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viernes, 10 de agosto de 2012

Ex-Gay Advocates Blast Calif. Senator Over Bill Banning Reparative Therapy

Ex-Gay Advocates Blast Calif. Senator Over Bill Banning Reparative Therapy: "As parents of gays and ex-gays, we are ashamed of your willingness to take action against parents, children, and the family in order to support gay activists," the letter states. "California is not a socialist state and our children do not belong to ...

Gay marriage should be a federal priority, not a state ballot option

Gay marriage should be a federal priority, not a state ballot option:
In the 32 previous instances when voters have been asked to decide a ballot initiative on same-sex marriage, we have lost every single time – even, notoriously, in California, where polling before the vote on Proposition 8 suggested otherwise. But ...


The Guardian (blog)

London games suggest Rio won't boom in 2016

London games suggest Rio won't boom in 2016: RIO DE JANEIRO--Rio de Janeiro's municipal government is touting the 2016 Olympics as a chance to revitalize a beautiful but crime and poverty-ridden city. However, if London's experience is any indication, Rio shouldn't count on the games to ...

Buenos Aires Subway Workers Strike Enters 7th Day as Talks Fail

Buenos Aires Subway Workers Strike Enters 7th Day as Talks Fail: A strike by workers on the Buenos Aires subway system is in its seventh day after wage talks with the city's government and Metrovias SA, which operates the railroads, failed, the union said on its website. The protest has left about 1 million ...



NM woman spared jail time in drunken driving death

NM woman spared jail time in drunken driving death: SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A Santa Fe woman who faced up to six years in prison for vehicular homicide was spared jail time and instead will undergo a year of electronic monitoring. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/S6rQnx ) that state ...

Peru's 15% poverty target 'possible' for 2016

Peru's 15% poverty target 'possible' for 2016: Consulting firm Macroconsult said the Peruvian government is able to meet its goal of reducing poverty from 27 to 15 percent at the end of its term in 2016, ...

The New Campaign Against Gay Parenting

The New Campaign Against Gay Parenting: As has been widely reported, Bryan Fischer of the American Family Association asserted in a tweet Wednesday that "we need an Underground Railroad to deliver innocent children from same-sex households." Lest anyone imagine he was speaking merely in ...

Poverty Led Colombian Medalist to Wrestling

Poverty Led Colombian Medalist to Wrestling:
Renteria won championships in 2006 in the South American Games in Buenos Aires and at the 2010 edition of that same competition in Medellin, Colombia. She also won individual gold medals at the Pan American Games at Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and the ...


Latin American Herald Tribune

The UN's Cholera Epidemic in Haiti

The UN's Cholera Epidemic in Haiti: “As cholera was brought to Haiti due to the actions of the UN, we believe that it is imperative for the UN to now act decisively to control the cholera epidemic, ” said Congressional Democrats in an appeal to Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the ...



Haiti and the Psychology of Freedom

Haiti and the Psychology of Freedom: I recently made a trip to Cape Town, South Africa to give a talk, and so many incidents there reminded me of Haiti and other countries in the Caribbean region. Many folks are aware of the history of South Africa and the end of Apartheid eighteen years ago.

Low-income kids of color SMASH into math and science at Stanford, Berkeley ...


Low-income kids of color SMASH into math and science at Stanford, Berkeley ...

(MS)2 brought 100 disadvantaged African American, Latino, and Native American students from select public schools across the U.S. to highly elite prep school Phillips Academy for the summer. The program, which had changed the lives of hundreds of ...

Teen Moms Need Dignity

Teen Moms Need Dignity: I manage the Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation, which has worked with over 2000 teenage mothers in Colombia, most recruited from situations of extreme poverty during their first pregnancy. The foundation understands the culture, the statistics, the ...



Gay artist arrested in Chick-fil-A 'hate' vandalism incident

Gay artist arrested in Chick-fil-A 'hate' vandalism incident: Discovered about 6:40 a.m. Friday at the Hawthorne Boulevard restaurant, the vandalism coincided with "National Same-Sex Kiss Day," when gay rights supporters asked couples to take photos of themselves kissing at Chick-fil-A locations. Castro took ...

Chavez Says US 'Mercenary' Captured Entering Venezuela

Chavez Says US 'Mercenary' Captured Entering Venezuela: Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said security forces captured a U.S. man who appeared to be a “mercenary” attempting to enter the country illegally from Colombia. Chavez, speaking yesterday on state television during an electoral campaign rally in ...

Art at Argentine asylum sheds light

Art at Argentine asylum sheds light:
Buenos Aires: Hundreds of patients at Argentina's biggest mental hospital are turning fine arts training into real ability as painters, actors and musicians, and getting a fuller sense of self along the way. “Art really can be a tool for change in ...


gulfnews.com

Problems of liberty and justice on the Plains

Problems of liberty and justice on the Plains: That is significant when compared with data from the state's Department of Corrections, which reported that Native Americans were a whopping 29% of the adult prison population and 38% of juvenile offenders in 2011. This pattern is not limited to the ...

Nicaragua hosts Central American Integration System

Nicaragua hosts Central American Integration System:
The fight against poverty, hunger, global warming and drugs trafficking were all top of the agenda at an annual meeting of Central America's Presidents. This year the conference marks the 25th anniversary of the Esquipulas Agreements which brought ...


Press TV

Teens' chronic stress is linked to time in poverty

Teens' chronic stress is linked to time in poverty: "While prior work has shown that childhood poverty is linked to elevated chronic stress, as indicated by allostatic load, this study adds two critical ingredients: We demonstrate this in a prospective, longitudinal design which makes the evidence ...

From Poverty to Power How Good Governance Made Brazil a Model Nation

From Poverty to Power How Good Governance Made Brazil a Model Nation:
Cantagalo, a slum clinging to a slope above the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, could only be considered picturesque if viewed from the safe distance of a tourist helicopter. It is poetic only in its name, which means "the crowing of the rooster." On every ...


Spiegel Online

3 buses burned as Chilean students stage protest - Centre Daily ...

3 buses burned as Chilean students stage protest - Centre Daily ...: Police used water cannons and tear gas to break up a demonstration in Chile's capital Wednesday by thousands of students demanding free education, and ...



Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Economic Expansion

Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Economic Expansion:
Spain's conflicting economic interests with Latin America during this period precipitated the European Union's affirmation that democratization of the island, specifically human rights, was necessary in order to continue trade relations. Consequently ...


Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Abuse of Chilean indigenous peoples questioned by human rights organizations

Abuse of Chilean indigenous peoples questioned by human rights organizations:
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) spoke out against human rights violations in the Araucanía region in south-central Chile on Thursday, calling on the government to investigate the chain of events last week resulting in the injuries ...


MercoPress

Ecuador gathers Latin American experiences in poverty reduction


Ecuador gathers Latin American experiences in poverty reduction

Quito, Ecuador- Latin American representatives addressed the experiences in the fight against poverty that plagues today about 172 million people in the region, ...

Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Economic Expansion

Spanish Enterprises Need Latin America for Economic Expansion:
This process of modernizing Spain's economy in the late 1970s and early 1980s bore resemblance to 1980s and 1990s economic trends in Latin America that implemented large-scale privatization initiatives. These similarities, as well as the convenience of ...


Council On Hemispheric Affairs

Chile is still a model for Latin neighbors

Chile is still a model for Latin neighbors: Chile's image as Latin America's star economy has been battered lately by images of violent student protests, but new economic data — including a decline in poverty rates announced last week — suggest that the so-called “Chilean model” is still very ...