Out of Mexico; USA poverty rate?

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A record 49.1M poor people in 2010, according to a new more comprehensive Report published Monday by the Census Bureau in the USA.

The figure contrasts with the official poverty line as disclosed in September that said there were 46.2 million poor people in America.

The new method is designed to provide a more complete poverty, taking into account the government benefits they receive poor pay and expenses.

The official benchmark focuses more narrowly on wages in cash.

The revised figures show lower poverty rates of children and people of color, but higher for whites, Asians, Hispanics and seniors with high medical expenses.

The data reported on Monday showed that the national poverty rate is 16 percent of the total population, compared to the official rate of 15.1 percent reported in September.

The latest figures also raise the poverty line to an annual income of $24,343 for a family of two adults and two children, compared to $113,220 a year for the official standard.

Mexicos Organic Law; National Anti-Corruption and Combating Money Laundering!

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The Senator‘s National Action Party (PAN), Ricardo García Cervantes, introduced a bill to create the Organic Law of the National Anti-Corruption Prosecution and Combating Money Laundering.

In an interview, the vice coordinator of the PAN senators recalled that last September he proposed a constitutional amendment which proposes to create such a prosecution, and Money lending act which is already, commissioned for their respective dictaminación.

Thus, he explained, “is now presented the proposed organic law will regulate the structure and the functioning of the organ of the Mexican state.”

He explained that the prosecution seeks to prevent, punish and eradicate corruption and preserve the integrity of the Powers of the Union, the states, Federal District and autonomous constitutional bodies.

Garcia Cervantes said that corruption and ‘wash’ money represents “direct threat” to the national economy that cause adverse effects as a misguided distribution of public resources.

Therefore, the Prosecutor is created, to automatically pursue all cases of corruption and those arising from the use of illegally obtained financial resources committed by any member of the Powers of the Union, he said.

Garcia Cervantes said that the prosecution will be chaired by a national prosecutor, whose appointment will be made pursuant to the notice issued by the Senate, and shall be elected by two-thirds of the Senators present.

The prosecutor last eight years in office and may be reelected only once, and will only be removed for violations of that law or the Constitution, for which it should make impeachment against him, he said.

The PAN senator said that also created the National Register of Financial Condition of Public Servants including records of the Powers of the Union, which will have unrestricted access to the prosecution.