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lunes, 8 de octubre de 2012

The Simplest Way To End Poverty Might Be To Just Give Money Away

The Simplest Way To End Poverty Might Be To Just Give Money Away:
In Brazil, in advance of the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics, President Dilma Rousseff has made addressing extreme poverty a serious policy objective and backed it up with serious investments. What new technologies (if any) are enabling the ...


Co.Exist

How a place like Brazil can be a job creator for the US

How a place like Brazil can be a job creator for the US:
After decades of poverty, northeastern Brazil is one of the fastest-growing regions in the country. The birthplace of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Pernambuco state is attracting hefty domestic and foreign investment. The Brazilian ...


Reuters Blogs (blog)

Report: 'highest levels' of discrimination against transgender Native Americans


Report: 'highest levels' of discrimination against transgender Native Americans

The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force selected Columbus Day for the timing of its latest report – a study into the pervasive discrimination against transgender Native Americans. The study, Injustice at Every Turn: A Look at American Indian and ...

Author to discuss Native American past in free lecture

Author to discuss Native American past in free lecture: The event, part of a broader celebration of Native American History Month, includes a talk by University of South Carolina archaeologist Chester DePratter, who has worked on many Indian sites in Georgia and South Carolina. He has also written numerous ...





Five things you can put off because it's Columbus Day

Five things you can put off because it's Columbus Day:
In South Dakota today people are celebrating Native American Day, a holiday instituted in the state in 1989. In some places, such as Berkeley, Calif., people offer something of a counter-celebration to highlight the not-so-good things Columbus did ...


The Birmingham News - al.com (blog)

Vote on Iowa justice seen as test for gay marriage

Vote on Iowa justice seen as test for gay marriage: Wiggins and six colleagues ruled in 2009 that Iowa's law banning gay marriage was unconstitutional, making it the third state to recognize same-sex unions. The decision .... Gangs are a growing concern for police in Southern Oregon and Northern California.

Gay People Drink And Dine Better Than Straight People

Gay People Drink And Dine Better Than Straight People: Not only are gays and lesbians more likely to consumer certain alcohol, they're also more likely to consumer larger volumes of alcohol. In terms of food, they're more open to trying new eats compared to their straight counterparts. The data shows that ...

New financial system needed to curb greed, say theologians and economists

New financial system needed to curb greed, say theologians and economists: Theologians, anti-poverty advocates and economists meeting in Brazil to develop principles for a new global economic system have issued a declaration naming over-consumption and greed as key factors to be addressed in seeking a more just distribution ...





Venezuela President Hugo Chavez wins reelection by wide margin

Venezuela President Hugo Chavez wins reelection by wide margin:
CARACAS, VenezuelaVenezuelan President Hugo Chavez apparently won reelection by a convincing margin Sunday, with allegiance among poor voters to his socialist revolution trumping dissatisfaction with a stunted economy, rising crime and the ...


Los Angeles Times

Mental Illness Affects Job Prospects More Than Physical Disability

Mental Illness Affects Job Prospects More Than Physical Disability: The stigma of mental illness often has a greater impact on people's employment prospects than physical disability or illness, Australian researchers reported today. The study, commissioned by WISE Employment, a not-for-profit organization aimed at ...

Remembering 1200 'forgotten' with mental illness

Remembering 1200 'forgotten' with mental illness: "These were human beings, they had families, they lived lives before they started having symptoms from their illness. They were just people," says Topekan Jimmy Puckee. Nearly 1,200 people who died while receiving treatment at the state hospital for ...

Students Discuss Mental Health Through Spoken Word, Dance, Conversation

Students Discuss Mental Health Through Spoken Word, Dance, Conversation: In an effort to break the silence on an often-stigmatized topic, members of the Harvard community gathered to share experiences with mental illness through spoken word, interpretive dance, and candid conversations at Friday night's second-annual “Words ...

Faith leaders must speak up for people with mental health problems


Faith leaders must speak up for people with mental health problems

Meeting carers of those who face severe mental ill health I encountered families whose stresses are being enhanced because those they look after are being assessed for the Work Programme by staff at the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) who ...

NJ corruption informant claims mental illness

NJ corruption informant claims mental illness: "In my professional opinion, his criminal behavior was related to his chronic mental disorders," clinical psychologist Jerome Rubin wrote in the 94-page filing. Rubin also wrote that Dwek said that four of his seven siblings suffer from mental illness ...




'21st Century Socialism': Anti-poverty course behind Chavez victory

'21st Century Socialism': Anti-poverty course behind Chavez victory: It's celebration time for Venezuela's incumbent leader Hugo Chavez who has dominated his democrat rival in a hard-fought election battle for the country's top job. The poll's sky-high turnout of over 80 percent proved just how crucial the vote was for ...





The natural-resource curse strikes again


The natural-resource curse strikes again

SANTIAGO -- Chile today produces one-third of the world's lithium -- used in batteries that power everything from computers to cars -- and has great potential to expand that share. But, while everyone agrees that Chile should realize its potential as a ...

China condemns Colombian to life in prison

China condemns Colombian to life in prison: ... origin of cocaine, customs officers have paid more attention to passengers coming from South America," the Director said. Anyone caught smuggling more than .05 kilos of cocaine in China can be sentenced from 15 plus years in prison to the death ...

Disabled Prisoners' Rights Scrutinized In California County Jails

Disabled Prisoners' Rights Scrutinized In California County Jails: The blind prisoner's account, dictated to an attorney, is one of dozens of complaints cited in a federal lawsuit alleging that the state violated the rights of disabled prisoners by not ensuring they would receive adequate care in county jails. The San ...

Mexican poet's crusade on behalf of drug war victims

Mexican poet's crusade on behalf of drug war victims: Led by renowned Mexican poet Javier Sicilia, left, the Movement for Peace with Justice and Dignity protested cartel violence at the Texas Capitol in August. With Sicilia is Allison Brock, who read a proclamation from state Rep. Sylvester Turner ...





Nearly a third of Mexico households targets of crime, study says


Nearly a third of Mexico households targets of crime, study says

The government of President Felipe Calderon, who is leaving office late this year, says that violence tied to the drug war is diminishing. Inegi's Public Safety Perception Index, a figure calculated on a monthly basis, shows that Mexicans' sense of ...

Mexican prisons lack secutiry, prisoners walk out front door

Mexican prisons lack secutiry, prisoners walk out front door: A group of federal police stand in front of the Mexican prison in Piedras Negras, Mexico, Monday Sept. 17, 2012. Authorities say 132 inmates have escaped from this jail in northern Mexico, sparking a search by federal police and soldiers in an area ...

Mexico makes arrest in 'Los Zetas' massacres


Mexico makes arrest in 'Los Zetas' massacres

MEXICAN authorities have announced the arrest of a Los Zetas drug cartel commander allegedly linked to a massacre of 72 immigrants, the murder of an American and two massive jail breaks. Salvador Alfonso Martinez Escobedo was presented to the press ...

Florida Latino voters: 'we don't think the government represents us'

Florida Latino voters: 'we don't think the government represents us':
For now, the economy is the top issue on the minds of residents, whether it be concerns over decreased home values or an unemployment rate above the national average. To win votes here, particularly among the politically disenchanted Puerto Rican ...


The Guardian

Latino birth rates lowest in the country, experts blame economy

Latino birth rates lowest in the country, experts blame economy: The steep drop in Hispanic births fits the formula put forth by experts when it comes to unemployment; Hispanic unemployment has been holding steady at approximately 10 percent. “It could be changes in contraception and social norm,” said Mather to ABC ...





Editorial: Latin American economies build steam

Editorial: Latin American economies build steam:
Headlines in recent years have helped reinforce stereotypes of Mexico and other leading Latin American nations as riddled with poverty, violence and corruption. When people are being beheaded and tortured just south of the border, it becomes far too ...


Dallas Morning News