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domingo, 21 de octubre de 2012

Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US

Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US: Calif. Central Valley cities among poorest in US. Three metropolitan areas in California's Central Valley, the region with the highest farm revenues in the country, rank among the poorest in the state and nation, Census figures released Thursday show.

The strange, strange story of the gay fascists

The strange, strange story of the gay fascists: Says Hari, "The twisted truth is that gay men have been at the heart of every major fascist movement that ever was — including the gay-gassing, homo-cidal Third Reich." Read that quote again if you dare. So, Ms. Costello and other Big Gay bullies, put ...




Latin American Air-Safety Record Comes Into Focus

Latin American Air-Safety Record Comes Into Focus: SANTIAGO, Chile—Latin America's official air-safety score card, expected to be approved at a meeting here this week, shows more commercial-aircraft accidents in 2011 than in any other developing part of the world though the region's record has ...

'Lily of the Mohawks' to be canonized first Native American saint

'Lily of the Mohawks' to be canonized first Native American saint: For some Native Americans, Tekakwitha's canonization carries a significance that goes beyond her Catholic faith. Tekakwitha is known as the patroness of ecology and nature, and her sainthood can also be viewed as a celebration of Native American ...

Independent S. Court stands up for democracy

Independent S. Court stands up for democracy: As Supreme Court President Ricardo Lorenzetti memorably remarked a year ago during a ceremony at the Buenos Aires Law School, “Human rights have been enshrined in Argentina and there will be no going back.” Yet democracy is still a fragile plant.




Bolivia Global Bond to Test Risk Appetite of Yield-Hungry Investors

Bolivia Global Bond to Test Risk Appetite of Yield-Hungry Investors: ... assigned a BB- rating on Bolivia's proposed 10-year bond. Tapping global credit markets is part of a broader push by the administration of President Evo Morales to attract foreign investment to the resource rich, but poverty stricken South American ...

Poverty gives way to inequality and the Great Frustration


Poverty gives way to inequality and the Great Frustration

And it isn't inevitable: Both Brazil and South Korea have seen lengthy periods where their citizens became both wealthier and more equal. The U.S. once did that, too, a century ago. Now that the fulcrum has swung from poverty back to equality, maybe it ...

Father and son who ran Britain's biggest cock fighting ring with nearly 500 ...


Father and son who ran Britain's biggest cock fighting ring with nearly 500 ...

'Yet here we are in 2012 to see two men all but sent to prison for their involvement in a pastime most people thought had been left behind in the dark ages. 'Cockfighting is ... fighting in the UK and abroad. Disgrace: This file picture shows a cock ...

Atwater: Another California city on the verge of bankruptcy

Atwater: Another California city on the verge of bankruptcy: Like California as a whole, Atwater is suffering the consequences of the protracted crisis of the world capitalist system. Official metrics place more than one-fourth of the population below the poverty line. The precipitous drop in real estate values ...




Government programs replace charitable efforts

Government programs replace charitable efforts: A California activist says the war on poverty has shifted medical care from charitable action to government-run programs tied with regulations. As a physician and political candidate, Marilyn Singleton says she is on a mission to address failed social ...

Social Security is main income for many older Californians

Social Security is main income for many older Californians: The average Social Security payment for California's 3.7 million senior recipients is $13,800 annually, or $1,150 a month, barely above the federal poverty line. Despite that, AARP data show that 9 percent of elderly Californians fall below poverty ...

When poverty is at the head of the class, learning suffers

When poverty is at the head of the class, learning suffers: While poverty doesn't guarantee poor test scores, ample evidence suggests children from low-income families don't perform as well on tests as their middle- to high-income counterparts. Intelligence has nothing to do with the performance of those ...




Guest Column: Stress of poverty is toxic to our children

Guest Column: Stress of poverty is toxic to our children: That's because children living in poverty are at risk for a host of poor child and adolescent outcomes, especially if that poverty occurs early in childhood, and this early stress can have a significant impact on adult outcomes, too. The research at ...

The Ghosts of Colombia

The Ghosts of Colombia: Under Gini coefficient reckonings, Colombia is the third most unequal country in the world. Some 54 percent of Colombians live in poverty with higher rates in rural areas. Half of all Colombians lack “basic necessities,” including 60 percent of ...

Colombian govt, rebels begin peace talks

Colombian govt, rebels begin peace talks: 'We hope that there will be good results for the Colombian people. This is a moment of hope,' he said, noting there were 'substantial differences to (peace) processes in the past.' He cited social changes in Colombia, less poverty, and the fact that ...




In Cuban missile showdown, 2 brothers' own crisis


In Cuban missile showdown, 2 brothers' own crisis

 MIAMI (AP) — Julio Castro sat at his uncle's Miami home as President John F. Kennedy came on the television the night of Oct. 22, 1962, to tell the nation the Soviet Union was building launch ...

Discussing Cuba's election

Discussing Cuba's election: This weekend more than eight million Cubans will vote in municipal elections. Turnout is likely to be close to 100 per cent. But there's little in the way of campaigning. Angela Castillo has been a delegate since 2007. She explains what the election ...




Cuba to hold municipal elections

Cuba to hold municipal elections: HAVANA, Oct. 20 (Xinhua) -- More than 8 million Cubans will go to the polls on Sunday to elect the delegates of municipal assemblies. "The national electoral system is ready," said Alina Balseiro, president of the Cuban National Electoral Commission (NEC).

Focus on Seniors: Those who accept aging progress best


Focus on Seniors: Those who accept aging progress best

A year ago, I received an email from a reader in Virginia who was sent a “Focus on Seniors” column. It was about the elderly. The reader had talked to a friend who recently visited her doctor and had been called elderly, to which the friend took umbrage.

3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT

3.4% of Americans identify as LGBT: I live in Canada which is a much more tolerant society and am baffled as to WHY Americans must label everyone and everything. People are people, so who CARES if they're gay, lesbian, or whatever. They pay their taxes and support the economy just like ...




Homosexuality up Among Ethnic Kids, Says Poll

Homosexuality up Among Ethnic Kids, Says Poll: New York Times columnist Charles M. Blow wonders how the results came to say that young black, Hispanic and Asian men were more likely to identify as being as part of the LGBT community than whites. The poll found that nonwhites are more likely than ...

City, State Lawmakers Meet With Gay Rights Activists To Work On LGBT Equality ...


City, State Lawmakers Meet With Gay Rights Activists To Work On LGBT Equality ...

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – New York lawmakers have met with gay rights activists to discuss efforts to push for federal Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender legislation. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Rep. Jerrold Nadler and city council speaker Christine ...

Court rules gays and lesbians deserve special protection

Court rules gays and lesbians deserve special protection:
WASHINGTON — Gay rights advocates won another victory Thursday in their fight for equal treatment under law, when the U.S appeals court in New York struck down a key part of the Defense of Marriage Act and held for the first time that gays and ...


Los Angeles Times

Haiti - Diaspora : «We need Haitian solutions to Haitian problems» (dixit ...


Haiti - Diaspora : «We need Haitian solutions to Haitian problems» (dixit ...

Hundreds of members of the Haitian diaspora from the United States, Latin America and Europe gathered in Washington, DC, at headquarters of the Organization of American States (OAS), from 18 to 20 October 2012 for the "2012 Global Haitian Diaspora ...

Seton Catholic students sending school uniforms to Haiti


Seton Catholic students sending school uniforms to Haiti

BINGHAMTON — It's hard for 11-year-old Danielle Wilheln to imagine never going to school just because her parents can't afford the proper clothes. School uniforms are mandatory in Haiti, but many families can't afford them, Seton Catholic Central ...