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martes, 7 de agosto de 2012

Defaults on student loans skyrocket among senior citizens

Defaults on student loans skyrocket among senior citizens:
“(They're) the only age bracket with default rates in the double digits, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.” The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's website offers an info-graphic that shows the differences among various age groups on ...


Deseret News

Provo tops nation as best large metro for 'successful aging'

Provo tops nation as best large metro for 'successful aging': ... best large metro areas in the nation for "successful aging" include many of the usual suspects: New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. But at tip top of the list, unexpectedly, is Provo — the metro area with the lowest percentage of senior citizens ...

Haiti - Education : Training workshop on public procurement

Haiti - Education : Training workshop on public procurement:
Monday, the National Commission on Government Procurement (CNMP) has officially launched a training workshop on procurement, which brought together, at the Karibe Convention Center, more than a hundred executives of the State participated.


Haitilibre.com

Miami Pastor Jack Hakimian Agrees to Take Part in Forum on Gays and Religion


Miami Pastor Jack Hakimian Agrees to Take Part in Forum on Gays and Religion

If you follow LGBT news, chances are you've seen the name Jack Hakimian in the last month or so. Pastor Hakimian made headlines for some of his sermons, where he compares homosexuality to drug abuse and witchcraft. Then, he got a slap on the wrist by ...

Nursing homes not prepared for gay seniors

Nursing homes not prepared for gay seniors: "Gen Silent," a one-hour documentary by California director Stu Maddox, allows elderly gay nursing home residents, and their caregivers, to tell their stories of mistreatment and lack of acceptance, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. In a scene in ...

Mexico: Cautious Hope in Battle Against Transnational Organized Crime

Mexico: Cautious Hope in Battle Against Transnational Organized Crime: The violence brought about in Mexico's drug war may finally be reaching a plateau. At least that is the hope of many, as the nation continues its sixth year of its battle against transnational organized crime. In an announcement last week, Mexican ...

Mexico's Real Movement for Democracy

Mexico's Real Movement for Democracy: The Pentagon-driven Mexico policy requires a willing partner in the drug war. Mexican army troops are now stationed in strategic locations throughout the country, ostensibly to stop the flow of illegal drugs and capture drug kingpins. They have ...



ACLU files lawsuit, calls new Puerto Rico penal code 'unconstitutional'


ACLU files lawsuit, calls new Puerto Rico penal code 'unconstitutional'

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against Puerto Rico's police chief and justice secretary, saying the island's new penal code violates the constitutional right to freedom of expression. The lawsuit comes a week after Gov. Luis ...

Venezuela's Inflation Slows For Seventh Straight Month

Venezuela's Inflation Slows For Seventh Straight Month: CARACAS--Venezuela has managed to wrestle its notoriously soaring inflation rate below the 20% mark in the month of July, the lowest annualized rate in several years, government officials announced Tuesday. Inflation slowed to 1.0% in July compared to ...

Buenos Aires crippled by metro strike

Buenos Aires crippled by metro strike: BUENOS AIRES: Argentina's capital was crippled for a fourth day Tuesday by a metro strike that shut down the city's subways and left roads gridlocked with commuters looking for alternate routes. The metro workers union is threatening to extend its ...



Southern Poverty Law Center Files Complaint Against Escambia Schools

Southern Poverty Law Center Files Complaint Against Escambia Schools:
The Southern Poverty Law Center announced Tuesday morning that it has filed a series of federal civil rights complaints against Florida School Districts, including Escambia County. The complaints alleged that the districts subject African-American ...


NorthEscambia.com

A Coming Wave of Gay Marriage Electoral Victories?

A Coming Wave of Gay Marriage Electoral Victories?: The electoral process has not been kind to advocates of gay marriage. Again and again, states -- 32 in all -- have voted against it at the ballot box, even in liberal bastions like California, which passed Proposition 8 in 2008. The latest blow came in ...

Nursing homes not prepared for gay seniors

Nursing homes not prepared for gay seniors: "Gen Silent," a one-hour documentary by California director Stu Maddox, allows elderly gay nursing home residents, and their caregivers, to tell their stories of mistreatment and lack of acceptance, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reports. In a scene in ...



Half of U.S. seniors die broke: report


Half of U.S. seniors die broke: report

Nearly half of all Americans reach the end of their lives “with virtually no financial assets” after spending years dependent on Social Security, a new study found.


Cuba's aging population will test economic reform

Cuba's aging population will test economic reform: The aging of Cuba's population has its roots in some of the core achievements of Fidel ... meals and social activities such as singing and dance classes.

America's Hand in China's Drug Detox Prisons

America's Hand in China's Drug Detox Prisons:
 Fu Lixin, an exhausted Chinese woman, made a momentary bad decision. A friend had offered her a "special cigarette," and instead of saying no, she took it. But the next day, she told the New York Times, policemen arrived at her door. "My friend had been arrested and turned me in," she said. "It was a drug test. I failed on the spot."
The Atlantic

The third annual Sato Reunion raises awareness for animal welfare in Puerto Rico

The third annual Sato Reunion raises awareness for animal welfare in Puerto Rico: Thanks to Project Animal Worldwide (PAW) and their partnerships formed with the Humane Society of Puerto Rico, amongst others, these happy dogs were rescued and able to celebrate their day in the sun. Project supporters and the general public also ...



Argentina Officially Recognizes Gay Couple's Son

Argentina Officially Recognizes Gay Couple's Son:
Alejandro Grinblat and Carlos Gustavo Dermgerd, who have been together 13 years, are reported as being the first gay couple in Latin America to be legally recognized as the fathers of a baby. The couple's son, Tobias, was carried by a Canadian woman in ...


On Top Magazine

Puerto Rico turns to lottery to light up gray economy

Puerto Rico turns to lottery to light up gray economy: Both won their cars with numbered shop receipts used in Puerto Rico's fledgling government lottery aimed at food-cart sales and other tiny cash transactions in the Caribbean island's untaxed $14 billion gray economy. Urgently looking to boost revenue ...

Why you may retire in poverty

Why you may retire in poverty: The decline of pensions, the erosion of Social Security and the housing crash all are pointing toward a new crisis of poverty among lower- and middle-class seniors in the years ...

Two Watertown Students Taught and Learned During a Trip to Haiti

Two Watertown Students Taught and Learned During a Trip to Haiti: Watertown residents and MassBay students Rebecca Melnick and Maria Vasquez joined a group of faculty and students from MassBay Community College and UMass Boston which traveled to Haiti this past semester as part of a project to enhance ...

Venezuela's Olympic Hero Gets A Parade To Celebrate Long-Awaited Gold


Venezuela's Olympic Hero Gets A Parade To Celebrate Long-Awaited Gold

The streets of Caracas, Venezuela, were awash in joy Monday, as fencer Rubén Limardo brought home the country's first gold medal in 44 years. That's right: the last time a Venezuelan Olympian won gold was in 1968. So, Limardo's fans could be forgiven ...

Children hide poverty to protect parents, study finds

Children hide poverty to protect parents, study finds: CHILDREN from poor families deny their own needs to protect their parents from blame and social stigma, a new study has shown. They claim not to like joining a sports team or going on a school excursion, which they know their families can't afford.

Native American tribe to run an A.C. casino

Native American tribe to run an A.C. casino: The tribe that runs the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut has a partnership deal to take over Atlantic City's oldest casino, Resorts, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. There had been questions about the casino's future after part-owner Dennis Gomes ...



Morales vows to fight Bolivia poverty

Morales vows to fight Bolivia poverty:
The speech focused on his goals for fighting poverty and improving access to basic services by the time Bolivia celebrates its bicentennial in 2025, 200 years after the country gained independence from Spain. He also called for improved food security ...


Aljazeera.com