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martes, 2 de octubre de 2012

City court calls on Bullrich to start dialogue with secondary students


City court calls on Bullrich to start dialogue with secondary students

Buenos Aires judge Elena Liberatori called on the city's Education Minister to start dialoguing with secondary students as they continue to stage sit-in protests in 41 schools throughout the Buenos Aires City and Province. Students are demonstrating ...

At least 21.9% of Argentines poor, according to the Catholic University

At least 21.9% of Argentines poor, according to the Catholic University:
Based on this definition, according to official propaganda, poverty in Argentina has been falling semester after semester and now stands at 6.5% of the population, equivalent to 2.2 million people, which does not necessarily coincide with some daily ...


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Springsteen featured in gay marriage campaign


Springsteen featured in gay marriage campaign

... to ban gay marriage, becoming the 30th state to do so. No statewide ballot initiative endorsing same-sex marriage has ever passed. "We have never won one of these votes of the people," said Ellner, who ran the New York state gay marriage campaign.

Fighting Global Poverty - University of South Florida

Fighting Global Poverty - University of South Florida: 26, 2012) – University of South Florida's Nourish International chapter weaves travel and ... The mission is simple: make a lasting impact on global poverty.

Florida Drops Slightly In Annual Kids Count


Florida Drops Slightly In Annual Kids Count

Children fared worse overall in economic well-being, with Florida ranking 44th among the 50 states. Twenty-three percent of the state's children — 924,000 — live in poverty compared with 18 percent in 2005, an increase of 28 percent. Polk's ...

The Asian-American Vote in California

The Asian-American Vote in California: Jerry Brown, are closely divided on the death penalty ballot measure, overwhelmingly support affirmative action, and support tax increases on high earners to close the federal budget deficit, according to two new reports from the National Asian ...






Death penalty challenged by Somali pirates

Death penalty challenged by Somali pirates: NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Attorneys for three Somalis charged with murder in the shooting deaths of four Americans aboard a yacht off the coast of east Africa want a federal judge to stop prosecutors from seeking a possible death penalty because they ...

UN agency to stop calculating Chile poverty stats

UN agency to stop calculating Chile poverty stats: SANTIAGO, Chile — A prestigious U.N. agency will no longer help Chile calculate its poverty numbers after the government was accused of misrepresenting the data. Alicia Barcena directs the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, ...

South Dakota Indian reservation sees barrage of media attention that some say ...

South Dakota Indian reservation sees barrage of media attention that some say ...: Before the lawsuit, an ABC documentary titled "A Hidden America: Children of the Plains" that aired last year drew both appreciation and consternation among tribal members because it focused on poverty, alcoholism and violence on the reservation.

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...

Haiti - News : Some news here and there...:
The Consulate of the Republic of Haiti in Orlando informs the Haitian community of its Jurisdiction and that of the Floride that Mr. Avenel Pierre Vilsaint, Press Secretary for the mission, was dismissed from his duties at the Consulate due to an ...


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Japan's NHK, Canada's CBC with International Emmys for news


Japan's NHK, Canada's CBC with International Emmys for news

The 2012 Emmy for current affairs has gone to Canada's CBC Television for "Haiti's Orphans: One Year After the Earthquake," which follows the story of three orphaned children and the adults in Canada and Haiti who help them. The awards were presented ...

Brazil marks 20th anniversary of prison uprising

Brazil marks 20th anniversary of prison uprising: SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil on Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of a prison riot in which not a single police officer involved in the killing more than 100 inmates has been convicted. The three-hour uprising at Sao Paulo's Carandiru prison broke out ...

New Report Sheds Light On Life In Solitary Confinement

New Report Sheds Light On Life In Solitary Confinement: ... of solitary confinement in New York state prisons. The American Civil Liberties Union of New York talked to more than 100 people who spent time in "extreme isolation." In many cases, they received letters from those people. ... "Prisoners in ...

Cuba: Jailed American Alan Gross May Have Cancer

Cuba: Jailed American Alan Gross May Have Cancer: But Dr. Alan A. Cohen, a Maryland radiologist who reviewed medical records sent by Cuba, said in a statement released Tuesday by Gross' lawyer that some of the studies were mislabeled and that the mass "has yet to be properly evaluated." He said it ...





Juvenile Mental Health Negatively Impacted By Detention

Juvenile Mental Health Negatively Impacted By Detention:
The team of investigators set out to examine the differences in the disorders over a period of five years, specifically studying the effects of sex, race, and ethnicity on the participants mental health. The results will be published in the October ...


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Federal government to buy Ill. prison for $165M

Federal government to buy Ill. prison for $165M: AP Exclusive: Mexico cartel may have targeted CIA · AP Exclusive: Mexico cartel may have targeted CIA. A senior U.S. official says there is strong circumstantial evidence that Mexican federal police who fired on a U.S. embassy vehicle, wounding two CIA ...

Prison Planet.com » Almost Half Of All Americans Support Domestic ...

Prison Planet.com » Almost Half Of All Americans Support Domestic ...: The poll also found that only one third of Americans say they are significantly concerned about their privacy being eroded by the adoption of drones by police ...

'Being Gay Is Not A Mental Disorder And Cannot Be Cured'


'Being Gay Is Not A Mental Disorder And Cannot Be Cured'

The largest association of psychotherapists in the UK has sent a letter to all of its 30,000 members, telling them that being gay is not a mental disorder and cannot be "cured." Pointing to a report by the World Health Organisation "Cures For An ...

For Discussion: Native American Movie Characters

For Discussion: Native American Movie Characters: To wit: Who is your favorite movie Native American? We went for years watching Indians portrayed as either uncivilized monsters or anonymous victims of gunfire, and portrayed, preposterously, by white actors and actresses. (Who can forget Trevor Howard ...

Grant aims to assess behavioral care needs of Native American youth


Grant aims to assess behavioral care needs of Native American youth

Frank Bear Killer, who grew up in Chadron, graduated from Chadron High School and attended Chadron State College, met with a small group of area residents Wednesday, Sept. 26 at the Native American Center to provide a briefing on the Systems of Care ...

Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress

Record number of gays seeking seats in Congress: Arizona Democratic Rep. candidate, Arizona State Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, is seen at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. Of the four openly gay members of Congress, the two longest-serving stalwarts are vacating their ...

Lawsuit filed over California gay teen therapy law

Lawsuit filed over California gay teen therapy law: A Florida mutual fund executive accused of promising investors early shares in companies such as Facebook and Groupon and spending the money instead on cars and jewelry has pleaded guilty in New York. A Florida mutual fund executive accused of ...

Brazil: What are the lessons for South Africa?

Brazil: What are the lessons for South Africa?: Nevertheless, there are good reasons why Brazil is of particular interest to South Africans. Like South Africa, it is a middle income democracy confronting the challenges of inequality and poverty. Comparing the two countries can shed new light on ...





Where to go for the straight skinny on Venezuela's election


Where to go for the straight skinny on Venezuela's election

Beyond the normal review of Venezuela's technologically advanced electronic platform they point out that the system also calls for in vivo observation of the vote count. The opposition has approved of the system whereby the heads of the voting tables ...

Venezuela: A Pre-election Report

Venezuela: A Pre-election Report: On Sunday Venezuelans will choose a president. Having experience in Nicaragua during elections, including last year's presidential and legislative elections, I arrived in Venezuela a week ago to be present during the process leading up to the Oct.7 ...