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viernes, 11 de mayo de 2012

Rights groups hail stance

Rights groups hail stance: Gay marriage is legal in several countries; most are in Europe but others include Canada and South Africa. In 2010, Argentina became Latin America's first country to approve gay marriage. In France, outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy opposes gay ...

Mexico grants social security benefits to gay couples

Mexico grants social security benefits to gay couples: As a Latin country, Mexico sometimes suffers from homophobia inherent its Catholic and machismo-centric culture. However, the country joins neighboring regions throughout Latin America that are recently stepping-up the advancement of gay civil rights.


Colombia: Partner of gay Catholic priest wins pension rights

Colombia: Partner of gay Catholic priest wins pension rights:
The Constitutional Court of Colombia found in favor of the partner, who lived with the priest for 28 years before his death in 2009, in landmark ruling, unprecedented in the history of Colombia and possibly Latin America.


PinkNews.co.uk

Mexico catches suspect in killing of 4 marines

Mexico catches suspect in killing of 4 marines: More >> By The Associated Press Former New England Mafia boss Luigi "Baby Shacks" Manocchio was sentenced Friday to 5 1/2 years in prison for his role in the shakedown of Providence, RI, strip clubs. AP takes a...More >> By The Associated Press Former ...


Growth seen in NM white supremacist prison gangs - The Santa Fe ...

Growth seen in NM white supremacist prison gangs - The Santa Fe ...: ALBUQUERQUE -- New Mexico's prisons have seen a rise in white supremacist gang membership as some inmates seek protection against largely Hispanic ...

California felon sentenced to prison in Arizona

California felon sentenced to prison in Arizona: A Mexican man who's a convicted felon in California has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison in southern Arizona. Federal prosecutors said Friday that 38-year-old Salvador Gomez-Lopez was given a 71-month prison term in US District ...

5 Things to Know About Single Mothers in Poverty

5 Things to Know About Single Mothers in Poverty:
Unfortunately, the number of families with children in poverty has risen since reform, but TANF caseloads have mostly stagnated or declined. This means that many poor families eligible for TANF, the majority of which are headed by single mothers, ...


Center For American Progress

North Carolina: Social Issues Bellwether 2012

North Carolina: Social Issues Bellwether 2012: Associated Press Today, 47% of the state's adult residents were born elsewhere, and more than 650000 are immigrants—some highly educated and working in the state's knowledge economy, but the majority being recent arrivals from Latin America.

In Latin America, Only Argentine Leader Stands with Obama on Gay Marriage (La ...

In Latin America, Only Argentine Leader Stands with Obama on Gay Marriage (La ...:
BOGOTA: President of Argentina Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is the only Latin American leader to openly support gay marriage – an issue that raises passions and has the potential to significantly add or subtract votes. In 2010, a year before her ...


Worldmeets.us

US Is 25th Best Place To Be a Mom

US Is 25th Best Place To Be a Mom:
While the US moved from 31st place to 25th, it still performs below average overall and quite poorly on a number of measures, including mortality rates. The best place in the world to be a mother is Norway, a report by Save the Children says.


Sci-Tech Today

Spanish expert sees snags for bilingual education in Puerto Rico

Spanish expert sees snags for bilingual education in Puerto Rico: San Juan – The academic director of Spain's Cervantes Institute noted here the problems involved in establishing public bilingual education in Puerto Rico, where Spanish is the mother tongue of the vast majority. Francisco Moreno, on a visit to Puerto ...


Ex-Lion Boyd gets prison in sex case with minor

Ex-Lion Boyd gets prison in sex case with minor: FBI agents have spent three days in Brazil helping train local police officers to respond in case of terrorist attacks during the 2014 World Cup. FBI agents have spent three days in Brazil training local police officers to deal with terrorist attacks ...

Prospectors ready to tap Haiti's buried gold

Prospectors ready to tap Haiti's buried gold: Haiti's land may yet hold the solution to centuries of poverty: there is gold hidden in its hills, and silver and copper too. Now, two mining companies are drilling around the clock to determine how to get those metals out, and how much it might cost.

Americans Love a Good Killer

Americans Love a Good Killer: From vengeance to sanitation: Bruce Jackson and Diane Christian on How they argue now for the death penalty. Why the world price of food is going up: Carmelo Ruiz-Marrero on how speculators are starving the world's poor. Take your bank and shove it: ...


American Idol finalist to visit Georgia hometown

American Idol finalist to visit Georgia hometown: The man convicted in the capital murder of a Lee County sheriff's deputy learned he will be eligible for the death penalty. Classes at Elba High School have been canceled for the day according to school officials. Elba City Schools says Elba High ...

Alan Gross, in Cuban prison, asks to see his ailing mother

Alan Gross, in Cuban prison, asks to see his ailing mother: By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun Alan Gross, the Maryland man who is serving 15 years in a Cuban prison after taking communications equipment into the communist nation, is asking authorities there to let him return to the United States to visit ...

Stop the Drug War: Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia Condemns US Role in Widening ...

Stop the Drug War: Mexican Poet Javier Sicilia Condemns US Role in Widening ...:
Last year, his 24 year-old son, Juan Francisco, was murdered by drug traffickers in Cuernavaca, Mexico. In his son's memory, Sicilia created the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity to urge an end to the drug war. Sicilia is here in the United ...


Democracy Now

Ecuador Plans To Boost Car Exports To Venezuela By 85% In 2012

Ecuador Plans To Boost Car Exports To Venezuela By 85% In 2012: QUITO (Dow Jones)--Ecuador plans to increase car exports to Venezuela by about 85% to 12700 units this year, the country's deputy minister of industry and productivity said Friday. In a press conference, Juan Francisco Ballen said the exports will ...

Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2012

Black Employment and Unemployment in April 2012: unchanged from March when the national unemployment rate stood at 8.2%. Among whites, unemployment was 7.4%; among Latinos, unemployment was ...

Only Catholic Social Teaching can save capitalism from itself

Only Catholic Social Teaching can save capitalism from itself: Marxism failed, as Pope Benedict XVI remarked in Cuba not long ago. ..... good can never discount the dignity, welfare and thriving of any person or group.

Haiti - Cholera : Reassuring speeches that do not correspond to reality

Haiti - Cholera : Reassuring speeches that do not correspond to reality:
One can also note that the fatality rate is rising: it was 2.23 per 100 cases in 2010, it is more than 3 this year said Thierry Goffeau, head of mission of MSF France in Haiti. In many areas, health facilities of the Ministry of Health and Population ...


Haitilibre.com

Young quilters send creations to Haiti

Young quilters send creations to Haiti: The quilts will be sent to the Little Children of Jesus orphanage in Haiti through the Helping Hands for Haiti program. Clare Crescimanno (left) a member of the St. Michael's Church Generation of Faith program, attended the National Quilting Day ...


Forest Grove nonprofit opens micro-business 'kitchen incubator' for Latino ...

Forest Grove nonprofit opens micro-business 'kitchen incubator' for Latino ...:
Adelante Mujeres, a nonprofit serving low-income Latino families in Washington County, started its Sabor Color project thanks to $42000 in funding from the National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders (NALCAB) and the US Department of ...


OregonLive.com

Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production

Cuba to invest $450 mn to boost rice production: Havana – Cuba said it plans to invest up to $450 million over the next few years in a program to increase domestic rice production, which remains insufficient to meet the demand on the island, state television reported. The investment, which for this ...


Critics: Biggest UN summit heading toward failure

Critics: Biggest UN summit heading toward failure: A former Los Angeles police detective faces 27 years to life in prison when she's scheduled to be sentenced Friday for murdering the wife of her former lover in 1986. A former Los Angeles police detective was sentenced Friday to 27 years to life in ...

Brazil doctors to aid boat scalping victims

Brazil doctors to aid boat scalping victims: SAO PAULO (AP) -- Doctors are performing free reconstructive surgeries on people who have been scalped in freak boating accidents in Brazil's Amazon region. The vice president of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgeons tells the government's Agencia ...