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jueves, 18 de octubre de 2012

A Mother's Gay Pride and Native American Heritage Mean Justice Denied in a ...

A Mother's Gay Pride and Native American Heritage Mean Justice Denied in a ...: Each fall the last few annual Pride festivals are held around the United States. As a lifelong fan of celebrating the luscious lives and liveliness of my friends, I always look forward to October's Atlanta Pride, when my best gays fly in from around ...

Brazil's 323% Credit-Card Rates May Finally End With Credit Scores

Brazil's 323% Credit-Card Rates May Finally End With Credit Scores: While credit can improve the quality of life for Brazilians emerging from poverty, many consumers aren't prepared for the responsibilities and risks of taking on debt, said Larissa Davidovich, who heads the unit for protection of highly indebted ...

Sao Paulo police at war with prison gang

Sao Paulo police at war with prison gang:
... the main criminal faction in this region of Brazil, the First Command of the Capital, or PCC as it is widely known. The PCC is both ruthless and organised, and its commanders are said to sometimes issue orders for executions from within Sao Paulo's ...


BBC News

Abortion Legalized in Uruguay and Buenos Aires by One-Vote Margins

Abortion Legalized in Uruguay and Buenos Aires by One-Vote Margins: In predominantly Catholic Latin America, laws permitting abortion are gaining ground. Both Uruguay and Argentina's capital, Buenos Aires, recently voted to approve bills legalizing some forms of abortion. The bills passed legislatures by one-vote ...

Colombia and Farc negotiators launch Norway peace talks

Colombia and Farc negotiators launch Norway peace talks:
Mr Marquez, Farc's deputy leader, told reporters that much of Colombia's land had been "stolen by state terrorism". Poverty affected 70% of Colombians, and 12 million of them lived in extreme poverty, he said. The Farc originally set out to overthrow ...


BBC News

Chilean president 'not welcome' in visit to Mapuche territory


Chilean president 'not welcome' in visit to Mapuche territory

Ercilla is situated in Chile's Araucanía region, which is home to a strong Mapuche population and some of the country's highest poverty rates. "A good father takes care of all his children, especially those with problems,” the president said during his ...

Catholic Church Fighting to End Death Penalty in Calif. at November Elections


Catholic Church Fighting to End Death Penalty in Calif. at November Elections

The death penalty is a controversial issue in America, which has switched back and forth between legalizing the punishment or sticking to life-long prison sentences. Thirty three states, including California, currently allow for capital punishment ...

Police: James Sunday tricks an elderly friend into selling car, uses money to ...

Police: James Sunday tricks an elderly friend into selling car, uses money to ...:
Sarasota, Florida -- Police arrested a man who tricked an elderly woman into selling her car and then used the money to buy himself one. Sarasota County detectives say James Sunday convinced his 86-year-old friend she needed to sell her 2008 Ford ...


WTSP 10 News

Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan, Study Finds

Medicare Premiums Would Rise for 59% With Ryan Plan, Study Finds: Oct. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Elderly people in Florida would have paid more than $200 extra for traditional Medicare if a system similar to Paul Ryan's proposed overhaul of the program had been in place in 2010, according to researchers at the nonprofit ...

One in seven US seniors live in poverty

One in seven US seniors live in poverty: ... of the population in more than 60 countries, according to the UN. But even in wealthy nations like the United States, many seniors do not get the care they need, where one in seven seniors are living in poverty. Al Jazeera's Gallacher reports from ...




NWRHA uses drama to highlight mental health issues

NWRHA uses drama to highlight mental health issues: Hinkson said research has indicated persons with severe or chronic physical illness often have coexisting mental disorders but “the degree of awareness about mental health and mental illness is minimal and this topic has been plagued by stigma and ...

Writers, scientists more susceptible to mental illness, new study confirms

Writers, scientists more susceptible to mental illness, new study confirms:
A press release on Oct. 16 by researchers at Karolinska Institute not only confirmed previous beliefs that mental illness is found more among creative individuals such as authors, artists and scientists, but the new research also identifies which ...


Examiner.com

Letter: We can learn from Venezuela

Letter: We can learn from Venezuela: Hence efforts by liberals to weaken the Second Amendment. Twenty-eight million Venezuelans are sinking into the intellectual and economic poverty of socialism. It's a tragedy most of us don't want to see replicated here. Unfortunately, some do. Send a ...

Chavez Victory Spurs Exodus as Venezuelans Foresee Economic Woes

Chavez Victory Spurs Exodus as Venezuelans Foresee Economic Woes: The poverty rate fell to 31.6 percent at the end of 2011 from about 50 percent when Chavez took office. Extreme poverty declined to 8.5 percent from about 20 percent over the same period. Venezuela has the lowest level of inequality in Latin America ...

Left still thriving

Left still thriving:
Chavez's third re-election victory shows that people in Venezuela still prefer the left-wing government that has managed to achieve economic success and reduced poverty and inequality by committing vast revenues from oil exports to improving people's ...


Global Times

New Rochelle Seniors Get Tips On Using Bee-Line

New Rochelle Seniors Get Tips On Using Bee-Line: NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. – A new public transit education program will help New Rochelle senior citizens become comfortable with Westchester County's bus system. County officials launched the $20,000 Senior B.E.A.T. (Be Educated About Transit) program ...

Garwood senior housing project receives $1 million grant

Garwood senior housing project receives $1 million grant:
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York awarded a $1 million grant to the Westfield Senior Citizens Housing Corp. to help finance the Village at Garwood project, which will build 71 units of affordable housing for very low-income seniors, the bank ...


Cranford Chronicle - NJ.com

Chile Peso Seen At Outer End Of Equilibrium Range

Chile Peso Seen At Outer End Of Equilibrium Range: SANTIAGO, Chile--The Chilean peso, which has gained around 10% against the dollar so far this year, is reaching the outer end of its equilibrium range and the government is striving to keep the currency competitive for the nation's exporters, the ...




Drug war: Mexican citizens fed up with the bloodshed

Drug war: Mexican citizens fed up with the bloodshed: In this Dec. 22, 2008 file photo, soldiers carry coffins during the funeral of six members of Mexico's Army that were found decapitated in Chilpancingo, Mexico, the most gruesome attack yet against the Mexican army in its battle against drug gangs.

The use of symbolic violence in Mexico's drug war

The use of symbolic violence in Mexico's drug war: Extreme and symbolic violence has become a form communication in the context of weak Mexican state capacity and the presence of powerful organized crime groups. It is important not to exaggerate the use of symbolic violence in the Mexicandrug war ...

Building bridges

Building bridges: Ellerbe hopes those who attended both summits will now join together and start using the Bridges Out of Poverty philosophy in their work among the various agencies in northeastern Louisiana. "We're trying to get the philosophy into the community ...

Is the US-Cuba standoff finally thawing?

Is the US-Cuba standoff finally thawing?: Yet despite these positive signs, the Cuban government continues its long-standing policy of arresting dissidents and journalists and, according to Human Rights Watch, remains the only country in Latin America to repress almost all forms of political ...

Education important tool for LatAm youths to shake off poverty: UN official

Education important tool for LatAm youths to shake off poverty: UN official: LIMA, Oct. 17 — Education can help Latin America's youths overcome poverty, UN Women chief Michelle Bachelet said Wednesday. Only education can provide new generations with the tools they need to narrow the wealth gap in the region, said Bachelet, ...

Bachelet says Peru able to reduce poverty, inequality

Bachelet says Peru able to reduce poverty, inequality: ... achieve the eradication of poverty and inequality," she said. Finally, she said "the big challenge is that education provides young people with tools to enable them to escape from poverty and correct the tremendous inequalities that still exist in ...

'Poverty Rates Are Falling' - Ellen Raps Tokyo University on Africa's ...

'Poverty Rates Are Falling' - Ellen Raps Tokyo University on Africa's ...: She noted insufficient attention to the development of technical skills based on training in the sciences which has rendered Africa less competent as compared with Asia and Latin America. Concerning infrastructure, the Liberian President cited weak and ...