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jueves, 24 de mayo de 2012

Night staffing with critical care docs may lower ICU death rates


Night staffing with critical care docs may lower ICU death rates

Having so-called intensivist physicians on staff in intensive care units during the night can reduce death rates in ICUs that do not have similar coverage during the day, according to a large new study. Many American teenagers, including some with a ...

Half of Prison Exonerees Are African-American

Half of Prison Exonerees Are African-American: Of the 873 individuals released from prison in the past 23 years after serving time for crimes they did not commit, half were African American, the National Registry of Exonerations said in its inaugural report. "We know the race or ethnicity of the ...

Explainer: LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean

Explainer: LGBT Rights in Latin America and the Caribbean:
Legal protections for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people vary widely across Latin America, from countries like Argentina and Uruguay that allow same-sex unions to countries such as Belize and Jamaica that outlaw sexual relations ...


AS/COA Online

Are Democracy, Freedom of Speech Real Reasons Behind the Noise?

Are Democracy, Freedom of Speech Real Reasons Behind the Noise?: Dictators that ruled Guatemala during the 19th and early 20th centuries were generally regarded as accommodating to US business and political interests. Thus, unlike in other Latin American nations such as Haiti, Nicaragua and Cuba, the US did not have ...


Loan officers lend a hand in Guatemala

Loan officers lend a hand in Guatemala:
They suffer from extreme poverty and lack proper educational and medical facilities, needs that are being addressed by the Academy Mortgage Foundation. Upon their arrival in Secanquin, Hickman, MacPherson and their group started working alongside the ...


Dixie Press Online

Guatemala: Former Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Faces New Genocide Charges For ...

Guatemala: Former Dictator Efrain Rios Montt Faces New Genocide Charges For ...:
The Mayans have long endured stark inequities in Guatemala; their villages were plagued by poverty, illiteracy, malnutrition and crime. During the war, over 200000 people were killed. Most were Mayan civilians, and the United Nations found that 93 ...


International Business Times

Brazil's boom creates a backlash

Brazil's boom creates a backlash:
Now it's Brazil's turn. Much is being made of Brazilian threats of huge fines and prison sentences against executives of Chevron after a small leak of oil off the coast. Critics have taken to complaining about Brazil's expensive welfare state and ...


Minneapolis Star Tribune

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war'

Argentina officially indicts civilians for role in 'dirty war': A rural Buenos Aires farmhouse used as a clandestine prison during Argentina's eight-year military dictatorship is now part of history. This spring owners of the farmhouse, a pair of brothers, became the first ...

Haiti - Economy : Income from smuggling and taxes to fill the coffers

Haiti - Economy : Income from smuggling and taxes to fill the coffers:
Customs will strengthen, will strengthen the DGI for Haiti to take off [...] One of the biggest problems we had at the state level, it is a lack of resources and each time, we were obliged to seek international partners to come up with ways to help us, ...


Haitilibre.com

Orphan adopted after Haiti earthquake shares her life and art with other children

Orphan adopted after Haiti earthquake shares her life and art with other children: An orphan in Haiti, she arrived in Pompano Beach a week after the devastating 2010 earthquake in her homeland to begin a new life. Everything was different for her, including her name. She was 7 and had to learn English, adjust to new foods and bond ...

Mariela Castro On Gay Rights: Cuba President's Daughter Goes Beyond The Family ...

Mariela Castro On Gay Rights: Cuba President's Daughter Goes Beyond The Family ...: And now the 49-year-old daughter of President Raul Castro is about to make a controversial visit to the United States for a conference on Latin America. "She has put herself at the forefront of the struggle for rights for the LGBT community," said ...

In South America, indigenous women break new ground

In South America, indigenous women break new ground:
Photo: Percy Ramirez/Oxfam America The more I learn about Oxfam's work in South America—and I've learned a lot in recent months—the more impressed I am by the power of women. Indigenous people in countries like Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador have ...


Oxfam America

Jazz artist tweaks Cuban classics

Jazz artist tweaks Cuban classics:
The stylus sound continues as the jazz pianist's trio nails the old-fashioned lilt of this 19th-century danzon, which is played at almost every wedding, birthday party or anniversary party where Cubans or Cuban Americans gather.


Washington Post

Cuban court: Gov't must decide on furlough for Alan Gross

Cuban court: Gov't must decide on furlough for Alan Gross: A decision on whether to allow jailed US contractor Alan Gross to visit his terminally ill mother rests with the Cuban government, the Communist-ruled island's top judge said Wednesday. "We don't have the request in the tribunal, we are not evaluating ...

Analysis: Argentina faces deficit for first time in years

Analysis: Argentina faces deficit for first time in years: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina is on track to end 2012 with a primary budget deficit for the first time since the country started recovering from its sovereign debt default a decade ago, government data suggest. If government spending keeps the ...

Seventh African Roundtable On Sustainable Consumption and Production Underway

Seventh African Roundtable On Sustainable Consumption and Production Underway: Tuesday's main objectives were to take stock of progress made in the implementation of the African 10-YFP on SCP, as well as discuss Africa's contribution to the upcoming environmental Rio+20 Summit, which will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ...

Creating Jobs in Honduras and the United States

Creating Jobs in Honduras and the United States: In Honduras, there's always talk about creating lots of jobs, but almost always it involves low-wage, low-skill service or textile and extractive industry jobs that do little or nothing to lift people out of poverty and into the middle class.

Romney proposes funds for low-income students


Romney proposes funds for low-income students

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday proposed that funding be individually allocated for each low-income and special needs student, in a move that could revive the school choice debate.

Nations urge Ecuador to guarantee freedom of expression

Nations urge Ecuador to guarantee freedom of expression:
By Carlos Lauría/CPJ Americas Senior Program Coordinator Stressing concerns of human rights groups about the deterioration of press conditions under the administration of President Rafael Correa, 17 members of the United Nations submitted ...


CPJ Press Freedom Online (blog)

US condemns corruption, harassment in Latin America

US condemns corruption, harassment in Latin America: WASHINGTON - The United States on Thursday condemned abuses of power across Latin America, highlighting serious human rights violations committed by Honduran police, and growing harassment of the opposition in Cuba and Venezuela.

Mexico seeks new tourists despite drug wars

Mexico seeks new tourists despite drug wars: FRANKFURT - Mexico is relying on travellers from countries like Russia and Brazil to boost its tourism numbers this year after the drug war plaguing the country deterred US visitors, its largest source of tourists. The number of international tourists ...

Early Childhood Education Is a Right

Early Childhood Education Is a Right: Early Childhood Development (ECD) is both a right and a major contributor to development and poverty reduction. International commitment to early childhood is growing and has been underlined by a number of frameworks and conventions to which Uganda ...

Test scores improve at most Central Louisiana schools

Test scores improve at most Central Louisiana schools: Results released Wednesday show the percentage of Louisiana public school students reaching “basic” achievement levels on standardized tests grew from 66 percent to 68 percent this year. Superintendent of Education John White said that the 2-point ...


Louisiana school psychologist resigns in probe of allegedly racist online comments


Louisiana school psychologist resigns in probe of allegedly racist online comments

The Southern Poverty Center knows that these allegations are ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE! This is just another way to harass the Jefferson Parish Public School System. One only needs to read the Times Picayune to see who the real trouble makers are.

Inmates killed in Reynosa prison riot, breakout

Inmates killed in Reynosa prison riot, breakout: The prison complex lies on the city's south side just off the Libramiento highway to Monterrey. It was unclear how, but some inmates began firing weapons at the guards outside, the source said. Mexican Federal Police seized control of the facility ...