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jueves, 13 de septiembre de 2012

Italy uncovers jet-setting pensioner fraudsters

Italy uncovers jet-setting pensioner fraudsters: Many were living in Argentina and Brazil. Investigators said in a statement that the pensioners fulfilled the conditions for receiving poverty benefits “only on paper” and had “fictitiously established residency in Italy” when they were in fact living ...

Does Chavez challenger have a shot in Venezuela's presidential race?


Does Chavez challenger have a shot in Venezuela's presidential race?

One of the most discussed issues in Venezuelan polling has been the number of undecided voters – with opposition supporters especially suggesting that a large number of undecided voters is simply impossible and must be an artifact of pollsters' methods ...

Poverty rates remain at record highs; median income falls

Poverty rates remain at record highs; median income falls: Median household incomes fell and the number of Americans living in poverty remained at record highs in 2011, though the overall poverty rate stayed put at 15 percent. About 46.2 million people — roughly 1 in 6 Americans — remained below the federal ...




Amnesty Criticizes Venezuela's Exit from Rights Court

Amnesty Criticizes Venezuela's Exit from Rights Court: CARACAS—Advocacy group Amnesty International on Thursday criticized Venezuela for beginning the process of withdrawing from a prominent human-rights court established by the Organization of American States. An official for Amnesty International ...

Family awaits Nicaragua jail's release of American


Family awaits Nicaragua jail's release of American

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The family of a U.S. citizen jailed for nearly two years on drug and money-laundering charges in Nicaragua says it is anxiously waiting for the jail to set him free after an appeal victory was announced yesterday. Jason Puracal's ...

Family anxiously waiting for US citizen Jason Puracal's release from Nicaragua ...


Family anxiously waiting for US citizen Jason Puracal's release from Nicaragua ...

Otherwise, a long holiday weekend could postpone his release until next week in the Central American nation. "The fight is not over until Jason actually is walking out of the prison and comes to the United States," his sister said. "We are on pins and ...

US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan

US Transfers Bagram Prison to Afghanistan:
It is not immediately clear what those concerns are, but they seem to have emerged after a meeting Saturday between President Karzai and General John Allen, the top commander of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan. Rachel Reid with the human ...


Voice of America

Study Confirms Childbirth is Safer for Women Than Abortion

Study Confirms Childbirth is Safer for Women Than Abortion: Chile has the lowest maternal mortality rate in Latin America, and Ireland has the lowest maternal mortality rate in the world—clearly their pro-life policies are having a positive effect on women's health. With the release of every new study proving ...



Child mortality rates down sharply but more progress needed: UN report

Child mortality rates down sharply but more progress needed: UN report: WASHINGTON, Sept 13 (APP):US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has strongly condemned as “disgusting and reprehensible” the anti-Islam video posted on the Internet that is rousing angry protests throughout the Muslim world. “It (the film) appears to ...

Seeking Affordable Legal Services For Vulnerable

Seeking Affordable Legal Services For Vulnerable: ALBANY– A partnership between the State Office for the Aging, the State Office of Court Administration and the New York State Bar Association to find new ways to better provide affordable legal services to senior citizens and New Yorkers with ...

Listening to local voices on poverty

Listening to local voices on poverty: As a result of that historic reform, welfare rolls dropped by half and poverty among black children fell to its lowest level on record in America as families moved to independence from the welfare state. Despite that success, there is much more to be done.




Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD

Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD: The German study found that children born to mothers who developed high blood sugar during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) were almost twice as likely to have ADHD as children born to mothers without gestational diabetes. The study also found more ...

Fake Dentist Busted by Miami Police

Fake Dentist Busted by Miami Police: MIAMI - An elderly man accused of running a makeshift dental office out of his Miami, Florida home walked out of jail early Thursday after posting bond. Humberto Perez, 81, was arrested Wednesday of charges of practicing dentistry without a license, ...




Listening to local voices on poverty

Listening to local voices on poverty: These became central principles in the law Congress enacted in 1996. As a result of that historic reform, welfare rolls dropped by half and poverty among black children fell to its lowest level on record in America as families moved to independence ...

Argentina expands $6.9 billion welfare program

Argentina expands $6.9 billion welfare program: BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina is making a big expansion in its welfare program in peso terms, increasing cash handouts to families with children by 26 percent to keep up with inflation. President Cristina Fernandez also is expanding the $6.9 ...

Marines in Guatemala fighting a Drug War. What about America's Border

Marines in Guatemala fighting a Drug War. What about America's Border: The President and Homeland Security cannot do a thing about our own Mexican and United States border! The Drug War along the Mexican and United States border is more important to the Border States and America's border security. Our President and his ...

Local man helps bridge the language gap in Honduras

Local man helps bridge the language gap in Honduras:
A world away in Central America, there are families living in extreme poverty where access to health care is an exception, rather than the rule. Rick Reiter has the honor of carrying the newborn to the nursery, following the C-section delivery at ...


Coon Rapids Herald

Gay US football player says kiss got him booted from team


Gay US football player says kiss got him booted from team

DICKINSON, N.D.—A concussion kept Jamie Kuntz from suiting up for his first American college football game. A kiss from his much-older boyfriend at that game led the freshman linebacker to be kicked off the team, he said. North Dakota State College of ...

Attention voters: LGBT Americans face wide-sweeping inequalities

Attention voters: LGBT Americans face wide-sweeping inequalities:
“Kids in foster care are denied loving and qualified parents for no other reason than because those parents are gay or lesbian. Older LGBT Americans live in poverty because they're denied access to Social Security Survivor Benefits. This resource ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

'The New Normal' maybe gay but is it something gay Americans can relate to?

'The New Normal' maybe gay but is it something gay Americans can relate to?: So, here we are again with another “gay” show that is supposed to depict the life of a gay couple making their way through love, relationship and living but from what is seen, the life Ryan Murphy is trying to throw at regular gay people isn't very ...




Gay marriage

Gay marriage:
The anti-gay-marriage campaign will step up its efforts as election day approaches, with a blitz of advertising. One effective ad it ran in the California campaign featured a little girl happily telling her mother that she had learned in school that ...


The Economist

Puerto Rico Governor Launches Plan to Support Female Entrepreneurs

Puerto Rico Governor Launches Plan to Support Female Entrepreneurs: Above: Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño at the launch (Photo: OG Puerto Rico). By the Caribbean Journal staff. Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuño has launched a new programme to provide funding to female entrepreneurs in the territory. The plan ...

These New York candidates support the NOM agenda - Good As You

These New York candidates support the NOM agenda - Good As You: These New York candidates support the NOM agenda: Good As You: Gay and Lesbian Activism With a Sense of Humor. News. Politics. Commentary. Irreverence.




U.S. poverty rate remains high

U.S. poverty rate remains high: Poverty in America is being exacerbated by high levels of unemployment, along with "a proliferation of low-wage jobs and the number of single mothers in the labor market who can't earn enough," said Peter Edelman, faculty director of the Center on ...

California's uninsured increasing in numbers

California's uninsured increasing in numbers: Both California's poverty rate and median household income were slightly higher in 2011 than the national average, according to the report. Nationally, the median income declined for a second year in a row to $50,054. California was at $53,367 ...