All posts tagged "poverty"
U.S. Reps. Pascrell, González introduce revised bill to provide supplement to Puerto Rico EITC
Island's fiscal board urges approval
- Posted June 19, 2019
‘American Dream is rapidly becoming American Illusion,’ warns UN rights expert on poverty
Says UN Decolonization Committee could conclude Puerto Rico is no longer a self-governing territory
- Posted December 26, 2017
Study reveals poverty scenario in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María
An estimated 9% who had low incomes up to September could now be living in poverty
- Posted November 28, 2017
Research reveals Puerto Rico gender pay gap
Two economists stress that although women have more education, men earn more; inequality worse in professions with more women
- Posted August 28, 2017
‘Human rights cannot be sidelined,’ UN expert warns amid Puerto Rican Debt Crisis
SAN JUAN – The United Nations independent expert on foreign debt and human rights has called for “fair solutions” to the debt crisis in Puerto Rico, warning that increasing austerity measures will threaten residents’ human rights...
- Posted January 9, 2017
HUD nominee opposes programs that aided rise from poverty
WASHINGTON — Though Ben Carson frequently touts his up-from-the-bootstraps life story, Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development has voiced little empathy for those who depend on the social welfare programs that aided his...
- Posted December 5, 2016
Macri’s ‘Zero Poverty’ Promise a Distant Goal for Argentina
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Norma Colque threw open the rusting metal-grill door at her soup kitchen and dozens of hungry children waving plastic containers rushed past their parents to the head of the line. “There’s food for...
- Posted October 31, 2016
International Forum to Hold Hearing on Puerto Rico Debt, Fiscal Policy and Poverty
Human Rights Commission to Urge Governments to Adopt Policies that Address Crisis
- Posted March 22, 2016
Get a Grip on Inequality, Leaders Urged in Run-up to Davos
DAVOS, Switzerland – The world’s political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week’s World Economic Forum in the...
- Posted January 18, 2016
GOP Candidates Pitch Conservative Path to Fight Poverty
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Republican presidential candidates said Saturday their party must do more to convince poor Americans that conservative policy – and not an active federal government – will expand economic opportunity. But the White House hopefuls,...
- Posted January 9, 2016