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viernes, 19 de octubre de 2012

Brazil electricity distributors fear power outages as last soap opera episode ...


Brazil electricity distributors fear power outages as last soap opera episode ...

"Its story of revenge, love affairs and of people who rose from poverty is what keeps me glued to the TV set every night." For Renato Meirelles, CEO of Data Popular, a marketing firm specializing in the middle and lower classes, "Avenida Brasil" tapped ...

The Aspect of "Ex-gay Therapy" That No One Is Talking About... and Should Be

The Aspect of "Ex-gay Therapy" That No One Is Talking About... and Should Be: What "reparative" "ex gay" therapy is and does, is bad. Mathew Shurka's recent video describes it well and from the heart. We have been, and are, discussing of what this practice consists with California 's landmark new law and the discussion has ...

22 Straight Professional Male Athlete Allies Who Support Gay Marriage And ...

22 Straight Professional Male Athlete Allies Who Support Gay Marriage And ...: ... the last day of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network's Ally Week, a week for "students to identify, support and celebrate Allies against anti-LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) language, bullying and harassment in America's ...

Comic books embrace gay characters as readers hope it's just the beginning

Comic books embrace gay characters as readers hope it's just the beginning:
Marvel, inspired by the legalization of gay marriage in New York, followed shortly after with the marriage of Northstar to his partner, Kyle. Northstar was the first male hero to come out in the Marvel universe and began his relationship with Kyle in 2009.


The Guardian

More than 300000 struck from Puerto Rico electoral rolls

More than 300000 struck from Puerto Rico electoral rolls: The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to order Puerto Rico to restore to the electoral rolls some 330,000 people who were disqualified because they didn't cast ballots in 2008. A three-judge panel in Boston voted 2-1 to uphold a district court ...

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz enters ring tonight

Gay boxer Orlando Cruz enters ring tonight: “After the fight, I plan to go back to Puerto Rico and relax for a couple of weeks with my family,” Cruz told his publicist. “My grandmom is very sick and I want to spend some time with her also. And my mom is my best friend and biggest supporter. Then ...

Haiti Medical Volunteers: Starting a Dialogue

Haiti Medical Volunteers: Starting a Dialogue:
I decided to look into the work of medical volunteers in crisis zones after a Tiny Spark listener contacted me. She is a surgeon who had worked in Haiti after the earthquake, and she was disturbed by what she'd seen there and sent me some photos.


PRI's The World

Haiti - Economy : Over 1000 interventions against smuggling and corruption


Haiti - Economy : Over 1000 interventions against smuggling and corruption

16 cases involving 4 ministries and 12 agencies independent of the State, including : the State Electricity of Haiti, the City of Saint-Marc, the City of Les Cayes, CONATEL, the city of Port-au-Prince, SONAPI, ODVA and 4 hospitals of the Republic ...

Haiti - Social : Minimum wage, employers would pay less than expected...

Haiti - Social : Minimum wage, employers would pay less than expected...:
Thursday, Evel Fanfan, Executive Director of the AUMODH (Actions of Units Motivated for a Haiti of Law) argues that the law on minimum wage increase, effective October 1, has not been met, noting that Article 2.2 was very clear : the piece-rate workers ...


Haitilibre.com

Tougher parole, more prisoners

Tougher parole, more prisoners:
Tougher sentences were also being handed out, and this was coupled with the number of remand prisoners climbing, as courts were under pressure from justice groups. "We are going down the same track as America, and the danger is America is an ...


Otago Daily Times

"Perversion Files" Show Locals Helped Cover Up

"Perversion Files" Show Locals Helped Cover Up: Highman is currently incarcerated in Fort Dix, a federal prison in New Jersey, for child pornography, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons. The files from the Boy Scouts of America indicate that Highman resigned from his position as a Junior ...




Government wants to jail whistleblower for revealing CIA's 'Prime Torturer'

Government wants to jail whistleblower for revealing CIA's 'Prime Torturer':
Defense attorneys for Kiriakou had hoped that the government would be tasked with having to show the former agent had intent to harm America when he went public to the press. Instead, now prosecutors will only need to prove that the former government ...


RT

Doctor claims former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered stroke

Doctor claims former Cuban leader Fidel Castro suffered stroke: A Venezuelan doctor says former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has suffered a stroke, leaving him in a "very close to a nuerovegetative state," the Miami Herald reported Friday. “He suffered an embolic stroke and recognizes absolutely no one,” the physician ...

Cuba's Fidel Castro in near vegetative state after stroke, doctor claims

Cuba's Fidel Castro in near vegetative state after stroke, doctor claims:
Cuban strongman Fidel Castro may be fading, and rumors that he's on death's door are gaining strength. A Florida doctor claimed Friday that Castro had suffered a massive stroke that left him unable to speak, recognize anyone or fend for himself. “He ...


New York Daily News

Cuba: On boulevards and back streets, its real life is revealed

Cuba: On boulevards and back streets, its real life is revealed: Murals and signs for the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution can be seen throughout Havana. The CDR, a series of neighborhood groups across Cuba, works to enforce the mission and mandates of the Cuban government taken over by Fidel Castro ...

Experts say sex addiction should be classified as a mental health disorder

Experts say sex addiction should be classified as a mental health disorder: "Hypersexual disorder" is not yet classified as a mental health condition in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, but the group hopes, based on their findings, it will be included in the next revision of the manual. Results of the ...

In rural Nicaragua, silos are insurance against crop loss

In rural Nicaragua, silos are insurance against crop loss: Nicaragua has made significant strides in addressing poverty and hunger, yet is still the second poorest country in the hemisphere. Nearly half of its population lives in poverty and, as of a 2007 World Food Program report, 19% of Nicaraguans are ...




Death rate falls but more people dying


Death rate falls but more people dying

That statistic, however, was offset by the fact that there are now so many Americans, 314 million at last count. Other study highlights are that the life expectancy for a child born in 2011 was 78 years and 8 months, the infant mortality rate dropped ...

Santos's End Game and the Prospects of a Durable Peace in Colombia

Santos's End Game and the Prospects of a Durable Peace in Colombia:
In Havana, Cuba between February and August of this year, the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) secretly conducted the first phase in which they laid down an agenda of five points, which both agreed to be ...


NACLA (blog)

Peru's biodiversity, a tool to reduce poverty

Peru's biodiversity, a tool to reduce poverty: 11:11 Peru's biodiversity, a tool to reduce poverty. Lima, Oct. 19 (ANDINA). Peru's Minister of Environment Manuel Pulgar Vidal said that biodiversity contributes to alleviating poverty, promotes inclusion and strengthen national identity.

Uruguay's Senate approves abortion bill: Will there be a ripple effect?

Uruguay's Senate approves abortion bill: Will there be a ripple effect?: Uruguay paved the way for one of the most far-reaching abortion rights laws in Latin America this week when its Senate voted to legalize the procedure during the first trimester of pregnancy. The controversial decision ... “Uruguay legalizing abortion ...

Police are searching for a man who sexually battered an elderly woman at a ...

Police are searching for a man who sexually battered an elderly woman at a ...:
Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a 70-year-old woman at a local church. Police say around 11:45 Friday morning, the woman was at the Living Word Fellowship getting a key to a rental home nearby. As she was ...


WTSP 10 News

5 things you didn't know about Latino voters in Colorado

5 things you didn't know about Latino voters in Colorado:
A survey asking Latino voters in Colorado to rank the most important issues facing the Hispanics and Latino community found the top two responses to be first to fix the economy, create jobs, unemployment and the second is immigration and the DREAM Act.


NBC Latino

Why Obama Should Be Worried About The Latest Unemployment Numbers

Why Obama Should Be Worried About The Latest Unemployment Numbers:
In the three battleground states with the highest shares of Latino voters, the unemployment rate is higher than the national average in September. Nevada has a whopping 11.8 percent unemployment rate, Florida's is 8.7 percent, and Colorado's is 8.0 ...


ABC News

Buenos Aires Reveals Plans For 2018 Youth Games

Buenos Aires Reveals Plans For 2018 Youth Games: Following the submission of its Candidature File to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid committee unveiled Friday its plans to host "a truly culturally dynamic and educationally inspiring Youth ...