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domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2012

Prison gang implicated record murder rate in Brazil city

Prison gang implicated record murder rate in Brazil city: SAO PAULO — At least 140 people have been murdered in South America's biggest city over the past two weeks in a rising wave of violence, Sao Paulo's Public Safety Department says. Killings in Sao Paulo began sharply increasing in September, a month ...




Venezuela should not be elected member of the UN Human Rights ...

Venezuela should not be elected member of the UN Human Rights ...:
Human Rights Watch is writing in regard to Venezuela's candidacy for election to the United ...

Dallas truck driver may be released from Mexican prison


Dallas truck driver may be released from Mexican prison

Dallas, TX – A Dallas truck driver who was imprisoned in Mexico on a possession of ammunition charge may be released. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), a federal judge has stated 27-year-old Jabin Bogan may be released from the prison on ...

In the Era of Grinding Poverty and Cry-from-the-Heart Crime

In the Era of Grinding Poverty and Cry-from-the-Heart Crime: Here in California there is a lot of talk about the recent assault on a TV crew in Oakland, in the manner one might expect in Cairo or Tripoli. An excerpt from a news account: As Makovec was finishing her report, police said, five men rushed up and ...

Starbucks Will 'Pay' For Gay Marriage Support: NOM Pledge

Starbucks Will 'Pay' For Gay Marriage Support: NOM Pledge: "The majority of Americans and virtually every consumer in some countries in which Starbucks operates believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. They will not be pleased to learn that their money is being used to advance gay marriage in ...




Vacation options for single seniors and gays and lesbians


Vacation options for single seniors and gays and lesbians

FOR SINGLE SENIORS. More than 16 million Americans over the age of 65 are unmarried, according to the 2010 Census, but you wouldn't know it by the travel industry's “double occupancy” default, which often dings solo travelers with punitive surcharges.

Nurse enters plea in elder abuse case, says 'my heart aches'

Nurse enters plea in elder abuse case, says 'my heart aches': Rebecca LeAn Smith, 39, returned to El Dorado County this week from her Louisiana home and negotiated a plea with California's attorney general over her role leading up to the 2008 death of Johnnie Esco of Cameron Park. The elderly woman, whose ...




Thousands join Chile gay pride parade


Thousands join Chile gay pride parade

... before Argentina's annual gay pride parade in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012. Argentina has improved rights for sexual minorities over the last years, becoming the first country in Latin America to legalize same-sex marriage, and ...

Eddie Barnes: Gay rights are an issue savvy politicians can't afford to ignore


Eddie Barnes: Gay rights are an issue savvy politicians can't afford to ignore

And that does transform things.” So declared Tammy Baldwin on Wednesday night, a few hours after being elected as the new Democrat Senator for Wisconsin. Baldwin had just become America's first ever openly gay member of the nation's upper house.

2 elderly women die, 4 people sickened after eating wild mushrooms


2 elderly women die, 4 people sickened after eating wild mushrooms

Two residents of an elderly care home in California died and four other people were hospitalized after eating soup containing poisonous wild mushrooms picked by a caregiver, the Sacramento Bee reported. Placer County sheriff's Lt. Mark Reed said the ...

The Demographic Excuse

The Demographic Excuse:
It just failed to unseat a president presiding over one of the longest stretches of mass unemployment since the Great Depression. In a year when the ... But the idea of amnesty as a Latino-winning electoral silver bullet is a fantasy. First, Hispanics ...


New York Times

Conservatives can win over blacks and Latinos

Conservatives can win over blacks and Latinos: The obvious questions are: "How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers near 8 percent?" and "How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn't grasp that his ...




The economy and Latino voters

The economy and Latino voters: According to a recent NCLR report, Latino unemployment is still stuck in the double digits (11.5%). Meanwhile, 17% of Latinos are facing foreclosure or have already lost their home, 31% have no health insurance, and one in four is living in poverty. So ...

Latin America strains to fit a growing middle class


Latin America strains to fit a growing middle class

They reckon that, for a Latin American household, to have no more than a 10-percent chance of falling back into poverty for a five-year period requires an income of at least $10 per person per day. They define those with an income of more than $50 per ...

US on edge over Human Rights Council election

US on edge over Human Rights Council election: In the run-up to the election, rights groups criticised the behind-closed-doors deals by Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe that will see countries such as Pakistan, Venezuela and Ethiopia guaranteed seats. Russia, China and Cuba, often ...

Gay HIV positive Activist Brandon Lacy Campos Dead at 35

Gay HIV positive Activist Brandon Lacy Campos Dead at 35: Campos tested HIV-positive while just out of college, and turned his infection into a call-to-arms, writing about the disease and its effect on young gay men. The activist was also involved with the Hetrick-Martin Institute, the New York organization ...

Survey: Latinos confident about personal finances, nation's direction

Survey: Latinos confident about personal finances, nation's direction: One major reason for Latinos' raising confidence in the economy is the decline in Hispanic joblessness. In this year's third quarter, the unemployment rate fell to 9.9 percent among Latinos, from 11.2 percent in 2011′s third quarter. Categories ...

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce takes part in Colombian trade mission


Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce takes part in Colombian trade mission

Hosted by the NGLCC-United States, the Summit “sought to build awareness around the growing LBGT business community and strengthen ties between national LGBT chambers of commerce throughout North and South America. Programming included a ...

Medicaid Expansion To Poorest Southerners Denied By Republicans

Medicaid Expansion To Poorest Southerners Denied By Republicans: Louisiana. Federal minimum in Louisiana: 11 percent of Federal Poverty Line Unemployed parents in a family of three who earn over $2,099.0 make too much to receive Medicaid coverage (11 percent of FPL). Employed parents in a family of three who earn ...




Veterans Day 2012: Honoring Native American Veterans

Veterans Day 2012: Honoring Native American Veterans:
Native Americans stand among America's most distinguished authors, artists, scientists, and political leaders, and in their accomplishments, they have profoundly strengthened the legacy we will leave our children. So, too, have American Indians and ...


Indian Country Today Media Network.com

Two free events celebrate exhibition of American Indian art collection

Two free events celebrate exhibition of American Indian art collection: The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection is on view through Dec. 30 at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art in Norman. A guest lecture Thursday will cover Bialac's legacy as a private art collector, and a free Family Day on Nov. 18 offers art ...

50 Years in Prison for Man Who Set Senior Citizen on Fire Inside Elevator

50 Years in Prison for Man Who Set Senior Citizen on Fire Inside Elevator:
According to a report from the New York Daily News, a 48-year-old New York man was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of 50 years in prison after pleading guilty to charges that he killed a 71-year-old woman by dousing her with gasoline and setting her ...


Indiana's NewsCenter

Florida's 2012 election mess: Heavy turnout, wordy ballot, fewer early voting ...

Florida's 2012 election mess: Heavy turnout, wordy ballot, fewer early voting ...: In the Sunshine State's latest election mess, the reason wasn't offbeat ballot design or the confusion of thousands of elderly South Floridians, like in 2000. The No. 1 cause for Florida being the last of the 50 states to count its votes in 2012 were a ...

Elderly Auburn man gets 2 1/2 years for selling drugs


Elderly Auburn man gets 2 1/2 years for selling drugs

Brian Mattes, 36, formerly of Auburn, pleaded guilty — via an affidavit signed and mailed from the federal penitentiary in Florida where he is currently housed — to misdemeanor attempted failure to report a change of address as a sex offender.

Protests Planned as Dominican Republic Prepares to Raise Taxes

Protests Planned as Dominican Republic Prepares to Raise Taxes: The Dominican Republic's congress will vote on tax increases today, amid protests that people are being forced to pay for government profligacy that has pushed up the fiscal deficit. President Danilo Medina's package of tax changes, which would ...