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lunes, 22 de octubre de 2012

Pope Benedict XVI names first Native American saint and 6 others

Pope Benedict XVI names first Native American saint and 6 others:
Sunday marked a special day for Catholics all over the world as Pope Benedict XVI canonized 7 new saints, including 2 Americans – a 17th-century Native American Kateri Tekakwitha and a 19th century Franciscan nun who lived and worked in Hawaii.


Peoria Journal Star (blog)

Brazilian police start street crime 'clean up' ahead of World Cup

Brazilian police start street crime 'clean up' ahead of World Cup:
However, such procedures are somewhat cynically judged to be attempts to 'quick-fix' crime, which is often a result of underlying poverty that goes unaddressed. Instances British authorities simply 'moving on' homeless people on London streets are ...


Here Is The City

Argentine storms to help grain output, hurt quality

Argentine storms to help grain output, hurt quality: BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentine grains output will benefit from this year's early and potent arrival of El Nino-related rains, but low crop quality linked to flooding is likely to undermine the expected increase in soy and corn volume. Consumer ...

Learning a differnt tango in Buenos Aires

Learning a differnt tango in Buenos Aires:
No, Evita Perón, Maradonna and Luis Borges respectively were not all covered in maple syrup and chocolate bits at one of my striped pyjama parties; rather, they all help to define Buenos Aires, as it is where these three greats were born or spent an ...


TNT Magazine

Buenos Aires unveil September plans for 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid


Buenos Aires unveil September plans for 2018 Youth Olympic Games bid

October 19 - Buenos Aires has today unveiled their plans for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, with the event in the Argentinian capital scheduled to take place from September 11-23. The Bid Book, which was handed in to the International Olympic Committee ...

Poverty, rural living linked to increased COPD mortality in the US

Poverty, rural living linked to increased COPD mortality in the US: New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) underscores the widespread disparities associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) mortality by state, poverty level, and urban vs rural location. The study ...

Find methods to beat poverty's connection to poor education


Find methods to beat poverty's connection to poor education

These are just some of the hurdles children living in poverty have to clear. In the Lafayette community, there are efforts to help these kids overcome the obstacles to their education. Among them are the LA4 and Head Start programs that target ...

Almost third of children in Botcherby and Upperby living in poverty


Almost third of children in Botcherby and Upperby living in poverty

In the two areas, 32 per cent of children are now classed as living in poverty. In Castle ward that figure is 26, Currock 23, Belle Vue 22 and Denton Holme 19. The gulf is further illustrated when compared to other wards, with child poverty levels in ...

Childhood poverty, stress as adult can affect immune responses

Childhood poverty, stress as adult can affect immune responses:
Toronto: Childhood poverty, stress as an adult, besides age, sex and ethnicity affect our genes, which have a bearing on our immune responses, says a Canadian study. The study from the University of British Columbia and Centre for Molecular Medicine ...


Firstpost

Makes kids crazy: Violence, poverty on Mexican-US border affects child mental ...

Makes kids crazy: Violence, poverty on Mexican-US border affects child mental ...: Collective violence attributed to organized crime and poverty are adversely affecting the mental health of children living near the Texas-Mexico border, according to a poster presented Oct. 19 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National ...




27% of children in EU exposed to poverty and social exclusion

27% of children in EU exposed to poverty and social exclusion:
Children are more exposed to the risk of poverty and social exclusion than the overall population of the EU. Today 115.7 million (23.4%) people in the EU are exposed to the risk of poverty and social exclusion and 25.4 million (27%) of these are children.


Financial Mirror

Colombian government, FARC launch peace talks

Colombian government, FARC launch peace talks:
He cited social changes in Colombia, less poverty, and the fact that Bogota has this time ruled out a ceasefire with rebels until a final peace agreement is in place. "There will be no halting of military operations," de la Calle reiterated, urging ...


StarAfrica.com

When the stakes are life or death


When the stakes are life or death

The ruling has prompted outrage amongst critics of the death penalty including an editorial condemning the decision in yesterday's New York Times. His lawyers are now appealing to the US Supreme Court and his new execution date is scheduled for ...

Russia condemns United States for human rights record

Russia condemns United States for human rights record: MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Monday of double standards on human rights, criticizing its failure to close Guantanamo Bay prison and its use of the death penalty while the U.S. Congress considers a law which could punish ...




Catholics want more focus on poverty than abortion: survey

Catholics want more focus on poverty than abortion: survey: The 2012 American Values Survey finding on Catholics goes against the focus of many U.S. Catholic bishops, who have stressed the church's ban on abortion and artificial contraception in their public policy statements. The poll found that ... "The ...

San Diego Media Baron Promotes Conservative Causes


San Diego Media Baron Promotes Conservative Causes

SAN DIEGO - The new media barons of America's eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative causes - and they are making their points in a brash, bare ...

Guatemalan Private Sector Launches Initiative to Create 1.2 Million Jobs

Guatemalan Private Sector Launches Initiative to Create 1.2 Million Jobs: For countries like Guatemala, both unemployment and underemployment are hitting all time highs. This is exacerbating the vicious cycle of poverty, which impacts young people the most, condemning an entire nation to failure. Guatemala is only generating ...

Changing Places: Federico Fernandez de Santos, Jorge Espinoza, Baltazar ...

Changing Places: Federico Fernandez de Santos, Jorge Espinoza, Baltazar ...: Baltazar has participated in national and international festivals such as the International Festival of Mar del Plata, Docúpolis (Barcelona), BAFICI and International Human Rights Festival. After announcing the vacancies in social networks, DM9Rio ...

Peace talk delegations for Colombia's government and FARC rebels begin work ...


Peace talk delegations for Colombia's government and FARC rebels begin work ...

Colombia remains Latin America's most problematic nation in human rights violations, internal displacement and drug trafficking. Cocaine has been the chief source of financing not just for the FARC but also for its far-right militias known as ...

Uruguay becomes third nation in Latin America to decriminalize abortion

Uruguay becomes third nation in Latin America to decriminalize abortion: “This law is a big step forward for women's rights in Uruguay. In a region where access to reproductive health services is highly restricted, the country's senate has taken a progressive stance to protect women's basic human rights. Now reproductive ...




Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos

Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos: Unemployment Rates Highest Amongst Black And Latinos. Unemployment: Latinos up from 10% to 10.2%. Blacks stagnant at 14.1%. While many of them won't ...

Latino Beer Sales Hint At Economic Recovery Among Hispanics

Latino Beer Sales Hint At Economic Recovery Among Hispanics: Unemployment for Latinos remains stubbornly high, but Hispanics are expressing confidence in the economy by dropping more money -- on beer. Beer sales tanked after the 2008 economic crisis. The industry is still in a rut, growing just 2 percent last ...

Dream Defenders Address School-to-Prison Pipeline During Last Presidential ...


Dream Defenders Address School-to-Prison Pipeline During Last Presidential ...

Stamp sees a lot of parallels between the Occupy movement and her current work fighting to reform the schools-to-prisons pipeline. Wells Fargo, one of the top five largest banks in America and a longtime target of Occupy (Wells Fargo was one of the ...

Bullies have mental health problems

Bullies have mental health problems: In the study, "Association Between Mental Health Disorders and Bullying in the United States Among Children Aged 6 to 17 Years," researchers reviewed data provided by parents and guardians on mental health and bullying in the 2007 National Survey of ...

Children with mental health disorders more often identified as bullies

Children with mental health disorders more often identified as bullies:
NEW ORLEANS – Children diagnosed with mental health disorders were three times more likely to be identified as bullies, according to new research presented Oct. 22 at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition in New ...


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