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lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2012

Judge sentences man whose case set standard for Native American domestic ...

Judge sentences man whose case set standard for Native American domestic ...: FARGO, N.D. — A North Dakota man whose case has been cited by the federal government as the legal standard for prosecuting domestic violence cases on American Indian reservations was sentenced Monday to more than five years in prison.

Poverty in the midst of abundance: Governance matters for overcoming the ...


Poverty in the midst of abundance: Governance matters for overcoming the ...

Today, it is estimated that poverty has increased to about 700 million people. Among this population, close to 300 million live in dire poverty, surviving on $2 a day or less. The majority of the poor in resource-rich countries live in Africa, where 80 ...

Another Scout Leader Kicked Out for Being Gay

Another Scout Leader Kicked Out for Being Gay:
Since then, more than 2,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org petition urging the Kentucky-based Lincoln Heritage Boy Scouts Council to reinstate former Assistant Scoutmaster Greg Bourke and reject the Boy Scouts of America's anti-gay policy ...


Passport Magazine (blog)

Census: Low-Income People Still Lack Access to Health Care


Census: Low-Income People Still Lack Access to Health Care

These numbers highlight the importance of programs that assist low-income Latinas, and of the benefits to them of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The recession has hit Latinos hard, and many are struggling financially. The data revealed Latinos to be ...

Mexican journalists carry same traumas as war correspondents, says a ...


Mexican journalists carry same traumas as war correspondents, says a ...

Journalists in peacetime Mexico trying to cover drug-related stories are suffering levels of traumatic stress similar to those of war correspondents, according to a scientific study. The survey was carried out by Dr Anthony Feinstein, professor of ...

How Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans

How Some Payday Lenders Charge Over 700% on Loans: The loophole involves payday lending firms affiliating with Native American tribes and taking advantage of tribal sovereignty to offer loans online that would otherwise be blocked by many US state laws. Payday lenders—which make short-term cash loans, ...

Juan Reyes, New York Senate Candidate, Apologizes For Anti-Gay Marriage ...

Juan Reyes, New York Senate Candidate, Apologizes For Anti-Gay Marriage ...: Officials for Juan Reyes, a Republican who lost the GOP primary to New York City Councilman Eric Ulrich, say the ad -- which accused New York state Senator Mark Grisanti of exchanging his vote in favor of gay marriage for monetary gain -- was "rushed," ...




22-Year-Old Helping To Rewrite The History Of Homosexuality In Christianity

22-Year-Old Helping To Rewrite The History Of Homosexuality In Christianity: The New York Times profiles Vines, who after being excommunicated from his church last year, created “The Gay Debate: The Bible and Homosexuality” — the culmination of a massive scholarly undertaking by the Wichita, Kansas-native to reconcile his ...

Corrupt officials should give 10% of what they steal to the poor, pastor


Corrupt officials should give 10% of what they steal to the poor, pastor

Angel Salvador Sanchez on Monday asked corrupt government officials to contribute at least 10% of what they steal to help fight poverty in Dominican Republic. The prelate urged president Danilo Medina to call corrupt officials to meet secretly with him ...

Venezuela's country risk shows a reduced decrease

Venezuela's country risk shows a reduced decrease: Over the last weeks, Venezuela's indicator of sovereign risk has recorded a constant decrease. The Emerging Markets Bond Index Plus (EMBI+) shrank by more that 200 points, in comparison with that registered late last year, and it hit 924 points over ...

Slow-motion catastrophe: Homes, crops lost as Haitian, Dominican lakes ...


Slow-motion catastrophe: Homes, crops lost as Haitian, Dominican lakes ...

In neighbouring Haiti, smaller Lake Azuei has also steadily swelled, destroying homes and farms as well as disrupting trade by occasionally blocking a key cross-border highway. The two lakes are only three miles (five kilometres) apart and are fed by ...

In HSO, everyone is Haitian by association

In HSO, everyone is Haitian by association: “HSO is open to all people,” said Christina Dauphin, a senior health science major and president of the Haitian Student Organization, or HSO. “This is a very rare case that we have an all Haitian e-board. The general body is very diverse.” Last year ...

Cuba sets trial date for Spaniard charged in deadly crash

Cuba sets trial date for Spaniard charged in deadly crash: The negligent homicide trial of the Spanish political activist who was at the wheel for the car crash that killed prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya will begin Oct. 5, Cuban official media said Monday. Prosecutors said they will seek a prison sentence of ...

Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle

Cuba-related donations are down this electoral cycle: The U.S. Cuba Now Political Action Committee, created last year to support candidates who favor ending the U.S. embargo, reported in its most recent filing with the Federal Elections Commission that it had collected only $6,600. The pro-sanctions U.S ...




Cuban LGBT activists cite progress, ongoing harassment

Cuban LGBT activists cite progress, ongoing harassment: NEW YORK– A leading Cuban LGBT rights advocate says that the country's activists continue to suffer harassment and discrimination in spite of high profile pro-LGBT campaigns on the island. “We are starting to understand how to organize in a more ...

SMU student indicted for February rape

SMU student indicted for February rape: DALLAS — A Dallas County grand jury indicted SMU junior Donald Cuba of La Grange Park, Ill., on September 4 for the February 10, 2012 sexual assault of a fellow SMU student in an on-campus residence hall, according to documents provided to The Daily ...

Appeals court sides with union in prison lawsuit


Appeals court sides with union in prison lawsuit

Cavaness barred the shuttering of the Dwight and Tamms prisons. The order came at the request of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. An arbitrator had ruled in the union's favor and ordered the state and AFSCME to ...

Poverty in the midst of abundance: Governance matters for overcoming the ...


Poverty in the midst of abundance: Governance matters for overcoming the ...

Examples of countries that have achieved significant improvements in one or more dimensions of governance since 2000 include Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Indonesia, Namibia and Colombia, among others. These countries contrast sharply with other ...

Before downtown dams, Grand River was 'our Garden of Eden,' says Native ...

Before downtown dams, Grand River was 'our Garden of Eden,' says Native ...:
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Back when there were actually rapids running through Grand Rapids, the Native Americans who lived here enjoyed a bountiful relationship with the Grand River. “It was kind of our Garden of Eden,” says Ron Yob, chairman of the Grand ...


MLive.com

Elderly drivers face different laws across the United States

Elderly drivers face different laws across the United States:
Thirty states plus the District of Columbia have some sort of older-age requirement for driver's licenses, ranging from more vision testing to making seniors renew their licenses more frequently than younger people. At what age? That's literally all ...


OregonLive.com

Archeologist to speak on early Native American community

Archeologist to speak on early Native American community: During the mid-16th century, Berry may have been among the largest Native American towns in North America. The site has been identified as the town of Joara, which was visited by the Hernando de Soto expedition in 1540 and by the Juan Pardo expedition ...

Calif. students write essays on gay marriage

Calif. students write essays on gay marriage: LOS ANGELES -- High school students had to write essays on gay marriage views for admission to a Southern California school play based on the legal wrangle over anti-same sex marriage Proposition 8. The Los Angeles Times (lat.ms/PkzImw) says the Los ...

Former US Ambassador Outlines Post-Election Interventions against Venezuela

Former US Ambassador Outlines Post-Election Interventions against Venezuela: In an extraordinary paper released this week, former US Ambassador to Venezuela, Patrick Duddy, outlined a range of military, financial and diplomatic measures that the US should be prepared to take against the Chavez government after the coming ...

Cancer or no Cancer, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez Won't Pick Running ...


Cancer or no Cancer, Venezuela President Hugo Chavez Won't Pick Running ...

Nearly alone among South American nations, Venezuelan law leaves designation of a vice president until after the new leader is sworn in. The country did not even have a vice president until 1999, when the office was created in a new constitution ...

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist: The California man who made "Innocence of Muslims," a film denigrating Islam and the Prophet Muhammad, is a Coptic Christian. The film has sparked protests in the Middle East and is implicated in an attack that...More >>. The California man who made ...