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miércoles, 12 de septiembre de 2012

First Fashion Week in Haiti hopes to revitalize the apparel industry — and nation

First Fashion Week in Haiti hopes to revitalize the apparel industry — and nation:
The first Fashion Week in Haiti will take place this November, and will hopefully lend a helping hand as the nation seeks to rebuild itself after a series of natural disasters. In New York City, this event has become one of the hottest activities in ...


The Grio

Wiretap operation sends Mexican cocaine dealer to prison

Wiretap operation sends Mexican cocaine dealer to prison: A Mexican man who pleaded guilty to a federal cocaine distribution charge was sentenced to 7 years and 3 months in prison, the outcome of a wiretap operation in 2009 that netted more than 116 other defendants. The US Attorney's Office in Columbia said ...

US poverty rate stuck at 15 percent


US poverty rate stuck at 15 percent

... the District of Columbia, South Carolina, Arkansas and Georgia. On the other end of the scale, New Hampshire had the lowest, at 7.6 percent. Bruce D. Meyer, an economist at the University of Chicago, said it was disappointing that poverty levels ...

America's Commitment Laws Are Silencing Dissenters

America's Commitment Laws Are Silencing Dissenters: For example, government officials in the Cold War-era Soviet Union often used psychiatric hospitals as prisons in order to isolate political prisoners from the rest of society, discredit their ideas, and break them physically and mentally through the ...

Prison seminary program expands in California

Prison seminary program expands in California: U.S. lawmakers accused China of bullying its neighbors to press territorial claims in the South China Sea, but also raised questions about America's capacity to police the region. U.S. lawmakers Wednesday accused China of bullying its neighbors to ...

Free life insurance program a 'bridge' for low-income Latino parents and their ...


Free life insurance program a 'bridge' for low-income Latino parents and their ...

Like many Americans, and more acutely, many Latinos, all he wants is for his children to live a better life than he has. Often, the only lifeboat in sight for many in his position is a quality education for his kids. But how can parents with low-income ...

Poverty of ambition

Poverty of ambition:
Just before leaving office in 2010, Labour pushed legislation through Parliament, with Conservative support, committing the incoming government to the halving of child poverty by 2020. This was never going to happen, not because the poor cannot be ...


Telegraph.co.uk

Third world style child poverty

Third world style child poverty: I am sure that like many of your readers I was angered and upset on reading a new report by Save the Children on Child Poverty that says children are going without at least one hot meal a day, parents are cutting back on food for themselves to ensure ...

When a Headline Isn't News: Child Poverty Persists

When a Headline Isn't News: Child Poverty Persists: One in four young children under age 6 in the U.S. lives in poverty. But this fact, from today's U.S. Census report on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2011, is not breaking news. In fact, perhaps one of the most troubling things about ...

Preventing falls in seniors is possible: study


Preventing falls in seniors is possible: study

The CDC estimates that the medical costs of falls exceed $28 billion a year. A recent study from Florida suggests a workshop-based community fall prevention program can be implemented for an average of $325 per completer over the first year and $176 ...

Latino population growth could have impact in Iowa


Latino population growth could have impact in Iowa

Obama volunteers cite the president's program to help young illegal immigrants, the health care reform law and increases in college aid as good for Latinos. Republicans argue that Romney can boost the economy, noting high unemployment rates among ...

National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions to Release a Poll on ...

National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions to Release a Poll on ...: Alex Nogales - President & CEO, National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC). NHMC advances Latino employment and programming equity throughout the entertainment industry and advocates for telecommunications policies that benefit Latinos.

Soldiers' mental health programs get $11.4M boost

Soldiers' mental health programs get $11.4M boost:
The treatment of operational stress injuries such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is the top health care priority for the Canadian Forces, Defence Minister Peter MacKay said Wednesday as he announced $11.4 million in additional funding for mental ...


CBC.ca

Welcome to the American Gulag

Welcome to the American Gulag: That the government is using the charge of mental illness as the means by which to immobilize (and disarm) these veterans is diabolically brilliant. With one stroke of a magistrate's pen, these service men are being declared mentally ill, locked away ...

Scientists Scan Children's Brains for Answers to Mental Illness

Scientists Scan Children's Brains for Answers to Mental Illness: If scientists can pinpoint changes that forecast a mental disorder, they might be able to diagnose an incipient disease, when it might be preventable, and possibly target the troublesome circuits through therapy. Certain brain signatures might also ...

Troops' mental health is a key election issue

Troops' mental health is a key election issue: This was the second year in a row that mental health disorders were the top problem why personnel were hospitalized. One reason was that more troops were seeking help. This may be because education about mental illness and against the stigma of ...

Mental Health Court must be expanded

Mental Health Court must be expanded: In 2007, the American Journal of Psychiatry published a report that showed that mental health courts were effective in reducing the involvement of persons with mental disorders in the criminal justice system. “Based on an intent-to-treat sample (i.e ...

Chilean Court Confirms Allende Suicide on Anniversary of Coup

Chilean Court Confirms Allende Suicide on Anniversary of Coup: FILE - In this 1971 file photo, then Chile's President Salvador Allende waves to supporters in Santiago, Chile. On Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, a Chilean court closed the judicial investigation into the death of Allende during the military coup of Sept. 11 ...

Louisiana has nation's second highest poverty rate

Louisiana has nation's second highest poverty rate: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The ranks of America's poor remained stuck at record levels, although dwindling unemployment benefits and modest job gains helped stave off what experts had predicted would be the fourth rise in a row in the poverty rate.




Judge says 'no' to televising Guantanamo trial

Judge says 'no' to televising Guantanamo trial: SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — The war crimes tribunal of a Saudi accused of attacking a U.S. warship won't be televised. A military judge has turned down a defense request to allow media outlets to broadcast the upcoming tribunal at the U.S. Navy base in ...

New York City May Not Be the Best Place to Run as a Homophobe

New York City May Not Be the Best Place to Run as a Homophobe:
Juan Reyes, a former aide to Rudy Giuliani, has taken his campaign to a semi-hilarious, desperate low by sending out homophobic mailers which attack New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich and his wife for having dinners with gay men, and being nice to ...


The Atlantic Wire (blog)

Cuba to allow greater farming autonomy

Cuba to allow greater farming autonomy: HAVANA (AP) — Cuba says it will give greater autonomy to well-run agricultural cooperatives on the island and eliminate about 300 that are not performing up to par. The measures announced Wednesday mean that the majority of cooperatives will have ...




Global Economic Crisis Causing Poverty as Families in 'First World' Beg for ...

Global Economic Crisis Causing Poverty as Families in 'First World' Beg for ...: ... after traditional focus on Africa, Asia and South America. Launching its appeal, which bears the slogan It Shouldn't Happen Here, meaning such poverty of children should not happen, the NGO said that an estimated 3.5 million children are living in ...

How California ranks in income, poverty and health insurance


How California ranks in income, poverty and health insurance

California's median household income of $53,367 was only slightly higher than the national median last year while its poverty rate and its medically uninsured population were among the nation's highest, according to a new Census Bureau report.

Haiti's Blood-Soaked Paramilitaries

Haiti's Blood-Soaked Paramilitaries: Though it is thus a scholarly work, it is also the product of the author's immersion in solidarity with Haiti's poor majority, resulting in an impassioned alternative to the obfuscation which has often passed for analysis of the 2004 coup. Sprague's ...