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domingo, 30 de septiembre de 2012

NYC health officials announce four cases of gay men with meningitis

NYC health officials announce four cases of gay men with meningitis:
New York City health officials report that in the past four weeks there have been four cases of invasive meningococcal disease, commonly known as meningitis, among gay men. According to a release by the city one of the men has died, and another is ...


Gay Star News

Capriles leads big rally in Venezuelan capital

Capriles leads big rally in Venezuelan capital:
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A huge crowd filled the streets of Venezuela's capital on Sunday cheering for opposition candidate Henrique Capriles, waving flags in a show of support one week before the country's hotly contested presidential election.


San Francisco Chronicle

Farmers can land a blow against poverty

Farmers can land a blow against poverty: They argue that poor countries should follow Brazil's model of large-scale commercial agriculture, replacing small farms with enterprises big enough to take advantage of economies of scale. On the other side are those who insist that promoting large ...

While publicly opposed, Schwarzenegger says he performed gay marriages

While publicly opposed, Schwarzenegger says he performed gay marriages: (CNN) -- Despite his public opposition to same-sex marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger presided over two ceremonies of gay couples while he was California's governor, Schwarzenegger said in an interview with CBS' "60 Minutes." Elected in 2003 following ...

Jerry Brown, California Governor, Signs SB 1172, Bill Banning Gay Conversion ...

Jerry Brown, California Governor, Signs SB 1172, Bill Banning Gay Conversion ...: Senate Bill 1172, which the National Center for Lesbian Rights notes was co-sponsored by the NCLR, Equality California, Gaylesta, Courage Campaign, Lambda Legal, and Mental Health America of Northern California, and supported by dozens of ...

Several thousand people take to streets of Haiti capital in anti-government ...


Several thousand people take to streets of Haiti capital in anti-government ...

A demonstrator wears a T-shirt with an image of President Barack Obama, right, and Ghana's President John Atta Mills during a protest against Haiti's President Michel Martelly government in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012. (AP Photo/Dieu ...

Financial inclusion to address poverty


Financial inclusion to address poverty

Most global poverty-reduction efforts rely on "top-down" solutions -- development-aid flows from rich to poor countries -- that largely focus on education, food security, and disease management and prevention. But improving access to the formal ...

Argentina president's image slides further as CPI, crime weigh

Argentina president's image slides further as CPI, crime weigh: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina President Cristina Fernandez's popularity continued its downward slide in September, sinking to 24.3 percent from 30 percent in August, according to a poll published on Sunday, as high inflation and worries over crime ...

Washington State Wants Schools to Ban Native American Mascots

Washington State Wants Schools to Ban Native American Mascots:
If the Washington State Board of Education has its way, high schools across the state will no longer count Warriors, Braves, and Redskins among their mascots. The state board passed a resolution last Wednesday encouraging districts to stop using Native ...


ABC News (blog)

Catholics in San Francisco see a strict message on gays

Catholics in San Francisco see a strict message on gays: SAN FRANCISCO -- At Most Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in the Castro, this city's largest gay district, about 20 of the faithful gathered for 8 a.m. Mass recently, clustering in the middle pews. Led by a visiting priest from nearby Oakland, the ...

Venezuela opposition wants deaths probe, Chavez vows to improve

Venezuela opposition wants deaths probe, Chavez vows to improve: CARACAS (Reuters) - President Hugo Chavez vowed on Sunday to run a more efficient government if he wins Venezuela's election next weekend while rival Henrique Capriles demanded justice for the shooting of two opposition activists. With the South ...

Youngest prisoner leaves Guantanamo

Youngest prisoner leaves Guantanamo:
Khadr pleaded guilty in 2010 to charges that included conspiring with al-Qaeda to commit terrorist acts, making roadside bombs to target US troops in Afghanistan, spying on American military convoys and providing material support for terrorism. Khadr ...


MWC News

Italian journalists not deported from Cuba


Italian journalists not deported from Cuba

(AGI) Rome - The Italian journalists arrested in Cuba have not received deportations orders, but may return home tomorrow, as reported by one of them to Tgcom 24. "There have been no deportations orders issued," he said, "But we have decided to come ...

Mexico catches alleged drug capo 'El Taliban'

Mexico catches alleged drug capo 'El Taliban': He becomes the 24th of Mexico's 37 most-wanted alleged cartel leaders to be killed or captured under President Felipe Calderon, who escalated Mexico's war on drug gangs days after taking office and who ends his term in two months. Calderon has been ...

A slice of Sweden

A slice of Sweden: Yet the many Swedish sailors passing through Buenos Aires with the then lively Swedish merchant shipping traffic (which gave its colours to Boca Juniors, according to the famous legend) were generally not in town long enough to locate this network so ...

Native American cuisine similarities with Mexican food

Native American cuisine similarities with Mexican food: Recently traveling the southwest through Native American regions made me think about their cuisine and how it compares to the Latino cuisine, specifically the Sonora region of Mexico. At first glance, I thought corn was the strongest common factor ...

Presidential race may leave lasting imprint on Supreme Court

Presidential race may leave lasting imprint on Supreme Court: Also pending is California's Proposition 8 and the question of whether the U.S. Constitution gives gay couples a right to marry. After the California Supreme Court ruled for gay marriage in 2008, opponents put on the ballot and won approval for ...




When America acted up against AIDS

When America acted up against AIDS: First-time director David France's new documentary about the 1987-'93 glory years of ACT UP—aka AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power, in case you've forgotten—is a wrenching remembrance of a gay holocaust that's already dimmer than it should be in our ...

Boy Scouts' ban on gay members is splintering organization's support


Boy Scouts' ban on gay members is splintering organization's support

The Boy Scouts of America is standing behind its ban on openly gay members despite troubling signs that an increasing number of companies and individuals are withdrawing their support because they don't believe in discrimination based on sexual ...

A brilliant, new documentary captures ACT UP's radicalism and its effect on ...

A brilliant, new documentary captures ACT UP's radicalism and its effect on ...: When America acted up against AIDS Act Up protestors lie on the street in front of the New York Stock Exchange in a demonstration against the high cost of the AIDS treatment drug AZT in September of 1989. ... First-time director David France's new ...

Omar Khadr 'very happy' to be back in Canada

Omar Khadr 'very happy' to be back in Canada: Khadr was the last Westerner, and the youngest prisoner, to be held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba when he was repatriated Saturday. Khadr traded the infamous U.S. military detention camp for a cell in one of Canada's most foreboding maximum-security ...

US man jailed in Cuba meets with Jewish reps

US man jailed in Cuba meets with Jewish reps: Adela Dworin, head of Cuba's Jewish Community, and David Prinstein, president of the Patronato Synagogue, spent nearly two hours with Gross in an air-conditioned visitors' room at Havana's military hospital. Gross is serving a 15-year sentence for ...




In Mexico, inmates often rule prisons

In Mexico, inmates often rule prisons: THE mass escape of 131 prisoners last week has thrown a spotlight on lawlessness inside Mexico's prisons - violent places often controlled by gangs that use them as recruiting grounds. Criminal groups hold sway in 60 percent of prisons, where they are ...

Screen-addicted children may suffer newest mental disorder

Screen-addicted children may suffer newest mental disorder: Children addicted to using electronic devices may suffer fromInternetuse disorder a newly discovered and serious mental illness according to a new study ...

Washington state Board of Education pushes schools to replace their Native ...


Washington state Board of Education pushes schools to replace their Native ...

The resolution also mentions the widening achievement gap between Native American and other students and the call by a number of national organizations and tribes for this change. "We are in the business of educating students," Board member Bernal ...