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domingo, 4 de noviembre de 2012

Venezuela opposition seeks morale boost

Venezuela opposition seeks morale boost: The Venezuelan government and its supporters may still feel euphoric. But Hugo Chávez's triumph in October's presidential election has left the opposition and swaths of the country in gloom, wondering if there will ever be an end to “21st century ...

Hurricane Sandy damages LGBT homeless youth center

Hurricane Sandy damages LGBT homeless youth center:
GayStarNews reported on Sunday that Hurricane Sandy has caused major water damage to a New York City drop-in center for homeless LGBT youth. The Ali Forney Center is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, ...


Examiner.com

Ex-Gov. Pataki slams rabbi-rousing over same sex marriage

Ex-Gov. Pataki slams rabbi-rousing over same sex marriage:
ALBANY — Former Gov. George Pataki ripped an upstate rabbi for making “offensive and disgraceful” comments that described Hurricane Sandy as divine payback for New York legalizing gay marriage. Pataki called on fellow Republican Neil DiCarlo — who ...


New York Daily News

In Chile, a cemetery that unites the living and the dead | PRI.ORG

In Chile, a cemetery that unites the living and the dead | PRI.ORG: image. A leafy row of tombs stands in one of the more well-to-do sections of Santiago de Chile's General Cemetery. (Photo by Olivia Crellin.) The general cemetery in Santiago, Chile, is a place where families come together. In life, and in death ...

After Decades of Battle, Gay Rights Set to Have a Landmark Year

After Decades of Battle, Gay Rights Set to Have a Landmark Year:
By many accounts, the outlook was grim for the legal status of gay rights in America. To many people's surprise, the Court bucked expectations and, in a landmark decision, handed down a 6-3 ruling that effectively reversed decades of precedent and ...


PolicyMic

Haiti PM appeals for emergency humanitarian aid after destruction from Sandy


Haiti PM appeals for emergency humanitarian aid after destruction from Sandy

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — The Haitian government is calling on other countries and international organizations to provide emergency humanitarian aid after Hurricane Sandy caused major damage to the impoverished nation. The eye of the storm passed ...

Native Americans honored this November

Native Americans honored this November: BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan - In 1990 President George H. W. Bush declared November as National American Indian Heritage Month. This November marks the 24th anniversary of a time designated to recognize and honor American Indians for their ...




Docs try to 'cure' homosexuality with medication


Docs try to 'cure' homosexuality with medication

Though India removed homosexuality from the list of mental disorders in 1973, some psychiatrics often think like quacks while counselling gay people. A 26-year old gay man, identified as Mr A, was recently prescribed psychiatric drugs and advised to ...

Peruvian ambassador resigns after meeting with rebel supporters


Peruvian ambassador resigns after meeting with rebel supporters

Peruvian Ambassador to Argentina Nicolas Lynch submitted his resignation to President Ollanta Humala, who accepted it on Sunday, in the wake of his meeting with supporters of the Shining Path guerrilla group in Buenos Aires. Lynch arrived in Lima on ...

Collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development fights poverty

Collection for Catholic Campaign for Human Development fights poverty: The majority of the parishioners of San Martin de Porres Catholic Church are low-income Latinos living in rural Oregon. San Martin's Social Justice Ministry ...

Low-income students less prepared, study suggests

Low-income students less prepared, study suggests: ... which found students from low-income backgrounds are not as prepared for ... period and concluded that low-income as well as African-American and Latino ...

Economist Wins Grant to Study Domestic Violence in Latin America

Economist Wins Grant to Study Domestic Violence in Latin America: The Inter-American Development Bank, which is based in Washington, D.C., is the largest source of financing for development and poverty-reduction projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. Jorge Agüero. “We already know that being malnourished as a ...

Commentary: Romney shows some focus on Latin America

Commentary: Romney shows some focus on Latin America:
Latin America is one of the world's few areas that is growing. Between 2003 and 2010, the average income in the region has grown by 30 percent, and 73 million people have been lifted out of poverty, according to World Bank figures. These are millions ...


Fort Worth Star Telegram

President of Ecuador Suggests Common Latin America Currency

President of Ecuador Suggests Common Latin America Currency:
Latin America – In Chile, the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, raised the ideas of creating a common currency in Latin America to remain competitive in the current context of economic globalization. Correa said the “regional currency” would protect ...


The Costa Rica News

New group Nourish paints over poverty

New group Nourish paints over poverty: Members of the group have expressed interest in partnering with communities in Latin America, Africa and India. The group will vote for its partner community in two weeks and then map out its project. She said the group set up the canvas on Northrop ...




Nicaragua extreme poverty cut in half

Nicaragua extreme poverty cut in half:
Oquist admitted that 5 percent growth is not good enough if the country wants to properly eradicate poverty and move away from being Central America's poorest nation, and the second poorest in all of Latin America. “We could continue to grow at 5 ...


Tico Times

The Military's Human Rights Record and the Peace Process in Colombia

The Military's Human Rights Record and the Peace Process in Colombia:
In Colombia, the military committed more human rights crimes than all Latin America dictatorships combined; therefore the specter of a future prosecution is very real. This was illustrated by the retired Colonel Hugo Bahamon who the BBC quoted on ...


NACLA (blog)

A New LGBT Leader Is Engaging the World

A New LGBT Leader Is Engaging the World:
A former researcher for Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch with a background in Latin America, she has also worked with Queers for Economic Justice and Bluestockings, a women's bookstore in New York. These days work takes the Long Island ...


Advocate.com

Latin American Paramilitarism in “The Age of Democracy”

Latin American Paramilitarism in “The Age of Democracy”: Here many from the mass media are as much to blame as some corporatized human rights organizations (like Human Rights Watch) of whom Sprague takes to task for ignoring major human rights abuses targeting Haiti's excluded poor majority. For instance ...

Losing the human form: A seismic image of the 1930s in Latin America at Museo ...

Losing the human form: A seismic image of the 1930s in Latin America at Museo ...: The show evokes an image of the 1980s in Latin America that establishes a counterpoint between the effects of violence on bodies and the radical experiments in freedom and transformation which impugned the repressive order. ... From the actions of ...




Judge rules against forestry contractor in dispute

Judge rules against forestry contractor in dispute: ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge in Atlanta has ordered a forestry contractor to pay more than $11 million to about 4,000 guest Mexican and Guatemalan workers, but it's unlikely they will be able to collect much because the company went bankrupt. The ...

Guatemala's creep toward military rule and repression

Guatemala's creep toward military rule and repression:
Guatemala, to be sure, faces deep systemic problems. It has widespread poverty and vast inequalities of wealth. Corruption is rampant. Guatemala also has one of highest rates of violent crime in world. The armed conflict has, in a sense, been succeeded ...


Aljazeera.com

Elderly Woman Dies in Florida Motorcycle Accident ...

Elderly Woman Dies in Florida Motorcycle Accident ...: A 60-year-old Brooksville woman is dead after a tragic accident close to State 50 and Weeping Willow Road. According to the police report, the woman, whose ...

Millionaire migration a myth, say researchers at Stanford Center on Poverty ...

Millionaire migration a myth, say researchers at Stanford Center on Poverty ...:
Embroiled in the California debate over Proposition 30's progressive income tax proposals, some politicians have argued that raising taxes on the highest earners will drive them to states with lower tax rates, taking businesses and jobs with them. But ...


Stanford Report

California Millionaires Unlikely To Leave State If Taxes Are Hiked, Study Reveals


California Millionaires Unlikely To Leave State If Taxes Are Hiked, Study Reveals

However, a paper released earlier this month by sociologists Dr. Charles Varner and Dr. Cristobal Young of the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality argues that this isn't the case. Using California income tax records to track people as they moved ...