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domingo, 23 de septiembre de 2012

Former Pirates owner tells Times he's gay

Former Pirates owner tells Times he's gay: McClatchy, the former owner of the Pirates and now the board chairman at the McClatchy Company newspaper chain, has told The New York Times he is gay. The interview in the Times on Sunday, Sept. 23, is the 49-year-old McClatchy's first public ...

Do Elderly Inmates Belong in Illinois' Prisons?

Do Elderly Inmates Belong in Illinois' Prisons?: In recent months, many states, including California with SB 1462 and Louisiana with HB 138, have been considering how to better utilize the Compassionate Release program, which tends to impact terminally ill inmates in the final six months of their lives.

Pride Festival Gathers Latin Community


Pride Festival Gathers Latin Community

Festival Gay Latino founders said they wanted their event to be something of a Latin Gay Pride event — with all the inclusiveness of that program, but with an emphasis on engaging the Latin American community in the area and giving a sense of ...

Guatemala: Poverty and Great Need

Guatemala: Poverty and Great Need: Plagued by poverty and limited health care resources, Guatemala is a Central American nation with an alarmingly high disease burden....

In tolerant San Francisco, Proposition 8 backer to head Catholic Church

In tolerant San Francisco, Proposition 8 backer to head Catholic Church: Oasis California, the Episcopal Church's gay ministry, convened a meeting recently at a Castro District bar to discuss how spiritual people should respond to the "architect of Prop 8" coming to town. Cordileone's appointment "re-emphasizes the Vatican ...

Privatized Cities are Coming to Central America

Privatized Cities are Coming to Central America:
Privatization has struggled for many decades in Central America, but as regimes and dictators have lost power, and governmental bodies in Central America has failed to lift Central Americas from poverty, crime and corruption, and as more money flows ...


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Google picks suburban Santiago, Chile, for $150 million data center, first in ...

Google picks suburban Santiago, Chile, for $150 million data center, first in ...: SANTIAGO, Chile - Google Inc. has chosen a site just outside the capital of Chile for its first data center in Latin America. The $150 million project will house computer servers capable of storing vast amounts of information. It's a win for Chile ...

US makes public names of 55 Guantanamo detainees to be transferred to other ...


US makes public names of 55 Guantanamo detainees to be transferred to other ...

Farah said the government's action will be a boost for lawyers representing detainees at the U.S. military base in Cuba. “We can now advocate publicly for the release of our clients by name,” he said. The government's move has no immediate, practical ...

Poverty continues to increase for Minnesota's most vulnerable

Poverty continues to increase for Minnesota's most vulnerable: Fortunately, there is ample research outlining what can be done to combat child poverty and turn these numbers in a new direction, according to the Children's Defense Fund (CDF) of Minnesota. Research supports a two-generation approach by starting ...

Fresh calls for child poverty legislation

Fresh calls for child poverty legislation: "One of the things that we are really wanting the government to do is actually take some leadership about child poverty. One of the things which they could demonstrate leadership, is appoint a Minister of Children and actually put some legislation ...




America's hidden unemployed: too discouraged to count

America's hidden unemployed: too discouraged to count:
Economists, analyzing government data, estimate about 4 million fewer people are in the labor force than in December 2007, primarily due to a lack of jobs rather than the normal aging of America's population. The size of the shift underscores the ...


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Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered ...

Venezuela Oil Production Growth: Chavez Presidency May Have Squandered ...: Some economists say that given the boom, it's little wonder Venezuelans living below the poverty line declined from 50 percent in the first half of 1999 to about 32 percent in the second half of last year. "There are people here who are eating meat who ...

American Samoa gov moves to repeal death penalty

American Samoa gov moves to repeal death penalty: PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) - American Samoa's governor wants to get rid of the death penalty in the U.S. territory. Gov. Togiola Tulafono has moved to repeal the death penalty, making life in prison the only punishment for those convicted of ...

Inmates escape from Mexican prison

Inmates escape from Mexican prison: More than 130 inmates escaped through a tunnel from a prison in northern Mexico, setting off a massive search by police and soldiers in an area close to the US border. Authorities in Coahuila state said the 132 inmates fled the prison in Piedras Negras ...

America's detainee problem

America's detainee problem: It also should reconsider the decision that 46 prisoners can't be put on trial. As we have observed before, holding suspects indefinitely without a trial offends American notions of due process. Finally, the Supreme Court must take advantage of an ...

Paul Ryan Tells Florida Seniors That Obamacare Includes Death Panels


Paul Ryan Tells Florida Seniors That Obamacare Includes Death Panels

After listening to Ryan repeatedly call for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, an elderly man asked the Republican vice presidential nominee about “the death panels.” Rather than dissuading the man from what PolitiFact named 2009′s Lie of the Year ...

Defending the media to safeguard democracy

Defending the media to safeguard democracy: The media that the president describes as “the network of discouragement” (aka Grupo Clarín, La Nación and Perfil) is viewed in an even harsher light by Cabinet Chief Juan Manuel Abal Medina. Referring to the recent protest marches in Buenos Aires and ...

Facing the saucepan music

Facing the saucepan music: That's why the ruling Victory Front performed badly in the midterm elections of 2009. That year Néstor Kirchner, the President's late husband and predecessor, lost the midterm election in Buenos Aires province, which is supposed to be a Kirchnerite ...

More whistle-blowers are needed to protect America's children, especially its ...

More whistle-blowers are needed to protect America's children, especially its ...:
Share Email Print. Phillip Morris.jpg View full sizeGus Chan, The Plain DealerIn this age of the whistle-blower and omnipresent social media it is difficult to understand why safety conditions aren't improving for the Native American child, writes ...


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Marriage equality accounts for bigger workloads

Marriage equality accounts for bigger workloads: As an accountant with many gay clients, Adeptus Partners' Shelly Goch has seen her business grow as much as 50% since same-sex marriage was legalized in New York state last June. "It's so much more complicated for same-sex couples," she said. "Wills ...

Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar to start in 1st game since anti-gay slur


Blue Jays' Yunel Escobar to start in 1st game since anti-gay slur

Escobar, who was out during a three-game series against the New York Yankees, batted fifth in manager John Farrell's lineup for Saturday night's game at Tampa Bay. Escobar had a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning of the Blue Jays' 12-1 loss to the ...

Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in ...

Former US President Carter: Venezuelan Electoral System “Best in ...: Mérida, 21st September 2012 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – Former US President Jimmy Carter has declared that Venezuela's electoral system is the best in the world. Speaking at an annual event last week in Atlanta for his Carter Centre ...

Poverty, unemployment and education in America

Poverty, unemployment and education in America: Based on information released by the Department of Education, across the country, and in California, Texas and New Mexico in particular, it was found that 43% of Latino and 38% of African-American students attended schools where less than 10% of the ...

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos: While overall unemployment fell slightly in July to 8.1 percent from 8.3 percent the month before, black and Latino unemployment did not follow the same course. Latino unemployment climbed slight to 10.2 percent in July from 10 percent in June. And ...

Mexican Drug War Victims Denounce US Complicity

Mexican Drug War Victims Denounce US Complicity: Mexican Caravan for Peace with Justice and Dignity visit New York. The movement started in 2011 when a well known Mexican Poet, Javier Sicilia, lost his young son to Narco related violence and declared he had enough. Members of this movement have ...