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jueves, 27 de septiembre de 2012

Guatemalan President Argues Drug Legalization and Calls Out US Anti-Drug Effort


Guatemalan President Argues Drug Legalization and Calls Out US Anti-Drug Effort

Perez Molina and other Latin American leaders harped on the war on drugs and the need for a candid conversation about new ideas for the war on drugs in their speeches to the United Nations General Assembly. "Something about what we are ... "So not only ...

New View offers Mental Health First Aid

New View offers Mental Health First Aid: Mental health problems will affect one in three Canadians — it could be you, a family member, friend or co-worker. But would you know what to do in the event of a mental health crisis? "The lack of knowledge creates a sense of fear and stigma," said ...

Puerto Rico Jury Rejects Death Penalty

Puerto Rico Jury Rejects Death Penalty: A Puerto Rican jury rejected the death penalty Thursday for a convicted drug dealer accused of killing an ex-girlfriend who was an informant for the U.S. government. Edison Burgos Montes will face life in prison for the July 2005 killing of Madelyn ...

Bridging the Widening Poverty Gaps in Colorado

Bridging the Widening Poverty Gaps in Colorado: One is the need to shore up child-care programs, so that single parents are able to work full-time and pull themselves out of poverty. Dawn Marquantte of Denver is a single mother of five who says even something as simple as making child-care ...




Elderly Mamaroneck man seriously ill from West Nile virus

Elderly Mamaroneck man seriously ill from West Nile virus:
That's the highest number of reported cases at this point in the year since 2003. Seventy percent of the cases have been centered in eight states -- Texas, Mississippi, South Dakota, Michigan, California, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Illinois, the CDC said.


Newsday

Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security

Older voters look beyond Medicare, Social Security: Not so, said Obama, warning seniors that Ryan and Romney want to replace Medicare with vouchers that wouldn't keep up with health care costs. It's an admonition echoed in a television ad Obama's campaign started airing Friday in Florida, Colorado and ...




Opinion: Repressive voter ID laws are the best recourse for Republicans

Opinion: Repressive voter ID laws are the best recourse for Republicans:
They could do the sensible thing one might expect out of a political party and try to convince Latinos that the GOP understands their problems, admires their entrepreneurial spirit, and has a vision that can help them achieve the American Dream. Or ...


NBC Latino

One in five black youth are unemployed or not in school

One in five black youth are unemployed or not in school:
The latest U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows that black and Latino unemployment remain critically elevated and may present a political challenge for President Barack Obama as he seeks reelection. Huffington Post. While overall unemployment ...


Press TV

Latinos Remain More Optimistic Than the General Population, Poll Says


Latinos Remain More Optimistic Than the General Population, Poll Says

Latinos are more optimistic even though they have been deeply distressed by the flagging economy: About 10 percent are unemployed (the numbers go up for Latinos 18-29, whose unemployment rate is at 13.7 percent) they have had the largest increase in ...

More poor in Louisiana


More poor in Louisiana

That makes Louisiana, according to Census Bureau data, the third most poverty-stricken state in the nation. Statewide, there are about 910,000 people living below the poverty line. For a single person, that equates to an annual income of less than $11 ...

Census data says poverty rates in La. on the rise

Census data says poverty rates in La. on the rise: (AP) - Census data released Thursday indicates poverty levels in Louisiana have continued to climb while household incomes declined in the last year, making the state one of the poorest in the nation. But while more people are finding themselves mired ...

Statistics Show Less Poverty and Inequality in Nicaragua

Statistics Show Less Poverty and Inequality in Nicaragua: 26 de septiembre de 2012, 16:24Managua, Sep 26 (Prensa Latina) Nicaragua curbed abject poverty from 11.2 percent to 5.5 percent in the past five years, and inequality also fell, ranking as the second country in Latin America and the Caribbean with the ...

Native American burial site found, debate ensues

Native American burial site found, debate ensues: “Both the THC and TxDOT archaeologists consider (these findings) both major components to be critical for understanding Native American life in this portion of Texas,” Brown said. “The components are rare and have or will provide important, new ...

Fighting Global Poverty

Fighting Global Poverty: The organization, whose members went to Peru this summer, helps underdeveloped communities through both volunteer work and providing needed supplies. The mission is simple: make a lasting impact on global poverty. USF's Nourish chapter is a fresh ...

Lost In Prison - A Ship Captain's Long Fight For Freedom

Lost In Prison - A Ship Captain's Long Fight For Freedom: Toward the end of 2011, The Council of American Master Mariners, an organization with a long history of supporting ship masters of all nationalities, enlisted the help of admiralty lawyer Dr. John A.C. Cartner of the firm Cartner & Fiske to help free ...

How lawmakers and lobbyists keep a lock on the private prison business


How lawmakers and lobbyists keep a lock on the private prison business

Early in August, the Associated Press reported that America's three largest private prison companies, the Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), GEO Group, Inc and Management and Training Corp spent in the region of $45m over the past 10 years in ...

Private Prisons: Immigration Convictions In Record Numbers Fueling Corporate ...

Private Prisons: Immigration Convictions In Record Numbers Fueling Corporate ...: Representatives for the private prison industry argue that they are providing an essential service to taxpayers as state and federal budgets are tightening. Steve Owen, a spokesman for Corrections Corporation of America, which operates the Mississippi ...

Ex-Puerto Rico senator pleads guilty to 93 corruption-related charges


Ex-Puerto Rico senator pleads guilty to 93 corruption-related charges

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — A former high-profile Puerto Rico senator has pleaded guilty to 93 charges, including extortion, money laundering, bribery and perjury. The island's justice department said Thursday that Jorge de Castro Font was sentenced to 10 ...

Chile: Students set for protest march on Sept. 27

Chile: Students set for protest march on Sept. 27: SANTIAGO, Chile – Students who have been strong advocates for a free and quality education have called for a march in the nation's capital on Sept. 27 to demand an increase in next year's education budget. “Those who want changes to the educational ...




Parental alienation: Mental disorder or relationship problem?

Parental alienation: Mental disorder or relationship problem?: In emotionally charged divorce cases, children are often caught in the middle. Sometimes, one parent will try to poison the child's relationship with the other parent to gain leverage in a custody fight. It's a phenomenon dubbed "parental alienation ...

Smart phone apps become 'surrogate therapists'

Smart phone apps become 'surrogate therapists': And even if you don't have a diagnosed mental illness, you may benefit from recognizing the triggers of bad moods or creating ways to enhance positive thinking. Don't mistake your phone for a therapist, but some mental health professionals are ...

Gay consumers are an $800 billion 'dream market' [Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.]


Gay consumers are an $800 billion 'dream market' [Richmond Times-Dispatch, Va.]

The gay and lesbian community is attractive because of its buying power, spending habits, brand loyalty and influence on mainstream trends, he told the Public Relations Society of America's Richmond chapter Wednesday. Roth is the principal and founder ...

Fighting Global Poverty

Fighting Global Poverty: (Sept. 26, 2012) – University of South Florida's Nourish International chapter weaves travel and community service into a life-changing experience. The organization, whose members went to Peru this summer, helps underdeveloped communities through both ...

NJ gay couple suing over photo in campaign mailer

NJ gay couple suing over photo in campaign mailer: The Southern Poverty Law Center filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday in Denver on behalf of Brian Edwards and Tom Privitere against Virginia-based Public Advocate of the United States. ... 23, 2012 town hall meeting on issues affecting South Florida.

Median household income drops even more in South Florida

Median household income drops even more in South Florida: The number of South Floridians living below the poverty level has also increased over the past five years, the Census Bureau found. In 2007, about 8.5 percent of families in Broward County and 6.7 percent of families in Palm Beach County were in poverty.