Monday, June 3, 2013

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“Como presidente del PNP, me encargaré de que todo acto de violación

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“Como presidente del PNP, me encargaré de que todo acto de violación de derechos civiles tenga repercusiones”

El incendio se produjo en la calle Tapia esquina con la marginal Baldorioty de Castro.

“El cáncer que yo tenía lo causó el virus del papiloma humano, que viene en realidad del cunnilingus”

La imagen ha causado furor en las redes sociales

Respira. Cierra los ojos. Atrévete a caer de brazos abiertos al agua. Permítete fluir en la Cascada Gozalandia, que ubica en el pueblo del Pepino. Si quieres sacudirte de la monotonía y sonreírle alegremente al verano, debes experimentar la cascada Gozalandia, que no es en vano que lleva ese nombre.
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Yulín no quiere la bandera americana en el municipio pero… ¿y los dólares?

"Les advertí a los electores de San Juan que no creyeran en esta oportunista pues lo que quería era ganar el poder de la alcaldía de San Juan para...

Quedan atrás señales de mejoría, según más recientes cifras del BGF
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Comisión cameral aguarda visto bueno a propuestas de recaudo
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Radican acciones legales contra medidas del Ejecutivo
“Siempre quise ser Larry King en español”
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Acribillan a sujeto en interior de su auto

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El incendio se produjo en la calle Tapia esquina con la marginal Baldorioty de Castro.

“El cáncer que yo tenía lo causó el virus del papiloma humano, que viene en realidad del cunnilingus”

La imagen ha causado furor en las redes sociales

Denuncia ‘cacería de brujas’ PPD

3.06.2013 - 7:07 am
Pierluisi le advirtió que habrá repercusiones por las actuaciones en contra del movimiento estadista
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Asegura DE “despidió” cinco mil empleados

3.06.2013 - 7:07 am
Legislador hace llamado al secretario de Educación Rafael Román, para que explique por qué, a su juicio, dejó en el aire a funcionarios transitorios
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En espera por Hacienda

3.06.2013 - 7:07 am
Comisión cameral aguarda visto bueno a propuestas de recaudo
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“Como presidente del PNP, me encargaré de que todo acto de violación de derechos civiles tenga repercusiones”
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Quedan atrás señales de mejoría, según más recientes cifras del BGF
41
Comisión cameral aguarda visto bueno a propuestas de recaudo
2
Radican acciones legales contra medidas del Ejecutivo
“Siempre quise ser Larry King en español”
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Barbara Mujica: The Immigration Debate: English Matters

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One aspect of the proposed immigration reform that has attracted little attention is the requirement that applicants for legal status show proficiency in English. The issue should be central to the discussion, because whether immigrants become productive participants in the American economy or drag it down depends largely on their ability to speak the majority language.
Two primary objections to the plan for legalizing undocumented workers put forward by a bipartisan group of eight senators is that these immigrants will become dependent on the government and depress wages. The Heritage Foundation has produced papers arguing that the reform would make more than 11 million illegal immigrants eligible for welfare in about ten years, costing U.S. taxpayers $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years.
In order to hedge against newly legalized immigrants becoming a national burden, it is essential to ensure they learn English. U.S. Census data suggests that immigrants' opportunities for gainful employment increase dramatically with knowledge of English. Those with English fluency earn nearly twice the average hourly wage of non-English speakers and about the same as native-born Americans. According to a paper by Jennifer Cheeseman Day and Hyon B. Shin, issued by the Census Bureau in 2005, "Those with the lowest English speaking ability had the lowest employment rate, lowest rate of full-time employment, and lowest median earnings."
Most illegal immigrants come to the U.S. with little education and poor English skills. Many of them do eventually learn English, but those who don't are more likely to slip into poverty. The 2010 Census reports that about 19 percent of the foreign born (both legal and illegal) are living below the poverty level, compared with 15 percent of native-born Americans, but the disparity is less for English-speaking immigrants because English fluency usually leads to increased income. Other factors that contribute to economic success are time spent in the United States and education. Of course, the longer immigrants are here, the better their chances of acquiring English, and the more fluent they are, the better their educational and work opportunities.
The proposed reform stipulates that before undocumented immigrants can acquire a green card, they must "to go to the back of the line of prospective immigrants, pass an additional background check, pay taxes, [and] learn English and civics." They will not be eligible for welfare because the proposed reform retains current restrictions on illegal immigrants' receiving federal public benefits. Because of these requirements, by the time illegals are ready to apply for legal status, they will have been here long enough to learn English and become integrated into the American economic system.
Candidates for citizenship have always had to prove proficiency in English, but candidates for green cards have not. By applying the language requirement to the latter group, we encourage illegal immigrants to acquire an tool that is essential for their success. As a society, it behooves us to stress English acquisition in elementary and high school, and also to make English classes available to adults. Several countries provide language training for new immigrants. Among the most successful programs is the Israeli ulpan, which provides intensive instruction in Hebrew to adult immigrants. Of course, adult educational programs are expensive, but it may be even more expensive to keep illegal immigrants on the bottom rung of the economic ladder.
Naturally, the English requirement will not solve all the immigration challenges we face. As long as our borders remain porous and people continue to flood here illegally, a significant segment of the population will remain marginalized and living in the shadows. And there are still many issues to resolve involving visa categories, family unification, health, and education. However, insisting that immigrants learn English before they can acquire a green card is an sensible step toward ensuring that those who are here now will become integrated, productive members of society.
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EMPLAZAMIENTO A LOS TRIBUNALES EMPLAZAMIENTO A LOS TRIBUNALES Ante el caótico...

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EMPLAZAMIENTO A LOS TRIBUNALES

Ante el caótico escenario de delincuencia y criminalidad rampante que vive Puerto Rico, los tribunales no pueden refugiarse en el dogma ni en la aplicación rutinaria de la justicia, sino …


EMPLAZAMIENTO A LOS TRIBUNALES

Dan Kovalik: Venezuela in the Eye of the Storm I just returned from Venezuela t... 

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Dan Kovalik: Venezuela in the Eye of the Storm

I just returned from Venezuela this week where I was observing the post-election audit of the vote count at the invitation of the CNE (the National Electoral Council). The audit, known as the Citizens' …


Dan Kovalik: Venezuela in the Eye of the Storm

Barbara Mujica: The Immigration Debate: English Matters One aspect of the propo... 

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Barbara Mujica: The Immigration Debate: English Matters

One aspect of the proposed immigration reform that has attracted little attention is the requirement that applicants for legal status show proficiency in English. The issue should be central to …


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Japan Mulls Increased Caribbean Aid - Caribbean Journal

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Japan Mulls Increased Caribbean Aid
Caribbean Journal
Japan's government and its Japan International Cooperation Agency is reportedly considering increasing its foreign aid to the region. Japanese officials recently met with Caribbean fisheries ministers in St Lucia to discuss stepping up aid to the ...

CARIBBEAN-ECONOMY-Major credit rating agency says bond restructurings still fail to ignite Caribbean growth

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By Nelson A. King NEW YORK, Jun 3, CMC - A major international credit rating agency says three bond restructurings in the Caribbean this year, totaling about US$9.7 billion, have still failed to ignite economic growth and may not help the region avoid more defaults.

Pastor marks 40 years with Berean church

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Pastor marks 40 years with Berean church
FORTY IS considered a significant number, especially in the Bible. The Israelites wandered in the desert for 40 years. The great flood in Noah’s days lasted for 40 days. The raven was sent forth 40 days after the...

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Bad economic news

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NEW YORK, Jun 3, CMC - A major international credit rating agency says three bond restructurings in the Caribbean this year, totaling about US$9.7 billion, have still failed to ignite economic growth and may not help the region avoid more defaults.

Sustainable Caribbean: Corporate Social Responsibility and Caribbean Tourism - Caribbean Journal

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Sustainable Caribbean: Corporate Social Responsibility and Caribbean Tourism
Caribbean Journal
ENSURING THE LONGEVITY of Caribbean resorts and the surrounding communities in which they operate goes hand in hand. The unique advantage of island tourism is the potential direct and indirect impact that can be realized throughout the townships ...

Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla Signs Three Executive Orders ... - Mondaq News Alerts (registration)

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Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla Signs Three Executive Orders ...
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Advise the Governor on specific measures that minimize Puerto Rico's dependence on external energy resources with a clear and aggressive priority towards local resources (people, solar, wind, water, etc.), and that will facilitate more sensible ...

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