Turns out that Arizona’s ban on ethnic studies courses in public schools may be having the opposite effect than lawmakers anticipated—the field appears to be gaining, rather than losing appeal among students.
Most nonresident tourists who visited the country from January to August are women, and 2.9 million arrived during the first fourth months, a 2.3% climb compared with the 2.8 million in the same 2009 period.
Of the total nonresident tourists who came to the country from January to August this year 54.5% are women, mostly young.
According to the profile of nonresident foreign visitors, 64% are young, from 21 to 49, and 91.5 percent cited recreation as their main reason to visit, of which 87.3% booked hotels.
According to Central Bank figures of the nonresident foreigners who arrived in the first 8 months, 54,710 are Americas; 51,639 from South America and 16,858 from Central America and the Caribbean, which offset the 66,993 fewer visitors from Europe.
The United States led the countries with the sharpest increase with 60,706, Argentina with 18,314, Puerto Rico with 14,246, Brazil with 9,939, Chile with 9,014, Peru with 6,515 and Venezuela with 4,175.
According to statistics by the Central Bank and the National Hotels and Tourism Association (Asonahores), the tourism industry created 196,199 direct (56,000) and indirect (140,142) jobs to December 31.
Dominican civic group again slams the Government on corruption
WASHINGTON. - Citizen Participation (PC) again denounced Friday that Dominican Republic’s Government lacks the political will to fight corruption and “to date the agencies responsible for prosecuting and penalizing this crime show few results,”.
PC Council member Isidoro Santana slammed the government, this time in the U.S. capital, during the close of the Committee Meeting of Experts in the Pursuit Mechanism of to Inter-American Convention Against Corruption, held in the OAS in Washington since September 13.
Santana, speaking before international anti-corruption experts stressed that Dominican Republic’s main problems are the lack of a legal framework to regulates the sale of government properties and the granting of concessions, leaving a high margin of discretion, and for which is more vulnerable to corruption. “This is despite the fact that Congress has been debating a bill on concessions for more than three years.”
Santana reiterated the need to bolster prevention and investigation of privileges of all types, regarding payments that violate the law and the creation of legislation on the matter.
“The moment women’s bodies—their reproductive abilities, their looks, their sexuality, their victimization—no longer have any social and political importance is the moment feminists can stop talking about our bodies and just “read, read, read.” When no one wants to regulate how we look, who we fuck, whether we have babies or not, and when zero women are abused or oppressed because of their female bodies, then we can quit talking about our bodies. And then I’ll ride my pink unicorn over the rainbow and we can all skip off together and live in a meadow. But for now, our bodies are the first thing—and sometimes the only thing—that society notices about us. Downplaying that reality by not talking about could be dangerous.”—Why Body Talk still matters. (via glamaphonic)
E.N.C.A.N.T.O.: Educando Nuestra Comunidad: A Night of Teaching & Overcoming
It’s with great pleasure and excitement to announce that tickets for “E.N.C.A.N.T.O.: Educando Nuestra Comunidad: A Night of Teaching & Overcoming” are finally on sale!
Please join the Alpha Beta NYC Alumnae Chapter of Omega Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. in our efforts to educate our community about the issues of domestic violence. On October 16th, 2010, AB Chapter will host E.N.C.A.N.T.O.: Educando Nuestra Comunidad: A Night of Teach…ing & Overcoming. The evening will be a lively cocktail party filled with music, dance, poetry and art. You will have the chance to network with other young professionals. Above all, it will be filled with the opportunity to make a difference in our community at large. All proceeds from the event will go to benefit Sanctuary for Families, the largest nonprofit in New York State dedicated exclusively to serving domestic violence victims and their children.
Tickets will include the following: · Black Level Supporter: $30 (includes admission and goodie bag) · Forest Green Level Supporter: $45 (includes admission, a goodie bag and a 1/2 page ad in program) · Gold Level Supporter: $60 (includes admission, a goodie bag, a full page ad in program and a T-shirt).
When purchasing either the Forest Green or Gold Supporter tickets, please send all ad information directly to Veronica Cintron at email@example.com
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s capture of two rival drug gang leaders in two weeks may mark a new trend in the country’s drug war, an official said Monday: drug lords surrendering without a fight when surrounded.
Drug lords — once notorious for dying in a blaze of bullets — have started surrendering,…
Film Screening: "Shadows of a Leader: Qaddafi's Female Bodyguards"
Using original and archival footage, “Shadows of A Leader” investigates the phenomenon of Qaddafi’s elite female bodyguard corps and the tensions these women embody — between Islam, modernization in a nomadic society, a militarist feminism and Qaddafi’s 40-year-old regime. Rania Ajami is an award-winning filmmaker based in London and New York. With “Shadows of A Leader, Qaddafi’s Female bodyguards” she became the first western director to work in Libya’s newly opening society; the film has been broadcast in over twenty countries. Her latest narrative film, a fantastical comedy called Asylum Seekers, recently opened at Cine-Vegas and is currently traveling the film festival circuit. Ajami is a graduate of Princeton University and New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts where she completed her MFA as a Alberto Vilar Global Fellow.
September 17, 2010
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue Manhattan