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miércoles, 15 de agosto de 2012

Bill prohibiting 'ex-gay' therapy for minors called 'fascism, ex-gay bashing'

Bill prohibiting 'ex-gay' therapy for minors called 'fascism, ex-gay bashing': Regina Griggs, Executive Director of Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays & Gays (PFOX), in a scathing letter to California State Senator Ted Lieu, said, “Your bill will turn California into a nanny state by usurping the civil rights of parents who support ...




Survey finds foreign investors bullish on Brazil

Survey finds foreign investors bullish on Brazil: Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the Missouri federal prison where he is being treated for a mental illness.Full Story. The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona mass shooting that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the ...





Gay Candidates Advance After Primary Wins

Gay Candidates Advance After Primary Wins:
Four gay candidates claimed victory last night in a series of primary wins in Wisconsin and Florida. In Wisconsin's congressional Democratic ...


Metro Weekly

Durandis: A Friendly Divorce in Haiti

Durandis: A Friendly Divorce in Haiti: It took the Haitian parliament more than a month to go over all of Mr Lamothe's documents before they could even start the ratification procedures. At the end, despite all the doubts and suspicions of the documents, Mr Lamothe received favourable votes ...

Kids count higher in poverty index

Kids count higher in poverty index: To be precise, 24.1 percent of children younger than the age of 18, in 2010, the most recent year for which numbers are available, were determined to be living below the poverty line. That represents an increase of 2 percent from the previous year. In ...

“Poverty and Development”

“Poverty and Development”: Many countries Sub-Saharan Africa have made little progress on poverty. In some countries poverty is getting worse not better. Haiti is a clear example of this. This is a small island off the coast of the State of Florida, USA. It is one of the poorest ...





Singer, Pianist, 99, to Release New Album of Original Songs

Singer, Pianist, 99, to Release New Album of Original Songs:
Each week a fiery, 99-year-old pianist plays to a crowd of about 30 senior citizens, but her undying itch to perform has her set on a new project. This world-traveling ... She arrived to New York in 1932, with three other singers and a dream to perform ...


ABC News

Florida Schools Accused Of Racial Discrimination

Florida Schools Accused Of Racial Discrimination: The Southern Poverty Law Center says African-American students in Florida are unfairly disciplined. The SPLC filed a series of formal complaints with the U-S Department of Education- accusing five school districts in the Sunshine State, including ...

Civil rights group blasts Florida for higher suspension rate of black students


Civil rights group blasts Florida for higher suspension rate of black students

It's a trend that's prevalent all over the state and has prompted the Southern Poverty Law Center, a Montgomery, Ala.-based group, to file formal complaints with theU.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights against five north Florida districts.

Colombia's president is demonstrating his political nous


Colombia's president is demonstrating his political nous

Most crucially of all, if he decides to learn from the Brazilian experience of heavily investing in small farmers as a complement to mega-agroprojects, he could expect to see similar falls in hunger and poverty. I am even prepared to retune my critique ...

Brazil's economic slowdown so far leaves many unscathed

Brazil's economic slowdown so far leaves many unscathed:
Business has been increasing steadily, she says, driven by customers from Brazil's new middle class, whose rise out of poverty has been one of the most potent symbols of the country's emergence as an economic power. The recent halt in Brazil's economic ...


Los Angeles Times

Florida votes in question again with Miami absentee ballot scandal

Florida votes in question again with Miami absentee ballot scandal: But the winners may have already been decided through about 90000 absentee ballots that are now tainted by a scandal that has bust open the longtime rumored stealing of absentee votes, mostly from the frail and elderly, that has plagued South Florida ...

Medicare issue put to test quickly in Florida

Medicare issue put to test quickly in Florida: As Romney campaigned through Florida on Monday, Democrats greeted him with a barrage of assaults, including a Web advertisement featuring worried elderly voters in this battleground state. The campaign took on a more heated air as President Obama ...





This Illinois Attorney Could Lose His Law License -- For Smuggling Cuban Cigars

This Illinois Attorney Could Lose His Law License -- For Smuggling Cuban Cigars:
If you've ever smoked a Cuban cigar, raise your hand. Okay, now you can put it down. If you have not ever smoked a Cuban, please stop lying. Or maybe not, if you want to keep your law license. Wait, what? If every attorney who smoked the occasional ...


Above the Law

Deferred action could help Obama push Latino voters to polls

Deferred action could help Obama push Latino voters to polls:
most effected by the foreclosure crisis. most affected by latino unemployment. in the united states , it's 10.3%. in those states it's much higher. at the final analysis people worry about their kids and their kids' future and if they are going to have ...


NBCNews.com

LGBT Discrimination and Gay Bullying Growing Concerns in South Florida ...


LGBT Discrimination and Gay Bullying Growing Concerns in South Florida ...

Our Fund, the gay community foundation that was launched 18 months ago, recently released the results of a community-wide survey covering a range of issues from health and harassment to wishes and wealth. “It wasn't a scientific research project,” said ...

Florida voters elect first openly gay state legislator

Florida voters elect first openly gay state legislator: Voters on Tuesday elected a Miami Beach accountant as Florida's first openly gay state legislator. The Miami Herald reported that David Richardson, who will represent House District 113 in Tallahassee, defeated Mark Weithorn by a 33 to 27 percent margin.

Leader in multi-million dollar cocaine conspiracy gets nearly 22 years in ...


Leader in multi-million dollar cocaine conspiracy gets nearly 22 years in ...

... leader of a Houston-based drug trafficking organization responsible for the distribution of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine and the transportation of millions of dollars in drug proceeds to drug traffickers in Mexico will now serve 262 months in ...

Cuban opposition figure released after almost 2 days under arrest


Cuban opposition figure released after almost 2 days under arrest

He said the arrests was effected "in a violent manner" when State Security officers were conducting a raid of the house of Felix Sierra, a member of the Democratic Freedom for Cuba Movement that Moya heads. On Tuesday, Moya's wife Berta Soler told Efe ...

Chile Protests: Students Take Over Schools

Chile Protests: Students Take Over Schools: The government criticized student leaders for allowing the march, which had been banned by Santiago's municipal government. Gabriel Boric, the president of the University of Chile student federation, initially said the burning of the Transantiago mass ...





About 500 canaries stolen from elderly Miami man's home

About 500 canaries stolen from elderly Miami man's home: Miami-Dade police investigators want to know who took more than 500 canaries from an elderly man. Police on Wednesday asked the public for help in identifying the suspects. They say the men entered home of 87-year-old Manuel Sanchez on May 27 and ...

Rainwater harvesting saves Central American farmers

Rainwater harvesting saves Central American farmers:
A pilot project for rainwater harvesting in Central America by the Latin American Fund for Irrigated Rice has had huge success. Experts have said that it has the potential to lift the regions peasants out of poverty and it could provide new hope to ...


Press TV

Few winners in Colombia's fight against drug addiction

Few winners in Colombia's fight against drug addiction: In July, the Colombian government made it legal to possess small portions of cocaine and marijuana. Rojas says that, given the extreme poverty that exists in Latin America, if the Colombian government does not invest more in rehabilitation programs for ...

How meditation can help reduce loneliness in the elderly and prevent ...


How meditation can help reduce loneliness in the elderly and prevent ...

Now Researchers at University of California, Los Angeles say a simple meditation program lasting just eight weeks reduced loneliness in older adults. Further, knowing that loneliness is associated with an increase in the activity of inflammation ...

Long-distance caregiving of aging relatives is high-anxiety

Long-distance caregiving of aging relatives is high-anxiety: "The children need to know what they're up against," said Anne Spaller, clinical consultant for Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center, which provides assistance to caregivers of the frail elderly in 13 Northern California counties. "Once we get a good ...