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viernes, 21 de septiembre de 2012

Constructing Central America's Newest 'Death Squad Democracy'

Constructing Central America's Newest 'Death Squad Democracy': And then they have to traverse Guatemala and Mexico, where Central American migrants are particular marks for thieves, kidnappers and drug lords hoping to use them as mules, followed by the deadly desert crossing at the U.S. border. One of our ...




Dan Fingerman's The Austerity of Hope to Look at Gay Relationships in the ...


Dan Fingerman's The Austerity of Hope to Look at Gay Relationships in the ...

 New York City. Promotional art for <i>The Austerity of Hope</i> Promotional art for The Austerity of Hope ELR Productions, LLC will present the Off-Broadway premiere of The Austerity of Hope, a new drama by Dan Fingerman ...

Venezuela battles refinery tank fire for a third day

Venezuela battles refinery tank fire for a third day: CARACAS, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Firefighters battled a blaze in a fuel storage tank at Venezuela's El Palito oil refinery for a third day on Friday, but the intensity of the flames had reduced and authorities expected it to be ...

Idaho transfers 120 more prisoners to Colorado lockup

Idaho transfers 120 more prisoners to Colorado lockup: With the transfer, the state Department of Correction says 250 of Idaho's prisoners are now being incarcerated at the medium-security prison in Colorado. The lockup is owned and operated by Corrections Corporation of America. Idaho's inmate population ...

Mexican national sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sex crimes ...

Mexican national sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for sex crimes ...: MARTINEZ -- A Mexican national was sentenced Friday to 25 years to life in prison for sex crimes against a 6-year-old Walnut Creek boy in 2010. Oscar Juarez, 28, was convicted by jury in August of two felony counts of sodomy of a child age 10 or ...

Haiti orphanage operators say Albom broke promises

Haiti orphanage operators say Albom broke promises: PONTIAC, Mich. -- Operators of a Haiti orphanage are suing journalist Mitch Albom and one of his charities, claiming the best-selling author broke promises it says he made to help the orphanage after the January 2010 earthquake that rocked Caribbean ...

Childhood death rate stirring some questions

Childhood death rate stirring some questions: “Intuitively some of the numbers sound high, but you need to know all of the circumstances of the death,” an official of the Child Welfare League of America said. The data doesn't call for a witch hunt, but lawmakers are entirely correct in wanting to ...

Psychiatric group: Parental alienation no disorder

Psychiatric group: Parental alienation no disorder: NEW YORK — Rebuffing an intensive lobbying campaign, a task force of the American Psychiatric Association has decided not to list the disputed concept of parental alienation in the updated edition of its catalog of mental disorders. The term conveys ...




Psychopaths may not suffer from a mental disorder

Psychopaths may not suffer from a mental disorder: Kingston, ON - The common perception has always been that psychopaths suffer from a mental disorder. A study now is disputing this long held belief. A study led by Queen's University postdoctoral fellow Daniel Krupp surmises that psychopaths may not be ...

Rubio records Spanish-language ad praising Romney on Medicare

Rubio records Spanish-language ad praising Romney on Medicare: The ad comes as Romney looks to shore up crucial support among seniors and Hispanics in the swing state of Florida. It was the second Spanish-language ad Romney released Friday; the first targeted President Obama's record on student loans and tuition ...

Why Latino Gay Pride Is Not Just a Redux of Gay Pride

Why Latino Gay Pride Is Not Just a Redux of Gay Pride:
Considering that for almost three decades Long Beach has hosted one of the world's premiere LGBTQ[1] pride events, one might wonder what need there is for Festival Latino: Long Beach Latin Gay Pride, which takes place for the first time Saturday. What ...


Long Beach Post

Florida's jobs report undermines official optimism

Florida's jobs report undermines official optimism: TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) - Florida's unemployment rate held at 8.8 percent for a second consecutive month in August, authorities said on Friday, in a report dealing a new blow to Republican Governor Rick Scott. Scott, who has spent the past ...

One Year Following DADT Repeal, Gay Service Members Still Lack Equal Benefits


One Year Following DADT Repeal, Gay Service Members Still Lack Equal Benefits

Unsurprisingly, the transition to open service has proceeded smoothly over the past twelve months, despite doomsday predictions by supporters of the gay ban. In fact, the Palm Center, a research institute at the University of California Santa Barbara ...

Pride Festival Gathers Latin Community


Pride Festival Gathers Latin Community

“On a personal level, I came to California from Alabama, and the Latin community really kind of adopted me here,” said Tonya Martin, event co-founder. “I know it is hard to be gay and come out, and in the Latin community that can be a little harder. I ...


For a health reform model, try Brazil

For a health reform model, try Brazil:
Brazil has already achieved the goals for reducing poverty and hunger and is on track to achieve the goals involving child mortality and universal education. Maternal health in the nation has improved, but the goal appears out of reach by 2015. Mendes ...


Harvard Gazette

Edelman emphasizes anti-poverty pro bono work

Edelman emphasizes anti-poverty pro bono work: With its community investment grant program, Edelman assisted 64 organizations, including dog rescue nonprofit Red Paws Rescue in the Asia-Pacific region, elderly feeding program Fundacion Una Oportunided para Todos in Latin America, and God's Love ...

Venezuelan voters in Miami face struggle with consulate closure

Venezuelan voters in Miami face struggle with consulate closure: In a major effort to get Venezuelans voters in Florida to vote in the upcoming Venezuelan presidential election, a not-for-profit group called Venevox Foundation has taken matters into their own hands, raising funds to transport Venezuelan voters meant ...




How We Got Those Cuba Pictures

How We Got Those Cuba Pictures:
Andrew Moore's photographs of Cuba are the perfect visual companion to this week's cover story by John Jeremiah Sullivan, who takes the pulse of the country today and considers what it might be like tomorrow. We wish we could take credit for generating ...


New York Times (blog)

UC Irvine Announces Successful Aging Series

UC Irvine Announces Successful Aging Series: By 2020, 14% of the nation's senior population will be living in California. The elderly population is growing more than twice as fast as the total population of our State. In Orange County, almost 500,000 people are over the age of 65. The number of ...




Curbs for disabled and elderly estate managers

Curbs for disabled and elderly estate managers: SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Court-appointed estate managers for the disabled and elderly are getting increased scrutiny in Santa Clara County. Judges announced Thursday that they are cracking down on runaway costs that elderly and disabled adults can face for ...

Mental Illness Stigma or Discrimination?

Mental Illness Stigma or Discrimination?: The Fall edition of the NAMI Advocate (2012) contains an interesting article by NAMI Communications Coordinator Brendan McLean entitled “The Hope for Mental Illness Research: Dr. Tom Insel Shares the Latest Data at NAMI Convention.” But it wasn't the ...

An inclusive approach to personality disorders


An inclusive approach to personality disorders

Personality disorder is one of the most misunderstood of mental health disorders. Historically, people with this diagnosis have experienced exclusion and rejection from mainstream mental health services and wider multi-agency services. This article ...

Abused Georgia teen banished to California by stepfather: police

Abused Georgia teen banished to California by stepfather: police:
Abused Georgia teen banished to California by stepfather: police. By. Gay Today. – September 21, 2012 Posted in: Headlines, People. A small, gaunt Georgia teen who turned up at a Los Angeles bus terminal told police his abusive stepfather had given him ...


GayToday

A rupture with Brazil's culture of cordiality

A rupture with Brazil's culture of cordiality:
Thus the Brazilian government can brag all it likes about its 'targeted poverty alleviation' programmes, such as Bolsa Familia, but until tough tax reforms are hammered out in Congress, Brazil's tax structure will continue to work at cross-purposes ...


Aljazeera.com

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities

Census data shows wealth and poverty of California cities:
This week the Census Bureau released its American Community Survey results for 2011 and the data includes income and poverty rates across all 50 states and major metropolitan areas. What? You're wondering why you should care? Well, the survey ...


Marketplace.org