. 


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Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
Half of the Children in Dominican Republic are Living in Poverty
By Celia Fernandez | 08/09/2013 - 11:09

A report released by UNICEF has found that half of Dominicans under the age of 18 live in poverty; despite the fact Dominican Republic has an economy that has been growing since 1996, according to the Associated Press.

UNICEF also found that those living in poverty don’t have proper housing, access to safe drinking water and are struggling to get enough food.


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70 Percent of Latino Seniors Live on Verge of Poverty
70 Percent of Latino Seniors Live on Verge of Poverty
By Amaris Castillo | 06/13/2013 - 12:40

A majority of Latino seniors live on the verge of poverty. By majority, we mean 70 percent. According to Fox News Latino, the heartbreaking percentage was revealed in a new report by the Economic Policy Institute.

According to the report, Latino seniors are considered the most economically vulnerable elderly Americans in the United States.


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Shakira Appointed to President Obama's Education Advisory Board
Shakira Appointed to President Obama's Education Advisory Board
By Fox News Latino | 10/05/2011 - 18:19

President Barack Obama appointed Shakira to his education advisory board in the hopes of assisting children in need throughout Latin America, The Associated Press reported.


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Latina Selected as One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes
By Amaris Castillo | 09/23/2011 - 09:00

One of CNN’s Top 10 Heroes for 2011 is Latina. Mexican psychologist Elena Durón Miranda was recently selected for her work with poverty-stricken children in Argentina. The CNN Hero initiative spotlights those striving to spur change in the world. A decade ago, Durón Miranda traveled to Argentina to research communities wrought with poverty. What she found were children collecting food and various items from a trash dump.


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Census Report: Almost 30% of U.S. Latinos Live in Poverty
Census Report: Almost 30% of U.S. Latinos Live in Poverty
By Damarys Ocaña Perez | 09/14/2011 - 14:30

More than one in four U.S. Latinos is living in poverty, according to 2010 U.S. Census bureau figures released this week. That’s nearly 27 percent of the country’s 50.5 million Latinos—13.2 million people—and an increase from 12.3 million in 2009.

And according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2011 Kids Count Data Book, 31 percent of Latino kids live in poverty.


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Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
Nearly a Quarter of Latinos in the U.S. Live Below Poverty Line
By Mariela Rosario | 12/16/2010 - 18:00

According to new census numbers, almost 22% of all Latinos in the United States live below the poverty line. The disheartening numbers demonstrated that the rate of poverty among Latinos is almost 10% higher than the rest of the population.


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Video: Fire Rips Through São Paulo Favela
By Mariela Rosario | 10/13/2009 - 16:22

200 families are homeless after a massive fire ripped through one of São Paulo's largest favelas (shanty towns). Nearly the entire district of the Diogo Pires was engulfed by the flames as the fire raged on for more than three hours. The fire spread very quickly through the slum, where most of the houses are constructed of cardboard and wood.

Gilberto Kassab, the mayor of the Brazil's second largest city, assured the residents that temporary housing would be provided. About 1,500 hundred people lived in the favela, most of them children.


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Shakira Returns to Colombia to Promote Education
By Mariela Rosario | 03/06/2009 - 14:45

The BBC's Rajesh Mirchandani recently accompanied pop mega star Shakira on a trip through Colombia to raise awareness for disadvantaged children and education. They traveled to the north-west border province of Choco, a poor and remote location deep in the Colombian jungle to visit a school funded by Shakira.


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