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martes, 16 de octubre de 2012

Brazil's Largest Corruption Trial Yields Its Most Important Guilty Verdict

Brazil's Largest Corruption Trial Yields Its Most Important Guilty Verdict:
After Lula was first elected in 2002, he and his longtime confidante Dirceu—a former leftist guerrilla once exiled by Brazil's 1964-89 military dictatorship—introduced policies that helped to modernize Brazil and lift more than 35 million people out ...


TIME

Brazil builds for Olympics, World Cup despite criticism

Brazil builds for Olympics, World Cup despite criticism: Brazil has lifted millions out of poverty in the past decade. But inequality remains deeply entrenched, and nowhere is that more clear than in Rio de Janeiro, where opulent seaside communities sit in the shadow of precarious mountainside favelas that ...

Psychological interventions could reduce mental health problems after ...


Psychological interventions could reduce mental health problems after ...

The research, published in Critical Care Journal, found that more than 50 per cent of patients in the study discharged from intensive care went on to suffer adverse psychological problems. It went on to investigate what causes poor mental health in ...

Romney fails to address child poverty

Romney fails to address child poverty:
Dr. Irwin Redlener, Children's Health Fund, discusses response by President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney to letter sent by six child advocacy groups asking about plans to deal with child poverty, the importance of the issue in the swing states and need ...


NBCNews.com

Poverty a growth industry

Poverty a growth industry:
This claim comes despite growing evidence they are not: according to the Child Poverty Action Group, 270,000 Kiwi kids live in poverty, David Shearer has pointed out that 80,000 kids often go without breakfast and one media outlet found 40,000 kids are ...


The Southland Times

UNICEF: Over 439000 Children in Poverty in Greece

UNICEF: Over 439000 Children in Poverty in Greece: More than 439,000 underage children are living below poverty level in Greece due to the ongoing crisis, according to a UNICEF report released on Oct. 16 on the occasion of the World Feed Day 2012 and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.




Traditional Families Key to Reducing Child Poverty

Traditional Families Key to Reducing Child Poverty: A new study by the Heritage Foundation reveals that U.S. children in married-parent families are more than 80 percent less likely to live in poverty than kids in single-parent homes. The Heritage study finds that nearly three out of four poor families ...

Experts: Iowa risks losing an economic edge


Experts: Iowa risks losing an economic edge

Children who grow up in poverty are less likely to finish high school and go to college, more likely to end up in lower-wage jobs and more likely to rely on public assistance programs, said Peter Fisher, research director at Iowa Policy Project, a ...

Colombia's education unequal because of discrimination: UN

Colombia's education unequal because of discrimination: UN: From then on into high school the gap worsens in that the vast majority of affluent households have access to education while only half of the students from families in poverty attend. "Colombia has been one of the fastest growing countries in Latin ...

Haitians protest against President Martelly

Haitians protest against President Martelly:
They also said he had failed to deliver on his promises to alleviate poverty. Mr Martelly took office ... Haiti - which shares the Caribbean island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic - is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ...


BBC News

How Much Opportunity Lies in Geriatric Programs?

How Much Opportunity Lies in Geriatric Programs?: There has been a considerable amount of dialogue recently over the cost savings associated with specialized hospital units for elderly patients, such as geriatric service lines and emergency departments. A June study from University of California, San ...

Cross-dressing fake nurse stealing from elderly in Florida

Cross-dressing fake nurse stealing from elderly in Florida:
WKMG Local 6 is reporting authorities in the Orlando area have identified a man suspected of dressing as a female nurse and stealing from elderly residents at Central Florida assisted living facilities. According to Winter Park police, Meko Jerran ...


al.com (blog)

Traditional Families Key to Reducing Child Poverty

Traditional Families Key to Reducing Child Poverty: The study notes that in Florida, as just one example, white families headed by single parents are five times more likely to live in poverty than those headed by married couples. And in Illinois, the poverty rate for a single mother with only a high ...




California city bans smoking in multi-family homes

California city bans smoking in multi-family homes:
A San Francisco suburb on Monday banned smoking in duplexes, condominiums and other multi-family homes, with city leaders saying they hoped to lead a wave of such regulations across California and ultimately the country. The City Council in San Rafael ...


GayToday

California: Man accused of anti-gay hammer attack appears in court

California: Man accused of anti-gay hammer attack appears in court:
A man in California has appeared in court over an alleged homophobic attack on a gay couple as they walked their dog. 26-year-old Neoklis Koumides is facing two charges of felony assault after attacking the couple with a hammer on the evening of ...


PinkNews.co.uk

Ex-Gay Therapists Depend On Vulnerable Youth For Half Their Clientele


Ex-Gay Therapists Depend On Vulnerable Youth For Half Their Clientele

This is why California's new ban on ex-gay therapy for minors, as well as those proposed in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, are essential for protecting young people. Nicolosi encourages young people to believe they can change and that they should want to ...

California: Vice mayor says he was verbally assaulted for being Asian-American ...

California: Vice mayor says he was verbally assaulted for being Asian-American ...:
Campbell's openly gay, Asian-American vice mayor said on Monday he was verbally assaulted by a woman this weekend on his way to a community festival for his race and for his sexual orientation. Evan Low told NBC Bay Area that a woman came up to him ...


San Diego Gay & Lesbian News

Lawyer: Bahrain court postpones activist's appeal

Lawyer: Bahrain court postpones activist's appeal: By The Associated Press More than 1 million people of Cuban descent live in the United States and thousands more make their homes in Europe or Latin America. The elimination of exit visas announced...Full Story. By The Associated Press More than 1 ...

Emergence of a new movement

Emergence of a new movement: With few tax incentives and a tradition in many countries of social services being delivered by government and the church, the philanthropic sector in much of Latin America is a poor relation to its counterparts elsewhere. However, when it comes to ...




Poll: Obama's lead over Romney with Florida's Hispanic voters tightens

Poll: Obama's lead over Romney with Florida's Hispanic voters tightens: That's not just a reflection of Cuban sentiment; it's an indication of Florida's unemployment rate, which is higher than the nation's. And Hispanic unemployment is higher still. The number of Hispanic children living in poverty now exceeds the number ...

Latinos May Choose the Next US President

Latinos May Choose the Next US President:
... poll shows that Latinos' political priorities differ by generation. As shown in the chart below, foreign born Latinos care most about economic growth, second generation citizens focus on unemployment, and third generation members prioritize healthcare.


Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Poverty Point polishing World Heritage application

Poverty Point polishing World Heritage application: For comparison, Native Americans were living as hunters and gatherers at Poverty Point more than 500 years before the Trojan War, 300 years before King Tut became pharaoh of Egypt and about the same time that, driven by famine, some Hebrews followed ...

New website tracks kids' well-being


New website tracks kids' well-being

According to the Louisiana Kids' Dashboard data, about 27.4 percent of children in Louisiana are living in poverty. The state is hoping to reduce that number to 21.6 percent. The Department of Health and Hospitals Kids' Dashboard indicators measure low ...

Daughter of Mexican drug lord held in San Diego

Daughter of Mexican drug lord held in San Diego: A former American Airlines baggage handler has been given life in prison for his role in a drug-smuggling ring operating through John F. Kennedy International Airport. The testimony at a federal drug trafficking trial was chilling: Jurors heard how ...

Colorado woman who grew up on South Dakota reservation starts Native ...


Colorado woman who grew up on South Dakota reservation starts Native ...

n the premiere issue, Holmes interviewed two women who started a campaign called Save Wiyabe Project to highlight violence against Native American women. The U.S. Department of Justice estimates one out of every three Native women will be raped ...