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domingo, 22 de julio de 2012

NY marks 1 year of gay marriage, impact unclear

NY marks 1 year of gay marriage, impact unclear: NEW YORK (AP) -- New York became the largest state to legalize gay marriage a year ago. Supporters hoped it would boost national momentum and pump money into the state with a flurry of weddings from Manhattan to Niagara Falls. As the anniversary ...



Haiti - Techology : Important visit for the Telecommunications Sector

Haiti - Techology : Important visit for the Telecommunications Sector:
Following the Summit of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Panama, to which the President Michel Martelly attended around the theme "Connect Americas", Dr. Hamadoun Toure, ITU Secretary-General, is arrived Friday in Haiti for a visit of ...


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Richard Whitmire: Poverty not all to blame for poor academic showing


Richard Whitmire: Poverty not all to blame for poor academic showing

The class-action lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union announced this month against Michigan and a tiny Detroit-area school district for failing to educate children raises this question: Can schools ever compensate for the ills of poverty? In ...

Pastors for Peace delivers humanitarian aid to Cuba

Pastors for Peace delivers humanitarian aid to Cuba: Just as in previous years, the friendship caravan to Cuba mounted by the group, organized by the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization, or IFCO, visited several Canadian provinces and dozens of U.S. cities to collect humanitarian aid of ...

Brazil's Northeast Emerging as Economic Powerhouse

Brazil's Northeast Emerging as Economic Powerhouse: "Brazil has become this global economic powerhouse and then we're talking about a region within Brazil that's growing even faster than the rest of the country," Usha Pitts, principal officer at the U.S. Consulate in Recife, said. Recife is a coastal ...

Poverty, Not Mental Illness, Is Source Of Many Poor Mothers' Anxiety: Study

Poverty, Not Mental Illness, Is Source Of Many Poor Mothers' Anxiety: Study:
Poor mothers are often diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, but this anxiety is probably more related to living in poverty than actual mental illness, a group of researchers argues. A study led by Rutgers professor Judith C. Baer and published ...


International Business Times

Crime rates and welfare payments in Brazil: a rancorous debate ...

Crime rates and welfare payments in Brazil: a rancorous debate ...: Beware Brazil: here comes the FIDCÃO! ... but has climbed alarmingly in northeast Brazil, where poverty is more prevalent and Bolsa Família reaches a larger ...

Buenos Aires Fest Launches Toon Event | Animation Magazine

Buenos Aires Fest Launches Toon Event | Animation Magazine: The Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Film has announced a new spin-off event called Animated BAFICI – Winter Collection. The three day toon festival will kick off July 26, with the Argentine premiere of Seth MacFarlane's ...



Caminos y Sabores: A culinary experience in Buenos Aires

Caminos y Sabores: A culinary experience in Buenos Aires:
Caminos y Sabores is an experience for the senses. That is what more than 100000 visitors felt when they attended the event at La Rural, Buenos Aires from July 6-9. There were exhibitors of food and crafts, cooking classes, food samples, musical shows ...


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Funds to seize Argentine assets held in US

Funds to seize Argentine assets held in US: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Hedge funds that sued over Argentina's massive sovereign debt default in 2002 will get their hands on some compensation for what is believed to be the first time in 10 years, federal court documents in New York showed.

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s

US poverty on track to rise to highest since 1960s: The Associated Press surveyed more than a dozen economists, think tanks and academics, and found a broad consensus: The official poverty rate will rise from 15.1 percent in 2010, climbing as high as 15.7 percent. Poverty is spreading at record levels ...



Poverty taking unfair toll on young

Poverty taking unfair toll on young: Many states, including California, have developed welfare to work (CalWORKS) programs with the goal of assisting those in poverty. CalWORKS' mission is to help the low-income become gainfully employed and enter the ranks of self-supporting, productive ...

Discrimination against poorest children needs to end

Discrimination against poorest children needs to end: Discrimination against poorest children needs to end. The Green Party has welcomed Child Poverty Action Group's decision to appeal discrimination against New Zealand's vulnerable children in the Court of Appeal. "Children need the essentials whether ...



In Wenatchee, exercises on living in poverty

In Wenatchee, exercises on living in poverty: The family of four got evicted from their home, the two children were taken by Child Protective Services, and the grandfather got shot while trying to cash a check at the bank. All this, and the poverty-level family still had to pay bills on a very ...

Discrimination against poorest children needs to end | Green Party ...

Discrimination against poorest children needs to end | Green Party ...: The Green Party has welcomed Child Poverty Action Group's decision to appeal discrimination against New Zealand's vulnerable children in the Court of Appeal. "Children need the essentials whether their parents are in paid work or not," ...



6 years for thief who fleeced elderly

6 years for thief who fleeced elderly: FRESNO, Calif.—A California woman has been sentenced to six years in jail for fleecing elderly people out of their life savings. Fresno investigators say 55-year-old Sharon Elaine Harrelson preyed on grieving, elderly people by convincing them to pay ...



California Nursing Homes Investigation Reveals “Shameful State of Affairs”

California Nursing Homes Investigation Reveals “Shameful State of Affairs”: ... nursing homes that are the subject of reports by California's Operation Guardians, a project of the state Department of Justice's Bureau of Medi-Cal fraud and Elder Abuse, says a review by the California Advocates for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR).

Understanding Elder Abuse in California

Understanding Elder Abuse in California: Elder abuse is real and happens more often than you think. However, if you know the warning signs and are diligent in your loved one's care, the risk for abuse ...



Medicaid expansion spurs debate in Florida

Medicaid expansion spurs debate in Florida: Today, only certain people qualify for the health insurance program for the very poor: the elderly, the disabled, pregnant women and children. Under its proposed expansion, any poor American could qualify -- a key part of health care reform. But thanks ...

Consider poverty and Walton shines in school rankings | walton ...

Consider poverty and Walton shines in school rankings | walton ...: The data indicate that if the State of Florida considered poverty when calculating adjusted points earned, they did not sufficiently co-vary out the effects of poverty ...



One Million Moms Goes After NBC Gay Comedy "The New Normal"

One Million Moms Goes After NBC Gay Comedy "The New Normal": It is no surprise that openly gay Ryan Murphy, is one of the executive producers and director, who also brought us “American Horror Story,” “GLEE,” and “Nip/Tuck.” NBC is using public airwaves to continue to subject families to the decay of morals and ...

Chile's Pinera signs hate crime law after gay youth death


Chile's Pinera signs hate crime law after gay youth death

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile on Thursday became one of the last Latin American nations to pass an anti-discrimination law, after a brutal beating that led to a young gay man's death put pressure on conservative president Sebastian Pinera's government to ...

Majority Of Americans Aren't Into Organized Religion

Majority Of Americans Aren't Into Organized Religion: They line up in many ways with the results of national surveys on social issues like gay marriage and abortion that have their roots in religious ideology. In other words, unless the surveys were done on a state-by-state basis, so that we could assess ...



Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Baja Prison

Drug Trafficker Sentenced to Over 13 Years in Baja Prison: A man who was caught transiting over 2 tons of marijuana in a tractor trailer was sentenced to 13 years and 9 months in prison on Thursday, June 19th. Roy Eduardo Cuevas Sánchez was caught in August of 2011 by Mexican Customs near the border ...

Apprenhensions Of Immigration Violations At Lowest Level In 40 Years As ...

Apprenhensions Of Immigration Violations At Lowest Level In 40 Years As ...: The number of Mexican citizens serving a federal prison term for an immigration offense increased from 2074 in 1994 to 17720 in 2010. Nine out of 10 immigration offenders in federal prison were convicted of illegal re-entry or illegal entry offenses.