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miércoles, 8 de agosto de 2012

Miami LGBT Youth Center Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary


Miami LGBT Youth Center Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary

Local businesses and organizations including Steve Haas' City Hall, Elite Island Resorts, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, Save Dade, Care Resource and Miami Dade Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce provided support for the silent auction with ...

Ill. prison officials agree to temporarily halt inmate transfers from ...

Ill. prison officials agree to temporarily halt inmate transfers from ...: SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois officials have agreed to stop transferring inmates from prisons they plan to close until the union representing Corrections Department employees can have a say in the process. The American Federation of State, County and ...

Tucson News NowJetBlue pilot has psychotic episode in prison

Tucson News NowJetBlue pilot has psychotic episode in prison: A federal judge says the JetBlue pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by running through the plane and yelling has had a psychotic episode in prison. The JetBlue Airways pilot who disrupted a cross-country flight by leaving the cockpit and ...



Texas executes inmate after rejecting arguments he was mentally impaired

Texas executes inmate after rejecting arguments he was mentally impaired:
A TEXAS man convicted of killing a police informant has been executed after the US Supreme Court rejected arguments that he was too mentally impaired to qualify for the death penalty. Marvin Wilson, 54, was pronounced dead 14 minutes after his lethal ...


Scottish Daily Record

Cuban pole vaulter Lazaro Borges OK after pole snaps in three during scary ...


Cuban pole vaulter Lazaro Borges OK after pole snaps in three during scary ...

Lazaro Borges, who also represented Cuba at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, had his fiberglass pole snap into three pieces as he attempted a height of 5.35 meters. The 26-year-old silver medalist at the 2011 World Championships and Cuban record ...

Diabetes among elderly is growing along with overall US cases

Diabetes among elderly is growing along with overall US cases: Georgia Richardson, 77, center, leads a deep breathing exercise, July 12, 2012, in Sacramento, California. She suffers from peripheral neuropathy from Type 2 diabetes and participates in a Matter of Balance class organized by Eskaton at St. Marks Church.

Keepseagle settlement checks to start being issued this month

Keepseagle settlement checks to start being issued this month: Northeastern Oklahoma's Native American farmers had the largest number of discrimination claims, with 1100, against the U.S. Department of Agriculture than anywhere else in the country. Indian farmers and ranchers alleged the USDA failed to provide ...



NAJA Concerned About Mainstream Media's Portrayal of Native Americans


NAJA Concerned About Mainstream Media's Portrayal of Native Americans

The Native American Journalists Association has become concerned over language used by several mainstream media outlets recently that evoked stereotypes and falsehoods about Native Americans and their history. The most egregious of the cases came ...

LGBT Europeans must be 'tough and tougher' for equal rights


LGBT Europeans must be 'tough and tougher' for equal rights

Some European and Latin American countries that haven't legalized gay marriage are now starting to recognize 'foreign' same-sex unions. In the EU, where the Intergroup is striving for cross-border recognition of same-sex marriages, how do you ensure ...

Students protest education cuts in Santiago

Students protest education cuts in Santiago: A public bus is seen in flames during a demonstration against the government to demand changes in the public state education system in Santiago on August 8. Chilean students have been protesting against what they say is profiteering in the state ...

Chile Inflation Expectations Rise After July CPI: Santiago Mover

Chile Inflation Expectations Rise After July CPI: Santiago Mover: “The market doesn't expect the central bank to cut in the short term, unlike other countries in Latin America,” said Jose Miguel Gredilla, a trader at Banco Santander Chile in Santiago. “There's a new, more inflationary scenario.” While annual ...

Promoting Business With Latin America

Promoting Business With Latin America: “Increasing the trade and development that creates jobs for us all; defending the security of our citizens; standing up for democracy and human rights,” said President Obama at the Summit of the Americas in April, “this is progress we've made —- together.



Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?


Central American peace accord celebrates 25 years, but has it brought peace?

As a consequence it has been very difficult in places like El Salvador [and] Guatemala to come together around a social pact to address the enormous problems of exclusion, poverty, and inequality.” The World Bank, in a 2011 report about Central America ...

American Family Association: Kidnap children to save them from gay parents

American Family Association: Kidnap children to save them from gay parents: The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer has sunk to a new, disturbing low with his anti-gay statements. In two separate tweets last night, he called for an “Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households.” In one ...

Haitian relief effort comes to campus

Haitian relief effort comes to campus:
Located in northern, rural Haiti, Jean-Baptiste Cineas is the school for some 2000 students from the ages of 12-20. Like many schools in the country, Jean-Baptiste Cineas is painfully short of material goods. Instead of individual desks, four or five ...


McGill Reporter

Haitian migrants face discrimination

Haitian migrants face discrimination: Haiti is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere -- meaning thousands of Haitians cross the border with the neighbouring Dominican Republic in search of a way out of poverty. Once there, they encounter high levels of unemployment, and often ...



Buenos Aires crippled by metro strike

Buenos Aires crippled by metro strike: But Buenos Aires mayor Mauricio Macri, a top opposition leader and aspiring presidential challenger in 2015, is refusing to take it on, saying federal authorities must first turn over the funds necessary to improve the system. Meantime, residents ...

Teen Moms Need Dignity

Teen Moms Need Dignity: I work in Cartagena, one of the poorest cities in Colombia, where 29% of pregnancies are in adolescent girls. Once pregnant, these girls face numerous economic and social challenges. Most girls immediately drop out of school, ensuring a life of poverty ...

Although This Growing Population Has Experienced Marked Success, Barriers ...

Although This Growing Population Has Experienced Marked Success, Barriers ...:
Unemployment rates for Latinos vary depending on educational attainment. Across all racial groups, greater educational attainment is correlated to improved employment outcomes. Unemployment continues to be higher for those with fewer years of schooling ...


Center For American Progress

Hugo Chavez gives replica of Simon Bolivar's sword to Venezuelan fencing gold ...


Hugo Chavez gives replica of Simon Bolivar's sword to Venezuelan fencing gold ...

CARACAS, Venezuela — President Hugo Chavez has given a replica of South American independence hero Simon Bolivar's sword to Venezuelan fencer Ruben Limardo for winning a gold medal at the London Olympics. The 27-year-old fencer has received ...

Venezuelan cheap petrol backfires on economy

Venezuelan cheap petrol backfires on economy: The perverse effects of Venezuela's cheap petrol policy can be seen everywhere in the country. Gas-guzzling Dodge Darts and Ford Mavericks from the 1970s ply the roads. Caracas, the capital, suffers from nightmarish traffic jams. Worst of all, the ...

Obama Administration Sweetens Taliban Prisoner Deal to Restart Peace Talks

Obama Administration Sweetens Taliban Prisoner Deal to Restart Peace Talks: (Newsroom America) -- In a bid to restart stalled peace talks with Taliban leaders in Afghanistan, the Obama administration has offered to transfer some detainees from the detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for a U.S. soldier held by ...



Immigrants in the United States: Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population


Immigrants in the United States: Profile of America's Foreign-Born Population

Among the top sending countries, poverty is highest for immigrants and their young children from Mexico (35 percent), Honduras (34 percent), and Guatemala (31 percent); and lowest for those from Germany (7 percent), India (6 percent), and the ...

Cuba's aging population will test economic reform

Cuba's aging population will test economic reform:
HAVANA (AP) — The scene at Havana's Victor Hugo Park is unfortunately typical, with a handful of boys kicking a soccer ball through trees while dozens of gray-haired seniors bend and stretch to the urgings of a government-employed trainer.



Eighteen Cuban migrants land in South Florida on homemade boat with '50s ...

Eighteen Cuban migrants land in South Florida on homemade boat with '50s ...: Sixteen men and two women, suspected migrants from Cuba, came ashore early Wednesday morning near West Palm Beach, according to wptv.com. The 18 migrants were in a homemade boat and landed in Riviera Beach about 2 a.m., the Border Patrol ...