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martes, 21 de agosto de 2012

Both presidential campaigns seek advantage over health care for elderly


Both presidential campaigns seek advantage over health care for elderly

The Wisconsin congressman introduced his mother to an audience of seniors at The Villages, a sprawling retirement community in central Florida, and passionately defended a program that has provided old-age security for two generations of his own family.

Bolivia « Creating a World Without Poverty

Bolivia « Creating a World Without Poverty: The second day did not get off to a good start. Sa-Dhan executive director Mathew Titus announced that a senior government official had canceled his opening ...

Dental health linked to dementia risk: Study

Dental health linked to dementia risk: Study: Researchers at the University of California who followed nearly 5500 elderly people over an 18-year-period found that those who reported brushing their teeth less than once a day were up to 65 percent more likely to develop dementia than those who ...

Amid drug war, Mexico homicide rate up for fourth straight year


Amid drug war, Mexico homicide rate up for fourth straight year

... rose for the fourth year in a row in 2011, this time by 5.6% compared with the previous year -- a fact that will come as little surprise to Mexicans who continue to be bombarded each morning with the latest stomach-turning details of the country's ...

University of Dallas is one of least gay-friendly schools in America

University of Dallas is one of least gay-friendly schools in America: IRVING — The Princeton Review's annual lists of most and least gay-friendly universities is out, and Texas is, sadly, well-represented on the “least LGBT friendly” list. (Subscription is required to view the list.) The good news first: SMU dropped out ...

UN: Dominican Republic is Lat-Am's 5th most unequal country

UN: Dominican Republic is Lat-Am's 5th most unequal country: Rio de Janeiro.- The gap between rich and poor is increasing in many Latin American countries, the world's most unequal and urbanized region, where 80% of the population lives in cities, more than a quarter of it in slums or shantytowns, the UN warned ...

Parents, doctors, gay-straight alliance sue school over abstinence-only policy


Parents, doctors, gay-straight alliance sue school over abstinence-only policy

A group of parents, physicians and the Gay-Straight Alliance Network are suing the Clovis Unified School District in California over an abstinence-only-until-marriage sex ed program. The lawsuit alleges that the district is violating California law and ...

Chilean valleys filled with worthy chardonnay


Chilean valleys filled with worthy chardonnay

The wine regions span the ideal latitudes of 30 to 50 degrees from the equator, including the traditional regions of Colchagua south of the capital, Santiago, to Aconcagua to its north. But in the past two decades, Chile's winemakers have been ...

Man ordered detained pending prison riot case

Man ordered detained pending prison riot case: It's owned by Nashville, Tenn.-based Corrections Corporation of America, one of the nation's largest private prison companies. An FBI agent's affidavit in the case said the riot was started by a group of Mexican inmates, known as Paisas, who were angry ...




Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25

Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25: YARE, Venezuela (Reuters) - Well-armed inmates in one of Venezuela's notoriously overcrowded prisons rioted over the weekend, killing 25 people, the government said on Monday. In familiar scenes for Venezuelans, relatives wept outside the Yare I ...

Capriles tries to outdo Chavez in display of dynamism

Capriles tries to outdo Chavez in display of dynamism: Capriles shoots back twice with a smile, when asked in the back of his campaign bus about the personal toll of a presidential bid that has seen him hurtling around Venezuela all year to visit as many cities, towns and villages as possible. "Look at a ...

Morales vows to fight Bolivia poverty

Morales vows to fight Bolivia poverty:
Bolivian President Evo Morales has called for the complete eradication of extreme poverty in his country by 2025, in an address marking his country's Independence Day. Morales delivered his annual message, which also serves as a kind of "State of the ...


Aljazeera.com

Tropical storm a-brewing, headed for Haiti, Cuba ... Tampa?

Tropical storm a-brewing, headed for Haiti, Cuba ... Tampa?:
The depression currently is located some 561 miles east of Martinique. By the weekend, the current track forecast could bring Port-au-Prince in Haiti within the storm's tropical-storm force winds, with the hurricane grazing Cuba's southeastern coast by ...


Christian Science Monitor

America Has a Good Story; But It's Not the One Politicians Tell

America Has a Good Story; But It's Not the One Politicians Tell: We fought aggressive wars of conquest against native Americans and our neighbor to the south. We are the only country to have used nuclear weapons. And, in recent years, we have shamed ourselves with the moral blindness of our policies across the ...

Disabled, Elderly Face Poll Hurdles With Lack of Driver Licenses and ...


Disabled, Elderly Face Poll Hurdles With Lack of Driver Licenses and ...

WEDNESDAY: An examination of pressing voter registration issues, including the controversy in Florida over HB1355's restrictions on third-party voter registration and the governor's purge of registration rolls. THURSDAY: An overview of the wide ...

Argentina trade complaint now in WTO's hands

Argentina trade complaint now in WTO's hands: Argentina has filed a complaint against the European Union at the World Trade Organization (WTO) to challenge Spanish rules that Buenos Aires argue discriminate against its biodiesel exports, the WTO said yesterday. The dispute comes after the EU filed ...

California lawmakers call for Navy ship to be named after Harvey Milk

California lawmakers call for Navy ship to be named after Harvey Milk: State lawmakers have no power to name U.S. Navy ships, but that didn't discourage the state Senate on Tuesday from a long, passionate debate over a proposal to name a vessel after slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk. State Sen. Christine Kehoe (D-San ...

Soldiers kill 11 gunmen in northeast Mexico

Soldiers kill 11 gunmen in northeast Mexico: The Gulf drug cartel has been waging a war in northeastern Mexico against Los Zetas, a band of army special forces deserters turned hired guns and drug traffickers. After several years as the armed wing of the Gulf cartel, Los Zetas went into the drug ...

A richer approach to poverty reduction

A richer approach to poverty reduction:
In the case of the Brazilian Bolsa Familia, the mechanism for poverty reduction was via a conditional cash transfer programme targeting two groups: extremely poor families and moderately poor families. The eligibility for these transfers is determined ...


Hindu Business Line

Deported man from Mexico pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

Deported man from Mexico pleads guilty to illegal re-entry: BISMARCK — A 37-year-old man from Mexico has been sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to re-entering the country after being deported. By: Associated Press, INFORUM. BISMARCK — A 37-year-old man from Mexico has been ...




Cuba convicts ex-officials, workers at joint Canadian nickel concern in ...


Cuba convicts ex-officials, workers at joint Canadian nickel concern in ...

HAVANA — Cuba has sentenced a dozen people to prison for corruption, including high-ranking government officials and employees of a jointly run Cuban-Canadian nickel operation. A bulletin published in Communist Party newspaper Granma on Tuesday ...

Cuba Examines Asian Model For Economic Reforms

Cuba Examines Asian Model For Economic Reforms: Cuba's President Raul Castro (centre R) and Vietnamese Communist Party Secretary General Nguyen Phu Trong (3rd L) review an honor guard during an official welcoming ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi on July 8, 2012. The Cuban leader flew ...

Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25

Well-armed Venezuela prisoners riot again, killing 25: one of Venezuela's notoriously overcrowded prisons rioted over the weekend, killing 25 people, the government said on Monday. In familiar scenes for Venezuelans, relatives wept outside the Yare I complex in the central coastal state of Miranda, as ...

Guest opinion: Montana child death rate unacceptable


Guest opinion: Montana child death rate unacceptable

In 2009, there were 99 deaths among Montana children ages 1 through 19, which yielded a child death rate of 42 deaths per 100000 children and put us in fifth place from the bottom compared to other states. Massachusetts had the country's lowest child ...

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won't extradite him

Sweden: If Assange faces death row in US we won't extradite him:
The Swedish government will not extradite Assange to the US should he face the death penalty there, as any possible extradition request from Washington is then subject to strict conditions, an official from the country's Justice Ministry declared. “We ...


RT