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jueves, 11 de octubre de 2012

Notes on the social crisis in America

Notes on the social crisis in America: A report by Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union found juvenile prisoners suffer severe psychological and developmental damage from being held in solitary confinement. More than 95,000 US prisoners are under the age of 18.

Gay marriage vote a factor in fall elections

Gay marriage vote a factor in fall elections: When the New York State Senate voted on same sex marriage last year, four Republicans and three Democrats switched their positions to approve the measure, after voting no the first time gay marriage came up for a vote in 2009. The Republican Senators ...

The challenges of being gay in the South


The challenges of being gay in the South

asked Jeff Krehely, vice president for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender research and communications at the Center for American Progress (CAP). "All Children Matter," a report produced last year from CAP, the Movement Advancement Project and the ...

Santorum: Gay marriage will destroy church, family

Santorum: Gay marriage will destroy church, family: He talked of a movement of “normalization, acceptance, tolerance” of the gay/lesbian lifestyle that has grown up since the mid to late 1990′s, aided by “elites” and the “popular culture.” “This will be the norm in America,” he said. “This is what you ...

The Eerie Logic of the Zetas Cartel's Most Infamous Actions

The Eerie Logic of the Zetas Cartel's Most Infamous Actions:
Edgar Huerta, a Zetas member who was involved in the incident and was captured by Mexican police, told officials that the Zetas had carried out these executions because they feared that the rival Gulf Cartel was sending reinforcements to Reynosa and ...


ABC News

Across Latin America, quest for gold brings riches, conflict

Across Latin America, quest for gold brings riches, conflict:
MEXICO CITY -- Steadily high prices for gold are having a dramatic impact on parts of Latin America, bringing a flood of foreign investment and stirring a gold bug among wildcat miners in the jungles. Some of Latin America's poorest nations – Bolivia ...


Kansas City Star

Conagua Head Denies Human Rights Complaints During Mexico's International ...


Conagua Head Denies Human Rights Complaints During Mexico's International ...

Our top water articles every day—from all the regions we cover – Middle East; Africa; Southern, Eastern and Central Asia; Eastern Europe; Former Soviet Union States; Latin America and the Caribbean. This daily email briefing presents current news of ...

Poverty, hunger are growing across the U.S. not seen since Depression

Poverty, hunger are growing across the U.S. not seen since Depression: Get this, California, Nevada, Washington, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and North Carolina report that over 15 percent of the population is experiencing food insecurity.

Panetta urges Latin American nations to use police, not military forces for ...


Panetta urges Latin American nations to use police, not military forces for ...

The U.S., he said can help countries ensure that they improve their abilities while still respecting human rights, laws and civilian authorities. “We can and we will provide a helping hand, but ultimately civilian authorities must be able to shoulder ...

Haiti is a popular stop destination for poker cruises

Haiti is a popular stop destination for poker cruises: MIAMI, USA (defend.ht) - Haiti is a popular destination for poker cruises to stop at. One such event is the World Poker Tour Cruise, taking place over one week and packing as much poker into the trip as possible.




The Traumatic Birth of the Modern (and Vicious) Political Campaign

The Traumatic Birth of the Modern (and Vicious) Political Campaign:
Thousands of Dust Bowl farmers and unemployed men from the Great Plains headed West during the Great Depression, creating a broad base for Upton Sinclair's populist End Poverty in California (EPIC) plan in 1934. Photo: Dorothea Lange, Farm Security ...


Smithsonian (blog)

Cuba Frees Dissident Whose Detention Spurred Hunger Strike


Cuba Frees Dissident Whose Detention Spurred Hunger Strike

Cuban activist Jorge Vazquez Chaviano, whose detainment led to a hunger strike last month, has been set free, a leading dissident told Efe on Thursday. "They let him go yesterday afternoon," confirmed Martha Beatriz Roque, whom Vazquez contacted when ...

Mental health care gets boost

Mental health care gets boost: It's a sobering statistic: about one in five Niagara residents will at some point in their lives suffer from a mental illness. Conditions can range from severe cases of schizophrenia, which can bring frightening hallucinations and delusions and full ...

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data

Chilean president accused of cooking poverty data: Presenting charts and graphics, he said that extreme poverty had dropped from 3.7 percent in 2009 to 2.8 percent in 2011 and that overall poverty had fallen from a stubborn 15.1 percent to 14.4 percent of Chile's 16.5 million people. "It's very good ...




Guatemala: Violent response to indigenous mobilization in Guatemala

Guatemala: Violent response to indigenous mobilization in Guatemala: Totonicapán, with a population of almost 500,000, is one of the departments of Guatemala with the highest indigenous population with Maya origin: the K'iche' people make up 97%[1]. In this region of the country, high levels of poverty prevail. Five of ...

Murray for gay marriage: “A national model of inclusiveness”

Murray for gay marriage: “A national model of inclusiveness”:
At an earlier Family Policy Institute of Washington rally in Spokane, Santorum warned that gay marriage “will destroy and undermine the church in America.” Catholic Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima, in a pastoral letter, argued last weekend: “We see that ...


Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)

Anti-Obama Campaign Targets Gay Marriage Endorsement

Anti-Obama Campaign Targets Gay Marriage Endorsement:
A group of African-American religious leaders are calling on black voters to turn their backs on President Barack Obama over his endorsement of gay marriage. Obama announced his support in May. The group God Said has pledge $1 million on an ad ...


On Top Magazine

For many Venezuelans, time to leave may be close

For many Venezuelans, time to leave may be close: She went from cautious optimism to describing herself as a "bundle of nerves" and finally to the sad realization that the hopes of almost half of Venezuela's population would not materialize. Chávez won the election by almost 10 points. Capriles conceded.

The Multilateralist: Should the UN campaign against the death penalty?

The Multilateralist: Should the UN campaign against the death penalty?: But in the course of her remarks to the American Bar Association, she included a jab at the United States for its continued use of the death penalty (she noted that her own South Africa has already banned the penalty). The comment was not the ...




Gini back in the bottle

Gini back in the bottle:
Although Latin America saw only half the average GDP growth of emerging Asia over the past ten years, its poverty rate fell by 30%. Around a third of the decline is due to improvements in income distribution. How did a continent that had been ...


The Economist

US targets violent, central American street gang

US targets violent, central American street gang: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has labeled a violent Central American street gang as an international criminal organization subject to U.S. government sanctions, the first time this designation has been given to such a group, The ...

Cuba on pace for record tourism in 2012, officials say


Cuba on pace for record tourism in 2012, officials say

Most Americans still can't visit, but Cuba is on pace for record tourism in 2012, island officials say. Through late August, the Caribbean island hosted 2 million visitors, up 5 percent from the same period last year, Cuban government officials said ...

Mental health programs in developing countries get boost from Canada


Mental health programs in developing countries get boost from Canada

“There, behind the locked door, was the 'other one,' which was the fifth child with the mental health disorder,” Singer recalled. “That is, to me, emblematic of some of the worst cases of stigmatization — but that story also explains why (global ...

Argentina Government Openly Promotes Poverty - prudent investor ...

Argentina Government Openly Promotes Poverty - prudent investor ...: The Argentine government does not only want to confiscate their savings through inflationism, their government openly promotes poverty for the Argentina's ...

Child marriage continues cycle of abuse, poverty for girls in over 50 countries


Child marriage continues cycle of abuse, poverty for girls in over 50 countries

Married at the age of 8. That fact alone is hard to fathom. It's even more difficult to stomach when you think of the resulting forced sex, physical abuse and early pregnancies that often result. But for girls in more than 50 countries around the world ...