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miércoles, 10 de octubre de 2012

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data: SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The Chilean president's efforts to squeeze political advantage from his campaign to reduce poverty have backfired, opening him up to accusations that he distorted statistics to show progress on a campaign promise. No one can ...

Stand in unity against gay hate crime

Stand in unity against gay hate crime:
In 2011 alone over 30 people were killed in the United States of America for their sexuality. In every part of the world, 'civilized and uncivilized', being gay, lesbian, bisexual or trans can be fatal. This hatred knows no boundaries, has no respected ...


Gay Star News

Ohio decides against privatization of more prisons

Ohio decides against privatization of more prisons: After the sale, numerous organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) implored states to deny any further offers to purchase and privatize state prisons, particularly bids from Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), the nation's ...




Angola Prison, Moral Rehabilitation, and the Things Ahead

Angola Prison, Moral Rehabilitation, and the Things Ahead:
The prison, better known as Angola -- after the country of origin of the slaves who worked the plantation on which it was built -- still holds a reputation as one of the most violent prisons in America. Today it is widely accessible to visitors, media ...


Acton Institute (blog)

America's first private prison is riddled with violations — RT

America's first private prison is riddled with violations — RT: A recent audit of one of the largest private prison companies in the US found the institution to have 47 state violations, thereby meeting only 66. 7 percent of laws regarding its operations and conditions.

Mental illness impact said to be bigger than cancer

Mental illness impact said to be bigger than cancer:
The burden of mental illness and addictions is more than 1.5 times that of all cancers, a new report suggests. Wednesday's report, called Opening Eyes, Opening Minds, concluded that mental illness and addictions are often misunderstood, misdiagnosed ...


CBC.ca

Is sex addiction a real disorder?

Is sex addiction a real disorder?: Hypersexual disorder, as sex addiction is formally known, is under consideration for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) — the bible of mental conditions. But first, researchers need to agree on how to define ...




World Mental Health Day: Marginalisation needs to stop

World Mental Health Day: Marginalisation needs to stop: The World Health Organization estimates that more than 450 million people across the globe suffer from mental disorders. Although 10 October is marked in our calendars as the World Mental Health Day and is being observed for two decades now, a lot ...

Mental Health Day: Mental Illness Stigma Affects an Individual's Job Prospects

Mental Health Day: Mental Illness Stigma Affects an Individual's Job Prospects:
The panel of Australian researchers in a study conducted by WISE Employment has found that stigma related to mental illnesses is a major obstacle for a job seeker than any other physical disability or disease. WISE employment is a non-profit ...


Onlymyhealth

soccer players past, present unite to protect seniors in poverty


soccer players past, present unite to protect seniors in poverty

Colombian soccer legends from 50 years ago will unite with the current national team in an awareness scheme aimed at protecting elderly citizens who are living in desperate poverty in the country. The project named “Greater Colombia” is led by Labor ...

Fla. meningitis death, US total now 12


Fla. meningitis death, US total now 12

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., - Florida officials confirmed Wednesday an elderly man is the 12th U.S. fatality from non-contagious fungal meningitis linked to injections of a tainted steroid. "We continue to be vigilant in our efforts to protect ...

Rescuing vulnerable kids: Bennett's master plan

Rescuing vulnerable kids: Bennett's master plan:
New measures to reduce New Zealand's appalling rate of child abuse are being welcomed by child advocates but Opposition parties say the Government has failed to address poverty which can exacerbate the risk. Social Development Minister Paula Bennett ...


Stuff.co.nz

Community invited to celebration at senior center

Community invited to celebration at senior center: Our thanks go out to Colgate Professor Meika Loe for sharing video biographies of several past and present Hamilton Senior Center participants. These biographies were a senior citizen/student collaborative project, and a moving remembrance of former ...




Girls more active in Central American gang crime

Girls more active in Central American gang crime: Along with poverty and high unemployment across Central America, it is often abuse at home that drives both young men and women into gangs. “Girls join gangs to seek status and protection in their communities. But they're also escaping and seeking ...

CA Law Firm Educates People Interested in Adoption for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual ...

CA Law Firm Educates People Interested in Adoption for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual ...:
LGBT individuals do not generally face any additional barriers in the adoption process in California, but in the event that questions or issues do arise, experienced legal advice and strong representation from firms like Gyemant Paris Law - Adopt SF is ...


San Francisco Chronicle

Brazilian corruption trial dims Lula's aura


Brazilian corruption trial dims Lula's aura

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Tuesday on charges of diverting public funds to buy political support for his leftist government when it came to power a decade ago ...

Chile: Starbucks anti-union ruling upheld

Chile: Starbucks anti-union ruling upheld: SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- The Chilean Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court order that Starbucks Corp. pay a $50,000 fine and sign a contract with an employees' union with 10 days. The appeals court found the company, based in Seattle, ...

Chilean bishop quits over abuse charges

Chilean bishop quits over abuse charges: SANTIAGO, Chile, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Marco Antonio Ordenes Fernandez, who was investigated on allegations of child abuse, has resigned as bishop of the Iquique, Chile, diocese, the Vatican said. Ordenes, 47, was the youngest bishop to be ordained in Chile ...




IPS Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and ...

IPS Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and ...: Untreated Mental Illness the Invisible Fallout of War and Poverty - About 50 percent of Afghanis over 15 years of age suffer from mental health problems ...

Dengue Epidemic Declared in Puerto Rico

Dengue Epidemic Declared in Puerto Rico: Dengue is endemic in Puerto Rico, with between 3,000 and 9,000 cases reported yearly, except in epidemic years. Since 1990, according to the CDC, there have been three large epidemics – 24,700 suspected cases in 1994, 17,00 cases in 1998, and ...

Islam appears to spread in Haiti, a country where Christianity and Voodoo hold ...


Islam appears to spread in Haiti, a country where Christianity and Voodoo hold ...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - School teacher Darlene Derosier lost her home in the 2010 earthquake that devastated her country. Her husband died a month later after suffering what she said was emotional trauma from the quake. She and her two daughters ...

America's first private prison is riddled with violations

America's first private prison is riddled with violations:
The Corrections Corporation of America, which oversees that prisons meet standards requirements, says it is taking corrective steps to make sure the private Ohio prison improves its facilities. 


RT

Rights groups urge states to end use of solitary confinement for juveniles


Rights groups urge states to end use of solitary confinement for juveniles

NEW YORK — State governments should abolish the use of solitary confinement for offenders under 18, whether as a punitive or protective measure, two of America's leading advocates for prisoners' rights said in report Wednesday. Human Rights Watch and ...

Car crash aftermath is a mental problem

Car crash aftermath is a mental problem: But Australian College of Trauma Treatment's Michael Burge said the true figures might be much higher and even near misses and minor accidents were enough for some road users to suffer debilitating mental problems. AAMI insurance studied more than ...

US Mortality Rate: Deaths Surpass 2.5 Million For The First Time

US Mortality Rate: Deaths Surpass 2.5 Million For The First Time: FACE THE FACTS: African-Americans face higher mortality rate from cancer · INDIANS: The unfortunate toppers in child mortality rate - The Insight Magazine · Care before pregnancy, during pregnancy, at birth and during the first year of life = healthier ...