Chavez Seeks to Rename Region; Immigrant Populations Growing Faster Than Expected

By The News Aug 14, 2008

Chavez Wants to Rename Region ‘Indo-America’ " Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said on Monday that the subcontinent must cease to be called Latin America and should be renamed Indo-America, to honor the roots of its native inhabitants." El Universal. Feds Seize $8 Billion for California Prison Health Care "The court-appointed overseer for healthcare in state prisons moved Wednesday to seize $8 billion from the California treasury, asking a federal judge to hold Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and California Controller John Chiang in contempt of court." Los Angeles Times. Populations of Color Growing Faster than Predicted "The census calculates that by 2042, Americans who identify themselves as Hispanic, black, Asian, American Indian, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander will together outnumber non-Hispanic whites. Four years ago, officials had projected the shift would come in 2050." New York Times. Montreal Police Make Arrests After Riot "Twelve people were arrested overnight following weekend clashes between riot police and youth in a heavily Haitian district of the city, Montreal police said Wednesday." AFP.