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miércoles, 18 de julio de 2012

Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels

Google takes aim at Mexico's drug cartels:
Google wants to take on Mexico's powerful drug cartels, offering technological solutions to a grinding drug war that has horrified the country for the past six years. Photo: Grant Hindsley / AP. Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt speaks Tuesday ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Mexico Drug War: Enrique Pena Nieto Could Target Small Gangs

Mexico Drug War: Enrique Pena Nieto Could Target Small Gangs: Pena Nieto's record as governor of the State of Mexico, which adjoins Mexico City, also points to the likelihood of continuity in the national drug war. His term saw aggressive policing against organized crime, but unremarkable results in the numbers ...



Luter, while opposed to Obama on gay marriage, appreciative of 5-min. call ...

Luter, while opposed to Obama on gay marriage, appreciative of 5-min. call ...: Luter sat down for a 30-minute interview with the Witness July 10 while in Tampa to preach at two Florida Baptist churches. In addition to Obama's gay marriage position, Luter talked about a congratulatory phone call from President Obama, the state of ...

LGBT Centers Serve 1.7 Million People a Year, Report Says


LGBT Centers Serve 1.7 Million People a Year, Report Says

Goldberg pulled the seven centers in Florida together to come up with some state-specific information. Four of the centers are located in South Florida including Compass Gay & Lesbian Center in Lake Worth; Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Key West; ...

Youth-Focused Neighborhood Improvement in Buenos Aires

Youth-Focused Neighborhood Improvement in Buenos Aires:
The city of Buenos Aires is paying close attention to its kids. After Mayor Mauricio Macri was re-elected to a second term in July 2011, he put the city's youth high up on his agenda. As a result, the city's Youth Policy Office saw its annual budget ...


The Atlantic Cities

Diego Maradona blasts Riquelme

Diego Maradona blasts Riquelme: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Diego Maradona called Juan Roman Riquelme a "traitor" on Wednesday for leaving Boca Juniors, renewing an ongoing feud. Maradona used the term in a radio interview. "If one wants to fight with Maradona, that's not important ...

Poverty Hurts Kids, Literally

Poverty Hurts Kids, Literally: Researchers from Pennsylvania, United States, have correlated increasing incidents of child abuse with home foreclosures. The study looked at hospitals' discharge information and compared the results with data on unemployment, mortgage delinquency ...



Rio de Janeiro poses risks for journalists

Rio de Janeiro poses risks for journalists: The jagged mountains ringing Rio de Janeiro descend to a temperate valley with two storied beaches on the Atlantic. Here is the city that gave the world a new, eclectic musical beat with the Bossa Nova, the South American jewel that will host the ...

OKC Theater Festival Celebrates Native Storytelling Traditions


OKC Theater Festival Celebrates Native Storytelling Traditions

Yet in mainstream America, there are not always venues available for Native playwrights. Oklahoma City Theatre Company's Native American New Play Festival, however, is well on its way to establishing itself as a vehicle for showcasing Native dramatic ...

On anniversary of bombing, Jewish groups express solidarity with Buenos Aires ...


On anniversary of bombing, Jewish groups express solidarity with Buenos Aires ...

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) -- International Jewish organizations expressed solidarity with the AMIA Buenos Aires Jewish center on the 18th anniversary of the deadly bombing there. “The attack on AMIA should serve as a reminder of the danger of ...

At Brazilian prison, inmates biking their way to freedom help illuminate town


At Brazilian prison, inmates biking their way to freedom help illuminate town

In this photo taken Friday, July 6, 2012, an inmate walks past the prison entrance in Santa Rita do Sapucai, Brazil. An innovative program allows inmates at this medium-security prison to shave days off... (Associated Press) ...

Museums are key to beating child poverty, says Keith Towler


Museums are key to beating child poverty, says Keith Towler

The children's commissioner for Wales was one of the keynote speakers at the National Museum of Wales' transforming children's lives: the role of cultural organisations in tackling child poverty conference. article_mpuAdvertisement. Mr Towler told the ...

Perceptions of Poverty

Perceptions of Poverty: In fact, more than 13 million working families with children have incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. In Texas 78 percent of people living near or below the poverty line are working and have children. The poverty line in the U.S. is ...



More pupils eligible for free school meals as child poverty rises

More pupils eligible for free school meals as child poverty rises:
The Children's Society says 2.2 million British pupils live in poverty, with only half receiving a free school meal. Lily Carter, director of campaigns at the society, said: 'The report shows that school meal prices are going up, putting them at about ...


Metro

Rising number of children going to school hungry

Rising number of children going to school hungry:
Around 16 % of children in the East of England are officially recognised as living in poverty - generally classed as households where income is less than 60 % of typical earnings. In some urban areas such as Norwich, that figure rises to as much as 30 %.


ITV News

Boy Scouts of America decide to continue ban on gays


Boy Scouts of America decide to continue ban on gays

The Boy Scouts of America has said it will continue to deny membership to gay people because doing so "is in the best interest of Scouting." The Boy Scouts of America has said it will continue to deny membership to gay people. In 2000 the Boy Scouts of ...

America approves pill to help prevent HIV

America approves pill to help prevent HIV:
These groups include gay and straight people who practice unsafe sex, as well as serodiscrodant couples (couples where only one partner is HIV-positive). 'Truvada alone should not be used to prevent HIV infection,' Dr. Debra Birnkrant, director of ...


Gay Star News

Cholera outbreak spoils carnivals in eastern Cuba

Cholera outbreak spoils carnivals in eastern Cuba: Traditional summer carnivals in the eastern Cuban cities of Bayamo and Manzanillo have been suspended due to an outbreak of cholera in the region, authorities said Wednesday. The celebrations, scheduled for August, were canceled "to avoid the spread of ...

Church groups raise funds for Haiti trip

Church groups raise funds for Haiti trip:
Rhonda Trenholm puts the finishing touches on one of many birdhouses she has made with the hopes of selling them to raise money for one of two mission trips which will go from Middle Sackville Baptist Church to Haiti. ...


Sackville Tribune Post

U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride

U.S. Embassies In Latin America Get Down With Gay Pride: Only a few weeks after it was reported that the U.S. Embassy in Kenya was celebrating pride, Andrés Duque reports that half-a-dozen U.S. satellites in the Latin America took part in their own pride events. For example, Anne Andrew, the U.S. Ambassador ...



Report faults Venezuela on human rights


Report faults Venezuela on human rights

Since HRW's last major report on Venezuela, in September 2008, "the human rights situation in the country has become even more precarious," the release said. The prospect of reprisals has "undercut the ability of judges to adjudicate politically ...

Rights group: Chavez government intimidates foes in Venezuela


Rights group: Chavez government intimidates foes in Venezuela

Human Rights Watch released a similarly scathing report in 2008; in response, the Chavez government detained and expelled the group's representatives in Venezuela. The human rights situation is even more precarious today, the group said. Chavez, who ...

Native American town in New Mexico struggling to recover from wildfire

Native American town in New Mexico struggling to recover from wildfire: In the pueblo's Native American tradition, the canyon was sacred land. Its steep walls, rising to 11500ft were once green with pine and juniper, were believed to harbour the crucial elements of life: clean water, trout and elk for sustenance, wood for ...

Analysis: Job challenge looms for next Mexican president

Analysis: Job challenge looms for next Mexican president: MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - In a country beset with drugs wars and a massive underground economy, Mexico's president-elect faces a tall order to stem the drift of young people into organized crime and off-the-books work: create jobs, lots of them. Enrique ...



Photo Essay Reveals The Explosive Growth Of California's Prison System

Photo Essay Reveals The Explosive Growth Of California's Prison System:
It's frequently noted--if not really noticed--that America's prison system has grown explosively over the past three decades. “It's been breathtaking,” writes Josh Begley, the NYU grad student behind Internet phenoma such as The Listseve. “There are ...


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