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domingo, 10 de junio de 2012

The bullies lost — thanks to my inner strength

The bullies lost — thanks to my inner strength:
Three years ago, I shared my experiences as a survivor of bullying on the Show de Cristina, then broadcast by Univision to millions of viewers in the United States and Latin America. I soon received a flood of e-mails from gay young adults in several ...


MiamiHerald.com

If The Heat Lose, Who Might Not Be Wearing a Heat Jersey Next Year?

If The Heat Lose, Who Might Not Be Wearing a Heat Jersey Next Year?: The Heat will of course stage a magnificent comeback tonight and go on to emerge victorious in the finals, because whatever powers that rule the universe will decide to give Miami, this muggy land of Hurricanes, poverty, foreclosures and zombie attacks ...

Sting conference call to promote TNA's Slammiversary

Sting conference call to promote TNA's Slammiversary: I think this next generation they watched and they saw so many of us make stupid mistakes -- drugs, alcohol, a lifestyle on the road that brings you to poverty most of the time. A lot of guys we've lost that died. “Now you've got some of the younger ...

Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?

Cities' homeless crackdown: Could it be compassion fatigue?:
... list goes on: Atlanta, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, Oklahoma City and more than 50 other cities have previously adopted some kind of anti-camping or anti-food-sharing laws, according to the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty.


USA TODAY

In small-town USA, business as usual for Mexican cartels

In small-town USA, business as usual for Mexican cartels: Target communities often have an existing Hispanic population and a nearby interstate for ferrying drugs and money to and fro, said author Charles Bowden, whose books on the Mexican drug war include "Murder City: Ciudad Juarez and the Global Economy's ...

Mexican activist gets US support for planned peace caravan

Mexican activist gets US support for planned peace caravan: Mexican poet-turned-activist Javier Sicilia has received the US government's backing for his planned month-long peace caravan in that country aimed at drawing attention to drug-related violence and communicating his anti-drug war message.


Depression among children on rise

Depression among children on rise: Pediatric Neurologist and Psychiatric at National Institute of Child Health (NICH) Dr Atif Saeed Anjum, while talking to PPI, said that during the last 10 years mental diseases among children are on rising trend because of poverty, hunger and other ...

Opening Doors for Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America

Opening Doors for Same-Sex Marriage in Latin America:
Portrayed as a land of drug violence, poverty, and human rights abuses, Latin America struggles with much the same social issues as the older, “enlightened” democracies of North America and Western Europe. Exemplified by growing efforts to establish ...


Honduras Weekly

Family of FHP trooper killed in Haiti "in shock"

Family of FHP trooper killed in Haiti "in shock": By Mike Clary, Sun Sentinel On leave from the Florida Highway Patrol and in his native Haiti to tend to his ailing wife, Trooper Jean Barthelus was the kind of man who lived to serve. So when at least two men reportedly flagged him down on the roadside ...

California pushing more welfare recipients to work


California pushing more welfare recipients to work

"CalWORKs recipients are living on a shoestring as it is," said Frank Mecca, executive director of the County Welfare Directors Association of California. "This is going to plunge many children into poverty and likely increase homelessness.

Five Jamaicans Receive Medical Scholarships from Cuba

Five Jamaicans Receive Medical Scholarships from Cuba:
Five Jamaican students will be heading to Cuba in September to pursue medical degrees, having been awarded full scholarships under the Cuba/Jamaica Bilateral Programme. The recipients are: Delli-Ann Green, Donya-Gaye Chin, Jamie Lindsay, ...


Government of Jamaica, Jamaica Information Service

Sao Paulo celebrates gay pride with huge parade


Sao Paulo celebrates gay pride with huge parade

SAO PAULO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians are streaming onto the streets of South America's biggest city to celebrate gay pride and urge an end to homophobia. Gays, lesbians, bisexuals and their supporters are participating in Sao Paulo's ...

Puerto Rican Day Parade Fills Manhattan With Latino Pride


Puerto Rican Day Parade Fills Manhattan With Latino Pride

Puerto Ricans are celebrating their culture in Manhattan today at the 55th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, but this year's event has an added political element as some marchers are protesting racial profiling. NAACP President Benjamin Jealous is ...

Ethics for an 'Ecological Civilisation'

Ethics for an 'Ecological Civilisation': By Suvendrini Kakuchi TOKYO, Jun 10 (IPS) - Leading Japanese ecologists are pushing for the concept of environmental "ethics" to influence the upcoming Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, an approach they contend will foster accountability towards ...

Hugo Chavez: Cuban Cancer Tests Went Very Well

Hugo Chavez: Cuban Cancer Tests Went Very Well: CARACAS, Venezuela – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, whose health is in the spotlight ahead of a re-election bid, said Saturday that tests taken after cancer radiation treatment in Cuba went very well. In May, Chavez sought treatment in Cuba, ...


A Cuban trio risks all in 'A Bicycle Country'

A Cuban trio risks all in 'A Bicycle Country': BY CHRISTINE DOLEN Passion, poetic language and vivid imagery infuse the work of Nilo Cruz, the Cuban-American playwright who brought honor to Miami and New Theatre in 2003 when he became the first Latino to win the Pulitzer Prize for drama.

Dollar curbs squeeze Argentine economy

Dollar curbs squeeze Argentine economy: By Jude Webber in Buenos Aires Emilia Torres González, a cleaner in Buenos Aires, needed $10000 to cover the gap between the sale price of her old home and the cost of a new property. So her family took out a loan – in the local currency, pesos.

Chavez foe leads march of thousands in Venezuela

Chavez foe leads march of thousands in Venezuela: AP CARACAS, Venezuela -- Opposition leader Henrique Capriles is marching through Venezuela's capital accompanied by thousands of supporters as he prepares to formally register his candidacy for the presidency on Sunday. Capriles' supporters waved red, ...


7 Murdered in northwest Mexico

7 Murdered in northwest Mexico: Sinaloa is home to the drug cartel led by Guzman, who was arrested in Guatemala in 1993 and pulled off a Hollywood-style jailbreak when he escaped from the Puente Grande maximum-security prison in the western state of Jalisco on Jan. 19, 2001.

'Help female farmers' with foreign aid

'Help female farmers' with foreign aid: Oxfam Australia has called on the government to use the upcoming UN Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro to push for greater investment in small-scale women farmers. The summit will be held later this month. Oxfam says although women ...


Guantánamo: for inmates, only escape is watching Harry Potter


Guantánamo: for inmates, only escape is watching Harry Potter

It is currently home to around 130 of Gitmo's 169 inmates – strictly speaking, 164 detainees and five prisoners, those who have been found guilty of a crime by the military tribunal system America set up a decade ago. Camp VI inmates are housed in ...

Buenos Aires, Argentina is a World Destination for Tango Dancing

Buenos Aires, Argentina is a World Destination for Tango Dancing:
Present day tango is inextricably connected to Buenos Aires, Argentina where is it believed to have developed in the working class neighborhoods of the city. Tango is everywhere in the city. Taxis play tango music on their radios, and billboard ...


The Costa Rica Star

Special help starts as early as grade school — but only for select students


Special help starts as early as grade school — but only for select students

Meanwhile, not one child in some of the region's poorest, high-minority districts has benefited from the program, raising concerns that schools have created opportunities for the privileged while ignoring the disadvantaged, according to the data.

Journalist detained by FARC criticizes Colombian government

Journalist detained by FARC criticizes Colombian government:
In a wealthy country, populated by more than 45 million people, half of them live in poverty and 20 percent in extreme poverty. These contradictions have resulted in great inequalities and violence in the country. Colombians are also victims of state ...


Party for Socialism and Liberation

Guantánamo Bay: the most dangerous prisoners in the world in chains


Guantánamo Bay: the most dangerous prisoners in the world in chains

By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent, in Guantánamo Bay American military authorities allowed a reporter and photographer into the prison to see everyday life for the detainees, who are said to include bomb-makers, terrorist masterminds and ...