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martes, 17 de julio de 2012

California Health Centers for Elderly and Disabled in Financial Turmoil

California Health Centers for Elderly and Disabled in Financial Turmoil: Adult day health care in California is feeling the pinch of the state's budget crisis. The state has been working to scale back the publicly-funded program that helps elderly and fragile adults.

Peruvian cardinal calls for end to violence over building of new mine

Peruvian cardinal calls for end to violence over building of new mine: No, the last word is truth, justice, the common good and bringing wellbeing to many people who are poverty,” Cardinal Cipriani said. He noted that the Church teaches that democracy must be based upon values and norms that are beyond the reach of any ...



Peru takes its 'first step' in the eradication of child labour

Peru takes its 'first step' in the eradication of child labour:
The majority live in poverty. And according to the International Labour Organisation, the problem is more serious in Peru. Almost a third – 28% – of all children and adolescents in the Andean country have a job. They are aged between six and 17, are ...


The Guardian

Anti-Gay Activists Fail a Second Time to Overturn California's LGBT ...


Anti-Gay Activists Fail a Second Time to Overturn California's LGBT ...

The second attempt to overturn by ballot initiative the law that requires California schools to teach LGBT history and cover the contributions of LGBT people in their curriculums has FAILED, the AP reports: Pacific Justice Institute lawyer Kevin ...

Gay Pride Event Miami Beach Bruthaz is Back on South Beach


Gay Pride Event Miami Beach Bruthaz is Back on South Beach

Culture has historically made it harder for gay black people to express who they are, but things are getting better: R&B singer Frank Ocean recently came out, and a new music video features California.

Oakland officials slam US prosecutors over marijuana crackdown

Oakland officials slam US prosecutors over marijuana crackdown:
The criticism came a day after federal prosecutors announced lawsuits seeking to seize two properties housing the Harborside Health Center, a California cannabis dispensary that gained attention when it was featured on the reality TV show “Weed Wars ...


GayToday

NYC seniors keep fit with synchronized swimming

NYC seniors keep fit with synchronized swimming: NEW YORK -- Senior citizens in New York City are staying fit and keeping young, thanks to one of the more unconventional team sports - synchronized swimming. The Harlem Honeys and Bears team welcomes people ages 50 and over. The current members ...

Chile: 2 charged for torturing Bachelet's father

Chile: 2 charged for torturing Bachelet's father: SANTIAGO, Chile — Two Chilean military officers were charged Tuesday with torturing a former president's father who died in their custody. Gen. Alberto Bachelet, whose daughter Michelle became Chile's first woman president, died in prison in 1974 ...

NW tribes examine climate change as threat to Native Americans


NW tribes examine climate change as threat to Native Americans

July 17--Members of four Washington coastal Indian tribes will host a conference in Washington, D.C., this week on how climate change is threatening coastal Native-American populations from Maine to Guam. The conference, which will be held at the ...

Chile Ranked 10th Fastest Growing Economy

Chile Ranked 10th Fastest Growing Economy: Written by Michael Jacobson on July 17, 2012. SANTIAGO — According to a new report by Ernst & Young, Chile's economy ranks the 10th fastest growing market in the world. Codelco's Biomining Plant. Chile's natural resources are a big reason the country ...

Native American man sues SD hospital, saying scars left after heart surgery ...


Native American man sues SD hospital, saying scars left after heart surgery ...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A lawyer for a Native American man who claims the letters KKK were carved into his stomach during surgery has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the South Dakota hospital where the operation took place, the hospital's ...

Reel Deal: Two Cali weed dealers share a strong bond and a hot blonde

Reel Deal: Two Cali weed dealers share a strong bond and a hot blonde: "Savages" (2012)Based on Don Winslow s pulp crime novel, Oliver Stone s “Savages” (2012) follows two Laguna Beach entrepreneurs drawn into the tough realities of the Mexican cartel drug war.

Minnesota Companies that Oppose the Marriage Amendment

Minnesota Companies that Oppose the Marriage Amendment: California is an unusual case. It's one of a few reliably Democratic states that have had a statewide vote rebuffing same-sex marriage. The vast majority of the referendums have been in more conservative states, which have a greater predilection for ...

Miami is the Second Most Tolerant Major Metro Area in America

Miami is the Second Most Tolerant Major Metro Area in America:
According to Florida, his rankings took into account three variables: "the share of immigrants or foreign-born residents, the Gay Index (the concentration of gays and lesbians), and the Integration Index, which tracks the level of segregation between ...


Miami New Times (blog)

Florida Lieutenant Governor: 'Black Women Who Look Like Me' Don't Have ...


Florida Lieutenant Governor: 'Black Women Who Look Like Me' Don't Have ...

Carroll, who believes President Obama's decision to allow gay and lesbian individuals to serve openly in the military will throw the armed forces “off their mission,” may have personal opinions about the LGBT community that impact her response to the ...

Cuba sharply hikes tax on imported goods in blow to small business owners ...


Cuba sharply hikes tax on imported goods in blow to small business owners ...

HAVANA — Cuba has announced the imposition of stiff new import taxes that could substantially affect private entrepreneurs trying to get new businesses off the ground and many others who rely on informal shipments of merchandise from overseas.

OPEC reports 1.6% drop in Venezuelan oil drilling

OPEC reports 1.6% drop in Venezuelan oil drilling: The cartel output sank 5% with regard to the same month in 2011.

The 'precariousness' of life in Venezuela

The 'precariousness' of life in Venezuela: Today you find cooking oil on the shelves, but tomorrow, who knows, writes a guest blogger.

Guatemalan women get time for people trafficking in Mexico

Guatemalan women get time for people trafficking in Mexico: Two Guatemalan women have been sentenced to nine-year prison terms by a Mexican court in a case involving eight children, the Attorney General's Office said.

Cartel members get prison time in Guatemala

Cartel members get prison time in Guatemala: A criminal court handed down prison sentences ranging from eight to 83 years to 17 Guatemalans who belonged to Mexico's Los Zetas drug cartel and were arrested in July 2011 at a party in northern Guatemala, judicial officials said.

Poverty Hurts Kids, Literally

Poverty Hurts Kids, Literally: In child poverty news today, one research study looking at hospital data and home foreclosures has yielded some worrying results. The study linked child abuse cases to housing-related financial stress.

Long-term displacement entrenches Family and Social Problems


Long-term displacement entrenches Family and Social Problems

In Djabal refugee camp in eastern Chad, Sudanese families face social problems caused in part by long-term displacement and dependency, child poverty news reports.

The hard bigotry of poverty: Why ignoring it will doom school reform


The hard bigotry of poverty: Why ignoring it will doom school reform

This was written by Brock Cohen, a teacher and student advocate in the Los Angeles Unified School District who contends that we can no longer afford to trivialize the critical role that poverty plays in a child's learning experiences – and that true ...

Boy Scouts of America decide to stay with ban on gays after 2-year review

Boy Scouts of America decide to stay with ban on gays after 2-year review: NEW YORK, N.Y. – After a confidential two-year review, the Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday emphatically reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays, ruling out any changes despite relentless protest campaigns by some critics. A special committee formed by ...

71% of Americans Think Gay Marriage is a Non-Issue

71% of Americans Think Gay Marriage is a Non-Issue: 71% of Americans Think Gay Marriage is a Non-Issue.